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Cheap motor for a quick fit, but what prop gents?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 hours ago
Hi Doug, yes, very similar sizes. (Nice finish on your Sea Hornet, btw. Mine cost me 99p off ebay!). My drill motor is from a 14.4Volt one, if I can find it! OR, I'll buy a 20,000 rev one from ebay. Roughly the same I should think. I'm going brushed because I have ESCs to use up, apart from the one or two for the Taycols, thanks to your kind provision of electro-boards. I was thinking 30-35mm prop. so that's good to have confirmed. This is actually the first full installation I've ever done in a model boat. My Sea Urchin is free running, the Crash Tender was installed by my Dad with REP single channel stuff and I once put a rudder servo in my brother's borrowed 575 yacht. Everything else (and that's a lot) has been static. Just got the steering servo mounted and made a sweet wee box for the Rx to help prevent it getting wet. Motor next. Cheers, Martin

ESC info... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi all, just plodding through ebay whilst having a cuppa and I see this ESC:-https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>ebay.co.uk/itm/60A-Brushless-Water-Cooling-Electric-Speed-Controller-ESC-BEC-RC-Boat-X5I6-SR/323323256487?epid=2070109255&hash=item4b47915ea7:g:bSkAAOSwIrVbNjH~ It appears to be programmable, but how would you programme it. There are no keys to press, etc.? I have read of programme cards for ESCs but don't have a clue why you would want to programme one. Would this appear to be a good deal? It seems to be. I would want to use it in my outboard motored kneeler hydro. Has a 2845 2600Kv motor, probably on 2S. Cheers, Martin

Detailing continues! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
It’s been a while since I did some work on the Waveney! ive been busy with courses to get ready for Civvie street and have had a sideways step with some aeromodelling. Anyway, have pressed on this week with the decks being finished and painted. all deck fittings scratch built, stanchions fitted and a crew figure painted and fitted. Today has seen the start of modifying the cabin to make it look like the UK version of the coast guard ship. The cabin rear end has had lots or pieces of ply and balsa fettled to make an enclosed cabin. the finishing touch will be a roll up vinyl rear cabin door which was a scrap piece of orange fake leather sourced of ebay for 99p! i had the model in the wifes hot tub to see where the balance was and it looks like its going to need about 2 kg of lead ballast in various places inside the hull to get a good sit on the water line.

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
Strange that you should mention the Movie/book 'The Cruel Sea', have just bought the DVD from Ebay, looking forward to watching it once again. I have an old Revell corvette kit, and last month bought the NEW corvette kit from Revell which has most of the lighting in kit form, plus revolving radar, but very annoyed 😆to find out that there is no p/e parts or wooden decking as in the platinum edition, but it only cost me £100 + vat trade deal, sssh🤐 Cheers Peter😊

Final Finishing before Sea trials ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi All, while sorting and archiving various mails/posts discovered that it was Krampus who sent me the link to American Diorama for crew figures👍 Thanks Braulio. https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>ebay.de/sch/i.html?_odkw=american+diorama&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR6.TRC1.A0.H0.Xamerican+diorama+1%3A18.TRS0&_nkw=american+diorama+1%3A18&_sacat=0

Final Finishing before Sea trials ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Good question Ed, I just spent half an hour looking for it! Aha! https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>ebay.de/itm/Sexy-Girl-Set-Police-Polizei-4-Figurines-Figur-Hot-1-18-Figures-American-Diorama/253294946598?_trkparms=aid%3D555017%26algo%3DPL.CASSINI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D53392%26meid%3D7ef2ed3a79f9407abd939ec03329dcad%26pid%3D100507%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26%26itm%3D253294946598&_trksid=p2045573.c100507.m3226 long link😉 Thinking of re-crewing your tug?? 😁

Martin's Taycol Conversion Boards by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Doug, is this one suitable for model users?https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>ebay.co.uk/itm/Digital-Monitor-LCD-Watt-Meter-60V-100A-DC-Ammeter-RC-Battery-Power-Amp-Analyzer/192581895881?epid=14020910322&hash=item2cd6c686c9%3Ag%3AnS4AAOSwbxBbRbkd&_sacat=0&_nkw=Watt+meter&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.XWatt+meter.TRS0 How do you connect it when the model is running, just out of interest? Cheers, Martin

