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Thread: CAA registration take-up?
18/01/2020 09:59:25
Posted by stevejet66 on 17/01/2020 17:50:43:

Go to CAA website,

Register

Take test

Print docs off

Go fly

I agree. The BMFA should not have got involved with DMARES.

Thread: FrSky Major Update for most TX and RX
17/01/2020 14:21:46
Posted by MattyB on 17/01/2020 13:28:08:
Remember that whilst FrSky are the people making the change this time, every manufacturer of 2.4GHz gear out there today has utilised multiple protocols over the years and required users to upgrade their hardware or (worse) orphaned it for new, sometimes explicitly, sometimes by stealth (i.e. Futaba and FASST).

My 2009 JR DSX9 works fine with new Spekkie receivers .

Thread: CAA registration take-up?
17/01/2020 11:55:36

The FoI response that Chris Berry posted on the 19th December (previous page of this topic) has 3k organisations registering.

It is looking like association members are going to account for less than a third of recreational operator registrations.

17/01/2020 10:28:49

It's people paying £9.

17/01/2020 10:13:52

According to an FoI request being reported elsewhere, there were 81,000 registrations to the 31st December.

16/01/2020 14:19:09
Posted by Chris Berry on 16/01/2020 10:17:23:

The DFT and CAA have made little attempt to make the general public aware of the new regulations and have targeted us, when they know that we are not the issue.

60,000 registrations by the end of November, the majority of which will not be from association members. The CAA will be well over half way to the their target by the end of February when the people who are registering through the associations are added in. If I was in charge of the scheme for the CAA, I would be pleased as to how things were going.

Thread: EPO Glue.
16/01/2020 13:01:06
Posted by Dai Fledermaus on 16/01/2020 12:00:36:

Beacon Foam Tac has been mentioned and UHU-POR, but both are classed as contact adhesives and when I think of contact adhesesives, I'm still thinking of Evostick which sticks on contact like the proverbial. Sliding the wings into place with Evostick would be, how could I put it, interesting.

For that type of joint, you don't let the Por air dry before joining the surfaces.

16/01/2020 12:56:05

UHU Por is good for foam-foam joins. I have assembled over 10 Multiplex foam models using it.

I think that normal cyano is OK for EPO, but check on a scrap first.

Foaming PU's (e.g. Gorilla) are good on foam, but only if the bits being glued can't move as it foams (I have a couple of flying wing gliders with the spars glued in using Gorilla).

Thread: Theory of the operation of a servo
15/01/2020 18:27:39

Hobby Servo Tutorial

Thread: Paint masks& markings
12/01/2020 12:05:56

Flightline Graphics

Thread: Do you remove your lipo from your transmitter every time?.
11/01/2020 12:06:42
Posted by Martin Harris on 11/01/2020 11:46:01:

As a "popcorn munching non-Spektrum using bystander" watching this debate heating up, perhaps some clarification would help me. I think some people are putting LiPos in transmitters not specifically designed for them? Do Spektrum supply or advise [or warn against] using LiPo batteries?

Spektrum do various battery packs for their transmitters including a lithium ion pack for the DX6. If you change the pack chemistry you are supposed to tell the transmitter.

DX9's that shipped 5+ years ago (including Don's and mine) had lithium ion batteries but defaulted to an alarm setting below the voltage at which the packs internal protection circuit would cut in.

Edited By Steve J on 11/01/2020 12:07:56

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
10/01/2020 15:47:55
Posted by Steve J on 09/01/2020 17:40:03:

The Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill is back.

Now up on the Parliament website.

**LINK**

Thread: battery c rating
10/01/2020 12:39:37
Posted by Keith Miles 2 on 09/01/2020 17:55:55:
Posted by Steve J on 09/01/2020 08:51:36:
Take two batteries that differ only in C rating. Connect to the same prop/motor/ESC setup. Open the throttle. More current will be pulled out of the higher C rated battery than out of the lower.

Sorry, I meant to say that you are absolutely correct on that last point!

Eventually the penny might drop!

You seem to think that you understand this subject better than I do. You don't.

Anyway, one of my New Year's resolutions was to take Mark Twain's advice regarding dealing with idiots so I am going to say goodbye and put you on my ignore list.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
09/01/2020 17:40:03

The Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill is back. It had its first reading in the Lords this morning.

Thread: battery c rating
09/01/2020 08:51:36
Posted by Keith Miles 2 on 09/01/2020 00:57:20:
Posted by Steve J on 08/01/2020 23:29:21:

For a given ESC/motor/prop combination, a battery with a higher C rating will lead to the ESC and motor seeing a higher voltage and current at full throttle than they would with a lower C rated battery. If the motor is close to the limit with the lower rated battery, the higher rated one could kill it.

I, for one, am always happy to be re-educated or to learn something new.

Take two batteries that differ only in C rating. Connect to the same prop/motor/ESC setup. Open the throttle. More current will be pulled out of the higher C rated battery than out of the lower.

08/01/2020 23:29:21

Posted by Keith Miles 2 on 08/01/2020 22:43:19:

The “C” rating will not burn out a motor. Only excess current in the motor will do that.

For a given ESC/motor/prop combination, a battery with a higher C rating will lead to the ESC and motor seeing a higher voltage and current at full throttle than they would with a lower C rated battery. If the motor is close to the limit with the lower rated battery, the higher rated one could kill it.

Thread: CAA Registration Impact on STEM Activities
08/01/2020 17:36:10
Posted by Andy48 on 08/01/2020 17:25:59:

What about those under 13?

Register a child under 13 as a flyer

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
08/01/2020 10:25:41

Posted by Steve J on 07/01/2020 16:50:05:

Some countries (e.g. France) seem to be going beyond what the regulations require.

FFAM and Finesseplus articles.

07/01/2020 17:36:37

Posted by MattyB on 07/01/2020 17:08:15:

The remote ID requirements seem to apply only to RTF products, but the devil is in the detail and it wouldn't surprise me if UK legislators decided to move in the same direction as France where remote ID is required for anything over 250g outside certain recognised flying sites.

We should get an idea how things are going to go when the DfT respond to the Commons STC report. The report recommends that "The Government should ensure all drones, including existing drones, are electronically conspicuous within two years.".

Edited By Steve J on 07/01/2020 17:47:49

07/01/2020 16:50:05
Posted by Wilco Wingco on 07/01/2020 16:22:26:

I didn't know that the EU were looking at remote ID.

'direct remote identification' is in the EU regulations that start to apply from July. The regulations only require remote ID for certain classes of unmanned aircraft. Some countries (e.g. France) seem to be going beyond what the regulations require. What the UK will end up doing is anybody's guess.

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