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    I promise I will finish a boat project before I start another......Maybe.
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    Pilot Boat.
    I have really enjoyed building this little boat. The painting, as always, I found a challenge. I am really pleased with the performance and the finished result. It has taken me around six months to build only being able to fit time in around a busy work schedule. Looking forward to the next one now.
    (Racing Boat) Genesis
    I bought this boat to give me some running time whilst I complete a major overhaul of my Patrol Torpedo Boat and build my Police Launch kit. I plan to try it for the first time next week in my local river. I would like to thank Doug (RNinMunich) for all his help to get the boat connected electrically as I have not used brushless before and needed to complete quickly. The boat is on it`s way Doug. Note. it is faster than 24km/h. Ran out of options. The instructions say 55km/h. (Motor: 3674 2074KV) (ESC: Hoddyking 125A Water Cooled) (9/10)
    (Naval Ship) Patrol Torpedo Boat
    I built the boat many years ago. I am about to embark on a full refurbishment. I intend to re-paint and add all new guns and deck items. (Motor: MFA Marlin) (ESC: Futaba) (6/10)
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    πŸ“ Upload problem
    5 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you.πŸ˜ƒ
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    7 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am a little worried Doug but I think that common sense will prevail. I hope so anyway but there are a few hell bent on self destruction. I think that my marriage will help. I also have a residency permit here just in case that helps also. I also own property so I have tried everything to make for a smooth passage. We will see.πŸ™€
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    8 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes. Thanks Martin. I am very lucky. My wife is Hungarian and my β€œpond” is the Danube, a wildlife reserve running parallel, which in calm weather is perfect. The river is at the bottom of our garden. We will retire here in a few years time.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot Boat.
    8 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Doug.
    There are two videos of her running. One on the last entry in the build blog taken in the evening and the other entered as a media file. She went really well I thought. 😊
    The Dusseldorf is ready to start. I am looking forward to all those electronics. I may be callingπŸ˜‚. I start when I get home.
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    19 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It is almost 9 months since I charged the new LiPo batteries for storage. Unfortunately I still have not used the 4s 4500 batteries since then but I do check them every 4 months to see how they are. They have been good so I have not had to do anything with them. I decided on this visit to replenish the storage charge on all of the batteries. I was shocked to find out that all of the batteries were almost perfect with only a few minutes of charging required, but the two 4s batteries, the oldest, did not take a charge at all. They are still very good. I will use them when I return here in August.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot Boat.
    19 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes I will do one. I will try to make it a little more interesting than the one I have nearly completed for the Pilot Boat. I will add a little more detail particularly when I reach a problem. I find other members solutions to problems very useful.
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/45686
    Above is the address for the Pilot Boat build blog. I will complete it with my overall conclusions of this model.
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/45686
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot Boat.
    19 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you.
    I have the next model ready to go. It is the Robbe/Krick Dusseldorf Fire Boat. I hope to utilise 16 channels to get everything possible working. I start on Saturday so long as the Boss has not left me too long a list of chores to do.
    I also have the 46" Crash Tender from VMW to do but I think I will wait a little for this one so that I can give it the time it deserves........and to wait for Mike to finish his so that I can see how it should be done and try some of his tricks.😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pulley blocks and Deck Rigging Screw Eyes
    21 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Superb workmanship as usual.
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    πŸ“ Pilot Boat.
    22 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have really enjoyed building this little boat. The painting, as always, I found a challenge. I am really pleased with the performance and the finished result. It has taken me around six months to build only being able to fit time in around a busy work schedule. Looking forward to the next one now.
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    πŸ“ Pilot Boat Trial
    22 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The first trial of my Aeronaut Pilot Boat. The trial went very well. The evening lighting video is on the build blog.
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    πŸ“ Upload problem
    22 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks. I have taken your advice and success!
    Thanks again for the solution.😊
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    πŸ“ Upload problem
    23 hours ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello. This is exactly what happens for me also. I even deleted the YouTube file and reloaded to get a new link. This also failed. I have given up until I get back home later in the week. So pleased to hear that maybe it is not me.πŸ‘
    If you have sorted the problem, please can you tell me what you did to see if I have the same solution. Thanks.
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    πŸ“ Upload problem
    2 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Stephen. I will try again.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Maersk Master
    2 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow. Superb model. A couple of those and my house would be full.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Upload problem
    3 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi.
    I have been trying to upload two videos to my build blog but only one will be accepted. Is this the limit.
    I have now tried to upload the additional video to the Media Gallery but when I add the youtube link and post it, the platform prompt says that there is no video linked. I have checked the link address and it works on youtube. Please can you help.
    Thanks.
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    πŸ“ Shipping and first trial.
    3 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I decided that I would send the hull via UPS in a secured box with other items. I packed the superstructure in the second box made earlier and took this as hand luggage with me to Budapest. This proved to be almost totally successful except for some minor damage to deck hand rails on the hull which was not totally unexpected. A minor repair is required but will wait until my return in the Summer.😐 I have attached a couple of pictures of the large box taken as I was unpacking it.
    I spent a couple of days doing final adjustments, fitting the props and fine tuning the transmitter set up. Then came the time to trial. Just as I was about to set off to the river. the wind picked up and the water surface became unsuitable for a trial especially as the recovery boat was unavailable. I decided to delay until the next day.
    The conditions the following day were perfect. I fitted the 2s 3300 Lipo and turned on the power. Next was to place the boat in the river and pray.
    The test went perfectly and I was very pleased. I have noted that the bow seems a little low in the water when not under power. Strange as all of the operating systems are towards the stern. Under power, this improves greatly and when on full power it looks perfect. I think I might moved the battery towards the stern slightly to see if there is an improvement.
    Later in the day, I had a second trial to check the effectiveness of the lighting. This was good as well but it would be nice if the blue flashing light was a little brighter.
    My last post on this series will follow soon with my thoughts on the model and the problems which have been encountered.
    I have taken a short video of both trials which I will upload soon.
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    πŸ“ Turnigy Standard 9x transmitter
    18 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Solved the problem but the solution will not help others.
    I bought a Turnigy 9xr Pro. This uses the er9x firmware. What a difference. All of the switches now work. They were really easy to programme as well.
    I have now purchased the Smartieparts programmer add on and fitted it to the 9x. The goal is to upgrade it to the er9x firmware also. So far I cannot get my laptop to recognise the programmer but I am sure it is only a driver issue.

