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Hovercraft - Posted: 7 days ago by Dave M
As requested I have obtained some pics from Brian Clewes's Hovercraft.
The motors are 900 Kv with 80 amp Escs the lift fan is a 7 blade ducted fan, the thrust prop is a 12in x7in cut down to 10in.
Battery is 14.8v 5000Ma.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 16th Feb 2018
Many thanks Dave and Brian,
I guess Brian's craft is much bigger and heavier than mine; 56x30 cm. Spec says weight 1.3kg with motors fitted but without batteries and RC gear.
It came with a 9cm diameter 3 blade ducted fan, 13x? two blade thrust prop and a pair of 400 size brushed motors, the mountings for which limit me to 28/30mm diameter brushless.
When I hauled the kit box down from an upper shelf to investigate I found the packing list and spares price list in both Deutschmark and Euro, i.e. circa 1999/2000!! Planning well ahead for the retirement 😉😉
In mine there are no rudders! The whole motor/prop mount is turned. Will see how it goes with that and maybe mod it later with rudders depending on how easy it is to control - OR NOT😲
many thanks for the tips 👍 Doug
Response by Dave M on the 17th Feb 2018
One of our members used a couple of old drone bits to make a twin prop version with steerable nozzles. Worked OK but very twitch as only a small craft like yours and the motors were powerful.
Response by RNinMunich on the 17th Feb 2018
Funny that! I was just considering the same mod 😉
Think I'll try it first 'as is' before I start experimenting.
Cheers Doug 😎

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Bargain Tomkat - Posted: 19 days ago by bilzin
Somebody was either disillusioned with model boats or impecunious to the Nth degree because he let me have this BRAND NEW Ripmax Tomkat complete with Motor, ESC, brand new steering servo,action man driver,decals and instructions for a brownie with a bluey postage.
Not my usual type of model but will make a fun change down at our 'postage stamp' lake (?)

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Response by Donnieboy on the 5th Feb 2018
Great aquisition.There was an article either in Model Boats or Marine Modelling International.They did a few modifications to it.

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Pride Of Hythe - Posted: 22 days ago by davidhgreatbatch
My latest project, P&O Ferry "Pride Of Hythe" Built from a Linkspan Model kit.
Nearly finished and awaiting sea trials down our club waters.

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TSS Manxman - Posted: 22 days ago by davidhgreatbatch
TSS Manxman Sailing Day at Mary Stevens Park Stourbridge January 2018

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Albion et al - Posted: 27 days ago by Baggie
Photos to show Eaton Park Boating Lake in Norwich.

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Response by figtree7nts on the 14th Feb 2018
Hi Baggie

Nice build of the Junk!
As for the Mini Workstation, If your not putting wet models on it.
Leave it the way it is! Looks really nice!
Response by Baggie on the 14th Feb 2018
That’s what I thought too. Thank
You
Response by Baggie on the 21st Feb 2018
Workshop finished - lightly varnished. Very pleased. Started on Billings Barge. The Vietnamese Junk was purchased in Vietnam and built by my friend Gascoigne... he added the Panda!

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Chickerell Steam Fair - Posted: 1 month ago by SelwynWilliams
Small lake/large pond at Chickerell Steam Fair 30/6/18 until 1/7/18 this year.

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Response by jarvo on the 22nd Jan 2018
Hi Selwyn, not down to Chickerell till middle of August, sailed with Weymouth club a few years ago

Mark

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Albion plus others - Posted: 1 month ago by Baggie
Boating pond at Aldeburgh frozen today.... but at least the statue of the dog was warm!

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Working Radar for Many Scales - Posted: 2 months ago by bilzin
Building a German Police launch right now and thought that the radar scanner components were a bit 'heath robinsonish', so decided to see if I could make an alternative unit.

Photo 1 shows the Radar scanner parts obtained from MMB (ebay) for the princely sum of ONE POUND !!!!! plus 28p postage, and construction is of a medium soft resin that isn't prone to breaking or splitting when shaped or drilled, and a short length of 2mm brass rod becomes the drive shaft. This particular unit has a 44mm sweep bar but there are many other sizes available

Photo 2 shows the drive motor which operates on voltages between 1.5 and 6v, ideal for the control driver which is the next item. Available from saih.tan on Ebay for under 7 pounds, and if the motor is mounted on a removable bracket as I have done, this unit can be used in several models without the need for major 'surgery', the motor and radar shaft being connected with a short piece of rubber tubing

Photo 3 shows the receiver driven radar motor speed control which operates from an auxiliary receiver channel and takes the motor voltage from the main receiver supply, thus obviating the need for a separate supply and switch.
This unit is available from www.mr-rcworld.co.uk and costs a staggering 14.50 post free sheesh !

I must add here that I am in NO way connected to any of the suppliers mentioned here, but just though some other modellers may be interested in 'home brew' accessories and suchlike.

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USCG 140' BAY CLASS ICEBREAKING TUG - Posted: 2 months ago by circle43nautical
AFTER RECEIVING LONG-AWAITED GLOBALLY SOURCED COMPONENTS, I DID A PRELIM DRIVELINE INSTALL/DRY FIT ON THE USCG 140'ER. 4MM SHAFT/BOX & RABOESCH 5-BLADE SKEWED WHEEL ARE FROM CORNWALL BOATS (UK), THE MOUNT AND U-JOINT COUPLER ARE BBQ ROUTISSERIE COMPONENTS. BTW-THERE'S A 3/16" ID CYLINDRICAL CENTER SUPPORT BEARING BETWEEN THE COUPLERS. THEY ARE NORMALLY USED ON "FIDGIT SPINNERS"

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USCG ICEBREAKING TUG - Posted: 3 months ago by circle43nautical
ON THE WAYS: 1:48 SCALE USCG 140' BAY CLASS ICEBREAKING TUG; FIBERGLASS HULL WITH WOODEN CABIN/SUPERSTRUCTURE KIT FROM COAST GUARD MODELS IN CHICAGOLAND. WILL BE REPRESENTING ONE OF THE CUTTERS I SAILED ABOARD IN THE EARLY '80s.
USCGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB-101), H/P SAULT STE. MARIE, MI, USA.

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Response by circle43nautical on the 29th Nov 2017
Tank you! Just received kit about an hour ago. Life's good, I reckon. Shegoes well with the matching scale cutter. This is truly a dream come true!


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