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    Taycol Motors
    Hi Bill, So you got one of the oldie Targets, like mine πŸ‘ Later models dispensed with the centre Paxolin separator, so the field coil was wound as one. Cheers, Doug 😎
    4 hours ago by RNinMunich
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    Taycol Motors
    Hi Doug, I moved this to this thread as i don't want to hijack another members thread. RE :- Colin's Taycol Supermarine restoration. Great job. The satisfaction of getting hold of something old and tatty and not working then when completed it looks like new and works perfectly. I remember the days when you could actually repair things and they were made to last. Now it is repair by replacement. Martin555.
    12 hours ago by Martin555
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    Taycol Motors
    Hi Martin, Shame you didn't move my posts with the links to my Taycol restoration / conversions as well. So folks would know what this is all about. Attached pics of Colin's Taycol Supermarine both before and after my TLC πŸ˜‰ 4th pic shows the motor soaking in WD40, overnight, before dismantling started. Last pic shows the setup that I used to test the restored motor (fitted with ball races inside the old end coversπŸ˜‰) and Reverser conversion board. Video of the Test Runs won't upload I'm afraid, too large. Shame πŸ€” coz it clearly shows how the diode bridge in the converter board virtually eliminated the usual prolific Taycol sparking. Cheers, Doug 😎 Here are the links to the Supermarine restoration thread. https://model-boats.com/forum/46155#46167 https://model-boats.com/forum/46155#46155 And here to my Taycol Target restoration / conversion- This is embedded in my Sea Scout renovation Blog. https://model-boats.com/blogs/28209#28432
    6 hours ago by RNinMunich
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    Battery issues
    Wrong battery type set is a good bet as Rob says Mike. The other potential problem is overheating. Extract from your ESC manual- "● Protection for overheat: the output power will lessen to half when the temperature reaches 100Β°C during the operation of ESC.The output power will automatic recover when the temperature is under 100Β°C." https://cdn-global-hk.hobbyking.com/media/file/1042643298X416322X14.pdf With your 19.2V (Nominal!) You are operating at or near the limits of both the motor and the ESC. Bear in mind that when fully charged your 19.2V battery might well be actually at 22.4V. (Circa 1.4V or more per cell instead of the nominal 1.2V) Your meter readings indicate a total of 21V, presumably after a test run? Thus causing higher current to be drawn and consequent heating. Do a 'finger tip test' on the next run πŸ˜‰ Just a thunk πŸ€• Cheers, Doug 😎 T33; this ESC does appear to have a battery type selection function. But strangely NOT via the programming card? Extract from ESC manual- "III.The function of electric speed controller for brushless motor 1. Reset to factory default 2. Battery type set (Lipo or NiMh/NiCd) 3. Brake set (yes/no) 4. Threshold set of protection for low voltage (set a protective value for low voltage)" etc etc
    6 hours ago by RNinMunich
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    Battery issues
    If you want to try LiPo I will loan you a pair. This is 2x 3542 1185kv SK3's on twin 4s Lipo 5000mah in parallel. My jet drives are 28mm running at 18 to 20k rpm I wonder what rpm you aim to achieve?
    6 hours ago by T33CNO
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    Battery issues
    Help required please, I've been sailing today and it was mostly successful you may remember this is really its maiden voyage as last time the ESC was faulty and only had reverse so that was changed. We had 3 boats to sail so we were kept busy, however I had an issue with the crash tender batteries. Spec - Battery - 5000mah 9.6 v x 2 so 19.2V ESC - HobbyKing 90A Boat ESC 4A SBEC Motor - Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 5045-660KV Brushless Outrunner Watt meter 150a All batteries fully charged using MAX 200 watt charger. The first run – ran for 3 - 4 mins then reduced to half power, I switched off ESC and receiver (don’t know why but!) turned it back on and it ran full power 3 - 4 mins then again half power. So changed to a second set of batteries and guess what same happened again. I checked the capacity of charge using the capacity meter and it shows 99 percent (pics) so I’m not sure what’s going on Any thoughts would appreciated PS when it went on full power it really performed well Ill post some pictures soon.
