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    Aerokits MTB, what is it?...
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    RNinMunich
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    πŸ“ Aerokits MTB, what is it?...
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    Hi Martin,
    My pleasure Mate, got plenty more where that came from if he needs more detail of other fittings. I've been trawling and collecting since I bought a 1/35 version from 'Basil'sDad' last September.
    Pics are 'As bought', 'Current state' πŸ€”, PT109 crew with Kennedy, standing on the right hand end.
    Good luck to your 'little lad' πŸ˜‰ if you want to spoil him (or you if it turns out that way!) for choice look here-
    https://www.pinterest.de/pin/417145984205535643/
    BTW: mine is twin engined, 2xBL. Reckon that's enough for 1/35 scale!
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    https://www.pinterest.de/pin/417145984205535643/
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    boaty
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    The Aerokits P.T boat is a semi scale model based upon the Elco 80ft PT boat of WW2. The most famous of these being PT109 whose skipper was John F Kennedy who later became President of the U.S.A.

    Though the Aerokits version is semi scale there is scope for minor modifications to bring it up to scale. There is a lot of information around on the internet and articles in related magazines etc which will provide modelers with good guidelines for achieving this.

    Due to the size of the Aerokits version there is plenty of room in the hull both for a single motor version or a triple one, the latter bringing it up to true scale.

    Though there are manufacturers who produce replicas of Aerokits I have not seen one for the P.T Boat but with a bit of searching,😁😁 plans can be found.

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    Blimey, thanks, Doug, that'll keep the lad busy and off the streets!

    I'll send them through to him.

    Thanks again.

    Martin
    RNinMunich
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    Hi Martin
    and here extracts from the USN Bureau Of Ships Plans.
    Plus some painting inspirationπŸ˜‰ and cockpit and stern detail.
    Have fun, cheers Doug😎
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    canabus
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    Hi Westquay
    Plans of the Aerokits MTB.
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    Westquay
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    I reckon that's a pretty decent scale speed, but maybe it needs re-trimming a little to get the forefoot out a little higher. I doubt if the Taycol Double Special that's in it will make it as fast as that even, so maybe one of my Merco 61s will have to go in and the lad can use the Taycol in his tug model. On our local river we can middle finger the "Saynos".

    The fat rheostat is in one of the pictures of mouldbuilder's boat. Black and in very nice condition, IN the boat.

    Cheers,
    Martin
    RNinMunich
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    Hi Martin, this link - from you!
    "All I can find, Doug, is this video which is entitled Aerokits PT boat. I wouldn't know a PTB from an MTB in a month of Sundays. it has guns!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBHFXgRNPfQ
    Cheers,
    Martin "

    OK. I'll do you one complete and tested to copy and a couple of blank boards for the other two.
    Yes of course Bob's Board were like a PCB.
    I (and John) just wondered where you'd seen a rheostat!?
    Suppose it must be somewhere in the background in Mouldbuilder's Blog.
    Ciao, Doug
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBHFXgRNPfQ
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    Westquay
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    Doug, I always seem to be behind with this thread, missing bits. Great to hear the board is a success. I would only need three at the most, or just do the one and I can copy that to make any more.
    What video link do you mean?
    I thought Bob's boards were printed circuit based rather than nice fat rheostats.

    Cheers,
    Martin
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    Ta muchly 😁
    RNinMunich
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    In most Mailboxes just open the message and somewhere in the command line at the top there should be a delete command, or a 'Dustbin' symbol.πŸ˜‰
    Or just try hitting the 'Del' key.
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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