|||
Current Website Support
264
Contributors
10
Subscribers
You are Not Registered
Donate for your silver medal ๐Ÿ…
ยฃ10
ยฃ15
ยฃ25
ยฃ50
Subscribe for your gold medal ๐Ÿ…
ยฃ5
ยฃ10
ยฃ15
ยฃ20
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    Registered
    11th Mar 2017
    Last Online
    16th Dec 2017
    NickW
    Member Stats
    Stats
    Member No.#4116
    Registered๐Ÿ“…11th Mar 2017
    Last Online๐Ÿ“…16th Dec 2017
    City๐Ÿ“Barnsley
    Country๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom
    Genderโ™‚๏ธMale
    Age๐Ÿ‘ถNot Provided
    Posts๐Ÿ’ฌ77
    Followers๐Ÿ“ฃ0
    Likes Received๐Ÿ‘35

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send Private Message
    Members Following
    Follow NickW
    NickW hasn't any followers yet
    0 Followers
    Recent Activity
    Liked Best Tx systems for boats 2 years ago
    Liked Book 2 years ago
    Liked Lightship 2 years ago
    Liked Tamco Tx/Rx 2 years ago
    Liked What type of wire? 2 years ago
    Liked What type of wire? 2 years ago
    Liked Lightship 2 years ago
    Petty Officer 1st Class
    Ranks Points
    Fleet Admiral 10,000
    Admiral 8,000
    Vice Admiral 6,000
    Rear Admiral 5,000
    Commodore 4,000
    Captain 3,000
    Commander 2,500
    Lieutenant Commander 2,000
    Lieutenant 1,600
    Sub-Lieutenant 1,200
    Midshipman 900
    Warrant Officer 600
    Chief Petty Officer 1st Class 450
    Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class 300
    Petty Officer 1st Class 200
    Petty Officer 2nd Class 150
    Master Seaman 100
    Leading Seaman 50
    Able Seaman 20
    Recruit 0
    91 Points Away From Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class!
    Points
    ActivityWorthAwarded
    ๐Ÿ‘ Likes (rcv'd)135
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Forum2150
    โœ๏ธ Comments20
    โœ๏ธ Blog40
    ๐Ÿ“ท Photos44
    ๐ŸŽฅ Videos100
    ๐Ÿ“ Place80
    ๐Ÿšค Harbour80
    ๐Ÿ“ Guestbook1010
    ๐Ÿ˜Š Avatar1010
    209 Total Points
    Contributor
    United Kingdom
    Signature
    This user has not added a signature
    Recent Posts
    ๐Ÿ“ Programmable Tx
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Doug after the problems with the electrics that you helped me with I moved entirely over to Turnigy, bought the programmable Tx, spent a lot of time 'in conference' with the tech guys at HobbyKing, so i'm now confident I have a great set up. The only thing letting me down were the instructions how to set up the Tx. I'd have been better off using the instructions for my electric kettle!!!! Until I found the 'how to' uploads on YouTube.....i'm now cooking with gas and the future is orange :-) have a good weekend my friend and happy boating

    Nick

    boating
    electric
    hobbyking
    turnigy
    instructions
    hobby
    tx
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    2
    ๐Ÿ“ Programmable Tx
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Hi Doug.....just getting used to reading the instructions which are sketchy at best.....

    Regards

    Nick

    instructions
    tx
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ Programmable Tx
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    It's said the only stupid question is the one that wasn't asked.....okay here's an intelligent question then :-) When you have a Tx that can be programmed (facility for up to 20 models on the same Tx) does the boat you want to program in have to be connected/switched on etc for it to save into the Tx?

