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    Night Watch
    "my spies are everywhere"Doug do you have one of these Chinese smart
    phone
    s🀣🀣🀣
    10 days ago by marky
    Forum
    Notifications
    Correct MartinπŸ‘ Hope this doesn't turn out to be another "Dumb
    phone
    " exampleπŸ™„ 😎
    20 days ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    The posting of short videos
    Hi Martin, Mon plaisir mon amiπŸ˜‰ "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 worked😊 I simply used the normal "Select Files" procedure to suck and see! I sucked - and we all sawπŸ˜‰ 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!πŸ˜‰) 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 sailorsπŸ‘ 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 regularlyπŸ€” Happy and successful building, sailing, uploading and viewing folks. Cheers, Doug 😎
    23 days 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.πŸ˜‰ Rooky😐
    1 month 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.πŸ€” If your PC doesn't recognise the
    phone
    try another cable. Cheers, Doug 😎
    1 month 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.
    1 month 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.
    1 month 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) !
    2 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.
    2 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.
    2 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 ☹️...." 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...😊
    2 months 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.😊 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 it☹️ 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 😎 PS T-COM has just announced their prices for 5G mobiles and Flat Rate. €900 for a Samsung 5G
    phone
    , €85 / 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 fΓΌr knapp 900 Euro angeboten. Der 5G-Tarif fΓΌr unbegrenztes Surfen kostet knapp 85 Euro im Monat. Das sind fΓΌnf Euro mehr, als die Telekom bisher fΓΌr ihre "echte" Datenflatrate mit LTE-Geschwindigkeit aufruft. Mit 5G sind allerdings Downloadraten von bis zu einem Gigabit pro Sekunde (Gbit/s) mΓΆglich, mit LTE sind es bis zu 300 Megabit pro Sekunde (Mbit/s). Um von der vollen Geschwindigkeit des 5G-Netzes profitieren zu kΓΆnnen, muss sich der Nutzer allerdings in der NΓ€he einer Antenne befinden."
    2 months 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...
    2 months 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 πŸ’€ John.B
    2 months 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...
    2 months 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.
    2 months 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.
    3 months 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.
    3 months 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
    3 months 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.
    3 months 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!πŸ€” 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 thisπŸ˜‰), 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 😭 Cheers, Doug 😎 PS Maybe one of your SAS mates can rustle up a Robo suit? 😁 Who dares .....
    3 months 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.πŸ‘no one hassling me. Cheers Colin.
    3 months 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.
    3 months 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 - I’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. it’s all about using caution and precautions, understandably accidents do happen though
    2 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 keyboardπŸ˜‰). 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 😎
    4 months 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.
    6 months 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
    4 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Invalid Files
    Hmm! Guess you're using a 'Dumb
    phone
    '.πŸ€” Try it from a PC. Cheers, Doug 😎
    4 months 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 PetrΕ―v DvΕ―r 19 Netolice, Czech Republic Map link: ATC PodrouΕΎek, Netolice Opens in new tab GPS: 49 Β° 2'12 .444 "N, 14 Β° 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
    4 months 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.
    4 months 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,😠 or you'll never make the deadline! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜
    4 months 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
    5 months 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.
    5 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    traders wanted for 2 day model boat show run by ellesmere port model boat club
    Hi Len Lynne Vaughan here ( we brought the model boat the night you had your 'lift' experience...) My home
    phone
    is 336 8920 I'm not a trader, but could I book a table for the Saturday to sell some modelling bits 'n pieces, plus one of my brother's model boats if it hasn't been sold by then. Please let me know if that will be OK, and how much I need to confirm the booking. Hope your arrangements are going well - I used to organise Neston Village Fair, so know the amount of hard work it involves putting on an event like this. Looking forward to it, and hope the weather is kind to you.😎 Regards Lynne
    6 months ago by vintagediamond
    Forum
    Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB
    Ahoy there! "at the risk of a flogging round the fleet" Marginally better than a keelhauling I supposeπŸ˜€ "officer on the port side is carrying his mobile
    phone
    " Paint it yellowish white Steve an say it's his Cheese sandwich!😜 Why is Deans suddenly synonymous with mobile
    phone
    s? What era was this boat anyway? Whenever I read of MAS boats I think of the Italian Navy in WW2! Cheers, Doug 😎
    6 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB
    Another finished project and I have been ordered, at the risk of a flogging round the fleet, not to start any more until the winter. The close up of the deck shows the planking painted in blue B15, thanks for the confirmation reilly4. You will see that the officer on the port side is carrying his mobile
    phone
    in his left hand. I assume that's what it is as the figure came from Deans.😜
    6 months ago by cormorant
    Forum
    How can I expand the photos.
