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    (Other) Lesro
    A Lesro air boat kit designed some years ago for I believe, IC engines. Then also brushed electric. I started off brushed, then brushless, but always found it top heavy, moderate speed and difficult to control in a wind. Now fitted with 2 x 64mm EDF units, twin rudders. it is around 5" lower than previous. Not a fast electric by any means, but good enough for now. may upgrade to more blades at some point. (Motor: EDF Unit x 2) (ESC: Hobbywing x 2) (8/10)
    (Tug Boat) St Canutte
    This model is a Billings plank on frame kit, usually as a static model, as this was originally. I fibre glass coated the inside to seal it. There are full working lights and a smoke generator. Bilge keels were added to help stability and the rudder made slightly oversize to improve steering. Normally only sailed on calm waters. (Motor: MFA 380) (ESC: Electronise) (8/10)
    (Fire Boat) Robbe Dusseldorf
    Bought slightly run down. replaced/repaired water cannons. installed full Led lighting, pump etc. General repaint where required. New crane (not shown here) (Motor: Graupner) (ESC: "Ebay") (9/10)
    (Hover Craft) Stingray
    An Australian kit Designed by Peter Keogh Originally a prototype for investigation into full size possibilities. Then made available directly for purchase. On water picture is the prototype. (Motor: EDF thrust, outrunner lift) (ESC: Turnigy) (10/10)
    (Naval Ship) Motor Gun Boat
    Deans Marine. Extremely Impressive on the water under full speed,over half of the hull out of the water, and very steerable. 20yrs old and still an everyday boat (Motor: Graupner Speed race 500) (ESC: Electronize) (10/10)
    (Racing Boat) M.F.A. Avenger
    Purchased this in London at the Greenwich model show in 1995 it is the actual model used in a kit review in "Model Boats" in June that year. Once the original motor failed I have struggled to get her back up to speed, trying various brushed options, Then I saw a Brushless conversion on eBay. I bought a cheaper version of that motor, The difference was unbelievable, not hyper, but very quick on 16.8v. A couple of trim tabs fitted has compensated for balance , giving a level sail with more speed and flatter turning. She turns direction instantly. Adding another 4.8v increases speed considerably. excellent in the most choppy of waters. updated 2015 (Motor: C5055/05 KV700 outrunner) (ESC: Big red brick 100A 29v) (10/10)
    (Life Boat) Mary Gabriel Rother Class
    This class of boat was introduced between 1973 -1982 the last of the wooden built lifeboats but the first to be equipped with radar. It is an 11.4 M (37ft 6 in) all weather craft with a speed of around 8 knots and range of 140 nautical miles. I acquired the model some years ago and decided to leave her as original as possible with only essential repairs and cosmetic work. Based on the control gear inside at the time I think she was built in the 1980s. Now fitted with twin 540 motors through belt gearboxes she still sails regularly on our sometimes choppy waters to give that authentic going to a rescue look. Fitted with full lighting, flashing,flood and day/night lights, all switchable by remote. Speed and maneuverability in the water is as it should be. (Motor: standard 540's) (ESC: Electronize) (10/10)
    (Tug Boat) Imara
    Model by Caldercraft (as most will know) modeler that built her, then found she was too heavy to handle. Approx 2 1/2 stones. Extremely good in choppy waters, though does take on water, so fitted a very realistic bilge pump. Full lighting for night time sailing, warm white led type now on the mast. Newly installed smoke generator, this UK made, consists of a tank, generator unit and small fan. (Motor: 12v large unknown) (ESC: Electonise ) (10/10)
    (Working Vessel) Shotton
    Steam Coaster built by Coppacks at Selby in 1912. Originally for the fruit trade from France. Later re-named, then eventually ran aground off the Scottish coast with a cargo of Carbide, took on water and exploded. This model is Sailed in a weathered condition on salt water which keeps her that way. (Motor: Graupner 540) (ESC: Electronize) (10/10)
    (Submarine) HFM Marine Deep Dive
    Recently scrapped due to the water tight box disintegrating, and several failed attempts to produce a replacement. This was a very early model and as such the whole model became very fragile. Has recently returned to production with another company. (Motor: mfa 360 ?) (7/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ RNLI-Severn
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Is it one of the type that's showing on eBay for ยฃ90. Or a kit. if it's the eBay type you could end up with a very expensive "toy" for such a young lad by the time you put modelers components in.
    Unfortunately built lifeboat models don't leave thier owners very often, unlike say cabin. Cruisers and torpedoed boats.
    If you are a modeller apologies for " teaching your granny etc).
    Built my son a Robbe Dolly when he was around 10. That was over 20yrs ago. U now have around 24 serious models and either they're getting heavier or I'm getting older.
    Is there any clubs in your area you can visit and have a chat. I'm inNortheast.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Question about Adhesives
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I used to use ยฃ1 shop twin epoxy until I installed a prop shaft with it in a fibre glass hull. I didn't paint it or anything. Found it softened and peeled off. So now avoid as not sure which ยฃ1 shop it came from.
    On this subject I'm struggling to find anything but Gorilla glue in the shops. Seems it's pushed Araldite, Evosick and even Wilko's own brand exopy off the shelves.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Boaty- Pro Boat Blackjack 29. RTR fast electric
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It's a matter of choice preference. As scale boats generally use the sticks, and 25 yrs of those I've sort of got used to them. However I have the little Joyswsy super mono x with the wheel, and soon got the hang of it. it's an excellent self righting fun, cheap, and quick boat. Highly recommended if you just want a fasty to say you've got one without the expense

