HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jul 15, 2011, 04:54 AM
dark-side of the slope
twentynine's Avatar
Verona Italy
Joined Jul 2005
462 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_editor View Post
Sorry mate. It is Latin. We typographers often call it Greek text but it is Latin, and it isn't random either. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..", comes from a line in section 1.10.32.
Yeah, confirm that. It's latin...I can read it :P

The models' description says:
"But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?"
twentynine is offline Find More Posts by twentynine
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jul 15, 2011, 05:12 AM
Biting ankles since '53
No Pants Island
Joined Feb 2007
2,944 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
Yeah, confirm that. It's latin...I can read it :P

Respect. You're either truly 'old school' or good with Wikipedia...

Either way its a fine product description.
mr_editor is offline Find More Posts by mr_editor
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 15, 2011, 06:58 AM
Registered User
Conwy-Soarer's Avatar
Great Orme
Joined Aug 2003
407 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_editor View Post
Respect. You're either truly 'old school' or good with Wikipedia...

Either way its a fine product description.
Being from Italy what do you think?
Conwy-Soarer is offline Find More Posts by Conwy-Soarer
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 15, 2011, 12:18 PM
Phil.T-tailer
Phil.Taylor's Avatar
Devon, UK
Joined Jun 2003
4,248 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hambonetw View Post
Caveat Emptor!

Cheers,

James.
Oh - hey - more Latin !!!

Phil.
Phil.Taylor is offline Find More Posts by Phil.Taylor
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 15, 2011, 02:59 PM
Biting ankles since '53
No Pants Island
Joined Feb 2007
2,944 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJDemery View Post
Being from Italy what do you think?
Word perfect from the wiki page of a quote in a dead language… [insert rocking outspread hand icon here]
… not too sure. They don't ALL speak fluent Latin in Italy.
mr_editor is offline Find More Posts by mr_editor
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 15, 2011, 05:23 PM
Hambone the Impaler
Hambonetw's Avatar
Taiwan
Joined Nov 2008
924 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_editor View Post
Word perfect from the wiki page of a quote in a dead language… [insert rocking outspread hand icon here]
… not too sure. They don't ALL speak fluent Latin in Italy.
Per aspera ad astra...

Bonio.
Hambonetw is offline Find More Posts by Hambonetw
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 15, 2011, 07:28 PM
Phil.T-tailer
Phil.Taylor's Avatar
Devon, UK
Joined Jun 2003
4,248 Posts
and heres me thinking its "per ardua ad astra"
over to you squadron leader
Tally ho !
Phil.
Phil.Taylor is offline Find More Posts by Phil.Taylor
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 16, 2011, 02:22 AM
Hambone the Impaler
Hambonetw's Avatar
Taiwan
Joined Nov 2008
924 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil.Taylor View Post
and heres me thinking its "per ardua ad astra"
over to you squadron leader
Tally ho !
Phil.
Nah...I was not trying to say "With work (Or effort) to the stars" as in the RAF motto, Phil, rather I was trying to say "With ambition to the stars."..similar but different.

Always remember: Aquila non captat muscas...

Yowsah!

Boneham.
Hambonetw is offline Find More Posts by Hambonetw
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2011, 06:28 AM
Registered User
Conwy-Soarer's Avatar
Great Orme
Joined Aug 2003
407 Posts
Sunbird arrived on Monday from these guys, it was posted last wednesday so very fast delivery via EMS. Model arrived in excellent condition, best packaging I have seen in a long time, wasnt sure whether or not to keep the styrofoam to make some PSS models!.
Conwy-Soarer is offline Find More Posts by Conwy-Soarer
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2011, 10:54 AM
Feeling FrSky
surfimp's Avatar
United States, CA, Santa Barbara
Joined Feb 2003
20,091 Posts
Wow I'm sure Z from SlopeRacer (the, ahem, official UK distributor for RCRCM) is feeling really loved and appreciated for all the hard work he's put into getting these flawed models sold in the UK right about now.