    10 hours ago by mturpin013
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    Battery issues
    Most likely the ESC low voltage protection setting. Did you buy a programming card for it? Have a look at the instructions and the default settings. This ESC does not have a battery type setting as it is targeted at LiPo but you can set low voltage protection to none https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbyking-90a-boat-esc-4a-sbec.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_gb_shopping&countrycode=GB&gclid=CjwKCAjwhYOFBhBkEiwASF3KGaBC4n3IvauBeeWJwgAOm5Skgxkwoy6_nrWhrbJcZ6SRd9LnpKQpwRoC9-0QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&___store=en_us
    6 hours ago by T33CNO
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    Re: Dutch blog
    Nice find T Looking through the write up you found a great wealth of information. Rick
    7 hours ago by Newby7
    Blog
    Dutch blog
    I found this which gives support to my efforts in terms of views not available in the instructions. Also I have found an error already in the Billing parts that has proven not to be my mistake after all. If you use Google Browser it translates everything to English
    8 hours ago by T33CNO
    Blog
    Billing Boats Mercantic
    I'll be starting this next week I hope. Lucky to get it on eBay last week and now on its way. A kit long since out of production and I hope to rescue it by making templates of all the parts.
    8 days ago by T33CNO
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    Re: Re: Shannon class lifeboat
    You can do mine πŸ€—
    8 hours ago by T33CNO
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    Taycol Motors
    Β£18 ? Proper old
    9 hours ago by T33CNO
    Forum
    Kits in your locker
    I find I usually have a couple of jobs on the go. Not necessarily my boats. I'm in the process of building trees for my N-scale layout. Also the refit of my first launch to try and make a narrow boat. Rick
    9 hours ago by Newby7
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    Kits in your locker
    I thought it might be interesting to list the models waiting for the slipway. Besides the four builds I have in progress. Model Slipway MaggieM R.I.P. Jackie White πŸ˜” Model Slipway Yorkshireman Billings Nordkap Billings Mercantic. OBSOLETE Aerokits 46" crash tender Orion Mouldings Esvaght. Scratch build Orion Mouldings Svitzer Maltby Scratch build Midwest Models 30" Lobster boat x 2 Obsolete Midwest Skiff rowing boat. Obsolete Over to you?
    6 days ago by T33CNO
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    Taycol Motors
    Ahhhh. The ever faithful Taycol. I bought my Taycol Target as a boy more years ago than I care to remember. Although not in current service it it fully serviceable and sits in its original box. A little gem of British engineering. Regards Bill.
    9 hours ago by Scratchbuilder
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    Re: Templates in progress
    You've certainly set yourself a task with this, Ill watch with interest. A fellow Leeds loiner will always be up to the task
    10 hours ago by mturpin013
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    brave borderer, new power plant + 100%
    Doug. Thank you.I knew it must be there somewhere πŸ‘ Regards Bill.
    10 hours ago by Scratchbuilder
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    brave borderer, new power plant + 100%
    hope this new set up will help with the running longevity, if i take it steady as well. the fuse blowing situation seems to have been fixed now. after running on sunday i felt the esc and battery, they were warm and not hot at all, i could keep my finger on them without it being uncomfortable. cannot wait for the next run with the extra battery and "y" cable, one each side of the hull should also help with the balance.
    3 days ago by Rogal118
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    Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    Hi Martin. No I use Ship Tracker.....sad..... I know πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ Regards Bill
    10 hours ago by Scratchbuilder
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    Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    Hi Guys, In these uncertain times of lockdowns and restricted movements for such a long period of time it is very easy to get fed up and to feel low or even slip into depression . So i would like to try and make life a little more bearable. If you are feeling low or depressed or even just want a chat please PM me and we can see what we can arrange. I know time zones could be an issue. Maybe other members would be interested in becoming Well-being ambassadors too and would like to help. Something as simple as talking to someone else will make you feel a little better and not so isolated. All communications and conversations are and will be CONFIDENTIAL . Martin555.
