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Member postings for Jon - Laser Engines

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Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
29/05/2018 17:14:36

That's odd. It should have a little dimple near/on the little end of the rod

Thread: Laser Single Cylinder Valve Timing.
29/05/2018 14:45:29

good grief that old site was awful.

For anyone who wishes to remove their cams please take a photo of them before you remove them from the engine. Its good practice and will make refitting a doddle

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
29/05/2018 14:43:10

Cams look ok from what I can see. Not the perfect angle but they look fine from here.

The piston is not handed but the conrod is. You should find a dot on the fwd face

Thread: Battle of Britain: Model Squadron
29/05/2018 11:57:09

yea there was a request for pilots sent out a while ago.

If its the same one I think it is then its not likely to end well. Trying to get 20+ 1.4m foamy warbirds in the air together and in formation is not likely to work very well.

Oh and you also have to dedicate a week to the event so RIP holiday time.

Thread: Windows 10 personal preferences
29/05/2018 11:54:47

I have the same problem and have just done some faffing to try and fix it. I think I have it now but will have to try a few restarts before being 100% sure.

Anyway search for regional settings in cortana (sigh) then make sure you have English uk set to the first on the list. Use the little arrows (in red on the photo) to move them up/down.

I also went to the advanced settings (also in red) and set the override option to English uk as a sort of windows double whammy.

let me know if it helps


Thread: Sport planes - engine recommendations
26/05/2018 17:27:16

Hangar 9 pulse 125. Flown with Enya 155, Laser 150 and Laser 155. All were more than sufficient for more or less unlimited performance.

Great planes escapade 61, really nice with a laser 100.

Many moons ago I had the pulse 60 as well and that was fantastic on the small enya 120 that was a bored 90 case. Its performance is about on par with a modern 95-100

Thread: Warbirds - engine recommendations
26/05/2018 17:23:35

Cracking shot of the Corsair Brian!

Rocker, I would say any 60-65 inch 8-10lb warbird would be ideal. My 63'' hurricane is 9.5 lbs and overpowered for scale.

Cuban, was the 120 healthy? it should have been more than enough for the P47 so im surprised you had trouble.

Thread: Precedent Stampe 1/4 Scale
26/05/2018 17:19:18

I got my blurb too and im quite impressed. A good amount of variety in the program.

I also tested my engine again in the stampe and refitted the cowl. Everything seems in order and I hope I can get a test flight done between now and the show.

Thread: Warbirds - engine recommendations
26/05/2018 09:19:27

nice one Ron.

For those who didn't see the chat on the laser thread it basically started with 'I have X engine, which models can I buy?' and that is essentially the plan here.

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
25/05/2018 20:20:51

The Tony N 72'' jobs always seem to end up weighing a ton. Not exactly sure why but im yet to hear of a customer getting one under 18lbs.

In any case this conversation seems to prove that a dedicated thread would work so I think we should create one. Shall I do the honours or does someone else fancy it?

25/05/2018 12:10:29

ESM are the company that supplied YT and its ESM that have closed down. YT are now doing the Toprc models which are stunning but larger and dearer. I priced up their mustang as it looks awesome and i was over 1500 quid for airframe and retracts alone. With the engine, radio etc its easily a £2500-£3000 model. Cant get it out of my mind though.

Given that we are off topic a bit here, i wonder if it would be worth creating some sort of warbird thread for discussing the various options available to a given powerplant. thoughts?

Thread: Hawker Hurricane MK1
25/05/2018 08:19:25

i have been keeping a sneaky eye on the Hurricane builds and i keep thinking i should get one. Im sure i could wedge my little OS40 4 stroke in the nose and i even have some micro retracts that would fit. I wonder if it would take the weight.

Thread: Precedent Stampe 1/4 Scale
24/05/2018 18:14:48

I need to do some more test running to make sure I fixed my fuel leaks. I don't fancy flying a fireball

24/05/2018 16:36:50

i best get on and repair my model then :\

Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions
24/05/2018 15:39:25

24/05/2018 15:29:06
Posted by Rocker on 24/05/2018 14:51:03:

Jon , Interested to hear that Seagull might bring out a 80 inch P47 .Will my Laser 180 fly the 80 inch P47 OK

Depends how porky it is. Under 18lbs you should be ok, over 18 its likely to want more. Personally i would be shooting for 20lbs and a 300v under the bonnet. I think they are targeting the 50cc bracket but time will tell as so far they have only teased one photo on their facebook page.

24/05/2018 13:41:44

John that is interesting as our 160v could sub for the OS 155 is someone was feeling so inclined. The 200 shares the same mount as the 160 so that too could share in the fun. I assume you have the up to date radial mounts for the 200v and not the old 4 pointed lugs on the crankcase?

Tim, the YT hurricane (ESM) is discontinued and rare as rocking horse poopy at this point. If you can find one grab it as they go well with our 180.

As a side note if anyone is interested in a large P47 seagull are working on an 80 inch jobby at the moment. They are also working on a large B25 as well which should be nice.

24/05/2018 11:27:26

Ron, she is more in to plants im afraid but does enjoy airshows so thats a win.

Scott, you forgot the mention the top draw standard cheek and sarcasm you received. I feel so under appreciated as i really tried to be as abusive as i could and it was clearly wasted

24/05/2018 08:54:40

Cheers Don. No wife as things stand but assuming i can convince the govt to let my American girlfriend stay there is a chance.

Alan, i think i depleted my current stockpile but i can check.

John, im surprised by that but fair enough! I wonder how many people use the radial mount on OS motors. its an extra as i recall?

23/05/2018 12:54:43
Posted by onetenor on 23/05/2018 12:47:13:

What page is the video on please ? I can't find it .


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