    Although the app is running very well on my android
    phone
    , I am unable to expand any of the photos. I used to be able to get full screen zoom on the old app, but it doesn't work on the new one. Am I doing it wrong. Cheers Colin.
    6 months ago by Colin H
    Forum
    I
    phone
    APP
    It does not "kick me out" as such. Once I turn the
    phone
    off or close the App it erases the "cookie" so I have to log in again. This does not happen with other sites such as newspapers. Once logged in you are always in even after the
    phone
    is turned off and restarted.
    6 months ago by RHBaker
    Forum
    New Website Has Finally Arrived!
    After a year of development and lots of coffees, we're live! So what's new? Everything! πŸ’₯ Emoji's everywhere! πŸ‘ If you're posting on a smart
    phone
    you can use any number of 2,823 emojis (and growing every year). On desktop we add some of the most common ones to pick from. ⭐ New apps! The apps are now much more integrated and many of the previous bugs should now be fixed. πŸ”” Notifications... based on what you're interested in. Many areas of the website have follow buttons, you can follow individual members, blogs, forum threads, events, anything you want! πŸ’Ύ Auto-save posts... you can pick up a post you didn't submit on your desktop on your
    phone
    later on, or vice-versa! πŸ“Έ Uploads... photos can be uploaded directly, or imported from other accounts such as dropbox, google, facebook, instagram or twitter. πŸ“„ PDF files can be viewed immediately πŸŽ₯ YouTube videos are embedded everywhere, you can watch any videos posted and browse the website at the same time. πŸ‘€ New ranking system, we've gone from 9 different rank levels to 20! Consequently some of you will have changed rank, but we remain fair, like with the old website your rank is based on the helpfulness of your contributions. 🀞 New "how-to" articles sections. Like wikipedia, these are articles which anyone can edit and add to. πŸ”— Useful links can now be edited and added to. This section will update itself based on links posted elsewhere, but can be added to manually as well. πŸ›οΈ Online shop has seen a complete overhaul. Currently 10% off everything! β›΅ Membership is now split into three categories. Anyone who has previously donated will be shown as a contributor and will have their silver good conduct medal. Subscribe monthly and you'll get a gold medal! There's lots more that's changed like faster performance ⚑, better email and push notification controls, map integrations πŸ“, ability to flag inappropriate content 🚩, login with facebook, email confirmations, captcha tools to reduce spam... on the whole I hope it all adds up to a much more fun experience and a friendlier, chattier community πŸ˜€ Stephen 😎
    6 months ago by Fireboat
    Response
    Re: Virgin Atlantic Challenger
    Hi there the plans were free issued in Model Boats July 1995 - they are a very simplified version of the real boat. They are very straightforward and easy to build from. Magazine Exchange has a copy of the magazine - but I don't think the plans are with it from their website. http://magazineexchange.co.uk/cw/model-boats-magazine-july-1995-issue.html but this gives you an idea what to look for - the Magazine - together with plans attached - do often come up on Ebay. To answer your question about the rudder; I just wanted to keep the rudder as per plan and sail the model as its fun to sail as it is - as you can see on the short video. By the way I do apologise for the video - the camera person was getting used to her new
    phone
    :-) John
    6 months ago by JOHN
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    Puzzled
    Not so puzzled now, got my head around the layout on my
    phone
    now. Cheers Colin. πŸ‘
    6 months ago by Colin H
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    New Website Sneak Peak
    Hi. i have previously used my ipad but the new site loads but will not allow me to use any of the features, not even log in with face book .is this because i could not use the app before as my ipad version was to early and now its to early for the web site too. Im am sending this from my
    phone
    . Rogal.
    6 months ago by Rogal118
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    New Website Has Finally Arrived!
