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    • Mike

      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.


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  1. They were bare metal and polished regular too.
  2. The biggest difference over the civy version was REAR facing seats !!!
  3. The flared wing on a Caterham/Lotus 7 do nothing as regards strength as their bolted to the side skins not the chassis . As regards originality my series three chassis was made at Arch motor the same place the Lotus 7's had there chassis from the same jigs. As to your original question "tatty ton" the kit come with options for road or race
  4. The photos are from the guy I mentioned, but when I was on 5 Sqn we used to do a wheel and brake unit run once a day may be twice if it was a cross wind... I can still smell the place heavy rubber smell with a hint of OM15 (hyd oil)
  5. Here you go
  6. I'll ask a friend on FB that used to run the tyre bay at Binbrook.
  7. From my time on Lightning's I'm guessing your looking as new verses worn tyres. As for XP 753 F3 the Aero's jet it was a one off paint job for that season unfortunately it wasn't a lucky paint job as she crashed in Scarborough north bay carry out a unauthorised display Flt LT Mike Thompson perished in the crash too. I was on Gate guard that day watched her leave Binbrook. There was talk of a court marshal if he'd had lived. accident report.
  8. Don't forget the Coloured bands weren't just yellow, Blue denotes inert yellow live munition. Missiles have different coloured too
  9. no underwing serials Nos on the grey jets
  10. Firestick were Green whilst I was at Binbrook the Redtops had green wings and fins too.
  11. Scarlet, we're having a reunion at Bruntingthorpe if your interested ? Mally "why me" is organising it its the weekend of 8th Sept.


  12. Neat job from a ex 5 sqn member.
  13. I thought they merged in to support command, strike command being fighters and bombers.
  14. Redtops were (80-85) very light grey/sliver body with green rear fins and the area (tail cone) around the rear (steering) fins. Drill missiles had a black solid section instead if the Seeker head this style of missile was fitted to the port side, Acquisition missile was the same colouring but with a functioning seeker head. Both these types of missiles flew (attached to the jet) without wings the big forward ones. Live missiles were the same colours just had green wings like the link attached Redtop
  15. They have three MK6's one in NMF (ex warton jets I think) and a two tone grey jet too.