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    HMS RODNEY 1/96th Build
    The magic is supplied by Peter Ward (my co-conspirator) in the form of the detailing of the hull/supersrtucture - Shapeways 3D prints are a major feature along with John R Haynes brass work. The 3 turrets will rotate and be able to auto track a target. The 9 guns will be controlled individually or in groups and will elevate, smoke, flash. An awesome sound system that will be synchronised both water and shore based. Everything controlled by a bespoke application on an internet enabled browser device (
    phone
    or tablet) So a fun project Video is an early mock up of turret functions _._
    7 months ago by G6SWJ
    Forum
    Arduino Transmitter link up
    Hi Doug, The K in morse code is an abbreviation for "over" or "Invitation to transmit " or variations of that ilke. If your local you call the town Ket ring - if not you would pronouce it as Ketter ring - easy to spot a local!!! Hopefully we can pique others interest in Arduino, a very rewarding aspect to the hobby and it certainly exercises the brain cells. As many will know but if they don't Arduino is designed to be "accessible", whilst the first few hurdles might seem like vertical brick walls they are worth knocking down as once some of the concepts are mastered you can create some amazing projects. It's a shame many will not scratch the Arduino surface and see what's invloved - we don't think twice about sending a text message on our
    phone
    - but if you put a
    phone
    in front a someone who had never done this before they would not have a clue of what to do, and it would seem a complex and all but impossible task!!! _._ de G6SWJ
    7 months ago by G6SWJ
    Forum
    MFA 919D series geared electric motors
    Pity the poor novice modeler who has NO model shops or club nearby - how do you get advice other than on forums like this........... The internet suppliers give specifications on their motors etc - but they don't give out information of the sort that it might suit a planing hull or a tug etc - and could not be expected to do so. Suppliers are also reluctant to stay on the
    phone
    too long understandably - and
    phone
    calls are expensive anyway......... And we are trying to encourage newcomers to our hobby - sad really. Plus in this country now there is very little in the way of model boat items - what there is is very expensive and beyond the reach of a lot of people........
    7 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Re-purposing an old Hull.
    Hi Doug, thank you for your sympathy, it's all down to walking the dog in the fog. But on the mend now. The grandson doesn't have a
    phone
    , and I believe the school does not allow
    phone
    s. But as soon as they have something they want to put into wood I will be able to photograph it. As for your generous offer of rc setup I know that they already have 27mhz and 2.4ghz systems donated by me and another child's parent. I am sure that it won't be long before I can get pictures of the progress. Cheers Colin.
    8 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Re-purposing an old Hull.
    Doug the Masai do actually have cell
    phone
    s - one of a SA cell
    phone
    company's biggest customers is Kenya - they provide the towers etc and even in Mozambique you can buy a sim card at any old isolated store and connect quickly. Not sure the Mongols don't either.............. They ride motor bikes a lot nowadays instead of horses & camels too...........
    8 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Re-purposing an old Hull.
    Hi Colin, Sorry to hear you've been crook mate ๐Ÿค” (as our hyperactive smoking members from dahn souff might say๐Ÿ˜‰) GWS and that's an order Commander ๐Ÿ˜Ž But very glad to hear that your heart-warming project is progressing.๐Ÿ‘ I assume that your grandson also possesses a Dumb
    phone
    (everyone on the planet except the Mongols and the Masai seem to have one๐Ÿ™„ I've even seen docus of Inuits using them!) so maybe he could take a few pics of the designs - maybe you can show him how - if he hasn't already shown YOU๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฎ? BTW If necessary, and if you wish, I could donate a a simple RC set for such a deserving project. PM or mail me if any interest to discuss. All the very best to you and Caroline. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž PS When Caroline's got a minute or two to spare can she come over to fix up a couple of nasty scratches starboard side of my personal drivable undercarriage? Blasted tight underground car parks!โ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ 
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: MORE SMOKER STUFF 2
    No apologies necessary Martin, I think we have exported our fair share to other unfortunate countries ( especially Aust) trouble is Aust has arrested all the bad ones, put them in a low security prison and is forcibly sending them back (gang members etc) - even if they have been there 20yrs and lately been behaving themselves. We should do the same back but our PM's too p..s weak to do anything that might make her look bad to the UN (wants a job there like the previous commie wo-man PM- mentored by her as well!) Both of them living with partners but not married, (setting a good example for young people- no commitment shown!) both ex union lifers and no other jobs before joining the public trough and becoming PM (this one only because of MMP - otherwise had no show, acts like she was actually voted in by majority!) Geez, I'm getting grouchy in my old age, - mainly can't stand BS๐Ÿ˜  - and it's getting worse by the shovel full every day! I'll send you a PM vid link (make sure the wife's out or the head
    phone
    s are on๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š George Carlin on advertising-brilliant!) JB
    8 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Old times
    Lost out in our house JB - elder brother used to keep as his privilege - until a complaint to mother at breakfast made sure he shared - shared a clip to the head afterwards too - not much love lost there........... Shame those simple toys no longer exist - suppose they would be sniffed at by the young generation - seen a 5 year old wandering around with her own cell
    phone
    .........
