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    All hooked up, nowt happens...
    Steve, have you calibrated the throttle first? (read 2 and 2.2) on the instructions, You have to give the ESC a full, low and mid-point throttle position before you can start the programming. Plug in motor and ESC BEC lead into throttle position in REC. Turn on TX and give it full throttle. (make sure motor is held firmly as it may kick hard if started) Program - plug in batt wait 2 secs for beeps then wait 5 secs for
    music
    al tone (now in program mode) wait for 1,2,3 or 4 beeps (asks which program you want and will keep cycling through till you chose one) as soon as you hear the no of beeps for the program you want quickly pull the stick to the bottom and wait for the reply,- it will now cycle through the programs in step 3. Choose the one you want in the same manner as the last selection but by moving the stick to full throttle (if you miss it it will cycle round again) Hold it there and it will reply (
    music
    al beeps) wait and the program will return to step 2 and you can select the next setting to enter and repeat the process. Safest to set Auto battery and then the others as per chart especially min batt volts. Once happiness filled, follow the Program Exit instructions (step 4) Also as 'RN' previously mentioned, if you have a Futaba, you may have to reverse the throttle to make it all work. When finished, unplug batt, turn off TX, re start everything (TX, Batt/RX) and check. AS A PRECAUTION,MAKE THROTTLE NEUTRAL BEFORE RE STARTING IF YOU HAVE SET FWD AND REV, OR LOW IF NOT. BE AWARE THROTTLE MAY BE REVERSED ALSO). You may have to have a few goes but you will get there and realize it's not that difficult after all . if in doubt just un-plug the battery and start steps again. Just think of it like the ESC is asking you "do you want this"? at a particular set of beeps, and you are replying by moving the stick, or ignoring that question and moving to the next one. if you are using a pistol grip TX just let the trigger go and it will give you neutral/center (as per instructions 2.2
    3 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    My other hobbies
    Hello, I've seen others post their other interests, so I guess it's okay for me to do so here. Never know if others have question or need help with these of hobbies. 1. Narrow Gauge Scale locomotives and rolling stock: Narrow gauge railroads were used in the US west for both lumber and mining companies. The narrow trains allowed them tighter radius to get through mountainous areas. See images of some of my examples, I model HOn3 and On30 scales. 2. Vacumm Tube Ampliffiers: In WWII, my dad was in the Navy and worked in the sonar labs and also taught electronics to the enlisted. When I was about 13, he taught me Tube electronics and I scratch built my first amp, a stereo and guitar smp combo. This was back in about '64 when solid state was just starting to take over. Now I experiment, design and build guitar amps as
    music
    ians have discovered how much better they sound. I hard wire everything. More to come as I have more hobbies in addition to building boats. Regards, Joe
    3 months ago by Joe727
    Response
    Pride Of Hythe
    Magnificent job David πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Good to see a 'peopled' ship!
    music
    is fitting and naggingly familiar, what is it? Cheers, Doug 😎
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
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    Venetian Evening
    Not quite the same image is it...............Young ladies, water,
    music
    , wine................... Westquay, thought you are busy..................... NPJ
    7 months ago by NPJ
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    Another useful site for all 'Woodies' ;)
    Can't stand country
    music
    , even if the word rock is attached. in fact when I was having my stent fitted they were playing Eric bloody Clapton! Ye Gods to think he used to play in Cream, the greatest ever supergroup. I jokingly castigated the surgeon for this calumny and with a typical indian head nod he said, "So bring your own bloody
    music
    next time". Wonderful response. Martin
    7 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Another useful site for all 'Woodies' ;)
    Pretty ladies and cool
    music
    ! Helluva voice that girl's got. OK, the boat is crap but the accessories ain't bad😁 Was one of the links on the site you posted, guy wanted to sell a woody - or swap it for a 'Pontoon'!πŸ˜‰ Doug 😎
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
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    ANGLE RNLI 150th ANNIVERSARY
    I have been asked to put on a Model Lifeboat Display for the 150th anniversary of the Angle Pembrokshire Wales,Station, 11th and 12th AUGUST 2018 this will be in a marquee close to the water so you can chose to display on or off the water or both NOTE SALT WATER! I am inviting Model Lifeboat owners from all over the country,and a few have expressed their interest already. Hoping to make it the biggest model Lifeboat Show in Wales for the year, and permission has been granted for all other model boat types to attend also There will be camping nearby, for tents motorhomes and caravans,and there is also a pub nearby and another in the village as well as a cafe for your food or possibly accomodation if wanted. I will be advertising it on various model boat websites and magazine. I would certainly like you to come if you can manage it.Set up day is the 10th,and I am sure if you wanted to come a day or so earlier we can arrange it for you. There will be at least three Historic Lifeboats attending,hopefully more,which will include the ex Angle Watson Lifeboat. The event will be part of the Angle Regatta Week, so many other types of craft will be attending There is also a Beer and Cider Festival at the same time,and Live
