I've never been there and probably won't make it in this life time. Always
wanted to visit the UK, Germany, France and Holland. Oh well, maybe next
time around the ring.
Is it true that they boil all of their food in England?
On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 13:16:22 -0500, "Ed Cregger" wrote in
I lived there for five months in 1998. I bicycled from
John O'Groats to Land's End. I had hoped that the
"bad cooking" would help me lose weight. The
food was, for the most part, exquisite.
You can, of course, find bad cooking anywhere
if you look hard enough.
Hard to find it in France.
Te reputation for dire English food goes back to the time when the USA
first noiticed England - GI's in WW2 who equated the fact that 60% of
the food supplies were being blown up en route to a natural cooking
style...hell all we HAD was boiled cabbage potatoes and salt beef...
UK food started to improve beyond that in the 60's and is now more
varied than in ANY other country I have visited. Certainly much better
than the USA.
Paul has suffered from living in an uncivilized part of the country, and
not getting out enough..and taking two steps down the social ladder..to
a lifestyle that is enjoyed by the majority of Black Americans, who of
course, he seldom meets ;)
On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 18:00:07 -0500, "Red Scholefield"
wrote in :
I ate at all kinds of places, especially on my bike ride.
The worst for my waistline was the Jesuit house in Oxford.
There were two French-trained chefs. The meals were
One thing is for sure about the food in England.
It is sure not as spicy as in most of the USA.
Mostly kind of bland, I found (I'm the really spicy food type).
OTOH, when I was in Dublin, they advised me to order a typical Iris
My gosh, that was good, and so many kinds of sausages all at once
It looks like an inexpensive trainer. Another alternative is the SPAD ARFs
available from FX-Hobbies. See
In the lower left hand
corner is the FX-Cirrus for $44.95. They don't charge much for mailing, so
you are looking at something for a bit over $50. I have the FX-Bandit and
it is a sweet flying plane, a bit overpowered (for me) with an OS-40FX. I
switched to a Evolution 32 and it flies great. It goes together very
quickly, much faster than most ARFs. A guy in our club complained that his
last ARF took two weeks of part time work to assemble. Not the case here.
I'm very impressed with the quality of the FX-Hobbies planes. I'm thinking
about even getting one to convert to a brushless electric for flying around
my home. Another aspect, the first time out to the field with my Bandit, it
proved to be a real head turner and it got a lot of interest and attention.
The following day, some new orders were sent out to FX from our club
I'd looked at some of the "SPAD ARFs" at FX Hobbies before, overall they
look like nice planes. The only thing that concerned me was they look
How much extra do you need to purchase with regard to items like wheels,
fuel tank, push rods, engine mount, and other miscellaneous hardware? Based
on the pictures at the FX Hobbies web site, there appears to be quite a bit
of work left to do to their planes before they're ready to fly.
Ed, good question. I had available in my shop all the extra parts needed.
I had to add the three wheels (bolt axels and nuts were included), engine
mount + screws, fuel tank + tubing, and pushrods + clevis links. All the
other stuff is included. The only drawback is the two pages of written
instructions, without illustrations or photos, are sparse and assumes the
builder is familiar with SPAD building techniques. On the plus side is the
two wing halfs are already joined, the control surfaces are ready to accept
the control horns (included) through the predrilled holes. It couldn't be
much easier. For the entire plane I probably used only 5 drops of thin CA
glue and since there was only one small plywood part a bit of clear dope to
fuelproof. No epoxy mixing! All the t-nuts were installed for the wing and
LG nylon bolts. I assembled most of it sitting on the living room couch
while my wife and I were watching the TV. She even remarked about how fast
I got it assembled.
For a discussion on RCU see
To contact FX, give Frank a call at
(the page is not functioning) or email to
email@example.com he is very responsive to inquiries & questions.
Another neat thing is they furnish replacement parts too at reasonable
Mine arrived today and I'm completely convinced that it is undoubtedly the
finest $38 trainer available anywhere! ;-)
It is practically built already... the control rods are all in place, engine
mount mounted, hinges glued, etc.. Just glue the wing halves together,
glue on the stab and fin, install the fuel tank, add the landing gear and
it's ready for your engine and radio gear. Mine appears to have VERY little
dihedral. The web site says one degree and I'd have to guess it's one
degree or less. I can't wait to fly the thing!
Hard to believe! I ordered one myself and with the discount promo code and
shipping it was $46.69. Can't wait to get it and put it together and see how
I'm sure I can scrounge up the radio equipment and servos and build it for a
little bit of relaxed fun flying. Can you beat that?
I'm working on mine right now....
I put a Magnum .52 four-stroke on the nose. I drilled out the holes where
the main gear is supposed to mount and tapped them 1/4x20. I used nylon
bolts to attach a Du-Bro Duper Strength landing gear (fiber-reinforced
plastic -- flexes but doesn't stay bent out of shape; unbreakable). I added
hardwood blocks to the corners of the wing saddle so I can bolt on the wing
(1/4x20 nylon again).
If it flies well, I might even re-cover it....
Great fun for $38.00!