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Formidable by humelvin Seaman   Posted: 2 hours ago
[Score: 9/10] 48"/12000g Formidable Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 50mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 65mm) Geared Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 8Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Hemmens 'Formidable' 5 years to make! Double plank on frame. First plank skin fastened with wood trenails. Scale planking. Second skin mahogany strip to Lloyds spec. 10,00 copper rivets. Was intended for Hemmens V-4 steam but chickened out so electric - V-4 now bench run only.

Gusty Cat by tomarack Commander   Posted: 1 day ago
[Score: 5/10] 39"/7000g Gusty Cat Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through HK ESC - Comments: Gusty Cat is model of Thames sailing barge staysail class with auxiliary motor (no bowsprit)

All hooked up, nowt happens... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Doug, just managed to download the PDF. I hadn't noticed the download sign and it just put up a bigger PDF picture. BUT...what the hell all that stuff means I have no idea. 1 Beep, 2 Beeps, 3 beeps. My motor just beeped continually. And no, I didn't know the Tx had to go on first either. It's been a LONG time since I played with RC gear of any sort and that was much simpler than all this modern stuff. I've put it all away now, so I'll have another go during the week and see if I can get any sense from it. I can't ask any locals as they're all old tuggers with basic electricks. Cheers, Martin

All hooked up, nowt happens... by rapidair65 Apprentice   Posted: 1 day ago
Thanks Doug, all this electrickery baffles me but I have managed to pass the first hurdle, soldering the EC5 cannectors to the power leads! I'll post as things progress. Selwyn

All hooked up, nowt happens... by Lordgord Seaman   Posted: 2 days ago
I can only sympathise, I have had these lecky problems since I started building some time back. My solution was to find a friendly "electric savvy" builder to help me out by wiring one of my boats for me, I now have a system I Can use as a pattern.👍

fair wind by keithtindley Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 36"/2000g fair wind Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 15mins Powered by NiCad (6v) 3Amp/h Batteries - Comments: kyosho fair wind yacht .This is getting on for twenty years old,it is a big yacht wth a main mast and sails that is over 4 feet high.The electrics are futaba and it has two servos fitted one for the rudder and the other is for the sails.The hull is Abs with the mast and booms made from aluminum.I purchased this in a poor state with problem electrics and in need of tlc.

kyosho fair wind by keithtindley Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
This yacht was purchased on a whim ? i spotted it for sail locally and thought it was about 30 inches high. i had a shock on collection as its over 40 inches high and 3foot needed some attention to the electrics and transmitter and a lot of tlc. i think its big enough for my jack russell to curcumnavigate the world single footed !

Deck off! by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Deck removed and all electrics have been tested and are working well

36" Thames River Police Launch by Robbob by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
After the successful build of the ‘Vintage Model Works’ RAF Crash Rescue Tender I was asked by Mike Cummings of VMW if I would undertake to build a prototype of their new model with the aim of checking the construction method and the assembly instructions for accuracy before the kit is put into production. The model is a ‘Thames River Police Launch’ and is based on the original design by Phil Smith for the Veron company, this was a very popular model kit in the late 50’s and 60’s and sold for the princely sum of 43 shillings and tuppence, approximately £2.15 in today’s money but an equivalent cost of £48.50 in 1960. This design has been updated to accommodate electric propulsion and radio control by Colin Smith, the son of the original designer and it has been re-scaled to be 36” in length where the original was 24” which gives much more scope for detailing and provides more ‘hiding room’ for the drive, control systems and all the associated wiring. The kit produced by VMW uses the same construction techniques as the original and the materials are a combination of balsa and plywood both of which a laser and CNC cut for precision. The ply and balsa materials supplied are of very high quality as one would expect from VMW and all the stripwood for the chines, rubbing strakes and deck detailing is included, even the dowel required for the mast is in the box, very comprehensive! The kit also includes white metal fittings such as the fairleads and stanchions, and the searchlight and horns. The glazing for the windows comes in the kit too. The instruction sheet supplied is in need of revision as it is largely taken directly from the original as written by Phil Smith and some of the terminology needs updating, for instance the ply bottom and side skins are referred to as ‘strakes’ but I understand that a re-write of the instructions is in hand along with an updated plan showing the best positioning for the motor, prop-shaft, battery, ESC, receiver, rudder and servo. During construction I have added a few additional pieces of ply or balsa as reinforcement or supports and substituted some balsa parts for ply where I thought a stronger material would be better. I also added some hatches to give access to the wiring at the bow and the rudder & servo at the stern but largely I have not gone ‘off plan’ to any extent. The pictures show the model in it’s present state (Nov 2018) and is ready for painting and finishing.

Bluebird by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi Biscuit, I have just watched your video's, nice to see more on the water. I see you have also posted pictures of the Graupner Rhode Island F1 tunnel hull. I also have one of these and as yet have not got around to giving it a run. I do not live near any ponds locally where I can be sure I'm allowed to run my models. 16 miles for an electric isn't far I also have IC powered and the nearest for those is almost 40 miles. I get very disheartened with the hobby but still cannot get it out of my vein's. I curious to know where you have fitted wedges under you Rhode island. What's the chance of posting a few pictures of the under side of her to give me some idea as to how you have done this. It would be nice to see so that I could also give it a go so as to make her a little better on her maiden run. Many thanks in advance and kind regards.

Fast electric rc transmitters by boaty Admiral   Posted: 13 days ago
Just got a new Proboat Sonicwake .The e.s.c and brushless motor look very good but the STX2 TX appears to be a bit cheap . Not sailed it as yet but changed over to the Futaba T2HR system as I had already done on my Blackjack 29. I prefer the stick to the wheel and the Blackjack runs very well on the Futaba T2HR and has the steering adjuster on top right of the TX case. Has anyone else used the Futaba set in place of the one that comes with the boat.😁 Boaty

BRAVE BORDERER - BRUSHLESS SUMMARY by jbkiwi Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
I used this pump from E Bay which pumps well, and with the rubber mounts is quiet. 6-12v (I use a 2 cell LiPo which seems perfect) and am cooling 2 2000kv 28mm in-runners. Have tried a few different pumps and these have been the best so far. You have to be careful that you don't over pressurize your plumbing system, as if the hoses come off while running you can fill your boat up in no time. It's safest to adjust your pump voltage or piping to a 'neutral' pressure rather than risk hosing down your electrics. I used twin pick-ups behind the props and separate feeds, one for the pump and one direct in case the pump stopped or blocked.

just need cable (wire)... by ColinT Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
I get mine from Component shop, if they havn't got it its not been made,anything electrical. 👍

just need cable (wire)... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Understood Martin👍 Didn't realise you'd specified silicon wire. "Horses for courses"! For me it's t'other way round😉 All the wood finishing techniques are very satisfying when it works out! But that's the 'drudge' for me.🤔 I get more in the groove figuring out how to make electrical / electronic / mechanical gubbins's do what I want 😁 Know what you mean about storage space, and I ain't got no garden shed so everything has to be squashed inside my little maisonette. Other collections from my travels are slowly getting squeezed out! For sailing I'm lucky to have the Ostpark lake within strolling distance but I'm too lazy to do that 😁 and the ships seem to be mysteriously getting heavier 🤔 Look forward to seeing some of your set-pieces (dioramas?) Cheers, Doug 😎

electrical connectors by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi, don't bother with the pics, just change the Graupner connectors for bullets. Preferably the gold type. Cheers, Doug 😎