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Cheap motor for a quick fit, but what prop gents?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hia ll, I want to fit a drill motor to the Chris-Craft (basically a modified Aerokits Sea Hornet). I want a quick fit, to use with my existing ESCs. I can get a motor for a fiver. I have a shaft, can make couplings, but what size prop would you suggest for such a motor and boat? I want to stay within around 20 Amps for the ESC's sake. I ask only that the boat lifts a bit. Most woodies were not actually that quick, they just looked it. Thanks for any advice. I can make almost anything, but have little or no experience of working models. Cheers, Martin

Rear Deck assembly –(upper tow deck) by Ianh Petty Officer   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Gents I have found this build fascinating including robbob's build. I have one these to build but will be doing an Aerokits Sea Commander first. As these designs go back to the 60's and were designed by Les Rowe ( I know I had one with an ED Racer in it.) So I will be referring back to this quite a bit. Will start a build blog on it. Shouldn't be to difficult busy changing my model engineering workshop to build boats. Model Engineering too expensive now boiler for my Springbok cost close GBP 1 300.00 alpne 😊😊. Trouble is I am importing all parts from UK etc. Between royal snail mail and SA post office I need to order any requirements in advance.

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Martin, My pleasure Mate, got plenty more where that came from if he needs more detail of other fittings. I've been trawling and collecting since I bought a 1/35 version from 'Basil'sDad' last September. Pics are 'As bought', 'Current state' 🤔, PT109 crew with Kennedy, standing on the right hand end. Good luck to your 'little lad' 😉 If you want to spoil him (or you if it turns out that way!) for choice look here- https://www.pinterest.de/pin/417145984205535643/ BTW: mine is twin engined, 2xBL. Reckon that's enough for 1/35 scale! Cheers, Doug 😎

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by boaty Captain   Posted: 17 days ago
The Aerokits P.T boat is a semi scale model based upon the Elco 80ft PT boat of WW2. The most famous of these being PT109 whose skipper was John F Kennedy who later became President of the U.S.A. Though the Aerokits version is semi scale there is scope for minor modifications to bring it up to scale. There is a lot of information around on the internet and articles in related magazines etc which will provide modelers with good guidelines for achieving this. Due to the size of the Aerokits version there is plenty of room in the hull both for a single motor version or a triple one, the latter bringing it up to true scale. Though there are manufacturers who produce replicas of Aerokits I have not seen one for the P.T Boat but with a bit of searching,😁😁 plans can be found. Boaty

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Blimey, thanks, Doug, that'll keep the lad busy and off the streets! I'll send them through to him. Thanks again. Martin

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Martin and here extracts from the USN Bureau Of Ships Plans. Plus some painting inspiration😉 and cockpit and stern detail. Have fun, cheers Doug😎

Wanted Aerokits Fairey Swordsman and Vernon Huntsman kits by modelboatdevil Petty Officer   Posted: 17 days ago
Thanks, Canabus, I do already have plans for them.

Wanted Aerokits Fairey Swordsman and Vernon Huntsman kits by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi modelboatdevil I only have the plans for the swordsman and build instructions. Canabus

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Westquay Plans of the Aerokits MTB. Canabus

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
I reckon that's a pretty decent scale speed, but maybe it needs re-trimming a little to get the forefoot out a little higher. I doubt if the Taycol Double Special that's in it will make it as fast as that even, so maybe one of my Merco 61s will have to go in and the lad can use the Taycol in his tug model. On our local river we can middle finger the "Saynos". The fat rheostat is in one of the pictures of mouldbuilder's boat. Black and in very nice condition, IN the boat. Cheers, Martin

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi Martin, this link - from you! "All I can find, Doug, is this video which is entitled Aerokits PT boat. I wouldn't know a PTB from an MTB in a month of Sundays. It has guns! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBHFXgRNPfQ Cheers, Martin " OK. I'll do you one complete and tested to copy and a couple of blank boards for the other two. Yes of course Bob's Board were like a PCB. I (and John) just wondered where you'd seen a rheostat!? Suppose it must be somewhere in the background in Mouldbuilder's Blog. Ciao, Doug

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Doug, I always seem to be behind with this thread, missing bits. Great to hear the board is a success. I would only need three at the most, or just do the one and I can copy that to make any more. What video link do you mean? I thought Bob's boards were printed circuit based rather than nice fat rheostats. Cheers, Martin

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Ta muchly 😁

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
In most Mailboxes just open the message and somewhere in the command line at the top there should be a delete command, or a 'Dustbin' symbol.😉 Or just try hitting the 'Del' key.

Aerokits MTB, what is it?... by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
I'm not wanting to delete the message just move it from my mailbox. No I don't use Outlook either but I can't think which one I use just now. An age thing LOL👍 Oo😊ps it's G Mail