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>> Home > Tags > aerial

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
To save time, I have decided to treat myself to another Rx. This one claims to be compatible with my very type of Tx. so I have great hopes for it. It's cheap enough to take a punt, but it will be the last attempt. If this one don't work it's back to the 27meg and a wee green flag off the 6 foot aerial. Cheers, Martn

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Pete, Glad you have learned! I too have learned as well. My Southampton didn't come with lights. So, your Richardson tug. must look awesome on the water at night. Oh, 2.4ghz is way better than 27mhz. This is why, I changed the reciever to my Southhampton! And the long aerial just doesn't look right! Ed

Afloat at last !!! by Ballast Captain   Posted: 12 days ago
But not without incident ! On getting her out of car I snagged the aerial 'Y' on top of 'A' Frame and that said goodbye to that and my dressed ship flags 😭 but apart from that all was good.

MFA 850 motor by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
On closer inspection of the MFA850 motor I can see 2 caps in side the motor connected between the terminals and the motor body / can. The only thing I can add is an additional capacitor of 0.047uF connected between the terminals as belt and braces. Otherwise move the aerial and hope no more paint accidents happen.

1-35 scale S100 schennllboot blog by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi all this is my first blog, last year I post my intention to do a project about an RAF D boat that my Father served on and as a precursor to that build That I was going to do this S/E boat as the hull design is shared buy both, and as plastic kit modeller the kit great the first stage was to put together the decks and superstructure as normal, with the exception of all the bits that would be easily broken as most kit aircraft modellers aerials and guns tend to brake ,so long ago I got into the habit of making these out brass rod or bar using a mini drill and a set of needle files, holding the drill in my left hand and the files in my right, when started this I saw the number of stanches I needed so I came across this little beauty a mini bead lathe it is a great bit of kit and not expensive less than £50 and plenty of types and accessories available so all the stanches aerials hand rails, gun rails, horn, and some of the components for the rudder and tiller were made on this lathe. so good time being had in my first radio control boat . the next post will show all the parts for the rudder/tiller setup

Rudder servo in place! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I placed the rudder servo forward of the gear box. The folks at dumas wanted it placed. Against the coaming that runs along the opening of the hull! I found this angle troubling! The servo would be on a 180 degree angle. Which would be hard to get to. What if I don't have a screw driver. that's small enough to get to the screws! So, the servo has been placed next to the gear box! On a 90 degree angle which makes it extremely accessible. I have also placed the receiver. On the coaming using double sided tape. I placed the aerial on a piece of wood. I placed on a 90 degree angle! On my last Tug I put the receiver. On the motor mount floor. And the aerial against the coaming!

Shoreham life boat by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Good action shots of the real thing in action. See how they raise the whip aerials and mast after launch. Must be interesting in a real blow. Thanks for sharing

HMS Dreadnought by Gdaynorm Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
Drawings I have give her five turrets, one forward of the bridge, one each side amidships, and two aft of the superstructure, and a small structure between the two aft turrets. My photos show a large structure and the forward of the two aft turrets possibly not there at all. Highly unlikely to get an aerial photo, as there would have been very few aircraft overflying any warships during her lifetime, but maybe someone has a view from astern? My photos show he in a very dark grey, looks even darker than Home Fleet grey.

Motor problem by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
the good news is, (I should have mentioned this earlier), the contributors here are generally experienced, and have done it themselves, so rest assured everything you get is proven, you just need to pick out what is best for you. Some other forums are not as lucky, as you get a lot of "do this, try this", you go out spending the dosh, and the "advisor" when challenged has not actually done it himself, its just a load of crap.😡 really annoys me that this happens, and sometimes people on model shops can be just as bad. A mate of mine took his sons "toy" boat to a local model shop last year. His son had outgrown it, my mate wanted to paint it, make it his own, and ditch the "toys r us" running gear. I didn't know he had done this, when I saw what had been done, the money charged, we marched back to the shop, I gave the "expert" the crap back, and got a refund. 2nd hand 27mg 2 channel rx with the aerial chopped to 6 inches, a 4x1.5 aa battery holder for main propulsion, and a really tired 2 channel acoms 27mg tx £75😡 I found out when he asked me why the lights don't work from the tx like my boats, he had asked for this, 2 channel set, hmm.... later that month, with a 7.2v nims and a dx6 with now 6 channels, less than £50, experts eh! I know there are good, but this shop or at least the guy working there wasn't one of them

rotating radars off mast by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Seafarer, a few basic questions! Mast for what boat/ship? Dimensions / pic or sketch of the mast? Space for drive motors/gears/pulleys etc? Hint: for the radar on my 1:72 destroyer I used an old servo; disconnected the feedback, and removed the mechanical end stops so it rotated continuously and drove it with a single 1.5V dry cell (alkaline), lasts for years😉 But in my case the scanner aerial sat on the director tower on the bridge, not on a mast, so simple direct drive coupled to the servo (hidden in the ridge) output shaft with shrink sleeve. Does a sweep in a little under one second. What type of radar are you trying to simulate? Cheers Doug 😎

Aerials etc. by Gdaynorm Captain   Posted: 8 months ago
This is the pic I thought showed a revoving scanner.

Aerials etc. by Gdaynorm Captain   Posted: 8 months ago
The pic I have was on the net, and here is what I think it looks like.

Aerials etc. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi Norm, have seen nothing like that in any photo I have? Don't believe it was like that anyway, very impractical 🤔 Maybe it's just a fuzzy pic of the DF aerial. I also note that the DF aerial is not there on some photos. So; another case of 'you pays yer money and yer tales yer choice'! Yes, wire antenna only on the last three masts. There was nothing strung between the forward masts and the aft masts for four reasons: 1) the span is too long, 2) they would not want to roast the Island crew when transmitting Hi power HF from the starboard antenna in particular, 3) neither would they want to irradiate the ammo for the flak guns! 4) the forward masts were reserved for the vertical antennas. This gave the system the so called polarisation diversity; vertical is better for short range ground wave and the horizontal for filling in the 'skip zone' of vertical antennas. That is the gap of a few hundred miles between the short range ground wave and the long range sky waves. Bet you really wanted to know that didn't you?😉 Naval ship antenna layout design was part of my job for 30 years. Cheers Doug 😎 PS there would have been no halyards on the tilt-able masts. These are on the two fixed island masts, on the Signal Deck.

Aerials etc. by Gdaynorm Captain   Posted: 8 months ago
I have just gone through all my pics. On one there is what looks like a 'mattress' style rotating aerial atop the stbd forward mast. I think I shall string wire along the rear three masts both sides. Does that sound likely to be accurate? My wife and friends tell me to forget total accuracy as no-one seeing the model will know any different. Trouble is, I shall know.

Bridge detail by Gdaynorm Captain   Posted: 8 months ago
That 'huffduff' aerial is going to be very difficult to make!