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by Bob Thompson1894
June 1st, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

Glad to hear. I can just imagine what the CAA office junior would make up. At least that will be something we could actually make use of.
by Bob Thompson1894
June 1st, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

Can I enquire whether the BMFA or LMA have been asked for input in to this 'online test'?
by Bob Thompson1894
May 30th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

so- no more meeting for three months? Not a good outcome. It must be like banging your heads against a wall. Thank you to all involved in this battle. :cry:
by Bob Thompson1894
May 28th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Which battery type
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Which battery type

I watched a nmh battery go up in Germany. It was fully charged, and the heat from the sun (it was bloomin hot) set it off. We saved the model with some singed fingers. So it can happen to any battery!
by Bob Thompson1894
May 28th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Which battery type
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Which battery type

Safety of lipos is simple, Mike. Charge them (balance every time) outside on a BBQ or similar so nothing can hurt if it decided to go up, and keep them in a tin box in the garage or shed. I only have 3s for foamies but have never had a problem in five years of using them.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 13th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: LMA Events 2019
Topic: Binham 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Binham 2019

Yep, couple of us are bringing them John.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 9th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

Of course, thats why I wrote "From BMFA- I presume the LMA concurs."
Please send emails, and cajole your club members in to this too. More emails, the bigger the protest.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 9th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

From BMFA- I presume the LMA concurs. *** IMPORTANT REQUEST *** Good morning. We have a request directly from the BMFA's CEO, Dave Phipps. Now that the BMFA has been granted a meeting with the new Aviation Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Dave has asked that the BMFA goes into the meeting knowin...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 7th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Warped wings
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Warped wings

no worries George.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 5th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

I have now signed an online petition against this new proposed unfair legislation. The BMFA has warned against the online petition- its not sanctioned and will simply be ignored. An email to baroness.vere@dft.gov.uk telling her that you are against this pointless fee and the other restrictions will...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 4th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Warped wings
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Warped wings

yes, my old Sopwith Pup had to have the rigging adjusted every time.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 4th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

Dear all, these days I occasionally go out and fly a modern foamy but haven't flown for three years due to life and weather etc. getting in the way but I am totally aggrieved by this latest proposed legislation, after all, we are all supposed to be big kids going out to play with our toy aeroplanes...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 4th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

You are not missing anything. This is a totally pointless exercise aimed at assuring the public that 'something is being done'.
On a brighter note, the emails to the Baroness have had an effect, she has now asked for a meeting with the BMFA. Lets hope that sanity can rear its head.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 3rd, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

Waiting for the model registrations to come flooding in


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by Bob Thompson1894
May 3rd, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

This is the crazy bit- We are proposing an annual charge of £16.50 for each operator. This is to cover the cost of running the registration scheme, which includes: IT hosting and security costs; CAA personnel and helpdesk; identity verification; a national education and awareness campaign; and costs...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 3rd, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

Be happy to oblige, Glenn. No Paul, it is not per model, but the owner of a model who has to register. EASA came up with a very sensible way of doing this, whereby model flyers who were in an association, bmfa, LMA, needed to do nothing. Enter the CAA, DFT whatever you want to call them. They say al...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 3rd, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

Thats a bit gloomy, Vince. I have nothing against registration, per se but the charge for this is too much in comparison with other countries, and the idea that we must pay for it (like Mexico and Trumps Wall) is out of order, especially as they have broken the CAA calculator and are counting on the...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 2nd, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Going it alone
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Going it alone

Surely (Shirley) if ever there was a time to go it alone..... now is not the time Absolutely!I cant imagine a good enough reason, but would be fascinated by the answer, Charlie. But whatever your club decides, I hope they have all been cajoled in to responding to the CAA/DfT restrictions about to f...
by Bob Thompson1894
May 2nd, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

Yes Dave. Totally agree with all of that.Thanks to all working on this, the system seems to have been put together by the office junior.
by Bob Thompson1894
May 2nd, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: new registration rebellion
Replies: 78
Views: 3619

Re: new registration rebellion

That is the only way I will do it.

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