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    ๐ŸŽฌ Airboat, getting back to it (camera)
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Airboat on board camera added. You can watch both of these vids together if you start them one after the other and adjust the sync by quickly pausing the one which is ahead till they match. Who didn't know that then?๐Ÿ˜ Only works in std view not full screen.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ AIRBOAT, GETTING BACK TO IT (SOME IMPROVEMENTS)
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Added some strakes to the bottom, and added some down thrust to the motor (to push the stern down) which has made it run a lot straighter and with more control on full power. Also added a camera mount as well.
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Jb,
    Definitely looks more controllable, you may have tamed the beast at last or she is saving up a little surprise that she will give to you latter.LOL!!

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    ๐ŸŽฌ Tug: Brooklyn!
    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Tug: Brooklyn tub test!

    You can barely see it!

    But, there's actually steam coming out of the Smoke Stack!

    Simulated of course! LOL!
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    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Nice one Ed. Bet you cannot wait to get her to the pond.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Steve,

    All is well Thanks!

    Also thanks for the model and sound!

    Cheers, Ed
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    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    I never thought of that!]

    Will have to look and see if I can find Mickey and Minnie!

    Cheers, Ed
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great stuff Ed ๐Ÿ‘
    Sounds very busy, just like Steam Boat Willy!๐Ÿ˜€
    Are you going to 3D print Mickey and Minnie to join the crew??๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 months ago by cormorant ( Lieutenant)
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    An excellent job on both the model and the sounds. Well done Ed!

    Hope all is well with you all.

    Steve
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    2 months ago by brianupyonder ( Warrant Officer)
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    catch them and sell them to eu
    brian๐Ÿ˜€
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    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi brianupyonder,

    Throttling up, I scared all the fish away! LOL!

    Opps!

    Cheers, Ed
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    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi mistyoptic,

    It was more of an ebb tide! LOL!

    Cheers, Ed
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    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi oefranz,

    Thanks I try!

    Cheers, Ed
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    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Don,

    Thanks,

    Eventually I'll take her to the Pond!

    Give her a real Maiden Voyage!

    Ed-
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    2 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Beautiful job.Too bad the test tank wasn't longer.
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    2 months ago by oefranz ( Recruit)
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    Nice boat! ๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by mistyoptic ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    But obviously high tide!
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    2 months ago by brianupyonder ( Warrant Officer)
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    nice clear water,but no fish๐Ÿ˜‚
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    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,

    The water wasn't too bad!

    And not too choppy! LOL!

    Cheers, Ed
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Ed,
    I hope the water was not to cold by the time sea trials were over LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Test no 2 with deflector plate above jet unit,- stops water running up the transom in reverse. Changed cameras so vid is slightly better than the last rubbish๐Ÿ˜ Also demonstrates the jets ability to have fwd, neut and reverse while running in one direction.
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Jb,
    The problem now with having the deflector fitted if your LiPo's catch fire you won't be able to put it out LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Hi Martin, quite pleased that it worked so well๐Ÿ˜Š And you mean put out fires like this ? (jet boat, Lake Lyndon NZ 2012)๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Quite a common fire fighting method by the public for boats these days, especially using jet skis.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esxpEoDENsk

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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That little deflector certainly stops the water from splashing up into the boat.
    I am really looking forward to seeing her fly across the lake.

    With a little more throttle you could water the garden or even put out a fire.LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ HARTLEY SOUNDS AND JET MODS TESTING
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Trying the jet reverse bucket mods, engine sounds and radio, (wanted to see if you could still hear the radio over the motor.) Still needs a deflector fitted above the jet.
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    Hi Martin, I've made a small plate to go above the jet which should divert the water away from the bucket pushrod, just have to glue it on and test it (possibly tomorrow). Most jet boats tend to have the same problem with back feed out the top as it's pretty much impossible to seal, because the nozzle has to move from side to side. Most of the Hamilton production jet boats had a large platform over the jet unit which stopped water splashing up the transom (see pics of some early Hamilton jet boats).

    The lens on my small vid cam is stuffed and I really need to invest in a GO Pro or similar (when I win Lotto)๐Ÿ˜ I Have a few other cheapies, but this was the best, until I somehow scratched the lens, and then tried to polish itโ˜น๏ธ. Works a bit better at longer range on sunny days. May be able to get it repaired as it is just the domed protective lens over the main tiny lens.

