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Hijack by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 hours ago
oh and the jam goes on the scone before the clotted cream!!! That's how it occurs some one makes a statement that may have some tangential relationship and people respond this is a forum of ( generally) rugged individualists who spend a lot of time and money on something the rest of the world considers pointless.

Surface Drive by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Andy, you could start here😉 https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/propellers_sur... Tips n tricks- https://www.rcgroups.com/ style='background-color:yellow;'>forums/showthread.php?2198551-How-to-set-up-for-surface-drive It's the prop that makes the difference. Cheers, Doug 😎

Windows, stoopid question. by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Customer satisfaction, sir. Otherwise known as keeping a fussy friend happy . I wouldn't know a .6 from a .5 till Doug asked. Turns out I have a .6 tap from somewhere, so it made sense on that level too. Martin There should be a Grin sign after the fussy friend comment (I don't do emoticons), but this forum won't print it. Why?

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
I'll have to get in touch with RS then. Thanks. I'd much rather buy electrics than make! All these aftermarket Rxs claim they are compatible with other companys' Txs and hundreds of thousands appear to be just that. I'm still pretty sure that DX5e is duff. I read on an American forum they're calling them Wreckums, so I ain't the only one. And I ain't paying their prices for an Rx either when the Orange and the Storm are, effectively clones thereof. I was surprised to find the things wouldn't bind to the FlySky, but then the manual for that is crap and doesn't cover binding to any other Rx, even though it's headed "other Txs. and Rxs. So, the Rx thing has cost me 15 quid in all. The 50 quid I paid for the TX is what pisses me off big time. I take it there's no reason why the Flysky shouldn't bind to the Storm and Orange is there? If I did send you the DX5e would you have a look at it for me? I'd rather pay you than someone over here I never heard of.. Cheers, Martin

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Martin, You do like living dangerously don't you!? 😉 Why don't you ever buy anything from the same manufacturer to be sure it will work, or have the chance of regress if it don't! Anyway, since you've been an' gorn an' dunnit - Ignore the PPM, that just means Pulse Position Modulation. A type of TX modulation waveform that you don't need for the Spektrum TX. Forget the Stat as well. I suspect that that should be SAT for a Satellite RX. No that don't mean you can watch telly on it😉 It's just a connection for a secondary RX. Never ever seen one in action! The others are the usual aircraft / chopper functions in a particular TX Mode, so you can ignore the labels. We can use the channel outputs for whatever we want in a boat. Attached is a description of the binding I found in an RC flight forum. A little bit Chenglish but clear enough I think. Your Simprop 18A job should be more than man enough for your Supermarine. I don't expect that it will eat more than 10 or 12Amps. Put a 15A fuse in the + supply between motor and the mod board that makes it run ahead & astern; i.e. the + output of the bridge rectifier. That will protect the motor coil and brushes. Put another in the + from battery to ESC to protect the ESC and rectifier. Rectifier should be rated at least 20A peak forward current. 30A might be better in case your Supermarine is hungry! In that case use 20A fuses. 10A was enough for my little Target 😉 See attached pic for the mods to the Supermarine. Connections from the rectifier board to motor are- + and - of the rectifier go to the brush terminals. Of the two ~ (= AC) one goes the field coil. The other goes to the - wire from the ESC. + from the ESC goes to the other end of the field coil. If the motor runs wrong way (with respect to throttle stick) just reverse the brush wires as usual. Don't forget the suppression capacitors, you may not need 'em due to the spark suppression by the rectifier but ... JIC😉 Bon chance mon ami 👍 Cheers,Doug 😎

puffer by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
I started the puffer a while ago and have previously posted bits and bobs in the forum ,am having problems uploading pictures will try with mobile app and see how it goes .

Forum Topic Search? by pittsfieldpete Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Thank you, sir. My wife volunteered me to fix an R/C fire truck for neighbor’s grandkids. It’s a mechanical problem so it was right up my street (another British expression). I’ve got it fixed & nearly reassembled already, then it’s on to voltage measurements & making a sketch to put them on.

