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Thread: The Model Engineer Exhibition
07/01/2014 16:47:36

Hi Guys,

Sorry if you have read this before as I picked an older thread by mistake.

Just read your comments as I had been intending to add a post anyway about this exhibition. I made a round trip of 160 miles as I thought, in my ignorance, that this was still the same show as I had always loved. What an absolute waste of time and money and its all in a name with nice profits for the organisers using a 'modelling' banner to capture as many punters as possible.

Now I read in the BMFA magazine that there is a "London Model Engineering Exhibition" 17th - 19th January, guess where . . . Alexandra Palace. Check out the link and note that number and type of exhibitors who will be there, everybody is catered for.

That's what we needed, not a watered down version with a minimum of stands and one radio controlled aircraft in the front entrance. Oh, I was not the only one miserable at what I found, several club mates commented with the same lament!

http://www.londonmodelengineering.co.uk/

And dont be sucked in by the psycholigical argument of 'are we wrong' and is it all our fault?

No, it aint!

Thread: Model Engineer Exhibition
07/01/2014 16:42:28

Hi Guys,

Just read your comments as I had been intending to add a post anyway about this exhibition. I made a round trip of 160 miles as I thought, in my ignorance, that this was still the same show as I had always loved. What an absolute waste of time and money and its all in a name with nice profits for the organisers using a 'modelling' banner to capture as many punters as possible.

Now I read in the BMFA magazine that there is a "London Model Engineering Exhibition" 17th - 19th January, guess where . . . Alexandra Palace. Check out the link as note that number and type of exhibitors who will be there.

That's what we needed, not a watered down version with a minimum of stands and one radio controlled aircraft in the front entrance. Oh, I was not the only one miserable at what I found, several club mates commented with the same lament!

Check out the link below for more information. Oh I feel a bit better after that, yes, it was a rant but justified!

http://www.londonmodelengineering.co.uk/

And dont be sucked in by the psycholigical argument of 'are we wrong' and is it all our fault?

No, it aint!

Thread: myhobbystore...problems anyone??
05/12/2013 15:33:29

Cheryl, assume the above info is adequate. If not let me know and tell Amy that it was her service and attention that saved the day as I was getting very fed up.

Phil.

05/12/2013 15:29:18

Hello again Martin,

Well at last it seems to have been resolved by a lovely lady called Amy who managed to cut through the problems and got it sorted . . . . so far!

Tips (and this may not be the same in your case). Generally Myhobbystore is set up to accept 1 voucher only on an order. My mates had bought me £100 for retirement but with 2 vouchers so I could not use them both on the order (until Amy came along). I have completed the transaction and received email confirmation so now all I can do is wait and hope. Prior to Amy, I had made 5 calls, left messages and emailed to no avail, not one answer.

By the way, yes I know retirement makes me sound old but I'm really only 20, its the outer layer that's wearing out!

Did you get your problem resolved? . . . .Ask to speak to Amy!

Oh, tip number 2 - when it says they are busy just hit redail I dont think there is a que its just a ploy as 0844 number is 5p+ per minute.

Phil.

05/12/2013 14:36:30

Hi Martin,

Ah so its not just me then.

I'll tell you the whole story of my sorry order that has still to be completed.

Currently awaiting a ring back to see if it can be sorted . . . . its been going on now for several days and if I dont get this resolved then its going straight to BBC Watchdog!

Phil.

Thread: DSX11 Confusion
09/04/2013 16:52:33

Hi guys,

Many thanks for your input and hope I have inadvertently helped out slightly on the Zero issue.

I am still likely to go for the DSX11 but at least I know more about the choice.

Thanks again.

09/04/2013 13:26:10

Hi Guys,

Can anybody help me on this one please?

I have quite a few Spektrum receivers (DSM2 & DSMX) and am looking to upgrade to the JR DSX11 (or so I thought). Having investigated and talked to club mates I was happy until I started seeing X11-ZERO advertised. I have looked to try and Identify the difference but am struggling.

Anybody actually know the difference? I currently suspect it something to do with the modules available (DMSS?)

Help guys.

Thread: How old are we?
25/03/2013 13:02:54

Started at age 8 (?) and going strong now approaching 65. You guessed it, just wait until my next birthday no stopping me then.

Oh Yes, what do I like flying? Any R/C fixed wing, now looking at heli's and to get my fix each week you cant do better than an adrenalin rush with an EDF.

Thread: Kamco Kadet
19/06/2012 13:09:46

Like Malcom, I had one years ago when learning to fly. What a cracking model it was and yes, I still have the plan too.

Thread: Are you or will you be building from a traditional kit or plan?
22/07/2011 13:46:24
For me like many, its a time issue. I am a trad builder but suffer ARTF so that I can get back in the sky quickly. Having said that, even my ARTF builds are considered slow by club mates as I prefer to 'improve' the basic ARTF by small (but to me significant) modifications.
Approaching retirement (but very active) I am looking to get back to trad building as well as ARTF they compliment each other!
Thread: Phil Smith
11/06/2010 11:18:26
Today (11/06/10) I happened to be reading the RCM&E which mentioned that Phil Smith was ill in hospital. Strangely, on arriving at work, a colleague mentioned to me (knowing I was an aeromodeller)  that he was reading the telegraph last Saturday and had I heard of him.
 
It was a shock to hear this, hence my immediate search here for comments. I never met him but throughout my life certainly knew of him, and, as you might have gathered shared his name.
 
I have also been contacted for plans in the passt when emailed and had to explain that although proud that I might have been him, was in fact, just an ordinary aeromodeller only.
 
I will remember him.
 
Phil Smith.
Thread: The 2010 Photographic Competition
26/05/2010 11:38:13
And a couple more!

26/05/2010 11:30:55
B25 on low pass

 
06/04/2010 12:58:52

06/04/2010 12:57:19

31/03/2010 13:02:38
Extra in the winter sun - oh and just for the record . . . . its still winter here!

Thread: David Boddington
12/03/2010 09:09:39
Best Wishes DB - I grew up on your designs / ideas & articles. Its an honour to see you even if I'm only on the other side of the flight line as a spectator. Get well soon.
Thread: Merry christmas
23/12/2009 08:59:23
Wishing to be party of the Modelflying fun!
 
Have a great Christmas everybody, many thanks for advice, amusement and support throughout this year and wishing you all a merry christmas and a happy year.
 
Please keep up the good work in 2010 - happy flying!  
Thread: Which Flight Sim to buy?
02/12/2009 13:26:47
Mike,
Well done on starting this thread. I am also looking for flight sims at the moment as I am working on my 'B' cert. Phoenix was at the top of my list and the thread has helped a lot.
 
This is a good thread with loads of information from you guys - many thanks for this info.
 
Mmm, christmas coming, dark nights, flight sim . . . yup, works for me.
 
Phil.
Thread: Photos
29/04/2009 09:28:41
Many thanks for all of your kind remarks - feel free to use it on the desk top (thats where mine now resides along with several others at work!)
I must do honour to John Schiell in our club as it was his Hanger 9 Spitfire and superb flying that made the shot possible, all I did was to trip over my flight box and the camera just went off.
By the way David you are right, I noticed the little tell tale rods as well . . . . perhaps that makes it modeltastic convincing.
Regards, Phil.
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