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    46" RAF Fire Tender
    Vintage Model Works kit : My third kit from this London based company, I had a few issues but I'm very pleased to say that they really excelled themselves and everything was sorted very quickly. I've tried plastic & fibreglass kits but cannot get on with either. Here's hoping for a good summers sailing .๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Maycraft Mercury 39 " vintage
    1 month ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Everone
    Hope we are all enjoying the over heated normal british summer !
    I purchased this vintage kit as a started model and am now nearing the build completion.
    I've seem some photos of colours and some varnishing but.....I'm looking to bring her up to date( in a sympathetic way).
    Any ideas or thoughts on colours or finish.
    Or any pics .
    I'm also considering selling her, so maybe I should offer her as a fresh build and leave to new keeper
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    6 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Everyone
    Hope everyone is in good fettle, an update ....
    Having listened to everyone's thoughts and ideas and proved it wasn't the Tx or Rx, decided to swap out the brushless ESC .

    I also swapped out the motor and battery for traditional Torpedo 850 and Mtroniks 25A marine ESC plus Lead Acid battery. Now all rigged up and ready to go and you've guessed it . Full Astern

    Interestingly the brushless JP 600 ESC was only used once, so it must be a overtime deterioration.
    Anyone else experienced this I wonder ?
    The sun is shining and you know where I'm off to๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Thanks again everyone
    Best wishes to you all
    Jon
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    7 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Everyone
    Cheers to one & all
    All very useful info going forward, based on what has been suggested think I will invest in a new ESC and keep those fingers well and truly crossed.
    I will post the results and my findings

    In the mean time , keep well and stay safe.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Best wishes
    Jonb.
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    7 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Dave
    Thank you for your continuing efforts with this issue ..this morning I took your advice and swapped over the rudder servo lead to esc , and your right , full functionality on rudder ....so, now have proved Tx & Rx are OK
    Going forward need to try and reconfigure ESC or swap out .
    Point of interest ....this is a water cooled ESC to link with water cooled brushless motor . If it was changed for a non cooled one and I rigged up an air cooled system for the motor , would I be up looking at a disaster in the making ?

    Thanks again to everyone, you are all educating my grey cells
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    7 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Very interesting....thanks
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    7 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    I do keep it warm in the winter ๐Ÿ˜†
    Not sure I know what jumpers refer to !
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    7 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    So, in your opinion it can't be the ESC ??
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    7 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Everyone
    Many thanks for all your thoughts and ideas ..
    Have retried Tx first then Rx .... no improvement !
    Why would the system retain 75% of the operation, ie full servo on the rudder and full power on forward only .
    I would of thought, (probably wrongly). all or nothing .
    Is it possible to prove an individual piece of kit has given up the ghost ?
    The ESC is a jp600 that's all I can read, used velcro and on removal all the little writing has disappeared ๐Ÿ˜•
    Thanks again for your time everyone, it is appreciated ๐Ÿ‘
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    7 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you, I will try that tomorrow , pretty sure I've used that scenario but I will try it

    Thanks again
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    7 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi
    Thanks for your reply ....yes (if I remember correctly) that's what I had to do
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    ๐Ÿ“ 46" RAF Fire Tender
    7 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Vintage Model Works kit :
    My third kit from this London based company, I had a few issues but I'm very pleased to say that they really excelled themselves and everything was sorted very quickly.
    I've tried plastic & fibreglass kits but cannot get on with either. Here's hoping for a good summers sailing .๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    7 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    46" RAF Fire tender : running with brushless motor
    Planet T5 TX & R6M RX , Water jacketed ESC , nothing other than normal equipment.
    Last time in the water (a few years ago) all was well if my memory is to be believed.
    Re commissioned last week Rudder operation as normal
    and forward power all good . But NO reverse !!
    Re binded and reset trims etc etc.
    Can anyone offer some explanation PLEASE.
    Many thanks
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Commodore Graupner kit of the '70's
    8 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Some guys get all the luck.
    Very happy for you ๐Ÿ˜Š and good luck with the restorations
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    ๐Ÿ“ Maiden voyage
    9 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Very Lucky Grandson, looks really brill๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin props - different speeds
    9 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Wow, ๐Ÿ˜ was this an after thought or how have you managed to disguise the wiring ?
    Love your detailing anyway
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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    9 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Many thanks for the clarification and update that's very useful info ๐Ÿ‘
    Best wishes jonb
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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    9 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi All
    Just to follow on ...Lipo ESC. v 12v ESC , can someone explain the difference as Lipo's
    appear a little more expensive . Why ,?
    Can I really use either ?๐Ÿ˜Š

    Thanks
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    You're not alone ...I fell at an early fence, but have carried on for the fun๐Ÿ˜ of it !!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Smit nederland tug
    10 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Great Build , well done ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ New members
    10 months ago by jonb ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Everyone
    Thanks for the warm welcome, looking forward to being able to pick the brains of you seasoned salt dogs !
    In middle of 2nd Fire Tender build, difficult to find modern wood build kits I find.
    Like many (I should imagine) suffer from not enough space and lack of good tools.
    Good thing Xmas is around the corner .๐Ÿ˜
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