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    (Other) Gusty Cat
    Gusty Cat is model of Thames sailing barge staysail class with auxiliary motor (no bowsprit) (Motor: 12V) (ESC: HK) (5/10)
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    πŸ“ Thames Barge Plan Kitty
    2 days ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi I can put here some comparison table, sorely I had no data for sb Kitty
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    πŸ“ Thames Barge Plan Kitty
    2 days ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi,
    I found this> Barge Kitty model

    Issue 581 of Model Boats was April 1999. The mag is marked Vo149 No 581 2 APR-29 APR 1999.Β 
    There's a 9 page article with a multitude of pics to help anyone building this modelΒ .
    Sorely I have not this issue -maybe somebody can help.
    Tom

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    πŸ“ Thames Barge Plan Kitty
    4 days ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi,
    Kitty was a plan by Richard Webb, he had a web site www.scalemodelboatyard.co.uk , sorely very long time not availlable.
    There exists more tsb plans , put > thames sailing barge model plans < into Google.
    I think you could choose something ..if you are thinking about RC model ... I would recommend some finished hull. There are also a number of other barge plans, such as Lady Daphne or Veronica. Model Veronica goes to buy as a kit from Traplet -
    https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product/thames-barge-veronica/.
    Β On the Internet are also reduced plans of other barges, but these must be adjusted for the construction of the model.
    Tom
    https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product/thames-barge-veronica/.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update
    4 days ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi,
    I can recommend this little booklet
    https://docplayer.net/44439682-Building-a-model-thames-saili...

    maybe you can visit next pages at facebook(Model Thames Sailing Barges)
    >https://www.facebook.com/groups/1036890286476399/

    maybe > https://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=131302&p...

    next pages > https://www.ivorbittle.com/
    I think Ivor Bittle is directly concerned with some issues related directly to Pearl

    Wishing Success Tom
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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    4 days ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Of course I understood that it was just such a play - or game . But I think the most would understand this change if we were familiar with this change at least a few days in advance....
    Each game has its own rules - and it usually does not happen that the rules are changed during the game.
    But ... let's go back to posts about boat models...

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Build manual/ instructions
    8 days ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi,
    try this > https://docplayer.net/44439682-Building-a-model-thames-saili...

    I can reccommend Model thames sailing barges at facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1036890286476399/
    Tom
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    πŸ“ Rigging a model barge
    11 days ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi, here I put rope diameters (above mentioned) .
    Kathleen ropes - in attachment

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    πŸ“ Rigging a model barge
    11 days ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi,
    on Facebook I have added for you to the dimensions of the rigging corresponding rope diameters for the 1:24 model. I think the wires are more suitable for a static model. On my models I used black waxed cotton(?) string with a diameter of 1 mm for shrouds and fore stay. For other ropes I use cotton strings and cords produced by ropewalk . For main sheet , vangs and jibsheets I use braided fishing lines.
    Ivor Bittle reccommended black leather strings for main shrouds
    please look here > ( https://www.ivorbittle.com/ ) - very usable pages !!!
    Tom
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    πŸ“ Turnigy Standard 9x transmitter
    18 days ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Peter,here i put photos of simple servo switch., constructed by Petr Hajek (ufon 13).I use the same switch for switching sound modules (siren + foghorn) Channel 2 in my model ps Lulonga.
    I do not know why you are not using channel 3 (throttle) to control the engine via ESC....
    Regards Tom 😊

