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Thread: Can a drone fly at 10000ft?
19/12/2018 10:28:26

This thread has changed from "Can a drone fly at 10000ft?" to "Can a pilot identify a drone whilst flying an aircraft". The former technical question has been near enough answered but the latter observational question has not, even though there is a lot of supporting comments suggesting he can't"

Even though many would be quick to dismiss it, I would very much like to see an official CAA response regarding the latter question, or perhaps an official BMFA response.

Edited By Ian Jones on 19/12/2018 10:29:55

Thread: Cambria Funfighters charity Xmas draw 2018.
18/12/2018 11:34:39

Tried to donate via website, it returned:

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Edited By Ian Jones on 18/12/2018 11:37:56

Thread: EDF off grass runways ???
17/12/2018 10:35:52
Posted by Chris Walby on 16/12/2018 21:26:43:

Depends on how long the grass is and the size of wheels. Our grass is kept quite short and if the ground is hard then most edf's are ok. Give it a couple of weeks growth and its very different.

Another issue is how flat, bearing in mind you have no prop wash its only air speed that gives you any control surface response. Great if you your edf accelerates like a scolded act, but if it marginal then you can eat a lot of runway up.

We have a couple of very unhelpful bumps that make the ground run tricky keeping it straight plus holding it down until there is sufficient air speed to make a safe climb out.

Not flown one although the HK vampires are very popular and as a back stop you can hand launch and belly land if the grass is too long.

All the best and let us know how you get on

thumbs up

... although sometimes a bump in the grass can lift the nose just enough to get some air under the wings, the take off that follows can be a bit hairy though.

Edited By Ian Jones on 17/12/2018 10:36:26

Thread: Build query
12/12/2018 20:50:15

Also to help with quick assembly are the wing spars:




When fully assembled the wire braces prevent the wings from sliding off!

12/12/2018 17:33:00

Those bracing wires are the usual fishing line traces with clevises at the ends, makes for quick assembly at the field.

Flying Aces Sportster

12/12/2018 12:19:53

Just taken a quick snap of my wing, not a good photo by a long way but you can see the sheeting on the top centre section.


No sheeting on the underside:


As for the black patches... make sure you fit decent servos in the first place!

Thread: Aldi 3d printer
22/11/2018 20:34:52

There's a section on 3D printers on this very forum which you may find helpful in your considerations:

Thread: RC Hotel
21/09/2018 19:02:41

I wish I was there! Unfortunately I returned home a few weeks ago.

Just got to work out a ploy for getting SWMBO to agree to the next visit!

19/09/2018 17:36:18

Hi John,

It's windy and wet here, wish I was there sad.

Say hello to eveyone for me please and have a good holiday.


Edited By Ian Jones on 19/09/2018 17:39:17

19/09/2018 14:38:13
Posted by Jon Laughton on 25/08/2018 14:01:52:

I have been eight times and will be there again in a couple of weeks. Everything about the hotel from the owner Spiros, the staff, the accommodation, the food, the bar and the flying is excellent & great value for money. It is located in the centre of the island west of Gouvia - about 15 minutes from the airport by car.

My wife has been several times and enjoyed it very much....

Go for it!



Posted by John Lee on 27/08/2018 18:02:40:

Magic place, I've been going 2-3 times a year since it started in 2000

Likewise John & John, what's your impression over the years?

Edited By Ian Jones on 19/09/2018 14:39:21

19/09/2018 14:36:55
Posted by Tim Hooper on 27/08/2018 21:15:28:

We had our first visit there last year, and we're going again next month. 'nuff said!


It will interesting to hear your thoughts after a 2nd visit, improved/declined, enjoyed more/less, etc.

Say hello to Spiros, Angelo, Ashley, Chris and all for me please.

Edited By Ian Jones on 19/09/2018 14:37:21

Thread: Battle of Britain: Model Squadron
17/09/2018 10:35:41

Hmm, very mixed thoughts on it.

The models, regardless of the construction or power source, were not realistic enough in flight, as mentioned elsewhere they could at least have weighted them a little to improve their sit in the air. The take-offs shown were too often rushed with instant high speed from standing. That might might be excused by the short strip but the immediate steep climb out is down the pilots, perhaps the good take-offs fell on the cutting room floor, or perhaps the producers/editors didn't know the difference. That the producers failed to provide/find a decent strip is by far the greatest weakness. Gives the impression of working to a budget with corners cut in the wrong places.

Still it's fair to say I have enjoyed the programmes so far, including the history and I think taken from "Joe Soap" point of view probably didn't to our hobby any harm, though I think they could have done better for us.

I'll watch the last one to complete the series and hope that if there's any follow up that the model selection is better. These looked good on the ground but in the air needed more "presence". They do not need to be foam to ensure they all the same scale which I think was mentioned somewhere and actually some spars and ribs in crashed models would have been more realistic.

Thread: RC Hotel
27/08/2018 22:09:02


27/08/2018 21:54:53
Posted by Tim Hooper on 27/08/2018 21:15:28:

We had our first visit there last year, and we're going again next month. 'nuff said!


Speaking to those here it seems there are a lot of regulars. Actually Tim, your review helped with my decision to go there . Thanks.

27/08/2018 16:17:34

img_20180825_194806.jpgimg_20180825_164530.jpgEven Mrs. Jones had a go img_20180826_120603.jpg


25/08/2018 11:39:26

Hi Andrew,

Pretty much what it says, you can bring your own model (s), or if you want as in my case and most others I think, fly the models provided by the hotel. I'll get some more photos done and post them.

The hotel is near Poulades, an inland site with extremely helpful and friendly staff. It is family run and the owner, Spiros, will do what he can to try and arrange anything you may need of its at possible.

Edited By Ian Jones on 25/08/2018 11:57:11

25/08/2018 10:57:47

img_20180824_122640.jpgAh, right, so your mobile phone will not give you the full editor for posting (images etc.), Then switch to the desktop site and your in.

Here at the RC Hotel is been blazing hot every day until today with a threat of rain is been cooler but more muggy, didn't stop me flying thoughsmiley.

Anyway, here's a few photos.


24/08/2018 21:23:16
Oh my phone browser doesn't let me insert photos, I'll do so soon.
24/08/2018 21:14:53
Thread for photos/comments about the RC Hotel, Corfu.

Edited By Ian Jones on 24/08/2018 21:17:18

Thread: Anet A8
20/08/2018 01:39:34

Well Martian, if you can walk away from your printer to the living room you are really making progress! wink 2

I'm just setting up a security camera for my printer, not in case the SWMBO decides to do a way with it, no, no, it's so that I too can sit in the living room and check now and then that that lengthy print is progressing okay.

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