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    Thanks jbkiwi for the info on the BEC on the RX. I never knew what it was intended for and your explanation made it clear. Len
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    Re the BEC in the RX, these were an idea in the days of FM before the later ESCs which had the BECs built in. They were made for electric planes or cars (up to around 2010) in the days of nicad batteries to save carrying the weight of a 4 cell RX pack. You plugged a lead from your main battery ( think the max input was around 18v,- depending on the RX make) to the RX battery port and it reduced the voltage to 4.8v for the RX. You could also plug a normal 4.8v RX pack or UBEC into them for normal IC use like I did.

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    Thank you Colin for your nice words however I consider the insides quite messy. I should have put more thought into organizing the cables.
    As for the varnish I put 2 coats. I used the international and I must say it levels very nicely. Shame it goes off once you open the tin.
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    Andy that's a very tidy setup which looks quite accessible.
    And your Varnish deck is fantastic, how many coats to achieve that beautiful finish.
    Cheers Colin.
    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
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    Hi Andy, try uploading the video to your YouTube channel (there shouldn't be any problems) and then attach the link.
    Anyway, I'm glad you got everything sorted out.
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    Little update here.
    I decided to use Lipo and power everything through esc. Seems to work fine.

    I attached a video as per Colin's request. Cound't upload as the file's too big. Sorry. Dropbox link insteadโ˜น๏ธ

    https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/xpqt3w1osba06dvwm4u9o/VID_20240316_165831.mp4?rlk
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    Roy, I think we spoke about the process of making this kit before, didn't we?
    There was something about compromising the accuracy for the benefit of transporting the model.
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    Love Dortmund. My wives family came from n some still live there toy shows fun there
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    Its an odd build, I met the salesman for Robbe who had the first Valdivia with him and he let me run her. It was at the Dortmund exhibition, my German was a little better then!

    I sort of interviewed him for an article for International Boat modeler magazine prior to the build review of model.
    He was the one who suggested the model was done by Robbe as he had been aboard for a while and had loads of photos.
    One of the things was, I asked him how he moved the model around. He said that as the masts dropped down it would all fit into his Clio car!

    Was that OK as a reminisce Andy?
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    Dear, Colin.
    Firstly, thank you for those words of wisdom, secondly I'd love to show the photos of the set up but since it's Valdivia, everything is hidden by the deck. That's one of the odd things Robbe did. To mount everything on the underside of the deck is borderline insane.

    When I put all the pieces together and inside I'll attempt to make a video. Can't however guarantee you'll see everything clearly enough๐Ÿ˜”
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