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chingdevil

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Re: Club 500 race boats - Model Slipway.
« Reply #75 on: December 28, 2008, 09:35:08 PM »

Before I put scissors to plastic, can anyone explain how much I need to cut off the deck moulding before it is joined to the hull. Looking at the join with the deck fitted there is too much plastic hanging down but I can not see anywhere how much to chop off.



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« Reply #76 on: December 29, 2008, 12:09:35 AM »

hi chingdevil,
I have in my hand a Club 500 deck, that has been trimmed but not yet glued to the hull.
Measured from the underside of the deck, the lip at the bow is 7mm and runs to the transom to a depth of 28mm measured at the side of the deck in a continuous drop.
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« Reply #77 on: December 29, 2008, 06:30:23 AM »

Thanks Bobf
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« Reply #78 on: December 29, 2008, 09:40:04 AM »

Hi all,
So are we racing our club 500 at this years Mayhem at wicksteed

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« Reply #79 on: December 29, 2008, 10:20:41 AM »


Yep!  :-))    .... What are the motor rules?
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« Reply #80 on: December 29, 2008, 01:19:31 PM »

Hi all,
Boat to be built as per the kit. Thats the rules with the kit

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« Reply #81 on: December 29, 2008, 02:06:15 PM »

Ah dose that mean i have to get a club 500 for Wicksted park.
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« Reply #82 on: December 29, 2008, 04:18:12 PM »

Yes you do!
 Lots of Club 500 heat racing at Wicksteed May 23, 24.
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« Reply #83 on: December 29, 2008, 05:27:24 PM »

Oh I say dash it all

now I'll have to learn to go round the buoys and not hit them head on  :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:


Doug (must get in some sneaky practice  :-X )
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« Reply #84 on: November 29, 2009, 06:04:45 PM »

I am new to this Club 500 racing and will soon have one ready for the spring. What speed controller, RX & TX should I use? I ahve a spare Spektrum DX5e here, anyone run one on 2.4Ghz? Nearly forgot what battery is recommended too? Thank you.
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« Reply #85 on: November 29, 2009, 06:27:57 PM »

we also have Club500 racing in Germany, there are at least two guys that use 2.4Ghz sets.

ours rules state SUB 'C' cells, speed controller and radio gear is your own choice...

speed controller i use a V4 from GM (Graupner), radio i use my normal grauper set..
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« Reply #86 on: November 30, 2009, 05:51:33 PM »

Thanks Colin, 2.4Ghz is suitanle then!

Anyone else have any advice/opinions?
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« Reply #87 on: November 30, 2009, 11:44:46 PM »

Sail by the seat of your pants , forget the esc .
Fit a servo and a micro switch , then all you get is OFF and OH MY GOD!  %% .
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« Reply #88 on: December 01, 2009, 09:11:14 AM »


Mayhem would like to point out the 'Daz' is currently happily still living in the dark ages.

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« Reply #89 on: December 02, 2009, 12:47:51 AM »

I opperate on the basis of ,
if you cant make it that complicated even you don't understand how you did it {:-{.
Then K.I.S.S.  how simple could it be ,easly turn off 'n' onable  :-)) .
daz.
we got some new stuff last week , called tricity or summit, now wheres me banjo,ping pling  {-)
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« Reply #90 on: December 02, 2009, 05:00:24 AM »

there are some people at my local club who still think Bob's Boards are the dog's things, and that electronic speed controllers will never catch on, you can tell who they are they are the ones sandpapering the board before every  run and then asking if you could try and push there boat in 5 min later .


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« Reply #91 on: December 02, 2009, 05:13:52 AM »

Ah, bob`s boards that brings back memories, i worked in a model shop in glasgow for a short time in the late 80`s, and those things used to fly out the door. very very popular  :-))
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« Reply #92 on: December 02, 2009, 11:05:55 PM »

but what i would like to know is ,
Who is Bob?
 :D
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« Reply #93 on: December 02, 2009, 11:10:25 PM »

but what i would like to know is ,
Who is Bob?
 :D
daz

Dont know, but he used to make very popular boards  {-) {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #94 on: December 03, 2009, 04:39:51 PM »

Dont know, but he used to make very popular boards  {-) {-) {-) {-)
Is it Bob the Builder ??????
Have you lot ever heard of "ACTION ELECTRONICS " ? Dave makes very nice speed controllers that work. Go on knock your pipe out & buy one.
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« Reply #95 on: January 20, 2010, 06:35:07 PM »

Re building a club 500. As you may remember, I was world champion of Bridlington three years running.       :-))    So having just come back to the model boating world and forum, can I add an extra tip that most of us will already know. When removing the inner deck for access to the inside after building, leave at least a 10mm lip, all round the inside. This will then enable you to tape in a waterproof cover to stop water getting in when the boat flips. (which it will do at some time).  >:-o   If you glue a lip under the inner deck edge, then the piece you cut out, can be re fixed during sailing with water proof tape, so there will be no water in the boat when it is rescued.  :-)   Also stick some bubble wrap to the cabin top or it will sink when it comes off during raceing.  <:(  This may have been posted before but just in case.
 Hi Daz, perhaps I'm the original bob of bob's board fame?
A micro switch set up weighs a lot more than an ESC, and being able to come just off the power is a lot better than stop starting. Weight kills speed. Do you want to take part or win?  8)
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« Reply #96 on: January 20, 2010, 09:35:40 PM »

WELCOME BACK BOB
Glad to see you back on the forum , any information from a world (brid) champion is well worth listening to .
Or do as i did and buy one ready built from sir Stavros  :} .
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« Reply #97 on: January 21, 2010, 01:26:27 PM »

Hi Daz,
 He who makes no mistakes makes nothing, so they say.
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« Reply #98 on: January 21, 2010, 04:05:58 PM »

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