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...and it's goodbye from him and it's goodbye from me.

Started by Wiz, June 04, 2018, 09:06:20 am

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FlyinBrian

Basic Research is what I do - when I don't know what I'm doing!.

paulinfrance

Quote from: Mudders on June 05, 2018, 13:44:00 pm
Splendid news, i stand a chance of finishing my thread now!

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Thank you Mr Anonymous, :uk: ( funny name that ) however my thread looks like it's dead in the water,
still I am enjoying the assembly, now all we need is some jokes from PDR,,,  :af
Mode 2 THE only way to fly

PDR

...to knock that enjoyment on the head.

PDR
There are no shortcuts on the long, hard road to success. But if your dad's rich there could a limo service...

Michael_Rolls

Oh, and I forgot to add my thanks to Mr. Benny Factor (any relation to Benny Goodman, do you reckon?)
Mike
Properly trained, a man can be a dog's best friend

Michael_Rolls

The real benefit of Mr. Benny Factor's generosity is that it looks as though I don't have to open a Facebook account! Also, I had clean forgotten Flying Sites,although I have now discovered that I actually joined it in 2003! - looks like a second string to the bow.
Mike
Properly trained, a man can be a dog's best friend

Eagle

Splendid news about the forum be able to continue for a while. One very relieved 'armchair flyer' here!
I also would be more than willing to contribute financially to the upkeep of the forum.


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Wiz

Right you lot, we're here to stay for a whole lot longer so get on posting and leave that poor flyingsites.co.uk alone ;)  He really still doesn't like me eh?
The buck stops here.

Peter

Quote from: Wiz on June 05, 2018, 16:24:59 pm
He really still doesn't like me eh?

;D Unfair... all a long long time ago, a bit like the posts on FS until last night.  ;)

Will be nice if people can still pop over from time to time, now that they've found FS again.  :af
Peter

philbert121

So happy to hear this news. Now I'm more than happy to subscribe a donation per month to stop having this scare again. What say thee all?
From a new born chicken to sh*te Hawk in one easy lesson.

Tagger, tagger, tagger.

Wiz

Quote from: Peter on June 05, 2018, 16:45:28 pm
;D Unfair... all a long long time ago, a bit like the posts on FS until last night.  ;)

Will be nice if people can still pop over from time to time, now that they've found FS again.  :af


It was a long time ago and, honestly, I can't remember what the spat was about?  I was far more uptight back then.
The buck stops here.

Michael_Rolls

Quote from: philbert121 on June 05, 2018, 16:55:35 pm
So happy to hear this news. Now I'm more than happy to subscribe a donation per month to stop having this scare again. What say thee all?

Fine by me
Mike
Properly trained, a man can be a dog's best friend

Michael_Rolls

As I have posted recently. since Veronica died I have had bad days and worse days. The news that, thanks to some kind soul, RCMF will continue makes this the nearest approach to a good day that I have had since that awful day in January.
Mike
Properly trained, a man can be a dog's best friend

frank

Hi Wiz and Co.
  Having been with this forum since October 2002, my recent posts have been, to say the least sporadic, I have always admired the way Wiz and the mods have run this board and I keep an eye on RCMF regularly. To say I was saddened by the recent announcement would be an understatement and now so pleased to hear the good news.

Rather like Wiz (perhaps) my enthusiasm for the sport "ebbs and flows" and sometimes I just need a break..... Got my mojo back just recently with the purchase of a couple of new trannys, so I am back into it.

As mentioned earlier in this thread by other members, I too would be quite happy to donate to keep RCMF alive, it's part of the furniture for me !

Keep up the good work !

frank.

   

lanicopter

June 05, 2018, 18:16:38 pm #93 Last Edit: June 05, 2018, 18:18:20 pm by lanicopter
Quote from: Wiz on June 05, 2018, 17:15:36 pm
It was a long time ago and, honestly, I can't remember what the spat was about?  I was far more uptight back then.


Noone says you have to be the guy you were 10 minutes ago, let alone 5 years ago. Life is a learning curve, and sometimes events get the better of even the kindest of souls. I wouldn't be too hard on myself if I were you, there are many others - including myself - who wish they'd simply "let things go" at times....

