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: U/C. Quandry|
fb3 can't you just position the plans so that the bottom of the fuselage is on the edge of the building board, then assemble the fuselage on its side with the U/C dangling in the air?
|Thread: TX talking to 2 RX's in different models at the same time?|
I can bind my DSX12 to two Rx's. Just insert the bind plugs into both Rx's turn on the Tx in bind mode & both will connect. Agree in normal use once one is bound to the Tx it will not connect to another.
|Thread: Spektrum DX 6 Receivers ???|
The AR620 is about to be released, which has an internal aerial
|Thread: UKCAA @ Huddersfield MAC - 30th September (Revised)|
Good to see my old Mystic 90 is still alive & well in David's hands
|Thread: Second plane advice|
I would recommend the Parkzone T-28 if you like the look of it. Great flying model & now available with all the stability aids, so you can start 'protected' & gradually turn them down/off as you get comfortable.
With umpteen years experience I still enjoy flying one & also have the 2 larger versions that Horizon Hobby distribute, all go really well. And it's a scale warbird!
|Thread: Transmitter Stick Length and Tension|
I'm the exact opposite. The first thing I do when I buy a new transmitter is adjust the stick length & tension to suit me, it's certainly not a waste of time for me.
As Nigel in the OP says 'whatever suits you'
Edited By John Lee on 30/09/2018 16:12:15
If you are after a kit I'm pretty sure that I saw a couple in Whitchurch Models, Shropshire last time I was in. They don't do on-line trading but Martin there is very helpful & will mail order. Give him a ring if interested 01948 667766.
|Thread: Plan protection|
+1, works well, I always keep a spare pack in stock & it saves scratching around for substitutes.
|Thread: Ply sheets|
I usually stock up at one of the shows but I noticed a small selection of both ply & balsa in my local HobbyCraft store (one of the National Chain) this morning. No 1mm though on this occasion, but it could be worth checking if you have a local store & you get stuck for supplies in the the middle of a project.
|Thread: RC Hotel|
No you would not starve Garry, put on weight more likely. There is plenty of choice in the menus, which change daily.
Sundays are the days for the traditional English Roast dinner, Wednesdays are BBQ, you can have a full English Breakfast every day if you like.
Spiros worked in the hospitality trade in Yorkshire in his youth, that & the predominance of UK guests means he is well used to such requests. Plenty of Greek food also on offer if you feel adventurous one day. Have a look here
Fundamentally there has been no change - it started as Spiros's dream to provide a superb holiday venue for RC enthusiasts and it has remained so ever since. Many of the staff/family have been there since day 1 and they provide an excellent service.
However over the years there has been the big change in that the facility moved from the first rented hotel to the present purpose built, owned, complex. Since the move the new hotel has been subject to continual improvement and is a very good holiday hotel in its own right, even discounting the RC element.
The RC fleet & training has changed in line with the trends seen in your local club - 2.4, more electric, the popularity of foamys, heli's declining, quads emerging etc etc.
I'll be back again next year.
|Thread: PIlot Akro|
Yes, it does look a good 'un Martyn.
I think Club 20 scale just faded away from lack of support. It was never as popular as Club 20 Pylon (which I also flew) and never really achieved a critical mass.
I built the small Pilot Kit of the Stephens Acro in the 80's & it was good enough both in scale & flight characteristics for me to win the Club 20 Scale Competition at the Nationals in 1987 (it was never held again so I have now been reigning Champion for 31 years! ). That was it's last flight as it then went into immediate retirement.
Nice little model, the 120 size should be even better. They were all the rage in their day but very rarely seen now as fashions change.
Martyn, I think it's inspired by Leo Loudenslager's Laser 200 N10LL
|Thread: Purchase of flying land|
Mark, I think you are doing the BMFA an injustice. They publish the following guidance under the 'Club Support' section of their Website on page 10 of the publication 'Flying Site Guide' I'd suggest that you should read the document in full & your Committee formally approach the BMFA rather than listen to 'second hand info'
"A LIMITED COMPANY should be formed to buy the flying site and to oversee its operations. You will need advice from a solicitor on how to proceed."
Edited By John Lee on 10/09/2018 13:09:55
|Thread: Boddington Instructor Plan|
It will have been published in the RCM&E about January 1988. Unfortunately I have a gap in my magazine collection around then, RC1553 was published in November 1987 & the plans followed on numerically. Hopefully someone here will have a copy.
|Thread: lead weghts|
Well, yes, if you want to melt & mould it and don't have a steel foundry in your modelling room.
Edited By John Lee on 05/09/2018 20:54:22
Likewise fishing weights will be a non toxic lead substitute, I understand that it has been illegal to sell lead fishing weights in the UK for some years due to its toxicity.
I bought a bag of genuine lead shot used as diver's ballast which should see out my lifetime. The shots are about 2mm diameter, just pour in enough to get the CG correct & follow with a little warmed epoxy to fix.
|Thread: Spektrum iX12|
On my Dx9 I don't have any switch allocated in the Channel Input Config menu.
It's allocated in Function List-Flap System-Switch. You use the same menu (Flap System) to adjust the Throw & Elevator Compensation mixing. Hope that helps, afraid I've not used an iX12.
|Thread: Wing servo lead plugs and sockets?|
Multiplex green M6 plugs & sockets.
Use common +ve & -ve leaving 4 pins for the signal to up to 4 servos. I usually bond the plug into the fuselage & leave the socket free floating on the wing wiring harness. I only use the genuine items at about £1 each, for me it's not worth saving pennies on such a flight critical component.
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