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Old 11-02-2020, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The A320NEO has recently been eclipsed by its bigger brother but still has plenty of orders and four 400 scale moulds to its name. In this detailed comparison I take a close look at each to determine which comes out as the top dog:

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Old 11-02-2020, 07:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Shenzhen Airlines A320NEO looks really neat. Is it Panda or HYJL Wings?
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The Shenzhen Airlines A320NEO looks really neat. Is it Panda or HYJL Wings?
For $4 a month that's the sort of thing you can find out

It's Panda. HYJLwings never had an A320 of their own
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For $4 a month that's the sort of thing you can find out

It's Panda. HYJLwings never had an A320 of their own
Thank you!
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$4 dollars. Sigh
I’m not too happy with it either, but I understand why he has it.
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I’m not too happy with it either, but I understand why he has it.
The alternative is that I just stop, or slow it down drastically. I'm sure some brands and retailers would appreciate that. Seems like most people on DAC couldn't care less, which begs the question why I bother I guess.
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Old 11-02-2020, 11:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The alternative is that I just stop, or slow it down drastically. I'm sure some brands and retailers would appreciate that. Seems like most people on DAC couldn't care less, which begs the question why I bother I guess.
There’s plenty of alternatives. One; you could put ads on your website and make a little bit that way. I know people have adblockers but you could disable access to your website for those that do until they turn it off. Two; you could create something like a Patreon, and for those that pay that, you could give them early access to your articles before they go on your website. Set several tiers, one costing more than the other below it, and you may have a chance at rolling in the dough.

Those are just my alternative suggestions; I’m sure there’s others that have more suggestions if you need any. Take care.
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There’s plenty of alternatives. One; you could put ads on your website and make a little bit that way. I know people have adblockers but you could disable access to your website for those that do until they turn it off. Two; you could create something like a Patreon, and for those that pay that, you could give them early access to your articles before they go on your website. Set several tiers, one costing more than the other below it, and you may have a chance at rolling in the dough.

Those are just my alternative suggestions; I’m sure there’s others that have more suggestions if you need any. Take care.
Sadly they are both ideas that won't work.

For ads:

1. Ads ruin the look of a site
2. the only things that sell via web ads are girls, drugs and gambling none of which I want on my site.
3. there's no clear link between model planes and anything saleable except model planes and on the whole model retailers are on a shoestring and not entrepreneurial or supportive of someone reviewing the models they sell.
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In terms of Patreon:
1. There's been a donation button on the site for years and nobody uses it because they don't have to.
2. I know several people who use Patreon and none of them make any money - certainly not enough to cover their costs in any meaningful way.
3. Patreon is basically the same as I'm doing except it costs me more money to use with the only purpose being to allow people who don't care to access my material
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5. Why should you get access to free quality content? This isn't instagram or facebook where it takes a minute to upload a photo the person put no effort into. These posts often take literally hours to write.

Now if you don't think the content is quality then fair enough but otherwise your arguments really just don't add up.
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Sadly they are both ideas that won't work.
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Now if you don't think the content is quality then fair enough but otherwise your arguments really just don't add up.
You bring up plenty of fair and valid points with the ads and the Patreon. However, your mold reviews make you the best in the game; they’re most likely one of the big contributors to your website’s traffic. I read your website because of those mold reviews. Without them (or having them be accessed only through the premium subscription), you’ll just blend in with the rest of us and not be seen. From my perspective, you’ve gotten yourself stuck in between a rock and a hard place; keep things as they are and risk running out of cash, or introduce a paid subscription service and risk losing a chunk of your web traffic. While I am not saying that either one of those scenarios will happen, there’s a slim possibility either one could.
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You bring up plenty of fair and valid points with the ads and the Patreon. However, your mold reviews make you the best in the game; they’re most likely one of the big contributors to your website’s traffic. I read your website because of those mold reviews. Without them (or having them be accessed only through the premium subscription), you’ll just blend in with the rest of us and not be seen. From my perspective, you’ve gotten yourself stuck in between a rock and a hard place; keep things as they are and risk running out of cash, or introduce a paid subscription service and risk losing a chunk of your web traffic. While I am not saying that either one of those scenarios will happen, there’s a slim possibility either one could.
You're probably right and it is the same issue that news has everywhere. People won't pay for quality material and are happy to just stare at their Instagram and Facebook feeds. I weighed up the problem and had to try something. This is my best attempt at making the site viable. I'd rather the site was free, which is why it has been for 6 years but that relied on human nature not being what it is. In the end its up to my readers whether they give a ****.
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You're probably right and it is the same issue that news has everywhere. People won't pay for quality material and are happy to just stare at their Instagram and Facebook feeds. I weighed up the problem and had to try something. This is my best attempt at making the site viable. I'd rather the site was free, which is why it has been for 6 years but that relied on human nature not being what it is. In the end its up to my readers whether they give a ****.
Not much you can do now; you did what you needed to do. I hope for the best for you and your website in the future.
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Unfortunately it is clear that there aren't enough people willing to actively support my work at Yesterday's Airlines and so reluctantly I am cancelling the Premium concept. I want to thank those who did subscribe, your support was deeply appreciated.

The feedback I received prior to the go-live was positive but obviously the feedback from the community has on the whole not been so and I see little prospect of that changing enough to make it a viable proposition.

What does that mean for the site? To be honest I'm not sure. I will try and cut my costs and add some advertising, but also most likely just cut back on producing content, especially that which provides me with no return on investment. Whether there is a viable way forward for the site I can't say for certain.

I am once again dependent on donations to cover my costs so if anyone wants to help cover the renewal fees the donation button is available on the homepage. I have reverted the entire site back to free access.

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Have you thought about being more active on Youtube and monetizing your videos, as to fund some of your website costs?
I know it'd take more time, but as you gain more subscribers over time, it'll probably end up making more money in the long term.
You could upload other aviation related videos too (old aviation films, or filming flight experiences ect).
As I've commented on your videos before, it's a shame that your channel is underrated, some of these channels on youtube have thousands of subs, but have like 50 American 737's (quite boring collections), and little knowledge and experience.
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Have you thought about being more active on Youtube and monetizing your videos, as to fund some of your website costs?
I know it'd take more time, but as you gain more subscribers over time, it'll probably end up making more money in the long term.
You could upload other aviation related videos too (old aviation films, or filming flight experiences ect).
He would need 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours, according to YouTube, to monetize his videos, and it would take him a while to get there from where he’s currently at. Bottom line: I don’t think he’s willing to do this.
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He would need 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours, according to YouTube, to monetize his videos, and it would take him a while to get there from where he’s currently at. Bottom line: I don’t think he’s willing to do this.
Indeed. Investing in Youtube would mean dumping the site and frankly the written content is much better. I will still dabble in Youtube but the number of subscribers and viewing hours isn't very realistic in terms of the actual number of collectors in 400 scale. This isn't Fortnite!
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