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Member postings for Allan Bowker

Here is a list of all the postings Allan Bowker has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Jim Davis Lancaster
11/03/2020 13:37:24

Hello Alexander, thanks for reviving one of my favourite threads, for me it was a satisfying adventure!

I'm also glad that I documented my original question and progress from May-July 2012 as some months later I was listening to a guy in a shop claiming to have found the wherabouts of Jim's Lanc himself.

laughYou really can't believe the cheek some people!

Hello Peter
From my distant memory I recall not all models made it into the shipping container that got sent to the USA.
I think some were redistributed into the modelling community or discarded as waste.

Back in 2012 I found some info on the RCMF forum about Goosedale's closure and fate of the models, however I can't find the page now to link to.

You could try contacting SFO Museum, their contact details are on page one of this thread.
I would imagine they don't have many model helicopters and would appreciate some background info if they have the Lark.

Thread: Members Map
30/12/2019 14:00:49

Hi Robert, thanks for your interesting question.
For me the aim of the map was to be fully inclusive and not split the forum in any way.
The map is easily navigated and zoomed into your area of interest, wherever than may be.

Sorry, I missed one of your points:
Anyone could add a point to the map, member of the forum or not and even if they only read the magazine.
I think my intentions were to illustrate our local and global communities.

Edited By Allan Bowker on 30/12/2019 14:10:10

29/12/2019 23:31:42

Hi Chris

Agreed, for security it was recommended that the members placed their pin in the general area so as not to make them a target for theft. All pins were manually added by the forum members and was not automated or created from harvested data. It's important that participation is down to each person to decide.

Would be nice to open the map back up if I can find a solution to the editing access problem smiley

RCM&E Forum Members Map

29/12/2019 02:09:28

Thanks for the suggestion eflightray but the RCGroups Map is powered by Taboola and is not a free service.

It also doesn't allow users to make submissions to the map for acceptance by a moderator, it only maps the geo-locations of the internet ISP you are connected to and by nature is not very accurate.

28/12/2019 16:13:52


Hi Robert
The original map was global and included the US.
Unfortunately the service was taken down, possibly due to costs.

I still have the original map data, however I'm struggling to find a mapping service that would work for our purposes at no cost.

For now all I have is this link where the data was moved to:
RCM&E Forum Members Map

My problem is that Google only seem to give read only or full edit access.
I need to find out how I can moderate submissions to the map to avoid any malicious editing.

Thread: Hi from the Netherlands
20/06/2019 11:20:42

Welcome to the RCM&E forum playtime222 smiley

Thread: RCM&E Fly-In 2019 - general chatter
20/06/2019 11:16:06

Added to my calendar laugh

Thread: Retired, Returned, Looking for a club near Telford
15/05/2019 16:09:25

Nice to know, thanks.

I'm currently flying from Chase MAC as the field is very open and more suitable for large aicraft that need a longer strip.

14/05/2019 14:07:38

Hi Dunkelmann, did you find a club?

Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
19/01/2019 18:04:35

I opened my newly delivered RCM&E just now and was very shocked to read the news about Dave's passing. I felt compelled to log in to the forum immediately as he was such a big part of its fabric, not to mention the countless hours he has spent helping us all.

It was always a pleasure to see him whenever our paths crossed at Greenacres and the Nats.
God bless you Dave, we were lucky to have known you.

Great job with the book Chris, it will bring some comfort to his family knowing that we appreciated his presence online, in print and in person.

Class of 2014 (Greenacres)

Class of 2014

Thread: Famous model flyers
12/01/2019 14:17:07

Red Bull Air Race or general aviation fans would probably know the names Nigel Huxtable (Left) and Nigel Lamb (Right), I know that they both fly RC (prop & jet) now and again from the airfields they work from.

Famous Model Pilots

Famous Model Pilots

Thread: Nexus Modelling Supplies
12/01/2019 13:20:34

Couldn't agree more Geoff, I've purchased from Nexus a number of times online and at shows.
Always received excellent service and fast delivery.

Highly recommended from me.

Thread: Gatwick drone incident
20/12/2018 22:13:42

Having only just viewed the footage of the quad flying over Gatwick during daylight, a few things strike me:

  • The X quad passes by at a relatively high and steady altitude with precise changes of direction.
  • This would be tricky to achieve LOS, so I think this is a pre-programmed set of GPS waypoints.
  • Having no video or TX link for authorities to trace makes finding the operator very difficult.
  • It's not hard to build an 'endurance' multi-rotor that can fly for long sorties.
  • This appears to be a new deliberate 'denial of service' type of attack on our infrastructure.
  • The moron(s) don't appear to be stupid (but they are still morons!).

10pm news says that another fly-by has been witnessed during the last hour frown

I do hope the perpetrator(s) are caught.

Thread: Anniversary
21/07/2018 11:48:49

Wonderful to see, thanks Josip.

Thread: RCFerret - online websearch tool
12/02/2018 13:04:53

Thanks Darren, just downloaded it thumbs upsmiley

28/01/2018 11:12:51

Thanks for the update Darren, it's a shame I'm only on Apple.

The website is still as useful as ever, thanks for your work in developing and hosting it.

Thread: Why the saddening blow to my fms mustang?
06/07/2017 09:46:55

It's always Prawn Cocktail crisps on the buffet.
I can't eat them, even when they are free.

I guess some people have different preferences.

Thread: Brushless upgrade super cub s
01/04/2017 13:38:47

Back in 2014 I built a plywood firewall box, which mounted the motor perfectly for the cowl, so no spacers needed.

These days I would 3D print a mount, amazing how much the hobby progresses in such a short space of time!

Thread: Scammer Epic Fail
31/12/2016 14:17:58

I put a wanted advert on the BMFA Classifieds to obtain spare parts for my MXS-R, however I couldn't believe that for a second time somebody would send me my own photo's telling me it was theirs to sell (same thing happened in Feb 2016).

Scammer Fail

I called Graham Goodman on his mobile: 07520 624166 and was amazed he answered, unfortunately the signal was too bad to hold a conversation. He was well spoken with a air of confident maturity about him, can't think why he hasn't text me back!

It's a cautionary tale, buyers and sellers beware!
The BMFA does warn about the dangers of including email addresses and telephone numbers in your listings.

I would like to proved wrong about this, but something tells me otherwise.

Thread: TJ's Hobbies
28/12/2016 13:26:16

Thanks for the update thumbs up

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