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Thread: Things that have dropped off in flight
13/06/2020 17:15:09

The airframe shock caused by Action Man exiting resulted in the battery hatch following suit. Both were recovered.

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11/06/2020 23:47:29

Do these count.fcubbomb.jpg

Thread: The big question, WHEN
10/05/2020 23:57:07

I absolutely accept the risk of transmission in close contact unavoidable situations but reading the latest guidelines I consider a short trip to my local flying site a damm site safer than a supermarket shopping trip and a whole lot better for my mental health and wellbeing

Thread: Fleet Display
29/04/2020 22:27:43

Hi Piers.

Big one is the Precedent 1/3 built from the kit with an ASP 120 twin FS.

Baby brother has an OS 3O FS, It was an EBay buy about 7 years ago but I'm not sure about it's origin but it flew very well. I think the power is very scale.

It was a useful exercise as I had a struggle to reaquaint models with their correct wing tubes etc. They all got a clean .

Regards

29/04/2020 08:47:45

As promised.

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20/04/2020 23:14:00

I'll be deep cleaning my Shed next week so I thought, for posterity, I'd record the event by assembling all my inventory in the garden for a photo call

I'll post a picture next week but thought I'd get the ball rolling.

It'd be great to see what you all have hidden away.

Thread: Anyone still using a balsa stripper?
17/04/2020 22:39:10

Still use a Slec.

Found a great alternative use for it to slice strips of 8mm insulation for my Campervan floor. Had to make lots of various sizes to fill the gaps in the ribbed floor.20200214_115831.jpg

Thread: Queue of pilots waiting for the lock down to be lifted!
11/04/2020 15:53:52

Neither number 2 as he's likely to unravel when the going gets tough.

11/04/2020 08:52:40

Definitely not Pingu, we know he can't fly....😁

Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
08/04/2020 16:45:21

If you get an email from the government saying that you can't eat tinned spiced pork or ham because it contains covid 19 ignore it. It's just spam! 😉

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Thread: Benefits of the lockdown
06/04/2020 18:05:32

Ate into my plastic stash and built myself an allotment weather vane.

1/32 Revell. A 48 hour build.

A fantastic thermal indicator.20200406_143122.jpg

Thread: Is this weather ever going to get better!!!!!!!!!!!!!
25/03/2020 18:53:34

It is but taking advantage is not so easy. Had to open my own PH, meets all the PHE guidelines

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Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in
22/03/2020 14:12:30

Not here.20200322_132506.jpg

18/03/2020 21:15:31

Popped into my local Tesco tonight, managed to get the very last 4 rolls........ Of Artificial Grass, yes they do sell it but who on earth to ? No pun intended....

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Edited By Devcon1 on 18/03/2020 21:16:35

15/03/2020 18:45:18

As I said to my daughter, just living through a bit of history.

Thread: Battery discharge load.
22/02/2020 21:27:52

Does a charger/discharger perform a similar function.

Thread: Is this weather ever going to get better!!!!!!!!!!!!!
22/02/2020 17:41:53

No, looking at the medium term forecasts for this end of the country. I suspect I have begun to chit my spuds a tad early.

Thread: Funny caption ideas?
28/12/2019 16:47:27

Bang on Cliff, they were erected to deter, stop or damage any enemy aircraft from using it as a landing site. Not sure how plausible it was for the Germans to land there but as you know Dartmoor played a big role in WW2 and a lot of D Day prep went on there, there aren't many flat places in and around Dartmoor that weren't already in use by the Allies so maybe it was a sound precaution.

There was a temporary airfield near the Okehampton Range Camp long since farmed over.

27/12/2019 18:16:04

Some way off, odd thing is I've stood there numerous times.

Next time you're up there, assuming you don't already know, have a guess at the purpose of the random vertical wooden stakes sticking up at various places on the plateau of Hamel Down.

There is also an interesting memorial to a WWII crash site at the northern end of Hamel Down.

26/12/2019 21:05:17

I've been wracking my brains trying to work out the location. I've ruled out the North Moor so will hazard a guess at somewhere around the Buckfastleigh area.

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