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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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Predator (Aeromarine Laminates USA) by bilzin Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 9 hours ago
Aeromarine Laminates Predator 21 hull with HK 2630kv brushless outboard and Turnigy 120a w/c esc. Waterproof metal geared Servo and will have 4-6s lipo when completed.

DPI Silencer ( aka Tiddler 616) by bilzin Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 9 hours ago
From the DPI (US) kit, tempted to upgrade to a brushless but goes like otznot with the fitted brushed motor though !

46" Firefloat What Motor/Battery by moormedic Apprentice   Posted: 10 hours ago
Hello chaps. I'm very new to this but have just finished scratch building a 46" Vosper Firefloat in the old Aerokits fashion (ie all wood) to the point where I've primered it, fitted a radio and couple of motors (Graupner 600 chosen at random cos they looked adequate!) and a Lead Acid 6v 12Ahr battery. Tried it on the local canal today and two problems. 1: its underpowered...nearly gets on the plane with a fresh battery but not quite. 2: The battery only lasts about five minutes. I'm an old git and don't understand "Lipids" or the benefits of "Brushless Motors" etc and would appreciate any help or advice any of you experienced guys could offer me please on motor/battery choices to get the thing planing and running for more than five minutes. Many thanks in anticipation Cheers John

Dumas Jolly Jay by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 16 hours ago
Selling this nice sailing “Jolly Jay” ready to play with the grand kids. I am in Ontario, CANADA 🇨🇦. Less than $180. Contact me.

Aeronaut Pilot by Skipper44 Lieutenant   Posted: 17 hours ago
Current stage, I will be making a video on how I have done the boat thus far for the superstructure, and the cab which is currently being built!

Aeronaut Pilot by Skipper44 Lieutenant   Posted: 17 hours ago
Sorry for not posting in a while, have had a pretty busy start to A levels, all is ago again however!

Solent Class Lifeboat "Douglas Currie" by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 18 hours ago
I quite agree Dave, the MFA 850 motors at 4/5ths chat push her along at a very pleasing and hopefully realistic speed. Ive enjoyed this build and had alot of pleasure posting myn progress, hopefully its been enjoyed by all and if its given anyone else some inspiration, even better. Please feel free to watch my Vosper RTTL build elsewhere! kind regards simon

'VOYAGER of the SEAS' RC Cruise Ship by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 hours ago
Truly captures the look of the real model. The detail is very good and it is a credit to Paul that the model actually sails with all the cabin etc detail above the waterline, the sign of a real master of his craft.

Solent Class Lifeboat "Douglas Currie" by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 hours ago
Very realistic and nicely sailed model. The Solent Class were not fast afloat boats and had a max speed of about 9 knots so its nice to see a scale model sailing at a realistic speed. Well done and thanks for sharing the build and final on the water video

Unusual and fun by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 hours ago
Good to see models that will attract the younger generation as well as amuse us of more senior years. Thanks for sharing

Unusual and fun by Dom of Essential RC Commander   Posted: 18 hours ago
Not your everyday RC boat. I suspect a rowing boat...especially a dual rowing boat takes quite a bit of engineering !

Sea Queen Prop shaft by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 hours ago
Hi AndyG Not sure what type of coupling was supplied but I use a common Universal coupling on my 48" Sea Queen and use a brushless 42 size 850Kv water cooled motor of 700 watts and it is happy driving a Prop Shop prop of 42mm at 45 amp on full throttle. Power is from an 11.1v Lipo of at least 2200 mA but Nimhs would work, just not as fast and less duration. My motor is mounted in the main cabin and I have no problem with the prop shaft. Originally designed for IC power so perhaps you have heard of problems when we used such powerful and not so well controlled devices. My model goes on the plane very easily and any more power would make it unstable. Pics attached to show my set up. You can just see the coupling in front of the motor.

Fish boxes by Ballast Captain   Posted: 19 hours ago
😉Thanks for that. I have been looking for some suitable little boxes that would suit but no joy so I'll give this method a whirl, I only need a few for bait, the crabs are in much bigger containers and computer ink cartridge boxes suit, like the one in photo !!!

Fish boxes by GrahamP74 Captain   Posted: 20 hours ago
For the stack I made a plastic box and then cut plastic round to add to the sides.. once up to the top I added a fake base to the top and then added the detail of the scuffs and scratches. The single boxes were made in the same way and I added wire to the top and the sides to added the additional detail...

Sea Queen Prop shaft by AndyG009 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 20 hours ago
Hi all Have purchased a Sea Queen kit, and after getting info from this site plan to fit a brushless motor and Lipo's. Have been advised to change coupling from supplied, for one that will take the power - comments please. Also is there likely to be problems with more power going through the long M4 prop shaft ? I would rathersolve problems now before boat is built, so any help would be useful.

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