    Thanks for the new layout. I am on my mobile
    phone
    and it's working really smoothly. Easy navigation, and I am very Impressed. Well done and thanks for all your hard work. Cheers Colin. πŸ‘
    6 months ago by Colin H
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    Emoticons, Keyboards & accented letters
    On an i
    phone
    you can go to settings, general, keyboard and then add another language. A β€˜globe’icom then appears at the bottom of the key board allowing you to switch between languages
    1 year ago by Brianaro
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    smart
    phone
    problems
    I am on an i
    phone
    6. I had to install the app twice. Second time seems to work fine. Just saying in case you still have problems. Best of luck.
    2 years ago by Rstoteb
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    i
    phone
    App
    Have found the new site improvements well worthwhile. Are there any plans to give the I
    phone
    App a similar functionality? It would be particularly helpful for reading posts. Thanks R.H. Baker
    3 years ago by RHBaker
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    Model Boats 'IPad Application'
    Bit of a delay I'm afraid everyone. Apple has rejected version 1.4, so I've had to resubmit it, so it'll be another week! They were right to reject it it seems, although I don't know why it crashed still. Spent last night re-writing the software almost from scratch and I've now tested it on IOS6 and IOS7, both I
    phone
    and IPad with no crashing. It looks superb on IOS7 too! it has new splash screens which compliement the Icon, which makes the whole entry into the app very clean and smooth. I think it'll be worth the wait for everyone who has Apple devices! 😎 Stephen
    6 years ago by Fireboat
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    Model Boats 'IPad Application'
    Yeah, it seems to depend, but I'm not sure what on! if it's not the internet speed, maybe IOS version? People with I
    phone
    's have had it too. it's as if it times out while trying to get the data and then just gives up completely and doesn't show anything. I'll poke around in the dark a bit more this week as I'm off work to see what I can do πŸ˜‰ Any updates do take time to go through Apple's approval process mind. I'll keep you updated if I make a break through! πŸ˜€ Stephen
    6 years ago by Fireboat
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    New server (again) πŸ˜›
    Just so you're all aware, In order to continue development of website and Introduce some new features I've decided to create a new server and will be moving everything over probably tomorrow (Sunday 20th) to which there may be some downtime, although I'm hoping none at all! It will fix some Issues we're seeing with connection resets and make posting new content more reliable. It's also necessary to Introduce push notifications to the next version of the I
    phone
    app (hopefully It'll be out next month) and will fix start up bugs In the current I
    phone
    and Android apps. There Is also another feature I've been developing which would mean people don't even have to come online to post comments and replies to others! More news on that later this year 😊 Thanks to everyone too, I'm seeing some great content online recently which really makes developing the site further great fun to do! πŸ‘ Stephen 😊
    7 years ago by Fireboat
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    Christmas Presents
    HI Colin, I've spent this morning investigating the possibilities of adding it to the Simbian OS and have now submitted something to the Nokia store. I don't know how long it will take them to check it, it seems like they follow similar processes as Apple whereby they check new apps being submitted so it could be weeks!! But more likely hours to a few days. *correction, apparently it takes 5 to 7 working days, so it certainly wont be available until next year! I don't have a Nokia
    phone
    to test this application out on though, so I can only keep my fingers crossed it will work. Do let me know!! Hopefully I'll receive a notification of it being accepted/declined but have a search anyway. it's a bright yellow Icon!... searchable by just "model boats" and should have the same functionality as the Android and I
    phone
    apps. Having some difficulty with the IPad app at the moment too. But I'll update you all on that if I can get it working. With Apple I wouldn't expect to see it in the store for ages though, they do take their time πŸ˜‘ That only leaves the Windows Marketplace for Mobile, and the Samsung App World! Why are there so many operating systems!? πŸ˜› ** App Updates - 28/12/2012 ** i
    phone
    /iPod Touch: Available iPad: Submitted (pending review) - but you can use the I
    phone
    version for now Android Google Play: Available Samsung Apps: Submitted (pending review) Nokia OvI Store: Rejected - Re Submitted (pending review) Windows Marketplace: Yet to be created Blackberry App World: Will not be created Stephen AKA app developer rookie!
    7 years ago by Fireboat


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