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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Copper Plating the Hull
    10 days ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi cormorant only just seen your post about clamps l have a couple of moore and wright clamps and hardly use them l invested in the pistol squeeze type they come in all sizes mine range from 20 ins down to 4ins they are great one handed use and can be reversed so they can be used as a spreader.
    goodluck stay safe Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ ESC options
    15 days ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps thank you one and all for the info on the ESC,s especially to Ianh who more or less launched this particular piece and now a few of us are a little more informed.
    Cheers chaps stay safe, Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ ESC options
    17 days ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Bill, l agree the prices and the delivery times vary so much you could build a second model while waiting for the bits to arrive. I posted a couple of days ago for help to match a couple of graupner 600,s to esc,s a chap Ian posted back a make called hobbywings 1060 he mention they were a little high in amperage than l needed but better to much than to little and they are programmed by jumpers. Like you l trawled the the net was completely fed up after spending a lot of time looking at the same type of esc and not knowing the quality for the price. l ordered two from a supplier in london but they have a delivery of anything up to two weeks.
    I just hope they are not on the ship stuck in the suez canal. Good luck Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ E S C how to choose the correct size for a motor.
    20 days ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have graupner speed 600 motors going into my Aquarama riva l now have to choose the brushed esc to power them. their maximum direct drive current is 8.5 volts how do you work out the amp for the esc size.
    I,m sure l asked about this black art several years ago but got no replies.
    cheers chaps stay safe Jim
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    ๐Ÿ“ E poxy coating boat hull.
    27 days ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps decided to coat the wood hull of my Huntsman with E poxy resin only trouble l have never attempted it before any tips or a nod in the right direction would be appreciated and can you add colour to the E poxy resin when you apply it.
    Cheers chaps Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Nostalgia
    27 days ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Is still the best modelers shop almost anywhere. If Robbie hasnt got it he will order it and if he cant l think he will make it for you some of the most knowledgeable and helpfull bunch of chaps around modeling anywhere.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Smaragd
    1 month ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi tony if you go back into the posts for the robbe smaragd a chap, East Rn posted the Robbe drawings and building instructions on a pdf for the setup for the rig and the servo positions. Its on sheet No 4 if that dont help you l can furnish a few photo,s of the set up on my smaradg,s.
    Good luck Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dremel Tools
    1 month ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    hi chaps inherited a few Dremel tools from my Dad all worked fine but started to wear out so invested in some more Dremel tools, wish l had not, not reliable at all got to hot, the shaft seemed to get loose so drilling accuracy went out the window. Sold them at a model show and bought some cheap chinese stuff with the money l got. the chinese drill has the same size collar so all my dremel bits and piece,s fit.
    Most of the chinese tools work very well the more exspensive ones do look good in the workshop but there only good if you know how to use them.
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    ๐Ÿ“ test equipment.dc supplies
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Mould builder mmmm, that does look like a nice piece of kit, already own a digitaly adjustable soldering iron so l will keep mooching about on line and see what comes up.
    cheers stay safe all.
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    ๐Ÿ“ test equipment.dc supplies
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Grahame,
    yep so many to choose from ยฃ30 up to thousands all seem to be coming in from china with almost same spec just different prices, i,ll hang fire for a bit and see what else members have to contribute. I was looking at the 30v models at around the ยฃ50 odd mark that should cover most of the modelling motors l use.
    thanks for the reply. jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ test equipment.dc supplies
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    been thinking about adding a bench dc power supply to my workshop. would appreciate. a nudge or too in right direction. Don,t need anything with bells and whistles just to be able to supply a bread board to set up servos and lighting.
    stay safe chaps. the sun is shining in my part of kent soon be out with the boats. C,mon Boris make a decision.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Aqua Riva gripe.
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    cheers doug a pot of glue n glaze is winging its way to me.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Aqua Riva gripe.
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Toradog, l have a tube of the flexible ca l never thought about using a two part epoxy, never considered it to be flexible enough to do this kind of stick job. well lets see what happens.
    I,ll take on any suggestions, this is one dog who,s not too old to learn.
    stay safe chaps.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Aqua Riva gripe.
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    cheers boatshed the frame and windscreen have stuck together but im not sure for how long, the metal frame of the windscreen has not a great deal flat edge to stick to the screen.
    still lets see how it goes.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: my ladies
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    hi chaps as far as l know they are small scale versions of the ocean going racer,s of the eighties.
    l wouldnt recomend anything this large as your first sailboat tis a little awkward moving it around on occasion. l use a 4 wheeled garden trolley to access our pond.
    Pick yourself up a second hand sail boat from somthing like e bay then sit at the side of your prefered piece of water and seriously relax and chill out.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Smaragd
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi yes they are all seaworthy the boat to the left is rigged out to take a genoa sail but l use a jib sail on her. the boat to the far right is rigged for jib sail only
    The boat in the center is rigged for a genoa sail (two servos) is going into drydock she is looking a little dowdy and just needs a little bit of love and care.
