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    Learning so much more with each reply to my posts. One day I may have a boat in the water ๐Ÿค”
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    (Fire Boat) RAF Fire Boat
    Long ongoing restoration which started off good but then came across problem with motor and shaft set up which has left the project in my garage untouched for almost 4 years (Motor: Graupaner 600 Speed) (ESC: Ripmax) (3/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Raf Tender PAINT Colour
    12 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Westward

    If I remember from some time ago one of the original members - Pete Dimberlane told me the RAF paint code was BS 639 Light Slate Grey

    A Google search will give companies that can make it up if you want to be completely original. But there are better colours out there like Ed and Mike say.

    Iโ€™ll try and find the original email or it should also be in the original RAF pamphlet thatโ€™s on the CD I sent ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ re keil craft raf tender
    16 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Westward

    Thanks for the offer but I think Iโ€™m going to put some money into the sites online shop, as all the bits needed are 1:16 which is exactly what Iโ€™m after for my 34โ€ version.
    Iโ€™m also thinking of putting my 46โ€ version full set of white metal fittings up for sale on here - no mast though.
    Cheers for thinking of me ๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ re keil craft raf tender
    17 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Colin,

    Iโ€™d be really interested in the plans for the 34โ€ foldable mast as Iโ€™m missing mineโ€ฆโ€ฆ. Oh and many other bits ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers Neil
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    18 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi,

    I adapted both yours and Robs mount and it works an absolute treat ๐Ÿ˜Š
    On closer inspection youโ€™ve given me the solution as to how best mount the receiver ๐Ÿ˜
    If you have another photo at a different angle to show how itโ€™s fixed in place that would be amazing, thereโ€™s no point in reinventing a very professional wheel ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Futaba Transmitter
    18 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    To save anymore pain for you all this has now gone to Sue Ryder after RoyCV saved it from a trip to tip ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Futaba Transmitter
    18 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    So the age of the transmitter obviously means itโ€™s not ideal considering whatโ€™s out there now days.
    So itโ€™s now ยฃ5 plus postage if anyone fancies it ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Futaba Transmitter
    21 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi

    Black Friday deal this is now down to ยฃ15 plus p&p if anyone is interested

    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Flexible Coupling
    24 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi All this has now gone ๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ Futaba Transmitter
    24 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Roy,

    Just to back up Dougโ€™s post I can confirm itโ€™s actually as he describes and shown in the photo.

    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brushed Motor and ESC
    24 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Colin,

    Thanks and Iโ€™ll get it all packaged and get the boss lady to confirm postage costs.

    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Futaba Transmitter
    24 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Roy

    Iโ€™ll have a look tonight and let you know ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Futaba Transmitter
    25 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Having gone digital and clearing out my shed I came across my original transmitter which has not been used in anger outside.

    I know some of you love the original transmitters so thought it worth putting it up for sale.

    I also have two short videos I can email showing both channels working.

    Looking for ยฃ20 plus p&p and any prospective buyer will be informed of postage cost before payment
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brushed Motor and ESC
    25 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Having gone brushless and clearing out my shed came across my original brushed motor and ESC.

    These have never been used in anger on the water. I believe the ESC is 30A but not sure - the card has all the setup details.
    Also battery hasnโ€™t been charged in a long time as no longer have the charger, but terminals are clean.

    Looking for ยฃ15 plus p&p and any prospective buyer will informed of postage cost before payment

    Thanks Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Flexible Coupling
    25 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Purchased this heavy duty flexible coupling in error so thought Iโ€™d offer it up for sale.

    Itโ€™s quite a big coupling and not sure what it would be used for as it doesnโ€™t fit my arrangement. Dimensions are in the photo.

    Looking for ยฃ4 plus p&p any prospective buyers will be informed cost or postage before payment.

    Thanks Neil
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    25 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well it took a few weeks but happy with the end result and thanks to all for the advice.
    Just waiting on new coupling before mounting the motor then on to permanent fix of the superstructureโ€ฆ.. really not looking forward to the fwd cabin as it seems everyone has issues with getting it right ๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ raf arero kits tender plans
    28 days ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Neil

    Iโ€™m putting a CD together for Westward with some bits and pieces Iโ€™ve collected over the years. If you pm me your address Iโ€™ll send you one as well if you like?

    Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ raf arero kits tender plans
    1 month ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi
    I have quite a few bits I could email if youโ€™d like?
    If you private message me your address Iโ€™ll send them over.

