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Thread: Anyone know what happened to Kamco?
03/09/2019 19:43:18

Yes, Rich Booth still runs the company.

Thread: A Firefox bridge too far
23/08/2019 17:23:46
Posted by Denis Watkins on 23/08/2019 16:44:52:

Lets give this a whirl Ken,

In your "System Folder" seek out "System Tools", and in there to should find

" Disk Clean"

Double Click and set that off, saying Yes to prompts

Let this tool clean up

Edited By Denis Watkins on 23/08/2019 16:45:22


The original poster is on a Mac, NOT a PC. There's no such thing as 'Disc Clean' on a Mac.

In any case, I can't see what how cleaning up the directories would make any difference to the way Firefox behaves...

Edited By Guvnor on 23/08/2019 17:24:12

Edited By Guvnor on 23/08/2019 17:24:40

21/08/2019 20:49:26

Old versions here:

Click a version number, then Mac/, then en-GB.

You'll see the download there...

Thread: Weston Park 2019
16/06/2019 20:12:33

Went today (Sunday). Two gripes, stupid number of bodies standing around in front of the fence blocking the view, and secondly, by 1:00pm today, most of the pilots and their interesting models had departed, leaving us with endless 3D aerobatic displays.

Thread: Exponential for beginners?
01/05/2019 12:00:44

",I have driven most means of transport available, from tanks to light aircraft, and there is one thing they have all had in common. Their controls were always linear. "


Some new cars have non linear FlyByWire steering.

Airbus airliners have non linear controls, as do most modern military aircraft...

Thread: Solarfilm
06/03/2019 13:55:55

"Lets hope someone had bought it and it will continue to produce."

I thought the machinery had been scrapped...?

Thread: Balsacraft Blenheim replacement canopy.
08/02/2019 14:59:17

Call Sarik - they may have the moulds...

27/11/2018 20:31:12
Posted by Steve J on 27/11/2018 19:06:43:
Posted by Guvnor on 27/11/2018 15:40:38:

having failed to look for any urgent safety or technical notices

I wouldn't expect somebody wishing to promulgate "urgent safety or technical notices" to rely solely on a magazine that is published six times a year.


But thats partly what it's for. Go and ask the CAA...

27/11/2018 15:40:38

What worries me more than anything is the numbers of BMFA members who admit to binning the BMFA news as it comes through the door, evidently having failed to look for any urgent safety or technical notices. talk about reponsible flyers.

Thread: RAF Scampton to be sold
24/07/2018 16:33:14

1) All of the buildings on Scampton are listed, so any developer will have to preserve them.

2) The A15 will have to be straightened back out by any buyer - it's in the covenants.

3) There isn't a bottomless pit of money to preserve every wartime airfield.

4) Scampton has been run down for years - Labour tried to close it 10 years ago...

24/07/2018 16:14:44
Posted by Cuban8 on 24/07/2018 11:29:04:

Quote from someone who knows a thing or two.............

Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon, Chief of the Air Staff from 1992 to 1997, said: "Scampton is a very good base. It has an extremely long runway and is situated in a part of the country which is ideal in many ways.

"I just hope that all of these consequences of closing Scampton are fully understood and appreciated. I'd like to know where they are going to put the Red Arrows."

He won't know as much as you'd think, seeing as he retired 20 years ago... The world has moved on...

Thread: RAF's Finest Biplane? Hawker Fury MkI
22/07/2018 10:33:16

Anyone worked out the weight of an A4 sheet of 1mm brass...?? Would 0.5mm be more suitable?

Thread: FastLad
21/06/2018 21:39:03

They've gone into administration...


Thread: New Drone Laws from 30/5/2018
16/06/2018 18:37:55

Thing is...

It's all kicking off on the drone Facebook groups...

The drone brigade all now think that if they join the BMFA they are exempt from the Dronecode 400 foot rule. How has the associations defined 'Model Aircraft' and 'Drone'...?!

30/05/2018 16:45:24
Posted by Ikura on 30/05/2018 16:36:51:

Yes you are quite correct. The BBC news item has been replaced with another one - "Aberdeen sanitary product pilot to start across Scotland".

Lol... Arguably more relevant and of a lot more interest to a lot more people...

30/05/2018 16:06:34
Posted by Ikura on 30/05/2018 15:43:23:
Posted by GONZO on 30/05/2018 14:38:04:

I have no doubt that any costs will eventually be placed on us. Note that in the article it talks of subsequently MAKING all users of drone use a smart phone app.(sold as a safety feature to help you know about other traffic) which will no doubt be linked to a mandatory installation of some form of transponder/telemetry device. You will in effect be paying for and doing your own policing and providing any evidence for your prosecution if you should infringe the laws.

That is all pure speculation, bordering on fantasy.

It will never happen, especially the way you think it will.

The CAA WILL want transpoders eventually, and yes, we will pay for them.

They are here, now.


30/05/2018 16:01:24
Posted by Ikura on 30/05/2018 14:10:02:

The article is no longer on the BBC website front page. So much for the big scoop. The BBC are just as sensationalist as the rest of the media.

My take on it is that it's a poor news day so the BBC have to drag up old news and make someting up out of very little.

Edited By Ikura on 30/05/2018 14:12:03

It's no longer on the BBC News website as other news has taken it's place.

How long would you like it left there? A week? A Month??

The BBC haven't 'dragged up old news', they've reported on a new piece of legislation heading for Parliment.

How hard is that to understand?

Thread: jeti
17/05/2018 23:41:17

It's been shown around all the German shows over the last few weeks.

Thread: Dead Lipo remedy?
12/05/2018 19:17:54

I was about to write a long piece about LiPo chemistry, but it appears from posts today I'd be wasting my time.

I can't think of a commercial LiPo charger that will charge a LiPo if it's under 2.5V or thereabouts, and absolutely not from zero.

This isn't something the charger designer forgot to incorporate, it's a safety feature, a safety feature most here seem to think it's fine to overide. It's there because over discharging the cells permanently changes the cells chemistry, and therefore, is a clue they shouldn't be recharged.

Yes, I used the words 'utter lunacy'. Sorry if that's a bit strong, but nothing I've read here has changed my mind, inlcuding the gem above, "if the battery has a CE marker, it will be fine."



Edited By Guvnor on 12/05/2018 19:28:34

12/05/2018 00:15:39
Posted by PatMc on 11/05/2018 22:30:17:

I'm not taking any risks.

I haven't expressed any opinion regarding whether the battery is safe or not.

You're making claims of dire consequences but so far not giving any credible backing for the claims. In which case you're no more than expressing an opinion. Is this the opinion of an expert ?
Do you have some expert knowledge of lithium cell chemistry & are you qualified to make the claims that you have ?

I do have some knowledge of LiPo chemistry and charger design.

Why do you think LiPo chargers refuse to charge LiPos who's V has dropped below a certain threshold, usually preset to 2.5V with a small load? Most commercial chargers use COTS chip sets, TI in particular. Clever ones WILL give a short gentle kick to try and revive a low V cell, but NOT from 0V. The charger chipset designers will assume that if the starting V is under 2.5V, the cell cannot and must not be charged... Have a read here:

From this link:

deep discharge, like overcharging, can damage the cell.


Edited By Guvnor on 12/05/2018 00:16:03

Edited By Guvnor on 12/05/2018 00:17:24

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