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    Flower class corvette
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    Not built to a specific ship, but made to my liking. Way to fast on the water at the moment with a 360 motor and 35mm prop, so going to try a 30mm prop


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    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    There's something about the Flower Class corvettes to someone of my age. They scream Atlantic convoys, the Cruel Sea and other memories of my childhood.

    Nerys
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    3 months ago by Brucep ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Back on the water for testing today and I’m pleased to say that the 360 motor with 2.5:1 reduction gearbox and the original 35mm prop worked a treat. I hated having to modify the boat motor, as there isn’t much room to get fingers in, but I glued everything back on that I knocked off in the process, and really glad I bit the bullet and changed the motor.
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    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Commander)
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    Morning Bruce.
    Thanks for the pictures.
    Really good to see.
    It’s amazing what we can squeeze into such small areas.
    Would be interested to see the other motor layout when fittedπŸ‘
    Regards Bill.
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    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bruce,
    A beautiful, er scruffy, job πŸ˜‰
    Just a thought about the speed!
    Check your TX manual and see if it has a setting to limit the 'servo' travel.
    Often labelled End Of Travel or EOT.
    You can also use this to limit the ESC signal, thus limiting the speed.
    E.g. set the 'travel limit' on the channel you are using for the ESC to 50% and your ship will run at max half the speed that she was.
    Much cheaper (and quicker) than a total refit 😁
    Just a thunk!
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    3 months ago by Brucep ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My quick dirty fix of changing to a 30mm prop was a waste of time, so the motor has been removed.

    The mountings have been modified, and tomorrow a 2.5:1 reduction gearbox motor gets fitted.

    Fingers crossed that this fixed the speed problems.
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    3 months ago by Brucep ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    In hindsight I would have been much better running a reduction gearbox, but I live and learn!

    I really don't fancy trying to change it now having thought epoxying in the mount was a good idea, at the time. I'll just try a smaller prop.

    My current model (a tid tug) has a 6:1 gearbox and is screwed down, so at least I'm learning from my mistakes.

    Bruce
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    3 months ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have a similar Corvette it was the Matchbox/Revelle kit to start with, if it helps I run mine with a 2.5:1 reduction gearbox, this slows the propeller rotation speed, so a 35mm prop is not too fast I run a 40mm prop with a 6v supply and with 6v 4Ah battery will run for several hours at a realistic speed. This is a link to my entry:-
    https://model-boats.com/harbour/10060
    harbour/10060
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    3 months ago by Brucep ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Some more images for you.
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    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Commander)
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    Hi Bruce.
    Love the Flowers,my favourite little ships in whatever scale or construction.
    Do you have any pictures of her inner workings.
    Regards Bill.
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    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    My congratulations to your wife if the weathering is her work, Can we see some of your other boats please, they look interesting. Most of us build boats that run too fast to be realistic, it can usually be sorted out by swapping over some bits.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    3 months ago by Brucep ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The wife is the expert with the air brush.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice weathering work Bruce.

    Looks like you have some nice boats in the background too.

    Will you be putting them in your Harbour.

    Congratulations on your promotion Able Seaman.

    Martin555.
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