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Important The Café (There is no Topic)
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Topic started 23 Jan 2011 02:20 by admin
PG (not the tea, the guidance) If you are of a sensitive nature, then please note, this is the designated area for moderately adult chat.
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Last Post by Klipkopwildlife 13 Apr 2018 09:51
Phil, PM sent
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Important Introduce Yourself
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Topic started 23 Jan 2011 02:33 by admin
Here you can post a brief or descriptive introduction about yourself. It is not compulsory but some members like to know a little about the person they're talking to.
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 07 Apr 2018 19:06
Welcome from me too. I hope you enjoy your time here
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Important 2018 so far...rant alert.
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Topic started 10 Feb 2018 08:40 by Ausmodeller
So far 2018 hasn't impressed me in the slightest. Mid January my oldest friend (known him almost 40 years) died in hospital after a short illness. A family friend chose to end his life in the garage with the door down and this morning I had the task of taking my best little mate, our 18 year old...
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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD 04 Mar 2018 20:47
Please tell Klipy, i have never been a believer in these things so i would like to hear what happens Im serous, not taking the p
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Closed Important Admin Blog - Locked
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Topic started 12 Feb 2011 15:41 by admin
In here i will effectively write a new post every time I've completed something. I like to keep our members informed as to what I am up to. Most recently I have created an SPF record for ModelChat which helps (not stops) our emails going to junk. There are many things I can do to stop our emails...
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Seems there is also a bug in the Subscribe button. [attachment] This is set to be disabled by default so you don't auto subscribe to every thread you post in. Although it is disabled, it is still being checked (ticked). Simply unticking it before replying should stop you from subscribing.
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Closed Important Temp change of leadership
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Topic started 11 Oct 2012 15:44 by Garry Pollard
Due to some events that have happened, over the last few days, and last night, I have, at Pol's request, taken overall control of the site . Will all members please now direct any problems, complaints etc to Mike, Kippy , or preferably to myself. Garry
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Last Post by Garry Pollard 21 Jan 2015 13:59
Not used this thread for a while, but felt it was time I did !!!! Firstly I would officially like to thank Mike from all of the members for the work he has recently done to provide this great new site for us all to enjoy. Lets not forget that without Mike, we wouldnt have this place, or the last...
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Important What's on soon.
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Topic started 28 Apr 2013 21:44 by Eric
Let's keep this thread clear of trivia, please. If you know of, are part of, or have organised a model show, somewhere, post it on here, please. Name, location (postcode for a satnav if you know it) times, dates, who will be there. etc.
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Last Post by flyright5 21 Sep 2014 17:07
The winter Northwich swap meet is coming up soon..! see the thread in the events section Sunday 9th November 2014 www.northwichswapmeet.co.uk Hope to see you there..
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Topic started Yesterday 22:45 by one tenor
Stuck in my chair as I am my thoughts ramble along odd avenues at times :silly: The latest odd walk has taken me to wondering if we could make a fuel suitable for all types of ignition we use. I'm thinking along the lines of a fuel using Ether,Methanol and an oil for lubrication. We know...
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Last Post by Quorneng Yesterday 23:51
OT As I understand it methanol is not a good fuel for compression ignition as at a compression to make it ignite it explodes rather than burns in the way paraffin does. Compared to a compression ignition motor glow has a much lower compression ratio which is why it will not start unless the glow is...
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Topic started 23 Jun 2011 15:04 by Eric
The only way for a couple to enjoy an afternoon 'quickie' away from their 8-year-old son in the flat was to send him out on the balcony with a Mars bar and tell him to report on the street activities. He began: "There's a car being towed away", "Jason is on his skateboard", "The Wilsons are...
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Last Post by one tenor Yesterday 23:42
Quote: Sadly that is getting near the truth TOO damn near!!
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Topic started Yesterday 19:45 by Tony B
Well i have been voluntered by my other half to put on a static display of model aircraft celebrating 100 years of the RAF at the Great Dorset at Steam Fair. :unsure: So far i have the Lancaster, hurricane and spitfire to get finished and ready. i also need someting from ww1 and something modern....
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Last Post by one tenor Yesterday 21:48
Blmey Tony You'll need to get a move on mate. C ould you borrow any from club mates? The Spit is nice and would take one of my 40's nicely. Anyway well done to your other half ( and you too ) [badass] :lol: [badass]
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Been flying
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Topic started 19 Nov 2011 20:55 by Tony B
[image] Took my own design low wing blue foam thing. used to have a hell of a job with tip stalling on take off, so much that i broke the wing in half and threw it in the corner. i finally got round to fixing it. second time out now and we have...
