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    Classe M / Marblehead - Ca Suffira / That'll do
    Another Classe 'M' or Marblehead, designed by Paul Lucas , lives somewhere around Brest. When we first arrived here in France the house had a central heating system fitted, all the rads were old fashioned cast iron thin column jobs, they needed sandblasting and re furbishing, found a guy locally who agreed to do the refurb his quoted price was on the high side,however when we went to collect I spied some grp hulls, we got talking, he had produced the hulls(he always had an eye to make money. I negotiated a price for the rads and 3 hulls, still got 2 spare, I think the 2 were the first 2 off the moulds, a bit rough but recoverable. He also supplied plans and after finishing the house refurb construction began. Did it at my local club, no english speakers so a little problematic. I followed the instructions initially then seeing easier solutions started doing my own thing. i had lots of finger wagging etc from the french members(they are very tunnel visioned) However they were complementary about the final product. That is the reason for the name, That'll do thats near enough and the french equivalent, me thumbing my nose at them again. More photos / info 'en route' eventually.
    Quad
    And another piece of silliness, Quad bought cheaply years ago, a crude r/c system was originally installed, replaced by a 40mhz system and then later, a 2.4ghz system, It has working lights, a piezo buzzer in series with a flashing orange led mounted on a short piece of tube to raise it above the heads of the rabbits. The rabbits were bought in a typical cheapo visitor shop in Knaresborough, end of season bargains, ยฃ2 the two. my wife used to circulate at exhibitions here a la frog, transmitter in hands, the reaction of small children was always amazing!
    Bloodaxe
    Here is a Classe M, Marblehead, of the late 60's early 70's. An early resin hull which had received quite a lot of modification. I think it was vane steering originally, then a very crude conversion to r/c, mainly by inserting a tupperware container, half set into the deck and then crudely glassed in. Cost more to collect than I paid for the boat, a trip from near Kidderminster to West London and back. The hull leaked in several places, and, an attempt to seal it had been made using thickened varnish, strange idea, not by me, it didn't work. Stripped the varnish using cellulose thinner, acetone applied sparingly, when clear lightweight glass tissue was applied internally then a coat of slightly diluted resin. This was followed by a keel box, the original was by a long bolt through the hull. a new keel and lead weight made, new rudder fabricated, then the usual controls installed. A new front bumper was formed from silicone sealer. A new system of sail control also created. Initial sailing trials carried out in 2019, not fully finished(Covid arrived)First impressions, sailed ok, hopefully as well as my other Classe 'M', a Cedar Clube, french design by a local competitor, Paul Lucas of Brest, now that is a performer. Hopefully listed later when i have found the photos of construction! Apparently Bloodaxe is the name of the design, it's by a guy living somewhere around London, still alive and a club member somewhere, but no reply when I tried contacting the club. More to follow eventually
    Toy R/C Kayak
    Another toy, this time a Kayak, bought in a Brest toy/model shop 18 years ago 15โ‚ฌ. Had a crude r/c system installed, forward/reverse and direction, single speed! Another for bath time. Opened up the kayak to view the r/c system, room for a 27mhz system, which was duly installed using a home built speed controller and mini steering servo. I should have said, there is a rudder under the rear hull for direction, the paddle push rods just operate in a vertical oval pattern. Another for use by children at exhibitions. Ran well for 2 or 3 seasons then locked up, investigation revealed a gear box with stripped nylon teeth. I had a g/box with brass gears originally destined for a 00 gauge diesel loco! An adapted modified mounting was made and installed, success! Continued in use over the years with upgrades to the r/c system etc. The last time out whilst packing up a tx fell on the paddling mechanism and the two push rods were broken. Have not opened it up to assess the viability of a repair, but probably a goer as the system is in abs plastic so with plas weld or similar it should soon be back in action. I also need to produce a rubber seal for the paddle system etc, I have a wooden mould for this, and with talc and latex solution shouldn't be a huge problem! I will post more photos of the internals etc when I get around to making repairs.
