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Member postings for Jon Laughton

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Thread: Past Review Models - feedback and prices
28/08/2020 14:16:32


28/08/2020 14:02:02

Sounds like a good & interesting idea Kevin - happy to comment if there are any models I am familiar with - neither of the two you mention in your post are known to me


Thread: ARTF Scale or semi scale aerobatic biplane
17/08/2020 18:16:06

Blackhorse Fairey Albacore perhaps for something different?

Thread: Which would you choose and why?
09/08/2020 21:33:20
Posted by Colin Carpenter on 08/08/2020 18:22:55:

Sebart. If it flies as well as all his other designs then it will be superb ! The Shark with slats will hover , motor off , in a12 mph wind ! Colin

Colin is correct - the Sebart range fly wonderfully as pattern aerobats and/or 3D models. They have no vices and are light/strong. Set them up with minimum throws and a less experienced pilot can fly them well - usually land slowly too if set up correctly. Out of the entire range the Wind S 50 would be my recommended favourite .


Thread: RC Hotel
28/07/2020 22:27:42
Posted by Andy Stephenson on 28/07/2020 17:31:20:

What is necessary to get R/C pilot registration with the aviation authorities in Greece as a visitor. If you were planning to fly there I'm guessing you would have to go through a process similar to the CAA one here in the UK.


Andy - as a paying guest at the RC HOTEL you don’t require registration. Just fly and enjoy. If you’re not capable of flying solo safely, excellent tuition From the proprietor and other (usually BMFA endorsed) instructors is available . All new guests are asked to either confirm their Flying capability through a test flight or immediately request tuition.


27/07/2020 21:52:13

For those who are interested - the RC hotel is open now and there is availability - the weather here in Corfu is warm and ideal for flying for the rest of the season.

For those who are prepared to travel I can only say that whilst being at an airport and flying when wearing a mask is odd I found it nevertheless easy to ever the hotel is very welcoming and the facilities superb.

All of Greece has suffered from the lockdown but plenty of the local tourist bars/restaurants/ haunts have opened with a warm greeting for those who make the journey from the UK.

Thread: My no. 4 Lidl Glider conversion - Twin Boom Version!
27/07/2020 15:01:10

Pardon me for making this observation but it seems to me to be slightly tail heavy?

Thread: Fixing lead inside engine cowl
22/07/2020 21:05:40

Get and fit a larger / heavier engine? Then the added weight has a value in terms of more power (you don’t have to use it)

Thread: switch harness
17/07/2020 22:25:11

I use the Miracle metal toggle switches complete with charging point - never had a problem. Probably got 15+ of them. Very convenient

Thread: Motor suggestions
07/07/2020 22:21:19

Here’s mineCoyote 3S

07/07/2020 22:18:28

I’ve built and flown one Skippers - I rang a local model shop for advice on the motor / ESC combination to fit . So suggest you do the same?


Thread: Outdoor Workshop
06/07/2020 15:53:42

Window blinds to hide the contents when you are not there (per Mr Chinnery's comments re security above) and to shield the sun when you are working in the shed...?

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

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