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Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and Hovercraft at my local RC show (4K resolution) - Posted: 3 months ago by Dom of Essential RC
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One of my favourite RC shows of the year. The Southern Model Show has a bit of everything. The temporary boating pond is used by about 6 clubs who demonstrate their various watercraft to the appreciation of the visiting public.
Response by Dom of Essential RC on the 2 months ago
Keep an eye on this web site early next year. They should announce the dates for 2018 but should be same weekend in September I expect. http://www.headcornevents.co.uk/event.php?eventid=25
Response by lesliebreame on the 2 months ago
thanks Dom
Response by marky on the 2 months ago
Just seen this, for some reason the videos wouldn't play when it was originally posted , loved the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues under the sea ,one of my all time favourite films after Forbidden Planet.

Cheers Marky👍

VolantexRC ATOMIC RTR racing boat - Posted: 3 months ago by Dom of Essential RC
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Having reviewed many planes, quads and cars over the last 3 years so it was refreshing to get a boat in the water. Why didn't I do this a long time ago? Bit addictive to say the least. Was surprised how quick this thing was on 3 cells. Lots of tight turns and no hint of it tipping. And a good run time not far off the manufacturers stated 8 minutes. Balance seemed to be quite critical though. The stock 3S2500 in the battery holder had it on step from the go. I dropped in a 3S2200 and despite pushing it to the furthest forward point it would bog down when it lost momentum. Easily solved with a little lead on some velcro next time out. Otherwise really impressed. Zero time to set it up. Nice it has rates dial for steering on the transmitter so can go between hooligan style tight turns and smooth high speed turns. Looking forward to taking it out again.

various - Posted: 3 months ago by lesliebreame
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Another fine days boating at Ilfracombe. Boats are my experimental coal fired turbine [needs more pressure !! ], Gordons Hydro and Duncans /My steam paddle boat.

Balloon Busters - Posted: 3 months ago by GARTH
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The Confederation marine models club loves to demonstrate there ballon busting skills
Response by RNinMunich on the 3 months ago
That looks like a 'barrel of laughs' 👍😁
Smurfess is a bit wild (Lady Driver!😉)
Are the boats purpose built for this?
Hope they don't punch holes in each other (or the inflatable pond!) as well😲
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by lesliebreame on the 3 months ago
never seen anything so funny !!!
Response by rolfman2000 on the 3 months ago
Looks like great fun. Nice cheap build boats, all to s single plan. I might suggest it to our club, if I ever get back up there 😊

PROBOAT WESTWARD 18 - Posted: 3 months ago by Les-Forbes
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This very popular small sailing yacht from Proboat has a plastic cabin held tight by three strong magnets. Tricky to get off in a hurry, particularly if your fingers are cold, or you are an old 'Coffin Dodger' like myself with cold hands and very little grip. Here's a wee tip I hope any owner may find helpful.
Response by jarvo on the 3 months ago
Hi Les, great tip, would work on any part that is hard to get hold of, nice one

Mark
Response by John on the 3 months ago
Great idea!

Largs Boat Club - Posted: 3 months ago by Les-Forbes
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Pity such a beautiful West Coast location should have a popular boat club pond in disrepair. Sign of the time perhaps with many councils having reduced expenditure. But a disappointment travelling with my small grandson to sail his little Proboat Westward 18 for the first time. It's the first thing he noticed, no water.

Staff in the RNLI shop along the promenade said the pond had not been in use since last year. Here's hoping the council can organise repairs before next year's season. I couldn't resist buying a little model fishing boat from them the RNLI shop which now has pride of place in our kitchen shelf.
Response by rolfman2000 on the 3 months ago
What a shame. It looks such a lovely location for a model boat club. There must be some cash somewhere in the system which could just repair the pond and waterproof it. If there is a "current" club, maybe they could approach a local business to help with finances as a sponsorship. Heres hoping for a positive future. Best wishes, Dave W 😊
Response by liamduck on the 2 months ago
I love visiting Scotland and Largs is on my list. Hopefully they might have a functioning pond when I get to visit. My next visit is planned for Newton Park near Ayr next Easter time.

