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Stuck in the middle. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 minutes ago
John, welcome to the 'League of Daft Gentlemen'. I threw out two inflatables a few years ago, 2 man dinghy and a Kayak. Have regretted it ever since 😭

Stuck in the middle. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 minutes ago
Or build a nice biggun so you can row out to your model😁 OK fit an outboard you lazy lot😉

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 minutes ago
Me too! Never mind the cost, imagine the space you need to build and store the beast! Those guys all seem to live in mansions or in their own factories😲 Yeah, you posted Pixhawk already, A380 autopilot to Jo'berg folks!? The stabiliser RX will do me, don't see much point in flying outta sight, never mind all the German ATC regs 😡 OK for Amazon & Co I suppose.

Stuck in the middle. by Delboy Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 22 minutes ago
You could always build a get-out-of-trouble springer tug model. So, when you get into trouble, you could send in the cavalry.

Crew by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 minutes ago
1/24 is too small but given the stl file I could play around a bit! 😎

Crew by Delboy Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 29 minutes ago
Well, you can always scale it on your slicer. I reckon that 80 percent is about 1/24 scale.

Over Spray! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 minutes ago
Go easy with the solvent! In case it attacks the plastic. What type paint did you use? I might try polishing it off first. Overspray is not normally so thick or so firmly 'attached' as where you actually wanted the paint😉

Spektrum, new, useless... by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 34 minutes ago
I know people build real jets I look at them and DROOOOOOOOOL. However at my age and short pockets looking is about all I can afford. When it comes to stabilising I have a pixhawk in my quadcopter and that is an amazing beast. It is capable of autonomous flight following GPS waypoints then auto landing.

Crew by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 45 minutes ago
Heartily agree Delboy, (How's business? Yes I do remember the series😉) Aha! Popeye (less pipe?)! Are you going to do Olive Oyl as well to keep him company ? I'm still looking for suitable 1/12 (ca 1/16 at a push) crew for my Sea Scout. Doug 😎

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 49 minutes ago
Hi Haverlock, there are even nuts over here who have made 1/6 Eurofighters, F104 Starfighter (Widow Maker😲) and F18s, with sometimes home-made jet turbines!! Massive beasts and massive costs! They crop up on DMAX Model Builder series from time to time. Cheers, Doug 😎

Crew by Delboy Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 52 minutes ago
I can only speak for myself but I hate to see model boats tooling about with nobody on the bridge, like the Marie Celeste or a Philippine super tanker. So, i was very pleased to find this able bodied seaman that I can reproduce on my 3D printer. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2757066

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 56 minutes ago
Hi Martin, The RX with flight stabiliser is for my Catalina flying boat!! It just helps to keep things under control on windy days 😊 Automatically adjusts to wind gusts. A tip I got from PMDevlin here on the site👍, who has the same Catalina model and got me hooked😊 First pic is Paul's, second pic mine! BTW: they have two brushless OUT-RUNNERS!! The stabiliser might help a boat / ship that is sensitive to side winds I suppose!? The auto aileron control wouldn't be a lotta use tho! Unless of course adjustable stabiliser fins are fitted, like on modern cruise ships😁 The pissibolities are endless these days 😉 More power to your budgets folks, cheers, Doug 😎

Spektrum, new, useless... by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 hour ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2ANJAVRQpQ Now this one uses an actual jet engine

Spektrum, new, useless... by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 hour ago
the short answer is yes it has been done https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cd_Kin5_7c

Over Spray! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 hour ago
Thanks Doug, I try that! Now all I have to do is go get the solvent!😲

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