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by Bob Thompson1894
January 6th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Dave Parry, retiring journal editor, ta much
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Dave Parry, retiring journal editor, ta much

Dave- as others have said, thank you for your work. I agree FB and Twitter are the new kids on the block, but there is still a core of folk who stand by the LMA Forum, RCMF and others. FB can not store build threads and 'how to' articles like the forums. There is still, in my opinion, a need for them.
by Bob Thompson1894
January 5th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Foreign calls for a model for sale anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Foreign calls for a model for sale anyone?

I have sold stuff (not model related) to a guy from Bulgaria (yeah I know!) he arranged pickup and the guy he got to pick it up was there dead on time and paid cash. But I was very dubious, and this one certainly sounds dodgy.
by Bob Thompson1894
December 31st, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Bucker Student
Replies: 35
Views: 2160

Re: Bucker Student

The only time I have seen this is when a friend put a petrol motor in a Regal Eagle- the model with formers made from foamboard- and the fumes (while flying) ate away at the foam in the formers...we had to quickly re engine it with a Moki 180 glow.
by Bob Thompson1894
December 31st, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Bucker Student
Replies: 35
Views: 2160

Re: Bucker Student

Only if a catastrophe happens! You just dont get spillage with petrol. I even leave whatever is in the tank, and block off the fuel pipes. With a pumped carb it is sealed. A burst tank or pipe could flood it, but I have never had that happen with petrol.
by Bob Thompson1894
December 31st, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Non LMA Events 2020
Topic: R35 Cup
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: R35 Cup

Seasons greetings John. It does state in the opening post- "Due to some of the events taking place at public displays" which is what drew me to the safety concerns. I have no problem with events on private land.
by Bob Thompson1894
December 29th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Non LMA Events 2020
Topic: R35 Cup
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: R35 Cup

Nobody is trying to 'shoot it down' (unfortunate phrase) just a few concerns. You seem to have the points system worked out before even deciding if there are to be 2 or 3 pylons- the three pylon idea is a non starter, if nothing else than finding volunteers to place the pylons before the race is lik...
by Bob Thompson1894
December 28th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Non LMA Events 2020
Topic: R35 Cup
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: R35 Cup

Bob this idea is obviously a tool to sell prop guys engines, so z38s won't be allowed, and his own design airframe which looks like a greenly with a cowl ( pity its not more scale). I saw the bit in the magazine, Paul. I was trying to be diplomatic.... :lol: Team Gee Bee flew at shows and flyins fo...
by Bob Thompson1894
December 28th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Non LMA Events 2020
Topic: R35 Cup
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: R35 Cup

Agreed, Glenn. We realised early on (after some mid airs) that actual racing was just too dangerous and simulated racing was spectacular but much safer. (we had very few mishaps after a bit of discipline was used) I am not sure if we ever had an actual winner! Using the same model is good, but power...
by Bob Thompson1894
December 23rd, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Journal
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Journal

Got to disagree John. The journal is often better than the expensive model mags. Long may it continue.
by Bob Thompson1894
December 16th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Hanger 9 parts
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Hanger 9 parts

I think you mean Stephen Thomas? He runs Bobs Hobbies in Florida. He concentrates mostly on propellors these days, importing Falcon etc. He may be able to help. his email is derjager (at) msn.com replace the (at) with @
by Bob Thompson1894
December 14th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2020 Renewals
Replies: 21
Views: 1329

Re: 2020 Renewals

Rob- I found that, after I had paid, there was no way to download the card. I had to go back and start again with the log in and go from there. May be a link could be added? Or have I just missed something?
by Bob Thompson1894
December 13th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2020 Renewals
Replies: 21
Views: 1329

Re: 2020 Renewals

dead easy! Thanks for simplifying the whole thing. (and paying the £9)
by Bob Thompson1894
December 10th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 165
Views: 9273

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Then how do the BBC et al get away with some of the flying they do?
by Bob Thompson1894
December 10th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 165
Views: 9273

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I believe different rules are already in place for commercial flights?
by Bob Thompson1894
December 10th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 165
Views: 9273

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

"he was flying, not me" "no, he was flying" "prove it, copper"
by Bob Thompson1894
December 6th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 165
Views: 9273

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

With all the obviously illegal number plates I see around and nobody gets done for, is plod going to go around looking at models with a magnifying glass? And how do you check if a number is correct? Pointless. Incidentally, the BMFA is giving a copy of the exemption with their mag. Saves you printin...
by Bob Thompson1894
December 5th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Flair Tiger Moth, Zenoah 38?
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Flair Tiger Moth, Zenoah 38?

Physically quite difficult, I imagine.
by Bob Thompson1894
December 3rd, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 165
Views: 9273

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

We will be needing a log book bigger than Captain Kirks before long...
by Bob Thompson1894
November 30th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 165
Views: 9273

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

or you can have them on your phone as a .pdf
by Bob Thompson1894
November 30th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 165
Views: 9273

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I have for some years, carried my BMFA, LMA and club cards in my Tx case. Seems logical. I can add my B and LMA prof to the wad- it will help insulate the transmitter!

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