    model
    tx
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ Dauntless
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View All
    Hi Doug...it's this one: and no that little issue is still ongoing...have changed my Tx/Rx/ESC to Turnigy....the Mtroniks ESC's I was using were 'compromised' regarding the set-up...I now have a programmable card to set up my ESC's - The Dauntless has been converted to a Police launch, it's a twin screw using two Electronize ESC's.....just needs a Tx/Rx and batteries, possibly looking at lead acid x2

    turnigy
    lead acid
    crew
    esc
    batteries
    mtroniks
    electronize
    tx
    mtronik
    rx
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ Dauntless
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Does anybody run a Dauntless cruiser please? Or had one in the past? I just need to know what batteries were used - thanks.

    batteries
    cruiser
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ Gadgets and Gizmos
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Until recently I wasn't aware of using a Rx battery pack, I now have one, what other gadgets and gizmos is it worth obtaining to help with the hobby?

    battery pack
    hobby
    battery
    rx
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Hi Doug

    Yes it appears buy cheap and take a risk lol.....looking at the more expensive stuff, see whats about....will keep you advised

    Nick
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ Best Tx systems for boats
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Ok a daft question....are there any Tx systems we should NOT use for boats? A lot of the more expensive ones appear to be for planes and cars etc.....or shouldn't/doesn't it matter?

    system
    tx
    matt
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Yes the battery(s) are all Tamiya connectors...yes I have a basic voltmeter kit...well it's called a digital multimeter and no havent a clue how to use it but thought i'd need one at some stage...battery is charging now so will leave it until this afternoon and pop in here for the next round...if it helps i'm quite happy to ring (mobile) so I can carry out the 'tests' in real time and explain fully what i'm doing....anyway thank you in anticipation - to you both :-)

    tamiya
    kit
    connector
    battery
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Yes Doug the rudder servo was plugged in

    rudder
    servo
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Hi Dave

    I charged the battery earlier or it may have been yesterday....but i'm thinking it is the battery, I have a NiMh on order so may wait until it arrives and then get back to it, sorry if this issue appears unreal, believe me all I want to do is sail my boat(s)....I assumed all you had to do was bind the Tx to the Rx and everything else would fall into place....maybe I should have bought a Futaba Tx/Rx rather than the cheaper versions....the boats I purchased have all been 40Hz so wanted to upgrade to 2.4Mghz.....not a case of plug'nplay as i so readily thought....anyway back to the drawing board and perhaps wait till my new battery arrives....I wish you a good night and thanks for all your help so far

    Nick

    nimh
    sail
    wanted
    futaba
    battery
    2.4 ghz.
    tx
    rx
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Hi Doug, i'm sorry if you feel i'm not genuine....after the last few years of my health deteriorating i've moved from 1/35 plastic kits thru the scales until even the larger scales I couldn't deal with. RC boats i thought would be good because of no real construction so don't have to worry about my hands working correctly (i've purchased my boats rather than made them) I have little understanding about electronics, my career in the forces was stores not electrics....I have tried to answer your questions of me that would eventually help me with honesty and openness....i'll try not to upset you with my insignificant problems from this point onwards.

    electric
    kit
    rc car
    working boats
    rc boat
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    I didn't change anything, it's like there's no power going to the ESC/Rx

    esc
    rx
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Dave the rudder servo was plugged in when I carried that sequence out...now I don't even get any LED's lighting up

    lighting
    rudder
    servo
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Hi Doug

    Yes I did have the ESC and servo plugged in....now I can't even get the ESC or Rx to switch on...no LEDs at all now....think i'll buy a dolls house instead...much easier :-( i'm obviously missing/not doing something but i've tried all and every ways and nothing

    switch
    esc
    servo
    rx
    leds
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Right Dave.....just done that, the Rx has green LED lit and the ESC started with flashing green'red LEDS....when I move the right hand stick to the right the green LED shows...when moved to the left the red LED shows....when stick returned to centre the red/green LEDS show again

    esc
    show
    rx
    leds
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    I don't get a solid green light on the ESC.....it flashes red/green...whilst it was flashing I pressed the ESC button to no effect...i'll try with the right hand stick (which I always assumed was the rudder control) which goes from right to left etc. Sorry I don't have a spare servo, only what's on the model which controls the rudder

    model
    rudder
    esc
    servo
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Hi Dave

