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    Response
    Re: Piscataqua river gundalow
    Hi, some next words about Piscataqua gundalow you can find here => http://www.gundalow.org/about-us/what-is-a-gundalow/ Today I visited another store and chose a suitable shade of color for the model hull. When I came home, I found out that I bought the same color, but from another manufacturer. I got angry and finally tried to spray the RAL 3003 on the model on a gray background. It's not such a raspberry color as before , but a little darker .. ruby shade. Other colorย  I won't buy anymore. .. now I have red color for at least 5 models -digital
    camera
    did not take the right shade again, in fact it is at least half darker.. Tom
    8 days ago by tomarack
    Blog
    Bustler photos
    Tried uploading photos on the mobile app without success will take some with the
    camera
    later and up load them .
    8 days ago by marky
    Forum
    WEE NIP
    I will have to get some more. Most of my nip photos are on my phone and I are dots in the distance. Will get out my proper
    camera
    and get some next week. We had 11 nips on the water today in blustery winds going round the compass. A lot of out of control boats wishing they had snorkels. I actually put my bow underneath another nip going downwind. Carried him out of the water for about 20 meters. Quite an interesting situation.
    10 days ago by peterd
    Response
    Re: 34'' Crash Tender
    This week I had a commitment in North Wales so decided to take the Crash Tender with me and put it back on the boating lake in Llanfairfechan. It was last on this lake in 1974. It was a bright day but bitterly cold with a stiff breeze. (My wife isn't very good with the
    camera
    !) Graham93
    20 days ago by Graham93
    Forum
    Age of steam
    Mine works the same way. This looks commercial as I built mine with all metal. I have the photos just need to find them and my book/notes on the kitchen rudder. Want to post all of my information with the pictures. I am also looking on posting videos on you tube as I am a novice, but do not want to pay the you tube price. I see that there are others alternatives for posting on-you tube. Have a video with a
    camera
    that was mounted on board and want to put this on you tube as "Taking A Ride On Steamboat Willie". just have to learn๐Ÿ˜Š
    1 month ago by RonH
    Forum
    HMT Resolve by Caldercraft
    Hi Martin A build log will be a first for me, but I will give it a go! Initial sea trials in the morning (weather permitting), so I will take my
    camera
    . Cheers Steve
    1 month ago by cormorant
    Media
    Stevenage MBC IC boats
    Busy Sunday with 6 members bringing IC boats to the lake. Onshore & offshore footage of the thrills and spills using GoPro
    camera
    s on the boats.
    1 month ago by Harvey Kitten
    Response
    Re: 40'' Seaplane Tender, first test run
    They are a bit quiet with the top on Doug ''HIC, what rum"?๐Ÿ˜‹, but I have the volume turned down quite a bit (take the lid off they are loud). Getting a nice loud electrical whine as well which doesn't help (although it sort of sounds nice in a funny way) The video editor I am using (to delete rug rat noise in this case) seems to muffle sound quite effectively once transferred to YT and cuts the clarity, (and also trims bits of the videos sometimes all by itself๐Ÿ˜  -you can see a missing bit near the end,- bloody nuisance!) Need a better
    camera
    and editor! Got silly questions like "do you put your
    camera
    on your helmet" (I have the
    camera
    on my helmet at the time, "how fast does it go" (he's just been told I haven't tried it yet) etc et bloody cetera!๐Ÿ˜ญ All the while you're trying to plug the correct wires in to prevent exploding LiPos etc! It's also amazing the stupid questions you get from adults at times,- at least while sometimes annoying, small kids have an excuse! JB
    1 month ago by jbkiwi
    Response
    Re: 40'' Seaplane Tender, on the water at last
    Re- May I just say that I thoroughly enjoyed Thanks for the kind words Martin, and the input of ideas during the project. I was pleased with the way it sat first off, with no need for ballast. Need to trim the rudders (a bit more right required) and put a 3 cell on the pump maybe, to make the water a bit more visible, but other than that it runs well I think. Despite being a bit 'full' round the forward chine area (lack of proper plan ) it didn't turn out too 'orrible'๐Ÿ˜€ Also need a better
    camera
    , (perhaps my son might get me one for my next birthday with the money he owes me, (laughs hysterically๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚) JB
    1 month ago by jbkiwi
    Response
    Re: DRIVING 2 BOATS AT ONCE
    Head mounted
    camera
    ?
