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  1. Thread: Joysway Orion

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    The switch "might" respond to a shot of switch...

    The switch "might" respond to a shot of switch cleaner followed by water repellent lube. If not, it's probably a bog-standard mini slide switch, readily available. A friend has a Dragon (very...
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    Electronic Speed Control, ESC. The job of the...

    Electronic Speed Control, ESC. The job of the ESC is to take the signal originated by the throttle stick on the transmitter and control the speed (and direction) of the motor.
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    If you intend to use a flex drive, you won't want...

    If you intend to use a flex drive, you won't want reverse. Flex shafts tend to unwind in reverse.
    On the other hand, with a more general purpose rather than pure speed boat, reverse is desirable....
  4. Thread: Canl Boat Plan

    by mfr02
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    A trip to the canal boat museum at Ellesmere Port...

    A trip to the canal boat museum at Ellesmere Port might be useful if its a motorised barge. Not far away from Haydock Park, where there is a model boat show the weekend August 29/30, although there...
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    I have a Lindberg minesweeper converted. In...

    I have a Lindberg minesweeper converted. In water ready condition, it weighs 14 oz. It is only a couple of inches longer, but is considerably wider and deeper than the small 4 stacker. The extra...
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    Yes they will work together. Whether they would...

    Yes they will work together. Whether they would fit inside the hull and whether it would float the right end up with them inside are questions that need to be answered first.
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    Whatever you use will need to be very light - a...

    Whatever you use will need to be very light - a 1:240 scale model of a 1000 ton ship will need to weigh no more than 3 ounces to float correctly. Take the weight of the plastic used in the build and...
  8. Thread: Weeds!!

    by mfr02
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    Sadly, I think that's about it. The only...

    Sadly, I think that's about it. The only alternatives that work that I have come across are to either wait until the weed gives up or find a different water. Of course, a privately owned enclosed...
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    I've used the paper idea a few times - it doesn't...

    I've used the paper idea a few times - it doesn't stand close inspection like a cloth one, but operationally, out on the water, looks OK. Since the inkjet ink tends to fade over time, and I got a...
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    Follow the link, search the site, its in there...

    Follow the link, search the site, its in there somewhere.
    Alternatively, getting an image of one from the net is reasonably easy, and using something like Paint.net to create a mirror image then...
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    http://www.modelflags.com/ Not the worlds...

    http://www.modelflags.com/
    Not the worlds cheapest, but they will have the right one and they are good quality. Is it the Union Flag (national flag), or a Red Ensign (British Merchant Navy flag)...
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    Lay/thread the line in its run, but leave it...

    Lay/thread the line in its run, but leave it untied. Switch everything on, push the winch stick to full forward (fully out). Tie the drum end of the line to the drum. Wind the winch fully in. Tie...
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    Should work, but remember that servos tend to...

    Should work, but remember that servos tend to twitch a bit as power comes on, then settle to whatever signal they are receiving. If the signal leads are intercepted, normally the un-signalled servos...
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    Is the battery sealed? If not, the compartment...

    Is the battery sealed? If not, the compartment where is sits will need good ventilation if the fumes are not to dissolve everything metal inside the boat. That's why SLA (and NiMH etc) are...
  15. Possibly one of the top questions regarding ESCs....

    Possibly one of the top questions regarding ESCs. Many ESCs advertise as being programmable using the transmitter, but most do need their appropriate card to fully program in any way easily. If you...
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    33AH?? Thats BIG. What is it going in?

    33AH?? Thats BIG. What is it going in?
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    After switching everything on, set the winch (a...

    After switching everything on, set the winch (a "wench" was an available young female back in the 19th century) control to full out, fix the lines to the drum (not fixed at the booms yet). Pull the...
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    Is it a 3 channel radio (2 proportional plus a...

    Is it a 3 channel radio (2 proportional plus a button or switch) working on 2.4GHz? Yes, like everybody else, the throttle channel is what gets used for the sail servo. Conventionally, stick...
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    A BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuit) will step the...

    A BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuit) will step the voltage down to 5 volts (thats fairly standard for RC items rather than 4.5 volts which I suspect is a minimum figure for your servos). Being...
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    Search and ye shall find, google be praised. ...

    Search and ye shall find, google be praised. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-sailboats-89/6411030-surmount-800-a.html
    The "intelligence" on the web has converted the link to what it thinks is...
  21. Thread: Good or bad idea

    by mfr02
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    The parts would probably go in. Whether the hull...

    The parts would probably go in. Whether the hull would live through the conversion if the battery required to run it would also fit is another matter.
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    It is a safe bet that the designers of your boat...

    It is a safe bet that the designers of your boat got it right. Unless you have access to some very good manufacturing facilities, a longer fin will introduce more drag and detract from the...
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    A late afterthought having just got back from...

    A late afterthought having just got back from playing boats down at the lake. Two of the guys were sailing Thunder Tiger Odyssey yachts. Perhaps a bit small, but they were sailing very well. Worth...
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    If you need that type of fin/ballast because of...

    If you need that type of fin/ballast because of either shallow water or weed, then you are looking at larger boats. To stay upright with a shallow fin, they need a lot of weight, to carry the weight...
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    If you can't find a Fairwinds kit, consider a...

    If you can't find a Fairwinds kit, consider a Robbe Comtesse. Similar size, generally better performer. If you need the integral fin to counter weed, these are probably the best candidates at that...
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