    Thanks Neil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Work stand
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Cheers Andy for the work stand idea and it works an absolute treat so much better than my other stand which Iโ€™ll now adapt as a transport standโ€ฆโ€ฆso nothing lost ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Regards
    Neil
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    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    So I think Iโ€™ve managed to construct a battery compartment that will suit and provide some flexibility for a future expansion. Just need some Velcro straps now to hold the battery in place. So thanks all on the advice

    Also adapted RobBobs switch and fuse housing and I was pretty impressed with it at first. Instead of the XT60 connector being used to charge the battery in situ like Robs, I thought Iโ€™d use it as just a connection for the battery. However I didnโ€™t plan this very well and although the battery lead is long enough the pressure required to insert and remove the connector has the potential to break the bracket from its mounting. So as opposed to rebuilding Iโ€™m thinking of just adding an extension.
    Iโ€™m presuming the voltage drop across the additional connectors, fuse and switch wonโ€™t be that detrimental to battery life? ๐Ÿค”
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    ๐Ÿ“ Batten down the hatches, Hurricane Ian is on the way!
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Lots of luck and hope everyone stays safe
    Neil
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Primer
    2 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thats looking nice and smooth obviously all the glassing and sealing paid off ๐Ÿ‘
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    3 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks all for the advice on lipos in parallel which has saved me money and the possibility of torching my boat.
    Iโ€™m going with the advice given a single battery with room for future expansion. This means I can crack on at the weekend.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Seguin
    3 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Had to look twice at your post as thinking that's really impressive you're making a new build from a log of wood.....then read the post to find out the log is for fire wood๐Ÿค—
    Build is looking good already
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    3 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Graham,

    Massive disappointment last night when I found the Turnigy UK warehouse has shutdown and now only based in Hong Kong. So even though I could get a 4500maH battery for 14.99 it was 26.99 for delivery......bummer!!
    So with Turnigy batteries from other suppliers being a little more expensive thought about the option of installing a second battery as suggested by Presson. As thinking two 2200mAh in parallel would give same voltage of 11.1v but longer runtime, but no sure on mixing battery manufacturer types?
    So still thinking to go with the battery I have and start getting on with the build as with colder months coming spray painting could be a pain.
    Liking your blog and really confused why I have not seen it before, as I have trawled the whole webpage over the last couple of weeks๐Ÿ˜
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    3 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Duncan

    Managed to get the file to download in the way you suggest and loving what I see.... looks really good on the water and has given me some more inspiration to crack on.
    I don't think my TX has the ability to be throttled back but to be fair only used it in the shed so time will tell when it eventually goes on the water.
    Cheers Neil
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    3 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Duncan
    Just tried media file on my phone and it didnโ€™t play. Iโ€™d be really interested to see your boat if youโ€™re able to reload it?
    Cheers Neil
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    3 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Trev,

    It's an absolute minefield out there when looking for a battery so many different types from when I purchased the one I have, but think the motor is best suited to 11.1 v so a 3S battery seems to be the one.
    I'm thinking to keep it simple I'll retain the single battery option, but Graham93's comment has got me thinking about run time - although Duncan has reduced my initial worry.
    I'll have a look at prices and then look at the benefits.
    Cheers Neil
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    3 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Duncan,

    That's a fantastic reply as the Turnigy motor I have is also a 1000Kv so hopefully should be the same running time, so this could save me some pennies which is a bonus ๐Ÿ˜Š.
    I'm thinking of going for the aft section as Graham93 makes a good a point about it planing better and not being an expert at sailing I don't fancy my first sail becoming a 'dive dive dive' moment๐Ÿ™„
    I couldn't get the media file to load but will check on my phone just in case the PC is playing up.
    Cheers Neil
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    3 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Graham and Presson for the guidance and will be site the battery as you suggest once a new battery is chosen ๐Ÿ˜€
    Graham93 could I ask which battery make you went for as the Turnigy ones Iโ€™ve at looked are quite long?
    Cheers Neil
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    3 months ago by neilmc ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi All

    Iโ€™m in the process again of trying to finish my project and to be fair with the help of SLEC and this forum Iโ€™m not doing too bad at the moment.

    Having dry fitted the superstructure which went really well with added help from Norway. Before I start the permanent fix Iโ€™m trying to figure out which section to mount the battery in.
    Iโ€™m thinking at the moment two sections could be used for mounting everything (as in photos) but wondered if I could get some feedback for you all?

    Iโ€™ve had a good look around the forum and the majority of pictures seem to show two batteries which is ideal for distribution of weight, but I only have one battery so wonder which config would be better - fwd to aft or port to stbd?

    Also is it advisable to install a separate battery to power the receiver or is the load so low that it doesnโ€™t really matter?

    Thanks Neil
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