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Over Spray! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 hours ago
Hi Doug, I'm going to take a better look in the morning! I used Rust-oleum Camouflage light green!

guardrails by Gdaynorm Captain   Posted: 6 hours ago
I have always painted guardrails to whatever grey the vessel is in 1e home fleet, mediterranean etc. But in one photo of Dreadnought they look darker, maybe black. Anyone have an opinion?

So far so good! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 hours ago
Well, I've painted the windows on the Captain's Cabin! Also the Pilot House aft windows! This is tedious work and very time consuming!

Norfolk Wherry Fans by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 hours ago
Still a bit on the heavy side. Fine silk "might" do but I might end up making loads of suits with Esaki tissue. There used to be a type of processed tissue with a slight gloss on it and a clothlike feel to it.Anyone know what it's called or where I can get it.The Barge is ten and a half inches long, not 8,with an open well deck. I could fit mini RC and a motor etc but it would be exposed. I could I expect cover it with a tarp as though it was carrying cargo. Some of you might suggest it's too small to bother with but it's like the peanut scale in the aircraft world. OR👍👍 A novelty TOY. Cheers all.

Stuck in the middle. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
Go for it John 👍 Get it back!

Stuck in the middle. by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
Moot point Doug as it is still in existence and I know the bloke who has it. So it could actually still ship the motor. You choose. "Yer pays yer munny" etc John😜👍

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
Hi John, Yep, I know Component Shop, and the Action Electronics modules inside out👍 Have bought ESC mixers and Asdic pingers from them. Good stuff, and some of it dead easy to duplicate! 😲😁

Spektrum, new, useless... by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
Doug those discs will be ideal for the job. Re buying electronic bits and pieces try the Component Shop here in N.Wales Good prices and excellent service. https://www.componentshop.co.uk/👍

Stuck in the middle. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
Could take or 'could have taken'? 😲

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
Hi Martin, have to admit I haven't flown it yet, the damn Orange RX won't work with my TXs 😆 So I'm about to buy the Lemon version, which is supposed to be Spektrum DMX and DSM2 compatible! We'll see! Guess I could at least do some taxiing trials with a standard RX on the Ostpark lake!? I haven't actually flown anything for nearly 50 years 😲 Did once 'fly' a Victor tanker simulator, that was fun😁 Also flew a real Grumman trainer a few times, from Blackwater airfield near Camberley, just before I left UK for Germany. That was LOADS MORE fun😊 For your 'smallish hairyplanes' the stabiliser RX could also be useful!? Just so happens 😁 I've got an Orange version, which works with your TX😊, going spare!!😁 In my, admittedly limited, experience small RC planes can be very twitchy and sensitive to winds! That's why I switched to ship building; two Totals and a Fly-away😡 I can swim but I can't fly 🤔 You absolute nut! You gave away such a treasure! Without even arranging some royalties? I'm surprised at you 😲 1/7, wow! 10 times the size of the Airfix kit I built back then. The EE Lightning was a nice bird (sheer brute force and ignorance😁), but not a patch on the Hawker Hunter for sheer looks and just STYLE! I flew the KeilKraft version for while, until I managed to Jetex it outta sight, at RAF Hemswell, now a housing estate I see 🤔 Nostalgia ain't what it used to be, or ...? Alles gute alter Knacker! Cheers, Doug 😎

Stuck in the middle. by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 hours ago
Even dafter I have an outboard under repair and one of the dinghys could take an outboard🤔

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 hours ago
Evenin' John, Yeah, it turned out much easier than I'd expected, as I said it's always easier when you have the 'patient' on your bench! I was expecting to have to get the spectrum analyser warmed up! That's the way it goes sometimes 😊 I can see exactly what my 27 and 40 Meg sets are doing on my 60Meg scope but now I'm getting deeper and deeper into 2.4 Gig tech, and prompted by Martin's snag, I just ordered a little 2.7 Gig analyser!! Curse the expense 'Give the cat another canary' 😉 Many thanks for the die cutting tips. I have some pretty good quality Dremmel diamond tipped cutting discs (0.75mm) so I'm sure they are 'Man enough'! I 'sucked electronic eggs' so all such mechanical engineering tips are more than welcome 👍 All the best, Doug 😎

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 hours ago
Ah, I didn't realise you'd already flown it, Doug. Nice job. Now I see why you'd need a stabiliser. Amazing what they do these days. When I worked in Germany at the car design studio I made the master for a 1/7th scale EE Lightning. That silly scale because it fit what was available as a jet engine then. I was earning so much I could have (should have) bought a jet every month and not missed it! Then I realised that for years they'd be making better and better ones and what I bought then would have been outdated inside a year or less. So I gave the fuselage and the start of the wings to Mick Reeves and as he was out I left them by his back door ( he lives near me). A little while later he was flogging a 1/7th scale Lightning kit! Who knows? Now, I couldn't afford even a cheapo jet, but there is still the fascination of something the size of a can of beans making the same noise as a real jet. Martin

Spektrum, new, useless... by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 hours ago
Well done mate.Not detracting from your efforts but as you say easy when it bites your hand so to speak. Getting back to Threading dies. What about having a go at splitting some as I posted a bit back. Good quality discs from Bang Good will do the job. It might take a couple for one cut but as long as you can keep them firm,say in a lathe tool holder and the cutting tool in the chuck you can make straight clean cuts. The edges of the cut form the cutting edges. Also note which is the feed side. ie the bigger opening. This is the side you present to the rod to make the cut. Grannies, eggs and sucking come to mind. If they fit many apols.😜👍 John

Stuck in the middle. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 hours 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 😭

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