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    3 brushed motors on a boat-how to control
    Correct. This issue is actually simple and should not need to be explained in great depth. Your receiver only needs ONE power source, period. Each ESC supplies power from their BEC. Each battery is a power source. Just choose which one you want to use. Using multiple batteries (matched) is another issue, but you are not asking about that. Lew Florida ๐Ÿ˜Ž, USA
    1 hour ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Captain)
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    Question of the Day?
    โ€œThis one I got right and only because I realised it didn't have to refer to nautical navigation. I have a very keen interest in all things that fly as well as boats and my father in law (deceased) taught navigation in the RAF so I have had some good conversations with him.โ€ One of the flight axioms, comparable to dead reckoning in some respects, is if all the powered instruments fail you better know how to fly needle, ball, & airspeed & get your head out of the cockpit.๐Ÿ˜ BTW,totally blew tonightโ€™s question.๐Ÿ˜ 
    2 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Chum444 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Wordle of the Day?
    Sent up a flare for the clue to complete the answer
    3 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    Sail winch, with metal gears and plastic spool.
    Hi Doug. Thanks for the clarification. There is a misunderstanding. I didn't mean to look for that particular article. If I find exactly that even better but it is not mandatory. I'm looking for any winch that has metal gears and a plastic spool. They are objects for nautical modeling, so the dimensions are roughly always the same, they vary slightly. I saw that in this forum, although I don't remember exactly who, like me, uses these winches instead of the normal servo controls. The characteristics may be close but not necessarily exactly the following: Sail Winch Servo 13kg / 0.7sec (360deg) / 55g Specifications: Weight: 55g Dimensions: 40.5 x 20.2 x 38mm Speed: 0.9sec / 360deg (4.8V) - 0.7sec / 360deg (6.0V) Torque: 11kg.cm (4.8V) - 13kg.com (6.0V) Operating voltage: 4.8 - 6.0V Gear train: Metal However, to help me understand better I'll post the link to the one I looked at (but which isn't available) as Doug suggested. https://hobbyking.com/it_it/sail-winch-servo-13kg-0-7sec-360deg-55g.html
    9 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Captain)
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    Tinkering
    Hello Hermank, Belgium is used for another purpose! When describing size they talk in 'so many' football fields, I think Wales is next then Belgium! You are top of the league for size! So there may well have been fires the size of.......(Belgium). For volume it seems only Olympic swimming pools will do, what ever they are? The measurements honed over the centuries have now to be visual concepts. The less informed demand this but for myself the new meanings are just another indication of dumbed down education. Roy
    20 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Basic electrical connections of a modern RC model receiver.
    I don't know why, but I had already inserted this part in the first message and instead I must have made a mistake in some "copy/paste" from the translator because it wasn't there. Instead there was a duplicate of the text already present. Okay, it's okay, I'll report it in this new message. From what I have written so far it is clear that the receiver, in addition to receiving the signals via radio and forwarding them to the various channels to control the ESC, servos and switches, also distributes the power supplies in parallel. In fact, by powering any row (group of three pins), all the others are powered. As already mentioned, if a pin of the central column (the positive one) goes to an electrical potential of +6 volts, for example, all the pins of the same column will have the same potential. Similarly, if one pin of the negative column is connected to zero potential, to the negative of the battery, all the others will be at the same potential. To power the receiver you can choose to connect the BEC to one of the channels, or (after having isolated the positive of the BEC) to connect a battery to the dedicated line (It would work on any line but a channel would be wasted unnecessarily). Knowing that the receiver also acts as a sorting power supply in parallel is important to understand that: the voltage range of the receiver must be compatible with the voltage range of the servos. In this standard configuration (in which it is sufficient to correctly insert the three-cable plugs into the correct slots) all the servo currents pass through the receiver. As a rule, they are low electric currents, certainly much lower than the electric current that powers the motor (the latter does not pass through the receiver at all), so you never worry about checking the powers involved or installing fuses. The circuits are in fact galvanically separated. However, in the case of simultaneous use of many servos, if a great effort is expected from these servos, it is better to check the values of the powers involved. To check the powers (since the voltage is the same) you can refer to the values of the electric current. The sum of the maximum currents absorbed by the individual servos must not exceed the maximum current value sustainable by the receiver. This value is usually indicated in the technical specifications of the product and is stamped on the receiver itself.
