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jarvo

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Member No. 2807
Registered 15th Mar 2014
Last Online 28th Jun 2017
City Bredbury Stockport
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 373
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 84
Likes Given 36
487 Total Posts
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Etherow model boat club Stockport
Since: 10th Jun 2014
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Fleet Admiral!
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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
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Forum Thread 5 35
Forum Post 2 746
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Photos Response 3 39
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Video Response 3 33
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Blog Response 3 237
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Recent Posts
what fittings for a plane prop by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Dave, Sonar seemed to have an easy problem to help with, props must be a balance to the motor output, thrust , RPM and amps drawn. not like in my day, brute horsepower and more nitro!!! we were also using Glass and carbon props at 30000 plus rpm, OOOH the noise

what fittings for a plane prop by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
The only thing you need is a prop driver attachment, bolts on with grub screws, prop size does not matter as you reame the prop hub to the correct diameter, dont get a small hub prop, get one designed to go on lecy drive

R/C Gear by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi Guys, Cant agree more. the reliability etc was always suspect, sudden glitches were the death of several of my models, Just had our club guru convert my Macgregor IV to 2.4ghz using a Futaba module, he has done a Robbe F14 for me as well, I doff my cap to you electronics guys, i know its a basis of switching but changing batteries and a bit of soldering is my limit Mark

Steaming ply- good idea or not? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Hi Chris, A way is to score the back of the piece to be curved with a sharp blade, depending on the thickness of the ply. Also lay a few pieces of kitchen paper on a flat surface and go over the piece with a rolling pin pressing hard to get a curve into the ply. Wetting the ply, test some scrap ply and see if it delaminates, if not wet it and put it round a former such as a paint can hold it with bands or straps until dry. Hope this helps Mark

The Model Engineer Speed Boat Competition 1951 by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Fascinating, the days when you made it or went without Mark

3D printing by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Wayne, yes i agree he seems bonkers but, he has loads of Youtube videos making 3D models, Planes, as well as Hovercraft, very clued up on the computer printing and programing, have emailed him for a copy of the printer program so hopefully i will be approaching a printer to make me one of these Mark

South Manchester Model Boat Club by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Chris, How do you access, the lake? is near parking available, what about visiting sailors? Regards Mark

Back in the boatshed at last, by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Colin, welcome back, glad that your health is improving. Dont push to hard to start but you have got the urge back so enjoy and get your fleet back in the water Mark

Hello by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Marky, This is a great hobby, and this forum is always a help, use it. The how, where, what, and why, we have all been there. Welcome and hope to help you soon. Mark

Possible Motors for Large Scale Tug by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi there, the web lead shows a motor that is either a car heater blower motor or a radiator fan motor, have a word with your local scrap yard, i got three from a ford mondeo for £10. Very powerful and with low power draw, Mark

Stanborough Lake. by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Rob, Not from your area, but, i would suggest you have a look on the council web site for any bylaws of use on the lake. Mark

MFA Torpedo 850 motor by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Dave , crossed lines not crossed swords, no worries mate. Mark

Bad day at black rock! by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Word your postie, leave round the back, out of sight, just dont forget to look!!! Mark

MFA Torpedo 850 motor by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Dave M, the Electronize ESC's i was refering to are good for 24volts and i think 30 amps, the other reference was to the blue chinese esc's that had a nasty habit of smoking Mark

70 MM Steerable korts by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Sonar, what is the diameter of the corts, please, if they are still available we have a deal Regards Mark

How do I resolve my varnish problem? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Had a thought!!! if the planking has lifted slightly try a pointed scraper between the planks, scraping down to the ply, then thin your varnish to allow it to soak into and under the planks, then varnish over all, might stop it happening again Mark

MFA Torpedo 850 motor by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Sonar, if you are running 2 motors, make sure you have good capacity in hand, these are powerful motors and need a good ESC to handle them, i used one with a chinese "50amp" esc and it produced magic smoke within a few minutes, changed to an Electronize and its run for 2 years now Mark

glass cloth or tissue? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
HI John, the tights only really work when you just slide the hull into the leg whole, if you cut the material it springs back on you Mark

RIVARAMA by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
You said it happened after 10 minutes, very surprised it lasted that long, the plastic U/J;s don't like high revs or torque, use a racing type metal u/j,

Finishing by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
HMG also do a mail order but with a minimum price, give them a ring, if its not on the shelf they will make it up for you Mark

glass cloth or tissue? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug, the denier is what the wife was wearing, if its a thin one use 2 or 3 layers

Tamco Tx/Rx by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Nick, the smoke you mention, cant be coming from the receiver, it can only come from 1, the wiring, (not thick enough, bad connections) 2, the motor, 3, the speed controler, check all these, try sniffing them, burnt smell. As for the radio gear, some of my club use Tamco, but i prefer Futaba, FHSS T6, going for about £60 on ebay receivers are about £30 so not cheep but very reliable.

glass cloth or tissue? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Guys, have you thought about stockings/tights??? get the wife out of them first !!!! stretch them over the hull and resin them into place, might need 2 layers but they are very strong and free

Battery problems by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Alan, following this thread, your last post might give it away, you were holding the hull stationary, that means it was loading the motor far higher than if it was moving. You said that the coolant was running before you started so it probably was all the time, that could mean the ESC was over loaded and then blew. How long did you hold the hull?? at the sort of power a lipo can give, cooking the ESC would not be hard, even with the cooling water. Dave M could give the proper answer but i think you held on to long. Haverlock also mentioned using a watt meter, i am almost certain that you overloaded the ESC by some considerable margin, i have re-read the other threads, what size prop are you using? with a 40000 rev motor if its loaded too heavily it will just use more power to get itself going, so we are back to the ESC overloaded. Sorry if this has been long winded, it might not help, but less revs and more torque could be the answer

My first boat!! by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Nick, thanks for the info, bit far for a quick sail, but they will offer plenty of advice and help to you Mark

My first boat!! by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Nick, Welcome to the forum, its a great feeling to sail your first boat, bought or built you feel so proud of it, best of luck for the future P.S. Which club did you join? Mark

Bring and Buy Sale by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Great sale this morning, shame some of your sellers didn't turn up, there was a lot on offer, the bacon butties were superb Mark

Springer tug Hull by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
P.M. sent

Solent Lifeboat by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I keep looking at one of these, maybe!!!! At least you have all the bits to make copies of should be fairly simple if time consuming Good luck with the re-ferb

Suspected Seam by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
HI Ed, have had a thought, try putting a powerful torch inside the hull, in a dark room you might be able to see were the light is escaping, i would not try the fillet of glue, this may just pass the problem down the seam, Dave M's idea of plasticard angle will not only fix the crack but reinforce the whole area, lot of hassel i know but with the weight of the hull it will only get worse with movement