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Thread: Round the Pole but Radio Control!
31/03/2020 11:27:27

Well that put a big smile on my face - well done Cliff! Oh and did you know you have a Dalek hiding in your garden?laugh

Thread: The penny is finally dropping....
31/03/2020 11:18:50

Drone delivery will never be viable as long as they use leccy - they need to use a DLE50 on each corner!

Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in
15/03/2020 16:55:41

Never do less than 80 on a motorway - but then I drive a B Maxcheeky

15/03/2020 12:39:20

Ho Ho! That means that all old folk out and about after the lockdown will have to carry proof of age to show they're under 70 He He! Or a letter signed by both parents Ho Ho Ho! You couldn't make it up.

Oh and while I'm at it - if it's so dangerous why isn't it classed as a "Notifiable Disease" - Junk Government!

Edited By Wingman on 15/03/2020 12:40:43

Thread: 1/4 turn wing fixings
12/03/2020 10:11:42

A search for "Tamiya Camloc" might be helpful.

Thread: All laser pointer users to be registered.
26/02/2020 09:56:14

Well going by government philosophy in our experience they should beangry

Laser attack

Thread: CAA ID number discussion
21/02/2020 14:24:08

Simon I've been ranting on for years that everybody should be issued their own IP address at birth laugh

Thread: Poorly OS40 repair
18/02/2020 10:12:36


While a video would be great can I suggest that in order not to get trapped in it that you video yourself doing all the repairs/refurbs until complete and you have a running motor and then upload it after editing. That way the thread won't stall because you can't get a part or have insufficient time available to do the job etc. etc. and you will be a


Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
17/02/2020 15:38:12

I presume that whatever regs come into being after 30th June will still cost £9 or more otherwise the CAA would have to refund everybodies' £9s

17/02/2020 15:22:58

sorry Davidblush but it does make me boilwink

17/02/2020 15:17:59

Yes Gonzo I've just read it and 94D and agree with your assessment. It's like somebody in government has finally read it and said "why are we persecuting a load of old men flying toy aeroplanes - stop it at once!" laugh

It does make me wonder, though, what they have in store post Junefrown 

Edited By Wingman on 17/02/2020 15:18:59



Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 17/02/2020 15:19:27

Thread: Another plant that needs identifying.
06/01/2020 16:53:33

There are quite a few "Plant Identifier" apps for your smart phone if you have one - you take a photo of the plant and the app identifies it.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
05/01/2020 11:37:44
Posted by Steve J on 05/01/2020 10:50:06:

Singapore (a fine country) has gone for individual registration at $S15 per unmanned aircraft.


I still don't understand this concept of registering per aircraft - we can only fly one at a time and surely they don't make it illegal to own models? I think I'd baulk at paying to register my hangar queens which I might only fly once or twice a year.

Thread: Very heavy drones!
02/01/2020 18:39:41

He probably read his script, saw 250g, and thought nahh that can't be right and 'corrected' it to-air frown


Then he came off-air and his director said "you got that wrong - its 250g" and the guy said "don't be daft why would they want to register toys weighing less that a pound!" 

Edited By Wingman on 02/01/2020 18:43:21

Thread: CAA announce New drone trials !
29/12/2019 18:31:08

Check this out - minutes 15 to 18 - Drones - it's not even really noted as 'special' just accepted.

Thread: Your experience of Banggood delivery time?
28/12/2019 13:28:50
Posted by Denis Watkins on 28/12/2019 12:05:27:

Ordered a Mini Welder on 18th December

And this arrived today 28th December, in just 10 days

Am using it to weld own design landing gear

Bet you got minefrown

Thread: CAA announce New drone trials !
28/12/2019 11:58:25
Posted by Steve J on 28/12/2019 11:34:19:
Posted by Wingman on 28/12/2019 11:28:37:

$5 per UAS - how are they going to work that?

The French (and the Irish?) already have individual model registration.

So does it work on an "honesty" system or what? I mean what's to stop them registering one model and transferring that registration to the model they are actually flying?

28/12/2019 11:28:37

$5 per UAS - how are they going to work that? I mean you can only fly one 'UAS' at a time (as an aeromodeller anyway) so will they have to provide photographs or something to register each and every model? Will it be a crime to own an unregistered model even if it's not in the air? Doesn't bear thinking about really!

Thread: Hubsan X4 type connectors
24/12/2019 16:13:08

They're MOLEX 51005 connectors get them here or here - other places may be available (as the BBC would saywink)

Edited By Wingman on 24/12/2019 16:13:25

Thread: Your experience of Banggood delivery time?
23/12/2019 11:15:05

Got an email from Bangood this morning to say my parcel (mini-welder) was being returned to them and asking if a refund is OK. Pity about that - don't know why it didn't make it this far - but it's good customer service just the same.

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