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    ROmarin Dolly
    RO-Marin Dolly converted to fireboat. Working fire monitor, nav lights and light bar. Added 540 motor in lieu of speed 400 for emergency power๐Ÿ˜ Light bar is from amazon, other places sell it too. Added 10th scale diamond plate decking on fire deck. Sheโ€™s named โ€œChief Jenkinsโ€ after my uncle, Wayne Jenkins. He owned a barber shop here in McKinney for well over 30 years, ex Navy and was Chief of the volunteer fire department in the 70s.
    Billings 1/40 USCG 44 foot lifeboat
    Model built from Billings kit, single 18mm brushless motor, 10 amp ESC, stock prop. Havenโ€™t weighed her yet but Iโ€™m thinking in the neighborhood of 8 to 10 ounces ready to run, with battery. Motor is a little hot for the hull type, I have to keep her no more than a little over half throttle or she tries to torque over, but she makes good speed at that. Really needs a motor about 1200 kv or so, the current unit is closer to 2000. I built her as a lark, to see if I could make something that small run reliably and be fun to run, and I think I succeeded, from what Iโ€™ve learned on this boat I can apply to other smaller models and plastic static kit conversions of roughly the same size.
    MK1 Micro Magic converted to race spec
    Just finished up a Graupner MK1 Micro Magic..this is the boat that came before the racing version, or MKII. This is the 4th MM Iโ€™ve built, the ones before weโ€™re MKIIs, one a German kit, 2 were the later Asian manufactured kits. All good boats. Anyway, I found the MK1 on EBay, once it got to the house I decided to use some spares, carbon tube and 3D printed parts to build her up to racing specs. Maiden will probably be this weekend.
    Robbe Acapulco
    Robbe Acapulco built recently, build blog on this site. 1700 KV outrunner, 30 amp Turnigy Plush esc. Painted with airbrushed acrylic. 3 channel, throttle, rudder and lights. Good boat, had a linkage issue where it would hang a bit in a hard right turn, adjusted geometry so it SHOULD be fixed, other than that good speed and run time, looks good on the water.
    RO-Marin Neptun
    Christmas present last year, built over a couple of months of weeknights and days off. Iโ€™m real pleased with her, the kit was well thought out and the instructions and documentation were more than adequate to get her built. Krick has done a fine job of resurrecting the old Robbe line. I need to add ballast to the stern and rig/flag the mast, but for all intents and purposes sheโ€™s done, ready to play.
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    Hi yโ€™all. I spent this week trimming the hull/deck flange, started with a Dremel then finished with 80 grit sandpaper. This will be covered by a large rubber rubbing strip so it doesnโ€™t have to look perfect, but it was too wide hence the trim. I also trimmed and glued the bulwarks in place, and gave the deck and interior bulwarks a quick first coat of paint, plus filled and sanded the keel.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Kits in your locker
    1 day ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    I hav collected a few kits over the years. A lot of kits I acquired thru trading, bought a couple off RCgroups and eBay. Hereโ€™s the list:
    One used started Deans Marine Wacht Am Rhein
    One used started Robbe Antje
    NIB Midwest Jim Wilder tug
    NIB Midwest Lobster Boat, not the RC version but many have been converted
    NIB MRP Hydro Sport
    NIB Robbe Mowe
    Mostly NIB first gen Graupner Pollux
    NIB Billings Banckert with ABS hull
    NIB Graupner Racing Micro Magic, German kit
    A partially built Dumas Little Shelly Foss
    Dare Designs Miss Stephanie
    Thereโ€™s a few other boats that are going to be restorations, or trade fodder. I also have a NIB Billings Samson II that will be traded off tomorrow for a Paula IV.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Krick Grimmershorn
    4 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi JB...I was going to use that cluster for for the gear drive but Iโ€™m having a hard time finding pinion gears in that coarse of a pitch๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Actually, thatโ€™s the cluster gear from the Studebakers original 3 speed/OD transmission. Itโ€™s #1 of 2 that got mangled in an about 8 years, thatโ€™s why the Stude has a 200R4 automatic overdrive trans now. It makes a great weight for laminating parts!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Krick Grimmershorn
    5 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Thanks Martin!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Krick Grimmershorn
    5 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Rick, not sure about displacement, but Iโ€™m sure sheโ€™ll weigh in at well over 10 pounds, maybe 15 or more. Sheโ€™s 40 inches long. I picked this boat as I like her lines, and sheโ€™s big enough to add functions and still have plenty of room in the hull, plus sheโ€™ll still fit in the back of my Abarth.๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Krick Grimmershorn
    6 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. I thought it about time that I started on my 60th birthday present, a Krick Grimmershorn. This will be the largest boat, both in size and displacement Iโ€™ve built to date. I plan to add a MrRcSound sound board, lights, and radar...maybe another function too.