    music
    Please give me a ring on 01209 820844,or private message me to let me know your thoughts. Look forward to hearing from you Sincerely, Mick French
    1 year ago by battleshipbuff
    Response
    HMS Hood
    Veeeery nice πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ and only six months😲 hat off Sir. Great
    music
    too, always like dire StraitsπŸ‘ Cheers, Doug😎
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    A tall ship and a wheel to steer her with
    Making a ship's wheel, specifically the turned spokes of a ship's wheel, and 20 of them all a-like, has been beyond me. So I gave up and got Model Monkey on Shapeways to scale his Constitution wheel up to 1:36 scale, and got 4 of them; 2 for Constellation, and 2 for Macedonian. The helm is made of mahogany. The curves braces laminated from some strips from an old kit; the uprights from some scrap left from a
    music
    al instrument build. The drum is some mahogany dowel, from a kit again, and a brass rod axle. Some paint and clear-coat and it's just about done. I was going to make it operate when the rudder servo moved, but a spoke handle fell off while painting, and I figure it's a bit fragile to be spinning at "non-scale" speeds, so it'll just get some line wrapped around the drum for show.
    9 months ago by Jerry Todd
    Response
    U-181
    Excellent job Reilly πŸ‘ Great video and
    music
    πŸ‘ I see you decided after all to drown the crew😁 I decided the same for my U26! Not painted or fixed yet πŸ€” Looks like you have a very similar dive system as my Akula II from Engel, or do you have two tanks? Main and trim or fore and aft? I also used perspex (5mm) for the access hatch on U26, with a silicone rubber gasket. Same basic construction, with detachable deck / upper hull, due to the hull design in those days; pressure hull and outer flooded hull. The Akula is a slightly different kettle of fish. Being a more modern nuclear sub round design all the innards are mounted in a tube and sealed in with a bayonet fixed bulkhead in the bow. No scope for external decoration like the WW2 boats. Cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
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    Windows, stoopid question.
    Hi Guys, many thanks for the responsesπŸ‘ So, in chronological order:- Mike: I did chamfer but probably not enough πŸ€” Yes I know about the lead in side of the die πŸ˜‰ and I know the one step forward half step back technique πŸ‘ I bought this tap n die set recently, made by Toolcraft so not cheap rubbish, maybe expensive rubbish?πŸ€” 3mm is the smallest in this set and the holder (with ratchet actionπŸ€”) is big an' clunky and weighs 340gm so not the easiest tool to keep level. Maybe good for a 1/2" Whitworth but not so super for a 3mm which is the smallest in this set. My 'Fine thread' set only goes to 2.5mm πŸ€” As you can see from the pics the die is solid and there is only one locating screw so I can't open the die slightly as you say, and I remember from my car restoration days. Cutting oil I also have, mostly used on my two lathes, both Proxxon, one for the BIG stuff and one for the twiddly bits, pics 4 & 5. Have just used the littl'n to drill a 4mm brass bolt screwed into a 35mm prop so I can reduce the thread to 3mm for the shaft, pic 6. IF only I can get a decent thread onto the shaft 😲 I'll put the shaft back into the littl'n and turn a taper on the end as you advise. My Milling machine is only a teeny weeny one with no possibility of mounting the die on it, pic 7. it's very useful for pre-drilling precision holes in in spray rails an' such to take the 0.5mm pins for fixing. Just used it to pre-drill the new keel for the cutter. I have tail stocks for both lathes but no possibility to mount a die holder. Will investigate that pronto cos I'm gonna be faced with this snag again soon; 2 new shafts for my Graf Spee and 4 for my HMS Belfast. Might also look for a different die set😲 In the meantime I'll try improving the chamferπŸ‘ Martin; as you can see from above I do have lathes, and a good selection of silver steel rod, so many thanks for your kind offer but now you've pointed the way I'll have a go at making my own punch. That piercing saw set looks good so I'll spring a few € for that πŸ‘ You never know I might be able to use some shortened blades in my ancient Minicraft jig saw, for which you can no longer get spares πŸ€” Your MB III looks great, and I can see why you were taken for that German
    music
    ian - Doppelgange! Thanks for all the advice Gents πŸ‘πŸ‘ G'night. Doug 😎 PS Just put me name down at Frau Schmutterputz's, but I'd more likely be found in the roses or perhaps petunias singing- "I'm a lonely little petunia in the onion patch ...." πŸ€“πŸ˜²
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?...
