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by Dave Hayfield
April 1st, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Stuff you never thought you would use.
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Stuff you never thought you would use.

There are always bits of models pushed into cupboards and hidden behind more recent toys in your workshop and are usually forgotten.....but now due to this virus creating boredom I started tidying my workshop. I found things that I just couldn't throw away, a pair of Yak 18 wings and stabiliser, a r...
by Dave Hayfield
March 31st, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Professional ignition switch from Tx for petrol engines
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Professional ignition switch from Tx for petrol engines

Pleased to hear that John, and your installation in the Albatros really put the units to task because of the existing wiring set up in the model. Can't get better extreme testing than that !
by Dave Hayfield
March 29th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Professional ignition switch from Tx for petrol engines
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Professional ignition switch from Tx for petrol engines

Whilst you are sitting in your workshop looking at that model that you are not allowed to fly why not fit a very useful safety addition. Our remote ignition switch operated from a spare channel will allow you to stop your petrol engine after a flight instantly without having to wait for the low thro...
by Dave Hayfield
March 24th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Non LMA Events 2020
Topic: Possible Fly-in at Manston airfield May Bank holiday
Replies: 0
Views: 1279

Possible Fly-in at Manston airfield May Bank holiday

As with other events everywhere, this flyin is not going to happen due to you know why. I am still going to try for a flyin sometime later in the year so will keep you informed. :cry: Dave Hayfield
by Dave Hayfield
March 7th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart
Replies: 234
Views: 47145

Re: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

Large article in Aeroplane Magazine on the Sea dart February 2020 which may be of interest to you.
by Dave Hayfield
February 18th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: CAA Operator I.D...what did we pay for
Replies: 31
Views: 4349

Re: CAA Operator I.D...what did we pay for

Still far short of the original estimate of 170,000 registrations expected. Typical of arbitrary numbers dreamt up by government departments, ie. cost of HS2, Cross rail, nuclear power stations etc etc.
by Dave Hayfield
February 5th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Possible LMA fly-in at Manston SE Kent
Replies: 0
Views: 1622

Possible LMA fly-in at Manston SE Kent

In case any of our members don't look at the 'LMA events' site not expecting to see anything happening in the SE, I thought I would put a reminder on this General Discussion slot. Take a look at the Manston mention on the LMA events site because if all goes well it is a fantastic site to fly anythin...
by Dave Hayfield
January 25th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: LMA events 2020
Topic: Possible Fly-in at Manston airfield May Bank holiday
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: Possible Fly-in at Manston airfield May Bank holiday

If all goes well John it will be the 8/9/10th May. This weekend doesn't seem to clash with any major model events. The airfield is not being used for anything else, there are about 1000000 cones to be cleared and the whole runway, nearly 2 miles 0f it, is white lined with parking bays. This wouldn't...
by Dave Hayfield
January 24th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: LMA events 2020
Topic: Possible Fly-in at Manston airfield May Bank holiday
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Possible Fly-in at Manston airfield May Bank holiday

At the AGM I mentioned that Manston airfield in SE Kent may be available for a fly-in this year. I had a meeting with the owners who said they would be pleased to have us there since no full size activity would occur till 2021. I suggested that 8th, 9th,10th May bank holiday would be good and the re...
by Dave Hayfield
November 29th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 171
Views: 18252

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Well, it's the end of November and there is a definite flurry of no information from the powers that be to tell the general public that they will be subject to unimaginable punishment if they don't register if they fly a plastic aeroplane bought from the toy shop!
by Dave Hayfield
November 8th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 171
Views: 18252

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

There was a bit of news on Meridian TV talking about drone registration and it wasn't until the end of the report that they said "Oh it also includes model aeroplanes".......And that was it!
by Dave Hayfield
October 2nd, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Mobile phones on flight line
Replies: 13
Views: 2302

Re: Mobile phones on flight line

I operated TX control at many shows for many years a while ago when we were still using 35 Meg but with a few 'new fangled' 2.4 Tx on the flight line. In all of those years only came across one incident of a mobile phone wiping the memory from a Tx which was operating on 2.4, well it may have been t...
by Dave Hayfield
September 1st, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 171
Views: 18252

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

The bottom line to this nonsense shows up with the number of serious modellers,11000, who have responded to the cause. The DfT and CAA need £2mill+ to fund their registration department, this is why they came up with the purely arbitrary number of 170000 modellers who would pay the fee and this will...
by Dave Hayfield
July 16th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 10774

Re: new registration rebellion

Well done Dave Stevens ( if you are our LMA Dave Stevens) on getting a letter published in this week's Flight International. I sent a letter to the magazine about 3 or 4 weeks ago with exactly the same content as yours. It seems to me that the powers that be do not have any idea regarding our hobby ...
by Dave Hayfield
May 10th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 10774

Re: new registration rebellion

I just had a thought (which is unusual) and I may be being pernickety but somewhere in the paperwork about the new regs it was mentioned that everything that travels through the air is governed by the Air Nav Order even down to paper aeroplanes. Well what about regulating golf balls, cricket balls, ...
by Dave Hayfield
May 2nd, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 10774

Re: new registration rebellion

Well done everyone for rejecting these stupid new regulations, in particular Rob for all the work he is putting in. Hopefully the regs will go the same way as Broadcast radio licences, our old Rc transmitter licences, dog licences and any other licences that have been disbanded because of the imposs...
by Dave Hayfield
December 27th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Show helpers and pilots
Replies: 29
Views: 3031

Re: Show helpers and pilots

I've been 'doing' shows for as far back as I care to remember and have always been worried about people wandering onto the live areas of shows. Any person who is not involved in the flying of a model should not be 'airside'. Family members with their picnics,dogs and young children in pushchairs etc...
by Dave Hayfield
November 10th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Flying Glasses
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: Flying Glasses

Hi Clive, try this site for what you need

http://www.zestyglass.com/wp-content/up ... 640x0c.jpg

I remember the add in model mags but not the .company
by Dave Hayfield
October 7th, 2018, 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: The Global “anti-drone” hysteria continues..
Replies: 10
Views: 1879

Re: The Global “anti-drone” hysteria continues..

Interesting bit in BMFA News about exemptions for models. Most of it we know about but there is a chart showing airproxes to manned aircraft by unmanned craft. Most airproxes are under 3000 ft, and there are a lot of them but the amazing part of the report are the airproxes up to 14000 ft allegedly ...
by Dave Hayfield
August 16th, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: John Townsend RIP
Replies: 12
Views: 2865

Re: John Townsend RIP

I live at the opposite end of the UK to John but have known him for around 30 years and have only met up on LMA meetings and events. With the both of us being very involved in the running of the Association over the years you become good mates and it is very sad to lose a 'mate', we will miss you. O...

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