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Member postings for Jon Laughton

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

Thread: Tony's Concorde
02/07/2018 16:31:43

Beautiful Tony well done!

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
26/06/2018 06:01:15

Dave is this another of your Depron wonders or is it mixed media?

Thread: AcroWot - Foam or EP
20/06/2018 00:09:44

BEB has it bang on! And I prefer IC....😜

Thread: Futaba 14sg or 16sz, any thoughts?
14/06/2018 22:54:43

For what it’s worth I have the 14SG & the 18SZ....they are both great radios. I prefer the 18 due to the colour touch screen and the logic behind it when used so if the 16 is similar to that then go for it instead of the 14. I second the purchase / use of Malcolm Holts kindle books - these are really helpful and interesting! It is now possible to copy models from the 14 to the 18 with the latest software updates from the Ripmax / Futaba website.

I cannot comment on Taranis as I have never seen one being programmed but do hear some very positive comments about them....however Futaba flows in my bloodstream too!😉

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
13/06/2018 17:57:36


13/06/2018 13:47:09

Maidened today....need to replace the free castering tail wheel with a skid. Bought second hand to help friends acclimatise to the dark arts of ic models. Very nice flyer - took me back as I learned to fly at the old ATS school on one of these😀ATS Kite

13/06/2018 08:30:59

1600mm span foam SpitTwo recent maidens

Dragon Lady

Thread: Fokkerc 1/5 Spitfire XIV build
12/06/2018 10:59:06

Based on my own experience taking Jon Harper's private advice is always a good thing to do....!thumbs up

12/06/2018 10:22:05
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 12/06/2018 10:20:53:
The autumn?! its June and the Luftwaffe are all over us! Dont just stand there get one up!

And that's just Brexit!!! smiley

12/06/2018 09:50:27

Thanks Tim - sounds like he is perfectly positioned to get all the help he needs to be able to fly a Spitfire: a quite understandable dream in my opinion!

12/06/2018 09:48:32

And a new laser four stroke would be the perfect engine for this model eh Jon? wink 2

12/06/2018 08:38:41

Nick this looks a great model but if you are “just starting out”(?) then I’m afraid it is totally unsuitable for you.

You would not be able to fly it....It is a common misconception in this hobby that you can build and fly a scale model straight away. This is not possible: an analogy would be for a completely novice full size pilot to have a first solo flight in a Spitfire or even a large Boeing jetliner.

Of course you can still build the model and have an experienced rc pilot check it over & fly it for you...but you would not even be able to fly it on a buddy lead with that person if you are a beginner.

So join a club and get some training from their instructors on a basic high wing trainer, work your way up to a low wing aerobatic model then consider having someone help you with flying a Spitfire. It’s what I did and it took nearly 12 years....


Thread: Soldering iron size
31/05/2018 07:44:55

Hi Martin - looks like you got a bargain! Thanks anyway

Thread: Windows 10 personal preferences
30/05/2018 23:50:44

These are exactly the reason I moved to a Mac seven years ago and I’m still delighted I did

30/05/2018 23:50:32

These are exactly the reason I moved to a Mac seven years ago and I’m still delighted I did

Thread: Soldering iron size
30/05/2018 19:04:54

Hi Martin is there a specific solderstation you would recommend?


Thread: Left TX switched on..
30/05/2018 18:55:03

Did the same thing 2 weeks ago - charged it with a programmable charger and then the supplied charger and all ok

Thread: Warbirds - engine recommendations
27/05/2018 15:08:24

Ron - It made sense to trade tge significant dead weight up front for greater engine capacity and yes the additional ‘urge’ also made the model better to fly

27/05/2018 10:54:05

YT Spitfire XIVe flown on an OS 120 Surpass F/S then upgraded to a Weston 180 F/S

Thread: Sport planes - engine recommendations
27/05/2018 10:51:53

Sebart 50 series Katana & Sbach both fitted out with IC conversion packs and OS75AX.

Sebart Wind S with OS55AX

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