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New knee, outdoor trials begin. by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Colin, That sounds great! push forward! I look forward to seeing. The post of your dad's Sea Commander. Up and running! Cheers, Ed

New knee, outdoor trials begin. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi fellow boaters, tomorrow is the day I have the staples out on my new knee. And starting Monday at knee clinic, so far so good, movement is good enough to allow me to walk with my crutches, most of the post operation swelling is gone now, a bit of bruising still, only a few painful reminders when I try to stretch or bend it. But should be back modelling very soon. Looking forward to getting my dad's old sea commander ready for the taycol supermarine being restored by Doug in Munich. Well that's all for now folk's, Cheers Colin.

A return to the hobby! by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
If you don't make mistakes then you don't make anything, good luck with the commander. I'm doing a commander refurb on my dad's old one from the 50's. RNMUNICH is doing the motor for me it's an old taycol supermarine. I'll be doing a full right up after Xmas. Happy modelling, cheers Colin.

A return to the hobby! by J. Barry Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 29 days ago
Making slow progress on the Sea Commander hull as time permits; funny that after more than 30 years you somehow remember things you thought you had long forgotten! Lots of fun though.....

Landing Ship Tanks (WW2) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi again Nerys, Attached a list of Commanders of LST 368 and a link to a site looking for more info on them. style='background-color:yellow;'>commanders/9336.html Your chance to make your Dad immortal!? 😉 Your choice of course, Best regards, Doug 😎

Landing Ship Tanks (WW2) by Nerys Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I have a hankering to build an LST and although I could probably build a reasonable representation from photos, I would like to get hold of some plans. There seem to be plans available for the smaller landing craft like LCTs and LCMs but nothing for LSTs, the only ocean going landing craft of WW2. Over a thousand were built, all in the USA, despite being a British conception, only 113 were actually built for the Royal Navy. They were 328 ft long with 50 ft beam and were fitted with ballast tanks, similar to submarine types to enable them to run well up onto a beach to unload their cargo of tanks and other vehicles. They only needed 3ft6ins water under the bow to beach. Doors opened and a ramp came down. Really they were the forerunners of the RoRo ferry. My interest in building one is because my late father, a Lieutenant Commander, RNR, captained LST 368. all through the North Africa, Sicily and Italian campaigns. Would be pleased to hear if anyone can help me locate plans. Cheers, Nerys.

Veron Vosper F.P.B. 52" by boaty Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
The Veron F.P.B does appear to be a very rare model and I feel £300 would be a reasonable price especially when you take into consideration how much a modern day manufacturer would want. Just look at prices for Deans Marine models, mainly their Vosper M.T.B. which is a lot smaller. Also Veron kits seem to have been overlooked and the only model that is easy to obtain is the Slec version of their 26inch River Police Launch. Phil Smith was a great designer of boats and aircraft . I sold my Veron RTTL in the mid 1990s and my fleet today consists of one original Sea Commander, one 34 inch Crash Tender , both of which I restored, an Italeri PT109 and two RTR fast electrics. TOP TIP for anyone who buys your F.T.B- trace around the parts and use them to build the model while keeping the kit intact. I do this with my Keil Kraft control line aeroplanes. B😁😎oaty

Bulwark Stays by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Mike, tedious job🤔 but the build's looking good👍 BTW: by sheer coincidence yesterday i saw a documentary on National Geographic about Commander Robert Peary, an American explorer who claimed to have been the first person to reach the geographic North Pole. Your ship was named after him. "SS Robert E. Peary was a Liberty ship which gained fame during World War II for being built in a shorter time than any other such vessel. Named after, Commander Robert Peary, an American explorer who claimed to have been the first person to reach the geographic North Pole. She was launched on November 12, 1942 just 4 days, 15 hours and 29 minutes after the keel was laid down." Pronounced 'Peery' So if you're fitting nameplates .....! Cheers, Doug 😎

