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OMRA News April 2010

OMRA News April 2010

STEWART RAE (Aka ‘SCOOP’) with some useful thoughts about painting and construction techniques

Funnels

Funnels

BRIAN KING with some useful advice

Using servos and brushed motors underwater

Using servos and brushed motors underwater

ROY BURTON with some thoughts

Miniature two blade propellers

Miniature two blade propellers

CHARLIE OATES describes how to make these little devils

Whether to Weather?

Whether to Weather?

RICHARD SIMPSON with further thoughts on weathering techniques Part 2

Portholes

Portholes

BRIAN KING with some thoughts

Meter Modelling

Meter Modelling

GLYNN GUEST with Volts, Amps and Ohms Subscribers Only

Docking Practice Aid

Docking Practice Aid

By Glynn Guest

LEDs!

LEDs!

Guy Morgan illuminates us. Subscribers Only

Finishing Fibreglass

Finishing Fibreglass

Richard Simpson with some useful suggestions Subscribers Only

Modern Model Boat Steam - Designing the Plant

Modern Model Boat Steam - Designing the Plant

Richard Simpson with Part Five of his six short articles on steam

Batteries

Batteries

Guy Morgan Electrifies us!

Modern Model Boat Steam - Engines

Modern Model Boat Steam - Engines

Richard Simpson with Part Three of his six part mini-series

Paint Spraying for Novices

Paint Spraying for Novices

Phil Parker with a simple explanation of this skill.

Spektrum DX6i TX Service Bulletin

Spektrum DX6i TX Service Bulletin

Bad Stick Potentiometers

Modern Model Boat Steam - Introduction

Modern Model Boat Steam - Introduction

Richard Simpson with Part One of six short articles on steam

More Gas Tanks & Burners

More Gas Tanks & Burners

Martin Ranson describes some improvements over his original article published in Model Boats, June 2005

Stand it!

Stand it!

Anthony Addams with some thoughts on displaying models

Mucking Up!

Mucking Up!

Gillian E. Talbot on the dirt and rust versus a pristine finish!

Radio Contol Today

Radio Contol Today

Guy Morgan reviews the current radio control situation with particular reference to 2.4GHz equipment

Top 5 Hints, Tips & Technical

Converting a Futaba 35MHz Transmitter to 2.4GHz

DAVE BRUMSTEAD does a spot of soldering!

Topaz: Installation and commissioning the steam plant

ROY BURTON describes his efforts and how to overcome problems

Laser Cutting - Welcome to the 21st Century!

DERMOT CURNYN investigates the latest technology

Carry, Launch and Retrieve!

PHILIP BELLAMY with a few thoughts

Homemade Hot Wire Foam Cutters

A sample article from the 2013 Winter Special issue.

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