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  2. It came to me via Facebook , Ian ,so thought it to be current,my apologies.
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  4. mikef

    Interglide F5J 2019

    Progress! Fence uprooted, detached at A and rolled down to B. Yellow outlined area mown - about 180 by 100 metres! Glad I didn't bring my 16 inch Hayter and Steve had the tractor mower
  5. barry h

    Arcacia 3

    All maidened today in the reverse order. Acacia,Graecalais,Ahi and finally the Middle Phase. all went really well. Ive had a great day. Cheers Barry
  6. barry h

    Arcacia 3

    Hi Paul Maidened today and it went exactly as you described , no vices . For an old girly she still flys good. I also in the following order maidened the Acacia, Graecalais,Ahi and Middle Phase. Had a busy day, all went well. Cheers Barry
  7. Brian, This is on this site but is dated 24th July 2018 so is it history not the future? https://www.saaweb.uk/media/other/39527/UKModelAircraftAssociationsPermission.pdf Also attached UKModelAircraftAssociationsPermission.pdf
  8. This has appeared which may solve a lot of problems, apart from registering CAA has published the exemptions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles flying above 400 feet after the date of new rules entering in force. Because there are exmptions. By our understanding, you can fly your model above 400 feet and up to 1000 feet in FPV mode, as long as it's not a drone which declared by two conditions: Cannot be multi-rotor (tri-, quadro-, hexa-, octocopter, etc...) Cannot have automatic flying capabilities making the UAV able to fly on its own (like "return to home" functionality) Thereafter, if you are member of BMFA, SAA, LMA or FPF UK, you are not flying in C or E controlled airspaces or any operational airspace at an airport, airfield or aerodrome or restriced airspaces, the model is not heavier than 7kg (excluding fuel including batteries) your are allowed to fly up as high as you can see, which means there are no legal changes on conventional (aka traditional) model flying after 30th July. When you are flying in FPV mode with your traditional model (most likely fixed wing aircraft), you are allowed to fly up to 1000 feet, when your model is not heavier than 3.5 kg (INCLUDING fuel), you still respect the traditional model flying rules (150m and 50m rules as before - no flying in cities, above football match, cars, vessels, houses except yours), and you must be supervised or aided by a competent observer - your buddy who is able to control the airspace for you. These great exemptions are available below. I think United Kingdom has proven again, the tradition as a word has got power in the country. Thanks to the board of UK model flying associations (like BMFA and especially Dave Phipps) and the constructive cooperation of Civil Aviation Authority these really amazing exeptions will enter in force with new UAV airspace regulations together. Therefore we will have no change even after 30th July. UK Associations permissionUK Model Aircraft Associations Permission.pdf2.23 MB This is the CAA published PDF containing everything about the exemptions given to members of UK model flying associations. FPV exemptions between 400ft and 1000ftUK Model Aircraft Associations FPV Exemption (003).pdf3.72 MB This document contains the rules of FPV flying between 400ft and 1000ft with conventional model aircrafts
  9. A government database intended to store the personal details of around 150,000 drone fliers is set to cost around £4m plus to buy and £2.8m to maintain – despite a similar database costing Defra just £300k a year. The Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) planned database of drone fliers is to comply with new EU laws and will also make it mandatory for anyone flying a drone weighing more than 250g to register with the state. Industry talk about the cost of the database is growing: sources familiar with the matter tell us the CAA has decided to outsource the database to the Department for Transport (DfT), which owns the CAA. We are also told that DfT estimates for procuring the database, which government staffers think will cater for around 175,000 users, come in at £4.1m upfront with a further £2.8m in annual running costs. Putting aside the idiocy of regulating children's toys with the criminal law, drone fliers and makers alike are nervous that the database will simply be used by British bureaucrats as a profit-making exercise at their expense. As Brendan Schulman of Chinese drone manufacturer DJI tweeted, if whatever price charged for the system is simply passed on direct to drone enthusiasts along with a profit margin for the civil service, the registration scheme will fail. A departmental spokeswoman referred us to a recent CAA consultation about the database, and quoted a paragraph from that document stating: "Under the 'user pays' principle, and as a statutory corporation, the CAA must recover the costs from those it regulates. In putting forward this proposal, the CAA is seeking to balance the interests of users to keep charges as low as possible, whilst ensuring that the charges cover the costs of running the scheme." The DfT did not dispute the price or cost estimates put to it by The Register. The CAA consultation reckons that if 175,000 people freely volunteer to be put on a government database, the price per head will be £16.50 per year – an optimistic hope. Yet not so long ago, another government department managed to run a similar database while costing an order of magnitude less. Back in the 2000s the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) ran a database of 50,000 game shooters, who at the time had to register with the Post Office for a licence to shoot certain bird species. Like the CAA today has outsourced to the DfT, so the Post Office outsourced its database to Defra. That database cost just £300,000 annually to run, as a recent Freedom of Information request revealed (PDF). Although it was scrapped in 2007, applying inflation to that £300k from 2007 brings it up to around £488,000 today. Where does the order of magnitude increase in the cost to run a straightforward database of names, contact details and "bought licence y/n" tickboxes come from? DfT wouldn't say, though one potential answer lies in the entirely fictional figures for the size of the UK drone market being bandied around by consultants. Perhaps government workers thought there was a much bigger market for them to impose new taxes on. ®
  10. I'll be there both days too, can't wait!
  11. Fair enough Pete, other option is use Kays Fasteners website https://www.kayfast.co.uk/ TBH I thought the deals on Ebay were fine, and happy to pay the costs, however having just looked on their website 100x m3x16 Pozi is only £1.83 but you need to pay postage and VAT, it still works out cheaper than Ebay though at £5.74 so I'll go direct next time I need to order now
  12. If you need "admin" I suggest you PM Austin.
  13. Lol @Took (all to busy watching me), cracked me up that one Great idea about using site logged off Gromit and cirrusRC, thanks. Just wondering where admin are? Where on earth are you administrators of BARCS forum? Playing hard to get are we?
  14. jay bee

