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MFA TORPEDO 500 / BATTERY INFO by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Same as mine from HobbyKing, this type comes in various colours under various names but they are all made by Husang in China😉 You can also connect it between charger and battery to measure the charge (capacity in mAh) you've poked into the battery. This you can then compare with what is taken out again when running or testing motors. 👍

MFA TORPEDO 500 / BATTERY INFO by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi al, this is the sort of thing we mean - https:// style='background-color:yellow;'> Not too expensive but can save a lot of expensive mistakes and misery! Used for checking before you get on the water as well as for testing batteries on charge and discharge. Cheers Doug 😎

FLYSKY FS-I6S TRANSMITTER by canabus Captain   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi All The Flysky and Hobbyking Turnigy IA6 are the same beast. The plug on the back is for both trainer link and software update via special cable. The only problem is the manual does not tell you to hold down the cancel button for about 5 seconds to save your settings. Also you can get telemetry sensors for temperature, voltage and rpm from the receiver back to the transmitter. Canabus

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Neil, so far so good👍 My version is the Southampton, same hull and deck, including well hidden screws😡 but the older 40Mhz version without any special effects. So my answer to the 'Why change its' and 'It won't fits' is - If HobbyKing can do it why can't I? - and better! For a decent and inexpensive 6ch T/RX set I can from personal experience recommend the Turnigy HT-6 or TGY i6 or similar from HobbyKing for around 45-50 dollars 42 pounds from UK or EU warehouse. https:// style='background-color:yellow;'> Very versatile and easy to program, i.e. kill all the aircraft and heli widgets🤔 This set (and similar) was discussed in depth elsewhere here on the site. Look under 'Tank steering' ! Happy fiddling, Doug 😎

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Neil, the transducers are from HobbyKing/ style='background-color:yellow;'>hobbyking/i84822/#catalog They take a bit of finding! hardware & Accessories -> Audio Systems & Parts !!! Or just look for the TT-25. BUT: make sure they come from UK or EU Warehouse stock. I wasn't paying attention and mine came from the HK 'Global' warehouse and the German customs stung me for €62.68 duty and admin 😡 Had to pay the DHL man in cash or he wouldn't give 'em to me 🤔 Mind you I did buy 10 in one go, at US$19.99 each! Maybe they thought I was some kind of business. Weight incl. cable and plug 81gm / 2.85oz, diameter 5.2cm (~2"), height 2.1cm (~0.8"). Happy modding, Doug 😎

What paint type by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Doug In the UK batteries are now mostly couriered as you are correct in thinking Royal Mail have made life difficult. HobbyKing are now somewhat better in the UK but you do need to check from which warehouse they are shipping. You do seem to have problems in Germany that don't affect us in the UK. Just to clarify the UK is not isolating from trading with anyone. Your saying certainly reflects the current talks. Scotty Sorry we seem to have hijacked your thread. I saw details of the kit and it certainly looks a nice model. I look forward to following your build blog Dave

What paint type by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
PS: last time I made the mistake on HobbyKing of not checking which warehouse the stuff was coming from German customs doubled the price for me for a shipment from HK😡 never again, nowadays if it ain't in Holland, or UK until you guys isolate yourselves🤔; I don't buy it. cheers Doug 😎

What paint type by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Dave, confusing isn't it?? Charges are a factor of sales, such as Hobbyking eu. they send a lot of items so get a massive discount, probably don't charge for packing etc, smaller companies seem to be in Germany have astronomical charges, like you say far more than the item costs, possibly Deutsche Post have a different charging policy for overseas, eg us!!! As to the weather, CRAP!!! hoping to sail my new Fireboat tomoz, fingers crossed Mark

