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    ๐Ÿ“ Modified Black Swan Hull
    25 days ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Brilliant thanks heaps
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    ๐Ÿ“ Modified Black Swan Hull
    25 days ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Does anyone know of manufacturer of a Modified Black Swan Class Sloop hull in 72 scale.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RN Island Class Patrol Vessel
    1 month ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Doug

    Thanks for the info, however, through an Australian Navy contact I was able get some info from an officer who served on exchange in HMS Orkney and they are "slip tank stowage" for the outboard fuel.

    Appreciate the help.

    Regards
    Bob
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    ๐Ÿ“ RN Island Class Patrol Vessel
    1 month ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks much appreciated. I have some photos after they were transferred to the Bangladeshi navy and they still have the same equipment/fitting.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RN Island Class Patrol Vessel
    1 month ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    I need some please to idenify the fitting or equipment circled in the photos. It is off an Island Class fisheries patrol boat. I can make out the general shape but unsure of exactly what it is and its purpose.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Suppliers of Boat Electronics
    2 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Our model boat association has been using Hobbywing 1060 speedcontrollers for a few years. Altogether we have used over 40 of them in last 3 years and have not had an issue at all. Like Ian, We also use Aliexpress. A bit slow as far as postage is concerned but the price is usually excellent.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Glue for ABS - Krick Paula Work Boat
    3 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    I use MEK with some ABS dissovled in it. It melts both parts and fuses them together. It has proven excellent with 3D parts.
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    ๐Ÿ“ MV VELARDE
    6 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    In Australia Southern Cross Models do a 72 Scale Velarde hull.
    Recently a building buddy and I have got a hull each and we have just started. Southern Cross do a set of plans in 72 scale which are quite good. The link for Southern Cross models is https://southerncrossmodels.com.au/index.php

    Hope this helps. Also any photos that are available would be welcome as the plans often do not tell the full story.
    https://southerncrossmodels.com.au/index.php
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC Sailing Yacht
    6 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Look really good with the decals. I will check shipping costs to Aus. Thanks for the feedback.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC Sailing Yacht
    6 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    The lake we sail in is in New South Wales, Lake Macquarie, named after a Scotish Governor, Lachlan Macquarie. It is salt water so I will investigate the corrosion issue further
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC Sailing Yacht
    6 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nerys

    Thanks. The website says they should not be sailed in salt water but the group at the lake say this can be overcome using a special corrosion inhibitor. Do you sail in slat or fresh water?
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC Sailing Yacht
    6 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi All

    After many years I am looking at getting back into RC sailing. A local group sail a plastic boat called the DF65 I was looking for a little unbiased feedback on the boat and how it performs. If any members have sailed one I would be grateful for advice.

    Thanks Bob
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    ๐Ÿ“ flysky transmitter throttle control vey sensitive
    6 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    I still think the twin throttle upgrade to the Flysky is a good option. There is some additional cost but it is a simple and reliable solution. I have had one of these for five years and it works well.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin props - different speeds
    7 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Eric no problems happy to have helped. Although I did learn that a twin throttle upgrade for a Skektrum I6 is on the cards (being developed). As opposed to the Flysky upgrade being sold now. As the seller is hard to find in the UK, given Eric's experience, I would be happy to keep an eye out and publish an update if anyone is interested. Just let me know so I can pass on details as I find out more. For this simple old sailor I still think the dual throttle upgrade provides the simplest most straightforward and uncomplicated way to achieve twin motor control. Albeit at a cost.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin props - different speeds
    7 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Eric I am in Australia the ebay seller is lucken_8114 if that helps to track it down. Have not been able to track down the email but will keep trying I have some other leads.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin props - different speeds
    7 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Eric

    The link I posted works fine for me, Try searching ebay with dual channel gimbal. If you have any more issues I can try to get the email address for the seller.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Newcastle Marine Modellers Association
    7 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    The Newcastle Marine Modellers Association sails every Saturday morning at the Tarro ponds near Newcastle. Visitors always welcome.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dual throttle
    7 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sorry about that it worked originally, try this link it is quite hard to find in ebay. I know a few fellow modellers who have used this upgrade and speak highly of it. I have it myself on two radios and it works well, simple, obvious and straight forward.
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/384497801809?_trkparms=amclksrc%...
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/384497801809?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20200818143132%26meid%3D7371356882e744dea4fbdce5d4e8b2aa%26pid%3D101198%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D384233606864%26itm%3D384497801809%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DDefaultOrganicWeb%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2047675.c101198.m1985
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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin props - different speeds
    7 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Some time ago I posted a link for twin throttles. Perhaps a left field solution but it would allow you control each motor separately.

    https://model-boats.com/forum/95058#95058
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boat Association
    9 months ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    Newcstle Marine Modellers Association https://newcastlemarinemodellers.org/wp/
    https://newcastlemarinemodellers.org/wp/
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dual throttle
    1 year ago by BobbyN ( Leading Seaman)
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    There is an upgrade available for Flysky I6 to make it dual throttle. It is a replacement gimbal for the throttle on a mode 2 radio. See this link https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/384160080081?hash=item5971b9a0d1...
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/384160080081?hash=item5971b9a0d1:g:0hIAAOSwxLdgjmv5&frcectupt=true
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