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Cheap motor for a quick fit, but what prop gents?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 hours ago
Mornin' (😲) Martin., First off; the Hornet ain't mine, wish it was 🤔 I had a look on the Lesro Models site to get an idea of what the prop would have to shove! Was surprised to see it is my hull with a different lid! The current kit is 80 quid BTW. To the motor / ESC; Yeah, you could use an 11.1V LiPo on that motor. BUT your ESCs probably are not LiPo SAFE! Which means that they won't have an automatic shut off or slow down function for when the battery is getting near it's Suicide voltage; roughly anything below 3.0V. Some say 2.7 but I don't risk that. So you would have to be cautious on the first runs and frequently check the remaining volts to learn how long you can run before you risk damaging the LiPo. If you can squash it in how about a 12V 10 cell NiMh? That should give you a good turn of speed with the 35mil prop. Bit heavy though🤔 I use an 11.1V LiPo in my Sea Scout with a 1000kV brushless. i.e. ca 11.100 rpm full bore, and that lifts her snout quite well as you have seen. Hope you find the motor, you seem to make a habit of 'mislaying' motors! Have you found the Supermarine yet? Apropos Supermarine; I've just been asked to renovate one 😉 Looking forward to that so I can see it's coil construction first hand. Will help me refine the mod instructions for you.😉 ESCs; mail me any printing on them and photos and maybe I can identify them and their capabilities. The switch makes me think maybe they do have BEC! The leads don't go nowhere cos it's only there to switch on the ESC / BEC. In my experience only ESCs with BEC have such a switch. Easy way to find out; set up an RX with a servo, plug the ESC lead into the RX, stick a battery on the ESC WITHOUT motor, switch on the TX and the ESC (move the switch to the end where two wires are connected) and see if the servo responds to the TX or any LEDs flash on the RX. Or just measure the volts across the red and black wires on the RX plug! If the ESC has a heat sink I don't think you need worry too much about current capability. Use your natty new Wattmeter to measure the current drawn by the motor as you run it slowly up to full speed. 😉 Don't think you need worry about volts either; all but the teeny weeny ones (like the fingernail size 3.7V ESCs I just bought for my Plastic Magic ships with only a 1S LiPo supply) can normally handle at least 12V, it's current that usually kills 'em😡 Sorry; Your electro-boards are still here, haven't been too mobile lately🤔 So I ordered some prepaid DHL labels (arriving Thursday) and will then get them to collect your parcel from me. Will email when they're finally underway. Cheers, Doug 😎

Banckert by liamduck Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 25" Banckert Single Propellor (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive to a 555 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through BDESC-S10E (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Built from a Billings kit I bought at Bury Metro open day. This is quite an old kit and needed careful handling due to it's age. I needed to reinforce the hull in places. Quite a reasonably easy kit to build, despite Billings (as usual) not providing any instructions, jus drawings to guide the builder.

Model hovercraft plans by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Mzee, this any good? Skirt is essential to reduce lifting power needed to something practicable. This plan includes building instructions, also for the skirt!👍 It's pretty plain but I guess you can use some fantasy / imagination on the superstructure😁 Cheers, Doug 😎

Billing Boats St Canute Update by Richard7 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 days ago
Hello everyone, it’s been a while since l made a post about my ongoing model St Canute, mainly due to the heatwave we’ve just been through, however l have just completed laying the decking strips, which l have to admit was going well until the last few strips to the edge, boy oh boy did l struggle. I jumped the instructions as they do say to plank the hull first. At times l just sat there looking at the decking trying to get a reasonable edge and curve. I have attached some photos which some of you professional model makers will spot the errors, but it’s the best l can do so long am pretty pleased with the outcome. I have a question, should l now apply some sanding sealer to the deck strips? l am just a bit worried not to sand the deck strips too much. Any advice would be very much appreciated. I guess now l must start with the hull planking which l am apprehensive about, but hey ho it has to been done. Thanks everyone l will keep you updated from time to time, if anyone out there is also building this Billing Boat st Canute l would love to hear from you. Cheers everyone, Richard.

