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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Slipway Trent What is best motor and ESC for this?
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you Dave976
    Do I need to add watercoolers to these motors? Did you use one or two ESC's?
    Anouther Trent user is using Turnigy D3536/6 1250KV Brushless Outrunner Motors is this over kill?
    How did you mount these motors. did you have to get special motor mounts? (who From)
    Again thank you

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Dusseldorf Final monitor Operation
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looking goodThese monitors were interesting putting together. it took me a while to get them set up On my Dusseldorf. still having problems getting my boat davit working. have you got your going yet?
    Nice Job

    ๐Ÿ“ Model Slipway Trent What is best motor and ESC for this?
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I'm building a Model Slipway Trent.
    What is best motor and ESC for this? I have the Slipway Belt Drive reduction gear units with the Kit, Would I be better upgrading to Brushless motors.
    Any Idea On what motor to us and what ESC to use, and what batteries to use.
    Thank you

    ๐Ÿ“ Recommended Electrics Supplier
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    It might help if you mention what boat you are looking for.
    These people are outstanding they contact me within 24 hours and I am in the states
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    ๐Ÿ“ I'm Starting a new build today Slipway "Trent" 1:16 size Scale updated
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I'm Starting a new build today Slipway "Trent" 1:16 size Scale
    I'm also looking for build Input from others who have built this Life Boat
    Had a slight problem fitting the 2 'A' frames as the indents for the location were missing from the mold.
    will try and keep this updated as i go๐Ÿ˜Š
    I have many other builds on here under bruce1946
    Sorry for double post seems a new page was created for me. back in nov.22

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Dusseldorf FLB 2 (Krick model kit - major modifictions; Scale: 1/25)
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Here is my build

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    ๐Ÿ“ one meter Yacht US1M class Identification help needed
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have included photos I'm unable to identify this boat. I have Talked to US1M of the AMYA and still not able to get any other information on it.
    It is a carbon fiber hull. With Carr sails they cannot not identify this boat either.
    I'm trying registering this boat as a US1M, so I can get a number for it.
    The photo number ending in 085331 is a part I need.
    I'm working on restoring it right now cleaning up the deck and other stuff.
    The person I got it from doesn't know much about it other than he believes it's a Seattle Wa, boat.
    Thank youo in advance

    ๐Ÿ“ Deck and cockpit furniture
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    You might check out doll house supplies they are 1:12 scale

    ๐Ÿ“ Brushed motors vs Brushless
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    My understanding is brushed have lower RPM more torque Brushless High RPM low torque
    Brushed will run longer periods like hours where LIPO's are short run times for Brushless.
    Brushed usually use Lead acid which are heavier and give more Ballast for boats.
    Scale boats tugs brushed Speed boats Brushless

