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    Tarpon
    Inherited this from my father after his death 16 years ago via my nephew who has had it all this time. Needs a lot of work as my father never completed it.
    Aerokits Sea Commander
    Rescued a bad build! Have to clean up Re spray and fit motor and general work
    46" RAF Fire Tender
    EX VMW UK. Going to fit 2 motors MFA 850's
    (Yacht) DF95
    This is the Joysway DF 95 which is almost the same as the DF65 (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Colleen Anne
    Sea Queen fun to build but having problems with Jotika direct. Comes in Kit form ex Jotika. Suggest changing the motor to the motor supplied which is a Caldercraft. (Motor: MFA 850) (ESC: Perkins) (10/10)
    (Yacht) Naulantia
    When Building Please watch out for the winch servo tangling. Otherwise a good beginners boat (5/10) Not a good yacht at all Thunder Tiger have taken them off the Market
    (Yacht) Laser
    Absolutely a fun Package (8/10)
    Recent Posts
    πŸ’¬ Re: Crash Tender
    4 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    What a Masterpiece
    Well Done
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The New Cabin – Part 5
    6 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Can't find Titebond in South Africa. Very little of what glues we do have are weather resistant but not waterproof! So I reverted to old school Cascamite! Also use Gorilla/Gator Glue but it's a real s*d to work with! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The LED Floodlights.
    6 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Neat but my eyesight couldn't manage it!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Boat Electrics. Wiring Diagram
    6 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Why don't you 'parallel' the batteries and then the power would be through one fuse😊😊
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    πŸ“ Strange ESC.
    6 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sounds right about it being suitable for the R/C car and semi-truck market as they all use 540 motors. My trucks have the sport-tuned 33t 540 Tamiya Motors in themπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Strange ESC.
    7 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    This could be for the buggy and truck boys!
    Being a truck builder as well the Tamiya Control system Coded MFC are all for brushed motors and there have been calls for a brushless control from Tamiya to suit
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    πŸ’¬ Re: THE END
    7 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Excellent
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    πŸ“ Nostalgia
    14 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    My first R/C aircraft came from that book. My Father built the Single Channel R/C Unit with a rubber band driven Escapement 1 blip one way 2 blips the other.
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    πŸ“ Nostalgia
    14 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sure is good
    I am busyrefitting an aerokits Sea Commander. Building a Sea Queen Kit via Jotika and in a box a 46" Crash Tender Kit supplied by Vintage Model Works
    These are all wood kits So back to basicsπŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Nostalgia
    15 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Exactly the same!
    Started in 1949 in Camden Town (Before I was born)😊😊
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    πŸ“ Nostalgia
    17 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Glad you liked it
    Try X Plans at Sarik
    Bought that in the 60's cost me half of my paper round money!😊😊😊
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    πŸ“ SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
    19 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Colin
    I managed to get into the workshop today after 2 thrilling weeks of temperatures at Max 8 Deg.
    My sea commander which I am busy with you can remove the rear deck to get to the rudder. The servo is accessed through the rear cabin roof and the radio sits under the cockpit floor. The Motor and battery sits under the forward roof. The dumb previous owner used an epoxy to glue the servo in!
    Trying to keep the dirty wiring away from the receiver
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    πŸ“ Flotation.
    20 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi
    I have used it on some model yachts. I use foam filler in a can from your local DIY.
    Made by Various companies but I use Fischer and Henkel😊😊
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    πŸ“ Nostalgia
    20 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Heres Something to take you guys back when MAP existed
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    πŸ“ Billings Boats Sea King
    20 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Don't know whether you still get them but a fretsaw and table will help.
    That's what they used on Marquetry in the old days
    Try Hobbies limited or Axminster tools
    https://www.hobbies.co.uk/tools/hand-tools/quick-easy-blade-change-fretsaw-frame
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    πŸ“ SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
    20 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Colin
    I am fortunate my refurb sea commander project has a removable hatch.
    With sea queen, the drawings show the rear deck as fixed I got around this by making up two formers for a removable hatch and will fit model aircraft canopy magnets to hold in place.
    Good Luck
    Regards Ian
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    πŸ“ Frequency - Whats this all about ?
    20 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Found it! Thought it was in my workshop
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    πŸ“ Frequency - Whats this all about ?
    20 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi All
    Over in the good old UK certain frequencies were set for aeromodellers only. Excluding 2.4Ghz which is open to all modellers Air, Land and Sea
    I have some info I will dig outπŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Schottel drives or Kort Nozzle
    26 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Look for Thrusters on this website. ( Had to think there!)
