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    Pleased to hear that you will be getting the jab, and hoping that Alice is not to far behind you.😊 Cheers, Pete
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    Help required. Having finished my scratch built Cervia Thames steam tug, I fitted it with an old planet 6 channel radio set I had from a previous refurbished boat, it only needed 2 channel so didn't think it was cost effective to buy new, when I had the planet gear laying around doing nothing. All worked well until it suddenly lost control and started going in circles round the middle of the pond, luckily I had the Yorkshireman with me so sent him out to push the Cervia to the pond side and successful recovery. On investigation I noticed that the small Ariel on the receiver had come loose and fell into the hull bottom. Shortly after I searched the web and discovered that I might as well have tried to find a live unicorn than a planet receiver, so here is my dilemma Yesterday, being at a loose end thought I would solder the small Ariel back in place, only to find I had put it somewhere safe, but, can't remember where. The help I require is 1, is there anyone out there with this type of planet receiver R6M who can measure the length of the Ariel for me and let me know the length 2, can someone with electronic wizardry advise me what type of wire would be suitable to solder a new one back in situ. 3, having asked all this is this at all possible. Or am I just being a tight Yorkshireman who should raid the wifes purse and buy a new radio setup??
    1 hour ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Rogal118 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi can I correct my last text, I intended to say best of the 4 rounds not 4 points takes on NZ. Day3 is looking good for us but bad for USA. American Magic is almost American Tragic! USA has zero points going into the last race of this round and were against the Italians in Luna Rossa. Then they came good increasing their lead on each progressive leg of the match. Then rounding the last gate and a little way on they were caught in a sudden squall while travelling at nearly 50 mph and within a few seconds they capsized. There was just no-where to go, it looked like he tried to head into wind but it was over so quickly he did not stand much of a chance. All the crew were safe and a while later the yacht was righted and towed in. However it was very low in the water and I wonder how the on board computers have faired and also the controls for the foils? The next round starts this Friday, so they have some time to resolve the many issues. Scores are UK 4 points. Italy 2 points and USA nil points including two DNF's. The UK has suddenly arisen thanks to Mercedes helping with the water dynamics of their foils, angles and drag. We had gone from nil points in the races pre-Christmas to looking really good. The race with the Italians was the most telling, as Luna Rossa had the speed and often was travelling faster than Ineos UK but Sir Ben got his tactics right and it made all the difference. No time to feel smug though as each week all three teams will have learnt something new about their boat and handling and only too keen to exploit it. In the old monohull races which were way off shore there was much tacking and putting your opponent at a disadvantage. But in 2021 we have speed and boat handling to the fore. If you drop off your foils you can give away 300 metres to your opponent. The data shown on screen is frequent and complex and to be honest you need the cgi to see what is happening. The fastest boat speed I have noted was American Magic at 45 knots which is almost 52 mph! Again on the I wonder side all these teams are gaining race time and developing handling techniques. Does this leave the defending team NZ, who only race the winner rather less experienced? regards Roy
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