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Member No. 4098
Registered 27th Feb 2017
Last Online 18th Oct 2018
City Grangemouth Rd
Country United Kingdom
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Forum Posts 42
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Likes Received 61
Likes Given 141
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Recent Posts
1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay by teejay Commander   Posted: 6 hours ago
Hi Rookysailor PS you my find that the delivery is about six weeks from Banggood a bit long but well worth the wait.

1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay by teejay Commander   Posted: 6 hours ago
Hi Rookysailor I got from site called Banggood great peace of kit. but I would advise you to type in mini lathe in your search engine and have a good look around. And also look for one that has a tail stock that you can put a chuck in , I bought mine separately and the tail stock have be altered a bit. no big problem just inconvenient . The site also have a mini milling machine that bought,not to bad if you take your time. I will post a pic when I can hobble out to the garage

1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay by teejay Commander   Posted: 1 day ago
Yep quite spectacular said the wife, as to the ground loop. I was half way getting up and out of the thing when the good Samaritan tried to take hold the handle bar ,and in the process also grabbed the throttle, such is life.

1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay by teejay Commander   Posted: 1 day ago
Dear all for those following this blog, due to having a bit of a problem getting out of the optician yesterday and the overs zealous help I may not be able to post any for a couple of weeks . the helper was trying help out the shop and the throttle on the scooter at the wrong moment ,I did a sort of barrel role and hit the pavement at great rate of knots, I am back on my back till the pain subsides. sorry guys.

Mixer by teejay Commander   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Doug thank you again

Mixer by teejay Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi all , question, can 3 esc,s be connected on to one switch or do you need an another piece of electronics to switch all the esc,s with one switch or would two of the be made redundant when using the W-Tail mixer.

Mixer by teejay Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
hi Doug no worries all words of wisdom are welcome and gratefully received ,but if I did take of-fence I would properly take the gate as well,😁

Mixer by teejay Commander   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi all and thank you for your comments, and thanks to Doug, have read and understood order is placed and looking forward to setting it up as advised, and I will try to remember to use paragraph's or smaller chapters.👍

Margaret's health by teejay Commander   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi john sorry for your loss

Rudders and Propellers by teejay Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi all for the second blog report on the schnellboot I am going to go over the rudder a propeller shaft assembly in more detail. The first stage was to make the rudders which were made of brass ,and having taken note of what has been said about the increase in size needed for the kit by other members I have increased the size of the rudders by 50% so that they have more effect and hopefully the boat will be more agile .I fitted 3mm treaded rod on to the rudder and in a 4mm flanged tube to reinforce the brass rod. The second stage was to make and fit 5mm flanged tube in the location for the rudders in the boat, these were made to be above the water line and will be sealed in place to reduce the possibility of leaks. These were fitted to a rudder platform inside the boat which was fitted to the kit moulding for the rubbing strip that runs the length on the boat and secured by making resin blocks which were fitted with computer extension nuts. which were then superglue in place to secure the rudder platform. The rudders were then fitted in place and held in position with the tiller collars which were made from 8mm rod and fitted the tiller arms and locked in place with 3mm computer screws and ni-lock nuts, a connecting plate was then fitted to connect the three tillers together, I also fitted rubberised washers to seal the rudder tubes. The third stage was to make the propeller supports. The centre support was a direct copy of the kit part made of brass and fitted to the kit with a plate and screws (this plate and the rudder plate were made from galvanised steel) and will sealed with resin after the I test the boat for leaks. The port and starboard supports were made by taking the kit parts and cutting them in have along the joint line or mould seam this gave me a template ,which I used to make cross-section segments but I did alter the template by increasing the boss diameter to 10mm and extending the support legs so that the finished support could be fitted through the hull (the picture of these show the mk1 version where I forgot to allow for the 4mm prop shaft which has a 6mm tube) any way the boss of these segments were drilled out with a 7mm drill and a length of 7mm brass tube fitted through the boss to assemble the segments, all of which were coated in soldering flux at this stage of the assembly which were riveted at both ends to hold it all together during soldering, after soldering the supports were then filed to the size and shape to resemble the kit parts as close as possible and fitted to the hull using a superglue and talcum powder mix and then I cast resin around the extensions to secure the prop supports in place. The fourth stage is the propeller shaft housing for the centre propeller housing I place a brass rod in a plastic straw and place in position in hull and using resin I sealed the hull with the rod in place this gave me a pilot hole for the centre prop shaft after I removed the brass rod. For the port and starboard shafts I used the kit parts which had hole place when assembled, this when I reinforced the housings ,the centre housing I glue 2mm of plasticard on each side and for the port and starboard I made a brass tube shroud which covered the housings which left gaps between the kit part and the brass which was filled by casting resin in the gap this increased the diameter to 10 mm so that there were little chance of breaking throw with the drill and finished these off by fill-in the outside with body filler and sanded to shape and finish . I then drilled through the pilot hole in the housings using very long extended drills and a wheel brace ( if I had use a power drill the heat would have melted the plastic of the kit and may have caused problems) I drill the shaft housings out 6mm them filed them out with 6mm file so that I could insert a length of 6mm brass tube. After all this was done I fitted a flanged bush made from 7mm tube and 2mm brass plate turned to 11mm to the ends or the propeller shaft housings. And now it is time I must ask for some help could anyone advise me on the length of propeller shafts, I know I can use a 300mm shaft for the centre shaft, but port and starboard will have to be longer. and I also need advice on selecting the motors, I want to use 4mm prop shaft with 35mm propellers. Any opinions welcome.

