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Member postings for cymaz

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Thread: Frustrated by the weather then try this....
06/01/2020 21:28:20

wyoming windsock.jpg

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
05/01/2020 11:48:33

I’m I being thick, obtuse, but I really can’t see any problem with the current system that the CAA and the bmfa have come up with.

The only thing that has changed are you have a

  • £9 registration.
  • If you don’t have an A then you show the authority you have a knowledge of rudimentary safety. Which, frankly, if you don’t ,you shouldn’t fly

And that’s it. Any ordinary A club flier that doesn’t go outside his patch has no real noticeable changes.

It seems to me we have a workable, fair, amicable system.

Who knows what will happen in the future? Let’s get out there, fly as much as we can, help our associates and leaders by showing a responsibility and a warm welcome to whoever comes along.

CAA registration is here to stay. Get over it.


And what has the BMFA ever given us. For aqueduct, wine, , help in securing flying sites under threat, a flying centre, a simulator trailer, insurance, fighting our corner over the last year.

Rant over


Edited By cymaz on 05/01/2020 12:01:58

Thread: Lost mojo
05/01/2020 08:22:02

FB3, take care and thinking of you at this difficult time

Thread: Uploading pics. to album
05/01/2020 08:18:02

Photos can only be in jpeg format. IIRC if you take a screenshot of a page on the iPad it’s not in jpeg so will not be saved in the albums

Thread: Antonov AN124 Ruslan
05/01/2020 08:13:17

How will you reinforce the depron for the belly landings?

Thread: 2020 BMFA power nationals
05/01/2020 08:04:41

Looked around the bmfa site and elsewhere.....nothing yet

Thread: BMFA
31/12/2019 21:49:08
Posted by Andy Symons - BMFA on 13/12/2019 23:19:38:
Posted by John Tee on 13/12/2019 22:03:51:

Had to phone the office Wednesday to renew some non flying members (can't do on the Portal) with no problem. Tried yesterday and today to correct some errors on my bulk renewals and the phone just rings and rings. I appreciate they probably are overloaded with queries with the extra bits this year, but normally you get a recorded message saying "your call will be answered as soon as possible" but there is no message just the phone ringing.Tried an email and no reply to that either.

Has anyone else had problems?


Just phenomenally busy phone lines and many many emails at the moment. We are getting through them though.

Andy, will you send everyone up there a very happy new year. And thank them for all the work that they do. The unsung stars of the organisation hot

Thread: ESM Tigercat - powered by Laser engines
30/12/2019 15:43:05


Thread: 1/3 Fly Baby
30/12/2019 11:34:26

Dad’s chuffed then yes

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
29/12/2019 17:35:04



Jon, there’s a Russian Bear with 4 x Laser v twin engines on it. Have you seen it on YouTube?


Edited By cymaz on 29/12/2019 17:43:53

Thread: Precedent Stampe 1/4 Scale
29/12/2019 17:25:57

Great the cowl yes

Thread: ESM Tigercat - powered by Laser engines
29/12/2019 13:00:32

Ron, run up the engines individually and check all is well, then together. If one is slightly off colour you will notice it on the individual runs.

Best of luck with the maiden. Any doubts about anything.....back to the shed/ workshop and sort it. yesyes.

Thread: Hobbyking
29/12/2019 12:55:09

Might be that it’s stock from another retailer they’ve purchased in bulk.

Trago Mills used to do was always a surprise to see what they had in the shop. If it was useful it was snapped up pretty quick as you knew it might not be available again

Thread: CAA registration take-up?
29/12/2019 08:58:36

And there’s no reason for club websites not to do it either

29/12/2019 08:43:30

I have been wondering what uk model shops have been doing to educate anyone who might go out and buy something that flies this Christmas.

As a bit of a crude test I choose 11 model shops that I could think of and looked on their home page on the web.

I looked across the page and on each one I clicked wherever it mentioned information or similar.

No Information at all about the new scheme...

  1. Steve Webb
  2. Als Hobbies
  3. Balsa Cabin
  4. Probuild
  5. Totem Hobbies
  6. St Austell Model Centre
  7. Nitrotek
  8. Wheelspin Models

Information about the new scheme but tucked away

  1. RCWorld
  2. Hobbymounts

And the winner is SMC . A big red banner across the home page.

It’s just a quick look but doesn’t it prove there is education needed with retailers as well as the general public. It’s easy to put up “ Merry Christmas to all our customers “ but obviously very hard to put anything else. indecision

Thread: Hobbyking
29/12/2019 07:56:26
Posted by Ron Gray on 29/12/2019 06:58:32:

@Cymaz - if you search for ‘glow engines’ you get over 200 items! I never use the left hand Categories when looking for things I either use the search function or the top menu bar tabs. But this does highlight that the site has poor functionality.

@OldG - I mostly use my iPad and don’t experience the same problems as you, maybe it’s your iPad?

I’m inclined to wait to see what changes they have planned for 2020 before joining in on the doom and gloom!

I will give that a go yes, thanks. I will continue to use uk shops with web sites yes

p.s. just put in “glow engines”. The search engine came up with everything from turbines to OO scale . 

Edited By cymaz on 29/12/2019 08:09:50

29/12/2019 04:42:58



Amazon is is even worse. I would always gift a Rc plane to a 2 yr old

Edited By cymaz on 29/12/2019 04:44:34

Thread: C.A.A Reg number ,inside or outside ????
28/12/2019 20:41:02
Posted by alex nicol on 28/12/2019 20:38:01:

The thing is, because of the naming of this whole debacle, public perception is it only applies to drones and I'd lay odds that 99.9% of the boys in blue think the same.

I tend to agree. The average person in the street, who knows little or nothing about flying , will think that drone regulation would only apply to multi/ quad rotors. They would not see the link to model aircraft.

Thread: Hobbyking
28/12/2019 19:11:11



Only 2 items in the glow engine section at HK

Edited By cymaz on 28/12/2019 19:13:25

Thread: CAA announce New drone trials !
27/12/2019 18:46:51
Posted by Steve J on 27/12/2019 18:33:05:
Posted by Martin_K on 26/12/2019 22:24:39:

The FAA have released their anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Remote Identification. This is in America and not the final document.

That is nasty. Worse than I was expecting. I wish the modellers in the US the best of luck fighting it. 11 , section c makes for grim reading regarding model pilots over there. Makes our rules at the moment look very long as we police it properly

Edited By cymaz on 27/12/2019 18:47:22

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