    8 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Post code
    It's ok I will sort it out myself not helpful at all I am deleting your site from my
    phone
    9 months ago by Burman
    Forum
    Anyone building a Smit Nederland?
    Yeah, odd that Ron๐Ÿค” Maybe he's on the
    phone
    to Billing Boats!? I'll sniff around a bit. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Understood Sub, have seen the SAT photos and forecasts for BC area. Not good. Explains the short trip to Rhoose. Don't forget to intersperse the Training with some competitive inter-ship sports - a good valve for "letting off pent up steam" ๐Ÿ‘ And I don't mean Deck Quoits or derivatives thereof!! Apropos Running fix; as a Snotty I never could get the hang of using a sextant whilst running round the deck๐Ÿค” No GPS receivers or Smart
    phone
    Apps in them thar days! Carry on Sub. WE are well satisfied with your performance since your commissioning. Keep it up๐Ÿ˜Š FLEET OUT// ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Analog or Digital
    Glad to help Peter, Just "repay" me with a great vid of Gato's sea trials please๐Ÿ‘ What will you name it? Selection list below. From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gato-class_submarine#Ships_in_class Personally I would go for Harder or Wahoo๐Ÿ˜‰ Then I'm biassed having recently seen both in episodes of "Hell Underwater". Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž "Albacore sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Taiho. Taiho was the flagship of Vice-Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa's fleet during the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Barb, on her 12th patrol in July 1945, landed a small team from her crew on the shore of Patience Bay on Karafuto. They placed charges under a railroad track and blew up a passing train. The Barb also conducted several rocket attacks against shore targets on this same patrol, the first ever by an American submarine. They used 5-inch unguided rockets fired from a special launching rack on the main deck.[35] Cavalla sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Shokaku. Shokaku was one of six Japanese carriers that had participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Cobia sank a ship carrying Japanese tank reinforcements which were en route to Iwo Jima. Cod went to the rescue of a grounded Dutch submarine O-19, taking its crew on board and destroying the submarine when it could not be removed from the reef, the only international submarine-to-submarine rescue in history. Corvina was the only U.S. submarine sunk by a Japanese submarine (I-176) during the Second World War. Darter along with Dace conducted an aggressive and successful attack against Japanese fleet units during the lead up to the U.S. invasion of Leyte Island in the Philippines in October 1944. The two boats sank the heavy cruisers Atago and Maya and severely damaged the heavy cruiser Takao. A few hours later, while maneuvering back to the scene to finish off the crippled Takao, Darter ran hard aground on Bombay Shoal off Palawan. Her entire crew was rescued and subsequent attempts to destroy the wreck were only partially successful.[36] As late as 1998, portions of Darter's hulk were still visible on the reef. Finback recovered downed pilot LTJG George H. W. Bush, future President of the United States, after his Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber was damaged and eventually ditched during a bombing mission at Chichi-jima in the Pacific. Flasher was the top-scoring U.S. boat of the war, with 100,231 tons officially credited to her by the Joint Army-Navy Assessment Committee JANAC. Growler's skipper, Howard W. Gilmore, earned the submarine force's first combat Medal of Honor for sacrificing his life to save his boat and his crew. Alone on the bridge after being wounded by enemy gunfire, and unable to reach the hatch after he had ordered the others below, he pressed his face to the
    phone
    and uttered the order that saved his boat and sealed his doom: "Take 'er down!" In Grunion, Mannert L. Abele earned the submarine force's first Navy Cross, when his boat engaged in a running battle with Japanese ships off Kiska in July 1942. Grunion was subsequently lost in this action. In 2006 and 2007, expeditions organized and led by Abele's sons, Bruce, Brad, and John, located and photographed the wreck of the Grunion using side scan sonar and a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Halibut was essentially the 53rd U.S. submarine loss of the war. Terribly damaged in an aircraft-borne depth charge attack on 14 November 1944, she barely limped back to port in Saipan. Temporarily patched up, she was sent back to the United States. Examined by engineers, she was found to be beyond economical repair and was decommissioned on 18 July 1945, never having made another war patrol. Her entire crew survived.[37] Harder was commanded by Samuel D. Dealey, the only submarine commander of the war (perhaps the only one ever) to sink five enemy destroyers, four in a single patrol. Mingo, which sank two Japanese ships during her patrols, was lent to the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force after the war, serving under the name Kuroshio. Trigger became famous in Edward L. "Ned" Beach's book Submarine! (which was a kind of eulogy to her). Tunny sank the Japanese submarine I-42 on the night of March 23, 1944, after the two subs dueled for position for over an hour. A week later Tunny engaged the battleship Musashi and inflicted enough damage for Musashi to return to dry dock for repairs. Wahoo, commanded by one of the submarine force's most famous skippers, Dudley W. "Mush" Morton, engaged in a running gun and torpedo battle with a convoy of four ships off the coast of New Guinea and destroyed the entire convoy. She was also one of the first U.S. subs into the Sea of Japan. She was sunk while exiting the Sea of Japan through the La Perouse Strait in October 1943 while on her seventh patrol."
