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Member postings for Mowerman

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Thread: I never thought it would come to this....
23/03/2020 10:51:47

Look up plans for the Nutball an work from that, will fly very slowly and could be made from ceiling tilesnutball 2 x.jpg

Thread: Cabinet find: CO2 model
20/03/2020 10:04:05

Something to keep you occupied when self-isolating.

Thread: All laser pointer users to be registered.
26/02/2020 10:48:53

Hand guns were banned but gun crime has increased. Laws that cannot be enforced are pointless.

Drones can still be bought and used by idiots, Guns can still be obtained and used by gang members, Laser pointers are freely available for any idiot to use, I can not think of an answer to these problems, can you ?.

Thread: From a Wing to a Disc
30/01/2020 10:56:44

Similar to a 'Nutball'

Thread: Traditional build that can use my 3S 2200 batteries
30/01/2020 10:53:24

Piwakawaka, RCM&E Plan.

Thread: Where to get wood from
29/10/2019 09:42:53


If you give your location someone on here may be able to point out a local source or even share a large order.

Thread: Old 35mHz Futaba
20/10/2019 16:37:40

Yes keep some 35Mhz and use it occasionally like I did then forget to extend the Tx aerial, oops, crunch, never mind it was an old 'hangar queen'.

Thread: Collapse of Thomas Cook
24/09/2019 12:38:27

Peter is right, overpopulation is the biggest problem facing all of us today.

24/09/2019 10:03:59

Bosses paying themselves bonuses whilst the company is 'going down the pan' makes me ask- did they know that?, if they did then surely that amounts to fraud ( morally, if not legally) so they should have been sacked. If they didn't know then they should have been sacked for incompetence. Either way they should now be disqualified from ever being employed in such high positions again.

23/09/2019 11:23:22

Another big company going bust, leaving their customers, staff and suppliers in the mire, It would be interesting to see how big and healthy the 'bosses' pension funds are despite the company's losses.

Thread: Rugby World Cup 2019.
20/09/2019 09:58:33

Can we get this right please?

This is not the rugby world cup.

This is the Rugby UNION World Cup.

Thread: Brian Winch
25/08/2019 11:13:43

Very sad news. We will all miss his writing.

Greatest sympathy to his family.

Thread: Hospitalised, my own fault - but ?
08/08/2019 09:30:56

I managed to draw blood on several occasions when launching 'Wild Wing' delta powered by a speed 400 fitted with a 'Guntther' prop so I can only imagine how painful that would have been. Hope all is soon well.

Thread: Model Recommendation
31/07/2019 09:55:28

Try a Nutball,

Thread: AND finally.....the 'Mini Jet' TSR2
30/07/2019 09:40:06

Doing great Tony but please keep to Brit Jets, lots more to do ,'Fly Navy'.

Thread: Local club attendance
02/07/2019 11:20:29

Looking on the bright side, those members who pay their subs but rarely turn up actually subsidise those who do.

If only the regulars paid, could the club afford the site rent?.

01/07/2019 13:04:25

I am a member of a kit car club with a couple of hundred registered members but only abouit 20 turn up for AGMs, camping weekends, Christmas d'dos, and shows ( even when the bbq is free) It is not just model clubs that suffer from poor attendance and apathy.

Thread: Paid-for flying lessons
08/05/2019 16:43:06

A simulator would be a great help, not sure what is now available but a 'wanted ad' on here or in the mag may help or check Hobby King and other dealers.

I used FSM, a free sim about 18 years ago, sadly no longer supported.

Thread: RCM&E May 2019 issue chat
08/05/2019 13:03:59

In the jet jubilee feature there is An article on the Swiss Hunter and it's 'sabrinas' These were introduced just as the Hunter entered RAF service ( well before the Swiss got them I suspect). Initially these canisters were to collect the pressed steel links which held the shells together in a chain for feeding into the cannon. The brass cartridge cases were ejected from the guns with enough energy to fall clear whereas the light links just fell out and so could be drawn into the engine or rattle along the fuselage. The Swiss are more particular about this as much of the air firing is done over land that is also used as pasture for cattle, hence their sabrinas are bigger than the RAF version.

The story about the naming of these as Sabrinas was due to a young actress called Sabrina who was known more for her physical attributes than her acting, when the first Hunter was seen with the canisters fitted someone remarked that they 'look like Sabrina's' ( note apostrophe), giving everyone there a laugh, the name stuck. I suspect this pre-dates the Audrey Hepburn film.

Thread: Tell us about your most embarrassing stories from the field...
06/05/2019 15:58:01

I decided to fly my old 'hanger queen' but it was not behaving the way I remembered and the engine cut so I managed to get it back on the strip. Having checked the engine and found no fault off it went again still not right so landed and decided to go home to do a full check thinking maybe damp had got into the rx. That's when I realized the model was still on 35 meg so I had not extended the aerial !!With the aerial now extended I had a couple of good flights. About a month later II took the same model to another club site where it would not respond to controls, finally hitting a 6ft dry stone wall, cause once again the aerial was still retracted. all my models are now on 2.4G.

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