It's how you act in the future that counts.  :af

Can I just say that the thing I was going to miss most of all about this forum was this:  :D I love that little thing.  :study:
Current fuel status: "Master Caution"

Saxon

Great news  :af :af :af :af :af

My morning routine of coffee, fag, email and RCMF will continue.

I would absolutely be prepared to pay "membership fees" now and/or into the future to keep the site up and running.

John

Mudders

Quote from: Pup Cam on June 05, 2018, 14:22:44 pm
Finishing mine might be more of a challenge although Phil's working very hard on me[emoji1]
Well dont hang about, none of us are getting any younger!!

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Kevin Fairgrieve (NSS)

Quote from: Saxon on June 05, 2018, 18:20:35 pm
Great news  :af :af :af :af :af

My morning routine of coffee, fag, email and RCMF will continue.

I would absolutely be prepared to pay "membership fees" now and/or into the future to keep the site up and running.

John


And your avatar is enough on its own to keep the forum going. :ev

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fly-navy

The most wonderful news.
We have all had a big shock, it has always been there for us since it's inception, it got to the stage were we all were a tad blase and took it for granted, knowing hard work was done behind the scenes but not to what extent. It is now up to the members, embrace it, cherish enjoy and support it. I find it sad Nigel could not say or ask for help before making his decision, I, and I'm sure others, would not have d wished you to be out of pocket mate. I am all for a registration fee, even an annual DD to maintain the site.
It's up to us now chaps, balls in our court, think of all the fun we have had,the feel good factor of helping Maz and helping Mike and others through their most difficult times.
John
Now that I am older I thought it was nice I seemed to have more patience,turns out  I don't give  a sh*t

fly-navy

Alan your well and truly stuffed now mate, yer gorra finish it now.  :nananana: :nananana:
Now that I am older I thought it was nice I seemed to have more patience,turns out  I don't give  a sh*t

Pup Cam

June 05, 2018, 20:12:12 pm #99 Last Edit: June 05, 2018, 20:26:18 pm by Pup Cam
Quote from: fly-navy on June 05, 2018, 19:05:16 pm
It's up to us now chaps, balls in our court, think of all the fun we have had,the feel good factor of helping Maz and helping Mike and others through their most difficult times.


And that is what's special about this place.   As well as some ace threads on toy aeroplanes, large and small (Who can forget Phil's Skyraider Masterclass?) and new techonolgy diversions like Mr Jolly's skirmishes with 3D modelling,  reminiscences on Phantom Mites, Jetex 50s and Nitrex 15 and maybe one or two diversions into other worlds (anyone like old British bikes?) it's the sort of stories that John mentioned to which I would specifically also add the Steamy ones' terrible story and the amazing way he dealt with it that make RCMF so different.

Perhaps the motto should be "Big enough to matter, small enough to care"  $%&

Find a suitable funding model and I'll be chipping in :af

Quote from: fly-navy on June 05, 2018, 19:14:25 pm
Alan your well and truly stuffed now mate, yer gorra finish it now.  :nananana: :nananana:


:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Still distracted by a 1953 AJS 16MS and now a 1939 BSA 250 too!

JohnP

Quote from: fly-navy on June 05, 2018, 19:05:16 pm
I am all for a registration fee, even an annual DD to maintain the site.


The exact details are lost in the mists of time...  But there was, some years ago, an appeal for cash to help fund the forum, as a result of which I've been happily paying a very modest sum annually - I think it's a tenner?  So the mechanism exists,  somewhere!  It comes out of my paypal account if that helps trigger any memories!
Quantum est in fenestra canini ?


Wiz

Quote from: JohnP on June 05, 2018, 20:26:12 pm
The exact details are lost in the mists of time...  But there was, some years ago, an appeal for cash to help fund the forum, as a result of which I've been happily paying a very modest sum annually - I think it's a tenner?  So the mechanism exists,  somewhere!  It comes out of my paypal account if that helps trigger any memories!


Yes, thank you John and each year it goes into the pot :)  You're the only one though :)
The buck stops here.