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Last Post by Quorneng 21 Apr 2018 15:55
Flew the old faithful (5 years old in May!) Cessna O-2 Skymaster today. [attachment] A breeze and strong sunlight meant it was pretty turbulent low down. Two flights,14 minutes in total, and used just 760 mAh of its 2200 mAh battery.
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Topic started 19 Apr 2018 11:20 by Flytilbroke
Following on from a Post from Dom I did a search using the words,,, Magnus Effect Aeroplane Flettner Aeroplane Quite amazing what what showed up.
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Last Post by Flytilbroke 21 Apr 2018 08:55
As a follow on from post by Mike Rolls I looked this up The famous research folks ,,,, Cousteau? had built a ship with that type mast propulsion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcyone_(ship) Then followed on with Flying with them, I have seen better than the second one but can't find it yet....
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Topic started 14 Mar 2018 13:04 by Andy Sephton
One of the Peterborough Model Flying Club's more active FF members, Ian Middlemiss, sadly passed away last year, so the Club is celebrating his contribution by having a one-model FF contest this year for his Ferry 500 Electric FF Model. Ian was a master in the art of producing small electrical...
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 19 Apr 2018 21:03
Work on this one continues with the fitting of a viscous damper DT system. The text is similar to that recently posted in my Ajax thread....apologies for the repetition. The line was made from 0.25mm DLG Control Run Pull Wire (bead wire) with supports from 0.71mm ID etched PTFE pushrod outer tube,...
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Topic started 25 Jan 2018 05:30 by Mike Rolls
Was Tuesday, the 23rd January when my dear wife Veronica died unexpectedly after appearing to be making good progress from her latest health problem. Mike
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Last Post by Flytilbroke 19 Apr 2018 10:55
Nice one Eric. I also have one which I overlaid on a photo which I possibly will post,,,, The Pic' stays on the living room wall.
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Topic started 13 Apr 2018 17:21 by astroflier
I'm interested in getting into seaplane flying. I was thinking of converting my old Riot XL to a floatplane as a start. What size of floats would I use? I live near Peterborough. Is there a water flying site nearby?
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Last Post by Mowerman 14 Apr 2018 11:26
After the weather we have had recently I would think there must be lots of flooded fields , shallow enough so boat not needed. Obviously get farmers OK first.
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My son jj (Joseph)
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Topic started 24 Dec 2017 22:38 by The Beard
my son JJ lives with me ,he is 29 and has never worked.I strive to help him get going in life but he is usually deeply into some war game or other and often dont communicate for days.I love him to bits but he often complains of this ailment or that.He cares for himself boxes works out goes to the...
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Last Post by Mike Rolls 13 Apr 2018 18:28
Oh Lord - as a family you don't have much luck. All the best for rapid improvements Mike
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Topic started 01 Apr 2018 08:51 by Klipkopwildlife
One of our members, Phil Claridge, has been with us a very long time, he doesn't say a lot, just lets us make fools of ourselves! [badass] . Anyway he's not too well at the moment, in and out of hospital with heart related problems, I'm sure we all wish him well and a get well soon is in order since he is...
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Last Post by one tenor 05 Apr 2018 21:28
Acer too
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Topic started 02 Mar 2018 18:57 by Andy Sephton
Well, the next project is now on the board, it's a check to make sure the new SAMS Lacey M-10 kit produces the required model. The first set of laser cut parts arrived just over a week ago, the fuselage plan was completed this morning. [attachment] First impressions are good in that the parts...
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Last Post by Tony B 02 Apr 2018 19:58
great work as usual young sir. you are quite talented Andy. Tony B
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Topic started 25 Mar 2018 03:07 by one tenor
I thought this interesting. Sloper, Power , PSS? will anyone like it enough to build one I wonder ? www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/314055774006636836/
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Last Post by one tenor 26 Mar 2018 02:39
The canard with slightly swept wings in plan only. The AMBROSINI SS4 Comes up if you click VISIT .Looks like it was built after all.
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Topic started 23 Mar 2018 19:36 by one tenor
Son bought me a Hi Mobile phone which I can't use because there was no proper instructions with it .It was too late to return it when I found out . Now the point is has anybody got one of these phones and give me directions to use it. I'd be much obliged if you can. It h as a hard plastic cover on...
