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Member postings for ted hughes

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Thread: Proposed new drone legislation/registration
24/07/2017 10:59:03

My personal view is that light foamies (park fliers, like the WW2 foamies) should be exempt, heavy models (over a kilogram, say) should be registered.

This simplifies things.

Thread: Some dumb questions that have never been asked apparently
23/07/2017 12:31:02

Does the BMFA insurance cover you if you fly from parks or other areas not designated as flying clubs?

Thread: Destroyed Drone
23/07/2017 12:01:34

I was a bit astounded it had been smashed. Stolen, yes, I could believe that.

But what was the point of it being ground to pieces? Some people may not like drones, but surely they accept other people do?

I don't know what motivates people to destroy things.

23/07/2017 01:06:04
Posted by Martin Harris on 23/07/2017 00:51:55:

Select return to home? wink

I checked, didn't have it.

23/07/2017 00:41:35

A few days ago, walking my dog in the local park in the evening, I came across an abandoned drone.It was quite big and upside down.

As it was raining, I picked it up and took it home.

I asked my wife what she thought was the best way to return it to it's owner. She said put it on Facebook- but under what heading? What chance the owner would stumble upon it?

The following morning, I took it to a residential area where it could have come from and asked a resident it they knew of a drone flyer nearby. No.

She suggested leaving it by the local school.

I did that, leaving in a bus shelter near the school where I knew youngsters "hung out" in the evenings. I was hoping they would know the owner and return it.

Tonight I saw the drone had been smashed to pieces in the shelter.

What should I have done?



Edited By ted hughes on 23/07/2017 00:42:12

Thread: whats safest and why
22/07/2017 10:31:08
Posted by Martin Harris on 21/07/2017 20:35:24:


We only have one committee member who doesn't fly at least twice a week (but he attends the field very regularly and keeps the kettle boiling!) ...!

Edited By Martin Harris on 21/07/2017 20:39:27

Does that mean he flies 5 days a week, or never flies at all?

Thread: Man on the moon. Really?
19/07/2017 00:40:11
Posted by Dwain Dibley. on 19/07/2017 00:02:37:

I was eight years old and we all sat in the school hall and watched on a tv.

Surely by now then, with all the tech available, we should be having day trips to the moon, which, when I was eight, was expecting to be the norm by the time I was nine. I had to be content with fireball XL5. frown


I was about 12 or 13 when the first landing was shown "live" in the school assembly hall.

I think there have been a number of issues relating to bone density, muscle loss, possibly cancer (because of lack of the protective layers around the earth),which make space exploration unlikely.

19/07/2017 00:34:29

They were all very brave men.

The "hoaxers" are losing out on one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century.

18/07/2017 09:52:33

NASA faked moon landing.OK NASA, we're on to you! Photographic proof:**LINK**

Edited By ted hughes on 18/07/2017 09:53:25

Thread: Why the saddening blow to my fms mustang?
06/07/2017 10:52:18

I'm not saying Spectrum are bad, but at least you could rule the radio out as a suspect if you were not using it.

This is the third thread here at least, that have involved sudden crashes where the radio may be at fault, in the last 12 months

Generally, I am sceptical of radio problems unless they are proven- all my crashes have been due to pilot error.

When the plane is a fair way away from you, it is not always easy to judge that you have put it in an impossible position aerodynamically, and it stalls.

06/07/2017 09:38:31

It is always Spectrum, isn't it?

I wouldn't use Spectrum even if they gave them away.

Okay, you might need to spent an extra £100 on the radio, but at least you could rule out radio problems after a prang.

Edited By ted hughes on 06/07/2017 09:41:39

Thread: E-Flite Radian XL
25/06/2017 16:17:58

Would this battery be suitable for the Radian XL:FLOUREON 3S 11.1V 3300mAh 40C Lipo ?

Thread: Central Heating System Pressure
24/06/2017 21:39:27

I recently had my CH replaced. The engineer said the pressure should be just over 1 cold, about 1.2 .

There is a filling loop under the combi boiler to increase pressure.

Thread: Parkzone Radian question
24/06/2017 02:14:46

Thanks for the reply, MattyB.

I had a passing thought an interchangeable wing might be a good idea, but I have heard the Pro was not as good as the Radian 1, so I'll give it a miss!

23/06/2017 17:42:18

I notice the E-flite Radian 1 has wings held in by screws, as the Radian Pro had (the PZ Radian 1 wings just plugged together through the fus).

Does anyone know if the Pro wings will fit the Radian 1 fus?

Thread: Strange Win 10 PC problem
04/05/2017 08:42:40

For the screen to go black I would suspect the monitor.

I have a high resolution screen for gaming, I have had to return two because they randomly go black. One would flicker on and off a few times when first being used.

Thread: Gaining / losing altitude on turns
27/04/2017 07:23:45

It is very commonly reported that planes climb when we turn into wind, and fall when we turn down wind.

Since the plane itself is unaware of ground speed, this must be something we are doing ourselves.

25/04/2017 23:42:12

Imagine your plane is trimmed to fly straight and level at 50kmph in still air, and can loop. bunt, etc

A steady wind of 20kmph suddenly blows across the airfield.

When you turn into it, you have to increase throttle to maintain airspeed, by 20kmph.

When you turn downwind, you need to decrease throttle as your speed increases to 70kmph.



Edited By ted hughes on 25/04/2017 23:43:05

Thread: A Box of Frogs and Cox, Webra, Enya etc etc
08/04/2017 19:16:20

Auctioneers may charge up to 50% of the selling price.

Thread: Foster Wickner Wicko/Warferry
27/03/2017 23:14:16
Posted by maurice northcott on 27/03/2017 11:25:59:

You could always try the old Brian Taylor method (we used to kid him)...... install a deflated balloon behind the c of g and just prior to flight, pump it full of helium. laugh

Seriously though, I am sure you will have a nice flyer for those balmy Summer evenings...

Cheers matey


Edited By maurice northcott on 27/03/2017 11:26:32

I know this is a joke, but would it work?

A balloon and gas has weight, so should increase weight- but on the other hand helium balloons fly.So would it help?

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