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    Just another, Smit Nederland Build!
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    πŸ“ New Motors and Throttles (ESC)!
    16 hours ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    When I ordered the Futaba F-14 Controller.
    I forgot to order some motors and ESC's.
    So, I ordered them from CMB.
    They should arrive in a few days!

    The ESC's are the Mtroniks 15 amp's
    The Motors are MFA-919D 11.1 Ratio!

    They should prove to be ample power.
    For the Tug: Smit Nederland!

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    πŸ“ Transmitter and Reciever Batteries!
    17 hours ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Looking around the mighty web.
    I have found where to source.
    The batteries for the F-14 controller!

    It's setting me back $75.00!
    For the Transmitter Battery.
    and the Reciever Battery.
    I also have to order the Charger!

    Now, I liked it in the old days.
    When you purchased a Controller system.
    It came with everything you needed!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Transmitter and Reciever Batteries!
    17 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ed,
    "Now, I liked it in the old days.
    When you purchased a Controller system.
    It came with everything you needed! "

    Sorry Ed, but if you'd looked around a bit more you'd have found that there are F14 Navy sets "systems"! available which include a receiver, TX battery (9.6V 2.0Ah) and a servo.
    Any 9.6V NiMh of around 2.0Ah would do for the TX for a days sailing.
    And any 4.8V NiMh for the RX, 75 bucks seems expensive to me!πŸ€”
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ“ Futaba F14 Dual Thottle Installed!
    1 day ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    The F14 is quite a nice controller.

    It's extremely expandable from 8ch to I believe 32ch's!
    I'm going to expand mine to another 12ch's!
    For a total of 18ch''s maybe!

    The controller doesn't come with well written instructions.
    But, You can make out what to do to the controller!

    The modification from double stick to dual throttle and stick.
    Was fairly easy to do! It's all plug and play!

    It's some what intimidating.
    To look into the controller.
    And see all those wires.

    But if you take your time.
    it can be worked on with no difficulties!

    It took me about half an hour.
    To do the modification!

    But, I can't test the controller.
    Because it comes without batteries!

    I was trying to source them form.
    Cornwall model boats but they're out of them!

    So, I'm going to have to wait.
    To see who I can order from!

    Patients is a Virtue!!!!πŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Futaba F14 Dual Thottle Installed!
    22 hours ago by Martin555 ( Captain)
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    Looks good Ed,
    I'm glad that doing the modifications did not give you any problems.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Futaba F14 Dual Thottle Installed!
    18 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Midshipman)
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    Looks good Ed. I was torn between the Futaba and the Frsky X9D Plus.
    The Frsky won based on 16 channels built in and the Open TX firmware. The Futaba looks perfect but the cost of all the add ons can be significant. As yours, the Frsky has no usable instructions either.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Futaba F14 Dual Thottle Installed!
    18 hours ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Hi Martin,

    I looked inside the controller.
    At first it's very intimidating.
    But, I thought here goes nothing!

    It was easier than I thought!
    Nothing to it!πŸ‘

    Now, when I go to do the upgrade.
    I hope the module comes with documentation!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Futaba F14 Dual Thottle Installed!
    18 hours ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Hi Mouldbuilder,

    I like the Flysky controllers!
    I have the FS-T6.
    It's a nice little controller!

    Now your pick of the Frsky X9D Plus.
    Looks very good!

    But, I chose the Futaba F-14.
    Because I wanted to add the Dual Throttles!

    Have i mentioned the F-14 is a monster size controller!
    It's about a inch and a quarter bigger than a standard controller!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Futaba F14 Dual Thottle Installed!
    17 hours ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ed,
    Shame you didn't order the Navy version in the first placeπŸ€”
    Comes with the Twin Stick already fitted.
    Such a set also comes with a TX battery and an appropriate receiver.
    Which receiver do you have?

    Attached is the manual for the Navy version.
    Maybe it's better than what you got, dunno!
    Seems pretty well written and clear to meπŸ˜‰
    Anyway, have fun πŸ‘
    I remember when the F14 Navy first came out, many years ago, I could only dream about one back thenπŸ€”
    Cheers, Doug 😎

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Futaba F14 Dual Thottle Installed!
    16 hours ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Hi Doug,

    I didn't know there was a different version!
    Or that it came with the batteries.
    Next time I'll ask questions?????


    The reciever I have is the Futaba R3008SB.
    T-FHSS AIR S.BUS 2
    8 Channel with High Voltage System!
    With Dual Antenna's

    Only thing is I'll have to wait.
    Till I have the batteries to test the unit!

    PS.