    10 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    HMS Prince of Wales
    Wee trip to Queensferry to se HMS Prince of Wales pass under the three bridges ,they had to wait for low tide and lower the mast to get under the bridges clearance was 2 metres, weather was a bit miserable with rain and mist very impressive sight though ,forgot my camera wife may have some pic's on her
    phone
    . Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
    10 months ago by marky
    Forum
    Marine steam engine wanted
    Thats fine, I can see with an enlaged view on my computer as opposed to my
    phone
    , I think its a paper one ?
    10 months ago by mturpin013
    Forum
    Marine steam engine wanted
    Sorry, I did understand the question but Iโ€™m not a mind reader and your harbour shows an African Queen which does apparently have something that looks like a boiler - hence the question. Iโ€™ll leave it to your next door neighbour then. PS post and
    phone
    ?
    10 months ago by mturpin013
    Forum
    Fast attack craft
    ".....it seemed to generalise without mentioning the the decisive parameters involved, including cost difference!..." Um. Tricky to cover everything, in a 4 sentence comment! There seems to be a grave shortage of balanced advice in all aspects of modern life - though no shortage of advice per se at all! In a field where technological change is proceeding it is even harder to gather a useful view. Comparisons which were true one year are incorrect the next, and I suggest that it would be very useful to update any advice on the board which covers batteries.... Luckily there is one reasonably independent place we can go for a balanced view - the market. Although it is not perfectly unbiased, we can deduce that if some battery technologies are surviving in that marketplace there must be a demand for them, and hence that these technologies are likely to be the best available ones for some specific task. We only need to determine what that is. As a quick example, if you look at a major UK battery supplier to the model hobby - Component Shop - you will find available: NiMH - both standard and low self-discharge LiPo LiFe Lead Acid (sealed) Alkaline (probably Manganese) Silver Oxide All of these will be the 'best choice' for some application. Our interest is probably mainly with the first four. There are many battery features to take into account. The energy capacity that the battery contains is one common figure, usually measured in amp-hours, but most people do not realise that that is only correct for a particular delivery rate. To make a motor go fast you need a battery with a high current delivery rate - able to put out a lot of amps over a short time. Dry batteries, for instance, do not usually have a high delivery rate - hence the poor performance available to us in the 1960s! My top-of-my-head generalisations are below, though I am sure exceptions can be found in all cases! 'Robust' refers to a mix of physical strength and resistance to misuse, such as over-charging or excessive drain. I will try to use the words 'capacity' for the amount of energy stored in a battery, and 'delivery' for the maximum rate at which that energy can be released... SLA Very robust. Cheapest for high amp-hour capacity at 6 and 12V. Can do high delivery as well, Very heavy. Use for displacement boats, where the ballast weight is a positive benefit. Can do heavy discharge as well, but many small SLAs are designed for emergency equipment use, and expect to support a light discharge over 10-20 hours. NiMH Fairly robust. Quite cheap for medium amp-hour delivery, and reasonable capacity. Low self-discharge costs are dropping and that technology seems to be expanding in the market, though they tend to be low amp delivery types. Some types can compete with Lipos for high amp delivery in the 30-40A range. Fairly heavy. Make sure that you buy a high-delivery type if that's what you need for motors. Low self-discharge types are good for emergency flashlights and RC transmitter/receivers... LiPo - Less robust. Best current choice for high amp delivery with low weight. Only readily-available type offering current delivery in the 100+ Amps range. Light, and available in very small sizes. More expensive than NiMH, high capacity very much more, and you need a special charger, though these can be quite cheap nowadays. You should really be using a charger optimised to your battery type anyway. Remember that each LiPo cell is 3-4V, not 1.2V... LiFE - Similar to LiPo, but more robust. Slightly lower voltage, but very flat volt delivery. Typical current delivery in the 30A range rather than 100+. More expensive than LiPo at the moment, but may displace them eventually. LiPos are essential if you are using a very high consumption motor - perhaps a racing boat? But when using such currents you usually require cooling systems and quite a specialist drive train. Brushless motors can take high currents, so LiPos are often associated with them, but you can use any battery with any motor if you want - just so long at it delivers the amps! There is no reason why you should not use brushless with SLAs, or LiPos on a low-drain application - though a LiPo may be more expensive than you need for that... NiMH are perfectly capable of making a boat plane - IF you ensure that the max amp delivery is adequate. You can, for instance, buy NiMh batteries designed for wireless
