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    Boat shaft connectors (which stuffs to use and which is good)
    1 - I concur with figtree7nts. You don't want a long length of unsupported floppy tube transmitting power. You will see that my illustrations show the unsupported tube to be very short. 2 - You also want thick tube to transmit power. if you have thin 2-3mm tube that will easily kink. I make my own connectors at the ends of each shaft to bring the internal tube diameter up to about 6-8mm. 3 - if you want to try a quick fix for what you have, I would suggest putting a small piece of wood or plastic inside the unsupported section of your tube, which will stop it collapsing when it is twisted. This may work if the torque is not high. And it's a quick, cheap thing to try. 4 - if you want to try making your own, you could get something like this - check the correct shaft size - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brass-Hexagon-Flexible-Coupling-Coupler-Connector-Motor-Model-Car-Boat-3-8mm/302549582190?_trkparms=aid%3D555017%26algo%3DPL.CASSINI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170221124951%26meid%3Ddc345e0eff7a498aaf6d1efe0039d818%26pid%3D100643%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26%26itm%3D302549582190&_trksid=p2045573.c100643.m3226 or this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Coupling-Inserts-for-RC-Models-Various-Sizes-available-RC-Model-Boat-Fittings/322996589219?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170920101022%26meid%3D7c9c41e4b98047af9227e21aef42a96e%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D9%26sd%3D191479721852%26itm%3D322996589219&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109 and then buy a length of something like this - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1M-Food-Grade-Clear-Translucent-Silicone-Tube-Beer-Milk-Hose-Pipe-Soft-Rubber/253549582415?hash=item3b08bb984f:m:mLOWX25B4-LemH4pL11iYfA:rk:12:pf:0 checking the diameters that you need, of course... Here is a similar Eezebilt to your craft. it's the OSA Missile boat. You can see that the unsupported length of silicone is short, and this boat at 32 inches takes quite a lot of power...
    12 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Directory
    (Working Vessel) Gwyneth
    I have never added to my fleet by buying in before, but looking at the
    bring and buy
    stall at the Blackpool show recently I couldn't resist this little boat. I like fishing boats anyway, but this boat was beautifully built, clinker on frame, planked decks, good standard of woodwork, altogether, a worthy addition to my fleet. I sailed her for the first time today and was well pleased with her performance. (5/10)
    1 year ago by Nerys
    Directory
    (Pleasure Craft) Unknown
    Hull bought for Β£10 at club AGM
    bring and buy
    (9/10)
    1 year ago by Rex3644
    Forum
    What Li-po?
    Hi Yngvegr, basically I agree with FlackπŸ‘ But if you want to go step by step and test it with the 540s first (will give you a Datum to compare with brushless at a later stage) then- Brushed have no problem with LiPos, or any other battery chemistry for that matterπŸ˜‰ For the voltage anything from 6 to 12V is fine for the 540. I have two 540s in my 135cm destroyer and she ran just fine on a 6VSLA, with a relay to switch a second one in series for 'All Ahead Emergency'! Higher capacity brings not only more sailing time but also more weight! Suggest you weigh the existing batteries and check the waterline and trim in the 'domestic test tank' before you buy the biggest batts you can findπŸ˜‰ If you do go LiPo don't forget to buy an appropriate charger and a Capacity Tester as well!!! Whatever you do, have fun doing it, cheers Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    krick romarin ''ex robbe''
    The Robbe factory was sold off probably with most of the moulds and equipment when the company got into difficulties. There are some kits available and Cornwall Model Boats stock the available range. I would check the Krick site for their postal charges to the UK. The demise of Robbe and Graupner was a big set back for model makers universally and its a pity many of the resources were lost before a rescue was possible. I agree with Doug E-Bay does have them listed occasionally and I have seen them at Model Boat Shows
    bring and buy
    sales. CADMA is possibly the next show (2nd - 3rd Jun), the Mutual Model Boat club appears to have moved to September not forgetting The Model Boat Convention on 25th - 26th August.