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Last Post by one tenor 26 Mar 2018 02:31
Nowt useful Name and model no and some details about the phone Tech specs.It has loads of functions but nothing to tell how to use it :evil: :angry:
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Topic started 31 Dec 2016 15:36 by Quorneng
As requested I will start a thread for this although I really don't know much about 3D printing or how to use it. :P The Anet A8 is a 'hobby' printer right at the lower end of the scale and in kit form it is right at the bottom of even that! :ohmy: On the basis you get what you pay for I...
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Last Post by one tenor 24 Mar 2018 14:59
My problem is I cocked up my NI contributions so my income is severely limited.Although printer would save money long term I can't afford the initial outlay. Therefore I am resigned to "fiddling "and making my own pilots, M/Gs etc.Cash is used to keep warm at the moment in consideration of our...
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Topic started 21 Mar 2018 14:42 by Mike Rolls
I thought that it would be nice to have a picture in my profile (not of me - I'm not that cruel - but of Veronica staggering under the weight of one of my creations) but I can't make amending my profile work - what am I doing wrong? Mike
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Last Post by boz 23 Mar 2018 04:16
Glad you succeeded, keep posting dear boy. :)
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Topic started 22 Mar 2018 19:35 by one tenor
I was going to ask how you go on for water if it barely rains.One shower a week and bottled water to drink I presume ? :evil: [badass]
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Topic started 20 Mar 2018 09:23 by Flytilbroke
I would like NOT to receive notification of every post. I have limited mobile bandwidth, even worse, limited access to the phone network in some locations and needless posts make it more difficult to use. Help please.
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Last Post by Flytilbroke 22 Mar 2018 09:29
Yep,, the hint worked Thanks. Was giving it time,, to be sure.
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Topic started 21 Mar 2018 15:32 by Mike Rolls
As many of you know, my dear wife Veronica died on the 23rd of January – on Friday, two months to the day. I can honestly say – and I don’t suppose that it is a surprise to anybody – that I haven’t known a good day since. Some have been worse than others, none have been good. For some...
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Last Post by Flytilbroke 22 Mar 2018 09:16
We are all different, yet, most are the same. I have always, where it was my choice, cleared the things from the lost one fairly quickly. I did this after my Dot went from MND. Except for Photo's on the wall and five Dolls on one room's window ledge. I have a fair variety of Alcoholic Drink, but not...
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Topic started 21 Mar 2018 12:46 by rcjcmon
Hi........ I have a very large number of AeroModeller magazines, some of them dated back to the 1940s. They are all in mint condition with the model plans in place. I also have a large selection of Air International magazines from the 70-80s. Would anyone be interested in buying them? If so I will...
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Last Post by one tenor 22 Mar 2018 01:18
Thanks Phil but although I'd love to replace the ones I lost years go but I don;t have room for anymore. Unfortunately it will have to remain an "I wish" for me too.
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Topic started 18 Mar 2018 10:07 by Klipkopwildlife
Does anyone know of a company that will transport a 2.4M box world wide?
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Last Post by Klipkopwildlife 20 Mar 2018 07:37
Thanks for your kind help Simon, it looks as though I'll have to junk the idea. I was hoping to persuade Tony (BB) to sell me his Lancaster! 300 to 400quid was OK, ish, but at 1800+ and still agree a price is just plain stupid. For that money I can buy the motors, kit, build it, fit it out and still...
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Topic started 18 Mar 2018 13:30 by DominicM
Something I've wanted to do for a long time as a film project and I think it worked out really well. You can't deny the skill it takes to drift around tracks like this. They guys are never point straight forwards for more than a split second.
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Last Post by DominicM 19 Mar 2018 18:13
Not to everyone's taste. I get that. Not heard of ice-track saloon-car racing but I intend to go video some full size drifting, maybe at Rockingham, this year. Will try to omit a pounding drum track from the background next time. ;)
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Topic started 12 Mar 2018 08:30 by Tony B
as it says above. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIC. [badass] [badass] [badass] [badass] [badass] Tony B
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Last Post by one tenor 19 Mar 2018 15:31
Ha Ha That's the best way ,providing you can go for them .
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Topic started 14 Mar 2018 11:22 by one tenor
Just watching Aircraft that never flew/ Ch 37 A lot of Winkle on it
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Last Post by one tenor 15 Mar 2018 00:08
I know that but you accused me of posting after the event. Can i help it if you log on 6 hrs later Lol :evil: :kiss: [badass]
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Topic started 09 Mar 2018 04:49 by one tenor
Any use to you ........
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Last Post by Flytilbroke 13 Mar 2018 12:00
Good and easy semi permanent retainer for ensuring the little plug and sockets we use stay together.
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