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    HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
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    ๐Ÿ“ HARTLEY FLARELINE, SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
    2 hours ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Got sick of waiting for the sampan to arrive with couplings etc for the boat (1.6 months now ๐Ÿ˜ ,) so thought I would finish stage 2 of the project. I decided that being a trailer boat, it would look silly on a stand, so a trailer it was. Started this a while back now, and have been working on it along with stages 1 and 3. Takes forever, having to wait a month + for every single part to arrive for a project (and hoping they are suitable for purpose when they arrive), but finally getting somewhere.

    The frame is made from 12x12mm aly angle, all screwed together with 3mm screws and nuts. The hull supports are from 8x8mm square brass tube, soldered to brass plates and bolted to the frame. The wooden support rails are drilled for a tight fit over the sq tube, set at the correct height then cyano'd in place. The tops of the rails are covered with stick on sponge rubber strips. The centre rollers are large plastic beads, turned to shape in the mill chuck using files, then painted and attached with 3mm screws. Winch post is also soldered square brass tube with plates soldered on.

    The 'wobble roller' sets at the back are made from the same beads, just drilled to fit 3mm screws. The winch was made from 12mm aly channel and actually works, but more for looks than anything. The front dolly wheel is castering and can be locked up with a sleeve under the handle for 'towing'. The wheel itself is a small aircraft tail-wheel which was perfect for the job. Tail lights are plastic from a broken auto tail light, with painted balsa blocks behind, faced with ally foil for a reflector. The vertical trailer guide posts are 4mm brass tube, soldered to plates and bolted to the frame. These are covered with rubber auto fuel tubing, which was fitted by pushing the tubing on while blowing compressed air in the top to expand it. Detergent and water helped it slide on easier.

    The guards were made over a wooden mould, using f/glass cloth and polyester resin. 'Mags' are 65mm car wheels which were black, till I repainted them with chrome paint. Boat and trailer combo weighs just over 7lbs (trailer is just over 1 lb)

    As the boat has a very small keel, (none for the last 1/3rd,)and the hull doesn't actually touch the rollers, but sits just above them on the supports. Only the wobble rollers touch for support at the stern. Stage 3 almost done as well, but still waiting for a few more bits before 'putting it out there'๐Ÿ˜.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
    1 hour ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Hi Ron, thanks for the kind comment. Re truck,- my lips are sealed๐Ÿ˜‰

    JB
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    1 hour ago by Ron ( Commander)
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    Super Build! Do you have a model truck to add?
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    ๐Ÿ“ HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    29 days ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Made a new silver steel 4mm shaft yesterday,-minus the big flat on the front end which should help with a new coupling balance. Still having problems with the coupling due to excessive vibration due to bad Chinese machining. Have ordered 3 different types of couplings from Ali Exp but don't expect to see them before Feb next year. Have modified a new closer fitting prop which is showing promise of more thrust than the std prop. I tried it today with a silicone coupler, but the shaft moved back and the prop hit the flow corrector vanes, (plenty of noise but no damage๐Ÿ˜) Really needs a keeper on the shaft to prevent movement. Bearings are typically noisy small Chinese stuff which will be replaced later with better quality stainless NMB bearings.

    Looking at possibly changing the motor to a brushless fan cooled 36mm 1600Kv helicopter motor, and 45A HK DLux ESC (or other) for more revs on 3s (hard to find a brushed ESC for 4s). I'll see how the brushed motor goes once the new couplings arrive (and if they are any good) before trying the heli motor. With the heli motor, I'll be able to use 4s for more revs, as the brushed motor is suitable for up to 24v but most brushed ESCs are only for 3s max.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    28 days ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Hi Steve, the shaft is silver steel unhardened, but is in a drive tube filled with grease so shouldn't rust. Stainless is way softer as well so didn't want any flex, as I think I'll be having to spin it at around 20,000 to get anywhere near a decent speed. The brushed motor I'm using now is pretty grunty, but is only 1200Kv, that's why I dragged the heli motor out to have a look at it (bought 2 from HK about 8yrs ago quite cheap, but never had a use for them. They are 3-6s - 55A motors and run very smoothly. If the brushed is no good, I'll give one a go (ordered one of those star couplings to fit in anticipation.

    I do have another fan cooled inrunner, which has a truckload of grunt, but it gets hot quickly and would have to be copper coil water cooled. Also a couple of Feilun water cooled 540 brushed to try, which are quite revvy and only on 6v. Bearings in the jet are rubbish, which doesn't help noise๐Ÿ˜

    JB
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    29 days ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi JB,

    Hopefully the "Silver steel shaft" is a typo meant to read Stainless steel.

