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    Help identify
    Greetings from Australia, Can anyone help identify this boat. It was built from a plan and was listed as a Thames
    fast patrol boat
    WW2.I am having difficulty finding any information about it. Any help would be most appreciated. Sid
    2 months ago by sidley70
    Forum
    What scale
    Hi All I have managed to obtain a 1960 Frog original 34”
    fast patrol boat
    , however there is know indication of the scale, can anyone help. Thanks Russell πŸ‘
    3 months ago by Boat660
    Response
    fast patrol boat
    Now I understand. Yes Make do and substitute.
    4 months ago by BOATSHED
    Response
    fast patrol boat
    Hi BOATSHED, The wooden block is screwed and araldited ti the keel and supports an Aluminium bracket designed for holding a Brushless motor in an Aeroplane, use what’s available I always say. The coupling is Silicon tube fitted to brass universal coupling fittings and because the way brushless run is very quiet compared to a normal Unversal Joint assembly. Will post it running shortly. Thanks for you interest. Graham
    4 months ago by jelley_baby
    Response
    fast patrol boat
    How does the coupling work, as it looks to be a flexi coupling. There also looks like you have a wooden support under the motor? With the torque on brushless motors will it not wave about? I look forward to seeing her on the water, hope you do a bit of video of her.
    4 months ago by BOATSHED
    Media
    fast patrol boat
    Just renovated this one not been used of several years, I need to get back into sailing, was running on a 400 size motor now on a outrunner Mystery D2632-100 and it seems to go very well, will post it on the water later.
    4 months ago by jelley_baby
    Forum
    Veron Vosper F.P.B. 52''
    Hi John. interested to know what kind of offers you have had. Boaty, yes Veron did an RTTL Rescue Target Towing Launch, they featured in the black and white film ' The sea shall not have them'. This though is their
    fast patrol boat
    . I believe it's called a 'Trinity class patrol boat and some were supplied to the Trinidad and Tobago navy. You will sometimes see the model bares the name Coureland Bay'. I have seen photos on this website of her. They were built by Vosper Thornycroft in Portsmouth. if I was building her I would put two meaty brushless motors n her which should bring a sprite lay planing performance. I have fitted two Graupner 900s in mine, which give her an excellent turn of speed. These are brushed motors but are not available any more. The hull space is vast so easily accommodates batteries with space for sound system working radar etc. Regards Kevin
    6 months ago by kevinsharpe
    Forum
    Veron Vosper F.P.B. 52''
    Is this an ASRL as Veron did a version approximately 28 inches in length and made out of balsa and ply. I do recall that they manufactured a bigger boat but do not know if it was an ASRL or
    fast patrol boat
    . Though from what you describe it sounds like the latter. Boaty😊
    6 months ago by boaty
    Guestbook
    Guestbook Post
    Hi All. Many may already recognise the 'nutter from Munich' 😁 but I just wanted to say- I first stumbled across this site and enrolled here in 2014 but was still in harness and trundling around the world working with various navies and shipyards on all sorts of naval ships from small
    fast patrol boat
    s through subs, Corvettes and Frigates up to LPDs, Heli and Escort Carriers. So I didn't have much time for model building (sounds better than 'Modelling' somehow 😁😲) or contributions to the site, but I did try to keep up to date with advances, as I always did in my profession - Naval COMMS systems - and dipped in and out of this site without getting involved. Since I retired last year I have become an active member and have also dipped into, and registered with some, other Model Boat forums in various countries. But in all of them I have never found such an international, friendly and knowledgable bunch as on this site. Or such a well organised site where it is 'relatively' easy to find the info you need, or to just ask and get informed answers pronto. Sure there is room for improvement in some areas but "Tempus fugit" and things move on - so is it also on this site. I understand that a facelift and changes are afootπŸ˜‰ whatever the outcome I'm sure you won't find a better web site for informed (bin there done that!) info on model boat / ship building as well as research on the original vessels this side of the asteroid belt! Welcome aboard and Happy Building and Sailing, All the best, cheers, Doug 😎
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    HMS BRAVE BORDERER
    I suggest you go to one of my old reports on my 48 inch Crash boat by Lyle G. The issue is most likely t5hat asn it is a MODEL it needs some extra support in full size water . A model thus NEEDS the advantage of planing strakes at the vertical hull and lower hull joint as it is a "Hard Chine design " and you may need to widen with an extra strake WIDTH though it can be thinned in its vertical configuration as it is blend into the forward hull skin. The wider chine is the secret of the MGB's Torpedo Boats the Elco's and the Higgins and the BPBoat design . Though I live in the colony of Oz I have the British Power boat 41 foot 6 inch model at 48 inches , the Vosper
    fast patrol boat
    , the Range Safety Launch , The BPB co Whaleback at 36 inches and the Black Maurader and even the Sea Queen and ALL I/Combustion powered and all over 15 to 20 years young and ALL as well as the Keilcraft 48 inch Cras Boat all all all have this trick and all get up on the plane as the "Brave class" with its Proteus engineer was still a planing Hard Chine hull and as such it is the hull chine strakes that are so essential to the design originated by was it Georga Selman ? and Hubert Scott Payne ?. Oldies are goodies and the masters of old need to be never forgotten for their skills. Regards Lyle and best construction wishes for modifications.
