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MANUKAU MODEL POWER BOAT CLUB Inc

 

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Venue: Wattle Farm Rd Pond Manurewa

2nd & 4th Sunday of each month from about 10.30 am

 

President:        Malcolm Miller                         Editor   Chris Breen

                        93 Sykes Rd                                         12 Sunset Rd

                        Manurewa                                           Glenfield

                        Ph 268 2742                                          Ph 4445 482                  September 2003

 

HOT NEWS

TARANAKI SPEED RUNS


On the 2nd & 3rd August, four Club Members made the trip to New Plymouth for the speed-runs. Unfortunately, on both days the weather was not favourable for all-out speed with a slight breeze coming straight down the speed traps. The Scale Hydros had to judge their runs carefully and quite a few found themselves upside down. Where the Hydros had trouble with the upward wind the Cats found this to their liking and also did not mind the slight chop. The downwind leg was a different story and you could see them slow down quite significantly. All the Club boats that ran set Club Records for their Class except Dean who also established two new NZMPBA records in P1 & P2 tunnel as well as breaking the existing P1 Hydro record. I think Dean is also applying for the NZMPBA International Records as well and this would give Dean 6 NZMPBA Records. Congratulations on these achievements Dean. Malcolm’s run of 82.43kph unofficially broke the NZMPBA record for C2 Deep Vee and was a shame he was unable to achieve a backup run as required by the NZMPBA (mechanical problems). Malcolm was also only just under 2kph from breaking the NZMPBA C2 Mono Record, which is a great achievement for a very heavy DV hull. I am sure Malcolm will blitz these records at the next speed-runs. Merv ran Radical Rat and clocked 99.11kph, which makes his Scale 45 the fastest in NZ. Jason ran Coca-Cola through the speed traps no less than 15 times and ended up with a top speed of 69.73kph, which is not too bad as Dean’s best time in his record setting P1 tunnel was 69.87kph.

Thanks to the Taranaki Gang for their Hospitality, this was very much appreciated and a big thanks to those who made these speed-runs possible. These were the first official speed-runs that some of our Club Members had participated in and the general census is that we should do this more often.

Below are the speeds established and the new records.

NAME

CLASS

SPEED

NZMPBA

Records

MMPBC

Records

NEW

NZMPBA

Malcolm

C2 MONO

58.44

84.51

   

Malcolm

C2 MONO

82.43

84.51

82.43

 

Malcolm

C2 DEEP VEE

58.44

80.63

   

Malcolm

C2 DEEP VEE

82.43

80.63

82.43

 

Jason

B INBOARD TUNNEL

69.73

77.17

69.73

 

Dean

PI HYDRO

69.87

51.87

69.87

69.87

Dean

PI INBOARD TUNNEL

69.87

0.00

69.87

69.87

Dean

P2 HYDRO

78.30

89.72

78.30

 

Dean

P2 INBOARD TUNNEL

78.30

0.00

78.30

78.30

Paul

C2 HYDRO

77.13

133.58

   

Merv

C2 HYDRO

94.92

133.58

94.92

 

Jason

SCALE 45 HYDRO

81.22

94.36

   

Merv

SCALE 45 HYDRO

99.11

94.36

99.11

 

Paul

1/8th SCALE HYDRO

77.09

107.30

   

John

1/8th SCALE HYDRO

85.51

107.30

   

Merv

1/8th SCALE HYDRO

93.32

107.30

   

Malcolm

1/8th SCALE HYDRO

96.97

107.30

96.97

 

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS

If you have NOT paid yet. Please send to

The Club Treasurer Maggie Burns

9 Domain Rd

Weymouth

$30 Adult

$45 Family

$15 Junior (under 16)


TECH NOTES

A bit more about Dean’s boat

It's one of Tony's Jesse James hulls moulded off original aero Marine cat. It has speed master running gear 1/4" drive gear and a 25cc 260pum 4 port motor . It's not run in yet so look out .( And this thing goes round a corner like it's on rails baby).

Paint was done by Headcase Designs. It has aero marine radio box and a hanson tune pipe with a rap to centre header pipe and water jackets. Noise was over come with one of Kevin Grays silencers which got it down to 89db and a Hobby Supplies Super muffler to shut it up to 84.9 db if I'm correct.


Hyperactive is my 3rd boat I have done since I joined the club and racing is something kool to do on the weekend.

