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Thread: Hobby King Again Rrrrrrrrrr
13/11/2019 17:05:31

I wanted some wooden props( Hong Kong only) and Sullivan wheel spat clamps. My postman has just left me a card to go to the sorting office to pay £13.01 . What really gets me is that includes the £8 handling fee!surprise

Thread: Ebay sellers...
13/11/2019 17:00:04
Posted by Daithi O Buitigh on 13/11/2019 13:44:41:

I think this one doesn't so much need 'some assembly' as much as last rites (but then again, it's on the US site)

A Swan Vesta is too good for it

Thread: BMFA numbers. Is this true, or a gross exaggeration?
13/11/2019 12:18:26
Posted by David Davis on 13/11/2019 10:27:37:

Quite so Ken.

When we were young, if you wanted a model aircraft you had to build it. I flew my first r/c model in 1988 at the age of forty. Having already built and flown free flight and control line models between the ages of eleven and fourteen, I knew how to build a model aircraft. I could also operate a two stroke glowplug engine but it was several months between starting the build and flying the model. I crashed it on it's second flight, no buddy box. I repaired it and carried on.

I've never done an analysis on the ages of my club's members but most of us seem to retired, retired beginners at that, flying ARTF trainers. Having said two of these beginners, one a fifty something and still working, have started to build their first models but we're fortunate to live in an area where the population is declining and we've been given the use of an unoccupied

As for the future I think that the hobby is doomed. Getting the Play Station Generation out of their bedrooms and into the fresh air will be enough of a challenge in itself. many youngsters do you see looking up? They’re all looking at the floor!

Thread: Repairing a 3D Angel "Jigsaw"
13/11/2019 07:45:33

I admire your patience and tenacity

Thread: When you think you're to experienced to make a simple mistake, you're not!
13/11/2019 07:42:04

A club member flew his plane with the wing bolts barely had you’re not alone David.

Another chap was doing some repairs with cyno glue this ran into the fuselage and glued the wing seat fast.

Thread: BMFA numbers. Is this true, or a gross exaggeration?
13/11/2019 07:30:05

I found that most new members and people who have shown interest are in their 40’s- 50’s. Kids growing up, they are at a bit of a loose end. Kids need to be taken to flying sites by their parents, usually left for a few hours with some old men with nothing in common ( in my experience). The younger generation soon loose interest.

I organise the club to attend a large steam fair each year. We are given a rolled strip to fly off, the BMFA simulator trailer is there, static displays..etc. Steam fairs have visitors who are interested in machinery and tinkering, so we try and get them engaged in ic engines, building topics etc. Young ones love to look at the planes but it’s the parents who need to encourage any enthusiasm they might have. That’s a tall order



Edited By cymaz on 13/11/2019 07:36:50

Edited By cymaz on 13/11/2019 07:37:48

Thread: Glenns models cap 232
12/11/2019 17:32:57

Getting used to landing just needs to line up, slow to a crawl....adjust throttle to lengthen the glide.

As the weather is poor I’ve done some fine tuning ( Mrs C calls it tinkering in the garage). The throttle control was a little “peaky” at mid throttle onward with not much happening in the first 1/4 of travel.

I found a really good video about setting up a linear throttle travel




Edited By cymaz on 12/11/2019 17:38:15

Thread: Glen's Models 35% Extra 330 electrification
12/11/2019 17:22:28
Posted by Adrian Smith 1 on 12/11/2019 16:22:52:

Made a cradle "dolly" today such that I can pull//push along a ramp onto my trailer. I found a few odd bits of wood, just had to by some pipe insulation and 4 trolley wheels with brakes - all under £20.



Not too bad and I glued the pipe lagging using Gorilla glue.


I cheated....used cable ties through some holesblush

Thread: 1/3 Fly Baby
12/11/2019 09:36:11

What’s the motor...ic?

Thread: Autumn is been flying ?
11/11/2019 03:27:46

Finally got some flying in on Sunday. There was only 3 of us. Very calm straight down the strip. The 30% Glens Cap 232 continues to delight.

Just now fine tuning it for throttle response. It’s very peaky from half stick upward so I need to change the geometry.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
10/11/2019 22:25:08

I’m not trying to muddy the water or speculate. I just linked to what the CAA have on their site. I also said in a previous post that I didn’t know how a taster session would be covered.

The BMFA is arguing on our behalf over these points

10/11/2019 22:04:51
Posted by will -0 on 10/11/2019 22:00:31:


is this regardless of age? Is my 3 yo supposed to pass the test before I can let her waggle the sticks on a buddy lead?

It seems they do....however daft that may seem, as you have a 3 yr olddisgust

10/11/2019 21:55:33


  • clubs can be owners. That way someone in the club must be responsible for the trainer. They put their owners number on it.
  • the learner/student will have passed the free on line test to receive the fliers number. This means they have permission to fly from the CAA. This does not mean that they can fly on their own if club rules dictate. Only that they have shown safety awareness to CAA standard.
  • I'm not sure how free taster sessions would be covered.
10/11/2019 21:46:46

Several of us went flying today. We had exemption certificates, we all did nothing different. We all had a good time.

I was very sceptical at the start of all this. The BMFA has fought our corner, we’ve done our lobbying. We’ve come some way to make life easier.

10/11/2019 21:28:37
Posted by Andrew Ray on 10/11/2019 21:25:25:

You lot don't half get your knickers in a twist.

Sit back, relax and have another G&T, pint or whatever infront of the fire and dream of the amazing flying you will have next year, or the superb project you will build over the winter...

It is no big deal:

If you have a BMFA certificate do nothing until you renew and pay your £9.00.

If you don't have a certificate do the BMFA online test.

And then put a number in your model.

And for those of you who are going to give up the hobby over this; you can't have been that into it in the first place; get a grip.

Well said. There is no need to panic. I assure you it’s ok. 17p/ week extra for the right to fly with permission from the CAA to carry on exactly as we are.

10/11/2019 21:18:07
Posted by cymaz on 10/11/2019 21:17:35:

All owners will need to put their number on the airframe. Not the fliers number. If you have two numbers, ( you are learning to fly with your own aircraft). It’s the owners number.

10/11/2019 21:17:35

oops double post

Edited By cymaz on 10/11/2019 21:18:52

10/11/2019 21:11:08
  • all operators/owners of aircraft over 250g must register and pay £9
  • If you fly and have no A test, £9 fee and pass the free online test every 3 years. Place your operating number on the plane
  • If you fly and have an A,B, LMA SAA proficiency then you just pay the £9 every year. The bmfa will pass on your details to the CAA who will issue you a number. As you have a recognised achievement you are exempt from the online test.
  • If you have an achievement, you need to print off an exemption certificate from the caa website and carry this with you and your bmfa insurance. This proves you can legally fly if the police want to check you out. This only lasts until June 2020......plenty of time if your club takes the £9.

Edited By cymaz on 10/11/2019 21:15:29

10/11/2019 09:56:19

The flier test mixes up feet and meters in a couple of questions. Made me think for a minute.

10/11/2019 09:40:25
Posted by Don Fry on 10/11/2019 09:30:04:

Or Cymas, you go round all your mates in the Destroy the World by Drone Society, and take the test for them. After all, no point in breaking laws unnecessarily.

I'm not going to do that....other club members can do it themselves. I was just pointing out how rediculous the new flier online registration is

BTW....I never ever fly outside of a club......thanks for asking

Edited By cymaz on 10/11/2019 10:00:41

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