    7 months ago by Lyle
    Response
    lastest progress
    My pleasure TJ, get well soonπŸ‘ But as an ex Pat living in Germany for 30 odd years and having worked on several types of
    fast patrol boat
    s / Fast Attack Craft your spelling of Schnellboot is still making my hair stand on end! πŸ€” BTW: DON'T cut the switch wires on the ESCs or you won't be able to turn them on! Cut the red wires in the 3 wire cables from the ESCs to the RX. Cheers, Doug 😎 BTW 2: boat looks good, nice workπŸ‘ I have a couple of 1/72 kits for E-Boat / S-Boot, hope mine turns out as well as yours! πŸ˜‰
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    46Firefloat Mk2 paint
    Hi Astromorg, Hmm! Your assessment throws up some interesting questions! 1 if the 'teardrop' is a DF antenna what frequency band was it intended to detect? it's way too small to contain the multiple antenna elements necessary to detect, and determine the angle of incidence, of any frequency in common use at that time. I've also never seen a microwave waveguide that shape. if DF I would expect a rotating loop antenna in that era. 2 it's my conviction that the tear drop on the Vickers Wellington is a streamlined VHF antenna. Or just possibly a radar detector much later in the 'grand ruckus'. 3 Why would a Fireboat need a DF set anyway? 4 Some photos clearly show a forward facing lens (white disc) in the teardrop. 5 Such boats when tied up to a mooring buoy instead of the dock would require a 360° visible light. Hence mast-top is the favourite mounting place. 6 Visible angle is primarily a question of the lamp and lens construction and not necessarily the mounting position. 7 A stern light providing the 'fill in all round' is a contradiction of the purpose of running lights which are so constructed and mounted as to help the observer to determine which way the vessel is moving. Forward and aft lights visible 180°? red and green 90°. Which combination you can see helps indicate which way the vessel is moving; towards or away from you. Conversely the single anchor light should be visible from any angle. it can be yellow to distinguish it from a running light. Current regulations also recommend the use of deck lights while at anchor. 8 I agree re position halfway up the mast for the forward running light, BUT, as the masts on these vessels were often folded down the permanently fixed forward running light on the cabin roof would make sense. But then, that's only my opinion! And what do I know?😲 I only worked in communication engineering for 45 years, the last 32 of 'em in integrated Naval Communication Systems, on all types of vessels from
    fast patrol boat
    s through FACs, OPVs, corvettes, frigates, conventional subs and up to Escort Aircraft Carrier. Cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    what have I got?
