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2nd Jan 2009
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Member No. 481
Registered 2nd Jan 2009
Last Online 23rd Jan 2019
City Twickenham
Country United Kingdom
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Recent Posts
Internal wiring & bottom skins by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
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

B-25. 11" Bing 1918 Tin Submarine Restoration by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
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? Alan

Transmitter-Rain Cover by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
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. Alan

What transmitter , receiver by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 7 months ago
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 £45:-

Newbie radio control question by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 10 months ago
At the time of posting the TGY-i6 AFHDS is available for £32.32 from the UK HobbyKing warehouse. Go to the website and put 9114000020-0 into the search box. Their sale may be ending soon.

Newbie radio control question by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 10 months ago
The TGY-i6 AFHDS is an excellent radio and at the moment is on offer at £32.32, 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).

Radio kit & batteries by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 2 years ago
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. Alan

Help needed with posting maybe by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 2 years ago
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.

10 Rater by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 3 years ago
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:- Alan

Esc for twin 700 motors by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 6 years ago
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.

Aerokits 1/12 fireboat by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 8 years ago
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)

Aerokits 46" power by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 10 years ago
Regarding your request for fittings and decals, Mike Cummings of Vintage Model Works can probably help. Give him a call on 020 8542 3100

Aerokits 46" power by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 10 years ago
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:- 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.