1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay by teejay Commander   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi all this is my first blog, last year I post my intention to do a project about an RAF D boat that my Father served on and as a precursor to that build That I was going to do this S/E boat as the hull design is shared by both, and as plastic kit modeller the kit great the first stage was to put together the decks and superstructure as normal, with the exception of all the bits that would be easily broken as most kit aircraft modellers aerials and guns tend to brake ,so long ago I got into the habit of making these out brass rod or bar using a mini drill and a set of needle files, holding the drill in my left hand and the files in my right, when started this I saw the number of stanches I needed so I came across this little beauty a mini bead lathe it is a great bit of kit and not expensive less than £50 and plenty of types and accessories available so all the stanches aerials hand rails, gun rails, horn, and some of the components for the rudder and tiller were made on this lathe. so good time being had in my first radio control boat. the next post will show all the parts for the rudder/tiller setup ( I have reposted blog because I think I did not do it properly first time round)

Mixer by teejay Commander   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi all, another one for Doug , can you recommend a receiver battery pack for my setup

Mixer by teejay Commander   Posted: 9 days ago
thanks Doug , the boat is the 1-35 scale schenllboot 100

Mixer by teejay Commander   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Doug I am using 3 mtroniks viper marine 15 ESC,s and 3 MFA RE-380-Pole DC Motors all have been tested singularly at low speed and connected to 4mm propeller shafts and 30mm propellers and all went well

Mixer by teejay Commander   Posted: 10 days ago
Thanks Doug that's a better explanation than the web sites , hope your feeling better

Mixer by teejay Commander   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi all, I want to connect three ESC,s which connect to the three motors . I have looked at the mtroniks W-tail marine mixer and I am not sure if this will do the job, they seem more for 2 motors rather than three . any suggestions

S 100 Schnellboot RC build by teejay Commander   Posted: 22 days ago
I really like your schenllboot and I hope you get the same satisfaction as I am getting, I have building the same kit for the last year and a bit , and the support on this site is tremendous, as well as the tips and methods in the blogs and posts . I think I would have be lost without the members help, so keep at PS the boat looks really good

lastest progress by teejay Commander   Posted: 30 days ago
Hi RNinMunich thank a lot put my mind at rest and nice to have the reasoning explained , also good to here from you, been a while, and good to be back making stuff again after getting the needles in my spine hope all is well with all members

lastest progress by teejay Commander   Posted: 30 days ago
Hi All here is the last on the schenllboot S100 I have been able to finish the paint work on the hull and she is now ready for final coats of varnish and full reinstallation of the RC equipment , still a bit nervous about that, part of the installation instructions are indicating the red wires on two of the esc,s need to be cut , I think this is the switch wire so the you only need one switch to active the other motors . I will look in to that before cutting

Schnnelleboot Battery by teejay Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Thank you kipper just wasn't sure , I have not been able to progress the boat for the last 9 or ten weeks due to being out of action with my spine, I hope to get on now after the op last week but I don't think it will see the water till next year. So I intend to get the RC stuff sorted out over the winter

Schnnelleboot Battery by teejay Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi all is it correct the if you have three motors and three esc's you would require three batteries also

