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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 Quorneng Today 12:07
Quite right Mike - I was going just from memory! ;)
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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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Last Post by admin 10 May 2017 20:13
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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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 Nigel 11 Apr 2017 16:41
Quote: Welcome I too have a part built Tiggie 72 " ... Anyway have fun here .Regards John Guilty as charged, m'lud... 'mine' was started with son #2 when he was 8, now 25. Keeps getting a bit done. [attachment] We should start an unfinished Tigermoth appreciation thread, or maybe self-help group would...
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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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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 boz Today 07:57
Thanks eric, that blue one really goes, and very quiet. Very nice club site . Boz
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Topic started 07 May 2017 09:53 by DominicM
...any ideas appreciated on different fast action based subject matter I could film. I contacted a local water skiing place and offered to do some filming for them FOC just to film something with a different challenge to it. Standing on the back of a fast boat, holding on with one hand and holding...
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Last Post by boz Yesterday 20:05
Great video D, your correct the nitro are more authentic, would be nice to see the internals. They really do get up to some scale speeds, thanks. Boz. :)
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Topic started 25 May 2017 16:56 by phil claridge
just fettling two plane sbought for£25 each, an unflown limbo dancer with new irvine 36 and all servo;s and a well used wot four with a tidy looking irvine 46. both planes had been in a storage locker for some time and were very dusty, but have cleaned up nicely. hoping to get both flying over the...
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Last Post by one tenor Yesterday 06:55
Well done son Enjoy`!
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Topic started 25 May 2017 12:21 by one tenor
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: [badass] Lovely flying day and I'm stuck in doors Grrrrrrrrrr
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Last Post by Firewood 25 May 2017 17:54
Then go build yourself one go man go :) :) :) a change from the Austin
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Topic started 20 May 2017 22:11 by Garry Pollard
Hi Garry, Tonys' not at all well at the moment, caught a cold from our visitors, then came down with another one right after. Now it looks like he's got Billery (Tick bite fever) it's a parasite that attacks the red blood cells. Mary Just had the PM above from Tony s wife Mary, Seems Tony is...
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Last Post by one tenor 23 May 2017 12:50
I think this Billery is actually Biliary .
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Topic started 19 May 2017 13:48 by one tenor
Anyone know how Phil is?
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Last Post by Flytilbroke 21 May 2017 09:34
I do hope he get's the help he needs as planned, and not have any delays.
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Topic started 14 May 2017 14:58 by one tenor
Tried to copy this Url but message was No E bay id on Kuenga or something like that . It looks a nice kit Supposedly original and must admit it looks it from what I can see. Current bid £47
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Last Post by one tenor 20 May 2017 01:34
Sorry S I remembered but my attempt to delete the second part of message didn't work
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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 17 May 2017 22:26
Will you tell us the answer now ?
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Topic started 15 May 2017 22:23 by Mike Rolls
Sad news. John, for decades rather than just years the doyen of F/F in the UK, died last month on the 18th. Born 1932, 84 He started modelling in the early 1940s and finally retired from competitive flying in 2012 at the age of 80, winning yet another National event in his last appearance. Not for...
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Last Post by Nigel 16 May 2017 20:17
Yes, sad news. Never met the chap but very much enjoyed his erudite 'Better' series in AM. He has a good write-up in this month's edition (AM961, June 2017).
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Forum problems
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Topic started 14 Apr 2017 21:07 by THE BLACKBIRD
For the last couple of days Im having problems when I bring up any threads, all I get is the latest post, I used to get the whole page so that if there were more than one post since I last looked I could see them, now I get the last post only, then below that a list of people that have replied to...
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Last Post by Garry Pollard 13 May 2017 23:08
All pages 1 to 11 available and readable on my screen ??? need to speak to Mike Garry
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Topic started 06 May 2017 23:22 by one tenor
Just spotted areal anachronism In FOYLE'S WAR A black plastic bin bag flapping on barbed wire outside a factory gate.I'm pretty sure they weren't developed until long after the war. Am I right ? [badass]
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Last Post by one tenor 12 May 2017 15:48
Quote: Blue fabric agreed. no indicator for what the materiel is tho'. :whistle: Looking at it on a different screen I now agree it is blue material of some sort
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Topic started 21 Mar 2017 00:13 by Quorneng
Having got the new parts for my printer today and with Klippy working on his little Indians I wondered if it would be possible to print the components of a single cylinder that actually moved. So far I have. [attachment] The crankcase, crank shaft, liner, piston and fins. To give an idea of scale the...
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Last Post by Quorneng 10 May 2017 22:21
Andy It has quite a big capacity. 42 mm bore and 24 mm stroke gives 33cc. Two cylinders 66cc and double acting so 132 cc per rev and probably as much again from leakage hence the use of a vacuum! :P :P
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Topic started 10 May 2017 08:49 by THE BLACKBIRD
Just had a email advert from hk for a Pitts, 1200 wing span ARF £208 all balsa and ply construction Not to bad maybe a bit expensive but looks nice Until you see the required to build list which for a ARF is big A radio set Lipos Prop Motor Esc Ect :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Topic started 06 May 2017 22:42 by one tenor
There is a dispute raised after The Telegraph carried an article about a young girl tossing a POLYSTYRENE PLANE of the Menai bridge and it and travelling 150 miles across country. Some are saying it is not possible. All they need to do is ask a number of aeromodellers if it's possible I'm sure...
