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    Futaba F-14 Conversion Problem!
    I had purchased the Futaba F-14
    Controller
    . To convert it to dual throttle! This was an easy step! I had purchased the 2.4ghz
    Controller
    ! But, I was having problems. With the expansion modules! No matter, what I did. I couldn't get the expansion modules to work! So, I sent the modules back to Cornwall Model Boats. They in turn sent the modules back to Germany! So, It turns out that the Modules do work! WITH A 40MHZ
    Controller
    ! So, Now I have to take the
    Controller
    . And convert it back to 40mhz from 2.4ghz! So, the 2.4ghz
    Controller
    s aren't compatible. With the Expansion modules! SO, IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE. THE FUTABA F-14 PURCHASE THE 40MHZ UNIT! THAT'S THE ONE TO PURCHASE. As the 2.4ghz unit doesn't work.โ˜น๏ธ With the Expansion modules! A very expensive lesson learned! Now, I have to purchase. A 40mhz reciever and a set of Crystals! Then maybe the unit will work๐Ÿคž!
    4 days ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Night Watch
    "Very pleased to see that you have resumed control of all fleet administration." Thank you Cdr. Nerys. Needs must when the devil drives! Nevertheless I was disappointed that none of my senior staff jumped into the breech๐Ÿค” Sorry to hear of your troubles, confirmed by a note from the Fleet Surgeon Commander, without contravening his patient confidentiality restraints of course. (I have also been advised of two potentially long term health issues!๐Ÿค”) Get well soonest๐Ÿคž The force badly needs experienced officers such as yourself. My very best wishes to you and highest regards to
    Controller
    of Construction / Number 1 Medic Alice. Please post some pics/vids of 'Nellie' ๐Ÿ‘ Take care, Cheers, FLEET ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    20 days ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    FLEET TO LT. CDR. NERYS. CC: CO NW Squadron. CO Western Squadron Texas Navy Red River Patrol, Rear Admirals Ed and Martin, Lt. Rooky, Lt. CDR Marky. REF: "Even the Fleet Admiral seems to have deserted us." Even Fleet Admirals are only human and can be incapacitated!๐Ÿค” That's why one has a General Staff! (have often wondered why not an Admiral Staff for the navy!!) Have been disappointed to note that none of 'my Staff' have jumped in to fill the gap๐Ÿ˜ In particular that Midshipman Ken failed to fulfil his promise to deputise for you on the BC Patrol during your unfortunate enforced shore duty. I trust that the latter has been successful and look forward to welcoming you back to full sea duty in due course Commander๐Ÿ‘ Rear Admirals Ed and Martin will have a note added to their service records to the effect that, pursuant to MBWS RDDGSO/N November 2019 (Regulation and Definition of Duties of General Staff Officers, Navy) ยง217-13a/II for dereliction of duty they have been relieved of all executive command and sea duties and relegated to administrative shore duty in Logistics and Maintenance Commands respectively. Consequently:- Rear Admiral Ed is herewith relieved of all executive and operational command duties of our CONUS and Canadian units. Which command now passes to WO Cash AKA Hargett, in additional to his current duty as
    Controller
    of Naval Construction West, and Sub Lt. RHBaker in advisory capacity. No doubt with the able assistance of Lt. jg Ferrol!๐Ÿฑ In addition:- Lt. Rooky is herewith relieved of command of the NW Squadron, which command now passes to Lt. Cdr Marky. Midshipman Ken's service record will include a note to the effect that he has thus far failed to fulfil the promise he had shown prior to being raised from the ranks. Command of our antipodean units, including CO Research & Development Dept., remains in the capable hands of Capt. JB, if he hasn't disappeared into his own smokescreen!? ๐Ÿ˜‰ FLEET// EOM 0352 CET. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    21 days ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    Supplies Arriving!