Michael_Rolls

Hopefully, not for much longer. I did make a couple of one-off payments (small ones!), but that was years ago. I'll set up a standing order- Nigel, can you PM me the relevant details, please?
Mike
Properly trained, a man can be a dog's best friend

Wiz

Folks,


We do have a ring-fenced account with HSBC so for anyone who would like to make a donation, SO or whatever the details are:-

Bank: HSBC
Account name: RCMODELFLYERS
Sort Code: 40-24-12
Account number: 21408216

Unfortunately we don't have PayPal account ring-fenced at the moment, I don't think?  I'll check.  If feel ever so much like begging to me but, as they say, every little helps.
The buck stops here.

pooh

Delighted to see there has been a reprieve. Note that last word !

The site nearly died. Whilst Wiz's time commitments are a major factor, combining that with having to subsidise the site financially tipped the balance towards oblivion.

In another life, in a galaxy far away, I was a member of another, totally unrelated site which faced a similar fate. The site owner couldn't support the site financially, so I bunged some money into the site and it survived - for a while. Then it failed. Why ?  Because people didn't contribute their posts, they visited but didn't post.

Sites live or die for two main reasons. Cost and content.

This site now has had a lifeline thrown to it on the financial front. So we now have a couple of years to get the content right again -threads like  the Black Sheep thread are what we need, friendly banter, build threads, discussions over how/what  we fly (or don't), opportunities to meet.

Advertising needs viewers, if ten people visit the site per day it doesn't take a genius to realise paying good money to advertise isn't going to butter the proverbial parsnips. If 100 visit, perhaps the parsnips get the butter. People visit because there is interesting content.

We can't help but suffer the consequences of the ARTF version of life. Click, click, get an instant fix, don't build, buy. Don't think, google.

So if you want to see this site continue, participate, contribute and stay away from Facebook etc where the "site" will fade as soon as something more transiently interesting flits past.

Confucious he say "more than one aircraft in the same airspace leads to structural failure"

Wiz

For those that have asked, I have now set up a dedicated RCMF Paypal account and installed a donations button at the top of each page.

PDR has wisely suggested we create a little team of "Trustees" who can keep an eye on the finances and help set a strategy etc. going forward so we, hopefully, never have to face this situation again.  Personally I've always felt I was the weakest link in that if anything happened to me the bills stop getting paid and it all goes up in a metaphorical puff of smoke.  I think by establishing "Trustees", that situation can be avoided.  Very sensible suggestion Mr PDR!
The buck stops here.

PDR

I think I said "Trustys" rather than Trustees, based on those likely to be given the role:



:ev

PDR
There are no shortcuts on the long, hard road to success. But if your dad's rich there could a limo service...

Michael_Rolls

Hi Nigel
Standing order set up from 1/7/18; For trustys, how about including Arfer Daley?
Mike  ;D
Properly trained, a man can be a dog's best friend

firefox

I have made a very small donation and have sent it direct to the Bank as PayPal take commission off, so all the money goes to RCMF and I suggest others do it the same way to avoid loss.

And I don't see any problem with "rattling the bucket" once a year in my mind it is not begging Wiz!

.

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool......

Michael_Rolls

Properly trained, a man can be a dog's best friend

PDR

Quote from: pooh on June 06, 2018, 09:46:42 am
We can't help but suffer the consequences of the ARTF version of life.

[...]

So if you want to see this site continue, participate, contribute


And with that thought in mind - while hunting and cataloguing plans a few weeks ago I came across a plan for a 1/10th scale Hurricane which I drew up (loosely based on the shapes of a single-channel model) and built for an OS40FSR back in 1980ish.

It came out at around 50", which is not far off the size of the Ripmax Spit, so I have concluded that with a bit of lightening it should go well with a 400w electric setup (an Axi 2820/10 on 3s or similar). It has the advantage of not needing a moulded canopy as well. We don't often see Hurricanes modelled (not as often as other warbirds, anyway) so as I may have a slot in a few weeks time when I can do some building, I intend to have a bash.

Would a 50" Hurricane appeal as a build thread?