    2 months ago by marky
    Forum
    Pocahontas Lobster Yacht
    A local boatyard work climbed aboard the small tug with my
    camera
    to take photos for me. I have not been home to download them yet, but when I am, they will be posted.
    2 months ago by Ron
    Forum
    HMS Prince of Wales
    Not so much as forgot the
    camera
    ,forgot the batteries ๐Ÿ˜ญ,After being asked by she who must be obeyed "do you have everything". Alas not me dancing it takes me allmy time to lift my legs๐Ÿ˜‚I take it they had to wear modesty pants in case anyone is easily offended (q)"what's worn under a Scotsmans kilt? (a) nothing its all in perfect working order .๐Ÿ˜Š
    2 months ago by marky
    Forum
    HMS Prince of Wales
    "forgot my
    camera
    " What!! Consider yourself demoted to Sub Lt. for dereliction of duty Marky ๐Ÿ˜  ๐Ÿ˜Ž PS Is that you on the left 'cheating' with the white trimmed boxer shorts Marky? ๐Ÿ˜‰ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25NQ5jTv3sE
    2 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    EeZeBilts From Keil Kraft
    All the hard work would have now been done, if I had got the waterjets and had finished designing the stern. We will have to wait for that, as well as a delivery of balsa... But I have a couple of spare sheets of balsa and a few final parts, so I can give you a short sample of how things will go on from here while the machine is cutting them. We want to cut parts out of a 4"x36" balsa sheet so I draw up the boundaries, and fit the parts in at appropriate places (fig36). The sheet is oriented vertically, because that's how my CNC machine wants to see it, and the top right corner is positioned at 0:0, so I know where my origin is. Then I remove all the lines that I don't need to cut. Because I have lined up the long straight edges with the edge of the balsa, I don't need to cut along them. I don't need to cut the boundary lines either - so I have a rather odd drawing for final cutting as at fig37. From now on we don't need to look at any more drawings. I save just the bits I want to cut as a .DXF file - which is a standard CAD drawing format. Then I take this file and input it to a free software package called 'DXF2Gcode'. Which, you will not be surprised to hear, outputs instructions for cutting those lines in G Code, which is a standard language for controlling cutting tools. The language looks like this - my comments in brackets: G90 (Absolute programming) G21 (units in millimeters) G17 (We are working in the XY plane) G40 (Cancel automatic tool radius compensation.) G49 (Cancel tool length compensation.) G28 (go to the pre-programmed Zero position directly over the balsa sheet) G92 x0y0z0 (Set this position to Origin Zero. All distances will now be measured from here) G0 Z -10.000 (drop the cutting tool to height -10mm - just above the balsa) (*** LAYER: Layer1 ***) (* SHAPE Nr: 2 *) G0 X +0.000 Y -68.551 (go to the first place to start cutting) F60 (set the feed rate to 60) G1 Z -15.400 (drop the cutting tool through the z axis to height -15.4 - this cuts almost completely through the balsa, leaving just a thin web underneath to hold the part in place) G1 X -25.258 Y -68.525 (Move the cutting tool along the x,y axis to cut the first line) G1 X -25.255 Y -65.350 (Move the cutting tool along the x,y axis to cut the second line line) G1 X +0.000 Y -65.350 (Move the cutting tool along the x,y axis to cut the third line) G1 Z -10.000 (raise the cutting tool along the z axis out of the balsa) You can easily learn the basic commands - but you don't need to as DXF2Gcode just creates a working cutting file for you. Next, you put some balsa in the machine, turn it on and send the G Code commands to it. This is done with another free software package called 'G Code Sender'. The names are quite descriptive! I enclose some photos of what happens next, and a 'media file' (video) which, as you know, you download by clicking on it, and then clicking on the miniature little blue square on the top left of the screen. As you can see, there is very little dust with a thin cutting tool, and the sound from a 12v motor running at 10v is low. This was recorded with a
    camera
    within a foot of the cutting tool... After that, it's just an evening of taking the parts out of the balsa sheets, assembling them and gluing up...
