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    ๐Ÿ“ Renaming boat!. Unlucky or superstitious
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    In my opinion, luck and superstition are the same thing. Same with paganism, talisman,good luck charm etc...Fear of the unknown.


    As far as ships are concerned, most accidents and sinking are due to command bravado. Captain wants full steam ahead going into an iceberg, or ignoring weather and going out to sea or even inexperienced crews which was very common in the old days of tall ships ( which often were not even paid unless they were pirates ).


    So personally, there is no harm in naming and renaming boats, ships, airplanes etc...


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    ๐Ÿ“ Transmitter and receiver changed
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Just to be clear, I changed both. These are used routinely on my RC planes. So I know they work.


    I never had issues with the Spektrum radios.


    Iโ€™ll let you know when I run the boat again.

    Isaac

    ๐Ÿ“ Radio and ponds
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Rudy


    I use the Spektrum line of radios on all my RC planes with no issues. But in this case, I used an old set and it may be the cause of failure. Iโ€™m using a newer set now and will check it out.


    Lew
    Yes rocks in the pond. Like all Florida developments they dig holes to make retention ponds. The bottom is not smooth. They leave rocks and debris on the bottom. And at low water level, they stick out

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Jim's Model Boat Launcher / Retriever
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Lew


    I commented on my PVC version a few months ago.

    It is a similar L shape and am able to lift even the big 6.5 ft long weighing 25 lbs or so. I shortened it a bit after these photos and it is OK.


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    ๐Ÿ“ Dead in the water
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    A beautiful day to take this big boat on the big pond here. I lowered the boat into the water, radio was working. I applied power and slowly left the dock. However, I noticed that the rudder control was reversed ( I used my Spekrum 6 channel airplane transmitter and receiver radio ). That was strange. So I reversed the power and got the boat back to the dock. I started going thru the menu of the transmitter and in the process of finding the correct menu, I reversed the rudder. But silly me, the rudder for the boat is on the right stick ( aileron side in airplane speak ). So I reversed the boat and got it back to the side of the dock still in the water. Once again as I changed the setting to reverse the servo direction for the boat, I did not pay attention and the boat drifted away from the dock and was approx 50 yards from shore. By itself this would not be a problem...๐Ÿคž



    but...............๐Ÿ˜”


    For some reason, the boat was not responding . No communication on any channel. Nothing working. Not even the horn. It was dead in the water.


    Luckily, I knew the kayak vendor right there and he let me used his kayak to rescue my bost.


    After that save, I raised the boat out of the water and sure enough, nothing on the boat was working. However, after I restarted both transmitter and receiver, all was fine and working correctly.

    feeling OK, I launched the boat again and it ran fine for over 10 minutes.


    then....๐Ÿ˜”

    As I placed the motors into reverse about 20 yard away from the dock, it died again. So back into the kayak and I rescued it again.


    I took it home and decided to replace the receiver taken from one of my RC airplanes as well as program my other newer Spekrum transmitter. All is working!!!!!!!!!!!


    I am yet to test it in the water. My local pond behind my house is so shallow now that I do not feel comfortable running it for fear of hitting rocks ( I already had that experience once ).


    I hope this fixes things.

    I wonder if the original old Robbe ESC/BEC has something to do with killing power to the receiver?


    Isaac

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Jim's Model Boat Launcher / Retriever
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Lew


    It appears to be very sturdy. Should be able to lift any boat you have regardless of its weight.

    Was the reason to go to metal was that the PVC is too flexible?



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    ๐Ÿ“ Need help in identifying a brushless outboard motor
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    well, the name says it all. It is a Mystery ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


    There is something strange with that outboard motor as it looks like the brushless motor was an after market modification. ( I am probably wrong, but it looks like old meets new ).


    In any case, this should be a fun project. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž



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    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C Berry
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    I wonder why they added a second mast and sails to the original boat? And why restore it to original configuration ( as I saw the real ship back in 2019 )?




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    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C Berry
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    your question :
    Hi Mike, congratulations on your ship model.
    What is the servomechanism/winch in the center (Futaba s300) for?


    looks like the control for the forward sail ( there is a spool next to that servo ( arm is not shown ) .



    Isaac

    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C Berry
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    For those interested.

    I visited the Mystic port in Connecticut back in 2019. Among the many boat pictures I took, here is one of the Emma C Berry

    Lots of interesting boats and memorabilia there.


    Enjoy๐Ÿ˜Ž


    Isaac

    ๐Ÿ“ Flight Link Control Launch Link 2 channel radio control set
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Love the Stinson Gullwing. It is huge!

    I had a 0.60 powered Fairchild F-24 ( ranger engine version ) it was about 7 ft wing span with flaps no less back in the early 1980's . It was too big for my cars back then and I ended up selling it along with the Top Flight P-51 red racer.

    And I used the brown metal cased Futaba radios ( 4 and 6 channels ). I loved those radios.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    ๐Ÿ“ Flight Link Control Launch Link 2 channel radio control set
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    JB


    Nice collection of planes, boats and vehicles. Many are from a distant past. What joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As for the radios and technologies, everything gets improved or changed ( I threw away my VHS tape recorder years ago ). I would not call it lazy to have features in a radio system. For example, and you will remember, we needed a different transmitter/receiver for each airplane/boat ( unless you swapped crystals ). So if I went flying with 3 planes, I needed 3 radios. Now, I have one transmitter for as many planes ( or boats ) as I want. Granted some new radios are over the top with features and probably contribute to crashes if not fully understood, but to each his own.
    Finally, I find there are many more flyers that are younger and way better than me and my 45+ plus years of flying RC.

