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    Disabled ex-biker, disatisfied with old age life, and the disfunctionality of it all.
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    DragonForce RG-65
    DF's maiden voyage went well yesterday, despite hardly any breeze at all. Myself and fellow club member Colin who was re-tuning his Graupner RG-65 had a lovely time cruising around our club water, trying to find the best of the rare breaths of wind. Mine is the white boat with clear white sails
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    She is a 1/12th semi scale Brede model of the Poole lifeboat used for many years. She is constantly being modified and improved. (Motor: Graupner 700 x 2) (ESC: Hobbywing) (5/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bluebird of Chelsea
    2 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    When I belonged to Worcester model boat club, the chairman always bragged about his scale model of this wonderful craft. But, sad to say, I don't think we ever saw it.
    I always fancied doing a double sized 1/12th scale version of it to do it justice. But sadly, it was beyond my skill set πŸ˜”
    I wish you lots of luck with your build, and will follow it throughout its journey 😊
    Kindest regards, Dave W πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Russian Sun Aluka
    2 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Always fancied building a submarine. But never quite got around to it, as they always looked so complicated. With wet bits, dry bits, and some that crossed over occasionally. That, and the cost of the perspex tubes they are built into and out of. Also, you need quite a big model to base it on as well. One big point is, I don't have access to a school swimming pool to play with it in, as I'm too scared of losing it in a lake πŸ˜”
    Good luck with yours.
    Kindest regards, Dave W πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Billing boats Witte Zee
    4 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Doug,
    Yes, it has hurt to let my models go, be they boats, trucks, or aircraft. Unlike Colins, my spinal problem is inoperable. I have been offered an operation to help it out, but afterwards, I would have to either stand straight up, or lie down, but I could not bend at all 😭 So my wife and I talked about it, and decided no, and I would just have to put up with intense chronic pain for the rest of my life. Sadly, I am now what is considered an addict, as I cannot live without opioid any more πŸ˜”
    Had Colin not wanted it, then I might have even brought it over to you Doug, as Germany is my favourite place to be in the world, and we have never been to Munich 😎
    Thanks for your thoughts, I'm glad someone remembers me
    Kindest regards, Dave W πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Billing boats Witte Zee
    4 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Colin. If you want it for your Grandson, that is the best person I could imagine it going to. As i would do anything for our Granddaughter, as far as I am concerned, its yours. 14 days is not too long for me to wait. Just let me know how you want to proceed. I can't remember if we can PM each other on this forum, but I will have a look. Enjoy your holiday, and we will chat when you get home. Kindest regards, Dave πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
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    πŸ“ Billing boats Witte Zee
    4 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sadly, due to age and health issues I am giving up rc model boats and rc trucks as well. So this is the first of my boats on offer. Its the Billings kit Zwarte Zee, but made up as her sister ship Witte Zee which I think is a nicer boat. It is complete and ready to run with battery, receiver and transmitter(you will need your own 6v charger and 4xAA batteries). I'm hoping my price of £200 ono will be acceptable. I am in Kidderminster in Worcestershire. Thanks for looking. Other boats going on soon 😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Waterline/Boot Topping.
    3 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Glad it came right for you on the second attempt Robbob. Please can you share a link for the pinstriping tape off Ebay, obviously or the seller which would probably be better, as we contact him for whatever width we needed.
    Best wishes, Dave W 😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Cabin Grab Handles.
    3 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    And here was I thinking there was no more detail you could put on, apart from a pair of furry dice and a pair of handcuffs, you've done it again Robbob. Nicely reported and photo illustrated again. Best wishes, Dave W 😊
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    πŸ“ Joining ply hull sides
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Raggie. For your 2mm ply, give Jotika in Hadzor, Droitwich a try. I am certain I have seen sheets up to 8ft x 4ft in their cutting room.

    Www.jotika-ltd.com

    Best of luck, Dave W
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Kent windscreen, some small cabin & deck fittings.
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I actually found it this afternoon Rob. There were 3 families of spiders living in it, and the kids were all big frightening hairy ones. So I've sent for some of my more courageous mates to see if they can evict them for me without resorting to the Hoover to rehouse them into a new home 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Kent windscreen, some small cabin & deck fittings.
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I'm sure I met some of them during my years in the forces spent in Germany Doug 😜 lol
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Kent windscreen, some small cabin & deck fittings.
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Very nice Robbob. What's next ? Maybe the handcuffs ? πŸ˜‰ Must admit to wondering if I should resurrect my original boat from the deep dark depths of the back corner of the garage, and bring it back to life. The trouble is, that if I do, it has no room for modern day radio gear esc and batteries. Oh, decisions decisions ? LOL. Cheers Robbob, 😎

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    πŸ“ LIFEBOAT THEMED OPEN DAY
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Is that the same location as Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society ?

    Best wishes, Dave W 😊
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    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Stephen,

    I would certainly like a pair of 1/16 and a pair of 1/12th scale monitors providing I can afford them. Please can you let me know when they are available.

    Kindest regards, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ Vintage Hydroplane
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi all. Having just received my latest copy of Model Boats magazine, I was interested to see the build of a Hobbies Vintage airscrew driven Hydroplane. But, having read the whole article, there seems to be only one person who has the plans, and he (no name) is on a Model Boat forum. I'm hoping he is on here, and sees this. If he is, can I please get a copy in any form ?

