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Griffon 2000 TD by tonymid Apprentice   Posted: 1 day ago
Check out the website at www.rc-hovercraft.com where construction details in photos show how I built the griffon 2000TD and also the military version 2000TD(M).

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by epmbcmember Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 days ago
To answer NJP's question we can get a car within 30 feet of the temporary pond, less if you drive on the grass, the pool is about 12" deep. The pool has now been taken down for the winter but we have been asked to put a larger one up next year. There are toilets there although not 5 star, but these will be refurbished when there is cash available. The site is the Hooton Park Trust next to the old airfield. At the moment they are refurbishing the last hanger with a new Belfast truss roof. They do have a website and they are on facebook. You can also read about it if you type in RAF Hooton Park Airfield, which was opened in 1917 and closed in the 1950's I think. At one stage it was Liverpool Airport before Speke was opened.

Palaform Griffon 600 RNLI by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
The kits are made by Palaform Ltd see website www.modelhovercraft.co.uk This one is a Griffon 600 made from deprom. Very easy to assemble. Get the electrics pack with it rather than supplying your own.

T. I.D Tug by big-tone Petty Officer   Posted: 5 days ago
scale hobbies do a plan and hull for tid at 1/25 scale just seen on their website

USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627) by circle43nautical Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 52"/4600g USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627) Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 60mins Twin Propellors (7 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a 775 JOHNSON-TYPE 6-12V (7 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through DIMART FAN-COOLED 320A (20Amps) ESC - Comments: ON THE WAYS: 1:48 COAST GUARD MODELS (CHICAGOLAND) 52" F/G HULL. SCALE REPLICA OF USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC-627), ONE OF THREE CUTTERS I SAILED ABOARD WHILE PROUDLY SERVING IN THE GLORIOUS 1980'S. THE BUILDER OF THESE HULLS DOES JUST ABOUT EVERY USCG CRAFT, WWII TO PRESENT. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO HEALTH REASONS, HE IS ABOUT TO RETIRE AND RELINQUISH THE FORMS. HIS WEBSITE IS COASTGUARD MODELS.COM IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED. I PLAN TO ORDER A USCG BAY CLASS ICEBREAKING TUG THIS WEEK, BEFORE IT'S OBSOLETE. THAT WOULD ALSO COMPLETE MY USCG FLEET THAT IS RELATIVE TO MY SERVICE. THERE ARE NO SUPERSTRUCTURE ASSEMBIES AVAILABLE FOR THE WMEC, HENCE A SCRATCH BUILD FROM THE MAIN DECK IS IN MY NAUTICAL FUTURE. LUCKILY, GEORGE BIEDA @ WINDJAMMERARTS.COM PUT TOGETHER A LARGE SHEET OF 1:48 DRAWINGS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION. MY PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY IS PRETTY GOOD, BUT EVERY LIL BIT HELPS, I RECKON. THERE IS, HOWEVER A S/S & CABIN ASSLY FOR THE BAY CLASS, AT A COST, OF COURSE. PARATUS GERERE!

Engine question by hecrowell Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
Just wondering if anyone can tell me what type of engine the NAXOS used - gasoline or diesel? I once had a link to a website that featured a diy engine sound generator for marine use including various whistle sounds. The sound samples were excellent. Now the website is gone. Does anyone use sound generators for their craft?

rotating radars off mast by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Seafarer You can buy very small 4 wire stepper motors that will fit. I bought a ruck from China via E-Bay for a few pounds and they work fine. The smallest is less than the size of my little finger nail and I need my scope to see the wires which I sourced from Component Shop at Haydock Show. You do need a stepper motor driver and can control the speed down to single steps with a simple pot. I used an Arduino to test and the program is on the Arduino website. When I get time I might just do a blog showing how. Dave

Display stand and transport case. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi Hmsnostalgia and welcome to the website. Glad you are enjoying my blog and thanks for your complementary remarks. What next?, well I'll be starting a new boat quite soon and posting a build blog once I have enough verbiage and pictures to post ......watch this space 😜. I may be going to the Warwickshire show next weekend, might see you there👍. Robbob.

