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Forum: RC Jets
08-19-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 312,487
Posted By Jon Mead

Just a quick question: what size is the DS16...

Just a quick question: what size is the DS16 compared with other transmitters? I haven't seen one in the flesh or been able to hold one to gauge the size. I have very small hands, and find the newer...
Forum: RC Jets
08-17-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 246,826
Posted By Jon Mead

Many thanks Bill, I was absolutely delighted with...

Many thanks Bill, I was absolutely delighted with how well the plane flew. My first take off was with no flap, and the the rotation point was probably around 100 feet. The second was with half flap,...
Forum: RC Jets
08-16-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 246,826
Posted By Jon Mead

I finally managed to maiden my new Viperjet...

I finally managed to maiden my new Viperjet today, after spending far too long completing the installation. However, it was well worth the wait, as the plane flew beautifully. I have followed much of...
Forum: RC Jets
03-15-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 246,826
Posted By Jon Mead

This is how I did mine. The fixing bolts were...

This is how I did mine. The fixing bolts were fouling the edge of the frame so I filed a couple of grooves to provide clearance. I'm using a Hitec HS-645 for the steering, and Savox 1256 on all the...
Forum: RC Jets
02-24-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 246,826
Posted By Jon Mead

Air Tank Location

Looking at photos from earlier in the thread, it looks like JL have recently started supplying a larger air tank that won't fit transversely under the inlet ducting. The only location that I can find...
Forum: RC Jets
01-24-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 246,826
Posted By Jon Mead

I've drawn up the ViperJet graphic, with the...

I've drawn up the ViperJet graphic, with the intention of getting some vinyl cuts done for the wings of my Viper. If anyone is interested, I'd be more than happy to send anyone a copy of the file as...
Forum: RC Jets
01-14-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,790
Views: 246,826
Posted By Jon Mead

I'm just getting started with my Viper and am...

I'm just getting started with my Viper and am planning out the installation. The 5-way air manifold is something I haven't come across before, so I thought I would sketch the air system out to see...
Forum: RC Jets
11-12-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 221,715
Posted By Jon Mead

Please can anyone who is running a Jets-Munt VT80...

Please can anyone who is running a Jets-Munt VT80 in their Nano tell me whether the stainless plates on the mounts needed to be cut down in order to fit between the fuselage sides? Did you also...
Forum: RC Jets
10-14-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By Jon Mead

Fuel System Questions

Hi Everyone,

This is my first post on RCU, having been a reader for quite a while. I am getting my first jet together - Boomerang Nano and would like some help with the plumbing. I have read...
Forum: Kit Building
10-30-2004, 04:07 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 21,231
Posted By Jon Mead

RE: 4 Star 40 building has commenced!

Here are some pics of mine. Both are now in plane heaven, but I have one unmade in its box, waiting some time this winter.

http://www.jimead.f2s.com/images/Four_Star_Front_Overhead.jpg

...
Forum: Kit Building
07-04-2003, 09:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,487
Posted By Jon Mead

Best kit manufaturer??? Opinions welcome.

I would recommend the kits by Glens Models www.glensmodels.com I have built a Sig Somethin' Extra, and the accuracy with which the Glens 58" Extra 330 goes together beats the SE hands down.
Forum: Kit Building
06-28-2003, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,417
Posted By Jon Mead

GP Dazzler & Engine selection

I have a GP Dazzler kit, which I will be building later in the year. I'm planning on using an Irvine 39 it in. I'm not sure whether these are available in Belgium, but they are gaining popularity...
Forum: Kit Building
06-22-2003, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jon Mead

supersportster

I have an SS20 with an Irvine 25 engine. It is quite fast, and verticals are good. The aileron throws in the manual are a bit tame for my taste, but overall, the plane is a good flyer.

Take your...
Forum: Kit Building
06-21-2003, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By Jon Mead

Flair Puppeteer

Be careful if you decide to add tri stock, as the tank is a tight fit into this box above the bearers. I wouldn't worry too much about using PVA instead of epoxy, it should be plenty strong enough. ...
06-21-2003, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By Jon Mead

Engine for Hangar 9 Aresti 40

I have just bought an H9 Aresti, and was wondering about engine choice. Having searched the forum for threads on this plane, most people seem to be using a 46FX or a Saito 72. I have got an OS70FSII,...
Forum: Glow Engines
05-19-2002, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
Posted By Jon Mead

Glow Plug For Irvine .53?

I would agree with the OS 8 recommendation. I have used a Fox gold plug in my 53 too, and it ran fine. I currently have an Enya No3 in my Irvine 40, and it is running very nicely too, so this would...
Forum: The Clubhouse
04-07-2002, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By Jon Mead

Help The Brit

Hi All,

I will be coming to the USA in a weeks time for a vacation in Orlando/ Kissimmee. I'm bringing the family, and will be doing the Disney thing, but I have been promised a trip to a hobby...
Forum: Kit Building
03-18-2002, 07:00 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 49,954
Posted By Jon Mead

SS20

I Try,

I just finished my SS20, and have flown it a few times. With an Irvine 25, it really shifts. I can thoroughly recommend this combination.
Forum: Glow Engines
03-18-2002, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By Jon Mead

Foaming

I have noticed that different fuels have different foaming characteristics, with those based on synthetic oil being more likely to foam than castor based fuels. I use a Klotz based fuel in all of my...
Forum: Kit Building
03-15-2002, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By Jon Mead

Painting Solartex

Chris,

I have had good results masking and painting Solartex. I used regular paper masking tape too. However, a couple of tips:-

1. I use a straightedge and hobby knife to trim a new edge to...
Forum: Kit Building
03-06-2002, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By Jon Mead

Flair F2B

One of the UK magazines, RCM&E ran a two part review of this plane recently. The conclusions were that it is a nice kit, although a lengthy build, and it is time consuming to set up at the field. If...
Forum: Kit Building
02-24-2002, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By Jon Mead

I've got this kit

Greg,

I have got this kit NIB, waiting its turn to go through the workshop. It is quite a good kit, with veneered foam wings, balsa fuse sides with liteply doublers, and comes complete with...
02-09-2002, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By Jon Mead

GWS Pico Stick help!!!!

Let me tell you what happened with my Multiplex Lupo. I flew it for the first time indoors in a local sports hall, and it was fine, if anything it had a tendency to climb like crazy at full throttle....
Forum: Kit Building
02-07-2002, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,851
Posted By Jon Mead

Flair Products kit

Like I said, its a lot of building. This one has been on and off for the last 2 years, but I have now made a pact with myself that I won't start another plane until the Pup is flying. I'm going to go...
02-07-2002, 08:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,050
Posted By Jon Mead

Hanging planes for storage? Racks? How to build?

I have put some details on how I store my planes on my website. Go to http://homepages.tesco.net/~jimead and click on plane storage system under Workshop.

Here is an image from the page:-
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