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Wanted large rc warship by luckylefty Apprentice   Posted: 5 hours ago
Hi everyone..I'm looking for a large RC warship please email me at (Email Removed - PM Only) if you have one for sale or text me on (Phone Removed - PM Only).. please text as my hearing is terrible Many thanks David

iMBRA Western League Gonzaga by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 hours ago
Thanks Dave, I took a look, even with google translate it's hard to make it out! I was just being curious. I guess the URL is suppose to point to an award or trophy of some kind!

SKYRC Proteus Water Cooled X520 by alfabase Apprentice   Posted: 9 hours ago
Hi, I'm new in this size of model boat, but I'm planning to built a 1:5 model of the Coronet 26". It will be around 5 foot(150 cm), and I'm wondering, if anybody have any experience with the SKYRC motor?? It should be suitable that size of a model boat. Greatings from Denmark

Trimaran USV by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 hours ago
Hi analyst We have a section All Things RC that shows basic RC set up. For the boat you will need two servos and given the size I would go for large heavy duty type servos. One will control the rudder(s) the other the engine throttle. As you are wanting endurance and you have a large model a 12v SLA with a UBEC to reduce the volts to 5/6v. Have a look at / for a selection of what is available. Radio wise you may want to consider the Taranis long range receiver as this will give you the range you originally mentioned and certainly more than the standard X8 receivers. The aerial should be as high as possible and as far away from any interference as possible (sparks from the ignition). You cannot extend the aerial length but as you are into amateur radio this is something you will understand. Video is another matter. I believe 5Ghz is the common allocation and I suspect this will be line of sight which may be a problem on a sea going vessel in rough seas or round an inlet. The hull looks good and I look forward to seeing how you progress Dave

iMBRA Western League Gonzaga by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago
Hi Ed It's too long for the available message space. If you just use the first part up to the / it will take you to the site. Safer to navigate within the site than rely on links. It's in Italian so you may need to use a translation service, Google's works well. Dave

Trimaran USV by analyst Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 16 hours ago
@figtree7nts - yeah as much as possible i will minimize the weight. i think only the weight of a 3hp motor will be the primary consideration and the rest(electronics) will be minimal. speaking of electronics, can you share a simple layout for the needed electronics on this one? I'm a total noob and until now I'm still at lost on what specific items to buy aside from the motor. prop and shaft will be fabricated locally. I already have Rx from the Taranis Tx. All i want for now is for her to run wirelessly for about 100 meters for trials before i consider putting telemetry and cameras. I'm confused of; what size of servos should i use? How many servos? What size and type of battery? Do i need an external antenna? if yes, what type? Hope to have some recommendations from the members. a layout would be much appreciated. thanks in advance

Dr. Louise by Commodore-H Petty Officer   Posted: 19 hours ago
[Score: 10/10] 24" Dr. Louise Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type) - Comments: Purchased on eBay as a complete wreck. Totally done over and ready to go but haven't sailed it yet

Dr. Louise by Commodore-H Petty Officer   Posted: 20 hours ago
[Score: 10/10] 45" Dr. Louise Capable of 5mph Twin Propellors Direct Drive to a Falcon Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries Controlled Through Graupner ESC - Comments: Was originally a kit but highly modified. Operating features include two operating radars, lights (mast head battle lights searchlights, running lights. Forward gun rotates and fires live black powder, barrel is spring mounted and recoiled. Sound effects, horns and battle station alarm. Exocet missile launcher fire bottle rockets.

Dr. Louise by Commodore-H Petty Officer   Posted: 20 hours ago
[Score: 10/10] 31" Dr. Louise Capable of 12mph Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a Robbe (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through Viper (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Scratch built admirals barge Wood hull. Simple model easy to transport and operate. At top speed much too fast, half of boat lifts out of the water surprising and fun

Orca by Commodore-H Petty Officer   Posted: 20 hours ago
[Score: 10/10] 32" Orca Capable of 3mph Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a Scratch built (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through Viper (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Scratch built Orca from movie "Jaws" Built from one 2 x 4! " We're gonna need a bugger boat"

"The Crew" by Midlife306 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 day ago
Well done, I spent ages trying to find a 12/1 pilot for my Bluebird, I ended up buying a Breaking Bad "action figure" He was made out of solid vinyl & weighed a ton, well er 150 grams Cheers Wayne

iMBRA Western League Gonzaga by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Whats wrong with the URL?

"The Crew" by Ballast Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Here are the "Crew" all members of Star Trek and their Oil Skins are made from Marigold Gloves! ("when they're finished!!!)

Clinker Potting and Crab Boat by Ballast Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Thanks for your mail Robert and I look forward to the hull arriving. Your Clinker Crabber is a typical south east coast beach boat like the ones in the picture from Hastings invariably had a foremast and mizzen mast. The foremast was for carry hauling gear and lights and the mizzen had a sail to assist the boat to lie into wind and tide when hauling pots. Notice the simple wheelhouses. They were lovely old boats with loads of character as your is. My profile picture is the boat I am building.

Bargain of the year by justintime2001 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
46" RAF Crash/Fire Tender Kit Brand New & Boxed + Almost everything needed to complete the build. Cost £565 - A True Bargain at £300 for the lot – Don’t miss this great opportunity Sale Includes: All items are brand new, unopened Vosper 46" RAF Crash Tender Kit x 1 Boat ESC Programming Card x 1 90A Boat ESC 4A SBEC x 1 11.1V 5000mAh 35C continuous discharge lipo battery x 2 Tornado Thumper V2 4260/06 500KV - Brushless Outrunner RC Motor x 1 Canopy Glue Formula 560 x 1 Prop Shaft - 13" Maxidrive ( 8mm Tube/5mm Inner ) x 1 Propshaft Grease x1 Universal Joint x 1 Propshaft Oiler Clamp Kit x 1 XL Brass Rudder x 1 Waterproof Toggle Switch x 1 ZAP Z Poxy x 1 Dual Power iMAX B6 AC Lipo NiMh RC Battery Balance Charger/Discharger x 1 Woven Glass Twill 100g 1m Wide x 3 EL2 Epoxy Laminating Epoxy 770g + AT30 Epoxy Hardener Slow 230g x 1 30 Amp Inline Mini Blade Fuse Holder & Fuse (Splashproof) x 1 Flexible Silicone Wire Cable 14AWG Red & Black x 1 5 Pairs XT-60 Male Female Lipo Battery Connectors Plugs x 1 Collected from Burton on Trent or Could meet part way Bargain at £300 for the lot. Cost £565 so a saving of £265.

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