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FRESH BATTERY RUNNING TIME by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 31 minutes ago
If I keep a fresh battery connected to the receiver, but dont run the yacht, will the battery deplete regardless. And if it's a small yacht say twenty inches, would it run (with the winch operating frequently) say an hour in total. Perhaps even a tad longer.

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 43 minutes ago
Hay Neville, don't say things like 'pestered' we all join this and other forums to get help and to give advice, i'm not the worlds greatest modeler, but i have been around for a good while, in many different types of models, air, sea and land. Nev, be careful sitting the hull lower in the water, she does not have a massive freeboard, with the bigger/heavier battery she will sit slightly lower. As for the Radio gear, I have Futaba, always have, expensive ish, but i like the way they handle!!!, If you look on ebay you can find reasonable gear from £30 ish, my futaba T6J is about £75 ish, lot of guys at my club swear by Frsky. Your choice. Look at the price of the extra receivers. CoG, battery forward or aft does not seem to affect the balance but i use 3300mah buggy packs so they are 2 - 3 time heavier than the standard AA cell pack. Battery forward can cause cavitation if you go full astern but normal sailing is good, if you want to tug tow, this is the way, battery aft gives the ultimate control, but with slightly less freeboard so running in choppy water might cause a bit of swamping, again your choice and/or water conditions. Just remember the only silly question is the one you did not ask!!!! Regards Mark

Decks by admiral Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 47 minutes ago
Plank on frame construction, glassed over. Can't recall source - too darn long ago! Moved around in back of a Toyota van. Japan website are making 1/200 kit of her.

RAF rescue launch shape by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 hour ago
Hi Marky, don't know where you saw that (Eagle Eye😉) but IF correct then so is your maths👍 BUT: if correct then 20" x 24 = 480" or 40 feet?? Pretty small rescue launch! 😲 Then again; wadda I know? Taking 68feet as an average of the various HSL versions (excluding the Fairmile) 68x12=816, 816/20=40.8 scale. Therefore at 30" the scale would be ~27:1. Cheers Doug😎

International Model Boat Show by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 hours ago
Can't I'm afraid; I'm top of the averages in the team! 10th in the league. Cap'n would lynch me 🤔

RAF rescue launch shape by marky Captain   Posted: 2 hours ago
Hi Mick,according to the Keil Kraft link Doug posted earlier the original was approximately 1:24 which would make your version approximately 1:16 if my maths are right . Cheers Marky

International Model Boat Show by neilmc Commander   Posted: 3 hours ago
Cancel it Doug and get yourself over it's only a couple of hours away 😂😂😊

RAF rescue launch shape by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 hours ago
More nostalgia! Ad from 1957, including the Taycol Target that I recently converted to forward and reverse operation. 24 shillings and 8 pence PLUS 4 shillings and 11 pence Purchase Tax!!! A small fortune!🤔 😎

RAF rescue launch shape by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 hours ago
PS: for all 'Eezebilt' fans! http://www.model-plans.co.uk/ernie%20webster.html happy wallowing in nostalgia, Doug 😎

RAF rescue launch shape by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 hours ago
Which version of the HSL is the plan supposed to represent? 63, 64, 67, 68, 73, or even 115 feet - Fairmile version! Without knowing that we don't know what the original scale is before enlargement. Basically: if you enlarge the model by 50% (i.e x 3/2) the final scale will be 2/3 of the original scale. E.g. if the original scale is 1:30 expanding by 50% would give a scale of 1:20. Happy enlarging, Cheers Doug 😎

DRAGONFLITE 95 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 hours ago
I remember, from Granny, the expression as "Bob's your Uncle and Fanny's your Aunt" 😲 😎

DRAGONFLITE 95 by rolfman2000 Captain   Posted: 6 hours ago
That's gotta come out as..... Cheating 😂 Clever thinking. But cheating none the less. Sod the expense. Nice one Les 😊

DRAGONFLITE 95 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 hours ago
Curse the expense ... Give the cat another canary! 😉

DRAGONFLITE 95 by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 7 hours ago
Well, I've purchased a set a 'B' sails and a 'B' rig set from RadioSailing, which they sell almost pre constructed. I will then copy how it's done to the supplied 'A' sails that come with the yacht. And hopefully Bob's my uncle and I will have a set of 7(B sails) for windier weather.

DRAGONFLITE 95 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 hours ago
Good tip👍 As in "If all else fails use b....y great nails!" 😉 😎