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raf ASR - Posted: 4 years ago by Rookysailor
Can anyone tell me what boat Is this.... I bought It from a friend who couldn't find any reference to It, very streamlined, It's got a fiberlass hull and cabin,twin motors.

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Response by jarvo on the 19th Oct 2015
HI Rooky

This is a bit late, just found your question. You model looks like an RAF whale back rescue target launch, from the 50's era

Mark
Response by Rookysailor on the 19th Oct 2015
Many thanks Mark. I had given up hope finding the period of the craft. As yet, done nothing tto it,but will now start th e refurb, ready for next year.

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y knot - Posted: 5 years ago by davey
bought the bare hull off e-bay which was coverd In black spray paint yuk.

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Response by Peter47 on the 2nd Mar 2013
Yes you right, I built one many moons ago It was my first model boat, cost me something like 30 to 35 shillings (£1.50 to £1.75), from the now long gone Ashton Model Shop back In the late '50s, not radio control, could only afford to run on a 4.5 volt cycle, but my pride and joy all the same. Looks like It had a slight conversion, or hatch Is missing behind pilots seats.
Response by teeps on the 25th Mar 2013
Yes, those models look to be reasonably original. Interestingly, there was only one hatch - the one at the stern. When I complete my long-mothballed Sea Hornet, I'll probably make up a second hatch to cover the engine compartment.
How's your progress?
Tim.
Response by Peter47 on the 25th Mar 2013
Yes you'd be right to put a hatch behind first row of seats, that's where motor access hatch was originally, not second row seats as In your model. It original only had two set of bench seats, each behind their own window screens.

Cannot remember what happened to my "Hornet", maybe It went the same way as my CorgI and Dingy toy car, kindly given away by my Mother In my teens, whilst I was In the RAF, thought I finished with them, women they don't understand us fellows :-)

I've just launched my latest model a RAF Fire Launch pictures on this site, still some way to go, fire monitors etc, turned out to be very responsive and quick, once fitted 50amp controller and tweaked blades.
Peter47

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Sea Queen - Posted: 5 years ago by frankburgess
Still finding my way round the site


Pic of the Sea Queen with Jolie Brise In the background.

Sea Queen will have the wheel chair motor, with Mtronks control.

Joilie Brise Is having a new ballast keel cast to lowere C of G and Improve sail power.

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Response by wombatjames on the 2nd Mar 2013
Action Electronics do a 900 size motor which top revs at 6500, so bucket loads of duration torque to turn a higher pitch prop. 1/4" drive and used on large boats.
Response by frankburgess on the 2nd Mar 2013
Thanks for the Ideas fellas,....as the motor was given free I will try It out with just brief runs and check the motor temperature.....I'll let you know the outcome
Response by frankburgess on the 8th Mar 2013
Well fellas, Sucess the boat performed pretty well, similar performance to the motor which burnt out, but without any drama. Checked the temperature of the motor occasionally, and It seemed warm but not excessive. The battery Is a 7amp lead acid (Motorbike type) and gave well over an hour running time.
Unusual feature of the boat, Is that being big (46") the wash Is considerable.

Thanks for your Ideas

Best Regards
frank

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spoilt rotten - Posted: 5 years ago by davey
new eletric motor and r/c now fitted ready for trials at week-end .its been good crack sorting this old boat out so much so I just rescued another aerokit model off e-bay .

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Sea Nymph - Posted: 5 years ago by jeremy
Not Strictly Aerokits!!! Bought this and a Sea Breeze at the Warwick Show. Sea Breeze Is In the cupboard for Xmas. Sea Nymph Is Ivory and Brunswick Green. It has a JP 400 motor with an Mtroniks 15 amp esc powered by a 7.2v nicad. Currently It has a 35mm S prop. Haven't had a chance to try It out on the water yet. Maybe this weekend. Its the first wooden boat I've ever built so am quite pleased with the outcome. Looking forward to the Sea Breeze as that's going to be my first brushless model.

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Aerokits Fast Patrol Boat - Posted: 5 years ago by jelley_baby
HI Two Pictures Before and After, As Purchased on Ebay and Now ready to sail.
First sail 16-12-2012 Cwmbran. First fitted a too powerful Outrunner with a small rudder no good would not steer or go straight. so changed outrunner to a lower rated one about 1200 kVA and fitted a larger rudder (medium size as opposed to a small one). The result was very good and she ran all morning on a 2 x 4.8 Volt 3800 MAh Nimh In series 9.6V total, for about 2 hours.

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Response by jonbliss152 on the 5th Jan 2017
Hi, I'm currently in the process of building my first model. It's one of my fathers that has been sat in the loft, kit form for 30 odd years. I have the decals to turn it into a fire boat but I'm struggling to find a suitable monitor to place on the coach house roof. Can you remember where yours came from?
Response by jelley_baby on the 5th Jan 2017
Hi, it's not a proper monitor on the cabin roof, but the spray nozzle from an air freshener the type that are battery powered and spray one burst every 15 minutes. I suppose that you could attach a small pipe to it and make it into a working monitor if you wanted too. Hope that this helps Graham.👍

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spoilt rotten - Posted: 5 years ago by davey
can someone tell me what kind of engine would be best for this model boat ?

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Response by Dave M on the 21st Oct 2012
Assuming Its about 36" long a nice speed 600 should give a good turn of speed. Prop about 35-45mm. You will need to have room for the batteries, probably NiMh's, plus the radio and ESC (25 amps?).
If you are Into brushless and LiPo's you will really motor, but there Is a cost to set this up Initially.
You will also need to carefully check the propshaft and bearing for wear - IC engines are not kind to the running gear.
Good luck with the restoration 😀
Response by davey on the 22nd Oct 2012
Hello, Thankyou for your helpful advice, I have now decided to put In an electric motor In the boat so hopefully It will be up and running by the end of next week.
Response by chiffs on the 27th Nov 2012
Looks like could be Aerokits Sea Hornet, nice job well done

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spoilt rotten - Posted: 5 years ago by davey
just purchased off e-bay for my son . hope to have It up and running soon.

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Sunday Girl - Posted: 5 years ago by derekhensey
Another attic find I came accross, again another work In progress

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Sea Queen - Posted: 5 years ago by derekhensey
attic find, no motors or electrics yet, work In progress!!!!

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