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Mahogany in Scale by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Gents, just put the Sea Hornet in the build blog section, but whether it gets seen or not, I don't know. If the IC engine is an easy runner, Colin, run it on a water where the turds can't stop you. A navigable river or canal or just run the bugger till someone can prove (PROVE, mind) that you can't. Then just run it till the fuel runs out, reluctantly apologise and leave. BTW, I won't be showing video of this as I have no mobile phone beyond an emergency one that don't do pictures of any kind. I have a video camera somewhere that has dead batteries and a power pack, but where I sail there ain't no power! Doug, would the ED aerial be more like 27 meg if it was 6 foot long? I think it gets damned close to his ceiling if you try to put it up at home. So, chaps, Sea Hornet/Chris-Craft Special Runabout over on the Build blog section ifn you'm interested. Cheers, Martin

Cheap motor for a quick fit, but what prop gents?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Right, took some pics., typically not great, thanks to this useless bloody camera needing the centre of the sun to take a decent clear picture. The writing on the chrome motor says 2408-21-T3. There's nothing on the other one. The ESC just says ESC and Made in China, but then what ain't? I think what I'll do is actually finish the boats first, then buy in the necessary as by then I will have sold some stuff to pay for it without seeming selfish to the dear bride. Martin

Seat Trials and mods. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
It’s been a while since the boat had it’s maiden voyage on the lake at St. Albans and I’m pleased to report that it looks really good in the water and goes like stink if you open up the throttle. Sadly I still don’t have any decent video of the boat yet as I can’t film and drive the thing at the same time, but I do have some static wide shots from my GoPro. When I do the video I’ll ask a cameraman mate to do the honours, maybe I’ll put the GoPro on the bow and then the stern to get some low action shots…the storyboard is already building in my head!! These early runs were great as they showed up some minor problems that needed attending to. I found that it needed ballasting slightly as it was not sitting on the waterline evenly from side to side so I flattened out some old lead water pipe and cut it into small sections so that I could add ballast incrementally. I did this in the ‘domestic test tank’ and once I was happy the lead pieces were fixed in place inside the hull with some super strong double sided tape. The ESC needed a little programming adjustment because I had forgotten to set the low battery level point to ‘off’ as I am using NiMh batteries and not LiPo’s , that was the cause of the short initial run time on the first outing…..DOH !! The batteries are now held in place by Velcro straps on some bearers that I added, otherwise a battery change involved cutting cable ties and replacing them at the lakeside…not very practical. The volt/amp/watt meter is also now on a proper bracket so that the display is more readable. I have also changed the charging connection from the nasty Tamiya connector to a nice little panel mount XT 60 connector that HobbyKing sell, it comes with a handy blanking plug that I have drilled for a retaining cord. I have also finally got around to upgrading the firmware on my Turnigy i6 radio to the 10 channel version so that I can assign the lighting to the switches properly and have the rotation of the searchlight on one of the two rotary knobs. I can use the old 6 channel RX in the new boat….blog coming soon.

At Last The Sea Trials!! Munich 25.05.18. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Another Flashback - to 25th May at the Biergarten / lake in the Ostpark, Munich. Trials vids can be seen here on YouTube. Pt1: First run with a 3S LiPo. Pt2: 'The competition / residents'! Pt3: 'Final run', the Bier was getting warm. They are also posted in the Video Gallery with some info on the batteries I tried and resultant performance. I think all the effort was finally worth it 😊 Now working on a PT Boat refit for the Pacific Theatre as PT109, and the renovation conversion of an ancient Billing Boats fish cutter from static to RC. Cheers, All, Doug 😎 PS Filmed in 1080p. With thanks to my GF Gisela, the Camera Girl.😊

Mk2 RTTL 2771 by colindavies Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Upgraded to Brushless 2x1100kva Turnigy motors, Scratch built 1/24 scale. I've included a photo of a real one, just in case somebody else tells me the colour scheme is wrong, East of Gibralta they where white. I'm sitting on the engine hatch nearest the camera, that was 1969

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by octman Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Glad I read this, must charge camera batteries! Chris

