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Mids-Phil

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Member No. 5375
Registered 14th Jan 2019
Last Online 12th Feb 2019
City Leicester LE9
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 0
Photos Posted 6
Likes Received 1
Likes Given 0
3 Total Posts
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Harbour
Sea-Lite
Type: Yacht
Fairey Swordsman
Type: Pleasure Craft
Flytec HQ2011-1
Type: Pleasure Craft
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
24 points away from Chief Petty Officer!
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Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 0
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
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 2
26 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Sea-Lite by Mids-Phil Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
[Score: 5/10] - Comments: Acquired this Sea-Lite sailing yacht as a project. Everything works after a fashion but based on mixed reviews the intention is to replace the radio gear, winch and rudder servos and increase the keel weight

Fairey Swordsman by Mids-Phil Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 36"/5000g Fairey Swordsman Single Propellor (3 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 8Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Bought this some years ago with a holed hull and no cabin. Made only those repairs needed to make it useable, fitted new 2.4Ghz radio gear and batteries, and have been using it ever since. I keep threatening to restore it properly but it's fun as it is and a rebuild is probably more realistic anyway.

Flytec HQ2011-1 by Mids-Phil Petty Officer   Posted: 10 days ago
[Score: 4/10] 18" Flytec HQ2011-1 Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 15mins Twin Propellors (2 Blade S Type) Geared Powered by NiMH (9.6v) 1Amp/h Batteries - Comments: I was feeling bored and saw this cheap Chinese toy boat advertised on t'internet. As I say it was cheap but it did have something of a passing resemblance to an Aquarama.... so I ordered one and when it arrived it really didn't look too bad. The down side was the radio gear was 27MHz and comprised just two forward and reverse switches to give forward, back and turn functions, but with no variable speed control. But then I wasn't expecting much anyway. So opening it up the innards were a doddle to remove and were replaced with a 2.4GHz receiver, esc, servo and rudder assembly. Thought about trying to fit water cooling but there really was no signifficant heat generated so it didn't seem worth it Photos seen elsewhere show the boat to plough pretty inelegantly through the water so spray rails and a couple of strakes were fitted to the hull to hopefully improve things in that regard. Anyway it's all back together now with everything working just fine, but I haven't had a chance to put it in the water yet (well it's been in the bath to make sure it floats but that's all) Looking forward to taking it out when the opportunity arises. In the meantime it's looking good on the shelf in the summerhouse and I am looking for the next project. I have to say that I have no illusions about my own abilities and I am totally in awe of the builds seen here. Nobody told me this would be addictive!