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Another noob
« on: November 02, 2018, 09:31:34 PM »

Hi all,


New member here (Stu), so just thought I'd pop in and introduce myself. It's been many years since I last tried my hand at boat building - last time I did it, radios had crystals and coloured flags on the top of very long aerials to show what band you were on, speed controllers had servos etc etc, so expect a lot of dumb questions! Have dabbled with pre-built drones, helicopters etc, but not actually built anything in a long time. Have always been drawn back to boats however, think it's because there is far more scope for detail and auxiliary functions than on anything else. Building a static diving sub has always been a dream, but know that I need to brush up on a few skills before attempting it, so currently working on a Revell 1:200 ETV Waker as a practice project and refresh my memory and get used to working with and trying to package into a confined space. Have also got a very old Billing Boats Banckert that's not been touched in over 20 years, so needs a big restoration and update, and a speed boat project that started with a work colleague buying a pre-built Chinese speedboat and betting that I couldn't build something faster.....
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Re: Another noob
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 05:34:42 AM »

hi, it is easy, honest, just daunting,! most stuff is plug and play, plugs are up to you.
help is always offered, but you best bet us to find a local club, if none are available  then if you put your location in your profile you might find someone local.
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Re: Another noob
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 06:24:35 PM »

That's great thanks. Yes, so far this little tug has been easy enough, biggest challenge has been fitting everything in. I'm most worried about the brushless stuff tbh, in particular programming esc's. Gone with brushed so far which seems simple enough
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Re: Another noob
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 06:43:11 PM »

that's ok start simple. the rest will come, even we are still learning on brushless!
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Re: Another noob
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 08:41:18 AM »

Thanks,  have (hopefully) updated my location now. The little ETV Waker is now complete,  ready for her first run out this morning, so fingers crossed that goes well! If it does, brushless esc programming is the next challenge!
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