Or is Great Orme in Taiwan and I just missed it?

Look man, it's not so much a criticism of you for purchasing from them, as it is of RCRCM of completely f-ing over the companies and individuals they've burned in order to elbow their way into our little close knit world. It just sucks to see a company so completely cynical.

Steve
surfimp is offline Find More Posts by surfimp
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2011, 11:07 AM
Phil.T-tailer
Phil.Taylor's Avatar
Devon, UK
Joined Jun 2003
4,248 Posts
But Steve - we keep breaking our toys
and they are selling us cheap pre-broken toys
great service!

Phil.
Phil.Taylor is offline Find More Posts by Phil.Taylor
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2011, 11:21 AM
Registered User
Conwy-Soarer's Avatar
Great Orme
Joined Aug 2003
407 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil.Taylor View Post
But Steve - we keep breaking our toys
and they are selling us cheap pre-broken toys
great service!

Phil.
Its a s good as anything I have sourced in the UK and arrived much quicker!!
Conwy-Soarer is offline Find More Posts by Conwy-Soarer
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2011, 11:29 AM
Feeling FrSky
surfimp's Avatar
United States, CA, Santa Barbara
Joined Feb 2003
20,091 Posts
Lovely. Have fun with that!

It's such a predictable pattern. Get a Westerner to design the planes, then screw him over. Get some more Westerners to distribute the planes, create some modicum of goodwill amongst the Western customer base, then screw them over by selling direct. Lastly, send out some decent quality planes to the first direct-buy victims, I mean, customers, get the warm & fuzzies going (see above) and then, screw the lemmings who follow over by selling them 3rd rate product with absolutely no support.

Caveat emptor. If you buy from these guys you are totally rolling the dice.

Steve
surfimp is offline Find More Posts by surfimp
Last edited by surfimp; Jul 20, 2011 at 11:34 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2011, 11:41 AM
Registered User
Conwy-Soarer's Avatar
Great Orme
Joined Aug 2003
407 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by surfimp View Post
Lovely. Have fun with that!

It's such a predictable pattern. Get a Westerner to design the planes, then screw him over. Get some more Westerners to distribute the planes, create some modicum of goodwill amongst the Western customer base, then screw them over by selling direct. Lastly, send out some decent quality planes to the first direct-buy victims, I mean, customers, get the warm & fuzzies going (see above) and then, screw the lemmings who follow over by selling them 3rd rate product with absolutely no support.

Caveat emptor. If you buy from these guys you are totally rolling the dice.

Steve
Ooh Er! Have a trodden on a nerve - sorry!
Conwy-Soarer is offline Find More Posts by Conwy-Soarer
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2011, 05:07 PM
Registered User
Joined Feb 2006
959 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hambonetw View Post
Nah...I was not trying to say "With work (Or effort) to the stars" as in the RAF motto, Phil, rather I was trying to say "With ambition to the stars."..similar but different.

Always remember: Aquila non captat muscas...

Yowsah!

Boneham.
Q.E.D.
doddlepots is offline Find More Posts by doddlepots
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sold U2 Dragon Lady EPP 60" Slope Glider OCDman Aircraft - Sailplanes (FS/W) 5 Apr 07, 2011 07:53 PM
Discussion Rudder/Elevator or Elevator/Aileron for Slope Glider Rhys Porter Australia 8 Mar 23, 2011 11:07 PM
Sold For Sale: Sampson SlopeStream 52" slope glider, short kit, NIB. Lt._Ayers Aircraft - Sailplanes (FS/W) 5 Mar 14, 2011 09:22 PM
Sold Ocelot 60 F3F hollow molded slope glider RV4PILOT Aircraft - Sailplanes (FS/W) 3 Mar 14, 2011 02:59 PM
How is a slope glider as a slope glider? Roger Lombard GWS (Grand Wing Servo) 62 Aug 04, 2007 01:07 AM