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    Finally finished with club help(Thanks), a couple of pictures of it in water(water splash on pool surround caused by working monitors) and lighting shown in workshop activated using a servo operating a spring micro switch. Peter you can see the problem re dinghy on stern. Has a small turning circle at high speed and very stable
    Joffre
    My first ever completed model boat
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    2 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Think this subject should be changed to "END OF AN ERA"
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    2 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you Stephen for your reply. I will carry on as usual!
    I hope Martin and Bill remain on site, their knowledge and help is invaluable to new 😎boys like me
    Len
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    I know I am a relatively a β€œnew boy” in this club and have had a lot of (and hopefully given some) Help.
    Suddenly I read that two moderators have been informed there services are no longer required by the website owner and they have informed readers on the forum of the owners decision,
    As there are two sides to any dispute could I ask the owner for his side, so I can balance my decisions fairly?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hose connecting points
    2 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Peter,
    That is how I did it, so great minds think alike(except smoking glass), still playing and trying to hide and/shorten wires also seeing if I can reduce number of batteries!
    Len
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    2 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It would be a waste of time calling me, even on blue lights and two tones it would take me at least 1 day and you would have very little left
    Len
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ColΓ­n,
    That is an interesting thought, might have to move the bollard further back! Hope Peter reads this.
    However for me until I understand and learn about how graupner multiswitch system works, I have disconnected both the anchor and hoist ( even though they are wired and could work),sorted some of the lighting am using an 8 channel receiver!
    Len
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Peter,
    Have looked and tried, amount of lift is very little, I considered removing railing back to pillar near hoist but dinghy fouled up with bollard! Also tried smaller dinghy but did not look right good luck, will be watching with interest.
    In the process of hiding loose wires by zip ties and sticky tie clips under the deck, and wondering if battery(no 285) is needed as battery ( no 289) should be sufficient with a spur off to feed receiver?
    len
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sorry.
    Little warm here,40 in the shade
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Peter,
    Find closeup at eye level,you can see problem!
    Did notice on two pictures krick catalogue shows extended crane pillar
    Len
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    peter,
    have done so!
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Colin,
    yes it is a brushless combonation bought as a package from cornwall
    Propellor is a 40mm 3 bladed alloy, I regreased the shaft and put prop on wrong way( now corrected) and boat reversed well but would not go forward have tried altering pitch which improved reverse but was a test and will look for a better Prop
    Ballast is wheel balances also well cleaned and put into sealed plastic bags so can be moved as necessary, dont forget this is my first completed boat.
    When I was a child I started a wooden boat but did not complete it? did a 5 year apprentiship as a fitter and turner before joining Fire service so can concentrate on finer limits on fittings!
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Finally finished with club help(Thanks), a couple of pictures of it in water(water splash on pool surround caused by working monitors) and lighting shown in workshop activated using a servo operating a spring micro switch.
    Peter you can see the problem re dinghy on stern.
    Has a small turning circle at high speed and very stable
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Joffre
    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Colin,
    used a motronic d2386 motor with a hydra32 g2 ESC.
    Found I had to put in at least 5 KG balast (courtesy of local tyre fitters), need to change propellor as one supplied drive well forward but useless in reverse.
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    My first ever completed model boat
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Huston, I have a problem!
    Just tried to video, come to conclusion easier said than done as I do not have video editing program!
    8x4meter pool not big enough and my piloting is rubbish as I keep hitting the walls and do not want you to see it! Will have to find A big area of water and get permission
    Wish I had access to water like mouldbuilder appears to have!
    But everything of the reduced controls (8 channel receiver) works well!
    My apologies
    Len
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Put into the pool today and noticed a couple of things, seems a bit heavy on starboard side and the water jet is approx 4 meter range.
    Peter, some info, add a bit more on the plastic water pipes to B&C( they kink at the bottom of the metal tubings so only A gets water and make sure the hole through top of cabin is bigger than they say as it rubs against the rubber connection causing the radar to lift and hit the mast array!
    Will do a short video later as to get full effect of lights I has to be a bit darker than now!
    Apart from the above well pleased and RC works(thanks Martin)as we wanted!
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Tried as per the video, freezing as necessary ( if I had disconnected the radar motor I would still would have had to manually switch it on.) not very good as only have a big soldering iron, not got round to fine point one!
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Martin,
    No! But there was no indication and nothing on the voltage tester. As there is plenty of space and not chancing another servo, reverting to my original thoughts.
    As it’s getting warm switched my garage fridge on so can have cold drinks!
