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Member postings for Kevin 216

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Thread: Cyclists Amongst Us
12/07/2019 07:54:04
Posted by Don Fry on 11/07/2019 19:45:07:
Posted by Percy Verance on 11/07/2019 15:12:43:

I'm seriously considering a e bike for inter-village commuting. It's just that 2k+ I need to get my head around.......

Depends how much you want to spend. You can spend less. But that is that is the price of a mid range E bike. A car is? Yesterday, I rode home in perfect comfort, 4 miles, 30° plus temperature. And they eat hills, like there is no slope in front of you.

My wife's does not drive and has a Giant e-bike (cost £1800), she uses it almost every day and gets about 30 miles from a single charge. I think its worth ever penny as I don't have to taxi her about! smiley,

Thread: Car indicators
06/07/2019 10:11:47
Posted by cymaz on 06/07/2019 06:05:21:

Not been to Ankara but we have been to and through Cairo in the rush hour. In one word , bizarre.

A 3-4 lane road ( when the road was constructed the builders couldn’t make their minds up) filled with random piles of rubble. Cars with no lights at all but a serviceable horn. People on the road queuing, either for food from a street stall or a lift. Several camels that have road sense. And just for good measure 6 lanes of cars !

Here will give you a glimpse

Reminds me of Riyadh Saudii Arabia. My introduction to driving there from a colleague was

The rules of the road:

1. There are no rules.

2. It's only a game.

Thread: Another thread closed
22/05/2019 09:11:04

Never felt the urge to do Facebook, Twitter, etc, so I have not experience on how they are moderated. With regards to this forum and its moderators I think they do a good job keeping it friendly whilst allowing healthy debate. Unfortunately the debate can become heated and needs to be calmed down.

Thread: In The Newsagents ...
22/05/2019 09:01:59

For some insane reason (after a shelf reorganisation) our local supermarket puts the RCME as fa away as possible from the aviation and other modelling mags. It now resides with the Farming and Countryside mags. At least I don't have to stoop down to get my copy.smiley As for price the mag is reasonable compared to the craft mags the boss buys.

Thread: Another thread closed
21/05/2019 07:58:18

Time to lock this thread before it becomes a 'bun fight!' smiley

Thread: CAA registration consulation
17/05/2019 07:29:06
Posted by Percy Verance on 17/05/2019 06:37:17:

We're being hounded/targeted because it's coming from the D of T rather than the CAA. Some deskbound bright spark - whom seems to think there are 170'000 of us - has spotted a nice little earner.........

Of course we'll have to await the outcome of the meetings between the powers that be and the BMFA, LMA etc. I'd like to be optimistic but I'm not hopeful of many positives coming out of it. No, I think this one is down to us, plain and simple.

Don't pay. Lie down and you'll be walked all over, it's that simple. £16.50 now, £100+ in 3 or 4 years time......... Start paying now and you're giving them the green light to switch on the gravy train.


Percy quite agree with your comments I have no intention of paying up in October, and will therefore not fly in the winter months. Perhaps if enough of us fail to stump up the £16.50 on the launch date the idea will implode.

P.S. My boat kit is being delivered today.

Thread: Successfully changing the AA batteries for the Lithium Ion pack in the spectrum DX6G2!!
16/05/2019 07:06:07
Posted by Martin Dance 1 on 15/05/2019 18:43:47:!

Now the bad news. I charged my DX6 with my DX8 charger, it's multi chemistry so quite safe. For various reasons the Tx didn't get used for a few weeks. Went to use it Tx battery was flat. Recharged, Tx left for a week or two Battery flat. It seems the little regulator inside the battery box causes the battery to self discharge! See if yours does the same.

The Spektrum Li-on pack in my DX6 also self discharged, it appears to be a common problem. I eventually got tired of spending more time charging the pack than flying and bought the 4 max Li-po pack - problem solved!. As for fitting the pack I found a U-tube video demonstration and had no issues.

Thread: Suitable caption?
12/05/2019 09:41:54

Hip-Hop practice delights onlookers..

