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    ๐ŸŽฌ North Texas Shipwrights 3/19/22
    5 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Once again our intrepid members meet at Josey Ranch in Carrollton Texas to have fun, give each other a hard time and promote the hobby of model boating. ๐Ÿ˜€
    North Texas Shipwrights 3/20/22
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Chris Craft 63'
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    I have been updating her interior and adding LED's. More to come..but a sneak preview.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft 63'
    5 months ago by deepriverman ( Master Seaman)
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    Just what the doctor ordered ,, fabulous
    job love the table lamps well done !
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Bristol Pilot Cutter "Ellen"
    5 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Graham Royle`s cutter "Ellen" battles though heavy weather at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton in early March 2022.
    RC Sailing No.159 - Cutter "Ellen"
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bristol Pilot Cutter "Ellen"
    5 months ago by Graham93 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi JB,

    I've added a couple of fixed end stops to the traveller as the easiest thing to try. They will help reduce the violent swing of the boom when it tacks. Just need a bit of wind to try it out now..

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bristol Pilot Cutter "Ellen"
    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Graham, you've got it tacking nicely,-any way you can make it adjustable, (pic, - would require another servo) or are you just going to add stops. If not adjustable, you might as well keep it around the center which will give you max inhaul on the wind, and help keep the boom down, but not quite as great running. Unfortunately, one of those necessary performance adjustment problems with models, which can't be fixed without a lot of extra 'string'. A boom vang may help a bit as well,

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bristol Pilot Cutter "Ellen"
    5 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Yes , it suprising what you can see in slow`mo - I will check if there are any better clips for you to evaluate.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘โ›ต
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bristol Pilot Cutter "Ellen"
    5 months ago by Graham93 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice video Phil ๐Ÿ‘ Certainly was a battle in that wind. Watching the slo-motion video I think a few adjustments are needed to reduce the throw of the main sheet traveller.

    Graham93
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Wee Nip - old boat, new look !
    5 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Get ready for spring - and give your old boat a new look by choosing a new set of sails - a new colour ! - a new design !.
    RC Sailing:- No.158 - Wee Nip - old boat, new look !
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Azure Spirit
    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The only RC Speedboat in South Africa with remote trim and tilt on the outboard engine.

    To see the trim and tilt in action, click the link below:
    https://youtu.be/seUSMUgK1VE
    https://youtu.be/seUSMUgK1VE
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    Azure Spirit with 3D Printed Outboard Engine
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Azure Spirit
    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Colin.
    I added some pictures in the build blog.
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/107281#107281
    blogs/107281#107281
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Azure Spirit
    5 months ago by Colin H ( Admiral)
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    Any chance of pictures of the setup.
    Cheers Colin.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Azure Spirit
    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The rudder servo is mounted on a slide made of two stainless steel rods and its pushed and pulled by a threaded rod connected to another servo.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Azure Spirit
    5 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Awesome! How did you do the trim and tilt?
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Record Day at Sonstraal Dam
    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Here is a look at the boats at Sonstraal Dam, home of the Northern City Model Boat Club, where on 26 February the Annual Record Day hosted by the Western Cape Model Boat Club brought more than 140 boats to the dam.
    While some were just floaters, and some sank trying, there was a good collection of models actually in action.
    One of them was the 1,5m Steam Tug, Miamota

