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    πŸ“ Planet T5"Park Fly range"
    20 days ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Quote from manual "Note that T5 is not a 'Full range" system..... use only with small Park Flyer.... at relatively short range (around 150 metres)"
    You have set your ESC to stop when you lose signal? ....

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    πŸ“ just need cable (wire)...
    5 months ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Component Shop has a minimum order of Β£3
    It appears at the bottom of their website pages Easy to miss as their pages can be quite long

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    πŸ“ S.H.Grainger Formula Powerboat
    6 months ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    email address for SHG Models is info@shgmodels.com

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    πŸ“ LiPo Battery Monitor
    1 year ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Andy, I use a little combined Voltage and Alarm like this from HobbyKing https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbykingtm-lipo-voltage-checker-2s-8s.html
    Or you will find them on eBay from China if you don't mind waiting
    There is usually information and instructions on the back and the alarm is usually set for 3.3v per cell when it arrives.
    A useful reminder when sailing, I would rely on my ESC settings when using a brushless setup.
    Wes.
    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbykingtm-lipo-voltage-checker-2s-8s.html
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    πŸ’¬ Orange Mystery
    1 year ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Many Thanks Biggles for the sail plan from Roger Stollery. I think my Orange Mystery is a mystery no longer. Thanks to all who contributed

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    πŸ“ Twin Esc/Mixer
    1 year ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Mention was made earlier of the two sets of red and black wires being for separate batteries. The manual says "Do not under any circumstances connect a separate battery pack to each pair of red and black wires - it may seem logical but you will very probably do fatal damage to the P94"
    I would agree with the previous post from NPJ "slow down and read the manual" There's a lot in there.
    Hope your tug installation goes well

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    πŸ“ (Pleasure Craft) Patricia
    2 years ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    1950,s. Scratch built. Hull based roughly on a Cris-Craft speed boat which lived in the field beside Jimmy Laird's house. Wooden built mostly 1/16 Obechi. First motor, geared Taycol with horseshoe magnet. Homebullt 27MHz galloping ghost steering only (Motor: KedaTR2837/18 KV830) (ESC: EZRUN 18A) (8/10)

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    πŸ’¬ Orange Mystery
    2 years ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Vane sailing, must be fairly old? Do you know any more of it's history? I've got the sail winch working again on mine and it's been in the water a few times. Needs more attention to sail rigging. At present there's either no wind or too strong wind. I sail at a pond at Pickie Fun Park in Bangor Co.Down
    Used to visit Portsmouth while my son was in the RN

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    πŸ’¬ Pick axe or blood axe
    2 years ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have one in Photo gallery http://mdlbt.com/23571
    Your's looks like new, mine is in a bit of a state. No names so far.
    http://mdlbt.com/23571
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    πŸ’¬ Orange Mystery
    2 years ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Your Atlantis looks great. Thanks for info on Orange Monster. it belonged to a member of our group who died in May. I have been working on three IOM yachts also his, had one on the water for test run last week, going well.
    The sail winch on Orange has a switch driven by a servo, I assume this is reverse/stop/forward for the motor driving the drum. Long slim motor Monoperm?
    I'll wait until I've got the last of the IOM's going. This one needs new drum winch and servo and some rigging before it sails again

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    πŸ“ Orange Mystery
    3 years ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Can anyone help identify this yacht please?
    It's about 4Ft long fibreglass hull. The keel weight is in foreground

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    πŸ“ Brushless Speed Controllers
    4 years ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Shaun, it's a Files tab the last of 4 underneath Related Products. Anyone may post a file but it only shows on that item in that Warehouse The same item in a different warehouse may have no files or indeed different files attached. There are no instructions with the Boat ESC Programming Card. Connect the ESC to the Card before applying power.

    I have attached the File that HobbyKing provided as help. it Illustrates perhaps, why I recommend using the Programming Card and my own version of setting the stick travel after the ESC is set to Forward and Reverse Copy of this attached as well.

    Hope this is of use the HobbyKing xxA Boat ESC users

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    πŸ“ Brushless Speed Controllers
    4 years ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Dave
    I can assure you that reverse is fully proportional over the reverse range you set. if you set 50% then full travel of stick in reverse will give motor speed of 50% but control is still proportional from stick centre (stop) to full reverse (50%)
    Useful for a boat with low transom where 100% reverse emergency stop might swamp it.
    The percentages are set simply with the programming card
    Captain Flack, I agree with your friend 90A is overkill. With motor draw of 48A I think I would go for the 60A, rather not test how accurate HK's specs are!

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    πŸ“ Brushless Speed Controllers
    4 years ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    The HobbyKing 90A Boat ESC 4A SBEC can be programmed for Forward and Reverse (without brake) Buy the Programming card for it. Any of these HobbyKing xxA Boat ESC xA SBEC series have reverse and are set in the same way
    Having set Forward & Reverse with card, connect to your boat electrics and receiver.
    To set the controller to the TX stick range start with boat electrics OFF
    First turn on Tx while holding full throttle then power on ESC, when it starts into program mode you will hear 3 separate beeps 1 ... 1 ... 1
    it does the second beep sequence 1-2 ... 1-2 ... 1-2
    At that point go full reverse it should beep once then finish initializing Move TX stick to centre. it is now ready to go.
    If you miss going into reverse during the beep 1-2 sequence switch OFF and go back to First turn on TX
    Switch off and start with the usual TX on first with stick centred then switch on boat electrics and wait until the beeps stop

    Good Luck

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    πŸ“ Mtronik Hydra 50
    5 years ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    From giantshark.co.uk
    XYH35-36 1050kv 25A Brushless Outrunner
    EZRUN-25A-L-SL Brushless ESC for 1/18 Car I use these car ESC's because they have an additional mode called rock crawler which gives instant reverse. The water-cooled Sea versions only have a double click reverse mode which is slower and doesn't always happen. Useless for emergency stops.
    The EZRUN esc's come with instructions to program using the transmitter. if you can get a EZRUn Program Card it makes setup very quick. Not in stock at present
    Using this in a 36" Atlantic Challenger weighing approx 7lbs 50X prop and 7.2 NiMh 3300mA pack 20A car fuse. Peak current around 18A. Goes very well. if you want to go for higher voltage pack to get more speed then keep a check on the current. Start with a smaller prop. I keep a set of plastic X props from 35X to 55X. SHG Models have them atΒ£1 each. The ESC will trip if it gets too hot, but shouldn't be relied on to save the Esc from overload
    Wattmeters to show watts amps peak amps etc are around Β£20 and is very useful if you are trying different props too.

    If you want to go to a high power motor then N3542/04-KV1250 Outrunner Brushless Motor with EZ-RUN 35A w/ Reverse program Brushless ESC or the 60A one is a next step
    Hope this will be of use. Any questions, I'll try to help.

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    πŸ“ Speed Controller esc
    5 years ago by saga32 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Any of the Mtronics Viper Marine ESC's have failsafe and will stop if radio signal is lost. They are available in 10A, 15A, 20A, 25A and 40A. You need to mount them so that air can circulate round the side away from the wiring. They will stop if they get too hot.
    The Mtronics site http://www.mtroniks.net/index.asp have some Ex demo or test at slightly cheaper prices and post free otherwise any of the model boat shops will usually stock
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