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Member postings for David Ashby - Moderator

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Thread: RCM&E Fly-In 2019 - general chatter
21/03/2019 15:59:23

Not a strict noise limit I'm told John but you'd be best asking the BMFA in advance if you've any exceptionally noisy models.

21/03/2019 14:17:11

Noise from people or models John?

I'd suggest booking early although, from what I've seen, it can hold a fair few.

21/03/2019 13:54:59

I wanted to start a thread where folks can discuss the fly-in, ask questions etc.

The new homepage piece here has more info.

It's at BMFA Buckminster, Lincolnshire 13-15 Sept. Camping on the Friday from 5pm.

  • Camp Friday night from 5pm (please pre-book with BMFA)
  • Relaxed off-the-peg flying all weekend (no slots or display teams).
  • Food van.
  • Indoor flying in the evening.
  • Evening bar.
  • Flyers must have an A-certificate (min).
  • Renaissance Mass Build meet and fly.
  • Usual Buckminster daily flying fee (£8).
  • Flying from 10am till 6pm. 

There are a few details we need to cover with the BMFA but, hopefully, everything is there to help you plan a visit for one or both days.

Our intention is to follow the relaxed format pioneered by the Greenacres club but without flying or display slots. It'll be 'off-the-peg' all weekend.

Bring your plan build models, own-designs, ARTFs ... whatever. Not forgetting the Renaissance Mass Build models too. 

Graham and I look forward to seeing everyone over the weekend, and having a fly!






Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 21/03/2019 15:58:00

Thread: NEW POLL - Does your club have a safety officer, or is the emphasis on individual members to each be their own safety officer?
21/03/2019 10:15:33

It's a poll prompted by me folks. As always, I'm, just curious wink

Personally I've never liked the idea of a safety officer, what do you think?

21/03/2019 10:13:04

Yes = your club does have a safety officer.

No = your club doesn't and it's down to each individual to be a 'safety officer'.

Thread: Does your club prohibit the use of after-market receivers?
20/03/2019 16:19:15

Yes, agree with the comments. It seems as if they're - unintentionally perhaps - negating individual responsibility.

20/03/2019 14:21:25

I was chatting to another flyer recently and discovered his club has just banned the use of after-market receivers, anything that's of a different brand to the Tx. Usually Orange and Lemon brand items.

The club felt that these items were potentially unreliable and/or may be compromised by Tx software upgrades. Manny W mentioned it in the BMFA news a few months ago of course, but I wondered if taking such steps is a 'thing' or just an isolated occurrence?

Thread: RCM&E index
16/03/2019 22:00:28

That's all there is Richard I'm afraid.

There is a review index here that's still updated.

Thread: HobbyKing Why did I order from HobbyKing?????
26/02/2019 18:32:56

Language infringements alone post deleted and one amended. Thread locked.

Thread: Daily Mail on-line article on model flying in the 50s
08/02/2019 06:25:17

Lovely pics, thanks Peter thumbs up

Thread: Sticky!
29/01/2019 21:02:21

Nice one Jerry. It's a cute little thing isn't it.

Thread: Ideas for articles in RCM&E
29/01/2019 18:36:38

I'm going to call time on this long nine year old thread. 

As I've said before, the editor, Graham always wants to hear reader suggestions and feedback, so please just drop him a line at

In that way your ideas will go straight to the person who commissions articles rather than rely on him finding time to negotiate a long thread. 

General feedback, critique can be made by starting or joining a thread relating to a particular issue.

Thanks again.


Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 29/01/2019 18:39:15

Thread: BMFA News Feb 2019
28/01/2019 11:01:55

Post deleted, be nice folks please.

Thread: Biggles' Mess (the renamed cafe!)
22/01/2019 20:38:02

Thanks for the thoughts folks. We knew we’d receive advice on this one but, just this once, that’s the way it’ll be. 

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 22/01/2019 20:39:40

22/01/2019 18:50:39

In memory of our great friend Dave Burton (BEB), the cafe has a new name, we think he'd have liked that.

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 22/01/2019 20:39:07

Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
21/01/2019 20:17:33

At the service today I handed two copies of the forum book of condolences to Owen (Dave's son) who was very grateful and expressed his thanks to everyone. Thanks go to Steve for preparing these. 






Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 21/01/2019 20:19:35

Thread: FHSS flavours
17/01/2019 10:24:09

Almost certainly that's a 'no' Shaun, unless specifically stated.

Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
16/01/2019 21:21:33

The service for Dave is on Monday 21st Jan at St Andrews Church, Meols, Wirral, CH473AQ at around 11am.

Steve Hargreaves has prepared a book containing all the kind remarks on this thread and and we’ll pass this to the family on Monday.

Ken, that’s a nice idea, we’ll certainly do something to mark Dave’s Contribution to the forum. 



Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 16/01/2019 21:22:37

Edited By Steve Hargreaves - Moderator on 16/01/2019 21:28:20

Thread: club drone ban
09/01/2019 20:56:33

Off topic posts deleted, forum language infringement deleted. Thread locked.

Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
08/01/2019 13:34:24

On the charity side - Cancer Research. Dave's club chairman tells me that they had a charity auction last year and, at Dave's suggestion, donated to that charity.

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