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 on: Today at 04:05:13 PM 
Started by Martin [Admin] - Last Post by Martin [Admin]
 
REVELL 1/225 HMS VICTORY (plastic) FULL BUILD



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 on: Today at 03:29:44 PM 
Started by morfa - Last Post by Geoff
Derek,


If you light from the top of the funnel, you have a ceramic burner, and its always pops at the top as the gas flares back to the burner - quite normal and nothing to worry about.


Cheers


Geoff

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 on: Today at 03:28:28 PM 
Started by GrahamD - Last Post by Colin Bishop
Like this?  :-)

Colin


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 on: Today at 03:25:46 PM 
Started by morfa - Last Post by Geoff
That's how I do it on Velox. I'll try to get a picture and post it to show the set up. The gas tank is removed to fill it. In terms of heating the gas tank I use the oil separator and place it so it just touches the tank so at the end of a run in cool weather the tank is hand warm which is perfect,. In hot weather its warm to touch but not hot.


On balance I prefer the blowlamp burners to the ceramic burners because I can hear them roaring as the model goes past so I know all is working well.


With Canopus the blowlamp and gas tank are permanently joined so I have to remove both as a single unit to refill and use the schraeder? valve built into the tank. With Velox the tank is separate from the burner using a knurled nut and "O" ring as the seal so is removed from the model and I fill it through the outlet valve with a solid connection to the filling tank. When inverted you can hear the gas trickling in. This works well every time and does not waste much gas.


Cheers


Geoff

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 on: Today at 03:23:40 PM 
Started by Martin [Admin] - Last Post by Martin [Admin]

Via email to Mayhem...


Hi Martin

Finally I finished the famous "Dorade" yacht, designed by Olin Stephens in 1931 from the AMATI kit.
There had to be done some adaptions to make it work as a RC-model.
And, as you can see on the video... it worked out.
Three options of sail sizes are making it possible to sail it under different wind conditions.

Video:  https://youtu.be/F2xoqrNHkZQ


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 on: Today at 03:03:53 PM 
Started by Martin [Admin] - Last Post by Geoff
I think its pretty good - well done!


Cheers


Geoff

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 on: Today at 02:59:15 PM 
Started by kinmel - Last Post by kinmel
The new Covid 19 Regulations for north Wales make it illegal to cross county boundaries in the affected areas and so only people who reside in Conwy County Borough can sail at the model boating lakes in Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Llanfairfechan.  This restriction affects about 60% of club members.
If any future changes to the regulations are relevant to club activities we will update this topic.


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 on: Today at 02:51:44 PM 
Started by radiojoe - Last Post by radiojoe
The 2 turn winch arrived today from Howes Models, great service from them by the way, so a quite simple job of changing the winch servo and even though it was a different make the original drum assembly fitted, so tried out again using a 15" fan and now working well with just the right amount of movement for the sail limits, I'll wait for a nice day to do the trials.




Joe.

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 on: Today at 01:54:44 PM 
Started by GrahamD - Last Post by zooma
I agree that running through other boats' wakes can be fun - as long as you aren't doing a fast turn at the time. This is the fastest boat that I've built so far, and it tends to skip a lot more than my slower boats.


As long it is safe to do so (with enough space and with no other boats in harms way) I often look forward to seeing another large boat producing a sizeable wake on our club lake so I can seek it out and jump across it!  :-))


Lots of fun with a good handling boat such as the Huntsman etc..........

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 on: Today at 01:41:23 PM 
Started by GrahamD - Last Post by clockworks
Thanks for the link to the Bruder figures - I've ordered a couple.


Also good to know that I'm not the only one who finds the "stance" to be a little nose down at rest - it means I didn't build it wrong!


I agree that running through other boats' wakes can be fun - as long as you aren't doing a fast turn at the time. This is the fastest boat that I've built so far, and it tends to skip a lot more than my slower boats.

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