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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Electrics for the lighting
    16 days ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike.
    The led filaments are a great idea for simulating striplights. Where did you get them from or what sort of garden light did you remove them from?
    Edge lighting by internal refraction or reflection works well for signage but needs a special type of diffusing acrylic to disperse the light, I think what you have done is far better and will give a strong and even 'linear' lighting appearance.
    I'm looking forward to seeing them in action too.
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Crash Tender - 34" Aerokits - mid deck camber or flat?
    22 days ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Amen to that.
    Collectively we're a mine of useful (and trivial) information.......๐Ÿ˜
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: London Model Engineering Exhibition 2020
    22 days ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Glad you like the video Mike.
    As you know from your visit to the show last year there's a lot to see and my video only covers a fraction of it but I think it gives a good flavour of the whole show. My brothers Meccano Missouri was a big hit with the public too, he will be showing it again at one of the Warwick model shows later in the year.
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Crash Tender - 34" Aerokits - mid deck camber or flat?
    22 days ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Nick.
    It looks to be made from some formers with a thin ply skin, is that correct?
    Robbob
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    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Crash Tender - 34" Aerokits - mid deck camber or flat?
    23 days ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Errrr....Yes Doug....thank you for that clarification.....๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Crash Tender - 34" Aerokits - mid deck camber or flat?
    23 days ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike.
    I made my deck flat as I had not really considered that it could/should be cambered, also the part supplied in the VMW kit was a piece of flat ply anyway.
    I've not detailed any drain outlets as a result.
    I assume that as they are at the aft end of the deck area, when the boat is riding on a plane and and the bow is up, water would drain naturally to the rear of the deck, and on a cambered deck the water would flow to the outer sides of the deck and meet the drain holes by gravity......if you get my drift!
    On a flat deck the drainage would not be so effective ?
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Crash Tender - 34" Aerokits - mid deck camber or flat?
    24 days ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    I think I found the water run-off.
    Zooming into the best pictures I have shows small holes at deck level, port & stbd.
    This leads me to think that the deck is indeed cambered!
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    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Crash Tender - 34" Aerokits - mid deck camber or flat?
    24 days ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    I found a snippet of a drawing that seems to show that the centre deck might have had a camber ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    I agree with Doug in his assumption about the absence of a water run off does imply it's flat but the drawing seems to indicate that it's not a flat deck!
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ“ London Model Engineering Exhibition 2020
    24 days ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Here's a short video to show some of the varied and interesting exhibits and features seen at the London Model Engineering Exhibition, Alexandra Palace 17th - 19th January 2020.
    Enjoy....๐Ÿ˜€
    Robbob.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Advertising
    25 days ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    I'm really pleased that the website is now 'advert free' for those who choose to contribute or subscribe.
    The ads appearing were very intrusive, and often quite inappropriate.
    Whilst I appreciate that advertising and sponsorship helps fund the running costs I do feel that we are all bombarded with far too much of it these days and a small personal contribution can be rewarded with an exemption.
    Keep up the great work Stephen ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ getting old
    25 days ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Good move Stephen.
    An excellent and sensible solution I think ๐Ÿ‘
    The ads were most irritating especially when viewing the site on a mobile or tablet.
    Furthermore it's a great incentive for regular users and visitors to this site to make a small contribution to the overheads and to be exempted from the advertising in exchange.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
    Robbob.
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    ๐Ÿ“ "crash tender 47" - 49 letters
    30 days ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Good news Mike, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished result ๐Ÿ˜€.
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cabin modules finished. Wiring for lights done.
    1 month ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Looking very good Ed.
    Interesting to note that you're working from the inside to the outside with the detailing when I for one work on the outside first!
    But I can see your logic as access is so much easier with most of the superstructure out of the way.
    Are you using filament lamps for all your lighting? If so you may have trouble replacing them when they pop. LED's are sooo much better and have a massive MTBF.
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Receiver Controlled Switch
    1 month ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Doug.
    Nothing wrong with your eyes chum, the switch is made or sold by 'orangeRX' according to the very poor documentation that Mike posted.
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ“ "crash tender 47" - 49 letters
    1 month ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike.
    I can help with that ๐Ÿ‘.
    I've got some spare 94's in vinyl that I can post to you ๐Ÿ˜.
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Receiver Controlled Switch
    1 month ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    I think all things considered the Orange RX is poorly documented and can't be described as a substitute for the Turnigy product.
    And ยฃ47 for the real thing is taking the p*5" ๐Ÿ˜ฎ but that's supply and demand for you!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Receiver Controlled Switch
    1 month ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Perhaps use the two Turnigy's for the lighting circuits and the Orange one with a relay and separate supply for the pump?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Receiver Controlled Switch
    1 month ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    UPDATE.
    Graham is quite correct.
    Turns out that it does take it's supply from the RX ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    This is from the description on eBay "This very simply passes the power from the receiver to the output when switched on, so the voltage out is the same as the battery/BEC that is powering the receiver. If you want to switch something with a higher current than 2 amps or higher voltage then you would need to add a relay."
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202660286894

    You can get a Turnigy one on eBay though, a bit more than the HK price !
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/192423790143

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    ๐Ÿ“ Receiver Controlled Switch
    1 month ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike.
    I'm familiar with he Turnigy switch as you know, the OrangRX one is new to me.
    I don't think it takes it's load from the receiver, certainly not a 2A.
    I think it might switch a separate supply like the Turnigy and the polarity signs on the board are misleading?
    Do a test circuit with it on it's own with a RX, separate load battery and load to check the operation.
    The supplied documentation isn't very clear either.
    Doug might chip in and confirm my thoughts๐Ÿค”
    I attach my rough circuit to show how I connected mine, remember that the RX neg and switched load neg have to be commoned for the Turnigy switch to operate correctly.
    It's must be a pain that HK are out of stock, using all of the same switches would be so much simpler.
    Rob.

