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Dumas 1203 Coast Guard Lifeboat (RNLI Waveney conversion) by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Cheers Dave, some good stuff there. Are there smaller 12v SLA than the giant house brick I have in my aerokits Solent? Don’t want to sink it with a huge brick lol. I may look at a brushless conversion at a later date, would be easy enough to swap out the brushed motors and replace. It’s just that I have all the brushed stuff available that was going to go in another model, may as well use that first. I have battery warning devices for my aircraft, but they are lipo only, will have to look for sla types?

Aerokits Solent (plan built) by Spitfire99 Commander   Posted: 5 days ago
Looks fantastic. Hope it sailed well.

£4" RAF Crash Tender Window Frames by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
I was lucky with my 4 foot boat, I had a milling machine, but with thew 3 footer, I used plasticard and cut out by hand with a sharp knife. The problem with the earlier aerokits boats, the windows are never quite the same boat to boat, so you end up with a thick profile frame to cover over any discrepancies, if you know what I mean. The fitting set at slec looks a bit expensive at £35....🤔

Aerokits Solent (plan built) by ads90 Commander   Posted: 27 days ago
Beautiful job - envious !

Scrumpy 3 by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
[Score: 2/10] 34"/1500g Scrumpy 3 Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 40mm) Direct Drive to a CEM750S (2 Blade S Type) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 6Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtronics Viper Marine 25A ESC - Comments: I’m building an Aerokits Sea Commander from the kit by Jotika. It’s early stages yet, so some details are missing but I have added all I can at this stage. I will update as I go with latest photos and progress. Update, work is going’s well, not much time spent over the last couple, of weeks, but have progressed to fix the first bottom hull skin. Photos attached to show progress, see Build Blog for more details.

34" Crash Tender - prop / rudder type by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
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... overkill really! but my 3 footer is an original very heavy aerokits boat.

Scrumpy 3 (Aerokits Sea Commander) by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
Thanks Michael T. I’ve been advised they cause issues with flat/down spots on the hull etc, so trying to avoid using them. As for working/building in the kitchen, it’s work done in the garage and brought into the kitchen for photos as the light is better there. 😉

Scrumpy 3 (Aerokits Sea Commander) by mturpin013 Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
Good progress for 6 hours work. Why are you avoiding the use of brass pins? and finally how do you get away with working/building in the kitchen? Michael T👍

Scrumpy 3 (Aerokits Sea Commander) by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
Hello everyone. I’m a relative novice with 3 projects on the go at the moment. Project 1 is a Riva Aquarama, which stalled at the stringer stage. Project 2 is a smaller Riva Aquarama which stalled at the planking stage. Project 3 and the subject of this build blog is an Aerokits Sea Commander, photos to follow. Kit delivered Tues 9 January and spent about 6 hours on it so far. Using typical PVA glue and trying to avoid any brass pins choosing instead clamps of various shapes and sizes and liberal application of masking tape. It’s a good kit and the pieces have gone together well so far. Stringers were a challenge as always, but 30 minutes of soaking got them to bend to the right shape. Next stage is chamfering the false rebates along the keel, chamfering the stringers and the bottom hull sides for a neat fit. That will Be Monday night and Wednesday evening’s work. I have a Dremel which should make that job easier. I would be keen to hear of any motor/shaft mods anyone recommends. Also, any ideas on final finish colours or schemes, may consider mahogany and lime deck? Thanks

Aerokits Solent (plan built) by jtdavid Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
brilliant build 👍

fireboat or similar by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Steve If you are selling your Aerokits Crash Tender I suggest you create a new post in the Forum under for sale/wanted.

fireboat or similar by DimReaper Seaman   Posted: 1 month ago
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 £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

fireboat or similar by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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

Scrumpy 3 by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
😆Hello everyone. I’m a relative novice with 3 projects on the go at the moment. Project 1 is a Riva Aquarama, which stalled at the stringer stage. Project 2 is a smaller Riva Aquarama which stalled at the planking stage. Project 3 is an Aerokits Sea Commander, photos to follow. Kit delivered Tues last week and spent about 4 hours on it so far. Keen to hear of any motor/shaft mods anyone recommends. Thanks

What is this boat ????? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Looks like an early Aerokits Sea Hornet. http://lesromodels.co.uk/product/ style='background-color:yellow;'>aerokits-sea-hornet/. The construction suggests a model from the 1960/70s, are you sure it's fibreglass, the hull shows wood? Would look stunning when restored with say a 35xx or 42xx brushless coupled with a 35/40mm prop 100amp ESC and 11.1/14.8 LiPo. Make sure you find a few model figures to add realism. A build blog would be welcome, please. Good luck