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      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".


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  1. That's really nice!
  2. That's just stunning Kev. A fantastic model of a fantastic aeroplane. Cheers Glen
  3. As others have mentioned, the flaps and slats are controlled from one lever and sequenced depending on the aircraft type. The 747-400 only gets inboard and mid span leading edge flaps at the first setting (flap 1). At flap 5 the trailing edges move and the outboard LE flaps extend. The A300 only extends the slats at the first position (this could be used for take off - long runway with no obstacles on climb out eg Bahrain). The A320 family only extend the slats at Flap 1 in the air but on the ground the same setting will give you flaps as well! On the VC10 there were separate levers for the flaps and slats but they were pinned together so used as one. In the event of a double engine failure on take off (with 2 engines close together it was considered highly likely that one failing would take out the other) the pin was removed so that the flaps could be retracted first. The slats are lower drag and increase stalling angle of attack so would be retracted later once the aircraft had accelerated. 'Double engine failure drill' was called so that everyone knew that a non standard procedure was to be completed. Cheers Glen
  4. Thanks Stephane, that's really useful. I've got a couple of these to build sometime and had never heard of the undercarriage problem so will store your post away! Cheers Glen
  5. They're just waiting for Radleigh to finish his!
  6. Patrick Stevens Ltd as far as I remember. They did a series of books many moons ago on the Spitfire, Me109 etc, mainly tied in with the Airfix 1/24 models cheers Glen
  7. Hi Richard Contrails Models do them but they are about $40 a set so not cheap. DB used to do them - I've seen them on second hand traders' stands at shows but it's pot luck finding them. I presume the Flightpath set are the old DB ones again not cheap and probably takes the total price above just buying an R! Maybe someone has not used the engines from an E-3 or KC-135R and has them spare? Cheers Glen
  8. Shame it's ELUAS and YUAS markings. Surely their research would have told them that XX617 of MASUAS was the only way to go! Cheers Glen
  9. A Contrail kit has just sold on ebay for £107. Unbelievable!
  10. Very sad news for all involved. Seems they have started finding debris if the news is to be believed. Glad to see that the RAF is involved. A Hercules with radar, high powered binoculars and night vision according to a spokesman. So basically a bog standard Albert with people looking out the windows. Every time an incident like this occurs it makes the loss of the Kipper fleet look even more mad.
  11. It's only a matter of time. ATC were warning of drone activity on the approach to Rwy 28 at Dublin yesterday. We then just missed the remains of a balloon at about 4000 ft on the way into Heathrow.
  12. Hi Gary Colin @ Freightdog imports High Planes so he might be worth a try. Cheers Glen
  13. It is hard enough to find someone available for a weekend day out with the cadets let alone for a whole weekend
  14. If secondary crowd areas have to be considered for the risk assessment then unless a total exclusion zone is set up around the airfield weare going to be left with a series of flypasts. For many air shows it will not be worth the cost/hassle anymore.