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Pop 13th 15th Sept in your diary!

David Ashby - Moderator21/03/2019 13:54:59
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I wanted to start a thread where folks can discuss the fly-in, ask questions etc.

The new homepage piece here has more info.

It's at BMFA Buckminster, Lincolnshire 13-15 Sept. Camping on the Friday from 5pm.

  • Camp Friday night from 5pm (please pre-book with BMFA)
  • Relaxed off-the-peg flying all weekend (no slots or display teams).
  • Food van.
  • Indoor flying in the evening.
  • Evening bar.
  • Flyers must have an A-certificate (min).
  • Renaissance Mass Build meet and fly.
  • Usual Buckminster daily flying fee (£8).
  • Flying from 10am till 6pm. 

There are a few details we need to cover with the BMFA but, hopefully, everything is there to help you plan a visit for one or both days.

Our intention is to follow the relaxed format pioneered by the Greenacres club but without flying or display slots. It'll be 'off-the-peg' all weekend.

Bring your plan build models, own-designs, ARTFs ... whatever. Not forgetting the Renaissance Mass Build models too. 

Graham and I look forward to seeing everyone over the weekend, and having a fly!

 

 

 

 

 

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 21/03/2019 15:58:00

john stones 121/03/2019 14:05:59
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Never been, what sort of number will the N.C hold re camping ? does it have strict noise limit ?

David Ashby - Moderator21/03/2019 14:17:11
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Noise from people or models John?

I'd suggest booking early although, from what I've seen, it can hold a fair few.

john stones 121/03/2019 14:33:05
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We have some barky petrols, are they strict on 82db ?

David Ashby - Moderator21/03/2019 15:59:23
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Not a strict noise limit I'm told John but you'd be best asking the BMFA in advance if you've any exceptionally noisy models.

john stones 121/03/2019 16:13:09
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Posted by David Ashby - Moderator on 21/03/2019 15:59:23:

Not a strict noise limit I'm told John but you'd be best asking the BMFA in advance if you've any exceptionally noisy models.

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PeterF21/03/2019 16:48:39
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If I bring down a large biplane for the weekend will there be anywhere to leave rigged models overnight on the Saturday, or will these need to go back in the car overnight. I had also heard Barkston was installing power for charging for flight batteries, any idea if this is true.

Kevin Fairgrieve21/03/2019 17:03:17
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Sadly I am flying home from Singapore on the 13th, otherwise I would be there.


Have a great time all of you.

Peter Christy21/03/2019 17:55:40
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Posted by PeterF on 21/03/2019 16:48:39:

If I bring down a large biplane for the weekend will there be anywhere to leave rigged models overnight on the Saturday, or will these need to go back in the car overnight.

There is a large "hangar", with a generous supply of 13 amp sockets, where you can leave models rigged. The only security is the doors being locked and CCTV, but it is a fairly isolated location.

I left my models there overnight when I attended the retro meet last year, as did several competitors at the Euro Heli series contest.

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Pete

PeterF21/03/2019 19:04:18
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Thanks Pete,

I'll see what David says as the linked page says "the hangar which we’ll equip with a small bar and use for evening gatherings and casual indoor flying", so it may not be available for storage.

Peter.

John Rudd21/03/2019 19:33:42
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Oh dear, shame it clashes with the Reno air races that week.....so, do I go to the fly in or Reno?

Hmm....choices choices...

Jason Inskip13/04/2019 21:18:45
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I would love to attend and fly, however, whilst I am a BMFA member (and RCM&E subscriber), I am not a member of a club and consequently have no A cert. Therefore despite my many years of flying experience, and exemplary safety record, I would be excluded from participating. sad

No doubt there are many other people around the country who will be similarly excluded,

Really disappointing.

Martin Harris13/04/2019 21:23:14
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Jason - there's no requirement to be a club member to do an A test. If you get in touch with the scheme coordinator for your area he would be able to put you in touch with an examiner - or perhaps the BMFA will be facilitating testing over the weekend?

cymaz13/04/2019 22:34:05
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Great to see the RCME doing a fly-in again....it’s been too long. Shame I will miss it. Good luck

Geoff Sleath13/04/2019 23:14:59
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Posted by john stones 1 on 21/03/2019 14:05:59:

Never been, what sort of number will the N.C hold re camping ? does it have strict noise limit ?

From what I remember from my abortive attempt to compete in a flying only comp last year there's a very big camping field but with no hook-up. However I think there'll be adequate recharging power available from mains outlets in a big hall.

I think I can persuade my life's partner to attend provided we bring her bike as well so she can go for a ride in the local lanes. I'm provisionally in.

Geoff

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