What the? and shhhhh! (8 Sep, 2017)

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Re: What the? and shhhhh! (8 Sep, 2017)

Postby Glenn » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:46 pm

Bruce,

I am so glad I live in Nelson. The Council have their act together over "drones".
They have an online form called a Drone consent request. You need to supply...
Name, email address, phone number, location(s) you wish to fly at, the type of aircraft and weight(s).
Also required is reason for flying at said location(s); Hobby, commercial film work etc.
You also have to declare you are over the age of 16 and I have read,understood, and will comply with the CAA rules part 101 when operating the RPAS
or supervising the operation of the RPAS in the link above this form.

They send an email back saying...

Nelson City Council has granted permission for xxxxxxx xxxxx to operate aRemotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS / Drone) on xxxxxxx sportsfield, park etc.
Permission is granted on the basis that the operator complies with Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) rules.

They suggested printing the reply to show to any "objectors" that may accost you for one reason or another. Only had one and that was a cranky woman letting her 2 dogs run free
on the field which is well signposted with NO DOGS, not even on leads.
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Re: What the? and shhhhh! (8 Sep, 2017)

Postby roygbiv » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:02 pm

Bruce, I loved the video, I have only stopped once in Tokeroa for gas and never realised it had such a beautiful park. I am of the mind that if drone flying were banned there and you snuck in when it was empty you may just enjoy it more !! But, of course that is not the point, you should not have to worry about the ridiculous bye-law change proposal.

It seems like your cards are marked as far as the councillors, employees etc are concerned from footage of the meetings. One suggestion from your video was for others (ie. us) to submit questions to the beleaguered SWDC and squeeze an answer out of that council chap. That would at least get him to think about the error of his ways and that your view is not entirely and alternative fact :P
It is quite strange to have the CAA rules and regs clearly on your side with an e-mail acknowledging the fact, perhaps if you could make this available for us to use when we write.
Keep 'droning on', you have CAA on your side this time
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Re: What the? and shhhhh! (8 Sep, 2017)

Postby aardvark_admin » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:09 pm

Sadly Roy, even when other members of the public ask the same questions, they get fed the same line of BS from the council.

This video is from the last meeting of council held just a couple of weeks ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p_t68FHyus
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Re: What the? and shhhhh! (8 Sep, 2017)

Postby Kiwiiano » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:32 pm

Back to the original subject: I wondered about the lack of science news on Google News, only 1 item as of Fri 10.30pm (on Antarctic caves) yet this morning's Science Daily-Top News has the following: (and it's a slim offering today, usually more than this.)

Eighteenth century nautical charts reveal coral loss
Discovery of chromosome motor supports DNA loop extrusion
Researchers closer to uncovering a new feature in heart failure
Human skin cells transformed directly into motor neurons
Shortened telomeres linked to dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, researchers find
New acid-free magnet recycling process created
SNAP benefits aren't enough to afford a healthy diet
Producing malaria treatment at large scales
What makes alcoholics drink? Research shows it's more complex than supposed
Scanning tunneling microscopy measurements identify active sites on catalyst surfaces
Direct evidence of sea level 'fingerprints' discovered
Climate change for aliens
Pluto features given first official names
Nutrition has benefits for brain network organization
3-D-printed biomaterials that degrade on demand
Link between positive emotions and health depends on culture
Using antidepressants during pregnancy may affect your child's mental health
Biomarkers as predictive of sepsis as lengthy patient monitoring
Connection between low oxygen levels, human gene discovered
You are what you think you eat
Fifty–fifty split best for children of divorce, study suggests
Smartphone screen technology used to trick harmful bacteria
Genes behind gestation length, preterm delivery identified
Hidden Inca treasure: Remarkable new tree genus discovered in the Andes
Ultraviolet light from superluminous supernova key to revealing explosion mechanism
Sometimes you shouldn't say sorry
Fast magnetic writing of data
Trigger for fatty liver in obesity
Algorithm reconstructs processes from individual images
Australian Magpie 'dunks' its food before eating, researchers find
Want your question answered quickly? Use gestures as well as words
Intermittent electrical brain stimulation improves memory
Long-term opioid prescription use jumps threefold over 16-year period, study suggests
Increasing effective decision-making for coastal marine ecosystems
Breaking through the wall in bacterial membrane vesicle research
A tiny device offers insights to how cancer spreads
Uncovering the mechanism behind heart failure, mortality in sepsis
Link established between a molecular driver of melanoma, novel therapeutic agent
How do close relationships lead to longer life?
How monkey fights grow
Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotion
Drivers don't ignore a ringing phone but do ignore the risk
Improved stem cell transplantation therapies?
Tooth trouble: Many middle-aged adults report dental pain, embarrassment and poor prevention
Ebola: Early immune response provides insight into vaccination
Discovery of genes linked to preterm birth in landmark study
Patient satisfaction with pain management linked to nurse staffing
New model for hard-to-study form of blindness paves way for future research
Bacterial in-fighting provides new treatment for hospital infections
Pollen stays on bee bodies right where flowers need it for pollination
Monkey sees ... monkey knows?
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Re: What the? and shhhhh! (8 Sep, 2017)