Where's our mate?... by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hope you feel better soon mate, have started on my commander, I think about 3 weeks and should be ready to start rebuild. Have you got the dimensions for the supermarine base mounting points and height of shaft centre line would be helpful. No rush on getting it finished as you know I go for my knee operation on the 18th. Apparently they have free WiFi for the patients so at least I can keep following the boating news. Cheers Colin

Taycol Supemarine Resurrection by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
No reason why not so far😉 You'll have to get your trousers altered though 😁😁 Will start on your converter board at the weekend so get on with your Sea Commander ASAP! All the best, Doug 😎

Taycol Supemarine Resurrection by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Well Doug, have been to Ludlow today and saw a Sea Queen on the River, it was powered by a Supermarine, driving a 50mm x 50mm brass prop. Power supply was 12v 7ah sla using a 30 amp. esc. It looked fantastic on the water, even against the current it was moving ahead with full power. If my sea commander goes that well I'll be as happy as a dog with 2 tails. Cheers Colin.

Taycol Supemarine Resurrection by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Colin, re your post in the scale speed thread- "I've got spare Viper marine 25 amp. So hopefully that will do. Also would you recommend a reduction box to give a fair scale speed as I don't want to overwork the motor." The Viper will be fine, I'll probably be using a little Viper Marine 10 on my Taycol Target in the fish cutter. Re gearbox: I doubt one is necessary. I would try to adjust the top speed more with the prop, mainly the pitch probably. The Supermarine is not particularly hi-revving, 4000 or so off load? If you reduce that your Sea Commander may behave more like a tug I suspect If you do decide to go that way PLEASE don't ask me to make it😁, I'm having enough trouble with the 1to1 gearing for my fish cutter😲 Good luck with bathroom and OP. Fingers crossed for you that the works DO start in 6 weeks (the bathroom I mean!) 😉 Cheers, Doug 😎

motor sizeing by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Jim I used a Hobbyking D3548/4 1100kv , a car ESC (hk60A-SL)(electric fan on top for cooling), program card(HK PROG-CARD) and a 40mm 2blade prop(test out the one on the boat first). Battery a 3s 5800mah 30C Lipo. This is in my Sea Commander and gives a good turn of speed with a long run time. ESC set up:- 1 Cutoff Voltage for 3S=10.2 and 4S=13.6 2 Start Power Percent=5% 3 Advance Timing=4 4 Run Mode=2 5 Brake Force=1 6 Drag Brake Force=1 7 Neutral Range=1 8 Initial Brake Force=1 9 Reverse Force=1 Canabus

Taycol supermarine, to which prop. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
As I intend to fit my supermarine, after Doug has finished his magic, into a vintage Aerokits Sea Commander, what prop would be best, if I am using a 12v 7ah sla battery. I have available 2.5 inch 4 blade brass prop, 2 inch 3 blade brass, and various plastic 2 or 3 bade, in 30-35-40&45mm. Which would be the correct one to use. Any thoughts would be much appreciated, cheers Colin.

EarlyVosper M.T.B by Simplas by boaty Admiral   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Onetenor Fuji 15 was a good glow engine which I don't think it is manufactured any more. Aero version max B.H.P was just below .40 when tested. If it was in a model aircraft it would have been around .20 to .25 depending on prop size which was good then for a small capacity glowplug . Marine versions when on the water put out a little less and the water cooled jacket was never as efficient as the finned cylinder jacket of the aero version. My two Aerokits boats, the Sea Commander and the Crash Tender are powered by single Speed 600 motors running on either 8.4 or 9.6 volt Ni Mh batteries. Performance is equal to that of marine diesel power such as the 2.46 Ed Racer and D.C 2.46 Rapier, the latter I used to watch in the fast steering events in the early 1960s at Fleetwood and Coronation Park in Crosby just outside Liverpool. Taycol powered versions would be obviously slower due to the additional weight were far more reliable and you did not have to put up with injuries from excessive use of a starting cord with kids watching and "extracting the urine" shouting "why wont it go mister". Boaty