WATERPROOF RADIO GEAR?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a product that could protect our receivers and servos in our watertight radio boxes when we have a dunking (and it leaks) or say if you forget to put the bung or tape over the access hole and a little bit of H2o gets in amongst the electronics! Well, an article came up on the bulletin board the other night about what they use in the States for these great dilemmas. I took a deeper look into this product and you would not believe it, but I found an Agent right here in Auckland!

The product sells itself, so below are a few testimonies from the Bulletin Board.

You can also find the Agents Phone number and address on the webpage below.

Also, check out NZ Feedback on this Webpage

http://www.corrosionx.co.nz

Title: Re: Corrosion in a receiver
Post by James_G._Clegg

Corrosion X is THE stuff!!!!
Works wonders for electronics, take apart your servos and spray some in there also.

Will help if you ever get water in the box.

Post by Rod_Geraghty

www.corrosionx.com
You can order it on-line
If you spray the inside of the receiver with it, the receiver will continue to work in a radio box full of water.
I saw a demonstration of this at a model show in Seattle in 1985.
I have been using corrosion X ever since.
This is some incredible sxxx!

Post by James_G._Clegg

I saw a video of the stuff. They sprayed the inside of a TV and threw it in a pool while it was on, and it still worked just fine!!
~ James

Post by John_Ackerman

Shoot everything in the transmitters also to include the switches.  Have never had a failure since using that stuff

Post by Norm_Doerr

I forgot to tape the sides of my radio box lid one day on an outrigger....filled the box with water and the thing still ran 6 laps and came in alive with no radio glitches; The boat ran slow but finished.  WOW    : That stuff works great.

Post by Ronald_

Supposedly, the treatment will insulate the connectors so you will not get a connection. Once you take a receiver apart, plug your servos, crystal and battery pack in as usual to protect them from overspray. It is to be put on twice a year for best protection or maybe reapply if the system gets a good soaking. A small bottle of this might look pricy but you will save that amount if you only save one servo.

Post by Clay_Glover

Has anyone sprayed it inside the radio switch and had problems after?

Post by PHIL_THOMAS

The mechanical contact of the plugs and the switches overcomes any insulating properties of the Corrosion X.
The plugs are where the corrosion will appear very often.
I use it on all plugs and components.
The benefit is it repels water from the components surface.
PHIL

Post by Jim

You'll sold me on it, Just order for my boats

Jim


Racing at the Club Day 10th August

Overcast weather greeted us with a threat of rain that actually stayed away until the racing was over.

Three 1/8th Scale hydros were ready to battle it out but unfortunately prior to the racing in the tune-up time, two of these boats had to withdraw. Malcolm with Miller High Life, on a high speed run down the front straight threw a prop and half of his stub shaft into the pond. Jason finally getting his Winston Eagle to come up on speed had the misfortune of having his pressure pipe pickup on the underside of his pipe and contaminating his fuel tanks with used burnt oil. Merv really had his Miss Budweiser humming and was the only one left to race. It was decided that one boat on its own would not very interesting so it was decided to move onto the Class I boats.

We had five Class I and one Class II boats and these were divided up to three boat heats. Malcolm in Skulduggery won the first heat followed by Dean with Hyperactive and Merv failed to get Express to fire. The second race had Bruce with Victory against Wayne with Scarab and Jason with his Class II boat Coca Cola with none of these boats finishing the race. Scarab withdrew with a damaged servo and it was decide to run the rest of the heats altogether. In the next heat five boats started but Skulduggery went down after 2 laps. Victory managed only one more lap before succumbing to mechanical misadventure leaving Express with an impressive win followed by Coca Cola and Hyperactive. Heat 4 had Victory and Skulduggery not making the start leaving Express with another walk away win with Hyperactive just beating Coca Cola for 2nd place. Heat 5 saw Express just breaking the start with the other boats right on the button. Victory went dead on the end buoys making the racing a little bit more interesting. Skulduggery expired on the last lap, Express passed Coca Cola to take second place but could not catch up to Hyperactive whom took out this race.

