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by Dave Hayfield
November 5th, 2015, 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Keith Mitchell
Replies: 15
Views: 2941

Re: Keith Mitchell

Good to hear all ok and you are feeling better. Very best wishes from me and Sheila.
by Dave Hayfield
November 5th, 2015, 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE VULCAN
Replies: 12
Views: 2185

Re: THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE VULCAN

Bit upset regarding the video of the Southern section of the 'Final Flight'. The section over Manston and Deal seems to be missing, it goes from Reculver directly to Dover. I was at Manston and I saw it, unless it was Dave's re-liveried!
by Dave Hayfield
October 11th, 2015, 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Almost The End Of The Flying Vulcan
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: Almost The End Of The Flying Vulcan

Fabulous flypast at Manston and dead on time. Thousands of people turned up blocking the roads and lanes for miles around the airfield (now not used but we, the local population are doing our utmost reinstate it). The Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Museum Cafe must have had a field Day. I did get so...
by Dave Hayfield
August 29th, 2015, 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Airfields Petition
Replies: 13
Views: 1561

Re: Airfields Petition

I live near Manston airfield which was closed a year ago with no notice to the several hundred employees who worked for the airfield, various airlines and businesses using the site. The only reason for this was for the owner, one of the originators of Stagecoach who bought the airfield for £1...yes ...
by Dave Hayfield
May 24th, 2015, 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Kill Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: Kill Switch

Sorry to disillusion you Rob but I don't think your big blade switch will be man enough for the job. I suggest a pick-up shoe off a third rail rail way system which will clamp to a short length of railway line via a release pin and gravity. This will also provide even more noseweight if required. Ac...
by Dave Hayfield
May 6th, 2015, 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: custom Servo Extension leads
Replies: 10
Views: 1774

Re: custom Servo Extension leads

Hi Richard, I guess the kind of models my son makes will give some idea of cable to use.ie, almost full size.( see 86% Pitts Python on youtube). I do the electrics on the models and tend to make my own cables up from twin 42 strand speaker cable which will handle 10 or more amps adequately and is ex...
by Dave Hayfield
April 30th, 2015, 10:39 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Switch with no information
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Re: Switch with no information

As an electronics engineer Alan, and having a fair amount of involvement in RC technology this was a completely new one on me. I did know about the French restrictions on 2.4 but surely there should have been some indication on the Futaba tx itself even if not in the handbook, especially if on sale ...
by Dave Hayfield
April 30th, 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Switch with no information
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Re: Switch with no information

Thanks Robin, so I have been using a transmitter bought in a reputable shop in the UK and I have been restricted to 10 Mw without my knowledge. If I hadn't taken the back off my tx to check wiring for wear etc after a fair bit of use I would never have known. There is no mention whatsoever in the us...
by Dave Hayfield
April 29th, 2015, 10:56 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Switch with no information
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Switch with no information

I have a Futaba 2.4Ghz transmitter which I happened to take the back off for a general check of wiring etc and noticed a switch on the rf output pcb which says 'France' and 'General'. It was set to 'France' and I have been using it on this setting without any problems but I have a feeling that the '...
by Dave Hayfield
April 9th, 2015, 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: help from the old boys
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: help from the old boys

Hi Paul....I have put my wellies on and descended to the lower levels of my vaults and found Model Aircraft magazine from 1958 but it is the Christmas issue so not much help, sorry about that. Cost 1 shilling and 6 pence by the way.
by Dave Hayfield
April 8th, 2015, 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: help from the old boys
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: help from the old boys

Hi Paul......what's with this 'old guys' then? Even so I may have a look through my library, I have a few copies from when I was at school. Will let you know.
by Dave Hayfield
April 8th, 2015, 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Recognition?
Replies: 11
Views: 1621

Re: Recognition?

Totally agree with you on the governments interference Dave, I bet that most of us of my age and, no doubt, a bit younger were introduced to metal workshops, technical drawing and woodwork shops at school which would grab the interest of youngsters who found they could master engineering skills. Thi...
by Dave Hayfield
April 6th, 2015, 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Recognition?
Replies: 11
Views: 1621

Recognition?

Where I live there is a new art gallery which is publicised mainly by a female artist who draws spidery outlines of 'rude things' and receives amazing accolades from the arty groups and the chattering class. The gallery is frequented by our top royalty and VIP's and this lady 'artist' is now a milli...
by Dave Hayfield
April 1st, 2015, 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: STOLEN !!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: STOLEN !!!!

Suggest we keep a lookout on ebay or Gumtree for these items !!!!!
by Dave Hayfield
March 28th, 2015, 11:17 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: 1/10th scale Blackburn Beverley.
Replies: 376
Views: 73562

Re: 1/10th scale Blackburn Beverley.

Hi Malcolm, there was a bit of discussion going on in Flight International a while ago where pilots of the Beverley were reminiscing, with great affection, on flying the aircraft. Of course, being pilots, they came out with the usual fun comments. A couple which made me smile were that the Beverley ...
by Dave Hayfield
March 12th, 2015, 10:04 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: A little side project - Mobile Aircaft Hanger
Replies: 71
Views: 10696

Re: A little side project - Mobile Aircaft Hanger

I haven't used a generator for ages with my c'van. I depend on a solar panel which tops up the battery during the day (providing the sun is shining) when the battery is not used much. It will certainly suffice for a long weekend even when using the tv.
by Dave Hayfield
March 11th, 2015, 12:11 am
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: A little side project - Mobile Aircaft Hanger
Replies: 71
Views: 10696

Re: A little side project - Mobile Aircaft Hanger

This is what we did with an old caravan. Much simpler and cheaper than building from scratch
by Dave Hayfield
February 22nd, 2015, 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Help needed locating Retlas Firefli plans
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Help needed locating Retlas Firefli plans

Dave someone mentioned they had seen my reply about Terry Salter. They said he joined the great model club in the sky a couple of years. Sorry to get your hopes up.
by Dave Hayfield
February 21st, 2015, 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Help needed locating Retlas Firefli plans
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Help needed locating Retlas Firefli plans

Hi Dave, Retlas kits were marketed by Terry Salter (Retlas being Salter backwards) who did live in Dover. I know he left the modelling business years ago but may still live in Dover in an area called River. May be worth a search in the phone book because he may have hung on to some plans etc.
by Dave Hayfield
February 18th, 2015, 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: New Member Intro Thread?
Replies: 10
Views: 1711

Re: New Member Intro Thread?

Hello Andy, welcome to the LMA. I remember you from when I used to organise the LMA shows at Old Warden, they were halcyon days. Sadly we had a great deal of misunderstandings from the management when a big reorganisation took place, 20 years ago, of what the LMA were trying to do for the good of th...

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