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Offline Railbob

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HMS Solebay
« on: 11 February 2024, 16:28:31 »
Well after a break of a few years due to moving to a new house I've purchased Solebay, I had intended to try a semi-kit HMS Swiftsure but thought I'd better get back to basics first. I followed Pegasus's build of Solebay with great interest and thought "I'd like one of those" so bought one very recently. I intend to build her with dual esc's at Ron's suggestion as it will give better control in manoeuvring along with a 4/6ch rc setup. As the build progresses I hope to post some photo's of her.

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Re: HMS Solebay
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Re: HMS Solebay
« Reply #2 on: 20 February 2024, 13:55:38 »
I've just ordered 2 x 10 Viper marine for Solebay and I was thinking of using the Flysky FS-i6 Remote system, does anyone have experience of this set and will it be suitable ?

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Re: HMS Solebay
« Reply #3 on: 21 February 2024, 15:17:25 »
Flysky is a great radio as can use it to control several models with one transmitter all you have to get is a receiver and relevant servos and escs i have 2 models controlled with the one transmitter.
It gets a bit of getting to know the pairing up but once you know it its simple.

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Re: HMS Solebay
« Reply #4 on: 21 February 2024, 19:42:36 »
Thanks Basher, I’ll get the Flysky i6 ordered ????

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Re: HMS Solebay
« Reply #5 on: 24 February 2024, 14:09:21 »
My son in law has one of theses sets..
He is happy with it..  ^^^

But just to answer your question on "suitable"..!
Any radio gear with more than two channels can be classed as suitable..

I would say it all comes down to your budget, and what could be in the future..
1. Wether more than two channels would be required..
2. Mixing of channels...
3. The posibility to store different settings for different models...

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Re: HMS Solebay
« Reply #6 on: 22 April 2024, 19:36:00 »
A quick update on the build, the R/C system is installed and working nicely, I went for the Radiolink 8ch set with the 2 receivers. The first coat of primer is on the hull and all of the superstructure is built and I'm now doing some finer details such as phones, drains etc. Once I get the hull painted I can fill the portholes and bond the decks down onto the hull. There was some filling and sanding on the main armament but overall the resin kit for them is very nice with some nice details on it that you wouldn't get on vac form. I think another 4/5 weeks and she can be commissioned into my fleet  :)  I cannot seem to post pictures on the forum, I think it's because I use Mac, If anyone can help with this then I have a few to show.

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Re: HMS Solebay
« Reply #7 on: 23 April 2024, 13:00:14 »
One of the reasons for the problems that you are having regarding posting photos..
They are probably larger that the forum allows, each photo can not be larger that 100kb..

You can either resize them yourself, or send them to me for resizing..

You might find these posts helpful

http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/index.php?topic=587.0
http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/index.php?topic=241.0

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Re: HMS Solebay
« Reply #8 on: 23 April 2024, 16:31:24 »
Hopefully these will show the progress on Solebay

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« Reply #9 on: 24 April 2024, 06:40:29 »
These photos show your progression very well  ^^^

You mentioned in your previous post, that you were going to fill the portholes...!
I take it you mean.. clear glazing..

On my Enchantress,  I used ferrules to create the porthole affect, and then filled them with Deluxe "Glue 'N' Glaze"

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Re: HMS Solebay
« Reply #10 on: 24 April 2024, 09:08:12 »
Hopefully these will show the progress on Solebay

Hi
Very nice and clean looking construction.

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Re: HMS Solebay
« Reply #11 on: 24 April 2024, 20:44:41 »
These photos show your progression very well  ^^^

You mentioned in your previous post, that you were going to fill the portholes...!
I take it you mean.. clear glazing..

On my Enchantress,  I used ferrules to create the porthole affect, and then filled them with Deluxe "Glue 'N' Glaze"
Thanks Colin, I don’t think I’ll use the ferrules but I’m intrigued by the Deluxe Glue N Glaze, does it become hard and waterproof?

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Re: HMS Solebay
« Reply #12 on: 24 April 2024, 21:22:37 »
Sort of hard.. :D  harder than silicone, a bit like rubber..
Over night to dry property ..

It drys clear, waterproof/watertight.. ^^^ ^^^

I do all my portholes with this.. no matter what scale..

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Re: HMS Solebay
« Reply #13 on: 24 April 2024, 22:27:34 »
Sort of hard.. :D  harder than silicone, a bit like rubber..
Over night to dry property ..

It drys clear, waterproof/watertight.. ^^^ ^^^

I do all my portholes with this.. no matter what scale..
Thanks Colin,
                   That's my next purchase.