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    Can't really complain about this setup, the boat performs well and the battery life is also very good considering the performance it delivers. (Motor: Mega X Motor) (ESC: Barracuda) (9/10).
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    πŸ“ Upload problem
    8 hours ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just to follow up on this one. The bug mentioned below is now fixed. If a youtube link on its own is posted, it'll accept it.

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    1 day ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    In your My Account page you can turn off all notifications. If you want to close your account completely, please use the support page. Thanks
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    πŸ“ Fatal Error - Half my Profile is missing! ;-/
    1 day ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Doug,

    This is fixed now. It was the way the code was handling the page layout and how much recent activity to show.

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    πŸ“ Fatal Error - Half my Profile is missing! ;-/
    2 days ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    I’ll take a look at the error on the profile page, but it’ll be tomorrow πŸ˜‰ I’m too busy enjoying the bank holiday today 😁

    The errors in the emails were fixed recently, so that part should be ok now πŸ‘

    Stephen
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    πŸ“ Upload problem
    2 days ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi, the media gallery does only except one video per post. If you’ve two videos, post twice πŸ‘

    Elsewhere you can include the YouTube URL’s in the post text, it’ll detect them and convert them into embedded videos.

    I wonder what format your URL’s are in? Just double check it’s the address bar URL (video link) and not the embedded share code you’re copying in.

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    πŸ“ Happy Easter Everyone! 🐣
    3 days ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hope you're all getting your boats on the water this weekend! πŸ‘ πŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ Editing photos
    9 days ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Ron,

    Please try this again now 😊

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    πŸ“ POSTING PROBLEM!
    10 days ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi All,

    You should be able to reply now! The category selection bug has been fixed.

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    πŸ“ posting problems
    10 days ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Fixed πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ My Harbour
    15 days ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi All,

    The harbour photos bug has been fixed, but some of you may have lost the photos that you originally posted. Sorry.

    Hopefully you can edit and upload them again 😊

    Thanks,
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    πŸ“ Difficulty posting replies
    16 days ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Marky,

    What forum thread are you trying to reply in?

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    πŸ“ Static Model Boat Builders Club
    21 days ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    This website doesn't allow for private sub-groups within the general field of model boating. I think if you want a separate community for it, your best bet is to start a facebook group. There are a lot of members on here who build static boats already mind. Not sure it's necessary to create a new place for it, although entirely up to you 😊

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    πŸ“ Loading Video onto web site.
    22 days ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Hillro,

    The video first needs to be uploaded to YouTube, then you can copy the video link straight into the "Link YouTube Video" field on this website.

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    πŸ“ Shambles
    27 days ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi All, I will be looking to reinstate the for-sale section (and forum categories) in the next few weeks. For now, please create a new forum thread detailing what is for sale.

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    πŸ“ New website
    28 days ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Quick update on this, the password reset bug which shows code 'expired' has been fixed. You will need to request another password reset email be sent however. All past ones will indeed be expired. New reset links will last 7 days.

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    πŸ“ Locating Clubs on 'Boats Clubs and Lakes'
    30 days ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Very welcome! πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Thames Barge Plan Kitty
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Web links are now fixed πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Battery Capacities & Wiring
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    DRAFT: TO BE REVISED ;-) (FB)

    Batteries can give you many different outputs (!?) depending on how they are wired up. As long as you don't have to worry about weight you could try endless methods of wiring different types of batteries to get a desired output.

    Wiring Batteries in Series
    Wiring batteries in series is a great way to increase voltage, as you can see on the diagram below the voltage is added up in each cell which then equals its output. The mA/h does not change when batteries are wired up in series.

    The only problem with batteries wired up like this is that they are prone to faults, were you end up with a 'dead cell', this means that when you are charging/discharging the pack there might be one cell that doesn't hold its charge as much as others bringing the overall capacity of the battery down.

    Wiring Batteries in Parallel (DON'T DO IT!!)
    When batteries are in parallel the mA/h will increase (not the voltage). Remember:- the mA/h does not mean the current going through speed controllers etc. it is only a guide to the maximum current a battery can except where it will last for one hour.

    Theory About The Whole mA/h Thing!
    Just think of the batteries being a tank of liquid, when the liquid runs out the battery runs out. Below are four diagrams:-

    The height of the liquid in the tank increases the pressure/voltage at the bottom.
    The area of the liquid increases the overall capacity of the tank/battery.

    The number of amps the motor can draw is not limited to mA/h of the battery, the mA/h is only a guidance figure to tell us how many hours it will take before the battery/tank runs out.

