Here is a list of all the postings Steve J has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: The big question, WHEN|
IMHO, the most useful graphs are the excess deaths ones that the FT is publishing.
Edited By Steve J on 07/05/2020 21:25:45
They are doing a lot more testing so they are finding more cases. 30k deaths means millions of cases.
ORS4 1375 "General Exemption which allows a more flexible, but controlled, use of a small unmanned aircraft in support of the Police response while enforcing the Government restrictions resulting from the COVID19 pandemic."
was withdrawn yesterday
"This general exemption has been revoked following assessment of its use, and in anticipation of increased General Aviation and other airspace user activity over the coming days and weeks."
It appears to be Irish.
Ending the lockdown and allowing us to play with our toys is a political decision.
The problem is that what the government could do was limited by decisions made over the last twenty years.
If you proposed a German style health care system in the UK, you probably wouldn't get elected.
Most countries seem to be in a similar position to the UK. Some learnt from SARS etc (or were ready for a biowarfare attack), most didn't. Some governments have decided to minimise short term deaths, some have decided to keep their economies going and some have decided to have a balanced response. We will not know who was 'right' until the end of the year at the earliest.
The question is how much do you spend preparing for a 50 year event? Do you have mothballed wings in hospitals? Do you pay over market rates to keep PPE production in the UK? If you spend a few billion a year on pandemic preparation, how does this impact deaths from other causes?
The problem is that, for a variety of reasons going back decades, the UK NHS's and public health bodies were not prepared for a pandemic, so when the government saw the Imperial study and what was happening in Italy they panicked, closed schools, detained large numbers of people without due process and caused enormous amounts of damage to the economy. They are now faced with the problem of lifting the lockdown in a way that doesn't allow the opposition to claim that they are allowing tens of thousands of people to die and without admitting that they overreacted at the end of March.
|Thread: Spektrum DX9 Question|
Select the two aileron, two flap wing type. Go into servo setup and set the end points and middle (subtrim) for each flap servo.
|Thread: First "Drone" deliveries next week|
|Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread|
The section entitled 'Remote identification' on page 13.
Looks like electronic IDs will be required from the 1st January 2022.
From annex C -
"13. What are the separation requirements from uninvolved people in the A3 subcategory?
"There should not be any uninvolved persons “endangered within the range where the UA is flown during the entire time of the UAS operation”. This means that there should not be anyone that is not part of the flight in any part of the area that the aircraft is planned to be flown, and people should be at least 50m away from the ‘boundary’ of the flying area. If an uninvolved person ‘strays’ into the flying area, then the aircraft must be moved away from that uninvolved person immediately. The 1:1 rule (see Q 14 below) allows remote pilots to make a quick and simple assessment of the relative risk. However, if the person stays in the operating area (as opposed to just ‘passing through' ), then the flight would need to be stopped."
Edited By Steve J on 29/04/2020 15:09:31
CAP 1789 has been revised.
|Thread: First "Drone" deliveries next week|
This is part of UAV / UTM / U-Space development work being done in that area.
I just read the BBC article on this. For me the important bit is at the end of the article, this is related to UTM / "future transport zone" development in that area.
I am under the impression that one of the drivers behind this sort of thing is being able to do direct hospital to hospital (or lab, GP practice etc) transfers. If you have to put the stuff in a van, drive to a strip, load a UAV which then flies to another strip where the stuff is put in another van then a lot of the benefits go.
There has been talk of medical delivery UAVs in the Southampton/IoW area for over two years. The interesting thing about this trial is the size of the UAV and the fact that it looks like it requires some sort of runway.
|Thread: Model transfer via SD card & binding|
I have a 8GB SD card in my DX9 for collecting telemetry.
If you have problems with an SD card, it is worth downloading the formatter from the SD Association.
|Thread: CAA ID number discussion|
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