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by Rob Buckley
June 5th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 75
Views: 2505

Re: new registration rebellion

Representatives from the UK Model Flying Associations met with the Aviation Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton at the Department for Transport yesterday (Tuesday 5th June 2019). Whilst the meeting provided a good opportunity for both sides to clarify their position and understand each other’s prior...
by Rob Buckley
June 2nd, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 75
Views: 2505

Re: new registration rebellion

No, because nobody would pass that so even the Gub'mint know that would be pointless.

It will as I believe be along the lines of...

What is the height limit for flying your drone?
a. 400ft
b. 12 miles
c. 10ft
d. dairylea

and so on
by Rob Buckley
June 1st, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 75
Views: 2505

Re: new registration rebellion

You most certainly can.

We (model flying associations) have offered and been asked to be involved in the definition of the registration & testing system to make it 'make sense' for modellers.
by Rob Buckley
June 1st, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 75
Views: 2505

Re: new registration rebellion

No, it's not quite that bad, we're looking at meeting again sooner than that, especially as the implementation phase is now and over the summer.
by Rob Buckley
May 30th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 75
Views: 2505

Re: new registration rebellion

Representatives of the UK Model Flying Associations met with the CAA yesterday afternoon (29th May 2019). The meeting was constructive, but without any real breakthrough to report at this stage. The CAA were only able to discuss potential options within the restrictive policy framework dictated by t...
by Rob Buckley
May 9th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 75
Views: 2505

Re: new registration rebellion

Yes, just read 'UK Model Associations' where it says 'BMFA'! The message is the same though, if you've not already responded to the consultation, emailed Baroness Vere, your MP & the CEO of the CAA pelase do. Several have asked for a template letter to make the job easier. We have deliberately n...
by Rob Buckley
May 3rd, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 75
Views: 2505

Re: new registration rebellion

None of the registration requirements apply to specific airframes, or the ownership of specific airframes. The registration is required only for the operator, be that a person or a company. The required registration information is name, address & DoB, and that's about it. Al of these requirement...
by Rob Buckley
May 2nd, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 75
Views: 2505

Re: new registration rebellion

Thanks folks. Yes it is soaking up a large amount of my time, but it will all be worth it in the end. I know lots of you have already responded to the consultation and written to your MP / aviation minister / head of the CAA, and if you've not done so please at a minimum respond to the CAA consultat...
by Rob Buckley
May 1st, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 75
Views: 2505

Re: new registration rebellion

Email just gone out to all LMA members, and here it is in case any have missed it. Unfortunate that the Journal went to print just in time to miss all this! Morning, Following the recent publication of CAP1775 link here which launched a consultation on the CAA's proposed arrangements for registratio...
by Rob Buckley
February 25th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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: 576

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: 561

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: 561

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: 418

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.

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