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Actually I am more concerned about how to keep the Transmitter dry in misty wet weather than warming my hands. Sometimes here in Canada we can be sailing our boats when a sudden squall will pop up. How to keep my transmitter dry under those conditions is my main concern. In Canada we have hand warmers to put in our gloves that work very well. Shrug off the coldest days with these "pocket furnaces." Slip warmers into gloves, pockets, hard hats or between layers of clothing. Shake to use, air-activated. Heats up to 55°C (130°F). Safe, odorless and disposable. Heats up to 10 hours.
I am running a Graupner 360 with 3:1 gear box powered by 2400 NiMH 7.2 volt battery in this freighter. Is there a way to put a governor in the system so that when my grandson controls the model he can run it fast? I am not electronically apt so I am asking you who know such things.
After adding the needed weights to bring this freighter down to a loaded ship water line, the model rocks n rolls. It needs either a keel or exterior stability fins. What is your experience? Please share with us.
[Score: 5/10] 36" Neptun Single Propellor (3 Blade) Geared Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: Under construction is this old kit recently given to me after sitting on the shelf for close to 15 years. No plans, no deck fittings, and other parts missing too. It needed a new speed control, motor with geared reduction, battery and the prop shaft bearings were seized requiring several hours of removal and replacement.
No plans. No fittings. Just the parts I have been able to glue-up here. The containers and toys were added to see if they might be used for freight. These General Freighters are used for multiple cargos but I have no Cranes. Thinking of just adding hatches with tie downs. Any suggestions? Approximately what scale?
After recent water trials, it was determined that the boat needed the Center board lowered. Added the design from drawings and the photo from actual boat, plus some lead added in a hollowed out area of the new I will do another water test soon.
Any suggestions for creating a water tight seal? I am using clear hockey tape around the cabin roof which seems to keep water out, but over the open cockpit is where I am placing a cover which is suppose to keep water out of this area. I also poured polyurethane on the floorboards of the cockpit to provide a good seal and caulked the seams too.
On the pond today. Sailing well, though took on water easily over the combing into the cockpit. So back home I added a clear covering which should take care of that problem. Also, added the Center board in the down position, which can be seen in the last picture in the clear water.
[Score: 9/10] 25" Catharine - Comments: Uses 4 AA batteries to power the Spektrum Receiver and two servos. Mast is 22” Boom 20” Sail material is from Doyle Sailmakers Inc. 2.2oz Fibrermax nylon from Challenge Sailcloth Draft is 3” Bean 8”
12 degrees according to this PDF but I may need to go a bit less say between 8 & 10. These photos give an idea of where I am going with these modifications. The prop shaft is too steep in this photo...
This is a Norstar Kingfisher design. I want to place the motor beneath the rear hatch where the batteries sat. The CG was far to forward and this is a heavy model so it never ran very well. the motors ran hot even with a water jacket. I am moving the motor back, using a shortened prop shaft ,but what shaft angle will produce the optimum performance? Ron
So you say, “What is new?” Doyle Sailmakers sent me sail material to make the main and jib. They also sent me sail dimensions and the main sail pattern. Sam Lawrence of Bass River, Massachusetts, owns an older Wianno Senior. He has provided photos and building advice, plus and invitation to come down from Canada and go sailing on his boat to witness how these sailboats perform on the water. All the RC elements are now installed and working.
Time to show the progress of this building project. Thanks to the kind folks at Doyle Sailmakers Inc who sent me main sail data, I was able to make a 1”=1’ sail pattern. I showed in an earlier post the rudder servo instalment, now here is the main servo installation that will control the Jib and Main. (A work in progress) I have the lengths for the mast, boom, gaff but I am not sure if I will try turning them on the lathe or use a cut down mast from a Soling.
Fun Run by Ron Fleet Admiral! Posted: 4 months ago
The Dumas kit (Carol Moran) mine is named Michael after my grandson. It sailed at a scale speed today. The Bunker and Ellis "Lobster Yacht" a Midwest kit, seen here towing a harbour tender. Harbour tender and Tugboat built by me. Dannieboy built the Lobster Yacht with added touches by Ron.
http://www.kawarthamarinemodelers.org/88451219 contact: President - Jack Scott Time: 10:00 - 4:00 Sat Yes it is a go, Jack Scott is the contact person. Lunch will be served. Direction: Just off of Hwy # 36 at the Esso station, Bobcaygen You will find Mill Street, then follow it to River Park Drive You will see us on your right across from Forbert Memorial pool. If you need more info call 705 868 5991 Jack Scott