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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #425 on: July 27, 2019, 09:49:44 PM »

 
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #426 on: July 27, 2019, 10:49:49 PM »

That sounds like something I’d rather avoid!
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #427 on: July 31, 2019, 10:30:30 PM »

Collecting my Maggie M kit this week  :-)  My first venture into Slipway. I'm told this isn't exactly a walk in the park so I'm looking forwards to learning new stuff. I'll be doing this with brushless too if anyone has advice on suitable size and KVA
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #428 on: August 01, 2019, 10:02:03 AM »

Hi Taranis

Slipway shows a 3 blade 50mm prop for the kit.
The Raboesch prop chart shows 3 to 5 blade props maximum RPM as 7000.
So divide 7000 by the battery voltage(eg) 7.2(2S Lipo) equals 972kv.
So a 950 to 1000kv 35mm brushless would work.

On 11.1 volts(3S Lipo) 630kv, the same.

A 35mm brushless fits a standard 540 brush motor mount, but the shaft size maybe larger.

A brushless motor is generally far more powerfully than a brush motor.

On a side note, I am using a 540 rock crawler brush motor( 65 Turn( 7.2 2S 4000mah Lipo)) in my Hellen fishing boat which is about the same length .
Pushes the boat over scale speed with a 50mm 3 blade prop, but I trim back the throttle for forward speed.
In reverse I cut the throttle to 80% because it was stopping in it's own length from full forward.

Have fun with the build and hope to see a build log on this site.

Cheers and Beers

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #429 on: August 01, 2019, 10:22:37 AM »

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #430 on: August 01, 2019, 10:30:55 AM »

I bought a large FPV drone - it's amazing - 6-axis stability, controlled via traditional handset or through a smart phone - which is also the viewer for the FPV with it's own wireless link.   It also features 'hands off' hover!    The phone clips to the top of the Tx if you are just using it as a video link.


Amazing what £30 gets you now.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #431 on: August 01, 2019, 01:13:13 PM »

Hi Taranis
Should be OK if you limit the throttle back as on 3S the motor would over 2000 rpm for the max of the prop.
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/excalibur-3542-800kv-motor.html

Added this one for your interest!!!

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #432 on: August 01, 2019, 01:49:50 PM »

Thank you I will go for that  :-))
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #433 on: August 01, 2019, 02:11:04 PM »

The 50mm prop for Maggie  M Mbe,
Needs about 3000 revs for
scale speed I think. It's a fat
lump of a displacement hull
and the motors from Slipway
either 6v or 12v churn out
slight ly less than 3K revs.
7000 revs is the max for the
prop, not a target :embarrassed:
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #434 on: August 01, 2019, 02:17:48 PM »

Good point Ned  :-)
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #435 on: August 01, 2019, 03:10:00 PM »

I'm definitely cutting back on this buying models lark - I bought four boats in July (plus one I was given back by my daughter after 25 years!) and in August I've only bought one! That's what I call willpower.


This month/week/today's purchase is a new-in-box Billing's Polar - as I had one I bought built a while ago, but sold it, which I later regretted as it's a good looking boat. A few fraught moments in the last couple of minutes on eBay, but it's mine now!!


Same hull as my Samson II, and that's a great boat to sail.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #436 on: August 01, 2019, 04:57:53 PM »

but its only the first day of august, if you keep up this rate you will have another 30 by the end of the month.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #437 on: August 01, 2019, 05:21:17 PM »

Good point, I’ll have to turn eBay off and avoid visiting Howes until September!
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #438 on: August 01, 2019, 08:29:08 PM »

It was my birthday and my wife took me to Halfords to buy me a DashCam for my new Volvo. Afterwards I was 'invited' to go over the road and push the trolley round Sainsburys for 45 minutes. It's amazing what they sell there, and how lethal people of my age are with their trolleys. Must give it a miss in future.

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #439 on: August 01, 2019, 09:33:01 PM »

Thanks for the input regarding suitable motor for Maggie M
After some pretty convincing messages I'm sold on this and my order is placed  :-))


https://engel-modellbau.eu/shop/en/Electric-Motors/E-Motors-Brushless/MERCURY-BL-Outrunner-C35-30-300-Brushless-Motor-300-kV.html


High precision made 14-pole MERCURY BL-Outrunner brushless motor especially for boat and submarine models. Top quality product from one of to be considered best brushless motor manufacturer in the world.
Low revolution per voltage at high torque and efficiency allows effective propulsion without gear box. Therefore, this motor is ideal for direct drive propulsion.

• High efficiency due to maximum copper fill and use of high-quality Neodymium magnets.
• Precision ballraces for free-running characteristics.
• Ideal for model boats and model submarines.
• Can be used as direct replacement for model submarines 212.
• Top quality at best prices.

