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    πŸ“ Items stolen from National Waterways Museum
    15 days ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Link doesn't work for me!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Clinker built sailing dinghy
    21 days ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I alo have variant of this, produced from Model Boats plans, mine was produced to 1 : 4 scale, I have some photos somewhere which i will try to dig out later, I can't take any of the dinghy currently , it is buried at the club space - another story!

    πŸ“ ESC issues
    5 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    have you tried the esc on a different receiver channel -- to id if its a receiver problem or an esc problem

    πŸ“ Brilliant museum at Doreneze Brittany
    6 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Think you mean Douarnenez, i live up the bay, about 10 miles!

    πŸ“ Steering competition
    6 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Finally found the plans and scanned 'em.
    If required I can get the rules etc
    The pontoon is 4m wide, when competing the person can only move within the 4m space!
    Sorry about the additions, my scanner was playing up! ----- Dooohhhhhh technology!!!

    πŸ“ WEED PROBLEMS !!!!!!
    6 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    We had similar probs on our water in Chateaulin several years ago, we bought 6 weed/algae eating carp, they were about 6" in length, they are now about 12 - 18" and the weed problem has been solved.
    We have lost one for what reason i have no idea but it was surface bound for several days, poisoning? non of the others died so don't know!
    We have a large immigrant Czech population, there was a worry that they would find the pond and fish them out, apparently carp are a delicacy for them, but it hasn't happened to date!

    πŸ“ Steering competition
    6 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ok, I have been competing on one this afternoon here, near Roskoff, , basically a triangle with 30 m sides bouys etc, I have a plan I'm knacked now bur tomorrow I'll try and scan it, It is a french federation job!!

    πŸ“ speed controller
    6 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The 320amps refers to instantaneous output, not continuous - i think the output would be around 60a running!
    Correct me if I am wrong please!

    πŸ“ led lights
    6 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    If they are new the longer leg is positive!

    πŸ“ Lesro Pilot Boat - bow finishing
    7 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Photos

    Steamed the front section of the lower ply piece, gentle bending seems to have it cracked(not literally), this afternoons work fitting perhaps!

    πŸ“ Lesro Pilot Boat - bow finishing
    7 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ok, now mounted stringers etc, and, a change of mind, I think i will cover the bow section with the ply supplied, with the fall back position of using balsa if it doesn't work!
    I have some photos, i'll mount them tomorrow!

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    πŸ“ Lesro Pilot Boat - bow finishing
    7 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Done a little more searching, the kit predates 1995 as the address / phone number on the box uses Rowells address in Christchurch and the tel. no. does not have a 1 after the first 0
    Some photos of progress to date!
    The intention is for twin electric power, 540's or 380's using a 'v' tail mix on my 9XR Pro.
    I do steering competitions here in Brittany / Pays de Loire and with 2 motors and the above mix I find control much simpler / easier.

    πŸ“ Lesro Pilot Boat - bow finishing
    7 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Not from block balsa, I have some sheeting 10mm thick, my idea is to laminate some blocks and shape(roughly) with a belt sander.

    πŸ“ Lesro Pilot Boat - bow finishing
    7 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I think it's from the original design work / plans by Les Rowell.
    With the balsa, the idea was to replicate the solid bow area as per the Kiel Kraft stuff from long ago(my age shows!), but strengthened with resin either polyester or epoxy!

    πŸ“ Lesro Pilot Boat - bow finishing
    7 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Constructing this model, had it stored for years.
    I have looked at the blog on here, and note the bow is created from balsa, the kit indicates using ply, think i will use balsa but just wanted to know/advice if the ply system has been used, I am finding it difficult to follow the instructions re the filet installations and mounting of the ply etc.
    anyone out there any observations?
    cheers
    the froggie connection ;-)

    πŸ“ Plank Race
    7 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    sounds like the straight running comps here a la frog, boats 4 feet long with electric motors and setable rudders!

    πŸ’¬ Re: Plywood wanted
    7 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi there, I live by Douarnenez Bay, I have some 1.20 x 1.20m squares of birch ply here, 1.5 - 2.00mm and 0.8mm!
    PM me or take a trip here, we could sort something out!

    πŸ“ Looking for a lake…
    8 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Years ago there used to be sailing on the Stroud branch of the Gloucs - Sharpness canal! -- it was normally Sunday morning(?)

    πŸ“ Receivers
    11 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Smoke and mirrors I think!

    πŸ“ Receivers
    11 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    πŸ“ Receivers
    11 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You will have problems as the 2 x rx's will both be Channels 1,2,&3 I think!
    good luck though!

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    πŸ“ What Radio do you use?
    11 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi all,
    Using a Turnigy 9XR Pro with an Orange module and a variety of DSM2 RX's --- so far, touching lots of wood, I have not had any problems!
    The 9XR Pro is running ER Sky 9X software, the developer of which is UK based.

    πŸ“ P94 Dual Esc And Mixer and motor choice
    11 months ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Do you have a programmable tx? If so, its easier to combine the tank aspect on one stick, ie up for forward down reverse and sideways to slow motors to assis with turning etc.
    Maybe someone will be along shortly with a better description!

    πŸ“ Building Yachts - Servo or Winch For The Sails
    1 year ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    For a small yacht i would suggest a servo with an arm extension to give adequate movement/sail control!

    πŸ“ Use Tamiya white putty on RC boat abs/styrene hull
    1 year ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    yes, and no!

    πŸ“ Speed controller or RC failed?
    1 year ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have you tried plugging the steering servo into the speed controller socket, if so did it work ok if yes then looks like the speed controller, I may be trying to teach granny to sick eggs here ;-(
    OOps didn't find the replies, sorry!!

    πŸ“ Launching cradle
    1 year ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ok, now have a pic, mounted herewith, the webbing is from an old cargo strap, the length of the loop is about 36", ie 72" in total, It works for me at this length as across my bit of Brittany there are various heights of launching quay.

    πŸ“ Launching cradle
    1 year ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Forgot to say the business end, the bit you hold is a piece of wood / dowel probably 3" wider then the beam sizes, You are creating an elongated 'D' shape loop!

    πŸ“ Launching cradle
    1 year ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    As per RichardE, I use this system, it works well, but remember to put some weight at the bottom of the 'U', I use small lead discs stitched to the outside face, let me know it you want some pics!

    πŸ“ Graupner Elke HF408
    1 year ago by πŸ‡«πŸ‡· stotty1111 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for that, I'll try later to download it!
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