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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’ฌ Re: Modified Stiletto project
    9 days ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Jees !- she look a real beast JB !!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ HFM 590 - Another vintage classic
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    Another vintage classic here , this one being the HFM 590 belonging to Buxton Model Boat Club member Dave Maynard.
    RC Sailing No173 - HFM 590
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Creole Queen
    17 days ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Fantastic model - brings back memories of seeing "President" in New Orleans 50๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š years ago.
    Great job !
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Taking the seaplane tender for a run.
    20 days ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Looks and sounds terrific JB !!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Vintage Classic - Duplex 575
    21 days ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Another vintage classic here, originally kitted by Duplex Craft Co. then later by Lesro - this one belonging to Buxton Model Boat Club member Bob Armstrong.
    (The others were mine from 50 years + - Happy Days !!!)โ›ต
    RC Sailing:- No172 - Duplex 575
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC Sailing No.171
    28 days ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    RC Sailing with Buxton Model Boat Club June 2022.
    RC Sailing No171 - June 2022
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    https://www.youtube.com/c/RCSailing1/videos
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    ๐Ÿ“ Setting the Foresails on "Ellen"
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    "Ellen" is a Gaff Rigged Pilot Cutter from modeller Graham Rowe.
    Forever striving for improvement, Graham explains how he assists the - Setting of the Foresails on his model.
    More info on Grahams Blog - https://model-boats.com/blogs/86653
    Also - https://www.youtube.com/c/RCSailing1/videos
    RC Sailing No`s - 131, 132, 134, 135, 159. 170
    My Gaff Cutter No`s - 139, 142, 143, 144
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    RC Sailing No170 - Setting the Foresails on "Ellen"
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    ๐Ÿ“ SOMETHING DIFFERENT,- A 98KM RUN TO THE HOBBY SHOP AND BACK IN AUCKLAND. ( IN 9 PARTS)
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    John , Loved the trip - Wish I could have been with you !!!! - PS - Graham told tod that he had spoken with you recently on skype. ๐Ÿ‘ โ›ต
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Framing Jig
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Re the:- Model Framing Jig from jbkiwi .

    Seeing the time and effort other people put into their modelling hobby, and looking at the "build blogs" and forum comments on "Model Boats Website". I was prompted to share (with agreement) a couple of build (logs) blogs which would reach a wider audience via my youtube posts.
    The intention is just to supplement and acknowledge ideas from all who share this common interest.
    No monitorisation is received from this or any postings.
    Other Ref:- RC Sailing:- No.154 Nordkap & RC Sailing:- No.162 Racing Sparrow
    RC Sailing No169 - Model Framing Jig
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    ๐Ÿ“ MODEL FRAMING JIG
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Hi Jb - sent you PM
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    ๐Ÿ“ 3 "Robbe" Classic yachts
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Just 3 "Robbe" Classic yachts here belonging to Buxton Model Boat member Barry Cook .
    " Estelle " - " Windstar " & " Comtesse "
    RC Sailing:- No168 - 3 Robbe Classics
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    ๐Ÿ“ Frigate & Destroyer
    3 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months 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
    4 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Buxton Model Boat Club Celebrates 10 year anniversary
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    ๐Ÿ“ "Slim Nip"
    4 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
    4 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"
    4 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
    4 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
    4 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
    4 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
    Phil
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    RC Sailing:- No161 - " Racing Sparrow "
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging
    4 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fittings
    5 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 ?
    5 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 ?
    5 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 ?? )
    5 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
    Phil
    RC Sailing No.160 - camera boat update !
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: More painting
    5 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"
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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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