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Member postings for Jon Laughton

Here is a list of all the postings Jon Laughton has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: CloudModels
25/04/2017 17:58:11

My wife bought me the PB Calibre last year as a birthday present and had no problems whatsoever and on a post delivery enquiry they were very positive so a thumbs up from me!

Thread: Theft From Cars...
23/04/2017 22:06:54

Snap BEB!

Thread: Summer's almost here: Preparing your models....
20/04/2017 10:23:38

All airworthy although a couple need some minor attention (Sagging covering etc.) after winter flying. If I have a problem then I repair them pretty much straight away....and that goes for some of my clubmates' models as well since I have a decent rc workshop

Thread: Phoenix, models
18/04/2017 22:24:36

Thanks guys

18/04/2017 18:50:33

Neither TJD nor Pegasus are stocking Phoenix (just checked)....anyone know of an alternative source in the UK?

Thread: Instruction
18/04/2017 18:38:04

Colin Chapman is still going in Wellingborough - he advertises as Midlands Flight Training in RCM&E at the back of the magazine

Edited By Jon Laughton on 18/04/2017 18:39:07

Thread: Mitsubishi Zero
11/04/2017 23:21:04

Very classy!

Thread: Classic Aerobatic Model Photo Thread
31/03/2017 10:08:58

Here is my PB Calibre maidened last Monday - now I know what all the hullabaloo is all about; these classic aerobats fly beautifully! smiley I love it.

Built from the Cloud Models Kit she is powered by an OS75AX with fixed u/c and I cheated with the cowl by buying a glass fibre Acrowot cowl from Carbon Copy.

I am still struggling with a canopy as the moulded one supplied with the kit is way to narrow to fit nicely. At present I have blocked up a canopy in the workshop (blue foam + balsa) that is glass covered so this may be the solution and I also have some vortex van form canopies as a fall back. It's not a retro colour scheme but heck I like it! Martyn K has kindly advised on how to ensure the u/c stays rigid.....thanks Martyn.

Would have come to Skegness this Sunday but family commitments preclude that Hope to bring her to one of the other fly ins this year...calibre.jpg

Thread: Dumfries Model Flying
30/03/2017 17:20:11

Yes as a Sebart fan I have used them and found Bill to be very helpful! yes

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
28/03/2017 08:16:35

PB Calibre retro-aerobat - OS 75AX powered. Maidened yesterday...

The model had been in build fo over a year and uses an Acrowot cowl for now (perhaps that's sacrilege?) and I am in the process of making a canopy from blue foam and block balsa as the supplied item is far too narrow even though the model is built per the plan!

She is wonderful to fly - smooth, fast with unlimited verticals. Its a truly wonderful model to fly...I love it. Paul Bardoe himself advised on the C of G position as otherwise I would have had to put a load of lead not he tail and he was spot on at 5" from the L/E....


Thread: Sbus Receivers
21/03/2017 04:59:25

There are some reasonably good videos on YouTube explaining how to set up Sbus receivers and servos - a search should find them

17/03/2017 14:27:22

Posted by Martin McIntosh on 16/03/2017 19:36:45:

If I see another photo of a free flight model on here in the next couple of months I shall bin my copy without even reading it. Enough is enough of the editor`s stuff. And another thing, boring pictures of people being given trophies for almost unheard of disciplines is just about the last straw.

I was one of those pictured receiving a trophy on behalf of my club (for educating /supporting a local ATC squadron) at the annual awards in the previous issue....I am so sorry to have been one of those who inadvertently irritate some of the forumites here...devil

Thread: Seb-Art Angel 30e - mods ?
16/03/2017 12:24:39

Colin's idea also works for the larger 50 range...I have mostly cut off the tabs and in some cases replaced the balsa fairings attached to the U/c with ones I have made & covered myself from Lite Ply & Balsa - this helps to strengthen the u/c without too much of a weight penalty but then most of my Sebart models are ic powered.

Edited By Jon Laughton on 16/03/2017 12:25:06

Thread: Futaba 8J 2.4 Transmitter and suspect DX6
16/03/2017 11:26:14

I don't want to turn this into a Spektrum Vs Futaba debate but personally I have seen a lot of brown outs and a few models lost at our club - all without exception on Spektrum. I have never seen nor heard of any equivalent problem on Futaba or any other radio gear...

We all pay our money and we make our choice - that's the common sense bit eh? cheeky

Thread: Seb-Art Angel 30e - mods ?
16/03/2017 11:16:59

Paul - it is my general rule. If the bolts are 3mm then maybe stick with metal you realise the reason is that on a heavy landing (we all have them from time to time!) the bolts will shear first before the airframe

Thread: Futaba 8J 2.4 Transmitter and suspect DX6
16/03/2017 11:04:17

Martyn's comment about receiver costs are very valid especially for FASST although FHSS is better priced.

I have used clone FASST receivers from FrSky without any problem on less expensive models / foamies etc and had no problems - would I trust a larger more expensive / complex model to a clone...perhaps!



16/03/2017 09:59:03

Another vote for Futaba! thumbs up

Thread: Seb-Art Angel 30e - mods ?
16/03/2017 09:57:35


I own four Sebart models but all from the 50e range. The spats are usually very thin and may be susceptible to breaking on heavy landings or rough patches. As a suggestion for all models with undercarriages I recommend using nylon bolts to secure them to the fuselage .

I am sure you will find your model wonderful to fly and will really enjoy it!


Thread: 1/5th scale Supermarine S6b
09/03/2017 10:54:12

Chris - did you mean John not Jon?wink

Thread: What's the main radio brand you use 2017?
07/03/2017 09:57:06

Matty it is possible to convert files to the new format used on the 18SZ...see link below


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