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    ๐ŸŽฌ Joysway ARTR Mad Flow
    14 hours ago by Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Joysway ARTR Mad Flow running on 3S Lipo at Stevenage MBC with on-board GoPro camera

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    ๐Ÿ“ท Fairmount Alpine
    5 days ago by jugge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello boat builders
    it is a step closer to an AHT
    i am going to install all elektronik and test her in the bathtub
    Have a nice weekend to all of you
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    5 days ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Hi Jugge,

    Your Fairmount Alpine Looks great.
    Can't wait to see a video of her Maiden Voyage!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairmount Alpine
    5 days ago by jugge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Ed i will send more photos later ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairmount Alpine
    4 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Warrant Officer)
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    Very nice.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairmount Alpine
    4 days ago by jugge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks
    More photos is comming
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    ๐Ÿ“ท HMS Hood.
    6 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Foredeck Detail.
    Anyone looking for details of Hood's foredeck equipment can't do much better than this photo I just stumbled across๐Ÿ‘ While looking for something completely different of course๐Ÿ™„
    Doug
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Hood.
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice foto Doug, will help in the building of my 1/200
    trumpeter kit, is there any other shots showing further back towards stern?๐Ÿ‘

    Peter๐Ÿ˜
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    6 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,
    Don't know yet! As I said I found this one by accident and it 's the largest and best resolution pic I've ever found of Hoody ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'll keep trawling, cos I've got the 1:350 kit of her to make!
    Hope this one helps you๐Ÿ‘
    What I especially like about it is that, whereas most shots of naval ships are crew-less and sterile, this one has lots of obliging 'blokes' standing around to show us the scale of those massive deck fittings๐Ÿ˜Š
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Apologies Doug, I thought the piccy was only the forard deck, I clicked on the foto, and there is a magnifying glass, clicked on that, and WOW! nearly all of THE HOOD, and as you state, the piccy is A1 quality.

    cheers Peter๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Hood.
    6 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    No sweat Peter๐Ÿ‘
    If you download it and look at with something like IrfanView you can blow it up to a massive size. ๐Ÿ˜Š Print on A3 gloss photo paper๐Ÿ˜‰
    There's a lot of useful 'stuff' to be seen on the superstructure and rigging etc.
    Have fun with the 1:200 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ The 1:350 is big enough for my small abode!
    Ciao, Doug

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Hood.
    6 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Here's another one you might like Peter ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Lot's more where that came from!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Hood.
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Many thanks Doug, can't have too many piccy's of HOOD, nice shot though. getting late so time for Schlafen now,
    Danke vielmals Doug und gute Nacht๐Ÿ˜

    Peter
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Hood.
    6 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi again,
    You should find this link useful Peter.
    It's to the HMS Hood Association and their review of the Trumpeter 1:200 kit, with lots of detailed improvement suggestions with appropriate photos!
    Cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž Schlaf gut ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค
    http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/models/trumpeter/trumpeter2...
    http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/models/trumpeter/trumpeter200.htm
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Sea Scout 'Jessica' Sea Trial - at last!
    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Part 1. ideal conditions; nearly 30ยฐC, cool Bier at hand๐Ÿ˜œ
    Sea Scout built by Dad in the early sixties with a Taycol Target and 6V lead acid wet cells (very wet๐Ÿ˜ก). Renovated and dragged into the 21st century over the last several months ๐Ÿ˜‰
    See Build Blog 'Sea Scout 'Jessica'' for details!
    Motor: Propdrive 2830, 1000kV, 30mm 3 blade Raboesch prop. Quicrun 16BL30 (30A) ESC with BEC.
    Tested with 3 battery types, all started with 99% measured capacity-
    1. NiMh 4.2Ah 7.2V, nom. 408gm.
    Result: Speed sedate (OK ๐Ÿ˜‰scale river cruising!) No planing.
    Max current: 3.6A
    End status V / capacity left: At end of short run ca 3 mins. 7.78V 99%.
    2. 2S LiPo 4.0Ah 7.4V nom. 257gm.
    Result: Speed still sedate but due to lower batt weight at least the forefoot came out of the wet stuff! Max current: 4.1A
    End status V / capacity left: At end of short run ca 3 mins. 8.25V 93%.
    3. 3S LiPo 4.0Ah 11.1V nom. 315gm.
    Result: Now we're getting somewhere!!๐Ÿ˜
    Good speed, manoeuvrability and planing ๐Ÿ˜Š Max current: 7.5A
    End status: 11.95V 74% after several long runs, ca 20 mins total.
    Estimated (extrapolated) endurance on a 4Ah LiPo around one hour - mostly 'full bore' - 'Pedal to the metal man' ๐Ÿ˜Š

