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Member postings for Stephen Jones

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Thread: Sloping My Sipa S-200 Advice
20/11/2017 18:37:02

Thank`s Chris,

Throttle cut switch is a good idea, i don`t want the motor whizzing away.

I can slide the battery back to compensate for the weight change.

The only experience i have flying on the slope is with my Lidle Glider and i set my control movements to maximum with 60% expo. Due to the change in speed up and down wind.

Do you think i would need more control movement and expo on my Sipa ? .

I also think i could slope my Fantrainer but that has small ailerons and i do not think i can get much more movement out of them, But would make a nice model to slope.

Cheers Steve.

19/11/2017 21:00:37

Well the predicted weather conditions did not come to fruition.

Got to site early this morning bright sun light and very little wind and in the wrong direction.

Even the Para gliders could not get any lift.

Went to the field this afternoon with two Depron Sipas one i could not fly as i had the wrong transmitter.

And the other had a servo that would not center correctly, tried in vain to get it to center .

When flying i had to keep adjusting the trim to get it to fly straight in the end gave up and went home.

I will now have to change my servo.

I guess things happen for a reason.

Steve. sad

Thread: Airbus A350 for 50 mm EDFs
19/11/2017 00:25:06

Wow their is a big difference in size when seen side by side.


Thread: Sloping My Sipa S-200 Advice
19/11/2017 00:20:11

Thanks Harry.

Fingers crossed for tomorrow.


18/11/2017 23:23:34

Hi i am hoping to go to Pule hill tomorrow and seen if i can Slope My Sipa S-200.


I have 3 i could take all 36" wing span but all Electric Powered .

So i am thinking of taking the Prop of .

But should i still use the 3 cell Lipo that will power the Esc and Rx or Should i disconnect the Esc and Connect a Ni-cad battery and leave a Lipo in for ballast.

I also have a new Wicked Wing from Hobby King to Maiden.


Thread: Chris's ChtiCat Racer
16/11/2017 20:36:12

Are you hoping it`s going to be a one horse race with that color scheme wink


Thread: Super tiger needle valve
12/11/2017 11:10:18

So is Super Tiger No more and this is a old Webb Site ?

Super Tiger.

Theie is a service supllier in the uk.

Tigre Engines
Unit 11 Kingley Park Station Road
Kings Langley Herts WD4 8GW
United Kingdom
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Thread: Autumn here...who's been flying ?
05/11/2017 20:01:51

So who has been out this nice Sunday afternoon.

Well me of coarse and what a nice time i had throwing my Guppy around the skies.

I only took the one model with me as i am on call so wanted something i could just throw in the back of the car.

And being a one piece model it is just a case of fuel and go . Great Fun.


Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2017
04/11/2017 23:39:48

Thank`s for the advice guys.

I have been thinking about taking one of my many Sipa 200 to the slope for some time now.

new depsipa.jpg

And thought that this would look good on the slope with the prop removed.

This is the lighter Depron version but i could go for the heavier balsa version as that has a glassed body and would probably stand up to the rocks better.


04/11/2017 22:14:35

some nice shots there and models too.

Shame i am on call and my son Paul had to be taken to a collage open day today so car was out all morning .

Then we had to get the shopping in.

Ho Hum.........

Sunday is usually quiet on call , i guess there is nothing happening tomorrow.

Would of been nice to see you all . I have only ever flown a small foam glider of a slope so i am a noob.

I know that there are powered gliders but would it be ok to slope my Sipa with the motor in and working so i could power myself out of trouble question

Or is that frowned upon.


04/11/2017 14:00:20

As usual work and family life has got in the way,

04/11/2017 00:12:31


Just over 1 hours drive from where i live Just past Macclesfield,dont know.

I take it is a case of find somewhere to park and track up the dirt track , there does not seem to be much space to park.

It could be worth a look even though i do not have any PSS models.


Thread: WANTED.... Waterhouse & Eley " Super Fly "
30/10/2017 23:17:36

Well done 30 years flying ,

I met a guy a few weeks back as i was making my way up Pule Hill.

I offered to carry one of his gliders for him then i asked him how old he was .

He replayed 73 gosh i wounder how long he has been flying for .

Oh come to think of it i have been flying model aircraft for over 30 years my O my where does the time go.

Keep twiddling those sticks .

Nice to hear you managed to get that model in the end thumbs up


Thread: Slope finder
30/10/2017 23:02:15


I think this Slope finder is a great idea it just needs some local knowledge to up date it .

for instance Pule Hill is marked on the map as being near Oldham But infact is listed correctly as Marsden Huddersfield.

On my travels i find i am surrounded by hills and i am sure there are lots of un-listed flying sites that are just waiting to be updated .Or are some flyers keeping their sites secret.


Thread: Chris's ChtiCat Racer
24/10/2017 18:54:04

A indoor Hover Car ,

Unfortunately our indoor flying venue does not allow any ground base models or Helicopters sad.

But i shall be watching your build thumbs up.


Thread: Airbus A350 for 50 mm EDFs
13/10/2017 18:43:58

Look forward to this one.

Or maybe if the pylon prove difficult you could try the Antonov An- 72/74

Steve smiley

Thread: Public slope/cliff near Boston?
09/10/2017 21:04:07

Hi Tony,

Use the zoom out key to find boston .

This is the best i can find , but as i do not live in that area i have no idea as to where a god spot would be.



Thread: Harrier Jump Jet- The aeromodelling Holy Grail !!!!
09/10/2017 13:30:10
Well done Tony,

That's what I like about this hobby of ours designing and building radio-controlled models is full of challenges and problem solving it just goes to show what can be achieved with modern electronics and modern materials these days

Thread: September Special Issue
08/10/2017 18:27:35

Yes nice issue this and last issue ,

The Hawk`s a bit big for me but Tim`s Sprite looks a cracker,

Nice to see RCM&E doing videos again , Tony`s Harrier flying indoor and outdoor get`s my thumbs up


Thread: 4 in 1 ESC.
23/09/2017 22:48:30

Thank`s Frank,

So i need a 40 amp Esc for each motor on a twin that is pulling 20 amps on each motor and are fed from one supply battery, Say a 1800 3s 40c lipo .


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