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Member postings for Pete B - Moderator

Here is a list of all the postings Pete B - Moderator has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Moon landing
21/07/2019 13:49:32
Posted by Doc Marten on 21/07/2019 13:19:46:
Posted by Wilco Wingco on 21/07/2019 13:08:32:

Doc Martin.

My final comment NOT an anti American rant. Watch this and judge for yourself?.


Honestly wilco I'm not interested, I haven't opened the link nor do I intend to. This is a topic about the moon landings not a political debate

Indeed, let's keep it that way,


Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
15/07/2019 11:32:19

Well done, Simon and Chris - even on a better day you've got the

I really must thank Mr. S. Vettel for his timely assistance yesterdayteeth 2

In the league, there seems to be a gap opening up between the top teams and the midfield. I'm definitely the Gasly here at present but how soon will that become the Vettel...???wink 2


Thread: Wots Wot Deluxe Kit
12/07/2019 22:03:57

Hi Jonathan, Welcome to the forum - you're not the first long time lurker to eventually succumb....wink 2

I'm aware you've waited some time to get this post approved so I'll bump it up the list to get some coveragethumbs up


Thread: Commons Science and Technology Committee Enquiry on Drones
27/06/2019 18:49:09

I don't think it's a matter of being over-sensitive. I think it's exposed the core attitude of the 'full-size' organisations as to their disdainful dismissal of model flyers as an irrelevance. Make no mistake, this is about money and the use of sub-500ft airspace for commercial use. They would be far happier to sweep us aside without any consideration... we are economically worth zilchface 5


Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 27/06/2019 18:49:47

27/06/2019 11:02:49

I've just emailed NATS here.

I am utterly appalled at the description given to 'drone flyers' as 'clueless, careless or criminal' by your NATS representative in yesterday's Science and Technology Committee sitting. I am a member of the BMFA and have flown radio-controlled model aircraft since 1975.

It is no fault of we model flyers that the authorities have decided to include our activities, as well as those of the irresponsible minority of multi-rotor flyers, in an oppressive, restrictive piece of legislation which will have significant consequences on our, so far over many, many years, demonstrably safe hobby.

It is apparent that NATS has a partisan and jaundiced view of model flyers. If not, then it has demonstrated a lamentable lack of understanding of the subject. Such a prejudiced view from witnesses should have no part in Parliamentary proceedings.

Andy Sage is clearly not competent in his role and consideration should be given to replacing him with one who is more open-minded and knowledgeable on the subject. At the very least, a public apology and retraction of that statement by the head of NATS is the least that we should expect.

I await your response with interest - as do the 36000 BMFA members who fly in the UK.

Not expecting anything constructive from this but, hey, it gets it off your


26/06/2019 09:29:26

I'm sure SR71 is your best bet for contacting the other guys, John, so we'll leave it to him.

Meanwhile, best wishes for a speedy recovery - and don't give the nurses too much grief!teeth 2


Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
21/06/2019 21:59:05

I can assure you, Don, that I don't believe anything useful could ever have grown on this bit of France. That's why they probably decided to build a race track hereteeth 2

I have to admit to imbibing a glass or two of Chilean Merlot from Lidl this evening...embarrassed

Chris, will you kindly stop putting the kiss of death on my predictions, please - you've done it again!face 7


20/06/2019 21:35:41

Signing in from the campsite at Paul Ricard. I vowed that I'd not come back after last year but a cheap ticket offer in April tempted me. Unfortunately it seems ticket sales have collapsed and they're now offering 40% off....

Apparently they're expecting just 1000 camping units this year, 2000 fewer than last year. Wrong circuit, wrong place and the public seem to have let them know. Pity they have a 5 year contract...sad

I made the 2km walk from the campsite across the unforgiving roughly-cleared Provencal scrubland in about 28C today (and that's just to reach the nearest gate!) and joined the throng on the pitwalk. The wheel-changing at Mercedes needs sharpening up before Saturdaysmile

Anyway, predictions made so may the best man win!

Bonne chance, everyone!smile p


Thread: Kings Lynn Model Shop
12/06/2019 22:29:27
Posted by Charlie Cox on 12/06/2019 21:53:17:

Hi all.

I'm Charlie as mentioned above.

There are two guys working in the shop who, to be fair are usually answering phones and fulfilling orders all day every day.

A really good friend owns it and i help out in a very small way, and two good friends work there who are modellers themselves and are really, really helpful in all things modelling.

Hope that helps


Thanks Charlie - that's useful info from one who knows and should put folks minds at easethumbs up


Thread: TV Licence petition
12/06/2019 22:05:00

I'll hazard a guess that those who want to have made their point now, so to avoid we mods having to sort out a shift rota to keep it nice, I'll close this one off


12/06/2019 18:54:11
Posted by Nigel R on 12/06/2019 17:20:56:

Left wing? Really? Think we've veering into politics which will get the mods upset...

Well worth a mention, Nigel, we are keeping an eye on things....wink 2

The saddest thing of all is that we are all suffering from a government policy of 'divide and rule', it would seem. I don't think I've ever seen the country so split between generations, let alone classes...sad


Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
09/06/2019 16:17:39

Gloom everywhere, it seems - hope the race makes up for it!teeth 2


Thread: Interesting reply from email to Richard Moriarty, CAA
03/06/2019 13:04:51

Good to see the thread's back on topic, lads...wink 2


Thread: BMFA Update
30/05/2019 22:48:53

Andy Symons posted that update text in the existing thread earlier today, Kevin. Probably best that the discussion remains in one place over there so I'll lock this one off now...thumbs up


Thread: Beth's off.....
29/05/2019 17:24:45

Good luck and Best Wishes, Beth!thumbs up

We'll keep an eye on your Dad in the back room. He's bound to fret a bit... teeth 2

I'll be able to offer him some advice as one grandad to another, as seventh is due in a couple of weeks!wink 2


Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
27/05/2019 12:54:07

Great result, John!thumbs up My startegy didn't go quite to plan though.....sad

Not the greatest of races tbh, but one of the most stressful - for both Lewis and me....teeth 2

Hoping to resume normal service sometime soon,


24/05/2019 18:37:06
Posted by john stones 1 on 24/05/2019 13:55:00:

face 1 Happy with my lads as is, back up drivers have been stars, it's the predictions wot makes or breaks you though.

...and so say all of us..........teeth 2


24/05/2019 13:08:44

Terrible news re Nikki, although after his lung transplant last year his long-term prospects didn't look good. I liked his interviews where he always called a spade a spade and didn't mince his words. RIP to a very courageous and determined man.

Meanwhile, astute buying and selling earlier in the season has put some useful funds in the budget and now means that I have the driver I wanted from the start, so you guys up front - check your mirrors - I'm on my pteeth 2


Thread: My Ebay posting
21/05/2019 17:20:15

There's a specific thread for posting links to your Ebay items here, folks. We prefer you to use that rather than starting a new thread, ta.


Thread: Charge currents
19/05/2019 17:29:21
Posted by robert chamberlain on 19/05/2019 00:51:49:

My son ran into a situation lately that puzzled me. he has 2 twelve volt batts in series for 24 volts. I believe they are LiFE .

This was for a power drill. Not A/C related but I figured it is the same chemistry. Taking it off the charger, he separated the two 12 volt batts , and the one measured 35 volts! How can this be? What is going on here? Any thoughts out there?----------------Bob in Kansas

Hi Bob,

Just a thought but might it be worth starting a new thread to deal with this? It's a long way from


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