All format build session in Dayton June 22

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  1. froggyfrenchman

    froggyfrenchman Well-Known Member

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    I plan to host a build session for all formats on Sunday June 22,
    starting at 9am, and lasting into the evening.
    All formats are welcome to attend.
    I would like to also have a captain's meeting for both the
    Midwest battle Group, and also Battlestations, so that we can get
    some sort of battle schedule put together for the two groups, take photos of the captains, and their ships, and such.
    My boatshop is approx. 20 miles north, and west of Dayton, Ohio.
    It is possible that I might be able to get the use of the local battle site if there is enough interest in putting ships on the water.
    Mikey
     
  2. captin sobor

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    ok, Great, i'll hopfully be there. :)
     
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    I'll try to make it. I'll see if the wife has anything planned. Hopefully real life won't interfere....[;)]
     
  4. Mike Horne

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    I'll put in for that weekend.


    Mike
     
  5. jbc98k

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    Thanks for hosting Mikey, I will be there.

    Jeff
     
  6. froggyfrenchman

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    It looks like there may be quite a few new captains attending the
    get-together, so I would like to turn this into a swap-meet of sorts,
    also. So if anyone has any stuff for sale or trade, please bring it,
    as it may give someone that is just getting started a jump-start on
    their project.
    Thanks.
    Mikey
     
  7. Mike Horne

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    Looks as if the baby has changed my plans... he's not here yet. I might not make it :(


    Mike
     
  8. froggyfrenchman

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    The all day all format build session/swap meet..
    10555 Dayton-Greenville Pike
    Brookville, Ohio.
    45309
    My cell is (937)-620-6053
    Starts around 9am, lasts all day.

    From I-70
    Go to exit 24 which will put you on Rt 49 going north.
    Go approx. 4 miles to the city limits of Phillipsburg.
    There will be a smallish hamburger/icecream joint on the right.
    I am directly across the street on the left.
    Large 3-bay white garage/barn.

    Looks like there will be 10-15 captains attending throughout the day.
    Will probably be several boats for sale (both small-gun, and big-gun), as well as fiberglass hulls, and
    possibly wooden hulls.

    I also have a local hobby shop, and Clippard dealer, so if anyone needs anything that they are having trouble finding, just let me know in advance, and I will try to pick the stuff up.

    Looks like low 80s with a chance of rain, so we will probably not be going to the pond during the day, but we will have lots of combat videos playing from both small-gun, and big-gun.

    Mikey
     
  9. Mike Horne

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    Hey!

    My son made his appearance this tues, after a fairly difficult and very lengthy labor. So... How did the session go? I wish I could have been there...

    Mike
     
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    Mike,
    Congradulations!!!!! I trust mom and son are doing fine. The boats will be here. But what you experienced will last a lifetime!
    Eric
     
  11. froggyfrenchman

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    Mike
    Some folks will use just any old excuse for not attending a build session.
    You can always have more kids down the road.
    Haha.
    That is great news. Have you picked a name yet? Like Rodney? Nelson??
    And also. Has he picked a boat that he likes?
    You have to stay ahead of these things.
    Mikey
     
  12. froggyfrenchman

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    Posted - 06/26/2008 : 3:15:28 PM
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    We had our all-format build-session/ captain's meeting this past Sunday.
    Turn-out was pretty good with the following captains in attendance.

    Captain club (s) ship (s)

    Mikey (host) Treaty Renown, Strasbourg
    MBG Bearn, LeTerrible
    Battlestations Strasbourg, Mogador

    Phil A. Treaty Suffren, Newport News
    MBG Richelieu, Bearn
    Battlestations Tashkent, Emile Bertin

    Eric N. Treaty Markgraf


    Steve V. MBG KGV, Victoria, G-3


    Bat Treaty Dunkerque, Richelieu
    MBG TBD (Richelieu)?
    Battlestations TBD (Richelieu)?

    Lee D. MBG Jap DD
    Battlestations Mogami (?)
    BBS Yamato, Dunkerque, Mogami

    Several other captains showed an interest in attending, but couldn't make it.

