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Norstar Wave Princess - Posted: 10 months ago by AllenA
Built this Wave Princess 30 years ago meaning to use it with my children. Languished in attic since and now retired going to resurrect her for Grandchildren and would welcome any advice on motor size, prop shaft length, Propeller size etc etc. Picked up an as new MacGregor Digimac 111 transmitter receiver and servos at Boot Sale for £5, seems fitting I should use it for the old girl.

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"Sweet Sue" - Posted: 11 months ago by sandkb
A couple of new pics taken yesterday of "Sweet Sue" second time out and under steam.

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Response by sandkb on the 4th Mar 2017
Sorry I can't seem to be able to post a video. If you click on YouTube and type in Sweet Sue steam launch you will find it.
Response by sparkey on the 24th Apr 2017
Nice steamer, here's mine she is getting on a bit but gets used every week.
Response by sparkey on the 26th Apr 2017
A friends Borkum at the lake on Sunday.
Steam Launch. "Sweet Sue " - Posted: 11 months ago by sandkb
I built this vessel from scratch using a pre made clinker fibreglass hull purchased from Mini Steam Australia. The engine is an oscillating twin cylinder and the boiler is a 3" Centre Flue Gas Fired Vertical Boiler from "Miniature Steam". The gas tank is a 1-1/2" vertical refillable GasTank also from Miniature Steam Pty. Australia. The vessel is radio controlled with the skipper appearing to control the rudder. It has a smoke generator and a rc controlled steam whistle.

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Sweet ❤️ ❤️❤️ Heart - Posted: 11 months ago by Ron
You have seen it being built. Now it is done. A Nor-Star Kingfisher kit but with some scratch building too. Because of the motor being longer than how the kit was originally designed, the second bulkhead was altered. I am running it with two 2400 Ni-MH 7.2 batteries, a Futoba servo, on a 2.4 GHz Spektrum.

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ELENA ROSE - Posted: 12 months ago by Northumbrian
I picked this up on ebay I am busy stripping it back to wood for a repaint job & new deck fittings

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Response by Northumbrian on the 16th Feb 2017
all ready to go new paint & varnished added new leather seating windscreen made from a plastic salad bowl 45mm 3 bladed brass prop 850 brushed motor powered by a 11.1 5000 mah lipo
O and new cowls from the model shop 👍
Chriscraft Corvette - Posted: 1 year ago by ivves
Hi all.

Some shots of my scratchbuilt 42" Sterling ChrisCraft Corvette.

Twin brushless on 2 X 3S 5000 lipo.

Have nice day / Ivan

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Response by AllenA on the 4th Jun 2017
Great looking Corvette.
Response by Brightwork on the 18th Oct 2017
Very nice work.... this a shot of mine
Response by Brightwork on the 3rd Nov 2017
What a stunning model. I really feel motivated to add lighting to mine now. Envious for sure
Juliette II - Posted: 1 year ago by davidhgreatbatch
Scratch built in 1/16 scale in 2016 on a modified GRP hull. Powered by one 385 electric motor. Sail her on Mary Stevens Park Pool, Stourbridge.
Though built in the 1950's this boat is still in use on the Norfolk Broads and can be hired out.

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Traditional Turkish Fishing Boat - Posted: 1 year ago by TürkiyeTR
It is 85 cm long, RC fishing boat. Engine is 0.15 cc nitro. It is not a kit, hundred percent hand made.

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Unknown - Posted: 1 year ago by misterbee
I recently acquired this lovely boat off eBay,...she cleaned up nicely, and runs quite beautifully since I re engined with a Torpedo 850, on 14 volts.

Now, I would love to know is this is a one off, or a kit?

The build quality and layout would suggest a kit, but what do I know?

I'm sure the massed wisdom on this site can provide me with a clue...

Overall length; almost 50"

Any ideas?


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Response by brando on the 26th Nov 2016
It looks hand made from experience of being at sea ie royal navy.
Response by Dave M on the 27th Nov 2016
Hi Brian
The hull is very similar to the Tarpon produced in the 1960's, especially the four portholes on the raised deck.
The cabin is different but this could be a later addition/modification.
I did think it may have been a Dumas kit but I have scant knowledge of their range and was hoping one of our American friends would comment.
It certainly looks the part and I hope you have many hours of happy sailing.
Queen - Posted: 1 year ago by naujac
Aeronaut Queen kit. Finished this September. I have not been adventurous but tried to keep very close to the Aeronaut suggested colours etc. I have tried it out on my above ground temporary 5 metre pool and it really works although going round and round in circles at a low speed is frustrating. However there were no leaks and the electrics behaved impeccably. We have a rather large lake nearby at Hourtin in France which I hope use shortly so that I can open her up. Thoroughly recommend this manufacturer. The kit is superb, very good quality and the instructions, (once you have downloaded the English versions), are very thorough. Really enjoyed this project. It is a return to the hobby that I had 40 years ago, but gave up because of kids etc. Now I am retired I intend to get back in again.

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Response by figtree7nts on the 2nd Oct 2016
Welcome back to the hobby, and you did a great job on her build! hope to see a video sometime in the future.

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