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Novagsi0

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Member No. 4438
Registered 3rd Sep 2017
Last Online 18th Jul 2018
City West Birmingham
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 8
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 21
Photos Posted 96
Likes Received 175
Likes Given 21
75 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Bournville Model Power Boat Club
Since: 5th Sep 2017
Harbour
Orinthia
Type: Yacht
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Type: Pleasure Craft
Cervia
Type: Working Vessel
John?
Type: Pleasure Craft
+4 More
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
24 points away from Admiral!
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Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 64
Forum Thread 5 10
Forum Post 2 42
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 75
Video Response 3 9
Build Blog 20 40
Blog Post 5 90
Blog Response 3 57
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 21
Received Likes 2 350
776 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
It's a sad day!. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Our "Imara" Tug has a cheddar steam plant, I might swap it for the motor and batteries it currently has. I can remember as a small child at a pool called the apex pool by Brean Sands. when a large power boat with a big KMB engine run up the bank out of the pool. The carpark was a gentle sloap straight into the water the boat passed me a 40 MPH on the tarmac. The prop I found, and had a small momento to remember the boat by. I actually still have the prop 35 years later and ran it on my power boat for a bit. Good times. (sorry for nicking the prop i was only 10!!) Stephen

It's a sad day!. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
If you see on my list above after the engine size if a D was noted its diesel and all these engines were for boat use and water cooled. However my father did make any parts needed so conversion to water cooling jacket on an engine was no problem if needed. Stephen.

It's a sad day!. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Building stuff, me too. The engine I did attach this was a home designed 15cc glow rear induction rotary disc engine. We ran this at the model engineer exhibition at Bingley hall in the 1980's in Birmingham, before It burnt down (not our fault I add). The engine - notice twin glow spark because its a huge engine and overrun 1mtr of flames out of a scooter exhaust when it throttled down from 12,400rpm. ABC engine. Never made it into a boat too dangerous !!. 3 months to lap the piston in, compression high, power electric start only watch your wrists on starting. (sits on a shelf). Stephen.

It's a sad day!. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Ill take some photos so people can see them, the old man would always show people them if they were interested. I did have a list of all the engines i came across it not so long ago as i didnt know what they were all called. He also told me a story years ago about having so much trouble with a 15cc taplin twin as he threw it over a fench in the 60's and started making his own engines, because he said it was rubbish and now on ebay they have a cult following. 😁 (Im not sure how true this was because he was a horder and didnt throw much away found the list includes the weight of each engine as i guess this was important when designing the boats!!) Stephen

It's a sad day!. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Yes Bournville, I can remember one pleasant afternoon the police were called to the lake, as a free sailing member got nasty and a fight nearly broke out, over pottering about with a sunday hobby. It was at that stage I finally gave up, and started making a coal fired traction engine instead. 😁👍 (make steam not war!!) Stephen

It's a sad day!. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
True Bloke. (thanks!!) The huntsman is my passion the boat above is a larger scale Sordsman 15cc. I sailed this last night as a ode to my father on what would have been his birthday we started this 30 years ago only finished in the last few months ready for the 14-May. wish it could have been IC but a large 850MFA gets it plaining (just), for an hour on lipo's instead. My father use to run FIA Rossi engines on gear boxes and do NAVIGA speed I think it was called. But there is a draw of ED Hunters, ED racers, diesel engines, Basil Miles Engines etc.

It's a sad day!. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Yes E.T Westbury "Sealion", we have many homemade engines in boats made by my father, Whippet, Seal, Wallaby, Kiwi, (attached). Council finally put a sign up at our lake, no IC engines. Endorsed by the sailing lads. It was also a lake for tethered hydro's in the past built especially by employee's of the Cadbury group for power boating. sign of the times! The Sealion engine was to go into a small tug.

Memorial Running by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Last nights running on the anniversary of my Dads birthday, we started to boat together but it then sat on the shelf for over 30 years. Now finished by me and my mom, we sadly didn't finished it together dad. Forgot to mention adding the capacitor across the motor seemed to fix the RC problem last experienced.

It's a sad day!. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
This gets my goat. My boat had a Kawasaki lawn mower engine in it 26cc. It was no louder than a Flymo from where It came from(a lawn mower), in fact I was actually a bit quitter because it had a proper tuned exhaust. The Ban on IC means I cannot use it. The petrol issue now means the pool weeds up every year, because of the lack of nitrates going in the water so no body can use it. The weed means all the small fish are also gone that we use to catch as kids using rock pool nets when the power boats were bombing around, becuase the weed takes all the oxygen out the water killing the fish. When the pool weeds up no body can use it!!! Kept the boat for memory sake, and I too have a draw of retired engines and have to resort to opening my tool box for the smell of 40% glow fuel. Engine attached 9 years work and will never go into the boat I believe now. Are we going to ban petrol Lawn mowers in the future same as the flymo boat. Video on youtube https://youtu.be/7UQLaYVuDmI Also before the green squad suggest about the wild life, they periodiocally shoot the canadian foreigners on our water to keep the numbers down civil.

