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Dampfgerd
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Forum Posts: 18
28th Jul 2018 10:56  
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Hi
Have anybody build the Vic Smeed - SuzyQ ?


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Westquay
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Forum Posts: 592
28th Jul 2018 11:29  
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It's Vic Smeed, it'll be fine. Take a bit of power too by the looks of it. And be good in a choppy sea.
Build it and be proud!

Martin

Dampfgerd
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Forum Posts: 18
28th Jul 2018 19:26  
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Thank you, my idea is to build bigger as Levi Boat https://youtu.be/cAZqGLN-6MA

Grumpy1949
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Forum Posts: 11
29th Jul 2018 01:49  
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I have built a few of Vics plans and found them very easy to construct. He does build them a bit heavy an underpowered but.....they are solid and safe.......Starlet, Hydro bat, Scudder And currently got the Zing Ray under construction.
The Starlet is a dream to sail.
Hydro bat very fast and very responsive to water rudder input. A favourite with the grand kids.
Scudder looks quite weird but it lives up to its name. Grandkids love this as well.
Another water rudder model.
If these are used in really weedy lakes the rudder will pick up some trailers so i have fitted a 3mm rod running from mid keel to lower rudder pivot point. The weeds simply slide off.
The Zing Ray is a shovelnose hydroplane still under construction.
The biggest source of quite a bit of discussion is the conversion from ic to electric. Using a base of 3.5cc produces 400w or about 1000grams of thrust, these models seem to work ok.
And yes i am a Vic Smeedfan 🤓

Westquay
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Forum Posts: 592
29th Jul 2018 12:51  
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Ah, Levi...the Italian Fairey. Nice. He did know a bit about fast hulls!
Grumpy, I have a Smeed Veron Veronica. Any ideas if that's a good sailor?

Martin

Grumpy1949
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Forum Posts: 11
30th Jul 2018 05:09  
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Hi Martin
The starlet is the only one of vics sail boats that i have built, but if she is any indication of his otjer designs she will handle a good blow and stay dry

Dampfgerd
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Forum Posts: 18
30th Jul 2018 06:39  
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Thanks, i think i make a Water Jet or Z-Drive on the bigger modified boat, thats my idea

canabus
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Forum Posts: 123
30th Jul 2018 09:27  
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Hi Dampfgerd
The Z drive would suit the boat better and look more period correct.

Canabus

Dampfgerd
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Forum Posts: 18
30th Jul 2018 19:37  
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Yes Canabus Z-drive is better, the Levi Corsair have 2 Z-Drive.
Use the SuzyQ plan as basic , little from Levi Corsair and little from me.

I will only a nice boat , build not Scale


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sidley70
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Forum Posts: 23
1st Aug 2018 00:27  
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Hello from Australia
I built it years ago and converted it to a Skidoo. Went like the clappers. Build it out of Balsa not plywood as the plywood makes it a bit heavy and you need a gutsy motor to push it along.
Regards
Sid

canabus
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Forum Posts: 123
1st Aug 2018 08:12  
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Hi Guys
If you use Hobbyking 3648-1450kv 35mm brushless on a 4S 5800mah Lipo, 100Amp ESC and a 2 blade 40mm prop it will go like the clappers !!!
You would have to make it from plywood to take 1600Watts(about 2HP @ 21,000 rpm(unloaded)!!!
Canabus

Dampfgerd
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Forum Posts: 18
2nd Aug 2018 23:54  
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theme has settled
vic smeed speranza
This will be my new boat


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onetenor
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Forum Posts: 339
6th Aug 2018 03:28  
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Speranza is a lovely boat and handles nicely but don't undepower it. Vic's Pond Skater is a good flyer and can be converted to leccy and rc. I put a half circle of piano wire across the tips of the front float as a buffer in case of striking an obstacle. My motive power Was 1.5 diesel a prop cut down from a heavy nylon 9" one so just clears the hull/frame . Free running was loads of fun. Air rudder not water. If it is sluggish and won't plane increase the downthrust. The opposite of what you might expect. Regards John Pond Skater can be found on Web Google Vic Smeed Model boat plans. BTW an original thread can be found on here with the title Scudder👍

Dampfgerd
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Forum Posts: 18
6th Aug 2018 22:44  
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I find in web not one photo of a model.
She is nearly 1 meter long and become 2x brushless from me Speranza is a scale model of a fast motor yacht from Renato "Sonny " Levi


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Dampfgerd
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Forum Posts: 18
8th Aug 2018 23:36  
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"He did know a bit about fast hulls!" i must laugh he was a master of Deep V Hulls and a icon in boat sport

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2074
9th Aug 2018 00:20  
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Hi Dampfgerd,
Hast du nie vom 'Classic British understatement' gehört.
So ein Ausdrucksweise in Englisch ist eigentlich höchste Lob!
Ich weiß, Englisch ist schwierig!
Aber mindestens bei uns ist DAS Mädchen immer noch weiblich 😁
Alles Gute, Grüß aus München, Doug


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
onetenor
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Forum Posts: 339
9th Aug 2018 04:55  
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Less bad language Doug🤓My German isn't that good LOL👍

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 2074
9th Aug 2018 09:24  
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Hi John, Was my German THAT bad!?😲


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
onetenor
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 339
10th Aug 2018 19:30  
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How would I know as mine is so bad? Looks good though😊