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18 minutes ago by 🇬🇧 MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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Humbrol paint colours for smit zweden tug
My apologies I don’t think I wrote the post right in the first instance I was wondering if any one had built one and had the colours that it should be yeah I appreciate I can just pick the colour from the chart which I don’t mind doing myself just wondering if anyone had the right colour.
1 hour ago by 🇬🇧 georgeo5664 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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EeZeBilt RAF Crash Tender trial video
Given all the discussion, I thought I would put a video up of the Mk2 EeZeBilt Crash Tender on its first test. Very choppy water for a small boat at that end of the lake, but it coped. Perhaps a bit bow-heavy?
Poor quality phone pics, but you can see a bit of detail when the boat comes close. You can also just see a fire monitor operating at the end when the boat comes back in....
3 hours ago by 🇬🇧 DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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It is almost 9 months since I charged the new LiPo batteries for storage. Unfortunately I still have not used the 4s 4500 batteries since then but I do check them every 4 months to see how they are. They have been good so I have not had to do anything with them. I decided on this visit to replenish the storage charge on all of the batteries. I was shocked to find out that all of the batteries were almost perfect with only a few minutes of charging required, but the two 4s batteries, the oldest, did not take a charge at all. They are still very good. I will use them when I return here in August.
14 hours ago by 🇬🇧 MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
RC & Electrics
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Started 1 year ago
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Yes. I ran mine on 12V without problems but not all day long at full bore!💥
Remember, even if the batt attached to the ESC is 12V you are not always applying the full 12 to the motor. (Or are you?😉 A 'pedal to metal' kinda guy?)
Even at full bore the supply voltage to the motor is pulsed by the ESC so the average V applied is less than 12V.
Just in case start with a 7.2 / 7.4V accu (NiMh 6 cell / LiPo 2S).
You should be able to go to 9.6V (8 cell NiMh) without problems. Check the motor temp with your finger tips on testing. If you can keep your digits on the motor without screaming you're OK😊 As said by others as well; I'd take a long hard look at the prop and shaft alignment as well. Dodgy's tip with the spring balance pull testing is good too. I've been doing that using a redundant fish scale. Gives a good (if relative) indication of push and pull.
I also use a little Wattmeter as well. Useful for initial shaft alignment. Twiddle things around until the motor runs sweetly and the Wattmeter shows the minimum current.
Before each test use a little accu capacity meter to make sure the accus are up to scratch and the playing field even for each test. Pics show the ones I use. Available all over the shop, e.g. FleaBay😉, for peanuts. Black one is checking an NiMh, white one a LiPo.
Happy tugging. Doug 😎
15 hours ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
RC & Electrics
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Started 2 days ago
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H.M.S BRAVE BORDERER
by RHBaker ( Sub-Lieutenant) 🇨🇦
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by figtree7nts ( Commodore) 🇺🇸
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HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
by Martin555 ( Master Seaman) 🇬🇧
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by Jerry Todd ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class) 🇺🇸
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Emily James SF 33 Trawler
by GrahamP74 ( Warrant Officer) 🇬🇧
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Fairacre broads cabin cruiser
18 hours ago by jbkiwi
Pilot Boat Trial
18 hours ago by MouldBuilder
3 days ago by JOHN
3 months ago by Puddle-pirate
Hellenic Navy - La Combattante IIIb class Fast Attack Craft
I have really enjoyed building this little boat. The painting, as always, I found a challenge. I am really pleased with the performance and the finished result. It has taken me around six months to build only being able to fit time in around a busy work schedule. Looking forward to the next one now.
17 hours ago by MouldBuilder
This is a coastal patrol ship that practically designed its self.
I had some plastic card and I just wanted to make something, I hade no plans or drawings and this was the end result.
This was made using my baking paper tip.
I never got around to installing rc equipment in it as a friend decided that he wanted it as it was.
And I never got took any photos of the making of it.
24 hours ago by Martin555
DF's maiden voyage went well yesterday, despite hardly any breeze at all. Myself and fellow club member Colin who was re-tuning his Graupner RG-65 had a lovely time cruising around our club water, trying to find the best of the rare breaths of wind. Mine is the white boat with clear white sails
2 days ago by rolfman2000
Maersk Master, scale 1/50.
Dimensions, 168x38cm, weight 54kg
1 main pitch controlled propeller (100mm) 2 azimuth thrusters (50mm) and 2 bow thrusters(44mm).
Full function, winches, towing pins, lights, fifi, radars,
3 days ago by maersk-topper
I just thought I would post some photos of my HMS Cottesmore.
She is still a work in progress.
I have been working on her for about three years now.(in between other projects)
I purchased the hull And running gear from Fleetscale.
Everything else has been made by myself using odds and ends, bits and pieces including yogurt pots and a lot of LED's
I have a few more years work to do before she is completed, lots more bits to make.
6 days ago by Martin555
im told its a american harbour tug but have no proof
7 days ago by nutrunner
First run in 15/20 years not to bad
7 days ago by billhook301
I just thought I would post a few photos of a little tug that I made some time ago.