Live and learn! by teejay Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
I have following your build and I am impressed by your work. I have been watching a documentary on the Queen Mary this afternoon ,it showed the first arrival in New York and noticed that some the boats where very similar to your boat , as coincidence would have it my daughter has invaded Brooklyn last Monday as she is on a working holiday with americamp, so god help America

advise required by teejay Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi all sorry about the spanner I don't intent the same set for the other boat but I do want to progress later and my son as asked for the schenllboot after I get it finished so I will be buying another set anyway . Sorry for the spanner hope it did not hurt to much, still interested in all that you have to say , good work on the light flasher unit I have taken the url and it will be included in the D boat ,thanks to all for the advice all is much help. I don't mind about any hijacking (all is learning)

advise required by teejay Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi all here is the url you asked for Doug https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Carson_Radio_C... and thanks again for the suggestions .I do intent to look at these for the RTTL D2763 and I want to put lights and radar and also a light as an alders lamp but I want to get my head around the RC basics first

advise required by teejay Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
my mistake ie typing

advise required by teejay Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi RNinMunich here is the url https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Carson_Radio_C... and thanks for the help I do intent to progress further but at this time I want to get my head round the basic Rc stuff but I will be looking at the stuff that you and Ron have recommended for the D2763 RTTL as I was thinking of lights for this including one as an alders lamp signalling Morse code

advise required by teejay Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi all and thanks to Ron and Doug I have not forgotten about the TGY-i6 set and have looked at the suggestions from Ron. I looked at a lot of stuff it can be a bit of mine field, I have fond this at Cornwall models Servo, Batteries, Charger & 15A ESC This pack provides the radio control unit and all items necessary to complete an RC boat kit. Certain models may need a motor Contents: 2-Channel transmitter Reflex Pro 3.1 2.4GHZ 5-Channel receiver, CS-3 steering servo (3kg/cm force) Transmitter batteries, 7.2v/2100mAh drive battery 15Amp Marine Electronic Speed Controller Plug charger Multi-lingual instructions Part No: CMBRCP15 I think this may be the way for me to go as it seem to have all the things I need to learn about in the one package, I know I may have to up grade some parts but for the first timer I think it would do your opinions would be much appreciated

advise required by teejay Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi all and thanks to Ron and Doug I have not forgotten about the TGY-i6 set and have looked at the suggestions from Ron. I looked at a lot of stuff it can be a bit of mine field, I have fond this at Cornwall models Servo, Batteries, Charger & 15A ESC This pack provides the radio control unit and all items necessary to complete an RC boat kit. Certain models may need a motor Contents: 2-Channel transmitter Reflex Pro 3.1 2.4GHZ 5-Channel receiver, CS-3 steering servo (3kg/cm force) Transmitter batteries, 7.2v/2100mAh drive battery 15Amp Marine Electronic Speed Controller Plug charger Multi-lingual instructions Part No: CMBRCP15 I think this may be the way for me to go as it seem to have all the things I need to learn about in the one package, I know I may have to up grade some parts but for the first timer I think it would do your opinions would be much appreciated

Its good day, its a bad , its a great Day by teejay Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi all good stuff that I order arrived quicker than expected, bad day one of the props the wrong size good day quick phone call to Cornwall models sorted. great day I was getting a bit worried out sailing the boats I am making as it looked like I would have to go in Edinburgh or Glasgow to sail them, so last night I fired an email of to Falkirk trust who look after the kelpies and the helix park with has a large lagoon I expected a no go as far as sailing the boats, so great news they said ok no caveat's or conditions except that boats that use fuel are not allowed, and if their are no other organised events on, So after reading so much on the site about clubs folding and boating lakes closing and not been looked after and also the rarity of boat sites in Scotland we now have a site that is easy to get too right next to the motorway that goes for Glasgow Edinburgh and even Perth would to be to far. And I the lucky boy live at its front door so next job after the boat is a trailer for the mobility scooter to carry the boats I think someone did something with a golfing trolley so its praise your god and pass the battery charger , but it is good that the Falkirk community trust is going to let boats on the lagoon

getting a bit slow?... by teejay Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi all I am quite disappointed seeing what has been written on this forum these last two days , this is the only forum I have used because there is little or no snobbery until now , and RN Munich is right , I have been making kits all my life since the age of seven and like most modeller my skill set has changed in that time , I have adding too and modify kits most of this time and a lot of it involves a good bit of scratch building to meet the specification of the various marks of different aircraft , I have done this for the syllabus for two ATC squadrons, and for presentations for RAF veterans. and while I do fine the remarks made by Westquay offensive snobbery I would not like to see an end to RNinMunich posts as I now he helps a lot of people that may struggle, with all aspects of the hobby , I think that if you cannot refrain from criticizing others unconstructively may you should use some other site that seems to specialises in slagging each other off