There was a switch for going from petrol to paraffin, ran for about 15 minutes on petrol, then switch over. I had the same engine when I skippered 'Nellie' a few years later. Principle problem was the noise. On a still day they could be heard from miles away and were described as sounding like Angry Wasps.
28 minutes ago by 🇬🇧 Nerys ( Commander)
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Flat iron collier
"I'd quite like to forget them myself."
I forget enough other stuff 🙄 so why not birthdays?😁
Probably not however an advisable course of action for one's partner's birthday!!
1 hour ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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Mt. Washington - Dumas Kit
Got it, thanks!
3 hours ago by 🇺🇸 JEFFSUED ( Recruit)
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👍I am also building veronica and contacted mastman for deadeye size and he replied 9mm
4 hours ago by 🇬🇧 jeffstu ( Recruit)
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Bristol book and model boat show.
If she has retired by then , yep,, sounds a good day out. Judy’s sister lives up the road in Cobham, so they can come shopping. Haha, I like it.
16 hours ago by 🇬🇧 KenThompson ( Midshipman)
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Aerokits 1962 34.5" RAF Crash Tender rebuild, including interior.
Basic Club 500 fleet. 3 confirm to rules and 2 certainly dont though also have one for curious spectators to try
8 days ago by HappyHaggis
1/72nd scale WWII Japanese T-103 LST
1/72nd scale WWII Japanese T-103 LST Fast Transport.
Built 2004. Working bow ramp, and can load small rc tanks
10 days ago by Umi Ryuzuki
Palaform Griffon 600 Model Hovercraft
From a kit manufactured by Palaform. Constructed from Depron in just a few evenings. Comes complete with skirt and optional electrics pack. Extremely light and manoeuvrable on hard surfaces and water, not grass. It weighs 83 grams including the battery and electrics.
Available on the internet from Palaform Ltd.
12 days ago by ModelHover
Dragon Flite DF95 (Yacht)
The DF95 yacht by Joysway is a great introduction into sailing a racing yacht. Easy to sail, not too expensive compared to IOM's and 36R's and you can change the rigs in about 5 minutes as the weather dictates. The standard A Rig supplied is perfectly acceptable for a lot of wind ranges on an inland lake but you may need to change down to a B rig if you sail in exposed locations. There is a great racing scene around the country and internationally as DF 95's in their own special class. I had the opportunity to sail mine in very high winds last Sunday (01 Feb) and had some fantastic sailing especially on the downwind legs where it was 'flying' but not submarining. (10/10)
15 days ago by ads90
Yacht ZIRKON all-fiberglass hull, which I bought at the bazaar. The yacht will be equipped with Z - drives 2pcs, with 450W AC motors. 2 pcs AC regulators60A. 2pcs LiPol battery 3 cells 5000 mA. Servo 2 pcs bend 7 kg. In the already prepared but I do not manage time, I have unfinished things.
17 days ago by Inkoust
Scratch built tug with bits leftover from my Puffer build
18 days ago by billhook301
Italian "Pronto Intervento"
This little boat was found under a pile of junk in an old cluttered bicycle shop which sold toys on the side. Was looking for a part for my sons cycle in the early 80's when it was found. One of the two relatively ancient (mid 80's) brothers who owned the place said they had had it for years and would sell it for R5. It was made in Italy of polystyrene as a kids toy - obviously there was a motorised version at one time and it had a rubber prop on a fixed shaft plus the top lifted off with three screws. It was quickly converted using a small (180flat) motor, small Graupner rudder, Billings 2mm shaft with the rubber prop and oiler tube, 4 AA batteries and 27mhz Futaba RC for a motorcycle . It was used for years at the Johannesburg MBC as a have a go boat for kids. Very slow so quite safe with them .
Fast forward 20 years whilst living in the UK - strip it down - Speed 300 motor running on 6 x 2/3AA Nimh cells through the same RC setup. Now frighteningly fast for its small size (+-13") it leaps up on the plane almost instantly and has to be run in very smooth water (picture taken in its old mode). The few kids at the club water in the New Forest all want to have a go - sadly have to decline as its much too much for them to handle........
Its name on the stern is Guesta Festa which is Italian slang for Party Pooper (from a friend) - as its a model of an Italian 'Customs Interception Launch'............
20 days ago by redpmg
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Easy reversing switch for single ESC twin motor set-up