    I had to order various supplies. For the Smit Nederland build! I just received the Metric Drills I ordered. See I have a set of American standard drills. But, I didn't have Metric. Now I have Metric drills. Which are used on the build of the Smit Nederland! Monday I should be receiving the Batteries. I ordered for my F-14
    Controller
    !
    3 months ago by figtree7nts
    Blog
    How many Channels?
    Today I ordered an upgrade. To my F-14
    Controller
    ! I will now have 16 or is it 24 channels! I'll let you know as soon as I receive the documentation! I'll have plenty of channels to play with!
    3 months ago by figtree7nts
    Blog
    New Motors and Throttles (ESC)!
    When I ordered the Futaba F-14
    Controller
    . I forgot to order some motors and ESC's. So, I ordered them from CMB. They should arrive in a few days! The ESC's are the Mtroniks 15 amp's The Motors are MFA-919D 11.1 Ratio! They should prove to be ample power. For the Tug: Smit Nederland!
    3 months ago by figtree7nts
    Blog
    Controller
    on it's way!
    My Futaba F14
    Controller
    will arrive. Monday afternoon from UPS over seas! I'm looking forward to getting aquainted with it! Also installing the Dual Throttle controls!
    3 months ago by figtree7nts
    Blog
    Ugh, Shucks!
    Well, I had Ordered the Futaba F14. Dual Throttle
    Controller
    ! But, Harbor Models had run out! I tried to order from the UK But. Have to wait a week, Some reason! Itโ€™s an international order. And I have to wait for approval! Really want that
    Controller
    . Iโ€™ll wait to order then!
    3 months ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    Re: Futaba F14 Dual Throttles!
    "Dual Throttle
    Controller
    !" So you'll have a "Tank tug" Ed ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not easy to steer a smooth course, but you could turn it round on it's backside if you want to ๐Ÿ˜ Good luck๐Ÿคž Using two hands to steer you're going to need a third hand (or a First Mate) to control all the special functions. Happy juggling!! Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž BTW: As senior officer aboard you have Command ๐Ÿ˜‰ G'night Commodore๐Ÿ’ค
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    Futaba F14 Dual Throttles!
    I just Ordered the Futaba F14. Dual Throttle
    Controller
    ! My idea is for indepedant control. Of her port and Starboard motors! Also the
    Controller
    is expandable to 12 or 16 channels. Just imagine what can be done. To the the Smit Nederland! The F14
    Controller
    i'm receiving. Will be the 2.4 ghz radio!
    3 months ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Sub dive system.
    Ho Peter, What gas do they use then? I was actually thinking more of Sparklets syphon soda blubs, er 'hic' ๐Ÿ˜ฎ If you want to go the gas route I suggest you look for some US model sub sites. They seem to favour gas tanks whereas in Europe the piston tank is more popular. I've been wondering for a few days why our antipodean colleagues haven't chipped in to this discussion! Reilly 4 for instance. He has at least one great sub model and has posted super videos of his underwater travels. BTW Pete, It doesn't end with just the ballast / dive tank system! If you want to keep an 'even keel' while travelling underwater the following are highly recommended. - Attitude
    Controller
    (Pitch
    Controller
    ), which constantly adjust dive planes to stop the boat pitching up and down, or even porpoising along the surface ๐Ÿ˜ฎ - Reverse detector. This actuates as soon as the motor reverses. It commands the pitch
    Controller
    to reverse the action of the dive planes if you also want to be able to reverse while underwater. Otherwise the planes would have the opposite effect to that which is required and make the pitching worse instead of smoothing it out. Of course you can still sail and dive without these but depth control will be very difficult. You'll be constantly correcting and correcting the corrections ๐Ÿค” Just like with a dynamic diver. The Yo Yo effect! Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Can anyone help please?
    I had the same problem with a V40 Speed
    Controller
    . Used several times, until i switched on the the power through the RX and a proper smoke out.
    Controller
    was completely burnt out through the power switch. Still cannot understand Why?. A new Speed
    Controller
    was purchased, no problems since.
    6 months ago by andyhynes


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