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    Response
    Re: Yorkshire Man Tug
    Fountains, don't you mean the new ship
    fireboat
    welcome display ?
    2 months ago by jbkiwi
    Blog
    Aerokits 46'' twin screw brushless conversion
    Today I had a run with the new batteries, and It was a great success. I wasn't after more speed, although I couldn't help myself seeing how fast It would go, but wanted more efficiency, which didn't happen as I went too fast, and better run time. When you have a big lake all to yourself on a sunny bank holiday morning, you just got to open It up. Data logging was on board, so with 5 cells per motor, almost 20 mins going fast most of the time, I recorded 25.3mph which Is stupid speed for this boat as It Is so heavy now and a whopping 939watts, 51.82 amps, which are maximum spikes. On a smaller lake It would last a lot longer, but I like speed! πŸ˜€
    6 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    Robbe Dusseldorf
    fireboat
    Krick bought out Robbe and have started production of the Dusseldorf
    fireboat
    which i bought, but the directions are in German, does anyone have a set printed in English that i could buy or make a copy for me and i will pay you for them? Thank you
    11 months ago by dperry285
    Response
    Motor, mount & prop-shaft.
    Thanks for your reply. I am more of a speed freak. I love the Vosper /MTB's style hulls as you can really push them to there limits, as I can also with the deep V huntsman style hulls. My Proboat Miss Geico catamaran I can run flat out even on turns. But am unsure about fitting an out runner, I have scaled down the Crash Tender to 28" and have just put in a small outrunner but very apprehensive of running her. This is because i'm unsure of overheating and catching fire. Silly rally as she is a
    fireboat
    . But as you have one in your Crash Tender with no problems, then I will finish her off and give her a run. Thanks for your help. I am watching this build as eagerly as I did your wonderful Crash Tender. I cannot wait to see the en result and some video of her on water. I'm sad I wasn't able to get along to the show this weekend.
    11 months ago by BOATSHED
    Directory
    (Fire Boat)
    fireboat
    Recently acquired
    fireboat
    that needs refurbishment. Existing loose single shaft removed and twin shafts and rudders fitted. To fitted with twin (possibly brushless) motors, each with its own battery and controller. Updates to follow. (5/10)
    11 months ago by Welshsailor
    Forum
    New app keeps failing.
    Hi Colin, Did you try reporting the problem!
    fireboat
    "Stephen" is really good about. Looking in things! On the app go to settings. Click on Settings, go to Report Problem! See if Stephen can help you! Cheers, Ed
    1 year ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    Bit of a problem.............
    I believe it should be black Neville. I would also correct the number. All the
    fireboat
    and similar builders on the site know where to get the decals. Check out the Build Blogs / Discussions. I've started printing my own on adhesive Decal Paper, but I'm just like that πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Range Safety Launch?
    Evenin' Neville, Yes go for 3 blade cast (not soldered) brass props, one LH, one RH. Jury is still out on which should be port and which starboardπŸ˜‰ Size I'm not sure of, my 28" twin shaft PTB has 35mm props, which I may reduce depending on the sea trial results, so I'd guess your 44" boat may need something larger, perhaps 40-42mm? Hope the drivers of larger
    fireboat
    s and such pick this up and can advise! All the best, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Range Safety Launch?
