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I bow to the Pro. 😌
That's simply what I had in my archive.
Since I never heard of the site you quote (One of yours? .tk?),
and no one else had responded, I simply sent what I had.
PS I also have some original USN drawings. 😉
PPS I had included the instructions!
9 hours ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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In my last post suddenly my avatar is an 'Invalid File' and I was last Online 50 years ago!!!!
OK I'm an OAP but not THAT old!😠
Happy Bug Hunting, cheers, Doug😎
PS: Interesting; on this post everything is hunkydory again!!!
10 hours ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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EeZeBilt RAF Crash Tender trial video
".......Is it a fact that only two of the originals were ever built ? And yet they have such fascination for so many modellers........"
And I don't think they had much of a career anyway, becoming supernumerary when the RAF dropped flying boats. They were on the books for about 6 years between 52/3-58, and in storage for a lot of that time.
They had, however, particularly attractive lines and featured in much of Vosper's advertising. The VIP plastics toy company brought out a ready-to-run model in 1954 which was a star of the toyshops, and I suspect that Les Rowell produced his kit during this surge of publicity. Ever since then it's been an iconic vessel for British model builders. It has lots of associations - the military, fast launches, firefighting...
Disasters are always compared with what has gone before, and civilian shipwrecks before the Titanic usually cost less than 200 lives (though there were a few ships killing over 1000, like the SS Sultana). But they didn't have the cream of Western society on board.... I do remember seeing mentions of the Wilhelm Gustloff on British TV, when the film came out. Mentioned far less is the British equivalent, the RMS/HMT Lancastria, which sunk with between 4000-5000 lives lost in similar evacuation circumstances..
And there is always the Mont-Blanc, which blew up in the port of Halifax. A good quiz question, this: the ship was a total loss, but all its crew were safe - its loss resulted in 2000-odd deaths, but they were all on land....
15 hours ago by 🇬🇧 DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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It depends what diameter and length your 800kv motor is (ie 2836, 3548, 4240, in-runner or out-runner etc) and the min and max voltage ie 2cell, 3cell 4cell etc - (8v 12v 16v - for practical purposes) If you want to run a bigger prop use a lower voltage and a smaller prop, a higher voltage. Both in runners and out runners will get hot if you run them slow, and with both in boats (as DG mentioned previously) water cooling is really advisable. In-runners have cooling jackets and fans available and out-runners have water cooled front plates available.
The larger the diameter and length of the motor generally the more torque is available (longer motor=more windings, longer rotor, more torque) bit like a 4cyl and 6cyl petrol motor. Your choices with electrics are endless. You should only need a 30A ESC (I use the Hobby King 30A car ESCs (these have a cooling fan output if you find you need one) in my HSL (2x 2845 2000kv brushless in-runners,- 1 ESC per motor on 2cell 2200mah LiPos ) and they don't even get warm (30mm 3 blade props with a high pitch - around 40mm I think - Chinese from AliExpress and very good AND cheap.
Choice of prop size and pitch is also a matter of experimentation. No good running a large diam (say 50x20) prop at 16000rpm when you could run a 30x40 prop and get more thrust, (if you get my drift) better to run a 50x40 at 5000 for eg. Hope there is something of use here. Have posted some eg s of cooling types (silver one is o/runner front plate cooler) and the 30A ESC mentioned.
15 hours ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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Thanks for that
17 hours ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
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Fairacre broads cabin cruiser
2 days ago by jbkiwi
Pilot Boat Trial
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3 months ago by Puddle-pirate
Hellenic Navy - La Combattante IIIb class Fast Attack Craft
I have really enjoyed building this little boat. The painting, as always, I found a challenge. I am really pleased with the performance and the finished result. It has taken me around six months to build only being able to fit time in around a busy work schedule. Looking forward to the next one now.
2 days ago by MouldBuilder
This is a coastal patrol ship that practically designed its self.
I had some plastic card and I just wanted to make something, I hade no plans or drawings and this was the end result.
This was made using my baking paper tip.
I never got around to installing rc equipment in it as a friend decided that he wanted it as it was.
And I never got took any photos of the making of it.
2 days ago by Martin555
DF's maiden voyage went well yesterday, despite hardly any breeze at all. Myself and fellow club member Colin who was re-tuning his Graupner RG-65 had a lovely time cruising around our club water, trying to find the best of the rare breaths of wind. Mine is the white boat with clear white sails
3 days ago by rolfman2000
Maersk Master, scale 1/50.
Dimensions, 168x38cm, weight 54kg
1 main pitch controlled propeller (100mm) 2 azimuth thrusters (50mm) and 2 bow thrusters(44mm).
Full function, winches, towing pins, lights, fifi, radars,
4 days ago by maersk-topper
I just thought I would post some photos of my HMS Cottesmore.
She is still a work in progress.
I have been working on her for about three years now.(in between other projects)
I purchased the hull And running gear from Fleetscale.
Everything else has been made by myself using odds and ends, bits and pieces including yogurt pots and a lot of LED's
I have a few more years work to do before she is completed, lots more bits to make.
7 days ago by Martin555
im told its a american harbour tug but have no proof
7 days ago by nutrunner
First run in 15/20 years not to bad
8 days ago by billhook301
I just thought I would post a few photos of a little tug that I made some time ago.