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Sweet Sue by sandkb Admiral   Posted: 11 minutes ago
Yes, I think that I've got it sorted now. The proof will be in the pudding when I post the next one. Thanks for your comment.

HMS Erebus by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 43 minutes ago
Good clue! - extract from manual re set-up "1. Set throttle trim to neutral and turn on the transmitter. 2. Press the ESC on/off button. The LEDs will light, one green, one red. 3. Wait 3 seconds, the LEDs will change to blue. Your ESC is now set. 4. The ESC has an automatic LiPo cut-off. One flashing red LED means your battery is low and the cut-off has activated." Note point 4 !! Are you using LiPo or NiMH? Also- "Problem: Model runs properly, then motor goes dead. ➤ The built-in thermal protection may be automatically shutting down the ESC due to overheating conditions. Check for binding drivetrain, bad motor or incorrect gear ratio. Adjust gear mesh, replace motor or change gear ratio. Allow the ESC to cool and try again." ESC seems to be mostly used in buggies - above is extract from the Duratrax Evader EXT2.4 manual. Thus, assuming direct drive, 'changing gear ratio' for us means change the prop! May also have been the cause of the blue ESC problems? Which version of the Sprint? There are Sprint DTXM1200, Sprint 2 DTXM1205, and Sprint Waterproof DTXM1220. All with slightly different specs and motor requirements; brushed / brushless. So what is your setup, End to End; battery to prop?

HMS Erebus by Gdaynorm Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 51 minutes ago
She's in Canadian waters, Lake Lisgar in Tillsonburg, Ontario, so note the Canadian courtesy flag on the mast.

HMS Erebus by Gdaynorm Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 hours ago
The speed control is a Duratrax Sprint, which has a heat sink built on. The props are three blade, one inch diameter, made to scale as is the rudder. I originally fitted a blue speed control, forgotten the make but very common. It had a problem, after maybe ten hours sailing, so fitted the Duratrax, new. The control gets very slightly warm to touch when run in dry dock so to speak.

Sweet Sue by Johnlikessailing Commander   Posted: 3 hours ago
Good pictures, I hope you get the video posting sorted.

Sweet Sue and Imara. by Johnlikessailing Commander   Posted: 3 hours ago
Looks great, wish I was there.

HMS Erebus by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 hours ago
Almost certainly an overheating problem with the ESC. If you provide the details requested by RNinMunich we may be able to help. Prop type and size would also help. Dave

HMS Erebus by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 hours ago
PS Great photo, ship looks very good, but isn't the Union Flag only flown on the bow when moored or alongside? and the Ensign worn on on the mainmast halyard when under way? 😎

HMS Erebus by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 hours ago
Sounds like it may be a heat problem - thermal cut-out? What's the set up? Motor, power source, ESC? 😎

Speed controls by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 hours ago
"As an ex flier I do believe all engines had the throttle idling with the stick fully back and I have always associated forward with stick up leaving backward for stick down." This might be the clue! This is what I meant by TX mode. I note that Grandpa has a Spektrum DSM set, he may have it in Mode 2 the usual flier mode, as my DSMX 6 was delivered. If so first of all maybe switch to mode 1 to put throttle (full range) and rudder back on the right stick Channels 1 and 2. Then check the TX programming (offset) on Ch1 and centre it. Then worry about the ESC. Had a similar discussion a few months ago with Andy at Micron Radio Control about the set up for some miniature receivers for my plastic magic! Still getting to grips with programming the Spektrum. Until then all Sea Trials done with the old MC-10 40MHz kit. 😎

HMS Erebus by Gdaynorm Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 hours ago
Erebus is of course long finished and sailing. However, a strange electrical fault has occurred. She will be sailing beautifully, and then just stop. Wait a minute or two, and she goes again, only to do the same again! The problem cannot be with the radio or receiver, as steering works when engines dead. Anyone have any ideas?

Speed controls by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 hours ago
Hi Paul Yes I agree if you want stick up for forward. When trying to help others it is sometimes best not to assume they will use the same stick settings as you or I may prefer. As an ex flier I do believe all engines had the throttle idling with the stick fully back and I have always associated forward with stick up leaving backward for stick down. That was why I referred to "chosen stick movement" in my post. I could have clouded the waters somewhat as some older Futaba sets need to have the channel set to "R" but anyone with such a tx will already be aware and make the necessary adjustment. Happy days, just had an afternoon sailing, sunny but cold.]# Dave👍

Ketch Irene by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 hours ago
First photo a hit & miss vent, cut to make gratings, painted streaky brown. This is not my idea, but its a good one. The hawser hole finished & the stern ready for filler & paint. Will finish hull paint before completing topgallant rail. Although I have a stand still using the pillow, as it makes a good pin cushion.

Speed controls by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 hours ago
Hi Dave, One lives and learns 😉👍 I'll check this for this effect (bench tests!) with the kit (Graupner Navy V30) I'm building into my Belfast and Graf Spee, but up to now with brushed and 'conventional' ESCs I've not noticed it. Not got into brushless yet, but might do soon for Dad's old Sea Scout, which is my only single screw boat. Agree with the same settings philosophy, I do the same. Watch this space! 😎

Pro Boat USS Arleigh Burke by rossiter Apprentice   Posted: 7 hours ago
I have a rather nice Pro Boat 44" USS Arleigh Burke destroyer.It has the accessories that could be bought separately and comes complete with a new 50amp ESC. A 7.2 NIMH battery will be included, so all you will need is a receiver and away you go. These are becoming quite rare now as they are no longer produced. Its had little use, and sails superbly. I'm open to offers as it has to go due to space required. Collection only from Stroud in Gloucestershire, 4 miles from Jnc 13 of the M5. May be able to meet within 50 miles. Feel free to call me on 01453752333

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