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Captain)
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    ACE Nautical Commander 7-ch Gold radio
    Great news. I removed the Ace transmitter back and tested all the channels with separate servos. As before , the starboard throttle did not respond. I took a closer look and found the the solder joint to the pot has completely severed and once I connected it temporarily it worked. Yeh โ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I will have it reconnected properly and now will have the original three throttle control. One for each motor. Isaac
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Do we want to talk about propellers?
    Hi Mike, I totally agree with you. I had already written it in the thirty-first message and in the fortieth message regarding Boatshed and Len's practical tests. Practice tests are the best thing to do. With my latest model I did not test various propellers. I did some evaluations, chose one and pinned it. The tests went well and the result is what I expected. But if I were to build a motorboat or if I were to give advice I would prefer to follow your method, also because trying different propellers is fun. Your propeller tests and experience may be useful to other modelers. Your Sylvie is inserted in the following link. This means that anyone who wants to build a model that is the same or very similar to yours could avoid (if they don't want to) buy a lot of propellers to do the necessary tests. Looking at your model it already has a very valid starting point. https://model-boats.com/forum/135991
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Captain)
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    Simple Cheap Boiler Water sensor for live steam engines
    Hi Dainesh, This looks a good solution that confirms to the 2018 change in regulations. Please do you happen to have a parts list (or kit) as I wish to build this circuit Many thanks Tall Paul.
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    How many boats?
    Hi Roy (CB90). Congratulations on your models, there is a lot of variety. What I like most is the Italian MAS, I'm going to see it in your harbor. Good day to you too.
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Captain)
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    Tires
    Some of the larger more modern tugs use fenders instead of tires. These are often bolted on so on a model cement could be used avoiding the holes. Lew Florida โ›ฑ๏ธ, USA
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Captain)
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    Electronic Speed Circuit (ESC) with Battery Eliminator Circuit
    Doug some weird things happened when I was editing previous posts and they got lost (signing out before posting the changes) in the land of the electrons. So I created new posts then realized the two got un-lost, hence the ".". Lew
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Captain)
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    Edina Model Yacht Club - Lighthouse Night #2
    Members have boats on the ponds in the afternoon and evening. In the evening, the boats are lighted. There is a Sousa Band playing at the bandshell on the south end of the ponds. This is conjunction with the Centennial Park Fall Art Festival.
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    Edina Model Yacht Club - Lighthouse Night #1
    Members have boats on the ponds in the afternoon and evening. In the evening, the boats are lighted. There is a Sousa Band playing at the bandshell on the south end of the ponds. Fireworks at the end of the evening
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    Edina Model Yacht Club - Parade of Boats at Centennial Lakes Ponds
    Club members display their boats in the Hughes Pavilion for the public to see, including a small "For Sale" area. There are scheduled activities on the pond. In the evening, a Sousa Band will be playing at the south end of the ponds.
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    Edina Model Yacht Club - Spring Breakfast
    Our annual Spring kick-off event. The club hosts coffee and rolls. Hopefully, the weather will be decent and members will show the projects they worked on over the winter, and boats will be on the water.
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    Heatsink Fins
    We all knew what was meant anyway! ๐Ÿ˜€
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisF ( Lieutenant)
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    Edina Model Yacht Club - Swap Meet
    Sounds interesting, a bit too far for me though to travel from Somerset UK. Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Year-end catered dinner. A slide show powerpoint presentation highlighting the club's activities throughout the year.
