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16th May 2018
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Member Stats
Member No. 4989
Registered 16th May 2018
Last Online 1st Dec 2018
City Harrogate HG3 2LY
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 1
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 5
Photos Posted 16
Likes Received 14
Likes Given 0
7 Total Posts
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HMS Cadiz
Type: Naval Ship
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
44 points away from Sub-Lieutenant!
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Boats in Harbour 8 8
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 10
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 0
Received Likes 2 28
56 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Smoke generator by landie Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
I made them myself (and engine mounts, battery mounts etc...) on my 3D printer. I printed a solid version to line up the motors then replaced those with the flexible ones afterwards.

HMS Cadiz by landie Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 48" HMS Cadiz Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 120mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive Powered by LiPoly (14.8v) 7Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Scratch built other than a fibreglass hull, built by my father over about 5 years using a mix of balsa, plasticard, ply and wire. He never sailed it but when I inherited it I was determined to complete it ready for it's first "sea trials". I've completed the RC installation and adjusted the ballast and it's now had two successful outings at the local boating lake.

Smoke generator by landie Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Mine is still in the "pile of bits on the bench" stage but when I figure out how to package it I'll post some pics. The model it's going into is HMS Cadiz, battle class destroyer which is around 1:96 scale so there's not a huge amount of space available, especially as the funnel is currently above the radio gear and batteries so I'll need to pipe the steam from the spare compartment I have nearer the bow.

Smoke generator by landie Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
I assume marlina2 is using the same as the one I linked to, no circuit required other than a 24v supply. The fan speed and the depth of water over the transducer seem to be the key factors in how much vapour is produced. I’m using a single funnel and twin transducers in mine, if I ever get it packaged small enough to fit in my model !

Smoke generator by landie Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
It is a piezo speaker, no spark involved or heat of any kind. It uses an ultrasonic wave to vaporise water. For example...

Smoke generator by landie Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
I'm in the middle of building an ultrasonic generator, tests so far look good but only played with it on the bench. Just add water... so easy enough to refill and costs nothing.

HMS Cadiz by landie Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
My dad built this over a long period of time, starting in the '80s. The hull is fibreglass and the rest is scratch built from plastic card, balsa, ply, wire and anything else he could adapt. Although he installed the motors, props and rudders he never completed the RC installation or tested it. I inherited his boat models a few years ago and wanted to "finish the job", getting the model on the water. After installing the RC gear and batteries over the last few months, this weekend was the first sailing outside the bath at the Valley Gardens boating lake. Happy to report that it sailed really nicely, seems to be reasonably stable although I did restrict it to calmer times when the MTBs and faster boats weren't running ! HMS Cadiz was a battle class destroyer, laid down and launched during WW2 although she didn't receive her commission until 1946 so didn't see combat with the Royal Navy, serving with the home fleet. Due to the changeover in pennant numbering she was originally allocated R09 and later, when the admiralty decided to revert to the D for Destroyer pennant numbering she was assigned D79. To reflect this my model has D79 on the starboard side and R09 on the port side. She was sold to Pakistan in the late '50s, and renamed PNS Khaibar. She was sunk with the loss of nearly all hands in 1971 in the Indo-Pakistan war.