    Brushed and Brushless Motors: Advantages and Disadvantages Depending on your application, there are reasons why you might choose to use a brushless motor over a brushed motor. The following table summarizes the main advantages and disadvantages of each motor type:
    Brushed motor Brushless motor
    Lifetime Short (brushes wear out) Long (no brushes to wear)
    Speed and Acceleration Medium High
    Efficiency Medium High
    Electrical Noise Noisy (bush arcing) Quiet
    Acoustic Noise & Torque Ripple Poor Medium (trapezoidal) or good (sine)
    Cost Lowest Medium (added electronics)
    Lifetime
    As previously mentioned, one of the disadvantages of brushed motors is that there is mechanical wear of the brushes and commutator. Carbon brushes in particular are sacrificial, and in many motors they are designed to be replaced periodically as part of a maintenance program. The soft copper of the commutator is also slowly worn away by the brushes, and eventually reach a point where the motor will no longer operate. Since brushless motors have no moving contacts, they do not suffer from this wear.
    Speed and Acceleration
    Brushed motors rotational speed can be limited by the brushes and commutator, as well as the mass of the rotor. At very high speeds, the brush to commutator contact can become erratic, and brush arcing increases. Most brushed motors also use a core of laminated iron in the rotor, which gives them large rotational inertia. This limits the acceleration and deceleration rates of the motor. It is possible to build a brushless motor with very powerful rare earth magnets on the rotor, which minimizes the rotational inertia. Of course, that increases the cost.
    Electrical Noise
    The brushes and commutator form a kind of electrical switch. As the motor turns, the switches are being opened and closed, while significant current is flowing through the rotor windings, which are inductive. This results in arcing at the contacts. This generates a large amount of electrical noise, which can get coupled into sensitive circuits. Arcing can be somewhat mitigated by adding capacitors or RC snubbers across the brushes, but the instantaneous switching of the commutator always generates some electrical noise.
    Acoustic Noise
    Brushed motors are โ€œhard switchedโ€ โ€“ that is, current is abruptly moved from one winding to another. The torque generated varies over the rotation of the rotor as the windings get switched on and off. With a brushless motor, it is possible to control the winding currents in a way that gradually transitions current from one winding to another. This lowers torque ripple, which is a mechanical pulsation of energy onto the rotor. Torque ripple causes vibration and mechanical noise, especially at low rotor speeds.
    Cost
    Since brushless motors require more sophisticated electronics, the overall cost of a brushless drive is higher than that of a brush motor. Even though a brushless motor is simpler to manufacture than a brushed motor, since it lacks brushes and a commutator, brushed motor technology is very mature and manufacturing costs are low. This is changing as brushless motors become more popular, especially in high volume applications like automotive motors. Also, the cost of electronics, like microcontrollers, continues to decline, making brushless motors more attractive. Summary Due to declining costs and better performance, brushless motors are gaining in popularity in many applications. But there are still places where brushed motors make more sense. Much can be learned by looking at the adoption of brushless motors in automobiles. As of 2020, most motors that are running whenever the car is running โ€“ things like pumps and fans โ€“ have moved from brushed motors to brushless motors for their increased reliability. The added cost of the motor and electronics more than makes up for the lower rate of field failures and decreased maintenance requirements. On the other hand, motors that are operated infrequently โ€“ for example, motors that move power seats and power windows โ€“ have remained predominately brush motors. The reasoning is that the total run time over the life of the car is very small, and it is very unlikely that the motors will fail over the life of the car.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Started my new build MV American Beauty. and finished my Tugster Tug Boat Kit
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Ed Happy New Year to you
    I'm not sure that I would ever buy anouther Dumas kit again. the Instruction and plans are horrible. The Wood and parts are horrible, the die cutting of the parts is sad they should be using laser cutting. plywood parts cutting only goes partway thru the wood having to use alot of time cutting parts out with xacto knifes is both time consumming and unsafe. I ended up using a scroll saw to cut out the parts.
    Plans & Instructions for Kit #1219-Barge
    You can order the plans and instructions here for the barge $2.50.. the kit is $100


    https://www.dumasproducts.com/product/plans-inst-kit-1219-barge/
    ๐Ÿ“ Painting your projects and sealing wood???
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    No I haven't yet I'm not very smart on the electronics I do have a friend here to help me. I'm planning on setting it up like they suggest with 2 ESC's.
    But I'm hoping I can use one motor in reverse and one in forward also for motor steering

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    ๐Ÿ“ Painting your projects and sealing wood???
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Trying to understand what stage you seal and paint your projects. I getting ready to start sealing My MV American Beauty with all the external parts stairs side rails, and such It would make the boat very difficult to sand, seal and paint and about a hundred windows to install clear windows in.
    So I thinking about building the 4 decks in stages get them sanded , sealed and painted. but my worry is adding, and glueing the other items like stairs, side rail walls, smoke stacks, combings. these would all be painted before assembly, and would reguire some scraping of paint. CA glue doesn't bond well to piant as do most glues I'm using a one part Epoxy base paint, and thinking of using a 2 part epoxy to connect added components. Deck and bulhheads are different colors most of the boat is white and decks are grey. metal railing Light Davits, mooring cleats winches,Capstainswork boat will all be added after everything else.
    I still need to seal the bilge areas motor mounts electronic as I finis the 1st deck I will be using a 2 part epoxy inside this area and use the same epoxt to afet lite sanding to join these parts to the bildge area.to make sure they all bond to the ABS hull, along with all the rudders and prop shaft.
    The nozzles are 3 D printed and I have already broke one (thanks Dumas) so I need to figure out how to strengthen these 2 Nozzles /props. they are not very robust
    Looking for thoughts and open to Ideas on the best way to approach this.
    the 4 decks are assembled and fitted They not joined to each other as of yet. Deck 1 and deck 2 will not be joined together other than screws
    Thanks in Advance

    ๐Ÿ“ Started my new build MV American Beauty. and finished my Tugster Tug Boat Kit
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Happy New Year
    Started my new build MV American Beauty 12/25/2021. and finished my Tugster Tug Boat Kit included some photos of both
    Dumas Model MV American Beauty Kit#1215
    Model is disappointing
    The parts ar stamp cut and cutts don't go thru the wood very time consumming getting the pieces free.
    Written directions are slim to none. 20 pages.
    Dimensions are few and far between.
    prop nozzels are 3D printed and break easy.
    So working from the drawings which are not to scale I'm making some head way.
    I will try to add photo's as I go

    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    The answers are all wrong for todays question So now I have a wrong answer Beaulieu River
    the correct answer should beโ˜น๏ธ; Beaulieu River is home to Sir Francis Chichester's record-breaking yacht, Gipsy Moth IV.

