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Mtronics and Lipo's by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Basically ads is correct, but that's only half the story! The clue is to look for 'LiPo Safe' when buying ESCs. That tells you it has a programmable Cut Off voltage setting to prevent damage to your battery. Default is usually 3.2V per cell. Absolute minimum is 3.0V. Below that you risk irreversible damage to the battery due to chemical changes that can't be reversed. The alternative is to fit a battery monitor which can trigger an audio and/or visual alarm to warn you to 'make nearest port best speed' before your battery is deep discharged, from which it will not recover! Some ESCs have a programmable function which allows to preset a reduction of the max power to the motor (instead of a total shut down) to give you the chance to get home before disaster. PLEASE don't ask me which ones. Check the specs carefully before you buy. Many current TX/RX sets will tell you on the TX display when the battery volts are low. Cheers, Doug 😎

Where's our mate?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi peter, 'Deck Blue' changed a few times over the years, there are lighter and darker shades depending on the theatre of operations and if detection from the air was paramount or not. Later in the war, when the axis air forces were largely destroyed and the allies had overwhelming air superiority the emphasis moved to the vertical surfaces to confuse subs and the few remaining surface ships the axis had. Then the emphasis switched back to the horizontal surfaces when the Kamikaze attacks developed. So probably the lighter Pacific variant is what you need for USS Kid at the end of the war. You are lucky that Kidd has been preserved as a museum ship in her 'end of war' state 👍 If you Google USS Kidd I'm sure you'll find the museum site with more colour pics. Also, the display on different web sites will depend on many variables, for instance:- How the sample was photographed; white balance, colour balance, lighting; intensity and type - Kelvin temperature etc. How the photos are digitally interpreted and integrated in the web site. The times of 'The camera never lies' are unfortunately long over! Added to that is how your PC or Dumbphone/tablet displays the web site, similar problems;- Type of display, colour / contrast / brilliance settings etc etc. Power saving settings can affect these! If I were you I would use the Measure 22 scheme as shown on the colour pic and described on the Wiki page. That's apparently what the USN went back to when the kamikaze attacks started. Your basic choice is enamel = Colour Coats, or Acrylic = LifeColor 😉 Personally, I would go for the 1944 dazzle scheme cos it's more interesting and unusual, but then I'm just NUTS! 😁 Cheers, Doug 😎 PS Hofbrauhaus is for the tourists! I've been there maybe three times in 38 years? Once on my very first visit to Munich in 1980, then, after I started working here in 1985, only with customers who insisted on going there. Too loud and expensive, there are many better, less touristic, ones in Munich. Prost allseits! PPS haven't been to the Oktoberfest for years for similar reasons! 30 years ago it was still fun, but not now 🤔

Display model lifeboats by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 18 days ago
Ok cool, I will get in contact with my idea when I have time to fully explain

Display model lifeboats by Jerry1 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
In Clanfield Hampshire

Display model lifeboats by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 18 days ago
Great idea, where are you based? I have some ideas....

Display model lifeboats by Jerry1 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi, I am thinking of starting a group or club to raise money for the RNLI, by displaying and sailing model lifeboats. If you have any ideas or want to help please contact me. Jerry

Calculating scale speed by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Thanks Doug I hope that your not getting too stressed by my motor restoration, I'm looking at buying another supermarine, boxed unused, box looks awful but motor is still all shiny. If I can get the price down to my level it will be for the vintage history display. What esc would you recommend for the one you are restoring. Not getting much done at present as I am trying to sort out building work on new wetroom before I go for my operation. So I will be back on the models after my knee surgery is done. Checked the launch this morning using my satnav strapped to the cabin roof. After a 300 meter run at full speed it read 7.01mph. So that really was pleasing to see. Got to go sparky just arrived. Cheers Colin.

HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi John, Attached is the old Colour Coats Naval Paints chart form White ensign Models. It's based on original navy Paint Chips apparently. Of course precisely how the colours look on your device will depend on the settings of the display! But it gives you a comparison of the colours. Here's a brief history of Cambletown, ex Buchanan D131 if you want to build the USN version. From this it can be seen the she operated either in the Western Approaches or on the West Africa convoy routes. So I think that Medium grey (RN02) is a bit dark, more suited to North Atlantic convoy duty perhaps? I would go for Light grey RN03 or M23 Light Admiralty grey for the hull and upperworks with Medium greenish grey RN06 for the decks. If you want to go 'Cammo pattern' the Western Approaches colours for this are also in the chart. The colour coats paints are now sold by Sovereign Hobbies I just bought a batch from their German dealer; NNT Modell 😊 Some may not be available (Discontinued) but we can probably find near equivalents; I have several 'conversion charts' for Revell, Humbrol, Tamiya etc. My dealer still had a few tins of a Discontinued colour so it's worth asking😉 Have fun, cheers, Doug 😎

Voyager II by Ishmael Petty Officer   Posted: 25 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 39"/3500g Voyager II Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 120mins Powered by NiMH (4.8v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through N/A ESC - Comments: This is an "Almost Ready to Run" 1 M Cup Yacht made by Thunder Tiger and no longer in production. It is good for static display and outdoor sailing. It is simple to operate and handles very responsively. It is very good quality for the price and its strong construction should ensure a long service life.

Blackpool Model Show by ilewis Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 27 days ago
The Blackpool Model Show is back again for 2018 with even more models on display than ever before. For more details please visit the show web site at

S.H.Grainger Formula Powerboat by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
HQ It looks a though it was built as fully working model from the pics. Not a static display model 👍

Bending thin plywood by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Hi Mike, Suspect that Martin's steam powered computer can't display the thumbs up, so it shows a default square instead. Where the 'green' came from I've no idea! Cheers, Doug 😎

Elaine motor update/assembly pictures by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
You obviously weren't paying attention. The mix ratio was in earlier post, but here it is again. 10ml diesel and 2 drips methanol. Not recome for running the engine as not enough lubricant, it was only a quick test to see if the engine was a runner. The cleanup was done with diesel and petrol mix equal parts and a stiff brush to remove the crud first then a suede brush and scotchbrite pad. As I put it together I used gun oil as it is going to be used as a static display model for the history section of my vintage model display. I hope this answers your question, cheers Colin.

Elaine motor update/assembly pictures by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thank you for your interest, much appreciated. I'll be adding it to my vintage show display. Cheers Colin.

Tony O by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I can use a beautiful weed free lake about 500yds walk, but without help I can only take my small boats, so the main fleet only get out 3 or 4 times a year. Except for the vintage shows I go to display at. Cheers Colin.