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by David Baker
November 9th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 155
Views: 7515

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Soooo.. Now we are past the deadline date to register.. I did a “random check” of drones for sale on t’internet... what with it being the run up to Christmas.. Checked drones for sale at Amazon, Argos, Curry’s, EBay, and several other primary suppliers.. (checked drones in our weight limit) Well.. N...
by David Baker
November 9th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Thankyou
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Thankyou

Whilst it is “most generous” of the LMA to pay our £9 CAA registration fee this year..
I have to ask... Why?
Those of us that build and fly display models spend “thousands” a year.. because we enjoy it.. and ask nothing in return!
£9 a year x however many members = a lot of money!
by David Baker
September 20th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart
Replies: 224
Views: 36244

Re: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

Alex
My caption is.... “Now that’s what I call a spar!”
by David Baker
September 17th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart
Replies: 224
Views: 36244

Re: Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

Hi Alex
Now the project is so well advanced and most of the sub assemblies are nearing completion....
Have you weighed it all yet? do you think the weight will be in the right place for the c of g and for its “sit in the water”
Have you calculated the wing loading yet?
Thanks
David
by David Baker
September 14th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 155
Views: 7515

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Bob As they say.... the scheme has to be self funding to the tune of £2.8million, a truly ridiculous amount of money! It’s a forgone conclusion that the illegal drone pilots will not register and pay.. Then if us legal flyers don’t register and pay? The scheme cannot fund itself so it will have to b...
by David Baker
September 12th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 155
Views: 7515

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Hi Rob
Just received an email from the Bmfa telling members not to rush into registering or taking the test until further notification, as discussions with CAA etc. Are ongoing to improve matters..
by David Baker
August 22nd, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Sky 120
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Sky 120

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by David Baker
July 14th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Electric Stuff
Topic: Setting up a twin
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: Setting up a twin

Jack
You must snip or pull out the red wire on the 3 pin servo lead of ONE of the esc’s to the receiver.. do not have them both presenting all 3 wires to the TX.
Everything will work just fine if you do this...

Dave B
by David Baker
July 8th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: LMA Events 2019
Topic: Cosford 2019 Review
Replies: 22
Views: 1787

Re: Cosford 2019 Review

I spent a lot of my time on the second flight line on both days, I flew my Nieuport 11 in the 1/4 scale WW1 slots and I was the pilot and instructor of the “Arising Star” trainer for the kids. I think it was a bold decision by the committee to trial the second flight line at the LMA’s premier event ...
by David Baker
May 10th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 5859

Re: new registration rebellion

Rob This whole paragraph really sums up the difference between a drone and a model aircraft... Particularly the last bit about the skill and training required for each... Recent technological advances mean that a much greater variety of small unmanned aircraft are now available. These vary from the ...
by David Baker
May 4th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 5859

Re: new registration rebellion

Looking at the maths.... They have costed this pointless exercise at the incomprehensible amount of £2.8 million Their maths says £2.8million divided by estimated 170000 registrations = £16.50 per registration If only the members of the Bmfa and LMA register.... It will be 36000 registration x £16.5...
by David Baker
May 1st, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 5859

Re: new registration rebellion

Surely we can fight this in the law courts as an infringement of our human rights?
If Terrorists can get unlimited legal aid to fight the government....
by David Baker
April 26th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 5859

Re: new registration rebellion

I just objected on their site... job done!
Only Took 5 minutes.
by David Baker
March 23rd, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Falcon 120 jet. “SOLD”
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Re: Falcon 120 jet

SOLD. Thanks
by David Baker
March 17th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Graupner G-Booster 160+
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Graupner G-Booster 160+

For sale or swap.... Low hour Graupner G-Booster 160+ Kero start turbine.. Just over four hours run time.... 4hr 10min last time I checked! Sell for £1000 or very nearest offer or swap for low hour Kero 100n turbine (got to match my airframes with my turbines!) Will demonstrate start and run on test...
by David Baker
March 17th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Falcon 120 jet. “SOLD”
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Falcon 120 jet. “SOLD”

New in box..

Falcon 120 jet

Ideal for 45 - 60n turbine... 20cc glow pusher... or edf..

Breaks down into small pieces for transport so will fit in the smallest of hatch backs!

£150 no offers. Cash or bank transfer on collection from Wigan
by David Baker
March 17th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Supermarine Attacker “SOLD”
Replies: 0
Views: 797

Supermarine Attacker “SOLD”

For Sale Supermarine Attacker.. 83” span, built by Doug Rigby, just add turbine, receiver, and batteries! All servos and linkages, jet tube etc. in place. I flew this on a Wren 75 jubilee, it was a bit low on power for take off from grass.. but flew well at a little over half power once in the air! ...
by David Baker
March 6th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Jets
Topic: What's the lowest cost to get a jet in the air?
Replies: 12
Views: 8610

Re: What's the lowest cost to get a jet in the air?

How long is a piece of string? Keep looking at the for sales on here and on the Bmfa classifieds.. Get yourself a nice “low hour” Kero start 80n turbine for about £750. (Make sure you see it do a cold and hot start!) Then get a cheap as chips used Mick Reaves Reaper airframe! It’s a delta with canar...
by David Baker
March 3rd, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Electric Stuff
Topic: Damaged Lipo’s ?
Replies: 0
Views: 956

Damaged Lipo’s ?

All Got some hardly used 4cell and 5 cell 5000ma packs I left them fully charged for what appears to be.. too long! I use them in pairs as 8cell or 10 cell for my 1/4 scale Cub.. They seem to balance charge and discharge on the charger perfectly.. But Put them in a the model and they fail and drop t...
by David Baker
February 3rd, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Wanted eflite 60 400kv motor
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Wanted eflite 60 400kv motor

All sorted..
Many thanks
David

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