    Evenin' Neville, Re Leak- Where did the water collect? Anywhere near the end of the prop-shafts? Whatever; as soon as it's dried out give it a good internal coating of EzeKote from Deluxe Materials, no pong and no hardener resin. Brush it on generously and leave to dry/harden overnight. Put PLENTY down in the bilges around the keel boards. Brushes you can simply wash out in warm water. Very 'People friendly'πŸ‘ After that carefully inspect the outside of the hull for flaked paint, cracks and delamination of the skin or keel wood. Re scale for fittings- "Some of the 1/16th look better than the 1/12th and 1/24 is in with a change for some bits!" Don't quite get the last bit! Whatever πŸ˜‰ The original was LoA 43' = 516". So your model with 44" is without doubt as near as dammit 1/12. (1 to 11.727😁) Owt else for the fittings would look a bit 'Gulliver's Travels' 😲 Re Build Blogs; the most comprehensive one I've seen here on
    fireboat
    s is Robbob's outstanding build and incredibly detailed and informative blog πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ https://model-boats.com/builds/view/23951?goto=44797 Can't wait to see what electrics you've ordered, another big white delivery van full of surprises?😁 Bon chance mom ami, Cheers, Doug 😎
    1 year 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 Boats through FACs, OPVs, corvettes, frigates, conventional subs and up to Escort Aircraft Carrier. Cheers, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Aerokits MTB, what is it?...
    John, You can't remove Messages, or any other post or anything else for that matter, from the website. Only an Administrator, e.g.
    fireboat
    , can do that. All you (or I) can do is delete the Notification of a message or post from our own personal Mailbox; Outlook or whatever you use. Personally I avoid Outlook like the plague 😲 Ta for the 'Well Done' πŸ‘ Had to correct a stoooooopid wiring mistook then all was well.
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    BRUSHLESS ESC
    Also check the STALL current of your motor! If the prop gets blocked the current drawn from a LiPo can rise so much it melts the motor and ESC if it can't withstand very high current. Worst case - you have a boatfire instead of a
    fireboat
    ! 😑 Better still; fit a fuse of much lower rating than the stall current so that that blows and not the motor πŸ˜‰ On normal running the ESC should have a continuous current rating of at least 50% more than the max running current of the motor. As advised above, check this with a 'Wattmeter'πŸ‘ Attached an extract from the instructions of a typical unit as I have. Only costs a few quid but can save hundreds πŸ˜‰ Happy sailing, cheers, Doug
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Vintage Aerokits Fire Boat
    It's nice to see vintage
    fireboat
    s running anytime. But running with original motors is unusual, and makes this even nicer. Thanks for sharing, as I am halfway through a rebuild of an original Aerokits boat as well. I think mine had a 10cc glow in, but not for long, as its not full of goo like some are. Im putting an equivalent brushless motor in, and hope to have it wet by the end of summer. Best wishes, Dave W 😊
    2 years ago by rolfman2000
    Forum
    47''
    fireboat
    power question
    Thanks Ron. I always though the I'v times the voltage gave the prop revs. As my G-60 is only a 500kv, then my 4s at 14volts should be sufficient, but a 3s might be a bit short at 11.1v. But I will give the Graupner 50mm hydro a try, which at the least is a place to start from. Once again, thanks for the advice Ron. Happy sailing, Dave W😊
    2 years ago by rolfman2000
    Forum
    47''
    fireboat
    power question
    I have a 47" classic
    fireboat
    which I would like to use my G-60 500kv electric motor with a 6s Lipo battery and a 120 amp watercooled esc. I wondered if anyone could give me anyone idea of what prop size to start with experimenting to give best power anyone and endurance ? I am told the G-60 is the electric equivalent of a 10cc glow engine, so what size would go on that might be a start. Thanks in anticipation, Dave W 😊
    2 years ago by rolfman2000
    Forum
    47''
    fireboat
    power question
    Hi Rolfman, This one is for you.....I wouldn't fit a 6 cell Li-Po to run your 47 inch
    fireboat
    !..It would be uncontrollable almost, even if you throttled back. That relates to an output speed in excess of 11,000 rpm at the prop. Safer to try a 5 cell (9,250rpm) or even a 4 cell (7,400) initially. Also see my message to Shaun. I use a G60 in mine with 4 cells which is ample, the extra battery pack in Shauns will double the running time. I only use 1 cell. I use a 50mm two blade Hydro Graupner prop (From Gliders UK), it could handle a bigger one but everything starts to get a bit warm!! Cheers......Ron.