    Anni P Toy Tug for the Bath
    My nephew had acquired a farm property in Normandy, whilst visiting him, we went to have a look around the site, He had a skip there for all the rubbish, when I looked in it there was this little tugboat. I asked if I could have it, the response was yes, but radio control it! I like challenges, and here is the result! All original pieces removed and then a r/c plan was made, originally for 27mhz kit, successfully installed and the system worked. After that the various UK exhibitions with a sailing facility available were attended and the transmitter was handed to children to 'have a go' -- 30 years ago, a novell concept at that time, still a little so!. It has continued over the years via new motors, batteries, r/c systems, 40mhz and now 2.4 ghz. Speed control is by a home built digi proportional unit which works extremely well! Some working lights as well! Long may it continue! ;-D
    Thunder Tiger Volans Tri marin
    One of my few new purchases, from Hobbyking, a slight price reduction for the Xmas season! What a great mistake, enjoyed the build, sailing the beast a very different experience. Sails like a brick / nail! Even in the lightest breeze it turns turtle, have tried demounting each of the 2 sails, always the same result --- a real piece of cr*p. Hopefully this year I might get better results, my ideas are either to mount a ballast weight normally used on a 'Footy' at the base of the keel or a small wing at the bottom, or even a combination of the two. I cannot add too much ballast because that would reduce the flotation level where the two outriggers would be waterbourne as well. My advice AVOID it!!
    1:4 exact scale Optimst International
    1:4 scale Optimist, built 20 years ago to Optimist Association plans, the idea was to be a dual role model, for exact scale static competitions and also for r/c free sailing. The r/c setup being demountable with replacement by a scale forward seat/bench -- never happened! The original keel was a vertical ply job with a lump of lead at the bottom, power was from a 4 or 5 pack of 'd' sized cells(for ballast) across the stern with the figure sat on one side, hand, velcroed to the tiller arm, sailed like a bath, tendancy to 'dig in' at the front. The 2nd keel was made with a swept back aspect and the same lump of lead, now sails properly. I need to find a 1:4 figure or a 1:4 scale head to refresh the whole thing.
    Commodore Graupner kit of the '70's
    Another find in a French field selling house clearance 'stuff', cost 30โ‚ฌ but that included parts for the same model, 2 x Miniperm motors(380 size) a speed controller and a servo, I thought the parts equalled more than the 30โ‚ฌ! It is the current project, the hull is ready for painting, haven't got very far with the superstructure renovations as yet!
    Sea Jet Robbe
    Yet another 2nd hand kit, already started but the builder died. Basically a fresh start, some mods along the way with battery placement. I will add a link to a sailing event 2020 with a short Youtube piece showing the Jetski on the move! It is featured about 13 mins in then also Krake about 16 mins in! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14HsbblXXBY A little freedom after the first period of lockdown here!
    Lively Customs Launch, built 1912 by Cox&Co Falmouth, based Falmouth
    Lively based on yard drawings, Cox&Co Falmouth, built 1912, and on station around the Fal estuary. Very similar to Searcher by Vic Smeed, in fact I would think Lively was his inspiration! The model is to 1:20 scale, 33" oal, bread and butter construction, I had lots of offcut pieces of 1" balsa blocks, then the rest is traditional. Powered by a 380 sized motor thro' an aero gearbox at 3:1, 6Ah lead acid battery and lots of lead ballast, working lights, NB, no navigation lights, there is a picture in Kings Cutters, obviously only on station daylight hours, a novel concept now! Again a steady model for steering competitions! Currenty under construction , Active, a sister launch of 1911, to a scale of 1:12, to be steam powered, 54" oal engine, reversing Stuart D10, boiler Scotch type(return tube) --- progress is very slow!
    Krake
    German kit, an Ebay find, vaguely started, and a challenge to fit 'stuff' in. Water jet propulsion. Originally not very good when going astern, but after the addition of a deflector panel at the rear, is now now an excellent steering competition boat. Has working lights! The eventual situation, see photo, is to build a trailer to carry Krake behind at the same scale r/c Land Rover! The wine bottle is to give an idea of size!!
    H G wells
    Graupner kit, bought 2nd hand from a Dutch model shop situated opposite the shipyard who built the full sized boat, Jules Verne. The chap who commissioned the full sized boat was German, he also commissioned the model on a visit to the yard. He went bankrupt, the 2 items lay dormant for some time then, an American bought the full size job and continued with the construction. When finished the boat was sailed to the USA, she rests in Los Angeles(last info I had) - bought the just started kit, stripped back to basics, and slowly completed it, with colour scheme changes also a name change but still with a science fiction link -- living here in France it was me thumbing my nose at the frenchies!! Has working lights and radar. An excellent competition boat, finished 2nd in the 2019 Brittany / Pays de Loire championship, quite an achievement as I am not in the least competitive!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Liberty Ship
    25 days ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A long long time ago whilst holidaying in Fowey there was one, Clan Kenneth, anchored in the river there, waiting a berth in the small dock to load china clay. We were admiring the ship, size etc when a man started talking to us, turned out he was the chief engineer of her, long story cut short we had a tour of her, my mum and dad enjoyed lots of liquid hospitality whilst I had a tour of the boat, all I remember is that she appeared huge to little old me, I was about 9 / 10 at the time!
