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>> Home > Tags > tamiya

PROBOAT RECOIL 17 12.1 VOLT BATTERY by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 13 days ago
Thanks again Dave. Keeping with this same battery, can you tell me please if this battery has a JST, DEANS STYLE, MINI-TAMIYA, or a XT60 connector.

Twin motor control problem by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi Dave and Paul, as the two current esc’s are new under warranty and came fitted with Tamiya connectors. I am reluctant to cut the wires for now hence the connectors. The switches are one from each ESC one of which has the red wire cut. The range test was fine so the tx and rx are fine. The rx goes at the front under the deck far away from everything and above the waterline when it sinks in full reverse. The wires were out so you could see how everything is connected. If this does not work I can try two batteries next.

Twin motor control problem by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi John Thanks for the pics. I see you are using Tamiya connectors. My experience is that they are unreliable and not suitable for currents above about 5amps. You appear to have the battery wired to both ESCs though one socket. As your problem occurs when both ESCs are connected I suspect the connectors are the culprits as they work then fail fairly quickly. Easily checked by using two separate batteries. If this is the problem I would hard wire the two ESCs to a chocolate screw block with just one socket for the battery. You might also want to consider a fuse in the positive wire to the battery. There are two switches, what are they switching and what type of switch? I can see the Y lead has one red wire taped up so assume power is from one of the ESCs? Where do you put the rx when the top is on? Hope you manage to move forward tomorrow. Dave

Twin motor control problem by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
This is sounding more and more like interference and low voltage. Can you post a few pics of your setup, showing all the wiring, motors, ESCs, Rx and battery. Are you using Tamiya connectors by any chance? Also are all your connections good - no green verdigris on any?

Progress on the hull - At Last! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
After many distractions and accumulating 'stuff' to go in and on the boat I finally got around to tidying up the hull this week. After flattening with 180 / 240 wet and dry I sealed with Ezekote flattened again then sprayed with a professional grade primer / filler from the auto branch. As usual this showed up all the pits so I filled them with Revell Plasto and primed again. After going round this loop a few times I was (reasonably) happy and flattened with 600 W&D. Then sprayed on Royal Blue from a giant rattle can, also from the auto pro market. Flattened off with 1200 W&D between coats. I have Tamiya Royal Blue acrylic for my air brush as well but couldn't be bothered to set up the compressor🤔 Can worked pretty well though. 👍 Last pic shows the 'Before'! Will leave the final finishing, nameplate and lacquer coat until I have finished the internal fitting out and the cabin. Have decided to plank the cockpit with mahogany😲 just ordered from Krick! First attempt at planking - Wish me luck! I like the blue hull so much I think I will just mark the waterline with a red (or white?) boot topping stripe. Comments welcome. Cabin will be white with a blue roof. Now to continue with the new prop shaft, old one is showing signs of wear at both ends and rust at the wet end 🤔 Anyway it's got an imperial thread which is useless when all my brass props are metric. More soon, I hope 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug, now that your bits have arrived, plan your fit out, remember the battery needs to be in a place where it can be easily removed, don't charge in the hull, as for the mini Tamiya plugs, i bought converter plugs from ebay, female to male. RN makes a good point, if you standardise on 1 plug system it is so much easier, i am in the process of changing all my batteries to the XT60 system, Lipo and NiMh, mini Tamiya are good for 10 amps, Tamiya at about 15 amps, XT60, about 60 amps, other plug systems are available, Deans etc, often it is the connectors which cause the problems. Mark

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
BTW: I wouldn't bother with the Tamiya converters, just another potential 'point of failure'. Decide on your 'standard' connector, chop off the wrong one and fit the right one! Have just been faced with the same dilemma; different batteries with different connectors. Have decided as follows:- High current XT60, Medium (~10A max) Tamiya mini, Plastic Magic mini red BEC. ALL gold plated! Cheers Doug 😎

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by NPJ Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
The bits and pieces have started to arrive today. I am very impatient - spoilt only child so want it all NOW.............. Having issues with sound system decision. Plenty of types around, but do not know which will suit best. Any views? Also where to source mini Tamiya/Standard Tamiya converters. Also be interested to see how Doug's P94 dual ESC and rudder mixer fits and works. Cheers all. NPJ

TAMIYA. King George V. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi, Just to whet your appetite! 😜 A few jpegs from the pdf article, so you can see what you've let yourself in for 😉 I wouldn't mess with the brass etched parts unless you've done it before! I nearly went bonkers making quad 0.5" Vickers machine gun mounts at 1:600 for my HMS Manxman 😆 350 scale is better - slightly! Have fun, Doug 😎

TAMIYA. King George V. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Colin, see what you mean!🤔 I have a digital subscription to Model Boats so I can read it online😉 Have 'extracted' the KGV &PoW article as pdf file. 😉 Unfortunately the stupid HTML reader only lets you 'print' two pages at a time so I ended up with 5 files! PM me your email and I will send them to you. This site has no pdf file handler🤔😡 In the meantime here's an article from the same guy describing the RC conversion of KM Bismarck, at 1:700 !! 😲 It's from the Forum. Cheers Doug 😎

TAMIYA. King George V. by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Doug, will check them out, by the way I can't locate the article by Tony Dalton about the King George V. It said I have to have a subscription to the magazine to view it. I signed up on the free bit, which let me read lots of forum stuff, most interesting, but not what I was looking for. God feel totally pi***d this morning from my pain killers. Cheers Colin.

TAMIYA. King George V. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi again Colin, apropos prop tubes and shafts for plastic magic, here's a good method- and here how to make the props themselves, for us method 2 is adequate. Happy snipping! Cheers and good night, Doug

TAMIYA. King George V. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Colin, crossed mails!😉 Good news about the workshop, and even better about the OP 👍😊 Try to read Tony Dalton's article, he describes a very logical sequence which helps to minimise / eliminate many potential problems. At the end there is always a list of components he's used with sources / web links. He's bin there dun that many times. His article on the Airfix 1:72 Vosper MTB is what got me started on Plastic Magic. Oh woe 😲 just poured my last tot of Jura Superstition! I shall drink it to your health and successful OP.👍 Slainte, Doug 😎

TAMIYA. King George V. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Colin, in model boats mag May 2017 there is an article from Tony Dalton on converting both the KGV and Prince of Wales from Tamiya. Just what we both need! Tony has done many of these conversions and written them all up in Model Boats. If you register with the forum (free) you can read online and print pages. Or buy a back issue. Don't worry about the most filigree bits, leave 'em off until the boat works on the water. Then you can consider if they are worth fitting, or making more robust; e.g thin mast bits from brass wire instead of the plastic. have fun anyway. Cheers Doug 😎

TAMIYA. King George V. by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Workshop ready for action, just waiting for all clear from doctors, today saw specialist and he is happy to operate on my knee as apparently I have a split cartilidge in my joint that has allowed the bones to rub together and start to ware away (I was told that in 2002 but they wouldn't operate as they said I was too young.) Hope my appointment for opp comes through soon, apparently my hip pain is down to knee problem and should reduce once knee is cured. Best regards Colin.