    2 years ago by ronrees
    Forum
    47''
    fireboat
    power question
    Hi Shaun, This design of hull forces the craft higher and higher the faster it goes. When it is high on the plane and almost hanging on the last few inches of propshaft it can fall off the plane either way, usually to the right (Starboard) side because of engine torque. The full size boats were fitted with 2 or 3 engines to help counteract this. The British Powerboat Company, who originally designed the hull that Vospers copied back in the 1930s/40s also noticed this which led to double skinning the hull with 1 inch thick mahogany for extra strength against pounding and falling on the waves. Lowering the drive angle of the propellor shafts and adding more weight from the C of G back to near the stern. We build this 3 screwed designed hull with one mainshaft usually so do not have the benefit of shaft rotation to stabilise the boat at speed. It was in the 1960's that Fairey engineers had the same problems (Swordsman,Huntsman etc) They came up with large transom mounted powered Trim Tabs. Their boats had similar problems and only one shaft in the main. I suggest you try fitting 2 x 2 inch wide by 1 inch deep trim tabs at the very bottom of your transom midway between the keel and the chine as well as move your battery packs forward a bit initially. Try some fast tests with this, you only need 2 to 4 degrees of down on the tabs initially. Add removeable weights near the CG as needed, a bit at a time but don't stop the bow lifting up onto the plane. Have fun, best of luck. Ron Rees
    2 years ago by ronrees
    Forum
    47''
    fireboat
    power question
    Hi Dave, Definitely in parallel to give the duration. I have just moved home and all my boats are in storage so unfortunately I can't give you the prop size at the moment. Cheers Shaun
    2 years ago by Flack
    Forum
    47''
    fireboat
    power question
    Thanks Shaun, I intend being careful with it. The boats were originally fitted with 10cc glow engines, so an equivalent electric motor should be ok. But I can always reign it in on the throttle side of the esc curve. Are your 2 LiPo's in series of parallel ? I expect parallel, as series would give 8s which would be crazy. You still didn't say what size prop you were using. Best wishes, and good sailing, Dave W 😊
    2 years ago by rolfman2000
    Forum
    47''
    fireboat
    power question
    Just a word of caution - I fitted my 47 inch
    fireboat
    with a JP Energ I.C. 60 O/R 670 (C50-20) Brushless Motor which is similar to the one you are considering fitting. I use it with a Fusion hawk 120 amp electronic speed controller and it is powered by two 4s LiPo batteries. The performance is exciting to say the least and I find that once it is on the plane it becomes unstable and prone to capsizing. Shaun.
    2 years ago by Flack
    Directory
    (Fire Boat) RAF
    fireboat
    (vintage) Aero
    Ebay job Β£50 Old Vintage Aero kit 34in Fire boat needing a lot of attention, with delaminating plywood, old glue, old glow-plug engine mounts with electric conversion, and after removing a metal shield I discover an vintage (1970,s Ripmax Bullet 30 Motor the dogs bollocks of electric racing of its time capable of running 24v at 15A. 300W for a brushed motor. Started by revamp rear pit by lowering servo and rudder and building sub deck, storage lockers, tow hook and ladders. Remount the motor with an aluminium mount with custom screw positions. Block windows with 1mm ply. Foam front half of hull to make unsinkable. Make centre decking area. Repair and build up on cabin roofs and walls to centre deck. Rewire add ESC and servo. Remove broken and unusable fittings such as large vents, some missing unable to match again. Problems with old gloss paint crazing the modern spay paints. Build some fittings eg Water cannons, life belts, Build new battery trays, Painting the boat now in progress as of 20/04/2018 Boat has be roughly painted but is not finished, as fittings are now required, added a RC system an gave it a test run. the performance was adequate on 14.4v and great on 17.2v see latter pictures on the pond. the motor did get hot after about half hour of use. the motor is rated at 24v but I think a smaller prop will be required for that voltage. Excellent performance from a brushed motor. Added some stickers and I have now added a 12v fan and ventilation between cabins as the motor required some cooling and was in a sealed compartment. (Motor: Bullet 30) (ESC: 24v 15A Electronize) (9/10)
    2 years ago by CB90
    Media
    Perkasa
    This is a 49" Perkasa built from a ply Precedent kit - the build blog is on this site. Videoed from a 46"
    fireboat
    on a lake in Western Australia. Neither boat is running at top speed, which is spectacular but overscale! Both boats have identical brushless motors. Apologies for the video being a bit long, and for the water on the lens, but this is a first attempt and I hope you enjoy the music.
