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On Public Display by Jerry Todd Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
This would be the first time I ever put something on public display. Well, some drawings went up in a high school art show, but this was certainly the first model. The Port Expo had set up a pool on the dock next to the N.S. Savannah. It was windy, with the wind whipping around the ship every which way. The pool wasn't deep enough for the model to sail, so she just sat there tied off to one end, or down in the lee corner. Not a big deal, but I got to talk to a few folks about her, and that was fun. One of the other modelers told me about the model expo at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels Maryland, in just two weeks! Last time I had been to that museum I went on a 170 foot barkentine, this time the boat would be a little smaller. There was no way I was going to get much work done on the model in the time I had, but there was something I wanted to try out. From the start I had a sail-arm servo set-up to handle the fore-and-aft sails, but I hadn't worked out how it would work. The heads'ls over-lapped and each had two sheets. When the model come-about, the heads'ls needed to be hauled over the stays to the other side. When sailing a real boat, like my 16 footer 'Lydia,' it's the same thing. When you start to come about, you cast-off the jib sheet. As the boat comes across the wind, the jib luffs and comes across mostly on it own. The the new sheet is hauled in and made fast. I wanted to emulate that on the model. My solution was two loose arms with the servo arm between them. The servo pushes one or the other of the loose arms to sheet the heads'ls - but not both. Center the servo and both jib-sheets are slack. It's incredibly simple and works on a single servo. I cobbled the system together in time for St Michaels. We also got one of those pop-up tents, and a folding table. I was taking the Pride of Baltimore model, and the Macedonian hull as well. I was getting into this public display thing. The Model Expo was great. There were a boat-load of modeler's and model there. The pool was much larger, but it was still too shallow, and Stella ran aground after sailing only a few feet. Only Constellation went in the water, but all three models got a lot of attention and I spent a lot of time talking to folks about them. The jib-sheeter worked great, though the servo only had 90° of travel and the Dx6 isn't programmable that way. When I got home, I went right to work on another control mechanism I wanted to try - the sliding-winch.

DJI Phantom 2 v2.2 drone by sonar Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
DJI Phantom 2 v2.2. Anyone fly one of these. Here are the specs of the one I am looking at. But seems due to all the bits it has to carry the total flying time is 16 mins .. Is this long enough for a general flight ? Any here are the specs DJI Phantom 2 v2.0 Fully kitted out with Live video feed to the controller, has the excellent Zenmuse H3-3D stabilised gimbal fitted and has the brilliant Gopro hero 3+ black edition included for excellent results. It has an immersion RC 600mw video transmitter fitted for long range transmission and this is fitted with a Fat shark omni directional higher gain antenna. The controller has a Flysight black pearl monitor fitted with the latest folding sunshade. As it has dual 5.8ghz recievers and 32 channels it has twin antenna mounts on top of monitor and there is a fat shark omni directional antenna to match the one on the video transmitter on the drone and also a 5 turn helical directional antenna for solid video at extended distances. The monitors inbuilt diversity reciever will auto switch between antennas to get the best signal. This comes with all original boxes and 2 sets of propellers one of which have never been out of the box. This drone has the heads up display module already fitted to give you live flight data and heading to find back to home if orientation is lost. As with all Phantoms this drone has auto return to home and land so if connection is lost it will fly back to land at its take off point. This drone includes all chargers etc so is all you need to get flying and capturing great aerial footage in a single kit. I have flown this out to 997m during testing and it is faultless in its reliability. Three flight batteries are included to keep you flying longer. This is a very capable machine that has done some epic flights. I am happy to demonstrate it flying etc as it has never been crashed or abused. So what would you think was a fair price to pay for this drone ????

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by WorcesterModelBoatCl Petty Officer   Posted: 18 days ago
Colin thankyou so very much for your most kind words. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to catch up with you today it was a little manic. But what a fabulous display. I will pass on your kind words to the membership.

Motor suppression by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Hi Doug, the prop looks a bit small, but the boat is 5 foot long, and 1.5 foot beam. Weight? Not sure yet, first sailing in 22 years. As been used for display at vintage shows for last fifteen. So family is excited to see how dads old boat goes, as none of my sisters ever saw it. Fingers crossed. By for now Colin.

