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    Saling at Crowborough MBC
    Fred What a wonderful day with a lot of participants Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    1 hour ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Edina Model Yacht Club at the "Legacy of The Lakes" Classic and Antique Boat Show
    We have been invited the last 3 years to have a booth exhibiting our model boats at this show. Here are pictures of our tent and some of our boats. Dave B
    4 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Wordle of the Day?
    The plans showed a clue as to the CG of the Comet Zipper at 4๐Ÿ˜
    6 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    Fairey huntsman steering
    Donโ€™t think Iโ€™m doing too bad after getting most of my inspiration off 3 different boats and combining a few tweaks of my own and a couple of ideas off here did try to find out who actually owned these boats in the beginning but never got answers off model boat mayhem
    5 minutes ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Question of the Day?
    Oy vey Roy! That's so bad it's good๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    10 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Lowestoft Maritime Museum
    I have just visited the Lowestoft Maritime Museum and would recommend it to all marine modelers and indeed, anyone interested in life in East Anglia. The museum is open 10 - 5 from May to October and is a mere ยฃ2 entrance. The address is NR32 1XG and there is plenty of parking. This is a truly wonderful museum which of course has particular interest to all marine modelers. Lowestoft was a major fishing port and all types of fishing craft from early sailing vessels to modern trawlers are on show in model form. In addition there are models of all types of craft including war time, oil and gas drilling, lifeboats and hovercraft. Christopher Cockerell was a local man who started life as a marine designer but became a prolific inventor, his most famous invention being the hovercraft. His workshop equipment and tools are displayed along with photographs, descriptions and models. This section could be the subject of a museum in its own right. I spent two and a half hours there and felt as though I had only skimmed the surface. The highlight for me were the dozens of model boats and ships. The email address is admin@lowestoftmaritimemuseum.co.uk. Sadly there is no website. Funfact - this is the easternmost maritime museum in the UK. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    12 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    M V Colombus
    Considering a new.model? How does a 130cm model of the MV Columbus fit in your harbour at a RTR price of $12750 ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Wcmbc ( Leading Seaman)
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    Videos of fantastic sailing trips.
    Alessandro, There is VINTAGE MODEL YACHT GROUP which operates in both Europe and North America. They operate restored or reproduction vintage yachts. I am a member. (they have plans!!) I would not have thought lateens could work with RC control I counted at least 3 schooners
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RossM ( Lieutenant)
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    Ra Inga IV at the pond
    Hi Rogal, they are all excellent photos, you did well to share them but the one I commented on has a peculiarity. We immediately realize that it is a scale model (however well made it is) and not a real ship because our brain immediately associates different proportions (correct me if I'm wrong). What immediately catches the eye are the proportions between the model and the external context (trees, houses, people, other objects of notable size) but also of the waves. As a rule, the lapping waves are always larger than reality (this is jarring and automatically makes us understand that it is a scale model). The trees and people are much bigger (logically) and this is also giving away. In your case, thanks to the angle you chose, the proportion with the vegetation is not immediately established (thanks also to the absence of trees, people and other revealing objects). Furthermore, there are no waves on the surface of the water. Finally, in addition to the excellent attention to detail, the light and colors contribute a lot.
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Fairey huntsman
    Good that you mentioned Overlander as they are my go to motor for my builds and was the one I was going to recommend. The 47" Huntsman 31 is a quite big and heavy boat and so needs a torquey motor to get it moving and then sufficient revs to get it to plane. The Tornado Thumper V3 5045/10 720kv on 4S/14.8v should give good performance. You need a minimum 80amp ESC. Have you got a charger for LiPo batteries? To charge safely you want a smart charger and Overlander do some good ones. I've got a Turnigy Acucell 6 which is good with a mains adapter but you can't get them new anymore. Starts getting expensive but you can charge other battery types and the battery can be used in more than one model. Ive got 2s and 3s Lipos but will need to get a 4s for my Swordsman 33. Brushless can be manic, especially inrunners, but if you are sensible with the kv rating and battery volts then they are fine and controllable. I like brushless, especially the build quality and use them in all my Fairey builds even the slow ones. I use one in my River Cruiser on 2s and it pulls away very slowly and smoothly and pootles along.
