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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2014, 09:27:27 am »

would be cool to have a model dock for the scale models

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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2014, 02:24:05 pm »

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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2014, 03:10:12 pm »

Blind Steering possibly, with this refinement - team of two drivers, one blindfolded facing away from pool handling control, the other facing pool giving verbal directions?
Mini straight running for models less than 24 inches long?
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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #53 on: October 11, 2014, 04:14:39 pm »

Blind Steering possibly, with this refinement - team of two drivers, one blindfolded facing away from pool handling control, the other facing pool giving verbal directions?
Mini straight running for models less than 24 inches long?

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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #54 on: October 11, 2014, 04:53:09 pm »

i think a tug of war for tugs or anything you want to enter would be good ..... and last year i did a few pufs of smoke and a bit of flamesbut not sure what to do this year !
how about something like battle boats  .. boats to smash each other up . something like robot wars on tv !

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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #55 on: October 11, 2014, 05:22:55 pm »

How about a prize for the club or individual needing to be rescued the most number of times resulting from battery failures, radio malfunctions, steering gear breakage etc. Graham.
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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #56 on: October 11, 2014, 06:13:55 pm »

Mmmm not such a good idea as it will be me having to rescue then as gteed a club or individual would del go withflat batts to win


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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #57 on: October 11, 2014, 07:08:52 pm »

Blind Steering possibly, with this refinement - team of two drivers, one blindfolded facing away from pool handling control, the other facing pool giving verbal directions?
Mini straight running for models less than 24 inches long?


It is easy to get this backwards, so I thought I would mention, that
the person facing the pool is the boats owner and regular handler, and
the person facing away from the pool is handling the transmitter, and may
have never driven this particular boat ever. 


The reason, is that the model owner is going to be the best judge of whether the
model will need more or less speed, or more or less rudder as the "bosun" handles the controls.


 ;)


 We also found that the second  person doesn't even need to be
blindfolded, just sat down facing away from the pond.  :-)

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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #58 on: October 11, 2014, 10:37:58 pm »

you've tried it, then?
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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #59 on: October 11, 2014, 10:58:08 pm »

you've tried it, then?


Yeah we found Blind Conning quite easy.
It is really up to the "bosun", the person not facing the pond, to decide what is
50% throttle, and 15 right rudder, when you call out commands.
It is then up to the Skipper, the one facing the pond to decide if he needs more or less
speed, or rudder, and to call for such during maneuvers.


We saw several people forget to call for "Rudder amidship", and have boats driving circles.
And our first course was just a Square marked course, and then docking. Once everyone in
the club had seen the event run there were no shy members to the challenge. However, that
first square course and docking event, absolutely no one stepped forward to try it till I and the
other person that set up the event ran it with first me as the blind bosun, and then him as the blind bosun.


This type of conning also allows for a "Command Count" judging.
Where you count the number of commands given to the bosun to complete the course and docking.
We had a course that would take 35 commands to steer, plus docking commands.
In all the time we ran that course no one broke below 62 commands. The highest count was 235


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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2014, 11:14:21 pm »

You could do a take on top gear's reasonably priced car. Take one rtf seaport  or such like and each person does a timed run on the steering course.
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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #61 on: October 13, 2014, 05:12:34 pm »

I like the sound of the suggestions so far, I've got one I'm in the process of sorting out something (to see if it's practical in the way of mechanics!) for the Victorian fleet review. Might be worth it but I'll let you know when it works! %)


I'll upload some pictures when I get back from holiday of the almost complete amphitheatre and model boat surrounds.
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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #62 on: October 13, 2014, 05:53:56 pm »

This would mean 'new builds' in a lot of cases, but what about a speed run for elastic powered boats? Go back to basics, where some of us started.
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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #63 on: October 13, 2014, 06:37:08 pm »

How about what we do normally.
 ignore the plan and enjoy ourselves just like we always do. oh and after the days boating maybe a little drinky.
OK what about a night sail with the BBQ lakeside like we did a few years back. Then Ian could get his wizz bangs out.


Club 500 races would be good with knock out rounds so only the best boats will make it to the final Heat.



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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #64 on: October 13, 2014, 06:46:17 pm »

I like the idea of elastic band powered boats, they could also double up as straight runners too.
Bill we'll do the normal things just add a few extra bits for something different after all who could forget the springer battle of 2008! Those little sods who knocked my power leads off and towed my springer tug out into the middle of the lake and finished the game of football with out me! %% {-)
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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #65 on: October 13, 2014, 08:01:24 pm »

Then Ian could get his wizz bangs out.



yep im happy to do some of them

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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #66 on: October 13, 2014, 08:02:54 pm »

how about if its possable to get as many models on the water  all at once :-)) (atempt a record? has anyone dont it before??
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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #67 on: October 13, 2014, 08:35:13 pm »

how about if its possible to get as many models on the water  all at once :-)) (attempt a record? has anyone done it before??

All on the same frequency?   Happened to me at Beale Park a while back  >:-o
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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #68 on: October 27, 2014, 04:06:38 pm »

 
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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #69 on: October 27, 2014, 04:19:13 pm »

Hello,

 The Kirklees Club had a " Sail By" at the end of one of their Shows.
I think the number of boats was above 30.
Maybe Stan would know !!.

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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #70 on: October 27, 2014, 08:30:05 pm »

i have checked with guiness .. the world record book ... not the drink . and as far as i . and they are aware . there is no set record for most model boats on the water at the same time ! .. so maybe we could do it . have them attend for press and pics . and to get our name in the big book !

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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #71 on: October 27, 2014, 08:33:00 pm »

Im up for that :-))
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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #72 on: October 27, 2014, 08:42:59 pm »

i have checked with guiness .. the world record book ... not the drink . and as far as i . and they are aware . there is no set record for most model boats on the water at the same time ! .. so maybe we could do it . have them attend for press and pics . and to get our name in the big book !




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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015 Victorian Battleships
« Reply #73 on: November 18, 2014, 01:45:49 pm »

What about another Victorian Battleship review? How many can we get this time with perhaps some proper formation sailing if the wind isn't hurricane strength like last time!
 
Too early to be certain but I could bring Canopus and Lord Nelson again. Any other takers?
 
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Re: Activities at Mayhem 2015
« Reply #74 on: November 18, 2014, 02:25:14 pm »

Ok. Maybe not a "world record". But how about a mayhem record. Officiated by Martin(our leader) and maybe Stavros and klunk
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