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A good source of small lengths of metal tubes is from old
I picked up some old
from a boot sale for next to nothing and the telescopic aerial is ideal for making rudder tubes, prop shaft tubes, anchor hawser tubes push rod supports and so on.
13 days ago by Martin555
Ace Nautical Commander
It might be a shame to alter the innards of such a radio - vintage
like this make a lot of money if sold in original condition. See https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2980389-ACE-Nautical-Commander-7-ch-NIB-AND-FOR-SALE-AGAIN Perhaps $200?
To convert it to 2.4Ghz you would have to obtain a 2.4Ghz transmitter module. If you can do that, you can probably obtain a full 2.4Ghz combo and use that radio if interference is the primary issue.
To convert you need to obtain a radio module, and then find the position in your transmitter where the signal is passed to the RF section. You then connect Vcc, GND and Signal to the new 2.4Ghz module. Some
have a separate RF board, making this part easy, but if not you will need some way to find the bit to connect....
1 month ago by DodgyGeezer
Fiddly bits and lights
Hi y’all. She’s almost there. I swear for a fairly easy boat to build I have almost as much time in the thing as my Neptun.😮 I keep adding a little here and there, but I need to finish her. Once I maiden her, I’m “done” I rarely go back to a project I’ve finished to modify or add details, with the exception of RC cars. The more I get into model boating however, the more I think that attitude might change.
Anyway, I bought some detail pieces from Harbor models in California, and decided to add lights to the Acapulco too. The flying bridge now has a
and a fire extinguisher. I took braided wire, stripped off the insulation and used that inside a piece of heat shrink for the hose, it’s not perfect but looks ok. I shortened the radar mast that goes behind the seat because...well, I just didn’t like how it looked. I added 2 aft nav lights to it also, I’m waiting on lights and boards from Harbor, once those are installed I’ll tidy up the internals, pinstripe the water line and she will be ready for her maiden run. I need to get her done as I have another project in the wings,and I’m gonna have to do some engineering to accomplish what I want I have in mind....😁
1 month ago by Cashrc
2.4Ghz TX/Radio combo
With the introduction of the 2.4 Ghz
the 27Mhz and the 40Mhz systems will soon become obsolete, they are however the only ones suitable for underwater submarine use as the 2.4Ghz will not transmit under water.
With the 2.4Ghz system you can forget about wrong crystals; or is somebody on your frequency; dual conversion; incompatibility of some crystals on some
; interference etc etc. need I go on. The first 2.4Ghz systems were expensive but now a transmitter and radio can be bought for just under £30 there seems to be no point in hanging on to your old 27 and 40 Mhz
.... START to update for a hassle free life. Additional receivers are only £10.
It seems that the Planet and RadioLink are no longer readily available. FlySky are a suitable in-expensive alternative but are not compatible with Planet or RadioLink.
A simple,one off binding process for your first time use and your set is tuned to just your transmitter. You can use just one transmitter and have all your boats fitted with receivers which will only receive signals from your one transmitter. Should you for any reason want to add or change your transmitter for the same type you can simple re- bind your receivers again to match your new transmitter SIMPLE !!!!
If you do have a rather expensive 40Mhz Transmitter it is possible to purchase an adaption kit to 2.4Ghz and still retain your transmitter, 2.4Ghz 4 to 6 channel receivers can be purchased for as little as £10 to match the modified transmitter.