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Member postings for Keith Lewzey

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Thread: Spot the Plane 2
30/05/2011 22:58:36
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Thread: RCM&E 2010 Hobby Awards
07/12/2010 12:57:34
And the marks from the Russian judge
 
1 Retailler = Al's Wolverton
 
2 Mail Order = Robotbirds
 
3 Artf Kit = Multifex Funjet Ultra
 
4 Distributor = Horizon Hobby
 
Keith
Thread: Pick a Plane 2011
19/11/2010 13:04:10
I like the ideas Jonathan.
 
My personnal preference this year would be to see us NOT ask Tony to build a British WW2 era aircraft. WW2 era would be fine as long as the subject is from another nation. Variety is after all the spice of life.
 
I think a twin of some sort would be great probably electric & below the 7kg weight limit that applies on a number of club fields up & down the country. My personnal preferences therefore are as follows....
 
1. P38 Lightning
2. Me 110
3. Grumman Tigercat (having seen one fly at Seattle Seafair this summer)
 
May the best plane win.
Thread: 50th anniv' fly-in pics, video etc.
28/06/2010 09:05:35
Hi All
 
I would like to say a big thankyou to the Greenacres Club & RCM&E for putting on a great event. Jonathan & I were only there for Saturday but enjoyed it hugely. It was a pleasure to meet some of the forumites & David & Graham. As Jonathan said we loved the eagle Timbo.
 
As an earlier post said there was a great variety of model on the flight line which added to the all inclusive feel. It was a great pleasure to be parked on the flight line next to the big Corsair. What a fabulous model, 5cyl radial, superbly built & weathered & flown exquisitely, a real joy to behold.
 
Sorry we didn't hang around for the saturday eve BBQ (late change of plans). We did try to find you David & Graham to say thanks but just couldn't see you about, so, thanks again for a superb day.
 
Keith
Thread: 50th Anniversary Fly-In, who's coming? What are you bringing?
22/06/2010 14:54:09
Looks good to me. Bacon rolls for breakfast, pub lunch & BBQ in the evening. What more could the model flyer ask for
 
Cheers
Keith
22/06/2010 14:22:19
Hi All
 
Not sure if it has already been raised in prevous posts but what catering arrangements are there in place for the weekend, or is it bring your own?
 
Keith
28/05/2010 08:44:40
Jonathan & I should be there but likely only for the Saturday. A small matter of Physics & Chemistry A level papers the following Monday & Tuesday for Jonathan meaning the 2 days is not really on!!
 
Peter, you may remember I contacted you about your A test a couple of months back & you said you had other arrangements in hand. I take it that never materialised?
Thread: Any one seen Bert ?
01/04/2010 09:45:43
Apologies for existing
01/04/2010 09:04:39
Eerr is it my imagination or is it the 1st April & was it the village of Loof or was it Fool
 
Very good chaps
Thread: Kempton Park Model Flying Club....AKA Addlestone MFC
07/01/2010 22:19:53
Hi Delta Whiskey
 
I got my interest in model flying from watching the flying at St Pauls school Addlestone in the late 70's. I was in no position at that time to enter the hobby (cost primarily) but always had an interest. Those summer Tuesday evenings on the field at the school I went to were a highlight of the week.
 
I only actually got into the hobby about 5 or 6 years ago with my son Jonathan. We are now both highly active members at the St Albans club in Hertfordshire. Addlestone is where I cought the bug though so thanks.
 
Keith Lewzey
Thread: The 2009 RCM&E & Modelflying.co.uk awards
08/12/2009 09:01:48
I feel we need to put a reason down guys so:-
1. Al's MK - purely because they are local enough for us to drive to & have a huge stock.
2. Robotbirds - Always next day delivery, or you can collect, excellent quality Hyperion goodies.
3. Horizon - The service on the DX6i recall was extraordinarily good, I have never known the like.
4. I was going to put my YT 30e size Zlin 50L for the superb quality on a model for under £100, but my vote has to go to the Dream Flight weasel Evo for the quality & simplicity of a product that fly's so well.
 