    Hopefully those couplings come soon to prove your vibration theory.

    That is one powerful motor you have there.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Finally received my voltage regs, (sampan docked today) and the electrical spaghetti is all done, (and I now have lights for Xmas!)๐Ÿ˜ 11 components on.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Re - I bet there was a little head scratching going on with that lot Jb LOL!!

    Just a bit Martin๐Ÿ˜, did let the smoke out of one volt reg (wrong polarity in the maze) so I bought a bunch just in case I do it again๐Ÿ˜

    JB
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    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Only problem is Rob, when I come back to it in a few years, I can't remember what I did๐Ÿ˜‚
    JB
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    1 month ago by robbob ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi JB.
    It looks a bit like the bottom of my electrical odd-and-ends box but hey...if it works and it 'aint gonna be seen then why not !
    It certainly doesn't detract from the clever engineering that went into it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I bet there was a little head scratching going on with that lot Jb LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    A bit more fun playing with BT music transfer to the model. Tried my old smart watch which I've fitted with a micro SD card expansion and it works fine. Only problem is the low power transmission output from the watch, giving a low volume from the BT speaker in the boat, (my cheap phone puts out about 10 times the power of the watch. The better smart watch I have is about 50% louder. Could be fun at the lake, playing music from the watch, (only has a 20ft diam transmission range, but it's all you'd need, as as the boat comes by it will pick up the signal and carry on playing (should be effective for 40ft - 2 x 20ft Rad)

    "Who'd 'ave thought, 40 year ago, we'd be sitting here, drinking Chateau De Chasselas and controlling music in our model boats from our wrist watches"? ๐Ÿ˜ "Aye, back then we couldn't afford a watch", "or a wrist", "or a sun dial", "Our mother made us look at sun to guess time", "We were too poor to afford a mother",.................................

    Thought I'd go with a nautical theme - "any Irish in the house"?๐Ÿ˜

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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter, is the orange a reference to a particular Irish order?๐Ÿ˜ or are you taking the Michael?๐Ÿ˜‚
    I thought the Pogues would be just the ticket๐Ÿ˜, (at least it was nautical๐Ÿ˜Š)

    JB
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    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Is it the sweet sound of violins coming from your watch JB.
    An orange for Christmas?
    Peter.๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Been trying to sort out a way to mount the boarding ladder on the transom while still being able to remove the rear deck. Finally had an idea (better late than never๐Ÿ˜)-I managed to drill 1mm holes in the 4 flanged ends of the brass rod with my mini drill and cyano'd in some 1mm rod, leaving about 5mm proud. I measured the rod positions on the transom and deck frame and drilled 1mm holes for the rods, so the top flanges sit the thickness of the deck ply above the frame.

    I then filed slots in the rear of the deck ply to slip round the rods. The ladder was fitted with the top holes started first and wiggled down till the transom holes lined up. A small dab of silicone was applied to the rod ends and the ladder pushed into place. Deck slips nicely under the flanges and the slots are barely noticeable.

    My nice little extinguishers from Al Ex turned up finally and one was mounted using a cut down plastic protection cap from a 6v lantern battery. Also made a 'radio' for the front cabin cross beam, (picture printed on decal paper with an acetate screen cover and knob from a slice of a 3mm nylon bolt remnant.

    Still waiting for more bits for the electrical side so that can be completed. If you could know everything you might need to complete a model then you could order it all at once, but you never will so you can't so you don't๐Ÿ˜ There is always something you forget๐Ÿ˜ Probably Gods' way of stopping us finding out how much we are spending, by doing it in small bits, as if we knew, we might not make models๐Ÿ˜‚
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Good old tech Doug๐Ÿ˜ It might be post tape deck as it has a CD slot (old tech now)

