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'VOYAGER of the SEAS' RC Cruise Ship by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 hours ago
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.

TSS Manxman by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Brings back memories of past voyages on the real ship from Liverpool to Douglas. Sails well and nice detail

Twin motor control problem by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
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.

Wanted - Vic Smeed Starlet Sails by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Nylet list a set of sails for your yacht. do a part kit so they may be able to supply mast and booms failing that the original plan is still available I believe Plan Number Starlet MM1048

Wanted - Vic Smeed Starlet Sails by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Has anyone got a set of Starlet sails ideally with mast and boom going spare, alternatively would consider complete yacht.

nearly there by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
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 😉

JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE 95 TRANSMITTER by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 25 days ago
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.

Wherrys by Baggie Commander   Posted: 29 days ago
Dear Doug... thank you. I am very lucky to own it. It sails perfectly too and certainly gets interest from passers by - young and old

Schooner by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
[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.

rig & sails by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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

rig & sails by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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.

rig & sails by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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 🤐

Robbe Smaragd by NPJ Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
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

Robbe Smaragd by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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

MicroMagic by Radiosailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[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.