Here is a list of all the postings Ian Jones has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Can a drone fly at 10000ft?|
This thread has changed from "Can a drone fly at 10000ft?" to "Can a pilot identify a drone whilst flying an aircraft". The former technical question has been near enough answered but the latter observational question has not, even though there is a lot of supporting comments suggesting he can't"
Even though many would be quick to dismiss it, I would very much like to see an official CAA response regarding the latter question, or perhaps an official BMFA response.
Edited By Ian Jones on 19/12/2018 10:29:55
|Thread: Cambria Funfighters charity Xmas draw 2018.|
Tried to donate via website, it returned:
Edited By Ian Jones on 18/12/2018 11:37:56
|Thread: EDF off grass runways ???|
... although sometimes a bump in the grass can lift the nose just enough to get some air under the wings, the take off that follows can be a bit hairy though.
Edited By Ian Jones on 17/12/2018 10:36:26
|Thread: Build query|
Also to help with quick assembly are the wing spars:
When fully assembled the wire braces prevent the wings from sliding off!
Those bracing wires are the usual fishing line traces with clevises at the ends, makes for quick assembly at the field.
Just taken a quick snap of my wing, not a good photo by a long way but you can see the sheeting on the top centre section.
No sheeting on the underside:
As for the black patches... make sure you fit decent servos in the first place!
|Thread: Aldi 3d printer|
There's a section on 3D printers on this very forum which you may find helpful in your considerations:
|Thread: RC Hotel|
I wish I was there! Unfortunately I returned home a few weeks ago.
Just got to work out a ploy for getting SWMBO to agree to the next visit!
It's windy and wet here, wish I was there .
Say hello to eveyone for me please and have a good holiday.
Edited By Ian Jones on 19/09/2018 17:39:17
Likewise John & John, what's your impression over the years?
Edited By Ian Jones on 19/09/2018 14:39:21
It will interesting to hear your thoughts after a 2nd visit, improved/declined, enjoyed more/less, etc.
Say hello to Spiros, Angelo, Ashley, Chris and all for me please.
Edited By Ian Jones on 19/09/2018 14:37:21
|Thread: Battle of Britain: Model Squadron|
Hmm, very mixed thoughts on it.
The models, regardless of the construction or power source, were not realistic enough in flight, as mentioned elsewhere they could at least have weighted them a little to improve their sit in the air. The take-offs shown were too often rushed with instant high speed from standing. That might might be excused by the short strip but the immediate steep climb out is down the pilots, perhaps the good take-offs fell on the cutting room floor, or perhaps the producers/editors didn't know the difference. That the producers failed to provide/find a decent strip is by far the greatest weakness. Gives the impression of working to a budget with corners cut in the wrong places.
Still it's fair to say I have enjoyed the programmes so far, including the history and I think taken from "Joe Soap" point of view probably didn't to our hobby any harm, though I think they could have done better for us.
I'll watch the last one to complete the series and hope that if there's any follow up that the model selection is better. These looked good on the ground but in the air needed more "presence". They do not need to be foam to ensure they all the same scale which I think was mentioned somewhere and actually some spars and ribs in crashed models would have been more realistic.
|Thread: RC Hotel|
Speaking to those here it seems there are a lot of regulars. Actually Tim, your review helped with my decision to go there . Thanks.
Pretty much what it says, you can bring your own model (s), or if you want as in my case and most others I think, fly the models provided by the hotel. I'll get some more photos done and post them.
The hotel is near Poulades, an inland site with extremely helpful and friendly staff. It is family run and the owner, Spiros, will do what he can to try and arrange anything you may need of its at possible.
Edited By Ian Jones on 25/08/2018 11:57:11
Here at the RC Hotel is been blazing hot every day until today with a threat of rain is been cooler but more muggy, didn't stop me flying though.
Anyway, here's a few photos.
|Oh my phone browser doesn't let me insert photos, I'll do so soon.|
|Thread for photos/comments about the RC Hotel, Corfu.
Edited By Ian Jones on 24/08/2018 21:17:18
|Thread: Anet A8|
Well Martian, if you can walk away from your printer to the living room you are really making progress!
I'm just setting up a security camera for my printer, not in case the SWMBO decides to do a way with it, no, no, it's so that I too can sit in the living room and check now and then that that lengthy print is progressing okay.
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