Our boating water by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Need a bigger tug 😋, I have a model of Cervia to start, nearly 6 foot long. It could have a 4 cylinder petrol engine 30cc coupled to a generator driving 2 electric motors to push it along.

Additional supression added. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Following on from comments here and a mail from Como MFA i've added a 0.22uF Cap to the motor terminals. Hopefully that will see the back of the uncontrolled mounting the side of the pool disasters.

More running in at Bournville. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Update from MFA Como The motors, as they are, sufficiently comply with CE regulations for electrical emissions. However, sometimes with radio control you may need the extra suppression to stop radio interference. Initially try one capacitor across the terminals, this is usually a 0.22uf.

More running in at Bournville. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
The motor is only a few months old, bought new for Howe's models. I've heard of old radio caps going dry and I means after 40 years of service, since the brother in law repairs old radios and juke boxes. But not capacitors after 16 weeks, the motors only done 3 or 4 hours of service in total. I've added an additional cap across the terminals. I also had a reply from the speed controller company they said to check the fail safe on the transmitter which incidentally is working to kill the throttle channel as its a fly sky intended for a (plane).

MFA 850 motor by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
On closer inspection of the MFA850 motor I can see 2 caps in side the motor connected between the terminals and the motor body / can. The only thing I can add is an additional capacitor of 0.047uF connected between the terminals as belt and braces. Otherwise move the aerial and hope no more paint accidents happen.

More running in at Bournville. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
I think to save any more paint ill just add them anyway, thanks for the picture.

More running in at Bournville. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
I thought that initially, but apparently the MFA 850 has suppression built into the motor internal already, so no need to add any external caps according to google. I think Dennis is more to blame.

More running in at Bournville. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Dennis The Menace, the captain at the helm strikes again, after a radio outage the cockpit ended up full of water up to his waist. Some fresh paint need on the bow. Need to find out why the speed controller without warning goes mad. Tio Marine 50A ESC and fly sky receiver paring.

Huntsman "John" by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
More running in trials, burning fuses out, and complete radio outage and bumping the bank. However some progress made on levelling it out, full speed cannot be reached whilst trying to video by my self. 😎 The Captain "Dennis The Menace" is not a good omen, twice he's got in trouble, yesterday the cabin was flooded up to his waist.

First run for 2018 by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
It wasn't my best video because of trying to do it my self and control the model. I will try again after moving the motor back a bit. Few people perhaps interested in the performance of these old Brushed motors MFA850 so I will do it.

First run for 2018 by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
First run of the new year with newly accuired 11.1V 6000mA Lipo battery. Still need to get the balance right and move the 850 motor forward was hairy on turns nearly flipped it over perhaps cut a bit off the rudder.

Recent progress boat fenders added. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 6 months ago
The homemade boat fenders finally added to finish of the detail only the roof handrails to go and the name plate.

Navigation lights. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 6 months ago
New battery arrived eventually after yodel lost the first one. Ultra bright led navigation lights done ready for the illumination night running later in the year.

Orinthia by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 38" Orinthia Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 15mm) Geared Powered by NiCad (6v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Resistance board speed (5Amps) ESC - Comments: German motor sailing yacht (Ketch), motor actually to pull it round off the wind or to stop it. Not been sailed for many a year, but still on the shelf in the collection. This was a rare photo of it sailing at bournville boat lake.

. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 28" . Capable of 15mph Direct Drive to a Kiwi 15cc (2 Blade S Type) - Comments: One of my fathers boats, an old photo I found it currently resides on a shelf. Home made Kiwi engine 15cc

31" Precedent Huntsman by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
Few fittings added and new battery ordered for the new year.

Hunstman 31 fittings kit for Christmas from Slec by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
Yes they do. Their model is tiny ,this is the precedent 31" huntsman. The fittings look the perfect scale. In my opinion there too big for their model.

Hunstman 31 fittings kit for Christmas from Slec by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
Painting and fitting the kit parts from SLEC.

Fenders for Sale. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 8 months ago
We could make smaller ones see if this one goes first since she needs to buy some more string.

Fender addition by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 8 months ago
Someone on a popular internet auction site has asked if I can make one for a full size boat!!!!!, and in Pink. really 😊 My mom is going to need a bigger set of knitting needles. With regret I declined, based on the pink rope needed.

Fenders for Sale. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 8 months ago
http://r.ebay.com/OjgaMs Me mother finally finished the boat fenders, scale 1/11th ideal for Huntsman 31 or larger, also perhaps a Tug boat or other old school pleasure craft. A lot of attention to detail has gone into making these, 1 set offered. Stephen.