    Bryan, that appears to be a
    fast patrol boat
    . I don't know that it was a kit one, although Aerokits did one, but it looks to be a very nicely done model. You certainly can't get those batteries any more, Ever ready being long dead as a company, but please keep them. They are more museum pieces than the boat! And that motor is something interesting. if you want to replace it with some modern rubbish, I'd be interested in buying it from you for my "Maverick's collection of Unfeasable Motors". I would be tempted to leave the finish as it is as that is so typical of the period (late 50s), but rarely seen any more. it's a very nice boat and deserves to be kept in period. These boats for real, were not that fast, despite being called High Speed Launches, so you don't need some screaming brushless in it. A 400 brushed would be sufficient. Some suitable decals on the hull sides would finish it off nicely. You could paint those side windows dark gloss grey to represent glass from a distance. Cheers, Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Response
    H.M.S BRAVE BORDERER
    Evenin' Rowen, So far so good, nice jobπŸ‘ Let me go through your comments one by oneπŸ˜‰ 1) "Moved the battery towards the stern and, at speed, the forefoot lifts slightly clear of the water. The plane is now almost flat. The battery is not well positioned when near the bow." Battery in the bow is almost always bad newsπŸ€” too much weight forward of the CoG or natural balance point when planing. 2) "The 2S battery used was a 4000mAh 30C; suspect this battery does not have the capacity to operate the model. Every motor will run up smoothly until a second one is operated. The first motor then β€œstutters” and a fuse might blow, this could be indicative of a power surge. Any comments from the electronic experts among the group would be appreciated." First the battery: you may be right. Especially with 3 x4500 kV motors Since you are using 3 ESCs how about feeding each one from a slightly smaller (lower weight) battery? Precondition of course is that all three are equally charged to the same voltage and capacity AND have the same (or very very similar) internal resistance! Complicates the issue of course and motors with a lower kV rating and one power source may well be the better solutionπŸ˜‰ Second the 'stutter': How and when did you switch in the second motor? If the first was still at 'Full Ahead', i.e. 'Pedal to the metal!, I might expect the battery voltage to dip and then recover with the sudden additional load and a sharp rise in total current drawn. But no particular excuse for a sudden current rise in the first motor ! Where was the fuse that blew? I suspect in the primary supply lead from the single batteryπŸ€“ since with brushless motors you can't fit individual fuse in their supply leads like you can with a brushed motor. BUT you can to the ESCs feeding them!!! You can't get a power surge from a battery, not like a surge on the mains network due to lightning etc! But you can get a voltage dip and recovery if you suddenly present it with an additional load😲 3) "The 3S battery was 10,500mAh and 40C; with this battery all three motors can be run at full speed together and fuses do not blow. it was also very heavy at 1700g, holding the model down." All run up together to full speed or 'switched in' as described above? There's a big difference between a gradual increasing of load on a power source and a sudden step increase! 4) "The motors are 4500 kV. On refection, think a slower motor around, perhaps 2000 kV would have been a better choice." I did think at the outset that 3 x 4500kV was perhaps a little ambitious😲 2000 - 2500 sounds much better, and more controllableπŸ‘ Then you could also get good performance results with a single battery of capacity lower and weight πŸ‘ The function of the third (centre) motor for 'action speed' would also be more pronouncedπŸ‘ 5) "Would concur with comments by others that a simple single or two bladed propeller layout for this model is probably best - that is unless you want to capture the true scale layout. The centre propeller seems to have little effect on overall performance, (see above re 4500kV motors- DougπŸ˜‰) although it will power the model quite nicely when operating by itself. Have had several suggestions about how best to use the centre propeller. Will think about them and decide later how to do this when I start to finish the model." As a 'Scale Purist' (as far as my skills and tools allow!) personally I would frown on the use of 2 blade props, much less only a single prop. Do that in a fictitious power boat if you will, but for 'Brave Borderer' ? 😑 Do her justice pleaseπŸ˜‰ Many three screw (😲) boats (including the full size originals of this era) only used the third motor for additional manoeuvring speed in action situations. My personal experience of FACs (Fast Attack Craft) and FPBs (
    fast patrol boat
    s) over the last three decades shows me that the three screw configuration has been largely dropped, especially since the introduction of much more powerful engines such as improved diesels and gas turbines. Many use a combination of diesel, for cruising, and gas turbine for 'action speed', so called CODAG, COmbined Diesel And Gas turbine. 6) "The 2 blade Hi – speed propellers both increased performance and current draw. The model is more than fast enough with the original scale layout." As I believe the 2 blade props were of larger diameter (and perhaps also of larger pitch) than the 3 bladers the higher current draw is a logical conclusion! Stick with the scale config! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ 7) "Will purchase a lighter, 3 S battery as that seems the best choice for performance and weight." πŸ‘ but don't overdo it to the other extreme by reducing weight and therefore capacity too much😲 You want a decent sailing time don't you? 8) "Testing using the bare hull with a minimum of detail worked well. For a models with a complex power train, this is a good approach as access to the internals can be gained easily. Nothing worse that finishing a boat carefully just to find the performance disappointing. Then having to to rip it apart to make major modifications or adjustments!" Heartily agree πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Bon chance mon ami😊
    11 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat
    I have an Aerokits
    fast patrol boat
    , what scale 20mm deck gun did you buy is it 1/24? Also I was thinking of powering mine with a Graupner 700BB Turbo motor and Nicad battery packs or Lipo batteries. My hull doesn't have spray rails, should I fit some? Sorry for all the questions but I'm returning to powered model boats after a long absence! Thank you for any help received.