    We worked on the boats some, and discussed R/C warship combat in our region,
    based on who was battling with each of the various clubs.
    A good time was had by all, as it was for the most part a boat day.
    I will break-down the stuff that we discussed in the areas for each club.
    Mikey
     
  13. froggyfrenchman

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    At the captain's meeting we discussed picking up new club officers, as the current officer have been holding their posts for the last few years.
    In the end, we determined that we would simply not make any assignments as the club needs to grow, and we all need to do our part anyways.
    So here are some of the things that we hashed out.

    We are going to make a master-list of all of the captains in our region, and distribute the e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and home addresses to all of the captains so that we have better comunications.
    We are going to set up monthly build sessions, and move them around so that we all have the best chances of attending build sessions.
    We are going to schedule at least two battles this year, and see if there is interest in having more later on in the year.
    Mikey
     
  14. froggyfrenchman

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    We are adopting the following rule from the NTXBG for the MBG concerning the hard area of the hull below the waterline.


    If it helps, here's the rule as done by the NTXBG which part c (applicable to you) was tightened up last year for loopholes:

    Penetrable Areas
    a. The thickness of the hull will be based on actual armor thickness at the thickest part
    of a given ship's armor belt, per Table 1 of the Technical Appendix.
    b. The penetrable area of the hull shall be about 85% of the hull area within one inch +/-
    of the waterline.
    c. Penetrable areas are defined as all points below the cap rail to a point 1 inch below
    the waterline, below which the hull may be constructed of any material. Areas below
    the waterline where the hull curve exceeds 45 degrees inward from vertical can be
    constructed of any material and need not be penetrable. The area protected by the
    frames (ribs) as defined in this chapter is exempt from this specification.

    cheers
    Jeff
     
  15. froggyfrenchman

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    Phil A. proposed that we adopt the WWCC rules for arming the aircraft-carriers.
    Under R+D for the 2008 battling season.
    As this was proposed from the floor at the captain's meeting, and we had not discussed it on the forums, we decided to post it here for discussion before actually voting on it.
    Under R+D, we would be able to implement it for this battling season, and then vote next year to either keep it as it is in WWCC, or revert to the old MBG rule.
    Perhaps someone could post the WWCC rule here for all to have a look at.
    Mikey
     
  16. froggyfrenchman

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    Phil A. also proposed that we adopt a 33-33 speed rule similar to what we have in Treaty. Under R+D
    Basically a 33 knot ship goes 33 seconds through the 100' course.
    And one knot is equal to one second.
    So a 31 knot ship would be 29 seconds.

    Again. As it was proposed from the floor, we are putting this out for discussion on this forum, so that we can weigh the pros and cons.
    Then we can put it to a vote.
    Mikey
     
  17. froggyfrenchman

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    Here is a break-down of the current MBG speed list and what it would look like if we were to go with the 33/33 proposal.

    ship speed.....current MBG speed/100'....33/33 proposal

    20...................56.3 w/b 46
    21...................53.6 w/b 45
    22...................51.5 w/b 44
    23...................48.9 w/b 43
    24...................46.9 w/b 42
    25...................45 w/b 41
    26...................43.3 w/b 40
    27...................41.7 w/b 39
    28...................40.2 w/b 38
    29...................38.8 w/b 37
    30...................37.5 w/b 36
    31...................36.3 w/b 35
    32...................35.2 w/b 34
    33...................34.1 w/b 33
    34...................33.1 w/b 32
    35...................32.1 w/b 31
    36...................31.3 w/b 30
    37...................30.4 w/b 29
    38...................29.6 w/b 28
    39...................28.9 w/b 27
    40...................28.1 w/b 26
    41...................27.4 w/b 25
    42...................26.8 w/b 24
    43...................26.2 w/b 23
    44...................25.6 w/b 22
    45...................25 w/b 21
    46...................24.5 w/b 20
    47...................23.9 w/b 19
    48...................23.4 w/b 18
    49...................23 w/b 17
    50...................22.5 w/b 16
    51...................22.1 w/b 15

    Mikey
     
  18. Mike Horne

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    All the stuff on rules sounds fine to me. I am interested in the hows and whys of the carrier rules, and will start a new thread


    Mike