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Well I'm damned! Checking my VR30 ESCs I found attached spec! Never noticed this offset in operation before, maybe because naval ships don't have much freeboard at the stern so I take it very easy anyway. You live and learn 😎But then that's what a forum is all about.👍 Sailing here today near impossible, only 3°C and sleet
The speed control is a Duratrax Sprint, which has a heat sink built on. The props are three blade, one inch diameter, made to scale as is the rudder. I originally fitted a blue speed control, forgotten the make but very common. It had a problem, after maybe ten hours sailing, so fitted the Duratrax, new. The control gets very slightly warm to touch when run in dry dock so to speak.
Erebus is of course long finished and sailing. However, a strange electrical fault has occurred. She will be sailing beautifully, and then just stop. Wait a minute or two, and she goes again, only to do the same again! The problem cannot be with the radio or receiver, as steering works when engines dead. Anyone have any ideas?
Hi Paul Yes I agree if you want stick up for forward. When trying to help others it is sometimes best not to assume they will use the same stick settings as you or I may prefer. As an ex flier I do believe all engines had the throttle idling with the stick fully back and I have always associated forward with stick up leaving backward for stick down. That was why I referred to "chosen stick movement" in my post. I could have clouded the waters somewhat as some older Futaba sets need to have the channel set to "R" but anyone with such a tx will already be aware and make the necessary adjustment. Happy days, just had an afternoon sailing, sunny but cold.]# Dave👍
[Score: 5/10] 43"/7000g Capricorn Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through HK ESC - Comments: Capricorn is model of Thames sailing barge with auxiliary electric motor.
This is a re-issue of my previous post as the link to the video failed. It shows a Sunday morning's sailing at WMBC through the 'eyes' of my 46inch Perkasa. Details of the Club can be found here: https://www.worcestermodelboat club.co.uk/
One of my Old Trafford paddle steamers enhanced by my mate Duncan Laurimer and sailing on the put up pond at Tilford Rural Life Centre yesterday. Good fun was had by all !! The boiler is tablet fired [3 halves ] and is half filled with 65ml of water. Engine is single oscillator with 16:1 spur gearbox. Les Breame
Thanks Dave M. Not a fair representation of boats, just those that happened to be there at the time. We have plenty of scale boats, including an RAF Crash Tender and warships from the South African Navy. You are more than welcome to visit our website gallery on the link below. Dave W, yes we welcome new members! We are a new club, still developing our sailing HQ. It's not County Hall as that has been closed for some considerable time due to an outbreak of blue/green algae bloom. If you follow the link to our website you will see what we are about and get an application form on line in the Contact Us section. https://www.worcestermodelboat club.co.uk/ Look forward to hearing from you Steve
Hi all, can anyone tell me if Kingfishers still sail at Sutton Bridge or Long Sutton. Looking for a local club. Failing that, how about anyone in the Fens (near Wisbech) getting together on the Well Creek and just sailing...FRE E! PM me if interested. Martin
Hi and welcome to the site. If you are considering using an IC in the model I suggest you find a local club or water where you can sail. Many local authority waters prohibit IC engines. I see you recently asked for details of a club in Torquay and note that we do have a club registered (Model Boat Clubs) as Torbay and District MBC. You could try sending a pm to one of the members registered as sailing there and ask for details. Good looking crew! Dave
I should clarify my comment about 'no sanding' since it's not all 'plain sailing'. The first coat goes on easily and did not, and should not, require any sanding. For the second and subsequent coats, the fibreglass is essentially smooth and does not hold the resin in place so well. So these coats will be fine on a horizontal surface, but on a slope the resin will tend to run, and overlap on a hard edge. If you can ensure that you don't apply too much resin it's fine, but if you get runs, you'll have to sand.
I am in Teignmouth, not Torbay not that far though. Used to sail at Youngs Park. Then Crealy. Not sailing much now as the new pond ( can't call it a lake realy) at Canonteign falls doesn't fit my boats. That is why I am building Irene. ( build blogs).
The last few images . I still have a fair bit to do yet more deck lights winches and tidy and touch up all the paintwork. But for now I will set it aside until I have all the running gear sorted. Then start posting on this thread again.. Hopefully it will be all finished soon and sailing about. In the meanwhile using the very same hull for another build While not disturbing any of the fixtures and fitting on the deck..