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    πŸ“ New In The Shop
    2 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
    2 months ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Selwyn, the boating pond looks vaguely familiar, any idea where it is??

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    πŸ“ servo
    6 months 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
    6 months 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
    7 months 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
    7 months 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
    7 months 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
    8 months 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
    9 months 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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.
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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!
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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!
    1 year 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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    πŸ“ HMS HOOD by Trumpeter
    1 year ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    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.

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    πŸ’¬ Solent RC Model Boat Club at South West Model Show
    1 year ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    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.

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    πŸ“ Fire Float information
    1 year ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    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.

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    πŸ“ Prop shaft
    1 year ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    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

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    πŸ“ Prop Shop
    1 year ago by jarvo ( Lieutenant)
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    HI Dave, thought the previous post ment that propshop it self had re-located, thanks for the up-date

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