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Name: Sirius Posted 1st Apr 2017 by HoweGY177 Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust



No props, just paddles. Do not know the finished length - yet. Have sent a 'post' requesting help in obtaining plans. All I can add is watch this space for progress.

Name: A Russian Warship Posted 4th Oct 2015 by HoweGY177 Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 12 inches
LiPoly (7.4v)
10 amp

Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
This is a Russian plastic kit, 30cm long. The prop is handmade as it is only 10mm in diam, funny prop selection does not go down to this size, why? 500mAh lipo, also not shown in battery rating. The receiver is Spektrum. I have had to mount the rudder servo so the arm points downwards any other way protrudes above the deck. The rudder and linkage is also hand made. The deck will be glued in place, possibly with a silicone so that it could be removed in the event of a disaster. Pictures will be updated until it sinks! lol. Why am I trying to convert it to RC you may ask? Because I was told for a first attempt at converting a plastic model don't do a warship as there is no room inside, the challenge was just too tempting.

Name: Candy Posted 14th Oct 2014 by HoweGY177 Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 38 inches
LiPoly (11.1v)


Motor: 850
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Started this from scratch after seeing the plans In model boat mag. Did a bit of research on Google to clarify the deck and stair layout as this was not particularly clear. Also found out where the plans had been simplified for ease of construction especial note made of the 'Bow Breaker' which I was determined to Include. Decided on plank on frame construction with a covering of a single layer of fine woven fibreglass to the lower part of the hull. The project was started some 5 months ago and hopefully will be completed by early 2015. The superstructure Is built from lit ply and plasticard. She will be powered by an 850 motor and 2 x 5000 lipo batteries. The Radars are both made to rotate using a 30rpm miniature geared motor mounted to the side of the lower radar. They are rotated using elastic bands, the drive band to the upper radar Is In a figure '8' to rotate It In the opposite direction to the lower one. No Idea If this Is correct but from a visual point of view It looks much more Interesting. All running lights will be working along with Interior lighting. 18/3/2015 Now complete except for ballasting. Disco lighting on the aft upper deck. Port hole lights set In lighting conduit to concentrate the light to the window. I think there Is about 60 LED lights. Will look fantastic at night as the 6 disco lights flash at random Intervals and also change colour. Next challange Is to arrange for disc sound!

Name: Katie Posted 23rd Mar 2014 by HoweGY177 Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 42 inches
Runtime: 30 Minutes
LiPoly (11.1v)
10 Amp/h
70amp

Motor: E-flite Power 32 BL o/r
Type: Brushless
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
I bought this as a started 'Chris Craft' kit, It was so poorly built that the only thing I used was the hull and that needed extensive upgrading before I could continue, all the rest has been scratched built. She Is still under construction but the photo show her progress to date. The cabin comes off In 2 parts, they are not fully fitted In the picture as some of the varnish Is still curing and a small gap under each can be seen. Most of the fittings are white metal but are of poor quality and need much deburing and pollishing before painting. All the portholes will be lit, all running lights, bow lights, spot lights, control panel and cabin lights will work making evening sailing quite spectacular. Will update the photo when she Is finished. Katie, formally 'Sea Dancer' was almost finished 3 months ago (March 2014). Since then she has been fitted with a 750k brushless motor that makes her very fast for a quite heavy boat. The ESC was non reversable but have now found an Inexpensive 70amp reversable one, this runs for much longer than the brushed motor the only downside Is the lack of slow speed control. She Is fitted wit 2 x 5000 Lipos at around £50 each.

Name: The Minx Posted 23rd Mar 2014 by HoweGY177 Score: 10
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 40 inches
Speed: 12 MPH
Runtime: 20 Minutes
LiPoly (11.1v)
2 x 320 amp

Motor: 2x700BB turbos
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Size: 35mm
Built from fibreglass moulds available on Ebay. Not designed for an open cockpit but I like adding character to a boat and onlookers like the extra detail. She handles brilliantly and Is quite fast for her weight. She carries 2x 5000 Lipo batteries with 2 ESC's of 320amp rating. Did run her on 1 lipo when testing but the lipo exploded after a few moments. Also burnt out a single 320 amp ESC so she now has 2. The 'V' hull Is brilliant, banking beautifully when turning. The name of the boat Is 'Minx' but when trying to submit the set up It tells me the name Is too short!

Name: River Dance Posted 23rd Mar 2014 by HoweGY177 Score: 9
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 36 inches
Runtime: 20 Minutes
LiPoly (11.1v)
320 fan cooled

Motor: 850
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Old Chris Craft kit with many alterations made. Mahogany planking on diagonal ply planking. All lights run off of 3xAA battery pack. Fitted with 2 x 5000 lipo batteries.