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    ๐ŸŽฌ Edina Model Yacht Club lighthouse Night
    4 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Lighthouse Night 8-14-22
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    4 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    This is the first of 2 Lighthouse Night events this year 8-14-22
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    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looks like a good turnout !

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    ๐ŸŽฌ ANOTHER GO AT A LAUNCHING VIDEO
    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thought I'd try for another vid to try and improve on the previous efforts. Had another still day and good tide, so went down to the estuary again. Bit of a mission again,- competing with a few 100% boats and the steep slippery ramp. Truck didn't do a lot better than the jeep, and it weighs about twice as much and has a 4x4 rear, but at least it managed to get the boat out of the water. Forgot to take a 2s for the thermostatic fan for the truck motor, so it got a bit hot and faded towards the end. A lot of work for a 550 geared motor !

    Still getting used to the new editor so the vid's a bit scrappy. Almost impossible on a weekend to find the right space with no people, but there is not a lot of choice without going for miles. Fun trying to drive 2 vehicles,- truck doesn't have a handbrake like the jeep, so a bit tricky backing down the ramp. Whole outfit is 1.5m long, and weighs around 12kg.
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    4 months ago by Graham93 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi JB,

    Iโ€™d be happy to come and be your assistant, provided you could afford my airfare ๐Ÿ˜‚

    It would be possible, I think, to operate both models from one Tx by adding some custom electronics to each model. This would need to operate like an RC switch controlled from a spare channel. One one model, the โ€˜switchโ€™ would connect the servos and ESC to the Rx whilst at the same time on the other model, a switch would disconnect the servos and ESC. Operating the spare channel would reverse the state of the switches to allow the other model to be controlled.

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    4 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Great Job, JB.
    I can't imagine handling all facets at once!
    Trev
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    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Steve, thanks, pushing things a bit on that ramp, steep enough with 100% boats. Would be nice if you could use 1 TX and swap models by switching one off and another on. You can change models on the TX ok, but it makes the first model work as well on the second models settings, (you have to switch off at the model) so impossible to use. One day they may come up with a TX with totally independent channels, but probably not much demand, as most people only run 1 model at a time.

    I had thought about ways to turn a model off and on by TX, but you would need an independent TX/RX to operate the switch. There might be a way using a remote (like a garage door opener) - something to work on.

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    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Gary, a lot of fun, but quite a bit of setting up, - 2 of everything, + battery charging etc,- truck has 3 batteries) Would go a lot smoother with an assistant on the cameras. A few things didn't work out as planned, but improving things as I go. I won't be happy till everything goes 100%. It would be a lot easier to do, somewhere with a shallower angle, (ramp's about 15deg). I've taken my 15ft day sailer down there, and it's a mission.

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    4 months ago by GaryLC ( Lieutenant)
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    Brilliant bit of maneuvering and multi-tasking, the video is great and your own personal launching ramp and jetty, can't be bad, and I admire the dedication and effort and hope you are getting enough sleep. Regards, Gary.
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    4 months ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Great video JB,
    Those bumps are really big compared to the wheel diameter.
    Looks very complected trying to use 2 transmitters at once.

    Cheers,
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Hartley jet boat launch test 2
    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    The other part of the video (from the new camera) Finally found an editing program for it (cost me $40 though!) - I need one for MOV, as for some stupid reason, the makers of the camera use Apple Quicktime MOV which is a pain. Should be set now for editing.

    New coupling with the cable ties seemed to hold up well this time, although the throttle end point is set to 80%,- looks scale enough as it is though.(only a 2400mah 3s battery, so not a long run time if you are going flat out- can suck 35-40A!). Pity the launching vid was rubbish, but have the amphitruck sorted with a towbar now, so I'll give it another crack when there is a good day.
    RC SEMI SCALE HARLEY CABIN JET BOAT
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    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Colin, video could have been better (used to using the camera on my head for years, which always keeps the object centered,- with it on the TX you have to remember to turn your body) I'll learn eventually๐Ÿ˜ Tried to do a better one today using the amphitruck to launch it, but the tide was coming in a bit fast round the ramp. Don't get many days a year like that one in NZ (no wind, tide just right, decent light and not too many people or boats (apart from the huge blue and white 'liner' docking ๐Ÿ˜) Usually windy here, being on the coast.

    Re the real one,- that was a lot easier to fish from, this one's a bit cramped lol.

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    4 months ago by Colin H ( Admiral)
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    Looks too good to be a model, are you sure you filmed the model.
    It's brilliant and looks so realistic, well done sir, a model to be very very proud of.
    Cheers Colin.
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    4 months ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi JB,
    Incredible maneuverability.

