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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #450 on: August 16, 2019, 12:59:41 PM »

2 FrySky 8 channel EU LBT receivers from T9 hobbies Bradford
6 pairs of servo side mounting brackets and a JP 540 motor mounting bracket from Wheelspin


Stuff from HK
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #451 on: August 16, 2019, 07:06:37 PM »

Hi Andy,


Just placed an order for a pair of Victors 28mm Jets with intake grill, based on your recommendation😀
Not quite sure what Iím going to fit them to yet!


Charlie


Thanks. Just checked his website, but all jet drives are showing out of stock :((

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #452 on: August 16, 2019, 07:08:28 PM »

Wow I didnít know he put them on sale yet
How much are they complete ?
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #453 on: August 16, 2019, 08:04:14 PM »

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #454 on: August 16, 2019, 08:32:35 PM »


Martin


Haven't you done that before?  8)
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #455 on: August 17, 2019, 02:39:25 AM »


Sort of.... bought a couple of boats but camera was too heavy.... 'I did need a bigger boat!'   ok2
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #456 on: August 19, 2019, 02:08:28 PM »

Having played around with 3d printing and found that the fine detail was lacking in the normal filament based printer I decided to try one of the lower priced resin based ones. So went to Amazon and bought an Anycubic Photon S printer. Arrived yesterday afternoon  on Next day delivery and so I am busy checking it out and doing test printing. It needs a bit of a different approach to setup and is much more messy as it uses a liquid resin needing care with handling. So far I am pleased with the results as the surface finish is so much better. I will need to get a UV lamp for post printing processing to make sure the resin has fully hardened.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #457 on: August 25, 2019, 07:53:48 PM »

A complete set of spares to repair my DF65. An RX, a rudder servo and a sail servo. Not sure what I blew up trying to bind to another TX but smoke told me all not well.
Moral of the story, inexperience usually costs but why me?
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #458 on: August 26, 2019, 08:12:55 AM »

I have had three rudder servos let
the smoke escape on mine over the
past few years. Seems to be the Achilles
Heel on the DF65.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #459 on: August 26, 2019, 09:08:34 AM »

A common reason for short lifespan on these is incorrectly set stops so the servo is still trying to pull when the line or lines are tight
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #460 on: August 26, 2019, 10:03:30 AM »

A common reason for short lifespan on these is incorrectly set stops so the servo is still trying to pull when the line or lines are tight


Nope, it was just silly old me not researching enough to miss the pitfall. {-)
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #461 on: August 26, 2019, 10:21:11 AM »

No problem with the sail winch in three years if weekly sailing all year round.
Winch and rudder ends tops set on DX6i with
rudder on self Centre and stops at 25 degs to
minimise drag.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #462 on: August 26, 2019, 10:50:00 AM »

No problem with the sail winch in three years if weekly sailing all year round.
Winch and rudder ends tops set on DX6i with
rudder on self Centre and stops at 25 degs to
minimise drag.
Ned


Yer wat? please understand that monkeys and atom bombs have much more compatibility than me with Rx's/Tx's at the moment.
I just blew it up trying to go modern.  {-)
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #463 on: August 26, 2019, 12:33:34 PM »

Wanted something different so got a Proboat River Jet hopefully try it out Wednesday.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #464 on: October 08, 2019, 02:35:18 PM »

Bought a few bits and pieces over the last couple of weeks - a small toolbox for taking to the lake along with the boats for batteries and tools. Prop shaft to motor coupling in a size I hadn't got and various solid alignment couplings and a number of servos for my current builds. Oh, and a set of hex head screwdrivers which are much nicer to use than allen keys.

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #465 on: October 08, 2019, 04:12:48 PM »

Wanted something different so got a Proboat River Jet hopefully try it out Wednesday.
I have a Proboat PBR with the twin jets. It is quite a nippy little thing in standard form.However........................
 It took on water !
The Jets have NO sealing gasket between themselves and the hull. The Impellor shafts had NO grease.
After applying grease inside both Imperllor shafts and some thick grease to seal at the transom all was well and no more take on of water via the jet units.
I have found that splashed up water gathered in the rear well. This has been cured by drilling through the transom and installing two drain tubes, one each side.
I am now considering installing more drain tubes either side of the cockpit.
Water can also find it's way down through rotating gun turret, so I've added a skirt around it and sealed it at the bottom.
Finally, I found it difficult to install a 7.2V NiMH throught the hole provided. The battery has been replace by a Stubby 7.4V 2S Lipo which easily slides in/out as required.
For an RTR model it requires some firkling with this sealing and draining business but once set up OK it is great fun to run and looks quite impressive on the water. You have to be careful with turns at high throttle, it can easily 'spin' out and take on some water !!!
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #466 on: October 08, 2019, 06:30:56 PM »

I needed some replacement rods for a bit of a re-build, approx. 2mm dia. I called in to Halfords and brought a pack of 6 wheel spokes, 18 cm long, for 70p. They normally order them as require I was told but had these handy.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #467 on: October 08, 2019, 07:56:24 PM »

Just poped by Hobby-Lobby Modelbau this weekend and picked up a PEBA Fiede and a PEBA Kutter B‹S24 both in 1:50
Both to be build during the weekly workshops in the club
They do not speak English but they are great happy people  :-))
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #468 on: October 08, 2019, 08:00:03 PM »

Iím skint and thinking of going back to work 2 days a week  {-)
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #469 on: October 09, 2019, 07:22:33 AM »

Hi All

I bought an out of product Krick kit which has not been started very, very cheap !!!!

The only parts missing is the boat stand bits which I was not going to use in any case.

Secret squirrel project at this point in time.

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #470 on: October 18, 2019, 08:10:41 PM »

A couple of months ago my Samsung laptop went to the recycle yard in the sky.
I'm now primarily a MAC user but I have found a thing or two that just is not available for anything but Windows.
Money being tight now I don't work I decided to refresh my knowledge of PC's with the intention of buying a cheap used item
I found this what seemed to be a bargain having compared many specs over several hours



This arrived today and it is spot on with a clean 500gb hard drive and fresh install of wondoze10 pro


Fits an IKEA plate/picture shelf









Now I can use RC Plus for my sound units


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