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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    5 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Besides being a war grave, Arizona is ALSO in the middle of an active US Navy base.
    It would be a little like diving around the piers of Portsmouth...๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    7 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    None of the above. The USS Arizona is National Park memorial War Grave property that can not be dived upon. None of the other answers relate to the Pacific.
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    ๐Ÿ“ ACE Nautical Commander 7-ch Gold radio
    10 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Issac,
    That is great progress! Being a purely analog radio, the in-op channel could be anything from a bad wire connection to a bad potentiometer.
    Radio South is a very reliable place for radio repairs.

    https://radiosouthrc.com/๐Ÿ˜€
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: USS Fletcer, 1942
    17 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Got it Doug. Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ ACE Nautical Commander 7-ch Gold radio
    19 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Issac,
    Did the receiver come with the radio or did you acquire it separately?
    Make sure that the receiver and the transmitter match for frequency band, ie, both AM or FM.
    Check to make sure that the transmitter is using the correct frequency module. I believe, at least mine did, that that radio has two transmitter modules, one on 72/75 frequency and one on 27mhz frequency. Match it to your receiver. Check the labeling on the transmitter modules. Don't trust labels on the radio case.
    Check to ensure that the crystals are a matched pair. The same frequency, channel, and BRAND. Different manufacturers used different shifts in their crystals, some positive, some negative. They don't mix.
    What do you have plugged into the power slot on the receiver? It appears to be a servo lead? Is it JUST to a battery?
    What happens when you power up the transmitter? Does the needle on the meter move?
    Check to make sure that the antenna wire connection inside the transmitter is secure.
    Just a few thoughts.๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: USS Fletcer, 1942
    20 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Allesandro,
    I did a build log of my Fletcher. I think it is here:

    blogs/99385.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: USS Fletcer, 1942
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Your are mistaken, that's Gulliver's wife....๐Ÿคฃ

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: USS Fletcer, 1942
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Allesandro, Of course you can post it.
    My "other" build is here:

    blogs/116728
    ๐Ÿ“ MANUFACTURERS AND SELLERS OF NAUTICAL PROPELLERS FOR RC MODEL BUILDING (USEFUL LINKS FROM ALL OVER T
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    You are very welcome Allesandro. George made my running gear for my Juneau which can be seen in my build picture. I am itching to try it out this spring.๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ MANUFACTURERS AND SELLERS OF NAUTICAL PROPELLERS FOR RC MODEL BUILDING (USEFUL LINKS FROM ALL OVER T
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Please add to the list of prop manufacturers. I have used George's Sitek's props and hardware on several models and they are top shelf.


    http://gsitek-props.co.uk/
    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Lusitania... she was off Ireland, right?๐Ÿคฃ

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    ๐Ÿ“ Post Cards
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Well, at least our Bubble gum was better for you than cigarettes, as long as you didn't smoke it.... the gum that is.๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Post Cards
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Roy,
    You are dating yourself. Cigarette cards were your version( I think yours may have come first) to our Baseball cards, comple๐Ÿ˜Šte with Bubble gum...

    ๐Ÿ“ Post Cards
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Here you go!๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ Post Cards
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Will do.

    ๐Ÿ“ Post Cards
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    A very kindly Gent at the local flying field, here in Maine, gave me a set of Post Cards, seven in all. They illustrate HMS Nelson, Formidable, Ajax, Tartar, Kent, KG V , and Berwick, as well as a Bristol Beaufort attacking a convoy. They were printed by J.Salmon LTD. I have no idea of the vintage. While they are wonderful, I suspect that someone across the Pond would relish them more than I.
    First come, first served. Postage will not be an issue. PM me or just reply to this post.
    Cheers
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    ๐Ÿ“ Help Please I'm looking for plans for a Coast Guard 47 MLB made by "Coast Guard Models" I believe it
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Not sure about 47' differences, but you may find an answer here


    https://community.coastguardchannel.com/main/authorization/signIn?target=https%3
    ๐Ÿ“ Servos going crazy
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    A lot of good replies here. But, I am confused. What, exactly, is your radio set up? You refer to channels 1 and 2, then also to #4. How many channels are you using? How are you powering your radio system?
    I was always taught to start at the battery. What voltage is it? Are you using a BEC to power your radio?
    There are many possible causes to your issue.
    The transmitter can be too close to the receiver
    The main battery could be too low a voltage, say 7.2 lithium, to support the BEC with high current winches/servos.
    Bad connections to the servos.
    ECT, ect.
    The more you can tell us about your set up, the more we can help.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Help Please I'm looking for plans for a Coast Guard 47 MLB made by "Coast Guard Models" I believe it
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Coast Guard Models sadly appears to have gone the way of so many great companies.
    Plans for the kit I can not help[ with, but plans for the 47'MLB are available at The Floating Drydock, here:


    https://www.floatingdrydock.com/G.htm
    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    I humbly withdraw my objection. That said, the history the the Channel's name is interesting. Now if British Sea had been a choice, I'd have gone for that.๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Interesting question today. While I answered it "correctly", the answer is wrong. As stated in the answer, the English Channel connects the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. Therefore, the correct answer to the question should be, The North Sea. Which happened to be my first choice....๐Ÿ˜

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    ๐Ÿ“ Coast Guard Museum Northwest Open For Business
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Fantastic! CG Northwest is an incredible Museum staffed by incredible folks. I cried when they had to shut down. Now I'll raise my glass. ๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ Non true brass prop shaft in a kit.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Duncan,
    First, I would advise against a brass shaft. It should be stainless steel. They are readily available. Second, your stuffing box/tube should have brass or oilite bushings in the ends. They will hold, but not wear the shaft, if it is stainless. It the shaft is brass, it will wear, causing vibration and leaks. It sounds like now is the time to spend a little more and get much better results and life of your model.๐Ÿ˜‰

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    I did not see my choice, BFM. Oh well.๐Ÿค•

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    I'll settle this...according to Garp, The Hawaiian Islands have not yet been discovered.......๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    NONE of the above. The Hawaiians, ie, Polynesians, did.๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ 1/48 scale WW2 RN figures
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    Take a gander here:


    https://www.shapeways.com/shops/panzer-vs-tanks-3?section=1%2F48-1%2F50+Scale+Fi
    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    I was going to go with Deep, but fortunately it was not an option... then I realized that it was a relative answer anyhow.๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    If I remember correctly( doubtful, but...) there was an instance during WW2 when a torpedo was launched and missed it's intended target, but upon reaching shore did damage to defenses. Does that count as well. A torpedo can be considered a missile.
    Oh, and yes, ballistic missile count as well...๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Commander)
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    EdW is spot on!๐Ÿ˜Š



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