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Member postings for Hamish

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Thread: Renewing Your Driving Licence At 70
08/12/2016 10:06:02

When I returned to UK two weeks ago I used the autoscanner at passport control. It needs to have a clear view of your eyes so that is the reason for no specs. Very quick and saves standing in a long line.

08/12/2016 09:40:54

Be warned, if you wish to retain C1 after 70 then take early action concerning medical etc and apply as soon as form received. I need C1 to drive my motorhome as weight is over 3500kg and as I have circulation problems had to have a treadmill test, paid by DVLA,. Two years to next test and I will be fitter and loose weight as I scraped through this time.

For a few weeks my licence had expired due to DVLA delays, but as I was unaware of any reason why renewal could be declined was able to drive. My point to DVLA was, try explaining that to a Spanish policeman.

08/12/2016 09:32:04
Posted by RC Plane Flyer on 08/12/2016 09:29:44:

How did you do it on line without sending a photograph ?? Only interested as I will have to do the same shortly

DVLA use your passport pic, if you have a passport.

08/12/2016 09:30:35

Renewed my wife's licence the other day, on line,with no problems. Retained old licence until new one received and then cut up and posted old one back. Service was excellent.

Until new licence is in my hands, I only have one.

Thread: Baron Build Blog No2 - Hamish
07/12/2016 16:11:26

In the title "A scratch build"

Enjoying the freedom a scratch build gives in changing shapes and sizes to suit materials I have .

07/12/2016 14:43:02

No! that's the watchmakers tool. (What screwdriver? eyesights getting worse)

07/12/2016 14:00:42

This is the tool I use for the "precision " work


07/12/2016 13:12:32

My first blog which will have as many questions as answers. A start made


This will be a basic build with no jigs etc and only hand tools. An example of my balsa stripper


Thread: Baron Build. No 1 Build Blog.
07/12/2016 12:50:54

Well Chris I may give it a go once I work out how to add pics which this is a test.

My build will be very basic with no building jigs, all parts cut out my hand etc.

Try this. Hamish


07/12/2016 11:35:06

Great David, a blog I will follow with great interest. I have started mine from the Svenson plan I downloaded from Outerzone and is a total scratch build. Looking at your pictures there are obvious differences in the wing in that my main longerons are shown as 3x10 where as yours appear to be 5x5. Have changed these two to birch and increase the size of all the others from 4x4 to 5x5. The reason I have done this is I intend to use a Saito 40 4# which is bit heavy and my thought are to make a stronger wing. Any comments gratefully received.

I follow with interest.

Thread: 2017 Mass Build Chat Thread
29/11/2016 07:34:56

That is a lot of money for a kit of parts. It would be interesting to no how many actually scratch build from plans as against those that assembly from a kit.

The build thread's should be interesting to follow.

Thread: Charging Tx from vehicle
25/11/2016 09:29:23
And what voltage will the MH battery be at when you have just stopped the engine? High enough to blow your tx. Do not think it's a good idea to directly attach a tx o an unregulated supply but you can tale a chance.
25/11/2016 08:43:05

I would be very reluctant to connect my tx directly to the vehicle/leisure battery. I remove lipo from my tx and charge through a normal lipo charger which is able to tolerate variations in input voltages.

25/11/2016 07:41:22
When in MH I use a small inverter and the normal chargers. I connect the lipo charger direct to battery using crocs. Tx battery does not need charged on a daily basis unless it has severly heavy use
Thread: Invergordon model flying Club
11/11/2016 07:48:27

Try this link

Many years ago I attempted to get info from a club up in your area about where their site was but they were very secretive as I think is was on a private strip. Possibly resulted in their demise.

Possibly above not the same club and it's a super location to fly in, although it will be getting cold

Thread: 2017 Mass Build Chat Thread
09/11/2016 07:19:05

Hello Chris, yes and I have a set of "kit" plans which unfortunately do not show the section of rib W7 but will compromise or hopefully somebody can assist. I have very recently built the Barronet by Svenson and it was a straightforward build and flies a treat. The Vicomte appears to have the same omission with the rudder as no provision was made for the elevator movement, but easily overcome. I may also make the winner as the next model on.



Edited By Hamish on 09/11/2016 07:23:01

08/11/2016 15:04:42

I have a plan for the model I intend to build irrespective of the outcome. The point I was making is it is not a level playing field and however insignificant you consider the additional cost of the plan others may think differently. £12.50 buys a lot of balsa!

08/11/2016 10:37:12

Not a very level playing field when some plans are free to download and others £12.50 plus??

Thread: Hinges
05/11/2016 07:17:44

Thanks John, it's the fluffy hinges I have used and in the odd occasion I had to replace found them hard to dig which prompted my question about pinning.

Thread: 2017 Mass Build Voting Thread
03/11/2016 11:36:07

2. Baron

3 Baron

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