    3 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Re: Water Jets
    I'm doing my best Admiral. As you know due to my temporary medical problem I am not supposed to be doing anything. I am doing this build log as I go along. As you know I have been caught working in my little workshop before by my wife ( not a pretty sight specially if you're squeamish) At the moment I have to wait until my wife goes out. I have now rigged up my little go pro
    camera
    so that I can see when she comes back home it then gives me enough time to shuffle back to my chair in the living room and pretend that I have been there all the time. Martin555.
    3 months ago by Martin555
    Response
    Re: Graupner Optimist 1978
    Hi Delboy, quite a nice vid of a restored Optimist with an on-board
    camera
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPuMRCsh8fk
    4 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Skipper and mate.
    Hi DG, Here are a few photos from a book that I have. Showing the process that I use. It might be useful. I also use a digital magnifying
    camera
    linked to my computer for the small detail work. Martin.
    4 months ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Sailing, model or the real thing.
    Hi, I know absolutely nothing about sailing, but I did enjoy the video thank you. Having the weight of the
    camera
    fitted on you boat did it not give you a disadvantage. Martin.
    5 months ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    Hi Doug, had the slide sw problem with my new 9XR and replaced it with a German made sw (I ordered a few for spares as well.) It also had a dodgey throttle pot which I replaced as well and no further probs. Same problem at an earlier time with my Acoms FM TX and replaced that with a toggle sw . They use the slide switches obviously for safety reasons so you won't get neck straps etc caught and accidently turn off the TX (same as with external power switches on planes, which should be set with ON towards the tail, so as when you are releasing the plane the switch won't be knocked to OFF. Don't know why they don't just recess a good toggle switch,- much more positive connection. I had a quick look at DX TXs and a number of people have converted them to LiPos and have said that there is an option in the set up programme in DX6 on, to change the power input to LiPo. Have you heard of that ? not that I'm ever going to own a DX as I have enough TXs but it sounded interesting. Someone mentioned they don't like over 6.4v and start doing strange things. I never bought one due to the number of planes that were lost to 'brown-outs in the earlier ones,- you couldn't give them away here!. Now for something entirely different- interesting item on JRs demise and attempted recovery of face .http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/jr-radio-spektrum-radios-116/11645243-jr-products-history-date.html I've used LiFe 3s 1800ma batteries in my old FM Futaba Conquest 5ch TXs plus my 9X (Rhino 1500ma) and 9XR(with JR module) and they have been fantastic. While a bit down on voltage I have no probs flying to max LOS and the voltage hardly changes. I've had the 3 Zippys plus the Rhino 1500ma (in the 9X) since 2010 and they are still going strong. If you can fit them in a TX and it will function on a slightly lesser voltage I would recommend fitting them (or whatever LiFe will fit space- and voltage wise. ) No More black wire form NiCads either!. I also have a LiPo TX pack for my Futaba 6ex which I've yet to use, (original NiCad still ok after 9yrs, -my original Futaba 'brown box'TXs LiPos lasted 15 yrs!- Jap quality.) Mind you, had to replace the wiring up to the switch. I use NiMH batteries in my 2 HK 6 DF TXs and 6x with no range problems at all and both are made for std AA batteries. Sounds like the DX is very voltage specific but there must be something better that can be fitted. (once had a big 9.8v car NiCad clamped to the outside back cover of my old Futaba. BTW, I notice you're holding that fish very close to the
    camera
    ???!!
