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    πŸ“ A return to the hobby!
    2 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    It looks really nice; you made a much better job of yours than I did!πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    2 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    I was just wondering why I have been demoted back to Leading Seaman; I wasn’t even in the bar that night........πŸ€”
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    2 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    I sourced all the wood from SLEC in Norfolk, who I can highly recommend; although I did buy some Mahogany, and Obeche stripwood from Hobbies, who were also very helpful. Build was straightforward, the key (as I remembered from my youth!) is to keep everything symmetrical, and watch for any twisting of the keel. Post some pics as you progress. How far along are you?

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    2 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    Absolutely, Doug!
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    2 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    I was just wondering the same thing! Wondering what I did wrong.....???😨
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    2 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    Just thought I’d post some pics of the work in progress.Obviously not finished but getting closer. Made a whole bunch of mistakes on the way, but it is the first build since the last one in 1974! I originally bought the Sea Commander plans from a chap on eBay, but they were so bad that I eventually drew my own, with quite a few mods to the original, as you can see. Will keep plugging on.......
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    πŸ“ Slightly confused newbie
    3 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    Doug, you were quite right. Mtroniks have sent me a new ESC, with no explanantion, but it works in exactly the same way as the previous one, as you said it would. So, I shall ignore the settings on the transmitter and just enjoy the boat! A lesson has been learned......

    Thanks to everyone for their valued input. πŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Slightly confused newbie
    3 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    John, thanks for the info; but that’s not the case here.
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    3 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    sorry for calling you dog but I'm on the buse hard to type with the bus jumping up and d own
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    πŸ“ Slightly confused newbie
    3 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    Dog I tend to agree except after I spoke to mtroniks they wanted mu to return it because they said it was not how it should bec

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    πŸ“ Slightly confused newbie
    3 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    Mtroniks requested I return the ESC to them; which I did this morning. Will keep you posted.πŸ€”

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    3 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    John, I have only tried the boat once on the pond for a fairly brief test, so I haven’t really tested the range. I have dropped a line to Mtroniks to see if they have any ideas. in the meantime I will continue working on completing the build!
    Thanks to you and the others for all your help; I will keep you posted as to the outcome.

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    3 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    John, I followed the video exactly, using ch.3 instead of the ch.2 recommended with the radio gear, but then I could not get response from the esc. Mine is a 25amp; would that make any difference?
    I then switched it back to ch.2 (having already reversed the motor leads) and ran the setup again. The throttle now runs in the right direction, but if I switch the trim to normal, the motor runs at full speed forward. Switching it back to reverse, it functions normally.
    What am I doing wrong??

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    3 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    Many thanks, John; I will do that on the morrow!
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    3 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    Whilst I am not new to boat modelling, I am new to r/c and I’m confused about an issue I have.
    You can see the setup in the images. Everything works fine, and testing the boat on the pond; I was very pleased how she ran.
    The issue is this: if I set the trim switch (bottom right on transmitter image) to reverse, the rudder works normally. If I set it to Normal, it is reversed.
    If I set the throttle trim switch to normal, the throttle is reversed, and if I switch it reverse, the motor runs a full throttle, with the joystick in the neutral position!
    All the other trim controls are in the neutral position, as in the image.
    I have double checked all the wiring, and would really appreciate some help on what I am doing wrong.

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    πŸ“ SLA question
    6 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    Many thanks for your reply; much appreciated!
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    πŸ“ SLA question
    6 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    I know this must seem a pretty dumb question to many if not most of you, but do SLA’s need to be upright? I have 12v 7ah and it doesn’t quite fit where I would like to install it!
    Your thoughts would be appreciated; be kind now.......🀐
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    6 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    Colin, thanks for the input; I’m using a Graupner 45mm 2-bladed nylon, which was a recommendation from a local hobby shop.

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    6 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    I would appreciate some input as to the type of battery. My inclination is to go for a lead-acid, as I would like the additional weight. I feel that most models look too light on the water.
    The motor is a mtroniks 660 with a Viper Marine 25A ESC.
    Any advice would be appreciated!

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    6 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    After reading what I just posted, I should add that I am still making some of the same old mistakes, also!

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    6 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    Making slow progress on the Sea Commander hull as time permits; funny that after more than 30 years you somehow remember things you thought you had long forgotten! Lots of fun though.....

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    πŸ“ Hull internal finish
    8 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    Having been away from the hobby for a long time, I have a question about the best way to seal the inside of a wooden hull before installation of the electrics. I used to use (all those years ago) banana oil, but I was thinking now more of a spray primer? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    πŸ“ Gee Dee models closing down!
    8 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sad to say that this wonderful Nottingham model shop is about to close. The owner is 87, and the manager, Malcolm Chiswick, has run the shop for over 50years.
    If no one buys it, the shop will close in November of this year. So, if anyone knows of someone that may be interested, please let them know. A lease is available, and the owner can be reached at: p.grain@ntlworld.com
    It would a sad day if it was to close permanently.
    Everything currently in stock is being discounted, except paints, and wood

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    9 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks, Brianaro, as a youngster I could never afford a kit the size of the Commander; the Sea Urchin was the best I could do!
    I bought the plans for this model from a chap on eBay for Β£12.50. The full-sized single sheet is fine, but the tracings are almost worthless, so I drew my own.....

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    9 months ago by J Barry ( Leading Seaman)
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    After a long period of over 30 years away from the hobby, I am in the middle of sort of scratch build of the old Aerokits Sea Commander. I was able to find a copy of the full-sized sheet, and am using that as the guide for cutting the frames etc. My plan is complete this with 2-channel R/C and once I have convinced myself that I can still do this stuff right, build a larger scale model of the 28’ 1969 Chris Craft Cavalier that we had in California for many years.
    Just like to say that I have been very impressed by the service, and quality of the wood from SLEC; highly recommend them.
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