Here is a list of all the postings SIMON CRAGG has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Best cleaning method?|
Thanks for those who made constructive comments.
Will give the cellulose thinners a go.
|Thread: Glitches and crashes|
Thats us told then Steve!.
Time to scroll past in future.
Head in sand and all that!
I know this is going to stir up a hornets nest!
Out of our 45 members, roughly 40 use Futaba.
The majority of RC problems I have seen at the field have been with Speccy gear.
It could be coincidence..........but personally with 40+ years of experience, I would not bother.
Sorry, but its Futaba all day long for me.
Heading for the shelter..................................!
|Thread: Another thread closed|
By and large I think this is a great forum. Even though I have been in the hobby for 40+ years, I find there is always something to learn. I believe I have also helped out newbies to this site. Life is to short to get bitter and twisted!. Lets just get on with this fantastic hobby and have "FUN". Our club is going from strength to strength. All it needs is a dose of enthusiasm from the committee and non of those "Negative waves man"!.
|Thread: What a sick world we live in|
Just heard that Rod Stewart has donated 10k.
Lets hope they get the club up and running again.
Mindless idiots who will get a slapped wrist........morons!
|Thread: My Ebay posting|
I would try Facebook market place, and split the items in the first instance. I have sold a fair bit of modelling goods lately, all on marketplace. I had it advertised on Gumtree. Preloved, e.bay, Bmfa etc. The only inquiries were from marketplace. Give it a try, no on costs and you can always sell other items when the first buyer turns up!.
|Thread: What BMFA Flightfest is all about|
Well done Andy, I'll be sending you an article for the BMFA News about our "Flightfest" activities with our local ATC Sqn. Just had our first junior member join in a long time........so all is not doom and gloom!.
|Thread: Ebay sellers...|
E.bay was good back in the day, but now flooded with overpriced tat and crippling on costs.
I have now switched all my model buying / selling activities to Facebook marketplace.
No problem sellling kits, airframes and engines.
Purchased a couple of excellent ic models.
On costs? Virtually nil so far apart from a bit of petrol. Either collect or deliver locally.
No brainer really.
|Thread: Paid-for flying lessons|
Another vote for the RC Hotel. Holiday + Sun + tuition + beer = no brainer really!
How are we possibly missing the point?
We are all trying to help the chap, by giving useful practical advice based on years of experience.
Perhaps you ought to re-read your post, which IMHO was more condescending than helpful.
I have had a lot of experience instructing, and have also known of people who have attended intensive weekend paid for courses.
To try and help:
Are you flying the right type of model? It needs to be a decent sized high wing trainer, which is big enough to see easily and does not get blown all over the sky.
Have you tried different instructors? They all try their best, but you will gell with some better than others?
Are you learning on the buddy lead?. If so, it might be a good idea to purchase a second TX, set it all up at home and turn up at the field ready to fly. No faffing about trying to find somebody to set up with. We do this and it works a treat.
Simulators are great, but have virtually disappeared apart from the expensive offerings.
Hope this helps.
|Thread: CAA registration consulation|
The BMFA website is being updated regularly on the subject.
|Thread: Exponential for beginners?|
Just grateful that it went up.............and came down. Then we went to the pub.
|Thread: Hi-Boy TURBO|
I have had both the Hi Boy and the Turbo, please let me know what info you need.
|Thread: Exponential for beginners?|
|Thread: Wash out|
I have had several cubs over the years, and none of them had wash out. I would not get bogged down with the subject. I would just build it all square, and after covering check carefully with an incidence meter. Test fly with everyhting at zero. You can always "twist" some wasout in at a later date, using the heat gun. Good luck.
|Thread: Where's all the stock?|
This might seem a bit far fetched, but this is what we do:
We have a club "shop" in our club hut.
It stocks most of the odds and ends that we need on a regular basis, and comes from mainly deceased members workshops. (Props, servos, wheels, glue, servos etc. etc.).
Items are purchased on donation basis and money collected monthly at club night by the shop treasurer.
We have been doing this for a couple of years now, and so far it works a treat.
Maybe food for thought for some clubs.
|Thread: Beware - Scammers|
I recently had the "I am overseas at the moment, but want to purchase your item at the full asking price. I will send my courier to collect it etc. etc".
What a wast of time and energy.
Have these morons got nothing better to do than trawl our free ads, and send out xxxx like that?.
Had this on a variety of selling sites.
|Thread: Saito and OS engine servicing|
I wonder what to make of the "ASP / SC Factory is moving", which I have read on a couple of sites. Is this the end of the cheaper ic engines we all know and love?.
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