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    πŸ“ The BIG St.Albans Model Show
    2 months ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    please stop this thread. Every post is coming through as an e mail. if you want to have general chat please PM as it is clogging up my inbox😑

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    πŸ“ Sail boat
    3 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    1st Hansajolle question. Boat is set up with servo for main and one for the fore sail? Am using a Planet T5 so which channels should I use. Also do I need to have ratchet or sprung TX controls for a sailing boat? Could I run both servos off a y lead to start with to make learning how to sail easier????? Am hoping to join Black Park Club in new year so if there are any members on this forum I'll be picking your brains soon%uD83E%uDD13

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    πŸ“ Sail boat
    3 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Have started building. SWMBO wanted her pressie early. Of course I agreed%uD83E%uDD14 if anybody decides to but one of these I have a tip. The instructions supplied are in German. You have to download the English ones, however there is also a set of tips which are updates of the original instructions. These are not on the website. Easy you would think send Aeronaut an email. Ha first find their email address!!!!!!!!!!! After much searching of German translation I found an address and went for it. Got a fantastic reply from Thorsten of Aeronaut with a 4 page translation of the tips. Only problem is they are 5 pages long!!!!! Back we went. Thorsten admitted they had not produced the 5th page, their mistake, so he did me a translation. Really good service. I will hold on to them or if allowed will post them on the Forum for future users? Very nice model to build. Laser cut wood is lovely, so even I should be able make it look good. Have few questions coming up so will continue with this thread as I'm not really going to do Abilene blog.

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    πŸ“ 1/48 scale Royal Navy crew figures
    3 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Come back George Turner all is forgiven!!!!!!!%uD83D%uDE22

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    πŸ“ Sail boat
    3 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Big brown box just arrived from Austria 😊 . Final cost was 190GBP. Reckon I saved best part of 30GBP. Got it as quickly as via UK supplier!!!!!. Prob won't start building til after Xmas as technically it's my pressie from her indoors. Might do a blog but need to finish my speedline huntsman first. πŸ˜€ Watch this space

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    πŸ“ Sail boat
    3 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Just ordered a Hansajolle from Modellsport Schweighofer . if ive worked out the conversion it should be around £190 including P&P. current best UK price is £219 £9.99 P&P. Fingers crossed 😯

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    πŸ“ Sail boat
    3 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Must admit had thought of the RTR route but to be honest I like the building bit

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    πŸ“ Sail boat
    3 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Yes, had a read through the other day. Am currently contacting some German suppliers who are selling at 249%u20AC which is about Β£170 so depending on shipping may be cheaper than UK. Best price in UK that I have found is Β£219 P&P. Awaiting to hear what that would be.

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    πŸ“ Sail boat
    3 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Now Ive just got to raid the piggy bank and get it into the house unseen 🀐

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    πŸ“ Sail boat
    3 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    This is what I think I might go for. it has plastic hull but wood internals and finishing. I like the look of it..
    Aeronaut Hansajolie: Sailing Yacht

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    πŸ“ Sail boat
    3 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks for that. I had seen Belairs website and did wonder about the starlet. I've just ordered some glue stands from them and saw the boat sets. Unfortunately won't be able to get to Warwick this year. Food for thought.

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    πŸ“ Sail boat
    3 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    I have been building model boats for a few years now. I have always stuck with electric power . I hanker after learning to sail a r/c boat. Can anybody suggest a good starter yacht. I like building so a kit is an option. I like traditional boats rather than racing yachts but would consider anything. Have looked at Aeronaut who seem to to do a couple that may be suiteable. Anybody got any thoughts.

    Ps never done plank on frame or built from plans. Would try prof but not sure about plans. Prefer a kit.

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    πŸ“ Pickaxe,blood axe.
    3 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    A picture may help!!!
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    πŸ“ Micro Servo wires
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    thanks for all the help. off to Maplins on Thursday to get supplies!!!!(other stores are available)

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    πŸ“ Micro Servo wires
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    I think I'll have ago. if you don't try you don't improve 😰

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    πŸ“ Micro Servo wires
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Just looked at the price with postage so will try another tack. I found standard plug with wires in the bottom of the box, never really noticed it before. Will try Daves idea of solder and sleeve.

