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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.
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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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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives (Trimtab modification)
« Reply #87 on: October 23, 2019, 04:09:15 PM »

I decided there is room for improvement for a small sacrifice. Decide for yourself if you think it worth your while.


I wasn't happy with the way the tabs protrude below the hull when retracted.





Would act like a water scoop



Turning the hinge bracket upside down raises the pivot points. The sacrifice is the curved bits that fit so well around the transom plate.


It is best to fit them the correct way first to ensure the fixing holes are correctly centred.





Also need to modify these corners with a chisel blade, the left side done here







Job done












Club lake is still struck with Algae but the forecast for Sunday is SUN so she will be sailing!
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #88 on: October 23, 2019, 05:47:58 PM »

Now I'm happy. Servo travels re adjusted ready to run  :-))  They look better in the flesh as there is a lot of lens distortion





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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #89 on: October 23, 2019, 10:58:55 PM »

Hi Tania it's John V i can see you have done a lovely Job well laid out .Hope you get on with your test on the lake .try and stay away from weed string fishing line and feather's .because don't for get you have two hovers on the bottom of your boat .that tend to suck up the lake .and clean it .happy sailing .you have done a grand job cheers John V
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #90 on: October 23, 2019, 11:35:46 PM »

Kind of you to comment John  :-))
I have a club mate volunteer to film in 4K HD and Full Sun for Sunday morning
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #91 on: October 24, 2019, 09:55:09 PM »

Earlier in the thread I alluded to explaining how to set up a radio running OpenTX. I'm very much daunted by this task so I've been swerving it  {-)


However Kinmel and myself are going to work together to help each other improve our programming.


This will generate lots of questions and pictures between us to achieve both our aims.


The benefit to members will only concern Taranis X9E & X9D transmitter users.


The outcome will be presented in a logical fashion in the end I hope
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #92 on: October 24, 2019, 10:18:46 PM »

You are a brave man Andy !
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #93 on: October 24, 2019, 10:20:08 PM »

You are a brave man Andy !


It will do us both good and provide a record for reference if we have to do it again. It's so easy to forget what you just did  {-)




Also I've noticed that some sellers are listing X9E as discontinued.
Anyone not wanting a tray radio will be better with the X9D or X9D plus which is the traditional shape and much cheaper too
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #94 on: October 27, 2019, 02:58:17 PM »

Some initial problems that only involve minor adjustments for the next outing. 25 amp fuse is adequate, will try a 20 amp on one side next time
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #95 on: October 27, 2019, 03:07:38 PM »

Looking fine there Andy.
Manoeuvrability looks
great and the speed
seems to be scale.
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« Reply #96 on: October 27, 2019, 03:10:06 PM »

Can only get better.  :-)  It was actually sucking and shredding leaves but became too much in the end.
Too much trim tab and not enough stern weight among other minor issues
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« Reply #97 on: October 27, 2019, 04:11:49 PM »

Now that looks like fun  :-))   Those jet drives are far more manoeuvrable than I would have thought and stops it on a sixpence too!
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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #98 on: October 27, 2019, 05:03:54 PM »

Will be much slicker when I make the adjustments. Goes very well with the current handicaps

https://youtu.be/FtUBJRC0G50


OceanWorks say this is the first worldwide test of these drives  :-))


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Re: OceanWorks Jet drives for 1:12 scale Shannon Lifeboats
« Reply #99 on: October 28, 2019, 10:18:36 AM »

Hi Andylooks great. Thanks for the heads up on the X9E. I will get one on order asap.
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