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    Summer Madness lll
    Another older Lindbergh kit this time a early '50's Chris Craft Constellation. The older Lindbergh kits Are getting harder to find and some of the last ones the tooling was getting pretty worn. Nothing extreme or particularly exciting about the build, just a nice old Chris Craft.
    Indecision
    This boat was recently purchased on-line from the grandson of the 1:1 boat in the photos. He built the boat from old photos and his memory. This is truly a "pond yacht" as the is no access to below deck for any radio control equipment. The plan is to keep the boat as shown but to up up grade the deck hardware and aft deck details. It is powered by a small electric motor running on one "C" cell battery. Since the first posting testing has shown the single "C" cell didn't have enough power to turn the prop while in the water. Experiments with other batteries has shown a combination of two 3.7v Li-po batteries in parallel should give up to one hour run time. in the interim I've added a few more photos of the update to the trim. You'll notice the companionway now has a door and hatchway. Unfortunately it blocks the view of the detailed interior the builder made. There are some additional items that have been added since these photos were taken including more detail to the control panel and a steaming light and stern light. I'm undecided about adding a small boat to the cabin top as a lifeboat/dingy. Time will tell...
    (Pleasure Craft) Ultimate Enticement
    Lindberg Chris Craft kit 1984 vintage. A special thank you to MACK RC, Harbor Models and my local hobby shop Empire Trains for all their help (Motor: MACK RC 5000) (ESC: MACK) (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Masquerade
    Masquerade is a Dean's Marine OΓΉlton Lady somewhat 'Americanized" (sorry) with the inclusion of a bow seat. Many of the deck fittings were plated "in-house" with a Caswell brass plating kit. The lighting is all LED with the exception of the searchlight. The second deck was fabricated from doll house flooring as is the helm seat. More photos will follow. (Motor: MFA 500) (ESC: Alleot 320A) (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Hocus Pocus
    A 1950's Fleetline Vagabond boat updated by the previous owner recently converted to RC with 2 "future" 50hp Evinrude Big Twin 50 motors. Vessel is steered buy individual motor speed rather than turning the motors. (Motor: (2) K&O 1957 Evinrude motors) (ESC: (2) Alloet 320 A) (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Abracadabra
    A retro-stored 1950's vintage Fleetline boat with an original 1958 vintage K&O outboard recently converted to 2 channel RC. (Motor: K&O 1958 Johnson 35HP) (ESC: Alloet 320 A) (5/10)
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    πŸ“ Lockdown NZ, - finally!
    13 days ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here in the good old US of A too many people think they're staring in a John Wayne movie. Americans as a rule don't like to be told what to do. What suprises me there is certain segment of the population that doesn't trust the government be keeps voting for more government in their lives free food, housing, education, healthcare, cell phones etc. Does it mean anything in the long run? Probably not. As I like to tell my younger cell phone addicted co-workers "everyone on Facebook today will be dead in a hundred years anyway , so get over it ".
    The mortality rate of the human race is 100% - no one gets out alive... Do your best to be a decent person and be well.
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    πŸ“ Brushless motor problem
    13 days ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The yellow one is the one I purchased. Followed the instructions posted here and IT WORKS! Now I need to decide if I want to mount it into an old K&O outboard or make an airboat/camera boat. But at least now it works. Thanks to all of you for the help.
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    πŸ“ Brushless motor problem
    14 days ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Opps
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    πŸ“ Brushless motor problem
    14 days ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The photo shown isn't of my ESC. This is the unit I bought
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    14 days ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I've printed out the firs page and will attempt to set the ESC tomorrow sometime. Your help (as always - is appreciated).
    It seems brushed motors (except for RFI issues) are a lot simpler to set up. Thanks again, and I let you know what happens.
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    14 days ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Re It's not plugged in to the battery port - That's one of the first things I checked - made that mistake before...
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    πŸ“ Brushless motor problem
    15 days ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The receiver is an older Fatuba 2 channel TX and RX. I wonder if that's not the problem...