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    πŸ“ Turnigy Standard 9x transmitter
    18 days ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi,
    As I see, there is a problem. The basic question is - what you need to control, and the other - whether this type of RC kit will allow this.
    Especially .. this type is mainly designed for aircraft control. You need to choose compromises to control the ship model. This type does not allow simple switching of functions - only by means of another switching module, or by means of end switches on the modified servo. in the base allows only
    proportional control of servos or ESC.
    There are RC sets, that have switching functions, such as Graupner - e.g. Graupner mc-20 12-Channel HoTT
    but these are far more expensive...
    The basic wiring is the 3rd throttle for engine control (ESC), channel 4 for control of the rudder.
    there is a possibility to use channels 1 and 2 for switching the added end switches but it is not possible to switch them permanently (perhaps with the help of the added relay)-.
    channel 5 can be used - setting> AUX> GYR> PIT TRIM - (rotary potentiometer control.) similarly
    channel # 7. AUX settings> HOV THRO
    Channel No 8 - AUX Settings> HOV PIT
    Operate again using rotary potentiometers - see function descriptions.
    These channels again allow only proportional control.
    Switching can be done (maybe) using channel # 6
    settings >AUX>FLP> Gear ON/OFF (I did not try this)
    It is good to get familiar with the setting of the individual elements and check this on the display for the test (without the connection of the receiver !!) before you all plug in the model.
    I hope it helped you a little bit..

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    πŸ“ (Other) Gusty Cat
    4 months ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Gusty Cat is model of Thames sailing barge staysail class with auxiliary motor (no bowsprit) (Motor: 12V) (ESC: HK) (5/10)

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    πŸ’¬ Thames sailing barge Capricorn
    10 months ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi,
    in last wekend I participated in the open championship Footy in South Moravia, near Znojmo .. in Vyrovice , Vyrovice dam.

    The technique betrayed me, footy ruder servo burned during race. Then I participated in open regata with my barge Capricorn. it was my first race. my model also had the first opportunity to sail on "big water".
    It turned out that I need to adjust the sails to add and manage a large jib servo.

    Technique was against me once more..maybe battery collapsed after first round in second race.

    At home I found..battery Ok , but something collapsed ..

    Weather nice and hot, but the wind was very weak, so the models of the racing sailboats were the first ..

    My photos..> http://tomarack.rajce.idnes.cz/Mistrovstvi_footy_Vyrovice_20...

    I placed on board Capricorn deck cam, but after about 20 minutes the battery was discharged, i did not expected it... and I didn't expect the battery discharge will be so quick...

    Deck cam >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6izcQCeYN0&feature=youtu.be
    greetings
    Tom
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    πŸ’¬ Gusty Cat (ex Lady Daphne)
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I started to work again on the model Gusty C.

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    πŸ“ Thurl pin rack
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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 ....
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    πŸ“ Thurl pin rack
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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 ...

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    πŸ’¬ Thames sailing barge Capricorn
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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-reports/34-building-a-model-1970-onwards-a-relatively-new-members-reminiscences-and-ideas < 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
    http://barge.homeunix.org/index.php/home
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    πŸ’¬ Thames sailing barge Capricorn
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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" )

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    πŸ’¬ Thames sailing barge Capricorn
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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

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    πŸ’¬ on display
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very nice model, indeed !!!

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    πŸ’¬ Thames sailing barge Capricorn
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    View Video
    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
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    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    View Video
    Sport - camera test.
    I cannot find proper video format..so ..

    https://youtu.be/eCSJm78fgV0
    https://youtu.be/eCSJm78fgV0
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    πŸ’¬ Thames sailing barge Capricorn
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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 Β°.Looks OK.
    (Tested)
    The camera can be easily attached by sliding it to the mount (wooden cube)on the roof of the aft cabin.

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    πŸ“ Twin Esc/Mixer
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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

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    πŸ“ Twin motor control problem
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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

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    πŸ’¬ paddle tug Aid
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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

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    πŸ“ Twin motor control problem
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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

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    πŸ“ Twin motor control problem
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    πŸ’¬ progress
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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 ....
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    πŸ“ Twin Esc/Mixer
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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-amps.html

    http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/Mixers.html
    http://www.componentshop.co.uk/p94-dual-esc-and-mixer-2-x-20-amps.html
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    πŸ“ 3 x Brushless Motor control?
    1 year ago by tomarack ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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?

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