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Member postings for John Miller 4

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Thread: Phoenix rc and Windows 10
14/11/2015 21:28:44

My computer is dying, well not quite I am running Windows Vista which is causing me all sorts of problems. Can any one who has run Phoenix rc on Windows 10 had any problems? A new computer is needed and Windows 10 is the option, other than an AppleMac which I cannot justify, or afford.

Thread: What's flying over your house
11/08/2015 11:10:03

Has anyone else had problems getting into flightradar24. i just don't seem to be able to get it to load on my computer. I am not experiencing problems with any other site.

Well I don't know what you guys did but it has worked, I got straight in first time in over a day.

Edited By John Miller 4 on 11/08/2015 11:14:18

Thread: Airbrush paint coverage
23/07/2015 09:56:09

The first rule of airbrushing is practice,practice and yet more paractice, when you think you have cracked it practice again. I like using enamels and use cellulose thinners, yes I know it runs contrary to what you would expect but it works. The cellulose thinners are only a vehicle to carry the paint, by the time it hits the surface being painted it has all but evaporated (allways assuming you are doing this in a warm dry atmosphere) High humidity is your worst enemy, even in high summer. Many thin coats are better than one thick one. The most important rule is absolute cleanliness of the airbrush, strip it and clean it after every use, even if you are only stopping for a cup of coffee. Never, never, never, allow acrylics to dry in it, as they are an absolute pig to remove

Thread: North Weald open day
31/05/2015 09:24:40

Do you mean Wings and Wheels on 27/28th June? If so the answer is yes as far as I know, if not I will be there on my own.

Thread: Grass Issues
08/04/2015 16:42:13

Mowerman, yes including that type of grass, as I understand it, Not from first hand knowledge I hasten to add before the rozzers come knocking on my door.

Thread: Clarkson dropped
26/03/2015 10:34:40

The Producer is the 'Boss' and Clarkson the hired help, fact. I also have worked in the industry like Clarkson and you know that most filming days you are going to over run and meals will be taken late, this applies to everyone from 'The Star' down to the floor runner. It is no use getting upset about it, it's the way you earn your living. Having said that, yes I enjoy watching Top Gear but some of the stunts are, I am afraid ,suited to 14yr old schoolboys. The real mans programme is 5th Gear.

Thread: Modelling and marriage in harmony
04/02/2015 15:15:51

Marriage and harmony mmm?

Thread: Beer Theft, What shall i doooo
13/01/2015 16:05:21

C'mon Guys, Why take a sledghammer to crack a nut. It is far better to allow Dad the oportunity to sort the problem out rather than upset him by involving 'elderly William' At the end of the day you have got to live there with your neighbour, sour relationships with neighbours can blight your life, trust me. In any event if Dad is unable to solve the problem you can fall back on 'official involvement' A phrase like "I thought I would let you sort your lad out before I involved Police" leaves no doubt as to what course of action you would initiate if he could not.

13/01/2015 12:07:10

Daithi S24 Police and criminal Evidence act 1984 applies, you have been spun a yarn I am afraid.

Thread: Legal Defence
22/10/2014 08:56:03

Remember Pete it's not the 'Job' it's the guys you miss.

Thread: Guy Martin's Spitfire
13/10/2014 18:58:40

While we are on about armaments the original Mk1 Spitfire was armed with .303 machine guns not 30cal. 30cal is in reality 7.62mm. The .303 round was the standard UK military round of the time, it is only in fairly recent times that we (the UK) used the 7.62mm round.

Edited By John Miller 4 on 13/10/2014 19:06:43

Thread: bending wood
20/09/2014 09:52:50

Many thanks Guys

I knew you would come up trumps, I have in fact used Stevo's method boiling water and steam (did get admonished for filling the Kitchen with Steam) clamped it to a short length of 2" od tube, job done.

18/09/2014 17:40:54

Just to let you all know this is model related, though not model aircraft. I have undertaken a project for The National Trust which is a diorama. I thought with the range of skills that the members of this forum display I might get the help I needed.

18/09/2014 16:55:03

For some reason this post seems to have dropped out of the system. I am therefore resurecting it in the hope that I may get the answer I am looking for.

18/09/2014 09:29:10


I do not understand, I have clearly asked if the ammonia 'trick' works on hardwood in the same way it works for balsa.I have no experience of this and hope that someone out there has

17/09/2014 23:14:26

I am aware of the use of ammonia to aid the bending of balsa. Is it possible to use this when bending hardwood. I need to bend a 2mm square length of walnut into a 50mm rad curve. I have only one shot at this, will it work?

Thread: Mosquito
08/09/2014 19:58:41

I'm in it now from you know who. Just spent an enthralling 45 min's instead of doing what I had been told to do. Never mind she will just have to get over it (she's not looking is she?)

Thread: National Model Flying Centre
11/08/2014 20:53:55

Why if BMFA has several million £s salted away, because thats what would be needed to purchase a suitable site, would there need to be an increase in subs. If they haven't got the money they will need a suitable phillanthropist to fund it, because as shure as eggs is eggs no Bank will lend against an organisation who's income is derived from subscriptions. I concur with BEB that it would be used by the faithful few. Realistically it would need to be located in the Midlands. how many would take on a drive of say 5 hours to get to it. We have also discovered that many of us are past retirment age, do I want to Camp when I get there, do I heck. I am on a pension which has to go further and further each year I can ill afford increases like this proposal. I fail to see how it helps any youngster wishing to enter the hobby who lives say 200 miles from the venue, his local club can support him better. And lastly my view of surveys is that most people are indifferent to them.

Thread: Mystery Plane Over London
28/07/2014 08:56:51

I have to say that I think BEB's thoughts on this are spot on. You will of course get someone who crosses the line, we are after all human. Paranoia about who's looking at who is not helpful. It is not good to ask our security services to act on our behalf with one hand tied behind their backs.

Thread: Club Clothing (help please)
27/07/2014 15:29:26

Try Printing Crazy I have used them for about the last 10yrs. Good quality gear and a huge range.**LINK**.

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