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Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
15/11/2019 15:48:47
Posted by bert baker on 15/11/2019 15:46:39:
Posted by MattyB on 15/11/2019 15:24:47:

Looks like the buddy box question has been answered in our favour - from Andy Symons on FB...

"Productive CAA meeting yesterday. No exemption required for buddy box flights. The CAA fully accept the BMFA position that the person holding the slave TX is neither the operator or remote pilot.

Of course the aircraft will need a valid Op Id on it and the person on the master TX must hold a competency."

Cool,,, I pleased with that,,, but I couldn’t find it on face book

That’s good news. Something else to report at the club meetin ( no G’s nearly 4:15clock)

15/11/2019 13:55:56
Posted by Gary Manuel on 11/11/2019 14:19:20:

That's a good idea Martin.

I'm useless with smart phones, but I'll try to do the same.

I have a hard copy of the exemption with me which I showed to fellow club mates. They promptly took photos of it with their iphones

Thread: Precedent Stampe 1/4 Scale
15/11/2019 13:45:11
Posted by Phil B on 15/11/2019 10:44:02:

My second hand Precedent Stampe airframe arrives next week. So I've got plenty of fabric in stock.

Interestingly, Solartex is just dyed polyester fabric with a thin layer of heat sensitive (PVA based) glue.

I've found suitable polyester dress lining material on ebay for about £1.50 per metre in a nice variety of colours. Experimenting to see if it heat shrinks and takes dope nicely.

I will be interested in your findings. I’ve always had a sort of soft spot for solartex.

Thread: RCM&E Calendar
15/11/2019 06:35:57

I will offer to be Mr December face 7


Edited By cymaz on 15/11/2019 06:41:57

Thread: DB Major Mannock
14/11/2019 18:06:50

More tail work done



Thread: Autumn is been flying ?
14/11/2019 15:42:01

Been on holiday all week angry 2


Thread: Hobby King Again Rrrrrrrrrr
13/11/2019 18:00:59

I’ve sucked it up and spat it out ......just saying. There’s been plenty of times that the box has come through with no charges

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.
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