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 on: Today at 02:14:20 PM 
Started by Taranis - Last Post by Taranis
A bath test today concluded four batteries is out of the question
Iím very close to the waterline with just 2  %%
I need to seriously look at where else I can shave weight off, the fenders alone are quite heavy!
Still have to consider weight of paint

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 on: Today at 01:10:49 PM 
Started by jaymac - Last Post by Klunk
this is common. when i was last injured in a non fault car crash 5 years ago, i went back to the doctors when this offer was made. i asked 1 question. with the whiplash and shoulder injury i received,was i cured? he answered if course not. he issued me with a note to pass onto the insurers,  stating that in the short term the initial injury was not healed, but no more could be done physically. it was a further 4 years before i could say it was fully cured, and that i could actually sleep on my back. they do this to stop further clai.s down the line, as all injuries take a lit of time to heal properly

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 on: Today at 12:57:02 PM 
Started by jaymac - Last Post by jaymac
Anyone famililiar with this .In my case they have agreed to the settlement but the letter of transfer not clear to me in the last part.
We have arranged to transfer xxxxxx into the above bank account. This payment is made on a full and final basis only. This payment is not to be viewed as an interim. In the event it cannot be banked in full and final, a payment must be returned. Please return the payment within 14 days.

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 on: Today at 10:36:49 AM 
Started by T888 - Last Post by frogman3
Hi Chris,
Just Emailed you, but I would use the terminals block thatís marked 12 v IN.



HI Dave yes I got it ok an many thanks for your help an patience  as ive built a few big model warships in my time but ive never fitted in P-D-B unit so a new one for me an what with al these new fangangled units it makes the modeler able to make more work on the model an make them more exciting
chris

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 on: Today at 10:12:52 AM 
Started by rnli12 - Last Post by Dean's Marine
That URL doesnít seem to work.....
works O K
 try
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3HcMGoYfQs

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 on: Today at 10:00:23 AM 
Started by Skimmer Fan - Last Post by malcolmfrary
It's doing what a servo is supposed to do on a switched channel.  With the switch in one position, a signal is generated to tell servo to take up a corresponding position.  When the switch is operated, it generates a new signal to cause the servo to move to the other position.


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 on: Today at 09:50:44 AM 
Started by T888 - Last Post by T888
Hi Chris,
Just Emailed you, but I would use the terminals block thatís marked 12 v IN.

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 on: Today at 09:29:39 AM 
Started by petesubman - Last Post by C-3PO
Hi Pete,
I think the brass fitting on the end of the v8ht transmitter module will be an RP SMA Female (oddly the brass fitting with the pin in the centre)


C-3PO


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 on: Today at 09:27:17 AM 
Started by dougal99 - Last Post by dougal99

The overlap was sanded back all round leaving a nicely planked deck. Then the rear hatch was assembled and sanded to fit.


Next the cabin locking rails were fitted. These have a pre-cut hole and the instructions require you to drill through this to the underlying hull box side with a 5mm bit to take a locking pin. I found this quite a faff (technical term) as there wasnít enough clearance to get a 5mm bit into the pilot hole at right angles to the surface. I had to drill a pilot hole with a pin drill and expand it to size with a round file. Pieces of 5mm dowel were fitted in the holes to act as locking pins.

The cabin frame was assembled and the locking plates glued to the bottom rail. The cabin was fitted to the hull and the front windows added.

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 on: Today at 09:22:12 AM 
Started by rnli12 - Last Post by redpmg
Tamiya used to market a combined ESC /Receiver  with a small servo attached for their 1/10 cars . Snag is they are 27mhz which can sometimes be a problem depending on your location. Would seem to be a Futaba product made for Tamiya . Work equally well with Hitec or Futaba transmitter or the Tamiya one of course - take up to 7.2v which would suit a small 2 cell Lipo - not sure how they would run on a single cell. I have three of these combos which still work very well after 30 years - possibly they make an up to date 2.4 Mhz version ? - or there have been sets for sale on E bay from time to time (fairly recently). Run two servo type motors easily - more than enough power for the Vosper..........There was also a high powered version by Futaba for a motorcycle using Mosfets , allowed up to 20amps - but as with motorcycles no reverse..............Works well but a bit of a pain when stuck somewhere after a lapse of attention...............

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