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    Star Wars Patrol Boat (1/6 scale)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Figures...
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Captain)
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    Len1, I'm not that much into non-scale figures (Barbie, stuffed animals, etc.). So whe I got this throw away hull, I wanted a "personal" boat, small with a larger figure.

    So I started with a 1/6 scale "Mr. Pink". I then found the 1/6 scale Star Wars troopers at a local store and "that's the rest of the story".

    Lew
    Florida โ›ฑ๏ธ, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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    ๐Ÿ“ Hovering
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Captain)
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    Isaac - haven't worked out the ant-gravity issue yet. One would think it would be easier being the boats are so small.
    Lew
    Florida โ›ฑ๏ธ, USA

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hovering
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Lew, I love the idea that if you can not get figures to match your boat then just build the boat to match the figures you have๐Ÿ˜‚. Another great job.
    Len
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hovering
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Warrant Officer)
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    Add 4 drone motors as outriggers.

    Just an idea ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž



    Isaac
    ๐Ÿ“ Video
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Captain)
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    Doug... certainly not a speed demon. Unfortunately I build my boats on the heavy side. Was going to take a video, but my cell phone is not easy to hold to take a video.

    Lew
    Florida โ›ฑ๏ธ, USA

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Video
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Captain)
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    Yeah, my Sony with a 50X optical zoom died. Too much to repair so I am looking for a replacement.
    Lew
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Video
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That's why I use a 'real' video camera Lew.
    Which I can screw onto a tripod.
    Or even better still - I take my camera girl Gisela with me๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ“ In the water
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Captain)
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    Photo of my Star Wars' Empire patrol boat in the water on 7 April, 2024.

    Lew
    Florida, USA

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: In the water
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Warrant Officer)
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    Love the boat. Neat idea to turn it into a futuristic vessel. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž


    Now, does it hover? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


    Isaac
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: In the water
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "And now. Something completely different."๐Ÿ˜€
    How does she run Lew? Any vids coming up??๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ“ Star Wars Patrol Boat (1/6 scale)
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Captain)
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    This is a model I built several years ago. Someone gave me an old wood hull which I turned into an experimental boat, and wound up being a Star Wars Storm Trooper patrol boat. I generally don't do many "funny" boats and try to keep everything to scale. I believe this is a good example of making a comical boat to scale (no stuffed animals, etc.).

    It never performed well as it was small and the six "C" cell battery pack weighted the boat down giving very little freeboard (about 3/8 inch) and a slow speed.

    I decided to replace the 3000MAH 7.2V Nimh battery with a 2S Li-ion 3500MAH &.4V battery. Last Sunday I took it to the SSMBC meet and it went very well but after 50 feet it died. (It was the motor.) So that is now replace and it will be over two weeks to the next meet.

    So, in the mean time I took some photos of the fix-up and "innards". In particular you can see the adapter I made to fit the 2S battery where the hobby battery sat. It is 3D printed. I placed the file on "Thingiverse" (link below) in case anyone else is interested.

    I plan to get some videos at the next meet.

    Lew
    Florida ๐Ÿค“, USA


    https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=7.2V+Hobby+Battery+adapter+for+2S+Li-ion+&p
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Star Wars Patrol Boat (1/6 scale)
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Cool lew!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€


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