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Member postings for Simon B

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Thread: Blackstone Edge sloping - help needed
09/04/2017 08:05:23
Thanks Denis, that's most helpful!
08/04/2017 18:04:34

Hello all. Been a while since I've been on here to any extent and I'm sorry it's to ask a question! I've had a wander over to where I think I need to go for some flying, but I can't work out where to go. Can anyone offer any advice or (even better) is anyone going over there and would be happy to show a newbie the ropes? I'm on holiday in Hebden Bridge until Friday and would love to get some flying in.

Thread: Hobby King Piper J3 cub kit 1800 span
30/03/2017 22:56:12

Looks a bit like the Super Flying Model kit that Ripmax are importing now:


Thread: Extra 300 scratch build from plan.
10/08/2016 17:09:15
Very sorry to hear this Glyn. My condolences.
Thread: Modellers to the rescue
24/07/2016 12:28:11
When my last shunt failed and i was waiting for my surgery I joked to my wife about fixing it myself with some fuel tube and a scalpel. She wasn't amused
24/07/2016 10:27:55
I've got a condition called Hydrocephalus and recently I was made aware that Roald Dahl and an engine maker designed a shunt to treat the condition. Goes to show that we modellers can be very resourceful:
Thread: Summer is here!!....Who's been flying??
14/07/2016 17:29:42

It seems like an age since I've been flying. Between moving house and a full time job (that I've just quit!) my flying time has been woeful

Thread: Garage conversion
12/07/2016 20:38:26
Thanks for all the suggestions chaps. I'm particularly interested by the suggestion about insulating the floor using visqueen and celotex. Found some useful videos on youtube. I've got someone coming to quote for the roof insulation on Tuesday, so we'll see. If it's too pricey i'll have a go myself!
Thread: Good makes of RC Plane (Balsa)
07/07/2016 15:42:54 - covers various brands like E-Flite, Hangar 9 and Hobbyzone

Seagull Models

Edited By Simon B on 07/07/2016 15:43:27

Thread: Garage conversion
06/07/2016 09:22:24
In modeller terms i'm a veritable spring chicken at 37, so i should get a good 40+ years out of it. The main thing is less a cost thing and more that i want to make it feel comfortable enough to use regularly and doesn't feel like a cold garage.
06/07/2016 08:20:13
You've all given me a LOT to think about. I think the best plan is to get a professional in, as I'm totally out of my depth!
04/07/2016 20:43:22
Just moved into a new house and I've got a single garage to play with. I've bought 3 lots of kitchen cabinet to create a 3m long work bench, put an ikea unit in for storage and a long Ikea table for a second bench. I'll pop some pics up soon.

I've got a corrugated plastic roof and would like to insulate it and bought 7 sections of celotex foil covered foam panels for the job. Would i be able to glue them to the roof? I'm loath to put bolts through in case it brings water through.
Thread: Weston Park 2016
16/06/2016 19:00:40

In my experience most event organisers (of all flavours) will usually give discounts to the groups that they need to encourage to come to the show. With the age spread of modelling being what it is, it seems eminently sensible not to offer an OAP discount, as the older members of society are the bulk of the modelling fraternity. I'd offer a discount to children if I was the organisers. In the same vein, I'm a concert organiser with a younger audience and I don't offer student discounts, because they're amongst the main audience!

Edited By Simon B on 16/06/2016 19:01:20

Thread: Sebart Miss Wind resilient power and RF install
10/06/2016 22:47:17

I've been interested in one of these for a while. Are you removing the wings to get it in the car and, if so, how easy it it?

Thread: MDM Fox
03/06/2016 10:10:03
I had the same fruitless Internet search as you. I hope someone can shed some light!
Thread: Best all round scale glider?
30/05/2016 22:21:17
I was thinking about 3m span. That wing weakness is concerning. I'd rather spend a bit more if that is a common fault.
30/05/2016 22:02:59
Good call. I was wondering about that or the KA8. Have you got the Pilatus?
30/05/2016 21:39:15
I've got a soft spot for scale gliders, but a lot seem to be a bit heavier. I'd like something that will thermal with ease, can do mild aeros and will hold its own on the slope.

Am I asking for too much from one model?
Thread: Don Valley mfc Open Weekend June 4th - 5th 10am-4pm Bentley Moor Lane Doncaster DN6 7DB
11/05/2016 13:46:54
Looks good. Do attendees need an A cert?
Thread: Kit builders, what would you like???
10/05/2016 23:29:10
Pretty sure they did them at some point. Looking at HobbyStores i can see my point about HK not being the cheapest point to buy at is still valid:,b:VQModels
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