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Member postings for Andy Meade

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Thread: Redshift F3F
10/12/2018 07:26:06
Wait, so the elevator links just cracked off? Good grief....
Thread: B24 Liberator - 1/12th scale PSS
09/12/2018 14:04:58

Thanks Dirk yes I've not really got that much of a deadline, I'll just try and get a few airframes finished during next season. These include the 1/4 scale Typhoon, the big C17, this B24, the Seahawk, and hopefully my Ilyushin 102 (another one not modelled at all, as far as I can see).

After that, I'll be getting on with a large-ish Gannet, 5m span M55 Mystic, and the quarter scale FW190., but they are next winter's build really. Phew!

08/12/2018 09:46:22
I've not really got much in the way of build pics I'm afraid Alan, but you can search for Seahawk on my blog here :
07/12/2018 15:56:40

Still tickling it along - bottom of fus is glassed for protection now, as I finish off the back end (turret mount, tailplane mount, bellcranks etc) :


Tailplane and elevators all glassed and knocked back, ready for finalising of mechanism. Here sat on top of my little Seahawk that is just having it's cockpit made :


Edited By Andy Meade on 07/12/2018 15:57:50

Thread: New Years Eve 2018 / New Years Day 2019 PSSA Fly-In
07/12/2018 13:06:13

"Somewhere, in the South China Sea.."

07/12/2018 09:20:25

Sounds good so far men, a nice group! We have been quite lucky the last 2 or 3 years and it's blown up rather well and stayed dry. Let's hope for the same again yes

NYE last year :




Thread: FlyFly Models
06/12/2018 15:32:53

Anyone tried picking up a phone? They answer pretty quick.

06/12/2018 08:47:09

Don't know who the importer is, but Gliders UK carry lots of stock.

Thread: New Years Eve 2018 / New Years Day 2019 PSSA Fly-In
05/12/2018 19:13:04
I'll be there as always, both days.
Thread: FlyFly Models
05/12/2018 09:12:52

I've got a flyfly Salto that I've flown for a few seasons now. It's a little bit heavy, so I added flaps for crow braking effect, works well. A nice little machine, imho - no issues with the joiner / spar interface (so far - touch wood!)

Thread: If you love the Typhoon
04/12/2018 09:46:47

RB does have an engine, but it's not been opened up yet. Still amassing funds to start that bit.

04/12/2018 08:40:02

I've got three Tiffies in build currently blush

Needless to say, am already a member of the supporter's club yes

Thread: F15
30/11/2018 11:10:33

Hi Phil,

Build it as light as you can! I know they've been used at PSSA meets in the past, so you should be ok - it just might need a good blow. Have you got the build instructions etc too?

Here's my old HET version on the Orme, they are a rare sight on the slopes yes


Edited By Andy Meade on 30/11/2018 11:13:58

Thread: A-10 Thunderbolt from the Mike Pastro Plan
22/11/2018 09:21:17

If you gave me some dimensions I could always 3D print a set which would be very light and strong. Good progress, keep it up!

Thread: A4 Skyhawk - Building tips and Plan queries
21/11/2018 10:04:21

Current favourites are Pyramid Models, or Callie Graphics. Even though Callie is Stateside, delivery is quick, and quality excellent. Make sure you do a build blog!

Hmm, I was just making the hyperlinks and it seems Pyramid have some building work going on, so you may get delays.

20/11/2018 11:33:59
Posted by Callsign Tarnish on 20/11/2018 11:20:33:
Posted by conrad taggart on 20/11/2018 00:31:01:

Why should anybody be grateful for a 12% rise in anything - would you be grateful for a 12% rise in your coffee?

Actually the price of my morning coffee did go up earlier this year. Nothing bad happened. There were no protests outside or people at the till demanding to know the breakdown of why it had increased. That was the new price and there were two choices, either accept it and pay up or vote with your feet.

What irks me is that there has been many years where the membership fee didn't increase, no one openly thanked the BMFA, they just carried on. Maybe this is just bringing us into line with where we should have been, I can't say as I'm not close to the detail. What I do know is that by any measure this is an expensive hobby, £4 is a drop in the proverbial ocean and is still value for money in my view. We needed a new national site and that was delivered, we needed representation on the new 'drone laws' and we got that too. Models are trending towards bigger and more expensive so when one goes in people are more likely to claim as it's not just a Wot 4 that can be written off. We all want the good stuff but then moan when we have to pay an extra £4 per year.

I think some balance and perspective is needed here....

All of this yes

As the saying goes - 12% of..umm.."next to nothing" is still "next to nothing", and I'm para-phrasing there wink

Edited By Andy Meade on 20/11/2018 11:34:48

20/11/2018 08:50:53
Posted by conrad taggart on 20/11/2018 00:31:01:

Reading this thread please show me where it has been "done to death " -

209 posts here

19/11/2018 19:10:27
Insurance and a national body that lobbies to ensure your hobby isn't legislated out of existence.

Oh, and an achievement scheme, legal help with flying fields, running national competitions etc etc.
19/11/2018 13:57:47

Still cheap at twice the price, you should compare it to commercial drone insurance, which is 10 times as much and I fly a fiftieth of the hours on that!


Edited By Andy Meade on 19/11/2018 13:58:32

Thread: Redshift F3F
16/11/2018 08:40:55

Pete - Samba Models (Pike WR, Pike Plus) models and X-models (mini Blade, Mini Carbon Blade, Blade XL), to name but two manufacturers and 5 models that just needed at most a servo tray relieving and pushrods making up. Also note than only one of those airframes needed beefing up out of the box! It's strange that you say that they are more strongly built, then line the inside with kevlar too, or am I getting mixed up? They are European manufacturers though and maybe held to higher standard than the far east stuff.

Nice looking servos yes

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