    See UPDATE.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Police Launch Front Window.
    1 month ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Peter.
    It's a 'Kent Clear-view Screen' which is fitted to the outside of the windscreen and has a spinning outer disk that throws water off because of centrifugal force. This is much more effective that a conventional wiper blade where there is a large volume of water to clear as you would find in heavy sea conditions and heavy rain.
    The disk is driven by a motor and belt, or by direct drive in modern units, on the inside if the windscreen.
    There's a bit on WikiPedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_view_screen
    I hope that's helpful.
    Robbob.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wiring
    1 month ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike.
    Very neat work ๐Ÿ‘
    In answer to you question....yes...many times โ˜น๏ธ
    Even worse is soldering up a 48 pin multicore audio connector with H/S on all the pins only to realise that you forgot to fit the casing over the cable first and the other end is already terminated....damn it๐Ÿ˜ ...start again๐Ÿ˜ญ
    And before the days of ty-wraps we used Hellerman sleeves with a lubricant and an expander tool(that was also known by a very un-pc name ๐Ÿ˜ฎ) to keep wiring looms tidy, and even prior to that I was taught as a GPO engineer to do 'lacing' with waxed twine.
    Now that's something that will try your patience!!
    Great work as always Mike ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    PS. What's the bracket with the two large holes for, more XT60 sockets perhaps ??
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Strengthening the hull. Starting interior.
    1 month ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Ed.
    Your 'photo of the helmsman in the wheelhouse is not correct, I'm not sure where you found it but the wheelhouse and control panel should look like this....see 'photos.
    Also there's are videos on YouTube that shows some of the wheelhouse interior too..
    https://youtu.be/_XugRvw7j_4
    https://youtu.be/yGkClCjxK9w

    I hope that's not put a 'spanner in your works'....just trying to be helpful๐Ÿ˜‰
    Robbob.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aerokits 1962 34.5" RAF Crash Tender rebuild, including interior.
    1 month ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Ed.
    Welcome to this site.
    I'm sure you will find all you need to know here.
    Good luck with the restoration๐Ÿ‘.
    Robbob.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Back to the plan
    2 months ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike.
    As you know, I had some minor disasters when lettering and lining my boat and I found that the vinyl ones are so much better than the waterslide type. Once you have lacquered the hull do leave it upturned and allow the lacquer to dry and harden for as long as possible before putting the boat on a stand as it can take on "pressure" marks from the foam or felt pads quite easily. Paint sprayers use an infrared heater to help cure the finish I believe.
    Keep up the great work ๐Ÿ‘.
    Rob.
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    ๐Ÿ“ new year
    2 months ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Happy New Year everybody.
    Wishing you all the very best of health and happiness for 2020.
    ๐Ÿ˜ŠRobbob๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ The London Model Engineering Exhibition
    2 months ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Nerys.
    As promised & after some investigation...๐Ÿค“
    Yes, it is an Aeronaut Bella with a gaff rig.
    "The sailing yacht โ€˜Bellaโ€™ is a kit from the German manufacturer Aero-Naut Modellbau GmbH. It is built from laser cut parts and is very straightforward to build. The original kit is a Bermudan sloop (triangular mainsail and single foresail) but I have made this a gaff rigged version and added a bowsprit and second foresail. This type of sail configuration works well. She has sail and rudder control via 2-channel radio control."

    She belongs to our club Secretary, who tells there could be an article on changing the sails on the Bella to gaff rig appearing in Model Boats magazine soon.

    The schooner belongs to another member, she is a slightly larger version of Lilla Dan (Billings kit) on a Graupner Elke fishing boat hull.

    Kind Regards.๐Ÿ˜Š
    Robbob.
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    ๐Ÿ“ The London Model Engineering Exhibition
    2 months ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Nerys.
    Now I can't give you an immediate answer to any of those questions I'm afraid, but what I can do is speak to the club members who's boats they are when we next meet.
    Meanwhile have a fantastic Christmas & New Year.โ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜
    Robbob.
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    ๐Ÿ“ The London Model Engineering Exhibition
    2 months ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    The St.Albans & District Model Engineering Society will be exhibiting at The London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace, Friday 17th - Sunday 19th January 2020.
    We look forward to seeing you there.
    https://www.meridienneexhibitions.co.uk/events/london-model-engineering-exhibition
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Back to smoke and mirrors sorry water
    3 months ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Hi Mike.
    Yet more precision engineering and a concept that should work quite well ๐Ÿ‘.
    Although I have a fear that this is going to turn out to be quite a heavy boat when she's finished ๐Ÿ˜ฎ.
    Rob.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Searchlight
    3 months ago by robbob ( Captain)
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    Another nicely engineered feature Graham and a good combination of mechanics and electronics, (but not optics ๐Ÿ˜œ though).
    I'd say that she is really now 'fully loaded'.
    Robbob.

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