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jarvo

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Member No. 2807
Registered 15th Mar 2014
Last Online 24th Aug 2017
City Bredbury Stockport
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 388
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 103
Likes Given 40
505 Total Posts
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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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Forum Thread 5 35
Forum Post 2 776
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 45
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Video Response 3 33
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 240
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 40
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1383 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Logos etc by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Chris, i have had a lot of logos boat names etc printer on vinyl, most print shops do it, just give them the font or design and they do the rest, get it done on 5 year colour not the cheep stuff that fades. Mark

Springer Pusher Tug by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Allen, the Zippkits Springer is a reasonable, cheap model, there are better, but usually from plans, several in my club no bad reports etc. A 600 size motor and 12 volt sla seems to do the job well. Mark

KeilKraft 1974 by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
AllenA. Also keeps your joints moving in time with your brain. Thinking, doing and problem solving,

KeilKraft 1974 by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Its nice to see that people are willing to support the old style models and make the boat instead of just assembling it

KeilKraft 1974 by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi AllenA, Did you know there is a dedicated web site for Eezebilt plans? They also have some new models in the old style. Mark

eezebuild RAF tender by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Cheers Marky, let me know what i owe and what we can do about it. Mark

Aerokits Solent Class Lifeboat by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi Olly. As you have the 850 motors, what about 2 - 1 belt drive from MFA, there website gives spacing and belt length details. This might give a slight improvement in speed and endurance. Mark

VERNON River Police Launch by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Thanks Bob, I have the same motor but in a 1000kv size, will use your system to mount into my 34" Huntsman, but i think i will use a 2 blade 40mm prop to start. Mark

VERNON River Police Launch by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Northumbrian, this looks very smart. Have you mounted the motor using its rear mountings? if so have you used what looks like an alloy mounting plate??? Regards Mark

battery charging by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
HI Nutrunner, if the battery is completely flat it might be a right off. The cells could be damaged, however, if you trickle charge at a milliamp rate you may get some charge back, try 1ooma to start with, this would take about 20 hours to get some charge, enough to test if the battery is ok

Secure the hatches and raise the flags ! by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi jaffy, try Cornwall Model boats, there website is superb Mark

eezebuild RAF tender by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Marky, whats the chance of a second kit of parts cut?? charge of course, even if we send it to charity, the only thing would be, that it was cut from ply not MDF Regards Mark

eezebuild RAF tender by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Marky, Is this a standard size ezibuilt? 18" or so? are you planning to bring these to market? Mark

what type of transmitter do I need ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Joe, just seen a 7 channel TX, just put in Futaba and its the 3 one down, going for 99p at the moment Mark

what type of transmitter do I need ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Mate, you have a 7channel Fasst receiver, very good quality, any Futaba Fasst transmitter will work with it. Would suggest looking on ebay as there are a lot of trannys available, would recommend a 7 channel, even if you don't need all of them. you can't expand a 4 channel TX bit you can only use 4 of 7 channels . Hope this helps Mark

Smit Nederland no 528 by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Tid, i got some replacement fittings direct from Billings, email them for availability

Sea Queen refurbishment by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Colin, if she see's that post you will die!!!!

a very noisy fireboat by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Paul, much prefer the first soundtrack, the mercruser sound didn't sound very good, possibly run the sound faster for the merlins

what fittings for a plane prop by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months ago
Fascinating, the days when you made it or went without Mark

3D printing by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months ago
Hi Dave , crossed lines not crossed swords, no worries mate. Mark