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Thread: MAK 15 MP
18/06/2018 21:14:11

I can get the Russian text translated if you need it.

Thread: Setting up a remote webcam at the clubs fields
03/06/2018 15:42:08


Thank you very much, Camsecure seem to be exactly what we need. I see that Raydon Model Aircraft Club already use them. I've emailed both Camsecure and the Chairman of Raydon to see if I can gather further details, looks very promising though.

We only use a single photo every 5 minutes as it keeps the power needs of the phone down and allows us to use a cheap SIM card to send the photos from the mobile phone to the website. Our mobile phone looks through a tiny hole that the occasional vandal misses completely, we're keen to not have an external and obvious camera, it will become a target for sure. They found the solar panel fixed to the roof (it was invisible from the ground) and smashed that so an external camera would need to be made of cast iron.

Fingers crossed!

03/06/2018 04:58:37

We never went down the route of a remote access windspeed / weather station so cannot help regarding the above.

Our existing system takes a photo every 5 minutes during daylight hours and this is linked into the Club website. You can see if your mates are at the field before you decide to go or not. A piece of plastic blowing in the wind, deliberately in shot, gives a very rough indication of the wind speed.

In the 4 years we've had it the world has moved on. All the apps I've found last night are for beaming a live feed from one mobile phone to another using wi-fi. Be it for home security/baby monitoring etc. This is not what we want so the search continues.

02/06/2018 19:28:53

Colin, I saw that opensmartcam are stopping at the end of the year, it's a real shame. It's really handy having a beady eye on the club during the day, time to search the net for a replacement.

Thread: DH 91 Albatross
02/06/2018 12:45:15

Very impressive, please keep the posts coming. They're very informative.

Thread: The 2018 Transmitter Survey!
09/04/2018 16:44:57

Hitec Aurora. A great, easy to use transmitter. Same as The Wright Stuff, still works, no reason to change.

Thread: Richard Osborn-Brooks
05/04/2018 16:32:07

So, the Police are called, there's someone dead and the house owner says it was self defence. I've absolutely no doubt this may turn out to be true. But, should the Copper just say ok and walk off? The moment he starts to investigate and ask questions the law cuts in and the Copper has to follow certain actions and procedures. All of which are laid down by Parliament not the Police themselves.

How do I know? Because I was a Policeman and turned up at a house at 2 am with a householder holding a knife and a dead man in the hall. What to do? You're on your own, help is 20 minutes away and you've got to make a decision that everyone else will debate for hours after consulting the law books for weeks. A luxury I didn't have.

Newspapers are there to sell newspapers, nothing else is allowed to get in the way, the more salacious the story the better.

The report on the Manchester Bombing was very telling. There was a huge section in the report which savaged the Press and their behaviour. What did the Press report? That the Manchester Fire and Rescue Service held off due to a breakdown in communication. What about the coverage reporting their disgraceful behaviour? Not a word.

Hopefully the Police treated the man with all due respect and dignity but he had to be arrested so he could give an account of himself, after taking legal advice if need be. The account needs to be tape recorded otherwise we'll have years of arguing about who said what. There are a hundred reasons, all of which are law, as to why he had to be arrested.

Good luck to him.

Thread: Durafly Tundra
29/03/2018 17:31:09

Blimey, have we got the same plane? I use a Hitec receiver and gear and can't remember having any problems at all. I use 2200 3 cell batteries, shove them in and fly, it's a great plane. The flaps are very effective but does cause the plane to climb on dropping the flaps. Lands and takes off on a sixpence when using flaps too, a real fun plane.

Thread: Windermere Model Waterplane flyers events 2018
09/03/2018 19:21:59

I've never been lucky enough to fly off water but my TN Sunderland is a delight to fly, I never found it too heavy. It drags itself off after sliding over grass whenever I forget my dolly. The plane is huge but is it's a big empty fuselage.

Thread: 35 mhz - any value
06/03/2018 14:12:08

I had trouble giving my away Futaba receivers two years ago at my club. I think I managed to give away two in total, like everything, they are only worth what someone is willing to pay. I couldn't find anyone.

Thread: Spring 2018 is here...been flying?
01/03/2018 18:46:49

I think experience has a lot to do with it. I'm working in Eastern Ukraine at the moment, we had 3" of snow today alone. This is on top of the existing stuff that has turned to solid ice over the Winter. There are no gritters, snow ploughs or anything, they don't salt the roads, nothing. The agencies that would do these have totally collapsed. It falls to -20C overnight and struggles to get to -10C during the day. And yet, cars, buses and lorries continue to slip and slide but generally reach their location. Admittedly some can afford studded tyres but most cars are doing well to have visible tread on them, never mind studs. Most cars here would be scrapped by British standards. But everyone carries on here fairly much as normal, I can only assume that it's because they get a lot of practice each and every year.

Thread: Which drone package would you recommend?
25/02/2018 14:29:41

Anything that has the letters DJI in front. I use the Phantom, Mavic and Inspire 2 for work (but not in the UK) and they are faultless. They just work, each and every time. I've not tried the Spark or new Mavic Air though but I'd expect them to well sorted too.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
20/01/2018 14:29:02

No, I've not managed to make a start at all. I took delivery just after Christmas. Thanks to Richard he kept hold of the box until I was able to arrange delivery. I've had time to get it all out of the box, pack it all back in the box and then return to work abroad. That's where it will sit for some considerable months I'm afraid, together with the 110.

The worst thing is that I have the time over here to build, I could easily bring the tools over but I'd never get the parts back again. Everything has to fit in a medium suitcase and nothing worth building will fit in for the return journey. Luckily I fly UAV's here so I whilst I do get a form of modelling fun it's nowhere near 'normal' model flying. I fly, fix and repair the planes along with the amazing DJI Phantom, that has to do for the moment.

Thread: Which Hitec Radio
26/12/2017 13:39:49

I've had the Aurora for about 5 years, it's been faultless. Having the touch screen to programme it is very intuitive. An excellent radio and I've been very pleased with it. I moved away from Futaba as the cost of the receivers was just going up all the time, the Hitec receivers have stayed the same. I've also bought a Hitec clone from Airtek but not used it yet. I saw that it's being discontinued so there should be some deals if there are any left.

Thread: Does your club welcome multirotor flying?
22/12/2017 13:52:06

Yes. You can fly over the main strip if you're on your own. If others are present ask permission to use the strip, the same restriction is applied to helicopters. Or use the dedicated heli training area whenever you want without restriction. If it flies, it's of interest to most of our Club members.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
04/12/2017 16:53:40

This is the one, the yellow to make it stand out, the whole thing just looks cool.


04/12/2017 14:28:41

Bucksboy, Emil please, more than happy to pay for the fancy spinner.

Thread: Good News from the BMFA AGM
25/11/2017 04:06:11

I also agree with David. Of course it's right that we can challenge the BMFA but it's gone past pettiness. I expect I'm like most members, I'm in the BMFA for the cheap insurance and the knowledge that if the Club needs them, they'll be there to help. I've never needed the cheap insurance and they did help when the Club was threatened. Luckily I've got a job where I can easily afford the £34 a year and I'm amazed how little it goes up each year. So, from the silent majority, thanks. Let's hope I'll get to the Nats next year, I've received good early notice and can try and plan a bit better.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
30/10/2017 15:30:30

I totally understand your decision, hence my small stockpile of your kits. I'll have the E model, spinner and retracts, wheels etc. please. When and if you decide to go ahead with a limited production run that is.

30/10/2017 14:57:20

Where did you buy the FMS retracts from? From Richard?

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