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    Lesro Sportsman II
    by Shopper ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    3 years ago
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    Lesro Sportsman II
    Nearing completion, going brushless with a 2000kv, & 90a ESC, water trials on Sunday :-)


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    5 months ago by Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    One of my boats, the previous owner had stuck 2x 1/2" drive deep sockets into the bottom of the hull, 1x 17mm and 1x 19mm. They have been removed now and I plan on altering battery location, plus a change to a brushless motor from brushed, so between those two things, that should move some weight further aft and remove the need for things like sockets to be stuck in there.

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    5 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is how the previous owner dealt with the ballast issue. It is in need of a good clean up inside.
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    6 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Spot on. The model I just acquired has lead "moulded" into the v of the hull. Not had it on the wet stuff myself yet, but I have to assume it did the job in it's past outings.
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    6 months ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Shopper,

    I had a large fishing boat model that was just as unstable as your Sportsman 11 was shown to be in your video and it was because it was top-heavy!

    I added quite a bit of weight low down in the hull and it was "as stable as a rock" afterwards and sailed beautifully after that.

    Your Sportsman 3 should not need too much weight adding, but if you take some strips of roofing lead with you (old will do!) you can add some after each run until you get the boat as stable as it needs to be and place the weight where it works best.

    The Sportsman design does sail very well, but the extra height of the new version may make it a little less stable, but nothing that cannot be fixed with a little more weight fitted as low in the hull as possible.

    Your boat look's really nice - I am sure it will sail as good as it looks once you have got it a little lower in the water.

    Bob.
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    6 months ago by redpmg ( Commodore)
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    Looks a good build - what caused the instability ? Sent a PM about the Sportsman
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    3 years ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Decided to revamp the colour scheme, I think itโ€™s looks a lot better!
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    3 years ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi,
    That was close.
    I liked the slow motion.

    Martin.
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    3 years ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Maiden voyage!, nearly lost it :-)
    C009B4A4 3A01 4C34 869F 1371ADF16288
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    3 years ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/lesro-sportsman/25...

    Thereโ€™s an article on it here...
    https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/lesro-sportsman/25966
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    3 years ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well maiden voyage semi successful, no chance of a video it flew!, too much speed, to course a prop, chewed through a 12v 3.3ah battery in about 4 minutes...
    So, new prop on order, same diameter much less course, rearranged batteries to use 7.2v, and added 4 of them in parallel to give me 14ah.
    Will also add a couple of chines to the Hull for stability

    maiden voyage semi
    batteries
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    3 years ago by Julio ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi:
    any plans?, measures?
    Thanks.-๐Ÿ‘
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    3 years ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Looks very good.
    Can't wait to see a Maiden Voyage video!

    Cheers, Ed
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