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RAF FIREFLOATS AS USED BY THE RAF - Posted: 9 years ago by rafwebfoot
photos show the various types of FF as operated by the Marine Branch of the RAF. No type. 1 Is a 37.5ft conversion., Nos 2&3 are 40ft conversions and No.4 Is a 38ft

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fire boat - Posted: 10 years ago by russell
fire boat found on flea market In very bad condiction re stored by me to what you see In photo .I am a retierd shipwright living In the wirral chesire

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Crash Tender - Posted: 10 years ago by moonlight
Built using the Aerokits plans and Information from the original Air Ministry build spec.

Boat Is 1/16th scale - twin motors with a mixer.

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34" 1968 Fireboat built as a Practical Electronics Proj - Posted: 10 years ago by Steve B
My Dad built this Fireboat 40 years ago, following the Practical Electronics magazine article. I watched as he built the plywood boat then built the discrete electronics; It was full of batteries but was great fun. I later fitted the 2-channel radio and then dad repainted It blue? Its now time to give It some TLC and get It back as It should be.

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LA Fireboat #2 wip - Posted: 10 years ago by Umi Ryuzuki
Where do you sail your boat?... Where you can get the best pictures.
1/36 scale LA Fireboat #2 challenges the Portland Fire Bureau's 1927 fire boat, David Campbell, at the Portland Maritime Heritage Festival 2008.
We Lost...New pumps for next year though. - - - 1/36 scale model uses twin graupner voith schneider drives, and twin ESC. Main power Is 12volts for the drives, and auxillary pump, and one 6v for the main monitor pump.

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Response by circle43nautical on the 6th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! Nicely done. That gives me more incentive to build the Chicago Fireboat. Have a safe RC boating day!
Fire Boat. Skimmer - Posted: 10 years ago by Tall Paul
Rescued from e-bay.
Decaperm, MonoPerm motor ? was wired for 6 V but very slow so have fitte a Viper Marine ESC and wired for 12 V - not sure If It would take 18 V - any advice would be appreciated.

As no pond near Camberley I boat Sunday mornings at the Stoke Park pond, Guildford. Not a large pond but great for scale and small to medium speed boating.

Second picture of a Skimmer scratch building (plans from Model Boats magazine Sep 2007) - work In progress.

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Response by onetenor on the 8th Jul 2016
Try an original Vic Smeed "SKIMMER "
More Crash boating In OZ and OFFICIAL TRANSPORTER - Posted: 10 years ago by Lyle
Of all the data files on the Crash Boat I have not ever seen any details/ drwgs for the vehicle specifically used to transport the Crash Boat types ( Ie the British Power Boat co ) had transporters for their craft. Anyway I enclose a picture of the OFFICIAL English designed TRANSPORTER vehicle for the Crash Boat and a photo of verification as modelled by Peter Dimberline. I have kept my model stock standard, still have the original plastic red Graupener prop of old I think It Is a 30 with a nick or two. Soft copper brake tubing pipe (1/8 I/d) Is only around the head and one of the Inline exhaust resonators has a water tube outer casing to cool the exhaust piping and Inner tube gas temperature which takes out the energy/heat of the exhaust gas and dramatically reduces noise. Hope my hints help .All the best Lyle.

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More Crash boating In OZ - Posted: 10 years ago by Lyle
More of the Crash boat at our sea water creek and of Peter Dimberline taking a rest after an exhausting day at the radio sticks steering the model. After all, I only did the car loading, driving to the site, carrying fueling and starting, entry to the water and launching and taking the model out of the pond , cleaning and refueling etc to go again. You can see Peter Is getting his stamina back. I only ever used 3;1 fuel and In later years 4;1 fuel, just how fast do you want to go? and I have defeated that(annoying) high whine of model engines with my muffler system. Needle valve Is left alone and two or three clicks turn out/in In Summer or Winter Is of no consequence, maybe too many fiddlers with model engines breaks down reliability? I usually wind the plug out 1 to 2 turns and start her dry and with one or two turns (electric starter belt now) of the flywheel and a fraction choke she STARTS at a bit above Idle setting on carby , then throttle to Idle disconnect plug lead and then screw In glo plug and lift model casually to pond and slowly place In water at IDLE. Just a bit of a mild throttle check / rudder function check, water outlet check, LOOK AHEAD and If safe clear release and gently open up.

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Response by cesar3434 on the 11th Oct 2009
Crash Boat & Steam In Oz by Lyle - Posted: 10 years ago by Lyle
Some 25 to 30 years ago I wrote to Peter Dimberlins for details of the Crash Boat following a mention of him In 'Model Boats '. Peter supplied me with data and we have been so close ever since. These and more Images are of Peter at the helm of my Steam boat' Lady Halina ' and his successfully (ha ha) steering my Crash Boat as I did not know It was so fast/ ballistic. More pictures to follow of this gracious man at the helm at our pond/ tidal creek during his momentus visit to OZ In early 2008. My model Is some 30 years young and Is with the third engine as the others were worn out with use ( OS35, ENYA35 now a S/C 40 a bit too much) In a 25 pound plus model, yes she Is heavy. She has been re done over and over(paint resin paint resin etc) and only had the 1/8 Inch steel prop shaft (yes 1/8) replaced recently. I have a "leather flange coupling"as on all my power boats and never let me down and vibration free. Exhaust system 1:muffler to a 2.tar lined tin can to a 3.small resonator (equals quiet ) More to come of my Crash Boat as a result of this gracious man and his service to modelling even to a colonial.

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Fireboat being restored by Bob Jones - Posted: 10 years ago by Bob Jones
This Is my latest project, bought for spares, but I wanted a challenge, so I'm putting her back to how she should look. She's a old one I do not know the make but she Is of a equivalent size to my other Fire Floats...
Any Info appreciated..
Have added a photo of rudder set up any comments??

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