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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #75 on: October 03, 2019, 03:15:16 PM »

Some water leakage taken care of and here a run up to 50% throttle.


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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #76 on: October 03, 2019, 03:34:31 PM »

Looking good Andy :-)) :-)) :-))
Good luck on Sunday.
Hope your old mate Algy doesn't
show up :embarrassed:
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #77 on: October 03, 2019, 03:36:17 PM »

Thank you Ned
Unfortunately the trim tabs are now a week overdue and I won’t be making a trip without it fully working  :(( 
Still the possibility of tomorrow and Saturday but I’m thinking they’re awol

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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #78 on: October 04, 2019, 07:14:44 PM »

Something I never managed with my OpenTX set up on my Speedline was to limit throttle


I've now succeeded and of course I have two throttle modes.
The dual throttle is currently lowered to about 80% of max and it took me a lot of perseverance to achieve. Following You tube was not that helpful as it did not point out that to get 80% is not as simple as setting to 80 as I found that made no change at all. I actually had to go down to 60 before anything noticeable happened hence I thought I was doing it wrong for a long time. Anyway I got there but furthermore I have reduced the throttle to 40% max in independent motor mode as you simply don't need that power to manoeuvre in fact it's a hinderance.


The more you play with settings the better you get but it's all too easy forgotten if you don't


Like Alan I have a lot more things I'd like to achieve but it's very laborious and a difficult thing to share once done
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #79 on: October 09, 2019, 11:01:53 AM »

Nothing happening lately. Everything hinges on arrival of trim tabs. Unfortunately the faster postal service has on this occasion been an absolute let down. Previous use has seen delivery in 4 days but I am now into 2 1/2 weeks.
If they don't arrive by next Monday OW will resend.


Royal Mail tracking is still stuck on "leaving Hong Kong" on the 24th Sept  <:(


Last two Sundays have been rubbish to sail anyway  {-)


Looks like some parcels went on a slow boat rather than the airport  :embarrassed:
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #80 on: October 14, 2019, 05:30:14 PM »

Royal Mail just messaged to say the first set of trim tabs have cleared customs and entered the network for delivery. That is 3 weeks and I reckon they've been sat on them over 2 weeks of that  >>:-(


The second set via DHL will likely arrive at the same time.


Assuming both sets do turn up there will be a spare set if anyone wants to pay OceanWorks and collect in Leeds


Ready for fitting and I have cut the original hinge points off the transom plates. Not an easy task cutting through nylon


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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2019, 12:30:08 PM »

Party time








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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #82 on: October 15, 2019, 02:50:37 PM »

Nicely done  :-))
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #83 on: October 15, 2019, 05:32:15 PM »

Nicely done  :-))
Cheers Al  :-)


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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #84 on: October 15, 2019, 06:12:56 PM »

0 to 50% Throttle



Pedal to the metal





Reverse and positioning







Thank you OceanWorks for fullfilling my requests



Damn good they look!


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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #85 on: October 16, 2019, 09:40:58 AM »

A tip for other users.
Someone asked what might be the hardest job to service once the deck is glued on.
Possibly replacing a bearing but...
More likely would be replacing bellows. The supplied rubber ones are a bit thin so a bit of a fiddle to get on the brass tubes especially if restricted access.
The Joysway ones for DF65/95 yachts are much thick and stiffer and with a dab of silicon grease will push on very tightly.
Radio sailing is the cheapest for these at under £1 each before postage
£10.50 for 8 delivered and you will need 6



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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #86 on: October 17, 2019, 03:21:56 PM »

I found it useful to make this splitter lead. Normally they are single male to two female but I needed single female to twin male.


The purpose is temporary supplies to the twin receivers so I can program the 6 servos without powering the ESC's


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