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Member postings for Jon Laughton

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Thread: What BMFA Flightfest is all about
15/05/2019 10:15:43

Great pictures and a successful idea to boot! Well done Andy

Thread: Suitable caption?
12/05/2019 10:37:59

Well the Club Chairman did say to take it easy after my op...

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
05/05/2019 00:29:57

Almost finished this Sebart 50E PC21...OS81 F/S powered...


Thread: CAA registration consulation
28/04/2019 09:35:25

As a side note, Mrs C and I have just received our polling cards for May 23 Euro where’s the bin?

It's been spotted at 15,000 feet by a Sleazyjet captain Cymaz!wink

28/04/2019 09:33:58

Had the BMFA along with the other representative organisations been consulted/involved prior to this *consultation* the CAA would have been made aware of how completely wrong they've got it.

Percy, the BMFA, LMA, Drones UK and SAA have all been proactively involved (together) and made detailed proposals that have been completely ignored...the CAA/Government appear to be responding to the Great Gatwick Drone escapade fanned by the mass hysteria in the media and on social media. They have eschewed common sense which in these political days seems to be par for the course

I know personally that the guys at the BMFA are all working their socks off to try and make the people responsible see sense but sometimes you an 'only lead the horse to water'. Let's get behind the chaps working on our behalf by every one of us answering the so called 'consultation' with succinct and appropriate comments.

28/04/2019 09:27:12

My old boss used to say of people "when the pressure is on, the cracks show up". Let us not advocate or sympathise with, or justify breaking rules/law that apply to us.

This is a public forum.

I totally agree....

28/04/2019 08:00:05

Oh and by the way I have responded through the appropriate link - my answers were succinct and polite; very much in line with Martyn Ks above

28/04/2019 07:58:00

Does anyone have a 16 year old precocious child who flies and who could address / enrapture our politicians whilst putting our case forward ? cheeky

Or let’s get together and occupy Westminster Bridge for a few days.. perhaps fly a few Models at the same time?devil

Thread: Saito and OS engine servicing
23/04/2019 10:27:14

Just Engines do offer engine servicing so just give them a call for a chat

Thread: Holding screws in
23/04/2019 10:26:08

A small collar of silicone fuel tubing between the head of the M3 bolt and the fuselage side may do the trick - just tighten it up well before flying. Alternatively fir the both toa Seacraft cup washer and a spring washer for the same kind of effect

Thread: Disposing of modelling goods?
05/04/2019 22:27:44

I have done this three times...mostly advertising on the BMFA Classifieds has done the trick along with circulation of details to fellow club members. The key is to determine a fair but realistic price that the bereaved partner agrees with. In my experience the bereaved partners are just grateful for help and understandably see the help they get from experienced Aeromodellers as a link with the deceased. It’s nice to be able to help people who genuinely have no idea and need reassurance.

Thread: Great Planes Revolver chat
20/03/2019 20:31:50

Charles pmd you back but the message is unread.

Will be collecting the cowl next week and sending it to you the week after but ...... where to? smiley

Edited By Jon Laughton on 20/03/2019 20:32:44

Thread: Big Trouble in Model Britain
14/03/2019 17:44:36
Posted by Cuban8 on 14/03/2019 11:07:57:

A question for someone 'in the know'..............

Just how much cheaper will it be for a company like Hornby to have their products made in China? At what point would a UK company look at its domestic costs and decide to farm out production to China? It struck me that once the costly injection moulding tools are made, then the costs of running the machinery shouldn't be all that different no matter where in the world the factory is. Would a company have the tooling made here in the UK and shipped abroad, or does China offer a one stop shop for such work?

Where does the Far East offer the Savings? Is labour still so cheap and plentiful in China and other places, given their rapid economic growth, or are their factories able to run without the level of taxes etc that we level on our industry?

Edited By Cuban8 on 14/03/2019 11:10:32

Further to the excellent answer from Nighflyer above I would add that there is a predisposition in UK industry to fail to realise the significant savings that can be made from identifying / removing the inherent waste in any plant; of course there are exceptions and indeed many manufacturers now understand 'lean production' concepts and try to embody them.

However in my experience of having both directly run industrial plants as a Production Director / CEO and now training those who run other such companies to be leaner, it is a common failing that senior managers / leadership fail to understand that removing waste is something people need to be engaged in and be set examples for. Too often those at the top of such organisations 'preach' but don't 'practice'.... Add into that a complete absence of any really well thought out UK Government strategy for Industry or proper financial support and we have the situation where we who started the industrial revolution and led the world in aerospace in the past have 'sold the family silver' in favour of the service sector....

My comments on waste are just as relevant to the Public sector, Service companies and dare I say it National & Local Government...

Thread: Saved from the bin
12/03/2019 10:39:56

Really impressed with that rebuild!

Thread: Scratch building a replacement Lancaster
11/03/2019 08:44:31

Looking brilliant

Thread: Big Trouble in Model Britain
11/03/2019 08:41:54

Oh dear I’m going to have to come out of the closet red faced and reveal that I too have quite a few unbuilt plastic models - some in original boxes from before I reached 18...I’m 60 now! I’ve even bought a few of the more recent Airfix releases ‘for my retirement ‘!cheeky I guess that makes me a fully paid up SABLE member....

Not built a plastic kit for decades but the prospect is still appealing. Ah the smell of polystyrene cement and humbrol enamel takes me back 45 simpler times. The X-acto and other tools I bought for plastic modelling over a long period back then are still used today in my RC workshop; seeing / using them always brings a smile. Why did I allow beer, the opposite sex, education and a career take me away from all that?

Thanks for sharing about this programme I’ll watch it later....


Thread: If you only had one engine to use, which one would it be.
11/03/2019 08:26:18

OS75AX for its power, suitability for a range of airframes & relative quietness

Thread: ARTF out of stock
04/03/2019 09:41:45

Yes it does - mechanical ones

Thread: Wot wing for wots wot....
03/03/2019 19:10:16

A Wot 5! Looking forward to the review! crook

03/03/2019 18:23:40

I bought one of each professionally built, second hand and unflown - I retained the straight wing version and my mate bought the swept wing. We both equipped our models with 50 size two strokes and there is no really discernible difference in performance. Both models are very fast and highly aerobatic.

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