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figtree7nts

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Member No. 3723
Registered 10th Apr 2016
Last Online 16th Oct 2018
City Hartford
Country United States
Boats in Harbour 8
Sailing Locations 2
Forum Posts 457
Photos Posted 438
Likes Received 714
Likes Given 1186
1,183 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 6th May 2017
South Bavaria Scale Model Boat Builders
Since: 22nd Jun 2017
Harbour
Brooklyn
Type: Tug Boat
Alpha Boat
Type: Other
San Pedro
Type: Tug Boat
+5 More
Fleet Admiral!
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
Top Ranking Member!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 64
Forum Thread 5 75
Forum Post 2 914
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 20
Photos Response 3 309
Video Post 15 90
Video Response 3 291
Build Blog 20 80
Blog Post 5 1125
Blog Response 3 843
Sailor 8 16
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 1186
Received Likes 2 1428
6449 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Margaret's health by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi John, My sincerest sympathies for your loss. Ed

Styrene Allergy? by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
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

Steam Whistle! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
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!

Where's Figtree gone!? by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Good Night All, Tomorrow's another day! Cheers' Ed

Where's Figtree gone!? by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Doug, I'm thinking of connecting a six foot. Yagi antenna to my computer!😜 I have to keep on saying! Oh connection gaud "let there be a connection"......😁

Ribble Model Boat Club by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Looks like a very nice venue! Cheers, Ed

Where's Figtree gone!? by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Quick update, Still having connection problem! Connection unstable! Cheers, Ed

Where's Figtree gone!? by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi, All! I'm doing good! I have a slight cold! I think I gave it to the computer though!😜 My connection has been in and out for the past 24 hrs! I'm sure I'll get it sorted out! Cheers, Ed

Good to be aboard by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Welcome Aboard, Gardener When it come to model boats. You have come to the right website! Their is a wealth of information to be had here! Cheers, Ed

Grub Screw! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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......👍

Elizabeth Park! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Doug, Hope the weather holds up!😱 Now, where did I put my back brace?😜 Two more weeks and counting!👍 Cheers, Ed

Elizabeth Park! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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!

Running Lights Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Mturpin013, I'm looking forward to her maiden voyage as well! In a few weeks from now! Cheers, Ed

Brooklyn Finally Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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......

Brooklyn Finally Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Doug, Now, I know why my back hurts!😱😲

SLA Batteries! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Morning Reilly4, Thanks, I will try that! As soon as my batteries are fully charged! Cheers, Ed

SLA Batteries! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Night Doug, It's been a long day! Cheers, Ed

SLA Batteries! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Good night Doug, Thanks, Let me tinker tomorrow! I've put the batteries to charge! Almost my time as well for me to go to bed too! Cheers, Ed

SLA Batteries! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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

SLA Batteries! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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.....

SLA Batteries! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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?

SLA Batteries! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I have checked the batteries. They are OK! Their polarities are +_+, -_-. I have also checked the charger. It's polarity is OK as well! I suspect the ESC! It's a PNP ESC!

SLA Batteries! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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?

"IMARA" by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Very nice Tug, I love Tugboats!👍

Pilot Boat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi MouldBuilder, You can do it. Just look at the instructions! Use the building board. That come with the kit! Take your time. No need to rush! Cheers, Ed

Launch ELAINE, by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Colin, I have to ask! Does it work?

keel/hull info by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Green72west, The Schottel drives will maneuver your boat 360 degree's about! Can't wait to see your build blog!

Pilot Boat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Mouldbuilder, Send a PM to Steve "Cormorant". He built a Pilot Boat a while ago! I'm sure he wouldn't mind. Sharing some pointers with you! Cheers, Ed

Range Safety Launch? by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Good thought on the fire extinguisher!!!👍 Cheers, Ed

Chinese props by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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