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[Score: 10/10] 31" Dr. Louise Capable of 12mph Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a Robbe (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through Viper (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Scratch built admirals barge Wood hull. Simple model easy to transport and operate. At top speed much too fast, half of boat lifts out of the water surprising and fun
[Score: 10/10] 32" Orca Capable of 3mph Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a Scratch built (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through Viper (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Scratch built Orca from movie "Jaws" Built from one 2 x 4! " We're gonna need a bugger boat"
I acquired this boat part built some months ago through Dave M. I have not put too much scale in detail but I am quite pleased with the overall finish. It is powered by two brushless 1250KV out runners and in the first sea trials I used 12v lead acid batteries. (That video was posted a few weeks ago - mdlbt.com/26793). This video shows its second sea trial after I was persuaded to use lipos. The difference in performance is very pleasing. Thank you Dave M for your help and advice during the build.
I have a Springer tug hull to dispose of. Sorry all now moved on to new owners All GRP Approx 18 inches long x 8 inches wide 5 inches deep. All with a built in keel. Can be built into anything you can think of.. If anybody would like one and just pay the postage and maybe a small donation to the forum there more than welcome to one.
Just started 1/96 scale HMS Norfolk type 23 frigate, as built configeration, hull from Fleetscale fittings from Fleetscale and Sirmar, would welcome any help or advice from anyone who has built any version of these
I have used this type of motor and they work well. If you are after torque then a five pole motor will give more. You are running at excess voltage so they will exhibit some stress if run at full power for any length of time. You should measure the current at 12v to see what is being drawn, I believe mine when connected and running free used to draw about 2.5 amps on 12v. It will be considerably more under load. I used three 0.1 uF capacitors across the terminals and case as they will spark at the higher voltage. Do also make sure that all your (dirty) power wiring is well clear of any servo wires and the rx and aerial. They can be quite current hungry and I used an Electronize ESC on each motor. Any good 20/25 amp ESC will be suitable but if you are using two and they have a built in ESC you need to remove the red (+ve) wire from one ESC lead to the Rx. Good luck and please post details of your final choice and experience. Dave
hi everyone, i was wondering if anyone out there has built the dumas trojan latley, as im having probs following plans, i have down loaded some pics of the build but they are not what i need,in the plans there is a number 20 piece of ply but it does not show where it goes, this is one of the hardest kits i have built with little detail to follow, i would appreciate it if anyone has pics of building this kit, as i said i have down loaded a lot of pics but are not very usefull, regards colin😭
Hi I have 3 working, 2 building, 2 restoration projects,1 maybe(I cutout the frames and keel) and plans of the Sea Queen, Sea Rover and would like to rebuild the Sea Hornet, but, 25% larger!! How many will never get built in the 64 dollar question!!!!!
[Score: 9/10] 35"/3100g Streamlinia Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 40mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 35mm) Direct Drive to a Turnigy 2820 (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Turnigy (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Reduced size replica of Howes Basset Streamlinia from 1935. Fitted with a dummy boiler which produces water vapour, a rotating version of the original steam engine and built from Depron Foam. Plans availalable from Traplet and model was a two part article in Model Boats. Very pretty!
[Score: 8/10] 42"/6000g Marina Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 70mm) Geared to a Unknown (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 15Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese ESC - Comments: Resurrected from a derelict hull and 'mahoganised', this boat is built on a bread and butter hull coated in fibreglass. Boasting a Steam sound generator and baby oil smoke generator linked to the speed controller it had been mistaken for steam powered on several occasions.