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    πŸ“ Almost there.
    24 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The Pilot boat is nearly finished. I have been fitting the seats and deck railings. I am reasonably happy with it but I have a lot to learn, some of which will be in my conclusion in the final post.
    My sailing river is in Hungary so I have spent part of this weekend making the shipping boxes. I have decided on a very simple screw face to edge design as there is not a lot of weight to send. The box is heavier than the model. I have used 12mm ply wood for the construction. My local B&Q cut the board to the sizes I supplied to them. A very useful service as it takes a long time to set up my circular saw as it has no table. It only took 15 minutes to cut out the twelve pieces. i then just added the fixing holes and countersunk them to make the screws sub-flush. They look suitable for purpose.
    I have sorted the problem with the lack of usable switches on my Turnigy 9x. As I needed another radio to take with me, I bought a Turnigy 9xr Pro. This one has the latest er9x software which is much more user friendly, I am told.πŸ˜‰
    I will upload a video of the trials over the next few weeks. Almost time to decide which of the three new and rebuild projects to tackle next. The Patrol Torpedo Boat upgrade, the Dusseldorf Fire Fighting Boat or the 46" Crash Tender.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting the hull – Part 2. The hull colour
    24 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The finish looks superb.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Radio Aerial and Loud Hailer
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Another super job. By the way, the detail is really helpful for us students. Thanks.
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    πŸ“ Nearly there.
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have had a good run lately being able to spend a whole day per week on the Pilot Boat. The wiring and both of the circuit boards are now completed and working. I have experienced a small problem though. I have a Turnigy 9x transmitter with eight usable channels but however I configure it, I can only get two of the seven switches connected to channels. I have seen on youtube that by using mixes, more switches can be programmed. So far I have not found out how. There is lots of information for the er9x update but not the standard 9x. For now I will connect two channels to one Tx switch.
    I have now been busy fitting the deck out. I should complete this tomorrow after which all that remains is to finish painting the cabin seats and tables and fit them. I hope to have it on the river in three weeks time. I will place the final build update before I go. I will probable leave the deck handrails off until it has been transported. Until then, if anyone can help with the mixes problem on my 9x, it would be very much appreciated.πŸ˜‰

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    πŸ“ Turnigy Standard 9x transmitter
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello kmbcsecretary or another who may be able to help..
    I have changed to helicopter but still can only get two switches to programme, gear and throttle hold. Please can you tell me which setting you used for the third.
    Thanks. Peter.

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    πŸ“ Turnigy Standard 9x transmitter
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks. I will give it a try.
    If possible, could you tell me how your 4 channel switcher works. My next project has multiple additional features to deal with. Which one is compatible with the 9x. Thanks again.
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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A very good job it`s not the real Navy. With some of the questions I have asked in the past, I would have been told to walk the plank by now.πŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ Puzzled
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Mine did exactly the same thing. I pressed on a couple of pictures and after a few minutes all went ok. Next opening it did the same thing and so I repeated clicking on a picture or two and it cleared. Now it is fully functional and opens correctly.
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    πŸ“ New Website Has Finally Arrived!
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Really good update to the site. It seems much easier to navigate around. I think that the new arrangement of ranking is much better. I had noticed that some new members had climbed to the top in a few weeks. The new system looks a lot better with rewards going to input. Thanks for all of your hard work.
    Just one thought though. If you contribute regularly, say yearly for instance, would it not be appropriate to add a bar to the silver medal for each additional contribution.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finally
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks amazing.πŸ˜‰
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Mast assembly
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks. Another Master Class. I will need more paper to print out this blog as my build guide.πŸ˜‰
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    πŸ“ Turnigy Standard 9x transmitter
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the help. I need three switches to function. So far I have managed to get two to work using the auxiliary function. This has five possible settings, two of which are switches, the others being potentiometers. Please can you tell me which other switch is usable and how to connect it to say channel 7. I have got two circuits to work on the gear switch and the throttle cut switch. I found out about the mode setting and have change it to normal aeroplane. πŸ€” Thanks.πŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ Turnigy Standard 9x transmitter
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have now connected the batteries and entered into the Aux channel mode on the TX. I have set gear to channel 5 and throttle hold to channel 6. Two of my lighting circuits now work perfectly using the gear switch and the throttle cut switch on the Tx. I just need one more to enable the third circuit to light. there are still two or three two position switches available to use but are not supported in the Aux channel menu. I am told that they can be used by altering the mix menu but I am afraid this goes beyond me at this time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Regards, Peter.😊

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