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Event
    Mobile Marine Xmas Market
    Mobile Marine Christmas Market invites modelers to
    bring and buy
    model boat sales as well as stall holders. Opens at 10am closes at 4pm. I will have several boats for sale, River Dance shown in my harbour and several others and a lifeboat kit of plastic. Other members of our group will be bringing another 12 models and further kits. Full address:- The Boat Shed, Highcliffe Park, Ingham Cliff, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 2YQ ...Free parking.πŸ€“ Their advert:- CHRISTMAS CRACKER......... staged at the factory of Mobile Marine Models, this now very popular British Manufacturers Show is the one day CHRISTMAS market, giving you, the boat modeller, the opportunity to 'get' those last minute items for the festive seaons building!!!! .......from... the many various manufacturers that we are able to 'cram-into' the factory........including Dean's Marine; SHG ; Little Model ; Tony Green Steam ; ModelBoat Mayhem .... and quite a few more ........
    2 years ago by HoweGY177
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Boat Show
    Hi Juliad, try contacting the Blackpool club, i think they were running the
    bring and buy
    sale, there details are in the club directory Mark
    2 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl
    Managed, at last, to get to the water on Monday at the Knap in Barry, South Wales with the Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club. Unbekannte Flitze was very fast off the mark, agile with incredible turns and generally good control. After about 5 or 6 minutes she became sluggish and I started to bring her in. About a yard out she just pointed her nose in the air and bubbled ignominiouly as she went to the bottom. Only one answer. off with everything but my pants and in we go. Rumour from Ken Thompson was that i was practising for the local Iron Man event. One poor lady actually believed it. The problem was a loose water cooling pipe....my fault for p... poor preparation. Note to self... buy chest waders.
    2 years ago by AllenA
    Forum
    bring and buy
    Hi all ? Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club are having a bring &buy sale tomorrow, Saturday, so if you need any thing , or got stuff to sell, give us a visit. At Cold Knap lake Barry. Ken.
    2 years ago by KenThompson
    Forum
    Tamco Tx/Rx
    Hi Nick, I have a 2.4ghz Tamco transmitter and receiver I bought at a
    bring and buy
    sale. I have not had any problems with it so far. John.
    3 years ago by John2
    Forum
    Make what you can and buy what you have to
    Hi Sonar I used to look round the local tip but it is now prohibited in my area (Cheshire). I agree many industrial sites have waste skips but as you suggest it's best to obtain permission before removing items. Another source is Freecycle where spare items are offered for free, but you do need to be quick as popular useful items are quickly taken. Another source are
    bring and buy
    sales at model boat shows etc.
    3 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    bring and buy
    Sale
    Yes another great day, thanks to every one of you who continue to support this fantastic
    bring and buy
    , I hope you managed to get all you bits and pieces ready for summer sailing. Thank you to all our helpers especially the Kitchen staff for the very tasty food. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday September 24th our next
    bring and buy
    .
