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Yesterday, 01:44 AM
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Posted By mfr02

Google can be your friend for most of what you...

Google can be your friend for most of what you need to know, but has a weak spot with "locknuts". It only finds self locking nuts, which are unanted here. Look for "double nut".. Locking the prop...
03-27-2020, 01:40 AM
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Posted By mfr02

To find out about parts needed, look at Hulls...

To find out about parts needed, look at Hulls (http://towboatjoe.tripod.com/hulls.htm) and click the "shafts" tab. Although it describes scratch building, the principles and part names are the same....
Forum: RC Sailboats
03-26-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By mfr02

Most people prefer a stick transmitter for...

Most people prefer a stick transmitter for controlling a sailboat. Somehow seems more natural when controlling something that would have a tiller.
After trying several, I've settled on the HK-T4A ...
02-26-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By mfr02

Welcome to the whacky world of electric model...

Welcome to the whacky world of electric model boats.
Don't get too hung up on numbers in spec sheets.
Do remember that when a fuel drven engine is being talked about, what is measured is the...
02-26-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By mfr02

https://www.mtroniks.net/prod/Boat-Speed-Controls/...

https://www.mtroniks.net/prod/Boat-Speed-Controls/Viper_Marine_75.htm
No as cheap as ESCs from the far east, but the numbers mean what they say.
02-20-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By mfr02

[/QUOTE]Right now I am looking at what sort of...

[/QUOTE]Right now I am looking at what sort of motor + prop + hull would be required to move a boat of about 700mm x 300mm carrying 5kg at a speed between say 1 km/hr and 10 km/hr?
[QUOTE]
A 11lb,...
01-27-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By mfr02

Of course, model boats offer different challenges...

Of course, model boats offer different challenges and opportunities to real, full size, boats.
Forum: RC Sailboats
01-05-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By mfr02

When I first started model boats, there were...

When I first started model boats, there were pictures and line drawings of R36R boats with various rigs, one of which was the "Una rig" that looked a lot like yours.
About the same time there was...
10-24-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By mfr02

Without the appropriate payment to Universal...

Without the appropriate payment to Universal Studios who own and guard the copyright,, nobody can publish plans for, or produce a model or kit of, Orca as seen in the movie. A shark fishing boat of...
Forum: RC Sailboats
10-11-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By mfr02

............even so, just putting resin on a...

............even so, just putting resin on a non-porous surface rarely does much good. It needs to have glass cloth to give it strength. Resin on a porous surface, on the other hand, does seem to...
10-10-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,180
Posted By mfr02

I'm not into fast boats, but have spent some...

I'm not into fast boats, but have spent some quality time with capacitors.
Generally, if an electrolytic capacitor is run within its rated volage, it will not heat up. If it is run at or below its...
Forum: RC Sailboats
10-09-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By mfr02

This is a rather old thread now. I would hope...

This is a rather old thread now. I would hope that if it had been practicable, it would have been started, If so, it would have been nice to see some of the progress. If not, again, it would be...
10-05-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By mfr02

No idea how those motors behave with those props,...

No idea how those motors behave with those props, but to get anything like scale performance is going to need motors that swallow about 500 watts between them, or 25A each on 3S. Usual rule of...
10-05-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By mfr02

....although it is often considered sensible to...

....although it is often considered sensible to offset the rudders by the width of the propshaft. This makes life a lot simpler when servicing the prop shaft later on should the need arise to...
09-27-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,044
Posted By mfr02

Illustrating the potential problems that totally...

Illustrating the potential problems that totally unskilled drone drivers can create was a You Tube or similar clip a while back, where a drone driver discovered that wind up there might be stronger...
09-27-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,044
Posted By mfr02

The segregation of bands is a very sensible idea,...

The segregation of bands is a very sensible idea, putting good manners on a legal basis that is simple to use.
A park flyer is unlikely to have its transmitter upset anybody else. More likely, it...
09-26-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,044
Posted By mfr02

Nobody, until you take it somewhere else, having...

Nobody, until you take it somewhere else, having forgotten.
Forum: RC Sailboats
09-26-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By mfr02

It is amazing what you can do with a scanner, or,...

It is amazing what you can do with a scanner, or, these days, a camera on a phone.
A vintage plan intended for a vane boat will need some extra rethinking. Bear in mind that a self steering boat...
09-26-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,044
Posted By mfr02

Using an air band radio for surface models (and...

Using an air band radio for surface models (and taxiing a plane that is intended to fly does not count as surface) is a truly bad idea because almost nobody sensible running a surface model wants to...
09-25-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By mfr02

Large water needs a large boat. Small ones might...

Large water needs a large boat. Small ones might be perfectly happy zooming about a big lake, but they soon vanish. Little over 50 yards out, quite often the only thing you see is the rooster thrown...
09-23-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By mfr02

The people who write the stuff that appears on...

The people who write the stuff that appears on boxes think that because a boat might be a particular scale, that the speed of the model multiples by the same linear number. Not so. It multiples by...
09-23-2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By mfr02

I know little about outdrives or gas motors, but...

I know little about outdrives or gas motors, but I do know a bit about scale and its effects on the conditions that models operate in. Unless the "real" full size boat was something over 330 feet...
Forum: RC Sailboats
09-20-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By mfr02

Could have started there - I should have been...

Could have started there - I should have been fully awake when I wrote -

Should have been NOT linearly.
It's having to use roots and squares on numbers that throws a lot of people off.
Forum: RC Sailboats
09-20-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By mfr02

Almost right. If making a larger one, you need...

Almost right. If making a larger one, you need to consider the increased stresses involved, if going smaller you need to consider increasing the fin depth over what simple linear scaling suggests. ...
09-06-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By mfr02

When binding on a 2G4 system, the receiver...

When binding on a 2G4 system, the receiver "learns" the code for the transmitter that it is being paired with. Each transmitter has its own identity. Since the binding procedure inveriably needs...
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