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RNinMunich

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Member No. 2979
Registered 4th Aug 2014
Last Online 27th Jun 2017
City Munich
Country Germany
Boats in Harbour 2
Sailing Locations 2
Forum Posts 437
Photos Posted 180
Likes Received 213
Likes Given 216
581 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
HMS Munich, Ostpark Biergarten
Since: 24th Feb 2017
South Bavaria Scale Model Boat Builders
Since: 22nd Jun 2017
Harbour
HMS Belfast
Type: Naval Ship
Graf Spee
Type: Other
Fleet Admiral!
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
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Boats in Harbour 8 16
Forum Thread 5 20
Forum Post 2 874
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 24
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 33
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 30
Blog Response 3 342
Sailor 8 16
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 216
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Recent Posts
bargain of the day by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 hour ago
Hi Johnfast, This is Doug, alias RNinMunich! 😉 Sorry I'm a Sassenach, originally from Folkestone in Kent, about as far away from Scotland as you can get! 🤔 Shame actually as I have a passion for single malts, esp. Oban, Lagavulin and Jura 😜 By the time I studied engineering (in London, electronics sandwich course with 6 months in industry between semesters) electricity was available pretty well everywhere 😉😉 For us a bolt was something that needed a nut and a couple of washers 😁 BTW; how are the dilithium crystals!?? 😁 Cheers Doug 😎 Now in Munich, Bavaria. 😉

Working radar by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 hours ago
Hi Dave, I did! Same result no matter which link i tried - Timeout'! 🤔😭 Ho Hum! I'm obviously not meant to know 😉 Never mind I have sources of micro motors over here. Have already bought several for the planned Plastic Magic projects. All the best, Doug 😎

Working radar by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 hours ago
Great, so now you've seen the pissobolities 👍 You pays yer money - you takes yer choice! 😉 Odd, Dave's link wouldn't work for me!? 🤔 Cheers Doug 😎

bargain of the day by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 hours ago
Hot stuff eh? 😉😁 For the really small stuff I have a micro-electric, 1mm bit, thermostat control etc etc. Saves on blown up components🤔 For 'heavy engineering' a 50W broad bit (1/4") or a gas torch for brazing and hard silver soldering. Must dig 'em out and clean 'em up again 😉

Queen Elizabeth by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 hours ago
Agreed 👍 I have the Airfix 1:350 Illustrious kit which is on my 'to be motorised by Plastic magic' list 😉

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
Hi Nick, PM on it's way. Cheers Doug 😎

Queen Elizabeth by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 hours ago
I'm right jealous 😆 But I have to admit I did have the pleasure of visiting the BAE Govan yard (formerly Yarrow Shipbuilding!) a few times while HMS Daring - T45 #1 was under construction 👍😊 Mighty impressive was the module construction hall with a module being fitted out - it was 'massive' and weird to see all the insides outside so to speak! 😲 Even more impressive was the next visit when she had been launched and moved across the river to the final fitting out dock. Just round the corner from her were 3 FACs for which our company had supplied the Comms systems. Visits like that are what I miss most since I retired 🤔 Doug 😎

Working radar by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 hours ago
Hi all, for my MS Hotspur radar (mounted on the gun director tower above the bridge) I used an old linear servo, God knows where it came from or who made it! I just disconnected the feedback pot and fed the motor with 1.5V, D-size alkaline cell, which drove it at about 2 RPM and lasted for years! 😊 I know, it should have a Yagi array sticking out the front! First the motion - then the detail 😉 Cheers Doug 😎 PS Crewman swabbing the deck has been shanghaied from Monty's 8th Army 😉

Working radar by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago
Hi Chugalone, Have a look at this, describes 3 solutions. #3 using two pulleys is the best if you want to hide all the works, but more fiddly to build. Happy fiddling, Doug 😎 http://www.shipmodelers.com/uploads/3/2/2/2/3222171/workingr...

bargain of the day by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 hours ago
Hi Marky, Yep I remember Grandad using these. No so good today for SMD work!! As early as I can remember my Dad had a 25W electric iron, strangely with a war dept. arrow mark on it 😉 I still have it and it is still going strong. Cheers Doug 😎

Queen Elizabeth by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 hours ago
How did it go? Have just seen video of her on the German TV News 😉😊 On the BBC website http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-4040... I found the video 😊 Cheers Doug 😎

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 hours ago
I agree, especially with the old NiCad, and here it is one hour later! Good night 😎

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 hours ago
Hi Nick, don't get upset, just slow down and try to be a little more accurate for us. Above all don't just plunge in with 'wild' experiments if you're not sure of the way forward. We are happy to help, and your problems are not insignificant, we all have some as we get older, but there's not much we can do if it is already too late due to 'wild' experiments🤔 Dave may well be right, after all this trial and error you may need to charge the battery again. That's why I asked if you have a simple voltmeter; a) to check the battery volts and b) if it is getting to the RX. Basic test engineering; #1: if it don't work has the circuit got volts? #2: If not why not ?? So, can you check the battery voltage please? Cheers Doug PS if possible (budget / 'er indoors or whatever) I can strongly recommend a simple cheap variable power supply to power such tests instead of having to rely on the battery from the boat. Let us know when you have the new battery and are charged up ready to go again. 👍😉

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 hours ago
A final thought for tonight: at 19:21 (CET - Munich time, 18:21 UK time) you reported that the RX LED was lit and the ESC LEDs flashing. Was the rudder servo plugged in at that point?

