I get up this morning and all this help tumbles down. Great stuff fellas, really appreciated and will be read after breakfast. Will be posting on the site later today following some floating in the bath and measuring up. I was about to say "still a long way to go", but there again, I read yesterday of an 18 month build........... I am being patient..... Thanks to all. NPJ
Hi AllenA, LOL! I think you're referring to my post "Local Boatshow" in the Boat Harbour section. Doesn't matter. Happy to read that I'm perfectly fine! I'm just new here and have no idea how active this forum is. I happened to stumble over this forum while searching RC boat photo's on the web, and thought: Well why not drop a question here. (not knowing at that time that I would spend half the afternoon posting pics of my own fleet...and I haven't even finished yet...) Back on topic: I'm curious to see what advise I get over here regarding the Fairplay V. I might even keep up a build blog over here. I like the classic - almost yacht like - sheerline and superstructure. And this model is compared to the Banckert, Bugsier, Kalle or Torben tugs slightly wider and heavier; which will give this tug just a bit bigger wavepattern...
Thank you for that Doug. I was assuming transducers above waterline for transmission. That is quite a restriction on this model. I need to do all my posting on the Build Blogg from now. All the best. NPJ
Hi Tapemeasureman Welcome to the site. New members are usually welcomed by the members when they start posting and as a free site we do not have a large admin resource. Regarding the notifications this is something you can control from your PC settings. I suspect at present they are set to receive a notification whenever a post is made to the site. You can change this to just advise you of topics of interest which should help restore harmony with your wife. Dave
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I must admit to having waded out in rolled up trousers, and swam out in swimshorts to recover ailing craft before now. Good on you for the photo with you and the recovered Flighty Girl. I bet you'll check all the piping next time 😉 Welcome Allen, and a great start to your postings. Best wishes, Dave W 😊
Hi Garth, I simply tried to point out to him that posting 'I have a source for ...' without posting where isn't much use. Frankly his response astonished me! 🤔 Never mind, hope you get what you want and shipping and duties aren't too high. Look forward to the build Blog! Cheers Doug 😎
Hi Baggie, Sorry but you only have to look at previous entries to see what is intended! These were simply the latest of a long string of such entries which don't tell or show anyone anything! I see them in my notifications (Mailbox) and think,'That sounds interesting, log into the site and there's nothing there!!!😡 When I became active here a few months ago I posted off the bat two entries, with info and photos. Check 'em out: HMS Belfast and Graf Spee. When posting there is always a box on the right to 'Upload Photos'. Forget 'Files' it don't woik 🤔 If a project is just starting then it belongs in a 'Build Blog' or perhaps General Hobby Chit Chat'. Cheers Doug 😎
So is one of mine. Depends mainly on whether the paint reservoir is a little cup above or a big bottle below the valves and nozzle = mini spray gun! The former is for the tiny stuff and detailing (bits 'n pieces), with nozzles of (Odd! something went missing on posting???) ... nozzles of (Same phenomena again!!??) ... I give up, Good night 🤔
It's been a while again since posting but cleared the shed out and there was my Crash Tender looking sorry for itself. I decided to look over and try to make a plan where I need to start. Still haven't got a real idea but thought whilst it's a she'll I should try refitting the shaft. I've got a new shaft and outer casing but was wondering how would know when it was positioned correctly as don't want to apply flue and it all be wrong. Any help and tips on how to fit a new shaft through an old hole would be great - no puns intended lol
It turns out that the 8.4v 600 graupner motor is very power hungry, and itvdoesnt like part throttle usage. The safety circuitry built into the Mtroniks esc cut in to save the motor and esc. But when I took the motor out & tried to run it just on a 7.2v battery, it wouldn't turn. So I gave it a spin by hand, and there was big Klunk, and the motor started to run perfectly again. All seems fine now. But i dont trust it. So I've invested in a brushless motor and matched esc which im in the process of fitting now. Thanks for all your help and postings. Cheers, Dave W 😊
Hi Doug Yes I agree, on the posting page it does say files. I was looking at the heading on the post. Portable Document Files are not Photo files. I suspect Adobe PDF like its Flash player is possibly not that secure and many service providers now prefer using a different and more secure medium. Just about to head off to set up for the Model Boat Convention, kooks like we might have some decent weather. Happy days Dave