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    ๐Ÿ“ How do I bend plywood
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    On thin ply, such as hull skins. Have found using a heat gun quite adequate. Heat bend, clamp then reheat๐Ÿ˜Œ l

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    ๐Ÿ“ Yorkshire Belle
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Hi Doug, Alive and well but spent most of this last winter trying to sort a misfire out on my Jaguar XJS V12.
    Not quite sure if entirely cured. Am hampered in my ability to run it at full throttle by the local Police forces! No understanding of my quest for perfection.

    Did potter along with my waterjet powered Swedish Interceptor based yacht. Nearly done, hence my YB inquiry.
    Thanks for the SARIK lead. Had already seen that but recognising the frugality of my heritage was trying to avoid paying for them! If all else fails!
    Keep seeing your notes on the site, so assumed all was well.
    Best Rowen

    ๐Ÿ“ Yorkshire Belle
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Have fond memories of sailing off the Yorkshire coast in this vessel with my late father.
    Have often thought of building a model and somebody, very kindly, sent me a GA and side elevation.
    All I need now are the section drawings, does anybody have a copy?
    Thanks
    Rowen

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project, Improvements
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    As a fellow frugal Yorkshireman to Rogal, heartily agree!

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    That assumes your boat has a bilge pump. Buckets are almost standard equipment on small boats. Just another question where the answer does not reflect the question.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Not in North America, Super glue Reigns supreme

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Costa Concordia did not catch fire

    ๐Ÿ“ Orca and Jaws the chase, cought on video.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Bet the shark could not catch your Brave Borderer up!
    Rowen

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Seem to recall servos and Rxs work best between 4.5 and rather less that 6v. Think you have just proved it!
    Sounds like they were overpowered and, then, odd things happen

    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Have used a shared power supply on several models. Usually also fit a voltage regulator to reduce cell voltage to RX.
    Works well for me and saves weight and complexity

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Newbie Model Slipway 1/16th Tamar Build
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    BECC Flags will provide lettering. It is available through Cornwall Model Boats in the UK

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    ๐Ÿ“ Jet Pump Thrusters
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Have used several of the smaller ones. They work well and have never had a debris ingress issue.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Of course!

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    None of above. HMS Argus

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Why not drop the number of questions to, say, one a week?
    Then the quizmaster might have time to make sure the answer relates to the question?
    There are too many mistakes and ambiguities as it is.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Not according to Wikipedia, all the suggestions are wrong.Should be Manchias

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Nickthestream got it right.
    Just another question with an inapplicable answer!

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    It is a beam reach, so got it wrong!
    The idea of a quiz was quite entertaining,but as the questions and answers are unrelated think it has lived itโ€™s time.
    Suggest close it down whilst still ahead

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Rubbish!

    ๐Ÿ“ Things that never work right
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Suggest remove that little slide switch and put it in the bin.
    They give innumerable problems once in a damp atmosphere, such as a model boat.
    Replace with a good quality toggle or push switch. You will save yourself a stack of frustration

    ๐Ÿ“ Things that never work right
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    After using Tamiya and Deans have settled on the XT60.
    Tamiya are rubbish, hard to solder and give sporadic conductivity.
    Deans hard to solder. XT 60 are not perfect but the sleeves can be extracted, soldered properly and then refitted. Also relatively compact where the XT 90 is quite bulky

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    ๐Ÿ“ Austal Cape 58
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Thanks Malcolm,
    Another nice vessel. Very similar to my Daman Stan 4207, so would rather keep searching for the Cape 58.
    Rowen

    ๐Ÿ“ Austal Cape 58
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Just thinking, what a nice model this vessel would make.
    Has anybody ever found a set of plans or know where they could be obtained?
    Thanks
    Rowen

    ๐Ÿ“ SWEDISH 16M
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Decided to do another water test and concluded the noise and poor performance had to be addressed. Removed the solid couplings that fastened the two motors to the Waterjets and, with some fettling, managed to squeeze a scroll coupling onto each unit.
    This improved both the noise and performance. Was running the model through its paces and noticed a sudden drop in noise, performance seemed unaffected.

    On examination found one of the couplings had disintegrated. (see picture).
    Upon further examination also found the motor / WJ mounting had fractured. This misaligned the motor / WJ. With great difficulty exchanged the mounting and replaced the coupling. On a bench test note the noise had reduced markedly, as anticipated.

    All needed now was a quick water test to confirm noise reduction and review performance before working to complete the project.
    The weather Gods were kind and managed to get a quick test in a few days ago. Noise, whist still evident, is at an acceptable level. Performance was adequate. Unfortunately, the test was curtailed by a wiring connection that pulled apart. Simple fix, but not at the waterside.

    A fellow sailor videoed the test. Interesting to note that once the model had accelerated the transom flaps force the bow down so the plane is level.
    Feel confident that the model can be further developed and will complete the many outstanding details over the winter.

    ๐Ÿ“ Prop Shaft lube
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    I have tried many lubricants, some with success and some without.
    Have settled on Automotive ATF; cheap, no viscous drag and readily available.
    Must qualify this by advising all my models have oiler tubes and oil every time the boat is used.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Electric ducted fan Bluebird
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Well done.
    Have long toyed with making that model but have never plucked up courage.
    After seeing your success am feeling revigorated.
    Might be dropping you a message shortly so can pick your brain.
    Rowen

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Clyde harbour tug "ARRAN"
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    I had a similar model my father made for me. Passed it to my Grandson now in USA.
    Seem to remember was based on a model makers hobby plan.
    Also refurbished it, but added new motor as original โ€œMighty Midgetโ€ had been wet and seized.

    ๐Ÿ“ Fuse position Rttl installation mod
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Had challenges with the fuse installation on my Brave Borderer. The blog describes them in detail.
    Essentially, the cylindrical glass style fail quickly and, as the max size is around 25a, with brushless motors this is quickly achieved. Was recommended to try Automotive blade type fuses as they are โ€œslow blowโ€.
    This solved my problem. Now use a 20a fuse on each motor circuit and have not had a fuse fail for months.

    ๐Ÿ“ RTTL 2557
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Looks great Roger. Well done
    Rowen

    ๐Ÿ“ Union flag.
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rowen ( Captain)
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    Cannot recall where I found the detail. Think it was from amalgamating the various plans and photos from the Internet.
    Attached is my interpretation.
    I also deduced the wheel was downstairs and instructions were passed to the helmsman.
    Just had inspiration. 2757 is/was in the RAF Museum in London. Am sure a request to the curator might get you a picture. Wish I had tried just so would know am right!
    Best
    Rowen



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