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Member postings for DCW

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Thread: Club Bans 35 MHz
15/12/2011 21:53:13
Oh dear!.. Clubs, Committees, BMFA, self opinionated modellers etc. etc. Who needs them?
Get yourself some private insurance, some good friends, private land with a friendly landlord and go fly.
I did this some years ago and have NEVER looked back.
Thread: Slope Combat
03/09/2011 21:17:15
Too much guesswork and assumptions......... Why not go on the CAA website and get a copy of the main points of the ANO. Just don't try combat on National Trust property or any other public place.
02/09/2011 22:18:10

There are no 'grey areas' with the Air navigation Order, it refers to ALL aircraft manned or un-manned. There is no doubt that so called slope combat is a breach of the of this order.
Consider this: what would happen if debris from one of these aircraft, say a battery or something hit and killed someone. We all have seen the speed that falling objects can reach and have probably dug up embeded items from the ground......
Further information: CAP 658, article 74.

Thread: Matt Polyester
28/08/2011 20:50:21
Thanks Allan, just what I thought. I think I'll continue to use Solartex.
26/08/2011 22:12:46
Has anyone ever used this covering film?, if so 'Any good?'.
It may be a substitute for solartex on smaller models. However few shops stock it, although it can be obtained direct from solarfilm at £11.75 for a 2mtr. roll.
PS . Take a look at the Solarfilm website, it's pretty 'cool'.

Thread: A National Aeromodelling Centre
15/08/2011 08:28:15
BMFA Surplus or break even?
Hi David.
Perhaps a check with 'Companies House' might give you the answer.
Best regards
David W
14/08/2011 21:26:56
What an excellent idea, but…
It would need to be independent of any modelling organisation, e.g. BMFA, LMA etc.
Especially the BMFA! It would need to be run and administered by mainly volunteers
and not just providing 'jobs for the boys' at our expense. Funding, as it has already been said, could come from the National Lottery. Better still from model businesses and model magazines who, in return could have advertising and possibly a small presence on the site.

Thread: SC 70fs idle trouble
06/07/2011 19:16:46
Hi John.
I am pleased that every thing has turned out OK. I use OS 'F' type plugs.. they last for years. I have many old engines including an original OS 61 four stroke with open rockers. It has had many hours flying time and has been used on several models. It is now over 30 years old! and still starts and runs beautifully. Careful maintenence has ensured this. Without that 'TLC' our engines would soon fail and have to be replaced.
Happy landings
17/06/2011 19:58:28
Hi. Jon.
I have an ASP 61 four stroke that seems to have the same symptoms. i.e. will not idle and additional turns on the needle valve are needed to make it run, this would normally be a very rich setting.
I think i have found the answer, in that when I went to prime the engine to hand start it. I noticed that fuel was leaking out from the inlet manifold where it is connected to the carb.
I have ordered a new inlet manifold 'O' ring from Just Engines hoping this will cure it.
04/09/2010 09:18:07
Hi All.
First  order received, good service and at a very competitive price.
25/08/2010 15:56:03
Sorted, order placed.

22/08/2010 10:06:01
Hi Plummet.
Like the avatar, all the best decisions are made like that....
This site had some incredibly cheap carbon rods, useful for strengthening ageing old timers, aircraft that is, I haven't found another site quite so cheap.
22/08/2010 08:25:37
This is a shame, for a 'scratch' builder this website had a good range a products all on one website and at very competitive prices.  Too good to be true, I guess............

Edited By David Wright on 22/08/2010 08:26:31

21/08/2010 22:13:49, Online Superstore.
When I try to contact the above model shop, who advertise on this website,  all I get is 'INTERNAL SERVER ERROR' . Does anyone know if they are still trading?

Thread: ...And now for something different.
28/09/2009 14:44:33
I reckon it'l do....
I'll bet you get a fantastic view from the full size version. Looks like a good candidate
for a small digital camera set to video?
I like it, thanks Richard, I'll place it in the album straight away.

28/09/2009 13:41:03
Please see album of the same name. This compilation album is open to all.
If you have a model that is out of the ordinary, please send me an image,
the builder's name, (yourself?), and a title and I will place it in the album.
  So far we have such things as the starship Enterprise that boldly flew into a tree and a 'flying diamond!
Any more??
Thread: Club disputes
28/07/2009 17:03:54
 Hi Guys.

All this sounds all too familiar. You join what you think is a nice friendly club, and then what is a very small element shatters that illusion.

As an ex-member of the Lords Hill MFC in Wiltshire, I can understand only too well the problems that can occur when there are clashes or personality between just a few members. This can spoil things for everyone.

From the 'ashes' of the old club a new organisation was formed. Not strictly a club, but a CIC, ( Community Interest Company), i.e. all profits to charity... No committees, no confrontational AGMs, no discrimination, no 'cliques' and provided you can supply proof of insurance, you can join whatever modelling organisation you wish, e.g. LMA, BMFA, etc.

This kind of organisation is much more 'open', it has to be and you can easily keep a check on where your money is being spent.


Good Luck.






Thread: Pterasoarus 2
03/09/2008 21:52:00

Hi Jim.

Sorry, my sketches and building drawings were never made into a proper plan. I got the idea for the model from a picture in an old German model magazine and from the full size Fauvelle gliders, like the AV22.



Thread: Pterasoarus
03/09/2008 21:45:00

The Pterasoarus as I named it is actually based on a vintage R/C model known as tha Manx Monarch. This was available through the aeromodeller plans service. Many modifications were done, including, elevon control, a small centre section was added and the wings were moved forward to bring the C of G into the correct position without the need for ballast. The fin & sub fin were reshaped and a cockpit was added to give it a scale look. The power came from a vintage OS 60 four stroke. The lettering was a spoof which fooled a lot of aviation enthusiasts. It was also featured in Radio Modeller unfortunately I seem to have lost my copy.



Thread: The September Grand Prize Draw
01/09/2008 08:21:00

I can remember  a C/L ready built version of a P40. It was powered by a Cox engine and was made of plastic. Still at school, I could not afford one at the time.

Can anyone remember?


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