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Our recently established, but rapidly expanding club, is holding its first open day at Cob House Country Park, Worcester Road, Wichenford, Worcester WR6 6YE. Our stand will be part of a Vintage Vehicle Day, organised by our hosts As well as a static display, there will also be the opportunity to sail on the lake, which adjoins all the amenities of the Mayfly Cafe. Parking is free and the cafe overlooks the lake. For more information please visit our website or contact us at

Glue by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
PS Some pics of the U26 installation (ca 2008) showing the rubber seal I fixed. It's still going strong! 😎 Hmm! Don't know why the site displays the photos in the wrong sequence!? Maybe Dave_M knows or can find out and fix it!? 😎

yawl Argyll by solo1274 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 41"/5000g yawl Argyll Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: This is a sailing Yawl base on the yacht Argyll. The hull is 41" long with a full keel. There is a single drum winch servo that controls all the sails. In the static display mode she has 2 head sails as per the real boat. When rigged for radio control sailing the 2 head sails are replaced for a single head sail. The radio control equipment is an older Spektrum D6 with a Spektrum receiver. The hull is an epoxy construction and was given to me by a club member an that was down-sizing. The sailing rig was all made by myself.

Mobile Marine Bonanza Day by HoweGY177 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Mobile Marine Bonanza Day from 10am, Great day out, food stall on site, Trade stands and displays from local Clubs. No entry fee. Site is near Lincoln show ground. Mobile Marine have their own web site locate it on Google for more details.👍

Sweet Sue by sandkb Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi John. Go to video gallery. Click on. Scroll through the first page and you will come across 3 videos of Sweet Sue Steam launch. The first one is a test run up out of the water. The next 2 videos are taken at Kowhai Park. I've just checked all 3 and they are displaying. If you still have trouble Google up you tube and search for Sweet Sue Steam launch. They're in there too. Cheers Kevin

Li-Poly batteries by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
to add to that, its also regarded as good practise to balance charge the lipo, using the balance lead, and and appropriate lipo charger, I believe all lipo chargers have this facility. This means the cells are all equal when fully charged, and you can view this on the charger display. It also means that none of the cells will be overcharged, and risk fire etc. The down side is that as the charger enters the final stage of balancing and achieving fully charged, it takes a while, as the current reduces, so patience is a virtue, and never leave unattended whilst charging, that applies to all chemistry, I have seem a nihm explode due to over charging, its not just this lipo myth that is risky!😉

Progress on Jet Sprint hull by Midlife306 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Rod, I'd love to build a 1/4 scale Jetstar that was used as a tender for Bluebird K7. The original Jetstar is on display at the Ruskin museum at Coniston Cheers Wayne

Using old motors by Westquay Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Dave, many thanks for your answer. I wanted a scale speed of 25-40mh, so much slower than the real speed of that figure. As long as they just about plane I'll be happy. I've been trying to get a Bob's board for ages. My old friend has a few in his loft. He used to make all the display models, aircraft and boats, for Bob's models. My R/C gear at it's earliest is Mini Hex from 1971 or Digimac. I can't get the REP single channel I once had, but which was stolen. I should say that my old Crash Tender (which I really should finish some time 53 years later!) always ran a treat with it's Supermarine Special, using said REP sytem. The Basset-Lowke motor is a permanent magnet type so will probably be OK with an ESC, but I have no idea what sort to use as I don't understand them. All I read seems to suggest that they are either expensive or unreliable. And they need "programming", which totally puts me off! I have no model boat clubs near here, so would just use the local canalised river which has both sides accessible and is rarely used by full sized boats. But at least I don't have to worry about other R/C users. Looks like the world is much the same for old motors after all. Cheers, Martin

Ketch Irene by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Pic 1 shows the drop keel & rudder extended. The carrying handle will hold it up until in the water. The stand doing the same when on display. Pic 2 the sail arm servo & the plastic tubes for control lines.

Model Steamer Club Spring Show 2017 by Pioneer Seaman   Posted: 3 months ago
Come and join the Model Steamer Club at Rouken Glen pond, Glasgow, for their Spring Show. If you have a steamer model, turbine, paddler or modern Calmac vessel then bring it along. Join us and sail 'doon the watter' to our 1:48 scale model piers of Blairmore, Arrochar, Tighnabruaich, and Kepple. Come and enjoy the best setting for model boating. Secure display area, launching platform, an excellent café, toilets and a snack kiosk. We can guarantee typical Clyde weather!

GVMBC Open Day by NeilHodson Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
10am until 3pm Static and Sailing Displays Guest Models welcome with prior notice 'Have-a-Go' boats Raffle Cake Stall