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Member No. 2665
Registered 16th Dec 2013
Last Online 15th Apr 2018
City Roznov p.R.
Country Czech Republic
Boats in Harbour 2
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 26
Photos Posted 107
Likes Received 92
Likes Given 7
68 Total Posts
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No Sailing Locations
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Capricorn
Type: Other
Lulonga quarterwheeler
Type: Tug Boat
Commander
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
87 points away from Captain!
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Boats in Harbour 8 16
Forum Thread 5 5
Forum Post 2 52
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 30
Photos Response 3 39
Video Post 15 135
Video Response 3 9
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 36
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 7
Received Likes 2 184
513 Total Points
Czech Republic
Recent Posts
Gusty Cat (ex Lady Daphne) by tomarack Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
I started to work again on the model Gusty C.

Thurl pin rack by tomarack Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
It is also possible that they used a Google translator, unfortunately he has classical education and technical terms are alien to him. I can say that when I use Google translator, I read terrible things ....

Thurl pin rack by tomarack Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
I think that the misunderstanding here occurred as non-professionals who do not know the ship's technical terminology are trying to describe "professionally" items that already have their old-used name... Here I can see belaying pin rack ...

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi , thames sailing barge model pages> http://barge.homeunix.org/index.php/home some discussion about Thames sailing barges you can find here >http://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=95328 http://barge.homeunix.org/index.php/barge-building/15-build-... < by R.Chesney Magazines. Model boats 2007 nr 7 tsb Celia Jane model tuning Model Boats 2013-11 tsb finless little models Marine Modelling international 2014 nr 7-9 tsb Veronica Marine Modelling international 2016 nr07 tsb Westmoreland

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi, the central keel with lead bomb is removable,the leeboars are not fumctional. I tried it on the her first test cruise - see phootos above. .. leeboards are lowered, only the electric motor saves the day ("Iron topsail" ) Tom

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
I decided to publish here my simplified plan of Thames sailing barge Capricorn, original plan (Champion class barge)from H.I.Chapelle was adapted for my needs, considering my options. Rigging reconstructed on the basis of barges plans and photos on the Internet. The model was built according to this plan. Greetings Tom

on display by tomarack Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Very nice model, indeed !!!

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Sport - camera test. I have tested what will be seen from the camera position at the aft cabin of the model. I cannot find proper video format..so .. https://youtu.be/eCSJm78fgV0

Tsb Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Sport - camera test. I cannot find proper video format..so .. https://youtu.be/eCSJm78fgV0

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
I tried attaching to the roof of the cabin MD80 camera with a clip. In practice, the camera was unreliable. That's why I bought a small and reliable sports camera that I placed in front of mizzenmast.The camera has a scanning angle of 120 °.Looks OK. (Tested) The camera can be easily attached by sliding it to the mount (wooden cube)on the roof of the aft cabin.

Twin Esc/Mixer by tomarack Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi, in my model I have flat fuses used in cars. For this case, it is possible to select different sockets in a specialized store, and replacement of fuses is simple. Tom

Twin motor control problem by tomarack Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi, maybe you can look at > Modelboatmayhem > Technical stuff >BOAT ELECTRICS & A LITTLE BIT MORE! > there are interesting recommendations in the article for both engines and ESC. Maybe it will help you Tom

paddle tug Aid by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi, I can highly recommend a site designed especially for lovers of paddle boats and their models . You will also find there a number of download plans and lots of advice and recommendations www. paddleducks.co.uk wishing success Tom

Twin motor control problem by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
hi, I found on the net examples of electrical connection twin ESC. regarding the connection of the rudder servo with the Y cable to one of the branches for the ESC, it made me problems when reversing , and that's why I gave the rudder separately