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisF ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Fairey huntsman 47 restoration
    Did see that knight for sale and was going to go then but jill had to have another operation so never made it down shame as would love to see one up close and personal just for the chance of drooling over it for a few hours lol and get loads of pics never mind will have to have a look on google see if thereโ€™s any for sale if I ever win the lottery
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Fairey huntsman
    Well last couple of days went well managed to make template for top deck at the front and deck boards in the cabin , last cabin door and frame with hinges and deck boards then onto new rudder ,prop and prop shaft and maybe some paint think sheโ€™s looking like a huntsman now
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Battery's
    Another vote here for the HobbyWing Quicrun ESCs, I also use their Seaking for higher ampages. Annoyingly though you can't use the programming card on the 30amp ones and I had use the beep method! Chris
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisF ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Square rigger
    Yessir, pix please. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Captain)
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    aerobats crash tender
    Hi, I build a model of a Glen L Thunderbolt a few years ago and built the full size back in 1966 when I was a bit younger. I had similar problems and because of the weight issue in the craft I did the best I could. Maybe as a suggestion play around with different props as this will be the cheapest option but I must say it looks good in your film clip. Did the full size boat plane at full throttle? Cheers Ian. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IanL1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    My daughterโ€™s โ€œspy boat.โ€
    And lest we forget the โ€œzelrinโ€ gears!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Captain)
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    FPV Experience
    https://www.getfpv.com/
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ algon ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HW 160
    Your wiring gives me inspiration , I always seem to struggle with making it look neat. Must try harder ๐Ÿคฃ
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Glue
    I have good results using BSI Medium Set CA glue, and since Balsam is very porous, I would use a quick shot (spray) of Accelerator (kicker), on the Balsa, then pur the CA glue on the GRP surface.
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Who's from Los Angeles? There is the Amerigo Vespucci ship.
    Hi CommodoreH, beautiful Eagle. I really like this type of ships that came out of the Hamburg shipyards in the 1930s. I have a book that illustrates and describes tall ships.
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Fairey humtsman 47 anchor
    Jonathan, Such a response makes my day๐Ÿ˜€ Glad I hit the spot. PS The bill for the therapy is in the post๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Wanted: Can I commission you to build a boat? UK based
    I have been in contact with James May via my personal email, he knows I am in Canada. Here is what I wrote him after looking at the pictures and details of the kit. He ask me about converting it to an RC model for his dad to play with at a pond in his area. After writing I forgot that this kit requires two motors and thus two Esc. James If you desire to make this project into an R/C model it adds a new dimension to the build. It is too bad someone there in the UK had not picked up on this as my models are mostly scratch built tugboats (2) of sailboats of which one is a schooner. I have been building plastic models for years. Building an RC model requires not just the model either in kit form or built from scratch as done at a ship yard. Some kits like the Deanโ€™s kit you currently own, has a preformed hull of a plastic type substance, the deck and other components made also be vacuum formed plastic or wood. After buying a kit, there is the choice of motors to power it. These could be either an electric motor that is brushed or unbrushed, the later uses Lipo battery packs which I refuse to use because of the hazards charging them bring into your life. I prefer brushed motors and NiMH batteries. There is rudder control servo to buy, a transmitter and receiver to buy and an ESC or speed control. Now these are the basic items but there are those in the rc boating world who add sound modules, LED lights, rotating radar antennas and operating winches. I donโ€™t do much of that as generally navigation lights are for night time and most of my sailing is in the daytime. There are so many choices out there first people to buy and that is why I say it would be better for you to locate a local club. I referred you to a static model builder in an earlier email which I located this morning. True it isnโ€™t an RC model but static. If you really want your dad to enjoy RC boating then get a sailboat . Look for a Dragonforce retailer ir contact a local l rc yachting club as many times they have used model they are selling or they will let him try-out before purchasing. If you desire more info get back to me, Ron
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Glasgow Riverside Museum
    Excellent portfolio of photographs and a fantastic museum. I don't get to Glasgow as often as I used to, but this museum looks to be definitely on my list. Those builder's models are beautiful aren't they? Thank you for posting these
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Razor1955 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Animal and nature photos to enjoy.
