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Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
31/10/2019 09:37:01

Hey ho, here we go. We all know this one will run and run, so be nice to each other please folks.

Incidentally, it goes without saying that posts referring to the current state of politics will be removed. Please keep strictly on-topic. Thanks.


Thread: NEW POLL - do you use a throttle kill switch?
26/10/2019 09:25:10

Not that I'm disputing the use and safety bias, but I just wondered. 

At the RCM&E fly-in, someone on the flight line asked whether I had a throttle kill switch programmed for my electric-powered model. I had to admit that I didn't and for a moment got the impression I'd be turned away. 

It's something I rarely employ as I'm comfortable with my own safety regime but I wondered if some clubs insist on the measure. I can see the obvious benefit with quadcopters etc. but do you have the feature programmed for every fixed wing (electric) model? 



Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 26/10/2019 09:33:07

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
24/10/2019 09:48:01

Thread renamed to encompass all aspects....

Folks, as you can see, I was up in the night (catching a mouse the cat brought in) and made the mistake of checking my phone to see how Chelsea had done, catching the forum in the process and removing a thread with bad language.

Most threads like this go the same way, they start with good discussion, then the unhappy chaps drop by, we moderate, behind the scenes we issue formal warnings and, and.....

Andy Symons wrote a good piece in the last BMFA News about focussing on the positives and I think we all need to bring a sense of proportion to what we say. The BMFA are doing a good job in difficult circumstances and if as many of you know as much about politics as you say, you'd agree. Manny, Dave and Andy are trying to make sense of government while also facing a barrage of emails and calls from unhappy (and sometimes abusive) BMFA members. That they do this in a calm and professional manner with such good humour is very impressive indeed.

And, as someone once said.....



On with the discussion...........wink 2

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 24/10/2019 09:48:51

Thread: Storage of models in light of the new CAA regs
24/10/2019 09:21:02

Rather than have several CAA threads running, we'll just lock this one and direct folks here.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
24/10/2019 02:11:43

Post deleted. Forum COC breach - language.

Thread: Latest CAA Update
22/10/2019 13:26:11

For obvious reasons thread locked and some posts removed; rudeness, trolling, politics and worse.

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 22/10/2019 13:28:46

Thread: Forum 2020 Mass Build discussion.
09/10/2019 14:54:37

It's all just down to the forum users. The magazine has never been prescriptive, forumites have always decided what to do and when.

In truth the early MBs were popular; a simple design was chosen and everyone did their own take on that. But interest has tailed off over recent years, especially as folks seem only interested in their own suggestions and can rarely agree on a simple common design.

Anyway, it's down to you folks to decide if and what you'd like to do. Over to you.

Thread: LMA Elvington show 2019
06/10/2019 11:33:06

Done thumbs up

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
30/09/2019 10:37:33

Hi chaps, an appeal from Kev the editor, Entries for the magazine's Pilot's Pictorial pages are always welcome so why no send an email and a (nice) pic to:, you might win a cap too smile

Thread: Dave Burton (BEB)
22/09/2019 18:01:41

Thanks Dan.

Just in passing, Dave’s club mate, Colin Martin, flew Dave’s BlackHorse Sea Fury at the fly-in last weekend. It’s the model Dave used in his electric flight series and fly well it did.


Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 22/09/2019 18:07:39

Thread: The thread for your subscriber questions and queries **please do not start a new thread**
22/09/2019 06:42:46
Posted by Ken Ball 1 on 22/09/2019 01:51:41:

Question- why can I look at the 2019 autumn special in the archive but my subscription wants me to “buy” it for 4.99 US dollars? I thought that was part of my subscription, it was last year I believe.

thank you for a great magazine

Ken B.

It is this year too Ken. The print issues (that I assume you're referring to) will start arriving with subscribers this week. As always, overseas copies take a little longer.

22/09/2019 06:40:44
Posted by Chris Stevenson on 21/09/2019 08:37:51:

Please can someone explain why I am required to purchase the autumn special out today for £4.99 when I have a recurring subscription for 13 issues per year. Will there be another Autumn 2019 mag as well as the “Special”?

thanks, Chris

Subscribers receive the Special Issue as they've always done. It should arrive with UK subscribers this coming week.


Thread: RCM&E 2019 Fly-In - pics etc,,
15/09/2019 21:22:30

Just moved the post here Chris 👍

We’ve had a great weekend, many thanks to all who came, flew and chatted. It was great to meet so many forumites too.

Congratulations to Chris too for his giant Renaissance that flew so well and won the Mass Build trophy.

Piccies in the magazine report to follow of course. 

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 15/09/2019 21:24:41

14/09/2019 07:19:36

The reception area at Buckminster.




14/09/2019 07:12:13

f9b70efa-3b59-4463-886c-0510d309acf6.jpegJust thought I’d start a thread for your pics etc.

Arrived yesterday afternoon to a fine National Centre and good weather. The evening was fine and calm with clear skies as people started to arrive.


Today’s forecast looks good 👍😬


Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 14/09/2019 07:22:20

Thread: RCM&E Fly-In 2019 - general chatter
10/09/2019 19:09:03
Posted by Low pass Pete on 09/09/2019 13:31:02:

Hi. Is there any restriction on using 35Mhz at the Fly-In? If no do I assume that peg on system would be in place.



I doubt there's restriction on 35MHz Peter, it would be strange if there was.

Martin - it's not compulsory but give Buckminster a call on the above number should you wish.


04/09/2019 10:52:46

Jet update - I've just spoken to Manny who tells me there are still standing crops in some surrounding field so, unfortunately, it's a 'no' to turbine flying because of this. The upcoming JMA meeting will, he thinks, be fine as the fields will be clear by then.

If anyone is intending to camp then please give Buckminster a call on 0116 244 1091 to let them know. Just so they can get a handle on numbers.


Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 04/09/2019 12:03:08

Thread: The thread for your subscriber questions and queries **please do not start a new thread**
28/08/2019 12:16:33

You should receive an email confirming Bob. Check your junk mail just in case it goes there.


Thread: New Poll - sticky situations.....
26/08/2019 14:09:53
Posted by Martian on 26/08/2019 14:08:09:

Is it ready yet or is it stuck


26/08/2019 14:04:40

A new topic suggestion and here it is....

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 26/08/2019 14:09:24

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