    See also:
    https://youtu.be/oMUlSOaAREM
    The competition!
    https://youtu.be/zPgYicA0yGw
    Final run. (Beer was getting warm๐Ÿ˜)

    Cap'ns log entry:
    Boat dead-weight w/o battery: 1.8kg.
    Spray rails to be added!๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    Slight list to port to be trimmed.
    Rudder servo to be reversed!!๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    Keel protection to be added: some scratches and flaking from stony sloping shore ๐Ÿค”
    Summary: much as expected๐Ÿ‘ Forget anything less than 3S.
    Anyone want to buy a batch (4) of new 2S 4Ah 45C Lipos? 'One careful owner'! Happy boating people, Cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Many thanks to Camera girl Gisela ๐Ÿ‘
    Recorded in 1080p HD.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Scout 'Jessica' Sea Trial - at last!
    1 year ago by kmbcsecretary ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice one Doug ๐Ÿ‘ she sits up on the plane nicely and no nose diving under slower speeds got the balance perfectly set.
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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Ron, must say I was very happy with the performance.
    Was a good afternoon out ๐Ÿ˜
    Now to finish off the fixtures and fittings! And fit SPRAY RAILS!!
    Many thanks also once again to Canabus of Hobart, Tasmania for recommending that motor and prop combo to me๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    JFF I also bought a 3500kV motor. Reckon if I fit that and run on 3S it'll rip the shaft out ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Have to find another boat to fit that in ๐Ÿ˜
    BTW: the 'Daddy' swan in the last scene chased me out to the middle of the lake and also tried to bite my leg!!!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Scout 'Jessica' Sea Trial - at last!
    1 year ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Great job on the sea trials! She looks perfect on the water!๐Ÿ‘
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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Muchas gracias Ed ๐Ÿ‘, was worth all the effort. During one run a nice American lady showed up with her grandchildren who were quite absorbed with the boat's antics. We had quite a nice long chat. Was a good afternoon.
    Now considering what's next (apart from final fittings and cockpit outfit for the Sea Scout): the old fish cutter restoration with my modified Taycol motor or the upgrade / conversion to PT-109 of the 1:35 ELCO PTB I bought last year !? Cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1 year ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    You've got quite a few projects ahead of you!
    Where do you find the time? Can't wait to see the other boats also!
    I find you bring a model to the water. People are just mesmerized, especially the children!

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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You're Sooo right Ed๐Ÿ‘
    Especially if yours is the only 'show' on the water, like today. You meet some nice people ๐Ÿ‘ Since I retired I can avoid the weekends and holidays when the Biergarten lake is overrun and overcrowded๐Ÿ˜Š
    Re: finding the time! You should see the state of my maisonette!! Or maybe not ๐Ÿ˜ฒ No wonder no woman lives with me for long ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Photos attached of possible next projects - What should I do next???
    Answers on a postcard please to ..... ๐Ÿ˜
    1 The Danish fish cutter? Full restoration,
    2 The ELCO PTB? Renovation, repaint and refit as PT-109,
    3 Or maybe the cruiser HMS Belfast? Needs new props and RX and ESCs fitted.
    4 KMS Graf Spee, needs new shafts, props, RX and ESCs.
    Help! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    it's all go folks! Happy boating all, cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1 year ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    I would start on the hardest project first! Then work my way to the easiest one! Maybe this will work! it does for me...
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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That's like what my Dad always told me: 'Practice the hard parts'.
    On the other hand: the fish cutter is a long term full restoration๐Ÿ˜ฑ
    and I would dearly love to finally see the Belfast and/or Graf Spee on the water. Both together would be great, they are both around 1.3m LoA!!
    Then there's the Akula II and HMS Manxman new builds๐Ÿ˜ฒ I must be nuts ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I think I'll tackle it this way-
    The fish cutter as a longish term project from time to time while I'm refitting the Belfast and Graf Spee which 'only' need internal work.
    Akula and Manxman can wait to next winter!
    We'll see, I will be updating my 'Harbour' and 'Build Blogs' as appropriate.
    When do we get to see Sea Trials of the 'Brooklyn' ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1 year ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    'Jessica is running really good.Thanks for putting all the info in the post.I'm sure it will be a lot of help to other modellers.Especially me.Good job on the restoration.

