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jarvo

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Member No. 2807
Registered 15th Mar 2014
Last Online 13th Apr 2018
City Bredbury Stockport
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 550
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 352
Likes Given 74
715 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Etherow model boat club Stockport
Since: 10th Jun 2014
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Fleet Admiral!
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 40
Forum Post 2 1100
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 72
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 39
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 345
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 74
Received Likes 2 704
2382 Total Points
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Recent Posts
British Air Sea Rescue Launch by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Looking very good, are there more of this model in your club? or is this the first one? just asking Mark

Sanding down. by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
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.

bad day at blackrock by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
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 Mark

Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Hi Mate, there was an offer on ebay £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!!!! Mark

Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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. Mark

Wanted 4 bladed brass propeller by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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 Mark

Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Doug, alway wondered what the 50cal meant, learn something new every day. Mark

Calling Devon boaters. Help! by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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 Mark

Ranking System by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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 Mark

Amsterdam by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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. Mark

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Steve, there are a few updates for the Trumpeter models, try the IPMS website for more info Mark

1960S Taycol electric motor by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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 Mark

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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. Mark

Universal Model Show by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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. Mark

Make shift Washer! by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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. Mark

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
HI Steve, one of my club mates has built the kit with some of the up-grades, looks superb and sails just as well. Not a silly weight either, he is disabled and handels it very easily. The only problem perse, the length of the hull means he has to drop his rear seats to get the beast in. Mark

Solent RC Model Boat Club at South West Model Show by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Gerry, Easy answer, light machine oil. 3in1 or similar, dont use WD40, also grease can be heavy and cause drag on the shafts, oil all the way, especially if you sail in salt water. Mark

Fire Float information by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Good morning, in the Plans and Doc's section, it contains the info on the RAF Fire Float, i am looking for info on the towing arm, size and any close ups, also is it possible to download some of the photos??? I will be displaying my 46" model at some local shows and am compiling a small file of info to display together with the boat. Mark

Prop shaft by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
HI Ed, long time no speak. If you want up-graded prop shafts, have a look at Raboesch, they do shafts with roller bearings and great seals, look on their site , but , order from either Deans Marine, or Cornwall Model Boats, expensive but truly superb Mark

Prop Shop by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
HI Dave, thought the previous post ment that propshop it self had re-located, thanks for the up-date Mark

Prop Shop by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi ChrisF, what is the new address of Propshop please Mark

Too Powerful Brushless ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
RM. thanks for the propshop up-date, did not know of there problems, hope they are back in business soon, Simon at Protean, was propshop till he left, his range is superb. Mark

Too Powerful Brushless ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Graham, all agreed with you post. But. The last photo looks like the blades are soldered or brazed on, that is a week point, but looking closely the blade appears to have sheared of above the hub. Your hull is not really a high speed hull, so a racing prop might cause instability, i would suggest a cast prop, (propshop) and possibly 3 blades 40 - 45mm with your 1100kv motor would give good speed combined with good run time. The 5mm upgrade is also a great idea. A rule of thumb is don't exceed the diameter of the motor. Mark

Too Powerful Brushless ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
HI Graham. Every picture tells a story!!! The motor is definitely wrong, its designed for racing, low torque, mega revs, not for scale boats. What diameter is the shaft tube??? looks thin??? did the prop shear in the water?? would explain the vibration and damage to the shaft mountings, try a Raboesch shaft, with a ballrace at the motor end, great quality, also they do a huge range of props, google the name there site will come up. Mark

Too Powerful Brushless ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Graham, are you a member of a local club??? or do you have a local machine shop who could make a couple of plastic bearings for you??? alternatively you could make some with a drill and a couple of files. Most shafts are only held at each end, so a possible remedy would be a thicker shaft, 5 - 6mm but would need replacing the tube Mark

Too Powerful Brushless ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Graham, a 14" shaft is definitely going to whip inside, do you have access to a lathe? if so remove the rear bearing and push a plastic bearing into the tube, move it in about 10" then insert a second about 5" then replace the outer bearing, this will help the shaft to stay central in the tube. An alternative, fit a shorter tube and shaft closer to the hull exit, this will also lower the motor so beware that you need the space enough to fit it. Mark

Too Powerful Brushless ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Traiderman, How long is the propshaft and tube???? The reason for asking is that if the shaft is more than 6 - 8" and of small diameter, 4mm, it is likely that the shaft is whipping inside the tube, a 1000kv, ish, motor with if needed some support bearings inside the tube, what model is being fitted??? Mark

upgrading Turnigy i6 to 10 channels by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
HI to you both. Send a PM to Dave M, he is the electronic wizard Mark

Cabin sides and deck supports by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Just a thought mate, when you have completed the bulkheads etc, before fitting the skins, seal the wood with something like Zpoxy, this will make it easier when sealing the rest of the hull. Mark

£4" RAF Crash Tender Window Frames by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Happy i could point you in the right direction Mark