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fuse holder by DodgyGeezer Lieutenant   Posted: 6 hours ago
Do those boards follow the circuit diagrams on the Taycol web site? I seem to remember that you said you had 'refined them slightly'?

A return to the hobby! by DodgyGeezer Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
".....Ref your motor: I'm multiplexing myself between repairing fences and refurbing your motor! Reassembly has started; first new bearing is in, will tackle the second tonight. Illustrated 'right up' 😁 to follow. Cheers, Doug 😎..." The Taycol website would appreciate a write-up if you have an interesting 'Taycol Tale' to tell....

Videos by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
For what it's worth folks (by popular request😉) I just posted the pdf reading/downloading instructions in the 'Anything Website Related' forum. C.U. Ciao, Doug 😉 PS Also applies to other files attached to Posts, such as photos! Sometimes you can also expand the photos to be able to store them in a higher resolution! 😉

Videos by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Haig, if i had such Administrator rights I would gladly add such a section! I'm just a 'Bod' like you! Reading PDF files is definitely one of THE most asked questions! Best I can do is post the instructions in the 'Website related' forum. But who looks in there!? All's well ....! Cheers, Doug 😎

Videos by reilly4 Admiral   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Doug, Thanks. I can download and see a 'save as' as an option. I have not come across your previous explanations but that's my fault. Maybe the website can have an FAQ section with these explanations.

Search light by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
"Maplin Electronics, trading as Maplin, was a retailer of electronic goods in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In June 2017, there were 217 Maplin stores. The company also operated an extensive online, telephone and mail order service. On 28 February 2018, Maplin went into administration, placing 2,500 jobs at risk, and on 25 June 2018 all Maplin stores ceased trading. In August 2018, Peter Jones purchased the Maplin name and is making a Maplin themed website to open soon as an online only shop." https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Maplin_(retailer) Signs of the times folks!😭 If we all shop Online at HobbyKing, Bangood etc etc etc what can we expect!? Cheers, Doug 😎 Wonder who Peter Jones is! !!!! Watch this space!!!! https://www.maplin.co.uk/

just need cable (wire)... by saga32 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 21 days ago
Component Shop has a minimum order of £3 It appears at the bottom of their website pages Easy to miss as their pages can be quite long

Videos by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Evenin' Martin, Forget the Mbps (Megabits per second), what counts is the resolution of the photos or videos that you take. The higher the resolution (more dots per picture or Frame in the case of video) the more 'dot' information has to be stored = more memory and a faster Mbps rate are needed. Not to mention the number of frames per second, FPS; you film at! Anything over 25FPS fools the eye and the brain into 'seeing' continuous movement. very high frame rates, up to 50FPS, are only needed if you are filming F1 Hydroplane races or similar! Sooooo, higher resolution or frame rate means shorter playing time for a given amount of memory, i.e. your micro card. In the camera menu there will be a point in the Video section where you can select the resolution. HD is best !! Set the camera to HD (or Fine) resolution, record a 5 or ten minute video and check how much space you have left on your card. Most camera displays will give you this info in terms of 'Time left' at the set resolution. My Sony and Pentax do . Again, give me the camera make and model and I'll see if I can find this info on the manufacture site. Bon chance mon ami, cheers Doug Most cameras also have some fixed internal memory as well as a card slot, with a corresponding Menu point where you can choose where to store your photos or videos. There is also usually a section in the manual describing the video function and a table of resolution settings versus how long you can record with a given memory size. These days the User Guide supplied with the camera is often very rudimentary and you are invited to download the full Monty manual from the manufactures website. The 'User Guide' should contain this web address. Give me the camera make and model number and I'll see what I can find.

