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Hi Ed, You mentioned water ingress, I carry to boating pond a number of bits and tools, one of which is a > 100 ml Syringe ... There is one on Amazon with a tube to reach into difficult to access areas. The advice about glue for plastic to pastic seems helpful, I had similar problem of trying to obtain water proof join of plastic and wood. Best of luck, Paul.
Dreadful rain Sat morning but the 2 hr journey was worth it. Some fantastic models on show, way above my skill level. Found planet Rx which was lucky as they may not be making anymore ! Product for someone else to manufacture on licence ? What we need is an exhibition like this on the south Coast say Southampton ... Would be in reach for Cornwall and Kent
I'm going Sat. Have been before. Good number of clubs and members for a chat. Good number of suppliers displaying parts etc. Eastleigh and District Model Boat Club will be exhibiting all three days. see http://www.edmbc.net/
Many thanks for your help folks, Chicks, cletes, Clovis, cotter pins, sewage studs, turnbuckle, bottle screws etc who'd have thought that there were so many parts to rigging .... I've still to identify the part that fixes the boom to the main mast .... someone suggested to just use two eyepins .... Need to work out sizes next before purchase ... Thanks again folks ... Shows the value of this forum
Hope someone can help me source some rigging bits for my Clyde Puffer. I need at least two rig to mast, maybe 5 tightening adjusts, mast and boom swivel connector ...Going to use some kind of elasticated cord ... Shirring elastic ... Need nautical names for these parts to help searches ... Link to Picture with part names would help
Hi, I searched for info about rudder throttle mixer and found some useful info, many thanks for that advice. Many thanks also for taking the time to attach the picture. I can see that a sub frame is needed to accomodate two motors, two esc, mixer, Rx, battery and on/off switch It looks like i will need some special glue to glue wood to plastic, any advice ?
Thanks figTree7nts, The link took me to a circuit diagram which shows what connections I need to make. Instead of connecting esc to Rx each motor connects to its own esc and each esc connects to the mixer which then connects to two channels of Rx. Not sure yet how Rx picks up its own power supply which it normally does from the esc .... Will be finding out Wednesday so could report back then.
Anyone have a layout drawing for the two motors, two esc, battery and mixer please ? Also any link to build instructions would be a great help as I do not know how to build the internals nor how to arrange for top to come off hull for access and then back on for boating. Grateful for any help.
It looks a fine quality model. Did you know that a full size one has been built local to our model boat club, in fact a member's model was so well researched they used it for details on the real one it may be seen in Portsmouth.
If these stories are true then I think a complaint should be registered with trading standards, perhaps with list of complainants. Unless someone lodges an official complaint nothing will change. I use Cromwell Model boat ... Excellent customer service.
Pmdent, People here have advised going for more than the basic 2 channels, as price is not that much different this could be a good move if you are planning to steal the water cannons etc. Yes you can use a single transmitter with any number of receivers but just one at a time.
HI Folks, Would like to visit later in Sep Please could you advise dates And give a route to car park as I could not find your location using Google maps ... It sent me to a different farm .... Thank you
Thanks for the Info. Went to your Stevenage MBC web site to find venue address. Please note that your Regatta web page has 20th May for Sunday even though on your events list It Is correctly shown as 18th May.
HI peanut 667, I notice that there has not been a reply to your question. May I suggest that you find where your nearest model boat club meet and have a chat with them - they are usually quite helpful - my own lot have given me advice about my building a Clyde Puffer. There are some who have working submarines at Stoke Park Pond, Guildford - 10 am Sunday morning - If near to you do come and have a chat - help with plans, Ideas etc ... best of luck. Tall Paul.
HI Folks, hope you can help, I am building a 1:32 scale Clyde Puffer; the plans I am working to do not show all the fittings that are needed - cowls, winch, tyres etc etc does anyone have a list of 1:32 scale parts that would make a great model ? Better still does anyone have a set of 1:32 parts for sale ? Many thanks, Tall Paul.
HI ads90, Do you have more details about event please Payments:for entry and car parking Timings: (Club sailings Visitor sailings ?) Date: 17th Feb 2013.(just read subject of post) Address with postcode: Car Parking arrangements: Web site address for more Info: Many thanks, Tall Paul.
Dave, Thanks for confirming a 1:32 scale I have since been looking for 1:32 fittings sets for a Clyde Puffer - no luck yet however quite a number of suppliers sell Individual parts please has any one a list of parts or what a set of fittings for a Clyde Puffer (any scale as I can change list) - better of course If list gives specific part numbers for 1:32 scale. (I can photocopy/scan list and would appreciate If attached In an email)
[Score: 8/10] 24" Clyde Puffer Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type) Direct Drive to a Graupner 480 (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mktronics Viper 15 Amp (15Amps) ESC - Comments: First Run today Sunday 23rd Sep 2012, successful run no water Ingress after Injecting vaseline Into prop - water did come In during test In the bath mass balance adding loads of lead ! Work In Progress to add details over winter 2012/13.
HI Gregg, Thanks for that - yes It Is Evergreen White Styrene Sheet which I was Intending to use for the superstructure (Humbrol poly cement) and for hull sides with plywood hull bulkheads etc. Have since read book by Richard Webb "Making Model Boats with Styrene" ; he recommends Evostick Fusion OR Stabilit Express Another model boat expert recommended using cyanoacrylate (have found Loctite superglue) Unless others have better suggestions will try these from Screfix down the road (No decent model boat shop In Camberley, Surrey).