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    Plywood 1:24 scale MODAV kit from 1976. (Motor: Turnigy AquaStar 4084 620Kv) (ESC: Turnigy AquaStar 160 Amp) (10/10). Water cooled with inter-cooler and 12 Volt water pump. Batteries 2 x Turnigy Nanotech 12,500mAh 2 S wired in series.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thunder Tiger Volans Tri marin
    8 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the info. It is one of the sail boats I have always fancied but not now ๐Ÿ˜€.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dual throttle
    9 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have not used that method on a boat yet but I have employed it on my RC tanks. I get proportional control for forward, reverse, left & right all on the right stick. The left stick controls gun elevation (old throttle) and turret traverse (old rudder). I use a Taranis X9D with open tx.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    9 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Blwyddyn newydd dda iti Nerys.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Re: Re: Perkasa MTB (1/24 Scale)
    10 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi John as mentioned I designed these in FreeCad and then printed them on my GEEETech i3 3D printer. I couldn't get them exactly to scale but they are only 1mm over in diameter. I based the scale on the wooden torpedoes that came in the kit. The prop shafts are sealed with thin water proof grease as they are made from brass tube that fits nicely inside each other.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Re: Perkasa MTB (1/24 Scale)
    10 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi John. I designed the torps and rack in FreeCad and then printed them on my 3D printer. I also printed the gun mount with an imbedded bearing plus deck fittings and some hinged hatches. Spent hundreds of hours designing things. The torpedoes use two small brushed motors from quad copter spares. I do not have a breakdown of parts yet as I have just finished them after about two years of work.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Perkasa MTB (1/24 Scale)
    12 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Not sure if this is the right place. But have just tested out my four torpedoes and roll off racks. Some adjustments to make on the torpedo straight line direction. I think there is some drag on the prop shafts slowing one of the motors down..
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Almost complete Superstructure
    12 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks very good.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    12 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Dave. Thanks for the info. My thought was to have the jib on a winch but set up as a slave to the main sheet (Using the TX mix option) so they work together then adjust the jib with one of the side knobs on the TX. I am using an FrSky X9D plus so it has plenty of options. Plus our lake is small so for now I will be able to see the jib.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    12 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks. The deck planks were steamed and bent using my steam iron trick and the caulking is black card..
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    12 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi. I will follow this with interest as I am just getting to the mast and sails on my Dragon. It wasn't a kit, I just bought a hull. Rest is scratch built from pictures.. I have added an extra servo for the jib sheet as I want to see if it makes any difference to the sailing..
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Superstructure progress..
    1 year ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks great makes me want to get on with mine. Not sure if this will help but when I had to bend planks on my yacht deck I used an old steam iron on full steam to soften them and it worked well.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready for Hull shaping
    1 year ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Stuart. Any up dates on the boat build?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: OcCre Ulises
    1 year ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ha. I have the same kit. I will keep an eye on your progress as I have not started mine yet..
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    ๐Ÿ“ Covid 19 Risk Assessment for clubs
    1 year ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Ken Happy sailing..๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Corby & District Model Boat Club
    2 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Walt. I assume Kerr Lake is in the USA? Not sure I can help as we are in the UK.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Onwards with the circuit description
    2 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi SC. I have lost track of this. Just to make it clear in my mind. Are you using the RX and TX that came with the tug and designing your own interface with the RX to improve performance?
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    ๐Ÿ“ esc wiring help
    2 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    As per SeamanCook's response just one red wire to the RX.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Electronize speed controllers
    2 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Seaman Cook. It is a bit of a mine field when looking at specs. It would be good if you set up an Electronics blog, I would certainly follow it. Just to let you know that the account I have with RS has no min order value and most of the bits I get are one or two off but it depends on their pack size. They have a credit/debit card payment option and I have ordered as little as ยฃ2.95 for some capacitors which were carriage paid and next day. I agree the low Vgs (th) is usually for low current level. As mentioned I have my IRL MOSFET running at 3Vdc with a 1 Amp current draw but I am using it as a switch and driving the gate with 3 V from a reed switch. I will be posting the project at some point on the site.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Electronize speed controllers
    2 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I agree with Fleet. It's not worth making an ESC as they are so cheap but the fun for me is in the design and making. I have been an electronics engineer for over 40 years and still love messing around. Always something new around the corner and never to old to learn. I buy my stuff from RS Components which in my younger days was called Radio Spares also have an account with CPC who I find better for spare parts. Since retiring I have started to get into the Arduino which is what steered me in the direction of the logic level MOSFET.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Electronize speed controllers
    2 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi. Not sure about the China versions as I am using a Fairchild MOSFET and it has a a Vgs of 1-2 volts. I have also tried an IR IRLML2502PBF-1. These are surface mount 7A devices and have a Vgs of 0.6-1.2 V. They are a pain in the B... to solder on as they are surface mount but very cheap. Nice for a compact motor controller. I was using them with 3 Vdc drone motors. I like your ESC design. I was looking at repairing an Electronize unit but found that the PIC chip had blow and although I could replace it I couldn't find the software on any forums so gave up. However now that the contact details are on this site I might take a fresh look at it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Covid 19 Risk Assessment for clubs
    2 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Ken. Quick update. I did an RA and revised rules and the council have accepted them. So we went sailing last Sunday. Even better the local๐Ÿ˜ cafe was open so Bacon, Egg and Mushroom role + a cuppa all for ยฃ4.0 was very welcome.๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Electronize speed controllers
    2 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi. Just a little update to this and I am sure everyone already knows this. If you find a MOSFET with the letter "L" in it's numbering it will be a logic level MOSFET and will work down to almost 1.5 Vdc. I am using them in a 3 Vdc motor circuit and when driven on their resistance is around 0.058 Ohms. They don't even get warm. IRL540A. I had tried the IRF530 and it wouldn't switch on. When I did drive it from about 5 Vdc it got warm as it wouldn't turn fully on. Anyway the IRL version solved the problem.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Covid 19 Risk Assessment for clubs
    2 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Ken. Very helpful.