    The instructions you have provided.
    Are the same ones I had downloaded.
    From futaba wedsite!

    Thanks, Though appriciate it!

    Cheers, Ed

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    πŸ“ Futaba F14 Controller Arrived!
    2 days ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    My F14 controller arrive on schedule.
    I was a bit confused with the unit!
    I thought they sent me the wrong controller.
    But, It turns out it the right controller!
    I had ordered the 2.4ghz unit.
    But, the unit comes marked 40mhz!

    But, after looking around and reading.
    The pamphlets it turns out it's 2.4ghz!

    I thought I was going to have to send it back!

    Now all I have to do is order.
    The batteries that it uses.
    Also order the chargers!
    You would think for such a expensive radio.
    They would give the battery packs.
    But, I guess that's how they make their money!

    I had also ordered the dual throttle controller.
    Which I plan on installing shortly!

    According to how this radio is configured.
    I can add another 6 channels to it!

    That should be enough.
    For what I'm going to do to her.
    Controls whise!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Futaba F14 Controller Arrived!
    2 days ago by Cashrc ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I’m happy for you, that’s a neat transmitter! If I didn’t have so many of my models using a FrSky transmitter and receivers, I’d think about going that route myself.
    Anyway, good call on the F14 and the Smit Nederland!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Futaba F14 Controller Arrived!
    16 hours ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Hi Cash,

    I'm hoping I made a good call as well!
    The Dual Throttle just seam to call me!

    Dual Throttle is going to be very useful.
    On manuvering and docking competition!

    Now all I have to do is get to a boat club.
    The closes club to me is some 38 miles away!
    And I think it's a sail boat club!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ Smit Nederland on her way!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Smit Nederland is on her way!
    UPS expects to deliver it sep 30th!
    All is a Go Go Go......😁
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    πŸ“ Controller on it's way!
    3 days ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    My Futaba F14 Controller will arrive.
    Monday afternoon from UPS over seas!

    I'm looking forward to getting aquainted with it!
    Also installing the Dual Throttle controls!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Controller on it's way!
    2 days ago by Martin555 ( Captain)
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    Excellent news, keep us updated.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Soon!
    5 days ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Soon, I'll have all the supplies.
    I need to work on the Smit Nederland!

    Xmas, Came early this year for me!

    Thanks, Santa!
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    πŸ“ Main Motors and ESC's!
    5 days ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Hi All!

    Today I ordered two Mtroniks ESC.
    I also ordered two 11.1 ratio motors!

    Yesterday, I had to order a tube of Acrylic glue!
    As the Smit Nederland now comes with rudders.
    That have to be assembled!

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    πŸ“ Ordered Futaba F14 Controller!
    6 days ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Update:

    It turns out the credit card company.
    Had restricted the credit card instead of approving it.
    I called them they found the mistake.
    They unrestricted the card.
    I was able to place my order!
    I’m now a happy camper!!! πŸ™‚

    Should recieve the controller with in a week or so!!!!

    PS. Also ordered the Dual Throttle control as well!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ordered Futaba F14 Controller!
    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Captain)
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    That's really good news Ed,
    Soon it will go go go!!!

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ordered Futaba F14 Controller!
    6 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "PS. Also ordered the Dual Throttle control as well!"
    Aha! Clever boyπŸ‘
    That Twin Stick module is a whole different kettle of smoked salmon😊
    You can twiddle that with two fingers or one thumb.
    Have fun Ed.
    Would still like to see Brooklyn shoving the ducks around sometime thoughπŸ˜‰
    "It turns out the credit card company had restricted the credit card instead of approving it."
    Aha 2! Thought perhaps you had moved to Kamchatka or Vladivostok without telling us!😁
    Cheers, Doug 😎

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ordered Futaba F14 Controller!
    6 days ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    No didn't move!
    But, felt like it!
    I could barely understand the person on the other side!
    Maybe they were in Kamchatka or Vladivostok!!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

    Cheers, Ed

    Soon, Brooklyn will have her maiden Voyage! 😁
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    πŸ“ Ugh, Shucks!
    6 days ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Well, I had Ordered the Futaba F14.
    Dual Throttle Controller!
    But, Harbor Models had run out!
    I tried to order from the UK But.
    Have to wait a week, Some reason!
    It’s an international order.
    And I have to wait for approval!
    Really want that controller.
    I’ll wait to order then!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ugh, Shucks!
    6 days ago by Martin555 ( Captain)
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    Hi Ed,
    That is crazy, you should be able to order what you want when you what and not have to wait for approval.

    Martin555.
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