    Cheers,
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    4 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    The scale speed looks very realistic, JB
    Great Video!!
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Hartley jet boat launch test 2
    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Second go at getting a decent launch vid, - tricky when backing in as you have to manage steering, fwd/rev and handbrake together, (plus having to use 2 TXs and 2 cameras. ). Getting slightly better at it. Next time will be launched by the amphitruck, as it's bigger, heavier and has better grip, (and 4x4 rear drive.) Ramp was a bit wet and slippery for the jeep, (would pull it up in the dry ok) I have a 4k vid of the boat from the new camera, but need a new editor for MOV vids.
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    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Steve, the ramp's not too bad, just the big 1 1/4 x 3/4 joints in the concrete are fun to get over, (sort of equivalent to driving over a 1ft wide ditch. Almost finished the towbar for the amphitruck, so keen to try towing with that next time. The driveshaft brake on the jeep is a big help,- holds the 13lb lump easily.

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    4 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Great Videos JB,
    Fun to Watch๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    4 months ago by stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Great video JB,

    Your reversing is much better than some full size efforts I have seen.

    Cheers,
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    ๐ŸŽฌ HFM 590 - Another vintage classic
    4 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Another vintage classic here , this one being the HFM 590 belonging to Buxton Model Boat Club member Dave Maynard.
    RC Sailing No173 - HFM 590
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    4 months ago by roycv ( Midshipman)
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    Hi is this a HFM thread? If so I have just got a Trimaran going again. The sails were crumpled but responded to a hot iron with a wet hanky in between. The old type servos all did their job and we found a lightweight battery (1/2 AA). In another bag we found the 2 keels, one with a weight the other had been fitted with a flying keel, popular Australian idea of the time.

    All the rigging had retained it's strength but the plastic supports for the outside hulls were a bit bendy. This was reinforced both internally and on the surface. Lining up the hulls was a problem not quite right yet but not apparent when sailing.

    Still using 27Mhtz and very effective, the model is at least 30 years old the plastic has not deteriorated. She was made by my son and he can usually get the best out of a sail boat. Now migrated onto full size yachts and Australia!

    I hope she is a reminder for the HFM followers, I have a nice working 575 and my late friend John Cook built his Thames barge, a nice size and now retained by his widow. I bought the basic hull and lee-boards from Harvey for just ยฃ2.00 at the now gone exhibition at Sand Down Park.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Hovercraft and other models Sailing at CreweMBC
    5 months ago by dave976 ( Lieutenant)
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    I am posting this video as it shows more of our Hovercraft in action from about 1:01 on.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Creole Queen
    5 months ago by River Rat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Ok, in the last few seconds you can see the fish strike her. Rudder push rod bent, rudder had no control. Took 15 minutes to retrieve her. Hope I don't have that problem again. ๐Ÿค”
    Dumas Creole Queen fish strike
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    5 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Fantastic model - brings back memories of seeing "President" in New Orleans 50๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š years ago.
    Great job !
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    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    She looks Great Underway, Dave ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Glad to help, Us Mates have to Stick Together๐Ÿ‘
    Plus, I had a selfish Motive. I wanted to see the Creole Queen Underway๐Ÿ˜‰
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    5 months ago by River Rat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Finally got the video on. Shout out to Trev for the help! ๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by River Rat ( Warrant Officer)
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    In the last few seconds of the video you can see her jerk a couple times. Took a big fish strike. Bent the rudder pushrod bad. Lost a crew member figure lol. Not the best maiden voyage.Took about 15 minutes to retrieve her. Now have a fiberglass reinforced pushrod. Just part of the fun in this fantastic hobby!
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    4 months ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great work! What a stunner!
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    4 months ago by RonB ( Master Seaman)
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    I had the same thing years ago on the lakes in Bushy Park (Hampton Court) I was first time testing a Blue Devil Destroyer. It took a hit on the stern (believed to be by a pike) and she stopped and slowly sank stern first , just like the reel thing.โ˜น๏ธI hope your damage was'nt to bad.
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    5 months ago by Hhager2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have built that model twice. Sold them. Best part was building it. I did the body first then the paddle wheel. Installed it on body. Took months on the rest. I had a smoker in it and the Dumas motor. It has to move slow or deck gets awash. No fish attacked it. Had sound effect motor from a kit. As motor speeds up so does the engine sound. I still have box with left over parts. Skewers went to bbq but left over brass from rudders n plastic for railings n mahogany wood. Canโ€™t throw it out I may need it someday haha. Had tone of Ho people all over decks, barrels and stuff. Loved them but no room to display when not playing with it in water.
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    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Try posting the video to YouTube, mark it for public view. Then cut and post the link to your comment.
    Good Luck, anxious to see the results๐Ÿคž
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    5 months ago by River Rat ( Warrant Officer)
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    I guess I need to work on my media skills. I have tried a couple times to post a video with no success ๐Ÿ˜‚. I will figure it out. Maybe my grandson can help me.....
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    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    I do hope you are able to post a video๐Ÿคž
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Unboxing the A plus plus 1980 Sterling Caltex Lumba Lumba
    5 months ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi friends, by the weight, it might have been a kite or a foam plane, but no it's Sterling scale from maybe 1980 or so that is something to behold.
    I am certain the box also still had some rarefied 1980 air in the box I think...I recognized it. Such a pristine kit I am intimidated a bit, I hope you will appreciate it. Peace, my friends!
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    5 months ago by Jetmech97 ( Recruit)
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    I have one, let me know how the build goes, take lots of pics!
    Good luck!
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Here's a few pic's of the slightly modified 85 foot US Army tug...
    5 months ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, guys. I am finishing the rails and hope to find a pond or swimming pool in this landlocked, god-forsaken city I live in. I have decided the Corgi one-man Yellow Submarine looked spiffy. I have lost me sea legs, lads! Jeebus save me!
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    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Coming along nicely...
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    ๐ŸŽฌ BROADS CRUISER 'FAIRACRE' TEST.
    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Took the cruiser out today as well, to try the new coupling I made, and test the new downrated motor. Now using a 550 80T as opposed to the 550 45T previously. Runs very quietly now with almost 0 vibration and a more scale top speed.
    RC BROADS CRUISER 'FAIRACRE'
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    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi DRM, thanks very much for the info, must have been an interesting job. Being at the other end of the world, I'm not sure how you classify your boats up there, - we mainly just have runabouts, launches or yachts/motor sailers, (and a few super yachts). Someone mentioned that's what it was, so I went with that. I previously found a photo of the original named boat (Fairacre II ) on the Bates owners site, and I didn't realise it was a genuine name, (thought it was just the model name) Took quite a bit of research to even find where the model originated, (I think the guy from vintage model boats UK pointed me in the right direction) but eventually found it was from the MM709 plan.(maybe originally MAP).