    On the subject of your web site. Your clubs Face Book page needs the new URL posting on it. The existing one points to the old site. If you have access to the old URL it would be a good idea to put a re-direct in it so it takes you to the new site. Hope that makes sense.

    Thanks again

    Martin (Simple Sailor, CDMBC)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Covid 19 Risk Assessment for clubs
    2 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Doug. That's what I get in all my browsers including the link from their Face Book page.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Covid 19 Risk Assessment for clubs
    2 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Nerys.

    Martin (Simple Sailor) Corby & District Model Boat Club
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    ๐Ÿ“ Covid 19 Risk Assessment for clubs
    2 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the swift response. I tried the www.vgmbc.org but my browser will not let me look at it as it's not https: could you please forward a contact email address?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Covid 19 Risk Assessment for clubs
    2 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi. Has anyone been asked to produce a Covid 19 Risk Assessment for their boat club? Our local council are insisting on one before we can start using the lake again. I have done RA before but this is a strange one. Any help would be great.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Red Cat hydroplane
    5 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi. The HK controller is an Aquastar 120Amp water cooled which has suffered all of the burn outs and never failed. SKU: 9052000008. The failed motors were all 2848SL 3900kv Brushless inrunner (WaterCooled) SKU:3900-2848SL. I have my doubts about the specifications as their watts and amps do not add up. I have a temperature sensor on the motor sending info back to the TX and usually after a full charge and a fast run it would get to 60ยฐC, then I would cool it to 45ยฐC before the next run it burnt out at 85ยฐC when I wasn't paying attention. The new motor runs at about 45ยฐC how ever hard it is pushed. Still using the 120A ESC. The new motor was in the HK sale and I don't think they do it now SKU:S2858-2630. it just happend that the water jacket for the failed unit fits it.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Miss England 6
    5 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi. Nice boat. Can you tell me what the sound unit is?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Perkasa MTB
    5 years ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the info. I thought maybe something like vinegar and baking soda in the DCs them might make them produce loads of bubbles. Making them blow off at a certain depth would be interesting. As for RC on the torp, looking at maybe a tethering system so it homes.

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