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MOLLY - Posted: 2 years ago by tommy3917
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Molly Northumbrian Coble at QE2 Park Ashington
Response by Northumbrian on the 2 years ago
By far the best Coble on the lake but you still have to scrub them decks

Drunken sailor - Posted: 2 years ago by Northumbrian
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This Is a tribute to Tommy for all his help sourcing materials
but you still have to swab them decks lad
Response by tommy3917 on the 2 years ago
One word Poundland
Response by Northumbrian on the 2 years ago
how much?
Response by onetenor on the 1 year ago
Put him in the scuppers with a hosepipe on him was the original wording as opposed to put him in a barrel

Spook - Posted: 2 years ago by Northumbrian
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PJ Wiles Oscar aka Spook with her top suit on struggling to cope In a high wind on the Q2 lake Ashington
Response by figtree7nts on the 1 year ago
Talk about ruff seas!!!
Response by jarvo on the 1 year ago
Is that what they call pitch poleing

M.F.A Tracker - Posted: 2 years ago by CraigRobotham
mdlbt.com/17408   >> Permalink
This Is my M.F.A Tracker . When originally purchased It had the large and heavy 850 motors In It and old electronics , after a close call with a fire on board I decided to refit her out with modern Brushless motors and over rated Escs powered by Lipo's . Works out a 1/3 rd the weight 3 times the speed and run time over an hour . So a great result

Oh yes , sound effects donated by nearby Tug 😊
Response by CraigRobotham on the 2 years ago
Cheers Dave , yes I have converted all my boats and my sons to brushless with lipos now . just so much better :-)
Response by DennisRobotham on the 2 years ago
nice one son,the Tracker and Vietnam boats look and perform great.....well done.
Response by CraigRobotham on the 2 years ago
Cheers Father , hope to get a film of Nam boat on soon 😀

VOSPER PERKASA 49 INCH KIT PART 2 - Posted: 2 years ago by lesfac
mdlbt.com/17250   >> Permalink
This video follows on from my earlier post. I changed to running on a 5 cell lipo (18.5 volts) and I am very pleased with the Improvement over 14.4 volts Nicads. (Edit sorry Nimh`s) I put this link Into my reply on my previous post but It didnt work as a hotlink so I am posting this.
The boat Isnt quite flat out here due to the difficulty videoing and steering.
Les
Response by lesfac on the 2 years ago
Well Sods Law Rules. Took It to Cwmbran boating lake for Its 3rd sail on Sunday and It picked up a polythene bread wrapper around the prop which had the effect of causing the prop nut to tighten on the prop tube clamping the prop shaft and I fried the esc. I have ordered another esc and I am hoping the motor Is ok.
A big thankyou to Cwmbrans duck feeders
Response by Dave M on the 2 years ago
HI Les
What a bummer. Bread Is not good for wildlife and certainly not for props.
Hopefully your motor should be OK as long as the wires are not burnt. If you have a multimeter you could check the Insulation between the shaft and each winding using the highest ohms reading. It should be high, If low chances are there Is an Internal short. A quick check (on a lower ohm reading) between windings should give similar results between every pair, again any variance may Indicate an Internal short.
Dave
Response by andy_mart on the 2 years ago
I am just building one of these on a wood hull, I notice you are running a single motor. Could you advise what motor you are using plus what prop please? Thanks Andy

VOSPER PERKASA 49 INCH KIT - Posted: 2 years ago by lesfac
mdlbt.com/16924   >> Permalink
This was a precedent 49 Inch kit that I made during last year. I wasn't at all Impressed with the kit. The precut plywood parts were cut with knife blade tools and the tools were obviously past their sell by date. The shapes were very poor. If I make another kit I will make a point of looking for a laser cut hit.
Having said that I am pleased with the outcome.
Response by Dave M on the 2 years ago
HI Les
Good to hear you have the LiPo working.
You need to set your ESC to recognise the LiPo. When correctly set you should hear a series of beeps Including a sequence that Indicates the number of cells In your LiPo pack.
I am assuming you have a fwd only ESC so the throttle stick needs to be pulled right down and the trimmer set to neutral when you switch on. Some ESCs require the Tx throttle setting set to nor or rev and refuse to set up correctly with the wrong setting. Unlike brushed you cannot always use the Tx to correct a wrong running prop. Its easy to correct by just swapping any two of the three wires to the motor.
As the ESC shut down at 3.3v I suspect you have It configured for LiPo use as this Is the common default setting. The buzzer may not be loud enough to hear from a distance or was slower to recognize the low volt, you could try setting to a higher volt to give advance warning. At least your Esc allowed you to return to shore.
Not looked at the video yet but am sure you will want to continue with LiPos.
Cheers
Dave
Response by lesfac on the 2 years ago
The bit I can't understand Is that I was running the boat on 14.4 volts. I did nothing yet It cut out on the lipo at 3.3 volts per cell which would equate to 16.5 volts. If It had been programmed to do this It wouldn't have worked at 14.4 volts. Its as If It had auto programmed Itself.
Response by Dave M on the 2 years ago
HI Les
There are default settings In most ESCs and they change when you select a different type of battery. If you selected LiPo It recognised 5 cells and auto set a 3.3 v cut off. My latest LiPo 5000 suggests a cut of voltage of 3.4 volts so I suggest you look on the battery cover to see the recommendation. The higher power batteries are very low Internal resistance and I believe this Is why they suggest a higher cut off.
So yes your observation Is correct

Steam engine Mk2 - Posted: 2 years ago by hammer
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Mk 2 engine running on air. will be Installed In model of Kingswear Castle, one day. Again running on low pressure. The gear centre of crank runs 3to1 In gear on paddle shaft.

Duke of Devonshire - Posted: 2 years ago by hammer
mdlbt.com/16898   >> Permalink
My own design double acting twin oscillator. Running under steam for the first time. Steam pressure down to 5psi. By the bench on the floor a derelict fire boat, re build one day. Installed In Duke of Devonshire.
Response by figtree7nts on the 1 year ago
Very nice steam engine!

OSCAR - Posted: 2 years ago by Northumbrian
mdlbt.com/16761   >> Permalink
Video taken on the Q2 Lake by tommy3917 (TALL TOM)

Lorraine B - Posted: 2 years ago by tommy3917
mdlbt.com/16637   >> Permalink
My first build added nets and radar since video, like to video In slo mo think It looks cool
Response by Northumbrian on the 2 years ago
Tom
keep away from the fishing lines
Response by tommy3917 on the 2 years ago
HI Peter47 thanks for the nice remarks, still cold In Northumberland, busy with a Coble hope to get sailing again soon.
Response by Peter47 on the 2 years ago
Used to class my self as Northerner (Manchester area), but realised awhile back when re-visiting Shopping centre near the Angel of the North, (I used to be a storeman Driver for a fridge company, covering from mid wales to Glasgow In the main), that to you I was a Southerner. Keep my eye out for your Coble, trying to convert a plastic model of a 1/35th scale ItalerI Vosper MTB to r/c, the kids got me at Christmas, got running gear together, but other things keep cropping up, but In no rush :-).


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