    If you really wanted you could let out 10 Amps worth of liquid, just that the battery wont last very long unless it has a larger capacity.

    In Car Terms
    The diagrams below explain the differences between the size of the tanks and the distance that can be traveled.

    5 Gallon Tank = 1000mA/h Battery

    10 Gallon Tank = 2000mA/h Battery

    If you have a car with a small fuel tank it might do say 100 miles at 50MPH. if the same car had a larger tank it may do 200 miles at 50MPH.

    The size of the tank does not effect the speed the car does, but it will effect the distance it can travel.



    Golden Rule
    DO NOT MIX BATTERIES OF DIFFERENT TYPES!

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    πŸ“ Battery Testing
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    DRAFT; TO BE REVISED ;-) (FB)
    The first rule of battery testing is to make sure you test the battery with LOAD.πŸ‘

    To test a batteries energy properly a load of about 0.5A to 1A needs to placed onto it while taking the voltage reading. if the battery voltage drops right off when the load is placed onto it, then the cell need charging up. if the voltage only drops a little bit then the chances are the battery is fine.
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    πŸ“ Can't edit or add to boat in harbour
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    This website certainly doesn't put any personal information of anybody on facebook.

    @4clubs, in the process of fixing the loading bug in the harbour, I've deleted some of your harbour photos. Sorry! Hopefully you can edit again and re-add them.

    Do realise, it's one man here, with a separate full-time job. There's no large team of developers. The old website had security vulnerabilities and used legacy code which had to run on older server versions. It wasn't possible to update the server until the website was overhauled and in the longer run, it would have been necessary to pay for extended server support to keep the legacy stuff going. Things cannot stay as they are. Nearly everything has been overhauled and it's taken 18 months to do so.

    Bugs like you mention will be ironed out, like with any software it's never perfect right out the box. My guess is that the number of photos in the post affected the loading screen. I'll do some further testing this evening on that.

    Thanks
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    πŸ“ I PHONE APP
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    It should keep you logged in. Unsure why it's kicking you out. How soon is it logging you out?

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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Doug, the syntax error was due to me posting a code change... code change related to the posts going into new threads. The reply button was sending the wrong thread ID, should be ok now. Hopefully no more phantom new threads.

    As for the delay - posts are immediately entered into the database, but the featured/trending topics are not refreshed instantly and can take a couple of minutes to reflect anything new that's been posted. This is also true for notifications. Offloading some of the leg work into background jobs keeps the website snappy.

    Stephen
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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Don’t forget Dave-M πŸ˜‰
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    πŸ“ New Website Has Finally Arrived!
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Private messages bug should be fixed now Colin. Also... some faulty hyperlinks and pages redirecting to the wrong place. Think I've got to the bottom of that too.

    @John, are you trying to post in the media section or the forum?

    Stephen
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    πŸ“ New Website Has Finally Arrived!
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks for the screenshot, this is fixed now πŸ‘ try refreshing the page. Sometimes these icons are cached so you may not see it change immediately, but you never know 😌

    Stephen
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    πŸ“ New Website Has Finally Arrived!
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Robbob,

    Where are you seeing the hobby land logo? Could you provide a screenshot?

    Thanks
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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Rolfman,

    I won't ask about your holiday 😝

    Everyone has changed ranks, unfortunately it was necessary to re-jig the whole system. The majority of members will have gone down instead of up and it's merely the have a better distribution of members across the different rank levels.

    You're certainly not the only one. I'm the admin and I've dropped right down to Warrant Officer, admin or not, I don't contribute nearly as much as other members, so it's only fair I drop down too 😌

    Stephen
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    πŸ“ Editing Models in Harbour
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Dick,

    What iPad model do you have? In what way does it not work?

    Stephen

    iPad
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    πŸ“ Editing Models in Harbour
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    This bug is now fixed.

    It seems while the website was generating image tags it was returning faulty data. I've run some fixes over posts detected with the fault, so it's possible you'll now see the images that disappeared again. If not, you'll have to upload again unfortunately.

    Thanks for reporting it. I suspected there would be a few niggly errors at first 😌

    Stephen
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    πŸ“ New Website Has Finally Arrived!
    1 month ago by Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Moved your post πŸ˜‰ also, thumbs up emojis have been added to the pick list πŸ‘

    Pleased you like it! I'll subscribe to your blog now, let's see if I got the notifications bit right 🀞 you can also see who is following your blog now. Just click the followers button at the top left of your blog πŸ˜€

    Stephen
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