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Thread: New limit on groups in England from Monday?
19/09/2020 08:28:30

Lines 5 and 6 of BMFA guidelines

On arrival and departure ensure you register with the club’s track and trace process.

At the flying site only mix with members of your household or up to 5 people outside your household but stick to social distancing guidelines.

19/09/2020 08:20:58

In England Ron, the 6 can still be from multiple households

So if 6s are used in 2 groups of flyers, and one goes home, then 1 can rejoin that group.

At my place we may fly with 10 on a good day

Our method is Hands, Face, Space, not to share equipment, wipe the gate etc etc and

We are On the Booking List, prior to arrival, signed in, time of arrival, and signed out

19/09/2020 07:57:39

Apologies Ron, I was away and you asked me a question.

You have identified the crucial part, that we don't gather on a whim

And previous posts have set out that the Covid Safe mechanism should be in place.

Those flyers present should appear on a list so as they are contactable to track and trace.

" Booking " is accepted as being organised.

My concern was that observers outside our club may think we are breaking the law if they saw more than 6 on the field

Thread: Small self tappers
18/09/2020 10:51:05

Servo screws at bottom of modelfixings page


Thread: New limit on groups in England from Monday?
15/09/2020 07:10:36

Have looked in early as we are flying this morning


" good practice and records "

Means we can fly as an organised sports group safely with up to 30

Everyone in attendance has to co-operate

Thread: The wee bit that joins the elevator halves
14/09/2020 16:23:51

Are we talking about this type


Thread: Nearly that time of year again... AGMs
12/09/2020 21:17:26

You are right KC, large zoom meetings are very difficult to manage, and not recommended. All the participants

cannot possibly have a say comfortably.

A good idea for proposals and election is by email one week before, to give the Chairman a chance to read.

A good idea is for the existing committee to continue for the time being

12/09/2020 14:46:20

You want a Lloyds Online treasury account

Can access anytime

Or CooP is free too

Thread: Richmond Park, new flying restrictions
11/09/2020 16:39:43

The sign looks to be " very informed ", a flying buff seems to have been involved in its construction.

The terms used are much the same as we already see from the BMFA.

Be careful quoting the law to the Police, as in a tussle they usually win.

Thread: Nearly that time of year again... AGMs
11/09/2020 14:20:15

BACS bank transfer from now on

Is socially distanced and has no surface to carry a virus

Thread: Prolux power panel
11/09/2020 14:18:08

Can you borrow another 12v 7A alarm battery Graham

These packs can often show 12v but lack power

Your panel can not provide power without power enough at the input

Voltage is only half the story when checking packs

Thread: To stabilise or not to stabilise - the gyro question
09/09/2020 15:41:50

There are 2 forms of stabilizer

And SAFE may lead you to think the model is being " flown" and used on some trainers.

A " stabilizer ", barely takes any control, but reacts very quickly, saving the likes of a £500-£1000 Hurricane

From tip stalling just for landing.

Switch off for the rest of the flight

£20 can save a Whole lot of heartache

Thread: switching of main lipo battery
09/09/2020 15:33:27

Arming plug on the outside



Edited By Denis Watkins on 09/09/2020 15:53:34

Thread: OS 40 FSR
09/09/2020 10:26:37
Posted by Richard Acland on 08/09/2020 19:23:26:

I am trying to find a prop drive washer and collet for an OS 40 FSR.

OS part No is 24908009. I know parts for these engines are hard to find so I am wondering if anyone has an engine that they want to sell for parts. I believe the 45 FSR uses the same drive washer.

Thanks in anticipation, Richard.

There is one on eBay at the moment Richard

Thread: Photo rotation problem persists
07/09/2020 15:41:17

Different makes orientate different ways Andy, but I had most luck with the phone by

Taking pics, Landscape with the camera button on the right

Thread: OS Max 15LA Won't Run Upside Down
05/09/2020 20:15:37


Edited By Denis Watkins on 05/09/2020 20:32:55

05/09/2020 19:35:25

Am with JD8, and that tank height can definitely siphon when the model is upright.

Siphoning produces excess fuel which will help the plug go out

Can you get the tank onto the floor of the model

Edited By Denis Watkins on 05/09/2020 19:40:31

Thread: Svenson Fly-Boy
05/09/2020 12:46:33

My own preference Kevin, never castoring

At least have the wheel fixed, or in my case

Run the tailwheel steering up into a small right angle into the rudder, giving steering.

Just my take on flying

Thread: Farm vehicle interference on 2.4?
04/09/2020 14:37:46

Just to add, we have a scanner at my place, and typically, in the pilots box, we detect 11 - 12 sources.

These are stronger, or equal to our transmitters, But

We have no issues and have had no issues.

The Military used 2.4 long before we did, and the band was designed and developed to operate in the " crowded environment.

Which it does quite well

As per previous posts, 2.4 does not work well below designed voltage and modelling does benefit from both range testing and failsafe setting

Thread: Compatability of spectrum TX's for paired training
03/09/2020 10:15:49

These two will buddy Basil.

The lead has to be ok, as well as the sockets, as in use, they can be pulled and damaged.

If the mechanical fittings are undamaged, they will pair.

The Master is Bound to the model

Then the slave, DX6i, needs to be flown while connected by buddy, and trimmed by an experienced pilot so as the novice can use this

When you pull the trainer switch On

Read this, don't skim over this next bit

The master, DX7 is to be switched ON

The Slave DX6i is switched OFF


The DX6i Must Be FULLY Charged

Edited By Denis Watkins on 03/09/2020 10:22:02

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