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Guestbook Post by jacko Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 19 hours ago
hi all joined a few days ago and would like to say thanks for your support in my attempt to restore a vintage yacht also like what other members are building

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Martin, have to admit I haven't flown it yet, the damn Orange RX won't work with my TXs 😆 So I'm about to buy the Lemon version, which is supposed to be Spektrum DMX and DSM2 compatible! We'll see! Guess I could at least do some taxiing trials with a standard RX on the Ostpark lake!? I haven't actually flown anything for nearly 50 years 😲 Did once 'fly' a Victor tanker simulator, that was fun😁 Also flew a real Grumman trainer a few times, from Blackwater airfield near Camberley, just before I left UK for Germany. That was LOADS MORE fun😊 For your 'smallish hairyplanes' the stabiliser RX could also be useful!? Just so happens 😁 I've got an Orange version, which works with your TX😊, going spare!!😁 In my, admittedly limited, experience small RC planes can be very twitchy and sensitive to winds! That's why I switched to ship building; two Totals and a Fly-away😡 I can swim but I can't fly 🤔 You absolute nut! You gave away such a treasure! Without even arranging some royalties? I'm surprised at you 😲 1/7, wow! 10 times the size of the Airfix kit I built back then. The EE Lightning was a nice bird (sheer brute force and ignorance😁), but not a patch on the Hawker Hunter for sheer looks and just STYLE! I flew the KeilKraft version for while, until I managed to Jetex it outta sight, at RAF Hemswell, now a housing estate I see 🤔 Nostalgia ain't what it used to be, or ...? Alles gute alter Knacker! Cheers, Doug 😎

Stuck in the middle. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Or build a nice biggun so you can row out to your model😁 OK fit an outboard you lazy lot😉

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Me too! Never mind the cost, imagine the space you need to build and store the beast! Those guys all seem to live in mansions or in their own factories😲 Yeah, you posted Pixhawk already, A380 autopilot to Jo'berg folks!? The stabiliser RX will do me, don't see much point in flying outta sight, never mind all the German ATC regs 😡 OK for Amazon & Co I suppose.

Stuck in the middle. by Delboy Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 days ago
You could always build a get-out-of-trouble springer tug model. So, when you get into trouble, you could send in the cavalry.

Spektrum, new, useless... by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
I know people build real jets I look at them and DROOOOOOOOOL. However at my age and short pockets looking is about all I can afford. When it comes to stabilising I have a pixhawk in my quadcopter and that is an amazing beast. It is capable of autonomous flight following GPS waypoints then auto landing.

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Haverlock, there are even nuts over here who have made 1/6 Eurofighters, F104 Starfighter (Widow Maker😲) and F18s, with sometimes home-made jet turbines!! Massive beasts and massive costs! They crop up on DMAX Model Builder series from time to time. Cheers, Doug 😎

vintage yacht (Victoria) by jacko Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
will be building 2 rigs for sailing normal and gaff as a test i will be using ripstop nylon and temp rigging

Norfolk Wherry by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Stunning model, I'm looking forward to getting around to building mine.

getting there by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Model boat building has a habit of doing that Steve 😉

getting there by Steve-Teresa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Ed.. Thanks for looking and saying I have done a great job👍, not sure if its as good as your San Pedro. it has been a fun build and turned out better than I thought it would, still those little bits to do.. this build has the possibility to continue for a while yet as bits and extra's are added.😊

20th Scale ELCO 80ft PT boat part 1 by CB90 Captain   Posted: 3 days ago
Just starting a scratch build of a 20th Scale ELCO 80ft PT boat most likely PT 109 at just over 48ins long and a beam just over 12in. Will try to construct with a combination of chine and planking construction (planking towards the bow) still need to finish of frames

getting there by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Very nice going, tidy work, esp. for a first build👍👍 Can't wait to see what you get up to next 😉 Pardon my leg pulling, I just can't resist it 😲 Maybe there's a therapy for it !? Look forward to seeing the Sea Trial of your tug. All the best, Doug 😎

getting there by Steve-Teresa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Doug, it has been a bit of fun and yes its amazing how much stuff you can gather and hoard, tuck things away for those just in case moments etc and trying to make it all look tidy. as for the esc, it does have a buzz to it but it was a cheap item with a built in cheep (less than £10.). I must admit, I'm not very experienced with doing this, so a good bit of fun and experience of a first build from just an idea and a few odd photo's for direction. as for the hull design of the springer tug, not a Scooby..👍

engine by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Hammer, Dremmel do some as well I think, maybe not so expensive, but if you want them to last ..... My pension is a bit complex; part UK, part Germany, part my old company! Anytime now the German Taxman will want his bite!🤔 The Proxxon and Dremmel stuff I buy here in various DIY / builders supplies stores, much cheaper than their own online prices😊 Google them some time, you might be pleasantly surprised👍 Dunno about 'intelligenz', when I get stuck I just go back to basic principles and work back up! Anyway; who says mechanical engineers and craftsman are less intelligent? Definitely NOT me! You guys do things I can only aspire to! My Grandad was an 'old' Master Carpenter, I learned an awful lot from him, especially how to look after tools and sharpen chisels so you could slice tomatoes with 'em😉 Keep up the good work. Cheers, Doug 😎