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05-25-2007 01:14 PM  13 years ago
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Why is the BMFA News rubbish !
I'm with the BMFA because I have to be for UK insurance. I'm glad about this because if I had joined for there BMFA News mag, I'd be VERY unhappy as a 99% heli flyer.

Out of 46 pages of info at A4 size, only 2 pages of that were on heli's this month !!! and most of the wording was about Charmouth and 3D flying!!!!. There's more to heli's than 3D !!

What a bunch of old boring fa*ts the BMFA is ! I'm sure I would get more info on helis if I were to read Radio Race Car !!!!

Talk about promoting a division between helis and planks.

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05-25-2007 02:39 PM  13 years ago
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Carefull what you say.....as a BMFA member, you are the BMFA!!!

The BMFA is the sum of its members. If you would like to see a different type of article in the BMFA news, then write one and submit it to the editor!!

I have just had a quick look through and noted the following:

Nostagia - 2 pages
Indoor scale (bmfa event) - 2.5 pages
Free flight - 2 pages
Scale - 2 pages
Electric - 2 pages
Slope - 2 pages
aerobatics - 2 pages
BMFA nationals information - 7pages

So if your interest is in any of the above, you only received the same coverage. The only complaint that should be leveled is that fixed wing is broken down into different disciplines, where rotary is only seen as one. If your interest is in scale helicopters (an example) why don't YOU write a regular article

You yourself state that you are only a member of the BMFA for the insurance, so you only want to take from the BMFA and are very quick to have a dig when other members like yourself cannot be bothered to give to the association on your behalf. I see a similar situation in most clubs where an individual complains like hell because the grass is too long, but would not get off their fat behinds to cut (or help cut) it themselves.

Before you get mad at me for pointing out the obvious, please realise that I am no better. I think the content is totally fixed wing biased, but just like you I find it easier to complain than to actually do anything about it

Richard
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05-25-2007 02:42 PM  13 years ago
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Not all bad,puy mr rob,toby and myself in it last time for passing our B test! "All people have the right to stupidity but some abuse the privilege."
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05-25-2007 02:43 PM  13 years ago
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I know what you mean, and its not that there arnt people willing to write things, its that not enough space is given to helis, the problem is editing, what do you bet the editor doesnt fly helicopters.

Whether its indoor planes or outdoor or free flight, they all get a bit, with helis if its indoor or IC, F3C, scale or 3D its all lumped in to two pages and because its all condensed down to two pages what is said is usually waffle because there isnt enough space to put anything meaningful.

The problem is that the space allocated by the person who edits it is very disproportionate in favor of planks.

It clearly isnt a problem of not enough material, because it has always been at most three pages, but usually (more than 90% of the time) two pages and in many articles its said that they have to cut it short this edition because of lack of space.
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05-25-2007 02:48 PM  13 years ago
Rain Man

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He didn't when I knew him, but that was 15+ years ago!!

The question that should be asked however is how many of us have submitted articles to the editor???
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05-25-2007 06:06 PM  13 years ago
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As I said
and in many articles its said that they have to cut it short this edition because of lack of space.
That tells you two things, the editor isnt giving helicopters a fair share and that there is more that could be there but they cant put it in because there is no space being allocated.
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05-25-2007 08:34 PM  13 years ago
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BMFA news 10 mins to read and now its shiny paper even the budgy slides around on it when he,s having a poo
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05-25-2007 08:48 PM  13 years ago
Craig Simmons

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had mine this morn at 8.30..in the bin at 8.40
no joke..
regards craig
my dads 67 and hes thinks its cr$p
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05-25-2007 09:09 PM  13 years ago
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Craig you must read yours cover to cover in 10mins

Mine doesn't even leave the wrapper it comes in ok I do take it out of wrapper only because the recycling bin is paper only

Simon.
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05-26-2007 06:22 PM  13 years ago
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cant belive your dissing the issue where my ugly mug is in there

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Sponsored by Real Raptors and CSM
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05-26-2007 06:50 PM  13 years ago
TOSH

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There's more to heli's than 3D
You mean they`ve started 4D?
Flybars. Who needs `em.
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05-26-2007 07:10 PM  13 years ago
Craig Simmons

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yeah edder i did notice ya..but there was an ugly bloke on the page lol...joke...just opened a shop
regards craig...joking..staight in the bin lol
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05-29-2007 03:44 PM  13 years ago
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It's a newspaper / magazine thing!?

I thought they just sent through scrap paper for mixing epoxy on
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05-29-2007 04:39 PM  13 years ago
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The AMA magazine here in the States is no better...
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05-29-2007 05:22 PM  13 years ago
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I did entertain a faint (very faint) hope that when they changed the format to its present style that the inside would be much better. Unfortunatley, it didn't happen. There's a surprise

I was given a copy of an RC mag the other day from about the '70s I think, and to be honest it could have been this month's BMFA Mag. I don't think its copy, I think it's down to the people that run the entire organisation. Sadly out of date.
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