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Member postings for Essjay

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Thread: Try not to catch a flying quad copter
24/07/2017 19:46:26

It just goes to prove that Darwin wasn't exactly correct, in that it is possible for some generations to avoid the evolutionary process. wink

Thread: Proposed new drone legislation/registration
24/07/2017 19:38:35
Posted by Andy Symons - BMFA on 24/07/2017 19:02:19:
Posted by Essjay on 24/07/2017 18:48:18:

Quote from the BMFA document linked above by Andy basically says, if you're a Country Member of the BMFA then you're going to be lumped with the rest of the country's uneducated. Thanks BMFA!

The Government will work with model aircraft flying clubs to examine ways in which it may be possible to exempt members of model aircraft flying clubs with adequate safety cultures and practices from certain elements of registration and other educational requirements, or where their club will be permitted to undertake regulatory requirements on their behalf. Flyers of model aircraft who are not members of a club, or are members of a club not deemed to have adequate standards will, however, not be excluded from registration or other requirements.”

You missed this bit

"The DfT proposals generally align with those developed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The general principle is that (for those operating outside the framework of an established model flying association) the regulations for unmanned aircraft will be more restrictive than those currently in place with additional requirements for training, registration and a 400ft/120m height limit. This is comparable with the ‘Open Category’ requirements proposed by EASA."

and this bit

"Negotiations are continuing with the DfT/CAA on a positive basis, to try and ensure that we are allowed to operate largely as we do today and keep the impact of regulations written principally to deal with the ‘drone issue’ to a minimum for UK model flyers. "

Operate largely as we do today, includes country (non-club) members and not having to operate from designated club sites.

Edited By Andy Symons - BMFA on 24/07/2017 19:02:38

Thanks Andy for pointing out what I'd obviously failed to see. I guess it's a case now to put our trust in all concerned that the right decisions are made that we will all be happy with.

Steve

24/07/2017 18:48:18

Quote from the BMFA document linked above by Andy basically says, if you're a Country Member of the BMFA then you're going to be lumped with the rest of the country's uneducated. Thanks BMFA!

The Government will work with model aircraft flying clubs to examine ways in which it may be possible to exempt members of model aircraft flying clubs with adequate safety cultures and practices from certain elements of registration and other educational requirements, or where their club will be permitted to undertake regulatory requirements on their behalf. Flyers of model aircraft who are not members of a club, or are members of a club not deemed to have adequate standards will, however, not be excluded from registration or other requirements.”

Thread: Aileron differential
22/07/2017 18:35:52

It should be possible by moving the servo arms off center to get the differential, but easier if you can separate the servos and do it via the transmitter.

Thread: Cosford this weekend
18/07/2017 06:25:44
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 18/07/2017 00:21:17:
Posted by cymaz on 17/07/2017 20:05:43:
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 17/07/2017 19:25:52:

lovely toilets in the museum

A toilet museum at Cosford? wink

Yes indeed, it's an annex to the main exhibition called, 'Elsans in the Clouds'. cool

Edited By Tom Sharp 2 on 18/07/2017 00:26:29

With a sub-annex called the ' cistern chapel '. smiley

Thread: Can anyone identify this please
17/07/2017 22:02:54

I reckon it's what the two guys in the Caption Competition must have been looking at! smiley

Thread: Caption this...!
13/07/2017 15:08:34

Fred - "Hey Bert, I've lost control of my plane!"

Bert - "Don't be daft Fred, you haven't taken off yet, you're trying to fly a buzzard.!" wink

Edited By Essjay on 13/07/2017 15:11:37

Edited By Essjay on 13/07/2017 15:12:27

Thread: will airshow go ahead
22/06/2017 11:41:45

post removed.

Edited By Essjay on 22/06/2017 11:43:48

Thread: FORE!
19/06/2017 20:55:52

Not a very good shot though, he missed the green,

Thread: Cleaning Transmitters
13/06/2017 11:09:17

+1 for baby wipes to clean transmitters, although I'm almost all electric nowadays so it doesn't get quite as dirty as it used to.

Baby wipes will also help to clean models as well, although not quite as effective as meths on glow fuel, but they do help to shift the splattered bugs from my electric models.

As a bonus try wiping down your dirty car leather seats with baby wipes, you'll be surprised how clean they come up!.

