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by Dave Hayfield
July 16th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3478

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: 3478

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: 3478

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: 1452

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: 681

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: 1130

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: 1952

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: 895

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: 6949

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: 895

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: 1607

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: 2624

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: 601

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: 597

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: 1272

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: 1094

Re: fabric covering

Hi Paul, are you sure that is not someones curtains?
by Dave Hayfield
February 9th, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Membership cards
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Membership cards

Are the new membership cards being issued yet, last years cards are very out of date now if anyone wants to check on insurance cover etc?
by Dave Hayfield
January 4th, 2018, 11:18 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Petrol engine ignition stop from tx. Mag or battery ignition
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Petrol engine ignition stop from tx. Mag or battery ignition

Following on from my 'Failsafe' module to stop your petrol engine if Rx volts fail, of which many have been sold, I kept getting asked if I could supply a unit which would switch ignition off from the Tx. Well I have just put the very item on the market. You will need a channel on the Rx operated by...
by Dave Hayfield
November 5th, 2017, 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Carry a First Aid Kit.. And check its contents...
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: Carry a First Aid Kit.. And check its contents...

On the lighter side...we had a chopped finger incident on our flying site which was quite serious and the victim had to be taken to hospital for stitches etc. He actually returned to our field within a couple of hours with a bandaged hand and one of our flyers said to him " hey, good to see you...
by Dave Hayfield
May 17th, 2017, 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Ken Bones 55
Replies: 19
Views: 3692

Re: Ken Bones 55

Sheila and I have known Ken from when he was a very young man and first started flying at shows. We were operating TX control in those days at nearly all of the LMA events and Ken used to come to us for a chat as he didn't know many flyers at the time. Ken was one of the nicest blokes you would ever...

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