    phone
    s with max output 500mA or less - these will disappoint you if you try to use them for motor power! A handy rule of thumb for estimating optimum battery discharge is to look at the capacity in Amp-hours. A low-drain battery is probably designed to put that out over 20 hours, so divide the Ah by 20 to get an estimate of optimum current draw. A high-drain battery is usually designed to output over 1 hour - so divide the Ah by 1 to get optimum amps. That's only a generality, of course, and the battery spec sheet is the definitive place to look... "...more likely that HE had shares in a LiPo company to be able to afford them back then..." When it comes to electrical equipment I do have connections. ๐Ÿ˜Š If you think LiPos were expensive in the 2000s, you should try buying NiCad pen cells in the 1960s. Probably the most unusual battery I have used was a pack of saline/manganese oxide cells from ex-RAF life jackets, where the battery was open to the water underneath the boat and you could speed it up by scattering salt in front of it....
    10 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Fast attack craft
    Re-Yes I agree that you require a certain amount of knowledge I understand what you are saying Martin but young people these days have grown up with electronics and I don't think they will be scared off to easily. If my son (for example) wants to know anything, it's straight out with the smart
    phone
    and looking up everything to do with the subject (wouldn't bother to ask one of us fossils, except as a last resort๐Ÿ˜). I've been using computers for around 33 yrs, and he's 26 and knows way more than I do. Like most people now, he has a computer (smart
    phone
    ) in his pocket every day. All we had was a
    phone
    glued to a wall and later (if we were lucky) a brick. JB
    10 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Night Watch
    "my spies are everywhere"Doug do you have one of these Chinese smart
    phone
    s๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    10 months ago by marky
    Forum
    Notifications
    Correct Martin๐Ÿ‘ Hope this doesn't turn out to be another "Dumb
    phone
    " example๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    11 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    The posting of short videos
    Hi Martin, Mon plaisir mon ami๐Ÿ˜‰ "I am not sure quite how he managed to do this." No rocket science Martin. As I understand the situation- Posting videos via YouTube was introduced to avoid flooding the available server space with Mega / Giga bytes of files, especially now in the days of HD / UHD camcorders and Dumb
    phone
    s which produce huge files. I've long suspected that there is an Upload limit, just like with many email services, of about 15MB. Your video fell just under that at 14.7 MB so it worked๐Ÿ˜Š I simply used the normal "Select Files" procedure to suck and see! I sucked - and we all saw๐Ÿ˜‰ I did the same with Ron's "Fishtailing" videos. I propose to conduct a few tests with other videos to prove the limit. (Assuming that Stephen doesn't read this and just tell us!๐Ÿ˜‰) I'm hoping that the recent site upgrade also included a server upgrade to provide more archive space as the site grows and develops. The last part is our job fellow constructors and sailors๐Ÿ‘ Re YouTube account: I only opened one last year so that I could post my Sea Scout sea trials vids which varied from 69MB to 252MB in 1080p HD format. I'm not a regular UTuber by any means. Registering is free and simple. Only difficult bit is remembering the damn password if you don't upload regularly๐Ÿค” Happy and successful building, sailing, uploading and viewing folks. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    11 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Hi Doug, Just finished a call to the Satluj restaurant to buy you and Giselle a bottle of wine for your Birthday meal tonight, but they do not have a facility for payment over the
    phone
    , (are they in the 21st century?) so I hope you enjoy your night, and maybe in the future we can meet and share a libation together. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag.๐Ÿ˜‰ Rooky๐Ÿ˜
    11 months ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Workshop
    "Wanted to show a pic but I have forgotten how to copy from my cell
    phone
    and put on new MB website." Hi Tertius, don't know how you'd do that just using the
    phone
    , but ... If you connect it to your PC via USB it should appear in your Explorer as an external drive. Then just copy pics to a directory on the PC and go from there as usual. Be sure to use a USB cable provided by the
    phone
    manufacturer. Other cables may be OK for charging, but not for data transfer.๐Ÿค” If your PC doesn't recognise the
    phone
    try another cable. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    11 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Workshop
    Hi Joburg, I have never transferred a photo from a
    phone
    but I think if you email it to yourself and then open it up on your PC you can then copy or save it in your photos. Martin555.