    I started on her last week, so far I have the keel, stuffing box and rudder made up. The keel is built up from several pieces of ply, and it sandwiches the stuffing tube. I had to trim it and almost took too much off, but in the end it came out okay, although I had a gap on either side of the tube. I filled that with epoxy and balsa. The rudder is also made up of a ply sandwich then carved and sanded to shape.
    Iโ€™m using an old 3.8 to 1 planetary gearbox for the drive. I should be okay for power, and itโ€™s a real smooth box, very quiet. I tacked the motor mount in and then adjusted the alignment using a 4mm Iโ€™d brass tube. I added braces to the mount, and built a little seat for the motor to support weight being that the motor mount is ply. The seat just contacts the bottom of the motor. I then installed the radio plate and assembled and epoxied the deck in place. Thatโ€™s where Iโ€™m at now, hopefully Iโ€™ll have the bulwarks installed, and everything from the bulwarks down sanded smoothed and painted by this weekend.
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    ๐Ÿ“ LST 368
    16 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi Nerys, Iโ€™m so glad youโ€™re still working on your LST, sorry to hear of health issues still, I hope it gets better for you. I was wondering if you could find a some sort of folding desk that would raise and lower, you wouldnโ€™t have to get up, you could just lower the table boat and all. Anyway, Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re still at it, and I truly hope you feel better.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe 8276 diesel card
    17 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Thanks Fleet!! Thatโ€™ll work great on the IPad ๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe 8276 diesel card
    18 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Thank you!! The Model Mayhem site gives me a good start, looks like all Iโ€™ll need in fact. Hereโ€™s hoping I donโ€™t release the โ€œmagic smokeโ€๐Ÿคฃ. Seriously, youโ€™ve been a great help. Thanks!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe 8276 diesel card
    18 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. I have a Robbe diesel sound card that I received in a trade, sadly, I have no instructions. Can anybody post/direct me to a set? I would greatly appreciate it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Night Watch
    20 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hello Nerys. Be advised that the Signal Intelligence branch of the Texas Navy intercepted some encrypted communications from the Oklahoma Rabbit Reserve, some snippets taken seem to suggest that they have some folks who are sympathetic to their cause abroad. You might keep an eye on that one nurse, make sure she doesnโ€™t have an over attachment to carrots.
    Seriously, Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re ok. I wouldnโ€™t be happy either, and Iโ€™m pretty sure they would hear me growling down the street!!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ PS Waverley News
    24 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Sheโ€™s a purty gal!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Idiot of the Month
    24 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Doug, my buddy did something similar. This was about 1986, my buddy Bill had a Gentle Lady 2 meter with an OS10, landing gear and 3 channels. One day he fired her up and launched without turning on the rx. She had a 4 ounce tank iirc, the chase team came back much later after losing sight of her about 25 miles out. She was high, circling and headed for somewhere between Oklahoma and Paris Texas๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Idiot of the Month
    24 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Okay yโ€™all, long story. I used to fly RC combat, got pretty decent at it, we originally started flying 12th scale fighters and dive bombers made up of blue foam, glasses wings, and stock .15 to .25 engines. My favorite was the SBD Dauntless. Being a dive bomber it had a lot of wing area and perfect moments and turned on a dime. I flew it mostly for fun, but she had her share of combat and had been โ€œremittedโ€ and rebuilt several times. I was putting the radio back well past midnight one night..I forgot to reinstall the snap keeper on the elevator pushrod. I discovered my error the next day at the top of a loop, as I had no elevator control..all I could do is throttle back, and salute (literally) as she came straight down in a 90 degree dive. My buddy pulled up and saw the whole thing. Yep, we all join that club at some time or another. Just donโ€™t ask how I wrecked my 55 Chevy in front of our house when I was 17...๐Ÿ˜ณ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: One more thing
    24 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi Jonathan. Just reread your post about rudder area and possibly changing to twin rudders, I think your on to something. When I used to fly rc, I noticed that a plane with a larger rudder with less throw would turn tight with less drama than a plane with a small rudder at larger throws. I was thinking along the same lines as you..but one question. Should the rudder be deeper or wider?
