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    ๐Ÿ“ท New Orleans
    8 days ago by Newby7 ( Midshipman)
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    Thought some may like to see this .Paddle boat on the Mississippi.
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Range Safety Launch
    12 days ago by Purser1944 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi. This is my 2nd scratch built boat since lock down began. The first was the H S L 103 finished 6/7 weeks ago. Still waiting to be tested outside of workshop. This one is built on a fibre glass hull,and has a length of 44 inches and a beam of 16. My power plant is twin out runner motors purple power. 600kv, running through twin 70 amp ESC and with 4 cell 5000 amp lipos feeding them. All accommodation is made using 6 mm three ply. And every fitting you see on the boat was scratch built by me. Lighting system is 12 v grain of wheat .props are three bladed brass 45 mm by prop shop
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    12 days ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    You have built a very nice model, one to be proud of.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    10 days ago by jbkiwi ( Rear Admiral)
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    Very nice job! any pics on the water?
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Skipjack 1/72 Scale
    20 days ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have now received WTC from Nautilis Drydocks...a long process...held up with Customs...a few more components to be had and still a lot more research...need to get this right...my first sub....looking forward to commencing soon....but research, research, research...

    Have no intention of leaving it on the bottom of some lake somewhere....
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Skipjack 1/72 Scale
    20 days ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    I really hope you will do a build log on your Skipjack.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Skipjack 1/72 Scale
    18 days ago by POGray ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Martin555
    Good idea....just assembling all components at the moment....keep watching.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Skipjack 1/72 Scale
    18 days ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    Will do, looking forward to it.

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    ๐ŸŽฌ Apropos Steam Boats ;-)
    22 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Surprise! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‚
    A good laugh from 92 years ago๐Ÿ˜Š
    See also
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxf-UHuGobI
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Apropos Steam Boats ;-)
    20 days ago by Joe727 ( Lieutenant)
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    Ed,
    Thanks for posting....Steamboat Willie, the predecessor to Mickey Mouse. My favorite Walt Disney quote:

    โ€œI only hope that we never lose sight of one thingโ€”that it was all started by a mouse.โ€
    -Walt Disney

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Apropos Steam Boats ;-)
    20 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ed??๐Ÿ™„
    That was me Joe!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Just a little something to raise a smile that I found 'along the way'!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Apropos Steam Boats ;-)
    20 days ago by Joe727 ( Lieutenant)
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    Doug,
    That's the second time I've called you Ed, maybe you should consider changing your name?
    Joe๐Ÿ™„
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Apropos Steam Boats ;-)
    20 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    WOT? Like the mechanical chimpanzee!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Keep taking the memory tablets Joe.
    Now then ... where did I put them???๐Ÿ™„
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Apropos Steam Boats ;-)
    9 days ago by jbkiwi ( Rear Admiral)
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    Re- A good laugh from 92 years ago๐Ÿ˜Š

    Just noticed this Doug, I'm amazed you can remember that far back๐Ÿ˜‚!
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Apropos Steam Boats ;-)
    9 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Cheeky b****r JB!!๐Ÿ˜ 
    Remember, even Rear Admirals can be degraded or cashiered!!
    Guess I'm not looking so bad for 112 tho๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Steam Launch with Outboard Motor!!
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A test post on behalf of redpmg.
    The engines are built by a mate of his.
    "The boats are built by a 90+ year old gent by the name of Alan Raubenheimer, who used to make Rose Pop Pop Boats - used to advertise in MB etc.
    Now into his 90s he has finally given up production."
    Here goes๐Ÿคž
    Doug
    It woiks ๐Ÿ˜Š; just ignore the 'Invalid file' notice and click the blue magnifying glass and then the download button.
    Run with Windows Media Player.
    When it opens Press F11 for full screen or drag a corner with the cursor to enlarge.
    Resolution is not too good I'm afraid๐Ÿค”
    Despite the music the action takes place in SA not Hawaii!๐Ÿ˜‰

    PS 8.5.20. Video fixed and enhanced a little ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Launch with Outboard Motor!!
    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,
    I am unable to open it.
    The file reads mp4a is it because of the "a"

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Launch with Outboard Motor!!
    1 month ago by Graham93 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I managed to get it to run with Windows Media Player. Media Player didn't recognise the .mp4a format, but gave an option to try and play it anyway, and it worked. Shame about the music ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I like the 90 year old 'remote control' method ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Launch with Outboard Motor!!
    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Graham,
    I am using a MacBook Air.
    Perhaps that is why it is not working.
    I don't get an option.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Launch with Outboard Motor!!
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Odd! That 'a' has been added by the site. It always changes the file name to an index numberโ˜น๏ธ
    Oddยฒ; even with the 'a' the file opens immediately with MP on my PC!?

