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Thread: National Trust and Gift Aid
17/02/2019 21:02:10

I prefer to think of it as getting some more of my money to my favourite charities!

Edited to prevent politics creeping into my post.

Edited By V8Eng on 17/02/2019 21:06:57

17/02/2019 20:40:32

Having a Domain Name registered means I have several email addresses at that domain for different uses, so I can normally see if an email address has been passed on without permission.

Charites that I donate to using Gift Aid do not show up as as a problem with email or other methods of contact.

Edited By V8Eng on 17/02/2019 20:50:39

17/02/2019 09:09:12

It is not just the NT who do this because the rules making them charge extra or give a years entry are imposed by our Government.

I did ask at one privately owned property and got a full explanation about why they had to charge extra to obtain Gift Aid on the entire admission cost.

If anyone wants to trawl through the rules I have put a link to the relevant Gov’t information below.



Edited By V8Eng on 17/02/2019 09:24:54

Edited By V8Eng on 17/02/2019 09:30:54

Thread: Single to 3 phase invertor and smart meters
10/02/2019 10:16:54

I have a similar meter system to the one Peter Shaw mentions.

The supply company emails me when they want a reading, I read the meters then log in on the company website and put the readings in.

We see no use for a Smart Meter because our house operates on the ‘switch off if not using’ basis anyway.

All that works a treat, pretty cost effective too I would imagine.

Edited By V8Eng on 10/02/2019 10:19:53

Thread: Steam powered slipper launch
31/01/2019 22:01:00


Have to say that the ones I Remember on the Thames in London were not steam powered but maybe there were other types.

Hope the following links will help.


Here is a link to info on the 1912 prototype.


This might be a useful contact for info on Slipper Launches.


Edited By V8Eng on 31/01/2019 22:25:21

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Edited By V8Eng on 31/01/2019 22:31:23

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
15/01/2019 20:40:09

Love the Flight Magazines link thanks Michael. Good to see that Aeromodelling was going strong back then.

Now some good news about funding the new home for Stoke on Trent’s Spitfire.smiley


Edited By V8Eng on 15/01/2019 20:45:17

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Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition advance tickets
03/01/2019 19:02:16

I used the buy tickets link via the advert on the right hand side of this page (alternates with TEE Publishing). Tickets at online prices no fee if print at home is selected.

Edited By V8Eng on 03/01/2019 19:27:24

Edited By V8Eng on 03/01/2019 19:29:00

Thread: Measurements from the past
01/01/2019 14:06:46

Things willl improve when right minded people get back to realising that the Earth is flat.devilwink.

Thread: Angle checker
28/12/2018 19:25:03

Try the freezer!

At least that’s where a friend found her specs after weeks of unsuccessful searching and buying a cheapo pair.

Edited By V8Eng on 28/12/2018 19:25:46

Thread: Gatwick Drone 'Attack'
23/12/2018 23:02:35

The RAF would deal wth Santa.

Edited By V8Eng on 23/12/2018 23:03:20

Thread: Tiffany & Co Advert with lathe
23/12/2018 18:13:30
Posted by Gary Wooding on 23/12/2018 10:16:56:

Why would Tiffany think that that Ad would encourage anybody to buy their jewellery?


Apparently “Industrial Chic” is very fashionable at the moment.



Edited By V8Eng on 23/12/2018 18:14:09

Thread: Wall Storage Recommendation
23/12/2018 17:53:28

Might be worth a look at the Bigdug website good choice of storage systems and racking.

Thread: Gatwick Drone 'Attack'
23/12/2018 17:38:26

Posted by Ron Colvin on 23/12/2018 15:44:19:

It appears that the couple who were arrested, have been released without charge.




Yes and now they can go home and read the text of their trial by media and feel safe in their bed secure in the knowledge that:-

Some of the locals were apparently happy to slag them off to the press and Keyboard Warriors have burnt out their keypads in anger. Also as a result of actions by others his normal model flying activities are likely to be even further intruded on by authority,

Welcome to innocent unless proven guilty and fair justice in England 2018.



Edited By V8Eng on 23/12/2018 18:04:24

Thread: Tiffany & Co Advert with lathe
23/12/2018 10:07:57

Just wait until the company H&S Officer sees that lot!

Thread: Gatwick Drone 'Attack'
22/12/2018 15:33:04

Posted by peak4 on 22/12/2018 15:24:34:

Posted by Michael Gilligan on 22/12/2018 14:34:33:

I was hoping to watch your video, Bill ... but it only appears to be a single image


That's strange, it works at my end, on Win 10, using Opera as a browser.
This is a direct link, from the address bar but I don't know if you need a Flickr account to view it.


Right, tried it from a different browser, and it claims "adult content", "you need to be logged in to view"

Seems that I inadvertently uploaded it to Flickr as "Moderate" content, rather than "Safe"

Now changed and works OK from Edge Browser

Is anyone else able to view it as a video?


Edited By peak4 on 22/12/2018 15:28:42

Video works fine now using IOS 12 on an iPad.

20/12/2018 21:23:55

Mr Grayling said the government was now looking to "go further" with drone-control, including considering age-limits for users.

I don’t somehow think that will really worry somebody who is already prepared to ignore laws, probably will just inconvenience legit users even more.

20/12/2018 20:35:44

Edited By V8Eng on 20/12/2018 20:38:13

Edited By V8Eng on 20/12/2018 20:38:51

20/12/2018 12:44:05
Posted by blowlamp on 20/12/2018 12:33:57:

Do you think it's 'highly likely' that it's the Russians question devil




Nah - we can blame it on Brexit as usual! wink

Edited By V8Eng on 20/12/2018 12:44:23

Thread: Insulation tester - some guidance please
20/12/2018 12:41:55
Posted by Emgee on 20/12/2018 10:31:12:

I believe the Megger linked to by Michael is not working correctly, the meter is indicating a reading when not being cranked, without operating the handle the needle will be at 1 end of the scale, don't remember which end but I used that type of instrument for a few years before digital meters were available.


Might that depend on which version? I certainly remember the needles settling at about the point shown until the handle was turned they would probably have been ones originating from the 1950s.

There was also a big wooden cased hand wound four wire version (if my memory is right) for testing earth rod systems.

They could certainly make your hand ache if doing a lot of testing.

Thread: Gatwick Drone 'Attack'
20/12/2018 12:28:52

These stupid people will make our leaders take even more powers that will further inconvenience legitimate and careful hobby flyers.

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