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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Should we call the quiz Deja vu of the day?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Two Mast Gaff Rigged Hampton Boat
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Video!!!!!!
    Please๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Aren't goodwin sands located in US?
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    Holy crap! I miss typed๐Ÿ˜œ

    Sands not Islands, You idiot!

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    I'm not very good at geography so can someone please explain how a ship sinks around UK but ends up in US? Did they move it there?

    Oh, and happy Easter everyone

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Get well soon Roy, everybody loves you and need you here.
    You are an important pillar of this sailing society. Don't make it crumble.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Topaz 60" J class yacht
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have to admit the conditions are perfect.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    You nailed it Isaac! Nothing batter than the good old common sense and nerdy approach๐Ÿ˜‰

    In your face you stupid AI๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you Colin for your nice words however I consider the insides quite messy. I should have put more thought into organizing the cables.
    As for the varnish I put 2 coats. I used the international and I must say it levels very nicely. Shame it goes off once you open the tin.

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Little update here.
    I decided to use Lipo and power everything through esc. Seems to work fine.

    I attached a video as per Colin's request. Cound't upload as the file's too big. Sorry. Dropbox link insteadโ˜น๏ธ


    https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/xpqt3w1osba06dvwm4u9o/VID_20240316_165831.mp4?rlk
    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    What if I only have a bucket on board?

    ๐Ÿ“ Large lipo
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have no idea from the model building perspective but as an electrician I can say it's a great idea. Every little helps๐Ÿ˜

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    ๐Ÿ“ Best sail material for yachts ?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Parachute silk all the way, scaled and behaves superbly in the wind.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Kathryn - A Thames Bawley - 2
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    That's a good scale. Hope I'll see some progress shots.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Kathryn - A Thames Bawley - 2
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    That's a cute one. What's the scale?

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    I think this question was directed towards people like me(doing badly) to increase their stranding.
    Yaaay

    ๐Ÿ“ 3 brushed motors on a boat-how to control
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    What a beast! My best guess will be connecting them in parallel resulting in 2 wires going to the esc.
    Correct my fellow builders if I'm wrong.

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Roy, I think we spoke about the process of making this kit before, didn't we?
    There was something about compromising the accuracy for the benefit of transporting the model.

    ๐Ÿ“ Camborne Pond Hoppers
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Perfect spot, thanks for sharing. A bit far me however

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Dear, Colin.
    Firstly, thank you for those words of wisdom, secondly I'd love to show the photos of the set up but since it's Valdivia, everything is hidden by the deck. That's one of the odd things Robbe did. To mount everything on the underside of the deck is borderline insane.

    When I put all the pieces together and inside I'll attempt to make a video. Can't however guarantee you'll see everything clearly enough๐Ÿ˜”

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    I'm sorry dear builders but, as much I enjoy reminiscing old times and appreciating the good old quality (unlike these days), I have to share my great joy. The set up is finally working properly, not even a tiniest noise. Red wired separated๐Ÿ‘
    Huge thanks to all of you for helping me navigate this journey through my discovery of ESC machinations๐Ÿ˜€

    Well, we learn throughout our lives and still die stupid.
    Let's then reduce our ignorance more and more every day, shall we?

    Just a quick word, my speed controller gives out 6V through bec but in spite of that I had problem with the receiver before removing red wire. Very odd

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Ross, I bought my first receiver over 15 years ago so let's say 17๐Ÿ˜‰

    Welcome to the club of sailors without a compass, Doug๐Ÿ˜œ

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    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    How about this?

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice to meet you Doug.

    I did have one rx with BEC years ago. I can't remember the brand but it was specifically written on the body.
    Now I'm really confused๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well, RNinMunich consider me enlightened. Thank you very much for yet another comprehensive explanation.

    Speaking of BEC I thought it's a thing of the past. Receivers used to be marked (or not) as equipped with BEC but nowadays they are not as that feature is no longer being used. I think I read it somewhere.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Valdivia restored
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    I didn't change the propeller. I managed to squeeze my verniers in there and it's about 32mm. Hope it helps.

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    That is an amazing advice. Thank you so much.
    I have to admit, this is the first time I'm using a motor in a boat.

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hey guys.

    I received an unexpected reply from spectrum. The guy wasn't that helpful but at least I got a reply.
    In conclusion it seems like the servos can't be power with more than 6V. One thing the support guy said doesn't make my sleep any better. Apparently the esc sends the voltage to the receiver. Why, oh why since it's being powered by a separate source. Maybe that's why my servos started acting weird after I plugged my esc (powered by 7.2V).

    Can anybody confirm is speed controllers send the voltage to reciever? If so how can anybody use Lipo batt with voltage 3.7V (seems low) or the next up- 7.4? That is, to my recent discoveries, way to high for most servos.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Valdivia restored
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well, since it's not my design you can use it to your heart's desire.

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    LewZ, my esc is carson dragster brushed 70A

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyN ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello, guys.
    I have an update for everybody.
    After couple of tries I kind of solved the problem. I disconnected the motor controller and switched the 6cells/7.2 batt to 5cells/6V and the problem was gone(it's very odd as I use 7.2v on my other 6V servos with no issues). However after reconnecting the speed controller (with a dedicated 7.2v battery) and playing with the set up for a couple of minutes the other problem occurred. The servos started makingย ticking noise in equal intervals. I was able to control all the servos but they ALL became very sluggish. I then quickly disconnectedย theย speed controllerย but it didn't change anything.ย The receiver was blinkingย btw, as in every previous scenario.

    Do you think connecting another 6V battery directly to the speed controller may solve the problem?



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