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hi all newbie here from ellesmere port wirral ive just bought a used fairey swordman rc boat and would like to join a club near to my home any out there im a complete novice been after a boat for yrs and have finally taken the plunge
Welcome to the group, look in the club section for your nearest. Nice boat to start you on the road (water) to good boating. Please post pictures if you can. And don't be scared to ask for help. We have members who are very willing to give advice.
Hi nutrunner I used to live on the Wirral and there are several clubs nearby. There is one at E Port, they used to sail in the top lock basin on Sunday mornings. New Brighton has a club as does Hoylake, at the Lifeboat station and West Kirby in the park. Runcorn also has a club. E port cover a fairly wide area so not sure which of the above might be nearest. All have friendly members who will help you with your new venture. Dave
hi lads ,found ellesmere port model boat club they still use the boat museum but not based there now they up behind the vauxhall plant and have even built there own boating lake its great , i joined the club tues night the transmitter and receiver have arrived today so the boat will go on its maiden voyage over the weekend
Hi nutrunner Sounds like you have connected the rx up incorrectly. Try unplugging the ESC and plug the rudder into the socket you have just removed the ESC from. Make sure you plug in the correct way (black is usually nearest the case edge), the ESC was in correctly but in the wrong channel. Now plug the ESC into the rx. Normally on a two channel rx there are three sockets 1 (rudder)2(ESC) 3 (battery connection) The battery connection only has two pins, so there is no signal pin which could explain your problem. If not the Eport lads will sort it for you Happy sailing Dave
Welcome to the Model Boats Forum mate. It's David off FB & Messenger. Hoping to see some video of your maiden voyage up at Ellesmere. Sorry I missed your query about the receiver. Happy sailing, Dave W 😊