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Queen - Posted: 2 years 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.
Sirius Star - Posted: 2 years ago by frankburgess
This is my replica model of the Sirius Star designed by Max Coote of Ripmax, around 1954.
I found the drawings on the internet, and built the model from scratch. The boat is 41" and I have fitted an electric motor taken from a childs ride on car, 50 amp Chinese controller, 50mm prop, and 12 volt 7 amp lead acid battery.
It also has a Murco diesel fitted in the wheel house to give the boat a 50's appearance!
Sea trials soon!

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Response by jarvo on the 1st Oct 2016
Hi Frank, great project looking superb, where did you find the drawings?? or could you scan a copy to me please?

Response by frankburgess on the 3rd Oct 2016
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Speak to this gentleman, he was very helpful and his charge reasonable.

Best Regards
Lorraine - Posted: 2 years ago by muddy
Lorraine is an ongoing build, started this year ( 2016 ).
Building from plans MM 512 ( MBPS ).
Hoping to be a twin screw powered hull.
And sail on the local pond at County Hall in Worcester.
Keel and Bulkheads are in 5mm Ply, and plank on frame in Obechie 6mm x 3mm..

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Voyager - Posted: 2 years ago by robtroi
Its maiden voyage took place at the Knap at Barry South Glamorgan. with the VGMBC.
It's a Robbe kit "San Diego" built by a chap on this website "sharpy1071"
Leopard 4074-1400Kv water-cooled motors 100A Mystery ESC's.

After a few teething problems with transmitter setup, everything went fine.

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Response by SkipperVGMBC on the 11th Sep 2016
Yes I Agree, Looks Great On The Water.
Response by don6398 on the 3rd Oct 2016
😊 Great looking boat. I love it when a boat gets up on plain .
Response by sharpy1071 on the 6th Apr 2017
Good to see my old boat on water, glad your happy with it. Our pond is beginning to weed up again so it would not have had much use down here!!
Wavemaster 25" - Posted: 2 years ago by Denzel2010
" Me Betty" is coming on nicely,varnish her tonight see how she looks in the mornings and if all is well just the hardwear to put on and the window to fit 😊

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Numerous - Posted: 3 years ago by 15Weyb
Most of my fleet assembled. Looking forward to the new season at Chantry model Boat Lake, Bluewater Kent. Also looking forward to getting the AMBO race dates and locations.

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Sea Queen 48" Cabin Cruiser - Posted: 3 years ago by bluestreak505
I built this sea Queen ,aka Blue Streak, from a Jotika kit. But found the motor did not give the performance I expected. So the motor was replaced with an Overland T4250 Brushless motor with Fusion Hawk 60amp ESC fed by an Overland 14.8 4s 4000Ma Lipo battery. The performance is greatly enhanced, Boat is finished in white with blue cabin tops and a large blue streak down each side. And shows the Australian flag.

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Khetanna - Posted: 3 years ago by clogboy
Guess most of you have heard of the Khetanna, Jabba The Hut's sail barge from Star Wars. I looked around on the net and to my big surprise, the search engines did not spit out radio controlled versions of this model. Which made me think, and then decide to built my own.
It is scratch build, based on a "scudder" hull, a design by Glenn G. I printed a few pictures of Khetanna from the net and used those for guidance in the process.
The superstructure is a combination of balsa and ply wood. In the Star Wars tradition, the boat is propelled by a jet propelled engine. To finish it off, a Lego version of Jabba was added for extra detail.
It was a fun and fast project to built, maybe a dozen or so evenings.
(scratch) building is my passion and only sail the boats with my son about once a month. We've got a pond near Newcastle (AUS) harbour which is pretty good (providing there's no weed in it) but the disadvantage of this pond is salt water, meaning a proper rinse of the models is needed after each sailing session. Recently we have moved our sailing sessions as well to the liberty pond in town. The model captures the audience, the vast majority recognize the Khetanna immediately.
Happy sailing.


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BRUMA - Posted: 3 years ago by paulsmith

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Response by Brightwork on the 3rd Nov 2017
Very beautiful
Lika pilot boat - Posted: 3 years ago by paulsmith
Don't know much about this kit as when I got It from eBay It needed a lot of work to be done with no plans to work off .

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