    happy memories!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Scaling up a plan
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    If you use a photocopier to do this there will be peripheral distortions because of the lens characteristics --- ask if there are any other systems that enlarge without said distortions!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Underwater decoration
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    Just a standard washer, I use a brass one!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Underwater decoration
    2 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I usually use a drop of contact adhesive after thoroughly cleanimg the thread area, never lost a prop after that treatment!! And, the prop is easy to remove.
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    ๐Ÿ“ ESC(s) for My recent Shelley Foss acquisition
    2 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Is your tx recent with the facility to mix channels etc? if so you can program the mixing function in the tx, no need for an exterior mixer!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin props - different speeds
    6 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The Fs i6 can also be easily flashed to increase to number of available channels from 6 to 10 and even 14 -- the four switches and two pots become independant of each other.
    The software is on

    Github.com

    I have lost the link but a google search should find it, also search on Youtube!
    Pm me for info!
    Good luck if you try
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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin props - different speeds
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    openrcforums.com/forum/index.php?sid=b316c404489b5bb15db3a9097f26eeb2

    Follow the link to an excellent forum, the developer, mike blandford is based in Dorset, lots of transmitters covered, mods etc -- a very helpful group, the one i have found most useful!
    They will give links to other sites for tx flashing etc, just a little solder skill needed then trials!
    Another site, - ER9X.com for mods to the flysky/turnigy/eurgle/taranis etc ranges.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: H.M.S. Saber fast patrol boat.
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I also had probs uploading a couple of pics yesterday, haven't tried again, but maybe tomorrow!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin props - different speeds
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have just received this by mail from Hobbyking, it might be of use, follow the link

    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blog/cat/planes/post/setup-diffe...
    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/blog/cat/planes/post/setup-differential-thrust?utm_campaign=271666_Monthly%20Newsletters%2028%20Jan%202022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dotmailer&dm_i=4SQP,5TMA,9UXYV,LOH5,1
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    ๐Ÿ“ Classe M / Marblehead - Ca Suffira / That'll do
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Another Classe 'M' or Marblehead, designed by Paul Lucas , lives somewhere around Brest.
    When we first arrived here in France the house had a central heating system fitted, all the rads were old fashioned cast iron thin column jobs, they needed sandblasting and re furbishing, found a guy locally who agreed to do the refurb his quoted price was on the high side,however when we went to collect I spied some grp hulls, we got talking, he had produced the hulls(he always had an eye to make money. I negotiated a price for the rads and 3 hulls, still got 2 spare, I think the 2 were the first 2 off the moulds, a bit rough but recoverable. He also supplied plans and after finishing the house refurb construction began. Did it at my local club, no english speakers so a little problematic. I followed the instructions initially then seeing easier solutions started doing my own thing. i had lots of finger wagging etc from the french members(they are very tunnel visioned) However they were complementary about the final product.
    That is the reason for the name, That'll do thats near enough and the french equivalent, me thumbing my nose at them again.
    More photos / info 'en route' eventually.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Quad
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    And another piece of silliness, Quad bought cheaply years ago, a crude r/c system was originally installed, replaced by a 40mhz system and then later, a 2.4ghz system, It has working lights, a piezo buzzer in series with a flashing orange led mounted on a short piece of tube to raise it above the heads of the rabbits. The rabbits were bought in a typical cheapo visitor shop in Knaresborough, end of season bargains, ยฃ2 the two.
    my wife used to circulate at exhibitions here a la frog, transmitter in hands, the reaction of small children was always amazing!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bloodaxe
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Knew the first name ,Roger, thanks for the surname, I had gained info from an american site some years ago
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bloodaxe
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here is a Classe M, Marblehead, of the late 60's early 70's.
    An early resin hull which had received quite a lot of modification. I think it was vane steering originally, then a very crude conversion to r/c, mainly by inserting a tupperware container, half set into the deck and then crudely glassed in. Cost more to collect than I paid for the boat, a trip from near Kidderminster to West London and back.
