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Denatured Alcohol by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Doug, Going bang was all about my worry. More bang for your bucks???? would hate to loose you for the forum just to see you disappearing though the hole were your roof used to be!!!! PS, wonder if any of the security services have clocked our mixture discussion's??? might be a stern knock on the door soon!!! Regards Mark. (Free for now!!!!)

MFA TORPEDO 500 / BATTERY INFO by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Mate, welcome it the forum, the motor and prop seem ok, a general rule of thumb is prop diameter less than the motor, so you should be ok with this. Your thoughts on batteries, a pair of 2s or 3s lipo's 2200mah in parallel should give you 30 - 40 mins runtime, more if you are kind with the throttle, remember that you must have access to remove the batteries for charging!!! you will also get a reasonable turn of speed but the hull design won't go fast, they are cruising hulls not deep V speed hulls, when testing check for heat either the motor or the ESC, show some pics and lets see how you are doing Mark

3 x Brushless Motor control? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi All This Thread was started to seek help on Brushless motors. I have used and built Action kits for many years and was friends with Craig Talbot who introduced the range. I posted this link in response to the original post This unit is just for the mixer and does not include the ESCs and can therefore be plugged into and used with brushed or brushless ESCs. Doug' post previous to my comment showed the diagram for a mixer and twin ESCs that were for brushed motors. There are no connections at signal level to allow for the mixed brushless motor connections, only the one for the centre motor. Please read the thread title on Forum posts and keep comments relevant to the topic. If you wan't to ask about or discuss a different topic please post a new thread title.

Denatured Alcohol by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Yes Doug we will get slapped wrists.Good point about reloading and I' ve got a domed 50b but I left it dirty after the last run .Combined with a bit of damp and the hole has corroded away round half the circumference.I'll try that Free Flight supplies shop. Tried getting onto Jetex forum but had to send E mail asking how. No form evident on site . With apologies to the mods for the Hi -Jack . If you need to say more go on chit chat or something. Cheers John Have a few forXXX me 👍

correct size of wiring by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Neil If you want to ask a question the Forum is the correct place. Your build blog is for describing your progress and may not be seen by all members who are not subscribed to your blog.

correct size of wiring by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Neil Start a new topic in this electrical related section of the forum

3 blades v 2 blades on air boat by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
It's really a case of suck it and see .Experiment is my mantra for stuff like this.Just try it and see what the results are. You could ask the aero bods on say Aeromodeller or RCME ( Flying Models ) forums of a number of others.👍

Propulsion Hegi Revell Fairplay V tug model by Radiosailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
I just recieved a big package today containing the remains and the hull of this Fairplay V. The included paperwork included a A3 sized scan of the original plan. But this plan only shows partnumbers instead of measurements. Indicated on these original plans are a 60mm diameter propellor, and the Marx Monoperm Super Special (what a name!) with reduction 3:1 in it. A choice which seems undersized to me compared to the (same era & comparable size) Bugsier Tug from Graupner which has a Decaperm. For the moment I tend to go for this 12V low Rpm Xdrive 555. It has 25Nm of torque and doesn't need reduction. And combined to a Raboesch propshaft - which one can easily shorten - will help to get the driveline as far aft as possible in the boat, leaving more room for a bigger battery.(Or have the possibility to trim the boat with the battery and have the battery as deep as possible in the boat.) I'll check these mentioned forums too, thank you for the advise.

Propulsion Hegi Revell Fairplay V tug model by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Radiosailor I was not familiar with the model so have just searched. The Tug forum http://modeltug style='background-color:yellow;'> has an article by a member who did some mods. If you register you can see the pics and ask for advice. Regarding fixed or steerable nozzles they both work better than a standard prop. For maximum effect the steerable works best and this will certainly be the case with a single prop. I have had both types on tugs but mine were twin screw and I could turn both on the spot with independent motor control. From the motors you have I suspect the Xdrive 555 may have the best torque which as Doug said is best for Tugs. There are several suppliers but without knowing any measurements it's difficult to point you to a specific site. It should make into a nice model and will certainly look the part on the water. If you look on Model Slipiway's web site they have a kit Al Khubar and AZIZ which are twin Kort. There are links to build blogs for the AZIZ which may be useful. Model Boats and MMI also had featured articles on builds for Al Khubar.

Propulsion Hegi Revell Fairplay V tug model by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi, I can't profess to be a Tug expert but I believe the general rule is 'Low revs & Hi Torque'. I hope one of the tug fans here will pick up this thread. Also this forum might be useful to you; a discussion on kort nozzles & tugs 'Fixed or steerable'. style='background-color:yellow;'>forums/showthread.php?1536288-Steerable-kort-nozzle-vs-fixed-kort-and-rudder Good luck, let us know how it goes. Cheers Doug 😎

messages and notifications by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Chris Unless you have turned off notifications on your PC/Tablet etc you should receive a message saying who has liked your post. I received one today. Message headed "Someone likes your post" 'Skydive130 liked Painting commenced! Looking good. Must be a new type of paint with that overnight finishing technique!' Stephen (Fireboat) posted a reply in May this year on the Forum under 'anything website related - Private Messages'. "Private messages from other members cannot be deleted, only marked as read. You can delete private messages you send, which will also delete it from the recipient, but it's not advised. As soon as you send a PM an email will go out to the recipient in any case which of course cannot be retracted... You want to do this to tidy up your private messages page? Stephen" If you need further clarification I suggest you send Stephen (Fireboat) a personal message. Dave

What to do???? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Kathy Sorry to hear of your loss. Are the models static (display only) or radio controlled models? Most charities are usually willing to accept donated models, and the RNLI may be a good starting point. If they are RC then you can advertise on this and other sites or even e-bay. Museums do sometimes accept particular models but they often have a vast collection already and many are in storage and not on public display. As a start you could take pictures of the models and post in the Forum under for sale and see if there is any interest. Don't post your e-mail address or telephone number to avoid getting spam. I usually just put a location like Cheshire UK to help identify your location.

messages and notifications by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Two questions peeps. How do I delete old messages please. And I have received notifications saying someone likes my post and to view on line but I don't know who from and can't find them when I go on the forum. Could there be a way of saying who it is liking my post or in connection with which thread.? Cheers John O/T👍😊P.S. this is over last few days.

Propulsion Hegi Revell Fairplay V tug model by Radiosailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi AllenA, LOL! I think you're referring to my post "Local Boatshow" in the Boat Harbour section. Doesn't matter. Happy to read that I'm perfectly fine! I'm just new here and have no idea how active this forum is. I happened to stumble over this forum while searching RC boat photo's on the web, and thought: Well why not drop a question here. (not knowing at that time that I would spend half the afternoon posting pics of my own fleet...and I haven't even finished yet...) Back on topic: I'm curious to see what advise I get over here regarding the Fairplay V. I might even keep up a build blog over here. I like the classic - almost yacht like - sheerline and superstructure. And this model is compared to the Banckert, Bugsier, Kalle or Torben tugs slightly wider and heavier; which will give this tug just a bit bigger wavepattern...

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Neil You have started a Build Blog with the same title as this Forum post. I suggest you post and respond to posts in the Build Blog in future. You can post as often or as little as you like. It's useful to give each new post to the Build Blog with an appropriate heading eg adding new motor etc. Have a quick look at some other Build Blogs to see how they worked