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advise required by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 hours ago
OK. Thanks TJ👍 John, the old Sanwa receivers and servos have the + and - supply leads reversed as compared with all modern stuff, JR/Futaba etc!! That means that they have the negative in the middle of the plug and the positive on the outside, at the edge of the RX case! All modern kit has positive in the centre and negative at the outside, edge of the RX case!! Beware, I learned the hard way 😡 Tell us what you want to do and maybe we can help with wiring diagrams etc. PM me the details 👍 Cheers, Doug 😎

advise required by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 hours ago
Hi TJ, looks OK for a basic starter kit👍 Ron's right I'm also still slightly concerned you might quickly get bored with just throttle and rudder 😲 9X is perhaps overkill at this stage! I use the TGY-i6 for almost everything (except my sub cos 2.4Gig don't like diving!). I bought a bundle of 6ch receivers to go with it for around 8 quid a chunk so I can fit out several models. My expensive Spektrum Dx6 is now gathering dust on the shelf 🤔 Re: Aldiss signal lamp: Have a look at this from component Shop (Action Electronics), description attached. I just bought one to go on my 1936 H class 1:72 destroyer 😉 along with a SONAR pinger! https://www.componentshop.co.uk/p49-morse-aldis-sounder-flas... Happy building, and even happier sailing, cheers Doug 😎 PS: I don't waste a channel on radar. On my destroyer it is simply switched on by a microswitch underneath 'B' gun turret. Drive is a modified servo fed by a 1.5V alkaline 'C' cell. Lasts for years 😁

advise required by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 11 hours ago
Hi all and thanks to Ron and Doug I have not forgotten about the TGY-i6 set and have looked at the suggestions from Ron. I looked at a lot of stuff it can be a bit of mine field, I have fond this at Cornwall models Servo, Batteries, Charger & 15A ESC This pack provides the radio control unit and all items necessary to complete an RC boat kit. Certain models may need a motor Contents: 2-Channel transmitter Reflex Pro 3.1 2.4GHZ 5-Channel receiver, CS-3 steering servo (3kg/cm force) Transmitter batteries, 7.2v/2100mAh drive battery 15Amp Marine Electronic Speed Controller Plug charger Multi-lingual instructions Part No: CMBRCP15 I think this may be the way for me to go as it seem to have all the things I need to learn about in the one package, I know I may have to up grade some parts but for the first timer I think it would do your opinions would be much appreciated

advise required by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
I'll require advise soon as it's so long since I touched any R/X s. servos ,escs etc I've forgotten how things connect up. I don't want any magic smoke if you get me🤔 such as I bought some small J.S.T. connectors but are there adaptors to couple up to standard sizes? Are Sanwa rx's a different polarity to say Graupner,Futaba. Same goes for relays and B.E.C.s . I'll need simple circuit diagrams and all sorts of stuff. Sent in hard copy if possible with written/printed explanations. In colour would be the icing on the cake. Trouble is I'm as thick as the proverbial brick 🤓 Not just yet as I'm still housebound. I have some stuff already joined up that I can follow for some guidance at first at least. Anyone still up take a look at the lovely moon "Full" or close to it.

advise required by teejay Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi all and thanks to Ron and Doug I have not forgotten about the TGY-i6 set and have looked at the suggestions from Ron. I looked at a lot of stuff it can be a bit of mine field, I have fond this at Cornwall models Servo, Batteries, Charger & 15A ESC This pack provides the radio control unit and all items necessary to complete an RC boat kit. Certain models may need a motor Contents: 2-Channel transmitter Reflex Pro 3.1 2.4GHZ 5-Channel receiver, CS-3 steering servo (3kg/cm force) Transmitter batteries, 7.2v/2100mAh drive battery 15Amp Marine Electronic Speed Controller Plug charger Multi-lingual instructions Part No: CMBRCP15 I think this may be the way for me to go as it seem to have all the things I need to learn about in the one package, I know I may have to up grade some parts but for the first timer I think it would do your opinions would be much appreciated

Sea Scout 'Jessica' Sea Trial - at last! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Part 1. Ideal conditions; nearly 30°C, cool Bier at hand😜 Sea Scout built by Dad in the early sixties with a Taycol Target and 6V lead acid wet cells (very wet😡). Renovated and dragged into the 21st century over the last several months 😉 See Build Blog 'Sea Scout 'Jessica'' for details! Motor: Propdrive 2830, 1000kV, 30mm 3 blade Raboesch prop. Quicrun 16BL30 (30A) ESC with BEC. Tested with 3 battery types, all started with 99% measured capacity- 1. NiMh 4.2Ah 7.2V, nom. 408gm. Result: Speed sedate (OK 😉scale river cruising!) No planing. Max current: 3.6A End status V / capacity left: At end of short run ca 3 mins. 7.78V 99%. 2. 2S LiPo 4.0Ah 7.4V nom. 257gm. Result: Speed still sedate but due to lower batt weight at least the forefoot came out of the wet stuff! Max current: 4.1A End status V / capacity left: At end of short run ca 3 mins. 8.25V 93%. 3. 3S LiPo 4.0Ah 11.1V nom. 315gm. Result: Now we're getting somewhere!!😁 Good speed, manoeuvrability and planing 😊 Max current: 7.5A End status: 11.95V 74% after several long runs, ca 20 mins total. Estimated (extrapolated) endurance on a 4Ah LiPo around one hour - mostly 'full bore' - 'Pedal to the metal man' 😊 See also: https://youtu.be/oMUlSOaAREM The competition! https://youtu.be/zPgYicA0yGw Final run. (Beer was getting warm😁) Cap'ns log entry: Boat dead-weight w/o battery: 1.8kg. Spray rails to be added!😲 Slight list to port to be trimmed. Rudder servo to be reversed!!😲 Keel protection to be added: some scratches and flaking from stony sloping shore 🤔 Summary: much as expected👍 Forget anything less than 3S. Anyone want to buy a batch (4) of new 2S 4Ah 45C Lipos? 'One careful owner'! Happy boating people, Cheers Doug 😎 PS Many thanks to Camera girl Gisela 👍 Recorded in 1080p HD.