    3 years ago by ColinT
    Event
    bring and buy
    Sale
    Sunday 26th March 2017 Mutual Model Boat Society. Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale Crimble Croft Community Centre, Aspinal Street, Heywood, Manchester OL10 4HL Come along and enjoy this famous event, either to sell or buy your supplies, There are always lots of unusual bargains to be had. Opening times for sales 10:00am till 1;00pm Opening time for traders 09:00am. Food available from 9:00am Also enjoy our great range of snacks and drinks at sensible prices. ADMISSION Β£1.50 includes raffle ticket. To reserve a sellers table please contact kevan Winward Tel 01706 868616 Mbl 07803 975089
    3 years ago by ColinT
    Forum
    bring and buy
    Sale
    Yes a good morning always made welcome thanks
    3 years ago by dragon
    Forum
    bring and buy
    Sale
    Great sale this morning, shame some of your sellers didn't turn up, there was a lot on offer, the bacon butties were superb Mark
    3 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
    Attended on Saturday and enjoyed looking round the club stands and chatting to friends. The usual traders were in attendance so I was able to select and buy the supplies I required. The
    bring and buy
    was doing a brisk trade and there was plenty on offer for those who wanted a ready to run to some nice bare hulls as well as part completed ready for restoration. Entrance was through the usual main door and there was a catering facility available on site. Plenty of boats on the water including displays by the Lifeboats Enthusiasts Socy. Hope to be attending again next year. Dave
    3 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    bring and buy
    Sale
    Thanks Chris
    3 years ago by octman
    Forum
    bring and buy
    Sale
    What date? Chris
    3 years ago by octman
    Media
    Rhiannon Eve TID tug
    Rebuilt TID from a
    bring and buy
    table. MFA 800 12v , 55mm prop built to tow πŸ˜‰
    3 years ago by sigfortunata
    Directory
    (Tug Boat) Rhiannon Eve
    Rebuilt from a show
    bring and buy
    table derelict. 1.24 scale. (Motor: MFA 800) (ESC: Generic) (9/10)
    3 years ago by sigfortunata
    Forum
    Doncaster Model Boat Show
    Hi Oldtimer, with great regret I could not go to the show this year, my wife is very ill in hospital, however, your description sounds like the show was even better than last year, thanks for the superb description of the
    bring and buy
    , that was me, smuggling my purchases into the house when the wife was busy, HA! Regards Mark
    3 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Doncaster Model Boat Show
    Dear all, Please forgive the ramblings of a pensioner if l have overstepped the mark and the following should have been completed by someone such as Jarvo or Akelatheleader! However, here goes. Upon my arrival l was directed to the parking area by members of the local Air Training Corps. The entry fee was a very reasonable Β£5.00. The venue, a spacious exhibition hall was well laid out, thought having been given to wheelchair users such as myself. Access was made easy and uninhibited. First stall to greet you as you entered was Deans Marine. Well adorned with kits, including their very latest offerings not as yet in full production. Opposite was the display of club vessels owned by members of the hosts, CADMA. Excellent examples of the model builders art festooned the display, two l noted in particular were an open steam launch, complete with live steam propulsion and a Herring Drifter WY17 which paid respectful homage, to our beleaguered fishermen. Then on the rear wall a stand which sold all manner of modelling paraphernalia from mini compressors through modelling knives and table top vices to glues for every purpose. On the next aisle the Goole model boat club had set out their models for general perusal. As with CADMA the quality of exhibits was astonishing! A Police launch was the first to catch my eye not least by the splendid, illuminated array of spot lamps which were very bright and flashing blue beacons to the rear of the cabin. Bedecked in the national Police livery of lime and blue Battenberg the vessel looked very handsome. Then l met "Keith". He had 2 models with him, a "Castle" class Corvette and a 1939 S-Boat. Both models looked to be in the region of 30" in length but the detailing was breathtaking! He said his true passion in boats were the convoy escorts known as Corvettes. He had plagued the staff of "The Corvette Association" and their archives to such a degree they made him an honorary member of the association. A table toward the rear of the room displayed a cluster of large scale submarines. Awesome by their scale and sinister by association. Then came a stall with all manner of live steam associated parts and fittings. Boat fittings in resin, white metal and plastic formed a broad array of scale parts. The last stall sported all manner of scale mouldings and some incredibly detailed hydraulic lifting arms and cranes, everything for the docks and cargo masters stores. One table held a small group of true sailing vessels, propelled only by the world's fourth element. Where skippers of equal skill may win or lose, dependent upon the suit his/her charge is wearing on the day! The
    bring and buy
    sale upstairs went briskly and the open bar allowed for sorrows to be drowned when more had been spent than had been intended at the
    bring and buy
    . On the same floor the kitchens provided warm meals and hot drinks all at very sensible prices. All in all an excellent, well laid out venue where all levels of mobility were catered for. The models on display were all of the very highest quality, testimony to the diligence and expertise of the modellers themselves. Future shows are definitely worth a visit.
