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by Bob Thompson1894
October 22nd, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 5986

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

However, this takes me back to the early pages of this thread, when I said that we (Committees) would be the police enforcing this. That looks as if it is going to be happening.
by Bob Thompson1894
October 22nd, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 5986

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

No, of course not. There will be an option. You are not made to pay BMFA or LMA, its a choice. But by law, you have to register with the CAA, so doing it through one of the main associations is the convenient way. They will not hold your details, but will be able to access the BMFA portal, I imagine.
by Bob Thompson1894
October 10th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Mobile phones on flight line
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: Mobile phones on flight line

yes, but not that badly....lol
by Bob Thompson1894
October 10th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Lavochkin LA7
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: Lavochkin LA7

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Sure hes not a Bennett....
by Bob Thompson1894
October 9th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Mobile phones on flight line
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: Mobile phones on flight line

Some years ago we had a club fly in visit from the BBMF Spitfire. The pilot rang me on my mobile (from his mobile) to explain he was two minutes late but would be approaching from the North. I should imagine he does that to most of the places he visits, so maybe Spitfires are immune...
by Bob Thompson1894
October 7th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Mobile phones on flight line
Replies: 13
Views: 1534

Re: Mobile phones on flight line

We were warned not to leave a mobile close to a transmitter, as the 'logging on' as it came past a cell could alter eprom memory. I heard of instances, but never saw proof. Still wise not to keep them together though. The whole mobile on the flight line thing seems to have lapsed, with people even u...
by Bob Thompson1894
October 6th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Wood glue
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Wood glue

It is expensive, Paul, but its very good stuff. I imagine it is heat sensitive, but have not tried that. Good thing is it is not rubberry when dry.
by Bob Thompson1894
October 6th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Wood glue
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Wood glue

The Gorilla brand does set hard, its more like an Aliphatic. As I said, I dont like their foaming glue, but this is the best white glue I have found.
by Bob Thompson1894
October 5th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Wood glue
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Wood glue

Most glues these days are very good. 30min epoxy for high stress areas, PVA wood glue, (Gorilla make a very good one) and various strengths of cyano. I tend to use Screwfix own brand Mitre Bond which comes with kicker - its thick and very strong. I dislike thin cyano but it has its uses- pound shop ...
by Bob Thompson1894
October 4th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 5986

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

"So please don’t register or take the test yet should the system become live in the meantime."
And I was so keen to do it.....
by Bob Thompson1894
September 16th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Reciever switches
Replies: 19
Views: 965

Re: Reciever switches

me too Pete, but I always use two switches in parallel. That way if one goes iffy, it all still stays in the air.
by Bob Thompson1894
September 16th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Radio Equipment
Topic: Reciever switches
Replies: 19
Views: 965

Re: Reciever switches

Peter, if you look inside one you will realise how lucky you have been...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 14th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 5986

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

It certainly wont prevent things like todays drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi.
by Bob Thompson1894
September 14th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 5986

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I believe the private members bill by some moron that was insisting on all models having transponders fitted has fallen foul of the closing of parliament. Shame. The registration bit seemed to slip in to law unnoticed by most of us, until the £16.50 was mentioned. Yes, its a miniscule amount in the ...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 13th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 5986

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Alan- I assumed everyone realised that its not just the BMFA, although they have the biggest clout. The LMA and the other associations are involved on our behalf, and its all credit to (all of them) them that we have even a chink in the armour of this pointless legislation.
by Bob Thompson1894
September 12th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 5986

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

A small crack in the DfTs defences has been revealed on the BMFA website. Heres a snippet- We would therefore encourage members not to rush into registering or taking the test when the DRES is rolled out in the next few weeks, until we have concluded our current round of discussions with the CAA and...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 6th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 5986

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

Back to this shameful set of stupid rules- I gather a private members bill was going for a second reading in the house with this snippet-(5)The operator of a prescribed drone must not fly that drone in the United Kingdom unless it— (a)has a permanent mark by which it can be identified; (b)is fitted ...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 6th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 5986

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

I imagine that, as it is within 1 mile, the club will be shut down now. I am surprised not more collisions happen, I was invited to fly at a slope site near Bristol, while flying, around the corner of the hill suddenly appeared a fast glass full size glider, hugging the slope. He flew in between me ...
by Bob Thompson1894
September 5th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 5986

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

What we have been saying since day one.
by Bob Thompson1894
September 5th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers
Replies: 130
Views: 5986

Re: An Update on the UK Regulations for Model Flyers

A couple of members have them, but they only appear if someone has lost a model in the crops..We dont allow FPV as we are also on a shared site with a safe record going back to the 70s.

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