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    Vosper Perkasa 46"
    This was my third model.
    My Vintage model workshop Crash Tender
    This is my first attempt t upload a photo,so lets see!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fitting the rubbing strakes.
    10 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks again Rob.

    Doc
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Re: Fitting the rubbing strakes.
    10 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Rob,
    Thanks for that.
    If it looks right,it probably is!

    Doc
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fitting the rubbing strakes.
    10 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Rob,
    Bit stuck here.
    Am fitting the rubbing strakes.
    Clear where the lower strake goes,but can find no indication of where the upper strake goes.Is it parallel with the lower strake?,if so at what distance from the lower strake? I'm finding the drawing big on obvious details,but vague on the important stuff.Any advice gratefully received!

    Regards,

    Doc
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Battery Cover
    12 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well played Sir!

    Doc
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Decks & hatches.
    12 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Rob,
    Only just seen this.Will look into how you did it.
    Many thanks.

    Doc.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Perkasa
    12 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Superb Perkasa.Until now I thought mine was good!

    Doc
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Decks & hatches.
    12 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Rob,
    Can you confirm that you installed the battery in the bow beneath
    your hatch cover,with the wiring running inside the bottom skins?
    I had thought of adding a removable false panel to F2, to accommodate it. Cheers,

    Doc
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Rocket
    12 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow!

    Doc.
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    πŸ“ brushless motor mount/servo mount
    12 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Rob,
    I.m afraid I got the idea from you.I have one in my crash tender already. I paid much less the first time.
    I was seduced by the quality of the motor mount,and after six days, my order from modelboatbits is still not here.Approx ten days from China!

    Doc
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    πŸ“ brushless motor mount/servo mount
    12 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have found a Chinese supplier of CNC aluminium motor and servo mounts.
    Fantastic quality,but dearer than less sophisticated products from UK.
    They are on ebay as eternallovesue3 ( I know,cringe),but they have 100% feedback,and that means a lot.
    The servo mount especially offers a whole range of possibilities for mounting in awkward places!
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    πŸ“ Balsa Shortage
    12 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Roy,
    If you check the SLEC site,they confirm that the Chinese are paying well over the odds from a supplier in Papua New Guinea.To use as the core for wind turbine blades.

    Doc.
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    πŸ“ Balsa Shortage
    12 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Apparently the Chinese are buying all the balsa for building wind generator sails.Who'da thought it!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: My Vintage model workshop Crash Tender
    12 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Rob,
    Praise indeed from the teacher!

    John
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    πŸ“ Vosper Perkasa 46"
    12 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This was my third model.
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    πŸ“ My Vintage model workshop Crash Tender
    12 months ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is my first attempt t upload a photo,so lets see!
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    πŸ“ Amati Aquarama
    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just a thought.
    Has anyone built this model?
    Watching a speeded up build log on youtube,this looks insanely
    difficult.All comments welcomed!
    Sorry,this was labelled a new topic, but has attached to someones post
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    πŸ“ Lipo battery charger
    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the tips JB.
    I do believe it is genuine.
    I have seen the copies available.Even the genuine ones have
    variants,including different balance ports,which can catch out anyone.
    The genuine ones do have a hologram.
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    πŸ“ Lipo battery charger
    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Continuing the saga:
    The charger has a battery test facility.
    This shows a) total voltage 3.7V rather than the 11.1 to be expected.
    This seems to explain the "no battery" message,because the charger is looking for the 11.1v to be expected from 3S.
    However when the battery is metered,it shows 11.1V. This
    suggests to me that the charger is not detecting two of the cells.I can only now get a new charger and hope I am correct!
    Thanks for all replies.
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    πŸ“ Lipo battery charger
    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank JB,
    All settings correct.
    Tried different charge modes.
    Metered battery right up to banana plugs,also across each cell on balance lead. ????????! If I do not connect balance lead,it says
    "connection error".Connect balance lead " no battery".Just don't
    Know.charger is powered on AC lead,230V.
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    πŸ“ Lipo battery charger
    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Robert,will do.
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    πŸ“ Lipo battery charger
    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Rick,
    The case is that the battery is more expensive than the charger!
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    πŸ“ Lipo battery charger
    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Chaps.
    Ihave a Imax B6 V2 lipo charger.It has been used about four times over two years or so to maintain charge on a Turnigy 4S battery.
    The last time I used it,it indicated a faulty battery;upon inspection,one cell was completely "puffed".
    I now have an Overlander 3S battery that today I tried to charge (It is new and unused).The charger says " no battery".when starting to charge.
    I have metered the main battery leads,and get 11.3V.
    I have metered across each balance terminal and get 3.7V on each
    cell.So,battery looks OK. How likely is it that the charger is faulty
    or was damaged by the faulty Turnigy battery.I am in unknown territory here,so would really appreciate any advice.
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    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Robert.
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    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Rob,I had seen a reference to this chap in your build log earlier on in my build,but couldn't find it again.Will contact him.
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    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the comprehensive reply Sir!
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    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello chaps,
    Although not in imminent ( is that correctly spelt?).need,I would like a decent flag/flags on my crash tender.
    I have bought becc flag before,and found it stiff,flimsy,and generally unrealistic.I paid too much from an Australian supplier which was also pretty poor.
    Can anyone recommend a good supplier (in this case an RAF flag)
    Doc.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Crash Tender
    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Good grief! Is it worth me continuing with mine! Perfect! I could hardly imagine this quality,never mind figure out how to achieve it.
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    πŸ“ Hobbywing 90A ESC
    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Graham,
    Thanks for your fantastic reply!
    I will probably play with it on the bench initially,with a new insight.
    Doc.
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    πŸ“ Hobbywing 90A ESC
    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Graham,
    Referring to your reply on the latching relay,mine has arrived from China after nearly three months!
    My question is;what connectors did you use on the pins?
    Thanks in anticipation.
    Doc.
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    πŸ“ Grain filler
    1 year ago by drspock ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the reply.Am tempted to use eze-kote in addition,as will provide additional protection
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