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by Rob Buckley
February 25th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

John, Outside the 'blue' areas in the online map, you can fly models under 7kg as before, with no height limit as an LMA member with the permission we have from the CAA. Models 7-20kg are still limited to 400ft, but can be flown in all classes of airspace as long as outside the blue bit on the map a...
by Rob Buckley
February 25th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

look at the online map Bob, that shows the actual shape & size of all the zones.

That site is 1.6km from the nearest part of the Barton exclusion zone.
by Rob Buckley
February 24th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

Steve, No, the rules in the ANO have never differentiated between fixed, rotary or multirotary wing. Everything we fly comes under 'small unmanned aircraft', as do 'drones'. The CAA permission we got last summer to fly over 400ft applies only to fixed wing & single rotor helicopters which may be...
by Rob Buckley
February 21st, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

Throwing a paper plane in Crawley town centre or the westbound car park of Heston Services on the M4 will soon become a criminal offence (contravention of the Air Navigation Order). As we know, laws only apply to the law abiding, and it would remain to be seen how the fun police would react to an ac...
by Rob Buckley
February 21st, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

paul hughes wrote:Looking at the restricted area for Barton aerodrome (M/C). the e/w runway is very close to the LMA site at Glazebury. will this effect the flying at the site?


It's 1.5km away, so not if being able to see the model during flight is a priority!
by Rob Buckley
February 21st, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

Because today you cannot fly a model over 7kg in anything other than class G airspace without permission of the relevant air traffic control. As of 13 March, models over 7kg can be flown in any airspace that's outside any of the restricted zones, regardless of airspace classification. SDExample1.png...
by Rob Buckley
February 21st, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 434

2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

DfT publishes amendments to the Air Navigation Order. The Department for Transport (DfT) have today published further amendments to the Air Navigation Order which impact on all users of Small Unmanned Aircraft, including the model flying community. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-drone-safety...
by Rob Buckley
February 16th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Electric Stuff
Topic: 6.6 life battery’s, versus 6 volt servos
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: 6.6 life battery’s, versus 6 volt servos

I've run futaba S128, S148, S3001 & S3003 all on 2S A123 packs and they all worked fine.

Don't forget, a fully charged NiMh battery is 1.5v per cell and a LiFe is 3.6v per cell (just to compare a 5 cell NiMh & 2 cell LiFe)
by Rob Buckley
February 16th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Electric Stuff
Topic: 6.6 life battery’s, versus 6 volt servos
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: 6.6 life battery’s, versus 6 volt servos

Just plug it in, they''ll be fine.
by Rob Buckley
February 8th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: advice please Walbro carb choke lever
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

It would solve the problem of a carb lever clash. Because the engine wouldn't run, the clash wont cause a problem.
by Rob Buckley
February 8th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: advice please Walbro carb choke lever
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

It'd be easier to turn the engine Rob? I don't believe Walbro would send a carb out of the factory with the throttle & choke levers clashing. But if the levers are clashing on (say) the left hand side of the carb as you look at it, just whip the 2 screws out, spin the carb round by 180 degrees,...
by Rob Buckley
February 8th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: advice please Walbro carb choke lever
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

Turn the carb round so they are on the other side
by Rob Buckley
February 5th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Head Office
Replies: 25
Views: 1026

Re: Head Office

All the talk of the legalities of multiple insurers is mostly a red herring made of old wives tales. It stems from the olden days of dodgy ships that were sent off planned to sink, with multiple insurance policies taken out to claim from them all and make a tidy profit. You can insure something as m...
by Rob Buckley
February 4th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Head Office
Replies: 25
Views: 1026

Re: Head Office

She sums involved are minimal in the grand scheme of things. I and the late Robin Sleight put quite a lot of work into a reciprocal arrangement between the LMA & the BMFA to allow mutual recognition of insurance & an option to only buy it from one association. When it came to the LMA AGM the...
by Rob Buckley
February 3rd, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Over 20Kg Weight Limit
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Over 20Kg Weight Limit

The IMAC weight limit is just the maximum weight they accept for models at their competitions. It's nothing to do with any weight limit in the law, IMAC models over 20Kg will need to have an exemption like any other model over 20Kg.
by Rob Buckley
February 1st, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: LMA Events 2019
Topic: 2019 Flyin Bookings
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: 2019 Flyin Bookings

Just after I posted my last reply it was fixed & now works properly.
by Rob Buckley
January 30th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: smoke nipple advice
Replies: 21
Views: 940

Re: smoke nipple advice

So how much are the folk who told you how to do it getting as their share?
by Rob Buckley
January 30th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: LMA Events 2019
Topic: 2019 Flyin Bookings
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: 2019 Flyin Bookings

It's the forum having an out of date copy of the top menu that's the problem so refreshing the browser won't help, it should be fixed any moment.

Clicking Home takes you back to the website & all the menus will appear properly then.
by Rob Buckley
January 30th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: LMA Events 2019
Topic: 2019 Flyin Bookings
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: 2019 Flyin Bookings

click home > resources > 2019 flyin booking

If you go direct from here, it may well show the 2018 form which is no longer there. It should be fixed shortly to show the 2019 form from here too.
by Rob Buckley
January 29th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: LMA Events 2019
Topic: 2019 Pilot's bookings
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: 2019 Pilot's bookings

It's just the machine recognising how special Terry is.

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