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Hull prep completed by GARTH Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
Had a little time & the weather was great so worked outside putting the hull skins on I used Door skin mahogany .A sheet was about $ 9.00 Canadian Next time I use Oak Door skin That's about $23.00 a sheet . Have to now take my time & smooth all the parts .I also sealed the inside of hull with a 2 part finishing epoxy.

Denatured Alcohol by marky Admiral   Posted: 5 days ago
sorry, he got his spare parts from Free flight supplies ,seemingly you can get enough spare parts to build a near complete engine they also had Rapier model engines Marky

Denatured Alcohol by marky Admiral   Posted: 5 days ago
been away for the weekend and just saw this and was going to suggest when Doug beat me to it ,my brother got spare parts from them for a jet engined M.E some number or another .Cheers Marky👍

Fairplay V (Hegi) rebuild / refit by Radiosailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
Today my Fleabay find arrived in a big box: O dear... ...Nothing wrong with the new hull, paperwork consists of some printed scans with the main drawing in just A3 format. That drawing doen't show any measurements, but partnumbers. The superstructure and wheelhouse are... well, they show 'some' patina. (cough) Since there are no other drawings of the used parts everything must be expanded to the correct size, and then made/build. Thinking about using thick foam sheet material for frames and ABS sheet for the deck, so I can speed up the process a bit. (not having to paint any wooden parts, and use epoxy for bonding) Thing is tough, I need to decide which engine, propellor, shortnozzle and battery combination will be good. (another tread over here) Let's hope that hull is as good as it looks once I'm trimming off the excessive material... it might have become brittle over the years. The plan is - as soon as the hull, deck & hardware are done - get her on the water with the old wheelhouse. Meanwhile I can build a new one using 0.2 and 0.5mm ABS sheet.

Brixham trawler IBEX by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi bellman, (from Doug BELL😉) This is another 'How long is a piece of string question'! Only way to find out is to build it, and do a payload test. Put weight in it until it floats to the waterline and upright and stable. I use chunks of lead and lead balls (fishing weights). Weigh the lead. Easiest way is to weigh the empty hull first, then again with 'payload'. Difference is your payload weight for the hull, including all equipment, decks, superstructure etc. Before you glue any other parts to the hull weigh them and subtract from the payload test weight as you go. When compete you should then know how much weight you have left available for equipment. Weigh the equipment; motors, shafts, electronics, batteries etc. Anything 'left over' is the ballast you need. Try to fit it inside as low as possible, the lead balls are good for final trimming. When all is correct simply pour a little resin over them to hold them in place. Only time I fitted ballast outside, a long steel bar keel, was on my U26 sub. But then U Boats had such an emergency 'drop keel' so it looked 'Right'! Happy building, Doug 😎

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by NPJ Commander   Posted: 11 days ago
Dave and Doug Have now ordered the 'hopefully' right ones and arranged to return the 'shakers'. My fault, but both items are coded TT25 and made by Dayton Audio! Other parts are now raining in from elsewhere so hope to have more to say later in the week. Thank you both very much for seeing me through the mess I made. I am sure there will be more to come.....! All the best to both. NPJ.

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Alternatively, go direct to the 'horse' https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'> Much cheaper and they do an all inclusive Economy International Shipping Rate. Cheers Doug 😎

FLYSKY FS-I6S TRANSMITTER by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Les, This is the cable you need. FlySky Data Cable USB Download Line For FS-i6 FS-T6 Transmitter Firmware Update http://rcmodel style='background-color:yellow;'> get a shift on - they've only got one left! This TX is the same as I have under the German brand name of Reely! I'm very happy with it and these sets were discussed on the site a few months ago under 'Tank steering'. They TX and RX are bound on delivery, mine worked straight out of the box😊 So you should only need to bind TX and RX if you have changed one of them. Attached is the relevant page from my instruction manual. Cheers Doug 😎 PS "check the digital encoding ..." in the binding instruction simply means make sure both TX and RX have the same version of AFHDS! This is marked on the cases. I see from your pic yours and mine are both 2A.

FLYSKY FS-I6S TRANSMITTER by SelwynWilliams Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
My daughter and son-in-law run "uk spares and repairs ltd" for transmitters receivers and other parts for drones . email

Robbe Sirius RS32 by Radiosailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 36"/2300g Robbe Sirius RS32 - Comments: I bought this kit as a ARTS kit, but immidiately threw out the 40Mhz transmitter, keel and supplied stays. I updated her with a 2.4Ghz Spekrtum transmitter, gave het 0.1mm x 19 new stays(standing rigging) and equipped her with a deeper keel in carbon with a hightech - like an modern TP52 yacht - shaped lead torpedo. Stockmaritime had some upgrading parts available at the time I build her. I also replaced the steel rod connecting the rudderlinkage to the sero by a carbon rod. Te only upgrade which still has to be carried out is replacing all the aluminium spars for EXEL cruise 8 carbon spars. All modifications help to increase uprting moment and upwind performance. The boat really sails very good, altough the mainsaillead could benefit from a upgrade as well. (it has jsut a bit too much resistance and the material has a too small diameter resulting in extra wear on the mainsheet.) This sailboat is the the fith sailing boat I build, after starting with an overhaul on a friend's vintage Robbe Skandia yacht.(which got me hooked on RC sailing) After that rebuild I've build the Comtesse(Robbe), Seawind(Kyosho), MicroMagic(Graupner) and then this yacht. Since this build my collection of sailing models grew with addition of a Saudade (Hegi/Revell), Diana (vintage M-class by Robbe), two Rubins (semi scale admirals cup yacht from Graupner) and a Robbe Skandia for myself...

Propulsion Hegi Revell Fairplay V tug model by Radiosailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
I recently bought a on Ebay 'stranded' vintage harbourtug which will be fully rebuild. (I actually bought a NOS hull, and old - but good build - superstructure and all the deckgear & fittings. Except for some essential parts... There's no kortnozzle/rudder and propellor. I would like to know what size of nozzle and propdiameter I should mount. Originally it was designed with a steering nozzle/rudder, but the only item which comes close is the fixed nozzle as used on the Robbe Happy Hunter salvage tug model.(which has twin nozzles) That nozzle would be fixed with a seperate rudder for steering. What would you advise? What alternatives are available? (Making a proper nozzle myself which actually works and looks to scale is out of the question.) Attached three photos: one showing original (steering nozzle) and teh other with this Happy Hunter fixed nozzle, and te drawing showing the design.

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Neil, the transducers are from HobbyKing/ 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 😎

Huntsman fittings kit. by mastman Seaman   Posted: 17 days ago
No dont have any shet material . We now do a lot of 3d printed stuff plus can make parts to your size and design.

Speed 600 motor by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Just unwrapped Speed 600 motor from Howes for my boat. It's dead as a dodo.Phoned Howes was told post it back for testing.As my bill for parts from them was £130 you would think they would send me a motor and I would post the duff one to them. It's all time as I'm in spain.

Huntsman fittings kit. by Novagsi0 Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
Hello hopefully someone can help. Whilst browsing I happen to come across a boat fittings kit especially for the Fairy huntsman 34". I do remember it consisted of various plastic parts and was a bit on the pricey side. However I cannot find again who supplied the kit, has anyone else come across it. it was on a site following what other people bought as well as purchasing the Huntsman kit its self.