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    πŸ“ Brushless motor problem
    15 days ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It's a Ready to sky 30th model. It came with the Young motor. I bought 2 motors with 2 ESCs as a package deal on-line through Amazon.
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    πŸ“ Brushless motor problem
    15 days ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just purchased two A 2212 brushless motors and can't get either one of them to run. I've tried both of them and all I get is three beeps when powering up and then constant beeping from the motor. I checked all the connections and a servo plugged into the receiver works fine. Any thoughts?
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    πŸ“ Idiot of the Month
    5 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    They'd still roll to the center of the tank and under anything else in there...
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    6 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My wife and I got our 1st Moderna vaccine shots (jabs) last Wednesday. No severe side effects for either of us just soreness at the injection sites. Having some issues with my right hand but I think it's a pinched nerve. Will see my chiropractor early this coming week and see if it helps (usually does). Stay strong and keep after your doctor to get the vaccines.
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    πŸ“ To crew or not?
    7 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    After adding a crew to Summer Madness lll I found some crew members for Ultimate Enticement. Two boats down and maybe two more to go.
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    7 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ian, Get well soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Ken
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    πŸ“ To crew or not?
    8 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Decided to start with Summer Madness for adding crews. 1/24 scale figures seem to be the optimal size. Poor guy is outnumbered.
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    8 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Colin, I understand your longing for getting out and doing "normal" things again. I called my cousin this afternoon to wish her a happy 80th birthday. It's not wanting for any big plans just simpler things like going out for breakfast or a nice dinner. Patience is a virtue I'm told ... Hold on and stay well.
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    πŸ“ How cold is your workshop?
    8 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here in Michigan (Northern mid-west USA) our winter is mitigated a bit by being surrounded by the Great Lakes. My workshop is in the basement. Keeps all the paints and such warm. But the wife says no to any spray painting indoors, so any large painting projects wait until spring. Have managed to run small bits outside as long as it's not raining or snowing and above freezing, it seems to work. The price we pay for domestic tranquility 😊
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    πŸ“ To crew or not?
    8 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Try model railroad O scale figures. They are listed as 1/48th.
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    9 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    By the way -- A Happy and healthy New Year to you and your families. As my late Grandmother used to say "This too shall pass". Hope she was right...
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    9 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ranting is good for you. Holding it in just makes you miserable. If enough of the idiots catch the virus maybe it will clean out the gene pool to some degree. I'm still working (more to stay out of the wife's hair then anything ) and if I get a customer that won't wear a mask, I simply tell them I'll find someone else to help them. The fact we're all armed to the teeth (it's a gunstore) tends to keep customers complaints to a minimum...
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    πŸ“ To crew or not?
    9 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    American Diorama has figures in 1\18 the scale. Try Amazon or EBay.
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    πŸ“ To crew or not?
    9 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Good point - Thanks
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    πŸ“ To crew or not?
    9 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    With that outfit I'm sure she gets invited out on the water a lot πŸ˜‰
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    πŸ“ To crew or not?
    9 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Trying to decide if I want to add a crew to Summer Madness lll or not. Looking through the Harbor photos, it seems some have a crew and some don't. Opinions???
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    πŸ“ Christmas
    9 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Santa brought snow this morning along with a couple of catnip toys for the furry crew. They're enjoying them as I hope all of you are enjoying this special day with your family and all our world-wide shipmates. Be well and God bless.
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    πŸ“ Christmas
    9 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Merry Christmas to all
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    9 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A Merry Christmas to all and Best Wishes for a healthy and happy New Year
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Cut and run.
    9 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Pineapple beer? "Sounds wonderful" - said no one ever. But necessity is the Mother of Invention...
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Cut and run.
    9 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I'm curious as to what you're going to tell the Hungarian customs agents at the border about two halves of a blue drum with holes in it... "Sir pull over there and we'll have you talk to a supervisor". πŸ˜‰
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Pleasure Craft) Abracadabra
    9 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Summer Madness lll
    11 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Because it has an attachment to you Dad you should certainly build it. It's a nice kit to build, so take your time and enjoy it.
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