    2 years ago by Lauriem
    Forum
    EeZeBilt
    fireboat
    s...
    Just found this old thread on a search while I was re-jigging the web pages - thought I'd update the link, which has changed to: http://eezebilt.tk
    2 years ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    EeZeBilt
    fireboat
    s...
    The Keil Kraft EeZeBilt boat site has a '50+' Crash Tender In Its free plan section - at 20". We now have a Canadian build going at double-scale, making a 40" balsa boat! Pictures of the build so far can be found here: http://modelboats.hobby-site.com/steverafpics1.html
    9 years ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat
    Hi Mate, there was an offer on ebay Β£5 each for 2200mah 3s lipo's, so i took the plunge, bought 8 of the beasts, 2x2 in my
    fireboat
    , with twin 700BB motors, thinking of swapping to brushless but SWIMBO has ideas for the garden!!!! Mark
    2 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    THE VOSPER 46'' CRASH TENDER KIT BY VINTAGE MODEL WORKS
    Hi Vosper21 Welcome to the forum. I put a single motor, shaft and rudder in my
    fireboat
    so I don't have any first hand experience of a twin drive system but I would think that the shafts should exit the hull at the same points as the single shaft but equidistant from the keel. Similarly the rudders should be directly behind each prop. There are members on this site that have done a twin drive system on the 46" model that can offer more informed guidance, hopefully they will chip in with some good advice. Over to you chaps ! Please consider doing a build blog to document your progress. Good luck with the build. Robbob.
    2 years ago by robbob
    Forum
    Fire boat
    Hi Kevin. Welcome to the forum. A resin fittings kit for the 1:16 (34.5 inch)
    fireboat
    is available from SLEC: http://www.slecuk.com/balsa-wood/Crash-Tender-Fiting-Kit-PR802A.html They are made from styrene and are consequently won't add too much additional weight. There is also a white metal fitting kit available from Model Slipway: http://www.modelslipway.com/fittings/crashtender/crash%20tender%20fittings.htm This set looks more comprehensive and will add a bit more weight but will be much sturdier. Not forgetting the range of 1:16 fittings available from the 'Model Shop' on this site.πŸ‘ I hope that's helpful. Robbob.
    2 years ago by robbob
    Response
    Foam tank grating Pt 2
    Hi Michael. Excellent work on the foam tank gratings πŸ‘ I assume you tried to source from Modellingtimbers initially? http://www.modellingtimbers.co.uk/7.html For those that don't have the kind of tooling that you have the gratings are also available from this alternative supplier: http://www.rbmodel.com/index.php?action=products&group=016 Their product range and prices are very good, and delivery is remarkably cheap and very quick too considering they are based in Poland. I have sourced various bits from them for my
    fireboat
    and I can thoroughly recommend them (although they seem to be presently out of stock of the 3mm gratings πŸ€”) Rob.
    2 years ago by robbob
    Forum
    Fire Float information
    Hi Doug. Have a look at this thread by
    fireboat
    back in December 2016. https://model-boats.com/forum/anything-website-related/24777 Rob.