    On a side note to that,-my ex killed my good Alpine manual tape/ radio in my 88 Corolla AE92 L/B which I have replaced with a wonderful Chinese digital radio/SD card/USB/BT, which has a mind of its' own, (keeps dropping all the presets and needs resetting, but works well most of the time).
    My 90 Cressida has a very nice vintage tape/digital set (still works perfectly) and my Mazda Axela has a digital/cd set. Everything is old tech,-cars included (except the new Corolla radio ) but still works fine. I've found that all these new stereos with the Hall effect (or whatever it is) tuning/volume knobs, clap out in no time (usually on the volume side) and you are stuck having to use the remote. I have 2 Akai home stereos with the same problem. Bring back proper tuning systems!. I still have an NZ designed and built valve radio from 1954, which still works perfectly, also still have a number of radios from the 70s, including a Yaesu frog 7 comms receiver. My uncle was an electrical engineer (ex RN submarine electrical engineer stationed in Malta) and worked for PYE NZ in the early days of TV manufacturing, and as a kid I remember him showing us an early transistor radio model (a few years before they were actually produced) (you might be interested in these sites being a radio man)

    https://www.vintageradio.co.nz/model/clipper/5m4

    (I have a near perfect red model)

    https://leanpub.com/pyeradiowaihi/read

    Cheers, JB
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Neatsville Man๐Ÿ‘
    Even down to the ancient manual tune AM radio๐Ÿ˜‰
    Very 'period' JB๐Ÿ˜€
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    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Nice boarding ladder, radio and fire extinguisher Jb.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Jb,

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    Got bored so thought I'd try the lights at night in the tank. Unfortunately the big orange streetlight mucks the pictures up and my $1300 Olympus digital SLR does not like taking photos at night (or if it just can't be bothered๐Ÿ˜ . Shame I sold my Olympus OM1 SLR film camera, as that would do exactly what it was told, night or day!

    At least the dash lights show up well (even if out of focus๐Ÿ˜) but the interior lights could do with turning up a bit I think.
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter, I've tried all sorts and all settings, but it seems to a problem with the light meter. It won't work if the sensor can't detect light. When the comet came about 12 yrs ago, I had it all set up on a tripod, long exposures the works, but it would not work until I pointed it at a nearby star. If it's too dark the flash will work so it can focus, but if you turn the flash off you are buggered, - you need a light source close to the subject. Even in the daytime, if you point it at a dark area 40ft away the flash will operate!??

    For close up stuff I use the macro setting and manual focus which seems to be the best. It can be bloody frustrating when you get a perfect shot and the camera says "nope I'm not taking it" (even in the daytime and on auto) Sometimes feel like taking a hammer to it๐Ÿ˜ . Cant beat mechanical cameras. Camera is an E500.
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    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Hi JB.
    I have an Olympus digital SLR camera also.
    Have you tried taking the pictures in manual mode on a tripod with a slow shutter speed. Years since I used mine. I use a small Canon or my phone these days.
    Peter.
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    Lights camera action well done.Rick
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    A few pics of the model in the test tank. Just a few more small bits to go on the outside, but basically complete externally. Test vid in the media section.
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    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Nice one JB.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Peter.
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    2 months ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looking Good๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Finished making the mods to the reversing bucket. A spot of filler and paint again and back to the test tank. Bit of a bugger to f/glass being so small, - had to blob it on and Dremel and sand it back to shape. Has a bit more of a top lip and more down curl on the side chutes.

    Also attempting to make some fairleads from aluminium. One turned out reasonably well but the other was a semi failure and will have to be reworked. Hard to file being so small and delicate, and being blind as a bat for small stuff (need 2 pairs of goggles๐Ÿ˜) I have a headset magnifier but it gets a bit hard on the eyes after a while. Once painted they should look ok.
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    2 months ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Here is a Video from Konsberg on their Waterjets
    Waterjets - unchallenged performance
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    2 months ago by brianupyonder ( Warrant Officer)
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    not very funny our arthur is my hands started locking when i grip things for a while
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    Good idea Mike, thanks for that, didn't even think of those. Have to have a look on Ali Express for a set.

    Update,- none on Ali Express but they have them at Trade Tools, which is a large engineering tool supplier here in Auckland who has everything. I have bought a number of tools from them in the past. Not a bad price for the clamps really. I have a small 60mm vice which I normally use, but these would be better.

    JB
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    2 months ago by mturpin013 ( Commodore)
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    The bucket looks great and as for the fairlead try a toolmakers clamp for holding small parts
    https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/product/50mm-toolmakers-parallel-clamps-modelcraft-pcl4201-a?gclid=Cj0KCQiAnb79BRDgARIsAOVbhRopfiv12mtTWs3EX8Oxm0uPlf4l23xAdJzNebSe2HtgaJ062Ke15xoaAqQCEALw_wcB
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Great minds think alike Martin,๐Ÿ˜Ž I use the same peg, glued to a block of 8x2 pine as a soldering clamp for small bits,- plugs etc.๐Ÿ˜ (but the normal way round) Might make one like yours to try.

