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    Southampton Tug Boat
    by MSGray ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ ( Master Seaman)
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    1 month ago
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    Latest addition to the fleet. Southampton Tug Boat, modelled on the Wyeforce. However battery compartment very small, as mentioned on a youtube upgrade, lifted main deck and removed battery housing from bow, generates a lot more room for a bigger battery....more to follow...maiden shortly....๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Latest Update.
    Weathering effect added (Rust), using unfamiliar technique....as well as a fender on the bow. Crew to be posted onboard shortly.....happy with progress so far....๐Ÿ˜Ž


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    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi SGray,
    I too have a Southampton Tug and they are a super little Tug and fun to use.
    I did modify mine and changed the battery, later I plan on making the motors run independently.
    There is a nice article on utube that shows how to do the modifications.

    Martin555.
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    1 month ago by MSGray ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Martin555.
    Thanks for the feedback, yes I have been scouring over loads of YouTube material recently. First priority is to get her in the drink and just get a feel for her...I may just leave the tx & rx as is or RIP it all out and set up on my own tx...Will be adding a little weathering and crew members soon...it will be my primary recovery vessel if required as well a fun boat to drive....

    Stay afloat
    LS Gray ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    I would be interested in seeing her after you have done the weathering and the crew are all aboard.

    Martin555.
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    1 month ago by MSGray ( Master Seaman)
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    Martin555
    No problem....Will be posting a report at each stage of progress.....my problem is too many interests and not enough time...RC is a fun hobby, it's addictive and diverse.. I myself fly planes and Rockets, driveTanks, and are now getting into boats and soon Subs, as well as riding a bike..and in between working and other aspects of life.....never grew up I guess.....๐Ÿ˜Ž

    bike
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    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Captain)
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    Same!
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    1 month ago by MSGray ( Master Seaman)
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    Hey...Skipper
    Totally addictive....haven't really got into the crawler, car scene though...although have come across an RC Humvee, that looks good.

    Stay afloat
    LSGray

    RC Humvee
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    21 days ago by redpmg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Never had the time or funds before to pursue more than one activity at a time - other than run my boats when learning to fly 1/1 scale. Agree that to a degree most of us have never grown up except where it counts - life would not be much fun otherwise - and there a lot of unhappy people out there.....
    My grandfather rowed his little seagoing canoe out to fish in False Bay most days until well in his 80's . In his spare time he made toys for grandchildren - developed his own photographic film and made "Magic Lantern" slides with stories to entertain kids. He encouraged me with my model boats as well as teaching me how to fish.
    I flew RC planes early on using OS pixie single channel radio - then graduated to a 4 channel Futaba - 27mhz of course - planes mostly diesel powered - electrics being unheard of then.
    Like to think grandfather would have done so too had RC been available in his day without having to be a complete radio boffin.
    Also design and make model car kits and simple planes for kids to sell in our shop - building a pair of vane steered yachts with my Grandson - trying to finish an unmentionable amount of boat projects - fly my RC bird occasionally when its not too windy - still looking for a new battery for my IR controlled indoor helicopter....... and loved running a 4wd RC truck along the farm roads when we lived on one.
    As you say very diverse MS Gray - and every minute of it pleasurable - that is now I have given up instantly re-kitting aircraft ...........

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    21 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Excuse my ignorance, but did the Southampton Tug start life as a RTR model? Gives me that impression.

    Nerys

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Southampton Tug Boat
    21 days ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Nerys, yes you are right, Southampton is a RTR model, about ยฃ150, rc gear is ok, but not the best quality, I have 3, one has been converted with 7.2NmHd and Futaba rc. The other 2 i am waiting for the radio's to fail, but they have been converted with 7.2 batteries, also 1 of them has been converted to Wyforce, this was the basis of the model, but, i suspect they could not get a licence to copy the name.
    Hope this helps

    Mark

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