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Hi Doug, I have just had another look at the 2642 and I think you have hit it on the head. It is the closest to my boat. Thank you so much for your help. I think you have solved the mystery. Regards Sid
1 hour ago by 🇦🇺 sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
Hobby Chit Chat
8 Posts 5 Likes
Started 3 months ago
Latest 1 hour ago
You are going to a SteamPunk festival dressed as a tugboat !?
3 hours ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Warrant Officer)
Hobby Chit Chat
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Started 7 days ago
Latest 3 hours ago
Hints and Tips.
$15 NZ is not too bad for a pair of Sullivan (US) 3ft pushrods (2 inners 2 outers plus 2 threaded rods 2 clevises, 2 clips and 2 keepers) makes it so much easier to make a set (or you can buy them as singles,- different lengths, sizes, $$ available) No worries about finding suitable tube for outers etc, then still having to buy clevises etc (or make Z bends) Not sure of the cost in UK etc,- perhaps they whack you with a bigger $ extraction stick up over ?
5 hours ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Warrant Officer)
95 Posts 199 Likes
Started 1 month ago
Latest 5 hours ago
Prop size and speed
I did a lot of amp/watts/rpm and gps speed testing with my twin screw 4 foot fireboat, you might wnat to take a look. The quickest and easiest, and by far cheapest route is change from s prop to x prop thus increasing the pitch. They are real cheap to buy (plasic ones)so get a couple of sizes, start with the smallest. You can buy cheap inline amp meters, so using this you can see how the amp draw alters
13 hours ago by 🇬🇧 pmdevlin ( Sub-Lieutenant)
RC & Electrics
14 Posts 18 Likes
Started 12 days ago
Latest 13 hours ago
sea rover build and I hate wood!
thanks Rob, I was thinking it was going to have to be soaked, which would have been a pain!
Ill heat gun, once the skins are on, and the hull is glassed, it should be back to the territory I like!
Offshore meeting at SMG IJmond, Heemskerk the Netherlands
Starts 12 days time
Chickerell Steam Fair
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Wee Nip, Ruf Red
Wee Nip, Ruf Red.
Donated to me by a friend.
Radio; frsky telemetry, battery voltage, Hitec sail winch.
She sails well and is quite enjoyable, even I my unskilled hands.
1 day ago by stevedownunder
Small scratch built static model of a Schooner made quite a few years ago.
I made this when I was in between projects.
2 days ago by Martin555
34" Crash Tender
Here is my Crash Tender together with the homemade 27MHz transmitter. Built in the early 1970s. The collage photo is from 45 years ago, sailing on the boating lake in Llanfairfechan, North Wales. Recently rescued from the garage covered in dust. Diesel replaced with brushless motor and on the water again. Now in dry dock for a major refit!
4 days ago by Graham93
Built from Mountfleet kit. Chain drive operates Rudder . Puffer sound, whistle, smoke generator, working lights Navigation and interior also flickering orange and red for boiler fire.all switched from transmitter.
7 days ago by Elsrickle
Lovely boat under going major refit.
8 days ago by Jerry1
3660kv speed boat
Well I purchased a hugely powerful brushless motor, (before I realised it was over the top!) so paired it up with something that might handle it!, 4ft long, fibreglass hull, 150amp esc, first water trials sucked a 12v 5amp (what I had at the time) dry in 4 minutes!
Put an ammeter on it and it’s drawing 40amps!
It’s all trial and error and learning on the way!
13 days ago by Shopper
SHB Triton Harbour Master
Harbour Master, my first experiment with sensored brushless motors, ultra quiet and smooth very successful