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    Veronica
    Yes Doug, it should have been, I think a little bit of senior moment comes to mind,, lol. Cheers Ken.
    2 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    boat building jig
    I don't want to just throw this in the bin, but its in the way, any offer accepted, how about a tenner! it must be worth that for the bolts etc alone! collection only at this priceπŸ‘
    3 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ pmdevlin ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    For Sale/Wanted
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    Old Model Marine Motors...
    Yep, fully agree, can’t find it, buy a new one then find the tool you where looking for,,, been there, done that got the tee shirt, Ps, how come the wife hasn’t touched it, yet will say have you looked in the ??, and there it is,,hehe.love her really.
    5 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    RC & Electrics
    5 Posts
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    Log out
    Hi, I must admit I have a small problem with this site at the moment. Sometimes when I log out, I click on the log out tab and it turns black in colour but nothing happens. So I have to refresh the page and then it works. I know it is a minor problem but I just thought I should report it. Martin.
    6 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Martin555 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Site glitches!
    Hmmm! Similar thing happens sometimes when clicking Notifications at the top of the screen. attached screen shot shows the result! Possible a related snag?
    6 hours ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    by RNinMunich
    Aerokits pt boat plan
    Hi DG, I solved the lawn mowing problem by digging out the lawn (mostly moss anyway due to the permanent shade of a huge cherry treeπŸ€”) and replacing it with Rhine pebbles πŸ˜‰
    6 hours ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    General Resources
    19 Posts
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    by andrewandrachel
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    6 hours ago
    by RNinMunich
    EeZeBilt RAF Crash Tender trial video
    ".......Is it a fact that only two of the originals were ever built ? And yet they have such fascination for so many modellers........" And I don't think they had much of a career anyway, becoming supernumerary when the RAF dropped flying boats. They were on the books for about 6 years between 52/3-58, and in storage for a lot of that time. They had, however, particularly attractive lines and featured in much of Vosper's advertising. The VIP plastics toy company brought out a ready-to-run model in 1954 which was a star of the toyshops, and I suspect that Les Rowell produced his kit during this surge of publicity. Ever since then it's been an iconic vessel for British model builders. It has lots of associations - the military, fast launches, firefighting... Disasters are always compared with what has gone before, and civilian shipwrecks before the Titanic usually cost less than 200 lives (though there were a few ships killing over 1000, like the SS Sultana). But they didn't have the cream of Western society on board.... I do remember seeing mentions of the Wilhelm Gustloff on British TV, when the film came out. Mentioned far less is the British equivalent, the RMS/HMT Lancastria, which sunk with between 4000-5000 lives lost in similar evacuation circumstances.. And there is always the Mont-Blanc, which blew up in the port of Halifax. A good quiz question, this: the ship was a total loss, but all its crew were safe - its sinking resulted in 2000-odd deaths, but they were all on land....
    2 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    General Resources
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    Tug towing
    It depends what diameter and length your 800kv motor is (ie 2836, 3548, 4240, in-runner or out-runner etc) and the min and max voltage ie 2cell, 3cell 4cell etc - (8v 12v 16v - for practical purposes) If you want to run a bigger prop use a lower voltage and a smaller prop, a higher voltage. Both in runners and out runners will get hot if you run them slow, and with both in boats (as DG mentioned previously) water cooling is really advisable. In-runners have cooling jackets and fans available and out-runners have water cooled front plates available. The larger the diameter and length of the motor generally the more torque is available (longer motor=more windings, longer rotor, more torque) bit like a 4cyl and 6cyl petrol motor. Your choices with electrics are endless. You should only need a 30A ESC (I use the Hobby King 30A car ESCs (these have a cooling fan output if you find you need one) in my HSL (2x 2845 2000kv brushless in-runners,- 1 ESC per motor on 2cell 2200mah LiPos ) and they don't even get warm (30mm 3 blade props with a high pitch - around 40mm I think - Chinese from AliExpress and very good AND cheap. Choice of prop size and pitch is also a matter of experimentation. No good running a large diam (say 50x20) prop at 16000rpm when you could run a 30x40 prop and get more thrust, (if you get my drift) better to run a 50x40 at 5000 for eg. Hope there is something of use here. Have posted some eg s of cooling types (silver one is o/runner front plate cooler) and the 30A ESC mentioned.
