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Member postings for Jon Laughton

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Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
29/06/2020 16:46:21

That looks nice!yes

Thread: Need a new fuel pump (glow fuel)
15/06/2020 13:17:05


Yes you’re right and it works a treat


15/06/2020 13:17:03


Yes you’re right and it works a treat


15/06/2020 07:46:01

I recently purchased one of these reasonably priced prolix pumps and power it with a 3S LiPo...seems superb


Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
13/06/2020 16:35:35

That looks stunning John well done!

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
01/06/2020 16:58:30


Thread: Paid-for flying lessons
31/05/2020 13:40:44
Posted by Christopher Morris 2 on 30/05/2020 15:02:54:

Hi Tony, older post i see & I'm a newbie to all this. The club I joined was at the wrong time with all this COVID-19 going on & won't be instructing for at least a month or so at the moment.. How did you get on in the end? Would be nice if i could get started with an instructor in the Norfolk area, even if paid for.

Hi Chris - I can personally recommend both the Paul Heckles School (used to be ATS) and Colin Chapman at Midlands Flight training near Wellingborough; I used both in the past to train for an A and then a B certificate. They both have excellent flying sites.

Paul's school rarely operates these days as he is focused on more commercial ventures and Colin's school is nearer to you albeit a 'drive'. If you can afford the time to call him and discuss I am sure he can arrange a half day or one day session and you could take your own model along as well. Colin is an exceptional teacher and the intensive one to one training is ideal if you want to make rapid progress.

I am not against the 'go it alone' Bixler route - far from it, it's more a question of you pay your money and take your choice...


Thread: Scratch Build Twin
27/05/2020 21:44:18

Very very Classy - I like it a lot! yes

Thread: ATS Kite?
24/05/2020 11:23:56

Simon many moons ago I Iearned to fly on a Kite at the old ATS school near Swindon; I bought a second hand one two years ago for training/teaching other members of my club and converted it to a tricycle u/c from a tall dragger. I contacted my old ATS instructor who now lives in the USA and he advised that the C of G was 25-30% of wing chord. Mine is set up at 30% and flies a treat

Edited By Jon Laughton on 24/05/2020 11:24:27

Thread: S1581 Hawker Nimrod MkI
13/05/2020 11:41:44


That's a work of art!!!smileyyes

Thread: Canopy/screen material
11/05/2020 14:06:22

The transparent acetate sheets that used to be available as projection slides can work as does packaging such as the stiffeners one finds inside new shirts?

Thread: RC Hotel
29/04/2020 11:09:58

Yes BR. hence my comments about charter flights in the original post. Potentially one could drive and get the ferry from the mainland depending on how borders open up or use scheduled flights to Athens and then from Athens to Corfu - the latter are still running.

29/04/2020 09:53:17


29/04/2020 09:29:50

I spoke with my friend Spiros Tsellas - the owner of the RC Hotel in Corfu last night just to catch up on the situation there.

The hotel is closed for now but the Greek Government has proposed the possibility of seasonal hotels such as his opening at the end of June as part of a phased exit from their lockdown - Greece has apparently suffered relatively fewer corona virus infections and fatalities than a lot of other European countries. Of course the situation remains fluid.... and when charter flights will be resumed between Corfu and the UK is anyone's guess!

As many hotel regulars will know, Spiros has invested in quite a few 3D printers and he advised me that he is presently working 'flat out' using them to print PPE for the local hospital which I thought was something that was worth sharing here.

Thread: Show us your workshop!
27/04/2020 18:23:13

That's a great looking and well organised workshop Pete!

Thread: Spitfire light
24/04/2020 22:22:45

Fabulous detailing Chris

Thread: Futaba 14SG
21/04/2020 10:06:08

Keith there is a Kindle book available by Malcolm Holt that is very good value and should answer any more tech questions you have for programming the 14SG

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
18/04/2020 10:35:03
Posted by Paul C. on 18/04/2020 10:31:00:

Hi malc, how do you stop the film trim from peeling off ? I always end up with bits of film trim peeling after a few flights.

Cheers Paul.

Paul I use clearcote to seal the edges - works very well.


18/04/2020 10:33:55
Posted by Paul Marsh on 18/04/2020 10:28:37:

Love the Curare . Wonder if Cloud Models will do a kit to complement their retro line?

I’ll second that idea.

18/04/2020 10:18:38
Posted by malmaz on 17/04/2020 14:56:45:

dsc_0115.jpgdsc_0114.jpgJust finished this plan built Curare, it has foam cored wings and tailplane cut for me by Cloud Models, fitted with electric retracts and powered by an OS 65 AX motor. I am waiting for a couple of props to arrive and this lockdown to be lifted so I can get out and give it it's maiden.

In the mean time I will crack on and get a PB Tornado ( also supplied by Cloud Models ) Built.smiley



Malc - were the wings / tail plane a special order from Cloud Models or freely available ?
I’m very interested in following your lead on this one having always fancied a Curare..


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