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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:05 pm 
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A big shout out to our own Dan Jones who starred in today's episode, (#48). Nice job on the fabric work Dan!

Mikey sure has created a following with his daily YouTube videos.

Keep up the great work everyone!

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Thanks, Steve. It’s a fun place to work.

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I agree wholeheartedly with Steve. Hope he gets that 30K subs soon!


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CAPFlyer wrote:
Hope he gets that 30K subs soon!

Why? I mean really, I'm an old guy and don't understand all this stuff. What difference will it make to get the desired number of subscribers, and for that matter, where does that number come from in the first place? And for Youtube vids in general, why do the thumbs-up and thumbs-down matter? These are real and genuine questions asked in good faith, thank you. (I'd ask these questions in a more appropriate place, if I had any idea where that place might be, which I don't.)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:03 am 
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What the "F" Kurt!!

Do you seriously mean to tell me, that you don't live your whole life, staring in to a screen four inches from your nose?!?!?!

( I'm such a Luddite that I don't even own a cell phone, so I eagerly await the input of someone who knows what's what.) :D

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Pogo wrote:
CAPFlyer wrote:
Hope he gets that 30K subs soon!

Why? I mean really, I'm an old guy and don't understand all this stuff. What difference will it make to get the desired number of subscribers, and for that matter, where does that number come from in the first place? And for Youtube vids in general, why do the thumbs-up and thumbs-down matter? These are real and genuine questions asked in good faith, thank you. (I'd ask these questions in a more appropriate place, if I had any idea where that place might be, which I don't.)


Mikey explained a bit about it in another video. Basically, reaching 30k subscribers will allow the channel to earn more $ that can be put towards the restoration. "Liking" a video will also translate into more revenue.

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Thanks, Steve. It’s a fun place to work.



Thanks for the overview on recovering the control surfaces. I hope Mikey puts that nice Lozenge camo on Ebay.

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Pogo wrote:
CAPFlyer wrote:
Hope he gets that 30K subs soon!

Why? I mean really, I'm an old guy and don't understand all this stuff. What difference will it make to get the desired number of subscribers, and for that matter, where does that number come from in the first place? And for Youtube vids in general, why do the thumbs-up and thumbs-down matter? These are real and genuine questions asked in good faith, thank you. (I'd ask these questions in a more appropriate place, if I had any idea where that place might be, which I don't.)


As Tim suggested, 30K opens new options for "creators" on the platform, allowing for more control over monetization of the videos. Like/dislike ratio, subscriptions, and average viewing minutes per video are what unfortunately now drive the YouTube "Algorithm" which determines how much a given video makes. The larger percentage of your viewers that are subscribers gets you a higher share of the ad revenue on the video, and more average minutes of watch time per video (i.e. if everyone watches 90% of the minutes of a video, you get more than if they watch 50% of a video) and having a good like/dislike ratio ensures you get monetized. It's really complicated and it's a point of contention with those who make YouTube a full-time job, but even if you aren't, having good stats and having decent subscriber numbers helps with projects like this which only benefit from the income and means that he'll have to do less fundraising via other methods (Patreon, GoFundMe, etc) because the Ad Revenue will cover the costs he's trying to cover with it.

If people aren't aware, he's trying to get the Ad Revenue to pay for the Food & Lodging for everyone who will be involved in the restoration in Quebec (about 6 people I believe) and then airfare and shipping for the people and parts from Red Deer to Quebec. Any extra will go toward things like paint, extra people, and fuel.


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Thanks fellas, I appreciate the explanations and learned something today. And I salute Mikey and the crew. Cheers!

(Psssst ... Andy! ... quick ... what did I just learn...?)

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Today's episode features part one of a tour of AvSpecs along with a feature on the anniversary of the cancellation of the Avro Arrow.



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CAPFlyer wrote:
Pogo wrote:
CAPFlyer wrote:
Hope he gets that 30K subs soon!

Why? I mean really, I'm an old guy and don't understand all this stuff. What difference will it make to get the desired number of subscribers, and for that matter, where does that number come from in the first place? And for Youtube vids in general, why do the thumbs-up and thumbs-down matter? These are real and genuine questions asked in good faith, thank you. (I'd ask these questions in a more appropriate place, if I had any idea where that place might be, which I don't.)


As Tim suggested, 30K opens new options for "creators" on the platform, allowing for more control over monetization of the videos. Like/dislike ratio, subscriptions, and average viewing minutes per video are what unfortunately now drive the YouTube "Algorithm" which determines how much a given video makes. The larger percentage of your viewers that are subscribers gets you a higher share of the ad revenue on the video, and more average minutes of watch time per video (i.e. if everyone watches 90% of the minutes of a video, you get more than if they watch 50% of a video) and having a good like/dislike ratio ensures you get monetized. It's really complicated and it's a point of contention with those who make YouTube a full-time job, but even if you aren't, having good stats and having decent subscriber numbers helps with projects like this which only benefit from the income and means that he'll have to do less fundraising via other methods (Patreon, GoFundMe, etc) because the Ad Revenue will cover the costs he's trying to cover with it.

If people aren't aware, he's trying to get the Ad Revenue to pay for the Food & Lodging for everyone who will be involved in the restoration in Quebec (about 6 people I believe) and then airfare and shipping for the people and parts from Red Deer to Quebec. Any extra will go toward things like paint, extra people, and fuel.

CAP, is the tally deducted if you opt for the "skip ad" button?

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I believe they still get the full revenue even if you click "skip ad" since the time prior to it has the "requirements" of the sell completed. However, if you use an Ad Blocker, they get nothing. I always just turn off my Ad Blocker when watching the channels which I want to ensure get my full support. I have a couple of channels I support externally that I watch so I turn on the blocker for those only.


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Last nights episode featured additional footage from Avspecs Ltd. They have some real gems in their hangars. Wow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mki7dAevTg

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The Spitfire XVI shown at AvSpecs has just been sold.
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Spitfire Mk XVI (TB252) has been sold. Avspecs Ltd in New Zealand will continue to restore the aircraft which should be flying next year. https://www.facebook.com/platinumfighte ... =3&theater #aviation pbs.twimg.com/media/D0PZ4VEXQAEfMmv.jpg


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I love how in the AVSPECS video he describes that the Packard Merlin is the one that keeps the oil inside the engine.


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