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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    (Pleasure Craft) "Jessica" A Sea Scout renovation
    Originally built by my Dad in the early sixties, fitted then with a Taycol Target and two very wet lead acid accumulators. First renovation about 26 years ago for my daughter Jessica, fitted with a 6V Decaperm. Performance was VERY sedate. Perhaps fitting for a Broads Cruiser? The Taycol will now go into the Danish fish cutter I am currently renovating. First two pics show her condition, incl. engine room, last year after about 25 years in the cellar. Last three pictures show current condition after extensive renovation, see 'Build Blog Jessica' and refit. Video shows her Sea Trial end of May https://youtu.be/b0BWJ3duzDw Now just cockpit fit to do and suitable crew to find. Can't 'select' Speed here as she wasn't equipped with GPS! But quick! Now she planes well so I guess I've turned her into a Sport Fishing Boat!? Rating I also can't select for myself, that's something for you guys to do! ;-) (Motor: Propdrive 2830 1000kV) (ESC: Quikrun 16BL30 Hobbywing) (5/10) Update: Crew have reported for dutyπŸ˜‰
    (Naval Ship) HMS Belfast
    Performance not yet known, still in the fitting out dock. Power is actually 2 x 6V 4Ah. ESC will be Graupner Navy V30R. Maybe 2 for differential control to support rudder. I've left 'Number of Props' as Please Select cos Belfast has 4 and this ain't an option!! Long term plans for smoke (borrowed from model railway kit!) lighting and gun control. Have already bought magicians 'Flash Paper' for main battery gun flashes. Ignition using old 'out of work' glow-plugs? Any ideas welcome :-) Ship is Graupner Premium line. NOT IMPRESSED with quality of cast resin parts, lots of air bubble depressions :-/ Fair amount of rework / repaint necessary! (Motor: Speed 540 x 4) (ESC: Navy VR30 or Viper Marine. Trials on 40MHz then 2.4GHz DX6) (7/10)
    (Naval Ship) Graf Spee
    It's a Graupner premium line ATR! ;-/ Wanted some 'quick fun' while working on more complex constructions (HMS Hotspur H Class Destroyer 1936, 1:72 and Type IA U26 also 1936). Didn't work out that way! On first test of motors and ESC I discovered that the shafts were so badly fitted that they were binding ;-( So back in dry dock for some hull surgery! That's why some inputs are missing above. Plan is to gradually add functions and special effects; lighting, gun controls, magicians Flash Paper for gun flashes. Maybe fired using my old glow-plugs!!?? Now I'm freshly retired I have more time for this ;-), as long as Gisela doesn't drag me off around the world too often ;-) I also have HMS Belfast from the same series (approx 1:128) also awaiting fitting out. More soon - don't hold your breath please ;-) in the pipeline is some 'Plastic Magic' with Ark Royal, Hood and Bismark all to 350 scale ca 70-80cm. Sorry been in Munich for over 30 years don't think in inches any more (except when buying mag wheels for the chariot!) Cheers, and as my German boating friends say 'Immer ein Handbreite Wasser unterm Kiel!) = I wish you always a hand-widths water under your keel. I sail on the lake in the Ostpark near me in Munich. Very convenient, right next to the Biergarten! 😎 (Motor: 600) (ESC: Graupner Navy V30R) (5/10)
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You'll get there MiddyπŸ‘

    In case anyone missed orders posted two days ago,
    Crews have been granted Weekend Leave due to various reasons for celebration, secondment to other duties etc.
    So no patrols tonight.
    G'night All πŸ˜ŽπŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Brooklyn's Maiden Voyage!
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Go for it EdπŸ‘
    If she's too heavy get yourself a little winch / block & tackle you can clamp to the window sill.
    Then you can winch Brooklyn down to Jenny😊
    Then all you need is a trolley like I just bought, see pic πŸ˜‰ to get her to the lake. πŸ‘
    (The tug silly, not JennyπŸ˜‚)
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Futaba F14 Dual Throttles!
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Figures! I was thinking of an RC operated relay switch, such as I used for the "All ahead flank" command in my destroyer. Switched a second battery in series with the cruise battery.πŸ˜‰
    Which TX is that? 😎
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    πŸ“ Krick and Hobbyking
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I've got so many batteries (you do with planes, about a grands worth!, some I haven't used yet) so I won't be needing too many until I've worn these out, (still using some I bought in 2011,- always balance charge at low rate). "
    Same here JB, although I don't do planes anymore.
    Two prangs and a fly-away was enough for meπŸ€”
    I always charge at max 1A as well. Usually nearer 500mA.
    All this cr*p about fast charging at XXXC is just marketing rhubarb to get you to ruin your batteries and buy more!
    Cheers, Doug 😎

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    πŸ’¬ Re: 46” Crash Tender
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    So far so good PeteπŸ‘
    Nice drop of brain oil there too by the look of it.
    John Smiths ?πŸ˜‹
    I'd go for the brushless if I were you.
    Will give you far greater choice of ponds
    IC boats are banned almost everywhere these days.☹️
    Cheers, Doug 😎

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    πŸ’¬ Re: 40" Seaplane Tender, new build Z 7.1
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    SHoneT happens JB😭
    We've all bin there dun that one time or another!
    Re Cyno bloom-
    I use Deluxe Materials Canopy Glue for my windows.
    Dries crystal clear, no bloom😊
    Cheers, Doug 😎