Twin motor control problem by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi, I have to say - I use a simple V-tail mixer only, and ESC at the basic setting, the transmitter => Throttle and Ail only(right stick). I tried to connect Rudder servo to this design, but I could not adjust it, the servo behaved "non-standardly". That's why I have it connected to the usual rudder channel nr 4 (left stick). One more important thing ... check the settings of the transmitter, especially the mixes that are sometimes pre-programmed from the factory. It is recommended to clear the transmitter memory first, and then set your own values. It usually helps ... I use the power supply of the receiver from a single source via an external BEC, powering motors using Y cables to ESC,from the same source as BEC ( gel Aku 12V).I had setup problems too - I finally found that one ESC was defective. after replacing both ESC no problems.

progress by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
For a few days a nice autumn came back to us, from a pond in the park the water has drained ..end of season.. only wild ducks remain on the water under the bridge ....

Twin Esc/Mixer by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi, look here, please... here is a clear overview of where to connect the components, but it seems that the current product is somewhat different. http://www.componentshop.co.uk/p94-dual-esc-and-mixer-2-x-20... http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/Mixers.html

3 x Brushless Motor control? by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi, as I wrote,I have no experience with Action Electronics products. Regarding the use of internal mixers in HKT6A , these did not suit for this case,neither Turnigy TGY9X.There is always one main signal as control and the other one(or more) as a signal dependent. I needed to mix two independent signals and that is why I chose an external simple mixer! To Dave M .. excuse me -I have no experience with brushless motors but in this case I do not know why it could not work. It is a mix of two control signals only ...What's the problem with that, if I use brushless motors?

3 x Brushless Motor control? by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Excuse me, please -- in my case I have two brushed DC12V motors in my steamer Lulonga . I use an external HK mixer. (transmitter HKT6A V2, throttle on right stick) I control the model only with the right stick, Thr 3 canal=>forward and backward, mix with Ail 1.canal=> moving to left, or to right ) control is then very simple. I have a rudder as usual on can.4 (left stick),due to its little efficiency I use mainly right stick steering. I believe it is more simply, than tank steering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azdS-40f_0w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS6F8y60BAU ...... I think a similar scheme could be used for brushless engines, even for propeller-driven models.

progress by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
in my case the first crew member was a dog -" Heinz 57 breed"

progress by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
This was our garden "pond" ... and this was its sweet-scented End .......

progress by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi, first picture.. keel plywood 8 mm, this way I have done shaft for detachable keel next.. keel for Capricorn 3kg ,Keels for Gusty Cat. Kim Holland uses only 0.6kg in a gentle wind for his model with a lead bulb of only 0.6kg. I had a 1.3kg fin during one of the boat trials, but with a sudden gust of wind, the model almost lay on his side (I was not able to release the mainsail sheets quickly) - then I shed water and dried the inside of the model ... fortunately without any problems...

pictures by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi,I decided to use an auxiliary engine on my barge models too, (bargemen on the real barges called it "iron topsail"). It's an advantage when the wind stops blowing - and I do not have to swim for the model in cold water ... Tom

progress by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Very nice model, indeed !!!! So a purely constructed model like you did, I did not do yet.. Wishing success! Greetings Tom

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Clinker boat for Capricorn,and several details.On each barge used to be a dog,as a companion and a cargo guard... Last photo - my ropewalk

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
I made new little blocks for brails and I added the missing brails for main and mizzen masts.In this photos, the bowsprit is not properly fastened, only put down due to photographing. Last photo - model ready for transport...

Gusty Cat (ex Lady Daphne) by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
I am now a model Gusty Cat put aside, and finishing details on the barge Capricorn - new little brail blocks and brails

Tsb Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 9 months ago
RC model Tsb Capricorn,her maiden voyage in 1st of October 2016.

Tsb Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 9 months ago
Model Tsb Capricorn on a lake in the park, in Rožnov p.R., filmed from the deck of the Lulonga model.July 2017

Tsb Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 9 months ago
Model Thames sailing barge ( Tsb) Capricorn on a pond in the park, in Roznov p.R, July 2017 It is scratchbuilt model Champion class .