The last heat was a thriller in sorts with Victory dying half way down the back straight in the pre race jockeying for the start. Hyperactive, Coca Cola and Express were together but a bit early for the start and had to slow down as not to break the start. This let a fast charging Skulduggery through to start right on the button with Hyperactive, Express and Coca Cola in hot pursuit. Around the top buoys and into the back straight Hyperactive had caught Skulduggery followed very closely by a fast charging Express, when all of a sudden a turmoil of spray and flying boats erupted as Hyperactive and Skulduggery collided and out of the spray came Express lucky to be unscathed. Express carried on to claim the win followed by Coca Cola. Express took out the days racing with 39pts followed by Hyperactive 37pts and Skulduggery with 10pts. Coca Cola Being Class II ended up with 40 pts for the day.

Next up was the endurance racing and there were two 10-minute heats around the M course. With boats having hull or mechanical damage, this left only three boats ready to compete. Hyperactive clocked up 50 laps for both heats followed by Coca Cola on 47 laps and Equalizer with 19 laps.

The days racing had been very exciting with a good crowd watching and hope we see more competitors next month.

Thanks to the Guys who turned up early, to help set up and to Mrs Burns for supplying the BBQ and Wayne for running the races.

Club Hi- Points Standings

Class I Sprint Racing

Hi-Points

40.85

Malcolm Miller

10

SKULDUGGERY

40.71

Brett Harrison

 

BALLISTICS

29.925

Chris Breen

 

L & P

40.985

Adrian Milanesi

 

LAMBORGHINI

27.145

Graham Doggett

 

OHIO STEEL

40.83

Glen Sayers

 

BLUE DEALER

29.985

Wayne Lester

53

SCARAB

27.175

Phillip Leach 1

 

PSL CONSTRUCTION

40.79

Tony Belle

 

EXCITER

27.225

Bruce Burns

9

VICTORY

40.97

Jason Lester

 

COCA COLA

27.255

Brian Nesbit

 

PUSSY CAT

27.095

Peter Wright

 

OBSESSION

26.975

Dean Harris Hyper

74

DRAGO II

40.915

Tony Cockett

 

SPYDER

40.81

Merv Sowden

69

EXPRESS

27.195

Dean Harris Rompa

 

ROMPER STOMPER

27.175

Phillip Leach 2

 

TWIN

Class II Sprint Racing

Hi-Points

27.095

Peter Wright

 

OBSESSION

29.865

Glen Sayers

 

STEVES MODEL SHOP

29.825

Bruce Burns Red

 

RED DEVIL

29.825

Bruce Burns Ally

 

ALLY

29.985

Jason Lester Coca

40

COCA COLA

29.985

Jason Lester Bud

 

BUD DRY

29.745

Bruce Burns Reactor

 

REACTOR

40.915

Tony Cockett

 

SPYDER

Class I Endurance

 

Hi-Points

40.85

Malcolm Miller

 

SKULDUGGERY

40.71

Brett Harrison

 

BALLISTICS

29.925

Chris Breen

 

L & P

40.985

Adrian Milanesi

 

LAMBORGHINI

27.145

Graham Doggett

 

OHIO STEEL

40.83

Glen Sayers

 

BLUE DEALER

29.985

Wayne Lester

10

SCARAB

27.175

Phillip Leach 1

 

PSL CONSTRUCTION

40.79

Tony Belle

 

EXCITER

27.225

Bruce Burns

8

VICTORY

40.97

Jason Lester

 

COCA COLA

27.255

Brian Nesbit

 

PUSSY CAT

26.975

Dean Harris Hyper

19

HYPERACTIVE

40.915

Tont Kockett

 

SPYDER

27.195

Dean Harris 2

 

ROMPER STOMPER

27.175

Phillip Leach 2

 

TWIN

40.81

Merv Sowden

16

EQUALIZER

Class II Enduro Racing

Hi-Points

27.095

Peter Wright

 

OBSESSION

29.865

Glen Sayers

 

STEVES MODEL SHOP

29.825

Bruce Burns

 

RED DEVIL

29.985

Jason Lester Coca

20

COCA COLA

29.985

Jason Lester Bud

 

BUD LIGHT

NOTICES

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Brent has step down as Club Captain and Merv has stepped in temporary until a new Club Captain is appointed. Anyone interested in this position please notify the Club Secretary.

Dean, on one of his speed run attempts, did try to see how fast his boat would go without a prop on….though he did seem to take his boat out of the water in a scurry!!

FOR SALE/WANTED COLUMN          

Chris Breen – Editor

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