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    It's alive, we have power all machinery now wired in, only the lighting to do now .managed to get an old bobbin sander(allegedly obsolete) that was being replaced by a newer version and a box of assorted bobbins free gratis from my old work ,don't know if it will make my boats any better but better of in the shed than in a skip. Waiting for a laser or 3D printer to become obsolete soonπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    It's amazing how many people do other kinds of modelmaking but rarely say anything. I just started a Facebook page for a laugh called My Other Slot Car's an Aeroplane and it has already proved really popular! One guy has a serious obsession with stick and tissue Keil Kraft kits! Nobody knew! Only one has admitted to modelboatitis though. Martin
    5 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Westquay ( Commander)
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    Hi Paul. I dodged the issue by building mine as No 94. No evidence of a stern light on that at any point 😁.
    5 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ robbob ( Commander)
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    Hi Ron, have you tried this? With the boat out of the water, turn the TX an RX on and watch the rudder as you walk away to see if it twitches (try operating the rudder a few times and wait). If nothing happens try running the motor and doing the same thing, if it twitches then you have a problem with electrical interference, (might be your antenna going over the motor, - assuming your motor is properly suppressed) If it twitches without the motor going and you get a fair distance away, it could be a dodgy Xtal, REC, or maybe servo (wouldn't have to be any distance away for the servo.) Another thought is - was anyone else on the same frequency as you or standing near you with a more powerful radio swamping your signal, (had that happen to me with FM in a plane - different freq but my cheaper Acoms 4 ch radio was swamped by a Futaba 10 ch - guy got between me and the plane almost causing a crash)
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    Just finished up a Graupner MK1 Micro Magic..this is the boat that came before the racing version, or MKII. This is the 4th MM I’ve built, the ones before we’re MKIIs, one a German kit, 2 were the later Asian manufactured kits. All good boats. Anyway, I found the MK1 on EBay, once it got to the house I decided to use some spares, carbon tube and 3D printed parts to build her up to racing specs. Maiden will probably be this weekend.
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    At long last the new Dry Dock is completed, we now need a new centre piece for the dining room table. It needs to be something interesting to provoke conversation, which the models have done quite regularly. All I have to do now is finish the rest of the stuff that is not in camera shot!!!
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    My old Graupner Optimist which I made from the kit in 1979. It has been sitting gathering dust in my garage for around 20 years since I last used it, so I thought it was about time to give it a bit of a birthday and tidy it up. Originally fitted with a Graupner sail winch (which I later sold) and was sailed with a Futaba 6ch 27mhz FP6FN TX (which was bought in 1978 and is still going fine, but not used any more) I've bought 2 cheapo winches and when I have time I'll get it back on the water (maybe with a motor as well)
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