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    Re Hate to disappoint JB - fireworks are banned in this area
    We can actually grow Proteas here and in Aust quite well Graham and I realise you mean they are indigenous. Had one growing in my back yard but it didn't like the clay, and only lasted a year. They grow them commercially in some areas. An SA bloke at our work didn't believe me when I told him they grow here! Had to show him one!

    We have a lot of Aust plants which grow well here also (especially gums and wattles). My house is surrounded by Cape Daisies and also have Cape Goosberries growing. Even managed to get a mango growing (till a fungus killed it at about 2ft). Have PawPaws growing on my sun deck and managed to get 5 Pomegranates under way which are about 2yrs old and 2ft high. Quite an unusual spot just here on the coast, - warmer than the rest of Auckland and has beaten Nelson as being the sunniest spot in NZ (not the hottest, that is usually Napier/ Bay Of Plenty).
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    "I think i saw something about working Torpedoes on utube."
    Yep, there are several Martin, there's even a vid somewhere on this site from several months back I think.
    Shows the torpedo zotting round the pool walls in a model boat show pond after bouncing off the target ship. Damn! Dud detonator AGAIN😠
    A while ago there was also a guy here with vids of firing a torp from his model, a Perkassa I think.
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    "Ronden Flashbomb"
    Now there's an ideaπŸ‘
    I even have a monster 1/24 scale DH Mosquito to deliver it with!😁
    Pic shows 19-pound (8.6 kg) Flashbombs being loaded into a photo-reconnaissance De Havilland Mosquito at Melsbroek, Belgium. c.1944
    My RC Airship might be a more practical delivery system thoughπŸ˜‰
    The Airfix Mossie is a bit heavyyy!
    Cheers, Doug 😎 Your local pyrotechnical maniac πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯
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    Sounds like an old fashioned Ronden Flashbomb is needed to sink a small warship Doug - used to occur with my free flight model aircraft when bored with them - spectacular.............
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    Hate to disappoint JB - fireworks are banned in this area - too much danger of fire in the fynbos - more like explosion than fire - the speed fire travels in fynbos is incredible and dangerous.........
    Only part of the world Proteas etc occur in.
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    Hi Doug,
    You mentioned Torp's,
    I think i saw something about working Torpedoes on utube.

    Martin555.
    If it looks right it probably is.
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    Hi Martin,
    Yes had thought of spring launching, not so much fun though 😁
    Also considered compressed air, like some originals, I still have a box of Sparklets bulbs on the shelf in the workshop. The thyphon thoda has long since disappeared though - as has the whisky ☹️
    Decided to reserve those for the two quad torpedo mounts though 😊
    10mm alu launch tubes are prepared. The actual mountings and trigger mechanism are a bit trickier though! Got some 8mm O/D alu tube as raw material for the torps.
    Also have a set of 3V micro motors which just fit inside the 8mm tube.

    BTW: on a recent extended foray into the nether regions of the cellar I found my Knatterboot (Pop pop boat) πŸ˜€ While looking for something completely different of courseπŸ™„, which I didn't find πŸ€”
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Re - FLEET HQ Munich hereby offers HMS Hotspur 1.35m LoA 1/72, as Trials Ship.

    Gonna need some electrical HP to hide that one in smoke!, perhaps a burning wick in a tank of of diesel under the funnels, (bit like the kero lamps on full)πŸ˜πŸ˜‚
    Guessing about 8-10v and 4 vape coils, - fan forced, - or 4s and 2 Heng Long smoke units (1 each funnel, - aaand we're rollingπŸ˜€
    I'm off to the hammock,- Evenin all,
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    Doug,
    Have you though about spring loaded launchers activated by a servo ? (a bit safer)

    Ref:- magicians flash paper.
    It would be interesting to know and see some experiments.

    Martin555.
    If it looks right it probably is.
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    "it also sounds like you are going to make Depth charge containers"
    I'm already onto that MartinπŸ˜‰
    Stern racks are built waiting to be fitted, two throwers are already installed.
    Experiments with black powder ignited by redundant glow plugs are intermittently underway. Have also acquired magicians flash paper πŸ’₯ for further experiment.
    If you happen to notice a large cloud of black smoke on the horizon to the SE from you send a hospital ship please! πŸ’₯πŸ”₯
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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