    1 year ago by Biggles
    Response
    Command Boat 90
    I tried one of these but couldn't get it to reverse the boat. Possibly not got the correct set up for the jet nozzle. it pushed a 30 inch fiber glass
    fast patrol boat
    very well, might try to sort outlet to give better control. You've raised my interest again thanks, Colin.
    1 year ago by Colin H
    Blog
    Command Boat 90
    Scratch built at 12th scale from pictures and profiles of the internet. The boat was originally built in Sweden a class of fast military assault craft originally developed for the Swedish Navy by Dockstavarvet Speed: 40 knots (74 km/h) Draught: 0.8 m (2 ft 7 in) Length: 15.9 m (52 ft) Overall; 14.9 (48') Complement: 3 (two officers and one engineer); Up to 21 amphibious troops with full equipment Armament: 3 Γ— Browning M2HB machine guns; 1 Γ— Mk 19 grenade launcher; 4 naval mines or 6 depth charges . The Model I was attracted to this boat due to its great performance and maneuverability, this was mainly due to the use of twin water jets as the main propulsion, this is a trade off with efficiency. So my start point was to collect as much information as possible about the boat this involved collecting pictures and profiles of the craft from various sources. http://www.dockstavarvet.se/products/combat-and-patrol-boats/combat-boat-90-h/specification/ Eventually I found some plans of sort :- http://laurell.today/boats/combat/plans.html My Dad was a boat builder in the days of wooden yachts, and had showed me how to make plans and frames from a line drawing. I went about this first by creating a prototype about 24 in long out of light ply. I then created full size plans of the model to be made. Pictures of small prototype finally painted plain green. The Main model Used my computer to print out the frames onto paper, cut them out and used them as templates for the ply ribs. The construction was simple chine style, with 1.5 mm ply. I tried to build jet drives but failed to produce a effective unit. So reverted to propshafts which worked out well with better control and the boat can spin on it own axis by putting one engine in reverse the other in forward and adjusting the twin rudders. That it for now, hope it was of some interest
    1 year ago by CB90
    Directory
    (Naval Ship) Perkasa Class
    A Malaysian
    fast patrol boat
    Perkasa produced by Vosper in1966,she has 3 gas turbines engines and a speed of 54 knots, and diesels for cruising. The model was built in the 1980s but has only recently been fully powered up for planning speed, handle choppy water very well, port and starboard motors are 2x Graupner 600 7.2v and centre motor is a 700 type motor, 3 shafts run 3x 35mm propellers and it has two rudders, the guns are remote controlled (Please note the stern/rear gun is not accurate and is just a copy of the forward gun Bofors 40mm and not the 20mm Oerlikon. Search lights, radar, running lights all work the 3xESCs are a cheap China ones that do the job but need to go to neutral before going in reverse, just use self centring joy sticks on the transmitter. (Motor: 2x 600 + 1x 700 type) (ESC: China) (8/10)
    1 year ago by CB90
    Response
    fast patrol boat
    It's nice and fast but doesn't seem to want to turn very well. What is the rudder like is it too big and also how much leading edge has the rudder got. I used to have this sort of trouble and went for a slightly smaller rudder and cut away the leading edge and it solved my problems.