Postby aardvark_admin » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:42 pm

Yes, Science Daily is a regular read of mine too... although you should always realise that most of its content is by way of press-releases issued by researchers eager to secure more funding :-) There are lots of "pending breakthroughs" reported on SD.
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Re: What the? and shhhhh! (8 Sep, 2017)

Postby Glenn » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:27 pm

Bruce,
Maybe you should ask your councillors to have a wee word with Nelson city council. I enjoyed your vid too. Sorry to see you have the shakes...happens to me some days and can
make soldering difficult to say the least. Maybe we are suffering mad hatters disease? Not from mercury but the lead in the solder. I agree with you on many things including not using hippy solder as you call it. I have a roll but prefer 60/40 or 63/37 as a weapon of choice. Thank heavens for hot air and solder / flux paste for those sub 1mm pitch packages.
Keep flying and fly it like you stole it. In my case it is crash it like you stole it without having to report the loss to the police. Not that they would care.
Regards,
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Re: What the? and shhhhh! (8 Sep, 2017)

Postby phill » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:53 pm

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/500g-Le ... d8ea03b59f
i presume thats what you call 'hippy' solder
it works great for me
but i did replace a few tips and bought a more accurate iron for the average stuff ( old hakko for the hq )
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Re: What the? and shhhhh! (8 Sep, 2017)

Postby aardvark_admin » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:54 pm

They could also have had a chat with the Rotorua or Tauranga councils -- in fact they could have simply adopted their drone policies -- but they choose not to.

This isn't about getting a fair and reasonable policy and bylaw to deal with drones... it's about a group of prideful people who will go to the ends of the earth to avoid handing me a "victory" (as they would see it). These people are far less interested in doing their job than in saving face.
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Re: What the? and shhhhh! (8 Sep, 2017)

Postby aardvark_admin » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:57 pm

phill wrote:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/500g-Lead-Free-Solder-Wire-Health-Sn-99-3-Tin-Wire-Melt-Rosin-Core-Big-Roll/32820341347.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5_10152_10065_10151_10068_10326_10084_10083_10080_10307_10082_10081_10110_10137_10175_10111_10060_10112_10113_10155_10114_10154_143_10056_10055_10054_10312_10313_10059_10314_100031_10099_10078_10338_10079_10103_10073_10102_440_10052_10053_10142_10107_10050_10051,searchweb201603_15,ppcSwitch_5&btsid=6929957a-23bf-4626-8acc-24205721ac26&algo_expid=5d6cd563-5b09-4af4-998a-18d8ea03b59f-4&algo_pvid=5d6cd563-5b09-4af4-998a-18d8ea03b59f
i presume thats what you call 'hippy' solder
it works great for me
but i did replace a few tips and bought a more accurate iron for the average stuff ( old hakko for the hq )

Yep, that's hippy solder.

It has a number of down-sides including the creation of tin-whiskers (over time) and non-eutectic phase change characteristics.

Leaded solder is still a much better product to work with and far more forgiving in the hands of an unskilled operator.
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Re: What the? and shhhhh! (8 Sep, 2017)

Postby phill » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:19 pm

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10pcs-L ... fcbe2a83e0
for those with a hakko these helped sort the harder to use problem
at less than the cost for 10 as i could get one for in the 80s when i bought it
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