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    Slim Nip
    Exploring the possibilities of a new sleeker look to the Wee Nips that I have built previously , - Result :- the "Slim Nip" .
    Camera Boat No.4
    Camera Boat No.4 still undergoing development !.
    Tiki
    My Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter started life as a static display model which I recently adapted for " Radio Control " . With extra sealing inside and out, she is seen here on her inaugural trial sailing - checking balance / trim /steering and simple sail control. Certainly no claims here on scale or workmanship ! - just a " fun and functional " model which more than satisfies my initial challenge ! .
    Camera Boat No. 3
    Adapted Swamp Dawg with wider pontoon area and brushed speed 400 motor.
    Camera Nip
    Wee Nip Camera boat with rotating Gopro.
    Camera Boat No.1 - Tomkat
    Camera boat no1.
    J Class Style
    J Class Style Pond Yacht - Rescued from the skip and given a new lease of life to sail again as "Rudder only" radio controlled.
    Camera Boat No.2 - Swamp Dawg
    Quick and simple solution to save those action moments - Pair phone or tablet with GoPro camera app, or simply record with remote via wifi.
    RC Laser
    RC Laser - not a home brew of course, but for many years an object of desire due to simplicity of design, assembly, aesthetics and convenience. Love the Laser, but the Wee Nip still my "go to" boat.
    Mickey Finn
    Purchased original Rojair Mickey Finn from Ashton Models 35 years ago - hull suffered damaged so made a F/G mould before repairing and sailing. Made spare hull from mould and there she sat for 35+ years. Original Mickey was sold many years ago but as retirement approached the burning desire to fulfill old challenges re-emerged. So , after putting out calls for help, diagrams, photos or information on the model boat forums, thanks to "John Dowd" and a couple of other guys, I finally got round to resurrecting this fantastic 36" yacht.
    "Genie"
    "Genie" was classic Marblehead design from Vic Smead , she had a hard chine hull construction. Living in New Zealand in the early 70`s I ended up building 4 of these in total - only glad I took some picies. Long gone now, but not forgotten !
    Wee Nip
    My first (and following) Wee Nips
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    ๐Ÿ“ Frigate & Destroyer
    26 days ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    This Frigate & Destroyer belong to Buxton Model Boat Club Members -
    Frigate HMS GURKA (Bob Young) & Destroyer HMS SOLEBAY (Dave Cole).
    RC Sailing :- No 167 .... Frigate & Destroyer
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    ๐Ÿ“ Yachts out in force ! - April 3rd 2022
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Just a selection of boats sailing on Sunday 3rd April 2022 with Members from the Buxton Model Boat Club.
    RC Sailing:- No.166 - April 3rd 2022
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    ๐Ÿ“ "Compass" , RC Sailboat
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    This is the "Compass" , RC Sailboat belonging to Buxton Model Boat Club member Dean.
    RC Sailing:- No.165 --- Compass RC Sailboat
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Buxton Model Boat Club Celebrates 10 year anniversary
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    ๐Ÿ“ "Slim Nip"
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Exploring the possibilities of a new sleeker look to the Wee Nips that I have built previously , - I created the "Slim Nip" just as a development from the original classic Graham Bantock design.
    Length - 720mm
    Beam - 166mm
    Keel depth - 290mm
    Mast height - 1130mm above the deck.
    Maintaining the simplicity and convenience of a Uni rig , easy to transport , easy to rig , & no guys .
    Result was : - a new look, light wind, high aspect ratio - "Slim Nip".
    RC Sailing:- No.164 - Slim Nip
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    ๐Ÿ“ Slim Nip
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    Exploring the possibilities of a new sleeker look to the Wee Nips that I have built previously , - Result :- the "Slim Nip" .
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Buxton Model Boat Club Celebrates 10 year anniversary

    The Pavilion Gardens Lake in Buxton is the venue for the โ€œBuxton Model Boat Clubโ€, here local enthusiasts have sailed model boats on the lake for over 60 years.
    Founded in 2004 as the "Pavilion Gardens model Boat Club " - the club was revitalised in 2012 and was renamed โ€œBuxton Model Boat Clubโ€ , since then the club has grown from strength to strength and on Sunday 10th April 2022 celebrates 10 years in operation.

