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by Dave Hayfield
November 8th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 6378

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: 1599

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: 130
Views: 6378

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 18th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Non LMA Events 2019
Topic: Drone's view of fireworks at WingsnWheels 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Drone's view of fireworks at WingsnWheels 2019

Fabulous coverage of the fireworks display on a beautiful evening at Wings'n'Wheels 2019 by miniature drones and hd cameras.
See youtube UK Wings and Wheels Fireworks Galore
by Dave Hayfield
July 16th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 5662

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: 5662

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: 5662

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: 2127

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: 889

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: 1430

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: 2292

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...
by Dave Hayfield
July 20th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: TX SWITCH
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: TX SWITCH

Hello Arthur, I have ignition on/off buttons on my transmitters and so that I don't accidently operate them in flight I have superglued a small plastic shield in front of them. I suspect that you could do the same for what you need. I have not actually used one of the switches suggested but in my ex...
by Dave Hayfield
July 15th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Latest Journal
Replies: 89
Views: 8765

Re: Latest Journal

Over the years when asked what the LMA is short for I have to clarify it by saying the LARGE MODEL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION. They ask if I have any pics of large models.....know what I mean....nudge nudge!! I think that this is the best title for us. LMAA it even rhymes with CAA (maybe ???)
by Dave Hayfield
July 15th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: TX SWITCH
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: TX SWITCH

Hello Arthur,I get what you want to do with your retracts. What I would suggest, and you would need to be brave and use a soldering iron, is to replace the original switch with a latching push button. I suggest an RS item 734-6794 which is a single pole latching switch. What it will do is on the fir...
by Dave Hayfield
March 26th, 2018, 10:45 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: HITEC 225MG Servo fault
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Re: HITEC 225MG Servo fault

I have only encountered a hitec servo failure once. This servo was drawing over 1 amp off load and getting warm. On comparing this servo with another which was perfectly ok I found several differences, the Hitec label on the top had no clear film covering it, there was no oval sticky label on one en...
by Dave Hayfield
March 10th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Membership cards.
Replies: 22
Views: 3092

Re: Membership cards.

I signed on a sticky white label, cut it to fit the position on the card and ran a bit of sellotape over it. (there are other sticky tapes available :lol: )
by Dave Hayfield
March 8th, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Air Racing
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Air Racing

I suppose this just shows my age! Here's one that does 'need strings' from my ancient collection......aaah, those were the days!!!!
by Dave Hayfield
March 3rd, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: New Forum Required?
Topic: Forum - Gas/Petrol Engines
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Re: Forum - Gas/Petrol Engines

Good idea, so many of us use them nowadays and there must be many spare parts hanging around in workshops that are needed by others for damage repairs etc.
by Dave Hayfield
February 9th, 2018, 5:21 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Twin receivers
Replies: 16
Views: 1570

Re: Twin receivers

Totally agree with you John, keep both Rx systems completely separate, in fact keep it simple. If you have two engines make sure that the loss of power on a Rx still means you have control over both engines. Fitting one of my loss of battery volts failsafes means the afflicted Rx will cause the rele...
by Dave Hayfield
February 9th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: fabric covering
Replies: 10
Views: 1407

Re: fabric covering

Hi Paul, are you sure that is not someones curtains?

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