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    lippo wind up
    Hi Dave, re puffy batteries, I think it depends on the load you put on them if they are slightly puffy. I've used LiPos which have slight puffing for years under light loads, and have even frozen them as an experiment and they still work. As you say, once they have puffed it means a cell (or more ) has been overloaded - sometimes it's just cr.p batteries (HK zippy batteries used to be good but ended up rubbish and dropping cells after one flight). I still have an HK Flightmax 5s 3000mah 20c LiPo from 02.06.2010 which I still use for low loads, - charges up, balances perfectly, just has no guts. Another Zippy 5s 3000mah 40 c from 05.08.2012 has been slightly puffy for years, charges up, balances perfectly, but again has no guts any more. I can use it with no problems in a boat and limit the throttle, as there is usually very little load on a battery with a small motor. I was using it with a 100mph racer (converted from nitro, and a few others) and pulling around 80A static, and it would come back quite warm after a flight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqaRfuwa-dk&t=298s It slowly started losing power which is why I stopped using it in planes. The next identical brand new HK zippy battery dropped a cell on the first flight ! I also have 2 old Zippy 2s 1800mah 20c batteries (2011) which are quite puffy but I just use them for testing small motors, pumps etc. Won't charge up fully any more and only just balance (I use them at about 3.8V capacity). I had one in a flouro camping lamp at home one time, and my son was using it in my shed with his mates drinking, and they went off and left it going, which ran it down to nothing. Same happened the other one, but I managed to revive them and have been using them for testing for about 8 yrs and they are still chugging on. Almost ready for the garden fork treatment now. I never throw LiPos away if only one cell is bad, ($$$$$) and as long as the terminals are solderable (some are crimped alloy and can't be soldered) I'll cut out the bad one and re-wire them. I have a few good 2s and 3s 3000mah LiPos from 3s and 4s HK batteries. These are ideal for some of my boats and vehicles. I disassemble the batteries outside for safety. The balance plugs need converting to the new S number. I wouldn't recommend doing this to anyone who is not fully conversant with LiPo wiring. (eg 2s/2s1p etc) JB
    31 minutes ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    7th Dec: The pipes that run along the keel of a boat to provide cooling for the engine are called what? A. Keel Coolers (81%) - Correct Answer B. Underside Duct (5%) C. Chilly Bottom (2%) D. Thermal Bypass (12%) A keel cooler is a closed-circuit cooling system mounted externally on the vessel's hull below the waterline. The concept of keel cooling is similar to the application of a radiator on a car. Engine coolant is circulated through the keel cooler, which transfers heat from the coolant before it returns to the engine. Most people got it correct ๐Ÿ‘ Stephen
    2 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fireboat ( Lieutenant)
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    Yo Ho - Pirates of the Floridia (Springer #3)
    I'll look there. Thank you.
    10 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinF ( Recruit)
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    17 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Midshipman)
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    A Trip to Windermere Boat Museum
    Something I thought was good about the Windermere museum was the fact that one could borrow, presumably for a fee, a simple pond yacht to sail on their pond. They sold them of course, I think they were ยฃ50. Lots of interesting boats in the museum, well worth a visit, let's face it, what tourist attraction is cheap these days. Cheers, Nerys.
    17 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Transmitter and Receiver
    I forgot to mention that it is just me and my two sons๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Trev
    21 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    How to contribute but not through Paypal
    Hi Ron, PayPal is the preference, from a convenience and security point of view. Although they do take a cut, using them as a payment provider means they handle all the difficult and secure stuff. The website is immediately informed of any contributions and your membership gets updated automatically. The alternative would be a bank transfer. I've published the international bank account number on the Membership page. Please use the reference numbers shown there so I can identify where contributions have come from. These are unique to your account. It'll be DON and a number, for one off donations, or SUB and a number, for regular contributions. Thanks, Stephen
    24 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fireboat ( Lieutenant)
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    Huntsman 31 1/10
    I also think many have to little flair ๐Ÿ˜Š, Ik going to run a 3545 outrunner on 4S lipo Global setup in the picture
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ renew ( Master Seaman)
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    Hull sheets/plating
    It is yes and not entirely. I believe commented elsewhere on the forum about this but always happy to have a recap ๐Ÿ˜€ Regards Jordan
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Master Seaman)
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    Fairey Huntsman
    yes you need to trim down
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ rodoon ( Recruit)
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    raf tender holes
    My preference is to fit false exhaust pipes out the back to let out the water. Stick a piece of 1/16th ply over the inside of the holes, and fill the outside with resin or car body filler. Cheers Colin.
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Admiral)
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    Looking for a Maxwell Hemmens catalog with the Lady Jane hull in it.
    Hi Ron, I am pleased that the information I posted was useful and helped you out. Maxwell (Jonh) Hemmens is and was an incredible engineer, who manufactured a very wide range of steam-powered machines, from traction engines to trains, mill and beam engines, and of course marine engines, he made two V fours the Caton, and the Max4, now both of these are worth a king's ransome, mind they were never cheap in the first place but they are definitely made to last. Regards, Gary. (My Avatar) the open Launch is a Caton engine and a 4 x4 Boiler care of the man himself. The guy holding the Lady Jane is Jonh Hemmens.
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Lieutenant)
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    Smoke stack color question?
    Why are the English smoke stacks on launches painted white? In the States they may be left brass or painted black. Could it be for some type of illumination at night?
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Smoke/Steam Generators.