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    πŸ“ Schottel drives or Kort Nozzle
    26 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just a bit more info
    Schottel's are used on the craft that needs high maneuverability and hold points. A schottel rotates 360 Degrees. Sometimes these are encased in a Kort Nozzle which assists thrust, With the full-size version of what you are building these would have been fitted as the craft has to hold position against an oil rig. Water Tractors (Modern day tugs) use them and they can almost turn on its own centre.
    A steerable Kort nozzle will only move about 60 Degrees when being driven by a propeller.
    So I suggest you chat with someone in your boat club about it as it depends on what you want to do.
    Schottel's are robust but expensive.
    Good Luck
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    πŸ“ Schottel drives or Kort Nozzle
    26 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    A schottel is only a steerable kort in most cases.
    Not much goes wrong with them.
    There is a discussion on the forum about schottel and Voith Schneider drives.
    You can also get Steerable Korts from Mobile Marine Models
    https://www.mobilemarinemodels.com/steerable-554-p.asp
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    πŸ“ A Little Advice on Motor Whine
    26 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    By the way, Mobile Marine make an excellent alignment tool that can fit a whole lot of shafts and motors.
    See link
    I have one but lent it to a 'friend' still waiting😠😠
    Regards
    Ian
    https://www.mobilemarinemodels.com/alignment-tool-71-c.asp
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    πŸ“ Oil for prop shafts
    27 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    I tend to use Lithium based grease. Works well and no pollution
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    πŸ“ A Little Advice on Motor Whine
    28 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yup
    Alignment is always tricky I normally make a dummy out of Aluminium turned and drilled on the lathe got about 6 now.
    As an R/C Aircraft builder, SLEC is always top class and helpful too.
    Screws always get lost (Normally the small ones!)
    Tip with epoxies I find useful is to make sure when mixed colour is even also check what it can glue as they are now sometimes specific (AS I have found out) Another thing is temperature. Genuine Araldite is bloody good stuff.
    Good Luck
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    πŸ“ SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
    29 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Got a Speed 800 in Tarpon (34" Long) In the water she runs at 12 Amps happily. Locked goes up to about 40 Amps+ So I have a 20 Amp fuse in her
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    πŸ“ SEA COMANDER RE-FURB.
    29 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Greetings Peter
    Bloody Freezing in SA Cold Front came through Thursday Snow on the mountains!
    Using a Hobbywing Quickrun WP-1060
    Here's the specs
    1.1 Water-proof and dust-proof, suitable for all-weather condition races.
    1.2 Small size with built-in capacitor module.
    1.3 Three running modes: Fwd/Br, Fwd/Rev/Br and Fwd/Rev, fits for various vehicles (Fwd =Forward, Br=Brake, Rev=Reverse).
    1.4 Great current endurance capability.
    1.5 Great built-in BEC output capacity.
    1.6 Automatic throttle range calibration, easy to use.
    1.7 Easy to set the ESC parameters with jumpers.
    1.8 Multiple protections: Low voltage cut-off protection for battery / Over-heat protection / Throttle signal loss protection

    Specifications:

    - 60A continous/ 360A Burst
    - 2s or 3s Lipo / 5-9 NiMH
    - BEC 2A/5V
    Only reason is this one is easily available in SA A lot of the crawler boys use them.
    This is the Second One I am installing
    Regards
    Ian
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    πŸ“ Turnigy i6S Transmiter Modes/Spring loaded sticks
    30 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    I just did some digging on this FS-i6S with the help of my friendly hobby shop.
    The radio you have is for a quadcopter and no dual rates can be set.
    The FlySky/ Turnigy FS-T6 FS-i6 and has dual rates.
    Just check with where you bought it whether it can give dual rates if required
    I am a mindful source of useless informationπŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ A Little Advice on Motor Whine
    30 days ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    What I did for insulation was that the motor mount has some thin Tamiya Servo Tape under it. Motor is still bolted down but decreased the motor noise slightly on my brushed motor
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    πŸ“ Turnigy i6S Transmiter Modes/Spring loaded sticks
    1 month ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Here is the manual which is pretty detailed
    https://www.flysky-cn.com/fsi6s
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    πŸ“ Turnigy i6S Transmiter Modes/Spring loaded sticks
    1 month ago by Ianh ( Warrant Officer)
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    Haven't seen this in SA yet!
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