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    'Fairacre', Broads Cruiser
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    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi
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    Fairacre plan built (MM709, early 70s) Rescued from rubbish bin on farm, rebuilt hull and f/glassed. restored, varnished and re 'glazed' cabin and added grab rails, mast , lights, curtains (leftovers from a Graupner Commodore I built in the 70s) cleats and boarding platform. Restored the deck and varnished. Fitted new prop shaft and rudder and made name decals. cleaned and painted hull interior. (Motor: Graupner 400 monoperm) (ESC: China) (5/10) Plan appears to be modeled on an early UK Bates Starcraft cruiser.

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Thanks so much Jbkiwi.
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Hermank, this will make you feel even older๐Ÿ˜‚

    JB
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Alessandro

    re Can I insert the data of this RC model of yours in the list of the first message of this topic?

    please feel free to do what you like with it.๐Ÿ‘

    JB
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Amazing restoration! The before and after pictures tell quite a story. Brilliant work.
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Hi John, thanks for your reply.
    Can I insert the data of this RC model of yours in the list of the first message of this topic?


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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    JBKIWI
    what do you do to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i feel very very old now. The commodore was the second boat i made after Graupner's constellation which is now over 55 years ago๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Alessandro

    Re dimensions
    the length is 770mm
    width average 180mm (tapers from bow)
    weight is 1.75kg (with 2s 2200mah LiPo)
    prop is a 70s Graupner 2 blade 40mm diam (pitch unknown but moderate)

    JB
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi FB, thanks for the comment curtains are actually left over material from a Graupner Commodore kit I built in the late 70s (as mentioned). Knew it would come in handy one day. I found out that the actual 100% boat (Fairacre) the model plans were drawn from, was a Bates 'Starcraft' (not a 'broads cruiser' as I was originally told it was). A number were used as hire launches,- now a fair few restored and collectable. There is also a Starcraft owners site on the web.

    JB
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    Congratulations on a great restoration JB. She looks beautiful, and a boat for which you can feel rightly proud. And I do like the curtains; they seem so fitting and of the period. Sometimes it is the small details that really set off a boat. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Rescues and rebuilds are their own rewards. Great lines on this one JB!
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Hi jbkiwi.

    Excellent recovery and restoration.

    Could you tell me the length of the model and the diameter of the propeller?
    If you also know the weight.



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