    Under licence from the High Peak Borough Council, the Buxton Model Boat Club sail at this magnificent location on Sunday and Thursday mornings between 08.00 and 11.00 hrs at the large boating lake off Burlington Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9AY

    Set within 23-acres of magnificent landscaped gardens and play areas, the venue provides the perfect setting for fun days out for all the family with adequate parking facilities and recently updated amenities.

    Close to the county boundaries with Cheshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire, Buxton is described as "the gateway to the Peak District National Park" and boasts many beautiful historic buildings dating back to 1871 which superbly show off the past Victorian splendour of Buxton.

    As ambassadors for the town, many special events are supported and hosted by club members. The club objectives being to promote the hobby of model boating and encourage all age groups in the local community and surrounding area to participate, thus providing a quiet and relaxing visual aspect for both locals and visitors to the town.
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    ๐Ÿ“ One more from the "Sparrow"
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    One more Sparrow Video !
    Designed by Bryn Heveldt
    Built by Graham Royle
    Music ( The Lounge) by Bensound (+ the local ducks as background)
    Video by Phil
    ............. Just for fun !
    RC Sailing:- No163 - .. more from the sparrow !
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    ๐Ÿ“ Racing Sparrow - Build Log on youtube
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    This Racing Sparrow was built by Buxton Model Boat Member Graham Royle.
    Detail and precision are Grahams hallmark and it is a privilege for me to showcase some of his work through "RC Sailing" and the Model Boats Website.
    (Note best viewed on big screen to allow for pausing !)

    Model Boats Website also hosts other blogs of his ie. :-
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/106408 - Racing Sparrow
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/86653 - Gaff Rigged Pilot Cutter
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/99841 - Rescue Launch
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/68795 - Row,row, row
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    RC Sailing No:- 162 - Racing Sparrow - Build Log
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Maiden voyage
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Hi Graham - Link ok but photo not taken ????
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC Sailing No 161:- Racing Sparrow
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Information provided by builder Graham Royle :- The "Racing Sparrow" is a 750mm RC sailboat designed by New Zealander Bryn Heveldt.
    Plank on frame balsa construction , Grahams build log can be found here :-

    https://model-boats.com/blogs/106408

    Music :- bensound - onceagain
    Enjoy RCSailing
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    " I am so excited for you Graham - cant wait to see the finished product ! "โ›ต๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Phil
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    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    How will she cut though ice Graham ? - ie. forecast not good for Thursday !.
    Love the home brew screws by the way !!. โ›ต
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    ๐Ÿ“ PULSING NOISE ?
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Tnx JB and dave976, these props and lecy bits are a "means an end" for me ! - when I flew RC gliders, I once tried a messy diesel to get airborne and vowed never again. I do enjoy the filming side of RC Modeling so am determined to try and sort out this pulsing issue. rather than fall out of love with power altogether. ! So yes, I will follow yours and dave976`s advice on prop selection etc. (these cheap props do seem quiet flexible !). I will also go through all the connectors and leads as you say using the "trial by elimination" process !!!.
    Thanks guys for the help and support !
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    ๐Ÿ“ PULSING NOISE ?
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Any Idea`s ? - Camera Boat - update -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x-nPMiHLcM
    Intermittent spike/ pulse, not sure if it`s a RX/servo connection problem or what ?
    - just running ESC , rudder servo and camera servo.
    many thanks
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    ๐Ÿ“ Camera Boat - update - ( NOTE PULSING NOISE ?? )
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Just a quick update with the new camera boat before fitting and running with the Gopro attached.
    Observations :-
    1. Maneuverability - Great - but better control with high and low rate options!.
    2. Speed - Too much ? - may be , but enough for me to throttle back quickly !.
    3. Camera - Good balance and rotation for 360*.
    4. Cost - Minimal - ie. Motor & ESC kit from Hobbybitz.
    5. Noise - 5/10
    6. Fun Factor - 10/10 - just for fun ! - enjoy RC Sailing !.

