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    Billings Polar
    4 Photos ยท 19 Likes ยท 7 Comments
    Boat Length
    30" (76.2 cm)
    Boat Weight
    2.5kg (88 oz)
    Motor Type
    Brushed
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    Geared
    Props
    Twin
    Run Time
    1+ hrs
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck
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    My first radio control model built about 20 years ago. Only needs 2 channel radio. Built to a budget, so has only a single motor, driving the twin props through a home made gearbox, using Meccano gears and sheet brass for the frame. Alignment of gears and shafts was fairly straightforward, although it is showing its age now, and the gearbox can be a bit noisy, even when well greased. Added the crew to give it a bit of realism.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billings Polar
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Hi AlessandroSPQR, have not done a video of it - it seldom sees the light of day, as the gearbox is a bit noisy now. Probably time it had a run though, so will see if I can get a video next time she is out.
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    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Bellissima, dove si puรฒ vedere? C'รจ un link video?

    Beautiful, where can you see it? Is there a video link?
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks for the photos, that looks really tidy inside and your gearbox is excellent.
    Hopefully we will see it on the water soon.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Photos of the internals - first one shows the age of the model with an old fashioned rheostat for speed control and battery space in the forward hold. The others show the superstructure space with receiver velcroed onto the plastic gear box cover, which is required to stop the gearbox grease splattering everywhere. The gears are Meccano, and provide contra rotating twin propellers from a single motor. The motor is buried under the deck, and I cannot remember what it is. Just hope it never needs replacing!
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    I will do some internal photos next time I get the boat out. It is buried at the back of the garage, and I only took a few photos in a hurry when sorting something else out.
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HappyHaggis ( Warrant Officer)
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    Oh I've never thought about mecano to build a gearbox. Likewise I'd love to see some or many photos. Very intrigued. Looks a lovely vessel

    Scott
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Lovely model shipmate if that's a budget version your modelling skill is excellent.
    Any chance of an inside view, sounds interesting.
    Cheers Colin



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