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    ๐Ÿ“ท Source for 3/32 reed accent strips
    51 minutes ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello everyone! I hope good things are in store for you all, a new boat, a new love, something grand.
    I have a question:
    Does anyone have a source for very thin, 3/32 or thereabouts strips which in the Sterling CTLL kit were identified as "reed" strips, 3/32. They are perfect for edges and accents and they can take a bend without being steamed. If anyone knows a place that has this type of material I would really appreciate any info you can provide.
    Thanks!๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Crewe Model Boat Club sailing at Boundary Park on Wed 28 Sept
    7 days ago by dave976 ( Lieutenant)
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    Nice sunny day yesterday and we had a good turnout of models on the lake.
    CreweMBC Sept 28
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Windermere Pleasure Steamer
    8 days ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Built plank on frame from plans scaled down from 24 -12th scale - "Branksome" was built by proud owner Alan Brundrett many years ago, originally steam powered, Alan converted her to electric in recent years.
    RC Sailing :- No.180 ...Windermere Pleasure Steamer
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windermere Pleasure Steamer
    7 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    A True Work of Art๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windermere Pleasure Steamer
    8 days ago by RichardE ( Recruit)
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    Beautiful, saw the real thing this weekend at the Windermere Jetty Museum. Fascinating place, well worth a visit
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Camera Boat trials with Bill & Ben.
    8 days ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Getting more experience with new camera boat seeing how the gopro handles the varying light changes. Filming at different locations, while circumnavigating the lake.
    Live streaming via the phone, changes to exposure etc. were applied in the final edit.
    Again , thanks to Bill & Ben - and of course Graham !.
    RC Sailing No181 - Camera Boat trials with Bill & Ben.
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Russian Sun Aluka
    11 days ago by Hhager2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Built from old kit. I built one before and the Bluefin one too from Dumas. I cut the hull separation so a space is there. In general it was fun. I had to buy an older Rc as only 72 MHz works under water for maybe 3 ft. The ghz signal works surface only. I cut out all the hull flooding holes as per pictures I gathered. Basically built as per blueprints inside except used newer motor controller that can take LiPo batteries. Excuse the messy background.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian Sun Aluka
    7 days ago by Hhager2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I had thought of a float with antenna but in he end use a MHz transmitter was easier. I had sold all mine so I picked up one from eBay. Actually I wound up with two one AM one FM. FM worked better. The dc motor controller was from a car as it had reverse capability plus switchable micas or LiPo. The Ghz band gets water attenuation so it wonโ€™t work under water well. Bathtub test showed at least a few feet under was ok. Only thing o donโ€™t like is you seal electronics so it has to be really tested. Battery is on a plastic box like that can open fir access but I put a soda bottle cap structure to access charge connector anyway itโ€™s fun
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian Sun Aluka
    7 days ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Like your sub!! We have several sub guys in our club, at least one of them uses 2.4. He runs an extension for his antenna up the sail (conning tower) and hides it in either the periscope or antenna. His boats are static divers, but he stays at periscope depth when he submerges. The boats set up to blow ballast and full up planes if he loses contact. Not trying to criticize anything youโ€™re doing, just letting you know 2.4 is doable with restrictions. Most of the ponds here in North Texas are too murky for much below periscope depth anyway.
    Anyway, good luck with your sub! Let me know how it turns out.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian Sun Aluka
    10 days ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Always fancied building a submarine. But never quite got around to it, as they always looked so complicated. With wet bits, dry bits, and some that crossed over occasionally. That, and the cost of the perspex tubes they are built into and out of. Also, you need quite a big model to base it on as well. One big point is, I don't have access to a school swimming pool to play with it in, as I'm too scared of losing it in a lake ๐Ÿ˜”
    Good luck with yours.
    Kindest regards, Dave W ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ท First time build
    12 days ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Primer applied to Hull today
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    ๐ŸŽฌ " yellow submarine "
    12 days ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Buxton Model Boat Club Member Dave Maynard exhibits the manoeuvrability of his yellow "dive" submarine.
    RC Sailing :- No.179 .. "the yellow submarine"
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Bob`s final day at Buxton Model Boat Club
    12 days ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Ex Royal Navy, Buxton Model Boat Club member Bob Comack Young returns to his homeland after today - Bust wishes to Bob and his family from all Buxton Model Boat Club members.
    RC Sailing :- No 178 - Bob`s final day at Buxton Model Boat Club
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Calypso
    14 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Built by a friend "Norm Milne" I am grateful to have this from him (Although I am passing her on to a good friend). Museum quality workmanship.