    NOTE - I would be interested to know of any theories in respect of the "PULSING NOISE" of the motor ?????
    Cheers
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    RC Sailing No.160 - camera boat update !
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: More painting
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Can`t wait to get it on video Graham ! - as usual it looks - AMAZING !๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Žโ›ตโ›ตโ›ตโ›ตโ›ตโ›ต
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bristol Pilot Cutter "Ellen"
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Yes , it suprising what you can see in slow`mo - I will check if there are any better clips for you to evaluate.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘โ›ต
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bristol Pilot Cutter "Ellen"
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Graham Royle`s cutter "Ellen" battles though heavy weather at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton in early March 2022.
    RC Sailing No.159 - Cutter "Ellen"
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    ๐Ÿ“ Wee Nip - old boat, new look !
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Get ready for spring - and give your old boat a new look by choosing a new set of sails - a new colour ! - a new design !.
    RC Sailing:- No.158 - Wee Nip - old boat, new look !
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    ๐Ÿ“ WEE NIP
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Just trying a "High Aspect" sail on the "Wee Nip" - also looking at colour options and mast fitments to enable a quick change at the lake. Nothing elaborate - just fun and functional !.
    Dont Forget - you can find more WEE NIP under SEARCH .
    RC Sailing:- No157 - High Aspect Sail
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lady J
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Filmed mainly from my camera boat, this video illustrates a new model boat constructed by B.M.B.C member Dean Ratcliffe - see full information below for Build & Background info from Dean
    RC Sailing No.156 - Lady J
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    ๐Ÿ“ Nordkap 476
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Following the "Video log" of Nordkap 476 - here is a video of the maiden voyage carried today with Adrian at the helm
    RC Sailing No.155 - Nordkap - the maiden voyage.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Camera Boat No.4
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Camera Boat No.4 still undergoing development !.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AMPHITRUCK
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    " Great fun ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Žproject " JB
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC Sailing :- No.153 - January 2022
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    To start the new year we have a montage of memories - sailing with the Buxton Model Boat Club at the Pavilion Gardens lake in January 2022.
    RC Sailing :- No.153 - January 2022
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC Sailing :- No.152 - H.M.S Solebay D70
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    HMS Solebay was a Battle-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was named after the Battle of Solebay which took place in 1672 between an Anglo-French force and the Dutch Navy during the Third Anglo-Dutch War. Solebay was built by R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Company Limited on the Tyne. She was launched on 22 February 1944 and commissioned on 25 September 1945.
    Music - "Deepblue" from bensound
    RC Sailing :- No.152 - H.M.S Solebay D70
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC Sailing No.154 - Nordkap
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Here we have a "Video log" of Nordkap 476 - a Bllling Boats kit of a deep water trawler from the 1970`s .
    Built by Buxton Model Boat Club member Adria Lucas
    RC Sailing No.154 - Nordkap
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    4 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    โ›ตBest wishes for 2022 from "BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB" to all modelers !โ›ต

    Phil.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/RCSailing1/videos
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    ๐Ÿ“ Camera Boat - still emerging !
    4 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    From a design concept incorporating an old power boat destined for the rubbish tip ! - to a functional Camera platform to capture some of the fantastic models that sail at our local venues.

    The emerging creation ( all be it rough and ready !) will incorporate rotating fan motor and 360 degree rotating camera with live feed FPV camera.

    My enjoyment is to capture the the skill, time and effort that fellow modelers put into their creations - whether they be they scratch built, own designs, kit sets or off the shelf.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkhX2dJ3Cqk

    As Requested :- Link to previous Camera Boat (SwampDawg)
    *** https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07PFvnUu2XM ***
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkhX2dJ3Cqk
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