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    philcaretaker
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    Tnx Martin - This one is for my "sticky" bits !
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    philcaretaker
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    Mni Tnx Red for explanation on "sticky". Just getting into the website and thinking where to put all my "sticky" bits !
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    Bryan-the-pirate
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    Thanks Martin πŸ‘, yes always helpful advice on here I just don't come on often enough.
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    Martin555
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    Hi Bryan,
    If you need help or advice this site is the place to ask.
    Everyone hear is very helpful, so don't be afraid to ask.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    Bryan-the-pirate
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    Some great advice there thanks Guys
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    Martin555
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    Good idea Red,
    I will have to remember to do that.

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    redpmg
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    Hi Martin,
    only meant the tips like the clothes pegs one - agree with you its about balsa staying here.
    You really need to post a full blurb in the how to section on servo motor esc's - electronics are enough to cause me a nervous breakdown
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    Martin555
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    Hi Red,
    Now that you have explained what a "sticky" is, no the subject of this thread was working with Balsa and as I have not used Balsa wood for so many years I was just sharing my thoughts and experiences, as I might help the newer members that have not used this wood before.

    As more experienced modellers I think that we tend to lose sight and forget the new guys to the hobby.
    There is nothing worse than trying to understand some of the more complex stuff when you can't understand the simple stuff first.

    Anyway enough woffel , the servo has it own built in speed controller.
    When you strip off the gears and remove the rest you are left with this (see photo)
    Motor and speed controller.
    The pot you can use to zero then any movement from the TX stick will dive you forward and reverse.
    You can replace the pot with two equal resisters ( I think it's 2k2 not sure at the moment.
    I don't know what other motors you can use it on that is to technical for me.

    Also if you remove the motor you can then connect led lighting circuits to it.
    You can see this on utube.

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    redpmg
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    Glad to see you getting on Martin - looks like you are getting into Balsa building with a vengeance.
    A "sticky" simply means its kept at the head of the listing and never relegated to obscurity on page 2000 odd of the forum listing............
    That's where I think hints and tips should be as its not a single topic but a thread of all types of hints etc which can be added to by any member at any time. That's why I'm offended by the the term learners instead of pupils - we all learn throughout our lives sometimes at the school of hard knocks...........
    Incidentally it would be nice if you could give us all a lesson on how to make speed controls from old servos - I have two just begging to be done ..........Plus two huge fellows lying around somewhere - off Ebay for a couple of quid
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    Martin555
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    Thanks for the information Colin.
    I was just experimenting to see what the results would be.
    I have plenty of poly filler so I just thought I would try it.
    The boat I am trying to make is only to prove my drawing design for DG's EeZeBuilt site.

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