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    RAF rescue, target towing launch
    15 Photos ยท 22 Likes ยท 8 Comments
    Boat Length
    34" (86.36 cm)
    Boat Weight
    4.5kg (159 oz)
    Motor Type
    Brushed
    Drive Type
    Direct
    Props
    Twin
    Max Amps
    5A
    Battery Type
    LiPo
    Battery mAh
    5Ah (5,000 mAh)
    Prop Type
    3 Blade
    Prop Size
    25mm
    Run Time
    30 min
    Model Speed
    30mph (48kph)
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118
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    all white hot climate version with sun shade to decks 1/24 scale. scratch built from plan. ply and balsa hull, fibreglassed outer hull, resin internal. ply deck then individual planking in .5mm x 6mm walnut strip, supa structure 1.5mm plastic card reinforced with 1/8th ply formers/frame

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RAF rescue, target towing launch
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Hi flaxbybuck. The reason that the servo is mounted upside down, was to accomadate the rear towing cabin floor.if the servo was fitted as low as possible into the hull,the right way up , by the time the servo arms were fitted they would have been too high when joined to the rudder shafts. This would have made the floor of the towing cabin to shallow to fit the dummy winch machinery. I think this has been a problem in the past with modellers of this boat, as i have seen a few with the back cabin blanked off with a cover and not showing the winch.this was done on the original craft when the towing winch was not in use. This wasnt an option for me as i always intended to show the cabin open. So when connecting the servo up, i screwed it to a ply base first then screwed the base to the mounting posts, then fitted the push rods into the rudder arms and tightened these to the rudder shafts.i must mention that i switched the radio gear on earlier and centred up the servo before fixing in place.then made sure the 2 rudders were central before the final nipping up of the clamps.
    Hope the explains my weird way of getting over building issues along the coarse of the build.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RAF rescue, target towing launch
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    I have never seen a rudder servo mounted 'upsidedown' before Rogal. Was this arrangement indicated by the plans ? Surely it makes connecting up a bit of a fiddle ? ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง PeterJ ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks great.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RAF rescue, target towing launch
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Hi Tony thankyou for your interest.the figures are from "Battlecraft" as was the flag locker, boat hooks and life rings
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง TonyAsh ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Somewhat awed by this Rogal. It's absolutely superb! I'll be doing my best to emulate this when I start my RTTL. Incidently where did you get the figures from?
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RAF rescue, target towing launch
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "supa structure", supa boat Rogal๐Ÿ‘
    Excellent detailing and finish.
    Well done mate.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RAF rescue, target towing launch
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EdW ( Midshipman)
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    There is a full sized one for sale on the internet, a steal at nearly ยฃ200,000 ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ


    https://uk.boats.com/power-boats/1944-thornycroft-hs-target-towing-launch-833520
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RAF rescue, target towing launch
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
    โœง 79 Views ยท 1 Like
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    Rogal
    Absolute classic.
    Great model and build blog.
    Regards
    Bill.



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