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Car Boot RIB project - Posted: 7 years ago by chrislang
Another project as I found a model RIB at our local car boot sale ( probably for action man or simular ) and thought It might be worth modifying.
It floats In the bath and now has a Mtronics Vision 500 motor and ESC, and servo steering via a rudder mounted In the dummy outboard.
More after sea trials!

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Response by dadrab on the 9th Aug 2011
That's an excellent Idea. I like your style.
Yeoman / HMM - Posted: 7 years ago by kalamunda
Two Yeoman / HMM boats- both salvaged from e-bay and thought to be at least 55 years old. each having had most of Internal structure removed. no drawings available so had to guess where 'bits' were needed. The smaller 'Minx' Is powered by a brushless Turnigy Aerodrive SK286. The 'Wavemaster' has a brushless KD Thumrun 2387/18 and an EZ Run 18a ESC - supplied by Giantcod. First runs at Crealy - 29th July.
Thanks to Ian for the photos.

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Response by thelegos on the 1st Aug 2011
Very nice, I've not seen the cute little Minx before but have a Wavemaster which Is used regularly. Mine was built around 1953, originally with an ED racer IC engine but now running with a Darke Horse 700, It's a real classic design of Its time and a favourite of mine, there are some pics somewhere on the site.
Response by kalamunda on the 1st Aug 2011
Thanks for your comments - I have seen the pics of your Wavemaster and they encouraged me to finish this one. I have seen an advert for the Yeoman Minx from around 1960 and the retail price was 21/6 - about ÂA£1.08 In todays money.
Response by thelegos on the 1st Aug 2011
That's great to hear, there seem to be a few more out there now. It was launced In 1952 at a price of ÂA£3 12s 10p, designed by Les Rowell when he was at Hammersmith Model Makers (HMM) just a couple of years before he left and started Aerokits In 1954. I shall look out for a Yeoman Minx!
raf high speed launch - Posted: 7 years ago by chiffs
first time on the water for my latest build, 23" model of british power boat co. 68ft type 3 hants and dorset raf high speed launch,
power Is speed 400 driving 35mm three bladed prop, 7.2volt 3300mha nimh planet 2.4 ghz radio,
scratch built, I used scaled down drawings from my aerokits plans then gave the frames more shape to replicate the curves of this boat, the forward section where diaganally planked.
then sides and bottm as normal with sheet ply, deck Is teak planks.
I sail on the rotary pool at penzance.

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british power boat co. hants and dorset ,range safety launch - Posted: 7 years ago by chiffs
hI all here couple of pics of my range saftey launch and british power boat co type 3 hants and dorset 68ft high speed launch. the range safety launch Is powered with speed 400 35mm 3 blade prop, 7.2volts 3300mah gives me about 10 mins run time, the hants and dorset as yet not fitted power plant, thinking to go brushles but dont no enough about size to go for yet.

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Response by Tall Paul on the 4th Jul 2011
Great pictures - are you sure you had a fully charged 3300 mAh battery b before use as 10 mins sounds a very short time to me ?
Response by chiffs on the 6th Jul 2011
hI there tall paul yes battery was fully charged but I think boat Is over propped with 35mm three blades, Im going to try two blade 32.5mm and see If get better duration with same speed
Sterling American Scout - Posted: 7 years ago by deckape
Here are a couple pictures of my 1957 SS AMERICAN SCOUT C2 Merchantman. powered with a dumas 6 volt superpanther electricmotor, For RC opperation the ship Is radioed by a 1960 babcock citizenship tube radio atae of the art at that time nowdays It Is a relic or dinosour. BUtttttttt It still works. I am going to take her out for thefirst time underway sail scince 1960 I will update this post with pictures of her underway. But here are a couple stil pictures of her. Thanks fellas for your viewing my Freighter.

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Response by Dave M on the 10th Aug 2011
HI deckape
Nice looking model.Have you taken pictures on the water? What Is the passenger liner In the background. Some more pictures would be welcome.
Response by nasraf on the 12th Aug 2011
Looks a bit like the United States, the real one, now In Philadelphia In a very sorry condition. I saw her once In Plymouth Sound when I was In the RAF at Mountbatten.

RANZOW BUILD - Posted: 7 years ago by BASHER
Bought this kit from Cornwall models ,great fun to build and fairly easy ..At the moment I am In the process of motorising all the move-able parts,Crane rotate and lift lower,Thruster and lighting..My mate from work Is a spark and shows me how "to do It " electrically or Im lost.The relay Is home made and powers the Bow Thrusters If anyone wants to make one of their own I have a few better pictures to show the wiring In detail . Most will know of this site but If not you can get some excellent Items for your ship builds with a good quick service my home made relays switches etc come from here

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HMM Wavemaster - Posted: 8 years ago by thelegos
I took advantage of some nice weather to take my Wavemaster out for a spin this afternoon. She's around 58 years old, I bought her from the son of the original builder and have tried to keep It as original as possible so converted from IC to electric, repainted the lower hull, new stainless Inner propshaft, made some handrails and fitted the lights. It was very dirty but has cleaned up a treat. I'm running a Darke Horse 700 with a 7.2v 4300Ah battery for these pictures but have the facility to use either one or two sticks, run time today over 30min with some to spare so I'm well pleased! It's a gorgeous classic boat.

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LE ZENITH - Posted: 8 years ago by BASHER
This Is the latest of my builds a french deep sea trawler LE ZENITH .We renamed this model In memory of our daughter who sadly passed away two years ago breaking many hearts.
The ship was a delight to build but has still some electrics to complete..This Is my weak point having blown up two speed controllers previously through my Inexperience.I have just my speed control to wire and we are ready for a test run when the weather Is a bit kinder

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Response by steve-fb40 on the 15th Apr 2011
Hello Basher, I have just registered on this site only minutes ago and Immediately saw your post. To me It Is appropriate that you posted It on my birthday, 10th March thus my response. I admire the fact that you renamed the ship In a memory that Is precious to you,a very sincere thing to do.Good luck with getting the ship Into a fine working order. Best regards, Steve Heward. steve-fb40.
Response by BASHER on the 17th Apr 2011
Hello Steve and a million thanks for your kind words to us..All my builds are on my facebook ..
photos not sure how to link to It but doess this above work ..My CHERYL build Is now complete and seems to work ..eeek Just to get a day at the pond with crossed fingers ..I am bit pathetic on the electrics (Im a Joiner to trade)explains a lot LOL ..Thanks again for your reply IAN HAMILTON
Vosper 73' ASRL again - Posted: 8 years ago by chrislang
Back on the water today @ Crealy, at the same time as testing my 34" Fireboat ( see video ) I gave my 35th scale Vosper ASRL a run so here's a couple more photo's, this time a bit nearer completion. I'll try and upload a video of this later

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Nor Star 'Wave Rider' - Posted: 8 years ago by kalamunda
HI Dave. Here are a few pics. of the cabin and rear deck. I have no Idea If they are correct as I have been unable to get a copy of the original drawings. The cabin top fits Into a coaming / channel and Is held In place by a rubber band, you can probably see the hooks In the photos. The rear deck sits on a ledge. It does not appear to be very watertight but seems to work quite well. Hope this helps. - John

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Response by Firesale on the 7th Oct 2010
John,thanks for your swift reply and the attached photos.Using these and those posted before,I can move on with my rebuild. Dave...

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