    5 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    Hi Martin, Save your money, time and effort! Just like my DX6 your TX needs 6V from Alkaline batteries. To get 6V from NiMH you'll need 5 cells, which you haven't got a cat in hells chance of squishing in. A fully charged 4 cell pack may show up to around 5.6V OFF LOAD. So you start around half a volt short in the first place. Shortly after a load is applied the cell voltages will drop to their nominal 1.2V. Giving 4.8V for the TX. This is roughly the voltage of 4 nearly flat alkaline cells. 2000mAH cells have been recommended. Good quality Alkaline cells made to the IEC standard, such as Varta or Duracell, have a capacity of around 2500mAH. Make sure you get the Heavy Duty version, i.e. for
    camera
    s. These will last for ages, unless you forget to turn it off ๐Ÿ˜‰ When I tested your TX the switch was perfectly OK and I don't think you can get a toggle switch in without major surgery anyway. I'm not fan of slide switches either, they are always the first thing I have to replace in Gisela's garden lights and fountain pumps etc, usually due to corrosion. But considering the low usage, without getting wet (unless you fall in the pond with it๐Ÿ˜ฎ), it will have in your TX it shouldn't be a problem. The reason your rechargeables kept popping out is that many of them are a fraction larger than the alkalines. I've had this problem with several devices. I use alkaline in my DX6 and my Turnigy clone. No problems. The only TX I use NiMH in is an old Graupner MC-10, 40Megs for my submarines. But it was designed for use with a 9.6V pack in the first place and has a charging socket. Does your DX5E have a charging socket? No! Neither does my DX6. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: 34'' Crash Tender
    This very much reminds me of my own 34" crash tender that I built at around the same time I had a series of photos of it along with some other models that I took on my 'Kodak Instamatic'
    camera
    but somewhere along the line they were lost which really saddens me ๐Ÿ˜ญ Nice job on the refurbishment ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Robbob.
    5 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    Invalid Files
    Understood Red. Just wondered cos several members have often reported problems uploading pics from phones and tablets. I do have a Samsung mobile (and a vintage Nokia with fold out keyboard๐Ÿ˜‰). BUT; I use them for phoning and SMS only, very occasionally the
    camera
    if I don't have my Pentax or Sony with me. I dumped or deactivated all Apps that I never use and don't want. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    6 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: Refit Irishman to Yorkshireman tugboat
    " It had had at least 4 coats of paint the latest being done by what looked like a plasterer." Funny that Rogal! I had exactly the same situation with the restoration / conversion of an ancient Billing Boats fish cutter, the Gina 2. Dave-M actually said he thought it looked like it had been plastered! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Pics show the wreck I started with and where I'm at. Paint finish in last pic is actually Arctic White, lighting and
    camera
    makes it look very off white!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Oh well! She'd been at sea for a while ๐Ÿ˜ You can follow my 'trail' in my Build Blog at https://model-boats.com/blogs/43305 I am also converting Gina from the original static model to RC. I restored a period (50s) Taycol Target motor to go in her. Pic 3. The Taycol came from the Sea Scout 'Jessica' that my Dad built in the early 60s. My Blog of restoring her is also on this site. Similar techniques used๐Ÿ˜‰ https://model-boats.com/blogs?q=Jessica Happy restoring, it's sometimes frustrating but in the end very rewarding.๐Ÿ˜Š I also have an ELCO PT Boat under similar restoration and refit/upgrade. (No blog as yet!) Good luck with your venture ๐Ÿ‘ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    6 months ago by RNinMunich
    Directory
    HMS EXETER.
    This Was scratch built approximately 28 years ago. If I remember correctly it took me three years to make and at a scale of 1/96. Again photos of photos as no digital
    camera
    s in those days.
    7 months ago by Martin555
    Directory
    Vosper torpedo boat.
    I made this about 30 years ago. Unfortunately the photos are of photos as we did not have digital
    camera
    s in those days.
