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Member postings for Steve J

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Thread: BMFA numbers. Is this true, or a gross exaggeration?
12/11/2019 14:24:16

The BMFA's proposed budget for '20/21 for the AGM has the following membership numbers -

17/18 35,200

18/19 34,000

19/20 32,000

20/21 31,000

I suspect that some of the above is people moving to cheaper providers of insurance.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
11/11/2019 15:40:14
Posted by Don Fry on 11/11/2019 11:07:09:

Anyway I think we are agreed, the CAA test is poorly written, published without much quality control, and of limited use.

It's a simple test that somebody can take before they commit aviation. It gives them a basic awareness of the law which is all that it is intended to do.

Edited By Steve J on 11/11/2019 15:43:16

11/11/2019 10:09:14
Posted by Michael Adams 3 on 11/11/2019 09:54:07:

Why does not every one wait & see what the end out come is

Says the man who has registered directly with the CAA and done the CAA test.

11/11/2019 08:33:45
Posted by Don Fry on 11/11/2019 07:26:57:
Posted by Steve J on 10/11/2019 21:46:05:
Posted by Don Fry on 10/11/2019 21:10:36:

I got 19 correct. I disagreed with the CAA on the 20th, on a safety issue.

Which question did you disagree with the CAA on?

Something about flying a drone, you have positioned it in the sun, and can't see it. Do you land it out, or fly it towards you. The answer is fly it towards you steadily until you can see it. Nothing about move it laterally out of the sun, or descend, ascend out of the sun.

I don't remember that one. IIRC there were a couple where I went with a negative selection process, i.e. two of the options were obviously wrong so I went with the third.

10/11/2019 21:53:23
Posted by will -0 on 10/11/2019 21:49:37:

What is the position for learners? I.e. first time fliers, people on buddy leads, or not on buddy leads or what not.

The BMFA are discussing it with the CAA. As I read the ANO, people should do the CAA test before committing aviation even if they are on a buddy system.

10/11/2019 21:46:05
Posted by Don Fry on 10/11/2019 21:10:36:

I got 19 correct. I disagreed with the CAA on the 20th, on a safety issue.

Which question did you disagree with the CAA on?

10/11/2019 19:16:48
Posted by Wilco Wingco on 10/11/2019 18:56:01:

When will we get a difinetive statement from BMFA in simple language that all of us can understand

BMFA DMARES Quick Start Guide

Thread: Trimming Question after Crash :-(
10/11/2019 19:06:03
Posted by christopher Myers on 10/11/2019 16:45:31:

Apart from pilot which I'm stuck with any ideas what i should be looking at?

Firstly, you may be better off asking on a more glider oriented forum.

A couple of things to consider trim wise: 1) CoG a bit further forward (the Prodij in my avatar was a bit snap happy until I moved the CoG forward a few mm); and 2) mixing a bit of flap with elevator at the higher rates. A loop with a 2m glider requires a decent amount of energy going so as not to fall off the top. I mix flaps with the ailerons when rolling my 2m.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
10/11/2019 17:31:07
Posted by Don Fry on 10/11/2019 17:23:40:
Posted by Mike Etheridge 1 on 10/11/2019 17:00:53:

you could all start to daub your Operator ID's on the sides of your planes prior to the election and Christmas!.

With low tack stickers.

Until I know that the OP numbers are not going to change in July, I am going to be writing my number on freehand with a Sharpie.

10/11/2019 15:15:11
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 10/11/2019 14:28:03:

Report to a police station within 7 days to show it's fixed?

There are provisions for providing information or documentation within seven days in the bill that failed due to the general election and presumably will be back in the new year.

10/11/2019 12:07:09
Posted by Peter Christy on 10/11/2019 11:56:24:

stop panicking!

I don't see anybody panicking (except for the people posting 'stop panicking' in bold that is ).

10/11/2019 12:04:51

I asked the CAA about the OP number changing. They said that I would only change if there was a change in the regulations. I pointed out that the regulations will be changing next year...

09/11/2019 23:15:26
Posted by Martin Harris on 09/11/2019 21:57:48:

I keep seeing references to pilot registrations by the existing certification route "expiring" after June. As these registrations will be issued on the strength of competence indicated by possession of approved qualifications and independent registrations on the strength of having passed a test "on the day", why would either expire "mid term"?

The CAA are not issuing registrations "on the strength of competence indicated by possession of approved qualifications". Remote pilots with an approved achievement certificate are being exempted from the requirements of ANO article 94F until the 30th June.

Thread: Avicraft Panic
09/11/2019 20:53:55
Posted by Don Fry on 09/11/2019 15:51:39:

I have an ASP 75, and an OS 90 FX, and have drilled out the mounts to take either. I am inclined to shove in the ASP, if only to put it to work.

What pitch prop. I assume six inch. Any observations?

I flew my Panic ARTF on a .91 FS driving a 15x6. A .75 TS should be similar in power to a .91 FS.

I really must put some new bearings in that engine and get the Panic back in the air.

Edited By Steve J on 09/11/2019 21:07:08

Thread: Average current draw
09/11/2019 20:45:27
Posted by John Wagg on 09/11/2019 20:42:30:
Posted by Steve J on 09/11/2019 20:38:01:

Posted by Phil Green on 09/11/2019 19:09:00:

www.4cells-are-enough.com

+1

Sorry but no "link" and done a search as well.

www.4cells-are-enough.com is a joke.

09/11/2019 20:43:38
Posted by John Wagg on 09/11/2019 18:37:55:

One is an old 500mA Ni-Cad and the other a poorly 800mA Ni-mH.

Take your packs down the recycling centre.

Buy a couple of 4 cell Eneloop 2000 packs or 2 cell LiFePO4 packs (the latter only if the rest of your gear will handle 7V).

If you don't already have one, buy a decent charger that will peak charge NiMH's and understands LiPo and LiFePO4 batteries.

09/11/2019 20:38:01

Posted by Phil Green on 09/11/2019 19:09:00:

www.4cells-are-enough.com

+1

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
09/11/2019 20:36:26

Posted by Andy Symons - BMFA on 09/11/2019 18:41:09:

perhaps they should perhaps consider delegated powers to those that have much more of an idea about what we do.

Be careful what you wish for...

09/11/2019 15:05:42
Posted by Peter Christy on 09/11/2019 14:22:41:

I believe we may be in danger of undermining the negotiating power of our associations if too many members register directly with the CAA.

The associations have very little negotiating power. I do not believe that the number of records in the files that they send the CAA at the end of January will change this.

09/11/2019 13:48:13

Posted by Peter Christy on 09/11/2019 11:47:56:

then the scheme can be shown to have failed in its intended purpose quite quickly

What do you think that the intended purpose of the scheme is?

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