    Hi, I can suggest to check the Denes Design products. More information at: https://www.denesdesign.co.uk/products/sgu-steam-generator-unit
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Dainesh ( Leading Seaman)
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    Steam Generator which is follow the throttle arm
    Hi Gents, I tried to connect two Denes Design Steam Generators together, the result was pretty good so I created a video about it. You can find it here: https://youtu.be/KBTXdPms9dw More information: https://www.denesdesign.co.uk/products/sgu-steam-generator-unit
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Dainesh ( Leading Seaman)
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    Additional items I picked up last Sunday along with the Maxwell Hemmings Lady Jane launch
    That is the Maxwell Hemmins launch that I posted on another post. I like it as it is only about 36 inch. Just posted a Diana hull that I am trying to sell. This is %0 inch with a 13 inch beam. If I was younger I would finish it but a smaller boat is better for me.
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Can anybody lend some insight about this boat?
    Lew, Thanks for that info. Cool information about the life-sized boat that this is a model of. A couple club members have now looked at the boat, and all of us agree that it doesn't look scratch built. Dave
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    For Sale: Partially built DIANA Steamboat Hull.
    For Sale: Partially built DIANA Steamboat Hull. (50-inch long with a 13-inch beam) This hull is a Fiberglass Hull, Fiberglass Deck with a Stuffing Box/Prop. The woodwork on the inside of the boat, deck and coaming are done. The boiler mounting plate is in (Which can be removed). This fiberglass hull, deck and stuffing box is made by Hartman models. The Fiberglass parts are sold by Harman Models (you can google them). All Fiberglass parts are sold with a white gel coat. The original cost of the hull was $325.00, the deck was $125.00, running gear was $70.00 plus the shipping cost from Harman Models. The woodwork on the deck and inside the boat are countless hours and dollars spent. I would also include plans to build a wooden version of this model (these cost me around $40.00). I will sell all for $425.00 (FIRM, CASH ONLY). Great Holiday Present. Must be picked up or I will meet halfway up to 100 miles from Northern NJ USA. Additional pictures upon request. Unable to mail due to size, boxing, costโ˜น
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Spain RC requirements
    Cheers for that. As I live in the UK and bought all my kit before brexit it is also EU LBT approved so I don't think I will have a problem. As Herman pointed out sometimes there are local bylaws. I have noticed a lovely flying club in Lanzarote with a runway, wind sock, benches and hut etc.. but since Covid they seem to have finished, otherwise I would ask them. Regards Martin
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Tora, Tora, Tora (big) models and an unusual "flakligther" barge
    Many thanks. I hav positive memories of that movie, nice to learn of the models. Also I'm a big fan of workboats. I hav a trawler + a toy-like tug + am building 2 Springer tugs from Zipp kits (they are located in Florida, I'm in Toronto, Canada) so the flakligther barge is of great interest. Thank you !
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RodC ( Leading Seaman)
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    Raf Tender PAINT Colour
    here are the colours, taken from Vosper original plans. Like I said earlier, the cabin sides are darker, but thats if you wanbt to be real picky! Deck was painted in cerrux none slip paint. You can achieve this by first dusting with light coats a textured paint, till you get the effect you want, then paint over in bs631 or whatever you use. Using modelers license ๐Ÿ˜ we all paint our cabin tops in a real glossy finish, can you imagine that actually happening! all the crew would fall off๐Ÿ˜† then same with the hull, by the way, I did this! just because I thought it looked better
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง pmdevlin ( Lieutenant)
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    re keil craft raf tender
    Stephen the site owner was doing 3 d printed sets of fittings etc, why not ask him? he used my boat some years ago as a template for them. I bought a set of white metal fittings, they where dreadful, weighted a ton, and really bad, they went in the bin and I made my own
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง pmdevlin ( Lieutenant)
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    Questions on identifying the make of the engine, make of boiler and the make of the fuel tank. And w
    The red device in the gas line is an attenuator valve. When the boiler reaches a pre set pressure the attenuator turns the burner down to more or less a 'pilot' flame. As soon as a load is applied and the boiler pressure drops, it opens up again and the burner flame increases to maintain the pre set boiler pressure. I may have an instruction sheet somewhere. I would recommend a hydraulic test is carried out on the boiler before steaming, you can't be too careful. A local model boat club or model engineering society should have the required facilities for such a test...
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nickthesteam ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sea Queen
    Thanks for all the comments. I think the best plan is to remove the 1/32" water damaged deck and replace.
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AlanP3 ( Recruit)
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    Testors "Dullcote" - any alternatives tried?
    Lew. I "decant" the paint out of the rattle cans and then use the decanted paint in my air brush. There are many videos on U-tube on how to decant the paint. i use the straw method and it works very well. I use all sorts of paint in my air brush such as lacquer and enamel and never have any problems. I usually use the small paint cup and refill it as needed for small jobs as it is easier to clean out then the larger bottles. Len
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len ( Master Seaman)
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    Always creating something different
    Thanks Rick
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Trending email settings.
    Following, the emails are driving me insane ๐Ÿ˜‚
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Master Seaman)
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    Propellors
    thank you, gentlemen, much appreciated.๐Ÿ‘
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ taffy ( Master Seaman)
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    Glue / solvent
    My only use for canopy glue (Deluxe Materials) so far was to stick styrene strakes to Eze-Kote resin on a number of ply hulls which are being painted over. Holding well and I will be using it to fix styrene window frames to painted ply.
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisF ( Midshipman)
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    Convert Robbe F14 to 2.4 gHz
    BTW Greg, what model is your Futaba? I might be able to find some info for you. No promises but Iโ€™ll have a hunt around ๐Ÿ˜Š Brian
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MotoPilot ( Master Seaman)
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