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Re: AHT 'AZIZ'
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2010, 07:55:51 AM »

I think you got a very fair deal Chris.

I agree with everyone else. Remove all the wiring to let the dog see the rabbit so to speak.
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Re: AHT 'AZIZ'
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2010, 08:36:05 AM »

Cheap 5 channel 2.4 Radio 45.95

http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/planet-5-rc-systems.html

Rewire using an ACTion Electronics wiring Diagram. They do everything you need including silicone cable.
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« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2010, 09:04:28 AM »

2.4 Gig 4 Channel Radio including receiver 27:  http://www.giantcod.co.uk/transmitters-c-40_161.html

Not a bad system as I have 2 transmitters and 5 receivers.

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« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2010, 10:37:38 AM »

Ok i will get on my mobile an look at these two places for radios thanks
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« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2010, 11:09:52 AM »

Hi Chris
Don't Panic the motors are the Model Slipway  recommendations  for this boat mine are rusted on the cases like that but all works fine.
They come from MFA.
I have the action mixer set up but no bow thruster it is not a problem.
A lot of the water gets up the rudder tubes as these are short.
I also have RTV the rear deck in place now I have the running gear sorted as I nearly got sunk by the wash from a big torpedo boat the other week.
I would have expected to pay in the region of 275 for that.

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« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2010, 02:13:13 PM »

Like others say, just break down the wiring into smaller instalations,eg motor 1,motor 2,thruster,lighting. Then do each section at a time, checking as you go, it's not too difficult. I think you got a good deal too. For radio systems check out http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk/planet-radio-control-systems-2-4gig-10888-0.html look at their systems. The wiring diagrams from Action Electronics already mentioned are pretty good. Keep us posted of progress. Number6 :-)) :-))
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« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2010, 03:30:37 PM »

I might start it tonight rather than the weekend, by the sounds off things iam workin an drivin now
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« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2010, 03:34:48 PM »

Looks like not that much work, and besides its a good introduction to a model having to re-wire it before you run it, at least you'll know how it works if anything goes wrong.

Is it the one that went on eBay for 150 odd the week before last? I was bidding on that but went out and forgot about it so you got a bargain, my limit was 210 ;)

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« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2010, 03:39:36 PM »

It was yes, from gosport, needs work after sorting out the power situation. lights need rewireing, hand rails need attention, fenders an some paint
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chris holley

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« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2010, 07:10:37 PM »

OK i have a question how do i get the motors out, i have borrowed an esc off a tug from the local pond :-)), niether motors work probly sound rough an loud :o

there the mfa type looks like they were put in before the deck went on an i cant get all four screws out?

any ideas i want to pull but risk brakeing the boat <:(
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Re: AHT 'AZIZ'
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2010, 08:05:08 PM »

Those MFA motors are geared and they always sound noisy.

Can you drill a couple of holes in the deck above the screws to get your screw driver through?
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Re: AHT 'AZIZ'
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2010, 08:21:31 PM »

When you put the motors back, screw though the inside holes where you can get at them afterwards.

Fix the outside of the mount using two thin pieces of wood. Put the bottom piece against the mount then put the top piece on top of the lower one but overlapping the mount then screw through both to fix to your timber. This will form a slot that the motor mount will slide out of should you need to remove the motor in the future. Ice lolly sticks are good for this.

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« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2010, 08:50:32 PM »

Ice lolly sticks are good for this.

A-HA! Let slip one of your guilty secrets, eh? What flavour's best?
FLJ

(Nifty idea, actually.)
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« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2010, 08:52:28 PM »

A-HA! Let slip one of your guilty secrets, eh? What flavour's best?
FLJ

(Nifty idea, actually.)
The cheap ones Dave  ok2
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chris holley

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« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2010, 10:40:55 PM »

ok thanks will try that, pity now i have the one out a chisel works wonders, <:(

can be fixed I THINK :embarrassed:
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« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2010, 06:25:01 AM »

Why is the lady on the right picking her nose?
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« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2010, 07:18:58 AM »

OK i have a question how do i get the motors out, i have borrowed an esc off a tug from the local pond :-)), niether motors work probly sound rough an loud :o

there the mfa type looks like they were put in before the deck went on an i cant get all four screws out?

any ideas i want to pull but risk brakeing the boat <:(

Most motors sound rough and loud when the boat is out of the water.

If you have to get them out, and need access to the screws on the outside, then a
couple of strategically  drilled holes to fit the screw drive may be necessary. The holes can
be patched later from the under side, then filled, or plugged with a dowel and epoxy after
the motors are put back in place.

If possible, try to loosen the two inside screws, then loosen the u-joint disconnecting the motor to
the shaft, and see if the motors can be slid out of place...
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chris holley

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« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2010, 06:06:23 PM »

well i got the one out, didnt think about it though i have not got one to replace it with {-) i have to try an put it back
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chris holley

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« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2010, 10:08:38 PM »

i have two new motors been googleing the net, hope there ok T12 mmm motors these should be ok, well brian said they would be fine
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chris holley

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« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2010, 08:08:13 AM »

postmans been got my T12s.

One thing i found out, last night i was out with my fast electric an some guys from the club came down. We were taking an i told them i had bought the tug, they asked how it was was an i told them. They then told me they had bought a few boats off this guy, an the reason they leak, rusty an full off wire an fuses, he like to make things less complicated with the wires but the rusty. he uses all his boats in the sea they bought a boat where the shafts had seized up so sold they had to be replaced.

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« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2010, 11:34:55 PM »

SHE IS FOR SALE ILL TAKE 180 FOR HER CAN SOMEONE LET ME NO IF THEY WOULD LIKE IT BEFORE EBAY HAS A GO THANKS  :-)
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Re: AHT 'AZIZ'
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2010, 11:39:36 PM »

Chris,
The boating ponds at Gosport are now all salt water.
Although I am not that keen on it I sail in salt water now and again and with some care the mechanics are fine.
It just takes a little more work to clean up then everything is fine.

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chris holley

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« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2010, 11:43:23 PM »

iam going to sell it now, i have just write off my fast electric an that will cost me so if i can sell this i can get a new hull
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