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Location correction by alan20 Petty Officer   Posted: 5 hours ago
The google maps insert for the club shows an incorrect location. I do not know how to amend this but the correct co-ordinates are -33.874296,150.713729. Physical address is 205 Adams Road Luddenham NSW Australia. The club now has 72 members, sails every Sunday from 8:30 am to 2:00pm featuring all scale models and all classes of yacht. There is a group of DF95 owners who sail every Wednesday from 9:am to 1:30pm

advise required by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
That's what we're all here for TJ👍 We are ALL still learning from what other members are up to and HOW! Main thing, enjoy it 😊. Trust we could help to get you off to a good start. All the best, Doug 😎

Workers Hubertus Model Boat Club by taffy Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 24 hours ago
G'Day everyone, I too was a member but ill health took that away from me. It is a great club with a lot of very good and very funny members, and exceptionally helpful also. I hope to get back one day. Regards, John

advise required by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Teejay What you need to think about re buying gear is reliability. Almost every guy on here will have their own ideas regarding what to buy and or stories of tragedies with the "wrong"equipment they bought. However for the most part you will get good advise. I advise you to read as many reviews of equipment as you can to give you at least some idea of what you may need. Sometimes good"new" equipment can be found cheaply on E Bay/ Amazon that you can read reviews on Which can give you some idea about S/H stuff.Also keep an eye on stuff for sale on forum sites for sale sections. Many a bargain can be found on these sites. Also join a club or visit one from time to time and talk to members who will on the whole be only too willing to advise you. Good luck I am in a similar position as I'm returning to the hobby after over 40 yrs away. At least I've "Been There" so not a complete novice but near enough. Good luck. John O/T ( onetenor)👍😊

Workers Hubertus Model Boat Club by rcmodelboats Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
The Hubertus Model Club started with 18 members in 2004. By 2010 we are an incorporated club with over 100 members including ladies and juniors. All are eligible to run boats on the lake. In 2015 the main club was taken over by the Blacktown Workers club with the name changed to Workers Hubertus Country Club and the boat group changed to Workers Hubertus Model Boat Club.

NAXOS - Fishing Boat by hecrowell Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Thanks for the response/info, onetenor. Boat clubs in my area are scarce - like none. Myself and a few other interested "boaters" are thinking of recreating one that used to be very active here. It faded out because of age of membership and no newer and younger members.

NAXOS - Fishing Boat by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Depending on what voltage you intend using governs what gearing you should use commensurate with size and weight of model and prop size , IE small boat and prop ,low voltage direct drive would do. As you go bigger then consider gearing.Bear in mind the torque produced by the drill. You could build a large boat with a fine turn of speed using that motor. The thing is there are so many possible variables you could experiment till the cows come home. The thing is how big a boat can you handle without putting your back out. LOL. If you remove the existing gear and replace it with one secured by grub screws and a "GearBox" with easily changed cogs you can achieve something suitable. You shouldn't need cooling .Remember the drill had none and your motor will have free space round it in the hull. If you decide you do want cooling annealed copper tubing can be wound round the can and one of the plastic tubes used to couple this to the scoop and the outlet. One way of making a scoop is a length of tubing with a slot cut in it and a cap soldered (or glued depending on material) on the end when in place under the hull the cutout will face forward. Preferably in the prop wash.Or buy a ready made scoop from a model shop. Much simpler as the mounting method will be incorporated in it already. Here is a page of suitable shops.--https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=model+boat+shops&npsic=0&r... Good luck. P.S. Join a club. Youll get loads of help from the other members.👍👍

York model boat club regatta by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
A great day out, all the members were very welcoming