    3 years ago by Oldtimer
    Event
    Bring & Buy
    Mutual Model Boat Society GRAND MODELLERS BRING & BUY SALE Will be held on Sunday 20th March 2016 At Crimble Croft Community Center Apinal Street, Heywood, Manchester OL10 4HL Come along and enjoy this famous event, either to buy or purchase your supplies, there are always lots of bargains to be had. selling starts at 09.30. Also enjoy our excellent range of snacks and drinks at a sensible price. To reserve a sellers table please contact Kevan on 07803 975089 Admission Β£1.00 including a raffle ticket
    4 years ago by ColinT
    Forum
    Bring & Buy
    Another fantastic
    bring and buy
    sale day. Thank you to every one who attended, Mutual Model Boat Society club members look forward to seeing you at our next one which is on Sunday 25th September. πŸ˜€
    4 years ago by ColinT
    Forum
    Brian McAllen - Crewe MBC
    I am sad to report that Brian passed away peacefully yesterday. Affectionately known as "Cyano" after we found he had used the glue for some electrical connections! He was well known in the North West as he attended most shows and could usually be found in the
    bring and buy
    section where he bought and sold his models. He liked fast electric of the Aerokits era and prefered 27Mhz RC. Many modellers will have dealt with Brian as he was a prolific builder and restorer and he will be sadly missed. Dave Melville Secretary C&D MBC
    4 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Dangers of charging LIPOS
    Always use a balance charger. All the cells need to be charged up to the same voltage, a balanced charger does this by gradually bringing each cell back to the same voltage. After charging I then check each cell with a Lipo battery tester. These give a reading for the voltage in each cell and then a combined reading. if a cell has a significant low reading the lipo should be discarded after discharging in a controlled manor. Do not short circuit unless you want a very nasty surprise. These testers are available for just a few pounds. it is worth concidering buying one with a low voltage alarm buzzer, as well as giving cell readings if attached to the balance lead whilst on the lipo in a model it will give an audable buzz when the lipo needs recharging and should be replaced. if the voltage is reduced to a very low level it may be impossible to get your charger to recognise it and it will not start charging. if such a case occures try connecting it in parallel with a reasonably charged lipo having the same cell count for a short time then disconnect and check the voltage, as the voltage rises the lipo should again be recognised and charging will be resumed. if a cell remains low I would scrap the lipo as it is unlikely the cell will recover.
    4 years ago by HoweGY177
    Forum
    wanted 40ghz receiver futaba
    Our club use Planet and other supposedly reduced range sets and have never had a problem with range. It may be more of a problem with model planes where it is more likely the model will require greater range but for most model boats the model would be beyond visual control long before the tx range was reached. It is important that the rx installation is correct with the aerial above the water line and not shielded by any metal objects, also the motor and electrical gear should be suppressed and the heavy current wiring routed away from the radio wiring. Very fast electric models should have a full spec radio as loss of control could pose a H&S risk. zippot - if you are near the Model Boat Convention, at Haydock Park, is at the end of the month and their
    bring and buy
    section may provide you with a cheap 40Mhz rx. Dave
    4 years ago by Dave M
    Event
    Mutual MBS
    Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale, Mutual Model Boat Society, Crimble Croft Community Centre, Aspinal street, Heywood, Manchester, OL10 4HL. Come along and enjoy this famous event, either to sell or purchase your supplies. There are always lots of unusual bargains to be had. Also enjoy our great range of snacks and drinks at sensible prices. The whole site is wheelchair friendly and full facilities are available. Admission is still Β£1 including a raffle, plenty of parking space. Doors open for buying at 09.30 promt
    4 years ago by ColinT
    Forum
    wanted 40ghz receiver futaba
    Good luck with your search for a 6 channel Futaba AM 40Mhz receiver. Many are switching to new 2.4Ghz equipment so you may find someone who has what you want. A few years ago I used to source 40Mhz rx from e-bay and you may find what you are looking for at a reasonable price. Many of the model shows have
    bring and buy
    and this could provide a source. Cheers Dave
    4 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Bury Marine Gala Day
    Well done to Bury Club and its members, for a great open day especially Ann the bacon butty lady, look forward to seeing you all at our
    bring and buy
    on 27th Sept. Regards Colin Mutual MBS
    4 years ago by ColinT
    Forum
    Bury Marine Gala Day
    Must agree with Jarvo weather a little disappointing for this time of the year but turn out quite good, some nice boats and the
    bring and buy
    had a good selection of boats on offer. Well done Bury yet again I had the bacon butty and very nice it was.
