Hi Ron, welcome to the world of model ship nuts! 😉 Have a look at this video showing the basic tool set for modelling to get you started. https://www.peco-uk.com/page.asp?id=Video006 or here http://www.scalemodelguide.com/construction/tools/tools-star... Various saws and chisels will also be needed for the woodwork! A mini plane and electric sander also save a lot of elbow grease. A good selection of abrasives, from 80 to 600 grit will also be needed to finish the wood surfaces for painting / varnishing. We'll get on to surface coatings later when you've got something to coat! Good luck, look forward to your build blog. What ship are you tackling? Cheers Doug😎
Of course it does Dave, it's a fine model as I said. I've been impressed all through this build blog 👍 and have said so. Just a touch of humour to help the world go round 😉 Particularly as RH is in Canada and not Australia. I'm very grateful to some of our Australian friends, as I have posted here. Especially Canabus in Hobart who promptly sent me a complete parts list including Hobbyking order numbers when I asked advice on a brushless, prop, ESC setup for my Sea Scout renovation. All now safely installed. Cheers Doug 😎
Veeery interestink!😉 I always thought that a motor's power rating referred to it's useful power output, not what it scoffs when it is stalled 🤔 Sure 40 x 7.2 = 288W but your full ahead current and watts measurement says the supply voltage was approx 6V. Interestingly some history research tells me that the Elke was originally intended for and supplied with a direct drive 280 motor. Graupner still lists it as such, albeit as 'Sold out' 🤔 Several German build blogs on the net confirm this, although others have also tried different motors, including Decaperms. Kit reviews (mostly on German sites) also mention that she was 'pretty quick' with the 280 motor. Can well imagine, I have 2 x 285s in my 107cm U-25 and she goes like a bat out of hell. 😉 Allen; your result of 40W + and 6.77Amps tells me the motor was running on roughly 6V. (40/6.77=5.91) If you really had a 7.2V pack connected it's got a duff cell (collapsing under load or short circuit) 😲 Carefully strip the pack, isolate the duff cell using a digital voltmeter, cut it out and send it to the great recycling nirvana! Then you have a powerful RX battery😉 Glad to hear you fitted the fuse👍 Leave the rest alone for now and sail her and see. I believe you will be more than happy with the performance and since the ESC is over dimensioned it should have no problems. Happy sailing, Doug 😎
Hi Alan Build looking good. Rather than post new entries in the Response column, you can add to the build blog, which will also allow you to give a meaningful title, add more pics and encourage others to respond to your new posts. I look forward to see how you progress.
Hi Ive found a great web site http://www.shipmodell.com/index_files/SHIPMODELL_FLYER.htm lovely 1:6 scale model hydroplane some great work enjoy great selection of models and build blogs. I got the one on the right from ebay its a static model at the moment i will fit it out for some fun on the water.
Hi Fred No need to apologise. It is always difficult for new members and I was not criticising, more trying to help you and others get the best out of posting to a build blog. I look forward to seeing how you progress Good luck Dave
Hi Dave M Thank you for your advice, I did not see the box until I had posted, I will do it next time. This is my first time ever at doing a Build Blog let alone a rebuild so this is a very steep learning cover for me in one way or anther👍 , so sorry for any mistakes that I am likely to make. RH Baker yes your boat is the best size but I have an SLK😊 and the boot space is a bit tight, so most of my boats just will not fit so I now have to ask if any one can take them to our lake or show for me, All the Best Fred
Glad to see you have started. With a Build Blog you can add new posts to your blog, including more pics. Just click the box at the top. This will allow others to see your progress and add help and advice in the response box.
[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.
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
Looks like an early Aerokits Sea Hornet. http://lesromodels.co.uk/product/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
Coming along nicely Michael 👍. Tip. When continuing with the build blog use the 'Post New Build Update' (yellow button) at the top of your blog when adding a new update rather than 'replying' to your own posting, which is what I think you are doing. You can then give the update a title /description of your progress. The webmaster 'Fireboat' (aka Stephen) may be able to fix your postings before you post any more. Meanwhile keep up the good work😁. Rob.