Model Boats Website A Place For All Model Boaters en-us Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:30:36 GMT Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:30:36 GMT The Model Boats Website FRESH BATTERY RUNNING TIME If I keep a fresh battery connected to the receiver, but dont run the yacht, will the battery deplete regardless. And if it's a small yacht say twenty inches, would it run (with the winch operating frequently) say an hour in total. Perhaps even a tad longer. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:15 GMT Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade Hay Neville, don't say things like 'pestered' we all join this and other forums to get help and to give advice, i'm not the worlds greatest modeler, but i have been around for a good while, in many different types of models, air, sea and land. Nev, be careful sitting the hull lower in the water, she does not have a massive freeboard, with the bigger/heavier battery she will sit slightly lower. A Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:48:05 GMT Decks Plank on frame construction, glassed over. Can't recall source - too darn long ago! Moved around in back of a Toyota van. Japan website are making 1/200 kit of her. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:43:25 GMT RAF rescue launch shape Hi Marky, don't know where you saw that (Eagle EyeπŸ˜‰) but IF correct then so is your mathsπŸ‘ BUT: if correct then 20" x 24 = 480" or 40 feet?? Pretty small rescue launch! 😲 Then again; wadda I know? Taking 68feet as an average of the various HSL versions (excluding the Fairmile) 68x12=816, 816/20=40.8 scale. Therefore at 30" the scale would be ~27:1. Cheers Doug😎 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:08:22 GMT International Model Boat Show Can't I'm afraid; I'm top of the averages in the team! 10th in the league. Cap'n would lynch me πŸ€” Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:42:09 GMT RAF rescue launch shape Hi Mick,according to the Keil Kraft link Doug posted earlier the original was approximately 1:24 which would make your version approximately 1:16 if my maths are right . Cheers Marky Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:28:27 GMT International Model Boat Show Cancel it Doug and get yourself over it's only a couple of hours away πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Š Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:51:41 GMT RAF rescue launch shape More nostalgia! Ad from 1957, including the Taycol Target that I recently converted to forward and reverse operation. 24 shillings and 8 pence PLUS 4 shillings and 11 pence Purchase Tax!!! A small fortune!πŸ€” 😎 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:15:51 GMT RAF rescue launch shape PS: for all 'Eezebilt' fans! happy wallowing in nostalgia, Doug 😎 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:03:51 GMT RAF rescue launch shape Which version of the HSL is the plan supposed to represent? 63, 64, 67, 68, 73, or even 115 feet - Fairmile version! Without knowing that we don't know what the original scale is before enlargement. Basically: if you enlarge the model by 50% (i.e x 3/2) the final scale will be 2/3 of the original scale. E.g. if the original scale is 1:30 expanding by 50% would give a scale of 1:20. Happy enlarging Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:52:53 GMT