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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Enclosing the controls.
    5 months ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    There is no connection between the VMW boats such as the Police Boat being constructed by Rob on this blog and the range of VMB boats sold by SLEC.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Enclosing the controls.
    5 months ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi Rob, unless I am mistaken, one of the receiver antennas appears to be sited in amongst the ESC wiring. if so this is not a good idea, ideally at least 2.5cm should separate the antenna from anything conductive.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mclaren Clockwork Submarines U50
    6 months ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    I always enjoy your clockwork submarine projects, they are so different from the usual surface boats constructed from wood most often seen. Do you also prepare your own working drawings?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Cooling the motor - an experiment.
    6 months ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    That's a very interesting idea Rob and one I've not seen before. I've saved a photo in my PC folder of motor related items. I think that if you are going to keep it as a permanent feature a drop of cyano would be a good idea despite the tightness of the push fit.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Internal wiring & bottom skins
    8 months ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi Rob, the Police Launch is coming along nicely. I see that you have long leads from the battery to the ESC. The general rule is that these leads should be kept as short as possible to minimize voltage spikes caused by the fast switching currents and the inductance of the leads. Brushless ESC's have large capacitors, often visible at the end to absorb the transients. You may well get away with it but the life of the ESC could be reduced.
    Hope your Xmas goes well, Alan

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    ๐Ÿ“ B-25. 11" Bing 1918 Tin Submarine Restoration
    10 months ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    Hilary Kay from the Antiques Roadshow would enjoy your restored Bing sub! I don't see any dive planes, was it intended to be able to submerge?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Transmitter-Rain Cover
    10 months ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    Many years ago I used to do a lot of glider slope soaring. Standing on top of a hill on a windy day in the winter soon numbs the hands. I solved the problem by using an old tea cosy with a hole in the top. if the was rain around then a plastic bag was used over the top of the cosy.
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    ๐Ÿ“ What transmitter , receiver
    1 year ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    Flysky i-6 is amazing value for money for a 6 channel computer radio. Hobbyking sell the same set with their Turnigy brand as the TGY i-6. You can buy the TGY i-6 from Hobbyking in the UK for around ยฃ45:-
    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-tgy-i6-afhds-transmitter-and-6ch-receiver-mode-2.html
    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-tgy-i6-afhds-transmitter-and-6ch-receiver-mode-2.html
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    ๐Ÿ“ Newbie radio control question
    1 year ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    At the time of posting the TGY-i6 AFHDS is available for ยฃ32.32 from the UK HobbyKing warehouse. Go to the hobbyking.com website and put 9114000020-0 into the search box. Their sale may be ending soon.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Newbie radio control question
    1 year ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    The TGY-i6 AFHDS is an excellent radio and at the moment is on offer at ยฃ32.32, an almost unbelievable price for a decent 6 Chan radio. Unless you are left handed you will want a mode 2 radio which will give you steering on the right (with sprung centering) and throttle on the left (stick stays where you left it).

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Radio kit & batteries
    3 years ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    The Hobbyking ESC you are using has a BEC. I can see some other batteries which may be just to power the lights etc but if you are going to power the Rx from them you would be advised to remove the positive pin from the ESC connector that plugs into the Rx and of course insulate it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Help needed with posting maybe
    3 years ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    Your profile shows you have made one post (presumably this one). I can only assume your other posts did not appear on the forum possibly because you were indeed doing something wrong. Try posting your questions again.

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    ๐Ÿ“ 10 Rater
    3 years ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    I suggest you make contact with the Vintage Model Yacht Group. They have a lot of knowledge of vintage model racing yachts and regularly have meetings where they sail restored boats. Here is a link to there website:-
    http://www.vmyg.org.uk/
    Alan
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    ๐Ÿ“ Esc for twin 700 motors
    7 years ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    I doubt if the burn out was due to excessive voltage. A fully charged 3s LiPo will be 12.6V which is less than a fully charged 12V gel cell which can be up to 14V.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Aerokits 1/12 fireboat
    9 years ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    Mike at Vintage Model Works does a kit for the 46" Fireboat and has all the fittings available separately. Mike's email address is (Email Removed - PM Only)

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    ๐Ÿ“ Aerokits 46" power
    10 years ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    Regarding your request for fittings and decals, Mike Cummings of Vintage Model Works can probably help. Give him a call on 020 8542 3100

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    ๐Ÿ“ Aerokits 46" power
    10 years ago by ukengineman ( Able Seaman)
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    If you want to get performance similar to the Merco using electric power you will have to go brushless. We have done this successfully with the 46" Crash Tender and the details are on this website:-
    To see the boat in both static and action pictures (well up on the plane) go to the Photo Gallery and select Fire Boats. Go to the entry by mrpthesailor dated 13/11/08 on page 2.
    To check out the power set up go to Your Power Setup section and scroll down to the entry by mrpthesailor dated 13/11/2008. Here is a link to the power setup:-
    http://modelfireboats.com/rc/setups.php
    A power setup like this does not come cheaply but the results can be Impressive. Duration will depend om how you sail the boat, with realistic cruising mixed with high speed runs should give about 15 mins.
    http://modelfireboats.com/rc/setups.php
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