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Aerokits 36" Fireboat - Posted: 9 years ago by Peter C
Following a significant amount of restoration this old and original Aerokits 36" Fireboat was rebuilt from a wreck to a nice, working model. A full (new) white metal fittings kit provided all the deck clutter. Like my Sea Commander, featured elsewhere on this site, I have considerably lightened much of the Internal structure. It's powerd by an 800 electric motor and runs on 12v. Performance Is OK with 2 channel 27Mhz radio. Perhaps the best bit Is a superb triple V12 sound unit (speaker under an additional hatch behind the wheelhouse). It sounds great on the water although someone did wonder why, having gone to all the trouble to remove the old unsilenced I/C engine and go for a quiet electric unit, why then add the noise back??. The pic of the boat underway has the battery externally In the rear compartment whilst doing sonme tests. It runs at Warminster Model Boat Club, Wiltshire.

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model drawings - Posted: 9 years ago by vnkiwi
Getting closer. Thats another evenings worth to this stage. Still a little fairing to do. Will try for the deck next.

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model drawings - Posted: 9 years ago by vnkiwi
preliminary hull shape - still a ways to go - will spend at least a couple of hours each day If I can and try to have the final drawings available on the forum before Christmas. If anyone has any original vosper hull lines, would help a lot.

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94 Made from Mike Cummings Kit on first water trial - Posted: 9 years ago by mrpthesailor1
As promised the power set up Is detailed In the special section on that subject. These pictures taken at Silvermere Lake Cobham Surrey show 94 on her maiden voyage. All sytems GO. Grahame Palmer.

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More pictures of 94 made from Mike Cummings kit - Posted: 9 years ago by mrpthesailor1
Four more shots of 94 made by Grahame Palmer from Mike Cummings kit. Details of Power set up will be available within next few days. You can contact Mike about his Kits on 0208 542 3100. Grahame Palmer.

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Response by Stonemonkey on the 22nd Apr 2012
Fantastic work Grahame, I think this Is the best I have seen so far. I have noticed that most of the models I have seen have the Vent cowels facing forward, Is this correct? When looking at some pictures of the actual boats they were facing backwards! I am half way through my 46'' model and am very confused.
Best Regards
Dean Walls

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Crash Tender 94 Built from a Mike Cummings Kit - Posted: 9 years ago by mrpthesailor1
These are the first shots of the first completed Crash Tender 94 made by Grahame Palmer to show the quality of Mike Cummings NEW 46inch. Kit. The kit took 1 year to make up and later I will send details of the Power set up we have chosen. Grahame Palmer. Phoenix Marine Model Club Surrey.

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Response by tidtug on the 24th Jan 2010
That looks super
Response by MickyDrippin on the 8th Feb 2010
Superb build Grahame something to aspire to.Micky Drippin

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46" RAF Crash Tender new kit - Posted: 9 years ago by Mike Cummings
For Interested modellers who would like to build a brand new 46" Crash Tender from a limited production run we have produced In good-quality plywood a CNC cut kit of this popular design. The model performs exceptionally well with either a brushless motor or Graupner 900 conventional motor.

We have also produced a full range of deck fittings In white metal and added some extras that have never been produced before. Also Included are laser-cut windows and frames In perspex and acetate.

Photos show demo model In action at Bushy Park, London.

Send me a PM for further details or phone 020 8542 3100.

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Response by Stonemonkey on the 22nd Apr 2012
HI Dave,
Many thanks for you advice, I am taking pictures all the way through so will start a blog soon. I will have a good look at the Info you gave me. What would be the best paint to paint the Hull with? I am using mainly on Salt water.
Many thanks
Dean
Response by Dave M on the 22nd Apr 2012
HI Dean
Not had much experience with salty water. The club used to sail on Nantwich Lake, Cheshire and that had a salt spring right6 In the centre of the lake. 😟 As Gregg has suggested (in another post) you should cover your finished paint job In clear sealant. I can't remember any members with paint problems but anything ferric (metal) used to rust even the cars parked alongside the lake. 😰 The main problem Is with the running gear. The salt crystals that form as the water evaporates ruins most bearings. 😰 I used to hose off all my models at home but without much success.
I was sailing one of my models today and this has suffered the very same problem, resulting In more water Inside than I am comfortable to allow. I will have to remove the complete shaft assembly and fit a new one. I now make my own stuffing boxes at the shaft motor end so hopefully I will avoid this problem In future. 😉
The model marine IC fraternity must have a solution as they often sail In coastal waters. (OMRA)
Response by Tall Paul on the 8th Nov 2016
Hi Mike,
You mention that you gave a 900 what voltage and type of prop do you have as I have 900 also running with 12 v and two blade prop but do not get the speed ...

Hope you can help.


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well deck - Posted: 9 years ago by Peter HS93
I've done It by making a removable secthion that Is like a tub If water comes over the stern, and It always does If you go astern the water only goes In to It and not In to the bottom of the hull, It seems to work ok and there are several ways you can do It. this Is pre Paint

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Response by peep31 on the 20th Mar 2012
great looking boat such good detail,where did you get the hoses and hose fittings from they are so good
Response by Peter HS93 on the 21st Mar 2012
they are long springs with heat shrink,the ends where turned from brass.
the springs can be bought at POlly/Bruce eng

http://www.pollymodelengineering.co.uk/sections/bruce-engine...

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bs631 grey paint, with that touch of green! - Posted: 9 years ago by pmdevlin
example of bs631 cellulose grey matt paint, aerosol application, details In the forum on "what colour" posts

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RAF STEEL FIREBOATS - Posted: 9 years ago by rafwebfoot
These are the two experimental Vosper FF. No.80 was steel and the un-numbered one aluminium.

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