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Old Jul 24, 2012, 02:34 AM
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Here is a simple add-on to the Lipo battery to avoid dropping power below failsafe.

As with most LIPO's you drop too low & they are hard to recover or recharge.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/150837285...84.m1497.l2649
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there is this item: 1-8S LIPO Battery Tester Low Voltage Buzzer Alarm Indicator RC 1S - 8S.

I bought five this morning.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 03:09 AM
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LOL no pick ups either see Hong Kong
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 05:54 AM
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I prefer these ones but they go out of stock within 3-4 days of arriving.

Nice hard case for some protection. Almost Identical..

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=18588
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 06:07 AM
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are you allowed to have a voltage meter on your iom permanently? dumb question
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 08:37 AM
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are you allowed to have a voltage meter on your iom permanently? dumb question
That would have been legal before the rule change as it is not a transmission,those little buzzers are a good alternatine for those without telemetry,if you can hear it .
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 08:48 AM
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are you allowed to have a voltage meter on your iom permanently? dumb question
D.2.4 (a) (6) One device to indicate the battery voltage.

Hasn't changed...

The Rule Change deals with Onboard Telemetry being sent to TX.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 03:53 AM
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Whats the cheapest telementary tx/rx i can buy?
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Hello all, I have a beautiful IOM Boxkite for sale, if interested it is going for $725 almost ready to sail there is no tx or rx email me if interested pingchandlerpong@gmail.com buyer pays shipping, USA only please
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 05:09 AM
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Whats the cheapest telementary tx/rx i can buy?
I guess Graupner Mx12 hott ?
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 06:52 AM
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I think if you already own a module based radio you can purchase the FrSky system as an insert for under $50,not 100% shure but worthy of research as i don't use this ,the aircraft guys say the system is rock solid 2.4ghz and extra recievers are cheap.Lots of information to be gleaned in the radio forum above.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 07:39 AM
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3 More sleeps to go and the Perth Classic is on, held at Austin Lakes Estate a housing estate about 1 1/4 hours drive south of Perth Western Australia.
This will be the first ranking event that I will be unleashing the Lunatic at, over that last couple of weeks I have been racing at the Perth club and finishing top 4 which is un heard of for me so this hull is quick. I think it would be up the front with a more experenced skipper but Baryy has already shown that.

Will post a link for the results.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 01:24 PM
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good luck Mike!
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 03:12 PM
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Phew!! it's not blue, thank goodness.My next boat is going to be raw fiberglass.Dennis does a nice build.The only thing that could be improved is the winch accessability it's not quite under the hatch and can be a PITA to work on if in a rush especially with the self tensioning drums i'm using the 55mm spiral works very good but complicated to install below deck.For international events i'm going to revert to standard drum and the rubberband they use for castration just in case a winch breaks down.
Hi guys, just thought I would put my 2cents worth in re the winch spool.
The guides which go to the yes( awkward access position of the winch) winch are spaced for a certain size drum. If you don't use the correct size the sheets will wear on the tubes and you will be eplacing them quicker than you should be.
Yes it's awkward, but Brad would have needed the winch in that position to get the balance correct. Yes it's awkward but one should have it so that attachment point of the sheets (on deck) come apart easily. I use a fishing clip and all ropes are tied by bowline so there's a loop for putting it back together easily. RMG SELL THE THUMB DRUM SCREW WHICH IS A MUST ..
I also have a small lever at hand to lift the drum off the winch slowly. Mark the point where your fishing clip is prior to lifting the drum off and you won't run everything through the block at the back of the boat when you turn the winch back on...
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Lunatic photos

Hey Mike,
do you have any photos of the Lunatic you can post .
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 07:34 PM
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Hey Mike,
do you have any photos of the Lunatic you can post .
I will get some photos of her fully rigged this weekend, currently she is in the shed waiting to be unleashed with a C rig on as I was hoping it might blow this weekend but it know looks like it is only going to be middle of A to top
http://www.seabreeze.com.au/graphs/wa.asp

Hi Scott,
I am assuming this is Scott from NSW who has a BTL? and if so hows your BP going?
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