    7 months ago by Martin555
    Media
    I.C Boat Manta Ray
    I started the SMBC Youtube channel a couple of months ago... here's the latest video, with on-board
    camera
    s...https://youtu.be/GumktybSX_c
    8 months ago by Harvey Kitten
    Blog
    PS Enterprise
    This model is intended to be used to carry
    camera
    such as a go pro. my current
    camera
    vessel is a barge and I can't turn the barge without it looking bad on video so I wanted a vessel that can move under its own power but not too fast. The model is 1/20 and will have 2 paddles wheels, one on each side. This particular vessel is currently in Canberra NSW but it used to operate in Uchuka NSW.
    11 months ago by rcmodelboats
    Blog
    First REAL Sail in Open Water
    I wanted to use separate controls for the fore and main+mizzen yards, but my "new" winch drums where crap, and I only had one drum available, the wood disc and cardboard one I've been using. So, I linked all three masts together. it was very near the end of October, but the forecast was for light breezes and mid to high 50's (about 13ยฐc). I rigged her royals for the first time, ran all the bracing to the tops'l yards instead of the courses. I redid the bracing plan to only use tops'l yard braces instead of both tops'l yards and courses. This simplifies everything, and hopefully it would be enough. I had a list of specific items to test, so based on that list, here's a report on the first time Constellation really sailed, under full control, in open water: First off, she was sailed in Rock Creek, Maryland, USA. My friend Mark has access to the neighborhood boat-ramp three blocks down the street. He brought his "Son of Erin" along, rigged as a sloop (it's convertible) and his grand-kids who live nearby. So... 1. Test fit in car; she hasn't been in my Toyota Matrix yet. -It was tricky at first, but it worked. No one or nothing else is getting in the car, so this isn't the preferred transport by any means - but it's nice to know it's there. Note in the photo, in the car on the left is the launch cart with the wheels removed, packed in nice and neat. 2. Test the new launch cart. -As noted, it broke down and packed away really nicely. The approach to the ramp was very steep, and I took her down head first so she wouldn't slide off the back of the cart. The bumpy ground made the model slide back a lot. I'm going to put a stop in the channel that will catch the edge of the PVC cap and should fix that problem. There's was also a lot of slop in the flag pole bracket, the hole for the bolt that holds the two parts is bigger than the bolt, making for too much play in the handle. I replaced it with another pole bracket that fit more snugly. The wheels are hard and a bit jarring, especially on the ramp where there was broken concrete underwater so cars wouldn't sink into the silt. The handle was the bigger problem though, slopping up and down and flexing. Otherwise the cart performed as expected and I was really pleased with it. When I used it to one side of the ramp where there was hard sand, I had no problems at all. 3. With the royals set, she'll be sailing with the most sail she's set so far. -The forecast was for Northerly winds up to 5 mph. Up in the creek that was variable in direction and speed, gusting at least to 15 now and then, sometimes from two directions! The model took it all very well, though my heart beat faster every time she heeled, I don't think she once got her gun-stripe wet. 4. Test fore tops'l yard brace routing. -No problems at all, everything worked as designed, for a change. 5. See how self-tending bowlines rigged on the main tops'l work out. -They seemed to function just fine. When the model was close enough to see them, they didn't snag or interfere with the sail or bracing. 6. Actually sail the model in open water instead of bumping the bottom in a shallow pool. -A combination of joy and terror. Every gust my heart raced, but she sailed great and went where I meant her to go from the beginning. She responded to controls perfectly and predictably. 7. Get some pictures and video of the model sailing. -One thing that went wrong was my
    camera
    's batteries dying, so I didn't get all the pics and video I wanted. Fortunately, Mark was on hand and took some shots and video with his phone. In all, the day was a resounding success. Everything went well, nothing broke or failed. And she sailed! Not like her first sail where she barely made head way for more than a few seconds, but controllably, reliably, and fast too! I handled her by myself. Mark was there and offered his help, but part of my test was seeing if I could deal with it all 100% by myself. No problems. The awkward bit was sitting her on her ballast and lining the rods with their holes without her falling off. That's something I need to work out, otherwise no part of loading, unloading, launching, retrieving, etc, was more than one person could handle. in the end, what I thought would work out back in 1999 did. Here's 16 minutes of that day's sailing... https://youtu.be/80b2au24rFQ
    2 years ago by Jerry Todd
    Media
    MV Ionia and Ray IX whaler
    From Hubertus onboard the
    camera
    barge. There was the Rau IX whaler which was the best model at the club that day
    9 months ago by rcmodelboats
    Media
    MV Ionia
    A video from Hubertus taken onboard the
    camera
    barge
    9 months ago by rcmodelboats
    Response
    Tug Brooklyn!
