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Old Futaba servo wiring... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Martin, would have thought the name was self explanatory! 😉 In the attached pic you can see my Robbe Servo Tester at the top. I used it to simulate the proportional signal from a receiver while testing your Taycol converter boards, not to power the motor.😲 Motor power came from the mains PSU in pic two, the battery eliminator circuit (BEC) in the ESC provided power to the tester. The tester provides the signal to drive servos, or in this case an ESC, and saves the faff of setting up TX and RX and fiddling with batteries when I want to test a circuit or function before building it into a boat. Cheers, Doug 😎 Oh, and by the way; when you get into lighting for your boats don't forget to buy an LED Tester as well 😁😁 You could also think about a simple RF Detector / Meter to check if your TX is actually transmitting 😁 Like I did with your TX using a home brew device - OR you could wait til I get around to publishing a Build Blog for the refined version I am making using a couple of RF diodes and a sensitive 300microamp meter 😊

Smaragd by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Do you still have the Robbe Smaragd Jan? Couple of us have one and wondering how many others there are around. Regards. NPJ

Robbe Smaragd by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
East RN Ray, where did you see that other Smaragd? I cannot find it. Cheers NPJ

Robbe Smaragd by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
I will go and look for those as a bit of a break from thinking"tender". All the best. NPJ

Martin's Taycol Conversion Boards by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
I know Martin, sometimes I blind myself 😁😁 Anyway I thought 'in for a penny ...', if I'm gonna make the boards then ... 'Wenn schon denn schon' as they say over here 😊 OK. I'll screw the boards into the boxes and put lids and screws in a bag. I'll leave you to make the cut outs in the boxes for the wires 😁 For the benefit of others here's a pic of the test setup and some video evidence dat de ding woiks 😉 RATS 😡 video file too big, 30MB limit 🤔 Will try another method later. Taycol Target was running on 6V with current limit set to 2.5A - just in case! All three boards work perfectly using the Robbe Servo tester instead of messing about with TX, RX and batteries 😉 Will now start packing everything, with instructions for the mods to the Taycols. By the way; do any of your Taycols have reversing coils and that silly lever switch? Cheers, Doug 😎

Robbe Smaragd by East-RN Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Just for information. While I was browsing through the Yacht section of pictures, I came across another Smaragd yacht. The pictures were posted 2/3 yrs ago. I wonder if they are still active members, and have seen any of our chats and pages. It would be good to hear from them. Still looking through the many archived pictures. Best Regards Ray.

Emerald - "Round the Word" ocean racing yacht. by East-RN Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
Purchased new in kit form, from Robbe. 1998. Specifications:- Overall length: 1380mm. Overall beam: 360 mm. Draught: 300 mm. Mast height: 1800 mm. Overall height: 2200 mm. Standard sail area: 80 square dm. Sail area with Genoa: 94 square dm. Total displacement: 12 kg. Ballast: 8 kg. Scale: 1:10 Control Robbe Futaba F14 Marine transmitter / receiver. Channel 1 - Rudder servo. Channel 2 - Spare. Channel 3 - Genoa sail servo. Genoa switch module - fitted between the stick potentiometer and the transmitter channel 3 Socket. (Reverses the Genoa sail servo for Port or Starboard tack.) Channel 4 - Main sail servo. Channel 5 - Auxiliary 3 position switch - up position. Channel 6 - Auxiliary 3 position switch - down position. Receiver channel 5 - Mono Memory relay module. To drive the Blister motor out, to raise the Genoa Sail Clew. Receiver channel 6 - Mono Memory relay module. To drive the Blister motor in, to tighten the Genoa Sail Clew. Recently recovered from the back of the shed, where it has been in hibernation. Now I am retired and have some free time, it is under a review and refurbishment. New paint on the deck and upper hull (above the waterline). Solid state relay modules added, to replace the micro switches, operated from a cam on a servo (replacing analogue channel 2 with on/off channels 5 and 6). Pictures show the sea trials after the 10 year hibination. The Genoa Module had failed in the carbon potentiometers. No replacement available, so found a local electronics repairers, who changed the potentiometers for £10.00. The carrying cradle was designed to hold the sails, and secure the yacht while rigging at the waters edge. Also acts as a dry dock, while working inside the hull. When the repaired module is fitted, and the Genoa sail is operational, I will post detailed video of the Genoa sail winch and Blister motor and their operation while sailing. Genoa Sail Pictures added.

Robbe Smaragd by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Our posts crossed Ray............. Thanks for all that and I understand the transport issues. Gives me a good reason for doing away with the 'weak bits'. I am trying just to get the Tender under power so it can be used during the next two months, then back to the yacht may be. However someone has been kindly tidying my stuff up and now I cannot find even the transmitter! Can print out the stuff you provided though................. All the best. NPJ

Robbe Smaragd by East-RN Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days ago
I bought the model boat kit new from Bournemouth Models in 1998. They were the main suppliers of Robbe models and parts in the U.K. at that time. It came in several boxes and a lot of room in the garden shed. It took some time to assemble all the separate pieces into their respective components. Then final assembly as per the manual and diagrams. Yes the hand rails were there at the beginning, and remained there for the first couple of years. With the standard jib and main sails, there was very little interference with the sheeting. The problems were with the transportation, as they are exposed on the edges. The stansions would catch on clothing while lifting and walking with the model.

Robbe Smaragd by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
As I hope you can see, I have had a break through with the files. Not done them all yet, but having success now. Many thanks for all the trouble you went to. Lets hope others will also benefit. Did you decide to do away with deck rails or were they not there when you acquired the boat? All the best. NPJ

Robbe Smaragd by East-RN Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
With reference to the deck hand rails:- 1. With the model being so heavy and large, I found that transportation to the sailing venue, and the possibility of a reasonable walk from the parking area to the launch/waterside, that the handrails were the first items to suffer. 2. With the Mainsheet extending out over the railings, sometimes it would get snagged on one of the stansions. 3. The Genoa sheeting is really long and loose on the Lee side. It too could get snagged at times. I am looking at getting new stansions and looking at installing them again, but with the Genoa fully rigged and sheeting operational, to see how it can be installed securely and reduced risk of snagging.😱

Robbe Smaragd by East-RN Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
Because of the size of the sheets, I went to "Office World" a local stationers, that have a copy and print section. They scanned the documents for me, and put them on a stick. I would suggest taking the files to them, and they can print them for you. Take a note of the sheets to be printed on the back of other, on A3. So you can assemble them in an A4 booklet. The page numbers on the left hand page is the sequence to use, as that is the first section of the book, assembly method. The later section is the parts lists etc.🤔 Ray

Robbe Smaragd by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
As you can see it has all the transfers.................... No deck rails on yours. Perhaps that is the way out of one problem. The windows really work for me. Still trying to open the plans. All the best. NPJ

Robbe Smaragd by East-RN Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
On the original kit, there were no portholes or windows. It was all done by transfers. Grey pieces of paper, slid onto the cabin sides. I cut the holes to the shape of the transfers. Then I planked the sides around the window frames, from deck to roof. Then I used some old cd cases, to cut and shape the window glass. It worked quit well. 👍

Robbe Smaragd by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Have not found your boat images yet................ With mine I am most concerned about the 'weak' stanchions, the fishing line rails and lack of any 'proper' windows/portholes. I will dig out some images and post them up. Re the RAF 'Tender'. Well wished on me in a way. More of that model on another bit of the site. All the best. NPJ