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by DerekF
Thu 12 Feb 2009, 10:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sky TV - Dreadful service
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Sky TV - Dreadful service

My recent experience with Sky was exactly the opposite. I had a problem with my Sky+ box a few weeks ago and after a few unsuccessful reboots, contacted the helpdesk. The guy I eventually got through to was very helpful and talked me through the steps to solve the problem. I was prepared to be less ...
by DerekF
Wed 11 Feb 2009, 8:39 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Tsr2 617sqn Finished.
Replies: 51
Views: 6947

Re: Tsr2 617sqn updated 11-2-09

Takamota wrote:Thanks for the warning buddy. Been caught like that before! lol these move though.


No problem. The 1/72 tailplane attachements were so flimsy I glued mine in place.
by DerekF
Wed 11 Feb 2009, 8:31 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Tsr2 617sqn Finished.
Replies: 51
Views: 6947

Re: Tsr2 617sqn updated 11-2-09

Just a thought, on the 1/72 version, I put the tailplanes on before the jet exhaust part and discovered it wouldn't fit because of the tailplanes and fin overhanging - just a word of warning.
by DerekF
Tue 10 Feb 2009, 4:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Its art you know!
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: Its art you know!

Millions of pounds spent on movies, the music business, theatre etc. in times of recession; is that right?

All art is "pointless" .But wouldn't life be dull without it?
by DerekF
Sat 07 Feb 2009, 8:16 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: A good point and shoot - any recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: A good point and shoot - any recommendations?

I've bought a Pentax Optio M50 for £69 from Bristol Cameras. 8 Mega pixels and 5x optical zoom swung it for me. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and I'm pretty impressed. I'll post some examples when I get a minute.
by DerekF
Mon 26 Jan 2009, 2:57 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Update On Official Site
Replies: 38
Views: 9845

Re: Update On Official Site

Those of us who worked for BAE had to pay for our tickets to the BAE enclosure, albeit at a reduced rate.
by DerekF
Sun 25 Jan 2009, 9:22 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Airfix 1:48 TSR-2
Replies: 22
Views: 3971

Re: Airfix 1:48 TSR-2

On the 1/72 scale version, the fit of the wing on top of the fuselage was awful - if this hasn't been improved then I won't be tempted I'm afraid.
by DerekF
Sun 25 Jan 2009, 2:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vulcan XM606 to be scrapped?
Replies: 7
Views: 2959

Re: Vulcan XM606 to be scrapped?

Pity really but we as a country are hardly showing the best of examples with the same fate about to be shown to 603 at Woodford I don't think we can say that. There are around 15 Vulcans preserved to varying degrees around the UK. As a type the Vulcan has fared quite well in the preservation stakes...
by DerekF
Sun 25 Jan 2009, 1:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Burns Suppers - Who's 'avin it large?
Replies: 32
Views: 2970

Re: Burns Suppers - Who's 'avin it large?

According to the Daily Fail, the Treasury were doing their bit too. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1127273/Knees-Treasury-Britain-plunges-recession.html The fact that the participants paid for their Burn's Night doesn't bother them and obviously people aren't allowed to enjoy themselves as ...
by DerekF
Fri 23 Jan 2009, 12:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Burns Suppers - Who's 'avin it large?
Replies: 32
Views: 2970

Re: Burns Suppers - Who's 'avin it large?

Manonthefence wrote:Why anyone would want to celebrate the life of the drunken writer of one of the worst dirges in history who had so many bastard children that he would make today's chavs blush totally defeats me.

The eating of ground up sheep's offal in his honour seems highly appropriate.


Is that a no then?
by DerekF
Thu 22 Jan 2009, 8:38 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Siddeley Buccaneer Picture on Airliners.net
Replies: 15
Views: 2318

Re: Siddeley Buccaneer Picture on Airliners.net

Manonthefence wrote:Its a shame the information on the picture is incorrect, I thought Airliners were sticklers for accuracy


If you know the information to be incorrect you could submit a correction to airliners.net via the link under the photo.
by DerekF
Tue 20 Jan 2009, 12:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: An interesting tale about the US's good friends
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: An interesting tale about the US's good friends

phreakf4 wrote:I suspect this is another "conspiracy theory" dreamt up to sell books.


