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by Bob Thompson1894
September 16th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Reciever switches
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Reciever switches

me too Pete, but I always use two switches in parallel. That way if one goes iffy, it all still stays in the air.
by Bob Thompson1894
September 16th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Reciever switches
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Reciever switches

Peter, if you look inside one you will realise how lucky you have been...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 14th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

It certainly wont prevent things like todays drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi.
by Bob Thompson1894
September 14th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I believe the private members bill by some moron that was insisting on all models having transponders fitted has fallen foul of the closing of parliament. Shame. The registration bit seemed to slip in to law unnoticed by most of us, until the £16.50 was mentioned. Yes, its a miniscule amount in the ...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 13th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Alan- I assumed everyone realised that its not just the BMFA, although they have the biggest clout. The LMA and the other associations are involved on our behalf, and its all credit to (all of them) them that we have even a chink in the armour of this pointless legislation.
by Bob Thompson1894
September 12th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

A small crack in the DfTs defences has been revealed on the BMFA website. Heres a snippet- We would therefore encourage members not to rush into registering or taking the test when the DRES is rolled out in the next few weeks, until we have concluded our current round of discussions with the CAA and...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 6th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Back to this shameful set of stupid rules- I gather a private members bill was going for a second reading in the house with this snippet-(5)The operator of a prescribed drone must not fly that drone in the United Kingdom unless it— (a)has a permanent mark by which it can be identified; (b)is fitted ...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 6th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I imagine that, as it is within 1 mile, the club will be shut down now. I am surprised not more collisions happen, I was invited to fly at a slope site near Bristol, while flying, around the corner of the hill suddenly appeared a fast glass full size glider, hugging the slope. He flew in between me ...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 5th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

What we have been saying since day one.
by Bob Thompson1894
September 5th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

A couple of members have them, but they only appear if someone has lost a model in the crops..We dont allow FPV as we are also on a shared site with a safe record going back to the 70s.
by Bob Thompson1894
September 4th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

hmm...A Robin DR400 (F-GSBM) was descending on base leg to land on Runway 20 at Shoreham when its right wing struck a radio-controlled model glider. The Robin suffered minor damage and landed safely. The pilot of the Robin had not seen the glider and the pilot of the glider had not heard or seen the...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 3rd, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

The only two collision investigations I can find online are both model gliders and light aircraft. Very little damage was done to the aircraft. Which begs the question, why pick on 'drones' if there have been no proven collisions? As for the reports of near misses, "The aircraft pilot reported ...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 2nd, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

The simple point, Alan, is that this will do absolutely nothing. Far better would be to insist that everyone is insured, and make it an offence not to be, so any plod can ask to see that. A database of names and addresses is useless to anyone, even the police, who can not access it. There is simply ...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 2nd, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I am not rubbishing the idea of terror weapons, indeed drones are already used. Its the idea that somehow this ill-conceived database will end or even reduce the risk of this happening. I dont think many terrorists will be coughing up £16.50. As for the sale of the things, the internet and ebay will...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 2nd, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Sorry, but that is just rubbish. Just where does the register, the test and £16.50 come in to this? But yes, the situation at Gatwick (drone? what drone?) proves that innocent people will be targeted. Even though the database is supposedly not to be used for targeting suspects.
by Bob Thompson1894
September 1st, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I'm sure all the answers will be posted on the various Facebook pages for all to see, not that they should tax any of us. In any case, how do they know who is doing the test? One person could do it for the entire club. And what about those with no internet access? Still plenty of those. Its about as...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 1st, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Scott- this will be in the hands of our insurers. If they say we must be registered to comply with the law or we are not insured, then we are scuppered.
by Bob Thompson1894
August 30th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Me too Chris. But I can see wholesale resignations. And more work for hard pressed club officials.
by Bob Thompson1894
August 29th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Yes. I would be on the blower instantly. As I pointed out earlier, WE are the police. They have us by the short and curlies, unless the insurance companies are not bothered by the legislation, which is highly doubtful. So even if we are safe, legal and insured model fliers with As, Bs and Proficienc...
by Bob Thompson1894
August 29th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 96
Views: 3510

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

yes. It is. Heres a situation- a member tells you they are certified and paid up. He crashes a model in to the back of someones head..(it has happened) and kills them. At the inquest the judge asks if he is certified. It turns out he is not. The judge then asks who checked his status? Committee is t...

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