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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin motors
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    BobbyN, very helpful. Thanks

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: TID Tug
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    outstanding

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Viv Smeed REMORA
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hey Viv. Not exactly the same thing but I also miss the smell of nitromethane race fuel that I used to run in my full size street rod, see my blue 1940 Ford. Now I just use pump gas, not the same though

    ๐Ÿ“ WEED PROBLEMS !!!!!!
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    they used to have them until global warming has made the winters a little warmer. Me and my friends used to go ice skating on many golf course water hazards on Long Island around the 5 towns near Far Rockaway.

    ๐Ÿ“ WEED PROBLEMS !!!!!!
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    We do not need any alligator caution sighs up north on Long Island๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ Twin motors
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    please take note that one of the props is right handed and the other one is left handed. With that said both motors should be running in the same directions.

    ๐Ÿ“ WEED PROBLEMS !!!!!!
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    In the USA Canadian geese are a protected species and you can not hurt them or eliminate them. Why? They are good for nothing but shitting up the environment. It cost money to clean up their mess on the ground and water. It's about time to thin out their ranks and make it more pleasant for the environment again. Sorry for the rant.

    ๐Ÿ“ WEED PROBLEMS !!!!!!
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    when things really get bad here with the weeds and algae the only boats that can be used are air boats but I hate the loud sound they create. Anyone know of any that are not so loud?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Planking
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Wildhog, does the ammonia trick work on all types of wood?

    ๐Ÿ“ speed controller
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I too run SLA batteries for the weight and I am not fond of the fire potential of LIPO's

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Torpedo Boat pictures pt 5
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    what are the 2 flexible hoses for?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Navigation lights
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Rod on the info for a SMD, I've seen them but never knew what they were called. Len

    ๐Ÿ“ Navigation lights
    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Fred, pardon my ignorance but what is a SMD

    ๐Ÿ“ Mystery object of the day.
    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I think Bill is correct that they air search light barrels. Looks like you also have the lenses

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Built the winch, added exhaust
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    That's is why I don't like LIPOs. I know they have their place but I try not to use them if I can. I usually use metal nickel hydride or I prefer sealed lead acid or gel cells if the boat can handle the weight, they make great ballast. Always use a LIPO bag for charging and storage. Do not use metal ammunition boxes unless you vent them because if you have a runaway fire the box can explode with shrapnel and burning lithium flying everywhere, I know for a fact that this has happened but not body was hurt except for some dirty underwear.

    ๐Ÿ“ USS BARB.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    vert nice but I think the best way to dust off a sub is to put it under water, LOL. Sorry but I could not help

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Motor.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    thanks for the tip about Technobots and also MFACOMO looks to be a good source for drive train items

    ๐Ÿ“ Garage upgrade
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    On the negative side you can't find things now but on the plus side you were able to find stuff you have not seen or been able to find for years,๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Flysky 6Ch to 10Ch firmware update
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Neil, glad you were able to update the radio but I suggest you should always make a backup file before you do any updates. This way you can always go back to the previous file if you need to or in your case you can download all the model info from the previous file to the new one and you do not have to manually input all the model info again.
    Anyone using the Flysky FS-ST8 there is an firmware update that increases the radio from 8 to 12 channels. In addition there is also a 12 channel receiver available, FS-SR12.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thought I had finished!!
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    been there, done that

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lifeboat crew Part 2, helmet, arms and collar.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    you are incredible. thanks for sharing and inspiring me.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Creating a Lifeboat crew Part 1.
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Ouch

    ๐Ÿ“ When to give up
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    as others have already said it was a blessing that no one was hurt.

    ๐Ÿ“ Die-Cutting...crushing
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    good luck

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Highlander Clyde Puffer,(Mountfleet.)
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    It is a beautiful vessel. I expect you are going to experience ballasting issues with so much weight toward the stern and the steam header toward one side. I am sure you will figure it out and good luck.

    ๐Ÿ“ Weed the dreaded Weed.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    i just ordered an air boat and will take it with me when I go to the pond in case I can use my tug do to the weeds

    ๐Ÿ“ Weed the dreaded Weed.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Same problem where in the states. I live on Long Island, New York and the local ponds we usually sail in are chocked wish weeds growing out of the bottom and not just those floating on the surface. The same problem in Queens. the only thing that can be used are propeller air boats. Who says there is no environmental impact
    I built my boat to use and not just look at on the shelf, bummer

    ๐Ÿ“ Are Motorized RC Scale Model Boats Hazardous?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Lew, I feel your pain as we have the same issue here on Long Island, NY. There are only a few ponds/lakes that are suitable for our needs but are off limits to model boats of any type or anything other than sail boats. The pond we use is clogged with weeds and Goose crap this year around the border and makes access to the water a problem. Just a question, why are Canadian Geese considered a protected species?
    Hope you maker out better than we have.

    ๐Ÿ“ Rochester, NY. Scale model boat club?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I hope you have good luck. If you ever get down to LI let me know and you can get together with us as an informal group of boat modelers in Lindenhurst on Sundays.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT,- NEW ACCESSORY
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Warrant Officer)
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    nice progress. Love your work area with a window.



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