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Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 minutes ago
Hi Rallyst, I agree with you, but the radio gear supplied is not the greatest, I have bought all mine of ebay 1 had no transmitter and the other 2 on 27mh broke down within a short while, so nothing lost, my Richardson is still going strong, but will be re-fitting with Futaba gear, just so i only carry 1 transmitter Regards Mark

PT109 Refit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 32 minutes ago
Hi Dave_W, later versions of the Elcos, as depicted on the crew box, seem to have been MTB Green. Here some pics of one of the few preserved and restored Elcos. On the 'bow shot' the diagonal planking and reinforcing plate for the towing eye are clearly visible. Cheers Doug 😎

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 57 minutes ago
Hi Neil, your Dad's dead right! I've come to wonder how the heck I ever found time to go to work😉 important is to know just what you want to do with your time long before you retire - and then DO IT! Like wot i am now 😁 Yep, the cosmetics are to tidy up around all the hull and bulkhead breakthroughs and blend them in to the underlying structure. With special attention to ensuring that all hull breakthroughs (prop shaft / rudder shaft etc) are thoroughly waterproofed!! Good sealing on bulkhead breakthroughs is just(!) for 'Damage Control' to limit the spread of ingressive water in case summat nasty happens🤔 Cheers Doug 😎

International Model Boat Show by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 hour ago
2017 International Model Boat Show at last something happening in the south of England. Maybe worth a trip from Portsmouth for me. Dates are 10 - 12 November 2017

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 hour ago
Retirement is the way ahead and I bet you're busier now than when at work. My old man is always complaining there is not enough time in the day 😁😁😁😁 I think I need to fill a little more on the right hand side as it's sunk back a little but like you say just leave to dry for a good while. I presume the cosmetics you talk about is for streamlining over the top of the epoxy and trying to sand the epoxy back?

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 hour ago
Now we're getting somewhere 👍 To fix your rudder 'guide' (stock shaft) use the same technique as for the prop shaft tube. cosmetics with 2 part filler paste. He he! It's only League Bowling (first match of new season today, I averaged 187 was happy with that😊) and GF's travel wishes that get in the way for me now 😊 Lot to be said for retirement😉 Plug on Neil, cheers Doug 😎

Classic sports boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 hour ago
Very neat boat 👍 Love the finish on the hull 👍👍 and another Jura fan I see, is that Superstition I see there? Slainte 😜, Doug 😎

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 hour ago
Sometimes I hate work it gets in the way but I've managed to get the first fix for the prop tube at last now to leave for a while as work and courses in the way again. I have also managed to open the hole for rudder guide and presume this needs a bit of expoxy resin to secure it in place? The oiler is also fitted and a bit of cleaning of the inner hull to remove some of the old paint ready for sanding sealer coat after I've mounted and aligned the motor - not looking forward to that at all if past experience is anything to go by. But now the old mount is out there is more space and the prop and shaft is at a much better angle thanks to Dave and Doug😁😁

PT109 Refit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 hours ago
Hi Dave_W, I don't have any competition for PT109 out here. When the Germans build a Fast Patrol Boat / MTB or similar most don't think any further than the S100 or (slightly) more modern Weasel class! I've also got both Airfix and Revell versions of the S100 at 1:72 waiting in my Plastic Magic stash! Looking forward to the pics of your version of the Elco! Bon chance mon ami, cheers Doug 😎

PT109 Refit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 hours ago
Hi Dave, Welcome back! Thanks. Yep I believe you're right. Originally it was allegedly dark sea grey all over. But by the time of the 'big crunch' with IJN Amagiri in August '43 she was apparently so called MTB Green, a much lighter green! With so many possibilities it's another case of 'yer pays yer money and ......'. The lighter green may be easier to see on the lake! 🤓 Anyway, just bought some from Italeri 😉 Revell also seems to think she was light green. Not so sure about a white lower hull though🤔 Thought they were all so called copperoyd!? More or less red/brown primer colour. At least 'as built'. Of course in the field a lot of 'make do and mend' was going on. One thing she definitely wasn't is Zebra dazzle pattern. Ain't doin' that no which way, too much like 'ard work! Think I'll go for MTB Green and a typical brick red lower hull. (Got lots o' that 😉) Or maybe sky-blue-pink with purple spots😲😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by Rallyst Apprentice   Posted: 2 hours ago
Just reading through all of the above, I have a Richardson tug and thought, you know, it does all of the above straight out of the box,and everyone in my club,(bournville) loves it, so why change it?! It's fun, has lots of features and always gets the most comments from bystanders! I love it and wouldn't change a thing, only thing I have done is buy 4 x 2600mah battery packs for longer running time (gives me at least an hour a pack) It's even survived being landed on by a rather large Canada goose and spending 10 minutes inverted and taking on water! All features survived and lived in to sail another day! 👍

Classic sports boat by Imcc Seaman   Posted: 3 hours ago
Only been building for about a year now. This was the first boat I made. Nice and easy 😁

Jaydee by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 hours ago
If your prop is of a greater diameter than the motor it's too big. What battery are you using? Weight is important in this type of hull and the lighter the better as far as planing goes Dave

PT109 Refit by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 hours ago
Hi Doug Kennedy's PT109 "It is believed PT-109 was painted a flat, dark green at Noumea, New Caledonia" Dave

Bring & Buy Sale by dragon Lieutenant   Posted: 4 hours ago
Food was outstanding again and another great Morning see you all in March Cheers

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