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Thread: Local club attendance
01/07/2019 18:23:37
Posted by Peter Miller on 01/07/2019 14:16:04:

Yes, we have 14 members but the usual turnout if 5 or 6 and 9 or very rare occasions.

And out of those three do all the mowing of our two acre field.

Wow. Three !!!

Thread: Forum Classified Ad Awareness
01/07/2019 11:01:46

Thanks David.

I check the classifieds regularly, also the BMFA ones.

It does seem that a lot of people have high expectations when it comes to valuing their items for sale !


Thread: Thread in the head
01/07/2019 10:58:06

It certainly can, but rather than try the job yourself, speak with Just Engines, or Jon at Laser Engines, for advice.

Thread: Local club attendance
01/07/2019 10:55:47

Now you know why model shops are closing and manufacturers are going bust !

It is the same with our (very) small club.

Although many people have more leisure time these days there seems to be more to fill it. Particularly with interests that require less brain input and dexterity than ours. Creativity seems to have been replaced with instant gratification.

I also think that the changing weather patterns over the last few years are not helping. People try to plan their activities well in advance these days and we just cannot do that, having to make the best of any opportunities as they present themselves.

There is no answer. Just enjoy your hobby as much as possible and encourage anyone else who shows an interest in joining you. That is what I am doing.

The good side is that our hobby has never been so inexpensive and I for one am making the best of it while it lasts !

Thread: glorious weather.
29/06/2019 19:17:11

Well the wind finally dropped. No rain and the sun has come out.

I stuck my head outdoors for 10 minutes and the hay fever struck. sad

At least many of you were able to get out and fly.


Edited By kevin b on 29/06/2019 19:18:18

Thread: ASP etc gone
25/06/2019 10:41:28
Posted by David Davis on 25/06/2019 05:36:24:
Posted by Percy Verance on 25/06/2019 05:32:04:

And it might be worth even more now as spares Kevin........

Yes and prices on eBay for small four-strokes have gone up too.

The day after I wreck my 52 Surpass! angry

Here you go David.


24/06/2019 23:10:56

Yes they appear to buy up old stock from defunct shops and old collections. whatever they can find.

I have dealt with them and had good results, but that was a while ago.

Talk about quick off the mark. I have just seen a new in box ASP 32 for sale on ebay at £59.99. £3.00 more than the current list price !

Thread: Good news thread.
24/06/2019 23:05:51

Took out an endowment when I bought my first house. It cost me £8.00 per month.

Just paid the maturity cheque into my bank.

Can't decide what to treat myself with. A new Saito multi ? gift

Thread: CAA CAP 1789
24/06/2019 23:00:10
Posted by Trevor on 21/06/2019 14:16:08:

That seems to keep the door ajar for a pragmatic solution. I just hope the will is there to achieve it.


Edited By Trevor on 21/06/2019 14:16:40

It will be there. The government don't want to pay for it and they know that if they price us "out of the market", they will have to, because they are committed to addressing the problem. If we go away the problem won't.

Thread: ASP etc gone
24/06/2019 22:49:50
Posted by will -0 on 24/06/2019 20:51:58:

Well it seems there's nothing for it I will have to reconcile to having to find an alternate power source.

With this in mind I've spent the evening trial fitting a Saito to this spitfire

I'm not sure where I'm going to put the boiler just yet.

As to how many embarrassed

Edited By will -0 on 24/06/2019 20:52:44

You may have to check and see if the BMFA will cover it on their insurance. Have you seen the prices steam enthusiasts have to pay for insurance these days !

Hmm a Spitfire with a chimney. You might have to make it a biplane to help lift the weight. wink 2

24/06/2019 20:12:29

It would be interesting to know what sort of volume Laser produce in a year and whether the market would justify additional expense in tooling, wages etc, to increase production or range.

Personally I doubt it. I don't know about Saito (another family run firm ?), but if the like of OS had to rely on volume engine sales, then they would probably be in trouble now and would have to diversify. Maybe electric motors ? thinking

Thread: Commons Science and Technology Committee Enquiry on Drones
24/06/2019 18:57:36

Not sure if this wants to go in the "Good News" thread.

Anyway, **LINK**

Thread: ASP etc gone
24/06/2019 18:43:49

Unfortunately (as most of us already know) Jon is not in the "budget" engine department. Quality costs !

The problem in my opinion was that they were victims of their own success. Producing reliable, good quality engines in high volumes at a low price. Eventually that market had to become saturated as it is of a reasonably fixed size.

The question is how much do OS outsource to the same suppliers ? Is there a potential "knock on" effect to other manufacturers of small engines ? Also, this is likely to have an effect on Just Engines as well. Will they be able to obtain another range to replace it ?

Time for Alex to put on his smock and wind up the "winky, wonky machine", methinks.

Edited By kevin b on 24/06/2019 18:51:52

Thread: Information
23/06/2019 23:41:37

Hi Olav.

Try this thread for assistance.


Thread: Why can't I reply to a PM
22/06/2019 15:03:09

Have you tried sending it as a pm rather than a reply ?

Thread: AirSail Piper Tomahawk restoration
19/06/2019 23:10:41


P.M sent again.

Last one is still registering unread.

Thread: Good news thread.
18/06/2019 19:45:04
Posted by john stones 1 on 18/06/2019 19:26:10:

Larry lives at number 10 Downing Street. cat

Edited By john stones 1 on 18/06/2019 19:26:51

He is the one who earns his keep.

As well as being the most popular occupant.

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
18/06/2019 11:22:39


Like it Josip.

Can you forward it to the Houses of Parliament please (all parties).

Thread: Newbie Builder
16/06/2019 11:30:26

Here you are.


The kit plan is on there as well.

Edited By kevin b on 16/06/2019 11:31:39

Thread: Good news thread.
15/06/2019 18:04:07
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 15/06/2019 15:17:52:

Good news is, I am sitting in a nice warm house with my nice warm lady instead of sitting in a cold wet tent at Weston Park.

What's wrong with sitting in a cold wet tent with a warm lady ?

Some might consider that good news. devil

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