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    πŸ“ Blackpool Boat Show 2019
    2 months ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    The Blackpool show was the best its been for many years, venue is a bit dated, but, we were there for the models and traders, superb on both counts. Iain and Dave do a splendid job of organising the show, free parking, and, if you want a great deal on food and accomodation. unlike other shows there has been a lot of diversifying, Tanks and Trucks, see how other modelers do things! the bring and buy was doing great business.
    Bring on next year. Just a point, they have some charity stands, RNLI etc, all the profits go to charity, not some fat cats pocket. Iain and Dave, I salute you
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    πŸ“ Blackpool Boat Show 2019
    2 months ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Marky, If you looking at the Warwick show, the international Plastic show is on the same weekend in Telford, worth a good look, some overlap to us, traders galore
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Southampton Tug Boat
    2 months ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Nerys, yes you are right, Southampton is a RTR model, about Β£150, rc gear is ok, but not the best quality, I have 3, one has been converted with 7.2NmHd and Futaba rc. The other 2 i am waiting for the radio's to fail, but they have been converted with 7.2 batteries, also 1 of them has been converted to Wyforce, this was the basis of the model, but, i suspect they could not get a licence to copy the name.
    Hope this helps

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    πŸ“ LESRO odette
    4 months ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Mate, contact Lesro direct, they are very helpful when it comes to old models

    regards

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    πŸ“ futaba radio and receivers
    5 months ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    I have been using Futaba 2.4 for years, be aware there are 2 systems, FHSS and FASST, they are not compatible, except with some of the high end transmitters which work with both systems.
    As to other type compatible receivers, i have Corona and Orange, a lot cheaper than Futaba, they do work, but, as Dodgy said, you might lose some range, look for the ones that are surface receivers, 'air' receivers depend on height for there range, also beware of park fly receivers, they are very limited range, park or indoor.
    It all depends how many channels you need to use.
    if you need more info give me a shout

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    πŸ“ New In The Shop
    8 months ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Stephen, 1:12 order from me when ready

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    πŸ“ Seaplane tender
    8 months ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Selwyn, the boating pond looks vaguely familiar, any idea where it is??

    Regards Mark
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    πŸ“ servo
    1 year ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    HI Rick, long time since i have seen an Africa Queen, seem to remember that i used an aircraft flexi lead, this went round the stern and along to the servo.
    They come in 3ft lengths and replace the pushrod.

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    πŸ’¬ Tow hook assembly
    1 year ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Steve, where did you get the casting?? also what scale are you working to???

    Regards

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    πŸ“ Are these any good
    1 year ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Gerrity, you are suffering the lasting effects of Moya Green, she wrecked Canada Post, she has just left Royal Mail in almost as bad a position, we were told there was no christmas post date for Canada back in September

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    πŸ“ fuse holder
    1 year ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Depends what type of motor you want to use. if using a can type dc motor only power to the recommended battery, usually shown on the motor casing. if going brushless, again they are rated to battery size, ie 2s, 3s, etc, but the motors are a lot more flexible as to battery output. Some can cover 3 or 4 battery sizes.

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    πŸ“ fuse holder
    1 year ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi TJ, I use spade connectors, sized to fit car type spade fuses, they are available in different colored and sized for different cable thickness. This is ok for inline fuses. look on ebay for fuse blocks for car accessories, they come in different sizes depending how many fuses you need

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    πŸ“ Transmitter-Rain Cover
    1 year ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    HI Ron, I have a similar one, very useful in the colder months, stops the wind on your hands. As a by product it keeps the transmitter batteries warmer, so they last longer, got to workout how to keep my motor battery warm to get longer sailing times!!!

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    πŸ“ Mcgregor 1990s transmitter/receiver
    1 year ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    I know what you mean, i have altered my Mcgregor TX to Futaba, the receiver was gutted and a Futaba RX hidden inside!!! this was for use on some 60's models so it looked the part, modern internals with a retro outer case

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    πŸ“ Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    I have enjoyed the show at Ellesmere for many years, last year it was evident that something was wrong with the cafe closed etc, hope to see you guys next year at your new home. Good luck with the new show

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    πŸ’¬ British Air Sea Rescue Launch
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Looking very good, are there more of this model in your club? or is this the first one? just asking

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    πŸ’¬ Sanding down.
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Peter, if you have a car paint suppliers in your area, they do pro' sizes of paint, also can colour match, sanding sheets in pro' packs, and filler in larger sizes, all a lot cheaper than Halfords etc.

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    πŸ“ bad day at blackrock
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Ron, just remember, when the going gets tough the tough get going, we are all here to give you a lift, take the p*** and try to make you laugh, it is beatable ust keep trying

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    πŸ“ Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Mate, there was an offer on ebay Β£5 each for 2200mah 3s lipo's, so i took the plunge, bought 8 of the beasts, 2x2 in my Fireboat, with twin 700BB motors, thinking of swapping to brushless but SWIMBO has ideas for the garden!!!!

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    πŸ“ Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi MB, the motor you have would go well on 3S lipo's, as to the Ah rating, cheepish 2200mah in parallel is the way i went using a Y lead, others may say go for larger capacity !!! your choice.

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    πŸ“ Wanted 4 bladed brass propeller
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Propshop has gone but Stephen is producing his props from home, there is a link to his address but i can find it at the moment

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    πŸ“ Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Doug, alway wondered what the 50cal meant, learn something new every day.

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    πŸ“ Calling Devon boaters. Help!
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi mate, I am not in your area but have sailed with the Weymouth club on holiday, they sail on a superb water at the back of the harbour, great access from the carpark, right to the water's edge.
    They are in the club list, give them a ring to sort it out

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    πŸ“ Ranking System
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    My thought would be. Keep the Admiral rank at 1000, then go up in 500 increments from 3rd to 1st Sea Lord, possibly ending with Grand Admiral? or adding Admiral of the Fleet at the top? Just a thought

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    πŸ’¬ Amsterdam
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    I see that you have modified her to her later state, no lifeboats and the large towing winch on the rear deck. What motor does yours have? Mine is running a 24v motor with a 90mm brass prop.

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    πŸ“ HMS HOOD by Trumpeter
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Steve, there are a few updates for the Trumpeter models, try the IPMS website for more info

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    πŸ“ 1960S Taycol electric motor
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    HI Mate, welcome to Mayhem, just a thought, I to prefer a period transmitter with my older models, I have a Macgregor trany which our club guru converted to 2.4gh with a Futaba module, works brilliantly, best of both worlds

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    πŸ“ HMS HOOD by Trumpeter
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Steve, the guy from my club who built one did the deck before the hull was joined, then trimmed it for best fit, the the superstructure to allow access to the internals.

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    πŸ“ Universal Model Show
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Good quality mix from the show, missed Dave M, but will get him next time, the coppers face when gripped by a Stormtrooper was a picture!!!! most of the traders were IPMS, but there is a lot of stuff which crosses over to boats.

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    πŸ’¬ Make shift Washer!
    2 years ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    HI Ed, Just looked closely at your propshaft, if you can knock out the bearing cut a little of the end of the tube and refit the bearing, that will increase the clearance to the rudder without removing the shaft tube, good luck, carefully protect the hull from saw cuts.

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