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aeronaut classic by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 hours ago
I am also upgrading the prop shaft, I have purchased a 4mm shaft to use that has a decent outer casing. All other boats I have built the side chine rails have all bee 1/4 x1/4 inch rails. I am just so disappointed with some of the substandard use of certain parts. I just feel for the price they are cutting costs to up their profits on the boat. I have built a few of the older AeroKits like the RAF crash tender, Sea commander, Sea Queen and Sea Hornet as well as the Precedent Fairey Huntsman, and these all have a substantial set of side rail to fit and even the bulk head pieces are a much better thickness of ply. I would just not recommend the Aeronuat kits to anyone myself now. I was just going to fit a standard Gruapner speed 400 motor in but still unsure. I was thinking maybe a brushless may just be a bit overpowering her. but as I say still unsure, I may put in a brushless yet who knows. Keep us informed on here as to you progress I am keen to see your finished model. I suspect yours will be finished well before mine as I have shelved the build for now. Happy modelling.

Sea Queen Frames by donrecardo Seaman   Posted: 6 hours ago
Rookysailor wrote..... Hello Don, Cannot understand as to why you could not fined the plans for the Sea Queen on Ebay, here is the direct link..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEA-QUEEN-VINTAGE-MODEL-BOAT-PLAN... Hope you get them OK👍 No I cant understand why I couldnt find them either . This seems to be happening more and more . Lets call it an age thing 😊 Anyway thanks for the link . Plans ordered now 👍

aeronaut classic by sandgrounder Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 hours ago
as i have said it is my first boat kit build and i have had no problems with anything , all parts fit wonderfully ok i have upgraded the prop shaft but nothing has been wrong , i just followed the instructions ,

aeronaut classic by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 hours ago
have you got ant pictures of the build of her or a picture of her finished> I bought one of these back in September from Hobbies in Raveningham. I have got 3/4's of the way through the build. I am very disappointed with the model. The side stringers are 1/16th thick and the bottom skin doesn't fit. That is 1/8th of an inch too short. I have had to buy more ply to make a new pair of bottom skins. I have decided to leave the finishing of the model now until after Christmas. I think it's a poorly made model, they cut corners on the thin wood they have supplied to build it with. I saw a picture of one that was built a few years back and the construction was far better. I feel it was a waste of money, I would have been better buying the Sea Hornet from the vintage model works for an extra £18. I personally wouldn't recommend the Aeronaut Classic to anyone to buy.

Sea Queen Frames by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 18 hours ago
Hello Don, Cannot understand as to why you could not fined the plans for the Sea Queen on Ebay, here is the direct link..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEA-QUEEN-VINTAGE-MODEL-BOAT-PLAN... Hope you get them OK👍 Cheers Peter😊

Tow hook assembly by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 hours ago
Hi Mark - Steve? its Michael building the boat, the castings come in the kit from Vintage model works, there are two pieces to the tow hook and with some work can make a nice assembly for the boat. The scale is 1:12 all the best Michael

Cooling coil by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 hours ago
All the cooling coils I have seen,do not have the coils soldered together.On all the ones I have weren't soldered.They all provide the cooling very well.

Cooling coil by steve-d Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Started making a cooling coil for the motor. Should I solder the coils together? Would make a neater and more stable installation. Steve

Sea Queen Frames by donrecardo Seaman   Posted: 1 day ago
I also bought a copy of the sea commander plans while I was there

Sea Queen Frames by donrecardo Seaman   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Steve yes I sent him a msg on Ebays ask seller a question

Sea Queen Frames by steve-d Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
I would still ask him even if it is not on his site. Steve

Sea Queen Frames by donrecardo Seaman   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Town3810 I read your post again , but carefully this time and saw I need to search under model boats not aerokit plans . I found his site but he appears to have everything but a sea queen which is the one I'm after but thanks for the heads up Don

Sea Queen Frames by donrecardo Seaman   Posted: 1 day ago
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steam water pump by Newby7 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Gary yes 1946 Nov. but young at heart. Rick

Scratch built yacht. by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Hello Joe Many thanks for the reply and the offer of help. I have built several model boats of different styles and also a 'Bella' yacht kit from Aeronaut. I prefer building plank on frame and find it quite therapeutic especially as I love wood. My next step is to build a beautiful sailing boat hull and the 1mtr style would suit I think. I am not planning to race the boat and might even not rig it but just have the pleasure of the build. If you can help I would be obliged best regards Chris G