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    Ah...of course.......Morse Code ! Should have sussed that long ago! -.-. .-.. . ...- . .-. ....... -... ..- --. --. . .-. Rob.
    44 minutes ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง robbob ( Commander)
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    sea rover build and I hate wood!
    Hi Paul. Welcome back, it's been a while ๐Ÿ˜€ Look back at the ealy stages of my Crash Tender build, the sequence and methods of that should be a good guide to way to do it. This method of construction was pretty much common to all the AeroKits boats. Here's my blog: https://model-boats.com/blogs/23951 Tip. Use a heat gun to bend the skins, the heat relaxes the glue between the plys and when it cools the bend is quite well set. Much easier that hot water and steam, I did this for my Thames Police Launch and it works great. Rob.
    59 minutes ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง robbob ( Commander)
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    Hints and Tips.
    PUSH ROD JOINERS Hi Guys, This little tip is probably well known. To lengthen my pushrods I use electrical terminal blocks, I cut of the plastic insulation and just use the metal part. Martin.
    60 minutes ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Cheap easy anchors
    Scroll down to page 17 here and you will find some shapes to cut out to make a Byers-type anchor... http://eezebilt.tk/OSA-1.pdf
    18 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DodgyGeezer ( Warrant Officer)
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    by jbkiwi
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    by DodgyGeezer
    Air Sea Rescue Launch 123
    If they are the same as Doug posted a little while ago, they only show total volts for NiMh (only a pos and neg plug). The only way you could get individual cell voltage would be to have the cells wired similar to LiPos with check/balance wires from appropriate points, but I don't know if there are any checkers readily available. You could re wire a pack to a multi plug so you could check individual cells with a multi meter perhaps. Doug will probably have a better idea being the tech man. The problem with NiMh cells is there can be large numbers in a 'pack' (as against LiPos which have purpose designed chargers and checkers with JST-XH leads for 1-10 cells) and if there is a dud cell in the middle you won't know till the battery keeps dropping its' charge quickly when not being used.
    22 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Warrant Officer)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    14 Posts
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    7 days ago
    by Will-I-Am
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    22 hours ago
    by jbkiwi
    Eastleigh ... visits
    2019-06-19 Wednesday Us scale members are visiting SAIL members this Wednesday. 2019-06-23 Sunday Us scale members back visiting scale pond at Highbridge Farm. Usually 10 am to 12 am + Regards, Tall Paul.
    24 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Pond Weed
    Hi Folks, Anyone had experience of hiring pond weed clearance company here in the south ? Our pond is a mess today weed around props of our scale models. Please post experiences Regards, Tall Paul.
    24 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    water is wet and so was I.
    Hello again Iโ€™ll experiment with various options I have in mind and see what I can cope with. With hindsight I wish Iโ€™d spent more time on the window openings before I assembled the cabins as this will affect the frames Cheers brian
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Brianaro ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    Hobby Chit Chat
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    by Colin H
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    by Brianaro
    Aerokits Plans
    Rookysailor wrote .....Your quite correct there Doug, this blog has been here months ago, and there were lots of moans about the plans being wrong, I never had problem with them, but have been building years๐Ÿ˜Œ I think Don will be pleased as I have just been on his website, and he has the plans for both the Sea Nymph and the Sea Urchin, which Don said he was after.๐Ÿ˜ I also found his plans were fine , they photo copies of the original, the problem was the hand drawn frames which he said were accurately drawn , they were abysmal , Stevie Wonder could have done a better job , but as the Urchin is so small I have ordered a set of plans from him and will loft my own frames from the plan and side views
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง donrecardo ( Able Seaman)
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    Guidance for newcomers to the site :-)
    And I was just getting used to it!
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Warrant Officer)
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    by RNinMunich
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    3 days ago
    by jbkiwi
    Can anyone help please?
    An answer to your question about any damaged or burnt wiring. The black lead from the speed controller to the RX was completely burnt through, however the receiver has worked fine since i replaced the speed controller.
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
    RC & Electrics
    16 Posts
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    10 days ago
    by Brianaro
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    3 days ago
    by andyhynes
    Direction finder aerials /water pumps
    OK Martin, But what should we put in such a guide? Who can predict the myriad of potential difficulties / finger troubles new users may have? Let's do a quick poll! I'll stick up a new thread in the 'Website related' section where all you good folks can post what you are having trouble with. Then we'll see!๐Ÿ™ˆ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    by Elsrickle
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    by RNinMunich
    Reversing Field-Wound motors
    You're right Dodgy! I do have some issues, at least with the circuit diagram. But 'I see where you're coming from' - I think๐Ÿค“ More later when I've dug a bit deeper. Cheers, Doug.
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    RC & Electrics
    7 Posts
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    4 days ago
    by DodgyGeezer
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    4 days ago
    by RNinMunich
    Battery backup
    Hi DodgyGeezer, That sounds interesting. Martin.
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    by Martin555
    Charge multiple 7.2v NiMh batteries
    looking for the best way to charge multiple 7.2v NiMh batteries at one time without having to buy a chargers for each battery. (trickle charge). right now I have (6) 7.2v and (5) 8.4v (4) 6v batteries. to get charged after a days playing. - Venom brand, deens connectors - scale ships - AMYA sailboats
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ tgilchristjr ( Able Seaman)
    RC & Electrics
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    AERKITS SOLENT LIFEBOAT
    Thanks to one and all who responded to my cry for help but I have now managed to get the plans etc via eBay. Thanks again.
