Here is a list of all the postings Jason-I has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Giving up|
Made my missus laugh too!
- and you've made my sides hurt.......
|Thread: More regulation|
I watched that video a few days ago in full. I found it very informative / enlightening (but not necessarily in a good way). Don't understand why people are criticising it?
|Thread: Where to fly?|
Where can one find 'common land' that isn't teaming with people or fenced off?
|Thread: Interesting reply from email to Richard Moriarty, CAA|
Have just raised another complaint with the CAA - complaining about 2 members of CAA staff who fail to supply requested information. Lets see how the respond to that!
Just had an email from the CAA complaints dept. I was gobsmacked, and not in a good way.
All of the complaints we have raised with the CAA have been in vain. They are not going to consider them, and they will not even appear on their statistics!
See email below for explanation (this was in response to my most recent complaint)....
Thank you for your email of 4 July 2019, regarding your correspondence in relation to the UK’s drone registration and education scheme (DRES) and the response that your MP, Mr Esterson, received.
The correct platform by which members of the model flying and drone community were able to make their opinions and views known was through the consultation. I note that you have done this. All comments are being considered collectively rather than responding to individual points. For this reason, we will not be handling comments outside of this process and, given we treat as a complaint any expression of dissatisfaction with our service which calls for a response, and a consultation does not constitute a service, we do not intend to refer you into the formal complaints process.
Once the outcome of the consultation has been established, a dedicated campaign will be conducted to update members of the model flying community and the BMFA.
|Thread: Switching Brand|
Yes, a second channel is necessary. The reverse function is a seperate channel on the esc which makes the motor spin backwards (for reversing the plane).
Reversing the throttle on the transmitter will just make the zero throttle stick position be the full throttle setting and vice versa.
The speed controller has 2 seperate servo leads - one is the normal proportional channel for 'amount of throttle' and one is for direction of rotation.
I thought that when I purchased my 9 channel tx, however, I am now finding myself short of channels.
For example, my wife brought me an avios bushmule:
It's only a simple foamy (with no retracts), but channels quickly got swallowed up, particularly with differential throttle and aileron. Here's what I need:
1. Left throttle
2. Right throttle
3. Left Aileron
4. Right Aileron
8. Cargo door
9. Throttle reverse
10. Flight controller mode
11. Flight controller master gain
So 9 channels without a flight controller, or 11 channels with the controller.
Now imagine adding FPV with a pan and tilt camera.......
|Thread: Hello from Africa|
Welcome from a sunny & drying out Liverpool. I lived near you in Springs many, many years ago.
|Thread: Interesting reply from email to Richard Moriarty, CAA|
The CAA might not be responsible for the scheme overall, however they have had a hand in the procurement of an overly expensive system from ripoffwebsites.com
They could at least answer the questions I have asked relating to the costs of the system.
I think you might be right!
2 from me already, and many, many more to come from me unless they answer my questions.
I don't understand why they cannot just answer the questions. I know I won't like the answers, but they could at least have the courtesy to answer them
Had a reply to my complaint to the department for transport today too. The standard dross (see extract below). As per my post above, they too have no answered a single one of my questions.
Complaint #2 to the DfT has now been raised......
The drone registration scheme is a top priority for the Government. It is just one measure in a package to address the safety and security challenges unmanned aircraft pose and will help enforcement agencies to tackle the misuse of such aircraft, alongside further Police powers to be introduced in the forthcoming Drones Bill. Registration and testing are also European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requirements as part of the forthcoming regulation on the operation of unmanned aircrafts (UAs) in the EU.
My latest reply from the CAA below. My original email to them have 15 specific questions, several of which were directly related to the costing and selection of the registration system. They have not answered a single one of my questions, Complaint #2 has now been raised.
As previously advised you may wish to contact the Government (Department for Transport (DfT)) around the wider aspects of the scheme (beyond the charge) and what it encompasses. You can still do this at**LINK**.
The CAA is now considering the responses to the consultation on the charge for the scheme, which closed on 7 July 2019, to make a final decision on the Drone Registration Scheme charges in July 2019.
Further information on the Drone Registration Scheme will be communicated to the public from September 2019 through a dedicated campaign.
Yep, and I'll still be happy to argue my case in court that I have satisfied the law by being a responsible registered pilot and putting the operators (my) contact details on the craft. Not that plod is ever going to take any notice of me whatsoever flying safely and keeping myself to myself.
But I have held my hands up and taken responsibility, so its a non issue.
Why would they even need to know who the operator is - they have already found me, the pilot, who has caused the issue - which I would hold my hands up to!
I would rather argue my case in court than cave into this unjust hairbrained scheme.
Edited By Jason-I on 06/06/2019 19:34:36
I would put up £100 too.
Sounds good to me. The only caveat would be that pilots must put their own contact details on the model as well, so that plod can contact the directly (and not the BMFA) if there is an issue.
To my mind, my method is not going to break any laws.
Registering as a pilot proves that I am who I say I am. It proves I can pass the test and am therefore safe to fly.
I already have my contact details on all my models, so I don't need to register as an operator. All that registering as an operator gives you is a registration number to put on your model so plod can phone up the hugely expensive registration hotline to find out where you live. I have cut out the middle man here, and put my contact details directly on the model. Makes plods job easier and saves the cost of the whole hotline department.
They know full well that the association's will not take responsibility for each and every one of their members....
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