    Beautiful Thanks for the rainbow ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Lieutenant)
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    Sail servos
    Yes, that would be the issue. You would have to move the sheet exit point from the deck, back further. This gets complicated quickly.
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RossM ( Lieutenant)
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    Boat plans wanted for the Bugsier 3
    Mon plaisir Mike ๐Ÿ‘ War mir ein Vergnรผgen ๐Ÿ˜Š VTH (Verlag Technik und Handwerk) ) I know well. I have a subscription to their magazine 'ModellWerft'. A recurring Christmas present from Gisela๐Ÿ˜ Greetings, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž PS: 'Seek and ye shall find'๐Ÿ˜‰
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Gulnare steam paddle boat
    Hi Maiorraj. Yes of course I would like to see more photos of this fantastic model. Now I have already defined the whole setup on the bridge but I still like seeing beautiful models like this. When choosing the gearmotor, did they recommend a ratio of 50:1 or 50 rpm? I know you wrote 50:1 but I still have some doubts. Establishing 50 revolutions per minute on the paddle wheel means already deciding on a final result (correct or not) and adjusting based on it. Choosing a 50:1 ratio instead still leaves many unknowns. In fact, the final revolutions of the paddle wheel (which will determine the speed of the steamer) depend on the revolutions of the electric motor. If you choose a 10,000 rpm motor, with the 50:1 ratio, you would have 200 rpm on the wheel. With a 30,000 rpm electric motor, with the 50:1 ratio, you would have 600 rpm. Quite a difference between the two, but more importantly you would still have a very high speed for a paddle wheel. With an MFA 500 como drills motor (from 4.5 to 15 Vdc) you have 7500 rpm without load and 6180 rpm at maximum efficiency (data taken from the internet). In this case with a 50:1 gearbox you would get around 124 rpm. In one second the wheel makes two revolutions (if I haven't made a mistake in some simple calculations); Isn't that still too fast? However, if it were too fast you could reduce the speed by acting on the remote control stick (perhaps halfway). Maybe it's a correct end result. Instead, 50 rpm is a cross between 40 and 60 rpm. With the electric motor you chose and a 50:1 ratio, how many revolutions per minute will you get? These are just reasoning (not advice), I remind you that I have no experience with paddle wheel models, but these topics stimulate me a lot and intrigue me. If you didn't understand, don't worry, sorry, it's definitely my translation's fault. As for two gearmotors (two motors and two gearboxes), each for each paddle wheel is a great idea for riverboats with a flat hull and no keel. We have seen (from the recent testimonies of some modelers on this forum) that in these models the rudder has little effect (almost nothing); therefore, the only solution is to have two independent wheels that can also contribute to the rotation of the ship as well as its propulsion. I believe that the rudder on your hull does not have this problem (at least not as prevalent). I am not able to establish it a priori but your situation is better than the boats I have seen, however if you can put two engines and control the wheels independently (possibly one wheel forward and one backward for tacks) it is much better . One last question, do you want to replace the motor and gearbox because they are both broken? I will follow your work with great curiosity and interest.
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    How do they move around the deck?
    I'm soooo confused with this design flaw...perhaps a scratch built down staircase heading fore? This will bother me all damn day Lew! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Captain)
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    Fairey huntsman 47
    Think Iโ€™ve found the one I like the most at Sussexโ€™s model centre and think itโ€™s the correct size
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Wez ( Warrant Officer)
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    Bending small brass tubing
    I use lots of K & S brass in my models. To soften the tubing for bending (aneal) I heat it with a small propane torch. The brass "work hardens" after it is bent. You can also purchase soft tubing from K & S which is very easy to bend, so heating is not necessary. If you are going to paint it anyway you can also purchase K & S aluminum tubing which bends easily. The water monitor on my Coast Guard boat has some "tricky" bends. This is the only picture I have on hand of it. It is kind of a corkscrew.
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Lieutenant)
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