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    Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
    by staffros ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Able Seaman)
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    Rowen
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    ๐Ÿ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
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    You will find that both AliExpress and Banggood offer more economical ESCs than Hobbyking.
    I have used several of the Banggood โ€œdouble sidedโ€ servos with good success. Not only do they work well there is no programming!
    Available in a range of current ratings,
    Suggest give them a shufti
    Rowen
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    RNinMunich
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    ๐Ÿ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
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    I reckon the majority of us are in that situation Bill ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”
    My STASH has most probably reached the SABLE stage.
    Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy!๐Ÿค”
    More power to your glue toobs folks ๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Scratchbuilder
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    ๐Ÿ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
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    Pete.
    I know the feeling.
    I have various projects on hold and awaiting building at this time.
    Regards Bill.
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    Never give up.It will come right in the end.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
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    I went on Hoobyking last night and purchased another
    Turnigy AquaStar 4084-1050KV Water Cooled Brushless Motor. They no longer seem to have thier UK warehouse running. So it now come from thier GLOBAL one. The motor has gone up about 30% since I last bought one and the postage has doubled. I can't afford the ESC for it so I will be swapping from boat to boat. That will be easy. I am going to run it on one boat with an out drive. The outdrive is already fitted to a 50" hull called a Hydrofibre Pipedream. I bought that back in the late 70's. I was going to fit a 26cc Zenoah motor in it. I fitted it with an electric starter and on it and a clutch. It is all blinged up with Purple parts. But now it is becoming hard to find somewhere to run it. As from the 25th October wouldn't even be able to go to the Clapham Common Long Pond as my Mitsubishi Shogun will be under the ULEZ charge. I live in Darenth just outside of Dartford so I think running something like that would be Maidstone. I am thinking of putting the Zenoah on Ebay. By the end of fitting the parts it cost me ยฃ350.00. I run it in mounted on a plywood base. it starts easily on a 7.2v battery. I am not happy with the way they are banning the use of IC engines. The last time I run my PT109 I just accidently run it out of the pond and bent the shaft. Then 5 minutes later the Blackheath Ranger turned up as someone had reported me. I would have got an ยฃ80 fine. He said they had been banned on there. I said there was no sign up to say that, he said that someone had removed it. If it had still been on the pond when he arrived he would still have given the fine. Some of these brushless scream louder than an IC. I suppose ๐Ÿค” that these will be the next to be banned.โ˜น๏ธโ˜น๏ธ
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    Rookysailor
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    ๐Ÿ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
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    Well Bill, I have a kit queuing situation, and the S100 is way down the line, currently trying to finish the USS KIDD from Deans marine, was missing the port prop guard, but Ron brought one for me to the Blackpool show, and bought a few other bits๐Ÿ™„

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    Scratchbuilder
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    ๐Ÿ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
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    Hi Peter.
    Know what you mean.
    Perhaps itโ€™s time to think about building her ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.
    It would be a really good build blog,hint ,hint.
    Regards Bill.
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    Never give up.It will come right in the end.
    Rookysailor
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    Yes Bill, same as in my kit, flags minus the swastika, can't quite understand why? when they include the rising sun on Japanese aircraft, it's all part of history, you can't wipe out the bits you don't like!

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
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    Morning Peter.
    Thank you.
    She was a really fun build and a worthwhile project.
    I managed to get both front and rear guns to rotate which was fun and delicate to say the least.
    There is an engine sound generator fitted as well liked to the throttle.Working Navigation and running lights.
    Even using the kit provided rudders which I linked all together the turning circle is very good.
    Re the Swastika. The flag is the one provided with the kit and it wasnโ€™t on the flag as you correctly point out.
    I had the same on some flags I bought for my UBoatโ€ฆno Swastika.
    Political correctness I guess,sign of the times.
    Regards Bill.
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    Never give up.It will come right in the end.
    Rookysailor
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    Nice build Bill, have had one of these kits for over two years now, can't seem to want to start it? by BTW,
    where is the Swastika on your flag?๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    BOATSHED
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    I don't think it matters where you buy things from just at this present time. Since the Pandemic everything across the world has rocketed up in price. Timber in shops here in the UK have vitually boubled as most things have. Even food prices are rising every few weeks. I bought a Brushless motor and ESC from Hobby King back before the Pandemic and the same parts they have gone up by about 75%. I wanted to buy a second set the same, but I am now I think just going to but the Brushless motor and when I want to use the other boat I will transfer the ESC over. I will fit that on Velcro pads and easy swap cables. I wiil find that the cheapest option at the moment. I might purchase another ESC in the future or try to find a cheaper compatable one on Ebay down the line sometime. My wife sends knitted hats all over the world and the postage has also rocketed. The cost to post to the States is twice the cost of the bobble hats she sells.
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