    1 year ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Building base boards.
    Hi Doug, the building board I was thinking of needs to be usable for all types of boats from tugs to
    fast patrol boat
    s in varying sizes, but also usable for repairs and renovation work. I saw something in my old job that would have been perfect, it was a 6' by 18" cast iron machine bed with t slots at 3" centres lengthwise. it was used for jigging the prototypes I had to build. But where would I get something like it, I tried to make one from 25mm MDF but the t slots kept breaking away. Any ideas. Cheers Colin.
    1 year ago by Colin H
    Media
    fast patrol boat
    At Ilfracombe pond is Bob Burrows Vintage Model Boat Co kit of the
    fast patrol boat
    . Bobs made a nice job of it and has brushless motor with Lipoly batteries. Forward / reverse control was nothing special on maiden voyage and came close to a good sinking !!!
    2 years ago by lesliebreame
    Forum
    PT109 Refit
    Hi Dave_W, I don't have any competition for PT109 out here. When the Germans build a
    fast patrol boat
    / MTB or similar most don't think any further than the S100 or (slightly) more modern Weasel class! I've also got both Airfix and Revell versions of the S100 at 1:72 waiting in my Plastic Magic stash! Looking forward to the pics of your version of the Elco! Bon chance mon ami, cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    schumschimmer
    πŸ˜‰ I knew that must come! 30+ years wandering around the world to various navies and shipyards. Including intermarine and Fincantieri in italy. Two of the most prolific builders of fast ferries, huge cruise ships. As well as all sorts of naval vessels from
    fast patrol boat
    s to ski-ramp aircraft carriers. Similar to the old RN invincible class. Somewhere in my vast and dusty archive I have the GAs and specs for a new (then!) fast ferry design from intermarine. Used to like visiting these two; intermarine in Sarsana, just south of La Spezia at the south end of Cince Terra and north end of Tuscany and just round the corner from the Carrera marble quarries. (That's where the name comes from, not Porsche or the model race carsπŸ˜‰) Also Fincantieri in Genoa further north. Lunches and dinners were good 😜 Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Jet Sprint Boat
    Hi Dave, thanksπŸ‘ More or less what I expected. During my career I occasionally worked on full size
    fast patrol boat
    s with water jets. The major problem the crew reported was 'keeping the damn thing in a straight line'! πŸ€” Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    RSS Sovereignty P 72
    My latest project is a 1/24th part built model of an Independence class
    fast patrol boat
    of the Singapore Navy, RSS Sovereignty. The boat was built by Vosper. The model is 52" long ( the real boat 110' = 1/24 scale?) with a wooden hull. The problem I have is lack of plans/drawings and detailed photographs. A build blog would be fantastic. Can anyone help please? Steve
    2 years ago by cormorant
    Forum
    Anyone recognize this boat?
    Looks a bit like the Veron
    fast patrol boat
    or Police Launch. Is the construction as if built around a box? if so, it's a Veron. That was their style of construction. Martin
    2 years ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Counter Rotating Props
    Not much more to add is there ? πŸ˜‰ Just ... I once had the experience to be on board a navy
    fast patrol boat
    (AKA FPB) for sea trials. She was waterjet powered and went like s... off a shovel πŸ˜‰ Only problem; she was hard too keep on a straight course πŸ€”
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Aerokits
    fast patrol boat
    Hi, it's not a proper monitor on the cabin roof, but the spray nozzle from an air freshener the type that are battery powered and spray one burst every 15 minutes. I suppose that you could attach a small pipe to it and make it into a working monitor if you wanted too. Hope that this helps Graham.πŸ‘
    2 years ago by jelley_baby
    Response
    Aerokits
    fast patrol boat
    Hi, I'm currently in the process of building my first model. it's one of my fathers that has been sat in the loft, kit form for 30 odd years. I have the decals to turn it into a fire boat but I'm struggling to find a suitable monitor to place on the coach house roof. Can you remember where yours came from?
