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    Model Boats Magazine August 2020
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    RNinMunich
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    "a mobile command and control centre we are contemplating buying."
    By Jove! There's adventurous for you!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Can't wait for the report.
    If you need any help designing / installing the appropriate C3I system I'm your man๐Ÿ˜
    I guess that would mean that Alice must postpone her milk float conversion?๐Ÿค”
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    RNinMunich
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    "it is something I fancy trying but have no knowledge of model aeronautics."
    Before you lash out on such a model Nerys try to link up with a friendly and experienced flyer near you who can give you some basic training. Otherwise the whole exercise could end in bitter discouraging disappointment๐Ÿ˜ญ
    My Catalina model has two pretty powerful brushless motors.
    I still haven't trusted myself to lift it off the lake. Taxiing trials only.
    No friendly fliers near me๐Ÿค”
    I'm gonna try and post here a video of a similar twin motor plane to my cat flying off my local boating lake in the Ostpark in Munich. Sorry, didn't work, site server bounced it๐Ÿ˜ญ
    I'll have to try another way!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Nerys
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    Doug, We are off in the morning to look at a mobile command and control centre we are contemplating buying. Think of that parked Lakeside with all the comforts of home.

    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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    " As I see it, one attends to one's hobbies in the most convenient place."
    Now you know why Gisela has her own pad Nerys!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‰
    'This place ain't big enough for you me an' all dem boats an' stuff!'
    Now she has a roof top flat with lots of light for her oil painting and two terraces, which she has filled with all sorts of wonderful colourful plants๐Ÿ˜Š
    Meanwhile, my shipyard has spread through the whole maisonette๐Ÿ˜
    Currently my dining table is half full of chargers and batteries!๐Ÿ˜Œ
    At least you and Alice, our revered Annie Oakley of the tool box, have space outside to extend your shipyard and RF Monitoring Station๐Ÿ‘ I'm jealous of that๐Ÿค”
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    Nerys
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    Many thanks Doug, The Catalina sounds interesting. I saw one at an airshow some years ago and was quite impressed by the size. Also years ago, knew an American ex pat, now deceased, who had flown as a gunner in one during the Korean war. He raved about them.

    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
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    Hi Nerys,
    My model aeronautics knowledge is also pretty limited!
    I switched to model boats after my first two attempts (from Kiel-craft kits) ended as matchwood and my third attempt, own design glider cut from 3 planks of 36x4x1/4 inch balsa flew so well that on it's maiden flight it caught a thermal off Hemswell Cliff in Lincolnshire and spiralled higher and higher and higher until it disappeared in the direction of Denmark or Norwayโ˜น๏ธ Often wonder where it came down!
    After that, early sixties, I started building my 1/72 H class destroyer HMS Hotspur. Scaled up from the 1/600 Airfix kit!

    One of the flying boats is a PBY Catalina, ca 1,5m wingspan.
    Paul, pm_devlin, here on the site put me on to the Cat model some time ago.
    He has posted some vids of his flying on the site, under the title of 'not quite a boat' or summat like that!

    The other is a kind of fantasy model you can either drive as a boat or fit wings, ca 1m span, and fly it, if you have the bottle to try!
    Both are of polystyrene foam construction and feather light, that in itself worries me re stability in anything more than a balmy breeze๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    I'll dig out some pics and details tomorrow, er ... later today!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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    Two flying boats Doug. Tell me more please, can you fly them off and land on your boating lake? I've been intrigued by this for a while as it is something I fancy trying but have no knowledge of model aeronautics.

    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
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    I must admit that my shipyard takes up a large portion of our lounge as well as a few scattered boats in other rooms. Some years ago I had a penchant for building eight foot dinghies in my lounge which was also the home for two coracles, one Welsh and one Scottish. As I see it, one attends to one's hobbies in the most convenient place.

    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
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    "A good wife indeed, as is mine, to put up with our hobbies and collections. "
    Doesn't Caroline have her own collections of Doll's Houses and vintage model vehicles Colin?
    So how can she complain about 'a few boats'?๐Ÿ˜
    Thought you'd built your own Industrial Unit complex to house everything anyway!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    All the best to 'The Two Cs' ๐Ÿ‘
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    RNinMunich
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    Yikes! You are worse than me Roy!
    At least I only have a 1.5m Graf Spee in my lounge ... at the moment๐Ÿ˜
    But my kitchen/workshop and cellar are chock-a-block with boats, ships, kits, an airship (deflated) a hovercraft and two flying boats๐Ÿ™„
    Of course every home should have a Zodiac in the lounge!
    Ref the wheels; are you converting into a new Moon Rover??๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    More power to your imagination and ingenuity๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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