Model Boats Website A Place For All Model Boaters en-us Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:44:00 GMT Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:44:00 GMT The Model Boats Website What is the optimum prop shaft angle? Ideally the centre of the weight needs to be near the middle of the boat. The original plan looked OK, maybe it required the batteries a little further back. The whole propulsion system did look a bit heavy for the boat. Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:17:31 GMT Sterling American Scout Thanks for the kind words Glyn, Railings are straight pins cut to length and horizontal railing are Thread. Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:56:12 GMT Fitting "But, Mousie, thou art no thy-lane, In proving foresight may be vain; The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy!" Poor little homeless mouse 😭 squeak squeak! Your pump sounds like one intended for a small fountain. Look for one which is specced as 'Self priming'. Car windscreen washer pumps from the scrap yard do the job, mo Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:39:36 GMT LiPo batteries Hi Pete, welcome er Home?πŸ˜‰ I'm not too surprised at your results with the new LiPos. That's exactly why it is recommended to put new LiPos through about min 6 max 10 charge / discharge cycles to 'condition' them, i.e. get 'em used to their working lifeπŸ˜‰ I'm not surprised at the short run times either. I seem to recall you have two hefty motors in your boat! Let's say (for simplicity) the mo Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:21:10 GMT Fitting Well, best laid plans and all that. Things have not gone too well. I managed to transport the boat in pieces to Hungary as planned. That is where the plans changed slightly. The plan was to have a trial on the river by the end of my holiday. I was rudely interupted by beautiful weather so I spent a lot of time in the river myself instead. I have started to assemble the superstructure and completed Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:36:42 GMT LiPo batteries Hi Doug and all. Delay in answering your post as for some reason, my phone was useless on the internet. I did not see your post about checking the capacity percentage until I returned home, so that is why in April my checks were not complete. On my return to Hungary a couple of weeks ago, I checked the batteries and they were both at 3.85 volts per cell and at 51% capacity. When they were new, the Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:05:19 GMT Joysway Dragonforce This is a fun ARTR yacht, might be cheap looking but sails well Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:41:57 GMT Felix Simple little first time build looks good on the water but not over exciting. Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:36:33 GMT Huntsman Great fun boat, really fast on 3 x 4s batteries in parallel Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:34:30 GMT Huntsman This really is a build project, it is hardly out of the box. It will eventually grace the starboard side davits on Bulldog. However she shall be a fully working boat in her own right, a spin off from the Diana Challenge in a boat mag years ago. More when I get a whole lot more done Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:16:09 GMT