Truly captures the look of the real model. The detail is very good and it is a credit to Paul that the model actually sails with all the cabin etc detail above the waterline, the sign of a real master of his craft.
Hi Paul, yes it sails at Bury and I am continuing to try different options. There has been much head scratching at Bury over the problem and the rescue boat has been out a couple of times to rescue the boat in reverse. The Y leads have been tried as you suggested. It is easy to test the rotation direction by feeling the air flow and slowing them manually to observe them.
I am just waiting for the sails from Mastman then i can complete the build I have changed the drum winch for a standard servo i extended the arm it gives more pull on the sails seems to work better time will tell like all my buddies i am thinking about my winter build i am torn between a hovercraft or a smaller barge i will probably end up doing both 😉
NOW LOOSEN UP PLEASE: I have this Joysway transmitter. It's for my Dragonflite 95. The controls on the left operate the rudder and the controls on the right operate the sails. I'm use to it being the opposite. Do I change the mode selector switch under the battery housing and THEN loosen and tighten the screws as per instructed. It just seems long winded.
[Score: 9/10] 60"/7600g Schooner - Comments: Scratch built with mahogany planks on the club's mould. Glass cloth and fibreglass inside and protected with G4 polyurethane resin all over. Uses a sail winch (Hitec) and travelling dolly for the two main sails and a separate arm servo for the foresails. Standard servo for the rudder. Power is from a 6.6v 1000mA LiFe battery. Taranis Tx using two sticks with the sail servos connected via an internal mixer to one stick. Ballast is fixed to the keel with two studs which extend into the hull where a steel bar is attached between both and acts as a carrying handle.
Hi Dave Cammell Lairds were one of the greatest shipbuilding yards most famous for building the Mauretania I was working on the Fort George at Swan Hunters when they sent me over to Belfast to oversee some work on the Fort Victoria another one of our yards gone like so many what happened we were the best shipbuilders in the world
I used to live on the Wirral and had friends worked in Cammell Lairds. I do believe they also built in a similar fashion and it's not uncommon to see modifications made as the build progresses and local knowledge and skillsets make minor adjustments. They were all skilled tradesmen and fitters who took pride in the ships they built. Many Thames barges are now in private ownership and will have been modified to suit the current owner. Museums usually have beautiful scale replicas but for a sailing model more practical solutions are required and on the water with sails attached the rigging will hardly be noticeable. I am looking forward to seeing your model on the water.
a few things have been mentioned about my build ie the rig is not as it should be the reason being i lost the index finger on my right hand so to be able to de rig it is easier to use bowsies with me it is a case of suck it & see I have decided to have the sails made by Mastman he does a lot of barge bits I have more or less copied the build from plans for the Celia Jane but me being me i tend to deviate to suit my needs I served my time in shipyards on both the Tyne & Wear i became a shipyard manager in Swan Hunters and the last three frigates built their were what we called as built we worked from schematics not drawings no two ships were the same 🤐
Help.............No no no, I do not want to get into competitive sailing. I just wondered how/why most/many people have numbers on their sails and I thought registering the boat was why. As my wife says, I should not think, it only causes trouble. Got enough on with the Tug! All the best to all. NPJ
I am no expert on MYA but I suspect it doesn't fit into any class. it's a great scale model and sails well but those two assets don't normally go well with racing yachts. If you do wish to enter into this very competitive part of model yachting I suggest you find a local club who race under MYA rules and see what is required. I'd still restore your yacht as they are great fun to sail
[Score: 5/10] 21" MicroMagic - Comments: Build this Micro Magic in 2006 - the newer Racing version was announced but still not available at that time - and raced her the two following seasons. Updated many things like sails and spars etc. Still enjoy her each summer: Where ever I go I'll bring her with me! I even sailed her on top of the Alps! (Freezing my fingers off!) But the Italian Lakes, the Swiss Lakes, the Mediterranean Sea, the Bodensee or just locally the Markermeer (southern part of IJsselmeer) are all familiar waters for this tiny sailboat.