    Couldn't do much more on the boat, (waiting for stuff from China) so took my latest plane (finished early this year and never tested) down to the big playing fields for some high speed taxi runs. on the last run, it actually took off accidentally, (but very smoothly) before I was ready and ended up putting it back down quickly but bending a landing gear strut. I consider it very successful as I now know it will fly, and my wing construction around the electric retract was strong enough to bend the 4mm landing gear wire. Same thing happened with another own design, plane but I was in a position to keep going after it leapt off the ground unexpectedly, and I found it flew perfectly! At least today provided something positive which is always good. This is one I made from some photographs of a one off prototype. Had my doubts if the wing design was correct, but it seems ok.


    You might be interested in these vids from INCAT Australia,- amazing ship. It uses the Finnish Wartsila companys' waterjets.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP1K6nS_lLQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA9mSeNnaGE

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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Jb,
    It look like the bucket will have to be a very close fit to the top of the thruster when using in reverse
    And as you say a small deflector so that it clears the bucket in the forward mode.

    Shame about the misty video.

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    ๐ŸŽฌ Billings Krabbenkutter cux 87
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Haven' seen water in a while so off to the harbor . This was one of the first models I'd ever built in 1974 . I went with my girlfriend to a little creek at Confederation park just in front of the old Hutches fish & chip shack put it in and the rudder jammed full over and it corkscrewed and sank I jumped in without realizing water was only about a foot deep and two feet muck . Moral of the story is she's still my wife .
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    All's well that ends well Garth๐Ÿ˜‰
    Admit it shipmate the rudder didn't jam -
    you were simply distracted by the attentions of the now good lady!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    This will be last Sequin Tug run for 2020 weather great for Nov.6th it was 19 C today & will be nice weather for the next few days Then the cool weather will be back again . You can see that most of the real boats are now out of the water & are now in storage for the winter because Hamilton Harbor usually freezes over .
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    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Very nice looking Tug!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐ŸŽฌ HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT, SOUND
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Managed to shoehorn in a GT Power sound unit, and seeing the boat has a 'V8 installed' I thought I'd go with the V8tyest sound there was in the file๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. You can hear Grahams timer switch the air and water pumps on at the start of the vid, (after I switch the power on) - off-reset-on and off again before the engine start. The engine sound is a little bit muffled as the unit is buried under everything in the stern, but still gives a reasonable effect (well I think anyway๐Ÿ˜)

    Smoke, water and air are ready to go,- just waiting for some V regs to come via sampan.
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Hi Pete, the throttle is mode 1 on the 9x. I usually use a 6ch HK6DF which I've converted to twin throttles for the MTB, HSL and ST (was bought as mode 2 but converted to mode 1 and modified to twin throttles). I bought 2 of those a few years back before they changed to inside aerial and digital trims, (basic 6ch, - one for small planes and one for boats) I think they were also a Fly sky with HK stickers, but they have been 100% reliable. I needed a bit of programming ability with the jet unit (end points ) for the bucket and a few more switches for lights etc, and with only one motor in this boat the 9x was perfect. I use it for planes as well and have about 6 models on it.

    Left stick rudder is used for arming the smoke/water/air timer which Graham built.

    JB
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Re - Great sound effects!

    Thanks Ed, the GT Power unit has about 55 different car and diesel machinery sounds (unfortunately a lot of noisy high revving 4 cyl sounds) but there are a number of good ones which can be applied to boats.

    JB
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    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Good V8 sound you have there jb, have you got your throttle on the right hand stick (mode 1)?๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi JB,

    That's fantastic!

    Great sound effects!

    Well done!

    Cheers, Ed
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Hi Martin, I think after around 52yrs of modelling (planes and boats) full sized boats, many different jobs etc ,- it all helps you think of different ways of doing things, and learning from other peoples experiences is a big bonus. I doubt whether as many young people will have our skills as they do not listen to older people as much as we did. Now all you get is what the ...k do you know when you try and give advice.

    My son learns from his phone - (internet,- I'm superfluous to requirements now๐Ÿ˜‚) which seems to work for him (actually replaced the complicated 'smart' door handle ($400) in his Honda CRZ hybrid which amazed me,) but I started him making and fixing things at an early age which might have helped. I've told him in the past, not to rely too much on the internet, as there is a lot of bogus and sometimes downright dangerous advice on it at times.

    Imagine the models which would be created, if all of our brains were made into one,?๐Ÿ˜‚

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    Re - Oh no!! it's the kiwi chainsaw massacre all over again! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    And I used an echo..echo...echo to do it Doug๐Ÿ˜‚

    JB
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Jb,
    I think when you and Graham get together there is no end to what you guys can create.

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Tanks Martin, but you can't beat Grahams custom electronics ! - he's the master๐Ÿ˜

    JB
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Fantastic Jb,
    I really like all these effects you do on your models.