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    Mystery boat
    Lew Thanks for getting back to me. As I said based on my research it is a USS Cushing TB-1, but with three exhaust stacks, where it should have had only two. The 3 stack version is the USS Porter, but both the bow and stern are wrong. The solution that Iโ€™m contemplating is to remove the middle stack. Then it is 100% the USS Cushing at least externally. The third propeller is not seen when in the water, so I feel it will be ok. I got the hull repaired and am painting the bottom in stages As much as this has become a huge project, Iโ€™m enjoying it tremendously. Iโ€™m doing the work in my garage with the door open. My neighbors are popping in to see what Iโ€™m doing with this big thing. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    How ro make a high speed boat model ?
    The US is by no means alone in that Lew. The trick is to identify the out and out scams (just to cause aggravation or worse) and attempts at free advertising. Not so important as the cure is the same in either case; delete and block, and forward to relevant authorities. Not necessarily just the website owner, depending on severity and recognised objective of the perpetrator! Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    BACKDOOR ADVERTISING ALARM!!
    Thanks Stephen๐Ÿ‘ Judging by the scale of the machines they produce I don't think they'd find many takers here anyway.๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž PS Can you also remove Serena's only post, under the title 'How ro make a high speed boat model ? ' https://model-boats.com/forum/136879#136879
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Metal Sea Captain Figure
    Hi Doug that was an interesting 'look'. I like the figures that are a torso and limbs etc. You can get to work on those and put them where you want. My last lot of figures I did was in 2 scales on a Sail Training ship. So I had the adult crew and the cadet crew, I will post a picture. Roy
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Spence, I've always been happy with Humbrol enamel. Shopkeepers no longer sell them here in Rome (they sell all over Italy) because the EU has banned them. Apparently they contained harmful substances. I still have to find a valid alternative but it may be that they are not prohibited there.
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Captain)
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    Crew, People, and Detailed Interiors
    Hi Graham93, Those two video's are amazing, I didn't think their arms would work like that. Also the passenger in the rowing boat smoking a PIPE, or am I mistaken, I could see smoke coming out. Those are just brilliant. All I can say is thanks form posting them, amazing, I don't have the thought's like that, I did have a Six Million Dollar Man and his boss man Oscar Goldman dolls and I cut them in half to use them in a 4" speed boat, and I found two pencil sharpeners in small crash helmets and took the sharpener out and they fitted the heads just right. To think now they worth a few quid my son's said I was crazy cutting them in half doing that. They were their originally but I didn't nick their Action Men. A few years back my wife and I were walking around a boot fait and I grabbed an action man boat, well I think it was and a Barbie Dolls boat and I said I was going to turn them into R/C boat's and still not got around to it. To think Barbie is the all go now. I had been looking for Barbie doll on boot fairs last years but people are asking too much money for them now. But I still haven't started doing them yet. I am slowly building an Aeronoat Classic speed boat. The kit to me is well below standard, I should have bought the Aerokit's Sea Hornet that would have been better value for money. I do have one that I built way back in 1974. I need to strip the paint and do a full refurb, It used to have a Enya 19 glow engine in it. But all my boat's will now be going electric. Too many places banning IC engines so I sold hem all off.
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi BOATSHED, my wife asked me why I had so many boats when I can only sail one at a time. I asked her why she had so many pairs of shoes.๐Ÿ˜‰ Game, set, match terrymiff.
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ terrymiff ( Leading Seaman)
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    Krick "Paula IV". On how to glue the Hull to the Deck ABS.
    Hi. mek is very good you will not beat a weld for the strongest joint .it depends how wet your join is, on curing time anything from 2 seconds to15 seconds but remember mek can distaut plastics test on some scrap abs first. I repaired a split hull and deck made it strong and good as new take care hope this helps peter l ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง PeterL3 ( Master Seaman)
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    Red lead oxide spray cans are available from most good auto parts retailers and seem to be the same colour regardless of make look round for best price Halford can be on the expensive side for paints peter l๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    I do use Styrene often in my scratch builds, and I have also built three Krick cranes from printed sheet styrene. I tried being a 'purist' and using solvent glues, but my best results were in using good medium set(15 sec.) CA GLUE..
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Best sail material for yachts ?
    Great Post well worth following if you want to learn thanks to all peter lโ›ตโ›ต๐Ÿ˜Š
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