    4 years ago by Peter501
    Forum
    nowhere to sail
    HI and welcome First sorry this is a little late but missed your post up till now, Yes we at Bury model boat club are a nice friendly bunch " I think " it's a nice club with good facilities IE club house with toilets and hot / cold snacks tea coffee........ bacon butties are great. Look forward to seeing you at some time, I think this Sunday is an open day with a
    bring and buy
    . Take care and safe boating Pete
    5 years ago by Peter501
    Forum
    Bring & Buy Sale
    HI I'm sorry to hear that you where disappointed, but as you say there was lots of bargain hunters, the amount of goods on offer can vary from each sale date, as for the room we try to make it as user friendly as possible, our next
    bring and buy
    sale date is September 28th please come and see if you can pick up the bargain that you missed this time. Thank you for attending and your feedback. Regards Colin
    5 years ago by ColinT
    Forum
    Bring & Buy Sale
    Thank you to everyone who attended our
    bring and buy
    sale, whether you bought or sold we hope that you had a great day, We look forward to seeing you again at our next on Sunday 27th Septmber. Regards Colin
    5 years ago by ColinT
    Guestbook
    Guestbook Post
    Just what is needed a wealth of knowledge and help at a press of a button. and where those
    bring and buy
    sales are to get lots of bargains, FANTASTIC. 😊 πŸ‘
    5 years ago by ColinT
    Forum
    boat show Ellesmere port
    I went on Saturday and had a superb day, the super large ships were handeled superbly by the tugs, excelent scene with the tugs pushing the full size barge into its dock. Hope the traders had a good weekend, the
    bring and buy
    area seemed to atract a lot of interest. Not been for a couple of years, seemed to be a lot bigger with a lot more clubs, congratulations to the organisers, a lot of time and effort goes into a succesful show like that.
    5 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    Sentinel
    Hi Yes its a new Kit, I should have put more photo's so you could see it needed building all I have done is fit the prop shafts rudder tubes a servo for the rudder and tested it in a water tank. It looks like Ill be taking it to Elsmere Port next Saturday and put it in the
    bring and buy
    . thanks for looking. cheers
    5 years ago by dragon
    Media
    Air Sea Rescuce Launch
    HI guys I've been luckily enough to of had the chance to buy this boat at the Heywood
    bring and buy
    . It's in 1/16 scale and is four foot long. it's a complete scratch built hull using plastic sign bord. The hull was built by Nick Rigby from our club in Bury. All the rest of the detail has been done by his friend. At the Monment she has the props installed but no motors. I will be fitting her out with a couple of 900kv brushless motors and a couple of 90amp esc's all water cooled.plus two 11.1volt 5000ma lipo's in parallel to give a long run time. Hope you like the pictures!
