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by Rob Buckley
September 13th, 2021, 7:31 pm
Forum: LMA Events 2021
Topic: Gaydon
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Gaydon

No we're not doing Gaydon this year, all being well we'll be back there next year.

There is no upcoming event for Gaydon 2021, although the cancelled 2020 entry did say Gaydon would return in 2021, just goes to show that we weren't expecting last year that Covid would go on quite so long.
by Rob Buckley
September 8th, 2021, 4:34 pm
Forum: Electric Stuff
Topic: voltage regulators
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: voltage regulators

https://www.4-max.co.uk/ubec.htm

Not a recommendation, just found them on Google.
by Rob Buckley
June 11th, 2021, 9:22 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: New listing for Tx ignition units
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: New listing for Tx ignition units

No it's real

BBC News
by Rob Buckley
May 15th, 2021, 7:42 pm
Forum: Non LMA Events 2021
Topic: Popham Model Show 21st & 22nd August 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 338

Popham Model Show 21st & 22nd August 2021

The preparation for the biggest model event in Popham Airfields history is progressing rapidly. For the first time the airfield will close its main runways for model flying off runway 21/03 (Refer to Google Maps the long runway at 45 degrees to the A303). A NOTAM will be issued to close the airfield...
by Rob Buckley
April 17th, 2021, 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: hight restrictions
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Re: hight restrictions

Yes that's correct. The CAA are delegating the approval of flying model aircraft over 7.5kg over 400ft to the BMFA & the LMA, for displays & permanent club flying sites. It's a bit of a pain at the mo, because the CAA have stopped issuing authorisations (there are no exemptions any more, eve...
by Rob Buckley
January 9th, 2021, 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: LMA journal /Albatross one
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

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: 1324

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: 1650

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: 1650

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: 1650

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
August 25th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Forum / PC support
Topic: Pming - the outbox
Replies: 2
Views: 5433

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: 1100

Re: Precedent 250 incl. Zenoah 23 engine for sale

Price reduced to £150 for quick sale.
by Rob Buckley
May 13th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 5617

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: 3415

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: 4670

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: 3250

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: 3233

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: 10884

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
February 26th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: CAA Operator I.D...what did we pay for
Replies: 31
Views: 10884

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: 10884

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.

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