    11 months ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Workshop
    I did the PC keyboard idea some while ago.Wanted to show a pic but I have forgotten how to copy from my cell
    phone
    and put on new MB website. Any help appreciated.
    11 months ago by Joburg-sailor
    Forum
    EeZeBilts From Keil Kraft
    Can you imagine, all talking on their
    phone
    s and taking selfies on the front line and facebooking about the conditions, (that would be both sides) !
    12 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    EeZeBilts From Keil Kraft
    Problem is that we are all living in our past and the young ones today have too much other electronic stuff to play with. People can't go anywhere without a
    phone
    in their hands and using their spare time telling everybody what they had for lunch that day. I tried to get my son interested in planes but he was more interested in computers, (built his own big gaming computer with water cooled everything, fans and lights everywhere for around $4000 ) and he and his friends play games against people on the net from all round the world. As WQ said they can buy anything off the net, so why spend all that time staying inside, building a model when you can buy a nice ready made one which you know will work. A good example of how they look at models was, - I was flying one of my planes one day when some young guys turned up with a new Kyosho Calmato. They had no idea how to fly it so I tried to give them a few ideas (like taxi round for a start for a few hrs to get the hang of it on the ground) but no- straight off, full up elevator and into the ground. They all went running over with their
    phone
    s, laughing and taking pictures. Made no difference the plane cost around $500 ( they all turned up in flasher cars than mine) and they just picked it up and threw it in the car, (could have been repaired quite easily but they were going to bin it.) We had to make do, but young people just have so much choice and disposable income, they don't know what to buy next. You only have to look at how they treat a nice car these days, most just thrash them to death and buy another one. Everything is disposable today.
    12 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Martin Westquay's Piper Cub ;-)
    Hi Martin, most of us played with the Keil Kraft & Veron kits in our youth. The small kits fitted the pocket money slot very well - most succumbed early - have memories of Jetex units climbing away from your new model on their own - never to be found. Others succumbed to the force of a penny Ronden "Flash Bomb" lit on launch - spectacular. Then there were the larger kits - rubber powered built with fathers assistance - home carved propellers - which flew out of sight - also never to be seen again. One climbed out on a thermal until a dot in the sky - turned up on a farm 20 miles away unscathed - always had name and address/
    phone
    no on a small card on the models.....Later the usual ED Bee's , Allan Mercury 1.5's etc . Watched a 40" span Piper of mine trying to take off with a friends clapped out Bee - ran the length of the rugby field and lifted just in time to intercept the posts............ Have 90% of the flying scale model plans - always mean to build one but designing and making commercial kids kits on the Laser intervenes. So far Land Rover series 1 , Defender, Suzuki SJ410 , Generic Jeep, Willys 1946 Jeep, Pitts Special , Tiger Moth and Eurocopter - all made with 3mm MDF - either fully designed or heavily modified by myself.
