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Thread: Should we be licenced
11/02/2013 16:33:35
Posted by daddycool on 11/02/2013 16:24:31:

It seems to me that this topic is being aired because something is going to become reallity and to give it an airing on a site like this is only brainwashing and preparing ourselves for the outcome.

Now dont say i am paranoid but look at george orwell book big brother and a lot of the stuff in that became reality even before the predicted time.

For all we know the person who posted this originally was prompted by his 'boses' to start the ball rolling.

I do like a good conspiracy theory!

Thread: It may not be just HK that is changing things.
11/02/2013 15:20:19
Posted by Scott Cuppello - HobbyKing on 11/02/2013 13:39:07:
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 10/02/2013 13:21:03:

But the far more likely problem, the one that really causes me annoyance, is how many potential recruits to our hobby are we losing to the greed and ignorance of these people?

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 10/02/2013 13:29:50

I think It is perfectly clear to all that you are not a fan of ours & frankly all the anti-HK tosh I keep reading is largely predictable.....but can you explain to whom exactly the above statement refers please?

I empathise, Scott.

HK is a game changer - and there's always fallout. It's also a bit of a guilty secret for your critics.

And I wonder how many of your detractors moaned about the demise of the British car industry as they bought their Toyotas and Nissans.

Thread: Painting Pilot Figures
11/02/2013 14:57:56

What a great find the Aces of Iron website is - thanks for the link.

Thread: Should we be licenced
11/02/2013 14:50:54
No I don't think that would be necessary at all Peter. In an age when private security firms transport priosoners to courts and run prisons, and private not-for-profit organisations run large empires of Academy Schools, and Charities win contracts to provide ways into employement for the long term unemployed, there is masses of precedent for private bodies running activities we formerly associated with the state. A private organisation (BMFA?) could easily tender to run the system.


BEB, who do you think pays for private outsourced contractors?

There will also be a large Central Government Department behind each. For G4S and prisoner transport - think MoJ. For Capita doing CRB checks, think Home Office and around 200 civil servants in Liverpool.

And certainly the BMFA will have to seriously up its game to even get past the PQQ stage of a government procurement.

Edited By FunnyFlyer on 11/02/2013 14:51:25

11/02/2013 12:53:16
Posted by fly boy3 on 11/02/2013 12:40:58:

Hey FF, hope its only a joke banning the over 70's or many clubs would not be able to pay the flying field rental. LoL. Cheers

Ha! I p

11/02/2013 08:21:35

I would go further.

I'd ban people over 70 from flying without supervision.

No beards or shoulder length hair - and this also applies to male pilots.

smile d

Thread: HobbyKing-Large Box ?
11/02/2013 08:17:11

Guys - when are we going to give HK a break?

We buy at rock bottom prices from across the other side of the world, then bleat on about a few extra £ P&P.

Even the UK warehouse offers great value for money.

Thread: Indoor postal duration challenge
04/02/2013 13:41:06

Nearly 20 mins is impressive. Is that a stock Vapour?

Thread: Choice of car .....
04/02/2013 07:56:47

I'm still in love with my new Mini Cooper diesel. With the seats down it can take a fully assembled Twin Star or foamie warbird.

3M gliders go in fine too, and it can easily be packed with four or five models.

And the drive to the flying field or slope is always great fun!

It never returns less than 48mpg in town driving - and on a decent motorway run at 70-80mph will give around 65 mpg.  On a twisty A-road route, the fun starts and you will get a dent in these figures - but a big grin on your face.

Edited By FunnyFlyer on 04/02/2013 07:59:21

Thread: Tonight at work......Black Horse Pitts
31/01/2013 16:08:17

Hope your boss is not a forum member. smile p

Thread: Hobby King are hiring!
30/01/2013 10:50:24

Click Here for the best job in the world?

Thread: This quarter's BMFA news
25/01/2013 09:36:30
Posted by kc on 24/01/2013 19:27:44:

I dont want PR stuff , I want the facts. I want the subs to be kept low and not wasted on PR. I reckon the vast majority of BMFA members will agree with me.

PR really exists to just deceive the public.

What a strange attitude to take. I too found the article interesting.

BFMA news is unlikely to appeal to the majority of RC ARTF bred flyers - and nor should it - the glossy monthlies like RCME cater for that.

What it does offer is a glimpse into the hardcore, non-trendy aspects of model flight. Martin Dilley's piece on the evolution of free flight competition models was a great read and shows just how much innovation takes place.

Thread: Won't supply to Scotland - Kings Lynn for a start, but who else?
25/01/2013 08:45:36

Yup - compare and contrast the attitude of SLEC that several people have commented on in other threads.

Thread: Club Membership PC Program
22/01/2013 11:26:40

Just a thought - are their any legal / regulatory issues we need to be aware of in terms of storing members' data?

Thread: Won't supply to Scotland - Kings Lynn for a start, but who else?
18/01/2013 11:42:38

ParcelForce quotes for a 10kg parcel Northampton to Aberdeen:

parcelforceto aberdeen.jpg

Why on earth can't the shop say. "Unfortunately we can't do our standard delivery charge of £x but I can do it for an extra £x. Are you happy to proceed?"

Why on earth are people thinking this approach will jeopardise KLM's standard delivery charges?

17/01/2013 20:47:43
BEB, no courier can insist on exclusivity on something they don't provide! "we don't ship to Aberdeen, and we'll stop you using someone who can." I don't think so. If they do, time to get a new supplier. I'm staggered that a shop will be willing to lose a cutomer because thay can't be arsed to pop a package to a post office.

Edited By FunnyFlyer on 17/01/2013 20:55:11

Thread: Is HK killing off the LHS?
17/01/2013 16:59:37


and this is where the value add stuff comes in.

  • Model assembly and fitting with customer's choice of components
  • Equip a workshop area and then charge a membership or per use fee for modellers to use. 3D printers, vinyl cutters, that sort of thing
  • Strike partnership deals with big online retailers to showcase a selection of their stock that customers can pick up, touch and feel - before purchasing online. Have it delivered to your shop for local pick up at the customer's convenience.
  • Hold regular Master class sessions on covering, airbrushing, computer radio programming

and that's just a few of the top of my head!

Thread: Jeremy Vine excels himself.....
17/01/2013 16:39:09
Posted by Mowerman on 17/01/2013 16:34:49:

I went right off Jeremy Vine when Woolworths closed, His verdict was 'The sort of people who shopped at Woolworths will probably be happy to shop at Poundland now'

What a patronizing snob.

He's probably right though! wink 2

Thread: Is HK killing off the LHS?
17/01/2013 16:37:39


Thanks for your feedback. I've added a £30K start up stock loan over three years at £12K per year - assuming you can get that!

BTW - I've just had a look at Gliders' eBay shop. Over the last three weeks - they've shifted close to £2,000 - and that is just from the people who can be bothered to leave feedback.

Thread: Won't supply to Scotland - Kings Lynn for a start, but who else?
17/01/2013 15:37:13

BEB - with respect, your argument doesn't stack up.

KLM should simply say "It will cost you an extra £x to deliver." They should then take the parcel to parcel force or whoever. It's called customer service. They may have a special contract rate with their preferred supplier - but can always use another supplier for one off deliveries.

I was at a "Rain Forest Cafe" in the USA a while ago. A family's youngest child played up and didn't want to eat anything on the menu - he wanted a McDonalds. The waitress said it was not a problem and she personally went to McDs and got the child a happy meal. That is customer service.

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