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    ๐Ÿ“ Smoke Generator
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is the smoke unit in Imara. Standard toilet type overflow pipe. Unfortunately to get to the funnel it requires a long length which may cause some "smoke" to condense on warm days. But cold days its quite effective. "Model smoke effect.com. The case for the unit is 3D printed apparently (useless information I know) ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    ๐Ÿ“ Smoke Generator
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I use the"yellow" one from eBay. "Model smoke effect.com. it's in my large Caldercraft "Imara" operated from transmitter via micro switch and servo.
    Bit of mesh over the tunnel to dissipate the smoke. Says to use cold water.

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    ๐Ÿ“ ordering from overseas
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I've found sometimes paying through PayPal doesn't see to add p&p with hobbyking

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    ๐Ÿ“ ordering from overseas
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    When buying multiple items from say, ebay Chinese speed controllers (hobby wing) I tend to order separately days apart to keep individual purchase cost. They sometimes put this cost on the outside.

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    ๐Ÿ“ ordering from overseas
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Got to be careful with custom duties also. I purchased an unusual prototype skirtless hovercraft from Australia. Customs,vat etc added over ยฃ40. The finished project was worth it though.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Speed control (brushed) 16.8v
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    If anyone requires a brushed speed controller upto 16.8v without spending stupid money, as I was.Howes models. Graupner 60A.was ยฃ86.99 now ยฃ29.99.

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    ๐Ÿ“ New Guy On Th e Block:-Introduction
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi. I don't wish to put you off boating. But the bigger they are, the more maintenance. They are. I know I have Caldercrafts Imara that weighs in at 2.5 stones (English). Beautiful model. As a taster have you thought if getting a nice looking 1M yacht to get handling practice. Bit like fishing without the mess%uD83D%uDE00. Very relaxing.
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    ๐Ÿ“ 700 to brushles direct replacement
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for that. Saved me a lot of head scratching. Another bit of on line today then.its a hard life%uD83D%uDE00%uD83D%uDE00

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    ๐Ÿ“ 700 to brushles direct replacement
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have an old Billings jet boat that goes (ok) but needs at least 14v. Finding speed controllers is a struggle. SO, does anyone know of a brushless motor that could be a direct mount in the jet unit.
    Thanks
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brushless
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    THis is the Going brushless article. bit gentle for starters.

