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marky
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Forum Posts: 173
7th Jun 2017 12:20  
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I am new to model boat construction ,my first gallant attempt is a static tug (I will attempt to post pictures ) for my next project I thought what ever it is should move , can anyone recommend a good book on basic radio control , there is loads of advice in the forums but I would rather sit and read ,take notes and scribble on the pages ,I know this may sound old fashioned ,but hey .

Cheers Marky

figtree7nts
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Forum Posts: 331
7th Jun 2017 12:31  
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Hi Marky,

Here's one suggestion:
https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-Radio-Controlled-Models...
And it's a hard cover!
Ed

PS. Please post pictures of your model Tug!


"Fair winds calm Seas"
none
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Forum Posts: 185
7th Jun 2017 12:32  
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I would try your local library first saves buying books that may not suit you

RNinMunich
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7th Jun 2017 12:34  
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Hi Marky, Welcome aboard. You might start here -
https://www.abebooks.co.uk/products/isbn/9781854860217?cm_sp...

Not the absolute latest publication but covers all the basics. Specific equipment info. can be updated via the forums and/or model shop sites / catalogues. Happy reading, I also like having real paper in my hands sometimes. Online digital magazines I find irritating as the 'reader' apps never seem to behave as you want 🤔 Cheers Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1126
7th Jun 2017 12:45  
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Or this from a little later
https://www.amazon.com/Radio-Control-Model-Boats-Cundell/dp/...
😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
figtree7nts
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Forum Posts: 331
7th Jun 2017 12:47  
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Thank's Doug,

I had to bookmark that website, it has a lot of good info!

Ed


"Fair winds calm Seas"
RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1126
7th Jun 2017 12:52  
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Yep, me too😉
BTW; was back in Italy last week or so, Lago di Garda, lots of figtrees but nothing ripe yet of course 🤔
Ciao Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
figtree7nts
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Forum Posts: 331
7th Jun 2017 13:06  
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When I was stationed in San Diego. the neighbor had a Figtree
on their property. believe it or not it was the first time i saw a real Figtree!


"Fair winds calm Seas"
marky
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Forum Posts: 173
7th Jun 2017 13:17  
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Thanks for all the replies ,never thought about the local library .going onto amazon (other suppliers are available) later

cheers

NickW
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Forum Posts: 75
9th Jun 2017 16:28  
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I use Amazon quite a lot for books...it's worth noting that eBay can sometimes be expensive for books, I always check Amazon as well because you can save ££££££'s....purchased one today that was twice the price on fleabay :-)

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1126
9th Jun 2017 16:33  
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Fleabay is the ABSOLUTE LAST RESORT !! 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
marky
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Forum Posts: 173
15th Jun 2017 22:01  
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asked in the local library if they had any books on radio control and they had a damaged radio controlled scale boats that had been taken out of circulation without covers a few missing pages and someones notes in the margins ,so a donation of 50 pence secures the tatty item ,some TLC with some tape and an old cornflake box and it looks slightly more book like than it did

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1126
15th Jun 2017 22:18  
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Which edition- Pic please!! 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
marky
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Forum Posts: 173
15th Jun 2017 22:35  
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Its the 4th edition by John Cundell I have seen it on Amazon and may get a better copy than the running repair ,being a total novice I have found it a very good read

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1126
16th Jun 2017 00:51  
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Hi Marky, a good start, but keep watching AND ASKING here to be up to date.
The only silly question is the one you don't ask! 😉
Cheers Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Dave M
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Forum Posts: 1427
16th Jun 2017 09:36  
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Hi Marky
The books suggested are a good starting point but like most things electronic the modern equipment is far different from that seen in most books on the subject.
The basic principles may be the same but the Tx/Rx will be from the period when the book was originally published.
As well as the books suggested it might help if you were to buy a copy of Model Boats or Marine Modelling International to see what is currently available and how current kit is used and installed.
It can be daunting when you first start out but you can always post a topic on the Forum to seek help.
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
Trillium
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Forum Posts: 70
16th Jun 2017 12:27  
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When looking for books, I always check on www.bookfinder.com. It's an especially good source if you are happy to have a used book.