Here is a list of all the postings Hogster has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Private Parking Companies|
It is true that most give up after a few months but not until threatening letters from debt collecting agencies have been sent. Unfortunately most people succumb and pay up despite being under no legal obligation to do so. These companies rely on scaring the vulnerable and ill informed to make their money. And if they come across any resistance they are not adverse to fabrication and rewriting law. It is little more than extortion with menaces IMHO.
I hope this post does not break any forum rules. If it does I apologies and will be happy for a moderator to delete it.
I know the issue of Penalty notices from PPC's has been discussed before and how unfair innocent motorists are treated.
I myself have experience of these companies who mislead, lie and concoct all manner of reasons why their fine should be paid. I have done quite a lot of research on the issue and it really is a murky world. Often run by extremely undesirable people. Most have sprung from the ex clamping industry and have shifted their approach to issuing bogus penalty charge notices, debt collectors letters and false court papers.
Why am I telling you all this? Well quite simply to urge you to sign this petition
If enough signatures can be added it might encourage the government to create proper regulation to stop what at present is tantamount to blackmail and extortion.
If you need more evidence of their dodgy practices you may want to look here:
|Thread: Christmas wishes|
Merry Xmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year everyone. Thanks for all you help and advice over the last year.
|Thread: Seagull Challenger|
Thanks for the advice. I think I'll give the sanding a try. If it doesn't look as though it is going to work I can look at adding a false leading edge.
I've not looked at the fus yet. I think I will take things a bit more slowly with that. Are there any potential pit falls I should look out for?
I think I may have the answer. I re-read the kit review in RCM&E and it was mentioned that the leading edge needing trimming. It didn't register until this morning what was actually meant by that. My very roughly drawn diagram I think explains things better than words.
It is a basic error on my part. Lack of experience I guess. However, as the backing for the leading edge is already glued in place I do think Seagull should correct this. There is no mention in the instructions to trim the leading edge back plate, and I can't imagine them having to do this on the assembly line.
So now I have to work out how to correct this. Any suggestion would be much appreciated.
So far the bits fit together very well. No need to pin things down it just slots together. Which is good for a beginner, But I the instructions aren't enough on their own. The wing just buts up against the side of the fus so I don't think a few mm would be a problem.
Edited By Hogster on 01/11/2015 21:31:13
The build instructions are not as detailed as I hoped and the plans has some errors and omissions but there is a good instructional video by rcmojo on youtube.
However, I've come to a point where I could do with some further advice. If you look at the pic below you will see the leading edge before sanding. To me it looks like there is not enough wood to shape properly. Do you think I need to add some more leading edge strip?
Has anyone else built this model and can offer any tips?
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
Thanks Peter. I'm going to look out for this one.
I like the look of that Peter. I'm not very experienced builder, would you say it's fairly straight forward build? Apart from the dummy radial
|Thread: Southern Model Airshow 2015|
I went on the Sunday with 3 mates from our club. We got there about 10.00am and if it wasn't for their company I'd have left at 12.00pm.
A dozen traders of which only approx. 60% were of interest to modellers and a very thin flight program wasn't worth crossing the Thames for imho. Wings and Wheels at North Weald is my local event and it's 10 times better for much the same entrance fee.
I went to the first event at headcorn and I was disappointed then and nothing seems to have changed since. I don't think I'll bother next year.
|Thread: Secretaries - how do you send emails to your members?|
I guess it depends on your email provider. I use a GMail account which I only use for club business to contact over 50 members with out any problems. The GMail account also comes with 15GB of cloud storage which is useful for club documents.
|Thread: The Lady who flew Africa|
Just a heads up for anyone who may be interested.
Tracey Curtis Taylor retraces Lady Heaths 1928 flight in a vintage biplane.
|Thread: Dreaded Delete Button|
I tell a lie. File recovery is no.3 on the list.
Have you tried any of these?. **LINK**
I've used one called simply filerecovery but it doesn't seem to be available anymore.
|Thread: Spring is here!!! Who has been out flying??|
We had a good turn out for our clubs annual warbird day.
|Thread: War in the Air|
Not anymore. Broadcast copyright expires 50 years after it was first broadcast. But you'd probably get better quality from the dvd.
You can also watch it here **LINK** for free.
|Thread: Pete Lowe, RCM&E columnist|
That is very sad news. I always enjoyed his articles. He came across as a very warm and generous man. My condolences to his family.
|Thread: Ideas for new polls|
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