Forum Topic Search? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Pete, I happened to be taking a coffee break! Anyway I've fitted me eyeballs with return springs 😉 Sorry to hear of the affliction 🤔 Can sympathise, I have a much milder form. When I'm really concentrating on a job no problem, as soon as I'm done something switches and says 'Snooze time'! 20 or 30 mins later I'm back on the job 😉 No panic for the sketch, was just wondering. All the best, Doug 😎 To use a quaint old English expression; Pecker up old chap! 👍

Forum Topic Search? by pittsfieldpete Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Thanks again, Doug: You answered so quickly that your eyes must not have stuck in the rolled up position for very long. Regarding the sketch, I’m sorry it’s taking a long time but I’ll get to it today. I have narcolepsy as well as two kinds of sleep apnea. I use an APAP machine to keep my airway open at night & I take modafinil during the day to help stave off falling asleep suddenly & sometimes in awkward circumstances. I frequently have spells when the modafinil doesn’t work & it’s impossible for me to stay awake. Then I’ll sleep for up to 24 hours straight before my brain convinces me to either get up or get soaked. Luckily my brain & I are on good speaking terms or my wife & I wouldn’t be. Sometimes I’m only up for about 15 minutes before I get overwhelmed by the urge to sleep & I’ll be comatose again. Narcolepsy is the reason I had to retire early.

Forum Topic Search? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Pete, look in the list of Links on the left side of the screen. One grey button is labelled 'Site Search'. Cheers, Doug 😎 BTW: any progress on the sketch for your lighting connections?

Forum Topic Search? by pittsfieldpete Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Hello, everyone: If this is something that’s so obvious that I could trip over it please be kind & don’t roll your eyes so far up into their sockets that they get stuck. OK? Anyway, is there a way to search in the forum? If I could search & potentially find something I’m interested in I’d be able to avoid posting questions that have already been answered. Please let me know. Thanks, Pete

Sea Queen by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Also, don't forget you can get some nice parts from the shop on this very forum. Cheers, Martin

Speedline Lifeboat crew by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
I'm sorry to say. But this is what I hear about Speed line time and time again. Someone will pop up and say about one of the main guys being ill. But this has been the "excuse" for well over 12 months. I also know of peple being kicked off forums for saying this as well 🤔 but the truth is the truth. I have some 1/16th(I think) lifeboat crew, which you can have if you are interested. I got them with a 1/12th Trent I bought, but they are nowhere near the right scale. Best of luck getting a response from Speedline. Chueers, Dave😊

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Doug, it's just a DX5e with DSM and big red X on the extreme right of the label panel and the first pages go into why there is bugger all difference between DSM2 and DSMX, none of which makes any sense to me. I would assume, before you go changing from one to tother, you have to know the Tx is working first. I don't yet. And the Orange Rxs are reviewed all over youtube and another forum which says they are reliably DSM2 and DSMX compatible, almost like they expected trouble down the line. The guy who sent me the AR 610 Rx had bound it to his DX5e on DSMX before sending it to me and he sent it with a bind plug for me to, I assume, re-bind...but it didn't. All youtubes watched and forum posts read about binding Orange OR for that matter the newer Lemon Rxs. are exactly the same process as for a Spektrum Rx. I have only recently picked up on the Lemon being a flavour of the month, like the Orange was. As for changing from one "DSM>>>" to another, I didn't follow it, but as I said I assume you have to know the Tx is working before you fiddle with stuff and I don't, for sure and I'd rather not fiddle and risk making it worse. Martin

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Haverlock, worth asking any question, even the "stupid" ones, but yes I did have the bind plug in the BIND hole and the power in a servo hole. FV, no sweat, thanks for the interest, as to everyone else. The Spektrum Rx. that a member of another forum sent me to try didn't work either, so it looks like my Tx. is kaput. Sod's Law, innit, that the expensive bit is the duffer. I'll give it one last chance with the other Rx. I have coming. If not, Al's Hobbies could be the answer if they don't want too much for a look at it. Meanwhile, I'll be cleaning up and working on the Crash Tender. Cheers, Martin