    Martin: download the file to your hard drive (or whatever 'airy' memory your MacBook has๐Ÿ˜‰
    Rename the file by deleting the 'a' and it should work.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Launch with Outboard Motor!!
    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,
    I removed the "a" and it worked.
    Thank you.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Launch with Outboard Motor!!
    1 month ago by mturpin013 ( Commander)
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    Brilliant ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Launch with Outboard Motor!!
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Congratulations Mike๐Ÿ‘
    You're the first to stick to the point and notice the brilliance, not only of the boat construction, but 'a steam powered outboard'!!!? Outstanding!
    Many thanks to redpmg for sending me that to post on his behalf.๐Ÿ‘
    All the best, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS None of this (apart from putting the video up) is my 'doing' or credit so maybe Stephen (Fireboat) can transfer it (and the Likes) to redpmg's account??
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Launch with Outboard Motor!!
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Learn something every day. I have not heard of a model steam outboard before. Very nice little boat.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Launch with Outboard Motor!!
    17 days ago by billmcl61 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug, I finally figured out how to open this - it was well worth persevering with, this has a real feel good factor especially with the music and I like his R/C, and a steam outboard engine - brilliant.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ท SS Jervis Bay
    1 month ago by davidhgreatbatch ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Plenty of time to spent on my latest project in view of the current situation
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SS Jervis Bay
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Captain)
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    Jervis Bay, a famous ship in the early part of WW2. Built in 1922, she was converted to an armed merchant cruiser and fought a valiant action against the German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer, allowing the convoy she was escorting to disperse before she was herself sunk by gunfire. That was 5th November 1940. Made huge headlines at the time and I have to admit it, I'm old enough to remember it.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SS Jervis Bay
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Very nice. Well made.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SS Jervis Bay
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    So far so very very good David๐Ÿ‘
    I must say you've hidden the guns extremely well, just like the original!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Airboat mods, changed to twin rudders
    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Rear Admiral)
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    Changed from the single rudder to twin rudders (came up with a solution without going shopping) and have better steering now (probably too good๐Ÿ˜€) might need to reduce movement in the TX set-up. Will behave differently on the water as in the vid it's on a 30deg slope making it hard to steer, plus the slippery plastic strapped to the hull. Does good donuts though!๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Airboat mods, changed to twin rudders
    1 month ago by redpmg ( Commander)
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    Is it any easier JB ? - does look like its behaving a little better - not sure if that's my imagination - be interesting to see how she performs on water - think Airboats are probably drama queens in any event...........
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Airboat mods, changed to twin rudders
    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    Jb,
    That looked like you definitely had more control over the beast this time.
    Twin rudder training seems to be paying off LOL!
    However i did find myself ducking to get under the trees.LOL!

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Airboat mods, changed to twin rudders
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant)
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    Looks like youโ€™re having fun!! Airboats are tricky little beasts arenโ€™t they? I have a little Hobbyking Swamp Dawg which is okay, but in windy weather sheโ€™s all over the place.
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    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Cash, lots of fun, and hopefully we are allowed out next week (lockdown to level 3 from 4)
    so might be able to do some drifting with a bit more space on the big sports grounds.๐Ÿ˜ Bit confined in my yard due to full size boats, trailers, trees etc, too much to hit๐Ÿ˜
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ“ท new model for kids
    2 months ago by captaindoug1 ( Master Seaman)
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    have a crocodile that was a pond float so I took a hull that I had an put the electronic inside, fast the hull inside croc using a rubber band, added red LED for the eyes, I find that this is what kids like when our club does shows, runs good in our pond that we use
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    I bet the Kids go nuts when they see it.
    I like things that are a little different.
    Would like to see it on the water.

    Martin555.
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    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant)
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    Uhhh..yโ€™know, Iโ€™ve got friends that, if they saw that thing in the water they would try to catch it, clean it, cook it and eat it!!๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐ŸŽฌ AIRBOAT TEST (OR BACK YARD DRIFTING)
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Rear Admiral)
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    Taped some plastic on the hull to protect it and took it for a skid round the back yard, (you can see boredom is setting in๐Ÿ˜€). Can't wait to try it on the big sports fields (maybe bolt some wheels on it๐Ÿ˜) and the big estuary down the road. Bit loud at the mo due to the wooden prop. More than enough power! Could do with more rudder travel and maybe a bit more area.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AIRBOAT TEST (OR BACK YARD DRIFTING)
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    That looks like you will have your hands full trying to tame it LOL!

