Current Website Support
You are Not Registered
Donate for your silver medal ๐Ÿ…
Subscribe for your gold medal ๐Ÿ…
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links

    Wedico Christina...or not
    by Cashrc ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Lieutenant Commander)

    Click To
    2 Posts 2 Comments 0 Photos 10 Likes
    Most recent posts shown first   (Show Oldest First) (Print Booklet)
    ๐Ÿ“ Motor, shaft rudder etc
    4 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
    View All
    Hi yโ€™all. Got a bit more done with my Christina conversion. I decided on a brushless motor, and almost went with one of my faves, a 36mm outrunner thatโ€™s rated at 1700 kv. Thatโ€™s the same motor in my Acapulco, and the same type, but different manufacturer, in my PT15. I had an older Supertigre โ€œ.10โ€ outrunner rated at about 29 amp, 320 watts and 2-3 lipo, sheโ€™ll turn at 1250kv. Itโ€™s a nicely built motor, and if I donโ€™t like how the boat runs on 2 cells, I can install a 3 cell pack without scaring myself, bystanders or assorted ducks half to death๐Ÿคฃ
    I went with a 4 mm shaft and tube, and a Romarin/Krick rudder thatโ€™s packaged by Caldercraft. Once all that was sorted out, and the mount and braces installed, I added the coaming to the deck and Stabilitโ€™ed it to the hull. Oh, just before that I added a ply battery/electrics floor, using some large aileron stock to support it in the vee of the hull, and also gave it more gluing area.
    Once I sort out the rudder servo mounting, Iโ€™ll start sanding, detailing and painting the cabin and wheelhouse.
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ“ Wedico Christina...or not
    8 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
    View All
    Hi yโ€™all. I like to keep my bench busy, and Iโ€™m pretty well done with the Mini Jupiter, so I felt like doing one more somewhat simple boat before I start on a โ€œwinter projectโ€. I have a couple of kits that I have bought or traded for that fit the bill, but I kept coming back to a fairly rare kit by Wedico-the Christina. The Christina is a..well letโ€™s be frank, sheโ€™s ugly..at least to me. Her lines are all wrong, sheโ€™s powered by a stock 280 type motor, has a 2mm unthreaded shaft with a push on or glue on prop. I think the reason sheโ€™s rare is that the kit wasnโ€™t a big seller. Now, the hull has decent lines, and the bottom of the hull looks a lot like the contours of the Robbe Paula III I built, and the deck fits pretty good already, before trimming. Thats most of what Iโ€™m going to use from the box. The manual states for more performance the builder can use a 540 class motor and a suitable shaft and tube. Well..I got those. The rudder is too small, the hardware is..meh, so thereโ€™s that. Anyway, a few week ago I was looking at the hull, and thought that this might make a good pilot/RAF rescue/USCG/whatever boat...so thatโ€™s what Iโ€™ve been doing the past 2 days. At first I was building up the cabin and superstructure to look somewhat like a USCG utility boat, but then I moved the bridge forward, and she looks like a rescue boat, maybe a caricature of an older RAF rescue boat or police boat, so thatโ€™s where the bridge is now. I had to make filler pieces to allow the bridge to set on the upper deck properly because of the angle I had originally built in, but it works. Itโ€™s built of 3/32 and 1/16 sheet balsa. I think I made the windows too big, and I have to figure out some sort of control panel, but Iโ€™m on my way. Weโ€™ll see where she goes..
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comments
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wedico Christina...or not
    8 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
    Good start Cash. Sounds like a bit of a Hybrid. Any idea what you will call it. Something like Johnny Cash`s Cadilac?๐Ÿ˜
    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wedico Christina...or not
    8 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
    Hi Cash,

    It is good to see you are keeping yourself busy.

    I like the fact that you are doing your own thing and making a boat as you go along.

    I personally would make the Bridge/wheelhouse more streamlined to blend in with the hull.
    It is just a suggestion.

    ๐Ÿ‘ Like
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Comment
    ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Share

    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy
    Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info