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Les-Forbes

Member Stats
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Member No. 4468
Registered 15th Sep 2017
Last Online 10th Apr 2018
City Johnstone PA6
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 1
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 59
Photos Posted 65
Likes Received 75
Likes Given 31
78 Total Posts
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Joysway Dragonflite 95
Type: Yacht
Captain
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
158 points away from Admiral!
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Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 8
Forum Thread 5 155
Forum Post 2 118
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 110
Photos Response 3 9
Video Post 15 45
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 31
Received Likes 2 150
642 Total Points
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Recent Posts
DRAGONFLITE 95 by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 10 months ago
DRAGONFLITE 95 R/C YACHT JOYSWAY J4C05 RADIO & J5C01R RECEIVER. JOYSWAY 'B' RIG & JOYSWAY 'B' SAIL. Due to failing health. All unused and boxed. Purchased September 2017. Can deliver to Carlisle. £350

PROBOAT RECOIL 17 12.1 VOLT BATTERY by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 10 months ago
Yes Dave I'll do that in the interim. Thank for your help and suggestions.

PROBOAT RECOIL 17 12.1 VOLT BATTERY by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 10 months ago
Thank Dave M. It get's confusing when in the manual it states... Charge to half capacity after use. But of course, how can you charge it to half capacity, when the charger charges EACH cell separately. It's hair pulling out stage. LOL.

PROBOAT RECOIL 17 12.1 VOLT BATTERY by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 10 months ago
Can I leave this Li-po battery, which is fully charged as of 8th October, for a period of one week. I mean will it be safe to do that.

PROBOAT RECOIL 17 12.1 VOLT BATTERY by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 10 months ago
Thanks again Dave. Keeping with this same battery, can you tell me please if this battery has a JST, DEANS STYLE, MINI-TAMIYA, or a XT60 connector.

PROBOAT RECOIL 17 12.1 VOLT BATTERY by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 10 months ago
Thanks Dave. That now makes sense. My last point was in thinking if I had a higher rated battery eg 2200 mAh I would be able to run it longer in the water than the supplied 1300 mAh.

PROBOAT RECOIL 17 12.1 VOLT BATTERY by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 10 months ago
Can anyone explain to me what the following statements, printed on this battery, means please. 1) 20C DISCHARGE RATE 2) 3C CHARGE RATE 3) 1300 mAh 3S 11.1v If I purchase a futher battery at say 2200 mAh, would I need to make sure it discharges and charges at the same figures as the 1300 mAh above.

DISCHARGE CONUNDRUM by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
Hi Dave. Here is the section in the manual regarding the battery.

DISCHARGE CONUNDRUM by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
The battery charging section is within the main user manual for this little Proboat Recoil 17.

DISCHARGE CONUNDRUM by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
The instruction manual says "When the charging of one cell is complete (there are three cells in this battery) the LED turns green and the next cell is charged. It then states in the manual "Charge your Li-Po battery to about half capacity before storage." How do you do that when each cell is charged separately during the process

JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE 95 TRANSMITTER by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
Thanks Jarvo.

JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE 95 TRANSMITTER by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
Thanks Jarvo. Do I still switch the mode setting under the battery holder.

PROBOAT RECALL 17 by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
Thanks Boaty. That's a good idea.

JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE 95 TRANSMITTER by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
NOW LOOSEN UP PLEASE: I have this Joysway transmitter. It's for my Dragonflite 95. The controls on the left operate the rudder and the controls on the right operate the sails. I'm use to it being the opposite. Do I change the mode selector switch under the battery housing and THEN loosen and tighten the screws as per instructed. It just seems long winded.

PROBOAT RECALL 17 by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
Yes Dave, you might be right. It is a small boat and a larger and possibly higher rated battery, may upset the dynamics. Thanks for your help.

PROBOAT RECALL 17 by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
This little brushless speed boat, with the supplied battery a 3S LiPo, has a run time of approx ten minutes. Could a stronger LiPo battery increase the run time. Sorry. It's a Proboat Recoil 17.

IN FOR A PENNY IN FOR A POUND by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
Just trying my hat on for my upcoming Captainship. Neighbour mentioned to me it will help me play the part. Struth, what would we do withouut humour.

DRAGONFLITE 95 SHORT KEEL by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
DRAGONFLITE 95 SHORT CARBON KEEL: With many local councils here in the United Kingdom having restricted cash flow, it's getting increasingly more difficult to source a pond that's weed free and has the required depth for the D95's standard keel. Has anyone had experience of this now available shortened version and it's advantages and disadvantages. By the way, does anyone know the actual length of the standard Dragonflite 95 keel. Is it true that approx some 80mm is taken up of the length of the keel to insert into the hull. I'm trying to gauge as a comparison, the short keel against the standard keel, in order to have a guide as to what water depth I can sail in.

FLYSKY FS-I6S TRANSMITTER by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
RNinMunich Yes I'll go with your recommendations. But it is the FLYSKY FS-iA6 I have at the moment. Doesn't that not have the proportional ports.

FLYSKY FS-I6S TRANSMITTER by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
Thanks for all your help. It's much appreciated. Les.

FLYSKY FS-I6S TRANSMITTER by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 11 months ago
Thanks for all that help and references. I'll tackle that tomorrow morning. Les.

FLYSKY FS-I6S TRANSMITTER by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 12 months ago
Thanks Dave, that's very reassuring. I'll be sure to let you know the outcome.

FLYSKY FS-I6S TRANSMITTER by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 12 months ago
Hi Dave. Sorry for the confusion. This is the FLYSKY unit I have. The FS-i6. The company that supplied me it provided the wrong transmitter. As a gesture of goodwill they are offering to replace it with the model FS-i6s. And I was wondering if it has other facilities or easier to program. It certainly look cleaner and less cluttered. The photo showing the plug at the back is infact the FLYSKY FS-i6.

FLYSKY FS-I6S TRANSMITTER by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 12 months ago
Thanks for that information Dave, it's been very helpful. Can you tell me what plug or cable I need to update my Ds-i16 on-line. The socket at the back of mine doesn't look like a USB one. Thanks Les.

FRESH BATTERY RUNNING TIME by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 12 months ago
Thanks Dave. That's very informative and information I wasnt aware of.

FLYSKY FS-I6S TRANSMITTER by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 12 months ago
FLYSKY FS-IA6S I have an opportunity to exchange my current FLYSKY transmitter for the one above. It’s primarily for drones etc but has a more simplified set up with a touch screen access. Anyone got one and that has some experience of it's use with a sailing yacht.

PROBOAT WESTWARD 18 by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 12 months ago
PROBOAT WESTWARD 18: Anyone know if there should be a small nut at the end of this screw.

RNLI Largs Scotland by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 12 months ago
Got this charming we fishing trawler from the local RNLI in Largs. Then I came accros this photograph of similarly looking vessels. Great stuff.

ALL THE TOY SAILING BOATS by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 12 months ago
Anyone know who made these glorious boats, particularly through the sixties and seventies. Countless hours with the children watching them sail round and round till the wind would act in their favour and bring them back to shore. Frequently though, had to wade in with my trousers rolled up to rescue them. Of course the crying would stop then.

A SAD DISCOVERY by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 12 months ago
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it: Athenia: Is this the wreck of the first ship to be sunk in WW2? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41503664