Friday, 16 March 2018

Flight Sim

My old flight sim joystick has been playing up for a while and getting a bit old for modern sims, so have just bought myself a new Joystick and will collect tomorrow from Argos. Will report back on how good it is later.

All set up and working, amazing bit of kit for the money and what a difference it has made to my flight sim experience, very smooth. I have only pre-programmed a few buttons and this has made a huge difference from having to use keyboard presses.

Have decided to keep the throttle and joystick together and build a sliding shelf under my desk to place it on, but highly recommended.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets days for 2018


Well we had a week of snow and ice which now seems a distant memory, nights are getting lighter too, so will get out and tidy up the garden in a week or two. Looking forward to getting back out on my bike as it has been ages now.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Squadron Plaque

For some time now I have been thinking of designing and making a Squadron plaque, so have got some air drying clay to model a maple leaf for my 5 Squadron plaque which will be made from solid oak wood. Now to get the design drawn.

First attempt using DAS clay, easy enough to work with and at the minute drying out, progress.

Demise of our Hoover

Our Hoover decided to pack up yesterday, stripped it down and found the motor housing where the drive for the belt was had broken away, no way of repairing the plastic part unfortunately. Time for a new machine, duly selected by my wife and being collected today, it is a Dyson this time round.

Hopefully this one will do the job and last as long as our old upright Hoover, time will tell

Friday, 9 February 2018

Binbrook Q Shed vandalism

Just read that the Binbrook Q shed accommodation buildings have been vandalised, the perpetrators using a stolen fork lift truck smashed the brickwork and virtually demolished the building.   

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

P3D Flight Sim

Like to fly the English Electric Lightning model designed by Dave Rowberry and bought the F6 package from Aerosoft. Incredibly realistic and a far superior sim to Microsoft FSX which has now been abandoned, with no further support for the program. I have most of the models I like to fly apart from XR728 which was the mount of Gp Cpt John Spencer and alive and running at Bruntingthorpe Airfield where as one of the Lightning Preservation Group team work on occasionally. 

Managed to find a really good model repaint of Xr728 and XR713 yesterday and have added them to the sim, making my collection more complete. Dave Rowberry also designed the F3 and T5 models which are available to buy and at present is designing the F53 model which will be out soon.