Duke of Cornwall by Neil-S Seaman   Posted: 2 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 51"/7000g Duke of Cornwall Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 30mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 20mm) Direct Drive to a Torpedo x 2 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 6Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Electrinize (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This was a static scratch built model constructed by a model engineer probably in 1970s, I was gifted the boat by the local RNLI Branch with the proviso I looked after it and occasionally displayed it on Flag Days. The boat is a model of the Lizard and Cadgwith lifeboat 'Duke of Cornwall' which saw service for 20 years and saved 95 lives. I have fitted 6 channel San,wa remote control and the Torpedo engines and batteries. She runs very well on the water and achieves a good scale speed when both motors are at full power. Batteries are 12 volt gel type and new, I have never had a problem with endurance. Control is by two Electronize speed controllers which plug in independently to receiver. She has a two tone siren, worked from retract servo switch, which is useful for clearing a way through birds. Steering (like the real thing) was rather sluggish, a single blade rudder but it improves by using the two engines. She is pretty heavy to lift into the car, I use nylon strops to lower her into water. I have done several adjustments to her topside so that she more correctly resembles the 1962 Barnett lifeboat she is modelled on, main adjustment was to put mahogany veneer onto to forward and rear bulwarks, as the originals had. The original boat topside was painted grey and it was only later that areas were painted orange, she is a non self righting lifeboat one of the last of this type and modifications were made in the mid sixties to seal off the rear doors and provide a watertight compartment, as well as fully enclosing the wheelhouse (the model's wheelhouse is open at the rear, as was the original. All hatches and doors open. The railings are chain link and seem to be a very good match to the ones fitted. My only issue at the moment is the radio wires which seem to be very vulnerable, have used electric thread but not a great solution - something to look out for. I have purchased 3 crew and am about to paint them, two will be in the wheelhouse.

Ishimasa. Blue Sonic 600. yacht. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Evenin' Colin, await developments with interest. Give me some pics of the servo and it's plugs and maybe I can identify it. Several years ago I found some ancient linear servos at a Flea Market. They had unusual round 6 pin plugs I had never seen before 😲 I took 'em apart and rebuilt them as radar scanner drivers 😁 Have a good show, pics??? Best regards, Doug 😎

Ishimasa. Blue Sonic 600. yacht. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Will borrow a laptop tomorrow and post details and a picture or two. Yes Doug it is a linear servo, but need a receiver to try it out as it doesn't fit my servo tester.must figure out an adapter. I'll have to wait till I've been to the show this weekend, as it's already packed away in my show trailer. Cheers Colin.

Ishimasa. Blue Sonic 600. yacht. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Evenin' Colin, Got any photos of the internals ? "Two sliding lugs" sounds like a linear servo!! What kind of switch, micro, toggle or slider? Sounds odd whatever the switch is😲 Drive motor or winch motor ? Cheers Doug😎

Ishimasa. Blue Sonic 600. yacht. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi folks, I'm trying to get this model back to sailing condition, it was given to me a couple of years ago, but haven't had chance to get it sorted. It is fitted with a single servo with two sliding lugs, one connects to the rudder and the other seems to be connected to a switch to the motor. I haven't a clue if this is correct, so if anyone of you lovely people have details of this model I would love the assistance. Hopefully Colin.

Servo choice for yacht by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
It's a neat little job and I've mounted it on some oak upstands. The guy in the shop seemed to think that a plastic snake would take the required curve to control the rudder, so I bought a bit of that too. We shall see. I have to make the rudder bar first from brass, which I am doing currently. Cheers, Martin

Vanity, Victorian Cutter by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
R/C gear going in on a 2 piece plank, so it'll fit through the hatches. Some deck planks going on, king plank too. Coamings to help water proof from splash. These are Foamex, completely waterproof stuff. The hatches and houses will be fitted with magnets eventually. The planking is NOT a la yacht. For some reason Dan Hatcher laid deck planks like workboats and motor boats, parallel to the King plank, not the covering boards. Believe me when you've lived on one of these and put every pot you have under the deck leaks when it rains, you know the pattern of the laid deck! Rear deck half just rested on as the R/C gear is yet to be finished. Waiting for some more allly tube to guide the steering cables and braided line for the sheet control. Steering servo coming this afternoon. Martin

Servo choice for yacht by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 7 days ago
Your very welcome Martin I just hope it does the job well for you Ron

Servo choice for yacht by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Thanks again, secretaryman, my dear bride has OK'd the purchase of same and from Kings Lynn models, who are but a toodle away and knock a few quid off the price too. Off to get it this afternoon. Can't go wrong with Hitec, can you? Even I can twig that from all the posts. Servos seem to be either ludicrously small and cheap or bigger, fancier and outrageously expensive. But I suppose if you're chucking 20Ks worth of jet Vulcan around you need some grunt from the old actuators, n'est pas? Cheers, Martin