    Nice boat and video ,dancing with joy when it all comes together tends to make the
    camera
    move around ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘
    9 months ago by marky
    Media
    Tug Brooklyn!
    Tug Brooklyn Steam Engine Sound along with Steam Whistle Sound! Sorry about the shaky
    camera
    . Trying to do too much at one time!
    9 months ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Uploading pics
    I've been given a very smart
    camera
    will do video as well as stills. Too clever for me by half. It has disc to load into my comp to enable all sorts of things like loading film from the
    camera
    . Also has a chip/ memory card. what i want to do is upload pics from the mem card without loading the disc? Is this possible?๐Ÿ‘
    10 months ago by onetenor
    Blog
    PS Iona - misc fittings
    A bit of a miscellany here - the funnel fittings or mounts at the top are 3D printed and the 'rope' is some sort of elastic string used in jewellery making. This... 1) keeps it straight which is difficult with regular string or wire, 2) doesn't get damaged when you catch it with a stray arm, tool, etc. Brass steam fittings turned on my lathe. The forward hatch was built in case extra ballast was needed, but has had a beneficial side effect. No ballast was needed and the hatch is filled with foam, so I can wedge in a mini tripod and mount a
    camera
    up front. Only briefly tested but looks promising The windlass is a kit from mobile marine models. Easy to construct and looks the part. Tow hook 3D printed.
    9 months ago by Harvey Kitten
    Forum
    Uploading pics
    It's the simplest way John ๐Ÿ‘ My experience (with various
    camera
    makes Pentax, Canon, Sony) has been that using a USB cable can be a bit iffy. Sometimes the PC 'sees' it, sometimes not. Mem card usually appears immediately in Explorer. Bon chance mon ami๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Uploading pics
    You don't need the manual for this bit. Have you found the lead and plugged it into your computer. If you have then in the file system of your computer you should see another drive listed (will most likely be the name of your
    camera
    ). Open that drive and look at the list of folder names possibly 'Pictures' or 'DCIM'. When you have found the folder containing your pictures you can go through them and find the ones you want to copy over to your PC. Steve
    9 months ago by steve-d
    Forum
    Uploading pics
    Frequently the
    camera
    has a 'micro USB' connector on it. if you plug a lead into that (should have come with the
    camera
    , or buy one on EBay) and connect that to your computer you will probably see an extra drive - which will be the
    camera
    , and on this will be your pictures. If you tell us the name/model of the
    camera
    , we can easily find the manual on the web. This will give you all the information you need about loading pictures from it....
    10 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Uploading pics
    Hi John, Your PC should have a Card Reader on the front for various types of memory cards. Take the card out of the
    camera
    and plug it into the appropriate slot in the reader. it will only fit in one and only one way round. The PC should recognise it and display a small pop-up asking what you want to do with it. Click on 'Display in Explorer' (or similar wording) and the card will appear as a directory in Windows Explorer. You can then copy the photos to any drive / directory that you want. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    RC steam lever
    Hi Rick, yes Clevedon Steam is where I get a lot of fittings and stuff from, and another one is Macmodels, plus they sell the TVR1 BB steam engine which I use. if you don't manage to post a few photo's soon, I am sending you a
    camera
    for Christmas. Regards, Gary.