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Mark, (and Dave)! hear where you're coming from! 👍 Mine is the original (or 2nd gen?) version with 40MHz and a piddly 7.2V 800mAh NiMh. And no 'special FX' 🤔 So I propose to use one of my pico 40Meg RXs and chop out all the then useless thick plastic trays. Velcro is enough for the miniature stuff I want to fit. Should then have less 'space problem' 😉 I will also fit a 2S LiPo, 4000mAh and the ESC/Mixer board. That's the first stage, after that smoke generator (and engine servicing kit Mark😉) can go in the lower superstructure, also a few lights and see how we go! Diesel sound also a possibility, have some small sound transducers from HobbyKing which work as hull resonators. Tip from one of the Fireboat drivers👍 All 'down the line', Sea Scout and PT Boat are ahead in the queue! Cheers Doug 😎 PS I'm talking about the Southampton not Richardson, maybe that has less below deck space?

34" Precedent Huntsman by canabus Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Great work MUM !!! I moved over to brushless motors three years ago. The power of these things are unbelievable. I have a 46" Crash Tender which is getting a L5055C 700KV motor on a 4S 5800mah Lipo battery via 100Amp Hobbyking car ESC. Prop 2 blade CNC 52mm 1.4 pitch. No loaded RPM 10360 against the 850 at 9778 rpm. NO water cooling on the motor and the car ESC has an electric fan, so at low speed you have no cooling problems. The two motors are about the same size. As for battery connectors I use XT60 which I think are better then the Deans. The ESC's are very easy to setup with the program card. I can post my settings which I use on all my boats. I also have the smaller 34" Precedent Huntsman which I am restoring. Canabus

Deans Seaplane tender by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug Postal charges can add substantially to the cost. The charges from Krick are very high especially to the UK. Their website postal charges page suggests they only ship many items to Germany. So much for the EU being an open market! Our members are from across the globe so our USA and Australian friends will also have their own resident suppliers. HobbyKing as you say are Worldwide - just be careful which warehouse you buy from! We have many UK suppliers who sell a whole range of kits and fittings and I use Google to find local suppliers. SHGmodels are long established and do carry a vast range of bits and pieces for the model builder. Sorry no, I am not going to produce a 3D motor mount. No doubt someone will eventually do so via Thingiverse! Wayne must be on hols again. Was going to sail my Schooner today but there is no wind!!! Happy days Dave

Deans Seaplane tender by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Dave, Sorry to hear that, depends in relation to what you order I suppose, may also depend on the order value, not uncommon with European suppliers! Most Krick or Robbe / now Romarin odds and ends or equivalents are also available in UK. Check their web site for distributors. My hints were just that; hints and tips. I've also noticed the same phenomenon with UK suppliers. Most of the 'stuff' I'm buying for the Sea Scout etc refit is via Hobbyking. That's why I mostly reference them when possible. Doug PS will you do the CAD design for the mount? 😉