    Hi folks, I have just received the 5 cell battery pack for my yacht R/C gear, but it come with no words and
    music
    , so I don't know if it's charged or not and am worried about using it with RC gear in case being under charged is dangerous to the gear. I also have a brand new, never used imax B6 charger. Never used because I can't make head nor tail of the instructions. Can anyone help me with all this lecktrickery, please? Beyond 4 AAs in a wall wart I am completely green with battery charging. (BTW, why wall WART exactly?) Cheers, Martin
    9 months ago by Westquay
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    Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?...
    Doug, Gawd bless yer , Guv'nor, I knew you'd come through with the advice on electrical stuff. My Dad would be ashamed of me as that was his game, but I could never raise interest and therefore retain any knowledge he ever imparted to me about it. A wall wart is what I've seen those little plug in the wall chargers that do 4 AAs or AAAs and charge up overnight described as, mainly by overseas chaps. They do, however become alarmingly warm sometimes, but do a good job for my camera and my wee digital radio, so I can always catch the Goons or the Navy Lark on BBC 4 Extra, or some good new
    music
    on Guy Garvey's programme on 6
    music
    . So they work, but I have a pack, now, pre soldered, of 5 cells. My Orange Rx and servos are happy with 6Volts or so their blurb says. I'll look up a battery condition meter and get one. I just ordered a Multimeter to just do volts. Always a good adjunct to a household anyway. I have my Dad's two Avometers in their original leather cases, but can no longer get the high voltage batteries they contain. Found a miniature Avo in a smaller leather case, but don't know how to use it. I hope you can get some sense out of the words and
    music
    for the imax B6 charger. Off to eat myself (eat myself?) Eats, shoots and leaves Martin
    9 months ago by Westquay
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    getting a bit slow?...
    Oh Doug, I thought you would understand. I am not denegrating kit builders. I, too, build the occasional kit to save time. No,no, I was denegrating the old boys who don't EVEN kit build, then brag about it, about what it's all cost them. That is what is so bloody pointless to me. Obviously I am grateful for kit builders as that's how I made my living for years, making patterns for kits. But to pay over the odds for a kit and all its bits and then brag about how much it all cost seems to me utterly stupid. Building a kit is a perfectly good way to either save time or gather a collection quickly and just to make my point, I still get a kick out of opening the box on a new kit (Airfix 1/48th scale Lightning for instance) like I did as a kid. I am well aware of the skills of dealing with photoetch, although I doubt I could manage such tiny scales as you mention. I have always done the artwork for my own photo-etch, but now it's all done on computers, so I no longer have any dealings with it. For the kind of inshore craft I have always been a fan of, 1/48th is quite small. Small enough for me anyway. And a year after (is it) I am back with the boats as explained above. I do other things when the weather is not so great. I can't remember what went on a year ago and I have never been bored in my life except when forced to watch television, football, modern pop
    music
    or money programmes. I ALWAYS have something to do, I just don't always know much about aspects of it, which is why I come on here and ask. I ain't proud. I was explaining why, for me, model railways is now a no-no and why my wall sign is very much a case of QED. I do wish I could help more people with constructional stuff, that I DO know about to in some way pay back for the help I have recieved from others on topics I find mystifying. If you don't like it, so be it. I'll go again and not return. it's a shame to be what seems to be willfully misunderstood, especially by someone I thought I had a good relationship with. Cheers, Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Media
    Perkasa
    This is a 49" Perkasa built from a ply Precedent kit - the build blog is on this site. Videoed from a 46" Fireboat on a lake in Western Australia. Neither boat is running at top speed, which is spectacular but overscale! Both boats have identical brushless motors. Apologies for the video being a bit long, and for the water on the lens, but this is a first attempt and I hope you enjoy the
    music
    .
