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    My New Build - Milford Star
    Thanks for the comment - as for the crew, Caldercraft have always included scale figures in previous models I have built but not for the Milford Star. I have looked on-line for 1:48 scale crew figures to no avail at the moment and agree that it would 'complete' the boat build. I did have some comments from my members that I didn't show any rust or weathering but as I explained I am not experienced in this 'art' and would prefer to strive for a decent normal finish rather than make a 'pig's ear' of the painting.
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    As others have said well done I like the color of the sails. Rick
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    34” Fairy Huntsman
    Hi, There the motor is most likely a bit too powerful but could be fun! you have plenty of toque (410KV) Start on 3S then 4S then 5S Same with props start small 30mm then work up I have a set of props of various diameter and pitch to chop and change. This way you will be able to control the boat, and your preferred runtime, 5mins or 25mins, torque steer, trim tabs, trial and error is often the way to go. If you start on 5S with a 55mm high pitch prop, You could have the first Flying Huntsman or a Smoking Motor or a wrecked boat. I had/have a 34'' Huntsman that had twin screws (2x 2860 on 3S) and twin rudders as per the original boat but its performance was a bit disappointing, compared to a racing hull. The real boat originally was used for off shore racing so designed for the rough water of the open sea. I would suggest a water cooled motor mount for an out-runner motor Even better find someone who has used the motor in a boat will give you a starting point. Specs. Turns: 12T Voltage: 4~5S Lipoly RPM/V: 410KV Internal resistance: 0.026 Ohm Max Loading: 55A Max Power: 1310W Shaft Dia: 5.0mm Bolt holes: 25mm Bolt thread: M3 Weight: 260g Motor Plug: 3.5mm Go for it! Roy
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    (Trawler) Milford Star
    This is my latest build and is from the Caldercraft range. It has taken me 3 months during the Covid 'lock down' period. It was challenging at times due to the poor information in the so called instruction book and not to scale drawing. The parts list in areas bore little resemblance to what was included in the contents however it makes up to be a very good model and it does help if you have your own stash of materials that you can substitute or make the parts you need or replace. I used an MFA geared motor at 2.5:1 ratio and a Viper 15 Amp ESC. I installed an electronic switch for the navigation lights and it should give a good effect during the darker afternoons/evening later in the year. In all it was a very satisfying build.
    New hull for my boat Nora
    Due to the high amount of inner components, was necessary for me to exchange the first hull by a bigger one, maintaining the super structure, not yet finished I show you some pictures of it
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    This was a renovation project the idea was to on convert to a Norfolk Broads Police Boat from the 1970's Running on an old 27mhz Acoms radio with brushless motor and ESC.
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    Just had to do some think since March 2020 so started a scratch built Chris Craft Constellation . Plans came from vintage model plans . I replace motor as on it's first run motor over heated so put a 500 series motor in & I've had 2 runs with new motor & O/K touch wood
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    A 3 year build yet to have its maiden voyage a little more detail:- HobbyKing 90A Boat ESC Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 5045-660KV Brushless Outrunner Motor HobbyKing Boat ESC Programming Card 9.6v 50000 mah Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery Packs x 2
    Dutch Schouw Yacht
    This is 'De Groene Draek' a Dutch Schouw yacht. She is scratchbuilt from drawings in a book called 'Ronde en Platboden Jachten' which I bought in Barcelona forty odd years ago. She is 30" long with 9" beam. She is shown here on the 'quayside' as travel restrictions in Wales preclude me from launching her for the moment.
    RAF Firefloat refurbishment
    This was my first full scratch build - using the plans from my Dad some 23+ years ago she was built in my garden shed (which at the time was probably not much bigger than the average 4 seater dining table!). At that time I deliberately kept the boat aesthetically different to his original kit built in the 1950's. Not sure why, I think perhaps I didn't understand the history of the 2 vessels and my dad was a little vague other than he loved the speed he got from his with an ED racing diesel in it originally!! Anyhow, after his passing a few years ago I gave it a touch up but was never really happy with it. So I gave it a good refurb last year, replacing the deck, forward cabin roofs, installing the forward portholes, a new aft deck, and scratch building all the parts as best I could from the images I could obtain - tow hook, masts, davit etc etc. and adding an LED light kit to the mast, navigation and insides. I obtained a decal kit from the UK to finish her off, and numbered her #93. When I refurbished my Dads before xmas that became #94 (I understand this was delivered first so it seemed appropriate). Fire monitors from SLEC also obtained a few years back for both boats. Still running my original Johnson brushed motor, but upgraded the prop, shaft and stern tube to M4 and replaced the servo driven electro-mechanical speed controller for an ESC instead. Yet to get a video of her on the plane but she certainly scoots along. Cheers, Chris
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    In 2019 I started this racing boat but as of yet have not managed to get it to a lake it runs on 14.8v lipo with 3674 High Performance 2650KV Brushless Motor. Please note rudder is hinged so if it hits something it lifts up, to prevent damage.
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