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thank you Ed and Doug - I must admit to feeling a little pleased with myself. The rod is manufactured by I discovered it at my local model railway shop, which carries quite a few useful bits and pieces for model boats. Sea trials planned for later this week or early next. Hopefully Octman will be ready with his camera to video the event. Steve

Crash Tender crew by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
My bridge camera has the normal sized aperture, but takes useless pictures in lower light or close up. So much so I don't even bother anymore, I just get my wife or son to use their Klevafones. I ain't got one! Wouldn't know how to work it! Everyone needs to know about baby poo. Martin

Crash Tender crew by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Aha! Similarity of names threw me off for a minute there! Should have known (slapped wrist)😲 Thinks; did I really want to know about the baby poo? 😡 In my experience phone cameras can be very fussy about light levels, esp for close ups. Comes from the tiny aperture I suppose. Cheers, Doug 😎

Crash Tender crew by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
No!!! Misunderstanding, Doug. The CT for real has Rover Meteorites in the engine 'ole! My one has a Supermarine as stated. Phew, didn't want you going up a blind ally! My camera won't take anything in less than bright sunshine and bugger all close up in any light, so I usually get Chris to use her phone, which takes a better picture than my camera at the best of times, especially close up. Don't know what happened last night though, it didn't seem to want to know. The boss man figure is hard to photograph as his head and hands are a kind of semi opaque glow in the dark wishy washy green colour. All will be better when painted in self etch primer, which is a kind of baby poo greenish yellow. Cheers, Martin

Crash Tender crew by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Martin, coming on well. Thought you were going to use the Supermarine in the CT not Meteorites? No sweat; Meteorites (or Meteors?) are modified Targets / Torpedoes so I can make a conversion board for those as well (I think😉). One or two in your boat? Typical snag with phone photos; they don't like doing close ups 🤔 That's why I use my Sony Cyber Shot for the close ups I post. Tried the Samsung camera, fuzzy result - lens too small! Depth of field limited. Cheers, Doug 😎

Crash Tender crew by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Right well, just to show I am doing what i said, here are the three crew members so far. The boss man is pretty much done. He has his binoculars and arms set to hold them, but cast separately as they would be too difficult to cast all in one, as would the guy driving the boat. His arms and jumper haven't been finish shaped yet which , with the difficult camera ('phone) angle makes him look a bit pinheaded, but he isn't really. He has a yet to be finished Forage cap. Finally is the cool dude. No hat, relaxing on the tow hook deck away from the others, thinking of that little floozey back at base, smoking a roll-up. He still has a way to go. Currently he is being padded out from the ghastly superhero crap that the kids seem to love these days. I hated all that tosh when I was kid, never mind now! All I ever did with a marvel comic was light the fire with it! So, there you have 3 4 3/8th" figures. The other two are in the engine 'ole running the Meteorites, so out of sight. No idea of costs yet until my caster man sees them. I hope you might find them useful as 1/16th scale figures. Cheers, Martin

Windows, stoopid question. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Damn good service👍 Much like Conrad, is often worth paying their price to get things very quick and free delivery 😊 Can't say it's too hot here, temp has dropped 10°C to about 18 and torrential rain all day so far 🤔 Tomorrow back up to about 28-30°C apparently 😎 Maybe I can spray my two hulls then. Just made a new keel for the cutter, the wood behaved itself where the silver steel didn't. Now about to pin and epoxy it on. Then make the rudder skeg and think about fitting the rudder stock. Now then, where did I put me camera .... All the best, Doug 😎

Handrails made up! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Very neat Ed 👍 but how are you going to spray them without over-spraying the cabin and details you have already so carefully painted !!?? 😲 BTW: small tip for photography 😉 Try not to photograph against a bright background. The auto exposure of the camera will adjust to the bright background (like your backlit window) and makes the foreground darker and obscures the detail we all want to see 🤔 Cheers, Doug 😎

engine by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Hammer, this is all fascinating stuff👍 BUT! Your pictures are way too small🤔 The site blows them up so that all we see are pixels and no details 😭 Please adjust your camera to a much higher resolution. Thanks in advance 😉 Cheers Doug 😎