    JB
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    Hi Jb,
    You have done a great job on the reversing bucket.
    As for holding small parts i sometimes use a slightly modified cloths peg.

    Martin555.
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    I've got a good set of needle files which are not too bad,- I was just cutting things a bit fine and ally doesn't like bendingโ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ Biggest problem is hanging on to it to file, - doesn't help having the old arthritis in the fingers๐Ÿ˜

    JB
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    2 months ago by Ianh ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    This is the sort of thing that a set of Jeweller's files come in handy
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    While waiting for some stain to dry I thought I'd add a couple of battery monitors. One is just a plug-in adjustable voltage limit alarm for the main battery, the other is a small voltage monitor I found in my collection, which I had forgotten about. Finally put it to good use reading the 1s LiPo which is used for the lights. It is fitted to the underside of the bunk lid for easy reading.

    Did a bit of tank testing today, and decided to modify the reversing bucket to try and improve reversing, and re-direct a bit of 'back wash' when in reverse. I've added a bit of a shield on top and a bit on the sides to try and get more water going downwards. Hopefully have that finished by tomorrow once the resin dries.

    Also modified the air/water/smoke piping to add air to the water coming out the exhausts. I've run a pipe from the air/smoke line, across to the water out line to the exhausts and fitted a non return valve to hopefully stop any water flowing back to the e-cig smoker and drowning it. There should now be air and smoke through the outer exhaust, and air and water from the inner exhaust tube, to hopefully rough the flow up a bit.
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Thanks for that Martin,- that's pretty much what it is now, except the bottom is not closed in. It was a bit too hard to close it in due to f/glass cloth not wanting to stay curved around a tight bend- (didn't have any Dynel cloth). Also it would have had to have been made in 2 halves. It's only about 60mm wide so a bit tricky to do in f/glass. It's something which probably needs machining on a CNC machine or printing on a 3D printer (you can buy jets with a bucket,- all done on a printer, or moulded but for stupid prices)

    You might be interested in some info on NZ Hamilton jets (up to 2008,-much bigger now) which were the first production jets in the world. American Berkley jets only started production in 1960,-(they try and make out like they were the first, and hold all the records etc,- bollocks they do๐Ÿ˜) Some guys from NZ took a boat to the states in the late 60s and beat all the American boats on the Colorado river race. (hence the Hamilton Colorado series jet unit) Hamilton jets are used all round the world (even in your latest lifeboats) Most of our big rivers are shallow and braided which is why the jet was developed here so hunters etc could get access to good remote hunting areas which had no road access. Hamilton even made complete jetboat packages which were really nice, (a mate had a 16ft f/glass one with a Chev V8 which went really well.) -- Info on some other main jet manufacturers as well.

    http://www.hamiltonmarine.co.nz/hamiltonjet_waterjet/waterje...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Hamilton_(engineer)

    https://www.berkeleyjet.com/t-about_bj.aspx

    https://www.kongsberg.com/maritime/about-us/news-and-media/our-stories/waterjets---40-years/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFmuW35hanY&feature=emb_logo

    JB (video is quite old but boat is impressive) I think you should build one!๐Ÿ˜- that'll keep you busy๐Ÿ˜‚
    http://www.hamiltonmarine.co.nz/hamiltonjet_waterjet/waterjet_history.html
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Jb,
    Have just come across this and i wondered if it would help with the shape of your reversing bucket modifications.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPVbT5yj6ak

    Martin555.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPVbT5yj6ak
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Re - I, like Martin, look forward to the water trials

    Hi Peter, shouldn't be too far away, mainly all the varnishing (3 coats=3days each piece) plus waiting for the sampan from China to arrive with bits๐Ÿ˜€.

    JB
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Hi Steve, I have the FRsky JR telemetry modules on the 9XRs , but I find the extra expense and associated bits required for telemetry have never been necessary for my flying, as I prefer using the TX countdown/up timer and alarms set to around 60% and have never run out of power yet. Came close one day on final lap with one of my Vampires when a kid started riding his bike in the middle of the playing field. Had to do another lap of the field and the ESC started reducing power slowly about 15 secs before landing. Just made it back and landed before it cut off.๐Ÿ˜

    I always use UBECs hooked to the batteries, so I won't loose control, even if the ESCs cut off (as usually internal BECs are the first to drop out if the battery runs down). Boats are a different matter, especially if you are using brushed motors. Most of my boats will run till I get bored, as the batteries I use are usually big enough to run for at least an hour just cruising around. The HSL has twin 28mm inrunners, and just using a 2200MAh LiPo on each motor I get more time than I ever need. The only one I have an alarm on is the airboat, as it has a 36/48 1450KV outrunner which sucks power like nothing๐Ÿ˜€

    JB
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    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Looks really good JB. I, like Martin, look forward to the water trials.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Peter.
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    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Jb,

    Even better still you could go all out and get a telemetry radio, then the transmitter will tell you when it is time to come in.

