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Old Mar 05, 2013, 01:08 AM
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Photos one and three: definitely Spreckels! Cool photos Grumpa Tom, what's the vintage? Are they your stuff?
No, those are Bob Ecklund's models. I am scanning and digitizing his photo albums for him.

The vintage would be around 1988-1991.
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 02:33 AM
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Here ya go Gerry....

a couple to tide ya over....
workin' on the rest.

Gerry Bowen's <Cpl.Fuzz> refurbishment of the SFMYC's CSS Virginia
gets a new smoke generator (from far New Zealand) for the first time.

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Old Mar 05, 2013, 12:01 PM
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Great looking model, Thanks Craig for taking the time to bring these photos back for another look.

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Old Mar 05, 2013, 05:50 PM
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Thanks for the post Craig, I'll send a pic to the guy that makes the smoke units in Australia.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 08:04 PM
If it floats....sail it!
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Harbor Models is stocking the Tactic 6CH flavor of a dual left stick 2.4 GHz Tx. Same price.

http://www.harbormodels.com/site08/i...ges/ttx600.htm

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Old Mar 06, 2013, 08:50 PM
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some incredible looking boats folks I'm more the plane type with come rc trucks for bashing around. I build wooden scale ships but was not much interested in RC watercraft I may have to go look at a few models. I guess the biggest reason I never go into the water craft is the possibility of have to swim out to get a dead craft I could take a heli with me and tow hook one tho if need be. Gonna visit the LHS tomorrow see whats avalible Any recomendations on a reliable RTR electric
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 09:05 PM
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Foamcrusher, I can tell you that I bought the Tactic radio from Harbor Models and I am using it and like it very much. The only thing I would like is having the computer part that the bigger radios have. I did order the Radio from Ships n Things and will give that twin stick a good testing. for one or two of my duel motor boats I am looking forward to seeing if ill be able to use the extra features of the DX6 in setting up power curves and mixing.

So yes the Tactic radio is a solid radio and works very well.

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Old Mar 06, 2013, 11:03 PM
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Can you run two motors and seporate speed controls each and just split the signal to each motor esc with the stick radio or are there a benefit to some of the radios w/ dual stick set up I am not aware of.
I have stick radios but not set up w/ dual motors at this point. I do have a dual motor
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 12:13 AM
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Dual throttles, dual speed controls = independent control of the turn rate (speed) of each screw which means you can turn the vessel by varying the thrust of each screw... or radically wrenching the boat around by going to full reverse on one motor and full forward on the other.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 02:35 AM
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some incredible looking boats folks I'm more the plane type with come rc trucks for bashing around. I build wooden scale ships but was not much interested in RC watercraft I may have to go look at a few models. I guess the biggest reason I never go into the water craft is the possibility of have to swim out to get a dead craft I could take a heli with me and tow hook one tho if need be. Gonna visit the LHS tomorrow see whats avalible Any recomendations on a reliable RTR electric
Almost any inexpensive boat can be used with a home-made floating rescue setup seen in the photo captioned Calvin Tug and deep Water salvage here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1504

I personally have a fishing pole with a tennis ball attached.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 03:35 AM
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some incredible looking boats folks I'm more the plane type with come rc trucks for bashing around. I build wooden scale ships but was not much interested in RC watercraft I may have to go look at a few models. I guess the biggest reason I never go into the water craft is the possibility of have to swim out to get a dead craft I could take a heli with me and tow hook one tho if need be. Gonna visit the LHS tomorrow see whats avalible Any recomendations on a reliable RTR electric
Theres a few solutions to your fear of having a dead craft out in the water; which is go when there is someone out there on the weekends.

Or get a second boat to push the dead boat in.

However, if you do that helicopter tow hook thing, I'd like to see that on video please!
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 06:41 AM
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Classic Boat Recovery System

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I guess the biggest reason I never go into the water craft is the possibility of have to swim out to get a dead craft

Aquacraft Atlantic Tug fitted with Recovery Booms
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 08:53 AM
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Easiest recovery option that I have seen/used over the years is a tennis ball attached to a fishing line and a cheap fishing pole (good old wal-mart kids closed reel one works good), just cast it out over the boat and and reel it in.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Theres a few solutions to your fear of having a dead craft out in the water; which is go when there is someone out there on the weekends.

Or get a second boat to push the dead boat in.

However, if you do that helicopter tow hook thing, I'd like to see that on video please!
thers's a youtube video of a jetranger trying to pull in a boat.. didn't end well for the Full size Jet Ranger
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 02:49 PM
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thers's a youtube video of a jetranger trying to pull in a boat.. didn't end well for the Full size Jet Ranger
could you send a link to that video? I cant seem to find it. thanks
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