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    HMS RODNEY 1/96th Build
    by G6SWJ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nerys
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    Doug,

    Don't think they, the RYA, could lower themselves to be interested in model yacht racing, but they seem to try to control everything else, oh for the days when they were the Yacht Racing Association. Having said that though, a number of yacht clubs, do have racing for model laser dinghies during the winter months.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    RNinMunich
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    Compressed air and ball bearings, like the Battle Clubs, or black powder Joe๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Joe727
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    Pulled out the cannon barrel that I turned on my lathe out of brass bar. Maybe this will work.......
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    RNinMunich
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    OK Nerys.๐Ÿ˜Œ
    Can I take my tongue out my cheek now please?๐Ÿ˜‹
    Do the RYA also cover informal model yacht racing?
    More power to your spinnaker Captain๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Nor in war, but it happens nonetheless!
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Nerys
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    Sorry Doug, all is not fair in yacht racing, the Royal Yachting Association make sure of that.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    RNinMunich
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    'All's fair in Love, War and Model (edited re Capt. Nerys' comment๐Ÿ˜Œ) Yacht Racing' Peter โ›ต๐Ÿ’ฅโ›ต๐Ÿ’ฅโ›ต
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    MouldBuilder
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    Now now Joe. Some might consider that cheating. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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    I promise I will finish a boat project before I start another......Maybe.
    G6SWJ
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    Thank you for all the kind comments.

    There is a long way to go with this project. It's been complicated with the current "lockdown" as Peter my co-conspirator who is the engineer whizz who has made tech going into the turrets lives 50 miles away. - He has the turrets and superstructure and I have the hull - it's been a little bit frustrating for both of us...

    Therefore the project has been delayed but all will be good in the long run..

    Smoke, flash, synchronised gun and atmospheric sound onboard & shore based plus a few other gems on the hit list - look out for future updates!!

    The rotation and elevation speed is configurable. The kit that is on the test bed is not the kit going in the boat - final calibration will happen with new digital brushless super smooth servos etc

    Jonathan
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    I think it's the way I have learnt most of my stuff - getting very stuck first...
    Joe727
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    So cool, it's another aspect of the hobby that I had not considered!

    I'm thinking about arming my sailing yachts... more than one way to win a regatta.

    Thanks for sharing, really nice. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Joe
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    Cashrc
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    Great Scott!!! Thatโ€™s cool! So, Iโ€™m assuming you can โ€œFireโ€ the guns while playing music in the background? Thanks. As if I donโ€™t have enough projects going on, now Iโ€™m wanting to build an 80 foot ELCO with โ€œAmerican Patrolโ€ playing as the .50s blaze away. When my wife asks me why Iโ€™m in the shop so much, Iโ€™m blaming you๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    Seriously, thatโ€™s nice work. Saw your guns video too, you have a serious skill set sir.
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