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.
Starting to build the said boat, loyal Moderator any help will be appreciated. I have built boat before , but looking for any tips on this Loyal Moderator. I hope to add lights and smoke unit , plus sound unit. Thanking you in anticipation, Ken.
[Score: 10/10] 31" SATURN Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 45mins Geared to a Mfa (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtronik ESC - Comments: Fold down funnel, hunter smoke unit , lights
[Score: 5/10] Twin Propellors (4 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries - Comments: I think that this is a Assurance class Tug of world war two vintage, It has tank steering, sound unit and a water vapor smoke unit, H.M.S ATTENTIF W68 French Naval Tug. Allocated SNO Portland for towing Bombardons. Built 1938 Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux. L114.75’. B27.75’. 672grt. 1000ihp 3cylTE steam engine. Armament 1x20mm AA, 2xMG. 1938 Delivered to French Navy. 19-6-1940 Arrived Plymouth. 3-7-1940 Seized and Req by RN. 9-1940 Based Devonport. 0-1940 Based at Aberdeen. 1-1941 Based at Milford Haven. 2-1941 – 1942 Based Aberdeen . 1942 – 1944 Based at Harwich. 5-1944 - 1945 Based Portsmouth. 6-1944 Towed 30ton crane 1206 Cardiff to Plymouth. 5-6-1945 Released from Overlord tug pool. 7-8-1945 Returned to French Navy, pennant A671. 1946-7 Renamed Locmine. 6-3-1964 Laid up at Brest. The Bombardons were large 200 ft (61 m) by 25 ft (7.6 m) cross-shaped floating breakwaters fabricated in steel that were anchored outside the main breakwaters that consisted of Gooseberries (scuttled ships) and Phoenixes (concrete caissons). 24 bombardon units, attached to one another with hemp ropes, would create a 1 mi (1.6 km) breakwater. During the storms at the end 1944 some Bombardons broke up and sank while others parted their anchors and drifted down onto the harbours, possibly causing more damage
[Score: 10/10] 44" CRAKEN Capable of 7mph and a runtime of 50mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 90mm) Direct Drive to a Power 1000 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 12Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Electronize ESC - Comments: Smoke, and sound but a long way to go yet
[Score: 10/10] Capable of 7mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 95mm) Direct Drive to a Power 1000 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 12Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through electronize ESC - Comments: All, lights, smoke, sound, radar, stern winch, anchor, fire monitor all work
Harbor Models Steam Generator! I have tested the steam generator. And it worked like it should. It makes quite a bit of smoke! It also smells like live steam. It should add some great detail. To my model tug Brooklyn!
Received my smoke generator in today's post. Haven't had the opportunity to test it yet! Also need 5/8" brass tubing. To run up the stack! I had ordered some 5/8" plastic tubing. But I don't like it. It's all curved up don't like at all!
Hi Peter If you look at this website http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/models/trumpeter/trumpeter2... you will see that there are enough incorrect items to drive you mad. I have decided to get it as accurate as the kit allows. I have installed a Graupner 6v smoke generator in each funnel with a computer fan at the base of each - yet to be tested. I propose to switch them on and off with a receiver controlled switch. I would like to be able to colour the smoke but have yet to find the correct formula. Steve
Hi Steve, looking very tasty with the wood on now, have you a thought on the funnels, been informed that the rear funnels is incorrect, but you can get an aftermarket one, just another thought on the smoke theory, wonder if one of the smoking gizmos from the 1/16 r/c tanks could be an option, I wonder if Doug has a thought on this. regards,😊 Peter
OK, After having technical problem with my computer and repairing such problems. I can now continue with my build! I made a tugs beard for the Brooklyn. This I made 2 yrs before I ever knew I would get the Tug! Who knew it would come in handy. I have assembled the sand buckets stands! For fire fighting. I also assembled the galley smoke stack as well. Behind the galley smoke stack you can see. The fire fighting hose reel and it's stand! If you look down at the cabin doors. You can see the wooden hinges. I glued one at a time!
Hallo Ed, Soooo ... with the 'pedal to the metal and belching smoke & steam' 😁 you'll be drawing around 3.2A from your main battery. I assume it is an SLA of 2.5AHr. So at full bore it will last 2.5/3.2 hours, about 47 minutes, from a fully charged battery. A little less if RX and servos etc are also supplied by this battery. Is the 2A for the motor under load (in the wet stuff) or OFF Load?? Makes a big difference🤔 See if you can fit a pair of the 6V 4AH or 5AH in if you want more time + ballast. The 5AH would double the run time to around 1 1/2 hours. The 7AH version would give you about 2 hours full ahead! Or go easier on the gas 😁 Cheers Doug 😎 PS hope the migraine 😡 has gone 😊
Evenin Ed, The light green #90 upperworks plus black hull or even the Royal Blue I used on the Sea Scout, with white trim, e.g. gunwales and boot topping, would look great and business like👍 Black funnel (sorry smokestack!) with two broad rings one #90 and one white could look kinda nice - like a company colour-logo? Cheers Doug 😎 PS goin' back to 'the shop' to carry on with the aft deck hatch on my Sea Scout, just fixed in 4 neodymium magnets to fix the forward end. 'SNAP' mind your fingers! Now have to fix two 4mm nuts at the aft edge to screw it down (to keep the wet stuff out😉) using two chrome tank filler caps drilled and threaded to take 4mm studs. All go folks! Ciao for now, leaving the site port open for the foghorn! Doug 😎
Love it 👍 Way to go Ed!! I'm sure you did too, sounds like a pokey motor, BUT ... Please copy me the mail (unseen!?) and his reply! I can't wait to see his response 😁 Also can't wait to see your tug in her element. Man! are you quick with the build! 😲 Cheers Doug 😎 PS: use the cash you save on the sound module to put a smoke / steam generator in, that would really finish her off nicely 👍