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Thread: Difficulty finding a previous thread
18/08/2019 17:07:06

IMHO, the best way to search this site is to use Google, e.g.

site:www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/ Hurricane tailwheel

Steve

Thread: Cap1763
18/08/2019 16:37:44

For what it's worth, this is my prediction:

Next month the CAA will announce an operator charge that is a bit less than £16.50 so that they can say that they listened to the 11k who responded to the CAP 1775 consultation.

Next May after only 30k people have registered, the DfT and CAA will have a rethink, the government will decide to co-fund the U-Space foundation systems and the charge will be reduced to £5/year for recreational users.

Steve

Thread: What is the minimum slope for a slope soarer?...
17/08/2019 21:07:59
Posted by Foxfan on 17/08/2019 19:50:09:

How is DLG relevant to flatlands? I've never seen it done.

Google F3K.

Thread: Cap1763
17/08/2019 19:44:37
Posted by Martin Harris on 17/08/2019 18:19:31:

My understanding is that the BMFA are currently in discussions with Mr Maynard.

Hopefully they are going better than the meeting with Baroness Vere went.

Steve

Thread: What is the minimum slope for a slope soarer?...
17/08/2019 19:42:27
Posted by Foxfan on 17/08/2019 19:26:49:

What's DLG, Steve J?

Discus Launched Glider. Have a look on the T9 and Hyperfight websites.

Steve

17/08/2019 17:25:12

It sounds to me like you want a small DLG type model.

Steve

Thread: Cap1763
17/08/2019 14:00:57
Posted by Martin Harris on 17/08/2019 13:52:51:

We can only hope that Paul Maynard is more open to listening to the argument that the beneficiaries of the scheme (who should bear the costs of it) are the commercial interests passing through, or wishing to exploit the lower airspace.

I agree with your point, but I don't believe that this is part of Paul Maynard's brief. The DfT website has Baroness Vere looking after 'drones'.

Steve

Thread: AR620 Power up issue
17/08/2019 13:43:34
Posted by Nigel R on 16/08/2019 13:35:42:

A 10W 470ohm resistor is not expensive.

10W seems excessive. If you stick 470 ohms across a 6S LiPo you are only looking at 1.5W.

Charles stated earlier that removing the connection between the SPS and ESC didn't solve the problem.

This topic has made me have a look at this device from Emcotec and I must say that that I really don't see the point in using one. Program a kill switch on your transmitter and mechanically stop the prop from rotating while you are putting the battery in and taking it out.

Steve

Thread: Cap1763
17/08/2019 13:06:13
Posted by Brian Spearing on 16/08/2019 18:11:29:

When we moved to a new patch a good proportion of members didn't renew - they were probably occasional flyers getting on in years but still valuable contributors to the club's finances.

I can see something similar happening this winter, though I hope I'm wrong.

That is the BMFA's major worry with this registration and testing business. The BMFA have reported that the free system in France led to a 10% drop in participation. If registration were to lead to the BMFA membership dropping below 30k, they might have to make some difficult decisions.

Steve

Edited By Steve J on 17/08/2019 13:18:22

Thread: AR620 Power up issue
16/08/2019 09:35:07
Posted by Cuban8 on 16/08/2019 07:27:13:

Where you say 'signal wire only' presumably you mean the +ve ESC BEC supply is disconnected, leaving you with two conductors in the plug i.e signal and 0V into the throttle port

Generally you don't need the ground wire between the receiver and ESC if you are using a UBEC. In fact, leaving the ground connected gives you a nasty fault path.

I have models wired in a similar way to Charles' sketch although I have a pair of bullets where he has the Emcotec. These bullets only get disconnected when I am messing about with the model in the workshop.

Steve

Thread: Cap1763
16/08/2019 09:02:45

Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 15/08/2019 23:22:41:

What we need now, is for some clever fellow to come up with a registration number label that can be peeled off and instantly transferred from one model to another.

Why? What is wrong with either using a Sharpie or getting some vinyl labels made?

Steve

Thread: AR620 Power up issue
15/08/2019 21:48:14
Posted by Charles Aldous 1 on 15/08/2019 20:45:53:

It is strange and other Spektrun rx's work fine with this set up.

The 620 and other recently released Spektrum receivers use a different processor to the older ones (Cypress discontinued the processor that Spektrum were using).

I would be tempted to see what happens with the positive connection between the Emcotec and ESC disconnected.

Steve

PS It may be worth having a browse through the AR410/620 topic over on RCG.

Edited By Steve J on 15/08/2019 21:56:15

15/08/2019 17:16:34

It sounds like that with the Emcotec off the signal line is being held either high or low and this is preventing the 620 from booting up. The only thing that I can think of that might solve your problem is using an opto ESC.

Steve

Thread: Cap1763
15/08/2019 11:02:50
Posted by fly boy3 on 15/08/2019 10:49:20:

At the moment we are still waiting for an answer from the small local airport regarding permission to fly due to the new proximity rules.

If the airport is refusing to to give the club permission to fly in their FRZ then you can report their refusal to the CAA.

**LINK**

Steve

Thread: Drones in the news - again...
15/08/2019 08:58:59
Posted by Devcon1 on 15/08/2019 08:19:27:

Let's see how the current Laws and ANOs deal with them.

NOTAM EGGN/J0371/19

"RESTRICTED AREA (TEMPORARY) APPLICABLE ONLY TO UNMANNED ACFT SYSTEMS FOR NATIONAL FIREWORKS CHAMPIONSHIPS. RESTRICTION OF FLYING REGULATIONS MADE UNDER ARTICLE 239 OF AIR NAVIGATION ORDER 2016. AIC M103/2019 REFERS. NO UNMANNED ACFT SYSTEM IS TO FLY WI CIRCLE OF RADIUS 2NM WHOSE CENTRE IS AT 502153N 0040833W (PLYMOUTH, DEVON) EXCEPT THOSE OPR WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE DEVON AND CORNWALL POLICE"

Thread: CAA CAP 1789
14/08/2019 21:25:23

That ties in nicely with the coastguard trial that was announced a week or so ago.

Steve

Thread: Aircraft Telemetry Airspeed Indicator
14/08/2019 12:29:13

I would be surprised if it doesn't work, but as Jason says, if you are concerned ask Andy Kunz over on RCG.

Steve

14/08/2019 11:26:23

Is there a particular reason why you think that it might not?

Spektrum Telemetry Compatibility table.

Steve

Thread: Commons Science and Technology Committee Enquiry on Drones
13/08/2019 17:04:22
Posted by Peter Christy on 13/08/2019 16:55:52:

The point I was trying to make is that, regardless of Brexit, we will remain an EASA member.

As things stand at the moment, the UK will cease to be a member of EASA on the 31st October.

Steve

13/08/2019 16:14:36
Posted by Peter Christy on 13/08/2019 15:49:23:

EASA has little to do with the EU

EASA is an EU agency.

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 are EU regulations.

Baroness Vere has only been a minister at the DfT since April.

Steve

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