Figtree and RN. I can see us all sat down rubbing the tyres on a box of Swan Vesta with a glass of wine to hand, but life is too short for that. Thanks for the tying tip I will refer to it in the Build Blog. I am going to look hard at the mixer/esc tomorrow as I am not confident that I have understood what has been said. TFN. NPJ
Thanks for that stuff on the PM. I am assuming the white wire from the motor is positive........... As you can see I an working in a very tidy fashion.............. Need to first finish the temporary sound set up on the build blog and then move to the battery/motor wiring on there. All the best. NPJ
If your Glen Usk and Devonshire Castle are anything to go by she will be great! Natch there's interest👍 Others here are building paddlers as well, at least one I think for the first time so hints and tips will surely be appreciated. Look forward to your Build Blog. 😉 Cheers Doug 😎
Hi Hmsnostalgia and welcome to the website. Glad you are enjoying my blog and thanks for your complementary remarks. What next?, well I'll be starting a new boat quite soon and posting a build blog once I have enough verbiage and pictures to post ......watch this space 😜. I may be going to the Warwickshire show next weekend, might see you there👍. Robbob.
Not built this particular model but have built Eldergarth and Lady Jan. The kits are real builders models and the buy as you build avoids a high initial cost. The plans are not exactly to correct dimensions and you do need to perhaps take lots of measurements and use card templates to test fit the superstructure before cutting any wood. I like scratch building so this was OK for me. I do believe this is common with many plans and even my Titanic plans which cost a fortune had mistakes. Providing you proceed slowly, test rig the deck and superstructure and correct both so they match you will be able to make a detailed model that you can truly claim as yours. How about a Build Blog so we can see how you progress and offer help and guidance?
After some careful consideration and studying the plans for this nice little fishing vessel, I have come to the conclusion that it is a bit too much for me to handle as a beginning project. Much better that I admit it now rather than into the project. I am now taking a serious look at a less complicated build - the NAXOS which is also a fishing vessel. I thank those that have provided so much information - information that I will keep should I undertake a second build. For this reason, I ask that this blog be removed and I will begin a new blog for the NAXOS. Thanks
Hi Harold, You might find this build blog of the Czech kit useful. http://www.thercmodelboatforum.com/t879-fishing-boat-artur Lots of photos and tips 😉 Length of the kit model is given as 630mm. Cheers Doug 😎 BTW Zdenek: we can't read pdf files on this site, only image files such as jpg, jpeg etc.
An interesting subject. There are details at http://www.bmpt.org.uk/other_boats_history/Brave%20class/pag... which may help your thinking. I do believe the third motor was mainly for slow speed use but am not sure. From a model point of view there will not be much space in a 37" hull for three motors and the necessary batteries and my 34" Perkassa runs at full scale speed on two speed 600 motors with a 9.6v 2800mA NiMh. I have seen three prop versions but the centre prop is usually free wheeling is not driven. If you really want performance then brushless and LiPo will give the best results and give plenty of room for 3 motors (28xx size), Escs and batteries. I guess your next step is to source a suitable plan for your chosen variant. I do hope you start a build blog
Hi Radiosailor I was not familiar with the model so have just searched. The Tug forum http://modeltugforum.com/ has an article by a member who did some mods. If you register you can see the pics and ask for advice. Regarding fixed or steerable nozzles they both work better than a standard prop. For maximum effect the steerable works best and this will certainly be the case with a single prop. I have had both types on tugs but mine were twin screw and I could turn both on the spot with independent motor control. From the motors you have I suspect the Xdrive 555 may have the best torque which as Doug said is best for Tugs. There are several suppliers but without knowing any measurements it's difficult to point you to a specific site. It should make into a nice model and will certainly look the part on the water. If you look on Model Slipiway's web site http://www.modelslipway.com/ they have a kit Al Khubar and AZIZ which are twin Kort. There are links to build blogs for the AZIZ which may be useful. Model Boats and MMI also had featured articles on builds for Al Khubar.