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    ๐Ÿ“ FT009 racing boats
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Davidm3. Had a rummage through the spares box and replace the RX control box completely and put in a brushed speed controller.
    Managed to fit in a 1500ma 3sel battery. Runs ok on the bench and in my fish pond it will be given a real test tomorrow at our club pond.
    Stay safe you lot. Jim.

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    ๐Ÿ“ FT009 racing boats
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Hermank l agree with RodC if you attend the club meets and go to the main exhibitions you cant help but come home with some thing that for you is a piece of gold. you also have to lucky to be in the right place at the right time. stay safe you lot, Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ FT009 racing boats
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi chaps hope all is well. Went to Headcorn the southern model show last week with the Chantry model boat club. What a beautiful couple of days bagged a few bargains well happy.
    picked up FT 009 racing boat for a couple of pounds but without the remote transmitter here,s my question does anyone know what protocol they are on ie-
    Frsky spectrum flysky or anyone of the multitude of bands on 2.4 meg. Look after yourselves stay safe Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ Glue
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    AHH the smell of banana oil I've gone back 65 odd years watching my dad and some of his brothers brushing in banana oil around their Mills diesel engines as fuel proofer.
    Stay safe, Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ sail making.
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi chaps refurbing my Robbe Smaradg l needed a new jib sail never tried to make one before but thought l would have a go. Used another smaradg sail as a template, ordered up the parts and had a go.
    Made a good job according to my fellow club mates so well happy.
    couple of questions why are sails made from several panels if your chosen material is large enough to make it in one piece also has anyone a favourite glue too use on sails also is there a good method of adding the luff tape and keeping it straight. cheers chaps.
    Stay safe you lot, Jim

    ๐Ÿ“ sail making'
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi chaps, I,m referbing my Robbe smaradg at the moment. Made myself a new set of sails not bad for a first attempt. A couple of questions, is there a reason the sails are made in panels and not in one piece if your chosen material is large enough. When adding the luff tape how do you get a nice even gap so you add the mast stay
    ( not sure if thats the correct term) afterwards.
    One more thing has anybody a favourite glue they use for sail making.
    Cheers chaps, stay safe you lot,

    ๐Ÿ“ Smaragd Restoration
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well done Allen, I,ve rebuilt 2 smaragd,s they are lovely boats to sail. l kept very close to the original materials. but did beef up the sail track' I did try putting a strong spring on the end pulley to take a little of the tension off the sail servo, didnt work very well in a strong breeze so was removed. good luck, stay safe you lot Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ rattle paint cans
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    hi chaps, thanks for the replies. The brushing it out seems to have worked, its not flat flat but l recon a bit of 400 grit and elbow grease will do the trick.
    I did try to use the original spray can tops, horrible job going through the recycle bin, then found that the first 2 cans had a tube that went down into the can and the third, you guessed it came out of the top of the can, l gave up then' stay safe you lot Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ rattle paint cans
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi chaps, got the right hump, bought three rattle cans from a well known motoring supplies used two and got a really good finish ready for the final coats and a good polish.
    This Was not to be, the third can the spray head hole was oversize and laid down so much paint l had to use a brush to spread out the thick runs of paint.
    Do yourselves a favour if you use rattle cans check out the spray hole it will save you a lot of time, trouble, and disappointment.
    stay safe you lot Jim ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Smaradg
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi all, thankyou for your contributions. Dave 976, l think your right that the parts are bespoke to Robbe also all have said its a good idea. l cant see it being ignored by other yacht kit makers, l will keep looking around the net one never knows what will turn up. stay safe you lot, Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Smaradg
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi luckyduck, your exactly right the way it fits and tightens the sail, and l think it's Robbe own design. It's a good idea so l recon that somebody out there still manufacture's some thing close to the original. Ok
    Stay safe you lot. Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Smaradg
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi all this is a picture of what Robbed call the peak fitting in place on the jib sail on my other smardge. Its probably Robbe own design.

    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Smaradg
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    hi chaps took the part l need out-of my other smaragd and took a plcture. This is what Robbe call a peak fitting.

    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Smaradg
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi chaps lm in the middle of refurbing a Smaragd. I need to order a few new bits for the jib sail, trouble is l dont know what they are called.
    l have the original parts list for the smaragd, robbe describe it as a peak fitting. Its the part inserted into the rear of the boom to tension the jib sail. Been on line drawn a complete blank, so it must called or described as something else.
    Any ideas chaps, stay safe, Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ What are peoples thoughts on the Frsky Tandem XE and Ethos
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi champdriver Im with Dave 976 l used Frsky for years then they forked the protocol. l didnt agree with that and at the same time radiomaster brought out the TX 16. The TX 16 s with the new EDGE protocol is absolutely brilliant. And it will bind to virtually any
    2.4 receiver on the market so you dont have to lug around a trans mitter for every model you take out.
    stay safe you lot, Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wings and Wheels
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    hi chaps if your going to the wings and wheels the Chantry model boat club from Blue water will be their pop over and say hello.
    Jim Dogge.