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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Donnie, hope my results help others who are treading similar paths ๐Ÿ˜‰ Forgot to mention: after each run I 'tested' the motor temp with my fingertips - very slightly warm to the touch but nothing to get excited about so no need for cooling arrangements ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1 year ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi All
    Looking at the boat and the specs, a few things jump out at me.
    The battery is far to big and heavy for the boat(a 3S 2000-2650 mah).
    The motor no guts( a Prop Drive V2 2836-1800kv).
    The prop 2 blade 30-32mm.

    Hope this helps, sorry to upset your setup.

    Canabus

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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Interesting Canabus! Not quite what you recommended last year ๐Ÿ˜ฒ if you now think the Propdrive 1000kV has "no guts" why did you recommend it to me?? Thanks for spoiling my mood ๐Ÿค” As far as I'm concerned you just devalued your currency!
    I'm happy with her as she is, balance and stability is OK and performance, endurance vs current drain is much more lively than she ever was in 55 years.๐Ÿ˜Š
    After all, she's supposed to be a Broads Cruiser and not an Offshore Power Boat.๐Ÿ˜‰ I'm not into racing either.
    From time to time I'll fiddle with fittings detail and cockpit on Jessica.
    Time to get on with other projects now. Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Sea Scout 'Jessica' Sea Trial - at last!
    1 year ago by MouldBuilder ( Warrant Officer)
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    She looks super Doug. The Swan didn`t look too impressed though. I hope my PTB performs like that. Hope I can do a paint job like that as well.
    Really nice test lake. I am concerned that my river might be a little choppy at times. I managed to totally flip the Genesis during the trials.
    Great first trial.๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Peter ๐Ÿ‘ I was quite pleased with the results๐Ÿ˜Š
    Yep swans can get a bit 'sniffy' when they have the youngsters with them.
    At one stage he tried to bite my leg๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    It's worth the effort to get a really smooth paint job on the hull. I'm sure it helps give that little extra speed, and the water and muck just pearls off so it's dead easy to dry and clean afterwards ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I've always been wary of sailing on rivers. I have a nightmare of something failing and the boat being swept away by a current๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    I'm sure we'll manage to find a setup to give your PTB the necessary Oomph ๐Ÿ˜ I have a 28" PTB due for a clean up and refit / repaint as PT109. it has 2x28xx brushless fitted but I have no idea of their origin or power! I bought it last year from another guy on this site. Looks like being my next refit job๐Ÿ˜‰
    Re: 'flipping' you have to be very careful you don't broach (go broadside on to the waves) !! Especially at speed on the plane.
    Don't you have any sailing possibility nearer to home???
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    12 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Warrant Officer)
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    So, that is where the 50Cal guns are supposed to be๐Ÿ˜
    Looks like a similar project to mine.
    I could sail close by but I would be alone. The local club closed years ago and the pond they used is now a no go zone for boats.
    The river at my house has no flow as such. it is a tributory of the Danube which has a barrier at each end. The total length, about 15 miles, is a nature reserve and the water level is adjusted to keep it constant.The ripples are caused by the wind. The flip was caused by a bad Captain......probably.๐Ÿ˜Š

