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    Model Slipway Taymar Lifeboat and just completed the glassfibre hull, deck and installing motors, bow thruster and rudder servo (Motor: Graupner 600 x2) (10/10). The deck was a bad fit into the hull and a battle to fix but with hour long epoxy and lots of sellotape pulling the hull against the deck I got there in the end
    (Pleasure Craft) Fairly Huntsman
    Still in build, hull and cabins painted and planking of decking complete ready to sand and varnish (Motor: Mtroniks Hydra 50) (ESC: Mtroniks G2) (10/10)
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    πŸ“ 46" RAF Crash Tender
    2 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Maggie. Back in the β€˜60s I built a Sea Commander, my school friend built the RAF Crash Tender and my brother in law built Sea Queen. They were all by Keilcraft I think and none came with fittings. I remember all the trips to the local model shop each week with my pocket money to buy navigation lights, life belts, anchor, chain, wheel etc. They were great times but the petrol engines weren’t very reliable!
    My mate kept his crash tender for many years
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    πŸ“ Bow Fenders.
    2 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    If the trails are too long and will be trimmed, try some tea on the end and see what happens. I’ve used teabags for staining, giving them a good soaking and ringing them out and using that liquid as the dye rather than water that would have been in the pot so to speak, I’ve also rubbed the teabag into the surface (taking care not to split the bag and end up with soggy tea leaves everywhere!).

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    πŸ“ Bow Fenders.
    2 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Rob
    The success will depend on the material the item is made of, if it’s 100% cotton it will absorb the colour far quicker and more successfully than if it contains nylon or similar. If it is pure nylon or synthetic material it’s unlikely the colour would be absorbed or change very much
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    πŸ“ 46" RAF Crash Tender
    2 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello
    I think that’s where the RAF archive is held, good luck in your search
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    πŸ“ 46" RAF Crash Tender
    2 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have you tried the archive department at https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/research/default/archive-collec... ?
    Good luck
    Brian
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 34" Crash Tender
    3 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    Prior to 1973 and the introduction of VAT, Purchase Tax was applied in this country. Items that were sold incomplete, eg in kit form, were exempt from PT hence the popularity of white wood furniture that was unfinished and needed painting, or kitchen units without back panels, kit cars like the Lotus Elan or Seven etc. Upon joining the EU VAT replaced PT and the exemptions were different leading to the demise of the assembled or kit option

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    πŸ“ water is wet and so was I.
    11 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello again
    I’ll experiment with various options I have in mind and see what I can cope with. With hindsight I wish I’d spent more time on the window openings before I assembled the cabins as this will affect the frames
    Cheers brian
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    πŸ“ water is wet and so was I.
    11 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you Colin, it’s taken a lot of time but I have enjoyed the challenge. I think I have some part way through pictures, if I have them I may upload a separate post
    Thanks again
    Brian
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    πŸ“ water is wet and so was I.
    11 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Martin
    Thank you for that, I’m not sure yet, I may end up using the frames supplied with the model although they are very thick. Not sure either how to tackle the windscreen surround.

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    πŸ“ Can anyone help please?
    12 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello. It’s strange, no one I’ve asked have an answer, Mtronics didn’t have an immediate answer when I phoned and asked for it to be returned, see what they say.
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    πŸ“ water is wet and so was I.
    13 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you, I appreciate that
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    πŸ“ water is wet and so was I.
    14 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you. I used thin strips of mahogany between each β€˜plank’. The planks are 2mm thick and the mahogany 2mm x 0.7mm thick. I stuck down a plank and then stuck a mahogany strip to the side of the plank working from the outside to the inside.
    As the deck was now raised I extended the edges of the superstructure by 2mm to make sure the cabins still fitted securely
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    πŸ“ water is wet and so was I.
    14 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    πŸ“ water is wet and so was I.
    14 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello again
    Thank you for asking.
    I’ve been working on the Fairey Huntsman for a while now. I’ve spent hours planking the deck trying to replicate the original as much as possible. I have finally got the deck sanded and applied multiple coats of varnish. At the weekend I was in the process of fitting the motor, speed controller, servo, battery etc. When I switched on, the speed controller went off like a firework and filled the room with smoke! I don’t know what happened, I’ve connected and tested it all several times before without a problem.
    Fortunately no damage was done except to the speed controller. Mtronics have asked for it to be returned to investigate. I’m pretty nervous now about trying again!
    There is still work to do to the cabins, I wasn’t happy with the paint so I’ve rubbed it down and started the paint again.
    Once the Huntsman is finished I will get on again with the Lifeboat.
    Cheers, Brian
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    πŸ“ water is wet and so was I.
    14 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I didn’t re read the trail before I replied
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    πŸ“ water is wet and so was I.
    14 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sorry
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    πŸ“ water is wet and so was I.
    14 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Martin
    If your phone is an iPhone an Apple centre (or authorised repairer) can replace the battery, not sure what the cost would be though
    Good luck with the dry out.
    Cheers

