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And......! by Skydive130 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
I am very pleased with its loooks so far! Coming from an RC aircraft world to Boats is a different kettle of fish. I like to think that my aircraft building and figure painting skills have come over to this world with relative ease. Seriously thinking of stopping aircraft in favour of more boats in the future!!

3 blades v 2 blades on air boat by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
get a watt meter they are cheap and you can read the current drawn at full revs ( although its not moving) this will give you an idea as to the run time of your battery and the capability of your ESC to handle the load. I think every one who uses electric motors and especially lipo batteries should have one!

3 blades v 2 blades on air boat by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
It's really a case of suck it and see .Experiment is my mantra for stuff like this.Just try it and see what the results are. You could ask the aero bods on say Aeromodeller or RCME ( Flying Models ) forums of a number of others.👍

Her Majesty's Savior by circle43nautical Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
That's a great model kit. I have built several Dumas kits over the years and have never been disappointed. They allow you to use your imagination and skills; but my first RC project some28 years ago was a Billings Boats 1:20 USCG 44 foot Motor Lifeboat like yours with an ABS hull and wood superstructure. To be honest, I've been working on her for as long as I've been a father! Always adding details or overhauling, I reckon. A couple of years ago I took her apart and repainted the hull. Now I am periodically reassembling her with 52' Motor Lifeboathe original fittings. My present project is a Barracuda RC Boats 1:12 USCG 52' Motor Lifeboat, of which there are only three kits world-wide. The actual MLB "Triumph" (CG-52301, 2 were built in 1935) was lost with all hands during a rescue attempt off Cape Disappointment, WA in January 1961. My Father built strong aircraft, and I always preferred boats. I overbuild my boats in the same manner. My weakness is that I can't wait for the glue to dry. Looks good & keep up the great work! GO CUBS!

Propulsion Hegi Revell Fairplay V tug model by Radiosailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
I just recieved a big package today containing the remains and the hull of this Fairplay V. The included paperwork included a A3 sized scan of the original plan. But this plan only shows partnumbers instead of measurements. Indicated on these original plans are a 60mm diameter propellor, and the Marx Monoperm Super Special (what a name!) with reduction 3:1 in it. A choice which seems undersized to me compared to the (same era & comparable size) Bugsier Tug from Graupner which has a Decaperm. For the moment I tend to go for this 12V low Rpm Xdrive 555. It has 25Nm of torque and doesn't need reduction. And combined to a Raboesch propshaft - which one can easily shorten - will help to get the driveline as far aft as possible in the boat, leaving more room for a bigger battery.(Or have the possibility to trim the boat with the battery and have the battery as deep as possible in the boat.) I'll check these mentioned forums too, thank you for the advise.

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by tidtug Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
There was also at marchwood a model air sea rescue boat that was a hospital boat. Ive not seen one since or a photo.Does anyone know?

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by tidtug Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Yes a few years ago they and other boats were at Marchwood there used to be a small show of different air sea boats.I also jumped on a German Eboat just to say I had been on one.They also had a Harbour Defence boat called MEDUSA I went all over that .its Southampton water but I am afraid it’s all been pulled down now.If you do get on with the skippers of either boat ask them about marchwood.

Huntsman fittings kit. by canabus Captain   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi Novagsio The only place that my help you out is Westbourne, but, they sell to full kit. May sell the fittings kit. The original handrails from my Precedent fibreglass hull are total rubbish, but, I only got with my second hand unfinished boat the air scoops. So I plan on making the hand bow rail and windscreen. My boat is in the BUILD BLOGS on the site. Canabus

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Dave, agree with the talc idea, sometimes I file a piece of busted terracotta flower pot to powder and mix that with the resin. But usually to repair Gisela's busted garden ornaments not for boat models, but no reason why not😉 But then that's why I suggested the thicker two part glue not the liquid resin for this 'fix'. Re hardeners: as far as I know all are peroxide based but the concentration is different for the various 'speed' glues. Frankly I would have thought that the faster mix on the inside would have accelerated the outer mix, at least at the interface between the two! BTW: It was never suggested to use the epoxy as filler! The resin was just to soak and harden the balsa wedges and hold everything in place. I'm sure I wrote to the effect; when fully cured THEN use filler on the outside of the hull for the cosmetics. Something lost in interpretation?? Anyway step by step Neil is reaching his goal! 👍 @ Neil; you'll need to get a shift on with the 5 min mix! 5 mins is the hard setting time, working time before it goes too stiff to move is only about 2mins!!!🤔 Cheers Doug 😎

