Here is a list of all the postings Peter Android has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Amazon flying warehouses|
Thank You Chris. ,
Yes, I have read this .
We can only hope that the CAA roots for UK Aeromodelling then .
Money should never override safety , in a perfect world ............
BTW I have never subscribed to trial by media , and there must be a lot of classified information not for public display , for security purposes . rightly so.
But it's nice to get some " allowable " info from those who are more closely involved once in a while , or at least in the same horse trough .
Interesting comments on applied Patents , could this simply to stop others copying their technology ?
A Tactic widely employed by Automotive manufacturers . strange how each " new " generation of Car's end up looking loosely the same though.
Edited By Peter Android on 03/01/2017 22:49:16
Thank you for the Clarification BEB , I think .
Since it has now been pointed out that the bmfa are not Agents of the Law .
I wonder whom would best provide legal advice , should anyone become entangled or estranged within the ambiguity of " Compendium " 658 ?
Could be a very dangerous game to play .
If CAP 658 is simply guidance ?
Would someone kindly point out exactly what is the actual Law then ?
I have lost count the number of times I have heard 658 quoted as " Law"
The only total radio failure I ever personally experienced is when I got accidently shot down on the same 35 Mhz Channel . my fault , I had changed crystals when fettling the model at home , and forgotten !
2.4 Has been a godsend in that respect.
Countless deadsticks over countless years have resulted in either a glide , or a ditching , landings were / are a blessing
Banter , Applause or Good natured abuse are part and parcel , and is what makes us Human .
Point is , I had / have the option to do so. assuming of course at least some servo's are still operational . not software.
Blind Faith in technology , worries me. a lot.
Well , I do not pretend to understand the workings of artificial intelligence or clever software .
51 Years of Aeromodelling has taught me something though . but I am not expert at anything in the modern sense of the word.
In my own , very simplistic common - sense world , if a flying " device" or whatever it is tagged at any moment in time , which appears to be the major cause for concern.
That relies on purely artificial means in the first place to enable it to fly , or remain in a stable condition , at some stage , will breach the ANO in ref to persons or property , simply because it cannot respond , remain stable or even fly . on human interaction - when things go wrong .
The human failsafe is not available to preform a controlled - safe landing .
Yes , it may have a clever failsafe holding / landing / circuits etc . but it still cannot avoid that which is illegal to trespass upon. in a dead stick type of situation unless I am being totally naïve ?
Could it be that those who promote the development of such machines have a vested interest.
There are many roles for commercial drones that I totally applaud, usually involving the prevention or saving of lives ,
Could these be removed from the 2 .4 Ghz spectrum ? or whatever they fly on , and be made available by special licence only on another frequency unique to themselves .this being accountable ?
As a long time member / supporter of the BMFA ( in the Main) I have always felt to be registered / accountable .
As a boy, I too recall nipping down to the post office for a " radio Licence " for my Mum.
a ten - bob note used to cover it
My own personal preferences do not come into this, never have .
Neither am I about to fly down into the weeds by posting links to where this has actually happened on countless occasions .
In order to avoid pouring flames on the fire , what I say , or write , is of course open to conjecture , but what I think , remains private.
Common sense ought to prevail , I hope
I am but one man , one vote ( if I was ever asked) and will not be browbeaten by others.
Happy New Year to All . and lets hope we can all keep flying .
My observations apply to the current Drone situation , commercial or not .
They do not comply with the ANO , and cannot do so.
|Thread: TJ's Hobbies|
I certainly hope TJ continues , one of the nicest people you could ever wish to deal with .
I recall that He started out supplying fellow Flyers and Clubmates with modelling items on a none profit basis , purely as a favour to His Buddies.
And the business took off from there ( no pun intended) .
Never likely to threaten the big boys , He ambles quietly along earning a very small piece of the modelling pie. offending nobody. with an open honesty that puts the likes of rip off max to shame. ( My Opinion)
The hardest bullett to bite ,is often the loss of such character's , when their modelling business has been forced to close .
The fact that you originate from " Southern Softie" upbringings have been overlooked , for now .
A facelift may be in order though - the person not the website .
Carry on TJ , if yer can . old luv.
Edited By Peter Android on 30/12/2016 21:50:21
|Thread: UK government consultation on commercial use of drones.|
|Thread: Diesel guru needed|
Some of you may enjoy this ?
A Modelling buddy ( Sam) test - flying His late Father's Puppeteer ( Diesel) after a long period of storage, which is circa '20 years old .
Sam then passes the Pup' over to His -Son for a flight or three .
P.A.W 60 I believe . which throttles superbly ( for a diesel )
That is to say , Three generations of the same Family , have now Enjoyed the same Model Aeroplane.
Wind conditions are far worse than appears ( I was there )
No substitute for experience. as they say.
|Thread: Old Haltonians ( Halton - Brats / Trenchard Brats )|
Again , Since this is a Model Flying Forum , Myself being one of them and an ex - brat , I would urge all modellers to read this .
