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Police Launch. - Posted: 8 months ago by MouldBuilder   >> Permalink
The Police Launch is a Krick kit which I am currently building. It is a really nice project but, as usual, I just have to add things.
The project is to make the blue light flash. The video shows the three stages of prototyping. The first is the circuit built on a Breadboard. The second part is the actual circuit reduced in size ready to hide inside the boat. The third part is the LED fitted in the incorrect position to show how effective it will be.
I have added a trimmer pot to the circuit so that I can select a suitable frequency that looks right at a later date.
Thanks to Doug for his help to get started and give me some hints about how the circuit works.🤓😊
Response by RNinMunich on the 8 months ago
Nice One Cyril 👍 Blinkin' good 😁
Cheers, Doug 😎
BTW; in case you were wondering; WSP means 'Wasserschutzpolizei' 😉
Response by b111yboy71 on the 7 months ago
Hi chaps, just for info, 'Bright Components' do 6 different colours of flashing LEDs very reasonably priced. Also flickering - very interesting.😉
Response by RNinMunich on the 7 months ago
Sure! But isn't it more satisfying to make it do it yourself, and take control?

17-28 Torbay Severn Lifeboat - Posted: 9 months ago by lesfac   >> Permalink
1/12 scale Severn lifeboat kit from Speedline. Creeping towards completion but still a bit to do. Absolutely beautiful day and venue. 2 1/2 years to get to this point but really pleased with it and enjoying sailing it immensly.
Response by Weedman on the 8 months ago
Hi Donnieboy,

Nice video. Given me inspiration to make some of my own, never really gave it a thought until now.

Hi Lesfac,

What you said is correct. If you are intending to race around as fast as you can, even entering races at meets within your Club, then brushless motors are the best.

I myself use both types. Brushless for speed in my Offshore, Catamaran, Rigger and all Vee shaped hulls but in my Dumas American Beauty Mississippi River Towboat (Jesus, that's a mouthful)and Joffre Tyne Tug then I use standard motors because they are not designed to race around but plod along.

I also have a Southampton Tug which together with the Joffre are and will be used for their intended purposes. I am right now waiting for anyone to give me some advice on how to dismatel the Southampton so I can upgrade the RC equipment together with the batteries. I will however continue to use standard motors all be it, of a higher power for a Tugs daily job.
Response by RNinMunich on the 8 months ago
Hi Weedman, there are several of us on the site who have upgraded or are upgrading Southampton and Richardson (same thing - different name and colour scheme!) tugs.
Look for NPJ's Southampton thread, or just use the site Search function to look for 'Southampton or Richardson. The secrets you are looking for are there😉👍 Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by TheBlacksmith on the 8 months ago
The Southampton has lots of screws around the deck but some are under the bollards so you need to remove them, there are two aft bollards which need to be gently prised loose but the others are scewed to the bulwarks.
I changed the radio in mine as well as the motor/gearboxes and fitted a v.tail mixer from with 2 speed contollers as well as converting the battery holder to take a six volt nimh pack. The effect is awesome.

Happy sailing😁

Sea Queen - Posted: 9 months ago by GARTH   >> Permalink
On Sunday our model boat club did a show at Hamilton's Steam Museum . Kind of hard running model & recording video at the same time but I managed to not run into any ones boat .

Pride of Hythe - Posted: 9 months ago by jfstoker   >> Permalink
Built from a Linkspan Model boat kit, with deck lighting and passengers and crew, sailed at St Georges Park, Kingswinford, West Midlands by Kingswinford Model Boat Club

Sea Scout 'Jessica' Sea Trial - at last! - Posted: 9 months ago by RNinMunich   >> Permalink
Part 1. Ideal conditions; nearly 30°C, cool Bier at hand😜
Sea Scout built by Dad in the early sixties with a Taycol Target and 6V lead acid wet cells (very wet😡). Renovated and dragged into the 21st century over the last several months 😉
See Build Blog 'Sea Scout 'Jessica'' for details!
Motor: Propdrive 2830, 1000kV, 30mm 3 blade Raboesch prop. Quicrun 16BL30 (30A) ESC with BEC.
Tested with 3 battery types, all started with 99% measured capacity-
1. NiMh 4.2Ah 7.2V, nom. 408gm.
Result: Speed sedate (OK 😉scale river cruising!) No planing.
Max current: 3.6A
End status V / capacity left: At end of short run ca 3 mins. 7.78V 99%.
2. 2S LiPo 4.0Ah 7.4V nom. 257gm.
Result: Speed still sedate but due to lower batt weight at least the forefoot came out of the wet stuff! Max current: 4.1A
End status V / capacity left: At end of short run ca 3 mins. 8.25V 93%.
3. 3S LiPo 4.0Ah 11.1V nom. 315gm.
Result: Now we're getting somewhere!!😁
Good speed, manoeuvrability and planing 😊 Max current: 7.5A
End status: 11.95V 74% after several long runs, ca 20 mins total.
Estimated (extrapolated) endurance on a 4Ah LiPo around one hour - mostly 'full bore' - 'Pedal to the metal man' 😊

See also: The competition! Final run. (Beer was getting warm😁)