    Smoke out of the exhaust should be very effective.

    Great work.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    I have a highly trained battery time estimator built into my Brain Doug๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ก, years of flying electrics builds a second sense,- you get to know what your batteries will do and set the TX timer as a reminder (just in case you've fallen asleep at the sticks๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค). With a new model I will usually run the plane/boat with a charged battery, static at various throttle settings with a battery meter attached in line, and with the balance plug attached. I watch the meter and run the model till the voltage gets to around 3.6v/cell and that gives me the safe flying/running time. The motors will unload quite substantially in the air/water so this gives a good indication of running time plus looking after your batteries (see the date on the battery in the 1st pic,- don't mind the tape, had to repair a balance lead- crappy hard wire from HK)

    JB
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Was always fun to go beam on to the waves after counting to 5 ๐Ÿ˜†"
    How to win friends and influence people JB!
    " cruel I know, but bloody funny๐Ÿ˜‚"
    Til you have to clean up afterwards JB ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™Š
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    3.8V seems a bit high for nominal 3.7V cells JB.
    Especially when On Load underway when the voltage will dip slightly anyway.
    I prefer about 3.4V then I know that I've still got plenty of reserve before the ESC cut off chops in at around 3.1V and I stay well above the danger/damage level.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Re I have a bunch of those little alarm jobs as well.

    They are pretty handy for the price I reckon Doug. I use them more as a timer than a battery checker. I set them to 3.8v which I've found gives you an early reminder to start heading to 'port'๐Ÿ˜. You can hear the one going off in my airboat vid. Use them in planes as well and you can hear them for about 200m in the air.

    Portahead (as apposed to Portishead - one can 'hum' and the other lot sings)๐Ÿ˜ has not been fitted yet, needs to be nice and shiny for the first participant. Was always fun to go beam on to the waves after counting to 5 ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚ cruel I know, but bloody funny๐Ÿ˜‚

    JB
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Jb,
    I am really looking forward to seeing her on the water.

    Martin555.
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    Very nice JB๐Ÿ‘
    I have a bunch of those little alarm jobs as well.
    Very useful, and you can pick 'em up for peanuts.
    (Which is good, cos peanuts don't measure volts too well๐Ÿ˜)
    But, Hey! Someone's nicked the Ladies loo!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Made the bow roller from aluminium channel,- roller is a shaved down plastic jewellery bead, (painted.) Made the helm seat from balsa and covered it with the same felt as squabs, and with a dowel upstand. A washer was epoxied to the bottom, before painting with chrome paint. Upstand fits into a hole in the bunk and the seat is removable. Fitted the last front bunk stained trims, and they are almost complete. A bit more trimming inside to do yet.

    Fitted the stbd toe rail, but decided to make another port toe rail due to the difference in balsa hardness, which left it square, as it expanded back into shape after rounding it over with a former. I have also fitted a hidden on/off switch, which can be accessed by either unclipping the rear deck or from underneath it (removing the engine cover first)
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Lol๐Ÿ˜‚

    jb
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Jb,
    A few things about your last post.

    "Next project might have to be something outside I think, no more room inside"

    solution : move the inside stuff outside.

    "too much money sitting round not being used"

    Solution : Send the money to me.

    "pieces of resistance"

    Solution : Stop blowing up resistors.

    Problems solved LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Thanks Martin, I agree re size perspective, sometimes it is impossible to tell if a model is 1ft or 4ft๐Ÿ˜€. Next project might have to be something outside I think, no more room inside๐Ÿ˜‚ (too much money sitting round not being used๐Ÿ˜) Have a few side projects which may become apparent later, 'pieces of resistance' perhaps๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™Š

    JB
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    Re - Looks like she is almost ready to get wet jb, great work.

    Getting closer Stephen, thanks for the comment, just a few more bits to go. Mechanically ready, just a few trim bits and fittings to go.

    JB
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She looks really good Jb,
    Great work.
    I am glad you took the photo (7) with your hand in shot as it is very easy to forget the size and scale of these models.

    I bet you have already decided on your next project LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Midshipman)
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    Looks like she is almost ready to get wet jb, great work.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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