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Member postings for Jon Laughton

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Thread: Your Transmitter History
07/04/2018 16:12:47

Futaba FF6 35 MHz

Futaba FF7 35 MHz,

Futaba 6EX 2.4 GHz,

Futaba 8FG,

Futaba 14SG,

Futaba 18SZ (Aero only)

Thread: crash/emotions
27/03/2018 13:58:23

"Shredded'? devil

Thread: Weston Capiche 50cc Build
22/03/2018 17:04:57

Looks really great - well done!

Thread: Connie are you to much for me?
12/03/2018 15:25:21

Very very impressive!

Thread: Low wing recommendation
12/03/2018 15:23:49

Acrowot ARTF or own build or either the Blackhorse Speed Air / Super Air

Thread: Cutting canopies from their moulding / flashing
09/03/2018 10:58:52

Yes to all the to use curved scissors and have some in different sizes

Thread: Xtra Wot
05/03/2018 15:19:42

I think you have to order it direct from Chris Foss models via their website?

Thread: Not quite a beginner, but....
21/02/2018 10:17:14

Pieter you are on the right road now! smiley Good luck - the Wot 4 idea with a 40 engine sounds a good one to me!

Personally I use Weston UK Prosynth 2000 fuel with 5% nitro which can be obtained mail order but there are lots of different views on what is good and not so good when it comes to glow fuel.....we are all 'experts'! cheeky

If the glow fuel you have is unopened then as related above it should be fine if not bin it as it will have attracted moisture.


20/02/2018 12:16:29

Pieter do go to your local club and flex your fingers on their trainer with a buddy lead. This will definitively define your competence to fly your Dads models. Why take a risk with his pride & joy for the sake of a short trip, few minutes flying?

Edited By Jon Laughton on 20/02/2018 12:17:02

Edited By Jon Laughton on 20/02/2018 12:17:59

Thread: Unrecognisable ARTFs - new paint jobs!
20/02/2018 00:48:49

Had a vaguely similar idea but it’s not as good looking as Wright Stuffs! Used acrylic Silver & black paint and a tester pot of decorating matt paint for the blue covered in acrylic varnish. The supplied HK stick on decals were rubbish. I also used some left over chequer decals from a Wots Wot foamie, assorted decals from the spares box and a very cut down pilot figure.HK Skipper XL 3-4S

Edited By Jon Laughton on 20/02/2018 00:49:55

Thread: Airbus A350 for 50 mm EDFs
20/02/2018 00:23:45

Well done Simon !👍

Thread: Best Plane You Have Owned
19/02/2018 02:30:25

I have three equal choices - all Sebart 50 models and all OS 75 or 55 IC powered: Katana, Wind S & Sbach.

All fly beautifully and look the part laugh

Thread: Insuring my models
17/02/2018 01:26:57

I have a separate workshop about a mile from my house: it is the garage of another property I own. For security I have no windows, roller shutter metal doors and proper door locks. There is also an alarm fitted which is in keeping with the house it is attached to.

I used to have a policy through the BMFA covering everything in the workshop based on my estimated values but they stopped offering that so I now use Walker Midgeley insurance based in Yorkshire - they have been great to do business with..

Thread: Best given the right of way
09/02/2018 10:52:08

The original posting made me look twice to confirm it wasn't our beloved Chairman! devil

Thread: What Happens Next
09/02/2018 10:50:15

This seems a good idea and I have passed it up the chain for someone in our club to think about attending.

Andy perhaps this is something to be considered on a national rather than area basis?


Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 09/02/2018 14:38:08

Thread: Good Stands for the Club
05/02/2018 20:11:45

SLEC sell a stand just like Robs - self assembly flat packed

Thread: Re: Death of IC
01/02/2018 10:09:44

On the question of favouring electric power over ic in RCME I'm not sure that this is really true as Alex W and B Winch are regular contributors. However I would prefer that reviews of new models, where there is a choice of power train, compared the two on a neutral basis but as the Editor is firmly in the 'electrickery' camp I guess that would be too much to ask?

Over to you Ed!wink

01/02/2018 09:57:05

Andy C: what I want is to be allowed to enjoy flying responsibly with my ic fleet (& yes occasionally some electric models).

Technological developments may dictate the eventual death of ic but there are still plenty of people like myself and other above who are not so enamoured of electric power trains they want to want to give up ic altogether and we have every right to want to do what we do so any 'death' is going to take some time, probably longer than you think.

One thing that hasn't been raised here yet and which I have a 'professional' take on is the fact that some of the RC engine manufacturers are developing/have developed engines for the Commerical & military UAV markets and the level of demand for this is going to explode in the coming years. Yes there are electrically powered UAVs but right now they cannot compete on longer range / loiter requirements. Technological development will mean that IC engines in this market may also decline but there is still plenty of scope for petrol engines.

01/02/2018 08:56:37

No Andy I am absolutely not looking at this the wrong way - I strongly want and prefer to fly ic rather than electric irrespective of technological developments that I am quite happy to take advantage of in my smart phone etc although I dislike electric cars also!

31/01/2018 18:18:51

Hey Hoppy! Long time no see....and you know you really want that two stroke model! devil

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