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Dave, you may well be right! But that's half the fun ain't it?😉 Already done some dry fitting trials of pico RX and micro-Viper (for single ESC running) and the LiPo battery. So far so good. still some original plastic tray to be chopped out. Haven't done a test tank (domestic variant😉) balance/loading trial yet though! Yes, mine also has the removable cabin, and a fairly large hatch in the work-deck. The cabin of course I immediately took apart to see where the smoke genny could go. The genny is one of the mini jobs borrowed from the 'iron way' bods😉 Could maybe squeeze two in?? But that's for a later stage. Just got sidetracked by building an 88 deck gun for U26, lots a luverly fiddlin😲 DHL just told me my 37mm for the PT boat is arriving tomorrow. Not bad, I only ordered it this morning. Excellent service from Ralf at Modellbau-Koenig!👍👍👍 Must have a look if he's got a 2cm for the gallery of the U Boat. Lots to do, keeps the few remaining grey cells alive😊 Happy building people, don't stick anything which shouldn't be😡😲 Cheers Doug 😎

RAF rescue launch shape by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi Mick and Mark, (Sorry but that sounds like a comedy duo😉) Apparently before the intervention of Scott-Paine (of Supermarine / Schneider Trophy fame and founder of British Power Boat company), and T.E. Lawrence (of Lawrence of Arabia fame!) who designed and developed the first HSLs, these little 40 foot STs had a secondary role as emergency boats. Even though they were not very fast, ca 20 knots max. Lawrence witnessed a seaplane crash in the Solent while serving as an Aircraftman at the RAF Seaplane base. He saw how the ST took so long to reach the plane that it sank before they got there and several crew members drowned. He started lobbying his RAF Commanders to obtain faster launches as dedicated rescue boats. When Scott-Paine also proposed fast rescue launches the RAF suggested Lawrence as co developer and tester. Sadly Lawrence did not live to see the final version, having died in a motorbike crash in 1936. You live and learn! Cheers Doug 😎

Largs Boat Club by Les-Forbes Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Pity such a beautiful West Coast location should have a popular boat club pond in disrepair. Sign of the time perhaps with many councils having reduced expenditure. But a disappointment travelling with my small grandson to sail his little Proboat Westward 18 for the first time. It's the first thing he noticed, no water. Staff in the RNLI shop along the promenade said the pond had not been in use since last year. Here's hoping the council can organise repairs before next year's season. I couldn't resist buying a little model fishing boat from them the RNLI shop which now has pride of place in our kitchen shelf.

Progress! by Skydive130 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I was wondering how long it would be before someone spotted "sammy dog"! He loves watching ha! Temp workshop is now back to conservatory mode now before "mrs H" gets home! My workbench in my workshop was designed for aircraft modelling, in the conservatory I can 360 degree around the boat for ease of working. Last thing tonight was to temp fitrudder (will be shortened, widened, and will have scale strakes fitted. The rear bollard was made from scrap box plasticard and plastic tube, cost -free!

Aerokits Solent Class Lifeboat by Skydive130 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I am a modeller of 45 years experience, mostly with RC aircraft but have recently got into boats. Have completed the aeronaut Diva and spitfire to a high standard but needed a challenge So, having spent a long time trying to source an un-started Aerokits Solent, I bit the bullet and bought a set of plans and templates from eBay. Overall the plans are good, the templates need some adjusting as we go for acuaracy. Have spent the last couple of weeks perusing the plans and sourcing the materials needed. A visit to the Balsa Cabin in Maldon, Essex provided all the ply and the internet has provided the main components I.e motors, props, shafts, ESC, battery, soundboard/speaker, servo mostly sourced from Cornwall model boats and Howes Models septembers issue of "model boats" had a great article on a refurb which has been very useful for hints n tips on required electrics and the little extras needed to complete. I do have a workshop where the model will spend most of its time, however my wife's conservatory has been invaluable for using my eBay sourced scroll saw to cut out the formers! The sheet of 6mm ply from balsa cabin was long enough to make keel formers 1 & 2 one piece! I shall post a more detailed update when I get my computer back from repair Monday!

fairey huntsman 31 1/6 scale by englishbiker Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Got this boat about 3 weeks ago could not beleave the price i won it for £26.01 its 63 inchs long (5feet 3inchs)the guy that started to build it had passed away it had be in a damp shed for 3 or 4 years.The cabin top was half fitted and when i fitted it the cabin was twisted. All so the couriers had damage it around window frames,but i wanted to keep it as it was so repaired the damage and did not replace it.After lots of wet towels and wifes old micro wave a few swear words when i burnt myself i manage to untwist the cabin.A lot of you might not like the planking i have done but i wanted it to stand out.I used styrene over the repaired window frames so it would be easyer to paint them and to make them a little stronger.Cabin now planked a wood strip to fit between cabin top and deck to stop splashes getting into the hull.I have had 4 strokes so my brain works a little diffrent now and maths is one thing i have lost.If any one has a copy of fairey huntsman 31 1/6th scale to sell please let me know as it would help a great deal any spelling mistake i will say sorry for now here are so photos of where she is at now.I say she as i am going to call the boat LADY LUCY after the old boys daughter also going to put brass plate on with built by tom as he did build most of it and its a nice way to remember him