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Oh no!! it's the kiwi chainsaw massacre all over again! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    I knew I should have made it 40" Doug, had a thought that 30" was going to be a tight squeeze for all the bits ๐Ÿ˜, had to get the chainsaw out again to get the sound unit in๐Ÿ˜‚

    JB
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Our Master of the Quart into a Pint Pot!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Good show JB๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐ŸŽฌ HARTLEY FLARELINE, FINALLY TAKES A BATH !
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Had a large moment of enthusiasm yesterday and fitted the jet unit and associated bits. Then it was time to wet its bum for a test. First off, the jet wouldn't suck water without pushing the stern down slightly, (as I expected due to the boats' light weight.) I added 300g to the stern and she was away๐Ÿ˜Š Happiness filled I were๐Ÿ˜!. Reversing bucket works very well (even though it's a bit of a blob on the transom). You really need one if you don't want to go forward forever, trying not to 'sail yourself into a corner'.

    I Need to waterproof the pushrod holes in the transom but the bellows I bought are too stiff and compress too much, so I'll have to come up with another method, (probably some deflectors for a start. Only a problem when in reverse with a bit of throttle on. Plenty of power with the 2s I was using, but motor is rated 12-24v so it would scream, -even with a 3s. I'll start with 2s and see how it goes. Might have an initial blast on the lake this week if all goes well, although I'd like to finish the deck bits first.

    Just waiting for some Voltage regs to come so I can complete the electrical side with the fancy bits.. The mechanical and electrical sides are as good as done, Grahams timer is working perfectly, with the water pump and air pumps hooked up (going to install a VReg on each one plus the smoker).
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    " I have a few spare boxes of daylight you can have as well๐Ÿ˜"
    Make sure they're from sunny days please JB๐ŸŒค๏ธ๐ŸŒค๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ
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    2 months ago by Graham93 ( Captain)
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    Great to see it finally afloat JB ๐Ÿ‘.
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    True Martin, but we'll see how it goes on the lake first before claiming victory๐Ÿ˜
    I'll send you a box of Kiwi enthusiasm FOC if you want, LOL๐Ÿ˜‚, and while I'm at it, and as it's daylight saving down here, I have a few spare boxes of daylight you can have as well๐Ÿ˜

    JB
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Jb,
    I you find you have to much enthusiasm can you sent some my way.

    Looking good, at least you can breath a sigh of relief now.

    Martin555.
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    3 months ago by Graham93 ( Captain)
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    Upgraded PD Donald - now with 'lip sync' !!๐Ÿ˜‚
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    2 months ago by robbob ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Graham.
    The "Bill sync" looks and sounds spot on now.
    Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€.
    Rob.
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    2 months ago by Graham93 ( Captain)
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    Hi Martin, Doug,

    No plans for a camera. I think PD Donald is finished now. Heโ€™s getting a bit heavy with the extras and I donโ€™t want to find him diving and failing to resurface.

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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Knowing you, you will be working on a camera as the next upgrade"
    I don't even want to think about where he might hide the lens Martin! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well done Graham,
    Looks/sounds quack-on now ๐Ÿ‘
    Quacks, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Graham,
    Knowing you, you will be working on a camera as the next upgrade.

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by brianupyonder ( Warrant Officer)
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    he will be giving the swimmers heart attacks in the summer
    brian๐Ÿ˜€
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    2 months ago by Graham93 ( Captain)
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    Rob,

    "the lip sync, or 'Bill Sync' ๐Ÿ˜‰ is just a gnats out"

    Updated the 'Bill Sync'. It's better now. Whilst changing the timing in the controller was easy, the only way I could check if I had it right was to video the resulting action and then play the video one frame at a time. Took several attempts before I got it near enough. Very tedious, but worth it I think.

    You can also see in the video one of the 'keels' I added to help with the steering.

    Graham93
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    2 months ago by Graham93 ( Captain)
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    Brian,

    We have a member at Buxton with a crocodile which can be submerged like a submarine. It also has one red and one green eye as 'navigation lights!

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    Hi JB,

    Glad you like it.

    "Is the 'quack' from the same media player set-up as in the rowboat?"

    Yes, it's the same basic module. Available from China for ยฃ2 or thereabouts. Needs a microSD card to store the sounds. A bit tricky to get working but seem to be reliable once correctly set up. I only have a single sound file on the duck version. There are 10 songs on the one in the rowing boat which play sequentially.

