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    Tall Paul. Romsey, Hampshire.
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    30 + years electronics engineering (CEng) 20+ years lecturer founding fellow of the institute for learning (IfL).
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finished (hopefully)
    6 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It’s looking good with great colouring and all its bits.
    I had the 46” version … a bit underpowered but I did
    Enjoy sailing it. Hope you have successful sails.

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    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    6 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Where is the Genoa?

    πŸ“ The 14th Annual Gull Lake Classic at Bar Harbor Supper Club
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Venue seems to be approx 14 hours by plane !

    Searched Bar Harbor Supper Club, 8164 Interlachen Rd, Lake Shore, MN 56468, United States.

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ferdinand Magellan or did he only plan to ?

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Dead reckoning can be measured using three accelerometers for up/down, left/right, forward and backwards, each signal can then be integrated for velocity and then integrated again for position. Position found using dead reckoning.

    Worked on these and on gyro systems such as those used on the V2 and later missiles.

    πŸ“ Recognition please
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the link,, link to the web site showed the polish boat …
    It has quite a few similar features.
    Will have a look at boats on river Vistula.
    Tall Paul.

    πŸ“ Recognition please
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Dave thanks for that I’ve laid out the rigging it has an unrecognisable flag … anyone recognise it please ?

    As requested please find pics on inside boat below

    πŸ“ Recognition please
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi folks,
    I need to repair mast and rigging, can anyone recognise name of this boat please..
    I could then look up / searches about the boat and hopefully find pictures of mast and rigging … photo below shows some of the rigging only

    πŸ“ Pusher Tug
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have just tested new motors, props, ESCs with a Vmixer, steering is fantastic, can turn either way on a sixpence.

    Would still like pictures please of where the fittings should go on the deck.

    πŸ“ Pusher tug
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi folks, I’ve been trying to find images of Canadian pusher tug kit sold by Hunter Systems.

    The kit comes with quite a few accessories but I can’t find where they need to go … any pictures etc would be gratefully received.

    πŸ“ 43” RAF Fire Boat
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the info, brushless seems to be
    advice by most people I’ve asked.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Belated video
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Unfortunately I could not get the videos to run

    Instructions please

    πŸ“ 43” RAF Fire Boat
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi folks I’ve run boat with 900 motor and 12v battery but is does not go fast enough to plane.

    What are your views about upsizing with brushless motor, brushless motor controller and what size of battery and whether to stay single drive or change to twin drive.

    Hope someone has product info for upgrading.

    Thanks Paul.
    EDMBC

    πŸ“ Guildford Stoke Park
    2 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Guildford Sunday Boaters at Stoke Park
    Opposite end to the railway modellers
    Guildford College Student Car Park

    πŸ“ RC for Submarines
    4 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi,

    VLF (radio waves) I think works to depth of 20 metres,
    sonar (sound waves) I’m not so sure about.

    Current Tx for model submarines are ?
    and to what depth ?

    Hope you can help,

    Regards, Tall Paul.

    πŸ“ Highbridge Farm Pond
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The scale section of the Eastleigh and District Model Boat Club (EDMBC)

    Meet here every Wednesday and Sunday.

    Web site also gives location of sail section lake also in Eastleigh

    https://model-boats-eastleigh.club
    πŸ“ Need to change web site address of CLUB
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for that

    The https etc at the front of address works

    Regards,

    Tall Paul.

    πŸ“ Need to change web site address of CLUB
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    EDMBC has changed its web site to

    model-boats-eastleigh.club

    Tried to create new location but the above web address was rejected ???

    Hope this can be sorted,

    Many thanks, Tall Paul.

    πŸ“ Recognise this boat ?
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi folks,
    tried to attach photo files but doesn't work ???

    Found this boat and it looks great, it was a bit top heavy but I've cut a lot of it away and fitted Rx, Esc and motor etc it runs OK but cant tell what it is ?

    any help would be appreciated

    regards Tall Paul

    πŸ“ Pond Weed
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for posting about pond weed control.

    Biological Control .. best seems to be Grass Carp reported to eat the weeds, we are still investigating.

    Chemical Control... not allowed to use herbicide as our pond is linked to the River Itchen. However we do use Barley straw extract to control algae.

    Mechanical Control ... motorised cutters etc are far to expensive and you still have to rake up the cut weeds.

    In the end throwing a rake out or placed behind roots by guy in a boat and pulling it in is the best solution for us, so far. one in the boat, two each with a rake and barrow. we cut and collected barrow fulls.