It's a sad day!. by stormin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Les, funny we've come full circle, I started my model sailing at newsham park back in the late 50s and was there at the beginning of "The Liverpool model POWER boat club back in 1964, when I was 14 years old. Notice the power was omitted from the clubs name approx' 15 years ago. In 1964 i had just completed my first aerokits sea scout complet with an ED seagull 1cc diesel, this club was where I met most of my mentors and founder members of the club, Jimmy Wilson, Cliff'Broadbent, Monty, Oscar Poulson etc etc all now sadly gone to that big lake in the sky where anything goes. I'm in southport now and do go back to newsham from time to time. Thank you for that bit of very interesting info'. The afore mentioned sea scout has just undergone a major re-fit after 55 years, the 1cc diesel has been replaced with a 3940 kv brushless and 60 esc running on 11.1 lipo, yes I know all to big for a little 24inch sea scout, but as the yanks would say " there ain't no substitute for C.C. Boy", you don't have to use it but nice to have. Martin you mentioned the old glue used in those days, the sea scout I made was glued using "caskomite" (can't remember the correct spelling) the boat is still 100% waterproof with no skin separation at all, I do not intend tarting the boat up at all, prefer to keep it the way a 14 year old boy (me) had made it apart from bringing the running gear up to 21st century and something that can be used at my local lakes. Norman.

Fun Run by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Our club had our Fun Run today.We operate out of Humber Bay in Toronto whilr the weeds are down.The sun is finally cooperating. We have two ponds to run our boats in.The Sailors run in the big pond and the scale members run in the smaller pond.Attached are a few photos of the day.I must mention that the first picture is a new construction of a Marblehead out for a test run.The Canadian Coast Guard Ice breaker is totally scratch built with working radar and lights.This member works on his kitchen table.We found out later that he was born on a kitchen table.

Radio in a yacht by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Haverlock, my Orange receiver can run on anything from 3V to 9. something apparently. Just seen a good Aussie review of it and he loved it. Reckons there are thousands out there all working great, albeit on shorter ranges. It's DSM2 like my Spektrum TX, but I don't have a clue what that's all about, as long as the TX and Rx are the same, I presume. Norman, you sound like me. I have had loads of different models. Never finished an aircraft because of the cost of insurance and club membership, but I have had them whilst deciding and I built an R/C car before there were such things as kits for them, but couldn't afford a working engine. Mine ticked over smoothly or screamed its nuts off, but nought in between. But the car had suspension from a leaf spring aft to adjustable torsion bars for the front. The spine of the chassis was two strips of stair runner making a backbone from which all else hung. It went very well if I could find anywhere big enough for the screaming engine! But I came back to boats as being cheap and yachts as they don't need lots of lecktrickery, which I hate, although I have got some models of historic speedboats in which I want to fit equally historic motors of which I have a small collection. Truth is, like my slot cars, I prefer to restore than create these days, although I have made the masters for dozens of car body kits over the years and am currently finishing a 1/6th scale Vincent Black Shadow pattern all in brass. Great to know that a holder full of four AA rechargeables will do for the boat. Thanks for that info. Now to see if I can find that nice new box full of Tx! Oh dear, I've moved since I bought it. Cheers, Martin

Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club by epmbcmember Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 12 days ago
We formed in about 1989 as "The Boat Club" based at the Ellesmere Port Boat Museum. In the nineties we changed the name to the Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club. We meet and sail at the Museum but now have a pool at The Hooton Park Trust site. We are currently 30 members strong and have models of every type.

It's a sad day!. by stormin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
Thank you from the bottom of my heart you guys, I consider myself well and truly bolloked!!, love you're engines. I feel better now with your support, your correct, why should we just accept it, I'm keeping 95% of my IC boats and engines now, in fact I've just ordered a 6volt battery to fire up the 15cc coil ignition gannet in the huntsman and intend giving it an outing. This is just my opinion I do not wish to offend, however I believe as we with IC boats in clubs became the minority then most members who just like pootling around looked upon the fast loud smelly ICs as a nuisance so let's ban them. Thanks again guys "power to the people"✌️.

It's a sad day!. by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 14 days ago
I have liked Stormin post as I think we should have the right to sail with I/C, I spent a great day with a model boat club when I was in Florida in one of there public park's and it was mostly I/C with a few brushless boat's. No completes from any members of the public.

Diesel Motors by wizard92 Apprentice   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi Neville get in touch with any of CLAMF members in Victoria they should be able to help you with either and DII. If you can look on Facebook do a search for F20Z0S or CLAMF.