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Tsekoa 2 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Fred I am attaching some pics of a Tsekoa that used to belong to one of my club members. They were taken for the sale so show some detail. Makes a nice model

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi George, nice to hear from you, dare I ask you have the Fireboat any further on yet!😁 Nice site at Hooton Hangers, but my understanding from epm's post is it was a temporary pool and not there now? I was hoping they had a lake, it would have been a spectacular site. I recall that there was some sailing years ago in raddle wharf on the other side of the museum, over by the hotel. Nice venue again, but very very deep and launching was a problem. Shame to see a club struggling for a venue

Lighted Model Boat Parade by Brightwork Admiral   Posted: 4 days ago
Harrison Model Yacht Pond Come join us on Saturday December 9th at 4pm as members of the Victoria Model Boat Club will be running their boats decorated for the Christmas season.

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
There isn't Paul. The E Port club used to sail in the basins at the Boat Museum but this facility has, I believe, been withdrawn as well as the March Boat Show facility. The club was sailing at (I believe) the Vauxhall site in a temporary pond and there is talk of a March show at the former Hooton airfield site. Perhaps one of the club members could post details in the Model Boat Club Section, Please?

Victoria Model Shipbuilding Club by Brightwork Admiral   Posted: 5 days ago
Some photos from our local clubs models on display at the mall.

International Model Boat Show by bellman1942 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
Yes👍 Maldon Blackwater Model Boat Club is attending as usual we are coming by coach 😁😁

Motor problem by RichardSReade Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
the first time I sailed the boat with the old motor she was fast and literally stood up in the water on half throttle with just the lead acid battery and no ballast, it was sitting with the back end about half an inch above the underside skins and the bow was well out of the water, I was advised by one of the club members that I needed to trim the boat so it was down at the front but keeping the stern approximately where it was, therfore the lead in the compartment forward of the motor and the battery in the compartment behind. However the 5000mAh and the 3300mAh batteries are not connect and are only held in place with a bit of velcro, also the lead in the front is just shaped to the hull and cannot move, but I can lift it out, so I will see how it runs next week

TSS Manxman by davidhgreatbatch Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
A winters day sailing down the club waters today

new member by Baggie Commander   Posted: 10 days ago
Welcome aboard to a very friendly club.... enjoy

huntsman plan by Zdenek Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 11 days ago
Tony, according to my latest "investigation", there is also a possibility of purchasing a modellers set of plans form The Fairey Owners’ Club. The plan is at a scale of 1:12 and it is a copy of the original Fairey drawings. Two sheets show the plan, long section and cross sections. The contact is Charles Lawrence, email: czczcz@me.com Zdenek

Motor problem by RichardSReade Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
After reading your post Jarvo I went out to the workshop to check if the motor would run, it had got so hot it had melted the solder on the live feed connection so in a way saving it from going right up in smoke, an inline fuse may be a thing in the future, the motor is completely burnt out however the power box is OK. Thank you for the information about the larger motor, I am not sure which is the larger out of the two, I have posted some photos of them both as I am not up to speed with the rating numbers of the motors,maybe you could answer that question. However following up from Scout13 reply, although the cover over the prop shaft connection was in no way restricting air flow, ( I will drill some air flow holes in the cover to be 100% positive on that statement. The motor fixing bracket and the RE540/1 motor recommended for the Sea Commander and sold to me by the model shop, (I was given the other motor by a club member as I was informed it was the better out of the two) looks like the problem, if you look at the photo's you can see that the air flow holes are completely blanked out by the bracket, something I missed when fitting it.

South Manchester Model Boat Club by GrahamP74 Captain   Posted: 13 days ago
Great model roady! I remember the Alice Upjohn when she was in service at Dungeness. I still am friends with some of the crew, Dungeness is now home to a Shannon..

Twin motor control problem by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
I've breezed through this so apologies if I missed something. There is no way the boat will magically go into reverse when transporting from the bench to the water. If it works on the bench, it will work in the water, out of interest, how do you know its going the right way on the bench? you might have the props on the wrong way around if directional, so its actually going in reverse on the bench. You can run multiple motors with one spectrum receiver, I have done it several times, with boats and planes, so its not that. Your later posts suggest more is amiss here, it could be a signal issue, as you say it sometimes works? Have you done a range test? If you have not, This needs to be the very next job you do. Not knowing specificallky what tx you have, eg the dx6i has a built in range test, and needs to be done from all angles, and should work at least 20 metres from the boat. This needs to be a must on all models. I do this every time I sail or fly, every time, I don't want to lose a model due to signal loss, which depending on the failsafe being set, can result in full throttle and loss of control, that's another topic I suppose! Mtrokiks are pretty much bullet proof, forget those Chinese blue things, the issue isn't the escs, its the set up. Get the mixer out, use a "y" lead between the receiver leads, disconnect both red wires, and use a separate receiver 6v feed into the receiver, plug in the esc's, watch the lights to see if they set ok (assuming you have throttle range set them separate first), then range check, nw throttle on the bench, one at a time, with a tissue behind the prop to ensure they are going the correct way, belive me when I say its an easy mistake to make thinking a twin set up has both props with the correct direction when one isn't!😊 I see you are at Bury, thats a big well established club, has anybody there taken a look for you, seeing it in action is so much easier than over a keyboard! If you fancy a trip to the Wirral Ill gladly sort it for you Paul

PS Waverley by davidhgreatbatch Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
PS Waverley sailing day (Stourbridge Model Boat Club)

South Manchester Model Boat Club by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
I have nowt to do with the club but she looks Very OK to me 👍