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smart phone problems by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 hours ago
its galaxy s3, al other forums etc are fine, its just this one, that advert is a real nuisance😡

Logos etc by octman Commander   Posted: 17 hours ago
Thanks a lot. Plenty of info there to ponder on. All very interesting. It's amazing what this forum comes up with when someone asks a question. If I used vinyl logos do I still need to varnish over them as I would a water slide transfer? Thanks again Chris

Conrad REELY, Flysky iA6, FS iS6, Turnigy HT6 !! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi All, Carried over from 'Tank Steering' 😉 Turns out they are all exactly the same beast! Badge Engineering - Branding! Several German forums also gave the same links to various github pages for mods to any of these sets - all absolutely identical! Only the prices are not! Hobbyking is ALWAYS almost half of any of the other sources prices! When I'm happy with the 6Ch performance, and have some models stored, will investigate the 10Ch mod. Cheers Doug 😎

Tank Steering by canabus Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi All The Turnigy/Flysky IA6 both mode 1 and 2 have the non centering IC throttle on the left or right. If you require both gimbals to be spring centering the kits are available from Banggood. The link to the mayhem site will give an idea for the install with pics and all the part numbers. : http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/ style='background-color:yellow;'>forum/index.php?topic=58658.new;topicseen#new Enjoy Canabus

Re Boat Harbour entries by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
You beat me to mentioning this, Doug You are quite correct the Boat Harbour section of the Forum is for members to show their finished models as well as give details of the power set up etc. A picture is really needed to show off the model in all its glory. If you are able to posts in the Build Blog section are very welcome and do produce encouraging and helpful responses from members, who also benefit from seeing how others tackle their builds. There are other specific sections where members can post to share experiences or seek help for specific topics. Some members use Tablets or Mobile devices to view and it could be Stephen may need to make it easier for these users to access the relevant sections and post pictures. All posts are welcome but pictures do add greatly to the impact, and I suggest that any member who has a problem posting, sends Fireboat, Stephen a pm so he can address the issue. happy building and posting Dave

Canning Tug - Tooley by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Tooley, Since you are now a member - Welcome aboard👍 - post in the Forum (e.g. Boat Specific or Build Blog) not in the Guestbook, we can't answer there 🤔 Re advice: 'quick' 😉 trip to Swansea Maritime Museum to take some measurements and check details?? Good luck with the build, nice subject👍, and above all Have Fun! Cheers Doug 😎

correct size of wiring by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Chris, no you don't need 70A wire! 😊 That might be horribly thick and stiff for a scale boat. You need wire the same size as probably on both your motor and battery. Same the 'standard' wiring in cars. Available I suppose at Halfords and any car diy shop. WHAT YOU DO NEED IS A 15 OR 20 Amp FUSE TO PROTECT THE WIRING IF THE MOTOR STALLS (PROP GETS BLOCKED) 😡 If your ESC has a BEC supply for the RX put the fuse in the positive motor lead, probably red or yellow. If not, i.e. you have a separate battery supply, put the fuse in the positive lead from drive battery to ESC. Then at least the RX will still work and maybe you can see from shore if it still responds; e.g. by switching on lights or some other visible function. With twin or more props fusing the motor wire itself can sometimes help get the boat home on a remaining engine. Somewhere in the Electrical stuff blog is a long discussion on the subject! Have a look here https://model-boats.com/ style='background-color:yellow;'>forum/electrical-related/28332 "What type of wire?" Happy sailing 👍 Cheers Doug 😎 PS: Almost forgot, if you have a brushless motor you have no choice but to put the fuse in the positive wire from battery to ESC! Brushless ain't got no positive!

newbie by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 14 days ago
Welcome to the Model Boats Forum mate. It's David off FB & Messenger. Hoping to see some video of your maiden voyage up at Ellesmere. Sorry I missed your query about the receiver. Happy sailing, Dave W 😊

Decks by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Norm, All the weapons, boats and other 'hangers-on decks' are Humbrol colour Matt Sea Grey # 27, Revel approximate Matt Mouse Grey (Mausgrau) # 47. Don't know what paint type you use but I have several conversion charts so let me know and I'll see if I can find an equivalent. Flight deck is Matt U.S. Light (!) Green # 117, which is actually not so light, more of a Sea Grey-green. Arrester wires: On the Ark there are 8 ! According to my plan- #1 33.5m from the edge of the roll down, #2 6.6m from #1 #3 6.6m from #2 #4 7.33m from #3 #5 7.33m from #4 #6 6.95m from #5 #7 5.64 from #6 #8 5.26 from #7 No guarantee for accuracy!! Or even if 'Lusty' was the same but it's an indication. 😉 Your build is looking good 👍 I'm wondering if you are taking all this trouble why don't you go the 'whole hog' and bring her to life😉 Finish the hull and give her some motors 😊 No, I'm not in UK, I'm in Munich where I've been for the last 32 years, Tempus fugit😲, hence my forum name 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Secure the hatches and raise the flags ! by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi Colin. Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your good choice of model 👍. I bought all of the brass pins I used from a UK based eBay seller http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SOLID-BRASS-PANEL-PINS-15mm-20mm-2... I can't imagine that something similar would not be available in Oz, try a good joinery or cabinet makers supply outlet. I mostly used the 15mm size and used, quite surprisingly, a total of around 500 😱. These pins have a tapered head rather than a flat one so that they can be punched flush, or just below the surface of the wood very easily. This is important when pinning the side and bottom skins so that the pin hole can be filled and sanded to give a very smooth surface for finishing. Also, when pinning the thin wood strips always pre-drill the wood to stop the wood from splitting. I'm not sure if CMB supply this type but Javro, who replied earlier, may be able to confirm this. Good luck with the build and please do think about posting a build blog on this site and ask as many questions as you need to. As I discovered, the help and advice you will get will be invaluable. Rob.

Spirit of Australia 2 first test by Midlife306 Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi all, I'm on the Bluebird Project forum, this video has just been posted on there, looks like things are hotting up on the world water speed record front!!! Cheers Wayne https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz1J9elAimo

Sea Hornet by canabus Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Jim I like the idea of 25% larger. http://www.modelboats.co.uk/ style='background-color:yellow;'>forums/postings.asp?th=108007 This is a link to my custom built standard size one which may give you a few ideas. Canabus

Servos & motor having a wobbly by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Doug I well remember these chokes and that capacitor. I do believe modern thinking is to wrap the low current wires to the ESC round a circular choke, there are never any chokes in the supplied ESCs motor leads. I do recall advice on one of the forums regarding not putting any inductance in the motor leads, not sure if it was Electronize or Mtronic who gave the advice. They both adopted high frequency pulses for control a few years ago and there was lots of discussion as people upgraded their old ESC to a new one. Chokes were quite common in the past but the technology was vastly different to that used by modern ESCs. Are you sure the interference is from the motor? I had a very similar symptom with a faulty servo, very similar to that Eric is using. I have asked him to unplug the servo and see if the problem goes away. So far I have not had a reply so can only guess what might be the problem. Cheers Dave

Scale Sailing Association by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Jerry, don't worry about the thread, the guy that started it (Westquay) left this forum weeks ago. 🤔 Cheers Doug 😎

Working radar by chugalone100 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Dennis: Thank you for your feedback about the radars. I believe you have your pulleys hidden under the pilots cabin. I have very little room for that type of set up, so I think the best way is to purchase the small motor that Doug recommended without any mayor wiggling. Show me some pictures, or I believe I have seen your set up in this forum. Thank you Julian😎