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Graupner Jumbo 540 motors by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago
Hi Will, Sounds good to me👍 I like the Action Electroncs stuff as well, have their dual ESC with rudder mixer which I want to try in my long thin destroyer to reduce the turning radius. Was misled about the SLA by a previous post🤔 Makes sense re the BEC which I believe is 5V 1.2A. I prefer a separate RX batt anyway😉 BUT: if you run a 6V NiMh down to 5.6V you are close to the Deep Discharge zone which will seriously damage the battery and drastically shorten it's life 😲 Threshold voltage is 1.0V per cell, so take erratic control as a warning that the battery is flat and come home soon! Look forward to your Sea Trials report. Cheers, Doug

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi, Put the original radio board, smoker and light wiring back in. Take out your new RX and ESCs and use them for something else. Then fit a P94 dual ESC and Rudder Mixer from Action Electronics, sold by Component shop. You will get the same effect when used in Mode 3 👍😁 You will only need the 10A version for the Richardson. https://www.componentshop.co.uk/p94l-dual-esc-and- style='background-color:yellow;'>mixer-2-x-10-amp.html Only difference with the 20A version is chunks of ally on the power transistors as heat sinks! Easy enough to 'self fit' 😉 Have fun, cheers, Doug😎

Twin screw by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi George, if they look the same as mine then they are geared! Good for a tug. The gear box is the bulge at the business end 😉 Might pay to apply a little Teflon grease to the gears!? BTW: The P94 has a rudder mixer built in to assist with turning! It might be that you are chasing a ghost😲 If the rudder trim is a bit off centre it might affect the motor speeds? Effect depends a bit on the Mode you selected on the P94. Especially in Mode 3! Nevertheless; the above tips are good maintenance routines. Have fun, cheers, Doug 😎

Twin screw by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi George, Good setup for a tug, mighty meaty👍 With or without gearing? I had one in my Sea Scout but the performance was 'sedate'🤔 Pic shows the old and the new ! For a tug they should be ideal though, lots of pull😊 How big / heavy is your tug? I also have the P94 dual ESC from action. Was going to put it in my Southampton tug but now think it would be more useful in my 53" destroyer because of the rudder mixer! Hope some of the tips solve your snag, fingers crossed😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Help I'm stuck by Nobby-Clark Petty Officer   Posted: 19 days ago
I've just bought a futaba 6L transmitter. The plan was/ is to use a v tail mixer to enable to use both shafts independent but connected to the rudder in ahead mode. I have two e s c's. Will the controller do the job please.

RE ads90's Vosper Firefloat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Your answer even quicker 😲 OK, if you don't want to practice twin motor control using two sticks, like tank driver, then I suggest the Action Electronics mixer board (as discussed during your aborted tug conversion🤔). You'll probably need the 20A version with those motors. Cheers, Doug 😎

RE ads90's Vosper Firefloat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi Neil, Looks like a somewhat simplified Range Safety Launch to me, the 43ft version from 1955 - , but the number is dead wrong. http://www.rafboats.co.uk/rsl43.html Scale between around 11 - 12 to 1. LoA - 11.7 Beam - 11.1! Twin props should ALWAYS turn in opposite directions to counteract the so called prop walk which otherwise shifts the stern sideways in the direction the props are turning - seen from behind when the boat is moving forward. the jury is still out on whether they should turn outwards or inwards; with respect to the top of the prop when going forwards and seen from behind. Separate motor control (so called 'Tank Steering') is great for slow speed manoeuvrability and very sharp turns at speed (to be used with caution!), but is not easy and needs a lot of practice! A twin ESC / Rudder Mixer is easier😉 For scale; 3 blade props. Suggest you start a new thread for this. Ciao, Doug 😎

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Hi John, Yep, I know Component Shop, and the Action Electronics modules inside out👍 Have bought ESC mixers and Asdic pingers from them. Good stuff, and some of it dead easy to duplicate! 😲😁

BRAVE BORDERER by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Bon chance mon ami👍 Don't know what TX you have but you may be able to do the mixing there. If not there are several separate mixer boards on the market. This one for instance; Action Electronics P40D from Component Shop. It's good for both brushed and brushless motors😊 See pdf data sheet. Mode 1 might be good for Brave Borderer!? http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/Mixers.html https://www.componentshop.co.uk/p40e-marine-motor- style='background-color:yellow;'>mixer.html Have fun, cheers, Doug 😎

BRAVE BORDERER by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Rowen, Surely with a little ingenuity you could do both? Two shafts with a rudder mixer might be better for manoeuvring anyway 😉 Centre shaft on a separate channel and ESC and you've got the best of both worlds 😊 Cheers, Doug😎

Titanic by JeremyBB Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
I built this 1/125th scale Amati kit of the Titanic over two years from 2016. It has enhanced etched brass details from Minibrass. Conversion for radio control involved making the hull waterproof with multiple layers of fibreglass cloth bonded with epoxy resin as well as the installation of a drive train and RC gear. With only a tiny rudder, steering is dependent on a mixer unit controlling the differential speed of the propellors.

17-28 Torbay Severn Lifeboat by TheBlacksmith Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
The Southampton has lots of screws around the deck but some are under the bollards so you need to remove them, there are two aft bollards which need to be gently prised loose but the others are scewed to the bulwarks. I changed the radio in mine as well as the motor/gearboxes and fitted a v.tail mixer from www.mr-rcworld.co.uk with 2 speed contollers as well as converting the battery holder to take a six volt nimh pack. The effect is awesome. Happy sailing😁

Crash Tender davit info... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I do like an individualist 👍😉 Shame for the poor little Chinchillas though 😲😉 Do they come ready ground or does Chris have to put 'em through the Kenwood mixer?? 😲😁

Warped wood by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi John, yep, as mentioned above I know them and have some of their modules. Sonar sound (pinger) for my destroyer, twin ESC with rudder mixer, will probably also go in the destroyer. With a 12:1 LoA to beam ratio she needs all the help she can get for a sharp turn 😉 Delivered pronto to Munich as well 😊 Well made and highly recommendable 👍 Their documentation is also superb, 5 stars! Phew, just finished stripping the PTB hull, now I've got two hulls to sand, seal, strengthen and paint! All go folks 😁 Cheers all, Doug 😎

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Afternoon Pete, Not awesome 😉 just 'Been there - Done that'! Albeit on older versions. So; now we're getting somewhere. Good idea with the connector 👍 I plan to do that with mine as well. I took it apart to investigate adding smoke, lights and sound. And possibly a twin ESC rudder mixer. Project got shelved when I got deeply involved by a couple of renovation / conversion jobs. 🤔 You've inspired me to bump her up the 'To Do List' a ways 😉 Now we should be able to trace the wires back to the circuit board😊 Will send a Step by Step procedure tonight. Gotta go fix a rotten fence now 😡 Cheers Doug 😎 PS: I was also impressed with the quality and fit of the mouldings. Good tooling 👍 PPS: You may find this thread useful https://model-boats.com/builds/view/34234?goto=34235 Neil has also been down a similar road. 'Jarvo' as well, who came up with some useful tips, esp re locations of hidden screws😉