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- Vince Burton passes
- Squatter offical ?
- Matilda's Squatter ?
- Brit FFF available from NFFS for the USA
- Palm Fix
VINCE BURTON PASSES
Many of you who fly SAM Events know Vince Burton. Yesterday, May 3rd , he
passed away in Louisiana. Vince was an outstanding builder and flyer. His
Jimmie Allen Spartan Bomber won the Concours Event at this years SAM CHAMPS
and appeared in the latest issue of Flying Models . Vince was also a mentor
to many of us, myself included. He will be missed by many. Our hearts go
out to his Son and extended Family. He was the consummate Builder/Flyer.
Roger Willis.. WESTFAC
The Squatter official rules
Yes, Roger, you are correct.
Since I happen to be the one who christened Ben's father as "Squatter",
that upstart son of his was given the lesser title of
"Son of Squatter", just to make sure he knew his ranking order.
He may use an alternate handle: "Squatteroo".
I hope this puts the final official stamp on this agregious matter.
If not, well there is always McK the WC and his ebola viral threat...be afraid
Son of Squatter , be very afraid...
Ciao from The Leeper, Official Moniker-giver
Yes Ben, seriously for a moment, welcome back to our humble FF community &
congratulations on your two AM Cup wins!
[Shoot! I meant to call you Squatteroo...]
Squatter is an Australian term for a bloke who does that.
UKI from Oz
Soo... is a squatteroo a bounding squatter >
Free Flight Forum available from NFFS
The newly announced 2012 BMFA FF Forums will once again be sold in the US
by the NFFS. They are currently being printed and will be available for
purchase near the end of May. As in the past, the cost of the 2012 issue
remains at $25 per copy plus shipping cost of $5.50. The 2011 FF Forum is still
available, also at $25 per copy, and can be paired with the 2012 version at no
extra cost for shipping. Order from NFFS Publications Services, PO Box
1775, Albany, OR 97321. Make checks out to NFFS. You may also order online at <
Freeflight.org>, when you see the 2012 issue listed there.
My Palm IIIe started eating AAA batteries-- fresh set of batteries would last only 3 days. After some web surfing, I learned that this veracious battery consumption and the lost of data during battery change is the result of a bad capacitor. It is a large capacitor, .4" dia, .15" tall-- easily identified and easy to de-solder and replace. I took a capacitor from a broken Palm III and replaced the one in the battery eater. Works like new now.