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Eddie Lancaster09/07/2019 19:01:50
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Hi. Tom, yes you do need a few of those volts to make things work, not sure about the MB site, it seems to be working here.



tomarack10/07/2019 17:57:48
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img_1723.jpgHi Eddie,

next troubles with password now.

So ... I found out that the servo was probably OK, the problem was caused by a discharged battery. I recharged the battery and took the spare battery with me. Everything was OK. I loaded the model + accessories onto the cart and brought them all to the park to the pond.The weather didn't feel very good to me, it was quite cold by the water,

and the wind almost did not blow. The model behaved unexpectedly well on the water, so I could make some photos.

Next time I need to fix the clutch on the auxiliary engine and I would like to install a mini voltmeter to monitor the battery voltage. It would make my control much easier.

Next photos are in the album (Gusty Cat)



Edited By tomarack on 10/07/2019 17:59:26

Eddie Lancaster10/07/2019 20:18:30
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Hi. Tom,pleased to hear that you are slowly eliminating your problems, as you say not enough wind to fill the sails.

Perhaps another day though.

Charging my batteries at the moment ready for tomorrow, but rain is forecast, Susie May only uses about 250 milli amps over a 3 hour sail time.


Eddie Lancaster01/09/2019 19:17:00
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30" TSBs at hearne Bay today.

Hi.Ray, I had a great day meeting you all and seeing your boats, and recieving your help and sugestions to improve the sailing of my boat

As soon as I get home I will start work on it and hope to have them all completed for the Bluewater Meet.

All the best.


Ray Wood 202/09/2019 08:46:14
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Hi Eddie,

Yes a great day on the water, we were lucky with the weather & wind, the AMBO crew are a good bunch and very easy going, the Buggy/Barge transporter is a great idea looking forward to the finals at Bluewater.

Hans talking to Robert and Dave Watts concentrating in the back ground, with you relaxing between races.

Regards Rayeddie 020919.jpg

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 02/09/2019 08:48:06

Eddie Lancaster15/09/2019 17:46:29
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Three wise men, or Last of the Summer Winelaugh.

Peter Simmonds nearest the camera, Richard Chesney and Ray Wood on the end, racing in the 30" TSB class at Bluewater today, Ray came away with a handfull of prizes. I came last in all my races but it was still a good day, very warm with light winds and good company.


Ray Wood 216/09/2019 12:55:37
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Hi Eddie,

Two wise men Peter & Richard, and one who needs to lose a few stone, diet started today

Takes patience to sail at Bluewater as the wind is so variable !!!

Enjoy Broadstairs this week,

Regards Ray

Ray Wood 216/09/2019 12:59:46
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Veronica & Susie May poised for the start v sm 1509.jpg

Tim Rowe16/09/2019 15:06:40
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Congratulations on your haul of trophies. When is the first international regatta planned? Here in Mallorca of course!

A lovely sight those barges and definitely on my build list. I seem to have gone off aircraft for a while.

Tim R

Eddie Lancaster16/09/2019 15:33:08
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Hi. Ray nice photo of the two boats, sorry about the caption of you three skippers, couln't resist itcheeky.

Management is going to hairdressers tomorrow that means Roger and I can go to Hearne Bay for a mornings sail, then to Ramsgate on Thur. with the Tug, and a final morning at Ramsgate on Sunday morning before travelling home.

Going across the wind the boat just goes sideways, I cannot get any foward drive to get the keel working, anyone any suggestions? even if it's the cr - -p helmsmanblush.



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