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 hours ago
Hi Nick, sorry but I must ask why can't you ever describe completely what's happening? Example, above you write 'Yes I did have the ESC and servo plugged in..' but you didn't say if the rudder ever reacted when the ESC apparently did. Trying 'all and every ways' is not exactly the scientific method and usually leads to more or less fatal damage. Frankly Dave and I are beginning to wonder if you are trying to wind us up!? Had you followed our step by step instructions and reported back the results before trying anything else we would have long ago been able to cure the problem or diagnose the faulty component. Please help us to help you. Regards Doug

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 hours ago
Hi Allen A, welcome to the third reel! 🤔🤔 Better than the old Saturday morning serials 👍😉 Cheers Doug 😎

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 hours ago
Something has changed! You were almost there, now you have no power! Check all connections for tightness. Do you have a simple multi-meter / voltmeter?

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 hours ago
Huh? What the heck did you change?

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 hours ago
Hi Nick, we're working into this on a sort of Archimedian Spiral! But we'll get there 😉 You forgot to mention if you had the rudder servo plugged in and if it responded! If it did I assume it responded to the left stick as your ESC responded to the right stick! In that case .. Switch off the RX (boat power supply/ESC), switch off the TX. Always use this sequence to prevent ESC / motors going wild! 😡 Then ... plug the rudder servo into the channel that responds to the right stick - I assume Channel 1? Plug the ESC into Channel 2. Switch on the TX, switch on the RX (boat supply / ESC-BEC). Again, always use this switch-on sequence to prevent uncontrolled servo / motor movement! All SHOULD now work as required 😉👍 Cheers Doug 😎 @ Dave - Patience is a virtue 😉

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi tidtug! don't get too excited - we don't know if we've solved it yet! Mainly cos Nick's feedback is very sparse and we're not sure if he tried the step by step tests we suggested or what exactly he did and happened. 🤔 As an electronics engineer I learned long ago (the hard way!) that fault-finding can only work efficiently if you change / test one parameter at a time. cheers Doug 😎

Aeronaut Pilot by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Great video, great music👍 Boring boat, but hey - each to to his own taste! 😉 No detraction of your skills implied or intended 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Weird, same model number, different layout!🤔 OK, we'll wait and see what happens when the battery is charged. Recommend you chuck away the Ni-cad! Bad for your health (!) and loses about 1% charge per day due to internal resistance. Doug 😎

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Nick, Curiouser and curiouser! 🤔 Please give us individual photos of all your kit; TX, RX, ESC so we can read the labelling. Plus a general view showing everything and how you've wired it up. So far I have not found an Absima RX with the Bind port in the 4th slot! Have you tried the tests Dave and I have suggested? Results? Cheers Doug 😎

New to hobby by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Yep, it's an old Robbe kit - Bohrinselversorger', an offshore supply vessel. Scale 1:25, LoA 126 or 130cm? See here for a video of one in action at Ahlen, Germany. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inw5IBUmzFE Yours for only €53 😉 http://www.ebay.de/itm/Modellschiff-ORKNEY-EXPRESS-von-Robbe... Cheers Doug 😎

New to hobby by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi, first thing I'd do is probably change the props! Looks like the starboard prop has lost a blade, 😭 hope the shaft wasn't bent in the process 🤔 More when we know more about the boat (dimensions etc) motors, available batteries, other working accessories, Your intentions with the boat! Cheers Doug 😎

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Nick, If you really have the R3FS RX then what you say above is wrong! The Bind channel slot is CH3. The Battery connector is the 4th slot. See pic from the so called User Manual. I would first try to Bind the RX without the ESC, then you can forget about BEC or not 😉 For this put the binding link into Ch3 slot and the battery in the fourth slot. Then- 1. Install a charged battery in the TX and switch it off. 2. Insert the Binding Link into the Ch3 channel „BIND“ port of the receiver. 3. Connect the receiver battery to any port of the receiver, (leave the ESC out for now) the red LED starts flashing indicating that the RX is starting the tuning process.. 4. Press and hold the „BIND“ button on the transmitter, and switch it on. 5. Watch the LED on the receiver. If the LED stops flashing, the binding process is successful. This process takes up to 5 sec. 6 Release the „BIND“ button on the transmitter, take out the „BIND“ link. 7. Install the servo for testing, in CH1 or 2. 8. If the test fails, repeat 1 to 7 above. 9. If the test succeeds, remove the RX battery, plug the ESC into slot 2, rudder servo into slot 1. As attached wiring diagram, which assumes an ESC with a BEC. All should now work assuming your batteries are OK and the ESC-BEC is working! If not Go back to step 7; No ESC, RX battery in slot 4, servo in slot 1 or 2. If this works then your ESC (or at least the BEC) is duff! 🤔 Hope this does the trick, at least to find out where the snag is - if any! 😉 Viel Glück! 👍 Doug 😎

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
OK. I'll let you know what I can find. So far their 'English' seems more like 'Dinglish' to me. Poor translations 🤔 Not so unusual, I spent a good deal of my 30 years working here tidying up the English system manuals of the company I worked for. Sometimes the curious translations had completely reversed the actual meaning!! Cheers Doug

No power by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Schön guten Tag Freunde! Wie kann ich behilflich sein?? Send me a link and I'll see what I can do. I found an Absima site in German (not surprising since they are in Nürnberg north of Munich) with several system manuals to download so let me know which set you have and I'll translate the Getting Started and Binding sections for you. Viele Grüße Doug 😎

bargain of the day by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
OK / now I'm with you😉 I know what you mean, just never heard 'em called bolts before. You live an' learn 😊 Cheers Doug 😎

bargain of the day by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Shucks! Lidl UK OK - Lidl Germany nix 🤔 By the way - what's a soldering 'bolt' ?? Cheers Doug 😎