    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Tug Banckert
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    your are welcome with lipo's you will need to add lots of wieght for ballast and there is not much room for everything it's a tight fit.

    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Tug Banckert
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Here are photo's hope this helps with a spectrum 6 radio

    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Tug Banckert
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I built that kit in 78 have since up graded it to new electronics and motor ESC It is still running.

    ๐Ÿ“ "paint" What paint to use rattle can?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I'm building Springer tug boat for recovery of floundered (recovery) boats for what ever reason. So I decided to use Rust-oleum Gloss protective enamel on this build. I followed the directions boat was seal coated and sealed. added the 1st coat and it went on well directions say re-coat with-in the 1st hour or wait 48 hours between coats depending on humitity. (I brought all the parts into the heated house after the 1st hour) waited over 48 to sand with 400 grit wet sandpaper. to take any runs or flaws off then resprayed after a couple of hours drying off. and with in minutes of appling the spray some spots started crinkling blistering.
    What are others using for spraying thier models?
    This paint is horrible I need to mask over to paint different colors this is going to take forever to paint a small 18" boat I tried doing a 2nd coat with-in 1 Hour but this is inpractical in sanding out any flaws it just componds them.๐Ÿ˜ โ˜น๏ธ
    Thank you in advance

    ๐Ÿ“ new project "MV American Beauty" Kit
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well I just started on my new project "MV American Beauty" Kit.
    Well here we go again
    Open for Suggestions:
    Engine mounting.
    Prop shaft install
    Kort nozzels install
    Rudders: Why 7 rudders blades? how are they hooked up
    Cabins: I'm looking at cutting all my windows out. I do have a good scroll saw, looking for suggestions on how to go about it.
    I will be putting Lighting in, making the radar work (Turn), need davit plans for the work boat.
    I don't know the scale this boat is anyone know?

    Thank you in advance
    Bruce

    ๐Ÿ“ American Beauty Barge, Questions
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I'm thinking about building the American Beauty by Dumas Has anyone built it lately?
    I have heard many complaints about Dumas's Quality of wood in thier kits.
    Is this a difficult boat to build?
    Suggestions?
    Thank you
    Bruce

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: May-02/ 2021
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Amazon sells it

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XF8A4Y6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?
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    ๐Ÿ“ May-02/ 2021
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Some more on my progress. Added aluminum diamond plate trailer decking and cribbing. next step is the trailer lighting, and boat tie downs

    ๐Ÿ“ Update to trailer set up Question
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    So I'm a little worried about this trailer being a little top heavy and rolling over on a turn.
    So I thinking of adding this support to make it more stable. What are your thoughts on this brace being added, better part of valor over looks??? adding more cribbing to the side makes it seem too cluttered. The brass struts are not very strucktual just looks. boat is as wide as the trailer and suspension is pretty loose
    What are your thoughts

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: setting up trailer to haul my boat
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I found a guy in Florida who sells the ratchets and straps on Ebay. I made the supports. He made me some longer straps for the tie downs


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/254562591971?_trkparms=aid%3D1110018%26algo%3DHOMESPLIC
    ๐Ÿ“ setting up trailer to haul my boat
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Adding the Trailer deckiing and the cribbing to the trailer.

    ๐Ÿ“ Boat tranporter from car to water Ideas
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you this is made with aluminum and requires welding but all in all very nice plans I will look at it to use PVC tubing.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    not a problem it doesn't bother me

    ๐Ÿ“ Boat tranporter from car to water Ideas
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    All my boats are from 36" to 47" Steam boat is the heaviest at about 30 pounds Tug is smallest and Dusseldorf is longest. the steam boat will be the biggest problem because I will have to fire boiler befoe placing in the water.. the cement wall depending on water hieght is about a 6" high where you stand the about a foot down to the water.
    The water is full of Goose poop very nasty.

    ๐Ÿ“ Boat tranporter from car to water Ideas
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    not good one here are some the dusseldorf is mine as is the Billings Blanchet tug

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    it is very hard most scale model trucks are 1;14 Tamiya is probaly the biggest truck builder and have set the stage for size. the toys are around 1:18 scale realy small.
    here is photo of a real one being towed and several from a RNLI model Club on face book .I'm currently getting ready to Start



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