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    📝 Rc kayak
    11 hours ago by 🇬🇧 houseman8556 ( Recruit)
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    📝 Waveney class lifeboat
    14 days ago by 🇬🇧 JohnS7 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Re painted my decks, ive used a fine textured paint I use at work on vehicle bumpers and trims , although mainly black.... they also do a mid grey 👍

    💬 Re: Waveney class lifeboat
    14 days ago by 🇬🇧 DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Looks like a true non slip finish. Well done.
    📝 Lumba Lumba
    17 days ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Commander)
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    Taken a few years ago. Jumpugly might enjoy this. She is tender just like the real boat. I have since ballasted her out by laying her battery rather than standing it up.

    💬 Re: Lumba Lumba
    17 days ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now that is inspirational Brightwork! I love it!!!
    📝 Slim Nip at Buxworth Basin.
    17 days ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Slim Nip on the canal at Buxworth Basin. Just testing some short videos in the media gallery - sharing and caring with #shorts !



    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/OGDN1T99Who?feature=share
    📝 Hovercraft
    18 days ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Hovercraft


    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/ZhvIYxiztNM?feature=share
    💬 Re: Hovercraft
    14 days ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Hi Bob, yes the Griffon belongs to Hayling Island Model Club Member Mike.
    The club are a great bunch of guys with a wide range of model knowledge and I enjoy being able the share media from such an enthusiastic club.
    Rob is the website manager who sent me the video clip - I thought it too good not to share through my RCSailing channel while experimenting with "Youtube shorts".
    P.S my channel is not monetarised - its just for fun.
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    💬 Re: Hovercraft
    15 days ago by 🇬🇧 zooma ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Since my first comment I have been able to open your link and see the short hovercraft video Phil.

    The model is described as a GRIFFON so I am guessing that I should be able to find out more about the model online - maybe there is a commercially available kit for it?

    I will see what I can find out about building and running an r/c hovercraft.
    💬 Re: Hovercraft
    15 days ago by 🇬🇧 zooma ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Do you have any more info about your hovercraft Phil?

    Sadly, your link does not work for me, but I find hovercraft a fascinating subject and would like to learn more about them if I can.

    Bob.
    💬 Re: Hovercraft
    17 days ago by 🇬🇧 roycv ( Commodore)
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    I added this comment under Receiver problems but it has appeared under Hovercraft?

    Hi Stephen I use 40Mhtz. FM, most of the time. I have the 3 ch. Hitec Tx's and also a couple of Fleet Tx's one 4 the other 6 ch. Plus a Sanwa ex 35Mhtz and a couple of other sets yet to see action.
    I have a selection of 5 and 7 ch. rx's, about a dozen plus. I bought a lot from modellers who switched over to 2.4G.

    I also use ex 35Mhtz sets and fit 40Mhtz crystals, although I discard the dual conversion rx's.

    Only once have I had a Futaba rx not work with a Hitec Tx but it worked with a Futaba Tx.
    I have more than enough RC equipment in this and 27Mhtz both AM and FM to see me out.

    I do not have any submarines but suggest it maybe the rx aerial needs to be prominent but insulated and outside the sub?
    Does it all work out of the water?

    I assume you are using a standard length aerial?

    Are you using any of the modern servos as I find that some of them do not suit the older radio equipment. I have some 9 gram metal geared ones that chatter.

    I can't think of anything else that might help.
    good luck
    Roy
    📝 Reciever problems
    28 days ago by 🇬🇧 StephenP ( Able Seaman)
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    Hello....Im after a bit of advice...Im trying to work on some rc subs and need 40mhz equiptment but I'm hitting problems getting recievers to work. I have a couple of 40 Meg hitec transmitters that work with 40 Meg hitec recievers in other models so I know they work. I have bought 3 different make recievers from different sellers and fm 40 mhz crystal sets and none seem to work...dual conversion or single makes no difference....Im running out of ideas has anyone got an answer to the problem?

    💬 Re: Reciever problems
    17 days ago by 🇺🇸 Hhager2 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I had same problem I just kept buying receivers until I found a working one.
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    💬 Re: Reciever problems
    25 days ago by 🇬🇧 Fred ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Stephen
    You could try asking about you R/X problem on the Association of Model Submariners forum, see if you can talk to Dave Frost

    I had trouble trying to get a R/X for my boats in the end I found that Engel do an R/X that works with my F14


    https://engel-modellbau.eu/shop/en/R-C/Receivers-Crystals/Receivers-40MHz/RP8DI-
    https://www.theassociationofmodelsubmariners.com
    💬 Re: Reciever problems
    26 days ago by 🇬🇧 StephenP ( Able Seaman)
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    Thanks for all the replies guys....Im going to try a reciever of the same make as the transmitter but it's annoying because all the rc info says all 40 MHZ makes are compatible with each other (NOT) .
    💬 Re: Reciever problems
    27 days ago by 🇺🇸 ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Scratchbuilder,
    Ha, ha, I learned the hard way. I now have a transmitter that I can not find a receiver for...oh well.😛
    💬 Re: Reciever problems
    27 days ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    ToraDog.
    You learn something every day.
    That’s a new one to me 👍.
    Regards
    Bill.
    💬 Re: Reciever problems
    27 days ago by 🇺🇸 ToraDog ( Commander)
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    It sounds like a bit of a shift problem... there are two options , positive shift and negative shift. I think, although I am not 100% sure, that HiTec uses positive shift receivers. Futaba uses negative shift, I believe. I have run into this issue while attempting to find receivers for an old Multiplex radio( Multiplex is now owned by Hitec).
    I think your best bet is to try to find a matching receiver, ie, same brand. Good Luck
    💬 Re: Reciever problems
    28 days ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Stephen.
    Interesting sub you have there.
    I only use 27 MHz in mine but principle is the same.
    First thing that springs to mind is antenna connection and fixing.
    Does it work in the dry but not in the wet.
    You have probably thought of those two things.
    Is your power supply good?
    Bill.
    📝 50s Sea Commander
    28 days ago by 🇬🇧 JohnS7 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Aerokits Sea Commander, built by my father in the 50s , stayed in the family ever since , restored by me about 10 yrs ago, recently been out on the boat pond in Gorleston on sea whilst on a short holiday 👍

