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Member postings for Kevin 216

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Thread: What Traders are still offering Mail Order? Services?
04/04/2020 13:18:46

Wireless Madness still taking orders by phone or online. Placed my order yesterday (fri) arrived within 24 hours.

Thread: Grass Cutting
01/04/2020 10:23:30

I noticed today the Green Keepers at a local golf club out cutting the greens, and wondered if clubs intend to maintain the flying sites during lockdown?

Thread: BMFA Membership Card
18/02/2020 07:15:31

Has anyone received theirs yet? They were apparently posted on the 11th Feb - must be coming by shankes's pony express.

Thread: DX6 Battery Drain
16/02/2020 07:34:36

A common problem with this Spektrum battery pack is it self discharges (something to do with its charging circuitry). I replaced it with a 4 Max Lipo pack. The Tx now holds its charge for months - discharge problem solved!

Thread: On a lighter note
01/02/2020 10:15:27

I had a Viva HA I took it to a local garage for its MoT on later ringing to enquire on the car the mechanic told me the car was fine - but when I come to pick the car up could I bring the chassis with me as he had been unable to find it! The joy of 60s & 70s cars.

Thread: Apprentice Tail Question?
25/01/2020 07:21:48

If you still have the old fin try using your CA and contact adhesive on it to see if it damages the foam. If I remember correctly the foam on the fin and tailplane are covered in a type of plastic.

Thread: CAA membership
04/01/2020 09:54:13
Posted by Peter Miller on 04/01/2020 08:22:56:

Having read all, well most, of the various threads on this subject a great many of the posters remind me of a motto that I have on my kitchen wall.This was bought back in the mid 50s and is so true today. It reads:

Why be awkward when, with a little more trouble you can be ruddy impossible !

Well said Peter remember 'you can lead a horse to water...……….'

Thread: BMFA Membership Card
19/12/2019 08:41:58

Anyone received their BMFA (plastic) Membership Card?

Thread: BMFA News Dec 2019
07/12/2019 18:25:45

3 more from me smiley

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
30/11/2019 10:21:18

Just had an email from BMFA regarding membership renewal for 2020 - well written clear information on how/what to do.

Obviously members without computer/email will not be informed. Clubs insisting members renew their BMFA membership themselves via the GO site may well lose members.

Thread: A new caption competition - winner declared!
27/11/2019 14:51:22

My Operators number is in the fuselage somewhere yonder!

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
21/11/2019 07:41:36

I hold an A certificate but decided out of curiosity to do both the CAA and BMFA competency tests. They are not difficult and take very little time to complete. Its so easy to remain compliant, but its an individual's choice.

I have not however registered as an Operator and will follow BMFA advice to use the exemption.

20/11/2019 10:35:37
Posted by Paul C. on 19/11/2019 20:25:38:

Like the look of the membership card going to get me one of those 👍

Not for me reading previous posts too much like faffing about, I would rather spend the time doing something else.

19/11/2019 09:06:49
Posted by Andy Symons - BMFA on 19/11/2019 08:52:10:
Posted by Kevin 216 on 19/11/2019 07:38:58:

I must have missed something! What is the point of doing the BMFA competency test for either model aircraft or drone when the CAA test covers both?

BMFA test covers both

Andy - I really meant to post that I am struggling to understand why the BMFA are running a separate competency registration.

19/11/2019 07:38:58

I must have missed something! What is the point of doing the BMFA competency test for either model aircraft or drone when the CAA test covers both?

Thread: How many flyable aircraft do you have ?
07/11/2019 07:24:44

5 flyable; 1 needing repair; 1 being built.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
06/11/2019 18:37:41

The exemption from the CAA test expires on 30 Jun 20. Pilots are required to carry a copy of the exemption as well as proof they have the appropriate award.

I decided to do the CAA online 'tick' test took about 5 minutes (must say the BMFA Mandatory Questions were harder and much more comprehensive!). However now have a Flyer number that lasts 3 years.

Undecided which route to use to register as an operator. (direct CAA or via BMFA).

02/11/2019 06:51:51
Posted by Andy Symons - BMFA on 01/11/2019 21:13:52:
Posted by Cuban8 on 01/11/2019 13:41:09:

There is no need to complicate this. Take your club membership fees and BMFA together during November, December or January and pay the BMFA portion en bloc before the end of January via the portal. The club acts as an agent for the BMFA so you are covered whilst the club holds the money for a short period after Jan 1st .Think it's sixty days, can't remember but it's plenty of time to sort the administration and keep people insured. Been doing it this way for years, far easier than messing about with a piecemeal approach.

Edited By Cuban8 on 01/11/2019 13:42:42

Actually its much easier and better all round if the club goes on the portal and updates the memberships as soon as possible, the member gets an email immediately with his membership documents then, also any other clubs that member is in knows straightway that he has renewed.

Andy - I pay my BMFA sub using the Go portal and not through the club, I hold an A certificate. Will the BMFA still collect the CAA fee from me and register me s a operator?

Thread: NEW POLL - do you use a throttle kill switch?
27/10/2019 09:04:26

I answered 'No', but reading through the posts it looks like I'm in the minority and will adopt this practice. I don't recall anyone else at the club suggesting using a 'throttle kill' switch.

Thread: What are your three favourite war movies?
20/10/2019 11:01:15


1. The Cruel Sea

2. A Bridge Too Far

3. Colditz Story


1. Mosquito Squadron

2.Almost all John Wayne war films.

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