    The original was supposedly built in 1957 and had 2 BMC Commodores fitted, and as you say, was a 40ft model. The boat was renamed 'Lady Nassau' but not sure if it still exists. Very nice looking boats, and a totally different look to our launches (we'd call them a 'bridge decker' here). Most of our earlier launches were Kauri planked, then to laminated ply/ply, some foam sandwich, glass and aluminium. They would be an interesting launch to own down here, and would attract a bit of attention from classic enthusiasts.

    If you are interested, check out the Waitematawoodys.com site for everything on classic NZ launches.

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    5 months ago by deepriverman ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi jbkiwi, you have done a wonderful job of restoring the model to running order. The plans from MAP originally, she is not a broads cruiser ,but i can see why it was thought to be, but a 40FT Starcraft built in the late 50's early 60's by W Bates and sons on the river Thames at Chertsey in surrey.
    Fairacre is one of a range of boats built post war by company from 20 ft inc 25 ft, 29, 30, 33, two 35's 40ft narrow and wide transom models and 7or 8 45ft models some with flybridge some without, the last wooden boat they built only one of , the 47ft Sea star finished in 1976 i seem to remember. There is currently a Star Craft owners club with a good range of the boats in it and have regular meets on the Thames. I worked for the company first on hire fleet in 70's as Saturday lad whilst at school then after a year at Falmoth tech went to work for them full time until august 78 and worked on refurbishing in the paint shop and craning and sliping them to be worked on, sorry to ramble but very happy times for me
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    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Hi JB,
    In my quest for cameras, I did hear that some cameras overheat at 4K
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    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Trev, have to figure out why the vid's going hazy after a while, camera might be overheating on the 4k setting.

    JB
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    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Quite a Transformation๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Great Job, JB
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    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Looks Good JB.
    I like the scale speeds.
    Great Videography๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Glad I saved it from a rubbish bin Dave, turned out to be a nice little model after a bit of a resto.

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    5 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Another beautiful, smooth running boat.
    Thanks for the video!
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    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Decided to drag the seaplane tender out, as I haven't run it for quite a while, and to test the new camera which is mounted on the TX back handle, rather than on my head. A lot quicker and easier to mount, and you can see what you are shooting. I have modified a backpack camera clamp, so it fits 3 different TXs in seconds.

    Probably be making some better couplings for the ST, as the silicone tubes are starting to work up to the motor bearings and rub on the front housings.
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    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Phil, I missed the start-up with the sound/water/smoke bit as I was being distracted, but this was mainly to try the camera mounting. Still have to try my airboat which I've added a better camera mount to, for some 'on the water' videos. Have a way to go to catch up to your vids though๐Ÿ˜

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    5 months ago by philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Looks and sounds terrific JB !!
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    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Looking Good, JB
    Perfect day due to the flat water.
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    Thanks Dave, I was pleased with the way it turned out, and that it ended up fairly close to the original, (pics in the harbour as well.)

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    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Steve,-don't see many around these days. Mine was built from drawings in a 1975 Model Boats magazine, which was running a series on British and American rescue boats. There were bulkheads and positions shown which I found weren't 100% correct, and it took a lot of mucking around to get it looking reasonably right.

    This boat was privately imported to NZ in 1958 by a doctor, to use for his rounds in the southern sounds. It ended up in Auckland, moored just along from where I lived for years, and is still around somewhere, supposedly being restored. Had 2 Detroit 471s. There is a build blog I did on the site on the site a while back if you are interested. (search under seaplane tender) Has a pic of the original.

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    5 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    What a beautiful boat!
    It behaves so well on the water, a very balanced build.
    It was a treat watching it run.
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    5 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nice !
    Very similar to my Adamscraft sea tender, but mine is 31" long, not done as scale

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