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    Norstar Kingfisher
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thanks
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks to those kind members who have made constructive comments with regard to my newly acquired Norstar Kingfisher kit. Living as I do in a small apartment with no garage or workshop, I have to rely on my child- brideโ€™s permission to use the kitchen table for such projects, and all ready have three in the pipeline! Perhaps the Kingfisher will have to join the queue until, Spring next year. I shall bear in mind the various suggestions - probably will be brushless powered

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thanks
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Hi Peewit83.

    I understand the difficulties of modeling at home.
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    She's a sharp looker! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ“ Norstar Kingfisher
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Peewit83 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Found this 40+ year old kit at local Toy Fair yesterday . Everything seems to be there so looking forward to building in due course

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Norstar Kingfisher
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisF ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Good to see another old model being built.

    If you're using a brushless motor I wouldn't worry about the weight - I build mine heavy and I think a bit of weight makes them more stable on the water.

    If using a brushed motor it would probably be a good idea to put it on a diet as Ronald says!

    Chris
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Norstar Kingfisher
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    I built one of these six years ago, it was designed for gas powered engines and uses heavy 3/8โ€ ply frames and two glued together to create the keel.

    I highly recommend, you take 1/8โ€ ply, trace the frame patterns and then cut those to make your model.

    If not, and you choose to make as is in the kit, it will be a very heavy model.

    Mine never planned it only motored along as if in a no wake inner harbor or river zone.


    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Norstar Kingfisher
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    This is a beautiful historical model. Congratulations, I'm looking forward to getting started.


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