    10 months ago by GaryLC
    Blog
    LED Nav. Lighting
    Two days ago I put what I hope is the final paint on the hull, hatch and misc. parts. I like to let it sit for several days to cure, especially in cooler weather. I took the time to work out LED navigational lighting for my Brooklyn Tug and got that installed. I will photograph that tug later. Back to the springer tug, I had difficulty finding a good mounting spot for the starboard and port lighting so I decided to raise it on a light bar. Photos show the styrene structure in progress which will have the green and red side lights and a single white light on the top center post. Worked out the resistor values to reduce current and work off of my 6 volt supply, then soldered as shown. Fed the assembled LEDs through the plastic rectangular tunnel I created. The one photo I took with the red LED turned on is so bright that the
    camera
    just picked up a bright spot. I may have to reduce brightness but will test out in daylight first.... These LEDs are very bright and are 360 degree view! Ordered from "superbrigntleds.com" in order to get the full 360 as the ones at the local store were very limited to 18 to 60 degrees. Ordered red, green and white and they arrivedin about four days, great service. I have used this company several times and am happy with them, good to know. More to come, Joe
    10 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    Hi Doug, Very sorry, no photos, I was a teenager sailing dinghies in the Medway in the late forties when I saw Manxman and I don't think I even had a
    camera
    in those days. My father was on the staff of T.S. Arethusa ex "Peking" at Lower Upnor and we lived in a flat over the ship's swimming pool, right alongside the river. I had a wonderful view of Chatham Reach from my bedroom window. There were so many ships laid up in the Medway and adjoining creeks at that time., taking the wind from us as we raced our dinghies from the Medway Yacht Club. There were long trots of the wooden hulled inshore sweepers, numerous destroyera and all sorts of support craft, there was even an old coaling hulk in Sheerness Harbour, but I'm afraid the passage of time means I don't remember names. Manxman stuck in my mind though, being a little different. Those were the days when we had a navy!
    11 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Ship rudders
    Hi Toby, that's exactly why I do not use a 'Dumbphone' for such things. I also have a Samsung so called smartphone, I use it for telephoning (now there's novel) and SMS and occasional snapshots if I don't have a real
    camera
    with me. First thing I do with a Smartphone is dump all the the bl***y pre installed Apps that I don't need and just take up memory space or constantly try to 'Call Home' and demand updates๐Ÿ˜ก As you have discovered; it's the Apps that are smart (or not๐Ÿ˜ฒ) and NOT the phone itself. Like any computer; 'Rubbish in = Rubbish out'! Before I left UK to work in Germany I worked for a year or so with the then Home Office Radio Regulatory Department and the then 'start up' Vodafone on Acceptance Test systems for the phones and surveying for cell sites. it was pretty clear even then, reading between the operating software lines, where things were going! My first job here in Munich was reprogramming a test system for mobile phones so that it actually did what was needed to simulate the network and prove all functions of the mobiles. Searching for cell sites with two great guys from the Home Office labs was a lot more fun - but the Germans paid better ๐Ÿ˜ As you rightly noted 'Ich bin ein Nachteule'! Aber jetzt reicht's mir auch! Gute Nacht, Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    12 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Ship rudders
    Doug I have found the fault. For some reason a silly update change d the
    camera
    setting to 18:5 or something ridiculous. I returned it to 16:9 and the latest photo uploaded to the web looks fine when I view it there. The rivet heads I bought one year ago and so cannot recall the seller at present. On my 1:24 Danube tug I believe I glued on many, many, many thousands.