Application:
Model boats weighing 2000 … 7000 g
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #440 on: August 02, 2019, 07:31:03 AM »

Perfick on 3s  :-)) :-))
Sounds a cracker of a motor.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #441 on: August 02, 2019, 08:19:28 AM »

I have bought a Model Slipway's AZIZ, from off one of the guy's on the slipway's Facebook page, just hope that the newer kits are better than the older kit's as I said that I would never have another kit from Slipway's.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #442 on: August 02, 2019, 06:51:22 PM »

Very surprised to see that comment as Model Slipway have an excellent reputation for their kits.

Where did you come unstuck previously?

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #443 on: August 02, 2019, 06:54:58 PM »

Thanks for the input regarding suitable motor for Maggie M
After some pretty convincing messages I'm sold on this and my order is placed  :-))


https://engel-modellbau.eu/shop/en/Electric-Motors/E-Motors-Brushless/MERCURY-BL-Outrunner-C35-30-300-Brushless-Motor-300-kV.html


High precision made 14-pole MERCURY BL-Outrunner brushless motor especially for boat and submarine models. Top quality product from one of to be considered best brushless motor manufacturer in the world.
Low revolution per voltage at high torque and efficiency allows effective propulsion without gear box. Therefore, this motor is ideal for direct drive propulsion.

• High efficiency due to maximum copper fill and use of high-quality Neodymium magnets.
• Precision ballraces for free-running characteristics.
• Ideal for model boats and model submarines.
• Can be used as direct replacement for model submarines 212.
• Top quality at best prices.

Application:
Model boats weighing 2000 … 7000 g



The exchange rate being absolutely pants just now made this just shy of £40 delivered. Still not a bad price and only seems dear because I'm used to HobbyKing  {-)  but they don't have the goods this time, nothing of suitable spec even out of stock



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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #444 on: August 03, 2019, 07:55:07 AM »

Very surprised to see that comment as Model Slipway have an excellent reputation for their kits.

Where did you come unstuck previously?

Colin


Hi Colin


A bit of history first, I purchased my kit of the Tsekoa 2 some 13 years or more ago from Dave M at a show and she was one of the first that did not come with all the running gear, as I started making her I found that some of the parts were to big or to small to fit, the rudder post had to be cut down so that the deck would fit, there was no mention of this in the booklet, booklet more like ramblings than instructions,  the wheelhouse glazing was so bad that I had to replace it with better, as for the deck crane just don't go there, the wheelhouse has a taper to the rear due to the rear parts being smaller compared to the front parts of the wheelhouse, this model has been in and out of my loft as many time as the Christmas deck's.


When I moved house the for-deck and wheelhouse get damaged so I asked Slipways if I could purchase some new parts or could they scan the parts so that I could repair her and continue building her, they said "no" they could not help.   


To be fair and square  Slipways had just started out back then, so leeway can be given for some of the short fulls, and going on what I have read on the forums and in the press they seem to have got there act together, so I am looking forward to see how this model goes together.


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #445 on: August 03, 2019, 09:24:49 AM »

With regards to my post I should have said 23 years ago that I got the kit. An old age moment.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #446 on: August 03, 2019, 09:56:53 AM »

Fred, I don't doubt that what you are saying is true but it is these sort of comments made out of context which can be very damaging to our manufacturers. Your previous experience was 23 years ago but people will have assumed it was more recent. I visited Model Slipway on behalf of Model Boats magazine in 2009 and you can see my article here:

https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/the-model-slipway/5648

It paints a completely different picture and one that is supported by most people I have talked to since. Nobody is perfect but MS in my view are up among the best.

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« Reply #447 on: August 03, 2019, 11:34:35 AM »

Point taken Colin, I will try and word my comments better in the future.


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #448 on: August 03, 2019, 12:54:38 PM »

Boatwise, just bought some rolls of Tamiya tape for curves to help with fitting spray rails and painting.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #449 on: August 15, 2019, 08:34:07 AM »

This week bought


Anatomy of the ship, The Destroyer The Sullivans


Ensign 4, Queen Elizabeth Class Battleships (paperback edition)
I had originally bought a copy of this after 1982, not sure when though, and lost it, so bought another copy - used, a fresh copy would cost in the region of £300 to £800 GBP depending on the seller, I know in 1993 whilst at Sizewell B, in a porta-cabin having a photocopy of the inner fold out and hull curves trying to create a program for the stringers that would be between the main frames on a spectrum 64, still have the data and the working out for the program, though if I were to do it now I would use excel. Was looking to build a 1/72nd RC model, though I still don't have the space to build one.
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