    The only movement I managed to get was the rudder stick operating as throttle....I followed your stages exactly but the ESC didn't show green LED when I moved throttle up or red LED when throttle down....no movement from rudder at all

    Nick

    rudder
    esc
    show
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Well i've tried every Tx/Rx that I have, the only one getting anywhere near is the Tamco 200....binds as it should but just cant get the configuration correct, soon as I switch power on the ESC is flashing red/green led before settling on red, then the motors go off by themselves without me touching the throttle, the rudders are ok though....it even goes back to that tinny sound I mentione in another thread with another boat....but it just wont sit on the stand and wait for me to touch the throttle, it goes off by itself soon as the Tx is switched on.....i've obviously got something not configured correctly....and i've tried both Viper 15 and Viper 20 ESC

    motor
    switch
    rudder
    esc
    power boat
    tamco
    tx
    rx
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    I have a NiMh on it's way to me as we speak :-) - thanks everyone for comments/advice so far, once it's had a bit of a charge i'll try the various layouts and hope one will at least get the rudders moving

    nimh
    rudder
    advice
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View All
    Ok here are the photo's of Tx, Rx, ESC and the compartments the sit in, showing battery connectors and motors....sorry if pics are a bit blurred

    Nick

    motor
    connector
    esc
    show
    battery
    tx
    rx
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    No not yet, getting some charge into the battery, will have photos asap

    Nick

    battery
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Hi Doug

    Yes my Rx is a R3FS but the bind channel on mine is at the top (just under the failsafe button) then descending ch3 ch2 ch1

    Nick

    channel
    rx
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Hi Dave, yes that's the very one....I'll have to try the battery connector in the 1st channel which is the bind channel....the red led comes on and stays on, the led's on the ESC flash and then it settles to green

    Nick

    connector
    esc
    channel
    battery
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    1
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Thanks Doug....will wait with bated breath, though I have ordered a new battery today...just in case :-)

    battery
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    I have the SR2S model - also has AFHDS - automatic frequency hopping digital system....it's a 2 channel Tx, purchased off fleabay new in box. it comes with a manual in English, which says it's factory matched with the Rx

    model
    e bay
    channel
    system
    tx
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Hi Dave...the Tx/Rx is an Absima 2.4Ghz system, the handbook informs buyers that the products are matched in the factory so you only need to bind if you're mixing them with other brands. I'm using the Mtroniks Viper Marine 15 ESC....all lights appear to be on but nothing moves :-(

    mtroniks viper
    esc
    2.4ghz
    mtroniks
    system
    lights
    tx
    mtronik
    rx
    marine esc
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    I've tried the leads both ways, no fuse fitted....i'm going to charge the battery just in case....

    fuse
    battery
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ No power
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Bought another boat last week, needed running gear apart from the twin motors and rear servo. So I bought a new Tx/Rx and a new ESC....I used a NiCad battery 1500....now I didn't charge the battery so it could be something as simple as that. The Rx was already bound to the Tx so all I had to do was make the connections and off we go. Nothing!!! Neith rudders nor screws moved a millimeter.....battery problem? There was enough charge to light the ESC and Rx. How long do they hold their charge roughly? Thanks.....

    motor
    nirudder
    esc
    twin motor
    twin rudder
    servo
    battery
    tx
    rx
    cad
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ Guestbook Post
    2 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    This is an excellent site for information, help, advice and tips...i'm new to radio controlled boats....in a short time since I joined I now have 8!! Yeah....no space left so thinking of moving into a 40ft container!!! Anyway just like to say thanks to the members who have answered my calls for help and advice...without you guys who've been there, done it, and now wear the shirt i'd still be drawing stick animals in my cave so a big thank you from my neck of the woods here in Dingle land :-)

    members
    wood
    radio control
    advice
    radio
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    2


    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy
    Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info