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IAA - NOTAM - TRAs / Re: NEW IAA REGISTRATION SCHEME
« Last post by rogallo on October 29, 2020, 08:49:08 AM »
Peter,

put it inside your model. No limit on size, big or small can use a barcode or qr code if you want instead.
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IAA - NOTAM - TRAs / Re: NEW IAA REGISTRATION SCHEME
« Last post by Peter on October 28, 2020, 22:28:07 PM »
That's one ugly number it generates. No disguising that as a scale registration!
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IAA - NOTAM - TRAs / Re: NEW IAA REGISTRATION SCHEME
« Last post by rogallo on October 28, 2020, 08:22:19 AM »
Alan, Yes
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IAA - NOTAM - TRAs / Re: NEW IAA REGISTRATION SCHEME
« Last post by Alan_Perse on October 27, 2020, 23:20:03 PM »
So we have to have an IAA and an MACI number on our planes now. 😩
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IAA - NOTAM - TRAs / Re: NEW IAA REGISTRATION SCHEME
« Last post by Kevin O'Donoghue on October 27, 2020, 19:16:26 PM »
I have mine done Ralph. It didn't take too long. Just scan use something like Office Lens on the iphone to take a picture of your driving license, pdf and upload it to the IAA webpage as ID. You do need to print a declaration and sign it. I used the same App to take a pic of the signed declaration and uploaded it then as a pdf. So a bit of to and fro, but it only takes twenty minutes to do. They then validate this initial registration before you can revisit the site and get the actual IAA number and Certificate. You need to fix the IAA number to each aircraft as a means of ID. I have converted mine to a QR code which I will print and stick next to my MACI number. If you scan it with a mobile you can read the IAA number. Total cost is a one off €5 with no messing about registering individual aircraft.
A much better solution in my opinion by the IAA / MACI.
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IAA - NOTAM - TRAs / NEW IAA REGISTRATION SCHEME
« Last post by rogallo on October 27, 2020, 07:49:15 AM »
Please read tbe notice from MACI. I will try to answer your questions afterwards

To all Members:
Since 2018 MACI have been working with the IAA to establish
regulations for the flying of Model Aircraft in Ireland. We have been
very successful in protecting the existing facilities we have enjoyed over many years. Over
that time we were required to register all our models individually in line with many other
countries around the world.
Changes have been made recently which means that flying and operating model Aircraft in
Ireland is now subject to the European Union Regulation 2019/947
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) supervises and implements the Regulation in Ireland. The
IAA also provides guidance for operating and flying model aircraft in order to ensure public
safety. The Regulation allows registered operators and pilots to fly their models across the
EU. You must register as an “Operator” if your model aircraft weighs over 250 grams or if it
has a camera or sensor.
The principal change for MACI members is the closing of the old scheme since 1st Oct 2020
and individual models no longer require registration. The new system is based on registering
the “Pilot” and then all your models will carry that single Unique ID.
For many this will be a great saving in time and expense. Until 31st December 2020 we are in
a transisition phase with either system complying with the regulations. From 1st January it
will be illegal to fly a model aircraft unless carrying the registration number provided by the
new EU system.
We are encouraging MACI members to avail of the IAA offer for a limited period until
November 30th to register as an “Operator” for a fee of €5.
As per the EU Regulation this will be valid for two years. From November 30th 2020 the fees
will increase to €30 for a two year operator registration certificate.
The initial application process is started by logging onto MySRS portal on the IAA Website
using the link https://mysrs.iaa.ie/auth/sign-up
There are many help videos and examples on the IAA site should you need assistance.
We are putting together a more detailed guide with the application process for MACI
members but in the meantime please try the system yourself, many will have no issues.
Some important pieces of information you will require initially are:
 For the Insurance Question please use “MACI Insurance”
 For the Category Question please use “A3”
 You are not required to take the “Test Questions”
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Scale / Re: ASW28 Refurb
« Last post by Kevin O'Donoghue on October 26, 2020, 11:38:13 AM »
Hi Bill. I had a chat yesterday with Ralph after the posts. I always thought the gel coat was a clear top coat over the paint. I did some googling of boat repairs and the like afterwards and you are both right, the paint is in the gel coat so some lightly abrasive polish will cut off the oxidised and aged layer on top and hopefully bring the fuselage back to a good colour. It is pristine except for one bit of damage from a heavy landing. I might as you say fill and feather the old repair only. T-cut ordered yesterday from Micks Garage with a good polishing sponge. I'll post a before and after next week once I get polishing......!
Thanks for the sound advice.
Kevin
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Scale / Re: ASW28 Refurb
« Last post by billscottni on October 26, 2020, 10:05:31 AM »
At worst Kevin, repair the damage (if visible), spray just that, then T-cut to feather the edges and polish whole fuz.
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Scale / Re: ASW28 Refurb
« Last post by Kevin O'Donoghue on October 25, 2020, 16:51:44 PM »
Car polish Ralph? I’ll give it a go first.
You might well be right. It’s just one old wound behind the wing TE that isnt filled properly.  Maybe I’m making work for myself. I guess you won’t see it in the air.
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Scale / Re: ASW28 Refurb
« Last post by rogallo on October 25, 2020, 16:41:18 PM »
Kevin, I still think a good polish and wax should bring the finish up on yours without paint.  I cannot see the damage!!
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