Thread: CAA registration consulation
02/05/2019 08:19:30

If the proposed CAA scheme is implemented I for one am 'pulling the yellow & black handle'

The cost of an initial UK driving license is £34 and it is valid for 10 years, that's £3.40 a year and no need to take an annual driving test, Many of the 'old & bold' club flyers are unlikely to register and will walk away, I estimate that in my club we will lose 40%.of our members.

Thread: DX9 Owners thread
21/02/2019 09:05:25

I am replacing my duff Li-on battery with a Li-po (2s 4000mAh) from 4 max.

The Tx Li-on battery alarm is at factory default (6.4V) the manual suggests that Li-Po/Li-on settings are similar. I missed the instruction on how to set the alarm voltage higher (I have found it now!). Although I always recharged at a Tx reading of 7 Volts I never really gave it too much thought. Scary to think the setting is too low.

What battery alarm setting should I use for the Li-po? Recommendations please..

Thread: Christmas wishes
25/12/2018 10:09:45

Wishing all a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Thread: Can a drone fly at 10000ft?
16/12/2018 09:34:32
Posted by Piers Bowlan on 16/12/2018 09:23:43:

Here. It was actually a Gorilla but the principal is the same. Now you are wise to it it will be obvious but try it on your unsuspecting friends and you will be amazed at how many people don't spot it. (I didn't!)

Me too gorilla what gorilla!

The same organisation that produced the gorilla video also produced a CD for testing perception. We used the Cd as part of our Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance training sessions. Interestingly there was a marked difference between ground crew and aircrew perceptions, the aircrew noticing more subtle changes in images.

Thread: Vulnerable Adults?
16/12/2018 09:23:26

Not sure if this helps:


16/12/2018 09:23:23

Not sure if this helps:


Thread: Hobby King
09/12/2018 09:43:46
Posted by Percy Verance on 09/12/2018 09:30:17:

When I see threads like this it leaves me quite relieved I've never bothered with Hobbyking........

I'm happy to pay a bit more and deal face to face over a counter.

Me To

Thread: BMFA mag's going a bit over the top?
07/12/2018 18:41:30

I got 2 too I thought it was because I had paid the bmfa fee early and Go membership was indicating 2 live subscriptions!.

28/11/2018 13:39:05
Posted by Cuban8 on 28/11/2018 08:09:10:

Kevin, presumably you still had to pay your club's membership fee directly to them via cash, cheque, bank transfer etc. What did your club say about paying BMFA? No axe to grind, just curious.

Cuban I still have to pay the club fees as you suggest. I always paid the BMFA as I was a Country member- I have now affiliated to my club.

The Club Membership Secretary is actively encouraging all members to pay the BMFA direct as it reduces his work. .

28/11/2018 07:47:41
Posted by john stones 1 on 27/11/2018 22:31:31:

Looks like the number of Country members might drop a fair bit, they can request going on club lists now with the new online doodah. yes

Quite agree even though I a am club member I always preferred Country membership as it was easier to pay the BNFA direct. No faffing about with SAEs, trying to catch the Membership Secretary if you miss the Clubs AGM, etc.I have now, thanks to the 'Go; thingy affiliated my membership to my club and paid my 2019 fees direct to the BMFA as usual.

Suspect more Country members will come in from the cold.

One other bonus of using :Go' immediately on making payment the insurance certificate for the year is loaded onto you profile.

Thread: What is going on with Royal Mail ??????????
13/11/2018 07:27:15

Parcels! They don't have time to deliver them, Posties are too busy pushing junk mail through your letterbox!

Thread: BMFA membership Platform training for Club Administrators
06/11/2018 07:33:15
Posted by kc on 05/11/2018 18:36:08:

Andy you said " Clubs will have all the information to be able to reach their decision based on all the facts " what sort of an answer is that to the specific questions about what the cost is and what the commitment is ?

Local clubs are democratic clubs and the members vote at the AGM's which normally all occur in late November or December. We need the info to be able to decide if it's wise for our club to pay a monthly fee to a large software company forever. We need to know the facts before we vote! Why so cagey about these facts?

The answer is simple - If you don't have the information you need before the Clubs AGM don't sign up to pay monthly. Leave the decision for the following year.

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