ESC info... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
So, the programming is done with the TX.? Ah, right. I didn't understand a word of the instructions, though. I don't want want backuds or brakes. It's an outboard racer. Don't do backuds. And my other boats, even if they had a brushless wouldn't do backuds either. All speedboats. I don't have a club to go to, so no fiddly steering competitions. Guy I met last Monday about setting up a local group has already disappeared. How like model boaters. Martin

Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1 by ChrisF Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
Canabus - I bet Dave had a fit when he saw the spelling of Fairy on those instructions!! Chris

Martin's Taycol Conversion Boards by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Sooooooooooooo... Got it all squished into your TX box, (useful tool the rubber hammer😁),will work up some mod instructions for the various motor types on Sunday and hopefully get it off on Monday.😲 (Er .. "I'm sorry I'll read that again"!! 😁) Cheers, Doug 😎

Martin's Taycol Conversion Boards by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
OK, In chronological order😉 No! The Wattmeter has to be spliced into the cable between source (i.e. battery) and the load, ESC and motor. As shown in example 1 in the instruction extract above. BTW 1: if your Wattmeter comes with instructions in Chinese Unwinese (Misstoodifold in the under number 29s😁) then use the above. Despite it's name it's primary use to us is to tell us the current the motor draws so we can select appropriate fuses. It will also tell you the mAh you've taken out of the battery, or put in when on charge. As far as I'm concerned the actual Watt measurement is relatively useless, except perhaps for 'Bragging Rights' 😁 Speccing the ESC should be done by checking the motor current specs and adding a good margin for safety. If no specs available use the Wattmeter to tell you the current drawn at full voltage from a DC source. If possible under load in the bath. Hang on tight😲 That only works for BRUSHED motors of course! Then use an ESC capable of twice the measured current. BTW 2; if you want to use your 27 / 40Mhz TXs you will definitely need the suppression capacitors on the motors, despite the partial damping effect of the rectifier, to reduce interference to your own radio. Fuses; I'll put 15s in to be on the safe side. If the Wattmeter / Ammeter measurements indicate less than 10A max then change fuses to10A and use a 20A ESC so it has some reserve. Or is operating within it's true capacity😉 Cheers, Doug 😎

Martin's Taycol Conversion Boards by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
OK, thanks, Doug. I'll order one up and sweat over the instructions when it arrives! I was wondering if there was a system whereby a couple of towers wired into the normal wiring could be fitted to the boat so when you wanted to check you just stuck a couple of probes from the watt metre into the towers to get an easy reading. I'm assuming we need a watt meter mainly for speccing a suitable ESC? Martin

Martin's Taycol Conversion Boards by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Yep that meter will do fine. There are many brands on the market but I strongly suspect that they all have the same guts! Attached pics of mine and extract from the instructions showing connections. I tested my Sea Scout in the bath (sorry 'Domestic Test Tank' 😉) connected between the battery and the main on/off switch. For the tests the wattmeter sat just forward of the switchboard (last pic). You can also use it to monitor your battery charging / discharging 😊 Cheers, Doug 😎

Martin's Taycol Conversion Boards by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
I know Martin, sometimes I blind myself 😁😁 Anyway I thought 'in for a penny ...', if I'm gonna make the boards then ... 'Wenn schon denn schon' as they say over here 😊 OK. I'll screw the boards into the boxes and put lids and screws in a bag. I'll leave you to make the cut outs in the boxes for the wires 😁 For the benefit of others here's a pic of the test setup and some video evidence dat de ding woiks 😉 RATS 😡 video file too big, 30MB limit 🤔 Will try another method later. Taycol Target was running on 6V with current limit set to 2.5A - just in case! All three boards work perfectly using the Robbe Servo tester instead of messing about with TX, RX and batteries 😉 Will now start packing everything, with instructions for the mods to the Taycols. By the way; do any of your Taycols have reversing coils and that silly lever switch? Cheers, Doug 😎

norstar wave princess build by jimdogge Apprentice   Posted: 15 days ago
very new at building boats always been an aeroplane balsa basher picked up a3/4 built wave pricess and thought l would finish it off. l have the plan from the original kit but it is not to scale nor does it show any of the parts l seem to have most of the wood parts plus a few extra sheets of balsa and sheet of 1/8 hard wood.l can usually follow a plan but a little in the dark has anyone got the build instructions especially where the removable front section buts up to the cabin. most confusing.

Wanted Aerokits Fairey Swordsman and Vernon Huntsman kits by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi modelboatdevil I only have the plans for the swordsman and build instructions. Canabus

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by MouldBuilder Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Martin. It is currently at the top of page 6. I have attached a couple of photographs of the assembly instructions. Hope they are of use. Peter.😊

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Martin, Here are the Aerokits Instructions and plan that Mouldbuilder mentioned. You may have to do some scaling up! You might also find the photos of the originals on this site useful for some of the details. https://www.pinterest.de/pin/557039047643301834/ Cheers, Doug 😎