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Thread: Hobbyking
07/09/2014 19:33:13
Posted by David Burrows on 07/09/2014 19:27:28:
Don't order on a Friday midday from the UK warehouse with 24 express and expect a delivery on sat morning .that was the mistake I made with my first order from HK

Order using 24 hr delivery from almost anywhere on a Friday and you'll be lucky if the courier considers Saturday to count!

Been there - done that! frown

Thread: Model flying photos you're proud of
25/08/2014 00:44:02

My latest smiley

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Thread: Upgrading to digital access
16/08/2014 11:19:31
Ditto! When I took out and paid for my print + digital subscription last December I expected the relevant t&c's to run until the renewal date at the very least.

Edited By pete taylor on 16/08/2014 11:21:58

Thread: Goodbye Robin Williams
12/08/2014 21:56:43
"I would just like to say that if you suffer from depression, or know someone who does, help is out there. Please don't suffer in silence.

Robin Williams, 1951-2014. R.I.P. funny man. You made me laugh thousands of times. God be with you my friend."

I couldn't agree with you more Daz...if the loss of such an outstanding talent raises awareness of and reduces the stigma attached to mental illness, then there will be yet another glittering achievement to add to Robin's career.

May you be at peace at last Robin, thank you and may God bless you.

Pete

Edited By pete taylor on 12/08/2014 22:00:07

Thread: Any thoughts on versatile first low wing iC plane
12/06/2014 19:57:40
Posted by Chris Anthony on 12/06/2014 19:50:11:

Acrowot

+1 yes

Thread: 2014 DX6 availability
08/06/2014 19:00:50

Has anyone heard any whispers about when exactly the new Spektrum DX6 will be made available here in the UK?

Cheers, Pete

Thread: Covering wings after glassing
08/06/2014 18:55:59

Tower Hobbies make just such a tool Keith... wink

Although I haven't a clue if it's available here.

Edited By pete taylor on 08/06/2014 18:56:50

08/06/2014 13:51:12

You certainly can! Here's one I did earlier...just be super careful with the trapped wind!!

Dragon Models Fouga Magister

Thread: How do I close my account?
01/04/2014 07:25:14
Why not just log out and delete the site address from your favourites list, then simply not visit the site?

Pete
Thread: Green Air Designs
27/03/2014 20:25:20

Many thanks to Adrian for clarifying one or two minor points that I'd so far been careful to avoid. However, as the matter has now been raised I'll add my final offering to this thread.

Firstly, the TSR2; this is not a kit, but a one-off set of fuselage parts only that Mike had asked me to build as the prototype. No plans, no kit of parts, in fact not even a set of drawings to work from when I got it. This was accepted as a favour to Mike to hasten into production the prospective kit and enable GAD to market it. I'm aware that Adrian has built several models for GAD along a similar arrangement over a number of years. The fuselage is a very long way indeed from being any sort of kit as has been suggested. Needless to say, as the prospect of the agreed Canberra waned, so did my enthusiasm for helping to get another prototype to production status.

Secondly, I have not, at any time been given a set of laser cut parts for anything. What Mike did do for me was to cut a pair of foam wing panels for a DH 108 spanning some 38" and for which I remain suitably grateful.

I really must say that I resent deeply the implication that I have been anything other than absolutely honest in my dealings with GAD, or in any way frugal with the circumstances relayed via this forum. The facts remain that some 10 months now since I originally offered to deliver some £400 worth of styrofoam to GAD in return for a £200 (at that time) kit , there is still no sign of said kit.

I am most grateful for all of the advice offered here on the forum, which is why I turned to it out of exasperation in the first place. I wait with little expectation of any amicable resolution to the situation and will certainly have no further dealings with GAD following this.

Pete

Thread: Another model I.D. help request
25/03/2014 23:51:15
What was I thinking about??? I meant Escort, but typed magician anyway....numpty!!
I vaguely remember a bit of a spat involving the two ipswich shops. Am I right in thinking that there was a glider it two involved too?
Simpleton and Simple Simon?
Thread: Green Air Designs
25/03/2014 22:46:51
And so another week goes by with no resolution to my complaint.
It seems that despite the latest assurances it is indeed 'business as usual' at GAD... empty promises seem to be the only item in production!! Am I failing to appreciate the complexity of producing a single kit???