    And electric power opened up the hobby for me again.

    Isaac

    ๐Ÿ“ PT-109 run
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    My pondโ€™s water level is dropping. But plenty of depth left for my 30 plus year old restored Dumas PT-109

    Two brushed motors with a LiPo 2S battery. Duration at medium speed of over an hour with a 5000 mAh battery.

    Also , itโ€™s easy to transport when going on trips

    ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Battery problems
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    why not get LiPo batteries? They come in all sort of sizes and shapes to fit your boat.

    I have 3 large boats that have brushed motors as well as 3 brushless motored boats all running beautifully on 7.4 v LiPo batteries ( some are 3200 and others at 5000 MaH size ). Average run time is at least 30 minutes to an hour at my medium speed. I bring extra batteries when the measured voltage goes below 30%.

    Isaac

    ๐Ÿ“ SSMBC (Florida) First Meet of 2024
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Same here in Venice FL. Lew. My pond is down to approx 1 ft deep ( danger zone because there are a few rocks just about poking or just under the surface ). Even the Blue Herons are walking in the middle . I have two more locations that are much deeper to run the boats though, but have not done so yet.

    Rainy season is just around the corner. And so are the hurricanes โ˜น๏ธ

    Isaac

    ๐Ÿ“ Flight Link Control Launch Link 2 channel radio control set
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Love the photo of the Me-108 in Swiss colors and the old Kraft radio. A blast from the past for sure. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Do you still fly RC planes ?


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    ๐Ÿ“ Boat storage complete
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    As the saying in the movie Jaws... I think we need a bigger boat.


    Or in our cases, we need a bigger storage room, ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ



    All fun


    Iac

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Frames
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Regarding your leaky boat, why not just epoxy coat the entire external mottom and repaint it. I find bilge pumps to be just a band aid.

    Maybe water is entering via the prop shafts? Or rudder shaft?



    Isaac

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Lots of planking I see. But I love that look of wood on a boat.


    Isaac

    ๐Ÿ“ Boat storage complete
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    We all need space for our toys. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    but at one point or another, it is time to thin the herd. I usually give some of my models away after a while ( or sell / trade ).



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    ๐Ÿ“ World Engines/ Ace Commander 6 channel radio
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Stuart


    The short answer is yes. I would like to sell it.

    Butโ€ฆ..

    I am not willing to send it in the post. Especially overseas.


    So unless you are planning to travel to Florida, I will hold on to it

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    ๐Ÿ“ Flight Link Control Launch Link 2 channel radio control set
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    speaking of old radios......


    My first RC unit was a Mattel single channel pulse controller for model aircraft. The theory was in neutral, the rudder controller would vibrate back an forth. However, when you move the stick to either side, the controller would force a full left or right. Needless to say, it never worked right and I never installed it in an airplane. I trashed it. That was back in 1972 or so. I just found a unit for sale on EBay. Picture attached. I had the same exact unit on 27 MHz.

    Then Heathkit came out with a kit to build a transmitter and receiver. I was excited, but doubted my capabilities. So I got a kit for an AM/FM radio. It never worked. So the idea of building my own radio was dashed.

    finally......

    My first proportional and useful radio was a Futaba 4 channel radio with a metallic light brown body with black sides. That was in 1975. I loved it.


    Lots of fun with old technology and good memories.


    Isaac

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 3. Old Commodore / Graupner
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    I am surprised they used plastic in the prop shaft coupling. Definitely a good idea to replace them.

    I think that the expected life span of a model boat back then was probably 1-5 years, so no need to beef it up. but, there are exceptions. One of my boats is close to 50 years old, but Graupner used metal parts for my setup


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    ๐Ÿ“ World Engines/ Ace Commander 6 channel radio
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Very unusual transmitter. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    What a handful. Three throttle levers in a row.

    My Ace radio has two throttle levers and an extra slider on the side for the third motor.

    having thin thumb sticks may get annoying after a while. I think T shape top may be easier to handle.

    As an aside, I stopped using this radio and opted on a modern 2.4 GHz transmitter ( and I ganged all 3 motors together to a single stick, since it made no difference on my big 6.5 ft long boat ).

    The Ace radio is just seating on a shelf. I doubt I will ever use it again.


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Krabbe Ton 12โ€ฆthe kit, not the boat๐Ÿ˜
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Cashrc


    I just sent you a PM.


    Here is just the photo of my geared motors.


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Krabbe Ton 12โ€ฆthe kit, not the boat๐Ÿ˜
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    general questions about an integral gearbox.


    Do you need to lubricate them?


    I have a really old boat with three motors geared. But short of taking everything apart, there is no access to the internal gears.


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Nice progress ๐Ÿ‘


    Looking for more



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    ๐Ÿ“ Sailing at Madrid
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Those are simulated smoke coming out of the three smoke stacks.

    This boat was built originally 40-50 years ago and the builder used cotton to simulate smoke.

    I would love to install a good system of smoke, but so far nothing that produces thick smoke like fuel powered motors is available. I followed some articles here about the smoke generation, but it is still not thick enough for my taste.


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Construction report whaler Rau IX 1 : 45
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Good progress.


    I wonder if a brushless motor on this model would have been a better option ? ( not a really big deal since this is not a racing boat ).


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    ๐Ÿ“ Sailing at Madrid
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    There is no active scale model RC club near me. Only RC sail boats that only race. But it gave me an opportunity to meet other boat and plane modelers.

    But..


    I also run my big RC scale boats at a local park and that attracts other people to admire and ask questions about the boats. This is a possibility to form our own un official boat club.


    have fun.๐Ÿ˜Ž


    Isaac



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