    38"x7" AR 410 Spectrum Rx Dynamic ESC
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Calypso
    10 days ago by Hhager2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Two more views. You can see the mistake on the nose section it lets more flooding in. Also the sail detail
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Calypso
    11 days ago by Hhager2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Bring on the real MSCO minesweeper for years I wanted to build one. My uncle (Sam really) was my boss on ship. He told me about the Calypso was a rebuild on the Msco frame. So I found the Calypso and used personal pictures as guides. The wheel house was easy and radar room behind it. Adding deck gear and the big wheel that holds the sweep electric plus cable weโ€™re tricky. I added the floats and cable control mechanics on rear deck. Basically the main deck cabin is same along with side rails. The bow needed work but turned out good. It has Rc gear in it but never floated it. Iโ€™m getting a display case fir it. My next ship is DE1040 Garcia. 5 ft body fiberglass from scale shiplyard company. I may float that one.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Calypso
    12 days ago by LewZ ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Good job! Lot of Calypsos out there, this is the first I have seen converted back.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Calypso
    14 days ago by DuncanP ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Fabulous
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Calypso
    14 days ago by Hhager2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Didnโ€™t see pic of calypso revert to its orig format
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Calypso
    14 days ago by Hhager2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I took my Calypdo and bashed it back to its Minesweeper roots. I was helmsman and ET fir 4 years reserved on MSCO-49 Lorikeet. Worked on upgrading and in every cranny. I wound up with an accurate model of the ship
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    14 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Senior moment..lol/// Note the red toques on the deck hand. Might it be Jacques?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Caypso
    14 days ago by LewZ ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I believe the spelling is "Calypso." Nevertheless, a fine looking model!๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Amsterdam Tug
    14 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Built by a friend "Norm Milne" I am grateful to have this from him. Museum quality workmanship.

    42"x9" AR 500 Spectrum RX. Viper 40 A ESC 3 bl prop
    Working fire monitor
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Smit Nederland
    14 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Built by a friend "Norm Milne" I am grateful to have this from him. Museum quality workmanship.

    34"x12" AR 600 Spectrum Receiver Viper 40 A ESC
    Working tow winch, working radar ant. lights, twin 4 blade brass props
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Smit Nederland
    14 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    WOW! OMG that is a stunner. What a friend you have!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Bulkheads painted
    26 days ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have painted the bulkheads and inner Hull.
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Glass matting
    27 days ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    All rubbed down ready for primer surfacer and top coats. Interior bulkheads need a bit more flatting.
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Filling and glassing
    30 days ago by Norway ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Bow all shaped wooden hull and upper structure is sealed. Hull has been covered with glass fibre. Ready for sanding and primer.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Camera Boat No. 5
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Camera Boat 5 uses another simple "pontoon" design with 90` rotating motor and fan unit with rudder which was added later. Gopro was mounted on rotating servo which gives 360` vision.
    Camera operated with phone using Gopro App.
    Regarding filming techniques etc. - Still plenty of issues to improve and overcome along the learning curve !.

    Mni Tnx Graham for being there with "Bill & Ben" and Jon G7NFK for all your previous help and support since my stroke.
    #rccameraboats
    #rcsailing #rcboats #bmbc
    RC Sailing :- No.177 ....Camera Boat 5
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Camera Boat No. 5
    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Getting pretty flash now Phil ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ a big improvement on No 1!

    JB
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