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    Hi Andy, Welcome aboard shipmate๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€ Apart from Michael's excellent version you might like to take gander at Robob's ground breaking blog of the test, evaluation and build of the original 36" Vintage Model Works prototype kit. https://model-boats.com/blogs/47891?sort=ASC If you have the Krick kit I'm sure that you will find Pete's (Mouldbuilder) Blog of that version useful. https://model-boats.com/blogs/42133?sort=ASC This blog also includes a discussion of the circuit (using a 555 timer chip) needed to drive the flashing blue light๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy building, look forward to your Blog๐Ÿ‘ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Thanks Peejay, That is what i thought so i will have to swap the motor leads over because i have no gears fitted. I will give that ago on the water and see how she performs Cheers Jon
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