    11 months ago by Lauriem
    Response
    Higgins PT Boat
    Good to see a model of the Higgins PT Boat and a scratch built one at that. I had a Revell 1.72nd one back in 1961 when I was 9 but these became eclipsed the following year when the PT 109 film was released. Love the background
    music
    and your sailing water in Albert Park. The boat looks so realistic and you've now got me thinking of building one. Never yet seen a model of a Huckins P.T boat. is there anyone out there who has built one? Long live the plywood dream. BOATY😁
    12 months ago by boaty
    Response
    PBR ''Cannedheat''
    Not sure if this will work but here goes anyway! The original, digitised from my ancient but well looked after album. Remember those big flat black
    music
    al pancakes?? πŸ˜‰ mp3 didn't work😭 so here's Zipped version!
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    The Smoke Stack
    Are you sure it's not the vocalist. Keeping you awake? Very good
    music
    ! You've got to show us the end results. Of your labor!
    1 year ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    The Smoke Stack
    Aye Aye Sir, will do!πŸ‘ On to the third coat. The cabin roof took two coats of sealer (Lord Nelson brand), two coats of Lord Nelson semi-matt varnish as 'primer' then 4 coats of pro auto clear lacquer. Final shine was achieved with auto paint cutting polish and 'Anti Hologram Polish'!! Flattening with 1500 then 2000 grit between coats. On the deck I'm now up to 3000 grit! in the old days we called such stuff Cabinet Paper or 'Flour Paper'. Some of the tricks I've used here I learned decades ago when I used to restore cars! Nice little earner when I was in college πŸ˜‰ The basics I learned from my Grandad who was a Master Carpenter, made a lot of church furniture. Remember seeing my Dad spit shine his Royal Air Force boots, and using a hot spoon to flatten the orange peel surface of new boots😲 Back to work, 3rd lacquer coat 😊 Back soon, cheers Doug 😎 PS: have a Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa concert video running to keep me company (and awake). Great
    music
    , highly recommendable πŸ‘
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Pride Of Hythe
    Very nice model, Well sailed too. The
    music
    is from New Zealand.
    1 year ago by reilly4
    Forum
    Identifying Antique Model Boat
    Hi pugwash, yes I also thought of the Columbia exhibition and I think you are on the right track with the 'Votive', i.e. a generic representation as Colin and I also conjectured. But it's not me with this curious model, it's Dblonski who inherited it! Yes I am in Munich, and I have visited the Deutsches Museum (German Science & Technology Museum) many times, it's not down by the river (the isar) it's IN the river on an island, Museum insel! I have seen the U-1 there several times and the museum was very helpful in my research on the Type 1A U Boat I built many moons ago and must now refit! Cheers Doug 😎 PS used to like Cap'n Pugwash on the telly when I was a kid, jolly
    music
    😊
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Pride Of Hythe
    Lovely job πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Well done you πŸ˜‰ Like the
    music
    too, sounds vaguely familiar, what is it?? Cheers Doug 😎 (Man of Kent!)
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Hovercraft
    Very niceπŸ‘ You could have continued the
    music
    al underlay with 'Swan Lake' πŸ˜‰ I have a similar sized hovercraft - which brushless motors are fitted in this one? Doug😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Christmas Greetings
    Very festive... good choice of
    music
    too!
    1 year ago by Baggie
    Response
    Light up the night
    BrilliantπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ and cool cool
    music
    πŸ˜‰ Odd, couldn't download your version but Paul's version worked but a different 'cut' and with classical
    music
    ! OK but not as cool as yours. Cheers Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Forum Posts
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    1 year ago by Dave M
    Response
    Aeronaut Pilot
    Great video, great
    music
    πŸ‘ Boring boat, but hey - each to to his own taste! πŸ˜‰ No detraction of your skills implied or intended πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Aeronaut Pilot
    Thanks AllenA! What can I say their
    music
    is great, and yes I don't know many others my age who listen to them... guess Im just another brick in the wall πŸ˜‰
    2 years ago by Skipper44
    Response
    Aeronaut Pilot
    Great build video Skipper44. Great
    music
    too but you are far too young to play the Floyd. Looking forward to next episode.
