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06-17-2019, 01:39 AM
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Posted By mfr02

With all of the effort going into making a really...

With all of the effort going into making a really nice model, it seems a shame to avoid putting the props where GG suggested when he drew the plan to give a decent water flow.
Forum: RC Sailboats
06-12-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By mfr02

Possibly went away disappointed to find out that...

Possibly went away disappointed to find out that having a potentially fast boat does not make you a winner in a field where skill and experience count for a lot.
But that is being a realist.
05-19-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By mfr02

Ah! The old "Reading the instructions"...

Ah! The old "Reading the instructions" ploy!:)
05-17-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By mfr02

A good motor will have strong magnets which will...

A good motor will have strong magnets which will give a very definite "feel" as the armature poles are pushed past the magnet pole faces.
Sounds from a motor are usually caused by the ESC. ...
Forum: RC Sailboats
05-14-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By mfr02

On the 2G4 radios that I got instructions with,...

On the 2G4 radios that I got instructions with, they usually claim 1Km for air use, 500m for surface. This is probably true enough for most makes of "full range" sets. "Park Flyer" radios have...
Forum: RC Sailboats
05-13-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By mfr02

If Kyosho market them as a set of spares, that is...

If Kyosho market them as a set of spares, that is what you live with. Either that or take measurements from the old rudder and make yourself a new one. I had the same problem with a Victoria and...
Forum: RC Sailboats
05-11-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By mfr02

Check out the battery wiring harness - black wire...

Check out the battery wiring harness - black wire corrosion is nasty because you can't see it and it generally defies normal testing, but shows up when power is being draw resulting in unstable...
05-03-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By mfr02

A simple entry end 2.4GHz stick radio outfit with...

A simple entry end 2.4GHz stick radio outfit with 4 channels will do the job. Just avoid anything that has a "park flyer" label, look for "mode 2", look for a radio that has mechanical trims and...
05-01-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By mfr02

Something rough n tough like a squad of...

Something rough n tough like a squad of Springers. Not floating missiles as would be expected from Taxxas, but built from ply and liable to stand up to plenty of abuse. Do a search for "model tug...
05-01-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By mfr02

It would be good to know if it is a model of a...

It would be good to know if it is a model of a particular ship or a freelance or "might have been" project.
04-26-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By mfr02

1 Try to figure out the weight of the extras, and...

1 Try to figure out the weight of the extras, and where the weight will be. Scaling to 675 feet long, this says Battleship, so stability shouldn't be a problem.
2 Search the internet for similar...
04-23-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By mfr02

Might be a bit of a handful for a 5 year old...

Might be a bit of a handful for a 5 year old anyway.
04-16-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By mfr02

In a "speed - electric" section, you are liable...

In a "speed - electric" section, you are liable to attract answers for fast boat solutions, which will not be useful for a heavy displacement boat. (I am guessing at a cabin cruiser?)
Ballasting,...
04-08-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By mfr02

I've never heard of the product or maker or...

I've never heard of the product or maker or seller, but there are some general principles.
Up to a very few years ago, radio control models and transmitters had visible antennas because the...
04-06-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By mfr02

Probably best to ask in the "Speed - Electric"...

Probably best to ask in the "Speed - Electric" section.
04-03-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 279
Posted By mfr02

The problem with RTH is that so far, it isn't...

The problem with RTH is that so far, it isn't clever enough to cope with a return path that has obstructions. A drone "might" be clever enough to spot and climb over a tree or building, or fly at a...
03-26-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 279
Posted By mfr02

Like I said, I haven't got one, I've only read...

Like I said, I haven't got one, I've only read about it, and that just in passing while looking for something else. My electroncs background tells me that the orginal and extra receiver should both...
03-22-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 279
Posted By mfr02

3 things - the height of the transmitter. ...

3 things - the height of the transmitter.
Generally, the higher the transmitter above the water, the better. Surface interference is reduced.
You are still stuck with line of sight.
While the...
03-22-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By mfr02

You guessed right about the rotating filter. It...

You guessed right about the rotating filter. It was just a bit of imagination on my part. It would probably need a scraping blade to clean the non-filtering segment of the mesh ready for its next...
03-21-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By mfr02

Us model boaters usually look at weeded water and...

Us model boaters usually look at weeded water and go elsewhere. Not a practical proposition for you, at a guess. When my lake was infested the last few years, one guy developed a hovercraft,...
03-19-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 279
Posted By mfr02

It needs to be one that will work with your...

It needs to be one that will work with your receiver.
In the days of AM and FM sets, this was fairly simple, but modern 2G4 sets tend to run on software protocols that are unique to their own...
03-18-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 279
Posted By mfr02

Maybe being pedantic, but the first thing that...

Maybe being pedantic, but the first thing that springs to mind when "controller" gets a mention is an electronic speed controller. Drifting away from normal usage tends to gather answers that are...
03-16-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,570
Posted By mfr02

This is the same event from 2017 that was...

This is the same event from 2017 that was reported in post #73 on this thread. A tragedy in itself, but thankfully, not a new one.
03-15-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By mfr02

For a rescue boat, a Springer is a good option. ...

For a rescue boat, a Springer is a good option. Mostly simple flat panels, very basic drive. The flat front makes it a good pusher, for rescues further out it can tow a line to snag the victim....
03-15-2019, 02:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 279
Posted By mfr02

Google for "radio control transmitter glove". ...

Google for "radio control transmitter glove". Cunningly arranged so that the transmitter sits inside with the aerial snugly fitting through the hole at the top, but with a hole for each hand to work...
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