    💬 Re: 50s Sea Commander
    28 days ago by 🇬🇧 Rogal118 ( Lieutenant)
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    Loved the pond at Gorleston, did thousands of laps running around chasing my pond yacht , 1st 2 weeks in June, 1961/65. Fantastic holidays, hated the 6 hours to get there though, from Bolsover, Derbyshire.
    📝 My Waveney class lifeboat
    28 days ago by 🇬🇧 JohnS7 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Recently purchased, some light restoration needed

    💬 Re: My Waveney class lifeboat
    28 days ago by 🇬🇧 ChrisG ( Lieutenant)
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    Fabulous model, aren’t you the lucky one, I am very envious. The lights are just perfect look forward to seeing her on the water. ChrisG
    💬 Re: My Waveney class lifeboat
    28 days ago by 🇬🇧 DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Love the detailed cockpit.
    📝 Spooky !
    30 days ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    The "Spooky" Halloween night sail took place on Sunday 29th October 2023.
    Sorry for the poor video quality. Conditions were difficult in the "pitch dark " however, just for fun - it`s nice to have a record of the event than non at all. Commodore Barry says thanks to all who took part !.


    https://youtube.com/shorts/vJ7DRsiAxOs?si=vwBapIKT2WhOSpY3
    💬 Re: Spooky !
    29 days ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Video was good Phil👍
    Great to see the Master Graham in action.
    Bind moggling what he does😮
    😎
    📝 Lights on the Mote
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Trident73 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It was our club’s ‘lights on the Mote’ evening today. I think the day’s heavy rain kept many folk away but we did get a couple of hours where the weather was fairly clear. I took my Aeronaut Diva along, liberally decorated with cheap string lights that I got at Primark…

    💬 Re: Lights on the Mote
    1 month ago by 🇺🇸 Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    great idea to have a twilight run to see the boats with lights on in all their glory.
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    💬 Re: Lights on the Mote
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Commander)
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    Love the lights on the water
    💬 Re: Lights on the Mote
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Rogal118 ( Lieutenant)
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    Wow doesnt the boats look great all lit up in the evening light, magical.
    📝 Just for fun !
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Keep up to date with "Kayak Kate". and her Dad Graham !



    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/ihLL-M-jAl4
    https://www.youtube.com/@RCSailing1/shorts
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    📝 Bobs fishing boat
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Rogal118 ( Lieutenant)
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    Great couple of hours out today in the fresh air, and drizzle

    https://youtu.be/eJzo4ljQgoU?feature=shared
    📝 Renovation of a lovely old boat.
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I decided to renovate a very old model Clyde harbour tug which belonged to my Dad. This has been in the family for over 80 years (Dad would have been 100 this year) and was in need of some TLC. It is now fully radio controlled and runs from 2 x 18650-2000mAh batteries. Length: 41cm, Beam:11cm, Draft: 6cm, weight: 1.5Kg.

    💬 Re: Renovation of a lovely old boat.
    1 month ago by 🇺🇸 RobW1 ( Recruit)
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    Excellent! I'm a big fan of restorations. Keeps our history alive.👍
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    💬 Re: Renovation of a lovely old boat.
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 TerryH ( Midshipman)
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    So much joy in a renovation.. very nice...
    💬 Re: Renovation of a lovely old boat.
    1 month ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Very good looking renovation.
    You are an excellent son.
    😎
    💬 Re: Renovation of a lovely old boat.
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Commander)
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    Great to see a vessel that your father built brought back into use 👍
    💬 Re: Renovation of a lovely old boat.
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Stephen T ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    so lovely to see a old boat brought back to life these oldies have a lovely style of there own I have two old timers
    💬 Re: Renovation of a lovely old boat.
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 SimpleSailor ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks' to everyone for the nice comments. Not sure why the link to my YouTube didn't show.
    💬 Re: Renovation of a lovely old boat.
    1 month ago by 🇨🇦 Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Your Dad would be pleased with your restoration of his boat.
    Rick
    💬 Re: Renovation of a lovely old boat.
    1 month ago by 🇦🇺 HardyS ( Able Seaman)
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    Literally looks brand new , great job !👍
    📝 Keeping the stream running
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Locations !


    💬 Re: Keeping the stream running
    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    What a beautiful place to run boats and so close to the pub
    💬 Re: Keeping the stream running
    1 month ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Philcaretaker good afternoon
    Very nice and well made club video and on top à very nice location
    👍👍😍😍
    📝 Here's another sportfish
    2 months ago by 🇧🇹 Sakibian ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Single screw
    1500mah 3s
    2800kv inrunner water-cooled & 40A esc(underpowered ESC)
    MG009 servo
    Why can't i upload a video?

    💬 Re: Here's another sportfish
    2 months ago by 🇧🇹 Sakibian ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    According to the motor, ESC is underpowered. I needed at least A 60A ESC.
    Here, let's have a look at it.
    💬 Re: Here's another sportfish
    2 months ago by 🇨🇦 RodC ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    What do you mean when you say "40Amp underpowered esc"????
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