Lifeboat plans by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Spitfires in this case are kneeler o/b powered vintage race boats. I thought I had 2 on the go, one for me and one for someone else, but I just found one! Oh well, one's enough. The dollies are needed to look like they're driving these things. They accept 1/6th scale dollies and I even have a suit of clothes bought off ebay for him! I bought an outboard motor from Hobbyking without fitted motor for bugger all, but now see that the same thing is £45 quid without brushless, which needs to be a 28mm watercooled inrunner. I'm going to need one of the those to fit the shaft and all that, but can only find one for 31 quid. It seems HK have been upping their prices lately! Do you have any reccomendations for where to get such an animal a little cheaper? I need the motor, I now realise, to build the dummy Godiva casing round it. It's supposed to be around 2300Kv, but the only ones HK have are more. Is that very important? Martin

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Hi Pete, Yep, the colour of the LEDs can be determined by doping the diode chip with various elements. The early ones were either red or clear, so the colour was added in the epoxy dome around the chip. Cheap ones still are like that. Nowadays you can get LEDs that light different colours according to the voltage applied! For instance in those irritating shelf / vitrine light strings that rotate through a variety of colours all the time.😡 I have some that are red or green depending on which way round you apply the voltage! They are milky white when off. Useful for checking the operation and setup in the boat of brushed ESCs and motors, esp for multi-screw boats, and the output of switching circuits. Funny I always thought halogen lights were a hard white with a blue tint, like some car headlights. Cool on the Kelvin temp range. Yellow is more like the warm white light of a tungsten bulb to me. Yellow deck floodlights are more likely to be sodium lamps, like many street lamps. The measurements you sent me indicated that the switch on voltage (Vf) of the searchlight was 3V and all the others 2V. So I based my final calc on that. If any of your LEDs don't 'strike' with 150Ohm just reduce the resistor to 120 to give it a 'shove'😁 I don't expect that though. I have a box of 300 various LEDs and 1000 various resistors in front of me (and the mast from my Southampton tug😉) so will do some practical tests. Cheers, Doug 😎 BTW: I can strongly recommend that you buy a simple LED Tester, like one of these- https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>ebay.com/bhp/led-tester I'll help you get the LEDs the right way round in your circuits and tell you how much current they need for a decent brightness, and at what voltage they will turn on! Only a few bucks and saves a lot of aggro. It'll also tell you what colour a 'clear or white' one will be when it turns on😊

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Ah, here's a basic photo from ebay. Martin

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
before you use RS to buy your wrapping wire you might like to look here https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>ebay.co.uk/itm/0-25mm-30AWG-Insulated-Silver-Plated-Single-Core-Copper-PCB-Kynar-Wrapping-Wire/122010525608?hash=item1c6864dfa8:m:mSSbrt6-g4kFAe2TYtm4QGg I didn't realise anyone was still making wire wrapping supplies.

Brooklyn Pilot House! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
I was just on Ebay I looked all over! Where else can I find "The Secret Ingredient"?😜 Oh, What's the Mil Spec?

getting there by Steve-Teresa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 28 days ago
well, bathroom trial's have taken place, a few adjustments, i.e positioning of the battery for balance, otherwise no bad at all, sit's ok may need a little balancing with weights but the open pond will allow travel and view from all angle's, electrics are in and basic, old transmitter and receiver, a cheep ebay esc, new motors, shafts, prop's and rudders, all working together well, the rest is as mentioned "stuff" that I found in the loft, shed and junk room.

Hellen Fishing Boat by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Hi All This year I bought an unstarted kit, but, sold it to a club member. A month later one of the club member wish to swap for a faster boat and as my Sea Commander required a repaint and fittings. I thought a swap for a very good working Hellen was a good deal. So are making a dingy and replacing the broken prop with a brass one I had my second Hellen for the year. Three weeks ago another Hellen pops up on Gumtree(aka EBAY), so it was to cheap not to buy it. While waiting for it to come, I made a new stand, a dingy with oars and a set of fenders. When it arrive the mast where laying on the deck broken, but , the posted pics show that. The motor is a 11 to 1 geared MFA Como 919 D which runs OK. A spare new plastic prop. Started on the repairs, like the keel and deck around the mast bases. The aft mast was broken in half, so I brass sleeved it. The aft sail was missing and the forward sail was all glued up, so I bin it. So this is the boat pics so far. Canabus

mr rc world by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hello Ron, Have found this on Ebay,😲 I think it's the same guy who runs 'modelling timbers', I seem to remember talking to him at one of the boat shows, and he said he was from the Isle of Man, hope this may help in some way.😉 Peter https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-MODELS-FITTINGS-NEW/263803804799?hash=item3d6bee9c7f:g:H5YAAOSwxURbQmFw