Edited By pete taylor on 25/03/2014 22:48:46

Thread: Another model I.D. help request
25/03/2014 08:24:56

The trainer looks like a Bowman's Models Skyman, or maybe a Galaxy Magician.

I can't shed much light on the glider though!

Happy building wink

Pete

Thread: Green Air Designs
18/03/2014 23:48:15
I couldn't agree more wholeheartedly that this forum is most certainly not the place to bully small traders. I have the utmost empathy for their plight in what is a very difficult environment currently.
GAD have as much right to post on this thread as any of us. Indeed, I know that their attention has been drawn to it.
To which!... Contact at last!!
Apparently there's been an internet hiccup at their end resulting in no emails being received (oddly, the forum my post was removed from still worked)
None the less, Simon is now aware of the situation and will address it forthwith!

Power to the forums eh?
I'll keep you all posted.

Pete
18/03/2014 17:07:58
Posted by Pete B - Moderator on 18/03/2014 16:14:42:

I'm not sure it's appropriate to speculate on possible personal reasons for this hiccup, folks. So far we have been presented with one set of facts, fairly presented as far as I can see, and we should be careful to keep to what we know......

Pete

Absolutely Pete.

There is nothing whatsoever personal in my gripe with GAD, and I am quite aware that Mike works hard to make it work.

However, being left in the lurch to the tune of 400 quid with nothing in return for 9 months is not, I believe, acceptable.

My gripe is with GAD as a company and most certainly not any individuals.

Pete

17/03/2014 21:30:41

A quick update for the benefit of anyone reading this thread.

I sent an email asking for a swift resolution to my problem to those concerned, with a link to this thread and have had not even the courtesy of an acknowledgement. So, as promised...these are the people I'd always assumed to be with the good guys;

Green Air Designs, aka GAD, Gen V or the Electric Jet Centre is the outfit that I can only advise to treat with the utmost caution.

I'm most perturbed at having to take this line, but will be sending GAD a letter conforming to the required pre action protocol tomorrow and will, rest assured keep everyone informed of developments.

Thanks again for all of the advice so far, it's been most valuable.

Pete

Thread: Got this plane, What is it
16/03/2014 18:52:42

Hooligan for sure wink

Thread: Green Air Designs
16/03/2014 11:51:17
Posted by Pete B - Moderator on 15/03/2014 23:25:56:

You don't necessarily need any legal friends, Pete - nor a hitman....smile

Contacting your local County Court for advice and guidance is the best first move or, alternatively, have a browse of the PDF's here. EX301, 302 and 306 are the most appropriate.

If you reach the stage of completing forms make sure you detail ALL your expenses incurred.

The likelihood is that once the other party knows you are commencing legal proceedings they will very rapidly resolve the situation. Don't take any flannel or more excuses - take your business elsewhere.

If the facts are as clear-cut as you have outlined it should be relatively straightforward. Companies don't like CCJ's. awarded against them - it's bad for business.

Pete

I've just seen Martin's post toosmile Provided you have a good read of the link he has provided and comply with the conditions relating to the naming of companies, I don't see any reason why the company should not be named here. However, it would be preferable if you were to first email them a link to this thread and see how they respond. Keep it polite and play it by the book - it will be to your benefit, I'm sure.

Edited By Pete B - Moderator on 15/03/2014 23:37:06

Excellent idea Pete, thanks.

Thread: Hyperflight & Puffin models - Superb service!
16/03/2014 07:05:46
I needed a few bits for my latest project that I couldn't get locally so ordered a spinner from Puffing and linkages from Hyperflight on Thursday night.
Came back from visiting Mr Sainsbury on Saturday morning and Lo and behold!...Two packages in the porch containing said items.
Thanks all round, not forgetting postman Pat for a splendid effort!

Pete
Thread: Green Air Designs
16/03/2014 00:02:24
Martin, Pete, Daz, et al..
Many grateful thanks for all of your advice and support, its much appreciated.
I had a good read of the guidelines before I posted anything here and I sincerely believe that fellow modellers would be well advised to use caution when dealing with this company (they surprised me and I've a fair reputation for sniffing out rats!)
That said, I'll give them an opportunity to pick up on this thread before doing anything else. Their friends may walk among us!
Daz, thanks again for your advice, I know its sound. On the upside, the lack of a kit has freed up a couple of very tasty edf units for the large depron Vulcan sulking part-built in the corner!!! Every cloud...

Edited By pete taylor on 16/03/2014 00:04:23

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