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    πŸ“ Micro Servo wires
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Might just order one just to see if it works. soldering is my least good skill 😭

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    πŸ“ Tiny brushless motor
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Here is a picture of the plug and its socket

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    πŸ“ Micro Servo wires
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Attached is a photo of the servo with original plug on

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    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks for the info. I will have to change the plug as it is a completely different pin spacing than standard. Now I have the colours I should be ok.

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    πŸ“ Tiny brushless motor
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    I am building a Speedline Huntsman. It comes with a tiny brushless motor. There are three wires the size of hairs coming out it. The first half inch has a black finish which I presume is insulation. the rest is bare wire. The model is supplied with a little 3 pin plug to connect to the speed controller wires. If and its a big if I manage to solder the wires on to the pins how do I insulate them?

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    πŸ“ Micro Servo wires
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    I have a micro servo that I am fitting in my Speedline Huntsman. The problem is the wires are not the usual red, black & white. they are brown, red & orange. Can anybody tell me the right corresponding colours so I can refit the right size plug πŸ’­

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    πŸ“ Boat crew
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Try this link .Adrians Figures produce the old George Turner figures. They may need customising for what you want but paint and filler can create miracles πŸ˜€

    http://www.kmbc.yolasite.com/adrians-marine-figures.php
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    πŸ“ 2.4gig Radio and brushed motors???
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    I have 27 and 2.4 and I swap them at random. I only have brushed models and have never had any problem at all. I would agree that the 2.4 rx needs to be as high up and def above the waterline to be effective. Too many not knowitalls around. Stick with your planet. Most of them prob have really expensive 27/40 gear and are p*^^#d off that you can do what they can for only a few quid!!!! πŸ•Š

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    πŸ“ Speedline 1/48th scale Huntsman
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Have started to build. Like all good builders I started with the stand. this comes with the model and Is laser cut from perspex. not easy to photograph!!! The hull has been trimmed and the chine strips and spray rails have been added. Also the slot for the prop shaft and the hole for the rudder post have been drilled. The final photo Is just to give some scale to the model. The unfinished project In the background Is my Sea Breeze. Cant wait to get to the electrics, I think I'll need a microscope!!!!

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    πŸ’¬ Speedline 1/48th scale Huntsman
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    This is what you get in the box. For something so small I wonder how I am going to get it all in. The brushless motor is not much bigger than a big pea!!! not sure how long this will take as I am also in the process of building a Vintage models Sea Breeze. its only taken me a year and a half to get to the bottom skins!!!!! As soon as I get going Ill put up some more pictures. Wish me luck. 😯

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    πŸ“ Speedline 1/48th scale Huntsman
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    I have always loved The Hunstsman. I had a fibre glass Precedent one a few years back but never really got it going, this was before Lipos and brushless motors. it was more like a barge than a power boat. When I first saw this one I was amazed that it looked so good despite its diminutive stature. After a few mails with Adrian at Speedline and a conversation at Warwick I walked away with a sport model with single power power pack. I also bought some 2 cell lipos, charger and bag from the component store. I should point out that lipos and brushless are still a complete mystery to me and Ive picked one of the smallest models available to start on!!!!!

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    πŸ“ INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Good idea. Will have to remember that next time.

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    πŸ“ INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    I was about the 5th person in on Friday morning. I had a shopping list that included one of speedline little huntsman. Got all I wanted in the first hour although nearly half of that was queueing up at a certain battery stand. Their stock was running low then so heaven only knows what would have been there by Sunday. As others have said layout almost identical as 2 years ago( last time I went) which helps when you are looking for things but otherwise there was nothing much new. Pity some of the bigger suppliers have pulled out over the last couple of years

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    πŸ“ Water to sail on
    4 years ago by jeremy ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi,
    Have been away from boats for a while but am gradually getting the bug back. I am looking for places to sail. I tend to go for scale/semI scale fast launches of various scales. I am close to St Albans so can use the pond there. I also use the River Colne and the Grand Union canal which Is on my door step. I have received an e mail from this website about the Chesham and District club but I can't find anything about It. Does It exist????

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