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Hi Nerys, You have to ask yourself. Is it the Styrene or is it the glue? Why don't you try using surgical gloves! Non allergenic gloves might help. Give it a try and see if this helps! If not you might have to stop the build. Until you figure out what your allergic to! Hope this helps.... Cheers, Ed
Captain's Log: I finally got the Steam Whistle for the Brooklyn! It's made by RAM! It's a RAM80 to be exact! It's not a bad device at all. It sounds quite loud! But I haven't tested it outside yet! I left all the Portholes opened on the Brooklyn. So, that helps a lot with the Steam Whistle sound!
Doug, I hate cold water!😡 I should be receiving some Loctite. I ordered a few days ago! Don't want any of the grub. Screws to get loose! I'm not taking her anywhere. Until I secure those grub screws......👍
Captain's Log: I just got back from the park! The wife and I go for a walk. Three time a day! We ended up at our local park! Of course I planed it, like that! I wanted to see if there was any weeds or algae. Guess I'm lucky. There wasn't any at all! Just about a dozen ducks that's all. Looks as if her Maiden Voyage. Will be in about two weeks! It takes a lot of planning. When your model weighs 15-16 lbs. And you live on a third floor with no elevator!😱😲😤😭 One way or another. Brooklyn's having a Maiden Voyage!
Mornin' Doug, That sounds like an idea! But, as much as the Brooklyn weighs. I think the best thing to do. Is get someone else to carry it! I have a wagon I'm going to cut a notch into. That way I can pull it to the pond! Now, How do I get it down to the ground floor? It's always something with these models..... I think I'll get a smaller boat! Maybe a pilot boat......
Doug, I'm using the Flysky FS-T6! And yes I'm doing the servo reverse. I can save this setting. But when I turn the controller off and then back on again. It does the same thing! And I have to reverse the servo function again I've never had this problem till now! Cheers, Ed
Morning Doug, What I mean is when I push the throttle. To the forward position. The boat will go in reverse! I then have to go to the setup screen on the controller. I go to the throttle channel. And switch it so that it will go in the direction. I'm going in which would be forward lets say! Maybe this is something that only happens to the PNP ESC's.....
Hi Doug, Let me start from the beginning. I have noticed that after I switch on my boat. When I push the throttle forward. The boat will go backwards! I then have to switch it to go forward. Via the input screen on the controller! This never happened to me when. Using the controller on the other boats I have! I did check the charge using a volt meter. It checked OK! I then checked the SLA's they check OK also! Oh, the SLA's are in series! Picture enclosed! So, Question what can be causing the boat. To sometimes change it's direction?
I have two 6volt 2.5amp SLA's. I use on the Tug Brooklyn in series But, I've noticed that the batteries. Are constantly switching polarities! They both go from + to - then back to - and +! Is this normal or is there a problem with them? Or could it be the ESC? I have a Mtroniks 15 amp PNP! What do you think?
All of this over props! I'm glad I use scaled brass props. For my Tugs! I don't need sharp edges for them! If you know there's a possible danger in sharping the prop. You do so at your own risk! Stay away from beryllium props.... Cheers, Ed