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Member postings for Stephen Jones

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Thread: Clevis, Thead, Crimp, Glue or Solder
29/03/2020 11:31:10

I find bicycle spokes useful and easy to get they come in different lengths .

I find the stainless steel one good, Put a clevis on one end and a zed bend on the other.

as you can see here.






Edited By Stephen Jones on 29/03/2020 11:47:41

Thread: Peter Miller asks what next?
24/03/2020 22:39:01
Posted by Peter Miller on 24/03/2020 21:03:25:

I design what I like. I have occasionally designed things that other people have pushed me into. I never like those.

Tailwind wink.

And although i have not built it, it is on my to do list, Don`t tell me you don`t like it pushed or not it is a Nice subject.


Thread: Folland Gnat
24/03/2020 22:32:46
Posted by Colin Leighfield on 24/03/2020 19:16:15:

Your builds and flight reports are always among the most interesting things on the forum for me. I think that the hours that you must put in on the way aren’t always apparent, you don’t plan and construct projects like these in five minutes.

I second that.


Thread: Covid 19
23/03/2020 21:44:00

Borris has said that no one is to go to work unless absolute necessary.

What is that question.

Getting your car serviced , Boiler, Alarm, intercom CCTV .Fire alarm

My boss seems to think it is.

I would of said Hospitals, Food shops, Food production, electric power station, Gas ,

Nothing else.

What do you guys think.


Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
23/03/2020 00:17:31

Be careful of all that dust ............ AhhhChue.

Or you may have to self quarantine.

Steve wink

Thread: Cheetah
23/03/2020 00:12:15

Hi Simon,

I have the Cheetah, it is in my opinion a copy of the Bolt Glider only smaller and with a clip on cockpit.

Hence the thinner wings, conversion has been done but the wings need strengthening as they bend during flight.

Will be watching what you do with yours.


Thread: RCM&E April 2020 issue chat
22/03/2020 15:47:23
Posted by kevin b on 13/03/2020 21:55:15:

Ok. Answer time.

If anybody was interested enough to examine the free plan, they would have found that you can't build from it. Not unless you go out and get another copy printed. The parts you connect together are printed on the same piece of paper, but on opposite sides. As I said, not the first time, but I don't think there will be many who want to build it anyway.


I guess you could not hold the plan against the window and trace the parts then.


Thread: metal on metal interference
22/03/2020 15:40:54

Thank`s for the reply`s guys,

Just a project i am working on will be fine then.

Cheers Steve.

22/03/2020 14:13:52


I remember in the early days of Radio Control that metal on metal was to be avoided due to interference.

Is that still true today with modern 2.4Ghz radio gear.


Thread: How to Paint Roundels
12/03/2020 11:15:57
Posted by Martin McIntosh on 11/03/2020 14:37:29: You can buy it by the metre and they go to the large shows. Don`t be tempted by their crafty cutter or the roundel tool. Waste of money.

Thank`s for the heads up Martin,

I have a paint job to do that is long overdue and that is just what i am looking for.

Cheers Steve.

Thread: Red5 MEGA glider 1.5M
09/03/2020 11:37:18

A quick search on the internet and it looks like ECLIPSE has re launched this.

A name change to Mega Wing Glider and this time EPS foam and they have added reinforcements.

here is a link to Mastermind toys who are selling the new version.


08/03/2020 11:49:20

Here is the video of the Mega Glider Flight.

It went better than i thought it would .

Oh forgot to mention this is my 1st twin powered model.


Edited By Stephen Jones on 08/03/2020 11:52:36

07/03/2020 15:31:09

So the model has had it`s successful flight i will post a video but for now here is a picture.


Steve smiley

Thread: English Electric Canberra
06/03/2020 17:59:56

Very nice Simon,

And i guess it will be even heavier with your Op Number on it blush


Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
06/03/2020 17:55:36

Test Flown these two Today.

Test flight.jpg

Top one Mega Glider.

Bottom Hobby King TL 2000.

Steve smiley

Thread: Red5 MEGA glider 1.5M
03/03/2020 19:04:55

Hello their,

Well its been in the loft for a while so it is time i did something with it.

mg body s.jpg

So after much thought i decided , just build it after gluing the wings together it seems it may be ok without any Carbon fiber .

So i am going for a light build.

mg body1 s.jpg

I have cut the cockpit free.

mg wing s.jpg


mg wing1 s.jpg

But i forgot to make note of where the CoG is blush


Thread: Sabre made in Belgium
02/03/2020 23:42:52

I am guessing by the spring under the pilots Bum it`s a ejector seat.

That should be Fun


Thread: The Bolt chuck Glider
26/02/2020 22:43:47
Posted by Guy Hamilton-Fletcher on 26/02/2020 20:45:03:

If I could ask what control throws did you guys use for the elevator. I have built it as an all moving tail plane similar to Steve Jones's model.

Also what position did you end up using for the Center of Gravity ? I forgot to record the original position before getting halfway through the conversion.

will post some pics when done


Hi, This video gives you all the information you need for the powered version i did.

But i you do not want to pause the video to read the info the Tailplane movement is 20 mm each way i also have 35% Expo to tame it down in the middle. Cog 35mm from the Leading Edge. 10 degrees down thrust.

Hope this helps Steve.


Edited By Stephen Jones on 26/02/2020 22:46:33

Thread: Gliding video thread
25/02/2020 22:53:34

Not sure how many of you may have seen this one before,

But with all this bad weather we have been having thought this might cheer a few of you up.

Just watch the grass it is hardly moving Yet the model is flying on a breeze.

Here is wishing for warmer calmer weather.



Edited By Stephen Jones on 25/02/2020 22:57:09

Thread: Winter is here....who's been flying?
23/02/2020 00:40:40

James, has flown in Storm Dennis.

Lucky guy.


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