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    12 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter, see my PT109 Refit thread for the current status of my PTB.
    I had to completely strip the hull.
    Hope to get it primed and painted, Pacific green, and start refitting the shafts this week. I'll be starting a new Build Blog for it soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Spent today sanding the hull of my Danish fish cutter ๐Ÿ˜ก
    Two parallel restorations / conversions and two hulls to prime and paint now! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Good luck and much success with your various builds and renovations, great shame about the local pond๐Ÿค” I'm mostly alone as well, I avoid the weekend crowds! Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    ๐Ÿ“ท Offshore meeting 2019 , Hamburg Germany
    23 days ago by maersk-topper ( Leading Seaman)
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    In the weekend of 24-26th we had a offshore meeting in Hamburg Germany.
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    23 days ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Those models are awesome.

    Martin.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Offshore meeting 2019 , Hamburg Germany
    23 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    WOW! Offshore (two shores!) and OFF THE SCALE!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Think I'll take up chess or Olympic Tiddlywinks

    Hmm, maybe a move from Munich to Hamburg, always liked the town anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Would like to know where the meet took place please. An der Alster vermutlich nicht, oder?

    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    23 days ago by tidtug ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The detail on this is unbelievable would like to see all the boat.๐Ÿ‘
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    22 days ago by maersk-topper ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello doug, the next Offshore meeting will be june 30th at Heemskerk, Netherlands.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/867597196910996/
    https://www.facebook.com/events/867597196910996/
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Offshore meeting 2019 , Hamburg Germany
    12 days ago by Hugh ( Master Seaman)
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    Wow! Humbling!
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    12 days ago by Hugh ( Master Seaman)
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    Amazing detail! Any interior shots?
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    5 days ago by Paul33 ( Recruit)
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    Amazing workmanship, pleasure to view and very envious.
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    ๐Ÿ“ท TSS Manxman
    28 days ago by davidhgreatbatch ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    "Manxman"
    down the club waters today
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    27 days ago by BrianMason ( Recruit)
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    Very nice... Was it a kit or scratch built.

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    ๐Ÿ“ท HMS EXETER
    4 months ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Here are pictures of HMS Exeter - I built her over a period of time plank on frame hull, covered in styrene to simulate plating on the hull. The deck is all planked with individual planks - the guns are fully rotating and elevating but not firing :-).

    John

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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Brilliant job John ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Hat off!
    What scale is she? I have a 1:350 Trumpeter kit in my stash, which I intend to upgrade and fit RC into.
    Works out at LoA 50cm Beam 5cm, classic naval 10to1 ratio! max load about 160gm!! Should be an interesting challenge.๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    4 months ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Cheers Doug for the compliment - she is 1:96 scale. I obtained the original plans from Greenwich maritime museum - the plans that they hold are as she was 'proposed to be built' in 1928 - the same as her sister ship HMS YORK - but amongst the drawings they supply are the correct hull lines - which are the ones I used for my hull - then I used literally thousands of images from all over the place to do the rest of the superstructure. Also, I used the aid of a small online plan of her rigging which shows a fair amount of superstructure detail of how she was built.

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    4 months ago by reilly4 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I agree with Ron, a brilliant effort. Please publish more photos, specially close-ups of the detail. it looks magnificent.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ron??
    Dat wuz me Haig! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    John, great shame you didn't do a Build Blog ๐Ÿค”
    A vid of her sailing would compensate a little ๐Ÿ˜‰
    BTW: I have a Deans Marine 1:96 kit of HMS Manxman, Do you need an escort? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    4 months ago by reilly4 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sorry Doug, How did I do that? But the sentiment remains.
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    29 days ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi John,
    Very nice,
    Any chance of posting some closeup photos.

    Martin.
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    26 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Leading Seaman)
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    Lovely build.
    As an HMS Exeter fan and living in Exeter this is a superb build.
    Well done.
    Bill
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    25 days ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    hi there

    give me a couple of days and I will put a couple of pictures on from the build

    :-)

    John
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    23 days ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi there
    senile moment for me :-) as there is already a short build of HMS Exeter on here if you do a search - you will come across the build by me and there are some closeup pics on there.