    2 years ago by robbob
    Forum
    Too Powerful Brushless ?
    sorry to bore everyone with repeated info, as a similar question was posed recently. I agree with the fact that shaft is too thin, it very much looks llike a fibreglass very light racing boat set up, now this doesnt mean you cant go fast with your boat, but you need components that are up to lugging a big heavy lump of wood around the pond, not a lightweight feather😊 I have 5mm shafts, less whipping. and I have oilers so they are lubricated with oil rather than grease, just my preference. You can get these shafts from shg marine, they will supply with push in aceteal (probably spelt wrong!) water lubricated bearings, real cheap, so you can change then every season if you want. The shaft has to be supported, where it exits the hull, just put it through another piece of ply, and fill the void with epoxy, and double up the former thingy it goes through in the same way. (pic) The prop you used is the wrong blade type, thats probaly why it fell apart, plus the soldered on blades are a weak design for higher speed, simon higging is one piece, but at this stage, still testing, you can get plastic "x" blade ("s" blade are less speed)_ props again from shg marine for a few quid each, then you can test a few different sizes. if you jump in for an expensive brass one, and its wrong, its wasted money. As a starting point, 35mm, 40mm and 45mm, if you dont have any way of testing with data logging etc, you are doing short runs, with the smallest first, and seeing if the motor gets hot etc, and what sort of speed you are doing. My brushless motors are generally 800 to 900kv, and achieve 25mph in four foot heavy hulls, you want lower kv for torque, not high kv high rev motors. I got into thsi 10 years ago, thwere was NO advice around then as it was new tech in boats so I learnt the hard way😭 When (if) you go to a brass prop, the "cleaver" blade design (pic) works well, I did extensive testing with my Huntsman and
    fireboat
    and was lucky enough to have Simon Higgins testing props with me on my boats, again because what I was doing, large scale boats, but going very fast, was unique, and the cleaver design was the best at the time. Forget the fear of lipo, and brushless, they go as slow as your throttle stick is pushed, πŸ‘
    2 years ago by pmdevlin
    Directory
    (Fire Boat) Vosper Firefloat
    This is one of my oldest and favourite boats - as you can see it is a
    fireboat
    but it is not a Vosper Mk 2. it was kit built at one time but I haven't been able to track down what it is. is like a Vosper Firefloat Mk.2 but it is different. The bridge section of my boat is different being longer, the mid-ship section having three windows in lieu of two and the stern is completely different in profile. I first wrote about my boat on the Model
    fireboat
    Website back in 2010 and asked for any help in identification but despite lots of good comment but I was none the wiser. I contacted Terry Holtham who is an acknowledged expert in RAF Marine craft having written many books and he provided me with a lot of information and said "It bears an uncanny resemblance to the drawing I received which was an official Vosper drawing but not with a number or date I have presumed it to be what I believe is the Mk 1 version of the 46ft Firefloat". However this is not definitive and I still have no real answer. Great fast little boat that 'turns on a sixpence' though. (Motor: Graupner 600 Turbo) (ESC: Torpedo 30 Amp) (8/10)
    2 years ago by ads90
    Forum
    Fairey Huntsman & Swordsman
    I dont uses mixes, but do use exponential and rates (spektrum dx6i) with my twin screw brushless 4 foot
    fireboat
    . When at speed rates on, then it turns nicer, no roll, when going slow rates off so turns are sharper, if that makes sense. Mixing the throttles.. interesting not thought of that, but it will lose power/speed. We use mixing on planes for taxiing, particularly on water, but once airborne its off. My avatar has this as the cheapo motors just wont balance so it compensates for this on the water. With the boat its easier to control with rudder input. I like the thinking though!😁
    2 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    34'' Crash Tender - prop / rudder type
    Hi peter, do you want a brass 3 blade prop for cosmetic reasons, if so they do look nice. I did extensive testing with my 3 foot
    fireboat
    using brushed, then brushless motors, and then prop testing. I was using eagle tree data logging for watts, amps, gps speed etc. The plastic two blade cheap as chips props actually produce similar readings to the more expensive brass 3 blades. Personally, as you are at the "guess work" stage, just use the plastic two blade ones, but use "x" pitch, standard wont give you the speed. Get a few sizes, 30, 35 40 mm and test. When you have the optimum set up you can then go to the expense of the brass prop. I sent Simon Higgins (ex prop shop) my readings and he made a specific prop for my boat, its a 35mm cleaver 3 blade. He has his own company now but I've forgotten what it is! He was at Blackpool last year so someone might have the list of traders. His props are balanced and one piece, very nice. I also experimented with a belt driven gearbox. The set up I have at the minute is this motor https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-t600-brushless-outrunner-for-600-heli-880kv.html overkill really! but my 3 footer is an original very heavy aerokits boat.
