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Power switch location / mount by Joe727 Admiral   Posted: 20 days ago
Continue to mockup exterior a bit, still just rough paint, needs work prior to final colors and finish. Shown in the photos are a Switch Holder made by Dubro, a hobby parts maker in the US. This holder uses a slide switch and allows for through the hull mounting. I use this because I want my switch to be activated without having to remove a hatch. Since my large hatch limited where I could fit the switch, I ended up having to mount it on the bow, not the most desirable position due to bow waves. So I built up a mounting from a plastic pipe fitting, a grommet and a screw cap, tried to make it look nautical. This will raise the top of the rod hole high to further weather proof it. See picture with rod only, I replaced the Dubro rod with a longer one that I made from steel rod I had, threaded it and it works. Will trim the length and attach a finger bulb on top. LAST PHOTO -- EVER FEEL LIKE SOMEONES WATCHING YOU. Cheers, Joe

she sails! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
I was hoping to get the Wavney on the water yesterday, but the weather gods put paid to that! Anyway, today was the day, so after adding almost 2kg of lead ballast fore and aft to get her on the waterline, it was off to Needham Lakes near Stowmarket, Suffolk. The initial sailing report is that she looks fantastic on the water despite it being a little choppy in the wind. The motors, ESC's performed perfectly, steering needs no adjusting and and at full tilt looked scale with a really nice bow wave. After 20 minutes of sailing which only dropped the 3S lipo down my 30%, all was well apart from a tiny little bit of water ingress at the back near the rudders. I can only put this down to water ingress from high speed passes as the bow wave created a little puddle of water on the rear deck. I know the hull is watertight as she was sat in the hot tub for an hour this morning and was as dry as bone following that. Will have to look at sealing the removable rear cabin as I think thats where the water got in?

Mk2 RTTL 2771 by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Lucky bu**er, nearest I got was catching the wash from the bow wave while fishing, Easter 1969. Great model in correct colour scheme. I've gone green with envy. Keep on sailing, cheers Colin.

Bow wave suppression by wunwinglo Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Floating Voter, I do so agree that I should be flying, not ploughing. In fact, she does plane quite well, but she is 'dirty' at very high speeds.I am concerned that sooner or later, I will have electrical problems, despite trying to be careful not to overuse the throttle. She is fitted with 2 x JP EnErG brushless 600 O/R 1550 (C35 141), driving 38mm scale-type brass three bladers, contra-rotating. The pack is a 7.4 v, 30C lipo.

Bow wave suppression by wunwinglo Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
That is quite a good idea, right out of left field. Thanks, I will look into it.

Bow wave suppression by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
i know that it is out of period but a front hydrofoil would lift the bow at speed.

Bow wave suppression by FloatingVoter Seaman   Posted: 7 months ago
Aren't you supposed to be riding over that bow wave not wallowing in it? If you have Lipo batteries you probably have brushless motors (kV? how many cells?) - try a smaller prop - much smaller - let the motors run free and show what they are capable of.

Bow wave suppression by wunwinglo Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
She's already low, so I am loathed to try this. and no this is not wunwinglo from large scale planes. I do small scale planes!

Bow wave suppression by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi WWL, Hmmm! Can you perhaps squash in some bigger / heavier batts to lever the bow up?

Bow wave suppression by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Is this the wunwinglo from Large Scale Planes? If so, welcome to the other side. Martin

Bow wave suppression by wunwinglo Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Doug, They are Lipo's, small and in the stern already!

Bow wave suppression by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi "He who needs more lift under wunwing"😁 What batteries are you using? And where are they mounted? Cheers, Doug 😎

Bow wave suppression by wunwinglo Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Canabus, I cannot really do this as she is slightly heavy. I was aware of this when I restored her last year and was careful to keep it light and aft. She is lighter than she was.

Bow wave suppression by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi wunwinglo Try moving weight in the boat to the stern to let the bow come up at high speed. Canabus

Bow wave suppression by wunwinglo Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Guys, my MTB has a tendency to get a little flooded by her bow wave when under way at high speeds. She has a scale spray suppression rail at the bow which is notched like the full-size. I do not want to mount anything TOO gross but do any of you have some practical suggestions to make to alieviate this problem?