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Member postings for Guvnor

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Thread: Spitfire Kit Choice
26/02/2020 17:43:43

I posted a very simple post, politely asking two questions, and making a simple comment about BT's models.

I had read evey post on this thread, YOU introduced the Fokker model, someone else mentioned the BT models.

YOU then rammed YOUR opinion down everyones throat.

Like I said, re-read your own posts occasionally...

26/02/2020 17:03:01
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 26/02/2020 16:56:08:
Posted by Guvnor on 26/02/2020 15:50:45:
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 26/02/2020 15:36:08:

The whole construction is of an older style. Making bits out of tin plate and brass tube, all sorts of wire bending and even simple things like the position of servos, use of bellcranks etc.

Words fail me... That's exactly what makes it such a pleasure to build...

Ah yes but you have muddled up objectivity a subjectivity. Objectively they are a faff to build, fragile, and out of date when compared to other kits. This may be be enjoyable from an subjective point of view, but i do not agree and believe there are objectively better models out there for the purposes of our OP.

The OP originally asked about the DB and TN kits, and i raised the fokkerc kit as it was likely our OP had never heard of them. Given that BT kits are well known, and were not mentioned in the OP, and are more of a faff than the DB or TN offerings i didnt mention them as i assumed they had been considered and rejected.

In short, i tried to understand what it was the OP was looking for, and make recommendations that were suited to his needs and not mine. I think this was more helpful than joining a thread 2 weeks in just to be pretentious and condescending

What an unpleasant post.

Unfortunately I don't have time to read every post here every day, so yes, I'm late to the party, as if that matters.

As for being pretentious and condescending, I suggest you re-read your own post...

26/02/2020 15:50:45
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 26/02/2020 15:36:08:

The whole construction is of an older style. Making bits out of tin plate and brass tube, all sorts of wire bending and even simple things like the position of servos, use of bellcranks etc.

Words fail me... That's exactly what makes it such a pleasure to build...

26/02/2020 14:38:04
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 25/02/2020 14:32:04:

Cuban, i am not a massive fan of the Brian Taylor models myself. To be clear, they fly very well and look fantastic but they are also difficult to build, very outdated in their design, and often too fragile for club use. That isnt to say they arent an option, just that they tend to be quite a faff to sort out.

As for the TN spit, i agree. They end up very heavy unless special care is taken.

Dave, i will see if i can dig it out later. If its too much hassle i wont bother but i will see how it all looks.

Why is it 'Outdated'? It really isn't difficult to build at all for the modeller with the experience it is aimed at. And what's a 'club' model?

Thread: QFI May 2009
29/12/2019 19:58:00

"I would be surprised if you get one from Sarik. "

Some come with the article now.

You might be surprised...

29/12/2019 19:57:59

"I would be surprised if you get one from Sarik. "

Some come with the article now.

You might be surprised...

29/12/2019 11:49:32

"Just ordered the plans and short kit from Sarik"

I think it will come with a print of the article...

Thread: CAA announce New drone trials !
28/12/2019 11:48:24

"CAA announce New drone trials !" Except it isn't new...

This has been planned for years.

BVLOS trials

Thread: Anyone know what happened to Kamco?
03/09/2019 19:43:18

Yes, Rich Booth still runs the company.

http://www.kamcomodels.co.uk

Thread: A Firefox bridge too far
23/08/2019 17:23:46
Posted by Denis Watkins on 23/08/2019 16:44:52:

Lets give this a whirl Ken,

In your "System Folder" seek out "System Tools", and in there to should find

" Disk Clean"

Double Click and set that off, saying Yes to prompts

Let this tool clean up

Edited By Denis Watkins on 23/08/2019 16:45:22


 

The original poster is on a Mac, NOT a PC. There's no such thing as 'Disc Clean' on a Mac.

In any case, I can't see what how cleaning up the directories would make any difference to the way Firefox behaves...

Edited By Guvnor on 23/08/2019 17:24:12

Edited By Guvnor on 23/08/2019 17:24:40

21/08/2019 20:49:26

Old versions here:

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/

Click a version number, then Mac/, then en-GB.

You'll see the download there...

Thread: Weston Park 2019
16/06/2019 20:12:33

Went today (Sunday). Two gripes, stupid number of bodies standing around in front of the fence blocking the view, and secondly, by 1:00pm today, most of the pilots and their interesting models had departed, leaving us with endless 3D aerobatic displays.

Thread: Exponential for beginners?
01/05/2019 12:00:44

",I have driven most means of transport available, from tanks to light aircraft, and there is one thing they have all had in common. Their controls were always linear. "

Errr...

Some new cars have non linear FlyByWire steering.

Airbus airliners have non linear controls, as do most modern military aircraft...

Thread: Solarfilm
06/03/2019 13:55:55

"Lets hope someone had bought it and it will continue to produce."

I thought the machinery had been scrapped...?

Thread: Balsacraft Blenheim replacement canopy.
08/02/2019 14:59:17

Call Sarik - they may have the moulds...

Thread: BMFA SUBS
27/11/2018 20:31:12
Posted by Steve J on 27/11/2018 19:06:43:
Posted by Guvnor on 27/11/2018 15:40:38:

having failed to look for any urgent safety or technical notices

I wouldn't expect somebody wishing to promulgate "urgent safety or technical notices" to rely solely on a magazine that is published six times a year.

Steve

But thats partly what it's for. Go and ask the CAA...

27/11/2018 15:40:38

What worries me more than anything is the numbers of BMFA members who admit to binning the BMFA news as it comes through the door, evidently having failed to look for any urgent safety or technical notices. talk about reponsible flyers.

Thread: RAF Scampton to be sold
24/07/2018 16:33:14

1) All of the buildings on Scampton are listed, so any developer will have to preserve them.

2) The A15 will have to be straightened back out by any buyer - it's in the covenants.

3) There isn't a bottomless pit of money to preserve every wartime airfield.

4) Scampton has been run down for years - Labour tried to close it 10 years ago...

24/07/2018 16:14:44
Posted by Cuban8 on 24/07/2018 11:29:04:

Quote from someone who knows a thing or two.............

Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon, Chief of the Air Staff from 1992 to 1997, said: "Scampton is a very good base. It has an extremely long runway and is situated in a part of the country which is ideal in many ways.

"I just hope that all of these consequences of closing Scampton are fully understood and appreciated. I'd like to know where they are going to put the Red Arrows."

He won't know as much as you'd think, seeing as he retired 20 years ago... The world has moved on...

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
22/07/2018 10:33:16

Anyone worked out the weight of an A4 sheet of 1mm brass...?? Would 0.5mm be more suitable?

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