    2 years ago by jonbliss152
    Response
    Tugboat Serenity (AKA) Jersey City
    Your set-up seems good. Howevertheseolder style American harbour TID style boats were not meant for speed, which this one clearly is. I accept that model scale speed needs to be up slightly to look OK on the water but this 12mph is more akin to a
    fast patrol boat
    . OR am Imissing something! Please don,t take this as a critisism as the rest of your published fleet seem great. 😎 πŸ‘
    3 years ago by johnfastboat
    Forum
    Battery
    I think the independent stick / mixer route depends on the Model. I have a Rother class, Slipway Teskoa & Imara Tug that benifit from separate stick control for manoeuvrability, ie steering courses. Then a Robe Dusseldorf that doesn't. My car ferry with twin screw & bow thruster, all independent control does a very impressive sideway crab into dock. With most of these for general sailing they run quite happily on right stick throttle/rudder control only with the left side for boost. But for
    fast patrol boat
    s etc mixers are a must. They're easy enough to fit/remove to see which you prefer.
    3 years ago by Derek
    Forum
    what esc with graupner 900 motors
    HI I definitely recommend the Electronize FR 30 HX. I use two of these in my 52" Vosper
    fast patrol boat
    which has two Graupner 900 motors. I run both at 24 volts which the motors and speed controllers can easily handle. They are a quality esc with excellent repair back up.
    3 years ago by kevinsharpe
    Forum
    Your Ideas please
    I have just been given these two hulls. One looks like a
    fast patrol boat
    type hull, the other I am not sure of, a fishing boat perhaps? Your thoughts gentlemen on what I could make them Into. Alan
    4 years ago by AlanP
    Forum
    fast patrol boat
    There's discussion and a plan on the RC-Groups Vintage thread, here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2357141
    4 years ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    fast patrol boat
    Just acquired a built model In need of restoration. Should restore quite well as the hull Is sound If somewhat dirty and has suffered some water damage but appears OK. Had a large Bhuler motor but I will be fitting a Brushless. Need to find a copy of the plan to help restoration. Anyone know where I may acquire?
    5 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    mODEL bOAT cONVENTION AT hAYDOCK
    HI All, Just a little update as The Model Boat Convention 2015 show fast approaches Currently over 20 traders ready to tempt you to part with your money and over 28 Clubs, Associations and individuals proudly displaying their Models. Look forward to seeing you there. Glynn Guest Competition Special Announcement The 2015 Convention has a very special Guest of Honour - Glynn Guest. There is therefore a Special Competition for youngsters under 16 years of age. The Competition will be to build a Glynn Guest model from a plan which will be sent to you, free of charge, as soon as the Secretary receives your entry form. Once the boat has been built we would appreciate receiving a photograph of the completed boat, at which time the competitor will be sent free passes for both days of the Convention - also free of charge, Please download the entry form and return it to the Secretary, Jean Barlow, as soon as possible in order that you can start building your boat. Please Note :- The spirit of the competition is that the plan is utilised to build a modified model, say a patrol boat or whatever. As long as the basic hull is recognisable from the UTE plan, then that is good enough. innovation and ingenuity is what we are looking for. Best of luck Full details to be found on the Conventions website. www.modelboatconvention.co.uk
    4 years ago by THE LONG BUILD
    Forum
    fast patrol boat
    HI cliff Yes another original classic. On the back burner at present whilst I do more research on the original to decide which actual ship to model. it was too good a chance to miss as samples do not appear that often. Dave
    4 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    fast patrol boat
    HI Dave M that is a very nice patrol boat cliff
    4 years ago by Mataroa
    Response
    Mona's Isle
    Roy I will take a look on their website it will be something different for me I usually build yachts &
    fast patrol boat
    s Happy sailing 😊 Bob
    4 years ago by Northumbrian
    Forum
    fast patrol boat
    HI Alan It's a 1960's Veron kit depicting a Vosper Fast Patrol launch. I suspect it is not based on an particular vessel and was designed to provide a fast hull for the IC engines of that era. The whole top lifts off giving the access required to start an IC engine.