Steve

Edited By Essjay on 13/06/2017 11:12:00

Thread: It makes me so angry!!!!!!!!!!!!
05/06/2017 16:43:14
Posted by Martin Harris on 05/06/2017 16:18:18:
Posted by Nigel R on 05/06/2017 14:44:37:

Martin I'm struggling to match the two statements in your post regarding "pre-ordering" and taking money for stuff that is knowingly not in stock.

Pre-ordering is simply ordering in the knowledge that the item isn't yet available. A retailer may well ask for a deposit or pre-payment as a precaution against speculative orders. I see nothing underhand in this...

Edited By Martin Harris on 05/06/2017 16:19:42

Yes Martin, that was the original reason for my original post. I don't see why, for a pre-order that the dealer has to take full price, and not a deposit, say 10%.

Steve

Thread: What a Joke!!
05/06/2017 15:36:53

Andy, I know you are a well respected modeller, but as the vast majority (if not all) of the posts here are in complete agreement with Chris re this years LM show, I'm not sure how you could stick up for what was, in my opinion one of the worst model shows I've ever attended.

Steve

Thread: It makes me so angry!!!!!!!!!!!!
04/06/2017 17:57:32

Talking of items not being in stock, why is it when a new model is introduced, in my case the new mini Wot4, that websites say you can pre-order, but take the whole amount while waiting for it's arrival.

I've had a mini Wot4 on order with a well known model shop now since it was announced in Jan/Feb, and I'm now informed it will be July before they are in stock.

That means that the model shop will have had the full amount for 6 months or so before I get it. Sure I could have cancelled, but what was stopping them taking a small deposit (say 10%) instead of holding on to my money for 6 months?

Steve

Edited By Essjay on 04/06/2017 18:00:11

Thread: What a Joke!!
03/06/2017 16:37:00

My first trip to this show today as I'd never been before and kept getting told 'you don't know what you've been missing", well I do now........very little!!

Totally agree with previous posters, seemed like a get together of mates who just wanted to show how much money they'd spent on their expensive (boring) jets, and equally expensive 3D aircraft.

Admittedly there were were one or two good models, the Lightning and Starfighter, but very little else impressed me. Trade was definitely lacking, and I agree one burger van and two expensive coffee vans are not good enough.

I understand that the airfield is due for housing development in the very near future, so I don't know if this was the last show.............it will be for me!

Steve

Edited By Essjay on 03/06/2017 16:39:20

Thread: 2.4 interference from FPV?
28/05/2017 11:50:41

Simon, I would imagine if the FPV fliers were, like you, using 2.4 for flight controls, then it's more than likely they were using 5.8gHZ for the video transmission. So it's difficult to see how their kit could have caused the problem, unless they were using some high powered non-approved kit. Maybe DSM2 can be affected more as you say.

I'm no expert by a long chalk on FPV, so maybe someone else will be along with a better explanation.

Steve

Edited By Essjay on 28/05/2017 11:51:44

Thread: Essential RC's videos
03/05/2017 19:17:19

What a superb Corsair! Who needs a 65% solarfilm covered DR1 when you can watch this? wink

Thread: video of Vampire jet tearing up runway
02/05/2017 13:50:34

I remember quite a few years ago when at a full size airshow at North Weald, the Vulcan was preparing to take off with brakes on and throttles up. He then let go on the brakes and went off down the runway.

I was listening in on my airband radio and heard the following F16 lining up on the runway behind the Vulcan say on the radio that some maintenance was needed as there was a 6 foot lump of tarmac lifted up as the Vulcan took off. frown

Thread: Steve Carr's 65% scale Fokker DR.I Triplane
30/04/2017 22:28:43
 
Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 30/04/2017 18:54:43:

On you tube there is a large German RC model of the Fokker Triplane which does prop hangs among other things

You mean this one?

Edited By Essjay on 30/04/2017 22:29:28

Edited By Essjay on 30/04/2017 22:30:38

Thread: 1/8 scale Westland Wessex
28/04/2017 15:20:35

Martin, what a fantastic model. I've not seen a scale heli look that good since we had that scale genius Peter Wales flying at our club some years ago.

Steve

Thread: Caption competition!
29/03/2017 17:29:00

When Fred's undercarriage failed, Bert just had to show off his famous javelin catching skills !

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