    The video was taken with an iPhone mounted in front of the bridge of the Smit London Tug boat with LOA of 1.7m
    Inside the bridge of the Smit London deep sea Tug
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    ๐ŸŽฌ The Juliana II - a Hampden plank-on-frame Schooner
    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This was my very first RC project. In fact, it was only to be a static model, but then things changed.
    Currently she's a shelf-queen as the rigging takes a while.
    She can be converted to a fishing boat and fitted with a 5 blade 42mm prop and brushed 540 motor.
    The sail rudder is larger and requires the prop to be removed.
    Voyage to Artesania Part 1
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Onboard the Chriscraft Constellation - Odessa
    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The Odessa is fitted with a action camera to record her journeys. This video was produced as a trial. The Odessa has recently been resprayed in metallic red and the little dingy was removed.
    She now also has a crew of three.
    1:20 scale - Lindberg kit built.
    Onboard the Chriscraft Constellation RC Model Boat
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    ๐ŸŽฌ The Northern City Lighthouse
    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Perhaps not a boat, but no pond is complete without one of these gems.
    This lighthouse is fully remote controlled.
    The lamp rotates at 12 rpm allowing a flash of light every 5 seconds.
    A 5kg weight is mounted under the island and winched down to the bottom of the dam to anchor the island. The winch is powered by a 6V Ryobi Cordless Screw Driver's gearbox and motor.
    The Fog Horn is operated by a 9V motor with a counterbalance causing a vibration inside the tower, amplifying the sound effect of a steam horn.
    It's built at 1:35 scale and stands 80cm tall.
    Northern City Lighthouse
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Northern City Lighthouse
    5 months ago by ToraDog ( Lieutenant)
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    Oh,the poor blender!
    What a great addition to your pond!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Northern City Lighthouse
    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    https://model-boats.com/harbour/107214
    harbour/107214
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    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I will see what I can put together and post in the harbour ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Northern City Lighthouse
    5 months ago by ToraDog ( Lieutenant)
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    Wonderful. Do yu have any pictures of the build?
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Chriscraft Corsair
    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looking for plans please
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Smit Nederland
    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Here's a video taken of a 1:34 scale Smit Nederland tug.
    Enjoy!๐Ÿ˜Š
    Smit Nederland recovers lost buoy broken loose by stormy seas!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Smit Nederland
    5 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    I know right!

    One day?

    It'll get completed!

    I hope...........๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Smit Nederland
    5 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Inspiration to complete yours Ed??๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Smit Nederland
    5 months ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Thanks, for sharing the Video!

    One day I'll finish building mine!

    Cheers, Ed

    PS, Glad you were able to recover that buoy! LOL! ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Odessa
    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The 1:20 scale Chriscraft Constellation is one of my favorite models
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Odessa
    5 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Griss,
    The Marx/Lindberg kits are plastic. The Dumas kits are wood.
    Mine is from a Lindberg 814 kit. My guess is that Rudy's has also got Lindberg lineage.
    Dave
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    5 months ago by Griss ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Is she wood build Thanks
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Odessa
    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Dave. Yes. Youโ€™re correct. Itโ€™s Dumas. Not Robbe which is now called Romarin by Krick. Looking at your photos the colour scheme is exactly the same as mine so it must be the Lindberg version too.
    I still want to fit a Raboesh drive train with 3 blade C leaf props as the originals are of poor design.

    In fact Im working on a ball bearing shaft but the OD will be much higher at around 8mm for a 3mm shaft. She is light weight and starts to lean when going too fast but at 3/4 throttle she planes perfectly and gives off a diesel grunt. No sound module needed.
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    5 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Interesting! I wasn't aware of the Robbe version. It is certainly possible, I have a Robbe Paula III, which is also a plastic hulled boat. I know that the Lindberg kits were at one time called Marx. I think Lindberg took over from Marx. I am quite sure mine is a Lindberg kit, because the motors are labeled Lindberg. I contacted the modern day Lindberg to see if they could help supply some of my missing components, but their response was simply "we don't support that boat any longer" sigh. I know Dumas also makes a Constellation, but that is not a plastic hulled boat.
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    5 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Dave
    I bought it second hand and also did some googling to the original kit. I also found the Lindberg to be similar but I believe Robbe also made one.
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    5 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Rudy,
    Isn't that a Lindberg 814 kit? I picked one up recently that was poorly built, neglected for years, and sold to me in an estate sale. It needs LOTS of TLC, but I am determined to get it back on the water. So far, I have (almost surgically) dismantled it so I can redo the poorly fitted seams and joints. Most of the stanchions were broken/missing, as is the roof panel over the cabin, and other smaller pieces. So it is quite the project. Seeing yours gives me the inspiration to keep at it.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ WEE NIP
    5 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Just trying a "High Aspect" sail on the "Wee Nip" - also looking at colour options and mast fitments to enable a quick change at the lake. Nothing elaborate - just fun and functional !.
    Dont Forget - you can find more WEE NIP under SEARCH .
    RC Sailing:- No157 - High Aspect Sail
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Nordkap 476 followed me home from my Florida vacation ....
    5 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    I had seen it listed on another website. I made arrangements to look at it while in Florida on vacation. Before I left, I found myself forking over cash. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    It is a Billings Nordkap 476.
    I have pictures from his build log, I am also posting some of them.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ AIRBOAT EXCURSION
    6 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Perfect tide and conditions for taking the airboat for a thrash, and making some noise. Graffiti all over the piers was some morons' nights work on the 27th !
    RC ELECTRIC AIRBOAT RUNNING LOUD UNDER BRIDGE.
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