    fast patrol boat
    s were used by countries with large coastal areas to patrol and defend against smuggling etc. I like restoring kits from this era and this will add to my Sea Queen, Solent Lifeboat and Small and large (still to be completed) Crash Tenders. I am still looking for an original plan for this model, please. πŸ˜€
    5 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    fast patrol boat
    Forgive my Ignorance, 😯 but what type of patrol boat is it? Alan
    5 years ago by AlanP
    Forum
    fast patrol boat
    Agree. Bit more work round the house after decorating/floorlaying etc so may be a while. Not really that big or heavy, by my standards anyway. Lot smaller than the Olympic but probably on a par with the Sea Queen. However if I decide to add a lot of detail and working bits it could need a small trolley πŸ˜€
    5 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    fast patrol boat
    HI Dave A trip to the jet wash is needed there, looks like a real beast, hope your back came handle the launching!!!!! Mark
    5 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    New Aerokits now available
    We have just completed our next phase of rolling out the range of Aerokits kit range supplied by Les Rowell of Aerokits fame all kits are laser cut and now Include full size plans and Instructions for easy construction available now are Sea Hornet, Sea Urchin, Sea Nymph and Fast Patrol Launch also available Is our new range of 34 1/2 Inch Crash Tender Fittings Kit which the boat kit will be available shortly see the on-line shop In the sidebar or at www.vintagemodelboats.com
    7 years ago by ipengineering
    Forum
    New Aerokits now available
    I love the Aerokit range I quite fancy a
    fast patrol boat
    but Im a complete build novice and not sure I could build the kit well. Roger that sea queen looks fantastic.
    5 years ago by kriz240174
    Forum
    Another ebay find
    Looks like Verons Vosper
    fast patrol boat
    based on HMTS Courtland Bay have got one my self which hopefully will get refurbished soon. There is a guy on ebay who sells plans and templates for most of the Aerokits kits
    5 years ago by Mike C
    Response
    b10 naval
    The model is from a 'Veron' kit now produced in the sixties to early seventies. veron no longer exist. She was a Vosper
    fast patrol boat
    of the Trinty class. I am currently restoring one which has twin electric. The model was originally designed to run on a single screw powered by a 10/15cc Ic engine. Copies of the plans of the model are available on e bay. Fleetscale also prosecutor an accurate drawing of the vessel along with a grip hull.
    6 years ago by kevinsharpe
    Blog
    rivarama
    The dirty deed has been done!! I maiden the Riva this afternoon (17/3/12) with great success. Very pleased with the first few voyages(?) quite quick and very quiet, the water is pouring out at the stern outlets even at low speed, batteries and ESC's run very cool, a problem I worried about because of the low decks and lack of fresh air, the turning circle at speed is not as good as the
    fast patrol boat
    , but low down it is passable, as a early contributor said are the rudders big enough? I will try throws first and then a mix on the Tranny. I am using 45 props and they seem to work so I will give it a watt test then will buy opposite rotating props. Might get 3 blade although the sailing this afternoon it stayed straight at all speeds and acceleration with same way rotating blades so there might not be any advantage in opposite rating props. The inside of the boat came out as dry as it went in after about 3/4 hour running but the outside got a good drenching!! Had a loads of interest from a lot off passerbyes one woman came over and told me what boat was as she had always admired them from a holiday she had in the S.France! And my boats name is the same as hers!! Gloria. That's is always the best bit, when the crowd are pleased. That's it for the time being but I am trying to upload a video my wife took on my phone, she unfortunately has only the use of one eye at the moment so please forgive her (there is a Op coming off v. soon) Good sailing everyone and thank you for your responses and encouragement, Brian ps there are a couple of videos now!
    6 years ago by sharpy1071
    Response
    b10 naval
    look in the military section its a vernon fast patrolboat
    6 years ago by Michael R
    Media
    Aerokits
    fast patrol boat
    HI Two Pictures Before and After, As Purchased on Ebay and Now ready to sail. First sail 16-12-2012 Cwmbran. First fitted a too powerful Outrunner with a small rudder no good would not steer or go straight. so changed outrunner to a lower rated one about 1200 kVA and fitted a larger rudder (medium size as opposed to a small one). The result was very good and she ran all morning on a 2 x 4.8 Volt 3800 MAh Nimh in series 9.6V total, for about 2 hours.
    7 years ago by jelley_baby


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