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: the forum Glossary|
As new features come along all this changes though.
Ah, I see where you were going now Kc, currently it's
then More features (scroll down to)
then (scroll down some more to) and select RCME Extra
then The Model Flying Glossary
Edited By Ian Jones on 14/09/2017 12:50:31
|Thread: Had my first full size flying lesson!|
You've got choice of a couple of Spitfire T9s you can have a go at there too!
|Thread: Anet A8|
Wish I needed it, that's an offer hard to refuse.
|Thread: How do you keep track of model repairs!|
I've been using an Access Database to keep all my data, inspired by an article in RCM&E by Andy Ellison quite some years ago now.
Includes a critical note field in red regarding fitness to fly etc.
You wouldn't need Access to do this these days, Apache OpenOffice database can be used, I started a version for wider circulation but didn't finish it as there seemed to be little interest.
Both are relational databases so they easily allow additional data to be added for each model.
|Thread: Telemetry - do you use it? What do you think of it?|
The Jeti telemetry sounds good, I've been using HiTec for years though. Very happy with it.
A GPS module might be worth considering, I have one on my telemetry and it seems pretty accurate.
|Thread: Convert to taildragger|
Have to agree .
|Thread: Sheep Eating Cars|
Yep, one of the clubs I'm in that sheep problem applies to. Their little deposits are a horrible smelly mess and sometimes we get them making excursions onto the strip (we use an electricfence too but that doesn't stop some of them when we are using the strip). I'm not aware of the sheep ever consuming car parts.
|Thread: AOL users, is this a scam?|
Sorry if that looked like a dig at you Peter, that wasn't my intention at all.
Before this descends into which ISP is best I'd just like to point out that Talk Talk does not own OATH and has never owned AOL. OATH is part of an American company, Verizon.
Edited By Ian Jones on 17/08/2017 18:31:47
|Thread: Malyan M180 3D Printer Thread|
|Thread: Wanhao i3 Duplicator V2|
Surprised that the filament would break, though PLA is reported to be brittle compared to other plastics and does seem like a reasonable conclusion.
|Thread: Fusion 360 for modellers|
Hi Bob, Sorry I missed this post and thank you, I'll have a look at page 1.
|Thread: Show Us Your 3D Prints|
Yep DF, I think you are right, next time!
|Thread: Wing Construction Testing and ABS Warping|
Interesting info and I agree they do seem to be a very helpful lot at Rigid Ink. Holidays etc interfered with progress a little here, should be back on track soon now though.
I've bought in the PETG I need from Rigid Ink and got some other hardware for my next project. Hope to tell you all about it in the not too distant future.
|Thread: Seagull PC-9 46 size.|
What do you ARC? length, width, height will be easy enough, the diemnsions at various point along the curve of the canopy might take rather more doing.
|Thread: Hitec's HPP22 Interface for Firmware Upgrade|
I doubt the switch will make any difference other than being easier to juggle the fingers, I often don't use one for binding.
I've never noticed the Rx warming up.
Buy a cheap compatible for testing?
Live near South Cheshire?
|Thread: Sound system speaker interference?|
Oops, we'd better not start that again!
|Thread: Hitec's HPP22 Interface for Firmware Upgrade|
I have been using a 35 Mhz Eclipse 7 with the SPECTRA module for years and it's been faultless, the two Tx's are pretty much stablemates. I also have some OPTIMA 6 Rxs and they have been excellent too. I take it you must have found the servo lead type connector on the module as you have updated it.
Some good news, you do not have to upgrade your OPTIMA 6 firmware. The reason you do not have to upgrade the firmware is simply that unlike the other OPTIMA Rxs, the OPTIMA 6 cannot and does need to be upgraded.
The bad news then is that your problem must be somewhere else. Hitec's instructions may be to blame, they try to be thorough but sometimes they are just confusing, so I'll try and help if I can. (You may recall that I criticised this in an article in RCM&E re the ECLIPSE 7 Pro some years ago).
I do recall (as Ken mentions earlier) that sometimes it can appear not to have bound, especially as in the right conditions it happens extremely quickly, so quick that it's bound before you have chance to check if the appropriate LEDs have illuminated.
So, first thing, do you have any servos connected? If not I suggest you connect at least one then go through the binding process, if it responds to your transmitter inputs after that then it's bound, there's no halfway house, either it is bound or it isn't.
Let's take another look at those Tx LEDs though.
Anyway that should do it, so Tx on first as usual, then Rx , the RED LED on the Tx module and the red LED on the Rx should glow steady in normal status. I don't recall if these are different in scan mode. Check to see if inputs drive the servo(s).
Hope there's some help in there somewhere, if not I confess I'd be struggling but shout up anyway, there may be something lost in the old grey matter that still has to be triggered by the right question .
Edited By Ian Jones on 21/07/2017 14:44:22
|Thread: Caption this...!|
Oops, of course that was supposed to say:
"GPS telemetry didn't help these pilots keep track of their models."
Edited By Ian Jones on 15/07/2017 16:16:06
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