    The hull leaked in several places, and, an attempt to seal it had been made using thickened varnish, strange idea, not by me, it didn't work. Stripped the varnish using cellulose thinner, acetone applied sparingly, when clear lightweight glass tissue was applied internally then a coat of slightly diluted resin. This was followed by a keel box, the original was by a long bolt through the hull. a new keel and lead weight made, new rudder fabricated, then the usual controls installed. A new front bumper was formed from silicone sealer. A new system of sail control also created.
    Initial sailing trials carried out in 2019, not fully finished(Covid arrived)First impressions, sailed ok, hopefully as well as my other Classe 'M', a Cedar Clube, french design by a local competitor, Paul Lucas of Brest, now that is a performer. Hopefully listed later when i have found the photos of construction!
    Apparently Bloodaxe is the name of the design, it's by a guy living somewhere around London, still alive and a club member somewhere, but no reply when I tried contacting the club.
    More to follow eventually
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Krake
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Obviously been at the red wine then ;-D
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    ๐Ÿ“ Toy R/C Kayak
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Another toy, this time a Kayak, bought in a Brest toy/model shop 18 years ago 15โ‚ฌ.
    Had a crude r/c system installed, forward/reverse and direction, single speed! Another for bath time.
    Opened up the kayak to view the r/c system, room for a 27mhz system, which was duly installed using a home built speed controller and mini steering servo. I should have said, there is a rudder under the rear hull for direction, the paddle push rods just operate in a vertical oval pattern.
    Another for use by children at exhibitions. Ran well for 2 or 3 seasons then locked up, investigation revealed a gear box with stripped nylon teeth. I had a g/box with brass gears originally destined for a 00 gauge diesel loco! An adapted modified mounting was made and installed, success!
    Continued in use over the years with upgrades to the r/c system etc.
    The last time out whilst packing up a tx fell on the paddling mechanism and the two push rods were broken. Have not opened it up to assess the viability of a repair, but probably a goer as the system is in abs plastic so with plas weld or similar it should soon be back in action.
    I also need to produce a rubber seal for the paddle system etc, I have a wooden mould for this, and with talc and latex solution shouldn't be a huge problem!
    I will post more photos of the internals etc when I get around to making repairs.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Anni P Toy Tug for the Bath
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My nephew had acquired a farm property in Normandy, whilst visiting him, we went to have a look around the site, He had a skip there for all the rubbish, when I looked in it there was this little tugboat. I asked if I could have it, the response was yes, but radio control it! I like challenges, and here is the result!
    All original pieces removed and then a r/c plan was made, originally for 27mhz kit, successfully installed and the system worked. After that the various UK exhibitions with a sailing facility available were attended and the transmitter was handed to children to 'have a go' -- 30 years ago, a novell concept at that time, still a little so!. It has continued over the years via new motors, batteries, r/c systems, 40mhz and now 2.4 ghz.
    Speed control is by a home built digi proportional unit which works extremely well!
    Some working lights as well!
    Long may it continue! ;-D
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thunder Tiger Volans Tri marin
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    One of my few new purchases, from Hobbyking, a slight price reduction for the Xmas season!
    What a great mistake, enjoyed the build, sailing the beast a very different experience.
    Sails like a brick / nail! Even in the lightest breeze it turns turtle, have tried demounting each of the 2 sails, always the same result --- a real piece of cr*p.
    Hopefully this year I might get better results, my ideas are either to mount a ballast weight normally used on a 'Footy' at the base of the keel or a small wing at the bottom, or even a combination of the two. I cannot add too much ballast because that would reduce the flotation level where the two outriggers would be waterbourne as well.
    My advice AVOID it!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1:4 exact scale Optimst International
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ok, when originally sailed with the straight(vertical) keel, some water was shipped because of the bow 'digging in', sailing style then changed to accomodate the problem. The subsequent solution solved that problem. Now when a little choppy, I generally sail at 45'ish to the waves, and will sail in light to medium breezes.
    No, the electrics are straight out of the chinese box, the receiver is mounted upside down on the underside of the seat no waterproofing etc, never had any problems, possibly because the servo case is under the seat with just the splined shaft above the bench, maybe splashes on the seat quickly run off because of the fore aft seat surface angle!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Commodore Graupner kit of the '70's
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the information, it appears to be the same as the documentation that came with the model!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1:4 exact scale Optimst International
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for that I will look later!
    Tony s
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    ๐Ÿ“ 1:4 exact scale Optimst International
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    1:4 scale Optimist, built 20 years ago to Optimist Association plans, the idea was to be a dual role model, for exact scale static competitions and also for r/c free sailing. The r/c setup being demountable with replacement by a scale forward seat/bench -- never happened!
