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Logos etc by marky Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
you could do it several ways one would be to print yor design onto water tranfer paper you should be able to do this on a home printer or your local print shop would be able to do it for you hobby craft or a good art shop should have the paper,the other way would be to get them printed onto vinyl which may be a tad more expensive

Tank Steering by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Doug. Yes that's correct, the trainer socket on the back of the TX is used for the firmware update. I found the info for the TX mod on another site and happened to need a few bits and bobs from Hobbyking so I added them to my order, so for £18 I can unlock the 10 channels that the system will support 👍😁 As I said I've not done the mod yet but when I start the new build I'll probably do the update and then use the old 6 channel RX in the new boat and store a new model preset in the TX just for 6 channels. Robbob.

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 robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi All The Turnigy/Flysky iA6 are amazingly good value systems but did you know that they can be upgraded to full 10 channel operation! You will need to buy a new 10 channel RX for about £15: https:// style='background-color:yellow;'> And a cable to go from your computer USB port to the connector on the back of the TX for less than £3: https:// style='background-color:yellow;'> And then the firmware update from this site: There are also some YouTube videos to guide you through the upgrade process. This is one of a number of them on YouTube. I have bought the bits but not got round to doing the upgrade yet but apparently it is a very popular mod that allows you to assign a separate auxiliary channel to each of the switches and knobs. Robbob.

Tank Steering by canabus Commander   Posted: 6 days ago
The Turnigy ESCs(both Hobbyking car and marine), after you program them up just plug in and work, no messing around!!! Canabus

3d printing by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
We all have our hobby!! 🤔😲

Tank Steering by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Dave, you won't find a Conrad anything anywhere else but on the Conrad (or Amazon/Ebay) sites! But if you look for the Turnigy HT-6 you will find it on HobbyKing, it's the same damn thing for nearly half the Conrad price. See pics. Pure badge 'engineering'! Also just bought some Absima LiPos 2s 4000mAh from Conrad, €40 each. Today I found out that Absima is in Nürnberg (Nuremberg) just up the road from here, same batt €25 😡😭 Conrad will shortly be getting an appropriate mail from me! NO more Reely stuff for me!! I found the HT-6 very easy to set up, amazing what they pack into a $45 set these days. My Spektrum cost 12 times that a few years ago and doesn't do an awful lot more and is more complex to set up 🤔 Won't mess with mixer boards or two stick motor control just yet. Can use the mixer functions in the TX 😊 Have tested the HT-6 with various ESCs; e.g. Graupner Navy VR30 and Mtroniks Viper Micro10, no problems. When the new 2s LiPos are charged the next test will be with a Turnigy brushless ESCs and the BL I want to put in the Sea Scout. Progress is slow but sure. Why do I get on faster with electronics than with shipbuilding!!?? 😉 You're right; Mode 1 or 2 (3 and 4 are also available!) don't matter much. With this set you can assign any control element stick, switch, or pot to any channel (i.e. RX output) you want, and very simply - not like the Spektrum🤔. Like it.👍 I also like having the two pots available for proportional control; gun turrets, cranes, monitors .... 👍 And still switches left over for lights, sound .... Very versatile 👍👍 Only irritation is it won't go into operational mode until all switches are forward and the throttle (left stick) is pulled right back - motor off for an aircraft - safety feature. Minor irritation for a boater but pull the stick back and all is OK and you can then operate normally. Used the spring removal method on my old Graupner 40Meg MC-10. That box was a pain to set up as well🤔 I could programme the radio ATE for the old Home Office Type Approval lab faster, but then - I wrote the software 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Tank Steering by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Doug Enjoying your new toy. Not sure that Mode 2 or 1 for that matter has much relevance if you are using two sticks to control your ESCs. The gimbal posted by Canabus looks like the Taranis stick with an additional rotary control at the tip. Most gimbals use a spring to effect self centering and removing said spring disables this feature. One of the reasons I use the Taranis is to allow me to mix at the tx avoiding lots of complicated wiring and expensive mixer boards on the vessel. I did find the Conrad Reely HT-6 but not on the Hobbyking site. Can you post a pic please? Dave

Tank Steering by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Don't quite know what started this but here goes The Turnigy HT-6 has the non-centering throttle stick on the left. If you want it on the right there are clear instructions, with photos, in the 68 page (!) manual to show you how. 👍 Guess you can get a spare part if you want two non-centering. Will have a look tonight to see if it's 'modable'. I spent the evening on Wednesday programming one, disguised as a Conrad REELY HT-6 at twice the price 😡😆 of a Turnigy on Hobby King! I now have it doing what I want in mode 2 and not what it thinks an aircraft should be doing 😉 Can recommend the set 6Ch with RX for ca $ 46 at Hobby King. €80 at Conrad 😭😭😭 Thinking of putting a Product Review together. Nothing else to do!! 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

ESC POWER by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi Dave, I heartily agree. Why tempt fate? I have just bought a dual ESC form Hobby King to test with my destroyer. Otherwise the only advantage I can see in having 2 ESCs is if you want to use tank type control (2 sticks) to give power assisted steering! (Or mix with the rudder control?) If redundancy is the objective then a separate RX supply with NO BECs connected is the best bet. Happy sailing all, cheers Doug 😎

Looking for a Sea Queen by canabus Commander   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi Rolf Hope ewe are successful in you bid. Other than the paint the main area of problem is the old IC engine area with fuel getting in the wood. As for cheap parts, Hobbyking. Radios, brushless motors, ESCs, batteries and props. The boat is big, so a motor in the 50mm diameter with about a 50mm 2 blade prop. We will to see what happens and maybe a few posts with pics(we love pics), good luck. Canabus

Dirty Deeds by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi AllenA HobbyKing have a battery sale on at present and some are in the UK so no import taxes if you are careful Dave

Sea Queen refurbishment by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi Canabus I agree but I retired for the second time in 2009 and have no wish to return to employment. I do scratch build so make lots of fittings. My purpose in buying the 3D printer was to speed up the production of masters that I could take a mould off to then produce in fast cast resin. Used this on the Olympic and Titanic and have the hull for the Mauretania at 1:96 so plenty of fittings required there. I also have fittings for the KD Perkassa so am not restricted to any scale. This is the real benefit of CAD design as you can quickly rescale to anything (within reason) and the SD printer will produce the masters. 3D copiers are still a bit in the development stage for hobbyists and I am waiting for the cost to become more reasonable. I have seen a demo but its only good for figures in 1:12 scale with an affordable 3d printer. You could use a professional print service but its dear and rather defeats the object of designing and printing at home. Stephen does produce a range of fittings in the site model shop so they are available. Dave

46" Fireboat - what engine(s)? by canabus Commander   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi Vapour I am going with a Hobbyking L5055C-700kv- 1600Watts, 100Amp ESC and a 2 blade CNC 52 mm 1.4 pitch prop. The ESC only goes to 4S, so I am thinking of ordering a water cooled 90A ESC which goes to 6S. At present it has a 3648-1450kv-1600Watt, 100Amp ESC with a 2 blade 40mm 1.4 pitch prop, but has not been in the water with this setup. As the boat had no gear in it at purchase and that's what I had in the spare bits box.

Denatured Alcohol by marky Commander   Posted: 29 days ago
Hi Chris ,spoke to the guy who orders the cleaning stuff for the work he doesn't use it but said hobbyists or small businesses can get up to 20L or less for personal use you would need a licence he gave me the address if your interested ,its National Registration Unit ,HMRC Portcullis House 21 India Street Glasgow G2 4PZ The form you need is Public Notice 473