Continuing on - Grease up the prop shaft. Finalise the rigging. Another Radio check, with auxiliary motor, then disaster, Lost the hatch top, searched for 1 and 1/2 hours, no where to be found, Out came the saw and we has another cutting session and added some veneer, all was well.
Purchased on well known auction site. Boat very dusty/dirty but sound. It is from a Robbe kit that was around about 10 years ago and has timber decking, built-in auxiliary motor, navigation lights, etc. A deep clean followed by a re-paint of the superstructure, rub the decking down and varnish, followed by a complete rub down and re-paint of the hull brought her back to a fine yacht. She is about 40 inches in length and sails beautifully and has great presence on the water.
[Score: 9/10] 40"/4000g Koh-i-Noor Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Geared to a Robbe (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hitec Gold (10Amps) ESC - Comments: I bought this yacht via a well known auction website. It was owned by an old gent who had passed away and was covered in dust and the ABS white hull had yellowed with age. I cleaned the yacht up, rubbed the timber decks down and varnished them, re-painted the superstructure, rubbed down the hull and spayed the hull a grey/brown colour. It came complete with auxiliary motor, batteries, sail winch servo, ESC and navigation light switching unit. The yacht sails perfectly and looks great on the water. A real bargain buy.
I like Douglas Adams books. ..(and Terry Pratchett too) But I was most attracted to Gusty Cat ... So.. Model of thames barge , build according to modified plans of sb Lady Daphne in scale 1:28 (length cca 1 meter ). it will be again a model with an auxiliary motor, staysail class. I am currently grinding the laminate hull with several layers of putty. It is an ungrateful job.
I spent 2 hours of solid surfing and found one other picture (which was of lousy quality and therefore no use). I hate to be beaten by things like this. One limiting factor is that the Independence class ships are all being replaced with new Literal variety of ships. RSS Independence has already been replaced by a new RSS Independence Literal class of ship. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I have sent a mail to a friend of mine who lives in Singapore and is a Royal Fleet Auxiliary officer, to ask if he can find any info. I'll let you know when I hear from him. Again, apologies, Dave W
[Score: 5/10] 43"/7000g Capricorn Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through HK ESC - Comments: Capricorn is model of Thames sailing barge with auxiliary electric motor.
Hi Hammer Your build looks as if going to be really interesting, Are you building it from Scratch? Will it be RC or will it be Static display? If RC will you be putting an auxiliary motor as in the real one.
[Score: 5/10] 54"/6400g Rena Capable of 1mph Single Propellor (3 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiCad (4.8v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through none (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Rena is a scale model of the John Alden ketch "Rena" She is mainly sail controlled but has a small auxiliary motor for those days with no wind.
rnxs loyal volunteer fleet tender, i myself was a crew member of the rnxs i served as leading naval auxiliaryman for several years it was formed in the 1950s as the mine watching service and then a role change as mines became less the role then changed for these vessels we were then in charge of ports and anchorages it was disbanded in 1994 due to the end of the cold war,many members formed the maritime service after that,i decided to have a go at building a static model this is my first build from scratch when i will get it finnished is another question
Hello all, Like most question they seem daft at the time but I wanted to check, my next ship is going to be an auxiliary cruiser with a single shaft and prop, are there any center drive prop if that makes sense? Or are all propellers either left or right bias? Thank you for any responses Regards Dave
HI Grace, are we saying the motor works fine, through the esc? If so, plug the esc Into the channel that Is currently the rudder, using the rudder stick, the motor should run, that eliminates the servo, however, a boat rudder, which Is right stick left/right movement Is marked up on your rx as "aerlion" I have a feeling you have plugged Into the wrong channels. The rx Is marked up to suit rc planes, so, assuming the tx Is mode 2 throttle on left, the throttle Is correct, the channel marked Aerlion (AIL) Is your rudder (right stick moving right/left), on rc planes/helis the rudder channel Is on the left stick moving left /right! That leaves elevator on your rx, that Is right stick up/down, then channel 5 Is an auxiliary channel. I use all the channels on some of my boats, My Orca (Jaws boat) uses throttle, rudder, sound unit, lights, smoke unit! 😀 Busy sticks!
My little Hungry Sailor aboard AMELIE ROSE OF POOLE, Scale model of a Scilly Isle pilot cutter from the ITV series THE HUNGRY SAILORS. She Is scratch built 3/4 to 1 ft. The hull Is fibre glass on balsa plank with OpepI Oak deck, shes powered by a 700 auxiliary motor and Lipo battery, can be seen at Boundery Water Park.