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Blackpool and Fylde Model Boat Club by unknowndna Apprentice   Posted: 4 days ago
From April to October, weather permitting, you will find members enjoying scale boat and sailing sessions from 18:00 until sunset generally on Tuesday,Thursday and Sunday evenings weather permitting., (Parking is easy in the adjacent car park and free after 18:00). 24 Hr Parking is free on both sides of the adjacent road "Inner Promenade" Come along and have a chat and maybe have a go yourself. Membership for 2017 remains at £10 per annum and includes insurance ! The yachting members sail mainly Dragon-force, RC Lasers and Victoria Yachts also hosting National events attracting large turn outs to the scenic location. More recently the club have use of the newly re-furbished park building positioned next to the lake complete with high quality kitchen and other facilities. The building is already used to support sailing open events and regular opening times are now a real possibility with the support of Fylde Borough Council. The active scale model section attends shows often by invitation across the North West supporting charity fund raising events for the Life Boat service and others.

ESC info... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Mornin' Martin, Pure curiosity! Which motor is it? Re LiPos, recommendation difficult🤔 Different Brand names seem to prevale in UK and Germany, unless the ubiquitous Turnigy! Whatever the brand and wherever the shop is you buy from they nearly all seem to be manufactured in southern China, Shenzhen mostly! ( I have kit for a Shenzhen class modern destroyer of the PLA Navy!) The price for the Overlanders looks good, and if the shop values it's reputation they will be good, and they're nearby if the wheel falls off👍 Cheers, Doug😎 PS Your 'stuff' should be on it's way tomorrow. Weather cooled down 15° or more, currently 18° and drizzly rain with occasional short sharp downpours all day today - one extreme to the other! Mail coming today re 'Brass Bashing' etc.

ESC info... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
I was looking at that one! But as for the programming card...Gawd knows. I wouldn't know where to begin! Right now I'm bloody panicking as I can't find the Supermarine motor for the Crash Tender! I thought it was in the old motor drawer, but it ain't. I'm crossing fingers it's in a box in the loft. My son-in-law will have to go up there when the weather cools. Even he doesn't deserve the temperatures up there! Got my watt meter today, so that's now in a box with the condition meter and multi-meter, oh and the chenglish Charger and its power pack. BL motor and CNC 32mm prop still on the slow boat. So the ESC will be the last of the clobber for a while. By the time I have it all together it'll be Winter and all put away again! Thanks again, Doug. Cheers, Martin

Park lakes by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Apart from some blanket weed which floats from the adjoining shall pools during this hot weather the main lake is weed free naturally. You are more likely to hit an inquisitive duck. Cheers Colin.

Hull + Deck by muddy Admiral   Posted: 12 days ago
Once the hull was finished, with planking on the base and ply skins on the sides, made a start on the deck.. Decided to go for Walnut 5 x 3mm with pear .5mm as caulking. Quickly found out it was bad choice, as each pin/nail hole had to be pilot drilled. Using a bradawl just split the Walnut planks. It may have been better using 6 x 3mm for planks.. And what with this weather, not at all helpful in the quickness of construction. The spray strips were added next to the chine and at deck level, plus a couple of reinforcement strips along the sides, i refer to em' as bumper bars. The next thing was the hatch combing, this is .8mm ply with a 3mm square top edging, hoping to improve water ingress improvement. Regards Muddy

Lifeboat and Davit Completed! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
With difficulty Ed, and lots of swearing in as many languages as I could remember 😡 They're made of a silvery metallic thread from the ladies dress making department! Got some funny looks (and some intriguing ones😁) while nosing around in there! They have a tendency to sag when the weather is hot, like now, they are pretty limp right now 🤔 At the top they are knotted and gluper sued to a ring of the same stuff around the stack. The eye bolts in the deck are just made of tinned copper wire glued into the deck. The eyes were formed around the nose of a small pair of circlip pliers. When the wires sag I can tighten them (up to a point!) by tilting the eye bolts further out. The little switches are rated 240V 5A or 10A and are for main power, auxiliary power and an ON/OFF/ON for Charge/OFF/Run. Got them from Radio Rim, the predecessor to Conrad, here in Munich. They're still around - the switches I mean 😉 At first I had them in a Ready Ammo Box on the Flak Gun Deck. But that needed a plugged connection under the removable deck. So I quickly changed that to under the engine room vent as in the pics. The box you can still see between the 20mm's. Shame about Radio Shack🤔, spent ages in their store in Garden City Mall Roosevelt Field (where Charlie Lindbergh took off from), on Long Island many years ago. Came home with boxes of 'Stuff' 😁 Cheers, Doug 😎

Martin's Taycol Conversion Boards by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Trip to Kings Lynn Models for spruce, solar butterflies positioned near the clematis, bird bath light repaired, (I hope), doggy paddling pool filled, shelf replaced in shed, step attached to 152VO Spitfire hull, plans for 20s/30s runabouts and speedboats listed and re-rolled (thanks Owen). Not a bad set of chores sorted by only 3 o clock. But now just too bloomin' 'ot to be outside again. We had three days of cooler weather and showers, but I'm back to watering the whole garden again tonight. Cheers, Martin