Knightswood Model Boat Club Glasgow - Posted: 3 months ago by Les-Forbes
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Knightswood Model Boat Club Club Glasgow helping out on the Knightswood Family Fun Day. Great excitement for everyone including the youngsters.

Red Cat hydroplane - Posted: 3 months ago by SimpleSailor
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Hi. Just put this back together after the 3rd brushless motor caught fire. Made from a rejected glass fibre hull which I bought cheap at a show. I have now learned how to do glass fibre repairs.
Response by SimpleSailor on the 3 months ago
Hi. The HK controller is an Aquastar 120Amp water cooled which has suffered all of the burn outs and never failed. SKU: 9052000008. The failed motors were all 2848SL 3900kv Brushless Inrunner (WaterCooled) SKU:3900-2848SL. I have my doubts about the specifications as their watts and amps do not add up. I have a temperature sensor on the motor sending info back to the TX and usually after a full charge and a fast run it would get to 60°C, then I would cool it to 45°C before the next run it burnt out at 85°C when I wasn't paying attention. The new motor runs at about 45°C how ever hard it is pushed. Still using the 120A ESC. The new motor was in the HK sale and I don't think they do it now SKU:S2858-2630. It just happend that the water jacket for the failed unit fits it.
Response by RNinMunich on the 3 months ago
Hi, thanks for the info👍 I'm new to BLs, but learning fast, and your experience confirms my growing suspicions that outrunners not only deliver more torque than inrunners (size for size) but that they are also more reliable and seldom need water cooling.
Your new motor seems to be a larger diameter 58mm?, as opposed to 31mm for the old one, so I begin to wonder if the old ones were simply overloaded by a big prop causing them to draw more and more current and hence cook! 😡😭
Check out this test drive (Italian)of your new type motor!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_dlcLbFehw
cheers Doug 😎
PS Caption says that with more than 3/4 throttle the boat becomes unstable! Then it flips 🤔
Response by RNinMunich on the 3 months ago
PS Don't worry about 'adding up' the Watts and Amps!
True the spec says 12.6v and 35A, which theoretically gives 441W.
And the power is rated at 220W. This simply indicates to me that the motor scoffs 441W of power (at Max ratings) and spits 220W out again, i.e. ~50% efficiency 🤔
Almost any decent brushed motor will beat that! But with other penalties😉
Cheers Doug 😎

yacht - Posted: 3 months ago by lesliebreame
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more hooliganism from that power boat man !!! the cruiser is an ebay purchase and is carved from solid. it has a TAYCOL motor double special from the 1950's.
Response by lesliebreame on the 3 months ago
cheers!!! i think we got him !!!
Response by RNinMunich on the 3 months ago
SIG TO
RECPT: CICSM
ORIGIN: CICMUC. ZULU TIME 21:34:
CONTENT:
CONGRATS TO ALL. STOP:
SPLICE THE MAINBRACE. STOP:
PROCEED BEST SPEED PUB. STOP:
REFUEL AS REQUIRED. STOP:
SITREP ASAP. WITH EYEBALL. STOP:
CICMUC: END: **********
😎
Response by RNinMunich on the 3 months ago
SIG TO RECPT. CICSM. ORIGIN: CICMUC: PRIO: NORM:
CLASSIF. OPEN:
ZULU. 22:11:
CONTENT: SUPPLEMENT.
SINK A BREAKSPEAR XXX FOR ME. STOP:
MESSAGE ENDS:
CICMUC:
😎

yacht - Posted: 3 months ago by lesliebreame
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i thought that power should give way to sail !!! you can have a lot of fun boating without spending much. this little Americas Cup yacht cost me a fiver in the flea market and after fitting a rudder servo it is brilliant fun !! Les Breame
Response by Dave M on the 3 months ago
Yacht sails great. The power model owner needs educating regarding giving way to sail! Plenty of room for both models on that water without sailing in close quarters
Certainly a bargain at a fiver
Dave


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