    2 days ago by πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ jbkiwi ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    RC & Electrics
    15 Posts
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    Upload problem
    Thanks for that
    2 days ago by πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ jbkiwi ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Humbrol paint colours for smit zweden tug
    My apologies I don’t think I wrote the post right in the first instance I was wondering if any one had built one and had the colours that it should be yeah I appreciate I can just pick the colour from the chart which I don’t mind doing myself just wondering if anyone had the right colour.
    2 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ georgeo5664 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    LiPo batteries
    It is almost 9 months since I charged the new LiPo batteries for storage. Unfortunately I still have not used the 4s 4500 batteries since then but I do check them every 4 months to see how they are. They have been good so I have not had to do anything with them. I decided on this visit to replenish the storage charge on all of the batteries. I was shocked to find out that all of the batteries were almost perfect with only a few minutes of charging required, but the two 4s batteries, the oldest, did not take a charge at all. They are still very good. I will use them when I return here in August.
    3 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    RC & Electrics
    27 Posts
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    1 year ago
    by MouldBuilder
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    3 days ago
    by MouldBuilder
    Motor, speed controller
    Hi Dodgy, "P.P.S. You might want to consider a clover-leaf aerial. That enables what they call 'circular polarity' transmission, which is really useful for drones when the transmitting aerial is performing contortions in the air. For boats, a vertical aerial pumping out vertically-polarised waves may suffer from 'bounce' off the water surface, which turns the reflected waves horizontal. But these are very cheap anyway, and can be experimented with" Yes I'd noticed the clover leaf. Not the most efficient antenna but agree it's a nice compact design. Agreed the reflections can cause some polarisation distortion. A vertical antenna (properly earthed) also produces a ground wave propagation which travels especially well over water, but admittedly not so long range at 5.8Gigs. Works best at lower frequencies where the absorbtion rate in water is lower. Those operating in salt water lakes on the coast are better off in this respect than us fresh water sailors! So I was thinking of using antenna diversity, one vertical and one horizontal. Just like most 2.4Gig TX/RX sets already do. A vertical stub antenna at the top of the TX case and a horizontal antenna in the handle usually. Of course if you hold the TX flat on it's back then you are relying on the horizontal antenna component!! At the RX end two 12,5cm wires, one vertical, one horizontal is the counter part. Works well in my Sea Scout. For 5.8 Gigs the wavelength is a little less than half that at 5.1688cm so the clover leaf is a reasonable compromise. Didn't spend my professional life working on all types of radio systems, from VLF/HF through personal mobile and cellular systems up to full COMMS suites with datalinks on naval vessels for nuffink. Some of it stuck! πŸ˜‰ Having successfully hijacked Ken's thread (Sorry Ken😭) I guess we should continue this discussion (if required) in a new thread! Cheers, Doug 😎
    3 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    RC & Electrics
    21 Posts
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    3 days ago
    by RNinMunich
    CNC boat kits...?
    Sounds like you might not have been waiting long enough for the Arduino to boot and load GRBL, so the port refused to connect, and then just stayed 'busy'.... If it happens again, try opening and closing another port, and then going back to 8. That seems to reset the flag...
    3 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    56 Posts
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    Unsubscribe
    In your My Account page you can turn off all notifications. If you want to close your account completely, please use the support page. Thanks
    3 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Fatal Error - Half my Profile is missing! ;-/
    Muchas graciasπŸ‘ Hope you managed to enjoy the Bank Holiday and could let the grey cells cool down a bitπŸ˜‰ BTW: Dodgy's query reiterates the need for the Forum Categories! Keep on coding man😁 All the best, Doug 😎
    3 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    by RNinMunich
    RC Model Shark
    The fin does submerge due to the fact that it's hollow and there is a square cut out near the top that is camouflaged with screen painted at the same time as the fin.
