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rolfman2000

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Member No. 253
Registered 15th Aug 2008
Last Online 24th Aug 2017
City Kidderminster
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 70
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 59
Likes Given 150
101 Total Posts
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Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 12th May 2017
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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
81 points away from Captain!
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Forum Thread 5 10
Forum Post 2 140
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 9
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 18
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 66
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 150
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519 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Glazing help by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 1 day ago
Hope you don't mind me butting in on this thread, but I'm trying to find out what kind of glazing is used for the wrap around screen on the Huntsman 34" + 44" boats from Precedent, and where I might purchase some from ? Hoping someone will be able to help me with this. Kindest wishes to all, Dave W 😊

3d printing by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 1 day ago
As you say Wayne, it's slow. But it's coming along very nicely. As you have done the loading ramp, it only needs the sides building up now, then fit out, power up, and awaaaaayyyyyyy 😀 Hope the rest of it goes as well. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Blown esc........ again 😢 by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
Dear Auntie Plunkitt, bang goes another speed controller. Two weeks ago I blew my first, but that was my own fault, but this one, not sure. It's only powering a 600 graupner motor, so a 30 amp esc should be fine. But it kept slowing down, then nothing. The receiver was still powered up, but nothing to the motor. Any ideas ? Signed, yours Pained Wallet of Kidderminster😭

smart phone problems by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
pmdevlin, You're right. I do too. But us oldies get there in the end 😉 Best wishes, Dave W 😊

smart phone problems by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
Hopefully RHBaker, second time it went in ok too 😊 Here's hopin', cheers, Dave W 😊

DAMEN STAN 4207 by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
Lovely to finally see it on the water. A credit to you. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

smart phone problems by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
Indeed there is. Go to the App store. Put Model Boats in the search engine. And away you go. Install and hopefully, your problems are gone. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

smart phone problems by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 6 days ago
Have you tried downloading the Model Boats App from the App Store and letting your phone use that ? I hate to say it, but the S3 is quite an old phone which might be out of support by now, but I do not know with any certainty. I'm sorry, but that's all I can think of. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Seabreacher by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 6 days ago
I think I would be tempted to go brushless with it. Far more power for the size of motor. I don't think an 800 brushed motor would have the revs to push much water through a 50mm jet unit. Even an 850 motor would be an improvement. But going brushless, you could get far more revs out of it. Best of luck with your endeavours, Dave W 😀

smart phone problems by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
Which Samsung? As I'm using a an S7 Edge to view this, which gives no problems whatsoever. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

KeilKraft 1974 by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 11 days ago
I can use either on my big pc. And I have an A3 printer, so size isn't a problem, Cheers, Dave W 😊

Conrad REELY, Flysky iA6, FS iS6, Turnigy HT6 !! by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 11 days ago
I also have a Taranis, which I use for my quads, and a Turnigy i10 which I usr for just one quad, and I should really put that quad on the Taranis, then use the i10 for all the boating stuff. One of these days I'll get myself sorted out 😂 Have fun out there guys 😀 Dave W

Conrad REELY, Flysky iA6, FS iS6, Turnigy HT6 !! by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 11 days ago
Most of the companies you have mentioned tend to rebadge third party suppliers hardware, and put their own firmware on it. Flysky and Turnigy normally won't work together, but, if you install Turnigy with Turnigy, or Flysky with Flysky, it will work. I have successfully "updated" Turnigy receivers with Flysky firmware updates to enable me to use them with my Flysky Transmitter. My next job is to hack my Flysky GT3-B to increase to 8 channels and ppm transmission, so I can install an 8 channel receiver on my 46" fire tender (sound, directional working fire monitors, etc). Hopefully doing it sometime next week. Progress reports as(or if) I make any 😨 Best wishes, Dave W 😊

KeilKraft 1974 by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 11 days ago
When I've rebuilt the 9 boats in the garage, I may just take you up on that Allen. I'm wondering if I could possibly make a worse job than I did the first time around ? 😂 Thanks for the offer mate, are they in pdf form ? If so, could I get a copy by attachment to an email ? My email is on my profile mate. Kindest wishes, Dave W 😊