    2 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    fireboat
    or similar
    new thread started, hull secured!πŸ‘
    2 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    fireboat
    or similar
    I asked this months ago, but Ill put it back out there just in case someone has a dead project. I need a very very cheap (free would be good!) project for a friend who is getting over illness. He cant afford a model, has pretty much no funds, and has always wanted an aerokits
    fireboat
    . If I can get my hands on one, Ill refurb it with him, I have pretty much most of the running gear etc. He likes military, so a PT, MTB etc would do. If you have such a thing just lying there waiting to go in the bin, can I please have it! Not for resale profit, but to make someone very happy Thanks Paul
    2 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    fireboat
    or similar
    Hi Dave My apologies, I had only intended to reply to original post. But I will look into placing it in the relevant area as suggested Kind regards Steve
    2 years ago by DimReaper
    Forum
    fireboat
    or similar
    Hi Steve If you are selling your Aerokits Crash Tender I suggest you create a new post in the Forum under for sale/wanted.
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    fireboat
    or similar
    Hi Paul I shall try and put some pictures up anyway its no where near RTR and will require some work to bring it up to scratch, i just haven't got the time. regards steve
    2 years ago by DimReaper
    Forum
    RC Catalina flying boat
    Following on from previous posts in the
    fireboat
    and sunderland thread.... Ok Doug, like I said nice model for the bucks, I much prefer the grey scheme to my blue/yellow, but mine was a deal so went with it, its my second. The cat has a tendancy to tip stall at lower speeds, and will not recover, there are things you can do, these are the main ones, read that link on rc groupsπŸ‘ If water flying, the floats are too low, they need raising as much as you can, prob an inch, and angling upwards, or they snag on the water. If your tx allows it, dial in rudder and aileron mix, it stops the tail dropping in turns, looks better, and helps prevent the tip stall get cog correct with battery placement, pretty easy to do do range check when rx is installed, the position you will have it (not much room in the fuse) can be blinded by the battery. I have a cheap orange stabilizer one in mine, it really really helps! both ailerons need a few mills upward attitude, this helps with the tip stalling, and landing, its something to do with creating washout, too technical for meπŸ˜‹ the lights you see on mine are hobbyking light set, apparently the v2 you have has better lights with a plug, detrium dont usually have these there is a design fault, the rear stabiliser has a small twist, some fix this, I didnt bother I could go on, but the link is a good read as it helps with hints how to fly now you need somewhere to fly it, its fine off grass sand and water, oh, check for waterleaks prior to flying, the step under the fuse is a weak spot, change the cheap metal pushrods for nylon or plastic when you can, they rust real easy, there are easy mods to stop the rods flexing, particularly on the elevator, I fitted a second rod so I have one either side of the elevator, and dial in rates, you dont need much throw with this big lazy birdπŸ‘
    2 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    fireboat
    or similar
    Hi Steve, many think for offer, its well worth far far more, but its just too good for what I am looking for! I need somethingn thats about to go in the bin !😁 thanks for the generous offer though Paul
    2 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    fireboat
    or similar
    Hi Paul I may be able to help you out on this one i have a very large Aerokits crash tender that i purchased last year with the intention of restoring, unfortunately other projects took priority and it seems i won't be getting round to this one for quite some time. I have a sum of money invested in her so really sorry i can't do for free but a nominal fee of Β£50 will see some investment returned, i will also supply a TX/RX and original motor if your interested? Far to big to post so will need to be collected, if memory serves me correctly she is approx 40"+ in length and approx 8"width, i am away over the weekend but will be able to confirm and send pictures sun/mon if you are interested? Regards Steve
