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by Rob Buckley
February 24th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

Steve, No, the rules in the ANO have never differentiated between fixed, rotary or multirotary wing. Everything we fly comes under 'small unmanned aircraft', as do 'drones'. The CAA permission we got last summer to fly over 400ft applies only to fixed wing & single rotor helicopters which may be...
by Rob Buckley
February 21st, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

Throwing a paper plane in Crawley town centre or the westbound car park of Heston Services on the M4 will soon become a criminal offence (contravention of the Air Navigation Order). As we know, laws only apply to the law abiding, and it would remain to be seen how the fun police would react to an ac...
by Rob Buckley
February 21st, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

paul hughes wrote:Looking at the restricted area for Barton aerodrome (M/C). the e/w runway is very close to the LMA site at Glazebury. will this effect the flying at the site?


It's 1.5km away, so not if being able to see the model during flight is a priority!
by Rob Buckley
February 21st, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

Because today you cannot fly a model over 7kg in anything other than class G airspace without permission of the relevant air traffic control. As of 13 March, models over 7kg can be flown in any airspace that's outside any of the restricted zones, regardless of airspace classification. SDExample1.png...
by Rob Buckley
February 21st, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: 2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

2019 Air Navigation order Update - Potentially Important!

DfT publishes amendments to the Air Navigation Order. The Department for Transport (DfT) have today published further amendments to the Air Navigation Order which impact on all users of Small Unmanned Aircraft, including the model flying community. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-drone-safety...
by Rob Buckley
February 16th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Electric Stuff
Topic: 6.6 life battery’s, versus 6 volt servos
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: 6.6 life battery’s, versus 6 volt servos

I've run futaba S128, S148, S3001 & S3003 all on 2S A123 packs and they all worked fine.

Don't forget, a fully charged NiMh battery is 1.5v per cell and a LiFe is 3.6v per cell (just to compare a 5 cell NiMh & 2 cell LiFe)
by Rob Buckley
February 16th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Electric Stuff
Topic: 6.6 life battery’s, versus 6 volt servos
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: 6.6 life battery’s, versus 6 volt servos

Just plug it in, they''ll be fine.
by Rob Buckley
February 8th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: advice please Walbro carb choke lever
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

It would solve the problem of a carb lever clash. Because the engine wouldn't run, the clash wont cause a problem.
by Rob Buckley
February 8th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: advice please Walbro carb choke lever
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

It'd be easier to turn the engine Rob? I don't believe Walbro would send a carb out of the factory with the throttle & choke levers clashing. But if the levers are clashing on (say) the left hand side of the carb as you look at it, just whip the 2 screws out, spin the carb round by 180 degrees,...
by Rob Buckley
February 8th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: advice please Walbro carb choke lever
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: advice please Walbro carb choke lever

Turn the carb round so they are on the other side
by Rob Buckley
February 5th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Head Office
Replies: 25
Views: 2232

Re: Head Office

All the talk of the legalities of multiple insurers is mostly a red herring made of old wives tales. It stems from the olden days of dodgy ships that were sent off planned to sink, with multiple insurance policies taken out to claim from them all and make a tidy profit. You can insure something as m...
by Rob Buckley
February 4th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Head Office
Replies: 25
Views: 2232

Re: Head Office

She sums involved are minimal in the grand scheme of things. I and the late Robin Sleight put quite a lot of work into a reciprocal arrangement between the LMA & the BMFA to allow mutual recognition of insurance & an option to only buy it from one association. When it came to the LMA AGM the...
by Rob Buckley
February 3rd, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Over 20Kg Weight Limit
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Over 20Kg Weight Limit

The IMAC weight limit is just the maximum weight they accept for models at their competitions. It's nothing to do with any weight limit in the law, IMAC models over 20Kg will need to have an exemption like any other model over 20Kg.
by Rob Buckley
January 30th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: smoke nipple advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1929

Re: smoke nipple advice

So how much are the folk who told you how to do it getting as their share?
by Rob Buckley
January 27th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Over 20Kg Weight Limit
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Over 20Kg Weight Limit

Despite some rumours to the contrary, the weight limit for model aircraft needing an CAA exemption is still 20Kg dry. The limit will be changing to 25kg wet at some stage in the future (probably in 3 years or so), but not yet. When we have more concrete information, it will be widely communicated.
by Rob Buckley
January 18th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Membership Renewal

Just to add, anyone can download their membership document at any time from the front page of the member's area under membership above.

Please only request a printed copy posted to you if you really can't print your own, or you can't do with a digital copy.
by Rob Buckley
January 15th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Head Office
Replies: 25
Views: 2232

Re: Head Office

Because LMAA limited needs a registered office and as the LMAA has no offices or property, we need to rent someone elses. As it turns out, the most commercially advantageous service happens to be, for our purposes, provided by the BMFA. Use of the BMFA office address as LMAA Ltd registered address d...
by Rob Buckley
January 14th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Head Office
Replies: 25
Views: 2232

Re: Head Office

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by Rob Buckley
January 14th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Head Office
Replies: 25
Views: 2232

Re: Head Office

Nope, registered office, as per the requirement here- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/incorporation-and-names/incorporation-and-names 1.16 Registered office Every company must have a registered office. The registered office must be a physical location where notices, letters and reminders ...
by Rob Buckley
January 8th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 1/4 Scale Zlin cmelak kit SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: 1/4 Scale Zlin cmelak kit SOLD

Just so nobody feels short changed, here's a photo of some stuff u are selling

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