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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: City of Sheffield
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She looks amazing love the detail on the control desk

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    ๐Ÿ“ Operating Hinged Door/Hatch
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That looks really good, will try it on future builds

    ๐Ÿ“ Death of a member.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Colin, sorry to hear such sad news, our thoughts are with you and hope your wife makes a good recovery

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 60" J class yacht with Genoa in +/-10 mph winds
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She looks absolutely stunning and looks to be sailing really well
    I have a Nottingham type J class to build. Makes me want to get on with it

    ๐Ÿ“ Styrene glues???? on Styrene boats
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    For difficult ABS and Styrene I have used Stabilite Express it seems to stick most

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just been looking on the web. Spektrum receiver input voltage range appears to be 3.5 to 9.6 volts. Checked spektrum, Futaba and Savox servos depending on the type and product number some have an input voltage range of 4.8 to 6volt and some 6 to 8.4 volts. When I started RC flying in the 80s, standard receiver and servos ran at 4.8 to 7 volt as the latest battery technology was Nicad
    Now with the latest Life and Lipos need to be more careful in my election of battery and servo ratings. To be honest I hadnโ€™t really given it much thought until reading this thread.

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Totally agree with ColinH

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have used Spektrum for many years and have had a couple of technical issues which have been resolved by a company in Hertfordshire called Logic RC Ltd. They are a Spektrum service Center. On both occasions I have sent transmitter to them and they have been fixed and returned in about a week at a reasonable cost.
    Iโ€™ve always rung them up first before sending. There details are on the web

    ๐Ÿ“ Patelo Engines: The works of a mechanical genius.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Incredible, what a beautiful piece of engineering and machining.

    ๐Ÿ“ RA INGA IV Maiden sail
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Caber in a sail is what it makes it start to act like an airplane wing. It can be achieved by moving the back corner of the sail to form a curved gap between the boom and the foot of the sail. Movement are only very small as a starting point I would aim to 15mm to 25 mm between the boom and the sail at the mid position.
    As said it works like an air plane wing. Air has to travel further around the back of the front this means it travels faster. Faster means low pressure on the back and high pressure on the front.
    More camber means more drive at the expense of being able to sail code to the wind too much and tacking becomes difficult, I wouldnโ€™t put quite as much in the small sail at the back. Itโ€™s about trial and error. Hope this helps.
    Also the angle of the booms relative to the center line has an effect when sails pulled right in.The job should be further out than the mainsail to allow the air to flow round the back of the main.
    The main boom should be off center by a few degrees.

    ๐Ÿ“ RA INGA IV Maiden sail
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sorry predictive text strikes again should have read camber

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    ๐Ÿ“ RA INGA IV Maiden sail
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She looks lovely on the water, a really nice shape and set of sails,
    Hard to tell from video but a bit more Cambel in the sails might make her sail even better

    ๐Ÿ“ Non true brass prop shaft in a kit.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi I have had a vibration problem caused by the bearings at either end of the shaft. One end was removed to fill the tube with grease. When I re fitted the bearing it did not line up and also made the shaft tight.
    If I have to remove the now I mark the bearing with a line on the tube to ensure they line up as sold

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Completed
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks pretty good to me you should be proud of it

    ๐Ÿ“ To all my friends, on here, near, dear, and overseas.
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Happy new year to you all letโ€™s hope it brings good health, happiness, new boats
    And plenty of building and sailing time๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ocean Star/ Oceans Sailor
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A nice looking boat, looks like it needs some sail adjustment. camber needs to be put into both sails by moving the clew towards the bows slightly to form a gap between of about an inch at the midpoints of the booms to the sails.
    An adjustable boom bang would help to put twist ion the leach of the mainsail. Some could also be added by increasing back stay tension. A leach line on the jib would also allow twist to to be introduced.
    These are just observations from the photo which should make it sail better.
    Canโ€™t really say without seeing the boat.
    Enjoy sailing her

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: BLUENOSE
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Itโ€™s looking great Iโ€™m amazed at how quickly its coming along

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: BLUENOSE
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Canโ€™t wait to see the built up hull shape,

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: BLUENOSE
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    They look incredible. Donโ€™t think I would have the patience. Hope youโ€™ve numbered them.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Night Lights...
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thatโ€™s a great collection of boats beautifully displayed. Merry Christmas

    ๐Ÿ“ xmas event at the pond
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Iโ€™m with Glen sounds like a really good day

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    ๐Ÿ“ Use Modules (sub-assemblies) when building a model
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    We have similar problems with the weather forecasts as well my son reckons they look out the window every couple of hours and update the forecast.

    ๐Ÿ“ Rustoleum Pain Can Nozzle Restoration
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    When I use Rattle cans and I have finished spraying I turn the can upside down and continue to spray into the booth until the spray is clear. Have not had much trouble with the nozzle clogging since doing this.
    You probably do this anyway.

    ๐Ÿ“ 1st Advent
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Wolfe
    The same to you, enjoy the Christmas festivities

    ๐Ÿ“ AliExpress
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My closest model shop is now nearly 30 miles away there used to be a couple within 5. Know buy most of my modeling bits on line but youse shops with mail order. Or I get stuff from shows.

    ๐Ÿ“ Gare welk to thรฉ sailing seasin
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Enjoy it

    ๐Ÿ“ Thank you Model-Boats.com & members during a rough time!
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Lew, Glad youโ€™re feeling better, take care of yourself

    ๐Ÿ“ Thrift store find..
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks good
    I have a Hobby King BAT1 a group of us have had great fun on a firm Sandy Beach and a couple of tragic cones to set a course. It sharpens the reflexes up as they are considerably faster than a yacht
    Enjoy

    ๐Ÿ“ Robert (Bob) Rice
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sorry to hear the sad news

    ๐Ÿ“ Brushed motor capacitors
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I agree with Toradog if someone is using 27 Mhz and your boat gets close to the persons transmitter
    , maybe testing your boat poolside this may also cause an interference problem. I use 0.1 mag capacitors between each terminal and the case and between each terminal



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