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Voltage step down by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Brian, I would suggest 2 x 6volt NimH cell packs with a parallel 'Y' lead, the reason is you can use each pack to alter the trim of the hull. with a big hull like the Fire Boat, you could even put 4 x 6v cells in for longer duration. a single 12v does not give you a lot of maneuvering room regards balance etc. I have just changed my 48" Fireboat to 3s lipo's from 7.2v NimH packs, this is with Graupner 700bb motors with twin 50mm 3 blade brass props, not tested yet due to poor weather and shift patterns, but it sounds great on the bench. Mark

Aerokits Solent (plan built) by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 11 days ago
This is my just finished Solent built from the original plans and templates which I bought on eBay. Like many others on this forum, I have come over from aircraft, so that knowledge gave me s head start building this. She will hopefully get her first outing next week weather permitting!

Twin motor control problem by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
The pictures with the new ESC's. It will be on the water tomorrow weather permitting.

Twin motor control problem by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Thanks All, I shall give the suggestions a try and update you on Wednesday weather permitting.

Finishing line in sight! by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
Had a couple of hours of good light after work so cracked on a bit more. Finished the last Bulwark and all the splash boards (if thats what they are called?), sanded and sealed. Last job of the day was to spend some time masking the whole hull leaving just the deck available for a few coats of Halfords grey primer which will be the final deck colour. No more work until saturday now, but next thing is to continue masking leaving the Bulwarks available for spraying white. This to be followed by stanchions, rope work, anchor and some weathering before a final few coats of laquer (Less the deck that will be matt varnished. Still a few jobs beyond all this inc bath test and ballast as required and a few other bits n bobs, but she's getting there!

Blackpool Model Boat Show by mturpin013 Seaman   Posted: 1 month ago
Went to Blackpool and pleased to say it was worth the trip, however the weather was horrendous.

billings Smit Rotterdam by pugwash1 Seaman   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi. This should help. It is a video made on board by a model maker. lots of detailed images on the net, I used Google search and had a trazillion hits!! Good luck with this one, I am completing the Billings kit, it is quite old and the wood used is quite poor, I recommend to anyone building her should replace the old wood cut out sheets. This was my first attempt at using a bow thruster, made it from some micro plumbing PVC pieces , waste brass and an old motor, it works great and I recommend it as a nice side project. Take care and have fun, should be great weather for a little Delaware pond fun!! see ya at the waters edge. Mark.

Hull prep completed by GARTH Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Had a little time & the weather was great so worked outside putting the hull skins on I used Door skin mahogany .A sheet was about $ 9.00 Canadian Next time I use Oak Door skin That's about $23.00 a sheet . Have to now take my time & smooth all the parts .I also sealed the inside of hull with a 2 part finishing epoxy.

correct size of wiring by NPJ Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Yes me not being properly was transducers that I intended to write............... Thanks for the info. I hope to run a test on the sound setup before going away. Behind now due to weather, but trying to catch up. Which is right thread to ask you about the ESC/Mixer set up? Very glad you chaps are there.................! All the best NPJ

Painting and detailing superstructure by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Good progress on superstructure so far. base coat orange applied, anti-dazzel black applied. have started the weathering process on the doors hatches ect and applied the lettering. Not sure how acurate the applied lettering acuracy is, but I am happy with it. I have monday and tuesday off work (Sunday I am being tasked in the garden!) so plan on building, painting and adding the wiper blocks and wipers, all handrails, stanchions, lighting, horn, searchlight, twin antennas, all roof wire work, lifebelt, RNLI Flag and pole, motor for radar and grapple poles. Once all thats added, the whole superstructure less the anti-dazzle panels will get a couple of coats of gloss laquer before I pop in the glazing. Plan is to finish the superstructure completly before moving back to the hull.

Painting commenced! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Mushrooms perhaps? 😉 BTW: will you be retailing weathering paints? 😁 Seriously though folks .. boat is looking good 👍 Cheers Doug 😎

Light up the night by GARTH Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Real great evening, sail weather was great & the free coffee was too thanks to club exec. for having a Light up the night run

Light up the night by Trillium Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Our club's 2nd annual "Light up the night" evening sail with lights on. The weather co-operated so it was dry and balmy after the sun went down. Lots of spectators on hand to enjoy the spectacle. Some boats were lit up like Christmas trees but others had the bare minimum navigation lights; at times navigating was a challenge.

Chesapeak Bay Maritime Museum by pugwash1 Seaman   Posted: 2 months ago
This is way more than just a maritime museum. The location in the heart the Chesapeak Bay Area, the home of the only sail ” fishing fleet in the U.S.A. No power drives at all with the exception of small ”pusher” units, kind of tiny, with room for a motor only! These are used to aid in getting to the fishery. The traditional boat is a Skipjack and the museum is a living boat yard. So even when there is no events there is always something to see. Model boat days are held around a large square tempary pool. One day is for scale and live steam, and another is free sail and model skipjack racing. We do not have control of the weather but I can not remember anything but sun on the days I have been there👍. The team at the museum are a great group of ladies and gentlemen who are passionate in their love of the sea and on model days you will find loads of helpful tips etc from all the “captains”. If you are visitors on holiday, Anapolis is no more than three quarters of an hour away, this is the home of the Rodgers collection of dockyard models and the worlds largest collection of French prisoner of war bone models (napolionic) in the world, it is a super nautical town! the Chesapeake museum is in St.Michaels, with lots of super shopping for the non model boating spouses. Further up the road on Tilghman island is a fantastic nautical book store who specializes in model ships and boats. However you need to visit the book store a day before the show day as everyone will be looking for that rare and special book!!!!! Hope this is a help.

What paint type by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Dave, confusing isn't it?? Charges are a factor of sales, such as Hobbyking eu. they send a lot of items so get a massive discount, probably don't charge for packing etc, smaller companies seem to be in Germany have astronomical charges, like you say far more than the item costs, possibly Deutsche Post have a different charging policy for overseas, eg us!!! As to the weather, CRAP!!! hoping to sail my new Fireboat tomoz, fingers crossed Mark