    12 months ago by Toby
    Forum
    Ship rudders
    Hi Toby, Yep! Cos this website stretches them to fit the Media window that opens when we click on the pic icon. When I realised that I stopped using the mobile (Samsung J5)
    camera
    . Imagine the size of the Media window on a 24" full res display ๐Ÿ˜ฒ and a 4Mpix pic stretched to fit! Where on ebay do you get these bits? it's a good idea to post the link when you mention sources - otherwise we have to hunt! Whatever; watching the build with interest, particularly the rudder as I have a similar rudder to make for my ancient fish cutter restoration / conversion. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž BTW: if you right click on the photo, when the pic has opened, and then on Show graphic a + sign may appear in the cursor, which means you can expand the pic. Yours look much better when I do this. ๐Ÿ‘ BTW2; I like the 'saluting red tadpole' in the middle ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    12 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Ship rudders
    Evenin' Toby, Mobile has a ~6" screen, I'm using a 24" display! You need to set your mobile cam to max possible resolution. The website blows all pics up to fit the Media window. Lo res pics then look very blocky. Tip for all; basic problem is the size and quality of the micro lenses in phone
    camera
    s. All the pics I post here I take using a Sony Cyber Shot with a decent size lens at 15 or 20 MPix so sharp remains sharp on the site. What are we looking at anyway??๐Ÿ˜ฒ Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    12 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    All hooked up, nowt happens...
    Hi Doug, as you can probably guess, I have as much chance of programming an ESC as flying with my own wings to Munich! The ESC didn't come with any instructions. I didn't know they needed them! More to the point, how the Hell can a motor beep? Where's the beeping kit in a motor with one moving part? So, now what. it's a Flysky pistol grip 3 channel (third is a switch) set of Tx and pre bound Rx. The ESC ? Gawd knows, a flat thing inside a big yellow heat shrink casing. I got it from China recently. All I can do is take a picture of it with my nice new
    camera
    tomorrow. Does it matter which way round those three wires go on the motor? I'll post pictures tomorrow. Thanks, Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Wild Duck Sailboat article
    I don't have a smartphone just one to phone and text and that hardly ever. I do have a
    camera
    but not used it yet Most pics are downloads or webcam jobs. Hence all the different files. Gulp! Yes change threads. Maybe Pics Files?๐Ÿ‘
    1 year ago by onetenor
    Forum
    Videos
    Hi, I have a new
    camera
    thanks to my dear bride and it takes video. What it doesn't say in the book is how long a video one can take. It has a micro 8 GB card, so how long could I video something? Anyone know? Martin
    1 year ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Videos
    H Martin, sorry it took longer than expected got bogged down in other things๐Ÿค” Sooo! Scouring the docs I could find (see attached PDF files) I was surprised not to find the usual table of Number of photos or video length vs memory available! Anyway two significant statements I did find- 1) "Movie length - up to 29 minutes" When I see 'up to' I read that as with the lowest resolution, in this case 640*480 pixels. Which you can forget; tha's like a 20+ year old PC and worse than the old UHF 605 line TV pictures.๐Ÿค” 2) "Movie resolution -1280x720/ 30fps (HD). Now that's more like it๐Ÿ˜Š BUT: in the manual I then found- "The option FHD and HD only available when a Micro SDHC class 4 or higher speed class card is inserted." Soooo! get yourself a 32GB (not sure if a 64GB card will work!) memory card SDHC class 4 and awaaaay you go ๐Ÿ‘ BTW the internal memory is only 64MB so you can forget that for video. Seems only to be used for storing user settings (made in the
    camera
    menu) and a few photos. I recommend using only the memory card for photos and above all videos. Happy shooting Mr Director, Cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž BTW: '720p' just means 720 pixels (Picture cells) vertically, using Progressive scan, as opposed to interlaced. Thought you might like to know that ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    just need cable (wire)...
    Why mess about!? One on each wheel and one for the power steering. Ventilated double disc brakes all round of course ๐Ÿ˜ Synchronised ESCs coupled to fore and aft
    camera
    s for TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System). I think we could probably dispense with the Ground Proximity Warning though. On the other hand, when I think of Neville's Barrel Roll out of his scooter ...... ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰ BTW; As a friend of the Professor Hawking Foundation I received notification at the weekend that some of his personal effects will be auctioned soon, including some of his iconic wheelchairs. Proceeds go to studying the debilitating illness he suffered from. Anyone interested I'll dig out the link. All the best folks, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž More power to your wheels John; 'Full Ahead Both'๐Ÿ‘
    1 year ago by RNinMunich


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