As I previously tried to point out, great swathes of both Urban & Countryside may be affected by " Rationalisation " which is the Governments spin on this.
I fear that Model Sites / Clubs may be affected , are Modellers to be barred from entering / flying on M.O.D land in general ? what's left of them that is . after the housing developments get under way .
Have the forthcoming changes at Cranwell / Barkston alone signified the end of the Nats ? I hope not .
Many of you will have fond memories of Halton , thank you to those who contribute .
My post is not any kind of political statement , which do not belong on here , simply a nod to all ex - brats and how these defence changes may yet affect Model Flying.
Edited By Peter Android on 13/12/2016 11:39:10
In 1971 , up and down the " Hill" twice a day , 3 x Bands , one of my ex - brat buddies still Drums in the R.A.F Golden Oldies band , who are very well received where ever they venture.
For those who are centred upon model flying - solus ,
And have little or no interest in the R.A.F or Government " Rationalisation " ? not a judgement , each to their own .
however , there are some bitter pills to swallow here.
The Devil is in the detail.
Ref b. Stage 2 in the blue highlighted section .
This transfer is to be completed by 2020 , which of course means massive infrastructure changes to both Cranwell and Barkston Heath.
Coupled with the likely closure of the current technical training at Cosford , who may also re - locate to Cranwell.
The Implications are onerous , as far as Model Flying Goes .
You may do well to study the associated pdf file at some length.
The Government website / pdf , though recent , is not up to date and things are moving forward at a pace , literally as we speak.
Not being a Barrack Room lawyer , and being a spokesman purely for myself - as always , it would appear to me at the very least , from the published facts , that Military establishments are to be given over to Housing Development on an massively unprecedented scale .
IMHO Far from contributing to the Military Budget , they are decimating it and those who live , exist and depend upon it ? The Fat Cats involved in this will be rubbing their collective whiskers in glee , most of the closure / re - development sites are prime - top dollar land , with associated mega - buck housing prices .
My Heart goes out to the Military personel who will be severely affected by all of this, and the infrastructure that are co - dependant.
This is likely to have a profound effect on Model Flying in the UK , and possibly many Model Clubs ?
As if things weren't bad enough with the palaver over EASA proposals.
Has this got your attention ?
Edited By Peter Android on 12/12/2016 21:50:40
Edited By Peter Android on 12/12/2016 22:02:36
It is with great sadness that . on Dec 10th the decision to close / move R.A.F Halton has been issued.
Ref: Group Captain Duncan Grant (Retd)
10th December 2016 - A MESSAGE FROM DUNCAN GRANT- YOUR CHAIRMAN
As part of the Governments " Rationalisation" Plans
This will bring closure the most significant period in the History of the R.F.C - R.A.F thanks to Lord Trenchard's Legacy . though hopefully not it's end .
As other Brats will testify For over 70 years Halton was the R.A.F No1 school of Technical Training before it's uprooting to * R.A.F Cosford
Without Halton , the Rothschilds & Lord Trenchard , The Creation of the R.A.F as we know it , or even at all , could not have taken place .
May I urge any ex - brat or other interested parties / supporters to pay a visit the Apprentice Museum at Halton , if Humanly possible , whilst they still have the chance .
I would like to thank my Good Friend Bob Rodham ( Ex - Brat ) and supporter / contributer / website creator of numerous apprentice causes , and Halton 223 Entry Website, for His continuing Support.
This is in respect of the Thousands of Apprentices who passed through Halton's Gates and were / are the unsung Heroes of Numerous Conflicts.
Regards to all
Edited By Peter Android on 12/12/2016 17:07:59
Edited By Peter Android on 12/12/2016 17:19:02
|Thread: Scampton Airshow|
Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere , whatever:
Due in no small part I am sure, to yet more supportive persons ,
Early Bird Tickets are now on sale for Cosford 2017
|Thread: Picco 60 S/E carb & exhaust parts wanted|
According to gurgle , some versions of this motor were fitted with the HB PDP Carb ?
If your do a current search for " webra carb " on Fleapit , there is a chap with a few vintage engines in various states of repair , which may be of use ? or possibly not.
hope this helps.
|Thread: Brit on tour in Australia|
Hope You have a Good One Sam. Oldluv.
|Thread: Terry Westrop|
Not wishing to intrude on His Close Friends and Family whatsoever
It Was an absolute pleasure to have met Terry
We shared like - minded views on many subjects , not least Model Aeroplanes.
What a very great shame that He has been taken from us, before His Time.
Top Class Designer , Flyer and Builder .
World Class Human Being.
|Thread: Christmas Caption Competition!|
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|Thread: So you think you fly big models??|
Great Stuff ! Mr C.
" Keep em Flyin " on the other hand , is a part of U.S parlance I do tend to agree with .
Any info; or surviving pics would be nice............ ?
and , thanks for the info.
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