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    (Naval Ship) PT 109
    by BOATSHED πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ( Warrant Officer)
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    Boat Length
    50" (127 cm)
    Drive Type
    Direct
    Props
    Single
    Battery Type
    NiMH
    Prop Type
    2 Blade
    Model Speed
    15mph (24kph)
    2 years ago
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    She handles very well on the water, great on turns it's like she is stuck to the water. Hardly any roll at all. But then like an idiot I ran her up the side of the pond and now need a new prop and prop shaft fitted. (Motor: 26CC PETROL ENGINE) (8/10)


    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    13 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A while back now but ...
    Excellent BoatshedπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    and that's precisely the colour I'm going to use on my PT109 conversion, together with some darker MTB Green camouflage splodges.
    Where did you get it?
    I also have a true to scale 37mm army field gun kit to add to the foredeck as JFK and co didπŸ˜‰
    I'll use a pair of brushless though.
    Maybe also a brushed 3rd motor (a la RH Baker's Brave Borderer) for stooging around / berthing. We'll see😊
    How did the repairs go?
    Cheers, Doug 😎

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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    13 days ago by Rookysailor ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    One hell of a boat Boatshed, love the engine, but where do you sail an ic powered boat now? have had to let all my lovely engines go, as they won't let me sail ic powered boats anywhere near I live.πŸ˜ͺ

    cheers Peter

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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    12 days ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    I used to sail her on Blackheath pond in South London SE3. No longer allowed to now as they have banned them. I hadn't realised and the last time I went there and sailed her I had just come off the pond when the Park ranger tuned up. He said had he seen her on the pond I would have got an Β£80 fine. I have also used Clapham Common Long Pond but I am not sure now if i can run sail her there now. I need to replace the prop shaft now before I can sail her again. I live in Dartford and I am a long way from anywhere IC can be sailed. I know there is a pond in Eaton Park in Norwich in Norfolk and it is a purpose built pond for model boats and you can sail anything on there.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    11 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Super looking model. I am currently re-fitting a Patrol Torpedo boat. I hope it turns out something like yours.😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    11 days ago by redpmg ( Midshipman)
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    Boatshed thats a super model indeed - what about running her on the Thames - or would you get arrested for that ?
    If you protected electronics and servo etc you could run her in the sea. On a fairly calm day she appears more than big enough. A good wash down afterwards and cleaning the propshafts is usually all that's needed.
    Is she fitted with a centrifugal clutch or direct drive ?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    11 days ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    She is fitted with a centrifugal clutch the cooling comes out through the exhaust so that also quietens her down quite a bit.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    11 days ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    When i get around to fitting a new prop shaft I will take her to Norfolk with me and have a go at running her in the boatyard. I have already done that a few times with my Proboat Miss Geico. I have run a boat back in the 80's on the Brighton and Hove Lagoon. That's salt water, but I don't know if that's allowed now. I might just try and find out. That would be a nice day out from Dartford. But I would need to flush her all through when I get home. I have an old bath in at the bottom end of the garden that I can do it in.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    10 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "the cooling comes out through the exhaust so that also quietens her down quite a bit. "
    Aha! Isn't that exactly what JBkiwi is trying to do?
    How did you manage it Boatshed?
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    10 days ago by jbkiwi ( Captain)
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    He's got a petrol motor Doug, no problem doing that. Just cracked the electric version, see vid,- basic prototype but it works!
    JB

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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    10 days ago by octman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I was always led to believe that the 37mm gun was a cast off from the P39 Airocobra fighter, hence the shape of the ammo fee
    Chris

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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    9 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Chris,
    That may well have been one of the many variants, but the 37mm M3 was originally developed as an Army Field gun (Anti-tank).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/37_mm_Gun_M3
    Which is what JFK, and others apparently, mounted on his PTB.
    What you are thinking of was the M4 version.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_autocannon
    Some later PT Boats were fitted with these, as the attached pic of the restored PT658 shows.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/37_mm_Gun_M3
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_autocannon
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