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Peter Smith 2409/10/2016 09:20:27
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Need to learn all about this topic.

As I am an old teacher I have been looking for books on the subject. I saw 'Radio Control in Model Boats' by John Cundell. Is this worth purchasing or is there better books available.

Colin Bishop09/10/2016 09:55:24
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Peter,

John's book was excellent in its day but there have been a number of technical developments since then. There is a lot of useful information in Dave Milbourn's article on this site: **LINK**

Browsing through some of the feature articles on this site will also provide a lot of up to date information.

There is a lot of useful information on the Component Shop website: **LINK**

Unless you are building a working submarine then 2.4GHz radio sets are the norm today and can be quite inexpensive. The come in various specification, the minimum being two channel for steering and motor control up to 6 or more for extra functions. You can get an idea of types and prices from the Howes Models website: **LINK**

This should get you started!

Colin

Dave Milbourn09/10/2016 11:30:50
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Peter

I have since written another article for Model Boats ["Radio Gag Ga"] which is not reproduced on this website. It explains in detail what the various parts of a radio system do and you may find it useful. If you send me your regular E-Mail address via the Private Message system on this forum then I will happily send you a copy. That goes for anyone else who might be interested, too.

Dave M

Edited By Dave Milbourn on 09/10/2016 11:31:16

Kip Woods11/10/2016 10:19:09
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Got mine, thanks Dave. smiley

Paul T11/10/2016 16:20:13
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I have since written another article for Model Boats ["Radio Gag Ga"] which is not reproduced on this website.

Dave

Why hasn't your article been published on this website? after all it is a seminal piece which could be useful to all of us. Perhaps you might consider forgoing your usual fee winkand allow Colin to post it.

Paul

Dave Milbourn11/10/2016 18:38:36
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Colin was consulted when Banjoman first asked the question, but in these particular circumstances Colin is not the final arbiter. No additional fee would be involved but the final arbiter said no. "End of", as they say.

Copies are available by sending me a regular E-Mail address via the Private Message system. I've sent out three in the past 24 hours.

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CookieOld11/10/2016 18:51:53
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Thats a shame Dave frown

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Paul T11/10/2016 19:06:23
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"End of"

This is rather a blunt way to end a discussion especially when poor Colin was only trying to help us.

Ah well

Dave Milbourn11/10/2016 23:34:26
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Posted by Paul T on 11/10/2016 19:06:23:

"End of"

This is rather a blunt way to end a discussion especially when poor Colin was only trying to help us.

Ah well

Paul
You have grabbed the wrong end of the stick.The only person who said "end of" was me, on this Forum, just now. I meant it to indicate that the discussion which Colin had conducted with the final arbiter on behalf of Banjoman and myself had come to its conclusion, albeit rather abruptly. I was given no reason for the refusal and I felt that it would not be appropriate to pursue the matter. I have no doubt that Colin was his usual diplomatic self and I thanked him for his efforts.
Now please can we leave the subject there? I feel as if someone is digging a large hole for me and I don't want to fall into it.
Dave M

Paul T12/10/2016 18:15:18
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Dave

I have an established history of grabbing the wrong end of most things so I will fix a shovel onto this particular stick and fill the hole in.

Paul

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