Here is a list of all the postings Devon Flyer has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Things can only get better..............|
Oh, it did.......................it just didn't want to be told what to do.
Stupid name for a glider anyway.............I mean, have you ever seen a Flamingo fly? Darned ungainly things! Might just as well have called it a Penguin.............................. or an Ostrich.
Pity really, coz it's a pretty thing and a decent size.
Fuselage broken in half to rear of trailing edge. Should be a straightforward repair, but won't look as pretty. Don't know if I can be bothered, to be honest. I've flown it on two occasions and each time it just didn't want to play ball. It would go into a turn and would then take forever to pull out of it, whilst I'm holding opposite stick. That's what caused todays crash - it was like flying with delayed action RC, with the plane 5 seconds ahead of you. Managed to get it around on a high landing approach, then it turned turtle about 30 feet up and went in. Wings are OK, it's just the fuz that's damaged.
It's set up to the book - but something just ain't right. Wracking me brains to try to figure out what the probem is.
Think I'll put it on the top shelf for a while - got plenty of other toys to play with.
Second flight on New Year's Day at Countisbury Common, Lynmouth and I trashed my Multiplex Flamingo glider!
Hope this is not a portent of things to come.............................
|Thread: Anybody been flying today 1/1/13?|
|Five of us turned up at Countisbury this morning. Blowing around 25 mph and smack on the slope. Had a couple of really nice flights with the Acacia fully ballasted. |
Was chased all over the place by an inquisitive Peregrine falcon. Loads of fun!
|Thread: Think I'll buy a boat........|
This was the state of our village centre at midday today. Went down to pick up the missus's Christmas present..............but the shop was inaccessible and under about 6 foot of water! At least I've got a pretty good excuse.
Oh...........it's still raining, by the way.
Edited By Devon Flyer on 22/12/2012 16:16:00
|Thread: Private clubs - I thought we were all equal?|
Why not start your own club, Scott?
That's a bit of a presumption. The case I was illustrating was a totally fictional one. How I, personally, would react in those circumstances, you cannot possibly know.
If it was your own private club, then you would be perfectly entitled to do as you say and I would have no argument against that.
Why can you not accept that other people think differently?
Doesn't make it 'right or wrong'..................just different.
Edited By Devon Flyer on 21/12/2012 21:48:29
OK, so we accept that it's not unreasonable for them to be declined membership on the grounds that it is a private club.
So why should members of that private club feel obligated to let a non member fly at their private site?
As I have said previously, I am not a member of a private club and have never been asked to join one. The difference between you and me is that I just don't have a problem with that.
For arguments sake, consider the following imaginary scenario: You and a small number of like minded mates decide to approach a local farmer with a view to flying on his land. He says "OK - but it will cost you £1500 a year to rent the land. This works out at £300 a year each. Now, you are all reasonably solvent and get on well together , so decide to go for it. Everything works out well. You are causing no bother and everyone is happy, until one day someone turns up at your private field demanding that they be allowed to join and fly. Would it not be entirely reasonable for that someone to be declined membership?
No - that's what's called a privelege of running your own club. ie. you can operate membership in any way you wish.
Edited By Devon Flyer on 21/12/2012 21:03:52
You need to start your own 'private' club then.
|Thread: Oh no, not another one!|
Your paving slabs need cleaning.
|Thread: Private clubs - I thought we were all equal?|
Pity the world didn't end today, as they promised. I'm losing the will to live...........................
Maybe the County Council isn't operating a proper 'Equal Opportunities' policy? LOL
Edited By Devon Flyer on 21/12/2012 20:31:08
Maybe he just had a bad cold.................?
Why should sharing a common interest with another person, or group of people, infer anything other than just that ie. having a shared interest?
What makes you think that a private club exists simply to demean others? That is a quite breathtaking leap of reasoning.
Edited By Devon Flyer on 21/12/2012 20:25:04
Nail and head BEB.
I really can't see what the gripe is about so called 'Private' clubs, unless the complainant is one of those - 'if I can't join, they shouldn't be allowed' - types. What sort of mess would this country be in if this 'dumbing down to the lowest common denominator' attitude was allowed to run rife?
Oh!..............................................................hang on a moment.......................................I think I may have stumbled upon something! LOL
Personally, I can't see what the problem is with a 'private' club. If some guys want to arrange a flying site and limit the numbers to a chosen few; so what? It's supposedly a free country.
We have a couple of 'private' clubs around here and they provide a service for those who want it. Neither of them is cheap to join, but they have excellent facilities and are pretty much exclusive.
I am not a member of any of them, by the way; I can't afford them and I haven't been invited. No sour grapes here though. Each to their own.
Nobody is obliged to offer hard won facilities to all and sundry. Good luck to them, I say.
|Thread: Ebay sellers...|
Here's another chancer..........................£85 from HK UK.
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