    2 years ago by DimReaper
    Forum
    fireboat
    and Sunderland together again
    ha ha! well done! ok, read that rcgroups link, its invaluable. Dynam (parent company is detrium) they make real nice airframes, but they are somewhat budget when it comes to quality control, but a little work, and they become nice models. Maybe we should start a new thread? I willπŸ‘
    2 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    fireboat
    and Sunderland together again
    an historic moment captured In minature.. my restored 1/16 scale
    fireboat
    on the water with the ultimate
    fireboat
    accessory... my 1/16 scale flying model of the Shorts Sunderland flying boat! must be the first time In 60 years the two were seen together on the water 86" scratchbuilt electric Sunderland was test flown 10th March 2013 In really awfull weather conditions 10mph wind with 15mph sheer crosswind around 70 degrees to head wind. It was raining quite heavily as you can hear the rain splashing against the side of the camera, model Is very very light only weighs 6Lbs without flight batteries and got tossed around like an empty carrier bag so no apologies for the fight against the elements during the test flight. but It flew In way less than Ideal conditions for video highlight the link below and open link http://youtu.be/VjmYjRRc_mg David
    7 years ago by dbninja
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    Oh Jeez! What have you started?πŸ˜‰ Just found a Dynam Cat version 2 in USAF livery in a German model shop and ordered one!!!!!!! What are the essential mods you mention? Mods to the elevator or aileron horns ? Saw a YouTube on this!! How do you fancy a trip to Munich to teach me how to fly it????πŸ˜‰ Long time since I flew anything (except a Victor tanker simulator at RAF Marham!!) It's future operating base will be the Ostpark lake in Munich, pics attached. Complete with Biergarten πŸ˜‰ Thanks again for the info Paul, cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Great, thanks for the info Paul. BrilloπŸ‘ BTW re landing on puddles: how about a threshold marker and maybe chucking out an anchor on touchdown? πŸ˜‰ Following your original vid link (from 15th May) on YouTube are two brilliant vids of the original in action with many close ups both inside and out in flight. Cheers Doug 😎 This is now on my MUST HAVE list πŸ˜‰
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    yes its me! Dynam Catalina with 2200mah 3 cell lipo, gets about 8 to 10 mins flight time, here with the tide out and me trying my best to land on a puddle! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxefbO2ucow&t=1s available in a lot of rc model (plane) shops, and more so online, motors esc etc all preinstalled, you just need to add rx and batt and fly (after some essential easy mods!) https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1455058-Dynam-PBY-Catalina-Owners-Thread
    2 years ago by pmdevlin
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    Hi Paul, it WAS you πŸ˜‰ https://model-boats.com/forum/hobby-chit-chat/28936?goto=28965 Saw your post and vid on 15th May 2017, my gast was flabbered!! Would still love to know where you got the kit or plan and what the motor / batt setup is. Cheers Doug 😎 PS I like flying boats too! Spent some time a few years ago looking round the old flying boat harbours on Malta πŸ‘πŸ˜‰ PPS loved the CCR soundtrack as well, right up my alley πŸ‘πŸ‘
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    have you a link Doug, I cant find it, it might be mine! ha ha then I can give some info to you. My Avatar is the Canadair that featured in Expendables 2 Stallone movie, I like flying boats, ! cheers Paul
    2 years ago by pmdevlin
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    Hi Paul, just back from bowling training, averaged 207 was happy with that 😊 I don't know about scratch build or not but here on the site is a wonderful video of a flying Cat model. Title was something like 'Not quite a boat ...' I have the Airfix 1:72 kit of this plane and was considering trying to measure it and scale it up to make plans for a working model!!! Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    which catalina is that Doug? I have one, but its a foamie Dynam, not scratch built Paul
    2 years ago by pmdevlin


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