    The original keel was a vertical ply job with a lump of lead at the bottom, power was from a 4 or 5 pack of 'd' sized cells(for ballast) across the stern with the figure sat on one side, hand, velcroed to the tiller arm, sailed like a bath, tendancy to 'dig in' at the front. The 2nd keel was made with a swept back aspect and the same lump of lead, now sails properly.
    I need to find a 1:4 figure or a 1:4 scale head to refresh the whole thing.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Commodore Graupner kit of the '70's
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    Another find in a French field selling house clearance 'stuff', cost 30โ‚ฌ but that included parts for the same model, 2 x Miniperm motors(380 size) a speed controller and a servo, I thought the parts equalled more than the 30โ‚ฌ!
    It is the current project, the hull is ready for painting, haven't got very far with the superstructure renovations as yet!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Jet Robbe
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yet another 2nd hand kit, already started but the builder died.
    Basically a fresh start, some mods along the way with battery placement.
    I will add a link to a sailing event 2020 with a short Youtube piece showing the Jetski on the move!
    It is featured about 13 mins in then also Krake about 16 mins in!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14HsbblXXBY

    A little freedom after the first period of lockdown here!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14HsbblXXBY
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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin props - different speeds
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Maybe I have missed it, but the programming of the TX starting from your recent posting!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lively Customs Launch, built 1912 by Cox&Co Falmouth, based Falmouth
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Lively based on yard drawings, Cox&Co Falmouth, built 1912, and on station around the Fal estuary. Very similar to Searcher by Vic Smeed, in fact I would think Lively was his inspiration!
    The model is to 1:20 scale, 33" oal, bread and butter construction, I had lots of offcut pieces of 1" balsa blocks, then the rest is traditional.
    Powered by a 380 sized motor thro' an aero gearbox at 3:1, 6Ah lead acid battery and lots of lead ballast, working lights, NB, no navigation lights, there is a picture in Kings Cutters, obviously only on station daylight hours, a novel concept now!
    Again a steady model for steering competitions!
    Currenty under construction , Active, a sister launch of 1911, to a scale of 1:12, to be steam powered, 54" oal engine, reversing Stuart D10, boiler Scotch type(return tube) --- progress is very slow!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Krake
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    German kit, an Ebay find, vaguely started, and a challenge to fit 'stuff' in.
    Water jet propulsion. Originally not very good when going astern, but after the addition of a deflector panel at the rear, is now now an excellent steering competition boat.
    Has working lights!
    The eventual situation, see photo, is to build a trailer to carry Krake behind at the same scale r/c Land Rover!
    The wine bottle is to give an idea of size!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ H G wells
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Graupner kit, bought 2nd hand from a Dutch model shop situated opposite the shipyard who built the full sized boat, Jules Verne. The chap who commissioned the full sized boat was German, he also commissioned the model on a visit to the yard. He went bankrupt, the 2 items lay dormant for some time then, an American bought the full size job and continued with the construction. When finished the boat was sailed to the USA, she rests in Los Angeles(last info I had) - bought the just started kit, stripped back to basics, and slowly completed it, with colour scheme changes also a name change but still with a science fiction link -- living here in France it was me thumbing my nose at the frenchies!!
    Has working lights and radar.
    An excellent competition boat, finished 2nd in the 2019 Brittany / Pays de Loire championship, quite an achievement as I am not in the least competitive!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin props - different speeds
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Spent some time last night trying various mixes, none of which worked as smoothly as that on my Turnigy 9X, the 6 seems a little rigid in the setup stage, whereas the 9X has more variables which does make it more flexible.
    I will be interested to see the system suggested by Dave976!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin props - different speeds
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Dave 976 Having read your last post re twin motor control etc using an FS6 tx and trying to achieve similar programming as per the 9X tx, I don't think it can be achieved, see the attached sheet to explain how my system works and also the mixing of the 2 channels.
    Interested to hear your views!
    Tony S(Finistere)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin props - different speeds
    7 months ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ah ha, That is different to my mix using a 9X tx with the ER9X software loaded, with the left stick vertical, both motors running forwards and back, and with independant rudder control on the right stick in a horizontal movement. If time permits tonight I will note the other motor activity as they are fully variable dependant on the stick position in the full 360' movement.
    The tx is fully programable on all 8 channels with the 'flashed' ER9X software!
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