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46" Firefloat What Motor/Battery by moormedic Apprentice   Posted: 2 hours ago
Hello chaps. I'm very new to this but have just finished scratch building a 46" Vosper Firefloat in the old Aerokits fashion (ie all wood) to the point where I've primered it, fitted a radio and couple of motors (Graupner 600 chosen at random cos they looked adequate!) and a Lead Acid 6v 12Ahr battery. Tried it on the local canal today and two problems. 1: its underpowered...nearly gets on the plane with a fresh battery but not quite. 2: The battery only lasts about five minutes. I'm an old git and don't understand "Lipids" or the benefits of "Brushless Motors" etc and would appreciate any help or advice any of you experienced guys could offer me please on motor/battery choices to get the thing planing and running for more than five minutes. Many thanks in anticipation Cheers John

Solent Class Lifeboat "Douglas Currie" by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 10 hours ago
I quite agree Dave, the MFA 850 motors at 4/5ths chat push her along at a very pleasing and hopefully realistic speed. Ive enjoyed this build and had alot of pleasure posting myn progress, hopefully its been enjoyed by all and if its given anyone else some inspiration, even better. Please feel free to watch my Vosper RTTL build elsewhere! kind regards simon

Solent Class Lifeboat "Douglas Currie" by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 hours ago
Very realistic and nicely sailed model. The Solent Class were not fast afloat boats and had a max speed of about 9 knots so its nice to see a scale model sailing at a realistic speed. Well done and thanks for sharing the build and final on the water video

Maiden Voyage! by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 24 hours ago
Many thanks for your kind comments Mark, I am just pleased that moving sideways from Aircraft (will still continue to build and fly aircraft!) has been worthwhie. Many more projects to follow including the Veron RTTL on the building board as we speak and the Palaform Griffon 600 hovercraft next!

Maiden Voyage! by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 1 day ago
So, today was the day, she sailed wonderfully on a cold crisp Needham Lake nr Stowmarket Suffolk. The water level is very low at the moment, but got away with it! The only thing I need to do is try and get a bit more rudder throw as the turning circle is quite big, however with careful throttle use she really does look the part. So, yes, I am very pleased with how this model has turned out, on the most part a joy to build. Thank you to everyone who has taken time to comment on this build. Trying to download the video thats been edited. I might have to post a link to it so it can be seen in full.

'VOYAGER of the SEAS' RC Cruise Ship by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 1 day ago
I saw it, and spoke to Paul the builder at the Warwick show last week. Its a truly amazing model, which you never seem to run out of details to see. A real credit to an amazing builder. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Hull sheeting commences by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Excellent progress on this build, I'll be following this with great interest. Hendon museum is just a stone's throw from me and I have looked at the real boats there a few times close up. If you need any detail photos let me know. Robbob.

Tsekoa 2 by deepdiver Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Dave M Thank you for the photo's these along with the one's that Brightwork has sent me I just may get the rebuild to look like the real thing. Again thank you to every one that has sent me info and photo's. All the best Fred

Mobile Marine Xmas Market by HoweGY177 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Mobile Marine Christmas Market invites modelers to bring and buy model boat sales as well as stall holders. Opens at 10am closes at 4pm. I will have several boats for sale, River Dance shown in my harbour and several others and a lifeboat kit of plastic. Other members of our group will be bringing another 12 models and further kits. Full address:- The Boat Shed, Highcliffe Park, Ingham Cliff, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 2YQ ...Free parking.🤓 Their advert:- CHRISTMAS CRACKER......... staged at the factory of Mobile Marine Models, this now very popular British Manufacturers Show is the one day CHRISTMAS market, giving you, the boat modeller, the opportunity to 'get' those last minute items for the festive seaons building!!!! .......from... the many various manufacturers that we are able to 'cram-into' the factory........including Dean's Marine; SHG ; Little Model ; Tony Green Steam ; ModelBoat Mayhem .... and quite a few more ........

Build log photo's by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
I suggest you clear the Cache file on your PC. I agree it appears to be random but I solved my problem this way. You may need to do again if the problem re-appears.

Graupner Optimist by Berty Seaman   Posted: 3 days ago
[Score: 8/10] Powered by NiCad (4.8v) Batteries - Comments: Just acquired a Graupner Optimist ..,Have not made a yacht since Marblehead racing days so looking forward to an interesting build. Came with full accessory kit , plans and all wood in good condition even though it's 40 ? Years old

Build log photo's by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Don't panic! 😲 Sometimes this happens, sometimes it doesn't. No apparent reason. Another one of those 'mysteries of the universe' The logos vanish when the pics are opened.😊 Happy building, cheers Doug 😎

Remaining formers and chine formers by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 3 days ago
Have now fitted the remaining outside hull formers and the top deck chine formers. Last job was to place electrics in hull to get an idea of layout, plenty of room to move things around for balance, ballast and CofG. This is going to be a quick and very easy build up to the point of adding scratch built detail and painting which takes time. Tomorrow remaining chine formers and start hull sheeting.

Build log photo's by GARTH Commander   Posted: 3 days ago
All my build log photos have a logo over top of photos Log in or register I do not know how to fix this Also I cannot log out on home page ?

Water tryouts & almost finished by GARTH Commander   Posted: 3 days ago
Pond will be drained Monday Nov.13th So had to go Nov 9th to check balance & running speeds all O/K she ran real great . So added a little more detail , Still needs running lights a fake horn & some lighting but that's something I can work on in the next 6 months . The end of my build log & thanks for all the Views & Responses .