    7 months ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Battery issues
    Hi Mike. Check the ESC is set for NiMh batteries and not LiPo with a voltage cut off ? I made that mistake on early runs of my Crash Tender. Rob.
    10 hours ago by robbob
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    Re: Shannon class lifeboat
    Not sure if the anthracite section is correct though..πŸ€”πŸ€”
    12 hours ago by alan44
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    Re: Smit Nederland
    Hi Garth A little pain for a good amount of gain. Nice job. Rick
    11 hours ago by Newby7
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    Re: Building the Bow
    Just wonderful Doug. That did make me laugh. Rick
    11 hours ago by Newby7
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    Taycol Motors
    Great resource
    12 hours ago by T33CNO
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    Re: Shannon class lifeboat
    Yes so far so good, painted the white todayπŸ‘
    12 hours ago by alan44
    Response
    Re: brave borderer 4th sea trial!
    Hi Roger, goes so well on one, you could have left the other two motors out! JB
    12 hours ago by jbkiwi
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    Re: Smit Nederland
    Sorry Garth. Great job. Ed told me he was going to do handrails on his Smit this weekend. Teaches me to read posts properly. Peter.πŸ€”
    13 hours ago by MouldBuilder
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    Re: Smit Nederland
    Super job Ed. The Admiralty will be pleased I am sure. Other Admirals I mean sir!
    13 hours ago by MouldBuilder
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    Re: Building the Bow
    "The stern is almost where needed" Somewhere down the back end I trust Rick πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ 😎
    13 hours ago by RNinMunich
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    Re: Smit Nederland
    Hi Garth, Always a tricky job to do but you seem to of got the measure of it. Nice work. Martin555.
    13 hours ago by Martin555
    Blog
    Smit Nederland
    Took me awhile to get motivated to do hand rails but did my best try .With a few singed fingers & crazy glue fingers too.
    13 hours ago by GARTH
    Blog
    Smit Nederland
    I have a new project the Smit Nederland Billings kit # 528 which I'm sure there's a few of them around . I did not start the build a friend started the model & hasn't the time to carry on with it so I volunteered to finish her up .He's doing me a favor due to the world problems that I'm not going to get into . Most of the model has been completed with running gear , rudder servo & electronics . But I like to do all the final details so I'm happy to continue on with the model & hope to have the Smit Nederland in the water with my friend before summer ends so hope all is well & stay safe better time's ahead .πŸ˜€πŸ˜€.
    7 days ago by GARTH
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    brave borderer, new power plant + 100%
    Bill, You can find the initial info on my PT109 here https://model-boats.com/forum/33496#33496 Since than I have primed the hull ready for the Pacific green paint. That's where it stopped πŸ€” Cheers Doug 😎
    13 hours ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    Building the Bow
    The building up of the bow shape is slow but I see progress .The stern is almost where needed.Will take pictures next trip done to the work shop. Rick
    13 hours ago by Newby7
    Blog
    Rework
    Having just the hull of the first steam launch. I looked at what to do with it. The lines of her are long and narrow leading me to look at narrow boats and barges. Finding a few contenders for the project all of them would suit my plan. Changes to the bow and stern may need to happen. My biggest concern is the boat is not flat bottom. Builders license may be where I over look the bottom. On the water it will not show up as much. Need to choose one of the options then on to rework and new build. Rick
    5 days ago by Newby7
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    Re: Templates in progress
    Lots of work but a least progress.Well done T Rick
    13 hours ago by Newby7
    Blog
    Templates in progress
    All the frames now await 5mm ply sheet to make the new ones. Mahogany replacements in progress but each template will be more developed than the original stock printed items
    14 hours ago by T33CNO
    Forum
    brave borderer, new power plant + 100%
    Thank you Doug, I will take a look. Martin555.
