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Member postings for John Tee

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Thread: Arrows T28
03/12/2019 15:56:32

another double post, sorry,


Edited By John Tee on 03/12/2019 15:58:02

03/12/2019 15:55:30

Colin, Thre problem with the T28 is there is no room in the battery bay without surgery to put any ballast. On my Hellcat the cowl is held on with magnets and I got my ballast inside the cowl, but the T28 appears to be glued on. I haven't really tried to remove it yet but won't force it.

The video on RCgroups seem to show it flying very nicely, so looking for some decent weather to fly it. Access to our strip is difficult when wet and it is a fair walk with all the bits if we have to park elsewhere (3 fields off the road).


03/12/2019 14:35:26

deleted due to double post



Edited By John Tee on 03/12/2019 14:35:56

03/12/2019 14:35:04

Thanks for the replies, been out all morning so not seen them. Looks like I was close with my estimate. Seem to have lost the program I had for CG calculations and the one I found on line was a bit too complicated.

I will have a look on RC Groups site to see what others think.


02/12/2019 23:08:28

Has anyone had/flown one of these models? Nearly finished installing the radio and setting up the throws etc. My main query is the CG position. In the instruction leaflet it suggests 45 - 50 mm from what looks like the front of the wing moulding which is not far behind the leading edge of the wing, and obviously is very tail heavy. There is a fillet from this moulding edge back to the wing which is from memory approx 20 mm. The root chord of the wing is 210mm. I have balance at approx 25% which seems right and puts the CG about 0.5 inches in front of the undercarriage main wheels (trike undercarriage) .

Any info would be welcome. Thanks in advance.

Sorry about the mix of imperial / metirc measurements.


Edited By John Tee on 02/12/2019 23:09:19

Edited By John Tee on 02/12/2019 23:10:49

Thread: The Gov't, CAA, BMFA & UAV legislation thread
02/12/2019 18:05:53

Our club will check for Competency certificate at our AGM and renewal night, to cover the club in case of any incidents from "illegal" fliers. No certificate - no flying renewal only associate membership.


Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
01/12/2019 22:23:55

Thanks to John for all your hard work crunching the numbers.


01/12/2019 20:43:37

Big congratulations to Chris, John and Robin. Really close down to the last week. Roll on 2020


Thread: great service
26/11/2019 15:23:26

I have been using SMC since they were in Teville Gate Worthing before moving to their present shop so I know them well. Ali of Al's model also worked in the old shop. It is my "local" shop is just 18 miles down the A24 and I live just off the A24 so a simple journey each time.


25/11/2019 16:22:07

Today I ordered some lipos with XT60 plugs and adapters for XT60 to Deans plugs, on line. I got the usual email saying my order had been accepted. I then went down the garden to my workshop. Hadn't been there more than ten minutes and my wife came down to tell me the shop had phoned up with a query on the order. I called the shop and the query was that the adapters would not work with the batteries as the male/female bits were the wrong way round. This was OK as the adapters were not for these batteries.

Shows that some one in the shop knows what they are doing and doesn't just put what you order in a packet and send it.

Well done to Paul and Sussex Model Centre in Worthing.


Thread: Hobby king delivery charges
24/11/2019 21:15:04

I was going to order 3 * 3s 2200 lipos today (value £25 pounds) until I got a quote for the postage - £33.21 from UK. Europe was £5 something. Cancelled the order and will get 2 * lipos from local shop


Thread: CAA or BMFA test to comply with OP & FLY ID
24/11/2019 21:04:15

A very minor consideration is if you do the CAA version it's renewal date is the date you pased but the BMFA version is the same as your BMFA renewal Decmber 31st.


Thread: Scroll Saw
24/11/2019 12:26:14

I have a Record Tools SS16 scroll saw. Very happy with it. cost me £99 three years ago. Variable speed and uses either pinned or plain end blades. Changing blades is fiddly until you get used to it.


Thread: Binding
23/11/2019 18:03:04

Don't know that Tx myself. Have you got a sprung "trainer" switch on the top of the Tx. A few makes require you to Hold the trainer switch against the spring while you turn the Tx on to bind to the Rx. The method should be in the manual if you have one. The method varies between makes and some are clearer than others.

Hopefully someone who knows that make will appear soon.


Thread: flight Simulator 8 or 9 no stock????
22/11/2019 18:34:59

Sussex Model Centre had a Realflight 9 in a display cabinet today. Unable to see a price.


Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
18/11/2019 23:05:35

yesblush Stewards must remember that word.

for bad memory


Edited By John Tee on 18/11/2019 23:08:29

18/11/2019 17:25:51

I was extremely lucky this week. When I checked the fantasygp site last night I only had 125 points so thank you to the guys that give out the penalties (minds gone blank want to say umpires but that's not right). No skill on my part. Keep going Chris. Not sure why everyone is saying might be the first race in December, as it is on the F1 site as that date or has something been said while I was nodding? I don't always keep up with the news and changes.

Two good scores in one season, bring on 2020


Thread: Cyano Depron Gotcha
13/11/2019 17:26:41

I've had trouble like that in the past but found the main problem was I was using a "kicker" which seemed to affect the foam more than the glue.


editted for bad spelling


Edited By John Tee on 13/11/2019 17:27:43

Thread: Gas engineers
05/11/2019 21:33:42

Geoff. Vaillant boilers are good when they work, but they have a lot of expensive electronics in them. When I worked in the trade I found their "technical help" not very helpful - change x if that dosen't work change y until you hit the right bit.


Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
28/10/2019 13:01:20

I have totally lost the plot this race. I thought the race was going to be last week and did my predictions. Didn't feel I needed to change anything so didn't look at them. Fantasy gp site only has my qualifying predictions recorded even though I know I saved them all. My teams/drivers got me a few points but could have been much better.surprisesurprisesurprise

Well done Robin.


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