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    πŸ“ Can anyone help please?
    15 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you once again. I’ll keep you posted re the speed controller
    Regards Brian
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    πŸ“ Can anyone help please?
    15 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Doug. I spoke with Mtronics today and they know of no reason why this should have happened. The helpful man asked me to return the speed controller for them to investigate. I will keep you informed.
    Regarding fuse in the battery feed I’m unable to identify the stall current of the motor. Current rating for speed controller is 30 amps, what fuse would you suggest?
    Thank again
    Cheers Brian
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    πŸ“ Can anyone help please?
    17 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello again
    I will. It’s strange I havent had the problem before either. Yes I have tested the receiver on the rudder servo and all is well there fortunately
    Regards Brian
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    πŸ“ Can anyone help please?
    17 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Doug. Thank you again, i appreciate your help, i’ll phone Mtronics on Monday and see what they suggest before I wreck a second speed controller. The good news is the smell has very nearly left the room!.
    Thanks again, if I get an answer I’ll let you know
    Cheers Brian
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    πŸ“ HAZELGARTH
    17 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Colin. I share your frustration with non reply to emails and companies wonder why they go out of business, I wouldn’t even mind if they replied and said b off, as long as they replied.
    Good luck with your search
    Brian
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    πŸ“ Can anyone help please?
    17 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Doug, thank you. I have the Mtronics G2 Hydra 50 system brushless motor and speed controller, Overlander 35c LiPo 11.1v 3900mAh battery and a Tamia TX and RX, all was provided together from Howes Models.
    I have successfully connected it all together and run it on several occasions for test purposes without a problem.
    The battery connects with a Tamia connector which can’t be reversed and the motor has three colours cables, red, yellow, blue as does the speed controller.
    I switched in the RX before the TX and the motor ran as it has previously, I quickly switched on the TX and whoosh! Lots of smoke from the speed controller.
    I am sure I connected the mayor/speed controller cables correctly however when it all went wrong I very quickly disconnected the battery and the motor leads so didn’t see how they were connected. One of the pins in the Tamia connector to the battery disappeared as well, not sure if it melted or broke off when I pulled it apart.
    If I had connected the motor cables incorrectly would that have caused this.
    Also, what type of fuse do you suggest? Eg car type
    Thanks again

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    πŸ“ Can anyone help please?
    18 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello, thank you for that. The battery connectors only fit one way red to red black to black and the Mtronics Hydra 50 was supplied direct from Mtronics with the brushless motor, thank you for the fuse suggestion I like that idea. Are you suggesting between the battery and speed controller or speed controller and motor, or both?
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    πŸ“ Can anyone help please?
    18 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have just fitted the rudder servo and connecting rods and tested them with the radio without problem. I was about to install the motor and speed controller in the hull and connected all up to test. I connected the servo and Moronic Hydra 50 G2 speed controller to the receiver, then connected the brushless motor and lipo battery, all correct colour to colour as I have done several times before, turned on the transmitter then the speed controller and the speed controller went up in smoke!!! The only uncertain connection was which way round the cables connected to the servo, again I have connected these before and changing direction of fit makes them operate if they are the wrong way round. I suspect the speed controller is ruined now as the whole system is lifeless. Can anyone offer some advice please....and how do I get rid of the smell? !!!!

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    πŸ“ Westbourne Models (Bournemounth)
    20 days ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I buy from model shops every time rather than amazon,eBay etc. We should all do the same if we want to keep these very specislist outlets, and not just for modelling
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Almost finished
    1 month ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It’s coming along well Stuart, you seem to be progressing quite quickly. The pulpit interests me as that’s been my only concern since I first purchased the kit (not included with mine). I’m still not sure how to go about making it, especially soldering it together but I do think the Huntsman isn’t complete without one. The windscreen surround is another area I’m not sure of either. Good luck I’m sure you will get there in the end

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    πŸ“ Recent Down Time
    1 month ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Better safe than sorry I guess, keep up the good work Stephen
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    πŸ“ POSTING PROBLEM!
    2 months ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello, congratulations on the new website. When a picture is enlarged with the up arrow (on a iPhone), I haven’t found a way to reduce it again in order to keep browsing other than to close the app and start again, am I missing something?

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hull Pint job complete
    3 months ago by Brianaro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The painting, lining and masking is never easy. I’m at a similar stage to you, I’ve just finished planking the deck, a lengthy task, now it needs sanding flat and varnishing
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