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by halifax1
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Section
Topic: Flying model Lancaster
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Flying model Lancaster

This is a video of Peter Smart flying his model Lancaster. Note that it is quite small and is NOT radio controlled. It is powered b y 4 small electric motors with a tiny "controller" on board for each motor. These controllers are set before flight to govern the engine run duration and speed for take...
by halifax1
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Sad But True ...........
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Re: Sad But True ...........

I believe they had to be small of stature but one cannot also but think that not everyone would be able to cope generally with the claustrophobic conditions and the feeling of intense vulnerability from being so exposed! No visible means of support. I recall being told by one vet. that he used to cr...
by halifax1
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: MoD idiots ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: MoD idiots ?

No dear boy - we invented them for the lesser types to use - an example of our generosity in trying to make life easier for those less well endowed with with ability.

I feel we have hijacked this topic and it should be re-labelled "Life with Idiots Geriatrica".
by halifax1
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: MoD idiots ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: MoD idiots ?

Splendid - always like to see a chap willing to learn from his betters up the evolution scale. You will find us very forgiving. ;)
by halifax1
Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: MoD idiots ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: MoD idiots ?

Ahhh..... yes. Not sure of our movements as we are also going away but will let you know shortly. As a matter of interest why yew comin up 'ere?
by halifax1
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: MoD idiots ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: MoD idiots ?

Right - that is it - your name is now in the book and you will be rounded up when I take over. To try and escape is useless! Now off to play some Wagner.

PS How did your enquiries of Sheringham go?
by halifax1
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: MoD idiots ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: MoD idiots ?

I think Mr. Flowers experience was due to only a mild form of bureaucracy. It is more likely he was the victim of the "don't give a damn" culture. We live in a tick box society and if the first attempt reveals no record then that is that - the "computer" is supreme and there is no obligation to chec...
by halifax1
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Getting old and grumpy, or rightfully hacked off....
Replies: 29
Views: 3367

Re: Getting old and grumpy, or rightfully hacked off....

if Norfolk is so flat, what is the point. fearthered-flat.jpg Sheringham is OK but we choose not to go there in the Summer months because it is popular and thus crowded. But if you like trains then ideal! There is a nice hotel at Blakney (a little more select of course) but I would recommend either ...
by halifax1
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Getting old and grumpy, or rightfully hacked off....
Replies: 29
Views: 3367

Re: Getting old and grumpy, or rightfully hacked off....

Norfolk is planning a UDI (for those to too young to remember Ian Smith and Rhodesia - now Zimbabwe) that is a Universal Declaration of Independence. We have one of the few RAF bases in the Country, a gas terminal and can do a deal with Lincolnshire for electricity, a number of crack Army Units and ...
by halifax1
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: 'The Mess Inn'
Topic: Getting old and grumpy, or rightfully hacked off....
Replies: 29
Views: 3367

Re: Getting old and grumpy, or rightfully hacked off....

Our society has simply deteriorated. Have you not noticed that in a number of instances the common courtesies like "please" and "thank you" are omitted and many young people (teenagers before PC became fashionable) communicate by neanderthal monosyllabic grunts. We recently visited Wiltshire Devon a...