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jarvo

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Member No. 2807
Registered 15th Mar 2014
Last Online 21st Oct 2017
City Bredbury Stockport
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 441
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 197
Likes Given 52
577 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
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Recent Posts
And......! by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
I changed from air to sea, cost is about the same but there are no spiral dives and no walk of shame with a bin bag!!! much more relaxed clubroom as well Mark

Twin Esc/Mixer by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
NP, the motors have "light" wiring because thats all they need, low current draw, the esc/mixer is designed for use with large motors as well, so heavy wires heavy current draw. Doug, aka, RN, is right, check all you have done, both in stages and just before you switch on for the first time. I fried an ESC yesterday by simply screwing the supply leads in the wrong way round. POP, few wisps of magic smoke and £50 down the drain. Check and re-check helps to stop the disappointment. Mark

lesro sportsman by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Sven, try direct to Lesro models, through google search Mark

Denatured Alcohol by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Doug, you have become a furtive lurker, don't confuse your self please. LOL Mark

MFA TORPEDO 500 / BATTERY INFO by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
The basic of C rating is charge and discharge. ie 2200 mah X 25 max discharge, dont charge above 1amp as it will shorten the battery life and if you are getting close to the 50amp discharge the cells wont last long. The watt meter is fitted in line from the batteries to check what power you are drawing when sailing so giving you an idea about run time. The voltage beepers are needed to protect the cells from being discharged to far, below 3.3 volts and the cells can die. They are fitted into the dallance lead of each battery. There is a deal on ebay for Flurion 3s 2200 lipos £12-99 each i have 4 in use in my RAF Fire Tender with twin 700BB turbo motors, get about 15 mins at full throttle Mark

Denatured Alcohol by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Doug, if you spot a couple of big guys wearing crombies, dont run, they shoot first then apologize LOL

Newly extended shelter by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Looks like you have a great set up there, love the name of your water, The Swag, how did it come by that name??? Regards Mark

Kyosho Fortune 612 by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Certainly contact the seller, it looks like it is a one piece moulding with the hull, a worry would be if it broke in transit it is a weak point and maybe you need to beef up that area. When you contact seller, send photos of the packing as well as the damaged hull Mark

Varnish by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Alan, just a point that John made, if you have a paint shop in your area that does custom paint finishes, watch them, they consider 30 coats of lacquer only adequate, but the finish soooo deep but 3 weeks to finish a car, bit OTT Mark

Denatured Alcohol by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Doug, Going bang was all about my worry. More bang for your bucks???? would hate to loose you for the forum just to see you disappearing though the hole were your roof used to be!!!! PS, wonder if any of the security services have clocked our mixture discussion's??? might be a stern knock on the door soon!!! Regards Mark. (Free for now!!!!)

MFA TORPEDO 500 / BATTERY INFO by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Mate, welcome it the forum, the motor and prop seem ok, a general rule of thumb is prop diameter less than the motor, so you should be ok with this. Your thoughts on batteries, a pair of 2s or 3s lipo's 2200mah in parallel should give you 30 - 40 mins runtime, more if you are kind with the throttle, remember that you must have access to remove the batteries for charging!!! you will also get a reasonable turn of speed but the hull design won't go fast, they are cruising hulls not deep V speed hulls, when testing check for heat either the motor or the ESC, show some pics and lets see how you are doing Mark

Twin motor control problem by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi John, a thought, have you disconnected one of the red leads from the esc's? might be getting duff feedback to the receiver Mark

Layout and Limitations (con) by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Looks like a great layout for the components, how is the for and aft balance??? should be ok with the battery pack between the shafts. Did you say you were going for a rotating radar??? Mark

Layout and Limitations by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
If you are keeping the smoker, follow the leads into the circuit board and mark them same with the lighting. Cut close to the board and the same with the plug leads from the hull. Join them together (solder is best with heat shrink) that way you retain the plug and play to the superstructure. Also by removing the radio board a little of the top weight is removed.

Denatured Alcohol by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
RN. Dear god dont start mixing your glow fuel and Glycerine, thats Nitroglycerine, highly unstable, even to bump it could send you to your maker!!!! PS, had some old 50% nitro glow fuel in the shed for about 2 years, it had turned purple, almost pure nitro. Very slowly and gently added Methanol until it turned pale yellow again. Very dodgy Mark

Varnish by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Alan, the international paint is a yacht varnish and is available from any chandlers, it definitely is available in Spain. Try around marinas etc Mark

First test run by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Mate, allowing for the battery pack being slightly down, the boat is bows down, not allowing it to come up onto the plane, try moving the batteries back towards the stern Regards Mark

Varnish by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Alan, the International Everdure 2 part epoxy paint is superb, expensive but applied as the instructions it gives a fantastic finish your Riva will look better than the real thing Mark

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Great start Neil, Grand job Mark

Hobby Engine 'Richardson' Tug Upgrade by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Neil, here we go, an in depth how to!!! we are all behind you, so let's crack on Mark

ALL THE TOY SAILING BOATS by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
HI Les, the ones i have seen seem to be made by Star, from I think Birkenhead, don't know any more but you are right about the hours of enjoyment i have with mine!!! Mark

3d printing by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Just a thought, Wayne and RN. If you printed the prop with and oversized hole then epoxy a brass insert tapped to the right thread would that do both jobs? Especially if the insert was knurled and a slight push fit into the prop???? Mark

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
They look like trunnion bushes for mounting cannon barrel to the wooden mounting

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi Doug, everything is doable, but is the ultimate worth it?? the transducers with all the will in the world are only really used in exhibitions, on the water ???? lights, we do a few dusk sails so the lights are a good effort. Sorry to be negative, Regards Mark

Springer Pusher Tug by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
No Mate, PRIORITIZE, leave the lawn, use the time to get all your bits together for the build, you will only be in dock for a few days but your mobility will be poor for a week or so, then you can get about better. BUILD not MOW, save that for next spring when you will be champing at the bit to escape!!!! Mark

CERVIA "TUG" 54" (4.5 foot long) by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi Mate, if you have found the plans, have a close look the designer usually put there name and or company, that info may help to ID the manufacturer and any possible remaining links through the website Mark

What paint type by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi Scotty, motor wise i would say a 600 size with gearbox to bring the revs down and the torque up, old style tugs had large props, so i would think 60-70mm if that fits into the hull. MFA do belt drives and the motor etc, Mark

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi Neville, to be real, there is no such thing as a waterproof switch, stay with the switch in the hull, yes its a faff to keep lifting the cab but it does keep the water out. Cheat on the build thread??? your building it from basic components, take the pickies and post them, not like me who made a complete cods of the whole thing, still cant get my photos on the blog!!!! Mark

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Neville, take your time and have a box with lid to put the bits, strange how they walk around the workshop/house, little buggers appear everywhere. Lay out your components ESC on the tray??? Battery on the tray or on top? Receiver on the tray??? Are you going to use the moulded cutout for the on/off switch or re-position??? Are you fitting an on/off battery switch? or just pull the plug? The critical bit is, will the wiring reach!!!! to the receiver? and keep it neat, radio wires kept separate from power wires. Mark

What paint type by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Sorry Doug, I meant the customs coming into England, the fees here are silly if you get caught!!! DHL and DPD handle their own transfers, Royal Mail hands the item to Deutsche Post, i think at the Frankfurt hub. As for "High risk" items, batteries, chemicals etc, DHL and DPD have specialist handling agents, RM and DP dont, so they just ban anything they dont like. Mark