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H.M.S. BRAVE BORDERER by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 minutes ago
Thanks all for the responses. Donnieboy - have thought out the plumbing, which is simplified by using a cooling pump. See future episodes! Doug - appreciate the concern regarding the red ESC wires. Have been trying to understand the rationale behind that theory. If all ESCs share a common input voltage, i.e. from one battery, what would the connection of multiple red wires do? Can understand if there were several unique power sources, but that is not the case here. Perhaps with your electronics background you can explain. Colmar - Used the angle on the scale drawing. If it were good enough for Vosper, should be good enough for me! Think it close to 7 degrees anyway. Think short shafts with oilers should help. Have heard of bushings running dry and seizing with these high speed motors. The initial props are scale versions of the originals. Rather suspect they will not prove to be ideal. Have purchased some 2 blade racing style props for a future test. They have a much coarser pitch and are designed for high speed motors. Intend to use plastic props initially as they are cheap enough to experiment with. Perhaps others have a comments on the cavitation question?. Incidentally, this is my first high speed boat too, but there is much of information on both this web site and Model Boat Mayhem for guidance. Posting questions always generates useful information. Look widely though at all types of fast models, MTBs, RAF launches, E Boats etc. - it has all been done before!

Sunk yacht by jtdavid Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
hi mike, not trying to be funny but a lot of people dont look in the tiny message box at top of site page just under where it says your model boats website this is where pm come to. just makeing sure as you are a new member. david

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
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

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by Richard7 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
Doug, when l purchase the compact battery pack from the web site you advised, do you think l need to purchase a different charger? I have a sprint charger that l was using for the longer battery pack that will not fit into the St Canute. Cheers Richard

site surgestions by Fireboat Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
It's a good idea and I can see how this is useful on mobile platforms. I'm currently working on a new website so will take it into consideration. The new site is being built from the ground up to support any device and any screensize. One thing you can do on iPhone and iPads at least, is tap the top status bar where the clock is displayed. This will scroll to the top of the page you're viewing. In the blog section it's also possible to view newest posts first, although this makes less sense for forum threads so they're likely to stay in chronological order. Not at a point to release more details on the new website, but I think you'll all be very pleased with it when it arrives! As Doug says we are a volunteer run website, so sometimes things take a bit more time, but we get there! Thanks for the feedback. Stephen

norton cross by dragon Captain   Posted: 10 days ago
Thank you for the imfo i'll go look at the website.

norton cross by kmbcsecretary Captain   Posted: 10 days ago
one of our club members built this and i remember him saying although it is a good looking tug when finished it was a pain to build with a number of mistakes on the plans and this was confirmed from the original skipper of the norton cross. if wish to see some pics visit our website and click on the gallery links Ron www.kingsmillmodelboatclub.com

St Canute build help by kmbcsecretary Captain   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi Richard what is it you are looking for ? If it's the original post newbie new build help st canute you will find it in the build related posts in the forum If it's an old post that you have posted on you can find them in your account if using web site you can find the button under the model boats banner but if using app you will find them under account then view posts hope this helps you Ron

St Canute build help by Richard7 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 15 days ago
Hello everyone, many thanks for all your kind help and advice regarding the installation of the M500 motor to this model. As l am pretty new to this website can someone advise me how to find an older forum conversation and to reply to a post, there are a few people out there l would like to thank but l cannot find out how to find that older forum to thank a few people. Thanks Richard

Amati chrome plated ships wheel - Help! by Black Dog Jack Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 16 days ago
I got it from the excellent Cornwall Model Boats. Look in Amati model boat fittings on their website and select “ships wheels”. It’s the last one on the list and looks like it came of my Dad’s old Ford Pop. It arrived in a small zip lock plastic bag with no instructions or other details. Also for its size (40mm dia.) it is remarkably heavy - and very slippery. However I do this it’s going to need a jig to hold it (plasticine?) as the jointing tags are about one millimetre square.

Renovating my Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat. by dennisw Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi mouldbuilder. I have never had any problems using stainless shafts you may need a oiling point if using a long time. check this web site.

Renovating my Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat. by dennisw Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
see build blogs on this web site 👍 ignore my last blog about aerokit site.

Renovating my Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat. by dennisw Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
I would change motor to a brushless motor & speedcontroler-see aerokit web site

JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE 95 by dennisw Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
Have you looked on the dragonforce web site👍

Newbie radio control question by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 26 days ago
At the time of posting the TGY-i6 AFHDS is available for £32.32 from the UK HobbyKing warehouse. Go to the hobbyking.com website and put 9114000020-0 into the search box. Their sale may be ending soon.