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by Vincent Raia
February 23rd, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Now Sold: 1/3 Scale Electric Crackerjack, turn key model
Replies: 1
Views: 1537

Re: For Sale: 1/3 Scale Electric Crackerjack, turn key model

Yet again, for the second time I have been let down by a buyer, trouble is, these days people want something but aren't prepared to put themselves out to travel to buy it, I have often done a 250 mile or so round trip to buy a model, as there not always on your doorstep, and when you get the stupid ...
by Vincent Raia
January 14th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Foreign calls for a model for sale anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1936

Re: Foreign calls for a model for sale anyone?

In the last six or seven years, I have been into buying and selling antiques, mainly specialising in antique silver which is all sold through eBay, and I have sold loads of stuff abroad, even to China, Russia, Korea, as well as USA, Canada, Australasia and of course Europe, and I must say that all h...
by Vincent Raia
January 2nd, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Journal
Replies: 5
Views: 1578

Re: Journal

As an ex Journal Editor, I did the job for a couple of years, I will say it was blooming hard work putting it together, and getting it out on time, especially as at that time getting it printed and posted was the biggest issue but Dave managed to turn it all around, and has been very dedicated to it...
by Vincent Raia
January 2nd, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Dave Parry, retiring journal editor, ta much
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Re: Dave Parry, retiring journal editor, ta much

Hello Dave, just seen your post, I must say that LMA has lost another good man, you brought a lot of new innovations to the job, and your dedication is second to none, in upgrading the journal and getting the old web site updated, wish you all the best for the future, you and your big lens will be m...
by Vincent Raia
January 2nd, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Now Sold: 1/3 Scale Electric Crackerjack, turn key model
Replies: 1
Views: 1537

Now Sold: 1/3 Scale Electric Crackerjack, turn key model

Now Sold: A 1/3 Scale Electric Crackerjack A Superb Exact Scale Turn Key, or "Bind-n-Fly" Scratch Built Model, not built from a kit, it was built by an expert large model builder, from a Dennis Tapsfield plan, It has a 3m wing span, with two separate wing panels, that fit into the top win...
by Vincent Raia
October 7th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Mobile phones on flight line
Replies: 13
Views: 2876

Re: Mobile phones on flight line

A lot of these unexplained incidences can be caused by a flight battery, Nicads are notorious for suddenly playing up, then people couldn't find anything wrong with them, usually under load.
by Vincent Raia
September 7th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 172
Views: 25727

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

What a sad state of affairs our innocent hobby has succumbed to, by bored uninformed officials, who've got nothing better to do, and just want to ruin the innocent fun normal people are enjoying, we have the BMFA, LMA, CAA, to look after and regulate our hobby, so why do these jumped up officials ne...
by Vincent Raia
September 7th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Flair 1/4 scale Tiger Moth
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Re: Flair 1/4 scale Tiger Moth

The Flair range of models were great models to build to getting you started but there were other truer scale Moth's out there, like the ones produced by Duncan Hutson etc. you could always find a plan and get a kit cut, then at least you would have fresh wood to build it with, rather than old dried ...
by Vincent Raia
June 18th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Hawker Typhoon restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Re: Hawker Typhoon restoration

Great post David, although not model related, all very interesting, especially for the modeller interested in building one of these rare aircraft.
by Vincent Raia
May 4th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 13431

Re: new registration rebellion

I have now signed an online petition against this new proposed unfair legislation.
by Vincent Raia
May 4th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 13431

Re: new registration rebellion

Dear all, these days I occasionally go out and fly a modern foamy but haven't flown for three years due to life and weather etc. getting in the way but I am totally aggrieved by this latest proposed legislation, after all, we are all supposed to be big kids going out to play with our toy aeroplanes,...
by Vincent Raia
May 3rd, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 13431

Re: new registration rebellion

Without Prejudice: Unfortunately, drones were a brilliant invention but unwittingly sounded the death knell for our hobby. We were okay flying our Junior 60's etc. but we strayed into the realms of government & military defences with the drone. Model aircraft and helli's are usually flown within...
by Vincent Raia
February 25th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Gordon Whitehead
Replies: 2
Views: 1269

Gordon Whitehead

Have just read on the BMFA a sad announcement, that Gordon had passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning, another old school gentleman has left us, he was such a lovely quiet man, kept himself to himself, RIP Gordon, and condolences to his family.
by Vincent Raia
February 23rd, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Grant Wright RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: Grant Wright RIP

Oh dear, sad news, and still a young man, remember Grant well, one of the early experimenters with electric powered models, designed and built his own models, and I remember him starting up his leccy model business. Condolences to his family.
by Vincent Raia
February 16th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: "SOLD" Vintage 1970's Krick Bucker Bestman part built kit.
Replies: 0
Views: 769

"SOLD" Vintage 1970's Krick Bucker Bestman part built kit.

NOW SOLD A vintage model I have for sale, is a part built, Krick Bucker Bestman kit from the 1970's, I bought it about 25 years ago, I also bought two un-started Bestman kits and this one, which was built but not finished, or covered. I sold the two kits, as they involved a lot of proper building, l...
by Vincent Raia
February 16th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE: 1/3 Scale Electric Crackerjack (NOW SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 1409

FOR SALE: 1/3 Scale Electric Crackerjack (NOW SOLD)

FOR SALE: 1/3 Scale Electric Crackerjack, (NOW SOLD) A Superb Exact Scale Turn Key Model, this is not from a kit, it was scratch built by an expert large model builder, from a Dennis Tapsfield plan, 3m span, with two separate wing panels, that fit into the top wing centre section with tabs, a workin...
by Vincent Raia
December 27th, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: New (old stock) Futaba S3302 1/4 Scale servo
Replies: 0
Views: 834

New (old stock) Futaba S3302 1/4 Scale servo

FOR SALE:
1 New (old stock) Futaba S3302 1/4 scale servo, bought new but never used, all complete in it's box, £35 + postage, 07917 481066
by Vincent Raia
October 31st, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Lady Merrill Willis
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Re: Lady Merrill Willis

Sincere condolences to the Willis family, who I have known since a child, may she rest in peace with John.
by Vincent Raia
September 23rd, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: John Townsend RIP
Replies: 12
Views: 3377

Re: John Townsend RIP

Hi all, just seen this sad post, every time I occasionally log in, I find one of great stalwarts of the LMA has passed on, only knew John through my involvement with the LMA, and on the show circuit, and the first time I saw his lovely Magister, I was blown away by the authentic ness of it, John was...
by Vincent Raia
March 26th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: DAVE WALKER RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

Re: DAVE WALKER RIP

Oh dear, another sad post, I remember David very well, Lovely gentle guy, and a very enthusiastic member of the LMA, I still have copies of his first DVD's that he did, RIP David, sad loss of a great guy.

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