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง stuartbell3553 ( Recruit)
    For Sale/Wanted
    9 Posts
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    10 days ago
    by stuartbell3553
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    5 days ago
    by stuartbell3553
    Waveney class lifeboat
    Have a look at "The Scout" thread under Harbour - should answer your question.
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ redpmg ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    by redpmg
    HAZELGARTH
    Good news Colin๐Ÿ‘ How's the Commander getting on? Blown up the Supermarine yet? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    9 days ago
    by Martin555
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    6 days ago
    by RNinMunich
    Help and advice please
    Gotcha! I know it as 'Hareesa' in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Or 'Revani' in Turkey๐Ÿ‘ The Rose Water points to the Turkish variant. Delicious๐Ÿ˜›, but I always feel a drive to clean my teeth after eating it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ You were right about the 'A' & 'E' anyway, depending on variant ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think we still have a 'Non Hobby Chit Chat' section somewhere on the Forum page. I'll check. Cheers, and Guten Appetit! Doug PS Yes the section is still there. Now called simply Non-Hobby Chat.
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    RC & Electrics
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    10 days ago
    by Gren-York
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    7 days ago
    by RNinMunich
    Another boat leaves the yard
    Nice one Graham ๐Ÿ‘ Such tales warm the cockles of an old modellers heart๐Ÿ˜Š (0r was it last night's single malt?๐Ÿ˜‰)
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    Hobby Chit Chat
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    7 days ago
    by GrahamP74
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    7 days ago
    by RNinMunich
    Prop size and speed
    Hi Sam, Yes, by all means mount the motor on an angled block of wood to align the shafts correctly. As you can see in my Sea Scout engine flat. I used a standard 400 size motor mount (from Krick) screwed down to the block. To align the shafts I used a chunk of brass rod drilled on my mini lathe to match both shaft diameters. Once you get the angle just right you can glue down the block, tack it first with cyano gel or 5 minute epoxy. When set you can remove the motor and mount fit the correct coupling. I try to avoid universal joints and use the flexible spiral types - again see the Sea Scout pic. You can also see that I took the opportunity during the refit to fit an oiler pipe as well ๐Ÿ˜‰ Epoxy the block all round. When set reassemble motor and mounting bracket and check that the shaft rotates freely without straining / bending the coupling or binding anywhere. Good luck. Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    RC & Electrics
    13 Posts
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    11 days ago
    by StuartE
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    7 days ago
    by RNinMunich
    SS Torrey Canyon
    I'm searching for plans (lines, body, GA etc.) for SS Torrey Canyon. Plans for the Torrey Canyon herself may be tough to come by, but I believe she was built to a common design? If so, does anyone have details? T'internet tells me she was an LR2 (any ideas if that is a class, or a specific design?) Suezmax (i.e. maximum dimensions for the canal) tanker built by the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company and initially had an oil capacity of 60,000 tons, but was later enlarged (simply lengthened, with any luck?!) in Japan to 120,000 tons capacity. If anyone knows any more, or can even direct me to some plans, I'd be very grateful indeed! Many thanks Andy
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Airtrooper ( Recruit)
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    Have I been Demoted
    Thanks jbkiwi. Another thing I have been getting wrong all these years. I could have saved myself gallons of blood loss if I had known that before.๐Ÿ˜
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MouldBuilder ( Warrant Officer)
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    8 days ago
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    Vosper mtb 379
    ๐Ÿ˜Šthank you.the men I got are 1.35
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Boats ( Recruit)
    General Resources
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    First launch sailing of Frieghter " Neptun "
    Nice job.Will be good to meet up and run our boats once we find time to do it.
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    20 days ago
    by Ron
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    9 days ago
    by Donnieboy
    any lakes or ponds close to Dorking, Surrey
    That is a shame, have a word with the Crawley MBC (http://crawleymbc.btck.co.uk) the have the use of Tillgate park I think, if not try the Dabblers in Horsham (http://dabblers.co.uk) not a bad sort, You would be more than welcome to come along to the Swiss Cottage MBC we meet on a Thursday at 10.00 until 12.00 (stop for lunch) we are based at the Swiss Cottage Pub 34 Old Shoreham Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5TD, we have a fun sail on the 15th from about 13.00 then dinner in the pub after. Fred
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    Hobby Chit Chat
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    13 days ago
    by andyhynes
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    11 days ago
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    First time on the pond for J-502
    Hi Ron, We're all guilty of not doing this with new kit, but I can only recommend, If summat's not doing what you want or expected- Read the 'destructions' ๐Ÿ˜‰ I noticed the same effect with my Sea Scout trials, then read the manual and corrected the problem in seconds! ๐Ÿ‘ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    Hobby Chit Chat
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    13 days ago
    by Ron
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    12 days ago
    by RNinMunich
    Westbourne Models (Bournemounth)
    Here in Ontario one of the best hobby shops for RC boats and sailboats is going from having a retail store where you can see and handle the merchandise to a WWW store. They are the sole distributor of Dragon line sailboats and supplies in Ontario. http://www.leadingedgehobbies.com/webstore/wecs.php I like hand selecting my balsa-sheet materials which is getting harder to find a store with stock.
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Midshipman)
    Hobby Chit Chat
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    Site glitches!
    Thanks Steve for your continued persistence in solving problems
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    by mturpin013
    RC Speedboat Driver Needed- Shoot- London/Essex- Available?
    Hi all, I was wondering if there are any RC Boat Speedboat Drivers who have their own boat (1-2 feet long) with a visible propeller, preferably in the London/Essex area? It would be for a filming shoot on the 4th July. If so, please get in touch with me ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks, Rachael ๐Ÿ˜Š
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rach2019 ( Recruit)
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