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Old Jan 18, 2009, 05:20 PM
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Just happened to be surfing the TV channels this morning, and TCM was running "Father Goose," which I had never seen. Pat certainly does her justice. I hope the RCMB store will survive the magazine to keep the plans available.

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Old Jan 18, 2009, 08:33 PM
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Just happened to be surfing the TV channels this morning, and TCM was running "Father Goose," which I had never seen. Pat certainly does her justice. I hope the RCMB store will survive the magazine to keep the plans available.

Pete G.
Pat sells the plans direct. He benefits a bit more from this, as
I heard that there are no residuals from RCMB.

http://www.patscustom-models.com/boatplans.htm
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Old Jan 18, 2009, 11:01 PM
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Thanks, Umi That is good to know. They are also listed in the RCBoatModeler store, here: http://rcstore.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?si...s&ntier2=Boats (page 2), so I thought maybe they had obtained exclusive rights.

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Old Jan 18, 2009, 11:38 PM
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I happen to have seen a very nice one of these at a St Louis Admirals regatta, build by a regular to this forum...now if I can just find the pictures......
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Old Aug 10, 2009, 07:42 AM
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ooops, I forgot to mention the name. "Vrolijkheid" was the name on the boat in the begining of the movie. After the boat was repaired for the escape from the island it was renamed "Catherine". I later found out from a friend that the word "Vrolijkheid" is a Norwegian word that means "happiness".
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I don't pretend to know all the states in the US, but calling the name "vrolijkheid" Norwegian, is about a 500 km off, as it's a Dutch word...

It does translate into happiness or joy.

Regardless of the name, it's a very nice build!

Regards, Jan.
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Old Aug 10, 2009, 02:39 PM
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I saw the movie a few days ago too. Good show. I was tempted to try and get pics off the TV of the boat but didn't get the chance. Incidentally don't worry about your model blowing up. That only happens if there is a Japanese patrol boat following you.
Meantime that was a neat boat for sure and it's too bad they destroyed her. Wonder if there are any more like that around? Pete M
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Old Aug 11, 2009, 12:04 AM
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I saw the movie a few days ago too. Good show. I was tempted to try and get pics off the TV of the boat but didn't get the chance. Incidentally don't worry about your model blowing up. That only happens if there is a Japanese patrol boat following you.
Meantime that was a neat boat for sure and it's too bad they destroyed her. Wonder if there are any more like that around? Pete M
Pete,

You are mistaken... if you look carfully, you will see that the
patrol boat is a vosper... Big Bad Wolf and Bo Peep were out to
get the Filthy Beast, and Goody two Shoes....
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Old Aug 11, 2009, 12:35 AM
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Big Bad Wolf and Bo Peep were out to
get the Filthy Beast, and Goody two Shoes....

Er, is that 'code'?
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Old Aug 11, 2009, 08:58 AM
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UMI I didn't think that at all. Big Bad Wolf and Bo Peep were the Brits wern't they? I don't recall what the patrol boat was but I thought it was supposed to be a Japanese boat that was looking for the Americans on the island. When the Americans made a break for the sub in the cruiser the patrol boat fired on them to try and stop them. Actually I was looking at the cruiser and not paying all that much attention so I must have missed something there. I did have a lot of trouble trying to figure out how everybody made it off the cruiser alive with an explosion like that. pete
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Old Aug 12, 2009, 12:33 AM
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Umi, thanks for posting the link, I may be purchasing some plans soon.
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Old Aug 12, 2009, 01:10 AM
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UMI I didn't think that at all. Big Bad Wolf and Bo Peep were the Brits wern't they? I don't recall what the patrol boat was but I thought it was supposed to be a Japanese boat that was looking for the Americans on the island. When the Americans made a break for the sub in the cruiser the patrol boat fired on them to try and stop them. Actually I was looking at the cruiser and not paying all that much attention so I must have missed something there. I did have a lot of trouble trying to figure out how everybody made it off the cruiser alive with an explosion like that. pete

Let me put it this way, They couldn't find a "Japanese" patrol boat, so the
studio used a Vosper for a stand in...
Sort of like when you watch Battle of the Bulge, the German tanks are all
late model American armor.


The only person on the cruiser was the Filthy Beast, Goody two shoes, and
the rest of her troops were waiting in the launch, "refinneJ", on the island.
They didn't come out till after the patrol boat was destoyed.
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Old Aug 12, 2009, 10:17 AM
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Er, is that 'code'?
Big Bad Wolf and Bow Peep= radio code names
Filthy Beast= Cary Grant
Goody Two Shoes= Lesli Caron
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Old Aug 12, 2009, 12:11 PM
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I need to see that movie again... it has been a while!
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Old Aug 12, 2009, 02:11 PM
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hi pat,have you ever used the pro boat speed control before?i bought one about 2 months ago and put in a boat i built and used 2 7.2 batteries and when i fired it up the speed control smoked and caught fire,i talked to pro boat and they said in no such terms do not go over 12 volts like the instructions say.richard at mack products said he used them all the time but pro boat has made a change and they won't hold the voltage anymore.have you heard anything different?tom
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Old Aug 12, 2009, 06:24 PM
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We used Pro Boat speed control in many of our power packages, even the twin engine set ups like for the PT-109, running with twin 7.2 volt battery packs in series, netting 14.4 volts with the BEC switch on the speed control turned off.

Well to make a long story short, in recent shipments of the Pro Boat speed controls, problems have arisen when running with two 7.2 volt battery packs in series, in that the speed control will work for a short time and then stop. When the boat was retrieved and the power was disconnected and then connected again the speed control will again work, but again for a short time and then shut off.

The problem as I surmise, is that the components have been changed in the newer units making them much more voltage sensitive and will not handle any more than 12 volts input. I have been in contact with HORIZON HOBBY about the problem and have even put in a request for an upgrade on the speed control to handle (2) 7.2 volt battery packs in series to net 14.4 volt input to the speed control. I have not received a answer to my request on this matter as of yet.

We are one of the largest buyers of the speed control, from HORIZON, so we might have some pull in upping the voltage input to the speed control design.

For now however the maximum voltage input for the Pro Boat speed control must be held at 12 volts. If you wish to run two 7.2 volts packs in series, we recommend that our customers move up to the #7110 Astro Flight speed control , which gives superior speed control response and with BEC circuit, but with a much higher price.

We are sorry for the unforeseen problems which have arisen on the recent Pro Boat speed controls, but the earlier production speed controls never had these problems. We still recommend the speed control for any
boat application up to 12 volts main power, for its low cost and also for itís being water proof.

All the MACK Power Packages which run the two 7.2 volt battery packs in series, have been upgraded with the #7110 Astro Flight speed control and the prices raised accordingly.
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