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KeilKraft 1974 by AllenA Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Dave, I have just about all the Eezebilt plans on computer if you ever feel like doing another one give me a shout. Regards Allen

Tank Steering by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi All The Turnigy/Flysky iA6 are amazingly good value systems but did you know that they can be upgraded to full 10 channel operation! You will need to buy a new 10 channel RX for about £15: And a cable to go from your computer USB port to the connector on the back of the TX for less than £3: And then the firmware update from this site: There are also some YouTube videos to guide you through the upgrade process. This is one of a number of them on YouTube. I have bought the bits but not got round to doing the upgrade yet but apparently it is a very popular mod that allows you to assign a separate auxiliary channel to each of the switches and knobs. Robbob.

What motor have I got? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Not Quite Doug but I have a box full of motors from various sources. Mostly use Brushless nowadays as I suspect many do, but there is nothing wrong with the brushed motors and I do have many boats that run flawlessly on brushed, and in my opinion are more controllable, certainly for scale models. I once worked for a firm that stripped old computers and acquired several beautiful 24v brushed motors some with precision gearboxes. Average current draw is less than 100 Mamps. Needless to say they are German made but I have some earlier US made motors again from mainframe computers that run from 1.5 v to 24v. The tork is so great that at 12v you can't stall the motor with your fingers, but you will burn them! We used them in model tugs with 2" props. Happy days Dave

Turbine boat by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days ago
Have installed my coal fired stainless boiler[home made and tested to 200lb] into the steam turbine launch to see how it goes!! The boiler is fan assisted [ computer fan ] and controlled by rheostat to limit draught .If you saw my video in VIDEO GALLERY a few weeks back you will see what too much draught does !!! As soon as it stops raining i will shoot some video so you can see if it worked or not !! Les Breame

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Left to harden for 4 days, then got the hamerite white and thinned down to spraying consistency and poured it inside, rotating in all directions to coat completely pour out paint and leave to dry over night then using the paint saved from first coat I recoated it again. So now the Queen has a nice white interior. Will now look to do the fitting out of controls before finishing the outside. I do wish I could upload pictures, but will do a full set when I get a computer. I'm thinking of using a 600 motor, as I have a couple in my motor box not earmarked for a specific build.

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
PS - But that doesn't mean you have to go for the other extreme - Zig thousand pounds for dozens of computerised functions and knobs, switches and displays all over, not to forget multi-parameter telemetry feedback with 5.8GHz video link to a virtual reality headset (stereo sound of course😉). 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step' Safe journey Nick, cheers Doug 😎

HMS Lightning by Cadet Seaman   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 66" HMS Lightning Single Propellor (3 Blade 60mm) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 12Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Restoration of a 5'6" hull, carved from the solid and nearing completion. Was once steam driven. Now electric. I have a load of pictures to show one day. It could be up to 100 years old, but I have no idea what the wood is except that it has a dull pink appearance and few knots. Pictures will have to wait until I have reminded myself how to put them on the computer, sorry. I think it was a "speedboat" when designed.

3D printing by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Sonar is right about computer skills, BUT - for excellent how-to advice and tutorials on all things 'desktop 3D, I can thoroughly recommend this site- and signing up for their newsletter. Explains the mysteries in plain, sometimes amusing, language, has reviews of latest machines, upgrades, software, filaments etc etc etc. 👍👍 Doug 😎

3D printing by none Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
3 d Printing seems to be the way to go for modelers. But does require some computer skills. So for anyone that wants a printer they are totally reliant on what they can find to print on some repository websites. As for resizing items to fit your project well then one again relys on others to resize the stl files. So even though I would very much like a 3 d printer I do know I will not be able to use one unless all the files are resized and all I do is push a button. Hi tech has now left me behind whereas a few years ago i was a little ahead of it..

turbine by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
I use a mixture of hardwood,wood pellets soft coal and anthracite depending on how much heat i need. Clearly the wood will burn away pretty quickly so i will use the anthracite for longer burning. I have a computer fan blowing air under the firebox which is why there is so much flame !!! I have yet to fit a rheostat to control the fan speed as clearly there is too much blow!!

Fairplay X - Plastic Magic! :-) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
We Had a bit of rain, last week! Today's supposed to be in the upper 80+ low 90! Glad to hear your expecting you package. don't make you feel like a little kid? Waiting for Santa! I too am waiting mine comes next week. computer part though! Cheers Ed....

Fairplay X - Plastic Magic! :-) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I thought I had a lot of computer stuff you have me beat. Oh what I wouldn't do for a 3D printer!

Fairplay X - Plastic Magic! :-) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Well the wife understands, and she gives me my space. When I use the kitchen I must leave it spotless or else!😭 And the room I use for the model is filled to the brim!!! I have my 5 models and supplies! there's also a computer and a server I keep file in. Oh, Did I mention I also have a Radio Flyer I'm Going to use to take the boats to the pond. Lets not forget I have two printers too....

Tor Viking icebreaker by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Yep, I saw the computer model as well, neat. Great if You want to scratch build! But how about this- 1:75, 112cm. 👍 Here are details of the ship, IMO number and where it is at the moment. Cheers Doug 😎

3D printing by Delboy Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
I've been using a 3D printer for 18 months now. Very useful for printing things like ship's wheels, bollards, etc. Thingiverse is a useful resource although, these days, every other design seems to be for a fidget spinner - very yawn inspiring. I design much of the stuff I print with OpensCAD, an open source (free) application but it helps to have a bit of computer programming experience to use it effectively.