    www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/going-brushless/8029

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    ๐Ÿ“ Brushless
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    There is light hearted article called "Going brush less" by John Parker on the web somewhere. Worth an introduction. I have a copy if you can't find it. ps. if I'm not spelling well I have sight issue at moment.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Brushless
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I'm no expert on this, so will leave to others. But while wait.I also have one with the original silly size prop thread. So let that alone. Mine runs on brushed at about scale with. Was told spray rails on the hull help planing. Regards brushess. if a 1000kv. That means for every battery volt used, it's 1000rpm. So 1000 kV x11.v (lipo) or whatever is used gives motor speed. Personally I'd do what I do,use a similarly size can to the brushed one you have from eBay. A speed control from eBay China . I have some good water proof stupid Amp rating ones. never a moments bother. around ยฃ15 I think.
    Have fun once you get someone more knowledgeable.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Search lights
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have around 24 Models. From Billings St Canutte to caldercrafts Imara to model slipway etc etc. All most had failed or no lights. So I began a major refit / install. Through radio switching (micro servos & switches. Ok I got carried away, I admit but had just finished working. Regardless what led is used they show up great in day light. I've finished now. Enjoy the project whatever you chose. Vickers.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Search lights
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    When people spend hundreds on models, I dispute when Christmas tree lights are mentioned. The one talk about start at .99p, ok each. But at least they should lady forever. But get some spares. Sorry about the rant, BUT

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    ๐Ÿ“ Search lights
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I always recommend the 3mm led on eBay from MK shop. Built in resistor behind the led. 9-12v but work at lower. All my modern updates have them. All colours, and flashing. Best bit UK and cheap

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    ๐Ÿ“ Westbourne Model Centre
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is a multi re occuring event. Do all the credit card, tradiing standards and now the BBC have no sway over them. The account must be in chaos showing huge profits with stock stayingon the shelves. Some say if you call you get it. But even for UK people that's impossible. Again can't anyone shut the web site Dow.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Propshaft Alignment
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I use the bonded rubber type from "model boat bits". Made to suit and vibration dampers. They will also make new shafts s for existing tubes if worn.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Gorila resin glue
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I only one bought ยฃ1 shop type appoxy and. Bit I used it bond a propshaft. it turned opaque and eventually peeled off. But like all things 99 percent of the time it's fine for figures and fittings.
    Tried gorilla and it's Sam as others, just marketing hype. Mostly I use "Wilko" stuff. (UK shop)

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    ๐Ÿ“ recharging NiMh batteries
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    No not if the"Y" lead means both packs are in paralegal, ie if the output voltage from the Y lead is the same whether one or 2 packs connected. The charger can't determine which pack is full or not. if in series it's fine, however you'd need a charger capable charging the total Vols across both packs. For example 2x 7.2v packs in series needs a charger capable of 14.4v or as they usually state 12cells. Not sure they would charge any quicker like this. Better having more than 1 charger if lack of time is the issue. I have 2 multi, 1 gell and a dedicated lipo charger.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The service says it all, that about 2 days longer than in Notheast England%uD83D%uDE00%uD83D%uDE00

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    ๐Ÿ“ Speed Controller
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Look at the amp & lipo cell rating for the motor. Then at least equal or exceed that. Above a certain rating it will be water cooled also. in that case not sure which way the water should flow first. Probably the ESC. Others may disagree.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    At the end of the day, it only seems to be one company with a problem. Unfortunately they have such an excellent looking web site they are always going to get customers from all over the world(as we have seen on here). Some will be satisfied, some will not. I personally had a problem around a year ago with not receiving items. They said it had not been seen on the system. By then they did not have some items but didn't tell me, just sent what they had. I rang, was told the boss does refunds when he gets a reasonable amount. As it was small he would do it over the phone. Sorted.
    However I have not and will not use them again unless it's face to face and I can see the items.
    Cornwall, Sussex and model boat bits are my usual suppliers. And of course ebay.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Wonder why westbourne haven't responded on this or another well known web site forum. Surely they must know of their problems and the negative comments being levelled at them.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yep Cornwall are excellent as are model boat bits. One thing with those is they will make new shafts for your aged models to the spec you want if you don't have the facilities yourself. Saves changing the whole thing.Ordered couplings Monday came today (Wednesday).

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    ๐Ÿ“ Doncaster Model Engineering Show
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Those in the area, don't forget it's the new Doncaster model engineering event this weekend,formally the Harrogate model engineering show. Doncaster racecourse.

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    ๐Ÿ“ RFI problem
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Try moving the receiver as far as possible from the motors & controllers. Keep antenna horizontal. I use servo extension cables to place the receiver in the superstructure if possible. You haven't by any chance extended the antenna on the receiver have you. This is a definite no, it causes all sorts of issues

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    ๐Ÿ“ 2 x ESCs
    6 years ago by Derek ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ok ta, I'll look at them.

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