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by Rob Buckley
January 9th, 2021, 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: LMA journal /Albatross one
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: LMA journal /Albatross one

Barrie,

For contractual reasons no, I can't at the moment say anything more than is in the articles(s). If there's some demand though, I'll see what more I can say about the model aircraft bits.
by Rob Buckley
December 26th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 400 ft
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: 400 ft

Hope everyone had a good Christmas. Depending on your radio, telemetry altitude & variometer is only an Arduino, pressure sensor & a few quid away. If not, a model at 400ft flying over something on the ground 100 yards away will be 500ft from you. Walk 500 ft from your model on the ground an...
by Rob Buckley
December 7th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Over 20Kg Scheme to be Over 25kg?
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Over 20Kg Scheme to be Over 25kg?

Sounds like somebody's been bored during lockdown & just making stuff up.

Manned light aircraft on a permit to fly are inspected by LAA, not CAA, approved & managed inspectors.
by Rob Buckley
December 7th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Over 20Kg Scheme to be Over 25kg?
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Over 20Kg Scheme to be Over 25kg?

If an model is under 25kg with fuel, it will no longer need an exemption as of next year, and new models won't need any inspections if under 25kg. If it is over 25kg it will continue to need an exemption and new models will still need an exemption, and we're currently reviewing the process with the ...
by Rob Buckley
December 7th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Over 20Kg Scheme to be Over 25kg?
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Over 20Kg Scheme to be Over 25kg?

Yes as of the end of this year, the weight limit changes from 20kg without fuel to 25 kg with fuel (all fuel tanks full).
by Rob Buckley
September 22nd, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Non LMA Events 2020
Topic: 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Model Event, Tibenham Friday 18/9/20
Replies: 8
Views: 4790

Re: 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Model Event, Tibenham Friday 18/9/20

This forum gets deleted at the end of the year, if photos want to live forever they need to be posted in the 'show pictures and videos' forum, where they can run free until the end of time*. *Or the forum gets killed completely, whichever comes first. New customers only. Your trousers may go down as...
by Rob Buckley
August 25th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Forum / PC support
Topic: Pming - the outbox
Replies: 2
Views: 2709

Re: Pming - the outbox

Yes, PM's sit in the 'outbox' until read by the recipient. The recipient is also sent an email by the forum to tell them they have received a PM. If they've changed email address & not updated their forum profile, they will never receive it though.
by Rob Buckley
July 31st, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Precedent 250 incl. Zenoah 23 engine NOW SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Re: Precedent 250 incl. Zenoah 23 engine for sale

Price reduced to £150 for quick sale.
by Rob Buckley
June 26th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: LMA events 2020
Topic: All Remaining 2020 Events Cancelled
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

All Remaining 2020 Events Cancelled

The Board decided last night that due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, coupled with whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable and should be pronounced 'tomato' or 'tomato' it was safer to call the whole thing off. In addition to Cosford, Elvington, Much Marcle & Gaydon are all cancelled and w...
by Rob Buckley
May 13th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 4252

Re: wanted

All the greenly range plans can be downloaded for nowt..

https://www.largemodelassociation.com/r ... /greenley/

If the dust is a problem (and balsa dust can be nasty stuff, it's true) just use a whittling knife to round the corners off a bit
by Rob Buckley
May 11th, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Flying
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Re: Flying

You've all got mail.

Basically, if you decide to go flying, don't go to meet anyone from outside your household. If other people are there it's no different to other people playing a round of golf or being in the park at the same time as you. Maintain social distancing from anyone else.
by Rob Buckley
April 24th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: CAD designer needed please
Replies: 10
Views: 3335

Re: CAD designer needed please

Cad software is free, and 2D will be easier to learn than 3D for making a model drawing.

https://nanocad.com/products/nanoCAD/

A rough estimate of my time to do some cad drawing came out at £12,000 (no vat) which is probably a bit spendy for a model plane.
by Rob Buckley
April 14th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: igyro 3e
Replies: 7
Views: 2216

Re: igyro 3e

Glen, you can test the gain by wiggling the gyro and seeing how much the connected servo moves. Zero gain, not moves at all, max gain moves a lot. movement should increase as gain increases. What I've done is set the gain dial to only go from zero to +100%, not -100% to +100%. That way, you can only...
by Rob Buckley
April 7th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Modellers, doing there bit,
Replies: 7
Views: 2398

Re: Modellers, doing there bit,

It is indeed true us youngsters* are the future of the LMA & model flying in general. One day our time will come, one day. Anyway, I've got my printer running continuously churning out masks, all mine are going here https://www.3dcrowd.uk/ all donations welcome! 20200404_184636_small.jpg *In aer...
by Rob Buckley
March 22nd, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: CAA Operator I.D...what did we pay for
Replies: 31
Views: 8190

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

Mike,
Did you get the last copy of the LMA journal just before Christmas?

In case you missed it, have a look here

https://www.largemodelassociation.com/resources/2020-caa-registration/
by Rob Buckley
March 19th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: LMA events 2020
Topic: Buckminster fly in
Replies: 3
Views: 2837

Re: Buckminster fly in

Flyins are not ‘normal outdoor flying activities', they are specifically organised to get a group of people together to do a bit of flying and mainly socialise for several days/a week at a time. Many of our flyin attendees are in the ‘at risk’ group who are being advised to self-isolate for the next...
by Rob Buckley
February 26th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: CAA Operator I.D...what did we pay for
Replies: 31
Views: 8190

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

Don't care. Don't know. Yes, I'm not making it up. There's one registered drone operator for about every 600 people in the UK, so they are probably in the towns, villages, fields and valleys too.
by Rob Buckley
February 26th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: CAA Operator I.D...what did we pay for
Replies: 31
Views: 8190

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

There were 110,000 registered operators before the approx. 20,000 model association members were uploaded earlier this month.
by Rob Buckley
February 15th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Operator ID
Replies: 13
Views: 3858

Re: Operator ID

To answer some of the more popular questions, I've added a page to the website. It's under Resources (from the forum you might need to click on Home first), and a link here

https://www.largemodelassociation.com/resources/2020-caa-registration/
by Rob Buckley
February 15th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Operator ID
Replies: 13
Views: 3858

Re: Operator ID

The bit just before you quoted says-

All of this applies all model aircraft except the following out of scope categories

• Models Under 250g
• Models Over 20kg
• Control line models
• Models Flown indoors

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