    4 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Alex ( Able Seaman)
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    Look for a simple balsa build
    "..... EezEbilts are all relatively easy to make even if there are a few minor errors which are so easily correctable......." Since they are intended for beginners, ANY problem needs to be looked at. If it's a problem with the plan then I need to correct it - if it's a problem with the user not understanding something or getting it wrong, then I need to change the instructions or some other aspect of the plan to avoid the problem in the future. The boats are intended to encourage modellers by helping them get a boat right first time. It says a lot for GMan's perseverance that he is still looking for a model to build after some initial frustration, no matter how it was caused...
    4 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    by DodgyGeezer
    Happy Easter Everyone! 🐣
    Thank you and to you too
    5 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Puddle-pirate ( Leading Seaman)
    Non-Hobby Chat
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    3000mah 6 cell lipo's
    Selling as part of estate, These are Turnigy 3000mah 20-30c discharge 6 cell packs.. All are in storage mode and have been well cared for. Β£15 each is a bargain, there is one with damaged heatshrink, cells are fine, no puffing, but that is Β£10 due to damage, or Β£60 for all of them in one go! posting lipos is very difficult, if you want them posting I will do it at cost, but if the package is opened, and they are destroyed, its your risk, no refunds, collection preferred. If you are going to Hooton show, Im not far away north Wirral
    5 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ pmdevlin ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    8000mah 6 cell lipo as new
    Selling as part of estate,. This is a 6 cell Turnigy Nano-tech massive 8000mah! 25 to 50c discharge. As you can see, the tag is still on the leads, its well cared for, no puffing, and is in storage mode, The plane this was for was never flown and was unfinished, so I doubt this has ever been used. These are very expensive, well over Β£60 each plus postage, Ill offer this for Β£30 ono. Posting lipos is very difficult, I can use my hermes at cost which would be confirmed but its approx Β£6.00 due to weight, but it the package is opened, and the lipo is destroyed its your risk, as you are not supposed to post lipos, so collection is preferred.
    5 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ pmdevlin ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Plan Sources
    There are few of us prepared to put that amount of work in. Well done!
    5 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Seaplane tender
    bits of information coming in now, excellent.
    6 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    General Resources
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    Model Boat kits
    The post above is there actual website. This is for you RC's. Ahhoy
    6 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ retirement-hobby ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Noodle Jet Boat
    "........there isn’t a huge amount of swivel on the buckets, was thinking of putting a mixer in rather than a rudder?, I suppose it’s just trial and error.... ...." If you put a small 'dagger plate' on the keel, like the power racers do, that will improve the turning no end....
    6 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Editing photos
    Do ypu mean Model Boats magazine? https://www.modelboats.co.uk
    9 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Big Blue (test facility)
    Thats slick!πŸ‘
    9 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Cashrc ( Leading Seaman)
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    10 days ago
    by Martin555
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    Propellors
    I always use a grub screw to lock my propellors where possible. I have lost a few myself mostly when using reverse.
    11 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ John2 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Swordsman or Huntsman?
    As DodgyGeezer says the model in question is an Aerokits Swordsman with an aft cabin under the deck - others versions had an aft cabin with a higher roof just under the side coamings (I'm building one) or a full length open cockpit, which is the one that many models are based on. The Huntsman 31 was available in two versions, the more common version with the aft cabin and the rarer open cockpit version the Sport. The Huntsman 28 and as stated the Huntress are open cockpit only.
    11 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ChrisF ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    General Resources
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    by billhook301
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    posting problems
    Me too😭
    11 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    POSTING PROBLEM!
    Hello, congratulations on the new website. When a picture is enlarged with the up arrow (on a iPhone), I haven’t found a way to reduce it again in order to keep browsing other than to close the app and start again, am I missing something?
    12 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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