Veron Vosper F.P.B. 52" by kevinsharpe Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi John. Interested to know what kind of offers you have had. Boaty, yes Veron did an RTTL Rescue Target Towing Launch, they featured in the black and white film ' The sea shall not have them'. This though is their fast patrol boat. I believe it's called a 'Trinity class patrol boat and some were supplied to the Trinidad and Tobago navy. You will sometimes see the model bares the name Coureland Bay'. I have seen photos on this website of her. They were built by Vosper Thornycroft in Portsmouth. If I was building her I would put two meaty brushless motors n her which should bring a sprite lay planing performance. I have fitted two Graupner 900s in mine, which give her an excellent turn of speed. These are brushed motors but are not available any more. The hull space is vast so easily accommodates batteries with space for sound system working radar etc. Regards Kevin

Mtronics and Lipo's by rossiter Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
I'm hoping someone may be able to tell me why it is that on the Mtronics website, the only ESC suitable for a lipo battery is the 'TIO', yet two friends of mine are curently running lipo's with normal 25 and 40 amp Mtronics ESC's with no problems. My question therefor is....Can I or can I not run lipo's with these ESC's. I await any replies with interest. Thanks in advance

Mixer by teejay Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Doug that's a better explanation than the web sites , hope your feeling better

Where's our mate?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi peter, 'Deck Blue' changed a few times over the years, there are lighter and darker shades depending on the theatre of operations and if detection from the air was paramount or not. Later in the war, when the axis air forces were largely destroyed and the allies had overwhelming air superiority the emphasis moved to the vertical surfaces to confuse subs and the few remaining surface ships the axis had. Then the emphasis switched back to the horizontal surfaces when the Kamikaze attacks developed. So probably the lighter Pacific variant is what you need for USS Kid at the end of the war. You are lucky that Kidd has been preserved as a museum ship in her 'end of war' state 👍 If you Google USS Kidd I'm sure you'll find the museum site with more colour pics. Also, the display on different web sites will depend on many variables, for instance:- How the sample was photographed; white balance, colour balance, lighting; intensity and type - Kelvin temperature etc. How the photos are digitally interpreted and integrated in the web site. The times of 'The camera never lies' are unfortunately long over! Added to that is how your PC or Dumbphone/tablet displays the web site, similar problems;- Type of display, colour / contrast / brilliance settings etc etc. Power saving settings can affect these! If I were you I would use the Measure 22 scheme as shown on the colour pic and described on the Wiki page. That's apparently what the USN went back to when the kamikaze attacks started. Your basic choice is enamel = Colour Coats, or Acrylic = LifeColor 😉 Personally, I would go for the 1944 dazzle scheme cos it's more interesting and unusual, but then I'm just NUTS! 😁 Cheers, Doug 😎 PS Hofbrauhaus is for the tourists! I've been there maybe three times in 38 years? Once on my very first visit to Munich in 1980, then, after I started working here in 1985, only with customers who insisted on going there. Too loud and expensive, there are many better, less touristic, ones in Munich. Prost allseits! PPS haven't been to the Oktoberfest for years for similar reasons! 30 years ago it was still fun, but not now 🤔

Wave Princess by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hello mate don't bother with any downloads just give me an address on the private message service and l will send a nice Chrisp copy of the wave princess plan l have. There are assembly instructions on the MB website with a list of Materials/parts l wouldn't bother it's been copied so many times it's almost unintelligible. Anyways good luck with the building and if l can give you any help on size or materials ( my princess is a 30 odd year old kit) l will try and help. Good luck Jim.

Got the bits, now what?... by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi martin, yeah stuff comming from places far and wide are a pain in the stern. Bullet connections (the type they use on cars) are ok not sure if used on greater current and amps they wont melt. I built more aeroplanes with electric power trains and l found that if l stayed with one or two types of connections it was much easier to keep a little collection of spares. EC3 and EC5 are the Blue coloured plastic/brass bullet plugs you can buy. have a look on Hobbyking web site at lipo batteries it will show you all the connections that are out there. jim dogge

1/24 crew figures by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Adriansfigures are no longer trading, Adrian sold to Mountfleet who took all his mouldings and have now produced more, cannot find figures on their website, but they have them at the many shows they attend, might be worth giving them a call.😊 http://www.mountfleetmodels.co.uk/