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Prop Nut22/08/2012 19:39:02
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I was interested to read (Short Finals) that Dave Johnson, Chairman of the LMA, is angered by visitors trying to get into shows without paying. Well, it cuts both ways, Dave! I was pretty angered a few years ago when, having bought advance tickets for the Cosford show, the idiot on the gate decided that they were only valid for Saturday, that I couldn't use them on Sunday and I'd have to pay again. He was rude and offensive, and unapologetic even when, after some considerable delay, someone straightened him out and I was allowed to pass. I've never patronised the LMA since.

Simon Chambers22/08/2012 20:13:13
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Excellent edition - as always.

Great show was the LMA. It's my current favourite out of the calendar.

That Pits Python was huge! I managed to get a up close look at it and take a quick sneaky snap with my camera phone. teeth 2

Certainly not magazine quality, but you can see the person sitting next to it and the jerry cans for size comparison. Just to point out, I'm around 5' 10" and the wing was above/level with my head.

Also I noticed it uses Hitec servos - not complete Futaba gear as the magazine says. smile p

Enormous 87% Pits at LMA Cosford

Click on it to see a bigger version.

Cheers,

Si.

Jon Laughton22/08/2012 22:08:45
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Perhaps it's just me but I thought this was the poorest edition for some time. Still way better than the competition though

Tim Hooper22/08/2012 22:58:37
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Matt's Saab looks great! I just have to cross it off my 'to do' list though....

tim

Simon Chambers22/08/2012 23:32:51
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Posted by Tim Hooper on 22/08/2012 22:58:37:

Matt's Saab looks great! I just have to cross it off my 'to do' list though....

tim

I agree. Its really tempting me to give this wood bashing a go! I've put it on the list on the RCME plans that I really want to build - Mini Capiche, Bristol Freighter (with 2 OS LA15's of course), Flying Flea and of course the TN Lancaster from the November 2001 issue! I better start soon...!

Si.

Alex Whittaker22/08/2012 23:56:02
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Thanks for the update, Simon. Much appreciated. The hand-written note, given to me by the pilot's helper, simply states "Futaba radio". He might have meant just the trannie.

Cheers,

Alex

Simon Chambers23/08/2012 00:57:36
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Posted by Alex Whittaker on 22/08/2012 23:56:02:

Thanks for the update, Simon. Much appreciated. The hand-written note, given to me by the pilot's helper, simply states "Futaba radio". He might have meant just the trannie.

Cheers,

Alex

No problem.

I have to say, your my favourite writer in RCM&E (sorry others!) and Weekenders is, usually, the very first section I read (usually then WOO's)!

But then saying that, I'm a 26 year old electronics engineer and electronics enthusiast (I blame that I was brought up with it - built my first circuit when I was 5 and been programming since I was 7) - that is as interested in R/C transmitters and how the systems work as much as I am in the flying! Oh and I have kept nearly every RCM&E I have bought which goes back to nearly the start of 2000! Me, normal? Hmm, maybe not...

I actually only noticed it because I'm so sad that I most interested in how the aircraft was setup and wired up. I can't remember exactly which one, but I'm 90% certain the servo was either a HS-805MG or a HS-5805MG. teeth 2

Told you I'm probably not normal...!

Si.

Edited By Simon Chambers on 23/08/2012 00:57:50

Maurice Harvey24/08/2012 16:36:31
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You lucky people, Expected my copy by now, no such luck. Methinks the postal service in England wait until they have a decent load for air -freight, could be weeks before it arrives. Stop rabbiting on about what"s inside, otherwise I will have nothing to look forward too. Nice and hot here in Spain. How is it where you are?

Dale Gibson24/08/2012 16:57:19
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Pouring down here in Somerset but it's ok because I have my new copy of RCME to read.....cheeky

Pete B - Moderator24/08/2012 17:40:04
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Posted by Maurice Harvey on 24/08/2012 16:36:31:

You lucky people, Expected my copy by now, no such luck. Methinks the postal service in England wait until they have a decent load for air -freight, could be weeks before it arrives. Stop rabbiting on about what"s inside, otherwise I will have nothing to look forward too. Nice and hot here in Spain. How is it where you are?