    Deluxe Materials Canopy Glue
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Futaba F14 Dual Throttles!
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sounds good MartinπŸ‘
    How does the "switch flicking" work?
    Could be useful for many other tug drivers here.
    Or even for my multi screw naval ships!
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Irishman Tug
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    On a pension one has to make some compromises Mark 😎
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Webster predates Guest by about 30 years, "
    I'm not quite that old Dodgy, I belong to the Guest generationπŸ˜‰
    Never 'eard of Ernie.
    "The disadvantage is that internal space is severely limited by the egg-box structure and sub-deck."
    Ernie's design sounds kinda complicated so not exactly EzeBuild!
    Also not so good for fitting motors and RC.
    Whereas Glynn was after simplicity as well a strength.
    Horses for courses I guess.
    Yer pays yer money and ...
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ“ exploding hammer festival
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Maybe not Bryan,
    but it would go perfectly on the Acoustic Hammer on Rooky's Sir Kay minesweeper!😁

    Cheers, Doug 😎

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    πŸ“ Krick and Hobbyking
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Bad luck JB!πŸ€”
    S'pose that's what comes from living at "the end of the Earth"!
    I get my HK/HW stuff from the EU depot in Holland.
    Comes by DHL in a few days.
    After one bad, expensive experience with customs charges on a shipment from Hong Kong I only now order when the item is In Stock at the EU depot.
    Can't get paints delivered from UK now either.
    Fortunately I found a German dealer for the old White Ensign naval Colour Coats paints.
    The only ones I needed from UK. Life Colours I get direct from Italy (DHL) and Revell and Humbrol are all over the place here. Revell in many supermarkets.
    LiPos I get from Krick or a manufacturer "just up the road" in NΓΌrnberg.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Irishman Tug
    4 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well I don't mind if I do young sir!
    A wee drop o Midleton Pure Pot would go down very nicely indeed indeedπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰
    😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sir Kay (Caldercraft Kit)
    4 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent Rooky, right down to the Acoustic HammerπŸ‘
    Crew and weathering look the part as well.
    Cheers, Doug 😎

    Acoustic HammerπŸ‘ Crew
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Irishman Tug
    4 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Bejeezus, tis a wunderful looking boat you'll be having there RookyπŸ‘πŸ˜‰
    😎

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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    4 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "current state of Martin's fantasy Corvette being realised as an EeZeBilt... "
    Excellent Dodgy,
    Beginning to look like a real shipπŸ‘
    😎

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    πŸ“ exploding hammer festival
    4 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Mi placer Marky, diviΓ©rteteπŸ‘
    Pero ten CUIDADO!!
    😎
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    4 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Looked through your Eezebilt plans ..."
    In some ways they remind me of Glynn Guest balsa boat plans.
    Also made to the KISS principle.πŸ‘
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ“ Krick and Hobbyking
    4 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Agreed Pete πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    4 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "No small vessel movements in the area at all.
    ...
    It appears that any smuggling going on is only on an occasional basis, possibly once a week, or on demand."

    Very good MSW,
    APOLOGIES; LIEUTENANT NERYS!!
    Congratulations on your commission NerysπŸ‘πŸ˜Š
    Knew it wouldn't take long. Splice the mainbrace again!!πŸ˜‰

    Shucks, was looking forward to a scrumpy and cheddar ploughman's! πŸ€”

    " I will consider all aspects and make plans accordingly."
    Patrol to Standing orders tonight Lt.
    Action under own initiative according to circumstance and sightings approved.
    FLEET// 2019-09-13, 2339 CET.
    G'night all πŸ˜ŽπŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€

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    πŸ“ Krick and Hobbyking
    4 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I second that PeteπŸ‘
    I buy most of my supplies from Krick.
    A few more esoteric odd and ends from Hobbyking/Hobbywing.
    So far no complaints at all, and very quick delivery from Krick, often next day.😊
    Doug😎

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    πŸ“ exploding hammer festival
    4 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    😎

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB9IdhcFAvY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PpO0KRPHrM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB9IdhcFAvY
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PpO0KRPHrM
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    5 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Shame ☹️
    Odd! It's usually the other way round and I can't see things here!
    I'll try and download / record it.
    Now it's kip time thoughπŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€
    CU later, Ciao, Doug 😎
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    5 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Or this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfPjMSLiBTg&list=RDcfPjMSLiB...
    😎
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfPjMSLiBTg&list=RDcfPjMSLiBTg&start_radio=1&t=185
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    5 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Try this link Nerys.
    Resolution is not so good I'm afraidπŸ€”
    😎
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0i6UgVjp1A
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0i6UgVjp1A
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    5 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Weird!
    Would have expected that to have happened here, not in UK!
    Hmm!
    I'll see if I can fiddle a way round that. It's a good laugh.
    Of course not 21st century politically correct, but damn funny for that😁
    Could you see the the vid in my first link?
    😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Wee Nip
    5 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    " At my age, running out of time is the problem"
    The SABLE syndrome NerysπŸ€”
    You'll very likely outlive this old reprobate Nerys πŸ‘
    Cheers, Doug 😎

    SABLE
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Barge find
    5 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Welcome to the Club Nerys πŸ˜‰
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    5 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sorry crew, but this is a Must See!🀣
    (Indulge your Admiral pleaseπŸ˜‰)
    'Are you being served' - "German Week"!
    Stick with it to the German dance at the end!!
    Was this the root of Brexit!?πŸ™„
    Cheers, Er .. Prost 😎
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfPjMSLiBTg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfPjMSLiBTg
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    5 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    G'night all. Admiral going below πŸ’€πŸ’€
    "You've all done veery well!"πŸ˜‰
    (Are you being served?)
    😎

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJp1wrPAp60
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJp1wrPAp60
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Barge find
    5 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Er .. wasn't that a coupla weeks ago Nerys? πŸ˜‰
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