    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Atlantis
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Cheers lads, l knew you wouldnt let me down. I was toying with the sail arm idea and if you dont mind Singing pug l will copy and use your idea.
    once again to every body who replied your a great bunch of friendly and informative chaps, thank you Jim.

    PS she is rather a large lady, not sure how long my old bones will cope with launching and retrieving her. I will enjoy her while l can.

    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Atlantis
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi chaps need a little help has anybody the the instructions for sail control lines inside the hull.
    picked up an Atlantis recently but all of the internal controls, sail winch and rudder servo have been removed. I do own a smaller Robbe twin masted boat and compared the layout. The Atlantis seems to have a couple of pulleys missing. Any help will be appreciated. stay safe, Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ motor brackets
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi chaps just been into my local LIDL,s they are selling fence panel angle brackets all different sizes a nice thick gauge and ideal for the mounting of electric motors.
    good luck stay safe Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ Thoughts on Spektrum RC units
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi all l do agree that the older spectrum radios were of a better quality. I decided that when my DX 8 gave up the ghost l would look around the transmitter market. I spent quite a bit of time comparing transmitters from the really expensive Futabas to the basic Flysky. I took into consideration the new protocols being developed, Open source. In my opinion at that time for build quality and price the Fr sky taranis was the best it did take a little time to get used to the open source protocol.
    I have now moved on again and now using the Radiomaster tx16 great piece of kit as l am able to bind all of my different branded 2.4 receivers to the one transmitter.
    But if you want simplicity at a low price then the Flysky transmitters are the best.

    ๐Ÿ“ What Radio do you use?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Chugalone lots of great advice from the chaps. I have only two transmitters now a FR SKY and a Radiomaster 16 these are all l need both do an excellent job. but do take a little time using the operating protocol.
    Most of the Chaps on our club waters like the Flysky 6 channel.
    they are simple to operate and cover all their needs.
    Good luck stay safe, Jim.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RC Boat trailer/stand
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Dave RR l will be very interested if you can do a build blog l would like to build a trailer for my Riva. l did look into building or buying one several years ago. The only ones available seem to be very expensive and only to be imported from the US.
    l did look around on the net for some plans no luck at that time.
    Good luck with the build. Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ Bench organiser.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi chaps not sure weather the price,s are expensive, l buy the storage boxes from IKEA. pre assembled and several different sizes, made of plywood, put together rather well.
    l have had some for 20 odd years, Knocked about a bit but still in great condition. stay safe Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ Losing interest.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi nick l lost my 36 year old son in 2018. A complete shock to all who new and loved him. Like you l completely lost my way cheap whisky and beer was pushing its way into my weak,nd reality to what had happend. l was a self employed engineer so l had to work to survive to keep the rest of my familys heads above water. There were times when l just dont want to to think about it.
    lt sounds very selfish but l really got into building refurbishing and the pain started to lessen, Did not go away but l was able to function a lot better. modelling helped me cope l hope you find something that helps you Stay safe Jim

    ๐Ÿ“ In for a Dip
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi chaps motor car safety belts long strong and wide. also very cheap from car scrap yards.

    ๐Ÿ“ The Pleasure of Building Models
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Im with you Firefighter the enjoyment and satisfaction l feel while building almost anything, be it a boat aircraft or even a brick wall, using your brain to get round large or small problems keeps your juices flowing.
    Then if somebody else comes along and complements you for doing a fine piece of work and you can share your skills with others l find that quite humbling.
    stay safe out there chaps, Jim

    ๐Ÿ“ battery testers.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    hi chaps thank you for oppinions and help on battery testers l decided to buy the GT POWER battery and watt tester.
    Took a little searching to find some one who had one in stock.
    Robotbirds in England had some and they were around the same advertised price as other outlets.
    Cheers chaps the start of another small adventure. Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ battery testers.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    hi chaps, thanks to JB and Dave for your replys to my question.
    I do own two very good battery chargers and probaly rely a little too much on them for the safety aspect to make sure they are charging batteries correctly. l will look into your recomendations.
    cheers chaps stay safe Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ battery testers.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi chaps hope we are all well. Im looking to get a good quality battery tester the type that will test several different types of battery. I have several of the cheapie one,s from hobbyking and some off the net every one gives a different reading.
    so l throw it out there who do you recon makes the best one.
    stay safe, Jim.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wanted: accesories
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jimdogge ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi julio im sure if you go onto the Amati site you can buy sets of the air intakes and cleats. you may also be able to buy a complete set of the small metal parts for your friends Riva.
    Good luck. Jim



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