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Last Post by Squirrelnet 10 May 2017 08:18
Not many thermals coming off the cold water of the Menai Strait and its got to get good 4 miles to get the slope lift of Snowdonia, I'm with Q ...
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Topic started 16 Mar 2016 12:59 by The Beard
as these models are being sold off so cheap grabbed another
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Last Post by The Beard 09 May 2017 17:01
hey boz 2 at once woohoo
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Topic started 01 May 2017 08:23 by Andy Sephton
This is the info I got from Tony B, which worked for me: Open the picture in Photo Bucket On the right is a box titled direct, click on that and the code will flash yellow for a sec and say copied. If it doesn't, copy it. Open reply on the forum, above the smilies there is a row of boxes. You...
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Last Post by boz 08 May 2017 17:47
I'll second that :woohoo:
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Topic started 07 May 2017 12:33 by THE BLACKBIRD
I have delt with HK ever since I have been back into modelling and never a problem in fact I have to say the service has been first class Until now I have a order that has gone missing, ordered on the 19th March, only a electric petrol pump and servo tester that they wanted my right arm for the...
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Last Post by boz 07 May 2017 12:58
I think if you pay with credit card, you automatically have insurance, ask your bank, boz
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Topic started 23 Apr 2017 17:54 by one tenor
Hi all ! Is there a sloper in the Cockerham area of Lancs who flies at the Orme? If there is would you be prepared to pick up 2 lts of ether kindly donated to me from a chap in that town/village I live in Meliden Prestatyn N Wales On A487 You would need to arrange pick up with the donor though.I...
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Last Post by one tenor 06 May 2017 17:19
Sorry I thought the original had been deleted
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Topic started 06 May 2017 15:23 by one tenor
Have we got a sloper that lives in the Cockerham Lancs area? If so would they be prepared to collect bottle of ether from that area and drop it off in Meliden ,Prestatyn On their way to Gt Orme P.M. me for phone no or details. I would be very grateful if ant one can help John (one tenor )
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Last Post by Eric 06 May 2017 15:54
Duplicate post! :evil:
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RC Boats
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Topic started 01 Apr 2017 09:51 by The Beard
Anyone into boats,my 3 year old grandson wanted an rc boat for his birthday so I bought him one and now ive bought myself 2 and him a second although Ive only been to the boat lake alone as there always ill.Model aircraft seem to be much better value than boats
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Last Post by The Beard 01 May 2017 13:01
not sure how it got there Eric I thought I was on Harmon Rocket ,thanks
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Topic started 29 Apr 2017 03:01 by one tenor
Hi peeps I'm looking for the following engine bits ,O.S. Max 40fp Prop driver (The D rive pattern not the taper fit one ) , Thrust washer , Prop Washer and spinner nut/ Also any carb bits and a spinner nut for an Amco .87 cc There was somthing else as well but senility has overtaken me :oops:...
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Last Post by Eric 29 Apr 2017 09:10
I'll have a look in my old i/c junk box for the OS bits, up in the loft, when I next get up there. No promises.
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Topic started 26 Apr 2017 12:55 by samiam2310
Hi all, I've got a collection of 20-30 scale model commercial airplanes (non RC), does anyone know of an auction house that specialises in planes? Or anywhere I'd get the best price? Too much hassle to put them all on eBay! Any info is greatly appreciated!
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Last Post by samiam2310 27 Apr 2017 18:17
Thanks all! I've also added it to the sale page here: www.aeromodellers.co.uk/forum/model-mart...al-aircraft-for-sale
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Topic started 26 Apr 2017 12:35 by Eric
If you are looking for larger size tube, bar, or odd shapes of section, have a look here - a UK based sensibly priced source with quick delivery. I have no connection - just a satisfied customer. Don't be fooled by the 'front page', they don't just 'do' racing cars!...
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Last Post by Eric 27 Apr 2017 11:05
All I can add is that my p+p was shown as £0 on the invoice. I ordered 8 tubes in 4 sizes, and it all came packed in a square section of grp - (offcut or reject?), then a load of bubblewrap and tape.
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Topic started 23 Mar 2017 07:08 by Andy Sephton
With Live Chat now gone, we have a bit of hole to fill. So, the reason for this thread is to canvass ideas on how you, the Forum members, would like to see the the Forum develop. Everything will be considered and anything goes, so start thinking out side of the box and start posting your views...
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Last Post by Garry Pollard 25 Apr 2017 08:58
Whilst on this subject, can I publicly thank members who have contributed funds to the site since 22 March. There were quite a few donations which I had missed Garry
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Topic started 15 Apr 2017 20:30 by Tony B
been working on a 3d printed rim and hub for a spoked wheel just lately. [image] need to print the jig next so i can then start lacing them together. Tony B
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Last Post by Tony B 22 Apr 2017 22:53
printed out a rim, hub and jig for a smaller wheel today. going to have some fun lacing this one up. [image] This one is 35mm diameter. Tony B
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