Cap'ns log entry:
Boat dead-weight w/o battery: 1.8kg.
Spray rails to be added!😲
Slight list to port to be trimmed.
Rudder servo to be reversed!!😲
Keel protection to be added: some scratches and flaking from stony sloping shore 🤔
Summary: much as expected👍 Forget anything less than 3S.
Anyone want to buy a batch (4) of new 2S 4Ah 45C Lipos? 'One careful owner'! Happy boating people, Cheers Doug 😎
PS Many thanks to Camera girl Gisela 👍
Recorded in 1080p HD.
Response by RNinMunich on the 9 months ago
Thanks Peter 👍 I was quite pleased with the results😊
Yep swans can get a bit 'sniffy' when they have the youngsters with them.
At one stage he tried to bite my leg😲
It's worth the effort to get a really smooth paint job on the hull. I'm sure it helps give that little extra speed, and the water and muck just pearls off so it's dead easy to dry and clean afterwards 😉
I've always been wary of sailing on rivers. I have a nightmare of something failing and the boat being swept away by a current😲
I'm sure we'll manage to find a setup to give your PTB the necessary Oomph 😁 I have a 28" PTB due for a clean up and refit / repaint as PT109. It has 2x28xx brushless fitted but I have no idea of their origin or power! I bought it last year from another guy on this site. Looks like being my next refit job😉
Re: 'flipping' you have to be very careful you don't broach (go broadside on to the waves) !! Especially at speed on the plane.
Don't you have any sailing possibility nearer to home???
Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by MouldBuilder on the 8 months ago
So, that is where the 50Cal guns are supposed to be😁
Looks like a similar project to mine.
I could sail close by but I would be alone. The local club closed years ago and the pond they used is now a no go zone for boats.
The river at my house has no flow as such. It is a tributory of the Danube which has a barrier at each end. The total length, about 15 miles, is a nature reserve and the water level is adjusted to keep it constant.The ripples are caused by the wind. The flip was caused by a bad Captain......probably.😊
Response by RNinMunich on the 8 months ago
Hi Peter, see my PT109 Refit thread for the current status of my PTB.
I had to completely strip the hull.
Hope to get it primed and painted, Pacific green, and start refitting the shafts this week. I'll be starting a new Build Blog for it soon. 😉
Spent today sanding the hull of my Danish fish cutter 😡
Two parallel restorations / conversions and two hulls to prime and paint now! 😲 Good luck and much success with your various builds and renovations, great shame about the local pond🤔 I'm mostly alone as well, I avoid the weekend crowds! Cheers, Doug 😎

Tumlaren - Posted: 9 months ago by Pelleseglare   >> Permalink
Scratch built by master Ivve in 1:5 scale, Tumlaren designed by Knud H Reimers and said to be one of the most beatuful sailing yachts in the world😁
Response by Kevin-56 on the 9 months ago
She is a beautiful boat and a pleasure to whatch. It must be a great feeling to build a boat like that and to sail her.👍👍👍

soling sailboats - Posted: 9 months ago by GARTH   >> Permalink
finally some nice weather for a sail boat race at Hamilton sod farm pond . May 20 2018 my soling is the last in line & has a watermelon deck or maybe it's salmon

Scudder - Posted: 9 months ago by Grumpy1949   >> Permalink
scratch built old Vic Smeed plan. needs either bigger motor or more pitch. should go better once it gets on the step

Genesis 9000 - Posted: 10 months ago by MouldBuilder   >> Permalink
A short video of the first trial of my Genesis 9000 Offshore Power Boat. This is a boat to use whilst I build others.
The trial was seriously hampered by a faulty main switch. The insides must have fallen apart during transportation. I did manage to get an electrical contact to get around five minutes of the trial. The boat ran well but I will have to adjust the rudder to give more movement. Just after the video ended, the boat hit a ripple whilst turning and flipped over. No water entered the hull so all was good, except the switch now refused to work at all. The trial was ended and unfortunately will now have to wait until I return to my river in August.😤
Response by RNinMunich on the 10 months ago
Hi Peter
very unusual problem with the switch😲
You could temporarily replace it with a bullet connector to continue trials.
Glue one end down so that you can quickly unplug the battery one handed. OR: simply short circuit the switch and use the fuse as the 'switch'!?
Boat looks a little heavy / tail heavy? Maybe shift some weight a little forward to give more stability? Happy trialling, cheers Doug 😎
Response by Donnieboy on the 10 months ago
I agree with the weight being shifted forward a iittle bit.Bow high in a catamaran will catch too much air causing the boat to flip.All it takes is a good gust of wind.Good speed on the boat.After trials you'll have a good fast boat.
Response by MouldBuilder on the 9 months ago
I have brought the wiring home we with me. I will change the switch and take it back with me in August.
I must admit that I thought the stern was a bit low in the water. To evenly distribute the weight, I put in two batteries as suggested. I will try to move the batteries forward to change the centre of gravity.😊

Huntsman "John" - Posted: 10 months ago by Novagsi0   >> Permalink
More running in trials, burning fuses out, and complete radio outage and bumping the bank. However some progress made on levelling it out, full speed cannot be reached whilst trying to video by my self. 😎 The Captain "Dennis The Menace" is not a good omen, twice he's got in trouble, yesterday the cabin was flooded up to his waist.

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