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    πŸ“ Dragon Force 65 Transmitter?
    22 days ago by unknowndna ( Able Seaman)
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    Keep it
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    πŸ“ Dragon Force 65 Transmitter?
    22 days ago by unknowndna ( Able Seaman)
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    If you have one of the later versions, yes keep it because they get good range.
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    3 months ago by unknowndna ( Able Seaman)
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    You have to be careful not to mention you have a 3d printer. Before you know it all the club members say, hey you've got a 3d printer haven't you? Can you just design and print me this one part? Before you know it that's all you're doing 🀣
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    πŸ“ Telemetry Camera
    3 months ago by unknowndna ( Able Seaman)
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    There's quite a few options that would work, from all in one camera/video transmitters to seperate parts ranging in price from Β£20 to a few hundred. Don't know what kind of range you would get on water though. The popular ones work off 5.8GHz, but if you have plenty of money to spare the dji digital system is supposed to be better. Though as far as I'm aware it's only designed for air use. A good idea if you have a head tracking module might be to have a pan and tilt mount for the camera inside the boats cockpit for a more immersive experience.
    It's certainly do-able.
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    πŸ“ Telemetry Camera
    3 months ago by unknowndna ( Able Seaman)
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    Is a telemetry camera the same as an fpv camera?
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    πŸ“ Battery sizing
    3 months ago by unknowndna ( Able Seaman)
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    Did you mean 5000mah? 500 would run that motor for about a minute
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    3 months ago by unknowndna ( Able Seaman)
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    I've done an Rg65 hull in PLA+ that uses the Dragonforce 65 keel, rudder, mast and sails. Still in the process of rigging it. Tried a football size in PLA but it wasn't strong enough. I made the walls way too thin. It was like a coke bottle. I've also printed little figures for one of the guys at our club. IF you can get hold of the files for things you want to make it's a lot cheaper than buying them. A new DF65 hull is about Β£60 whereas my printed one used about Β£10 of filament.
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    πŸ“ Blackpool and Fylde Model Boat Club
    5 months ago by unknowndna ( Able Seaman)
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    At the Northern end of Fairhaven Lake there is a quiet corner which was originally a swimming pool and is reserved for operating mainly scale model boats. From April to October, weather permitting, you will find members enjoying sailing sessions from 18:00 until sunset, (Parking is easy in the adjacent car park and free after 18:00 or on the road). Come along and have a chat and maybe have a go yourself. Membership for 2019 remains at Β£10 and and includes public liability insurance.
    https://sites.google.com/site/fairhavenlasers/blackpool-and-fylde-model-boat-club
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    πŸ“ Yacht Suppliers
    1 year ago by unknowndna ( Able Seaman)
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    Bowsies are easy to make. I've had DF65 ones break so I 3d print my own. I've also made them out of servo horns for other boats and one guy at our club uses buttons. Not sure how race legal they are, but since I don't race it doesn't matter to me.

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    πŸ“ Mast fittings
    1 year ago by unknowndna ( Able Seaman)
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    Thanks for the ideas guys. I'll probably try and find a two horn cleat like you suggested, though finding one I can blind screw in at two points is proving a little more difficult. Like you said, it's looking like a handmade fixture. I suspect the whole boat, including all the fixtures were hand made. The joys of buying second hand.

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    πŸ“ Mast fittings
    1 year ago by unknowndna ( Able Seaman)
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    Thanks, that's great, but doesn't answer the question at all. Your lovely diagram fails to note the metal hook above the spreader on my photo and it's that that I would like to know the technical name of and where to buy them.

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    πŸ“ Mast fittings
    1 year ago by unknowndna ( Able Seaman)
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    Can anyone tell me the technical name for the hook-like piece of metal on this mast and where to buy one from? It's approximately 24mm long by 6mm wide.
    I've tried searching for forestay hooks and jib hooks but nothing seems to come close to a match.

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