Here is a list of all the postings Bob Burton has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Old School Glider Power Pod Test Flight|
The position of the prop is too close to the battery hatch for my liking because it seems inevitable that your hands must be near or even in the prop arc when stowing the battery after connecting it
|Thread: Arduino programming for beginners.|
If it was a while ago that you used the forum then I believe that you may have a particular individual in mind. He had a habit of being right but in an arrogant way and did not suffer fools gladly. Note the past tense
That really is not my experience. Long term members of the forum do get annoyed when people do not read the sticky topics on how to post programming questions, which results in code being posted in italics (if it is posted at all) and no details being given of the hardware being used. That certainly leads to advice to read the sticky topics but unless questions and code are posted properly then it is very difficult to provide help
The equivalent here would be a post saying "I have problem with my transmitter. Can you help me ?"
Advice, including writing code, is freely available on the forum but members are expected to do some work for themselves. It is not unknown, for instance, for school, and even University assignments to be posted in full in the expectation that someone will write the code for them.
If anyone here has any Arduino based questions please feel free to ask them here or via PM and I will do my best to help. I would be interested to know how many members here are also members of the Arduino forum
Plenty of help available on the Arduino forum of which I am a moderator (UKHeliBob)
Let me know if you need any help
|Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread|
I see many references to "low speed mode" in the document linked to on the BMFA site CAP 1789 but can find no definition of it. Does anyone have a link to a definition ?
|Thread: Who says flying thermal soarers is boring?|
Flying thermal soarers is not boring, but when you put a motor in a glider it is no longer a glider
|Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread|
I just took the BMFA online test to see what all the fuss was about.
My Registration Competency Certificate which I have just downloaded says that the Certificate Number is %RESULT_ID%. My name and the the date overlays the "is awarded to" text and indicates that the certificate is for Model Aircraft which, as I fly mostly multirotors makes me wonder whether the certificate is relevant in any case
I am not impressed
|Thread: FrSky Taranis X9D Plus|
There is always a newer model on its way.
Wait until it is released then realise that there will be yet another newer model later
Repeat until bored
Does the X9D plus do everything that you need ? If so then buy it
|Thread: Any BT or similar engineers out there|
When I had a problem with Plusnet a couple of months ago I emailed their CEO ( email@example.com  and the problem was sorted out swiftly as was that of a decorator doing some work for us to whom I passed the above email address
|Thread: So Handy - Just Down The Road.......|
I am going to assume that was deliberate.
Or was it ?
|Thread: BMFA News - Exemptions for 'conventional' models|
Th spurious graph is on page 49 of the printed version of the October 2018 edition of the BMFA News
Statistics are a wonderful device for proving anything.
For instance, looking at the Airprox reports I see that a full sized aircraft was involved in every one of them. Conclusive proof that the danger is caused by full sized aircraft and that they should be banned or more heavily controlled.
On page 49 of the October 2018 BMFA News there is an article about exemptions from certain rules for conventional models and an explanation of why multi rotor aircraft, later called drones in the article, are excluded from the exemption.
The article includes a graph of Airproxes for 8 years with altitude as its Y axis and what I assume is the year on the X axis although it is not labelled. The data in the graph appears to be divided into several categories with a key to the data below it.
The categories are Drones, Drones, Drones, Drones, Drones, Drones and Models. What ?
If the X axis is the year and is ordered conventionally from earliest to latest across the graph from left to right then there appear to have been no incidents involving Drones for the past 3 years.
What kind of nonsense is this ?
|Thread: CNC cut carbon wanted|
GaaTech (https://www.gaatech.com/) might be worth contacting.
I have not used them but they seem to offer the sort of service that you require.
|Thread: Hardwood stiffener|
They sound like tongue depressors
|Thread: Flyaway model, what would you do?|
Are you saying that we should not take responsibility for damage caused by our models ?
|Thread: can i still bank paper £10 notes|
I remembered that I still had one one earlier today so will be taking it into my bank next week. If they will not exchange it for a new one I will simply pay it in and ask to withdraw £10
|Thread: Hi-Mobile Phone|
It is almost certainly an Android based 'phone and if so it will share many features and methods of working with any other such 'phone.
Is there something that you want to do and can't ?
|Thread: Scam or what ?|
How does the call Guardian deal with numbers reported as "Private" such as those from hospitals and GP surgeries ?
|Thread: motor gliders|
The phrase "motor glider" always makes me recoil
If it has a motor then it is not a glider, otherwise anything with a motor than can glide would be a motor glider. Is my Wot 4 a motor glider, I wonder ?
On the other hand, a motorised glider, ie designed as a glider but has had a motor added, makes more sense.
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