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nutrunner
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 7
23rd Jul 2017 13:01  
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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


LFC YNWA
colinhubbard
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 156
23rd Jul 2017 20:58  
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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.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)





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24th Jul 2017 09:39  
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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


Live long and prosper

Dave
nutrunner
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 7
24th Jul 2017 13:22  
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thanks dave ill go down the BM tomorrow and ask them where the EP club is run from i know about new brighton so will be there on sunday fingers crossed 👍


LFC YNWA
nutrunner
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 7
28th Jul 2017 18:23  
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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


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LFC YNWA
tidtug
(Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 92
29th Jul 2017 13:42  
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You made a nice clean looking boat there hope it sails well for you.

nutrunner
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 7
30th Jul 2017 08:05  
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thanks tidbug but cant get the receiver set up right its turning the prop by the wheel cant get the rudder going the transmitter is a fs gt2, i expect 1 of the lads will sort it later today


LFC YNWA
Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1228
30th Jul 2017 09:30  
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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


Live long and prosper

Dave
nutrunner
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Forum Posts: 7
30th Jul 2017 10:51  
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thanks dave now u have explained it ive got it going now 👍


LFC YNWA
DennisRobotham
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 10
4th Aug 2017 09:47  
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Welcome aboard Nutrunner.... happy sailing. Good choice to begin with👍


Dennis G.V.M.B.C
rolfman2000
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 65
4th Aug 2017 09:59  
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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 😊

nutrunner
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 7
8th Aug 2017 07:36  
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hi dave ye all seems well ,of to the BM tonight so will post pics


LFC YNWA