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    ๐Ÿ“ Mtronics Viper Marine 20 esc for brushed motors
    15 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Had a similar problem two weeks ago, my Club 500 needed a new ESC as I had a spare Mtroniks 25 available, I decided to use that, I connected everything up and plugged in a 2500 ah 7.2 V Nimh battery, and clouds of white acrid smoke started pouring out on the ESC, quickly disconnected the battery, the case had melted a little, I phoned Mtroniks, but was on answer phone, left a message with my name and number, still waiting for a reply, last time I use an Mtroniks ESC.

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    ๐Ÿ“ The Queen
    27 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I also like you Doug, shed a tear for a wonderful woman and Queen, I sincerely hope her son follows in her footsteps, he has a lot to follow, I never got to meet the Queen, saw her on many occasions through the years, and always admired her, such a strong woman, there will never be another like her.

    Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lipo battery meter/checker
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Try this one Dave, it's main purpose is to protect the lipo cell charge when in the boat, different to the one you use at home to check the balance and voltage.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbykingtm-bx100-1-8s-twin-buzz...
    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbykingtm-bx100-1-8s-twin-buzzer-lipo-life-li-ion-voltage-checker-black.html?queryID=c32608d952d154c1edc1b75f835618a8&objectID=86257&indexName=hbk_live_products_analytics
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lipo battery meter/checker
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Agreed, quite a good reliable monitor, but don't think it has an alarm, not one for putting in your boat when sailing to check for low voltage.

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer #2 (Zipp Kits; Scale: ~1/25)
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Brilliant Lew,๐Ÿ‘ where did you dig up the skeletons?
    would love a few on my cabin cruiser.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wiesel (Graupner kit - major mods; Scale: 1/40)
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I have a kit of the 'Wiesel' unbuilt as yet, would like to know where you got your crew from? the set up looks real action, great work.

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lipo battery meter/checker
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I have been using lipo's for about eight years now,
    and I find these are some of the best, they show you cell voltage and have an alarm when the cell is to low,
    this is quite a good deal from an Ebay seller.
    Seller might not send to USA but there are plenty on Ebay who will.

    Cheers, Pete

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/295143133839?hash=item44b7e6d28f%...
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/295143133839?hash=item44b7e6d28f%3Ag%3A2lsAAOSwKbFiSGD%7E&LH_Auction=1
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guns guns guns!
    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Really nice guns Jerry, fantastic finish on them, can I ask what 3D printer you are using and the resin you have used.

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lattice masts
    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    See my harbour Norm, my HMS Amethyst is in there and some pictures of her main mast, I believe this was made using angled brass.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    Don't know how to post a link to my harbour, ๐Ÿ˜sorry
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    ๐Ÿ“ Saw this when stopping for gas
    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    That's really beautiful Ron.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: ERCO PT Boat Promo Video.
    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Excellent video Martin, but don't forget the Vosper boats๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Confederation Marine Modelers
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    That looks good fun Garth, gonna try and get my club to do a balloon race๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    heers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Model Slipway RNLI Tamar class lifeboat 1:16 scale
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Thankyou Sy, so pleased to hear that news, will be looking forward to the build start.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Commencing work on the deck
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    May I suggest you flutter some Banknotes Sy, you may get what you want๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Model Slipway RNLI Tamar class lifeboat 1:16 scale
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hi Sy, was hoping your build was the Fleet tender from MSW, but the Tamar is a nice build too, when this is finished, will the tender be the next on? as I have one waiting, for you to start the build, so I can follow you to sort out the tricky bits, and to extend the already great detail on the kit.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ BLUEBIRD K7
    6 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Excellent work Wayne, I may in the future be asking you for help in buying a resin printer, hope you will oblige me.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ 3D printing
    6 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Some good information there, would like to know what 3D resin printer are you thinking of buying.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Slipper Launch
    6 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Lovely job Chris, I was with the owner of HA Kits on Sunday, you should send him a photo of your Slipper, he will be most impressed๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Annoying Klaxxon sounds
    7 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Well spotted Rob, had a shufty myself but couldn't
    find it, I think Stephen AKA Fireboat is testing us?

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RC Sailing :- No.152 - H.M.S Solebay D70
    8 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Very nice filming of a lovely destroyer, but backing moosic ' a little to loud'.

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Roxy.
    8 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Very sorry to hear such news Colin, I know exactly how you are feeling, people who live without animals in their life, will never experience the love and affection you get from them, and the hurt when they have to leave you.

    Pete.

    R.I.P. ROXY
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    ๐Ÿ“ Perkasa outing.
    8 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    'When will you be loading your video to scare us'.
    Was never my intention to scare anyone๐Ÿ˜ฒ, only that when I tried the Perkasa with a 4 cell lipo, it frightened me, as it was so fast to keep up with the outstanding speed, but I will record some footage of the boat with the 4cell fitted and you will see what I mean, will have to wait till next Sunday to video.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Birthday celebration for Neyrs Today
    8 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Belated - Birthday wishes Nerys, and may you have many more of them ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

    Best wishes, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Perkasa outing.
    8 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Took my Perkasa out for the first time in two years, went great, fitted with 2300 kv inboard brushless, with three cell lipo, of four cell if you want to be frightened, will post video when I download from my camera.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bargains again...
    8 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Got dragged shopping today, but not a bad visit as I found these for sale at a well known outlet, for a pack of 2 cost only ยฃ5.95 so I got two packs, should help if I need to hold together large bits together!๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers Pete

    btw. LIDL
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chinese rope serving machine
    9 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    If you own an iphone (Apple) you can download for free 'Google Translate', select the language you want translate from to English, point the camera at the words, and HeyHo there you go, instant translate, Brilliant๐Ÿ‘
    Just tried it with Japanese to ENGLISH instructions on the side of a Tamiya model kit box.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ 1/12 Tid Tug (Scratch build)
    9 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hi Tizdaz, Nice bit of work there with the bulwark supports,๐Ÿ‘ you say your going to plank the decks, are you sure that they weren't steel decks? on my Tid they were, love to see a picture of one with planked decks.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Pictures
    9 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Great moosic Doug, especially No:7 the great Les Paul and Mary Ford 'How high the moon', timeless classic, and fantastic guitar playing.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ 3D printing
    9 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Just found this on google, might be of interest.๐Ÿ˜Š

    https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/various/vent-for-boat-1-24


    And another: https://www.yeggi.com/q/cowl+vent/

    Cheers, Pete
    https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/various/vent-for-boat-1-24
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    ๐Ÿ“ 3D printing
    9 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I am still pretty new at this game Mike, but I started with an idiot proof printer Ender III pro, not expensive but it does the job, as far as finding files to print vents off, I know there are some in 'Thingiverse', but you can also google for free files, have left a link for you below.๐Ÿ˜Š

    https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=boat&type=things&sort=r...

    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=boat&type=things&sort=relevant
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