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Thread: First "Drone" deliveries next week
25/04/2020 16:04:41

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.

25/04/2020 15:12:08
Posted by Capt Kremen on 25/04/2020 14:46:54:

Southampton airport ...

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.

25/04/2020 14:25:12

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
24/04/2020 10:40:56

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
13/04/2020 18:52:09
Posted by Andy Stephenson on 13/04/2020 16:48:31:

Does anyone think this is a problem we should be aware of.

No.

13/04/2020 15:13:50
Posted by Dickw on 13/04/2020 12:56:30:
Posted by Erfolg on 13/04/2020 12:08:59:

As has been mentioned, there is a possibility or probability that the numbers will change in July.

The number change in July looks highly unlikely now.

There has never been a possibility of a number change in July. There is a likelihood of an OP number change on renewal, presumably to fit a number format agreed with EASA.

'You should use a removable label as your operator ID may change when you renew." (CAA)

Edited By Steve J on 13/04/2020 15:16:26

Thread: Lights on a B2 Vulcan
10/04/2020 20:01:33

There are a few walkarounds on the internet. The one on Thunder and Lightnings has a couple of photos that show the rear lights.

Edited By Steve J on 10/04/2020 20:08:59

Thread: Transmitter battery
10/04/2020 19:56:48
Posted by Martin McIntosh on 10/04/2020 19:02:18:

Just remember that it will always show full voltage up to the moment when it dies.

Which is why I wouldn't recommend LiFe batteries for a transmitter and am having second thoughts about using them for receivers.

My advice would to get a new NiHM pack, IMHO Eneloops are the best, Vapextech are OK.

Edited By Steve J on 10/04/2020 19:57:15

Thread: Grass Cutting
03/04/2020 18:08:31

Posted by Chris Berry on 03/04/2020 16:04:52:

The council were out mowing the grass verges and incidental patches of land today! Clearly very essential work!!

The regulation doesn't use the word 'essential', it says that "no person may leave the place where they are living without reasonable excuse." and gives examples of reasonable excuses, one of which is

"to travel for the purposes of work or to provide voluntary or charitable services, where it is not reasonably possible for that person to work, or to provide those services, from the place where they are living;"

Thread: Flat Car Battery from non-use of car
01/04/2020 09:59:41

If you are not using a car for an extended period of time, I would suggest getting a maintenance charger and leaving it connected.

PS If you don't have a conventional lead-acid battery, check that the charger is suitable.

Edited By Steve J on 01/04/2020 10:02:05

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
31/03/2020 16:53:37

I tried to get my head around the opinion when it came out and gave up. Hopefully the DfT/CAA will do something simpler.

It's worth noting that the draft regulation exempts associations with an article 16 authorisation.

31/03/2020 16:03:00

If anybody is interested, EASA published their U-Space opinion a couple of weeks ago.

Thread: SBach 300 - Repairs and modifications
29/03/2020 10:23:53

It looks like the can is going to be in contact with the walls of the tunnel. I would suggest having a 5-10mm air gap.

Thread: DLE exhaust
28/03/2020 10:53:31
Posted by SR 71 on 28/03/2020 09:57:04:

Well that thread started off fine but very soon deteriorated into a fight

What fight? Those of us who have been through getting the noise of two stroke petrols down to acceptable levels are saying that you need to be looking a fitting a can. You may also need to look at prop tip speed and airframe resonance.

28/03/2020 08:01:08

You can play games with the Pitts style exhausts to get them down by a few dB, but you really should be fitting a decent canister. Personally I would be looking at Zimmerman or JMB.

Thread: Has Your Club Made Any Decisions Regarding The Coronavirus?
24/03/2020 16:30:05
Posted by Nigel R on 24/03/2020 12:49:40:

I didn't realise they had internal transmissions again.

WHO sitreps.

24/03/2020 12:13:37
Posted by Nigel R on 24/03/2020 11:07:10:

First, what transpires in the wider PRC when Wuhan restrictions are lifted. Presently the new cases in China are imported, with the slight relaxation of international transport restrictions.

The WHO are showing the PRC as having "Local Transmission" and I don't have a lot of faith in the numbers coming out of the PRC.

It also appears that you can't compare the death rates in European countries. According to reports that I have seen, in some countries, if you die with covid-19, you go down as a covid-19 death, in others, if you had an underlying problem, you go down as that.

Thread: Covid 19
24/03/2020 09:56:39
Posted by Don Fry on 24/03/2020 09:48:02:

But accepting they messed up the start of this, who knew anything at that time, but since have demonstrated how to suppress it.

I am not convinced that it has been suppressed in the PRC. I would not be at all surprised if they are simply classifying the cases as something else in order to get their economy moving again.

24/03/2020 09:38:41
Posted by Tim Kearsley on 24/03/2020 09:01:45:

I really hope I'm wrong in this, but I can't see any quick-fixes.

I agree with your analysis. There are no good solutions. The choice seems to be between having of the order of a hundred thousand deaths over the spring and summer or shutting down the economy and having a few less deaths over a longer period.

Thread: UK leaving EASA!
20/03/2020 08:31:06

Debate on this subject in the Lords yesterday.

Hansard

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