    2 years ago by AllenA
    Response
    SARNIA
    Wonderful πŸ‘ How about some
    music
    al underlay - 'I am sailing' Rod Stewart ?? πŸ˜‰ Ah! Ilfracombe, lovely country. Used to pop down there from Weston Supermare in my youth. Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Futaba antenna
    So long as the new antenna length is the same as the old no problem. You can cut the wire and replace with a length of piano (
    music
    ) wire if you wish ( glue a bead on the end eye protection). The big no no is to coil the length up.
    2 years ago by Haverlock
    Response
    HMS Triumph
    nice video and the sinister
    music
    suits !!! lesbreame
    2 years ago by lesliebreame
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    Huntsman blowing the dust off
    First time in a while, it saw daylight, Ideal weather, bright, mild, and choppy water, and
    music
    sort of makes it look faster! No doubt thge internet police will jump in about this😱 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT_7oGKMMBc
    2 years ago by pmdevlin
    Response
    Sea Queen built by Robert Peberdy
    Liked your video,and the accompanying
    music
    πŸ‘
    2 years ago by Hugh
    Forum
    Engine Sound Effects
    for info, I wanted a very specific sound unit for my Jaws boat Orca. Rather than just playing engine sounds etc, I wanted to be able to select specific tracks,
    music
    , dialogue etc from the film. I got all I needed from the internet, and saved on an sd card. Using a free download to convert
    music
    files, (google "lame for audacity")I then found an engine noise that I was able to have on a continuous loop behind the dialogue etc. I then got a soundcard from technobots, and Alan devised a trigger unit, meaning I can select the tracks from a vacant channel on my transmitter sticks. eg, if I want the Jaws theme
    music
    , I have to move the stick 3 times up, if I want some dialogue from one of the characters, its 4 moves down, and so on, with something like 8 each direction, so 16 choices in all I am not tech savvy, and I found it pretty easy to do. The system is now several years old, so things have moved on, Alan will no doubt be able to help Paul
    2 years ago by pmdevlin
    Media
    Task Force-50, Your, PA. USA FUN FLOAT
    Our July, 2016 Fun Float was a great success! The weather was perfect and we had a great number of spectators, met a few new Captains who just came to sail with us and see what we are about! We had up to 6 scale sail boats on the water and several powered boats. We were also experimenting with "on board video" which we are setting to
    music
    and commentary. Even the wives enjoyed the day of great weather, a snack bar, walking trails and each others company. There was even talk about relocating our regatta to the "Muddy Run" location.
    3 years ago by Phrogphlyer
    Forum
    Aeronaut Pilot Boat
    Hi Ed Sorry for the delay but I have just spent a superb weekend in Antwerp watching the start of the Tall Ships Race, a 70th birthday treat from my wife. Just as an appetiser I have attached a picture of the CUAUHTEMOC, a square rigger of the Mexican Navy. She was just leaving the port to the sound of loud Mexican
    music
    . We watched the crew climb the masts before leaving the quayside. A truly fantastic sight. Work on the pilot boat has been put on hold but I will shortly be giving the hull its final touches before a second coat of primer then undercoat. Will attach more pics then. Steve
    3 years ago by cormorant
    Response
    HMS GREY GOOSE
    Still love the background
    music
    !
    3 years ago by RedRider
    Forum
    Sailing a straight line
    I have not been able to do more testing yet, but I can provide more information as requested. I have not seen any consistency in which direction it deviates from the straight line. That is the most puzzling part of this. if it always went one way, it would point me in the right direction, so to speak. I do know that before I replaced both motors, one shaft would always run a little slower than the other, but I used to compensate for that with the throttle to get it sailing straight. I now have two Electronize motors installed, which appear to run at the same speed, but I haven't put a meter on them. Mtroniks Viper Marine ESC's are used for control. This is a 1/64 scale model of the Royal Iris, the Wallasey cruise/ferry vessel. Amongst other operational tricks, they would depart from a landing stage by going astern on the outboard screw and ahead on the inboard, to swing the bow out before moving ahead. Straight line sailing is necessary, but manoeuvring is more fun, which is why I have (and want to keep) independent control of the screws. The hull is self-built, balsa plank on frame and then fibreglassed. it is powered by four 6V NiMH battery packs arranged in series-parallel to provide a single 12V supply. This also supplies the lighting in the superstructure. The radio is powered separately by a 6V non-rechargeable alkaline battery pack. NiMH batteries are used to keep the weight down so that the hull immersion is correct; four packs are used to distribute the weight and trim the hull correctly. The model also carries a speaker/sound system, which plays period
    music
    , and has its own battery.