    We continue to use Pond Dye (see biofix and dyofix.co.uk) other shading can be obtained by planting willow trees.

    Weighted black polythene sheets for 6 months at a time has been suggested as has solar powered fountain or air pumping air bubbles as this reduces infestations and oxygenates the water.

    Regards, Tall Paul.

    πŸ’¬ Re: New supplies required!
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi

    You mention Southampton

    Are you aware of our local model boat club?

    See Web site for EDMBC
    two sites.
    1. lakeside country park for sail

    2. Highbridge Farm for scale

    Regards

    Paul from Romsey

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    πŸ“ Pond Weed
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the info.

    What it requires then is for people who are posting which is not related to pond weed etc to start a new post with a related new subject title.

    Regards, Tall Paul.

    πŸ“ Pond Weed
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi folks,

    Please could you edit Subject

    As this post was about pond weed and weeding etc

    Many thanks,

    Tall Paul ... needing solutions to tons of pond weed.

    πŸ“ Pond Weed
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the contributions.

    I have since found

    one company that has the equipment to cut and remove the weed,

    another company has weed cutters maximum depth of 4.4 ft, even though our pond is deeper we don’t have any scale boats that need more than that depth, the larger sail use a larger lake.



    https://doroteamekaniska.se/en/doro-cutters
    πŸ“ Pond Weed
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Scout13,

    The dye is a good idea.

    At Guildford the council used barley straw bales, these seemed to work on just surface type weed not the ones we are having trouble with that grow from the bottom.

    Regards, Tall Paul. πŸ‘

    πŸ“ Lead Acid Battery Charging
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    NOT from me (RNinMunich)! I just edited it to delete a previous comment of mine!
    Lead acid batteries should not be discharged and kept charged up as much as possible. Discharging these batteries will reduce their capacity. if they are kept for any length of time without a charge, they will not charge up again.

    To charge up these batteries use the same formula.

    However lead acid batteries can cope with heavy currents and it is sometimes a good idea to charge them up with a higher current. Now and then charge them up with double the current as usual and for half the time.

    So for example, a 5000mA/h battery, should be charged on 1 Amp for 5 hours.

    Winter Storage
    To ensure they will be fine when next used make sure they have a top-up charge every couple of weeks. Half the length of time of a normal charge.

    DO NOT HAVE THE BATTERY ON A CONSTANT TRICKLE CHARGE!

    Large 12 v lead acid batteries (e.g. old home security batteries) have a time constant of approx 4 hrs so need to be charged 5 x 4 hrs = 20 hrs. I leave mine on overnight which usually does the job, offload charged battery volts are approx 13.8 v.

    πŸ“ Lead Acid Battery Charging
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    DRAFT: TO BE REVISED AND UPDATED SHORTLY!! (RN)

    Lead acid batteries should not be discharged and kept charged up as much as possible. Discharging these batteries will reduce their capacity. if they are kept for any length of time without a charge, they will not charge up again.

    To charge up these batteries use the same formula.

    However lead acid batteries can cope with heavy currents and it is sometimes a good idea to charge them up with a higher current. Now and then charge them up with double the current as usual and for half the time.

    So for example, a 5000mA/h battery, should be charged on 1 Amp for 5 hours.

    Winter Storage
    To ensure they will be fine when next used make sure they have a top-up charge every couple of weeks. Half the length of time of a normal charge.

    DO NOT HAVE THE BATTERY ON A CONSTANT TRICKLE CHARGE!

    Large 12 v lead acid batteries (e.g. old home security batteries) have a time constant of approx 4 hrs so need to be charged 5 x 4 hrs = 20 hrs. I leave mine on overnight which usually does the job, offload battery volts are approx 13.8 v.

    πŸ“ Eastleigh ... visits
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    2019-06-19 Wednesday
    Us scale members are visiting SAIL members this Wednesday.

    2019-06-23 Sunday
    Us scale members back visiting scale pond at Highbridge Farm.
    Usually 10 am to 12 am +

    Regards, Tall Paul.

    πŸ“ Pond Weed
    5 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Folks,

    Anyone had experience of hiring pond weed clearance company here in the south ?

    Our pond is a mess today weed around props of our scale models.

    Please post experiences Regards, Tall Paul.

    πŸ“ Glue guns
    7 years ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi folks,

    Any one had experience of using glue guns ...

    Are they OK for glueing wood, plastic and metal to same and to each different material ... Are joints water proof ?

    Thanks.



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