    12 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    "...At the moment you cannot find out what your contention ratio is. The average used to be 50:1 for home customers and 20:1 for businesses, but improvements to broadband infrastructure have rendered these figures obsolete...." Ah - I see what you're thinking. The statement that the figures are 'obsolete' refers not to the fact that speeds have increased, but to the fact that these ratios used to be fixed. For all modern networks they are now dynamic, which is why you cannot 'find out what it is'. It is changing all the time. But the number of signals multiplexed into each channel is still a factor in the bandwidth you will obtain. Dynamic contention rations are set by algorithms, and modified on the fly by humans with knowledge of the likely load. Mobile
    phone
    bandwidth, for instance, would be increased considerably around Wembley during a Cup Final. Extra mobile Base Stations are put in place during events like Glastonbury to maintain adequate service. So contention ratios are not 'just statistical planning tools' - they really have an effect. If you monitor your service throughout the day you should see the network 'breathe' - expand and contract as the load comes on and off it. Unless, I suppose, you are on a link which is kept at a static high service level for Emergency Network purposes... "...Bad luck with your connection DG โ˜น๏ธ...." I'm not unhappy about my connection - it's likely to be as good as fibre can make it. The point is that I have considerable local contention, since I run several web servers and other services through the same connection. Anything I measure on my local browser is affected by other computer users in the building, external
    phone
    s using the local hot-spot and, of course, people browsing the web pages or downloading. I could only get a 'best service' reading by closing all this down - which would make the kids and wife unhappy, at the very least... :( Though it might save me a fortune on internet purchases of dresses and shoes...๐Ÿ˜Š
    1 year ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    Hi Dodgy, Consensus of the IT pundits seems to be that Contention ratios are no longer particularly useful in the days of Broadband and ever more local exchanges. Anyway, here's the spec of the product I use T-COM Magenta M. Even the minimum quoted would seem to be more than enough for Skype & Co.๐Ÿ˜Š At the moment still copper, FO should be installed shortly. My GF who live a couple of miles away already has it. ".... but I wonder if a pool-side broadcast might be another alternative? ... - so all you would need is a member with a good battery, a firm mobile link and an open-ended contract..." Doesn't that bring us back to the cost factor raised by John? Also, even with a good battery constant constant video streaming would probably pretty soon flatten itโ˜น๏ธ A decent video camera hooked up to a Laptop / Notebook with a Hotspot connection might be better? Suggest if this topic progresses that it be continued in a new thread, of appropriate title. Under 'General Resources' or 'Hobby Chit Chat' perhaps? Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž PS T-COM has just announced their prices for 5G mobiles and Flat Rate. โ‚ฌ900 for a Samsung 5G
    phone
    , โ‚ฌ85 / month for the Flat Rate. Plus a warning that to use the full speed you need to be close to the cell antenna! "Am Mittwoch startete die Telekom auch den Vertrieb erster 5G-tauglicher Smart
    phone
    s und 5G-Tarife. Das Samsung Galaxy S10 5G wird fรผr knapp 900 Euro angeboten. Der 5G-Tarif fรผr unbegrenztes Surfen kostet knapp 85 Euro im Monat. Das sind fรผnf Euro mehr, als die Telekom bisher fรผr ihre "echte" Datenflatrate mit LTE-Geschwindigkeit aufruft. Mit 5G sind allerdings Downloadraten von bis zu einem Gigabit pro Sekunde (Gbit/s) mรถglich, mit LTE sind es bis zu 300 Megabit pro Sekunde (Mbit/s). Um von der vollen Geschwindigkeit des 5G-Netzes profitieren zu kรถnnen, muss sich der Nutzer allerdings in der Nรคhe einer Antenne befinden."
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    "...Max 50Mbps download, 10Mbps Upload, option for 100/40Mbps if I want, which also answers DGs query..." Well, not completely. We need the contention ratio to know what you actually get - 'max' is never achieved in practice. But being able to watch films means that you could view a stream. These comments came from the thought that a video link might be set up for board members to chat. I suspect that the free WhatsApp facility for four would be worth trying, but I wonder if a pool-side broadcast might be another alternative? Here we would be thinking of 'covering' various club meets around the world - say, Mayhem Wicksteed Park or Fleetwood in the UK, and no doubt others in Germany, the US, etc... Smart
    phone
    s can be used as webcams - see https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-your-android-
    phone
    -webcam-streaming - so all you would need is a member with a good battery, a firm mobile link and an open-ended contract...
    1 year ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    Hi Doug, I think I was referring partly to cell
    phone
    s here which use a data usage plan ( as do your home PCs for internet), you can choose anything from 60G to unlimited (smart
    phone
    s) which includes text,
    phone
    and internet. My
    phone
    is just a prepay, -
    phone
    and text,- as I have the computer -fibre connection- for internet (plan includes land line, email, 60G $75 per month) and never use internet away from home If I'm just doing this stuff I use very little but if I start watching movies etc, obviously I will use a lot more. As I said I'm not sure about the system there but am assuming it's similar. I don't like using apps anyhow as I don't trust a lot of sites for security reasons, as you so rightly point out. P.S was doing that in my sleep so probably was not making sense ๐Ÿ’ค John.B
    1 year ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    Just had a look DG and it seems that it uses your
    phone
    s internet connection... Yes. Everything now uses the internet transmission protocol - even, in most cases, your normal land-line
    phone
    . Free service will assume that there is reasonably unlimited internet provision, which is the case in most populous areas in the Western world, but can be a problem out in the country... Live streaming discussions are often provided by web sites - I don't know if there is free software for these which lets external people join in...but you are correct that video - particularly HD - is going to chew up bandwidth...