    5 years ago by The-Captain
    Forum
    Mutual Model Boat Society
    To the committee and members of Mutual model boat society. Thanks for a great morning Improved no end with a bacon buttie and a coffee, the
    bring and buy
    sale was well filled with good prices, a raffle with lots of bits for the wife (bribed my way back into the house with chocolates!!!!!) Tanks for a great morning, will come for a sailing session, your waters looked good Mark
    5 years ago by jarvo
    Event
    Mutual Model Boat Society
    Sunday 28th September 2014 Mutual Model Boat Society
    bring and buy
    SALE Crimble Croft community Centre. Aspinal Street, Heywood. Manchester OL10 4HL Come along and enjoy this famous event, either to sell or purchase your supplies. There's always lots of bargains to be had. also enjoy our great range of snacks and drinks at sensible prices Admission Β£1.00 Includes raffle. To reserve a sellers table contact Kevin Winward on 07803 975089 πŸ‘ 😊
    6 years ago by ColinT
    Forum
    fireboat update
    Too far for me to go Paul, what a kind person you are, lending your boat to Stephen. he should get a good price for it in the
    bring and buy
    😁 Alan
    5 years ago by AlanP
    Event
    Swiss Cottage Model Boat and Public House Charity Cgala
    A fun family day for all. The Model Boat Club Is running a
    bring and buy
    Sale, both Model and non model, drive a boat, static and on water displays, there are, DJ playing children games, bouncy castle, face painting, raffles plus lots more. So come along to the Swiss Cottage, 34 Old Shoreham Rd, Shoreham By Sea, West Sussex. BN43 5TD. Fun starts at 11.00. Charities being supported are RNLI Shoreham MS Society Freddie Smiles Children's Charity Worthing Cat Welfare.
    5 years ago by Lovejoy226
    Forum
    Tug Day
    Thanks for a warm welcome, lovely lake and great facilities, a bacon and egg bitty with coffee beats getting up early. Shame I missed the tug towing but was going on to Southport for the Woodvale rally. Wanted to sail my tug Amsterdam but she's still not ready yet!!!! Great mix of boats on the water and a lot for sale on the
    bring and buy
    sale, Two traders one selling very nicely made winches and gun mounts etc, Skelmersdale shop was there supporting with a good mix of bits. Overall an excellent morning with a club wanting people to see what there doing
    5 years ago by jarvo
    Event
    Mutual Model Boat Society
    Mutual Model Boat Society. GRAND BRING & BUY SALE. Crimble Croft Community Centre. Aspinal Street. Heywood. Manchester. OL10 4HL Sunday 30th March 2014. Doors open at 09.30 come along and enjoy this famous event, either to sell or buy There are always lots of unusual bargains to be had. Also, enjoy our great range of snacks and drinks at sensible prices. To reserve a sellers table please contact our events secretary Kevin Winward Mbl 07803 975089
    6 years ago by ColinT
    Event
    Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
    The Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show takes place at the Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port on the 1st. and 2nd. march 2014. It Is the usual format of Model Boat Clubs, Traders, The David E Owen Comoetition, a
    bring and buy
    sale and on the water sailing from our dock system. There will be tows for anyone to try their hand at tug towing.
    6 years ago by epmbcmember
    Forum
    Hello Model Boat World
    HI Stephen Welcome to the site. I see you are in the Bidston area of the Wirral so are near to three local clubs at West Kirby, Hoylake and New Brighton. It can be helpful if you belong to a club when starting out as you can see the types of model available and talk to the owners and find out all the details you need to know. This is also helpful in choosing a model as you will need a venue to sail and some waters are not suitable for all model boats. Without knowing the type of model your are interested in building it is difficult make any suggestion. There is a major show, The Model Boat Convention taking place over the 24th and 25th of August at Haydock Racecourse so as this is in your area you may find something of interest from the Traders attending. You will certainly see a large selection of model boats from the model clubs who are attending There is a
    bring and buy