    3 years ago by Trillium
    Forum
    PCF (Patrol Craft Fast) SWIFT Boat Vietnam Era
    HI All, I have very reluctantly decided to see if anybody would like to own my recently completed model of above. It has taken 18 months to complete, I have spent a very long time researching the real thing, this was modelled on an actual boat that served in the Vietnam war. This is a fresh build, so its not all damp and dusty and untested sitting in a garden shed for the last few years! In summary, it has a unique custom build drive train, 100% direct drive, ball raced, water cooled twin screw brushless outrunners. You cannot buy something like this. The glass fibre hull is complemented for strength and lightness with plastic and ply wheelhouse and cabins etc. Lets get to the point, its Β£525. Might seem very expensive to some, but to others that will appreciate the unique individualism, and the amount of work that has gone into this, will see that it has a top end value. The only other Swift Boat available is the much smaller Deans Marine kit, nearly Β£300 unmade, no running gear, I spent over Β£60 just on paint and weathering materials , even the flag was a special order in silk so it hangs and moves realistically The figures where sourced from America, very rare and expensive, Β£25 each, and there are 5 that have been remodelled to suit this boat. Even the 50 calibre bullets for the guns where individually hand painted. The authentic decals where special ordered from America also. Most of the poor quality white metal fittings and parts have been replaced with custom hand made brass or aluminium parts, again these cannot be bought to this quality. It has working nav lights, cabin lights, wheelhouse lights, rear deck spot light, front searchlight, twin gun turret spot lights and mast lights, operated from your transmitter from two separate circuits so you have a variety of light sequence options. A digital receiver voltage display is visible in a cabin window to prevent loss of signal due to low voltage. Also included is a Bluetooth operated sound unit, which can be operated using an included sd card which has a selection of Vietnam era
    music
    , or by Bluetooth from your phone, making this a real pleasure to sail! I will leave the receiver in if a buyer will be using a spectrum transmitter, you need your own transmitter, and possible batteries. I use lipos, we can discuss this if purchased. A custom made storage box is included It comes with spare parts, plans, and various instructions. I will deliver to Wirral, Merseyside or Cheshire, or can meet within that sort of radius. Postage is not an option, its way too big and heavy, overseas delivery is excluded, it will get broken as its fragile. If sold, the buyer will receive a comprehensive hand over to fully appreciate how the boat operates. You need a minimum of 4 channels on the transmitter to fully enjoy all the features of this boat. Maybe the timing is wrong, just before Christmas, I am selling as it just wont get enough use and it needs to be enjoyed, my new hobby of rc flying is also very expensive, so funds are needed for this! A comprehensive build log is available to see, please pm me if interested. Whilst the boat would make a real nice ornament, it really needs to be used and enjoyed, on the few occasions I have sailed, it looks fantastic and draws a crowd. Thanks for looking, treat yourself! πŸ‘
    3 years ago by pmdevlin
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    Just kind of stumbled across this site as I was trying to find out what had happened to eezibilt web site. I am in the process or should that be building a Tortola sloop, well it will be my version as it seems there are variations on the theme..( as in
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    ) , I'm also making a X2 version of Eezibulit Curlew, I've done the original and a 75% version. 1.5 X version, so now I'm going for the big one, TWICE the size, comes out at 20 and a 1/2 inches. might be a bit more once the skins are on? I made a larger version of Mermaid but thought it didnt look too great...the original I have sailed on Loch Ken in Scotland, a long way to go to sail a boat but I was on holiday up there. I think along with Curlew they are nice little boats. Just one other question Does anyone know the whereabouts of HArry Duncan I was emailing him up to a while ago but now he seems to have gone awol? Dont forget to ring 5 and go sideways... πŸ’­
    3 years ago by modbot
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    swordsman
    You are talking about a very small industry which does not, in any way, have the sort of 'Royalties' income which a
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    star might have. If a company is deceased then the use of any plan is generally open game. The latest kit plans also do not bear much resemblance to the hand drawn and printed images of the 1950's and 60's. I produced the Kitshack range of models, loosely based on some early kits, but with modern techniques and changes to improve design, the drawings do not compare to the originals in many ways. Copyright infringement is hard to challenge, as just one change to the model design will change the copyright issue. if we followed on design intent, even Vosper could challenge when a model is made of one of their boats. The moto is 'build and have fun' don't destroy a niche hobby by bureaucracy
