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  • in reply to: Covid-19 .. Flying Field Access, Rules and Latest News. #871

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    Dear Member,

    As you are aware, the changes in lockdown status have come into force,  which means that with restriction, model flying is possible again. You have probably seen the emails from the BMFA regarding recommendations for resumption of flying, and as an affiliated club we will adopt those recommendations along with a few additional notes regarding our site.

    Note that we have spoken with the landowner and he is OK for us to start using the field again, although we must take care not to add any risk to him, his family or other farm workers.

    The BMFA have been very clear – in this situation flying is NOT a social activity, you turn up, you fly, you go home. You must not arrange to meet people at the field.

    Whether you decide to go flying at this stage will have to remain a personal decision, but please consider the following:

    ·         The vast majority of deaths following infection with Covid 19 have occurred in people over the age of 60.  If you are aged over 60, you should think very carefully before you expose yourself to any increased risk of contracting this illness.

    Anyone with any underlying health condition should NOT expose themselves to additional risk and should not go to the field.
    If you decide that the increased risk is acceptable, you can resume flying, but you must comply with all the recommendations in the BMFA statement, PLUS the following:

    General equipment, i.e. First Aid box and model retrieving rod, should be treated as contaminated and sanitiser or latex gloves should always be used before handling. Always try and park in the field, parking 2metres apart, if the trailer is not blocking the gate, the farmer has made suggestions that he will be keeping the entrance clear for us to enter, but this could change, use your common sense. He has also recommended that once in the field, we lock the gate behind us to deter passerby’s from entering the field.

    The Peg board will not be used – there are only a few 35MHz users and we do not expect many people to be at the site at one time. 35MHz users must ensure they verbally (and whilst observing social distancing) verify that they are free to use their desired channel.

    TVSF recommendations (temporary TVSF rules)

    Social distancing in accordance with government guidelines ensuring the minimum 2 metre (and preferably greater) separation from other people (unless from the same household) is always maintained.
    Latex/Nitrile/Vinyl gloves to be worn or hand sanitiser used immediately before and immediately after opening/unlocking and closing/locking access gates and padlocks
    Latex/Nitrile/Vinyl gloves to be worn or hand sanitiser used immediately before and immediately after using any club site maintenance equipment.
    No sharing of model flying equipment and aircraft (apart from by those sharing a household).
    Unless both instructor and pupil share the same household, if an individual has not yet reached a “safe solo” competence and still requires supervision, a buddy system must be employed, preferably wireless and with the instructor and student using their own equipment.  If a wired system is used it must allow the instructor to maintain a minimum 2m separation from the student and appropriate sanitation measures should be taken when handling the buddy lead.
    Hand sanitiser and latex gloves should be considered an essential item in every model aircraft flyer’s flight box.
    Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or who shares a household with any individual displaying symptoms, are not to go to the field, but stay at home to maintain social isolation in accordance with government advice and guidelines.

    Stay safe!

    Regards Steve and Committee(Sent from my ipad)

    in reply to: Covid-19 .. Flying Field Access, Rules and Latest News. #869

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    Email from Steve

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    Hi Everybody
    You will be pleased to hear that the farmer has cut and bailed the grass on Big Barn, and is now back in full use, Little Coates is still uncut, so please keep off of it.

    My following email lays out the club rules for using the field, whilst under the legislation from the government regarding the current Covid 19 pandemic.

    Enjoy your flying, but remember to stay safe and use your common sense when touching things to minimise the spread of the virus.

    Regards Steve
    (Sent from my ipad)

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by  Trevor Hornby.
    in reply to: Key #853

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    Philip,

    you need to contact Steve or Graham S.

    It should have been part of your joining package.

    Thanks

    Trev

    in reply to: Latest models #847

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    nice one Oink

    in reply to: BUILDERS MODELS #738

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    Nice one John

    in reply to: Who's for Slope Soaring #697

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    Hi,

    This years Slope day out, with invites to MVSA and WSRFC, is on Thursday September 5th

    The slope of choice will be announced the day before by Graham Stallard our organiser.
    As is traditional we will set up for a pub meal afterwards.

    This is the starting point for winds but check first

    windcompass

    in reply to: For Sale and Wanted #651

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    A chap called Steve Saunders is looking to find homes for these models on behalf of his brother who flew at Inkpen Beacon. Please ask club members to contact a committee member or myself for contact details to arranging viewing etc. Steve is based in the Thatcham area. Thank you.

    You should all get the email from Steve Elkin

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    in reply to: For Sale and Wanted #623

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    In addition to the above models there are 2 good transmitters..

    A  JR PCM 9XII (35meg module)  and a JR XG8 (SOLD) 2.4 DMSS

    Note the first TX is complete with Chris’s patented thermal finder

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  Trevor Hornby.
    in reply to: For Sale and Wanted #603

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    ALL SOLD now.. The last batch of Chris Moynihan’s substantial quality stuff is going to be auctioned on Tuesday 5th March at Club night.

    Here is a preview of the bulk of what will be there. We are intentionally not releasing anything for sale before hand so everyone gets a fair shot.

    What’s going up… all models are RTF and all are kitted out with JR receivers (as far as I can ascertain).
    Auction will start about 20:30

    Phase 5 (SOLD)
    Alpina (SOLD)
    Pulsar e 3.6 & 3.2 (SOLD)
    ASK 14 & 14e (SOLD)
    SB 5e (SOLD)
    Whisper 2m (SOLD)

    Antares Kit – Multi-task (SOLD)
    BE2e short kit (SOLD)

    Arco Wot – Foam e (SOLD)
    SE5 electric (SOLD)
    Blade MCX helicopter (SOLD)

    Vibro bench saw

    plane

     

     

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  Trevor Hornby.
    in reply to: For Sale and Wanted #558

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    For sale

    A project!

    A fibreglass mould and moulding of a boat hull nicely finished in red with cross members and an inner timber rim.

    The hull measures 39″ x 15″ wide x 5.5″ deep approx.

    This project needs a good home so offers around £20

    Contact Trev on 07920 584 193

    in reply to: For Sale and Wanted #557

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    And another item

    Sirius Hover craft

    £20

    Contact Trev 07920 584 193

    in reply to: For Sale and Wanted #556

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    Another boat for sale

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    The black dragon force 65 complete with A and B rig (A rig with dragon logo)
    All there accept I would replace the battery
    £100 ONO

    Contact Trev 07920 584 193

    in reply to: For Sale and Wanted #555

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    Some of the items From Vic Thomas’s modelling gear

    First these are Boating bits

    Items for Sale: following a bereavement

    IOM Q9 designed by Kim Furniss
    It comes complete with Sail Box and A, B & C rigs. Registered No: 1973 (originally owned by Merlyn Coates)
    Servos are : Winch: Futaba S5801 ; Rudder: Hitech HS645MG
    Receiver: Spektrum AR600
    Battery: probably needs replacing
    Would make an ideal model as an introduction to IOM sailing.

    £240 ONO

    Contact

    Trevor 07920584193

    in reply to: TVSF Calendar updates #550

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    The 2019 calendar is now being worked on so if you have any comments please contact Graham James.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  Trevor Hornby.
    in reply to: Who's for Slope Soaring #534

    Trevor Hornby
    Moderator

    Pity !

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