    In anticipation. Best wishes, Dave W 😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Well Deck side panels & Boat Hooks.
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Must admit to finding this level of detailing quite disheartening, as well as amazing. I have never been able to detail a model to this kind of standard, and now that my own club exhibits at Warwick International Model Boat Show yearly, I cringe to think anyone would want to look at any boat I have made. Thanks for sharing this Robbob, as I have my original Veron boat which I would live to sail, but I just cant work out how to get all the required stuff into a 23" version of this boat that's already built. But, hey ho, such is life, and I may work it out one day. Kindest wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ DragonForce RG-65
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    DF's maiden voyage went well yesterday, despite hardly any breeze at all. Myself and fellow club member Colin who was re-tuning his Graupner RG-65 had a lovely time cruising around our club water, trying to find the best of the rare breaths of wind. Mine is the white boat with clear white sails

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    πŸ“ transmitter information
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    It's the binding plug. You have to bind the receiver to its transmitter with that plug in using the instructions that should have been supplied with the kit. With your description, I would say it's an Frsky or Flsky system, as that is just what you described. Check out binding on you tube with your brand of Tx/Rx.
    Best wishes, Dave W πŸ‘

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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi mate. If you really want to know. We were going to Paphos for a week from 24/2 to 3/3. On 24th, at Birmingham airport my wife slipped and fell over. She was picked up, dusted off, put on a wheelchair, and bundled onto the plane. Half way to Cyprus, she said "I cand move my shoulder and knee". The cabin crew got us a wheelchair to get her off and we hired a car to get to the hotel. To cut a long story short, we got her to a doctor the following day, and she got x-rayed. To discover she had split her kneecap horizontally in two pieces and her shoulder was shattered. We spent the entire holiday, plus an extra 5 days in hospital. The we got repatriated via Istanbul to Heathrow with a 2 1/2hour ambulance journey each end, making a journey home of some 23 1/2 hours. Jan is still in hospital at Worcester awaiting a full shoulder replacement this coming week.
    We really had a great holiday (and it's still going on, as she is going to be out of work for the next 12 to 14 weeks) and I am the disabled party in our home, and I am having to look after her, not the other way round as normal.
    Hope that satisfies your curiosity. But I could really do with a holiday (if we dont lose our home, as we cant pay the rent), as I'm totally shattered looking after her, and 3 days a week, our 20 month old granddaughter.
    Cheers, Dave 😴

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting the hull – Part 2. The hull colour
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    With a travel time of 2 1/2 hours, that depends very much on my condition at the time. But it's in my diary, and my fingers are crossed, so we'll have to see. Thanks mate, Dave 😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting the hull – Part 2. The hull colour
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sorry to hear it wont be at Warwick. Although I may try to get to see your club open day (if it's not too far as I'm disabled and long distances really hurt me). Best wishes. Dave W 😊
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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Before I went on our nightmare of a holiday to Cyprus some 3 weeks ago today, I was an Admiral on the rankings, which I had worked hard to attain with helpful posts. I have come to look at the new forum format (which only partly works on my iPad, partly works on my Samsung tablet, and looking as though it actually works on my Samsung S9+), and I have been demoted to chief petty officer 1st class. I wondered why the demotion and how much I have to work to re-attain my previous rank ? Anyone else been demoted, or is it just me ? Best wishes, Dave W πŸ€”

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting the hull – Part 2. The hull colour
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    That looks really good now Robbob. I hope you are bringing it to the model boat show at Warwick, as its probably to only chance I'll get to see the model in the flesh. All it needs now is a few accessories and some "detail" or weathering. I've loved following this blog, as it brings such memories back to me. Best wishes, Dave WπŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Sorry guys.....
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi guys.
    I'm sorry I havent been online much just lately. As some of you will know, I am disabled with a degenerative spinal condition which we are trying to manage. I had a spinal OP about 3 weeks ago, and this hasn't gone too well. I am currently recuperating very slowly, and still feeling like I've taken a few steps backwards as the pain seems worse 10 fold 😭 Myself and the wife are taking a few days in the sun in Cyprus, so hoping the warmth will help the healing. Well, sorry again for not posting much. Chat soon.
    Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Building the Cabin. Part 1
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now its starting to look like a Thames Police Launch. Keep up the good work Robbob. Cheers, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ Good buy from Lidl
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sadly, we don't have a Lidl in town. The nearest is about 12 miles away, so it looks like I won't manage to get one of these. I will have to watch for a similar item from Aldi. Cheers all, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ Bournville Illuminated Regatta
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hoping to get there with Worcester Model Boat Club this year. Too late a finish put paid to last year. But, fingers crossed for this year Rob πŸ˜€

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    πŸ’¬ The deck planking.
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I would love to be able to do planning and black caulking at this level. Each time I have tried, it just about ended in tears😭 As it was many years ago, laser etched planking wasn't available then, so maybe that might make a difference these days. I really hope I get to see this boat one day. Many thanks for sharing the build Ribbon 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Motor, mount & prop-shaft.
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    It's coming along nicely Robbob. Hope you get it finished in time for the model engineer exhibition. I still can't find it on the VMB website. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Fitting the rubbing strakes.
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I wish I could get down to see it at the show. Sadly, I would need 2 days to go that far and back, with no time for the show. Hope it all goes well for you Robbob. Cheers, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ ST200 info
    4 years ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I've had lots of stuff off Steve Tranter, but that mild is not one of them sadly. I'll keep an eye and ear open for them, and ask at the club on Sunday. Hope it turns up for you Dave. Kindest wishes, Dave W 😊

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