    so you may find a built / part built model that takes your fancy Your Planet set is a good starting point as you do not need to worry about frequency clashes or changing crystals. As a general rule fast planing type boats lend themselves to Brushless motors and a forward/reverse ESC is useful to get you out of trouble. Tugs and working/passenger vessels suit brushed motors but brushless motors are available that are suitable, again at an increased cost. Most marine brushed ESC's are forward / reverse. Batteries come in three main varieties: SLA - good if you have a large model that need lots of ballast; 6v or 12v with amp hour rates from 1.2 to 18 or more amps. Need to be charged over a period of time at constant voltage. Car battery chargers are npot suitable for this reason. NiMh - as favoured by the model car brigade - each cell is 1.2v and packs are typicaly 7.2 / 8.4 /9.6 etc. Amp hour rates are usually in MaHr 2300 being fairly typical. Lighter than lead acid and smaller so good for restricted space or where the ballast needs to be near the rear. Can be fast charged at constant current so favoured by the racing fraternity. LiPo - latest technology now favoured by car and aeromodellers due to the light weight and high power (Watts) available. Each cell is 3.7v and usually sold in packs of 1 to 6 cells. 7.4v and 11.1v are 2 and 3 cell versions. The capacity is again in mA and a 2300mA at 20C means you can draw 46Amps max. The higher the capacity the dearer the cost. LiPos can not be over charged or discharged even slightly so a balanced charger and a voltage cut out on the ESC are essential. Any servo will be suitable, and are available in most sizes. You won't need a very powerful servo so the cost should be about the Β£6 mark. Having shared this info I do urge that you seek help from a local club or modeller as your modelling skills will benefit from their knowledge and guidance, and you will avoid some of the pitfalls we have all suffered. Good luckl. if you go to Haydock I will be on the Crewe MBC stand πŸ˜€
    6 years ago by Dave M
    Blog
    Sea Trials
    Perhaps I should bring you up-to-date on my Mermaid build (and own up to not having properly finished it yet! http://model-boats.com/sys_files/graphics/smileys/026.png) Various other jobs seem to have 'got in the way' - gardening, new greenhouse, talking my self into new project (Mountfleet Puffer), buying new car etc. etc. The boat is generally complete - still haven't really finished the hull painting although I did run it on Goole MBCs pond a few weeks back. it goes like stink with the Hobbyking 1000kv Brushless Motor and 7.2v NiMh battery pack and shows very long run times. two (minor) problems - it was very twitchy on the rudder set-up I first installed - I have reduced the rudder throw to make the driving easier. To be fair the boat did turn very smartly without any sign of wanting to turn over - the hull is very light and all the 'heavy bits' are generally in the centre of the boat (both fore and aft and side to side) The battery is held in on a Velcro pad - this was so that I could tweak the centre of gravity a bit if it proved to be a problem but it seemed to OK from the start. The boat is very noisy - mainly motor noise - this is probably since I haven't yet glazed any of the cabin windows - I think I will also put some sound absorbing material inside the hull level with motor and tucked away under the decking at each side. I'll try and get some video next time I take it out see pictures below Richard
    6 years ago by richald
    Event
    The National Model Boat Show
    In the centre of the country for all! Saturday 13th April - 9am until 5pm Sunday 14th April - 10am until 4pm Come and see the models on display, buy from the trade, use the bring-and-buy, sail on the lake or pool, meet the modellers displaying, say hello to the clubs and private exhibitors from far afield competing for The National's trophies & prizes. Standard admission Β£4.00 Two day ticket Β£7.00 Family ticket Β£10.00
    7 years ago by Fireboat
    Event
    Bring & Buy sale
    Mutual Model Boat Society. Bring & Buy Sale Sunday 24th March 2013, 10am till 4pm. at Crimble Croft Community Centre, Aspinal Street, Heywood, Manchester OL10 4HL. Come along and enjoy this famous event, either to sell or buy, There are always lots of unusual bargains to be had Admission Β£1.00 Including raffle, Also enjoy our great range of snacks and drinks at sensible prices. The whole site Is wheelchair friendly and full facilities are available. To reserve a table please contact events secretary Kevin Winward Tel: 01706 868616 Mobile 07803 975089
    7 years ago by ColinT
    Forum
    International Model Boat Show
    I get your point gregg yes I can see it annoying stallholders but when I first came to this event many years ago they had a small
    bring and buy
    . but I do see your point
    7 years ago by tidtug


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