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Loud Hailer (1:16 Scale) £3.00 GBP
Loud Hailer, made from a plastic material. 25mm high. Hailer 15mm diameter. Choose from grey or white. Bracket can be a different colour to the hailer. Sold in 3 pieces which clip together. No need for glue! Assembly instructions included. 1:16 scale.
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Search Light (1:16 Scale) £2.50 GBP
Search light. 20mm diameter. 2mm thick mounting bracket. It comes in three parts and will require a small amount of plastic glue for the lens and base. The bracket simply clicks into place and the lamp itself will swivel. Provision has been made for a 5mm LED to fit inside and a cut out is provided for wires. Made in various colours including mixed lamp/base colours. White is advised if you wish to paint. Assembly instructions included. 1:16 scale.
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Lightship by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 minutes ago
Hi David, Great job on the Model, The Light Ship"AMBROSE" is a good memory for me! I still remember having to go up her mast and change her lights. She uses custom light bulbs rated at 150 Volts can't remember the amps though! Thanks, for sharing the Picture just showed it to the wife. She liked your model as well! Ed.👍👍👍

Glue Applicator by tidtug Lieutenant   Posted: 45 minutes ago
There are so many glues on sale now it's a job to know what to use.

Lightship by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 hours ago
Hi Nick, getting back to your original question ... to name but a few, Happy Hunting 😎 just 'look' for 'Lightshipmodels' 😎

Lightship by jtdavid Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 hours ago
thanks sonar,👍 for putting the link I haven't got a clue how to do it. thanks david

Lightship by sonar Admiral   Posted: 3 hours ago
Sorry if this has Hijacked your thread but still a lightship.. If any member wants to try building a card or paper one best of luck and here is the link. Three across and 8 down. Lightship

Glue Applicator by tidtug Lieutenant   Posted: 3 hours ago
There are now so many glues on the market these days it's hard to know what one to use.

Battery problems by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 hours ago
Hi Allan, Great news, glad you got it sorted in the end.

Battery problems by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 hours ago
Hi Allan Glad to hear you have managed to get the boat running. Just so we know what is the final set up? I can see a 12v 7Ahr battery but What is the prop size & type, brushless motor, ESC. You have mentioned these before but may have bought different recently. Looks a good pool to use. As it is saltwater you will need to wash the model down after each sail and oil the propshaft. Salt crystals will destroy any bearings very quickly if you don't. Happy sailing Dave

Battery problems by Patto Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 hours ago
FINELY got my Perkassa running this afternoon after spending about $200.00 on new ESC, prop and stainless steel coupling ( the plastic one shattered on the last run in about 2 seconds). I have got to much power in it but the boat runs at about scale speed on about half throttle. I am running in a saltwater swimming pool on the beachfront at Wynnum Central which is a bay side suburb of Brisbane Queensland Australia. Cheers Allan

Lightship by tidtug Lieutenant   Posted: 11 hours ago
You would not think that it is made from card well done

Lightship by jtdavid Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 hours ago
high figtree, does this bring back any memories, made this from card from free download a few years ago. I like all the old light ships they have a lot of detail. david

Pics of running gear and skins by canabus Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 hours ago
I found two pics of my Sea Hornet engine mount. The second pic shows the cutout of the keel and the simple home made L bracket for the engine mount. The one in the Hobbyking drive line kit I did not like, but, the engine bolting to the motor is great. No top bearing, but, I have not had a problem with it. Added tap silicon grease on installation.

Pics of running gear and skins by canabus Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 hours ago
Dave M is right about lowering the prop angle and motors. My Aerokits Sea Hornet has only 10mm clearance to the top of the prop and I cutout part of the keel to lower the motor. I installed a 1900kv 28mm brushless motor, 30mm 1.4 pitch 2 blade brass prop with a 2650mah 3S behind the last frame with the rudder servo parallel to the transom. Added a small bit of lead under the front passenger seat to move the CG forward. Very quick little rocket at full throttle.

Fiberglassing by Trillium Commander   Posted: 17 hours ago
I have been puzzled by conflicting statements on the web, some stating that adding resin and fibreglass will strengthen wooden construction, and others stating that it will not. For my own understanding I did some tests, which others may find interesting. These are not by any means scientific, and meant only as a guide for me in model construction. The results show that coating balsa with resin and fibreglass cloth does strengthen it. For those who want to see more detail, these are the results. Three separate strips of balsa, each 18" long by 1.5" wide were cut from a single sheet 36" long by 3" wide, 3/32" (2.4mm) thick. Each strip was placed on top of two supports 10" apart. A load was applied in increments to the centre of the span. After testing each strip in its uncoated condition, each one was coated with Deluxe Materials Eze-Kote resin, according to the maker's instructions, and a layer of fibreglass cloth applied on each side. The cloth was a piece I had spare so I don't know what weight it was, but I estimate between 1 and 1.5 oz per sq yd. After coating each strip was tested again. The results are shown in the chart. The lower the deflection when loaded, the stronger the strip. Although all strips were cut from one sheet, strip 3 was clearly stiffer and stronger than the other two in its uncoated state. It benefited least from the addition of the fibreglass. Strips 1 and 2 showed a significant increase in strength.

Lightship by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 hours ago
Great looking Light Ship, 30 yrs ago I worked on the lightship Ambrose off the coast of New York City!

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