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14th Feb 2009
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Rookysailor

Member Stats
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Member No. 533
Registered 14th Feb 2009
Last Online 18th Aug 2018
City OLDHAM
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 85
Photos Posted 4
Likes Received 47
Likes Given 19
93 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Bury Metro Marine Modelling Society
Since: 14th Jan 2013
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Empty Harbour
Lieutenant
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
31 points away from Commander!
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 50
Forum Post 2 170
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 3
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 15
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 19
Received Likes 2 94
369 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Burpy Hapday! ;-) by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
alles Gute zum Geburtstag Doug,Trink was für mich👍 Many thanks for all your assistance, Peter😊

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
I see on the pictures Doug, no loudhailer. but why is there one in the kit from VMW part 22a, any ideas. Cheers, 😎Peter

46Firefloat Mk2 paint by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Rob, I wonder why the drawing does not show the loudhailer on the opposite side of the roof to the searchlight.🤔 Cheers, Peter

UMBRA'S birthday by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Very sad to hear of the loss of Umbra, that is am amazing age, my mother had a cat that survived 26 years and I thought that was old, what wonderful memories you must have of such a feline friend. R.I.P UMBRA. Peter

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Strange that you should mention the Movie/book 'The Cruel Sea', have just bought the DVD from Ebay, looking forward to watching it once again. I have an old Revell corvette kit, and last month bought the NEW corvette kit from Revell which has most of the lighting in kit form, plus revolving radar, but very annoyed 😆to find out that there is no p/e parts or wooden decking as in the platinum edition, but it only cost me £100 + vat trade deal, sssh🤐 Cheers Peter😊

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Many thanks Doug, once again to the rescue👍, would like to build mine as a USS one, any ideas....then maybe keep the deck steel! just fancy a different version than the usual HMCS ones. Peter😁

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Doug, with reference to your wooden decks for the 1/72 flower class corvette, where did you get them from? I'm having trouble getting any browser info🤔 many thanks, Peter😋

mr rc world by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hello Ron, Have found this on Ebay,😲 I think it's the same guy who runs 'modelling timbers', I seem to remember talking to him at one of the boat shows, and he said he was from the Isle of Man, hope this may help in some way.😉 Peter https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-MODELS-FITTINGS-NEW/2638038047...

Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?... by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
If you want an assistant with your soldering, leads, 4mm gold thingy's!, XT plugs, deans plugs, in fact it caters for every type, such a simple idea,that works.👍 https://hobbyking.com/en_us/mr-grippy-soldering-jig.html Cheers, Peter😊

The 'Other Sea Scout' -Build yourself a nippy 14.5" Runabout! by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Just downloaded the file no problem, windows 10 click on pdf logo, downloads automatic, then access through file downloads...simples as the saying goes😊

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Talking of Rum, have you tried the austrian rum Stroh, I got some 70% proof....tastes like rum & butter toffees😋 Argh, break out the rum lads👍

Spektrum, new, useless... by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Martin, Have just tried my DX5e, when switched on the 4th led or extreme right lights up, to show full battery charge, the other lights are to show battery condition, (no flashing lights). I put a bind plug into socket one (batt/bind)orange receiver then a 4.8v battery into socket 2, receiver flashes slow red, switch tx on while holding lever forward on left rear of tx marked TRAINER, hold forward lever whilst switching on tx, wait till receiver stays solid colour. (Tx does not flash led.) Switch off tx, unplug bind plug, put a servo into socket 1 marked THROT and battery into socket (battery/bind), switch on tx and wiggle the left stick horizontal if in mode one...should now be bound...hopefully for you Martin👍 Cheers Peter😁

Spektrum, new, useless... by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Yeah, very seductive especially when she says (warning - throttle high)....😋.Have you seen the lemon receiver for DSM2 Doug, bought one of Ebay for £14 inc p&p, excellent, even comes with a satellite connected to the receiver, same way to bind.😁 Cheers Peter😉

Spektrum, new, useless... by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Agree with you Doug, I have a DX4 for my drone, a DX 5e, DX6i and the latest DX6, which talks to you to tell you when you have bound the tx and rx, they all have the same plug system with a bind socket, even the orange receivers bind without a problem. Martin, just follow Doug's instructions for binding your DX5e, I am sure you will have success👍 Good binding...😊 Peter

Council madness... by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Martin, Cannot understand anybody who thinks that ducks will be 'upset' by a model boat, I sail at BMMMS club water, which is in Clarence park lido in Bury. We have loads of ducks, they have just had their young 'very cute', plus many coot's and geese, and we sail many boats/yachts and we live in harmony with the wildfowl, they do not mind as long as we don't go to near.😊 I think you should get a r/c duck,👍 that may please the duck lady..... Cheers, Peter

photos by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Nice to see you have finally got her on the water Doug, and you picked a perfect day for it, Sehr gute Fotografie. and good sea trials,👍 brings back many memories at the Ostpark. regards, 😊 Peter