    John
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    15 days ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    Excellent job.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ RTTL IN SLOW MO
    1 month ago by JOHN ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    here's a short clip of my RTTL tearing up the lake :-) she has 2 MTroniks 600s driving 30 ml brass props both rotating in the same direction as in the real boats and she has 2 x 4300 mAmp ni-cad batteries in. Lasts for about 15 mins full chat :-)

    John

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    15 days ago by andyhynes ( Leading Seaman)
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    Goes like a brushless motor set up. Good job
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    ๐ŸŽฌ POINT CLASS
    1 month ago by Inkoust ( Warrant Officer)
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    Model of the American Coast Guard ship from the 1960s. Equipped with 2 x motor MIG 400, battery Lipol 4000mA, regulator 72A DSYS Czech production.
    The boat has very good driving characteristics and is stable. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜€

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    1 month ago by Inkoust ( Warrant Officer)
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    Police boat model by Vladyka.The whole building from ABS, engine MIG 400 water-cooled, reheater DSYS 18A, battery 2600mA LiPol. A very stable ship, even at higher speeds, maneuverable and comfortable.

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    1 month ago by marky ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Very life like swimming boy ๐Ÿ˜Šyou did well avoiding him๐Ÿ‘
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    1 month ago by Inkoust ( Warrant Officer)
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    Kit by Graupner. The ship is fitted with the MIG 500 main motor, 2 transverse motors MIG 400, 3 turnigy 45A controllers, 2 pcs of 5000 mA, 3 RC light switches. Illuminated corridors beneath containers, cabin, position lights with masts, horns (Motor: MIG 500 BOAT 12V) (ESC: Turnigy 45 A) (8/10)

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    1 month ago by Inkoust ( Warrant Officer)
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    REWELL Kit 1:72, fitted with 3 MIG 280 DC motors, 3 DC controllers up to 20A, 1 LiPol battery 2200mA, 4 channel Turnigy receiver, one microswitch for two rudders. it is dyed with REWELL semi-matt colors in synthetic colors and at the end over decals and the whole ship three layers of glossy REWELL lacquer. The ship was imported with lead by the keel so that it did not curve on the opposite side in turns. Because I did not reach the four-bladed bolts, I modified three-blade brass. For the time being, the boat has only been tested in a bath at home due to winter weather in the Czech Republic. For its 64 cm it is designed for riding on a calm surface. if I can evaluate this kit it is excellent. I can only recommend. (Motor: MIG 280) (ESC: mini dc 20A - Czech rep) (8/10)

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    1 month ago by Inkoust ( Warrant Officer)
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    Model German docks from Krick, ABS hull, superstructure plywood, model is illuminated with reflector, position lights and mast, drive DC motor MIG 500 Boat 12V, controller 45A Turnigy bidirectional, LiPol battery 7.4 V 4000mA. The model has good stability and driving characteristics. I recommend this kit to all mildly advanced modellers. Good and accurate version of the model kit. (Motor: MIG 600 Boat) (ESC: Turnigy) (9/10)

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    ๐ŸŽฌ Fairacre broads cabin cruiser
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Warrant Officer)
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    Saved from a farm rubbish bin and restored. It was originally scratch built from a 60s/70s RCM ? plan. Photos of rebuild are in the harbour. Not sure if it was originally built in the UK and immigrated to NZ as it's an unusual subject for a NZ build. Plans are apparently still available.

    I've just found some info on Bates 'Starcraft' cruisers, UK. Looks like the original R/C plan may have been modeled on a version of one of the 'Starcraft' variants.

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    2 months ago by Colin H ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Super, looks great on the water, nice to see sensible sailing.
    Cheers Colin.
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Colin, I try to get my models looking as realistic as possible at a distance without going overboard on detail. Scale top speed for most MTBs ASRs for example would only really be around 5-7 mph not hydroplane speeds as you usually see,- doesn't look quite right. I also like seeing if I can get a photo of a model looking like the real thing, using mini cams on other boats etc (pic is vid capture of my MTB just on dusk, taken from my Maiami ASR). Hard to achieve but lots of fun trying.

