Here is a list of all the postings Bob Abell has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Dave Milbourn RIP|
Rest in peace, Dave
|Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build|
I really do enjoy the quality of your work and the speed at which you work at!
You seem to enjoy the process yourself too
I like the orange paintwork, is that thanks to Stavros?
BTW, Is his mate, Phil Button still messing about with the old steamers etc?
|Thread: Steel hull|
I know what you mean alright
The GE rivet photo`s......
You may ask any questions if necessary
Hello David Howe
A few years ago, I built a large model of the PS Great Eastern and I also fancied the "Riveted steel appearance"
The model was 7 feet in length and a plain painted black hull needed the touch of antiquity?
I used thickish card about 0.018" thick and in strips about 18mm wide and about 12" long. For the rivets,I used a blunt spring loaded centre punch, for rivet size consistency;
The card was glued to the hull using PVA
When dry, it was a shear pleasure to paint the hull with semi matt black paint
The effect was splendid
Photo`s to follow
|Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build|
Happy New Year my mate.....A bit late, but late than never, eh?
Just called in for a look round and I notice that you are back on the job again
I like your pillows and bits and pieces and the crew are looking good to
Will call again shortly
|Thread: Paul Freshney R.I.P|
We are both saddened to read the very sad news the passing of our good friend, Paul Freshney. We crossed paths quite often over the years and he was always a welcome visitor to our stands at the Haydock Park Shows for friendly chats
I was also highly delighted and most pleased when he accepted the Great Eastern write ups for publishment
The photo shows Paul Thomason with Paul Freshney, on our stand at Haydock Park, about 2016
RIP Paul. greatly missed
Bob Abell and Paul Thomason
|Thread: BRUTUS MK 11|
Please to say that I am back to my normal bubbly self now.......Thanks
The motor problem is just a storm in a Tea Cup and will soon get sorted out in the Spring
Thanks to all
Thanks Paul. Just about feeling better
That`s taught me a lesson all right
I`m almost frightened of quick cooking frozen meals now
Thank you Paul
The different speeds are part of the ESC characteristics; 50 amps going forward and 20 amps in reverse
Joyce is back to her old self now, thank you very much for enquiring
I`m in trouble at the moment......I`ve contacted Food Poisoning at the moment
Had a frozen meal that wasn`t quite thawed out!
Having a torrid time,,,,,,,,,, for `n` aft!
Getting over it now, hopefully
Good question, Ash
Right and left vertical sticks control the motors
RH stick controls the Rudder, left and right
What did Paul mean when he mentioned the settings on the tranny?
Hi Paul, I am using two sticks to control the motors
What settings are you referring to?
This new to me
Don't have a Y lead, Imprefer twin stick steering anyway
The Esc's are not mixed........Don't fancy that either
I have noticed that the prop shaft are quite tight for some reason
Think this requires investigation right away
Many thanks John for your contribution
The chappie at Howes suggest that option, but don`t really fancy having Tank Steering where the controls are reversed
I feel sure there is a simple solution?
Hello Ashley, it is a Perkins Marine ESC-50
If you reversed the red and blue leads to the motor. would the motor run the other way?
I can do all that in the bath
Will keep you informed
Here are the photo`s that Paul requested
Dive in Mates
OK Paul....10 - 4
How do you like my snazzy charger set up?
Just been in contact with Howes and nobody has asked this question before.
The motors are Two x MFA 850`s and the props are 50 mm dia x very fine helix angle
The batteries are 4000mAh, 7,2 volts NiMH
Over to you, Mr Starter
PS Please send a photo of your Dance Band if available please
The instructions also say that for 5 seconds Max, the ESC gives out 70 amps!
I assume this feature is automatic on start up?
Having reversed the red and blue wires on each motor, they still run faster in reverse?
Any comments, chaps please?
Come in Paul Thomason
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