Controls problem by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Malcolm, Noticed your in Todmorden, we have a couple of people from there in our boat club, we would welcome you and your problems at our club, you can visit either Wednesday morning of better still Sunday morning 9:00am till 13:00pm. BMMMS - BURY METRO MARINE MODELLING SOCIETY Clarence park lido, Bury. http://bmmmsuk.yolasite.com/ Hope that helps to solve your problem. Good Luck, 👍 Peter

Boat Plans by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug S, here is a link to Ebay and a guy with plans for a Aerokits Waveney lifeboat. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AEROKITS-WAVENEY-LIFEBOAT-R-C-MOD... cheers, Peter😊

Ponds in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) area by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Krampus, I visited a lovely lake some years ago in your area called 'Wolfgangsee' can you sail there? regards, Peter😆

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Steve, looking very tasty with the wood on now, have you a thought on the funnels, been informed that the rear funnels is incorrect, but you can get an aftermarket one, just another thought on the smoke theory, wonder if one of the smoking gizmos from the 1/16 r/c tanks could be an option, I wonder if Doug has a thought on this. regards,😊 Peter

try try again - Aft Deck Mk2 by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Happy Easter Doug,😊 Peter

bad day at blackrock by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Never give in Marky, was told I had the big C, Feb 2016, had the tumour removed and a bit of radio therapy and all clear at the moment, 👍 building and sailing take the pain away, think positive and you will win, I am sure. My sincere best wishes for you,😊 Peter

Bismarck paint scheme (for Rookysailor ;-) by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Greetings Doug, I have a phrase for you " In your book, 'problem is just a misspelling of challenge". The business of changing the keyboard is to tech for me. I mentioned Landsberg because you put A H wrote his book in Augsburg jail, easily mistaken. It has been some 10 years since was in Munich, had friends there, and used to visit 5 or 6 times a year, but sadly all passed away now, they were either navy or army friends, so were getting on in years when I first met them, but some great stories were told, one friend from the Tirpitz, one from the channel dash (schnellboot) one obersturtmbahnführer, in Lah. they were sailors/soldiers nothing more.....😤 cheers Peter

Bismarck paint scheme (for Rookysailor ;-) by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Where do you get these great phrases from Doug? Many years ago when I was in Munich had some time so caught a train to Landsberg to see the prison, it is Landsberg I think, the guards didn't like me having a mooch around, very odd! My keyboard won't let me have an umlaut or such, very difficult when you need to send an email to German/Austrian friends. Regards, Peter🤔

Bismarck paint scheme (for Rookysailor ;-) by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Ready with the search party Doug🤓 will hold off for one week..... the decaperm is the one with gearbox, going for £50 to £60 on Ebay at the moment, bought the card model for my old age!!! not my scene really, thought at that price would be able to double it when selling it.😉 Yes! rather silly about the swastikas when you can put the rising sun on ships flags and red sun on planes, both Germany and Austria are worse than the rest of the world regarding the Hakenkreuz, it has it's beginnings in Sanskrit many years ago so nothing new there😁 regards, Peter

Bismarck paint scheme (for Rookysailor ;-) by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Fantastic photo's Doug, never seen these before. The one without the camo but with the bow & stern waves is an option in the trumpeter paint options, which I like best. Very quiet show at Heywood but got a decaperm 6v for £10 and a Marcle card model of Tirpitz @ 1/200 for ....£10, a bargain.👍 many thanks, Peter

Brushless Programming Cards by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi CB90, I also have quite a few of Hobbykings esc's and they have changed quite a bit over the years, needing different programming cards, have just bought three new esc's with their own card £39.00 from HobbyKing. I try any one with all the esc's and have never had a problem,just make sure you plug into the card, + to + and - to -, you should be OK with no damage to either. cheers, Peter

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Great Doug, it's fantastic to think any problem your just a mouse click to solve to problem, many thanks. Could you please supply the link to purchase that 'big box of Extra time' you mentioned.😊 Off to the show at Heywood mutual boating club tomorrow, to see if there are any bargains to be had. regards, Peter

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Doug, how strange, the link when I first put it on was three lines long, just had a look now, and it looks and works fine, maybe I need some time and lessons on I T. Peter

HMS HOOD by Trumpeter by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Doug, as promised, this is the link I sent to Steve: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Ultrasonic-Mist-Maker-Fogger-... As you can see it's sehr lange...what have I done wrong😆 cheers Peter