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Yes thanks, I have seen that on ebay. It might be what I want but I think I might have to add a certain amount of engine block, not sure yet as the hull is not yet constructed. The full engine models I found on the web are nearly all around 150 dollars or more! Not what I want to pay as it is more than the boat. Chris
I have a fancy to add the top part of a V8 to my current build, a Jenny from Aeronaut. Only the top will be visible(I think!). Having seen the cost of 1/10th scale V8's on the web I need to build my own. Can anyone supply or advise of a source of, a simple, not too detailed, plan of a V8 with dimensions? It doesn't need to be accurate down to the last nut and bolt. Chris
I realise that this is probably (almost certainly!) going over old ground for the nth time, but my last wooden model was in the days of Cascamite, and things appear to have moved on a tad since then so I need advise on which glue to use on my newly acquired Aeronaut Jenny. It says in the manual to use 'quick setting , waterproof, white glue' which sounds like a PVA glue to me but I could very easily be wrong. I would therefore be grateful for any advise going re types of glue, and their trade names, if possible. Thanks Chris
Thanks Dave, I have managed to get a picture of the 'plans' off Google but they are not too wonderful are they! I am thinking that a cut and paste replacement of the rotten parts will be required, but as I would not even class myself as a carpenter let alone a model maker I can see exciting times ahead! The black bits on my boat are really black, and spongy. I will pm you as I think I am going to need all the help I can get. Chris
Thanks Dave, I applied my Black and Decker mouse detail sander to the hull, using only the weight of the sander. Turns out it has been epoxy coated, I have removed sufficient paint to see what is underneath it and there are 2 small areas where the wood is black and nasty. One consists of a few spots about half way between the bow and the stern, and mid way between the keel and the joint with the side skin, and the other is a line about 3 inches long and quarter inch wide running alongside the keel. The keel also seems to be poor on that side as well. What I really would like is a copy of the plans, so that I can see what I am dealing with. Nothing on E Bay! At the moment anyway. Chris
I have acquired an old 34" RAF Crash Tender with a wooden (ply?) hull, which has 2 smallish leaks. I want to fix these and give it a repaint. To strip the old paint off do I have to use elbow grease alone or can I start with some sort of mild paint stripper? I intent using Eze - Kote eventually. Chris
Hi Dave, I think I may possibly have a different ESC. Mine has been running on 11.1 3cs lipo not sure about the BEC though. It is this one: http://resources.hobbystores.co.uk/product_images/large/P/P-XTRA-SESPRINT.jpg What is 'soft start'? Does it need setting up? Chris
I have just acquired an old model which has a blue Ripmax ESC (as above). It has a small unit coming from it via 3 wires, with a red LED, an on/off switch and a press button marked s/c. It is water cooled. I have connected it up to a battery to see if any thing worked. I used a known working tx/rx. Nothing worked except the LED in the small unit flashes. Anyone got a manual or instructions for setting up the ESC? I may well get a new ESC but would like to check that the existing ESC is a worker or not. Chris
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