PDR
There are no shortcuts on the long, hard road to success. But if your dad's rich there could a limo service...

Pup Cam

Quote from: PDR on June 06, 2018, 15:08:36 pm
Would a 50" Hurricane appeal as a build thread?


But of course and I'm sure a certain Mr Goff would be very pleased to see the result taking off from the Tibenham runway during the BoB in September.   
I appreciate that would lead to a traversal of the Meridian for you Pete but you have to live dangerously occasionally  :nananana:

Alan
Still distracted by a 1953 AJS 16MS and now a 1939 BSA 250 too!

Big A

Quote from: pooh on June 06, 2018, 09:46:42 am
Delighted to see there has been a reprieve. Note that last word !

The site nearly died. Whilst Wiz's time commitments are a major factor, combining that with having to subsidise the site financially tipped the balance towards oblivion.

In another life, in a galaxy far away, I was a member of another, totally unrelated site which faced a similar fate. The site owner couldn't support the site financially, so I bunged some money into the site and it survived - for a while. Then it failed. Why ?  Because people didn't contribute their posts, they visited but didn't post.

Sites live or die for two main reasons. Cost and content.

This site now has had a lifeline thrown to it on the financial front. So we now have a couple of years to get the content right again -threads like  the Black Sheep thread are what we need, friendly banter, build threads, discussions over how/what  we fly (or don't), opportunities to meet.

Advertising needs viewers, if ten people visit the site per day it doesn't take a genius to realise paying good money to advertise isn't going to butter the proverbial parsnips. If 100 visit, perhaps the parsnips get the butter. People visit because there is interesting content.

We can't help but suffer the consequences of the ARTF version of life. Click, click, get an instant fix, don't build, buy. Don't think, google.

So if you want to see this site continue, participate, contribute and stay away from Facebook etc where the "site" will fade as soon as something more transiently interesting flits past.
One thing we could all do is post links to interesting threads on to facebook, may get some new blood onboard.  :af

PDR

Quote from: Pup Cam on June 06, 2018, 15:19:29 pm
But of course and I'm sure a certain Mr Goff would be very pleased to see the result taking off from the Tibenham runway during the BoB in September.   


Well as I wasn't thinking of giving it an undercarriage I would be stunned to see that as well! :)

I just need to find some templates for a Clark YH at 19% and 12%...

Quote
I appreciate that would lead to a traversal of the Meridian for you Pete but you have to live dangerously occasionally  :nananana:


These days life is very dangerous - has been for over a year as I now spend four days a week north of the wall helping the Wildlings develop their white dragon defences.

Mind you, as a result I'm Marriott Platinum with more points than a speeding footballist so our next couple of holidays are taken care of...

PDR
There are no shortcuts on the long, hard road to success. But if your dad's rich there could a limo service...

Pup Cam

Quote from: PDR on June 06, 2018, 16:07:29 pm
Well as I wasn't thinking of giving it an undercarriage I would be stunned to see that as well! :)


It would be a good trick, I'm sure you would be up to it Pete ;D
Still distracted by a 1953 AJS 16MS and now a 1939 BSA 250 too!

FlyinBrian

Basic Research is what I do - when I don't know what I'm doing!.

fly-navy

 
Quote from: PDR on June 06, 2018, 15:08:36 pm
And with that thought in mind - while hunting and cataloguing plans a few weeks ago I came across a plan for a 1/10th scale Hurricane which I drew up (loosely based on the shapes of a single-channel model) and built for an OS40FSR back in 1980ish.


Would a 50" Hurricane appeal as a build thread?

PDR

Would you need some help ? :'' :''
Now that I am older I thought it was nice I seemed to have more patience,turns out  I don't give  a sh*t

fly-navy

Nigel, just got back from hospital having injection in my eyeball, thought I would share that, and off for two weeks in Devon tomorrow. When we return will set up a SO for you.
Your reconsideration is appreciated by many. :af :af
Now that I am older I thought it was nice I seemed to have more patience,turns out  I don't give  a sh*t

PDR

There are no shortcuts on the long, hard road to success. But if your dad's rich there could a limo service...