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Video with big Jupiter and the PT
    27 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Thatโ€™s on the table for the 212. Next outing I plan to play with different props to see what she does and how that affects handling. Going to tweak the fore-aft trim also, and play with OpenTX and see if I can make up a throttle controlled rate mix on starboard only. I like PTโ€™s, but if I build another itโ€™ll be 2 motors and counter rotation props.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Video with big Jupiter and the PT
    27 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Fleet, LT Errol will be in command of the PT15, once she is brought back up to speed. Our naval engineers have come to the conclusion that the PT15 is a bit more of a cruiser than a MTB, and the tests of the PT212, and subsequent problems and successful resolution of trim and range problems suggest the methodology used to get the 212 in operational status should be successful with the PT15 as well. Once the boat has passed our test regime, LT Errol and crew will be patrolling Lake Texoma to give the Oklahoma Rabbit Regulars a much needed thrashing.
    I will be in command of the 212, however until the 15 is fully operational I can see both Errol and I in joint command. I trust this will be satisfactory for both the Texas Navy and the RN.๐Ÿ‘
    Commander Cash Hargett
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    ๐Ÿ“ Video with big Jupiter and the PT
    28 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Iโ€™m posting a video from this weekend, first half is Larryโ€™s big 50 inc KnK Jupiter, the second half is the PT212. Iโ€™m happy to say that even though she turns better port than starboard, Iโ€™m quite pleased with her. Now, I can have a bit of fun with her and concentrate on tweaking ballast/power/handling๐Ÿ˜Š
    North Texas Shipwrights @ Josey Ranch April 18
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: One problem down one to go
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Sorry it took so long to respond Larry. Iโ€™m running a 3 blade at this time. Now that I have my range issue fixed Iโ€™m going to play with battery weight and placement plus take a range of props with me. The plan is try to get her dialed in Sunday.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: One problem down one to go
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi Martin!! I think my next project is a Krick Grimmershorn. I bought the kit for my birthday. I turned 60 this past January, and I had been putting funds aside for the kit and my new transmitter, so when I pulled the trigger on both it wasnโ€™t a hard hit to the budget. The Grimmershorn is a good size pilot/working boat, sheโ€™s 40 inches long and quite wide. Sheโ€™ll be the biggest boat Iโ€™ve built yet, and I plan to add lights and sound to her. Might have to coerce Errol to take a nap in the bottom of the hull for ballast๐Ÿคฃ
    Glad youโ€™re back Martin..missed you buddy..
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    ๐Ÿ“ Better!!! Much better
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. I had decided that after work today Iโ€™d go down to the Cottonwood Creek Baptist test pond (to be known hereafter as CCBTP) and run the PT. Sometime before I left for home, it started to rain..!!?##$$!!
    It let up as I pulled in the driveway, so I ran in, said hi and bye to wife and daughter, grabbed said boat and TX and headed to the pond. I didnโ€™t have the battery centered, but itโ€™s started to rain again so I made a few passes, and sheโ€™s a lot better. I would lose signal about halfway to the fountain, this time it was good all the way there and back. It turns left well, turns right ok, I still have a hard roll to right at full power and hard rudder, but itโ€™s manageable now. The wind was up and it was sprinkling heading to rain so I called it quits after 5 minutes but Iโ€™m on the right track. Now itโ€™s a question of trim and balance, and Iโ€™m pretty sure Iโ€™ll have to adopt my handling of this boat to its idiosyncrasies. But, for now, Iโ€™m good. If we donโ€™t get rained out I hope to have more progress made this Sunday at Josey Ranch.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi JP!! Look around the site get to know some folks, itโ€™s a great resource and the members are friendly and knowledgeable.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Old Posts and Build Logs
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Uhhhh...as far as I know Iโ€™m in command, Errol works for me..of course, he is a cat, so I suppose he sees things differently ๐Ÿคฃ
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    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Those boats are cool!!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ ATTENTION ON DECK.
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Squadron....Ateeennnnchut!!
    Martin!!! Dang it son Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re back!! Good to see you on the board.
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    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Yes Sir!! We have box stock and modified classes for those who like their dragon boats hot..๐Ÿ˜„
    โ€œHotโ€ get it? Like fire breathing?
    Bit of a reach yโ€™all thatโ€™s all I got ๐Ÿคฃ
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    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    How about this? ๐Ÿ‰โ›ต๐Ÿ ?
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    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Dang it, whereโ€™s my Texan to Mandarin translation app!!?!?
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    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    A boat?๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Sorry buddy, cheap shot but I had to take it..
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: One problem down one to go
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Jonathon, my buddy JP is very knowledgeable about OpenTX, in fact I think he helped with the project a bit as it was and I think still is an open source OS
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