I think the relatives of the 30-odd US sailors who died on the USS Liberty would disagree.
by DerekF
Sat 17 Jan 2009, 7:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Brush v airbrush
Replies: 10
Views: 4817

Re: Brush v airbrush

If you are just starting and learning I would suggest sticking with a brush before launching into the expense of an airbrush. Perfectly decent finishes can be achieved with hand painting. These were hand-painted. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/CMVH/DSC_4951a.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/al...
by DerekF
Fri 16 Jan 2009, 5:44 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Alcobury USAF Air Tattoo 1987
Replies: 6
Views: 2751

Re: Alcobury USAF Air Tattoo 1987

Nice photos. I was there that day too. I recall the superb weather and the static display dispersed among the HASs. The last Lightning show the weekend after as well - not such nice weather though. Some of my photos of the Alconbury show are here in shameless photo plug. http://www.airliners.net/sea...
by DerekF
Mon 12 Jan 2009, 1:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The new lepers.
Replies: 25
Views: 2463

Re: The new lepers.

Spiny Norman wrote:Time wasting coppers?


Oh no - you've done it now - you've mentioned coppers - cue bjcc.......... if you understood the law.... only doing their job.....etc etc
by DerekF
Sat 10 Jan 2009, 10:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The new lepers.
Replies: 25
Views: 2463

Re: The new lepers.

A380FWWOW wrote:photo's


tomcatforever wrote:pub's


People who can't use the apostrophe correctly. :smile:

Sorry couldn't resist.
by DerekF
Mon 05 Jan 2009, 4:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Nimrod MRA4
Replies: 32
Views: 8019

Re: Nimrod MRA4

ZJ517 (PA3) was due to be refurbished at some point to production standard- it may be in preparation for that. It did have a representative set of mission equipment but airframe-wise it was a long way off production standard.
by DerekF
Wed 31 Dec 2008, 1:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Northern Exposure - new book with profits to the RAFBF
Replies: 46
Views: 10194

Re: Northern Exposure - new book with profits to the RAFBF

This is indeed a high quality book full of great photos.

Thanks guys for signing my copy

Derek
by DerekF
Mon 22 Dec 2008, 11:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hallelujah - UKAR's favourite version
Replies: 24
Views: 1637

Re: Hallelujah - UKAR's favourite version

It sounds like the John Cale version on my copy of Shrek and the credits on my copy "deffo" say John Cale. The track listing for the soundtrack LP on Amazon.com says John Cale, on Amazon.co.uk it says Rufus Wainwright. IMDB says it is John Cale. They are very similar though.
by DerekF
Sun 21 Dec 2008, 12:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Nimrod MRA4
Replies: 32
Views: 8019

Re: Nimrod MRA4

ulverstonfgr4 wrote:sort out the scroungers and the long term useless and feckless,


Are you talking about BAE project management? :grin:
by DerekF
Thu 18 Dec 2008, 11:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Nimrod MRA4
Replies: 32
Views: 8019

Re: nimrod mra4

To be fair to BAE, it was the MOD's idea to use old MR2 fuselages as a cost saving exercise. Perhaps if the project had been based at Woodford where the Nimrods were originally built, rather than at Warton where there was lack of expertise in dealing with large aircraft, then the project may have b...
by DerekF
Thu 18 Dec 2008, 10:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: most airshow venues?
Replies: 38
Views: 6512

Re: most airshow venues?

Lets see In no particular order Turnhouse (Edinburgh) 1971ish Leuchars 1970 to 1989ish then 2005 Strathallan 1970s and early 80s Prestwick 1970s and early 80s Farnborough 1978 - 2008 all of them Finningley 1977 and 1992 Mildenhall 1980s Greenham Common 1983 Fairford 1985 to 2007 not all of them thou...
by DerekF
Thu 18 Dec 2008, 10:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Nimrod MRA4
Replies: 32
Views: 8019

Re: nimrod mra4

To be fair to BAE, it was the MOD's idea to use old MR2 fuselages as a cost saving exercise. Perhaps if the project had been based at Woodford where the Nimrods were originally built, rather than at Warton where there was lack of expertise in dealing with large aircraft, then the project may have be...
by DerekF
Thu 18 Dec 2008, 7:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Nimrod MRA4
Replies: 32
Views: 8019

Re: nimrod mra4

As someone who worked on the project for over 5 years and flew on it , I think farce is fair comment. PA4 is due sometime in the middle of 2009 I believe. For the "requirement" to change from 21 to 18 then 12 now only 9 is a bit strange. The article says "problems with aircraft ground...
by DerekF
Thu 18 Dec 2008, 6:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Landing in Fog
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: Landing in Fog

It's just a weather diversion although to be fair it is slightly unusual to return to the departure airport - the weather must have been unsuitable at the alternate as well. The captain's currency must have run out for CAT II operations.