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Getting busy in the port! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 hours ago
Didn't know you were into cloning Graham 😉 Know the feeling, my workshop is also overflowing so Graf Spee now resides on a glass shelf above the dining table and the PTB in the bookshelf 😁 BTW: the fishing boat I inherited from my aunt, and thought was from Kent cos we all hail from East Kent, most of us from Folkestone (my H class destroyer HMS Hotspur absolved her Sea Trials on Radnor Park pond around 1966) turned out to be a Billings kit of a Danish fish cutter based in Ebsjerg Denmark! No idea how Aunty got hold of it😉 Good luck with fleabay👍 Cheers,Doug 😎

aft pictures by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Ian, managed to find the original Billings Boats drawing and the build manual here http://www.billingboats.com/2/13/boats/the-expert/P-bb437-no... Have fun, nice subject 👍 bit fiddly for me though 😲 Cheers Doug

Billings Samson by Dave Kershaw Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Just acquired this from my brother, it's in need of complete re build and RC install Dave

I want my workshop back! by aanside Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I already mentioned in another thread ("Any Clues") that three boats have been dumped in my workshop to see if I can find a buyer for any of them. 1) Caldercraft "Joffre" Tug, already built but in grave need of TLC with the propshaft tight and the rudder shaft too tight to move. The vessel is filthy dirty. 2) Billings "Le Pourquoi-pas", hull assembled with decks, remainder of kit & fittings look to be complete 3) Billings "Smit Nederland" Nr 528 - unstarted kit but does not have detail fittings I can post any of these boats and would appreciate a sensible offer for any of them - I do need the space to get on with my own work. Please PM me for any further information Regards Barry

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Frodo and Richard, Herewith the 19th epistle from the Munich detachment to the ....!? Problems are only challenges waiting for an elegant solution! Billings just wanted to keep costs down, you have the tips soooooo - Go go go Guys 👍 😎

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by Frodo31 Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Richard, it does seem really odd , especially if you look at the plans for the planking which seem to indicate planks are long enough. Anyway who know maybe a bad set of wood, but sure will work!

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Richard, that's fine👍 "1Amp delta peak" so no high current, excellent. Will charge the 3700 compact in about 4 hours from flat. BTW: don't let the pack go below 1.1V per cell, they don't like it and get lazy! Go go go😉 Doug 😎

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by Richard7 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug....I've attached a photo of the charger, its a Sprint NX84 purchased from Cornwall Model Boats... Richard

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Richard, if the charger was good for the original battery and both are NiMH it will be good for the new one as well. One thing bothers me slightly: what does 'Sprint' charger mean? Just a name or does it only do fast charging at high current? Which is not recommended as it shortens the battery life. 😆 Which charger is it? All the best, Doug 😎

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
It should be fine basically same battery as your original one just been assembled differently

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by Richard7 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Skipper, the charger that I have does have Tamiya connections, but can I use the existing charger that I have or should I buy another one for the compact battery? I don't want to damage the new battery when it arrives.... Cheers

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Richard the battery should come with the standard tamiya connection

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by Richard7 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Doug, when l purchase the compact battery pack from the web site you advised, do you think l need to purchase a different charger? I have a sprint charger that l was using for the longer battery pack that will not fit into the St Canute. Cheers Richard

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by Richard7 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi everyone, l checked the planking balsa in the kit and they are all the same length, so when fitting l assume that you should start from the bow end and the next from the stern end and vice versa. Then fill the shorter lengths use a full plank strip and cut small lengths to fill the end gaps? Between us l cannot see what the logic is behind Billing Boats doing this? Both my previous billing boat kits came with planking longer than needed. All very odd. I will ensure that l strengthen the keel as suggested, thanks to all for your help. Frodo l look forward to seeing some photos of your planking once you’ve started. Cheers Richard.

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Go for it Frodo 👍👍 Look forward to the pics (Build Blog?) and 'Maiden' vid 😉 PS I have downloaded the 'destructions' and find that the German translation from the Danish is slightly better, but the format of Billing's instructions is basically Sh-one-T. Instructions for 'Insiders'. Ran across this phenomenon professionally here in Germany with Operating Manuals and System Descriptions written by the development engineers. THEY KNEW how it all worked!😲 I had to introduce a new style which helped the guy confronted with the 'beast' for the first time to use it and to fix it if the wheels fell off. And for the Admiral a System Description which would simply explain to him why he should spend his hard fought budget on that particular equipment or system. Lots a fun 😉