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Thread: What's flying over your house
08/08/2017 13:52:44

Not over my house, but spied a Hurricane fuselage on the back of an artic trailer going anti-clockwise round the north M25 on Sunday. It looked new but uncovered. Any idea where it was headed for?

Thread: What's flying over your Beach?
25/05/2017 14:00:47

There have been a couple of C130's stooging around the Clacton peninsula for the past few hours today. Any idea as to what activities they would be engaging in?

Thread: World War II in Colour
19/04/2017 13:24:33

Most excellent!!! thumbs up

Thread: Super stunt!!!
18/04/2017 13:44:16

Saw this on "Arnies top 50 stunts". Should have been at No1 IMHO.

Thread: Tiger Moth inside a ducted fan!!!
18/04/2017 13:41:01

If you have not seen this before its quite amazing.

Thread: Wings - the tv series
31/03/2017 13:50:25

The pup was called 'The Viper' is the TV series!

31/03/2017 13:09:57

Looks like quite a bit of research was done before they made it. The accent of Alan Farmer (Woodward) struck me as odd for Sussex, but a search on the WWW seems to indicate its a reasonable stab at it. Bet not many people from Sussex way have that accent any more though!

The model flying sequences are very good, as you would expect, and stitch in with the replicas making it hard to tell one from the other. One of the Eindeckers even appears to do an Immelmann turn!

30/03/2017 13:58:54

The 1977 RCME article on the models used can be read here

30/03/2017 13:42:42

For Christmas my wife bought be the Wings DVD box set. It was first shown in 1977/78 and ran for 25 episodes. It concentrates on the early period of WW1 when aerial combat was in its infancy.

I loved it! The flying sequences still stand head and shoulders above much of the CGI rubbish in recent years. The excellent model flying was done by David Boddington and the replica BE2 and Eindecker looked good to me. The 'runabout' BE2 had a bit of a floppy tail, but still looked the part.

Some of the acting was a bit over the top (Triggers could certainly chew the scenery!) and shouty, and one or two of the home front scenes dragged a little bit, but I would highly recommend anyone who has not seen it before to get a copy. I'm going to watch it all again very soon!

Thread: The War Lover Movie
30/03/2017 13:22:08

I'm sure I heard 'Junior' (the ball turret gunner) shout 'Ohhh Betty!' when he got hit.

Thread: Rubbish radio reception Ford Focus
10/03/2017 14:32:23

Sorry, meant to thank Brian and the rest of you guys as well.

10/03/2017 13:31:32

Thanks Rich, just could not find anything on the WWW that said what that strip was for. thumbs up

I'll pull the set out and check the connections at the rear. It might just be a duff radio of course. My impression is that Ford radios in the mid to low range spec might not be up to much. The inbuilt clock is always running slow in mine, can't understand why Ford did not use RDS like my cheap as chips Astra radio had. Never had to adjust the time and the sound quality and reception was pretty good too.

Reckon a trip to Halfords for a new radio might be on the cards if reception does not improve.

08/03/2017 12:52:28

Its a Mk2.

My brother had a DAB radio fitted to his car but is somewhat under whelmed by it. two of his favourite stations have migrated to a different format, the coverage is not as good as FM and he reckons that the band width is getting squeezed, reducing quality, although how much quality you expect from a car radio I don't know.

06/03/2017 13:54:36

Hi all,

My faithful Astra was put out to pasture at 200,000 miles and I went for a second hand Focus. Have worked through most of its problems now apart from its rubbish radio reception. Apart from a couple of stations I mostly hear static.

I have cleaned up the aerial base connections but its still the same. It might still be a bad earth so I was thinking of running a wire to a convenient earth and found what might be an earth connected to a thin plastic conductive strip. See the orange strip in the photo below.

It points towards the windscreen. Anyone know what this strip is for? My car has the heated front screen, but I believe the power connectors are at the bottom of the screen. The aerial wire is the blue one.

Anyone had this radio problem before with their Focus?

Thread: E-flite P47 razorback!
04/11/2016 13:43:07

Ummmm, I want one!

What's you experience of the model Paul?

Thread: "green on" parchute light
03/11/2016 13:24:42

Don't know about current service aircraft but this photo comes from the Yorkshire Air Museum of the good old Dak.

Thread: E-flite P47 razorback!
02/11/2016 13:41:53

At last E-flite have a foamie razorback P47 back in production, this time with a wingspan of 1.2m. Sure looks a beaut!


Further details here

Edited By Tony Read 2 on 02/11/2016 13:45:42

Thread: Exploding battery
30/09/2016 13:04:46

Very helpful. Much appreciated. thumbs up

29/09/2016 13:44:50

So is charging at 50% capacity of nicds ok? I do this on a couple that are still going strong and have not had a problem. if so, what makes nimh's different in this respect? Really interested to know.

Thread: Micro Aces WW1 models
08/09/2016 13:08:17

The Fokker looks fantastic too!

BTW, that's a heck of a back garden you have there!!!

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