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Jaydee - Posted: 13 days ago by captaindodo
Built 1961 by my father with ED Mk4 diesel engine and his own scratch designed and built radio/receiver ( I have all his design documents). He raced it successfully in the early '60s but hadn't used it in years when I inherited it. Have now replaced the IC motor (mothballed carefully) with MFA Torpedo 500 but it runs a bit slowly ("river cruising" scale speed). Looking to obtain semi-planning but not racing speed.

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FELIX - Posted: 23 days ago by Inkoust
Kit German port boat. The drive motor 500, LIPO 4000 mA. Hilarious kit from Crick. Combination of ABS and timber. Everything needed for the position of the boat is the content of the kit. Still under construction. Painted hull and superstructure, glazed windows, left mast and lighting.

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Sea Queen - Posted: 9 months ago by topperles
Bought as a wreck off ebay . stripped down,repaired hull and top sides. re positioned the propshaft. Re painted. New Brushless motor/ Lipos etc. Goes quite well for an old girl, Believed originally built in the 60's. Ill try to upload a video of her strutting her stuff on Wibsey Park lake in Bradford.
Edit: I've managed to upload a video of her in action on u tube ,see link below

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Response by ron1956 on the 8th Dec 2016
Thats a very nice boat, enjoyed the video, thank you for posting it,Im just getting started with boats and enjoy seeing vids of them in action. Would like to have a go at building one when I have more time, thanks again 😀 😀
Aerokits Sea Hornet - Posted: 10 months ago by sigfortunata
Kit built but I scrapped the plywood for mahogany as I wanted something in the "Riva" Style.
Powered by a 1000kv brushless on 11.1v, its quick across the water and very stable.

I sail with the Potteries MBC in Stoke.

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Response by Northumbrian on the 5th Jan 2017
where did you get your figures from they are exactly what i need for my Chris Craft speedboat
Bob 🤔
Aerokits PT Boat - Posted: 3 years ago by Dave Kershaw
Just started work on the Torpedoes for My Aerokits PT Boat, the ones In the kit don't look quite right,

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Response by Dave Kershaw on the 28th Apr 2014
HI John 1/24 for the Elco PT Boat.

I dont think they are correct for the Later Perkasa torps.
check out my site by the way 😊

Im sure you could make these just patience and a steady hand.
They are just brass nuts polished round In the drill, then hacksaw cuts to solder the small brass strip
Response by bikerjohn57 on the 28th Apr 2014
HI again Dave

So sorry, I didn't realise (lack of concentration) that I was communicating with the same person In two different conversations.
That will teach me to look at who I am talking too.

Polishing your nuts round In a drill, now that does sound painful !!!! Ouch

All joking aside small engineering projects are just not my forte. I'm more your blacksmith type If you get my meaning.

If I do purchase the moulded Perkasa (whichever one)
I can see It now, Glue everywhere !!!!!.
Well maybe not that bad, but you know what I mean.

Response by Northumbrian on the 19th Oct 2015
HI Dave
I have bookmarked your web site there is loads of info for the Perkasa
cheers Bob 👍
RAF Crash Tender 46in - Posted: 3 years ago by michael1
HI this was my winter project the hull was given to me by my son who got It at a car boot sale It had been on fire as It was driven by a petrol engine In now has twin brushless motors with 45mm props but going to put 50mm props on when they come as It needs a little bit more speed Built from a set of plans this my first go at this as I build from kits In the past cabins made out of 3mm/1.5m ply and some 1.5mm balsa wood . Hull was sprayed and the deck and cabins brushed with enamel paint.

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Response by Dave M on the 10th Feb 2014
What ESC's are you using? Battery capacity? Do you know the max current your Thumbrun and ESC's can take?
If possible I suggest you use a Wattmeter (a fellow club member may have one) to see what the position Is at the waters edge, this will be a worst case as the model will be stationary and drawing max amps.
Brushless motors are power hungry and for max performance work best with LiPo's. Ideally the ESC should have a max rating greater (50%) than the max motor current. Unlike brushed ESC's lowering the throttle setting does not reduce the current flow but does Increase the heat generated. My experience Is brushed motors work best on smaller props. I suggest you check the heat of your setup after a short one circle run when you fit the new props. Look forward to hearing how you fare. Good luck 😀
Response by michael1 on the 11th Feb 2014
I have to disagree when you say that brushless motors are power hungry I have one more boat on a brushless and get a longer run than with brush motors a lot of members In our club use brushless with good results
Response by Dave M on the 11th Feb 2014
I agree brushless give excellent results and will outperform brushed motors any day, provided they are set up correctly.
Power hungry was possibly a poor use of words. My point was that brushless electronics can and do draw very heavy currents which LiPo's are able to supply, and are very light weight.
We use brushless on many model at my club and for performance and endurance they can't be beaten. 👍 😀
Sea Queen - Posted: 3 years ago by
Just nearly finished my sea queen and had one outing and It did all I wanted. Scale speed and very plesed with It. Standard motor and 12 volt battery. It was last winters project but only just finished. My 1st motor boat as my others are sail.

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Response by on the 9th Feb 2014
HI Dave I am not sure If the sea queen was supposed to be a sea going motor boat or a norfolk broads type cruiser. If It Is a cruiser then the detail will be far less.

osed to be a
Response by Dave M on the 9th Feb 2014
Will be pretty similar In both types as controls are fairly standard. Probably a compass and chart table If sea going. Malcolm Reade Is sending me some fittings so will advise further when received
Response by on the 9th Feb 2014
Thanks Dave will look forward to hearing from you
Cheers roger
raf ASR - Posted: 3 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

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.
y knot - Posted: 4 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?
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.
Sea Queen - Posted: 4 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, 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

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