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jarvo

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Member No. 2807
Registered 15th Mar 2014
Last Online 24th Feb 2018
City Bredbury Stockport
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 539
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 335
Likes Given 68
701 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
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Video Response 3 39
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Recent Posts
Make shift Washer! by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
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

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
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

Solent RC Model Boat Club at South West Model Show by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
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. Mark

Fire Float information by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
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

Prop shaft by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
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

Prop Shop by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
HI Dave, thought the previous post ment that propshop it self had re-located, thanks for the up-date Mark

Prop Shop by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi ChrisF, what is the new address of Propshop please Mark

Too Powerful Brushless ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
RM. thanks for the propshop up-date, did not know of there problems, hope they are back in business soon, Simon at Protean, was propshop till he left, his range is superb. Mark

Too Powerful Brushless ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi Graham, all agreed with you post. But. The last photo looks like the blades are soldered or brazed on, that is a week point, but looking closely the blade appears to have sheared of above the hub. Your hull is not really a high speed hull, so a racing prop might cause instability, i would suggest a cast prop, (propshop) and possibly 3 blades 40 - 45mm with your 1100kv motor would give good speed combined with good run time. The 5mm upgrade is also a great idea. A rule of thumb is don't exceed the diameter of the motor. Mark

Too Powerful Brushless ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
HI Graham. Every picture tells a story!!! The motor is definitely wrong, its designed for racing, low torque, mega revs, not for scale boats. What diameter is the shaft tube??? looks thin??? did the prop shear in the water?? would explain the vibration and damage to the shaft mountings, try a Raboesch shaft, with a ballrace at the motor end, great quality, also they do a huge range of props, google the name there site will come up. Mark

Too Powerful Brushless ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi Graham, are you a member of a local club??? or do you have a local machine shop who could make a couple of plastic bearings for you??? alternatively you could make some with a drill and a couple of files. Most shafts are only held at each end, so a possible remedy would be a thicker shaft, 5 - 6mm but would need replacing the tube Mark

Too Powerful Brushless ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi Graham, a 14" shaft is definitely going to whip inside, do you have access to a lathe? if so remove the rear bearing and push a plastic bearing into the tube, move it in about 10" then insert a second about 5" then replace the outer bearing, this will help the shaft to stay central in the tube. An alternative, fit a shorter tube and shaft closer to the hull exit, this will also lower the motor so beware that you need the space enough to fit it. Mark

Too Powerful Brushless ? by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Traiderman, How long is the propshaft and tube???? The reason for asking is that if the shaft is more than 6 - 8" and of small diameter, 4mm, it is likely that the shaft is whipping inside the tube, a 1000kv, ish, motor with if needed some support bearings inside the tube, what model is being fitted??? Mark

upgrading Turnigy i6 to 10 channels by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
HI to you both. Send a PM to Dave M, he is the electronic wizard Mark

Cabin sides and deck supports by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Just a thought mate, when you have completed the bulkheads etc, before fitting the skins, seal the wood with something like Zpoxy, this will make it easier when sealing the rest of the hull. Mark

£4" RAF Crash Tender Window Frames by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Happy i could point you in the right direction Mark

£4" RAF Crash Tender Window Frames by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Hi Peter, go to SLEC, they have taken over making the 34" boat, they do the spares as well Mark

Chickerell Steam Fair by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Selwyn, not down to Chickerell till middle of August, sailed with Weymouth club a few years ago Mark

34" Crash Tender - prop / rudder type by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Peter, Had a look at the Raboesch site, the prop i looked at was the Metric 162 - 17, 40mm dia. As you are looking at a 42mm motor, this should give more than enough grunt. What make of motor are you looking at??? my 46" Crash Tender has twin motors, with 45mm dia props, the motors are from Airtec, a Yorkshire model shop, might be worth a look at their site Mark

34" Crash Tender - prop / rudder type by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Peter, I would use the medium rudder, the small is not going to give you enough steering, also with the medium assuming it fits the fitted rudder post you can cut the rudder post to fit under the deck. The prop depends on the motor you will be fitting, 35mm might be a bit small, 40mm would be better, again depending on the motor, no bigger than the case size, and go for something like 800kv for the extra torque. Mark

Donations - Thank You by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Stephen, you can do a lot more than me, but, 11 years talking to such good friends and learning so much. Thanks a million. Mark

Ranks by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Stephen, Just to say How good this forum is, to me the rank slides we attain are a bit of fun, but, the more you help the better the rank. We all learn just by being on here. Regards Mark

Brushless motors by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
HI Spitfire, As Dave M said, the only silly question is the one you didn't ask, usually an expensive answer!!!!!!! Mark

cooler by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Dave M is right, but, if you have the 46" hull at slow speeds you might find a lack of cooling, due to the long distance to the motor's, a pump will cure this, but, look for a low watt pump, 10 L PM will be fine. I like my outflow at the stern as the exhaust but it can be masked with the propwash Mark

Spraying/hand painting by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Colin, Isolator is available in aerosol form, its about £10 from specialist paint suppliers, plus all the filler, paper, stopper, thinners and masking tape. Mark

Spraying/hand painting by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Boaty, the basic answer is preparation, matted down, smooth surface and clean, dust free. No shortcuts, hours of sanding and degreasing gives the pro finish. Mark

Spraying/hand painting by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Colin and Richard, the answer to the gloss finish, all of Halfords range is Acrylic, so it does not have a super gloss finish like celulose, when you are happy with the depth of colour, flat back with 1200 - 2000 paper, tacrag the surface, then over spray with a clear cote, to give the final finish Mark

The Vosper 46” RAF Crash Tender Kit By Vintage Model Works by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Mate and welcome to the forum, (mad as hatters!!!) I have built the 46" and before you get to far in you need to decide if your having single or twin motors, and rudders, that way you dont fall foul of bulkheads, and shaft mountings, mine has Graupner 700bb motors on 3s lipos, but i am up-grading them to brushless soon, have the new ESC,s and the motors are on order. Great model to build and sail, attracts a lot of attention. Mark

Artesania Latina Amsterdam by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
HI Allen, You have the early Amsterdam, like mine, plank on frame and the windows etc are stuck on the superstructure, mine once refurbished is a superb model just a word of warning, depending how it was stored, my hull had numerous cracks in the planking, leaked like a sieve. Send me a PM and i will email all the photos and instructions to you. There were 2 versions the instructions cover the moulded hull but the rest is virtually the same. Also 3 tugs were built 2 for the French navy, will include these as well. Mark

Billings Kongeskibet Dannebrog #410 by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Allen, go on the Billings website, they have posted a lot of plans etc for download Mark