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Member postings for Wingman

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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.

19/12/2019 10:02:47

Strangely enough this arrived in my inbox this morning:-

Thanks for shopping in Banggood We are glad to inform you that your order xxxxxxx has been shipped out. Click the button "Track Your Order" to view full details. The tracking info for your order may not be received at this moment, please wait for an update.

Maybe they monitor this forumsurprise

18/12/2019 14:34:38

Some of the stuff I've ordered from Banggood has taken so long I've forgotten about it! Currently been waiting 6 weeks for a mini welding machine 200x85x120mm- reputedly good for 200 amps but we'll see - cost £26.03 delivered, on special. I just order cheap interesting nic-nacs from Bangood - not bothered if it turns out to be rubbish.

Thread: Christmas Present for a Two Year-Old.
11/12/2019 18:54:51

I asked Amazinlaugh

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
02/12/2019 20:36:01

To ensure that my Club and its officers have no legal involvement with these Government regulations I will be insisting that all members will sign a copy of the following affidavit which will be retained in club files :-

I, the undersigned, being a member of the xxxxxxxxxx model flying club, confirm that I carry
appropriate model flying insurance and comply with all current CAA regulations in regard to model
aeroplane and drone flying.
I further agree to absolve the xxxxxxxxxx model flying club from the consequences of any noncompliance
with the above conditions.
Signed ………………………… Date………………………
Print Name……………………………………………………..

There will be no policing by the club.

Thread: Easy Street 2
30/11/2019 11:01:12

I bought mine because the original Easy Street was the first aircraft I flew successfully however the "2" is nothing like the originalfrown Mine is currently awaiting repairs blush but I found it to be a competent flier although it virtually disappeared when flying towards me due to small frontal area. The only annoying thing is the air vent on the underside of the rear fuselage which allows grass cuttings and muck to get inside the fuselage when landing.

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
21/11/2019 12:44:13
Posted by Martin Harris on 21/11/2019 12:19:31:

Wouldn't the analogy be that the £9 payment would allow you to use your mobile phone?.

As long as you comply with all regulations pertaining to its use(!) carry a copy of relevant exemptions and stick a ID label on the phonesmiley

21/11/2019 11:15:35

It's the fact that the goverment have made our hobby, as was, illegal and then charge us £9 and give us a hoop to jump through in order for us to be legal again that gets me.

Suppose the governemnt had said "use of mobile phones while driving will be illegal and everybody who drives must pay £9 and pass an awareness test to comply with the law" can you imagine the uproar there would have been? We are just being done down and stamped on by this government because we are inconsequential nobodies as far as they are concerned.

Is it any surprise that people are throwing their toys out of the pram?

I'll just have to pay up and play their game spitting feathers 'cos I've got no real choice.

Thread: JB Weld
17/11/2019 18:00:11

Copper pipe? - Solder

Thread: Looking for servo tester with current measurement
15/11/2019 18:08:06

Two different testers HERE

Thread: Toyan 4 stroke engines
09/11/2019 16:19:00

There's a guy on youtube who plays with them - quite clever - **LINK** - **LINK**

Thread: How many flyable aircraft do you have ?
08/11/2019 20:44:54

I've got 10 aircraft ready to go but my labelling problem is solved! - Labels (yeah right!)

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