Model Boats Website https://model-boats.com A Place For All Model Boaters en-us Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:44:00 GMT Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:44:00 GMT https://model-boats.com/sys_files/images/FooterLogo.png The Model Boats Website https://model-boats.com What is the optimum prop shaft angle? https://model-boats.com/forum/boat-specific-chit-chat/45287/?goto=45321 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 https://model-boats.com/forum/boat-specific-chit-chat/45287/?goto=45321 Sterling American Scout https://model-boats.com/photos/workingvessels/?goto=44523 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 https://model-boats.com/photos/workingvessels/?goto=44523 Fitting https://model-boats.com/builds/view/42133/?goto=45316 "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 https://model-boats.com/builds/view/42133/?goto=45316 LiPo batteries https://model-boats.com/forum/electrical-related/40780/?goto=45317 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 https://model-boats.com/forum/electrical-related/40780/?goto=45317 Fitting https://model-boats.com/builds/view/42133/?goto=45316 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 https://model-boats.com/builds/view/42133/?goto=45316 LiPo batteries https://model-boats.com/forum/electrical-related/40780/?goto=45315 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 https://model-boats.com/forum/electrical-related/40780/?goto=45315 Joysway Dragonforce https://model-boats.com/harbour/?goto=45314 This is a fun ARTR yacht, might be cheap looking but sails well Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:41:57 GMT https://model-boats.com/harbour/?goto=45314 Felix https://model-boats.com/harbour/?goto=45313 Simple little first time build looks good on the water but not over exciting. Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:36:33 GMT https://model-boats.com/harbour/?goto=45313 Huntsman https://model-boats.com/harbour/?goto=45312 Great fun boat, really fast on 3 x 4s batteries in parallel Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:34:30 GMT https://model-boats.com/harbour/?goto=45312 Huntsman https://model-boats.com/harbour/?goto=45311 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 https://model-boats.com/harbour/?goto=45311