    The servo set up inside all of them is per Robbe,s plan the only thing l have added was an extra switch so l can charge the battery without removing it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ my ladies
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Built, bought, collected over more years than l care to remember.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Smaragd
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi fellas thought seeing as you have been showing me yours i thought i would show you mine.
    My ladies in various couture.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Smaragd
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Mike no probs the hull is a bit of a beast to handle while trying to prepare it for painting the weight of the keel makes the hull flex quite a bit. l put the keel in a large vice to access most of the hull then hung it by the keel (upside down) to get to the rest this also made it easy to spray paint.
    The base of the keel was finished in the upright position.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Aqua Riva gripe.
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    hi chaps re windscreen what type of glue do you use. been using canopy glue for years on my models nearly always plastic to wood or plastic to plastic and has served well but dont seem to like sticking to the metal frame of the screen. l have spent a couple more hours cleaning up and re,glueing clamping it together let us see what happens. l have some of the flexible CA glue l think that will be my next attempt.

    hey toradog any chance of a video round your workshop, Dungeon ????.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Aqua Riva gripe.
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps just started to try and attach the windscreen and the frame together and then onto the boat. The instructions tell you to install the frame first then the screen plastic. What a game I thought soot juggling was awkward. Tried the instructed way glue smears all over the place.
    so now im going to glue the plastic to the frame then onto the boat.
    Do all of us boat people have a slice of the Marquis De Sade in us.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Smaragd
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    hi agent l noticed that another member has sent you drawings and construction book l too have all the original drawings 4 sheets the consruction manual and a 4 page list of parts called order no 1076 also have a copy of the extra items available list. All from the year 1992. If l can be of help give me a shout Robbe went skint in the early 2020,s there are very few spares left its a great deal make match or mend.
    the main mast and jib l needed to replace l just sat in front of the computer and went through all the model part supplies till l found someone who had them in stock. If you need sails then Frank at Nylet have never disappointed me very experienced chap.
    I noticed the crack on the keel to hull l had the same thing l rubbed i down made sure that their were no cracks in the hull filled all the dents with a flexible car body filler and then gave it a good few layers of under coat then resprayed it in the original yellow. ???
    Its a lovely boat to sail but a bit of a bruiser on the pond 13 odd kilo,s moving at fair rate not a lot gets in the way. good luck on your rebuild
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Smaragd
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi robbe thanks for the info l thought that all of that type, shape of sail were called spinnakers. thats me lot it will be walking the plank for me. and probaly no sippers before hand.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe Smaragd
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps going to show my my lack of sailing knowledge now l have two smaragd.
    why is the genoa called a blister or have l got this all wrong.
    l converted one of boats from having a genoa rig back to main sail and jib. thanks to Frank at Nylet very helpfull and knowledgeable chap.
    goes like a rocket in a decent breeze. As others have mentioned the stanchions are a little delicate l removed the original handrail ( nylon covered fishing trace wire ) and put on a length of 1mm stainless steel wire. l found the stiffness of the wire in the stanchions helped. It helped while moving the boat about didnt get caught up so much. And if it did gave the stanchions extra support.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Greta
    3 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi tony
    not really sure what wood the blinds are they came out of Ikea about 30 years ago were used then put into the, well they might come in handy again sometime pile.
    And now because of your tip they are cheers mate .
    The Carp Im holding was caught out of the river Ebro in Spain Nice size 43lbs bit of a surprise seeing I was fishing for the monster catfish. Still cant be bad a nice fish and a good tan.
    stay safe, jim
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    ๐Ÿ“ Greta
    3 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi All l just read tonys post I have a house full of wooden blinds and in the past some have been deemed as no good and been turfed out. not any more it takes somebody else to look at something and there you are planking for your next creation.
    Thank you Tony isnt this shared knowledge just great.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Receiver Ariel
    3 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    cheers chaps for the info on ariel cable lengths. Dougie you are immense.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Receiver Ariel
    3 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    the ariel cable to some of the small frsky receivers have a tendency to fall off and disappear. I keep a few old 35 mhz receivers and cut bits off the receiver cable for replacements seems to work for me.
    A question for the more technically minded the ariel cables on 35 mhz are often a couple of feet long and those on 2.4 may only be 6 to 8 inches long. If while you are replacing a lost cable on a 2.4 can you make it longer and will it give better reception.
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    ๐Ÿ“ boat roll
    3 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps , been thinking a bit more about the boat roll. I wonder if its the torque being produced by the propellor. you get tremendous body roll on some of the more powerful cars. l have quite a few spare 2/3 bladed props l think try a smaller size and see how it go,s
    But that will be when when they open up the club pond.
    stay safe.
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    ๐Ÿ“ How cold is your workshop?
    3 months ago by jimdogge ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi griss our club lake and model aircraft field has been completely shut down, cant do any form of hobby activity at all at the moment, its getting to be the highlight of the day is walking the dog and a wild trip to the supermarket.
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