By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more

Member postings for John Lee

Here is a list of all the postings John Lee has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Weston Park Worth the Risk of Showers?
14/06/2019 20:02:19

Had a great day there today, thanks to Steve & all his team. The flight line was in full swing all day & all the trade stands were open.

The ground overall is still firm, but naturally rather wet. However where there has been an amount of foot or vehicle traffic it has become muddy & increasingly churned up.

We were directed to a parking area on the higher ground towards the house on the left of the driveway, which was fine. The lower area to the right of the driveway where we normally park had obviously collected more water and was becoming churned up by the traders & campers vehicles. There were not that many visitors today but if they adopt the same procedure tomorrow be prepared for a bit of a walk to the traders & flight line.

Wellies or sturdy boots recommended, but well worth the effort.

Thread: Model Finders
13/06/2019 08:52:51

There is a review of the Vifly Finder 2 in the latest (July 19) edition of RCM&E

Thread: Ripmax ARTF stocks
10/06/2019 16:42:49

It's happened before over the last few years, often around this time, I remember Clubmates hoping to buy them at Weston Park and being unsuccessful. I'm sure the shops will be flooded with them again when the next container arrives from the production in China. Feast or famine.

Thread: Hitec
09/06/2019 09:37:55

John for what it's worth here's the hpp-22 instructions. I don't fly Hitec radios but used it to update my H4 charger. However I did have browse through your radio's manual & found the software version is shown on page 19 under 'version'. Hope that helps.hpp 22.jpeg

Thread: Laminating film prior to silk and dope
06/06/2019 09:17:56

I covered a Sharkface with tissue over mylar. I bought the materials from Mike Woodhouse, Free Flight Supplies, & used the technique he describes in his Number 4 'how to' publication here

Thread: lipos not fully charging?
01/06/2019 09:33:31
Posted by paul coleman 1 on 31/05/2019 22:03:06:

its funny really,when i give it a bang on the work top,it starts working hahahahaha,there are no loose connections,so has to be an internal faultsurprise

Please, the correct terminology is 'percussive maintenance'. I seem to recall the Apollo spacecraft had a rubber hammer on board for just these sort of tasks.

Thread: Best cleaning method?
23/05/2019 15:52:43

Methylated spirit & an old toothbrush for a quick cosmetic clean

Thread: old nieuport 17 model
22/05/2019 13:01:06

On the Radio Modeller Plan version, RM149, designed by my old Clubmate Eric Robinson, the CG is about 75% of the shortest point on the upper wing centre chord.

The semi-circular central cut-out on the trailing edge of the wing means it would be about 60% of the chord if there was no cut-out & also corresponds to the leading edge of the lower plane.

Thread: OS No8 plugs
21/05/2019 10:52:06

I've just had a root through my old IC field box & found 4 OS No8 plugs & 2 OS 'F' plugs all new in packets, albeit slightly grubby packaging as I've not flown glow for a few years now. £4 each + 50p p&p for any quantity. PM me if interested.

Thread: Needle Nose Circlip Pliers
21/05/2019 09:34:33

I bought a pair of 4" pliers with green insulated handles a couple of years ago which are perfect for these jobs. They have the needle nose you described and are of Chinese origin, manufactured by Weilin & cost £5.41.

Unfortunately the Ebay seller I used is no longer trading but hopefully you can find something similar, the listing description was: 4" Length Micro Spring Loaded Outer Bent Circlip Plier Hand Tool Green

Thread: DX6 Voice Alert?
18/05/2019 10:21:36

Roger, it's the total time the transmitter has been switched on with that model memory selected.

It just gives you an idea of how much flying time you have with that particular model, but of course it does include the set-up time and pre & post flight times. I've not found any practical use for it, but I suppose it's a 'nice to have'.

17/05/2019 09:31:56

Go to:

Function List

Custom Voice Setup

Click (Add New Sound Event)

Click 'Switch Change Report'

Click Switch:Inhibit

Toggle Switch A which will then appear instead of 'Inhibit'

2 new options will then appear Pos 0. (Silence) & Pos 1. (Silence)

Scroll down to (Silence), Click & the various voice reports will appear, select the one you want & then move onto Pos 2.

I use 'Throttle Cut' & 'On' in this context

Thread: Bec for twin EDF?
16/05/2019 12:09:30

Here you go

Thread: Paid-for flying lessons
08/05/2019 21:29:52

Tony if you are able to devote a week or two consider a holiday at the RCHotel, Corfu. They have a full time english speaking instructor. Tuition flights are undertaken on ST Discovery models using a buddy box. Lessons are in batches of 3-4 flights at a time & you can do one or two of these batches each morning &/or evening.

Thread: Wots with chris foss?
07/05/2019 10:28:00

unadjustednonraw_thumb_f39.jpgSpiros at the RCHotel has nabbed them all! Taken about 10 days ago:


Thread: ST Discovery - Motor issue
06/05/2019 20:40:33

Welcome to the forum Ambrose.

It is possible to use a different motor but unfortunately I think you will need to do a bit of fettling. I replaced mine with an Axi 2820/10 & 60 amp speed controller to make a 'Super Disco' but I expect that is OTT for what you want.

I don't know of a direct bolt in replacement, the motor fitted appears to be bespoke.

This or this motor look reasonable replacements as should other similar motors with a kv rating of about 900 that will take a 3S battery, there is plenty of space to take a physically larger motor and you can adjust the ballast weights that are in the bottom of the cowl to keep the correct centre of gravity. However the retaining bolt spacings will almost certainly be different so you will have to drill new holes to fit, in my case I needed to fabricate a new doubler from a sheet steel plate to get things to match up.

You may also have to reverse the shaft on the motor so that the correct part spins. If that is the case you can do a search 'reverse shaft on brushless motor' where you can find a number of YouTube tutorials.

Finally you say you have repaired the fuselage with epoxy. Be careful there. Whilst you may get a superficially sound joint you commonly find that it will fail as the structure flexes. I would recommend UHU Por or cyno ('Superglue' & kicker. You do not need the 'foam safe' cyno on the Discovery's EPO structure, ordinary cyno works better. Some have also had success with Gorilla glue but I'm not a fan of it.

Edited By John Lee on 06/05/2019 20:42:11

Thread: looking for advice on water based Silver paint
02/05/2019 19:14:55

I've not tried the silver, but other colours in the RC Styro Colours range are excellent on EPO, as the red on my TwinStar testifies. They are acrylic (water) based and as the name suggests specifically formulated for this purpose.

Thread: Build your own telemetry sensors.
30/04/2019 09:06:35

.....and mine too, many thanks Chris.

Thread: for fast electic is supreme
18/04/2019 11:11:35

But I wish the launcher would stop fiddling with it with the battery connected!

Thread: Sticky throttle
14/04/2019 13:10:21

Pete I use one of these locking switches for throttle hold on my Jeti coupled with a voice warning. If a similar accessory available for your radio I'd highly recommend it, for belt, braces & a piece of string!

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
electricwingman 2017
Sussex Model Centre
Advertise With Us
Latest "For Sale" Ads
Has home isolation prompted you to start trad' building?
Q: The effects of Coronavirus

 Yes - for the first time
 Yes - but Ive bashed balsa before
 No - Ive existing projects on the bench
 No - Im strictly an ARTF person

Latest Reviews
Digital Back Issues

RCM&E Digital Back Issues

Contact us

Contact us

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of RCM&E? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find RCM&E!