Seasons felicitations, Keith
Thread: Name the new Britflight plane
30/10/2009 13:02:04
OK how about the
 
Trainer Minor (trainer theme)
or
Widget (eeeeerrr?)
or
Ballyhoo (aerobat theme)
or
Freshman (trainer theme)
or
Prodigy (trainer theme)
or
Zeroth (look it up - a bit  tangential)
or
something else
Thread: Hyperion 25e series
12/10/2009 12:50:32
Hi Austen
 
What is the 3D capability of the Seagull Edge like? The reason I ask is it is smaller & heavier than the Hyperion model!
09/10/2009 10:50:26
Hi David
 
The Hyperion range of models plus motors & esc's are all available from Robotbirds & look very good I have to say. If you have 5 mins dive into their website & have a look.
 
I was considerring the Overlander extra 260 30e model for myself a month or two ago but ended up going for the YT International Zlin 50L which I felt was more an aircraft from my teenage years & the colour scheme looks great. Jonathan is looking for an Edge or Extra because it is his era & more 3d capable (he hopes) hence the request for the experience of others.
 
Heres hoping for a few more replies.
 
Thanks David
09/10/2009 09:33:06
Do we assume nobody on the entire forum has ever had one of these models or can recommend anything else 23/30e size???
Thread: Robotbirds . com
21/07/2009 12:55:41
Blimey Timbo makes my whinge about £6.90 in P&P from Revolution Models look pretty tame.
 
I have used Robotbirds several times & not had a problem, I will think twice again though!
Thread: Revolution Models
16/07/2009 09:19:54
HI Bryce
 
Absolutely could not agree more with you. You are sending out a package of a kit & electric flight pack which presumably includes motor & esc possibly li-po & servos so £10.50 is understandable for a package weighing with box from 1 to perhaps 3 kilos. My original post specified that Revolution sent me a gyro perhaps 15 grams in a box & with packaging weighing maybe 100 grams total for which I was charged £6.90. That is where I don't see the equity. I highlighted a number of other retailers where I have been charged significantly less for much heavier packages.
 
I don't buy your point completely about labour time because if you are running a high street shop you would still have to staff it. On-line retailing increases national/international exposure & the resulting potential increased sales potentially reduces the time staff are sitting around waiting for a customer to come through the door. If I am wrong in that assumption come back & tell me so.
 
Yes Timbo we all have good & bad experiences Revolution represent my bad experience, if they want my future business they should have the courtesy to reply to my e-mails & be more clear with their P&P pricing policies. I think my comments have been calm if firm in tone & I would certainly never resort to the use of inapropriate language in any post rest assured.
 
Bas Biggs I am pointing the finger at a specific supplier, why I would think is obvious from all the above. Praise where praise is due (see my post about Horizon Hobby) but there can be no praise due from me regarding Revolution.
 
Keith
Thread: Horizon Hobby
15/07/2009 13:08:59
I returned a DX6i under the recent recall. The recall rightly said there would be no charge but what impressed me most was the turnaround speed. The TX was collected by courier midday on a Friday & returned midday the next Monday. Somebody had to be working over the weekend for that kind of turnaround.
 
Full marks Horizon
 
Keith
 
 
Thread: Revolution Models
15/07/2009 13:02:58
Hi Bruce I just checked out "this" you quoted above & I'm coming to the conclusion that it's time to stop using most web suppliers & save all my modelling purchases either for the big shows which I attend or for my local model shop. Neither is ideal but I am getting rather fed up with the exploitation strategy of P&P employed by certain on line retailers.
 
Robert I think if we have to go hunting for terms & conditions that are tucked away as a smokescreen it doesn't say much positive about the supplier. When I ordered the item it said P&P to be added & certainly did not say see information section on the home page. It's not up front, it's not transparent & therefore I will not buy from them again.
 
I have still not received a reply to my e-mail even to say sorry we have no choice. Therefore to my mind the only way to get them to change is to give them bad publicity & potentially hit them where it will hurt in the pocket. I will never use Revolution Models again & will recomend them to nobody!
Thread: Watch out Spitfires!
14/07/2009 13:02:02
1/16th sheet has been procurred, 6" wide to allow either side of the main spars top & bottom to be covered with 1 piece of wood.
 
Having looked at the projects Jonathan & I have on now (this +3 others) I think we may be finding time to make some serious progress over the next couple of months.
 
Watch this space
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