    14 hours ago by Martin555
    Response
    Re: NMR in dock
    Looks like the ASMAR yard in Talcahuano Seaspray. Pic must have been taken in the empty dock shown in attached map pic. Worked with them in the late nineties on the Navy's OPV program. Good times 😊 Cheers, Doug 😎 https://www.google.com/maps/place/ASMAR+Talcahuano+Shipyard/@-36.693984,-73.1021266,895m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x9662c5410425af2f:0x505e1131102b91d!2sChile!3b1!8m2!3d-35.675147!4d-71.542969!3m4!1s0x966835ec0aaef52b:0x2f111a2e3f3a2309!8m2!3d-36.6917711!4d-73.1041431?hl=en
    14 hours ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    brave borderer, new power plant + 100%
    Hi Bill, I have published pics of two renovations / conversions. One thread is about Colin's Taycol Supermarine restoration- https://model-boats.com/forum/46155#46167 https://model-boats.com/forum/46155#46155 The other one is about my Taycol Target conversion. This is embedded in my Sea Scout renovation Blog. https://model-boats.com/blogs/28209#28432 Martin, There are many comments on the renovations (not all relevantπŸ™„) in both threads. So, when I've got nowt else to do πŸ™„, I'll pick out the relevant stuff and blog it. In the meantime; if you just search 'Taycol' in the Forum / Electrics section you will find lots of info on the old motasπŸ˜‰ Cheers, Doug😎
    15 hours ago by RNinMunich
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    Re: Advice on fine surface filler ?
    Hi Simon, Here's the link to my hull treatment of my Sea Scout renovation. Scroll down to The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) Cheers, Doug 😎 https://model-boats.com/blogs/28209#40050
    15 hours ago by RNinMunich
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    Kits in your locker
    Hi chaps l find that having a couple of builds or rebuilds going on at the same time helps. If l run into a problem or have to have a good delve into youtube. I find doing something else helps me to work out the problem.
    15 hours ago by jimdogge
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    any body recognise this boat.
    Hi colin l took a picture of the internals not much there two motors and one ESC and the connecting wiring. its made of plastic with a few plywood pieces to stiffen up the hull and super structure. l did find printed on one of the batteries " Sea wolf " I,ve put that into Google comes up with submarines. Im wondering wether its one of the early RC boats to have come out of china or hongkong.
    16 hours ago by jimdogge
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    any body recognise this boat.
    Hi chaps l picked this boat up over the weekend l thought it was a Robbe Najade or a san diego. l have looked at the graupner sunseeker not that either. I know the boat is at least 10 years old so can any body put a name to it. Would like to know so l can answer any questions about it. Al l know about it at the moment is that its 35 inches in lenght. cheers all stay safe, Jim.
    3 days ago by jimdogge
    Blog
    NMR in dock
    I am sure this is the NMR in dry dock her colour scheme looks like she is in the Chilean navy now. It was her bow shape I was interested in, and it helped a lot.
    20 hours ago by Seaspray
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    Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    Bill, Have you used this ship tracker before.? https://www.vesselfinder.com Oops drifting again. Martin555.
    16 hours ago by Martin555
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    Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    Hi Martin. This morning at 08.00 in the Bay off Teignmouth we had. Queen Elizabeth Queen Victoria Queen Mary 2 Arcadia. I see that the Queen Mary 2 is now under way heading out into the English Channel. She may be on the way up to you. Regards Bill.
    17 hours ago by Scratchbuilder
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    brave borderer, new power plant + 100%
    Hi Doug Re I have published pictures before ..... I have trawled thru and can’t find them anywhere,and I am quite interested. Now it could be me not being able to find them,but could you repost if you can. Thanks Bill πŸ‘
    17 hours ago by Scratchbuilder
    Forum
    Clyde Puffer
    Hi Stephen, I am giving some serious thought to a build log? The answer to your question is yes that is the condenser (separator,) and in another life it used to be the foot-rail in a defunct spit and sawdust pub, a friend rescued a piece for me. The globe valve you can see is on the outlet going to the chimney, the low down tapping for emptying also has a globe valve. By closing the exhaust valve and opening the emptying valve which has a tapping over the side, you can use the engines exhaust and boiler pressure to empty the condenser. This is something I have adopted from somewhere and use on all of my steam plants, along with the bypass valve idea to blow the pipes before steaming the engine. How is FORMIDABLE LT 53 doing? Regards,Gary.
    17 hours ago by GaryLC


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