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    2 months ago by brianupyonder ( Warrant Officer)
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    have seen the crocodile heads bet you could have a lot of fun with one in summer when its hot and the boys are in the water๐Ÿ˜‹
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    2 months ago by hmsnostalgia ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Graham93, I'm in total agreement with all the comments on 'PD' this video brought me a BIG smile, but don't risk it in hunting season !! ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜„
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    2 months ago by hmsnostalgia ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ouch !! ๐Ÿคฃ now your adding 'cheese' with the 'quackers' ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜…
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    2 months ago by robbob ( Vice Admiral)
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    As JB implied...don't make Donald too realistic..
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    3 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    'Quacked' me up Graham, next minute it'll be diving for food๐Ÿ˜‚. As Rob mentioned, it seems to steer a bit better now. Is the 'quack' from the same media player set-up as in the rowboat? You are going to have to watch that a duck shooter doesn't mistake it for the real thing๐Ÿ˜.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You said that and i did not see your lips move Rob.LOL!

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    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Absolutely inquackable!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    3 months ago by robbob ( Vice Admiral)
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    Just as I thought then Graham.

    My apologies for nit-picking but it seems that you already have a 'fix' for the issue in hand.

    In retirement I'm still just as sensitive to audio/video sync discrepancies as I ever was ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ•.
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    3 months ago by Graham93 ( Captain)
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    Rob,

    You are right! I thought it was a bit out and you have just confirmed it.

    Itโ€™s not difficult to change. There is a microchip timer that operates the bill. It is independent of the audio file. They are both started together and then itโ€™s โ€˜dead reckoningโ€™ to sync the action. Just need to tweak the timings.

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    3 months ago by Graham93 ( Captain)
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    Martin,

    Glad it made you smile. We all need something to smile about right now๐Ÿ™„ I donโ€™t mind being considered โ€˜quackersโ€™ if it brings a smile to everyoneโ€™s faces.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

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    3 months ago by robbob ( Vice Admiral)
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    Graham.
    Not a criticism but an observation........
    From my POV as a 'video man' the lip sync, or 'Bill Sync' ๐Ÿ˜‰ is just a gnats out !
    I reckon that the bill opening is about 6 frames ahead of the 'quack', so is there a way of re-timing the action?
    Is the 'quack' triggered by the bill motion which might account for the delay, were it the other way round might it be possible?
    Anyhooo....superbly done all the same.
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    Hi Rob,

    Glad you like it ๐Ÿ‘

    The steering is better, but still very sensitive. I added a couple of vertical โ€˜keelsโ€™ made of plasticard attached one to the either side of the vertical hull sides with double sided tape. Quick and simple to do. Wonโ€™t be able to try any alternatives for a while with the new lockdown. My little garden pond is really representative of how it handles on the lake.

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    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Absolutely brilliant Graham.

    There is definitely no end to what you can come up with.

    That really put a big smile on my face.

    Well done.

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    Hi Graham.
    Luv a Duck !.........I absolutely love it ๐Ÿคฃ
    It looks like you have much better steering control too๐Ÿ‘.
    What was the eventual solution?
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    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant)
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    Seen here at Buxton is - 'Ellipsis' an International One Metre Class yacht .
    Built from lines drawings purchased from the designer Frank Russell.
    Neville hand laminated the hull in epoxy glass, and the fin and rudder in epoxy carbon. Hull finished in cellulose paint.
    Information provided by Neville Black.
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    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant)
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    Another "Wee Nip" belonging to Paul from Leek joins the Sunday morning gathering on the Pavilion Gardens Lake in Buxton.
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    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant)
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    Shades of Autumn - Thursday sailing with Buxton Model Boat Club at the Pavilion Gardens Lake Buxton Derbyshire SK17 9AY.
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    3 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Great looking day!
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    3 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Just a little run today & there was no Lobsters in the bay today The Model is a Midwest kit with a bass wood hull the kit had balsa wood & fiberglass but I like basswood instead for the hull . The name of the boat is from a Stompin Tom Conners song .
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    3 months ago by brianupyonder ( Warrant Officer)
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    nice job looks good
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    3 months ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice little boat, can just imagine going out on her to see to the lobster pots.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant)
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    Great job - thanks for sharing !๐Ÿ‘โ›ต
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    The model is a Midwest kit but the hull is bass wood kit came with balsa wood & fiberglass but I prefer Bass wood & Finishing Epoxy to seal the hull .
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    3 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Nice one Garth- but unless you put those traps in the water - not much chance of a lobster......
    Was that from a Midwest Kit or scratchbuilt ?
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    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She rides the water well GARTH.

    Nice work.

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    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant)
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    RC Sailing hopes to illustrate a selection of RC Models filmed from various locations.
    RC Sailing No 107 includes a broad range of Buxton Model Boat Club members boats that include Yachts , Tugs , Rowing boat , Submarine and other power boats.
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