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Steam whistle sound with smoke by Mikep Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
Just pondering how one would set up and sincrconize a simulated steam whistle. Since I’m not running on steam I could use smoke from my smoke unit and of course a steam sound module. Any ideas as how To do this? My thought was using the RAM ship whistle which works with a micro switch. One servo would control both the whistle and at the same time release squeezing off neoprene tubing would allow smoke to issue out the whistle. Anyone thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Loyal Moderator by KenThompson Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi all, Would it be in place to fit a smoke unit and sound generator to my Loyal Moderator, if so , which units would sound good?

SA Valour Class Frigate by Joburg-sailor Petty Officer   Posted: 6 days ago
Wish I had caught up with you earlier Doug as your input re the MEKO 200 SAN would have been of great help. Fortunately (also late in the build) I found a long lost 2nd cousin (twice removed!) who served onboard the Spioenkop on her delivery voyage in 2005 and got some good stuff from him. Also found a clip on Facebook that provided detail that I had missed. Watch the interest of the bridge officers as they notice the drone filming them! Currently the hangar door and chopper movement is not connected to anything...just demonstrated by putting then in contact with a battery individually. I have a spare channel on the stick and also the on/off switch used for model aircraft engine/power cut that I use on my Corvette model for the smoke generator. The sequence I would like to achieve is 1. Activate (power on) door opens. 2. Door reaches stop ...microswitch/ (stays fully open) 3. Chopper movement switch on 4. Chopper clears hangar and reaches stop on helipad. 5. If pos, close sequence in reverse of above. Reilly4 I can let you have a short video but I need some help as to how I place a video on the website. Some more pics taken during the build process attached just FYI.

HMS Hood by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Steve, Her details are great! And the smoke looks awesome!👍

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi, Put the original radio board, smoker and light wiring back in. Take out your new RX and ESCs and use them for something else. Then fit a P94 dual ESC and Rudder Mixer from Action Electronics, sold by Component shop. You will get the same effect when used in Mode 3 👍😁 You will only need the 10A version for the Richardson. Only difference with the 20A version is chunks of ally on the power transistors as heat sinks! Easy enough to 'self fit' 😉 Have fun, cheers, Doug😎

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by epmbcmember Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
I have a Richardson Tug and have now got each prop with its own ESC, trouble is to do it I had to replace the radio which cut out the lights, horn and smoke so maybe to strip out everything and start again is the best idea. Individual twin props are good, it will now turn around in iys own length. I gues it depends on what you want to do with it, just sail it or use it for tug towing.

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Hidden switches (pic also shows stack guy wires), home made RC function switches (various lights, smoker, Whoop whoop all on one TX control stick or pot) on HMS Hotspur 1/72 1936 H class destroyer. From 30 years ago, and it shows 😲 Next on the MidLifeRefit list! Where there's a will ...... 😉 Ciao, Doug 😎

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Much patients is needed for the fiddly things! I've got a bunch of string to run. On her davits and smoke stack! The Brooklyn is almost complete! At or about 95-96%!

Sterling American Scout by Mikep Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
American Scout C2 cargo ship power MACK 3-1 drive 12 volt 2 x 6 volt 3000 mah batteries. Harbor smoke unit model weighs 15 lbs.

Battleship Missouri by Mikep Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 55" Battleship Missouri Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 20mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 35mm) Geared to a 6 volt (4 Blade) Powered by NiCad (6v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hitech ESC - Comments: Modified Sterling model kit, scale drive 4 shafts. Twin rudders, smoke and cannon sound module.

Exciters/transducers by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi Neil (or Neville?), There are two issues with using four. 1) Since these 4 Ohm transducers work by bringing the surface they are mounted on to move like a speaker cone, there may be no advantage. In fact two on the same surface may create waves through the hull side that partially cancel each other and thus reduce the volume. True, they may sometimes combine as well. This effect will happen in specific frequency ranges depending on the stiffness of the hull. Put one each side on the largest open area available as we discussed for the tug. Cheaper anyway 😉 2) Speaker impedance and the minimum that the amplifier can handle. Check the Digisound specs Output Impedance to see if the amp can handle 4 Ohms or only 8 Ohms, which is the case for all sound modules I have seen or used. As with your tug, two x 4 Ohm transducers in series gives 8 Ohms for max volume from an 8 Ohm amp output. Four in series would give 16 Ohms which would significantly reduce the volume produced. Two x 4 Ohms in parallel though only presents 2 Ohms to the amp, which highly likely will blow the output transistors 😡 All four in parallel would be only 1 Ohm which would most definitely produce the 'magic smoke' 😭 Don't forget to put a little enclosure around the back of the transducer after it's stuck to the hull. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS What 'Oldest First' button? I don't see one. If you are using the dumbphone App I can't help you. I DON'T!

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Hi Steve, You did a great job on her! Really like the smokers! fantastic details as well! 👍

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Looks great, well done, the smokers look terrific 👍👍👍 Very MAJESTIC😉

Deck Fitted by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi After sorting out the rudders I fitted the rear deck, I then moved on and fitted the for-deck, now we all know about saying measure and measure again then cut, well I did just that and yes I had made the cutout in the for-deck too small by 1/2 an inch in length, I only found this out when I started to make the for-deck housing. I had to do the for-deck housing so the I could work out just were to fit the smoke stack housing as I have no plans for this boat, so all measurement's are taken from all the old deck's and deck housings. All the best👍 Fred

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
I assume you're referring to something sporting, rather than sartorial. Yup I do like a Stilton or Roquefort, with me Patum Pepperium and a nice glass of a rich red. The combination is pure gentleman's club. Wood smoke and red leather. Failing that, in this weather I am a Spatlese man. Or a cold G&T. I was given a bottle of Southern Comfort yesterday, by my daughter, bless her. I like that with a large piece of ice and a slice of orange, left to brew for a while. Off out to take Chris to the quack. In the hottest part of the hottest day of the year. Great! Martin