Lockdown Newsletter 5

June 2020

From Bill Oliver

.  Here are my latest creations for the Victory, complete with the smallest eye splices I have ever done.  Like the real anchors these 1:72 scale ones look huge. Hauling one of these in in Nelson's time must have been an enormous task. 


Keep Well & Best Wishes, Bill


From Jeff Ayres

Bamoral, another day on. I decided to go brown as the window surrounds are brown on the original.


From Martin Pryor

The windscreen for the 1:6 scale Riva Aquarama. The frame is made of angled brass and the four acetate panels were pushed into the the slots


From Angela Cheek

I hope that you and your family are keeping well during these strange times.

I am writing to ask you if you know of anyone in the club who would be willing to take on the finishing of my husband Dave's boat. My son, Matthew, intended to do the work on it, but with the best will in the world, he just does not have the time.

If there's anything else you want to know, just let me know. I look forward to hearing from any club members interested.

 (Mrs Cheek's contact details were sent out in the email)

Thank you



From John Kerr

Amoung my most recent 3D printing are the 1:8 scale individual seats for my Huntsman 31 and the bench seats for my Swordsman 33. Only the front skins were printed for each base and back. These were then glued to plywood to make up the depth of the seats, thereby reducing the printing time. 


I've been investigating a problem of using an Mtronix V tail mixer and Planet radios. It appears there were two different Planet transmitters, albeit with the same model number. In the case investigated, only the ones with ON and OFF for channel 5 worked with the mixer even though channel 5 was not being used! The Mtronix speed controllers worked fine with the Planet radios without the Mtronix mixer. The whole set up worked fine with Futaba radio. It was only the combination using the 'Slow / Normal' printed Planet transmitters that didn't work - so far, its a mystery!       



and finally......

Have a go at this https://jigex.com/DMkk


Stay safe, John