    1 year ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    It would be nice to find a few modelers of like mind here Martin, to give a bit more enjoyment of each others work, but I think most of them are too old now (or have snuffed it) and the young ones as I said are not interested and have
    phone
    s glued to their faces. At least we can still all 'meet' fellow enthusiasts and take an interest (and learn new things) on a global level through the Internet, but it would be much better in person. Would be great if we could work out a cheap way to video group chat. No doubt by the time we all kick off it will be common practice with technology improving daily. Doing it by
    phone
    or I pad etc internationally is cost prohibitive.
    1 year ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    CNC boat kits...?
    Bit of an update on my CNC router. All up and running now and I am well chuffed with the results. I abandoned the Arduino based controller and opted instead for a Duet 2 WiFi board, a 32 bit controller with on board drivers. The machine can be loaded with a job directly from my computer/laptop/mobile
    phone
    and progress monitored from same. I have also added a 7 inch Paneldue touch screen display for when my daughter is hogging all the internet bandwidth. It has been going for a couple of weeks now and I haven't stopped making stuff, all for other folks! I need to find some DXF files for model boats now. I have a set of plans for a Lysander aircraft that my mate wants me to cut out for him, so far my efforts to convert PDF into useable vectors have come to nought.
    1 year ago by Nickthesteam
    Forum
    water is wet and so was I.
    Well here we are on my first sailing session since having my knee replaced. Arrived at lakeside about 10-15 am. ten minutes later whilst attempting to launch my launch Caroline which is 5ft long when I stooped down my knee gave way and I went head first into the lake almost sinking my boat. Thankfully there were lots of other club members around to haul me out. A good laugh was had by all but sadly nobody got it on camera. I didn't even get any photos of my 4 year old grandson controling my launch quite succesfully. My
    phone
    and watch both died as a result of the swim and some minor damage to the forward deck a hole about 1inch square and the loss of 1 fairlead. Otherwise it was a good session. I must remember to ask for help and not be so pig headed in the future. Thanks to the members who helped me out must find an easier way to launch and retrieve my large boats. Cheers Colin.
    1 year ago by Colin H
    Forum
    water is wet and so was I.
    Hello Martin If your
    phone
    is an i
    phone
    an Apple centre (or authorised repairer) can replace the battery, not sure what the cost would be though Good luck with the dry out. Cheers
    1 year ago by Brianaro
    Forum
    water is wet and so was I.
    Morning Doug. Stupid
    phone
    is sealed for life, sim and memory cards are in a spring loaded draw. I have been to
    phone
    repair centre and even they said its not openable, it seems that its drying out in the rice bag, I've got it on top of the dragons heat lamp so its constantly warm. I'll be trying it out tonight to see if I need to claim on insurance , if it works fine contract upgrade due in 2 months. My biggest loss was the watch, I inherited it from my dad when he died in 2008, I've sent it back to the maker to see if they can fix it. Boat damage on the deck is a delicate job, carefully pushing the broken balsa planks back up from inside and injecting with ezekote. Will see if wife's
    phone
    will take appropriate photos to show the repair process. Cheers Colin.
    1 year ago by Colin H
    Forum
    water is wet and so was I.
    Hi Colin, Very glad there seems to be no serious damage to you, your pride excepted!๐Ÿค” Don't know which
    phone
    you have but you can usually flip them open with a screwdriver or penknife. Look carefully around the seam of the back and you should find a recess about 3/8" long in the rear cover. Insert a flat blade screwdriver here and twist sharply to open it (Swiss Army knife is good for this๐Ÿ˜‰), then you can run your thumbnail round the seam to flip the back off and whip out the battery. Same procedure as when inserting a SIM card etc. If you haven't removed the battery from the
    phone
    then electrolytic corrosion has probably totalled it ๐Ÿ˜ญ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž PS Maybe one of your SAS mates can rustle up a Robo suit? ๐Ÿ˜ Who dares .....
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    water is wet and so was I.
    That's a great idea Martin, anyone fancy treating me for Christmas. I think I may try another club that has proper launching area such as Cwmbran in south wales, its only 42 miles away. Although the fall wasn't that bad, the safety of the older less able boaters should be paramount to any club. Over my many years of boating I've seen lots of clubs with safe launch sites, but also some really bad ones. So now I'm in my 70's and not as steady on my pins as I used to be and the wife is giving me grief about my safety. Well moan over for now, back to repairing the damage to my boat . The watch is totalled but my
    phone
    is drying out okay it seems that the rice system works, I only wish that the
    phone
    could be opened so that the battery could be removed and the inside cleaned properly. So I'm without a
    phone
    for the present.๐Ÿ‘no one hassling me. Cheers Colin.
    1 year ago by Colin H
    Forum
    water is wet and so was I.
