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    πŸ“ Help requested
    17 days ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello Martin yes they are the identical instructions I have.
    I will try again today. I do know that it is set for β€˜boat’ as that shows on the programmer.
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    πŸ“ Help requested
    17 days ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    I am in the midst of building the 48” RAF Crash tender.
    I have installed Brushless motor and a Hawk BL 100 speed controller. I do have the Hawk ESC programmer.
    I think it is set up correctly it the motor will not run. I have 12volts going in but 0 out of the three connections to the motor. Can anyone advise what my problem may be.
    Chris
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    πŸ“ Arabian Dhow
    1 month ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Nerys, No i did not the Racing Dhows were generally in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I was in Saudi and Bahrain. There were also some trading Dhows in Dubai which worked between Karachi and Dubai and possibly Muscat. I left the Middle East about 20 years ago now I expect a lot has changed.
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    πŸ“ Arabian Dhow
    1 month ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    Yes Nerys, I lived and worked in Saudi Arabia and then Bahrain. I want to build a model of one of the Shrimping Dhows which Passed us regularly when I was yachting in the Gulf. Also there was a ship yard in Bahrain where the Dhows were built nd repaired. It was fasinating to see the method of construction.
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    πŸ“ Arabian Dhow
    2 months ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you for that info. I will look at it.
    Much appreciated.
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    πŸ“ Arabian Dhow
    2 months ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you very much for the info.
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    πŸ“ Arabian Dhow
    2 months ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    I am looking to source a kit for an Arab Dhow. Needs to be suitable for RC. I did find a kit in Saudi Arabia years ago but i was heavily committed to Billings boats and never got to purchase it, then I got posted to Bahrain and never got the chance to go back.
    Can anyone advise please?
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    πŸ“ 12 V
    5 months ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    Yes,the 11 volt battery will work. Not sure how effective it would be over a long period. Fans are pretty tolerant to lower voltage. Or you could connect two 6volt batteries in series to give 12 volts
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    πŸ“ esc wiring help
    10 months ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    Great info. I am having problems with my Smitt Rotterdam. This looks like why I am having trouble. I have both red wires connected one from each ESC.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: SY Minnow
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    Looks beautiful,well done
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    πŸ“ RAF Crash Tender - need to seal deck hatches, mid-deck and aft cockpit
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    I was there in 1958 /59 on HMS Birmingham. Then on HMS Shoulton in the 60s for 3 Years and the later on HMS Ashanti first of the Tribals doing helicopter training until we lost it!!! Small choppers don't float!!!
    Cheers Chris
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    πŸ“ RAF Crash Tender - need to seal deck hatches, mid-deck and aft cockpit
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have only seen those two Crash tenders based at the Sea Plane base on Southampton water. I was stationed in Portland on the 3rd MCM Squadron (HMS Shoulton).
    I think you may be confused with the Gay boats (Gay Charger, Gay Cavalier etc) which were in Portland for a short while before they returned to Plymouth. The Gay boats were used for target towing.
    Cheers, Chris
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Lumba Lumba
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    Where is your stern light? mine is aft on the upper deck.
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    πŸ“ Aerokits Sea Commander
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    Unfortunately I am too far away, but i would love it.
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    πŸ“ RAF Crash Tender - colours & trim
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    This was taken off the 48” model.
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    πŸ“ RAF Crash Tender - colours & trim
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    My apologies I should have converted to Metric. Didn't realise you were in UK at the time
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    πŸ“ RAF Crash Tender - colours & trim
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    The battery weighs 4.7 lbs. It lays on its side to keep weight as low as possible. The length to transom to the nearest edge of battery is 27.5 inches.
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    πŸ“ RAF Crash Tender - colours & trim
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    I will check later. But I will say I have a 24” version and I had to move the weight fwd because water would pour over the stern at speed when it got on the plane.
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    πŸ“ RAF Crash Tender - colours & trim
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    I forgot to mention mine is the 48" version.
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    πŸ“ RAF Crash Tender - colours & trim
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have installed a 12v Duracell battery fwd under the Bridge. For good weight distribution.
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    2 years ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    Pity they don’t have a multi voltage version for the US market.

    voltage
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    πŸ’¬ Glassfibre cloth & epoxy resin
    2 years ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have also coated my 46" RAF Crash Tender with fiber glass matting and used West Systems two part epoxy. i coated the entire hull in one piece apart from the transom. I left it for two days to harden off. it worked very well. I am fitting the rubbing strakes over the top of the fiberglass using modelling pins and 5 minute epoxy.

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    πŸ“ VOSPER 46" Crash Tender
    3 years ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you I will try with 2 & 4 poles
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    πŸ“ VOSPER 46" Crash Tender
    3 years ago by ChrisR ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have installed a JP EnerG C60 0/R670 (50-20) and am trying to programm the Hawk FS BL100 controller. It asks for how many poles. Does anyone know the number of poles, please? As i cannot get it to work 😑
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