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Twin motor control problem by reilly4 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi John, I have a several MTroniks ESCs. If you have the Plug & Play type, then when you first start you need to move the stick forwards and then back. I find that sometimes they refuse to go forward and prefer reverse when the stick is moved forward, so I move the stick backwards first. This usually works (although I don't know why). I do not use the BEC (my choice). I have also had issues with using a single 30Amp Tio ESC running two 12V motors via the single ESC in my Vosper MTB. No answers from MTroniks. Regards

3 x Brushless Motor control? by Slimnot Seaman   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi I'm new to RC boats but not model making, I have 3 small brushless motors an 3 esc, but I can't find a way of controlling them? On you tube there is a MTB with a large control unit connecting the 3 esc' but I cannot figure out who makes it? Any ideas please? Many thanks

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by boaty Commander   Posted: 9 days ago
Excellent boats with great scale performance. I like the Fairmile Ds as they are good subjects for modelling and at static displays they always attract a lot of attention. Boaty😊

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Very impressive 👍 well done both. Great looking location as well.😎

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Super on water shots. Look very realistic. Thanks for sharing

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by reilly4 Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
Both Fairmile D boats 1/24 scale and are scratch built. They have both been about 6 years in operation. MGB623 is an MGB, flying the Norwegian flag and belongs to a good friend. Mine is MTB741. It is powered by 2 Graupner Speed 700 12V motors with NiMH batteries. The 6 pdrs and 20mm guns can rotate. It has a balsa planked hull and fibreglass skin. Decks and superstructure are also balsa. Guns are from tinplate and brass.

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by tidtug Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
I have been on 102 and the MTB, lovely boats.

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
I sailed or at least helped sail an old mtb to Ramsey in the IOM . It belonged to the dad of my then girlfriend .He was selling it to a guy who then flew us back to Speke. It was berthed along side almost of the ASR launch that was berthed there. Presumably belonging to RAF JURBY. We had a good look round her.

What paint type by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Dave, Yep. I'm also sure they must have something similar. Re: Common FT Market; surely that only affects tax and duty? Mark is right about the commercial companies. Some firms seem to use fairly small, obscure ones with low volume! Some the most expensive - like UPS🤔 Also; many carriers appear to make surcharges on 'dangerous items' like paints, resins and such. Many refuse to carry them, e.g Royal mail, esp. across borders! That's why I had to find a German distributor of the Schneider / WEM ColourCoats paints. Snapped up the last 5 tins of MTB Green in Germany apparently 😉 cheers Doug 😎

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by SelwynWilliams Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
Yes it looked like a MTB behind 102

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 22 days ago
But Selwyn, what was moored astern of 102 when you took the photo ? Looks like the stern of an mtb of some kind 😊 Neil, thanks for the original photos. £300 for 30 minutes is a bit steep for me, but, there's always the lottery 😁 Best wishes all, Dave W 😊

FELIX by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Hi Zdenek, Welcome back! Glad to hear you are better now👍 New project: I just acquired a 71cm Elco 80 PT Boat 😊 which I will refit as John F Kennedy's boat PT 109. Already have the crew and the MTB Green paint. 37mm gun for the foredeck is on it's way😉 4th pic is the crew with JFK on the right. Last two pictures show what it should look like when I'm finished. Viele Grüße aus München, Doug

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Hi Mark, you are sooooo right! 👍 That's why after much irritation, toing and froing and soldering with various connectors I settled on the 3 variants I list above for the types of models I build. For the plastic magic weight was the main consideration not current! On some mini models I will probably use direct soldered connection to save the weight of plugs and sockets. Yes, it CAN make a difference in a 15" model😉 From 45 years of electronic engineering I learned- 1 Keep the parts count down to reduce the potential MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures), REF: MIL-STD Handbook 217! 😉 2 Eliminate non-essential components to keep production costs down! I find that these principles apply equally well to model building! I NEVER charge any battery regardless of type in the model! Would be a bit impractical with some of the longer hulls anyway, would block the electrics bench 🤔 Seems the LiPo pack could fit between the prop shafts in the Southampton. Access through the work deck hatch. Pico RX is no problem, biggest item is then the P94 dual ESC/mixer at 74mm. If I remove the original plastic trays this should also go in! Report soon. Oh yeh! Usual problem, what do I do first?? Ta muchy for your interest and advice, much appreciated👍 Cheers and Goodnight from Munch, now 01:45 here, way past my beddie-byes time! Doug 😎

TAMIYA. King George V. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Colin, crossed mails!😉 Good news about the workshop, and even better about the OP 👍😊 Try to read Tony Dalton's article, he describes a very logical sequence which helps to minimise / eliminate many potential problems. At the end there is always a list of components he's used with sources / web links. He's bin there dun that many times. His article on the Airfix 1:72 Vosper MTB is what got me started on Plastic Magic. Oh woe 😲 just poured my last tot of Jura Superstition! I shall drink it to your health and successful OP.👍 Slainte, Doug 😎

TAMIYA. King George V. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Colin, what scale is it? If you Google 'Plastic Magic' you should get lots of example of this from 350 / 400 scale carriers and battleships down to 72 scale Vosper MTB, KM S100 / E-Boat etc. There are also several Plastic magic articles in Model Boats magazine. The general principles are always the same: lightweight miniaturised electronics incl. servos! Do a max payload test on the bare hull as the very first thing. Weigh the major superstructure assemblies and decks and subtract from max payload: that's what's left for electronics and battery! The kit props are generally useless, no pitch, so make your own out of tinplate or 0.5mm brass. can be a little oversize, no one will know😉 Prop shafts and tubes: 2mm OD / 1mm ID brass tube with 1mm silver steel or piano wire shafts. Couplings from shrink sleeve. will dig out some motor types and sources tomorrow, there are also some given in the Model Boats mag articles. That's where I found the Micron Radio tip😊 Can heartily recommend Micron radio for the smallest combination RX and ESC on one tiny board that I've ever seen! Talk to Andy Rutter, he offers excellent advice and will fit tiny connectors and pre-program the RX board to match what you want to do. He also has very very tiny servos which are ideal.👍 Look under RC components - 'Deltang Ultra micro'. you ain't gonna get no teeny weenier! I went weak today 😲 and ordered a 350 scale Prince of Wales, to match my 350 scale Bismarck, Hood and Ark Royal. Battle of Denmark Straight here we come! Cost a tad more than 25 pence though 🤔 Good luck Doug 😎