Posting Photos - Discussion by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Larry There is a section called Video Gallery where you can share videos you have posted to your You Tube free account. You can add text describing the video and giving details of the model and its running parameters. By using You Tube there is little impact on the website server and your video post appears almost instantly. If you need further help with You Tube please ask.

Re Boat Harbour entries by Fireboat Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
I'm inclined to agree with Dave. Whilst it can be made mandatory to have a photo, the website would only block the post at the final step (clicking Submit). I think it would be very frustrating having filled in everything else to be blocked from posting because of having no photo. There is also a problem on Android preventing people uploading pictures all together, it may explain why some people post without photos. I do plan to fix this, but I'm not the greatest Android developer. What is probably a very easy change to the code I haven't yet figured out. Essentially it's to do with having a webview and not a chromeview. Webview by default ignores upload buttons. If anyone understands what I'm talking about and has ideas to fix it, then do get in touch! Also worth noting, harbour posts can be edited later and photos added later. Stephen

Re Boat Harbour entries by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Dave M I love the Idea of posting a topic in the Forum! Maybe we can write the instructions. on how to upload and post pictures in the Harbour Entries even other areas of the Website. I look forward to reading such a topic. Ed

The Model Boat Convention by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Haydock Park Racecourse Newton-le-Willows, WA12 OHQ Theme: Ships of the First World War Hundreds of models on display under cover with Specialist Trade Stands Model Boat and Model Boat material and equipment traders. Children's activities, including 'have a go' and outside activities Clubs and Individuals Exhibiting £8 for Adults £3 for children 5 - 16 Children under 5: Free of Charge Reasonably priced Refreshments and snacks available on site Free Parking Disabled Facilities Saturday 10.a.m., to 5.p.m. Sunday 10.a.m., to 4.30.p.m. For further details contact Mrs Jean Barlow, by phone 01492 583433, Mobile 07789 348817 or e-mail jean@barlowstalyfan.co.uk Website: www.modelboatconvention.co.uk

web site by Trillium Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
In view of Doug's experience, we contacted Godaddy. They advised us that we need SSL certification for our site. I'm a complete novice when it comes to website design and security but I learnt two things. One is that SSL is indicated by the green padlock and the 's' in https in the address bar. The second is that it's considered vital if sensitive information is being transmitted, such as credit card data, usernames and passwords, etc. And of course, SSL costs money. A scan of the list of clubs on this website showed that only one has SSL and they are using Google Sites, Google being actively pushing for SSL on everything. We are a group of model boaters whose website is simply making available for viewing some of our activities, we are not collecting anything from visitors. In conclusion, we will not be making any changes, and so McAfee users will continue to receive the message Doug reported. Roy

messages and notifications by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Chris Unless you have turned off notifications on your PC/Tablet etc you should receive a message saying who has liked your post. I received one today. Message headed "Someone likes your post" 'Skydive130 liked Painting commenced! Looking good. Must be a new type of paint with that overnight finishing technique!' Stephen (Fireboat) posted a reply in May this year on the Forum under 'anything website related - Private Messages'. "Private messages from other members cannot be deleted, only marked as read. You can delete private messages you send, which will also delete it from the recipient, but it's not advised. As soon as you send a PM an email will go out to the recipient in any case which of course cannot be retracted... You want to do this to tidy up your private messages page? Stephen" If you need further clarification I suggest you send Stephen (Fireboat) a personal message. Dave

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Neil How are you progressing with the sound resonators now you have access to the hull I sourced my TT25 type resonators from www.soundimports.eu/en/audio-components/exciters/ Their website is also a mine of info on how to install and use. They are in the Netherlands and my postage added about £7 but it was quick and I had no surcharges. Very friendly and excellent comms and tracking service.