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EarlyBird

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  1. Considering that the £26.50 shipping and handling seems expensive I wonder if that includes VAT and handling fee pre-paid to the courier who will forward the VAT to HMRC. Steve
  2. Jeff, for me it's simply that HK do not say tax included, as others do, so tax and handling will be paid to the courier before or on delivery. Please give them a try and let us know what you find it won't be the end of the world just possibly cost you a few pounds more than you expected (£12/roll maybe). Steve
  3. I like the new RCM&E home page particularly the way the advertising banners re-size, just need to do the same on the forum. I am not sure about the Login which takes me to the forum, is it needed? On a more positive note, the ability to buy back issues using subscribe is good and the search works well. I am sure there are more improvements which I am yet to find. The biggest improvement of course is having you techies on the forum. Steve
  4. Jeff, I have done as you did. Which is £26.05 per roll before VAT is added £31.26 with VAT there could also be a handling fee, something like £12 or £6 a roll. Which makes it £37.26 a roll. I found this out when I bought four batteries from Global and amusingly UK had them back in stock while I waited for delivery and guess what they worked out more expensive. Never again will I buy from Global; the prices look good if like HK we ignore VAT. Steve
  5. I can, strange! works by select file and drag and drop. How are you doing it David? Steve
  6. The link formats are different New https://forums.modelflying.co.uk/uploads/monthly_2021_02/large.886948.jpg.319552fbd7b18c45d1ecb8908d5aa3f3.jpg Old https://forums.modelflying.co.uk/sites/3/images/member_albums/190014/888343.jpg On the old site images were held in members albums, with the switch over the albums were lost and all images were grouped together, I think. Steve
  7. Looks like we have lost all the old (pre-February 2021) image links. Steve
  8. I see that SLEC now have the full range of Balsa in stock. ? Steve
  9. Jeff I use a thin wire pushrod or a Z bend to give some flexibility sure either will distort which makes taxiing a challenge and in the worst case mean a walk for retrieval. FUD? Steve
  10. The Swizzle Stick will taxi, and I am sure Keith does as I do. However, wind will cause the model to weather cock completely defeating my attempts to taxi but that is not the end of my world as I can walk the short distance to place the model for take-off and hopefully the short distance for retrieval, then there are many helpful club mates that will retrieve for me if my landings are not close. The Falcon will probably be the same in that it will weather cock, but I guess that it's not a model for strong winds. Steve
  11. I am pleased that all went well on the maiden Keith and yes, an easy build and a joy to fly. I also found that the size and being electric make it ideal for keeping made up then throwing on the back seat when going to fly at short notice. Steve
  12. Tim, you say the gyro settings are lost when you hit the panic button do you mean the gyro has to be set up again? Steve
  13. Outer wing panels ready for glue. finish the inner wing is next. Steve
  14. Ron, I read this as the total of the files has to be less than 48.83Mb and is no indication of the individual file size of each image once imported. All indications are that they will be imported at 1200x800 (0.96Mb) and displayed at 1000x750 and so they will not compare with a 15Mb original. Steve
  15. Yes, I do the same. Some testing of image size was done when the new site started. The images added direct to posts are displayed at 1000x750 no matter how large the image file started at. Steve
  16. Once uploaded the file size is reduced to ~1Mb or something like 1200x800 presumably to match the screen size of a PC. I noticed this a long time ago and stopped using the gallery simply because of the low resolution of the stored images. Now I am wondering if something has changed recently as the quality does appear to have reduced or is it simply because we are focusing on a possible issue. ? Steve
  17. Graeme the view count is in the forum like here in Forum & Website Technical Queries. Steve
  18. I understood what you meant and as @Graeme Whitesaid the follow option is there to do what you are suggesting but getting members to use them (like and follow) seems to be the issue. Personally, I do find the like, follow, view counts and other's posts encourage me to keep posting to my build logs. It's all too easy for me to think I am talking to myself and go quiet. Steve
  19. Same here and from past experience I learned that the crimp tool required can be very specific to the pin. As George is selling this tool specifically for these pins it is fair to assume they work so having dithered for a while I have also ordered one from 4-Max. Thanks Frank. Steve
  20. We have a count of page views. My last build. Steve
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