KeilKraft 1974 by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 11 days ago
I built the Mermaid even earlier than that. My mother brought it home for me after a training course she went on for the M.O.D. in London when I was about 13, which would make it 1968. At the time it didn't seem very EeZe to build, but with some help from a neighbour, I managed to get it finished, and it eventually sailed on the well known Lindow Common boating lake. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Window Repairs by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 14 days ago
I picked up a 46" Huntsman yesterday, so i have the same sort of restoration as you have, but bigger 😕 First thing to sort is the "started" planning on the decking. There must be somewhere I can buy strips of timber to plank with to save making my own. And what does one use to represent the black interplank waterproofing ? Otherwise I have to take off the bits already glued on. Cheers guys, Dave W 😊

3d printing by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 16 days ago
Wow Wayne. You've come a long way since a try something different day. If I have missed something, please, what machine are you using ? Is it one that a normal human being can afford ? Those parts for your LCM are looking pretty good. I , as I am sure others are seriously impressed with your work so far. Keep the reports coming in, we are loving them. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Model Boat Convention - Haydock Park by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
I'm a going as well 👍

Deck furniture by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
Sorry for no link. But in my defence, if I put battlecrafts (and it's one word not two) in Google, the first thing that comes up is this site. I have no zig million links to war games. I must have my browser security set a lot higher than Doug's. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Deck furniture by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
Sorry guys... I should have added that Battlecrafts do loads of armaments in various scales for lots of ships. If you have the money, they have a complete set of fittings including guns, torpedoes, and ALL the deck fittings for both 1/24th and 1/32nd models of the Perkasa. I have only added a few bits plus both guns on my 34" one, but it does add a lot of "realism" to it. Pics will follow when she's complete 😊

Deck furniture by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
If you go to battlecrafts shop on eBay, or battlecrafts own website. All the deck furniture and weaponry are available in resin casting or resin an metal castings from them. Both in 1/32 & 1/24th scale. I have made some and bought some from battlecrafts. I have found them very helpful and also very fast delivery. Hope that helps. Best wishes, Dave W

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Model Boat Expo by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
Oh Lord, i wish my wife and I could visit to see that. Chesapeake Bay is one place I see in my minds eye through reading Clive Cussler novels. I would love to see if my vision is anything like reality. Just the picture on the heading gets my imagination going. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Looking for a Sea Queen by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
Thanks very much Canabus. Don't worry, I'll keep in touch with you all. Happy boating all, Dave W. 😎

3d printing by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 18 days ago
How brilliant for a try something different day. That's great Marky. We'll all be shouting you to get stuff printed out now. I've been trying to find somewhere to learn all this stuff to use myself. From the pictures and dialogue, it sounds as though you've got the hang of it all. Well done you mate. Just hope I can too. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Looking for a Sea Queen by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 19 days ago
terry290654, thanks very much, but I think I am sorted now. Should it not work out, i will get in touch by private message through here. Many thanks for your kind offer. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

ESC POWER by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 19 days ago
Oh, sorry, i misread the original post. Even if both bec's had been connected, i dont think the situation would be any different. With one esc failing, i have noticed that its a crapshoot, as to what happens next, as i have had times when one has caused the other to fail, and also where the working one has continued at the same speed it was going (but in circles). The other option is to use a desperate battery for the 3rd, and disconnect bother the reds on the esc's. I reckon RHBakers occurrence was one of pure chance personally, as I cannot think of a logical reason for it happening. Best wishes Dave W 😊

ESC POWER by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 19 days ago
An easy answer is to just cut the red wire on on esc and insulate the end bbefore plugging into the receiver. Then you'll be powering off one esc only. Problem solved. Its the solution we use on all the quadcopters we fly. Hope that helps. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Looking for a Sea Queen by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 20 days ago
Yes mate. That will be fine. The only problem I have is getting over to you, as I'm disabled. I think it's going to be next weekend before I can get over. Would you be prepared to meet me half way (somewhere around Thurmaston) ? Send me a private message, we'll make arrangements. Best wishes, Dave W

Looking for a Sea Queen by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 20 days ago
That's just what I am looking for Philpjuk. How much are you looking for (sans motor) ? And where in Nottinghamshire, as I have a friend I visit in Somercotes, so not too far away (I hope). Thanks for the offer, Dave W 😊

newbie by rolfman2000 Commander   Posted: 20 days ago
Welcome to the Model Boats Forum mate. It's David off FB & Messenger. Hoping to see some video of your maiden voyage up at Ellesmere. Sorry I missed your query about the receiver. Happy sailing, Dave W 😊