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A return to the hobby! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Well said that Man 👍 Greetings Down Under from 'Up Over' 😁 Doug 😎

A return to the hobby! by sidley70 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
Greetings from Australia, Hi mate, Model boat building is the most rewarding hobby.Great for us oldies to while away the hours in retirement. I have been boat building for 30 years and cant give it up. Enjoy your hobby and be proud of what you build. You get better as you progress. Regards Sid

A return to the hobby! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
OK Guvnor, I'll get back to work 😁 Think we're on the 'back straight' now. Cheers, Doug 😎

A return to the hobby! by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Now now children let's not start another war by hijacking another thread. Taycol is a superb motor whether refurbished to modern standards or totally original, so please let's not waste any time arguing. Cheers Colin.

A return to the hobby! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Evenin' Dodgy, You do know the expression 'tongue in cheek' don't you? 😁 Anyway, I've got enough on my plate already😲 All the best, Doug 😎

A return to the hobby! by DodgyGeezer Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
"........Hi DG, Hmmm! They can always make a donation to our site and read my refurb blog😁 Anyway, I'm not sure they'd like what I'm doing with Colin's motor.😲 They tend to be 'Patina purists'! 🤓......." Oh, I'm sure that they'd be only too happy to encourage any interest in the Taycols - original or modified. But I fear that they would have problems making a donation - they are strictly providers of free information, use only open source software and won't even run adverts on their site to defray their expenses...

A return to the hobby! by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Sounds a good choice, do you know what the thrust ratio is,?? 45/50

A return to the hobby! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi DG, Hmmm! They can always make a donation to our site and read my refurb blog😁 Anyway, I'm not sure they'd like what I'm doing with Colin's motor.😲 They tend to be 'Patina purists'! 🤓 Pics show where we're at, output end is done, brush gear end is a bit trickier! Details in a blog update shortly. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS This is my second 'Taycol Tale' 😉 Last year I renovated my Target and converted it to run off a modern ESC, forrads and backuds as Martin would say😁, for use in my fish cutter. Which might get finished around 2025🤔

A return to the hobby! by DodgyGeezer Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
".....Ref your motor: I'm multiplexing myself between repairing fences and refurbing your motor! Reassembly has started; first new bearing is in, will tackle the second tonight. Illustrated 'right up' 😁 to follow. Cheers, Doug 😎..." The Taycol website would appreciate a write-up if you have an interesting 'Taycol Tale' to tell....

A return to the hobby! by J. Barry Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 days ago
Colin, thanks for the input; I’m using a Graupner 45mm 2-bladed nylon, which was a recommendation from a local hobby shop.

A return to the hobby! by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
I also tend to use Sla batteries a model this size should easily be able to take a 12v 7ah battery, some of my models I have to use 2 batteries, 1for ballast or in parallel to give longer running time. The 660 motor should be fine, what size prop are you going to use. Cheers Colin.

A return to the hobby! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
'Right On' Colin 👍😁 My first Boss (part owner of a small sub-contract outfit I worked for during my Sandwich Course days) used to say "If you've never made a mistake you've never made F... All"! 😲 He was a bit of a rough diamond but a great first Guvner! Ref your motor: I'm multiplexing myself between repairing fences and refurbing your motor! Reassembly has started; first new bearing is in, will tackle the second tonight. Illustrated 'right up' 😁 to follow. Cheers, Doug 😎

A return to the hobby! by J. Barry Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
I would appreciate some input as to the type of battery. My inclination is to go for a lead-acid, as I would like the additional weight. I feel that most models look too light on the water. The motor is a mtroniks 660 with a Viper Marine 25A ESC. Any advice would be appreciated!

A return to the hobby! by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
If you don't make mistakes then you don't make anything, good luck with the commander. I'm doing a commander refurb on my dad's old one from the 50's. RNMUNICH is doing the motor for me it's an old taycol supermarine. I'll be doing a full right up after Xmas. Happy modelling, cheers Colin.

A return to the hobby! by J. Barry Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
After reading what I just posted, I should add that I am still making some of the same old mistakes, also!