Very tidy boat and nice Captain's POV 👍 Next step cam rotation? Limit switches or servo with travel extension ? After that telemetry with video back to base ?? Some sets have a good 5.8Gig back channel for this.
I recently bought the Toshiba Sport camera, with a waterproof case, so I might try it on my 107cm 1:72 Type IIA U26 ! Plug in mount instead of the 88 on the foredeck. For rescue I have the Tug Southampton, bought RTR and modified slightly so I can at least push home. Not easy with long thin ships like my destroyer so thinking of a steel plate on the bow and a neodym magnet on the tugs winch 😎
Response by Dave M
on the 2 days ago
Neodym magnets are excellent for holding hatches, decks etc in place.
I have just sourced a selection from ebay and bought two 10x10mm. www.web-magnets.co.uk.I had not considered using as a rescue aid but these magnets are exceptionally strong and once attached are very difficult to remove so certainly up to rescuing a model. We sail many yachts and it can be difficult to find a safe attachment without causing damage.
I do hope you keep us posted on the automation of you features. On water shots are always good especially if they capture other models on the water.
Thanks Dave, since I just retired I have more time to realise some of these dreams. 😉 I already have the parts, will keep you posted on success or 'back to the drawing board'. Cheers Doug