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30th Apr 2018
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Joburg-sailor

Member Stats
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Member No. 4962
Registered 30th Apr 2018
Last Online 15th Oct 2018
City Roodepoort
Country South Africa
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 1
Photos Posted 11
Likes Received 10
Likes Given 1
8 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Empty Harbour
Chief Petty Officer
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
49 points away from Sub-Lieutenant!
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Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 2
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 15
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 3
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 1
Received Likes 2 20
51 Total Points
South Africa
Recent Posts
Dumas USS Crockett by Joburg-sailor Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Ooops, apologies Dumas USS Crockett, my video post ended up on yr site..should have been on SA Valour Class Frigate.

Dumas USS Crockett by Joburg-sailor Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Hope this works as I can't figure out how to post a video! Click on the media file and then on the download button. The file should then appear at the bottom of your screen. Spioenkop is officially a MEKO 200SAN class Frigate. I duplicated the unusual drive used in these boats in that they have CODAG-WARP; COmbined Diesel And Gas turbine - Waterjet And Refined Propellers. I have the main props motors and the jet drive on separate channels. The video clip shows the first test of this layout with the jet drive coming in after about 4sec of video and is switched off just before the end of the video. I was just so delighted that my system worked that I unashamedly ran it madly over-scale speed on this first outing....sorry!!

SA Valour Class Frigate by Joburg-sailor Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Glyn I am a member of GMBC and sail Emerentia Dam. I think u Guys have a big public day coming up soon and I am thinking of bring the Spoienkop along for a sail...that is if I can fix my TX in time (battery plug in the TX broken off and I can't find a replacement).

SA Valour Class Frigate by Joburg-sailor Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Wish I had caught up with you earlier Doug as your input re the MEKO 200 SAN would have been of great help. Fortunately (also late in the build) I found a long lost 2nd cousin (twice removed!) who served onboard the Spioenkop on her delivery voyage in 2005 and got some good stuff from him. Also found a clip on Facebook that provided detail that I had missed. Watch the interest of the bridge officers as they notice the drone filming them! https://www.facebook.com/andre.oosthuizen.9615/videos/vb.100... Currently the hangar door and chopper movement is not connected to anything...just demonstrated by putting then in contact with a battery individually. I have a spare channel on the stick and also the on/off switch used for model aircraft engine/power cut that I use on my Corvette model for the smoke generator. The sequence I would like to achieve is 1. Activate (power on) door opens. 2. Door reaches stop ...microswitch/ (stays fully open) 3. Chopper movement switch on 4. Chopper clears hangar and reaches stop on helipad. 5. If pos, close sequence in reverse of above. Reilly4 I can let you have a short video but I need some help as to how I place a video on the website. Some more pics taken during the build process attached just FYI.

SA Valour Class Frigate by Joburg-sailor Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Comments appreciated Colin. Many thanks.

SA Valour Class Frigate by Joburg-sailor Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
My second scratch build. SA Navy "Spioenkop". 1:80 scale. 2 Mtroniks 600 motors on the scale 40mm (home made) props running on 6v and Hobbywing 860 brushed ESC. Jetdrive (also homemade) runs on a 550 motor (I think!) and a 1060 Hobbywing ESC running on 12v. Chopper is a heavily modified Hobbyboss RN Super Lynx. Hangar door opens as well as chopper moves on helideck with worm drive and magnets. Idea is that this would happen sequentially ... but haven't managed to sort that out as I am "electronically challenged". Suggestions welcome!

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by Joburg-sailor Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Guys As a new member on Model-boats.com, I am wondering how you Fella's are viewing build pics etc. I see no attachments and get no pics?? Grateful advise. Tertius

a bit more done by Joburg-sailor Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Interesting take on a rescue boat that was sent to me from a friend in Brisbane OZ.