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rcaddict22/10/2016 11:23:33
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so went to the beach this morning to fly my planes but 100M away was a large navel ship (french) tied up at the local coal terminal, was I right to abort flying

Edited By oldgit on 22/10/2016 11:24:06

Edited By oldgit on 22/10/2016 11:25:04

Essjay22/10/2016 11:26:14
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Maybe discretion was the best move in the circumstances, I would have left as well, just in case.


Alan Thorpe22/10/2016 12:01:35
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Good idea leaving it for another time when there's no warships around! !

Hey just wondering if flying off the beach has any detrimental effects on your models? ?

I've just flew off the beach last week it's great having a new runway every time tide goes out!
But the salt can't be good eh? I just used wipes to clean off sand but worried about motor and servos!

Cheers Alan
rcaddict22/10/2016 12:56:53
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yes the salt affects the metal screws/fittings etc etc - not had any problem with servos or motors

Phil 922/10/2016 13:30:42
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you can water proof servos to some extent. the rc car guys do it a lot.

rcaddict22/10/2016 13:52:21
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also when I remember (not very often ) I spray the fittings with silicon sparay

Alan Thorpe22/10/2016 16:12:11
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Ah great stuff that's good advice with the silicon and the servo waterproofing! Thanks lads, will try that out for peace of mind! !
rcaddict22/10/2016 19:20:29
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update - just found out the ship is a helicopter assault carrier so it probably would shoot me down if i strayed near !!!


David Molineux22/10/2016 19:32:21
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The Royal Navy frigate HMS Richmond scuppered my flying for 9 months last year....... We were in the Indian Ocean for most of it


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