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7th Jan 2018
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Elsrickle

Member Stats
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Member No. 4731
Registered 7th Jan 2018
Last Online 20th Aug 2018
City Bridgend
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 20
Photos Posted 7
Likes Received 14
Likes Given 5
23 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Pesce Volante
Type: Other
MTB 77
Type: Naval Ship
Surmount
Type: Yacht
Sub-Lieutenant
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
98 points away from Lieutenant!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 5
Forum Post 2 40
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 5
Received Likes 2 28
102 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Some very interesting comments about the lights many thanks and especially to robbob for those great drawings, a big help to me and am sure many others.all information is greatly appreciated as am trying to get as near the originals as possible.

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Thanks for the info, explains the reason for two lights and one showing all round. Will switch accordingly.

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Thanks Colin glad you told me about the vee shape for the mast. Will incorporate it in the light

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Many thanks, that’s the confirmation I was looking for. It just seemed unusual to me for their being two nav. lights. Am still a newcomer to boat modelling but like to get scale things right where possible.

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
It’s there front centre of roof between spotlight and horn in front of sliding hatch have fit better in this photo

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Is there a white navigation light on the centre on the fore cabin roof.

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Next query I will be fitting a 360 deg white mast light, and is there also at the front centre of the fore cabin a small white navigation light. I think it is shown in the black and white photo of the 93 at mooring.

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
Thanks a lot will do. Ian

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
Spice powder worth a try . Am interested in the Davit and hook when you get some made . Ian

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
I’ll give the halfords textured paint a try. Just tried the non slip with common salt looked good but a bit too course. Look forward to hearing what fittings you put on line. The lift davit seems to be difficult to find was planning on making it myself if nothing found. Ian

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
Thanks very much for all the valuable information you gave that’s my paint set up all sorted now.just this afternoon I found the SLEC website by accident and spoke to Ian on the phone, I’ve to send him a list of the parts outstanding and he will send me what he can. Am very interested in the figures you are making and would be very happy if you could send me a price for making me a set it would just finish off the model. Ian

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
Looks good busy with it just now

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
Many thanks trying to get as near the originals as possible

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
Have started renovating old kit build of the 93/94 firefloat with no fittings. Can someone please help with paint colours, the Red and Black on hull are they both Matt. On the deck is the Dark Grey Matt non slip and are the roofs with the fire monitors the same. The rest of the roofs are they dark grey Matt or gloss. The side are they Matt or gloss light grey. Also has anyone got the main dimensions on the lift davit and the tow hook. Any other info on this build would be appreciated as am copying from two old black and white photos. The model am building is 35” long and I think 16:1 scale.

Pesce Volante by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 17"/500g Pesce Volante Powered by NiMH (4.8v) 1Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Static kit from Gilberto Penzo modified to Rc on rudder only

Fire Boat (crash tender) colours... by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Am very interested in the correct colours also purchased one for renovation it has no vent cowls or any fittings and am about to start it. As. I wish to have it as correct to the original as possible would appreciate any information on fittings and paint schemes, didn't think the white deck on white roof seemed correct. The model I have is about 3 foot long +/-

Brushless motors by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
As Dave explains that’s the best way of removing the red wire

Brushless motors by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Here is the correct drawing now

Brushless motors by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Scrub that put the cut wire in wrong place new drawing coming shortly

Brushless motors by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Here is a sketch I have quickly made hope this might help

MTB 77 by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
[Score: 6/10] 24" MTB 77 Triple Propellors (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive to a MFA (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mytroniks (25Amps) ESC - Comments: Italeri Kit with triple screws running from one Esc had to fit larger rudders for better manoeuvrability

Surmount by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 32" Surmount Powered by NiMH (4.8v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: First RC yacht build

Fusing confusion by Elsrickle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
As a start the way I do it put boat in water with ammeter connected in series with battery positive . Now hold boat stationary in water and gradually apply full power to motors and take note of amps reading now get fuse just above that reading and go from there