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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ok Ok I admit it, I plead guilty as charged Colin๐Ÿ˜” With extenuating circumstances.
    I 'accidentally' turned my sensible Sea Scout cabin cruiser into a sport fishing boat!

    Colin; as senior officer left on deck the bridge is yours Number One.
    Commodore Ed will be in his stateroom if required.๐Ÿ˜
    G'night all. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice jb ๐Ÿ‘
    One does wonder though what you were doin' with your nose in the farm rubbish bin ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Hope you wore a gas mask! ๐Ÿคฃ
    ๐Ÿ™ˆ (See no evil, Smell no evil!)
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Warrant Officer)
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    Ta very much Doug, wasn't me in the bin though. I was in a heli club for a number of years (didn't fly them,-flew planes and sailed boats,- although did have a Graupner Bell 47G back in 78) Guy at work was president and while talking to the farmer (we leased a paddock) he was asked if anyone liked boats. Knowing I was into boats and loved a challenge, chap told the farmer who went and fished the model out of the bin where it had resided for years, and the rest is history. I thought being an ex seaman (checks spelling) you might appreciate a good coordinate (of said farm) 36 48' 37.75" S 174 32'59.19" E (Goog Earth) only if you have nothing better to do. I'm about 26km NNE as the crow flies, at Red Beach. Boating pond I use is 36 36'33.86"S 174 47'24.08 E , quite a drive between them all. JB
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Mornin' jb, or Evenin' I suppose with you ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Gotcha! Nice looking sailing pond๐Ÿ‘
    I wasn't actually a seaman! But even with my limited navigation skills I think I could have avoided parking my ship at that farm๐Ÿ˜
    I worked on a number of naval ships during design & building or on refits.
    My job was design and contract negotiation for Integrated Internal / External communication systems. Everything from DC to light!!
    Was very interesting, took me to shipyards and navies all over the world; except Australia and New Zealand. Never made it down under ๐Ÿ˜ญ Did spend a lot of time in the southern hemishere though; SA, Chile, Brazil and Ecuador mainly.
    Did a lot of work on the last operational ex RN Colossus class carrier, NAeL Minas Gerais ex HMS Vengeance, in Brazil at theRio Naval Arsenal๐Ÿ˜‰ She's long since razor blades and car bodies I'm afraid.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    PS Is that your wagon parked over by the fence ๐Ÿคฃ

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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Warrant Officer)
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    The farm is a fair way from the sea,- someone was not on watch obviously. Not my car, some guys doing building maint. We can park on that cobbled area you've pictured on the opposite side, (room for about 8-10 cars,-usually chokka when the yachts are racing) There is a nice little jetty built by the Gulf Harbour Model Yacht Club next to it which is great for setting up and launching. It's all part of the big Gulf Harbour Marina development and pond is actually a drainage control pond.
    Was full of Koi carp to keep the weed down (carp were rented from a company by the council, but there was some dispute and the company came and removed their carp) probably missed a lot and they breed like flies, so it should come right. Pond's pretty weed free all the same. Pics of the jetty (from the HSL) with some old codger sitting on it, and the real HSL in the Bayswater Marina (Waitemata harbour Auckland), which I have been on board (once recently,-Modded- and once 50yrs ago-original form) Its' story is on the Waitemata Woodys website under W1.
    The other pond is at the Onepoto reserve near the city on the waterfront. Bit of a drive (20mins down the motorway all the way) Yachts there as well. The pics with the Marine modellers club - Panmure Basin - East Auckland (the only scale model boat club in Auckland and virtually dead (pics are old), - only about 3 or 4 scale clubs in the country!) we tend to go more for the full scale here. Evening, JB

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    ๐ŸŽฌ Pilot Boat Trial
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Warrant Officer)
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    The first trial of my Aeronaut Pilot Boat. The trial went very well. The evening lighting video is on the build blog.

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