    Or put your
    phone
    in a bag of uncooked rice for a few days. Martin.
    1 year ago by Martin555
    Response
    Re: Aero-Naut Classic
    Great post fantastic project - most of use Li-Po batteries without any issues allbeit in portable or laptop computers, some cell
    phone
    s, portable chargers and elsewhere. Heck, a standard alkaline 1.5 or 9 volt battery can cause issues if not properly used or placed under stress. But - Iโ€™ve made mistakes myself and come close to bad issues using power sources improperly or without heeding instructions such as using them full out without allowing them to cool. itโ€™s all about using caution and precautions, understandably accidents do happen though
    3 years ago by Brucef102
    Forum
    Invalid Files
    Understood Red. Just wondered cos several members have often reported problems uploading pics from
    phone
    s 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
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Puzzled
    I always knew where to look on the old site for the latest posts, where do I look for them now. Like the new rankings, I never felt I deserved to be an Admiral. So far I've only used it on my android
    phone
    and like the look of it. Cheers Colin.
    1 year ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Invalid Files
    Hi Doug - not all of us possess dumb
    phone
    s - still use a desktop PC - not a laptop either. I see it was not I that was wrong ! Stephen - know that computers don't do what you want them to do- only what they want to do. Worked as a systems analyst for a few years - could not wait to get back to being a boring accountant ! No need for apologies - think its a thankless job when you only get moans when you get it wrong - never praise when you get it right
    1 year ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Invalid Files
    Hmm! Guess you're using a 'Dumb
    phone
    '.๐Ÿค” Try it from a PC. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Event
    NS - Austria Cup - Netolice
    NS - Austria Cup - Netolice When? 01/06/2019 - 02/06/2019 How much? 08:30 - 17:00 Where? ATC Podrouzek, Netolice Petrลฏv Dvลฏr 19 Netolice, Czech Republic Map link: ATC Podrouลพek, Netolice Opens in new tab GPS: 49 ยฐ 2'12 .444 "N, 14 ยฐ 11'4.679" E 49.036804N, 14.184633E Consultation: KLoM Vltava Ceske Budejovice Jaroslav Nyvlt, Cejkovice 46, 373 41 Hluboka nad Vltavou Mobile
    phone
    : +420 605 405 821 E-mail: nyvlt.jarda@seznam.cz Ing. Jaroslav Klomfar, A. Barcala 18, 37005 Ceske Budejovice E-mail: Jaroslav.Klomfar@seznam.cz
    1 year ago by Inkoust
    Forum
    Recent Down Time
    I have requested further information, although not holding my breath that they'll get back with anything useful. A few things have crossed my mind, there are data rows with special characters in them, although this is harmless, lots of emoji's of course, but that's acceptable within the utf8mb4 character set. There are a few blob data types, where json data is stored, none contain anything harmful though. More concerning is that they are even scanning the databases... that does mean they're checking through all user data. Not that there's anything overly sensitive in there (I always treat it as public anyway in case it's ever hacked, so no passwords are stored there, no bank details or anything), but there are websites which do store such things. I personally think it's wrong that they do this. Albeit a robot that does it... If spam is in the database, it's pretty harmless unless it's executed on the website and there are measures in place to prevent code from being surfaced. All web hosts are as bad as each other. They do do some things right, the files are daily backed up, the database will now be daily backed up with the files. Generally the support is quite good, not hours on the
    phone
    , more minutes. It's just they generally blame the customer for websites going down before they check if it's them.
    1 year ago by Fireboat
    Response
    Re: Veronica build. London sailing barge
    Hey Colin, Switch off the PC/Tablet/Dumb
    phone
    , whatever, and get on with your Commander,๐Ÿ˜  or you'll never make the deadline! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Motor, speed controller
    Thought of building a simple Springer type tug as a rescue boat as there is no club locally - so sail on my own. Tried using my old Lindbergh tug quite often, can handle bad weather and has a surprising amount of power from a 7 pole (old printer) motor, but the pointy bow makes it difficult for rescues although it has worked from time to time. Any ideas on how to control the motors on a springer from a single speed controller as ESC,s are not only difficult to obtain they are also b..... expensive here. Perhaps I should try servo switching as I have a large stockpile of those. Have two ideal 380 motors , shafts props etc from a RTR toy type but of course the Radio/ ESC is not very much use beside being the multi channel 27 mhz type which even my cell
    phone
    (mobile) interferes with
    1 year ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Fatal Error - Half my Profile is missing! ;-/
    Yes Stephen, I have had similar problems with notifications in my emails. Thought it was my
    phone
    software. Cheers Colin.
    1 year ago by Colin H


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