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    Caldercraft Clyde Puffer Motor and Prop - Help Needed
    Looks like a standard 385 - its high torque - slow motor with 5 poles - just what you need for the slow scale speed of a puffer. Low current draw too - gives nice long run time. Prop normally 3 or 4 blade . Try starting with 35mm Graupner plastic - check motor for heating after a few minutes - gives you a bit of a pointer - you will have to experiment as Glynn Guest suggests - take a handful of props with you to the pond. Anywhere from 30 to 45 with different pitches. Could use a test tank outside otherwise - even a slow running motor pushes a large volume of water - the indoor test tank would tend to empty quite quickly. Better halves seem to get a bit twitchy about that. You can attach a fishing scale or similar and tether boat via it to any convenient tree etc. That will give a good indication of thrust produced - and you can quickly find out what the motor does heatwise.
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    Hi Peter, This explains some of the different systems. https://www.gettingstartedinrc.com/rc-submarine-ballast-systems/ Martin.
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    Hi again Peter, Here you can find the very latest rules and regs! Cheers, Doug https://www.ofcom.org.uk/spectrum/radio-spectrum-and-the-law/licence-exempt-radio-use/licence-exempt-devices/Radio-controlled-models
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    hi my first time asking question to you guys.... have been reading different forum and not sure if i should just ask this question on one of them or start a forum, so i will not bother anyone unnecessary question futaba radio and receivers 3PM-X FASST 2.4GHz d 3-Channel 2.4GHz Computer Radio, came with a futaba 203GF Receiver. has anyone bought an other receiver not a futaba and it worked... looking around to see prices, and there are some less $$$ one but do they work with a futaba RADIO THAT IS FASST... it was not a expense radio set want to have several receivers in several model boats instead of switching them are.every time i want to run a boat... has anyone out there ever run into problems or is there a problem with any of the FASST type of radio set... thank you
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    Visiting European Model Boat Shows
    Genau Ian πŸ˜‰ TX in right hand, Bierkrug oder Weinglas in left hand! Model boater's heaven 😊 I'm usually sat on that right angled bend under the tree at the edge of the Biergarten. Prost!
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    My current fleet 14 July 2019
    At long last the new Dry Dock is completed, we now need a new centre piece for the dining room table. It needs to be something interesting to provoke conversation, which the models have done quite regularly. All I have to do now is finish the rest of the stuff that is not in camera shot!!!
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    I built it from a Vic Smeed plan. Regrettably, I sold it! I still have a Tid Tug, HDML, Fairwind, Bruma & EW 24
    Alice C
    I built Alice C from a Model Slipways Dutch Coaster kit a few months ago but only this week got round to ballasting her and fitting the radio. Launched her this morning in not very favourable conditions, westerly, far too gusty and all over the place around our launching apron. She did well under the circumstances and I look forward to trying her on a better day.
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    My old Graupner Optimist which I made from the kit in 1979. It has been sitting gathering dust in my garage for around 20 years since I last used it, so I thought it was about time to give it a bit of a birthday and tidy it up. Originally fitted with a Graupner sail winch (which I later sold) and was sailed with a Futaba 6ch 27mhz FP6FN TX (which was bought in 1978 and is still going fine, but not used any more) I've bought 2 cheapo winches and when I have time I'll get it back on the water (maybe with a motor as well)
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