    I am beginning to wonder which one of you will win.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AIRBOAT TEST (OR BACK YARD DRIFTING)
    2 months ago by redpmg ( Commander)
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    Twin Rudders needed JB - make things much easier - only need one heavy duty servo
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AIRBOAT TEST (OR BACK YARD DRIFTING)
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Rear Admiral)
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    Re Twin rudders needed JB

    Hard to tell at the moment Peter, but it's hard to tell, as the plastic is very slippery and the slope is around 30deg so hard to keep straight. Will probably make a better rudder set-up when I can get some bits from the hardware warehouse. Will probably act a lot differently on the water.
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AIRBOAT TEST (OR BACK YARD DRIFTING)
    2 months ago by redpmg ( Commander)
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    Read somewhere that its something to do with tip vortex ?- babble about the tip being at a higher speed (supersonic ?) - hence better to have twin rudders - was a long time ago and cant find the reference - know it was an article on full size Airboats - so if you cant scale down water or air maybe it applies to Airboat models too ?
    Thinking about it logically it seems to make sense - only the top of your rudder is in clean thrust air middle and bottom obscured by motor & stand respectively - whereas two would be in clear thrust (inside the tip vortex) air thrust faster at those points outside the stand - so would surely be better.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AIRBOAT TEST (OR BACK YARD DRIFTING)
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Rear Admiral)
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    Probably right Peter, also I think a couple of reasons for twin rudders is height/area and ease of mounting (supported top and bottom,- a big tall single rudder would not be as strong and harder to get a top mount on over the prop (also get caught on trees). The twins seem to be set apart just around 50% of the blade arc (round the fattest part of the prop) to grab the best air.
    This waiting to get to the shops is a pain as I think it's forcing us to waste time trying to improvise with rubbish, (mind you, it keeps you busy thinking of ways round things rather than just going to the shop and buying it๐Ÿ˜ I'll start making a set of twin rudder blades in anticipation of shop access in the near future. Will have a crawl round my large stash under the house and see what I might have forgotten I had๐Ÿ˜, I might surprise myself!
    JB
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    2 months ago by Jeffers ( Recruit)
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    Definately need to try some wheels on airboat
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AIRBOAT TEST (OR BACK YARD DRIFTING)
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Jb,
    Ref:- "mind you, it keeps you busy thinking of ways round things rather than just going to the shop and buying it".

    This is what i have to do all the time.
    I think it add's to the fun, and when you have made something out of nothing it makes you feel that sense of achievement.
    Talk about making something out of nothing my wife has been doing that for years LOL!!!

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AIRBOAT TEST (OR BACK YARD DRIFTING)
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    This is going to fly, probably not literally, when you can get to the sports field. Might be uncontrollable on water though. Looking forward to those trials though.
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Rear Admiral)
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    RE - Ref:- "mind you, it keeps you busy thinking of ways round things rather than just going to the shop and buying it"

    I was thinking of you and chuckling as I was typing that Martin๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ and you are correct on the feeling of achievement having that "eureka" moment when finding the perfect piece of junk for the job๐Ÿ˜Š
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AIRBOAT TEST (OR BACK YARD DRIFTING)
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Jb,

    Ref:- "I was thinking of you and chuckling as I was typing that Martin"

    With a bit more practice you will be a master at making something out of nothing LOL!!!

    Then the word "eureka" will be a common saying in you'r house, and you will have to lower your workshop seat as your wallet will also benefit.


    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AIRBOAT TEST (OR BACK YARD DRIFTING)
    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi JB,

    Looks like a lot of fun.
    But, wouldn't it be better on a pond! LOL.....
    OK, when you can go to the pond!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Tug titch
    2 months ago by Purser1944 ( Master Seaman)
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    Super tug and steering wonder. Bought as a kit and made from wood and plastic.
    There was no instructions, and without them a nightmare.eventually getting them put the basics into perspective, eventually building the boat.i changed the motor to a 480 and made my own propshaft on the lathe, also a brass rudder, which is operated by mini servo.The esc is a 10 amp m.troniks which works great small but powerful, turns in its own length to port and starboard either astern or forwards
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    2 months ago by Nerys ( Captain)
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    Lovely little tug, quite ingenious. Could you tell us the dimensions please, looks about 6" length overall.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tug titch
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Really nice little boat.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tug titch
    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Purser1944,

    Great little tug!
    I really enjoyed the pic's!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tug titch
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Neat๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
    A sort of early, round Springer๐Ÿ˜‰
    My guess would be about 9" LoA.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    What a lovely little Tug,
    You have done a super job.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ "Maggie M" - Fishing Trawler
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Warrant Officer)
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    Model Slipway Model - "Maggie M" is a Fishing Trawler
    Scale 1:32 L. 850 mm B. 255 mm Approx. 10 kg.
    Built in 1990 by Campbelltown Shipbuilders Ltd (Scotland) MAGGIE M operates out of Scarborough harbour in Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The vessel is designed for twin-rig trawling and the aluminium shelter-deck is a cover over the fish processing room.
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    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Very nice model. I have just bought their 1:16 Tamar Class Lifeboat.
    Peter.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Hubertus Model Boat Club 16.9.18
    2 months ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This video has the Whaler Rau IX. she's one of my mate's models and is really nice
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Hubertus Model Boat club 2.9.18
    2 months ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Barge tied to Ionia tugboat
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Hubertus Model boat club 18.11.18
    2 months ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Another older video from Hubertus Model boat club. Seeing Hubertus is temporarily closed due to the new COVID 19 rules in Australia
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Hubertus Model boat club 2.12.18
    2 months ago by rcmodelboats ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    this is an older video from December 2018
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