    Len😎
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Martin,
    Tried the switch using a servo as the utube,but did not work(bin one servo), have got a micro switch with roller and a servo, making a box for servo and screwing micro switch on the outside so when servo operated via the receiver it switches on the micro switch and we have lights (it works by holding it hence the box)
    Len
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Peter,
    If you measure the dinghy and then the gap between the crane jib(taking into account the supplied hook) according to the plans it is touch and go if the hook connects directly to the middle bench and not as per the building instructions(which use carrying chains.If you do not shorten the tubing (BK12 on the plans) it might work but looks wrong. the other alternative is to shorten the side rail by 2 uprights and use a chain but you may have a problem with the mooring bollard.
    This seems strange me offering advice rather than asking for help!!!!!
    Len
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    3 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    After nearly a year and with a little help, advice and guidance from members (I tell lies it should be a lot of help) with special thanks to Martin I HAVE FINALLY GOT MY DUSSELDORF WORKING!
    I could not get the switch module working (and still do not understand how it works) decided to set a reduced operation, and only use the GR-16, 8 channel receiver.( the manual says I can run two receivers and when I tried it all that happened was the operations were duplicated.
    What I have done is to ignore the anchor winch (Water is too deep in my pool and tiled floor), the hoist and winch at the stern as the dinghy is too big to go over the side rail and the raising/ lowering of the monitors
    The lighting (except the blue light) and radar motor are wired together and manually switched on before the boat leaves.
    So far this leave me an unused receiver!
    I programmed the boat pre-set on my transmitter which automatically gave me steering and speed controls on the right joystick and training of the monitors on the left joystick( the two cabin monitors on horizontal direction and the bow monitor on the vertical).
    Some of the wiring had only two wires to the receiver so would not work, this was overcome as follows: the blue light had a blinker switch. I used uno switches to operate the searchlight motor and the pump( I was going to use three Krick uno switches) but after couple of weeks found the receiver would only operate two!
    So I have finished up only using 7 channels!
    I intend to now tidy it up and see how it operates in my pool hope to video some results and post later!
    THANKS for all the help given to me and watch out for Graupner problems (Manual in excess of 100 pages not counting the receiver)
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    πŸ“ Retirement
    4 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    When I retired went to Spanish lessons and said to the profesora
    "Tengo un rollo de papel higiΓ©nico que enumero mi trabajo. cuando termino un trabajo, arranco esa pieza. Por cada uno eliminado, mi esposa agrega dos mΓ‘s.
    In English, I have a toilet roll which I list my work. when I complete a job I tear off that piece. For every one removed my wife adds two more!
    So be careful what you promiseπŸ˜‡
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    πŸ“ Graupner mc-26
    4 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Martin,
    should be around from tomorrow thursday, let me know when and will be in garage by all the bits!
    Len😐
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    πŸ“ Graupner mc-26
    4 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    could get GR-24 receiver which would give me 12 channels but will still have switch problemsπŸ˜€
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    4 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Mouldbuilder ,
    Transmitter is showing 16 channels and can allocate switches to all!
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    4 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Martin
    Thought I had,but looking again,NO I have not but will, just removed red wire, it has affected the switch for blue flashing light, have either fast or slower flash.
    Wiring diagram attatched it is A3 size,
    Will be busy for first half of this week.
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    4 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Martin, followed your advice, I have connected the two receivers (tried binding together,individually and from different power sources) only to find they duplicate each other every time, so have 8 channels(plus 8 duplicates). all channels I tried switches will work if using a servo but apart from the blue light (which has a blinker unit) all others are on permanentely (the switches,even set on transmitter) do not work.
    have 3 channels available to run3 motors
    radar(on permanentely),searchlight and water pump(as necessary),also 2 sets of lights(if all lights are on together and search light as necessary).
    could connect lights to radar motor to save one switch which makes one short.
    Cannot have all monitors together as two on cabin are facing aft and one on bow faces forward( might try reversing bow monitor servo)
    Len
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    πŸ“ Retirement
    4 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Peter, glad to hear you arrived safely , pity about the mirror ,still I expect you have the makings to sort it out!
    Now relax whilst you can, expect there is a lot to do.
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    πŸ“ Retirement
    4 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Doug β€œwishful thinking?”
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    πŸ“ Graupner mc-26
    4 months ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I may have a faulty switch module and just accidently found out the Robbe switch module is conpatible to the Graupner hott systems!!!I am therefore getting one, changing the wiring as per the original wiring diagram and hopefully getting further on( may even complete) and get things working as it should!
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