Emerald - "Round the Word" ocean racing yacht. by East-RN Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
Auto Bailout Modification. 1. I drilled small holes in the lower corners of the cockpit wells, opposite each other. These were then connected together with some small brass tube. This was to allow the water to flow from the front cockpit to the rear cockpit. (See pictures 1 and 2). 2. Two more holes were drilled in the rear cockpit, in the outer corners further aft. these were fitted with brass tube stubs. These were to take the plastic tube, which runs to the nozzles fitted into the hull (see picture 3 and 4). 3. To ensure the water would not flow into the boat, while stationary, the tubes were run through small eyelets on the under side of the deck(see picture 5). 4. Small holes were drilled in the hull and brass tubes were cut and bent, so that they would pass down through the hole in the hull, and lay flush against the hull, with the opening facing aft(see picture 6 and 9). 5. On the outer hull, the tube is built up, and covered in a cone shape, so the tube opening is the widest part of the cone and flush( see picture 7 & 8). 6. When the tubes are fitted to the stubs on the aft cockpit, and the cockpit secured in the yacht, the bale out is complete. Principle: While the boat is still and on an even keel, the cockpit floor is above the waterline, the tubes raise up to the deck level which prevents the water from flowing up and into the yacht. When the yacht starts to move under sail, the water flowing over the outlet nozzle is forced out by the cone, and creates a small vacuum at the nozzle opening, which draws any water in the cockpit through the tube and out through the nozzle. During a gust or strong winds, the yacht will heel over more. This will bring all the cockpit water to the lower side bailout tube, and be drawn out by the vacuum. When the yacht slows, and becomes even keeled, the cockpit will have been emptied. During heavy gusts, I found that the yacht will heel excessively, and if the waves are high enough, the cockpit will take some water over the deck. This is why I fitted the bailout device. So after a long sail in heavy weather, a long cruise back to shore on a broad reach and more even keel, will ensure the cockpit is dry. Happy Cruising

The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-)) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Pete, Depends a bit on the weather! Temp and humidity but basically; a soon as it's touch dry / dust dry. Don't rip it off, pull gently backwards and slightly away from the edge. Cheers Doug 😎

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

Spektrum, new, useless... by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi doug I'm glad you sorted that Tx problem. Easy when etc. . I was about to suggest a "dry" soldered joint at the switch which would have had the same effect. My No2 son got pulled by the smokeys for driving with his fog lamps blazing in fine weather. As he had just bought the vehicle he just got verballed and a notice to repair etc. I went through it with a meter from front to rear. No dice so I suggested finding the fuse and pulling it until I had more time to go through it again. Rob opened the fuse box and found that two wires were 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍trapped under it with the insulation split giving a permanent live to the fog lights when the headlights were turned on. Again someone had been careless. Often the case unfortunately rather like the store man who put the wrong bolts in the bin and the engineer using them to put in an aircraft windscreen that blew out in flight. The blast carried the pilot half way out where he hung until the plane landed. A few thous made all the difference. Imagine if the fault in the tranny was in a mains powered item just what might have happened. I shudder to think. sorry mods for hi-jacking the thread. John O/T

Smaragd by East-RN Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 28 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 55"/12000g Smaragd Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 120mins Powered by NiCad (9.6v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Futaba F-14 Marine TX/RX. Twin Stick operating Main Sail winch and Forsail winch. Reversing switch to reverse the Forsail winch when Tacking. ESC - Comments: 1:10 scale model of a "Round the World" ocean racing Yatch. I have the Genoa kit fitted and the Blister kit fitted. While sailing in rough weather, a certain amount of water built up in the cockpits, so I fitted an autobailer, to syphon it away without docking. The other modification is to the main Sail sheeting. Instead of the the main sheet coming up through the deck, and along the boom and fixed to the cleat in the cockpit! I ran the main sheet directly into the cockpit, across a pulley and up to the boom. Along the boom and down to a traveller mounted on the cabin roof. Allowing the main Sail to swing out, but stay taught, and then giving twist to the Sail when on a broad reach. See posted pictures.

Five windows left! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Hi Doug, Donnieboy! Tamiya tape is very good! Doug, I painted my Southampton. To look more like the Wyeforce! which I believe she is based on! Redid her about 8 yrs ago! Sorry Doug, Not another Southampton! Donnieboy, I still haven't weathered the Brooklyn! Not sure if I'm going to! But Thanks cos if she looks weathered. I must be doing some right!👍

Five windows left! by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Tamiya tape is great stuff.Good job.I have used it for taping off water lines and anything else that needed it.Are you also doing a little weathering as you go along.I noticed some colouring on the bottom structure.

The crew of the Brooklyn! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Introducing the new crew of the Brooklyn! I tried finding engineer type figures. But didn't find any. So I saw these guys thought why not! Ok, so there in foul weather gear. There could be foul weather coming!