Mine arrived in SW France two days ago, Maurice. Enjoying the first cloudy day @24C after what seems weeks of 30C - 39C daily - just waiting for some promised rain as I'm fed up with watering the garden - sorry, UK folks......wink 2

Some good stuff from Danny F, AW and the article on the Bowden Bee is very interestingthumbs up

Pete

Maurice Harvey27/08/2012 21:41:28
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It"s arrived! Nice to chill out with my favourite mag. Just one thing I must comment on though, the reviews. Why do the reviewers just give us photo"s of the completed model. Please, Lee Smalley, yes and you too Mr Ashby, stick the camera up the backside so that we have an idea of the nitty gritty bits of construction. Show your dear readers what room there is inside for ancillaries etc. After all, they tell me that the reviewer gets to keep the aircraft so please play fair.

Lee Smalley05/09/2012 15:16:10
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well Maurice i am not sure i understand what you mean by "play fair" i always play to win...is this the same?? anyway, quite often we do take pictures of the internal installation, but it is not allways used by the editors, although we took no such pictures this time around for the EDGE540, being an ARTF the location of the radio install is normally done for you and you have little say in the matter, and pictures of this sort would be A. boring and B. of little value unless there is a real problem worth looking at, i suppose you have to really take my word for it when i say there is loads of room for the radio install, and if you wish to go electric as is provided for in this kit, then i will also comment as to the space available, trust me for the Edge there is loads of room for the Battery pack, for a trad build this is a different matter!

And i can confirm that we do get to keep the models generally, but lets face it, who in their right mind would want the model back after i have finished with it ???

hope this helps

weasel05/09/2012 16:42:20
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Lee has the model stud up to the stress of you flying mode ?,,,,wink 2

Weaz Lee Smalley's fan club No1...

Lee Smalley05/09/2012 17:24:00
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us mode 1 flyers eh !!

yeah she has even stood the rigors of starting the engine backwards and then reversing herself off the starting table and onto the floor, quite a tough bird and they were selling them for £95.00 quid at the Nats an absolute steal!!!

Maurice Harvey05/09/2012 20:19:45
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Thanks for replying to my moan about the Edge review Lee. As this was the "new improved quality" Phoenix model I just felt that it would have been nice for this to have been shown. The picture showing the lead weight at the tail-end WAS informative because I could see that the horns and clevises were of decent quality and that the tail wheel was attached to the fuselage, better than Hangar 9 comes up with anyway. (Why take a picture of a piece of lead?) A photo of the servo mounting points in the wing could have shown what the wood quality is like, also for the electric boys the hatch could have been removed to reveal to them any problems regarding battery fitment. I consider it to be a flying and picture review. Not enough info for me to buy without seeing it in the flesh. Lets do better next time Lee, so that RCM&E remains at the top of the pile!

twinstar05/09/2012 20:24:39
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i have not seen the magazine article for the saab j21 yet, but incase its montioned in the mag, the model is available in kit form go to this website for more info

Bucksboy05/09/2012 21:17:12
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I too have asked in the past for internal shots of reviewed planes. Its quite common to see 6-8 photos of the completed models, the same style as is printed on the box the model came in. I'd like a photo of the engine installation and the radio to see how others complete the task. I appreciate that its not that exciting but I'd prefer that to identical exterior shots.

Just my thoughts.

Pete Lowe06/09/2012 20:18:15
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I am just reviewing the Hanger 9 Tiger Moth kit and some of the internals appear to be quite photogenic so I will endevour to include some of these pictures when the copy goes to press.

Pete

Maurice Harvey06/09/2012 20:44:27
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Good for you, Pete. Your forthcoming review with the unseen parts shown for me to drool over, and gather info for future builds will be most welcome. I will also renew my subscription of the mag when it comes due. Maurice.

Danny Fenton06/09/2012 20:50:37
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Just a thought, as it is quite well known for our favorite editor to be a touch fussy about the pics that get in, how about the reviewer post the pictures that got "cut" on a thread to run alongside the review? That way we can see the shots that are not nice enough for print, but show the less attractive bits of the model.

Just a thought wink 2

Cheers

Danny

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