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Neil, yes, very similar. Could be regarded to as a first step before applying Eze-Kote to give it a harder, knock and almost everything else resistant surface. Hammerite then sticks to it like the proverbial to the blanket and you have a super clean 'engine compartment' dead easy to keep clean. 😊 80 quid for a brushless !!! Do you want it gold plated or what? My Propdrive 2830 cost less than 20 knicker from Hobbyking and was delivered almost before I ordered it! Just make sure it comes from the UK or EU (still!?🤔) warehouse and not USA or Global. otherwise you might get stuck for import tax 😡 For the motor mount / shaft alignment: no one said it was easy, but Nothing's Impossible', maybe that's why I drive Toyota!!😁 back end is determined by the diameter of the prop you want to fit, which in the case of brushless motor should be roughly the same diameter as the brushless (outrunner). In my case 28mm motor and 30mm prop. This defines how far you can lift the aft end of the shaft, leave at least 1cm between the prop tip and the hull! This reduces unwanted interaction between the vortex from the prop and the lamina flow along the hull, result; more forward thrust and better rudder effect. (Didn't spend 30 odd years talking to shipyards for nowt😉) If you have plan (or at least a sketch - take some measurements if you don't have one of these and make a sketch) of the keel and existing motor mount; project back from the newly determined exit point of the shaft. Check how far forward you need to go to be able to comfortably fit the motor mount with good alignment and purchase a shaft of appropriate length. Cut a wood block to fit around the keel as the basic mount and 'fiddle' with it until your motor and mounting (e.g. the Robbe / Romarin 400 mount) aligns with the shaft line. Alignment is checked by running the motor at a fixed low speed with an ammeter showing the current it draws. Shim the motor mount up / down, and shift slowly from side to side until the current reading is a minimum. Then glue and screw everything in place quick before anything moves! Takes almost longer to describe than to do😉 The coupling type shown in my photo is called a 'Steg' coupling here in Germany (don't know the English🤔) and available from Krick Modellbau, for various motor shaft / prop shaft diameters, here the link to their English page- Part number for the 3.17mm (1/8") to 4.0mm version I used is 63902. part number for the motor mount I used for my 28mm brushless is 42117. Advantages (to me at least!) they are not as long as the traditional UJ and Cardan types, they are resilient but don't flop about like the UJ types so are much easier to fit and align. Cos they are shorter you can use 'em for mountings in confined spaces. And they don't make no noise!! 😉 One final tip (may not be so useful on hard plywood built boats!). When I had this problem with my destroyer I sharpened the end of an 8mm alu tube (same as the shaft tube dia) and used it to bore back from the hull exit to the last bulkhead before the motor mounts. the bulkheads though were 1/4" balsa! Nice and soft man 😉 Hope this helps more than confuses, but it all worked for me! Cheers and happy fiddling, Doug 😎

what motor by marky Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Doug ,much appreciated looks like Hobbyking shopping for me tommorow . Cheers Marky

what motor by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
OK. So it's 4" smaller than the Sea Scout I am currently renovating and upgrading from a 50ies Taycol motor to brushless! So keep the 'stuf' lightweight. When I asked the same question for the Sea Scout a few months ago I got the following advice from Canabus, who seems to have considerable experience in this field 👍 "All from Hobbyking. Motor propdrive V2 2830- 1000kv 370watts 3.175mm shaft(9190000328-0)3S or 4S lipo battery. ESC 30A car(HK-30A)( XT60 connectors required), program card (HKPROG-CARD)can be used on the larger ones in the series. Lipo battery Turnigy 1000mah 3S 30C (T1000.3s.20) 89grams 75 x 33 x 19mm or a Turnigy 1500mah 3S 25C (T1500.3S.25) 113 grams 80 x 34 x 25 mm both have XT60 connectors. Prop about a 2 blade 30mm 1.4 pitch" I actually opted for a 3 blade prop and a 3S 3000mAh I already had, but bought the ESC and motor recommended and am now fitting them cos it made sense, was not expensive and came pretty quick - make sure it comes from the UK or EU warehouse to avoid possible import tax from Hong Kong or USA !!! This would be more than adequate to give your boat some Oomph! It needs more than my cabin Cruiser! For the RC buy a complete set already matched and 'bound' so you have the minimum of fiddling about as a rookie😉 I can thoroughly recommend the Turnigy HT6, AKA TGY-I6 , ~US$45 also from Hobby King. In a couple of hours one evening I could programme two models into it and get it to do what I wanted instead of what the factory thought we would want for plane or chopper! Instructions are quite clear, logical and lead you through step by step. It comes with a 68 page manual! But much you can skip if you don't intend to go flying with your boat! Attached is a pic from my manual with German branding (REELY)! But it's the same beast as the TGY-I6, second pic!! The whole package should cost around a 100quid and you're RTR! The RC set has 6 channels so you have lots of scope later for special functions; fire monitors, lights, horn, motor noise etc etc 👍 By the way; the motor comes with 3.5mm bullet connectors, and of course I only had 4mm 'other halves' but you can also get connectors, loose or fitted to cables and adapters at Hobby King. (You can solder them on with your 4lb hatchet!!!) Hope this helps, Cheers Doug 😎 PS don't forget a suitable coupling to match the 3.17mm motor shaft to your prop shaft (whatever that is, 4mm?)