    RC Multi 3 help

    Hi Nick, many thanks for your help and advice that's really helpful. Bernie did reply to a message l sent to him and it was ditto what you said and yes guru and first class site to get stuff
  15. pete beadle

    Wanted Nan models Shadow Electric Fuselage and Fin

    Hi Al Is an early model Shadow E-fuselage any use to you? I've got one in the loft that I'm not using and I'd sell it for £75.00 if it's any use to you? I'm assuming yours was a Shadow 2 yes? This one's from a Shadow 1 BTW I'm including the horizontal stabiliser and rudder and elevator servos with the fus........needless to say, it's scruffy and repaired but it's complete and usable Regards Pete
  16. Nick Jackson

    RC Multi 3 help

    Hi Jason, RC Multi 3 normally come with the FAI firmware installed. This is the stuff needed for international F5J competitions. No adjustment of height or time is possible with this firmware so it's normal that the keyboard won't do anything (and if you look at it on a computer using the DataManager software a lot of the parameters will be greyed out). For sports flying, or for most competitions other than international F5J, you will want to be able to set height and time, either on the computer or using your keyboard. To do this, you will need to replace the firmware - most probably with Multi 3 v2.05. You can download this firmware from the RC-Electronics site, together with the .pdf manual - which tells you what to do on p13 under the heading 'Firmware Update'. Feels a bit scary the first time you do this but you soon get used to it. Or you may only need to do it the once anyway. You can use Multi 3 v2.05 for most comps other than international F5J - it's fine for BARCS ELG, eSoaring and even F5J comps flown to UK variation rules (which allow you simply to adjust the launch height to 300m and to retain the possibility of a motor re-start (for a zero flight score but can save a model)). _____________________________________ Hope this helps but if you get a comment from Bernie Jones saying anything different follow him not me - he's the guru.
  17. mikef

    Interglide F5J 2019

    It's starting to look like an international contest.......
  18. Paul Gleeson

    August 10/11 booked at BMFA Buckminster

    I think you just enter. Doesn’t matter if its a league event or not. I plan to be there both days.
  19. As a competition & event organiser, I find the ability to see who is looking or has recently looked at my posts at any given time very helpful indeed. For myself personally If this ability were to be taken away, the forum would for me lose all sense of interaction / conversation between everyone. The forum would lose a significant amount or all of the enjoyment I get from it. With respect Marc, should yourself or any forum member for whatever reason not want anyone to see what they are looking at, simply browse the site logged out. Maybe some already do this ? Stu,
  20. tonym

    CAA registration consultation

    £4 million for a database! The Register - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/19/uk_drone_database_crazy_cost/
  21. mhodgson

    EMP Algebra 2.5m

    The pink one is an EMP Algebra. The other looks like an early Czech made fuselage that was being sold at Interglide back in the 90's when they first visited UK (in Oxford) to help fund there trip. I had one.
  22. mhodgson

    EMP Algebra 2.5m

    The pink one is an EMP Algebra. The other looks like an early Czech made fuselage that was being sold at Interglide back in the 90's when they first visited UK (in Oxford) to help fund there trip. I had one.
  23. RSH

    EMP Algebra 2.5m

    Can anyone help me identify these 2 fuselages found lurking in the loft. I think the pink one is an Algebra, but not sure which version.
  24. jay bee

    RC Multi 3 help

    l have a RC Multi 3 with a RC keyboard and cannot download the firmware,at present the keyboard is connected but but does not adjust height or time. Hoping someone can help, Jason
  25. I shall come along to this, I find watching the competitors fly really instructive on its own. Hopefully my CX4 will still be in one piece by then! How will it work regarding entries etc, if you don’t actually fly the league events?
  26. Marc - if it's a really big issue for you, then just browse the site logged out.
  27. They’re all too busy watching you... Whatever you do, don’t click the ‘follow Marc Sinclair’ button. More seriously, it’s like a virtual clubhouse isn’t it. If we were all meeting in a room I’d be able to see who you were talking too, or what you were doing, so I can’t get that exercised about it.
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