    4 years ago by wombatjames
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    swordsman
    I am not not not trying to incite un lawfull actively on this site or any another site or in anything in life. I was just debeating if any one has a plan of a swordsman or huntsman and if the plans should be now free. Re CDs and
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    _ films and art I think the copyright is 70 years now cliff Richards royalties where in danger. So selling film and
    music
    is wrong. design I think is 25 years that is why the kit car movement make replica cars.technically the copyright of any design belongs to the full size designer so when we make a model we technically go against copyright.so a lot of kit and plans also break copyright. Some ful size companies licence there design to model companies if it is a new model ( lotus) I will try to contact a friend who is a top rc aircarft designer on the copyright issue and try to be back to you. I am again trying not to encourage illegal activity just debating.
    4 years ago by andrewandrachel
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    Royal Iris
    Another Mersey ferry and another Royal Iris. This is 1:64 scale (3/16":ft), measures 29" long and weighs 11lbs. Powered by NiMH 6V batteries and Electronize 365-14 motors. it is fitted with either a self-contained sound system playing the 60's "Liverpool sound "
    music
    , or fitted with 12V NiMH batteries to illuminate the lights.
    4 years ago by Trillium
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    PERKASA
    Very good. What a lovely model enjoyed the
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    too πŸ˜‰
    4 years ago by Spitfire99
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    PERKASA
    Love the
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    ..... KenA Severna Park, MD
    4 years ago by RedRider
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    Aerokits 46'' Fireboat twin screw brushless conversion
    Just a thought, but if you are setting up the ESCs using the
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    al notes, perhaps you have got the cut off setting too high, they are very hard to set up properly without a program card. Or you could set them up without cut off, just run it for a short while and see if that sorts the problem out. Alan
    5 years ago by AlanP
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    Waverley Paddle Steamer
    For sale- Is this one off model of the waverley paddle steamer made back In the late 80s by waverley models.The only ever made In this size. I love this model but just have not got the time to sail her any more and Its Is sad to see her In the trailer not being used. she Is In working order and just looks fab on the water but she could do with a but of TLC with the wiring, she Is just over 11 and a half feet and about 3 feet wide at the paddles. she Is In a pourpose made trailer with a crane on the side to lift her In to the water she runs on a car battrey and has a car stereo In her to play
    music
    . I would love to see her go to a good home The price Is Β£4750 or I am open to offers Thanks for looking marko 07866 315171
    6 years ago by bulldog
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    waverley
    For sale- Is this one off model of the waverley paddle steamer made back In the late 80s by waverley models.The only ever made In this size. I love this model but just have not got the time to sail her any more and Its Is sad to see her In the trailer not being used. she Is In working order and just looks fab on the water but she could do with a but of TLC with the wiring, she Is just over 11 and a half feet and about 3 feet wide at the paddles. she Is In a pourpose made trailer with a crane on the side to lift her In to the water she runs on a car battrey and has a car stereo In her to play
    music
    . I would love to see her go to a good home The price Is Β£4750 or I am open to offers Thanks for looking marko
    6 years ago by bulldog
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    Veron Huntsman 28 brushless video
    It took ages for me to get around to making this video, with a camcorder, and two keychain cameras, front and aft, and a nice
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    clip. I Intend to pull It apart sometime In the future, and convert to twin screw, as I cannot get It to go any faster now! Eagle tree data logging has max speed at over 24mph, whats that In scale speed! Its a great ride, buckle up and turn up the volume! I tried to post In the video section, but dont have a video file, just a youtube link, dont know If any pc gurus/moderators can move to video section? can http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCJhEzLOv7M Paul
    6 years ago by pmdevlin


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