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 on: Today at 04:52:11 AM 
Started by meechingman - Last Post by Umi_Ryuzuki
That appears to be a huge rudder arm.A shorter rudder arm and a change up in the linkage could solve the problem.


 12 
 on: Today at 12:27:44 AM 
Started by meechingman - Last Post by mudway
This guy does them in different sizes too.


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Model-Boat-Becker-Rudder-small/173599800089?hash=item286b5abb19:g:tzAAAOSwd4tTuSA0&frcectupt=true


 13 
 on: Today at 12:02:16 AM 
Started by Ramon - Last Post by tony23
We actually have 12 of these in my club and have regular race meetings every Sunday in the summer months

 14 
 on: Yesterday at 11:15:06 PM 
Started by meechingman - Last Post by Taranis

Subtle but effective change

https://www.facebook.com/billingboats/videos/345642986229478/

 15 
 on: Yesterday at 11:13:46 PM 
Started by jeff351 - Last Post by chum444
I love it!, Buy a boat that you want only for the hull & use it to build something pleasing to your eye. Obviously you could see how the hull form would work for you. Progress photos please.

 16 
 on: Yesterday at 10:56:24 PM 
Started by ferny - Last Post by ferny
Completely forgot about this thread . Well it finished but currently a shelf queen as cant seem find the time / space to use her


 17 
 on: Yesterday at 10:42:53 PM 
Started by meechingman - Last Post by Taranis
Billings have produced a new brass rudder but not released a price and have to contact a stockist to order
Have a look on their Facebook group


The rudder has a revised linkage

 18 
 on: Yesterday at 10:41:06 PM 
Started by ferny - Last Post by ferny
Motors and steering gear all done. Quick test in the bath and all worked as it should.



 19 
 on: Yesterday at 10:33:23 PM 
Started by meechingman - Last Post by meechingman
My tug 'Denton' , an ex Smit Nederland, has the stock Becker rudders.
My problem is this: If I use a little too much helm, the linkage pin circled in the photo comes out of its swivel mount and I then have no control over the rudders at all. They just waggle and I have to drive the tug back to shore as best I can.
The previous owner tried to stop this by installing a mechanical linkage from the rudder control arm, connected to a rod that slid back and forth, with a couple of stops on it to restrict its movement, shown in the second photo. This didn't work well and it would either jam or slip.
So, in the menu of my transmitter (Futaba T6EXP) I set a maximum throw for the rudders, but I still occasionally lose control with the pins coming out.
Anyone else had this issue? Any solutions?

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 on: Yesterday at 10:08:58 PM 
Started by coch y bonddu - Last Post by Charlie
Also now covered in the MailOnline https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7046891/Yobs-leave-grown-men-tears-smash-model-railway-exhibition.html

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