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I have some Humbrol 'flesh' enamel paint but it is baby pink rather than the ruffy tuffy tug boat deck hand that I want. Any suggestions as to what colour(s) I need to add to theHumbrol paint to get the colour I am looking for? Chris
Next time they have a ground running event at Bruntingthorpe or Wellesbourne take your recorder and make your own. Should get a reasonable approximation I would have thought. Should be able to achieve something from Lightning, Victor,Buccaneer and Vulcan.( I think these are at these locations, certainly the Vulcan is at Wellesbourne) Chris
My model has an existing on/off switch wired into the hull going from the battery via the switch to the receiver, as normal. I want to fit an LED into this wiring to show it is switch on, and have seen pictures of one fitted to the rear of the switch, but unfortunately the actual connections have been covered over by insulation. All that I can deduce is the the LED connection are made at the rear of the switch, or thereabouts. The connections to the battery and receiver and all the cables to the switch are untouched. All there is are the 2 connectors on a few inches of cable from connectors, to the switch and a fly lead coming from the switch to the LED. Obviously the supply to the LED is no problem, connected to the output from the switch,a simple SPST on/off type, but where would the earth be attached? Can it simply be tapped into the black connector going to the receiver, which I believe is the negative? All very simple I know but I want to do it right, and I hate making too much smoke as it melts!
Even the BBC has this problem, in the ticker tape on the their early morning news programme. Very annoying. Also, whilst on the topic, why in the build blogs does a capital I get used when it should be lower case? Chris
I am endeavoring to make my Southampton look a little more lifelike and was wondering if anyone could tell me where on the Wyeforce the diesel fuel goes in.I assume it is somewhere on the deck but that's as far as I can go. I assume there isn't a little flap on the side that springs open to reveal the filler cap! Chris
I bought a cheap transmitter from HobbyKing and mistakenly ordered it from their international warehouse. Within a couple of days I had a call from DHL saying I owed £22.00 duty. Tracking the parcel showed that it took 3 days to get to East Midlands from China, where it then sat for a couple of weeks. After some emails and a call from DHL I finally got my parcel, but not before I had e.mailed them a copy of the Paypay reciept. Never again Chris
Getting back to my original query, if I take power from the BEC connector of one of the 2 ECS, using the ve and -ve wires only, I still need to send the required signals to the sound unit to make it function. Can I therefore take a connection from the signal pin of the channel I want to use, or is that too simplistic to work? Also is it OK to connect a voltmeter across the ve and -ve wires coming from the BEC connector test test the voltage is correct? Chris
I have two ESC's (mtronics Viper Marine 15)and a P40 mixer from Action Electronics. Because of this the motors have their own batteries, 7.2volts, and the receiver has it's own 6volt supply. Neither of the ESCs provides power to the receiver, although they are obviously connected to it, the central wire is removed from the connector and taped back, out of the way, so could I use one to supply the power for the sound unit? The mtronics spec for this BEC unit is 1.2A but the voltage is not mentioned. Chris
I have just ordered one of Alan Bond's 16 channel sound effect units for my tug. In the instruction PDF on the Forge Electronics site it states IN RED!!! - Maximum supply voltage is 5.2v ' systems with 6v BECs or 6v battery packs must NOT be used. As I can only get battery packs that produce 4.8 or 6 volts how do achieve 5.2 volts. Some sort of electricory with resistors? Do I take it that 6v into a receiver will produce 6v at the pins? Permanently confused!!! Chris
I've never needed to bend pipes other than for house hold plumbing where I used either a pipe bender or a spring. I have seen the Dubro pipe bender, are there any other bits of kit or techniques I could use? It's mainly for fairleads through decks. Chris
Simple question- I have two identical battery packs, which get discharged at different rates. Can I recharge them at the same time with the same charger using a Y lead? Will they both be fully charged if they do not have the same charge to start with? Chris