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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. Mark
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 Regards Mark
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.
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 Mark
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!!!
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
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 Mark
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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