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Ah...of course.......Morse Code !
Should have sussed that long ago!
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35 minutes ago by 🇬🇧 robbob ( Commander)
Hobby Chit Chat
37 Posts 42 Likes
Started 6 days ago
Latest 35 minutes ago
sea rover build and I hate wood!
Welcome back, it's been a while 😀
Look back at the ealy stages of my Crash Tender build, the sequence and methods of that should be a good guide to way to do it. This method of construction was pretty much common to all the AeroKits boats.
Here's my blog: https://model-boats.com/blogs/23951
Use a heat gun to bend the skins, the heat relaxes the glue between the plys and when it cools the bend is quite well set. Much easier that hot water and steam, I did this for my Thames Police Launch and it works great.
51 minutes ago by 🇬🇧 robbob ( Commander)
3 Posts 2 Likes
Started 11 hours ago
Latest 51 minutes ago
Hints and Tips.
PUSH ROD JOINERS
This little tip is probably well known.
To lengthen my pushrods I use electrical terminal blocks, I cut of the plastic insulation and just use the metal part.
51 minutes ago by 🇬🇧 Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
89 Posts 189 Likes
Started 1 month ago
Latest 51 minutes ago
Cheap easy anchors
Scroll down to page 17 here and you will find some shapes to cut out to make a Byers-type anchor... http://eezebilt.tk/OSA-1.pdf
18 hours ago by 🇬🇧 DodgyGeezer ( Warrant Officer)
2 Posts 5 Likes
Started 21 hours ago
Latest 18 hours ago
Air Sea Rescue Launch 123
If they are the same as Doug posted a little while ago, they only show total volts for NiMh (only a pos and neg plug). The only way you could get individual cell voltage would be to have the cells wired similar to LiPos with check/balance wires from appropriate points, but I don't know if there are any checkers readily available. You could re wire a pack to a multi plug so you could check individual cells with a multi meter perhaps. Doug will probably have a better idea being the tech man. The problem with NiMh cells is there can be large numbers in a 'pack' (as against LiPos which have purpose designed chargers and checkers with JST-XH leads for 1-10 cells) and if there is a dud cell in the middle you won't know till the battery keeps dropping its' charge quickly when not being used.
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Wee Nip, Ruf Red
Wee Nip, Ruf Red.
Donated to me by a friend.
Radio; frsky telemetry, battery voltage, Hitec sail winch.
She sails well and is quite enjoyable, even I my unskilled hands.
2 hours ago by stevedownunder
Small scratch built static model of a Schooner made quite a few years ago.
I made this when I was in between projects.
1 day ago by Martin555
34" Crash Tender
Here is my Crash Tender together with the homemade 27MHz transmitter. Built in the early 1970s. The collage photo is from 45 years ago, sailing on the boating lake in Llanfairfechan, North Wales. Recently rescued from the garage covered in dust. Diesel replaced with brushless motor and on the water again. Now in dry dock for a major refit!
3 days ago by Graham93
Built from Mountfleet kit. Chain drive operates Rudder . Puffer sound, whistle, smoke generator, working lights Navigation and interior also flickering orange and red for boiler fire.all switched from transmitter.
6 days ago by Elsrickle
Lovely boat under going major refit.
7 days ago by Jerry1
3660kv speed boat
Well I purchased a hugely powerful brushless motor, (before I realised it was over the top!) so paired it up with something that might handle it!, 4ft long, fibreglass hull, 150amp esc, first water trials sucked a 12v 5amp (what I had at the time) dry in 4 minutes!
Put an ammeter on it and it’s drawing 40amps!
It’s all trial and error and learning on the way!
12 days ago by Shopper
SHB Triton Harbour Master
Harbour Master, my first experiment with sensored brushless motors, ultra quiet and smooth very successful