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    ๐Ÿ“ Useful Battery ???
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I am with you Issac. Nicads when they get old just ainโ€™t worth the trouble. If you charge them the may show voltage but wonโ€™t deliver amps.

    Discard them them in ecologically safe manner.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Modello RC scala 1/60, di piroscafo armato a goletta, liberamente ispirato alle cannoniere classe US
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Beautiful work!

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Q. Why do cows have bells?

    A. Because their horns don't work

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The Olympia is a museum ship in the Delaware River in Philadelphia.

    Oh 0h wait, no, That's the U.S.S. Olympia

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Darn those rivets!

    ๐Ÿ“ laser tachometer
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I noticed on Amazon that you can purchase a touchless laser tachometer at very reasonable cost $20 USD. I have a box of motors that I have accumulated over the years that I would like to test and compare and I could see other applications for this so I thought I would give it try. For example you could test how fast a motor was with different battery voltages, or you could see how many rpms are lost when a motor is attached to a prop shaft in a stuffing box with prop.
    I know this only tells you the unloaded rpm, not the torque or current draw under load. Still a nice piece of data to have.

    Frankly, the gadget looked cheap and the reviews were not all positive, but for $20 I thought I'd try it anyhow. To make it work you attach a piece of reflective tape (included) to the object you want to determine the rpm of. If you do purchase one of these, note that you need some distance, around 1 foot from the rotating disk or it doesn't work too well .

    To test the uninstalled motors I made up a brass disk about 2" in diameter, then soldered a collar with a grub screw to the center to secure it to the motor shaft. I painted it with just gray primer so I would be sure just the tape was the reflected part. It's easy to cut thin brass if you secure to a piece of wood with a little CA or double stick tape first then cut and separate it later.

    Then I made up a little fixture where I could mount the motor. I added a switch, alligator clips and a battery connector.

    The test was a success, the little tachometer consistently showed the rpm of the motors tested and I played around with it a little and worked OK in every case. I am sure it will be useful in the future

    ๐Ÿ“ Relax for a few days.
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Beautiful, yes stay for a long while, post more pictures

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I am old, I remember that battle.

    I think the Titanic was involved

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Glad to have you back ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Congratulations on your recovery Roycv. Good luck on your new project.

    (You probably got the question of the day right also) I thought it was Titanic

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    AI got it wrong.

    Anyone who said Nuestra Senora de Atocha got it right

    At least no one said Titanic

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    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Glad to hear you are recovering well Roycv and you sense of humor is intact.

    โ›ตโ›ต๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Turbinia, why did they call it that?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HARRO KOEBKE 1/32 SCALE
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Excellent๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RC Shark vs Orca?
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Great looking shark. Does he eat people too?

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Royrc
    Sorry to hear about your health issues, best wishes for speedy recovery.

    ๐Ÿ“ Death of a member.
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Sincerest condolences for your terrible loss.

    ๐Ÿ“ EASY AND CHEAP FLASHING LED CIRCUITS
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I like it!

    Now I need to build a boat to go with it

    ๐Ÿ“ Sea rover cabin cruiser
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    After all the calculations are done, nothing beats put the boat in the water and see how she goes. Then perform temperature evaluation by putting hand on motor.

    Looking great to meeting

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    CTSMBC

    Yes, it gets late early around here too

    ๐Ÿ“ RaIngaIV
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Great video, if you are using power assist you canโ€™t tell there is no wake.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Now I'm going crazy.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Going great! Second chapter is a little short, so far.

    You need to include some beautiful women.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I use memory enhancing pills but I often forget to take them.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I got it, I got it! Hooray! Yippeee!!

    Good old Archimedes, I knew it was him!

    One straight for me
    ๐Ÿ˜›

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Excellent suggestion bombero! Extra credit for that

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Looks like 88% got this wrong. We were all outsmarted by AI again!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Coming along well, looking really good.

    I never heard of of Jurmo class, (I never heard of a lot of things) so I looked it up. Quite an interesting subject, and unique choice for a model. Now that the steering wheel is in, its almost finished. ๐Ÿ˜

    I'll be looking forward to this build.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Oops, sorry didnโ€™t mention soldering. Many of my fittings are made of brass and are soldered. Masts are generally brass so small parts can be attached with solder. Railings are soldered

    Bet AI never heard of solder

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    My answer isโ€ฆโ€ฆ.I use everything. If there is no hurry, fresh clean wood, I use yellow waterproof carpenters glue. If I am joining unlike materials, wood to metal, for example itโ€™s epoxy. Need to just stick a little piece on, CA. Occasionally to avoid squeeze-out on painted surface, I choose double-stick tape. Modern double-stick tape isnโ€™t like the stuff you use for Christmas presents, a little piece holds like iron. Whatever is best for the job.
    AI never built an R/C boat.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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