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Cygnus GM32 by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 4 days ago
Nice work so far! My last build was a GM 33. I’m not great with electrics but have similar engine to you with a 700mm screw. Will be watching your model take shape, love a good fishing boat!

Cygnus GM32 by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Cygnus GM32 I am using these Hobbyking ones https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbywing-quicrun-60a-2s-3s-wate... Links to setup the ESC on Lipo and Niamh. I have used them on 12 volts , but, they will not work on 6 volts. You can crash straight from forward into reverse !!! Running a 70mm 3blade on one Hellen fishing boat (weight 14 pounds) and a 60mm brass 3 blade on the other Hellen.

Cygnus GM32 by Bucaneer16 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
My latest project, Cygnus GM32. Going to be a fwd wheelhouse, other detail not decided yet! Any one have any build detail of running gear used successfully on other boats? I've made a Skeg and rudder and fitted a 65mm prop direct to a 700 size 5000rpm motor which draws 14amps in water. Any suggestions on esc would be welcome other than the screaming mtroniks I have now!

Cygnus GM32 by Bucaneer16 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 32"/10000g Cygnus GM32 Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 65mm) Direct Drive to a 700 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Undecided (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Work in progress, would welcome any information on Cygnus GM32 builds. Have motor and rudder installed, now onto gunwales, deck and fwd wheelhouse.

Cygnus DS25 by Bucaneer16 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 20"/1000g Cygnus DS25 Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive to a Graupner speed 500 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 6Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtroniks 20 (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Models by design DS25. Open fishing boat used mainly as a rescue boat and when I want a nice quiet motor around the lake!

Cygnus Revenge 38 by Bucaneer16 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 38"/6000g Cygnus Revenge 38 Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 25mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a 800 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (12v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtroniks 40 x2 (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Models by design Cygnus Revenge 38. Made strong to tow lures. Twin screw, twin esc, twin rudder. Nice speed on the water, not excessive! and very stable in chop.

Sails back on by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Nice ideas Martin, I did the VOR as a challenge from my company (Musto / Helly Hansen). It was in one of my stores looking sorry for itself! I am more into a working trawler or Gill netter... been working on Cygnus style boats recently (see blogs Emily PII and Emily PIII) but am thinking my next one could be a steel boat as I do like a bit of rust!!!

Emily P III by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 8 months ago
This is another scratch build fishing boat. The hull is a models by design Cygnus GM33. 16th scale. This one will be a pure trawler. I am going for an aft wheelhouse this time! The prop shaft and rudder have been purchased but all other running gear will be shared with Emily P III.

Back in the hot tub! by Ballast Captain   Posted: 12 months ago
Hi GrahamP74. Sorry but I have just seen your pics of the boat in the hot tub. I hope you don't mind if I make an observation but I think she rides a little high in the water at the stern ! Cygnus always advise that the lowest part of the transom should be about 25/26cms below the water at the lowest point which in 1/12 scale terms is 2.5cms. How much ballast have you got in her and where? I have attached a photo of mine for your info also one of the real deal to demonstrate what I mean. I have a 4lb divers belt weight in mine in the stern over where the prop shaft exits the hull and two six volt batteries amidships which weigh 4lbs each = total ballast 12lbs. You look to have the same amount of deck clutter so that is about what I would be putting in yours. As I say, it's just an observation but if you have a look at any Cygnus boat in any harbour that seems be the rule of thumb. Hope you don't mind me picking up on this. Alan. Ps the bow looks just a tad high above the waterline as well.

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi! I've borrowed with pride an idea from ballast who is doing a blog on his 12th scale Cygnus. I have recently purchased two action figures from eBay and with a bit of paint and some yellow marigold gloves will be making them some oilskins. Not sure what boat you want them for but action figures can be painted to suit. Total cost for my figures was just over £2 (marigolds acquired from the sink....) Graham

Emily P II by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
This will be a scratch built inshore fishing boat. She will be rigged for trawling and netting. The hull was purchased on Preloved for £20. I will be making the model in the scale 1:12. All elements will be scratch built with the exception of the wheel house which has been moulded by Andy at Models by Design. I believe the hull is a Cygnus GM38 or very similar.

Wheelhouse for Emily P II by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
[Score: 5/10] - Comments: I ordered a Cygnus wheelhouse from Models by Design. Windows and door cut out. I have constructed the interior out of 2.5mm PVA board which I will paint to replicate wood. I will be adding a sink and a small cooker to the galley on the aft wall. I have cut the cooker area out but still have to cut the sink.

Exuberent DH 142 by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 years ago
[Score: 5/10] 32" Exuberent DH 142 Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive to a Graupner 700 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) Batteries - Comments: She is a model of the original boat which was lost with skipper March 23rd 1983 off Portland. I had been building the static model since she was launched in March 1981 then ceased build when the tragedy took place and took my friend, the skipper. I recently moved to Burnham on Sea and joined Sedgemoor Model Boat Club and I was inspired to proceed with the build as an RC Model. Wish me luck !!!👍😊 The original boat was a Cygnus GM32. The hull and wheelhouse mouldings were supplied by Cygnus Marine Newlyn, Cornwall, as was the hull for the model. The boat was self built in Dartmouth by the owner/skipper as a Crab Potter. On completion she fished the waters off Dartmouth Devon during the summer months and then off Weymouth during the winter where she was subsequently lost en route for Dartmouth loaded with pots to transfer fishing activities back to home waters. She was a marvellous little sea boat and performed well in rough conditions. It is still a mystery until this day why she floundered. I hope her memory and the Skippers will live on through my model.

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by Ballast Captain   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Guys. Progress with my Cygnus Crabber is slow but positive. I am using the old "measure twice cut once" approach to every aspect of the build and picking as many brains and taking valuable advice from people, such as your good selves, as I can ! This is one such occasion. I am fast approaching the task of soldering, which I have never done before. I am making all the steelwork of the boat, i.e. stanchions, shooting bar, 'A' frame and railings out of brass tube and rod. I have made up a wooden jig to pattern the railings and 'A' frame. I have bought enough brass to afford me some extra for "dummy runs". Now when it come to the actual soldering I see on the market is some solder paste (solder and flux mixed) called "Plumbers Mate", I've watched a couple of videos using this product and it seems as though it would suit a novice like me. The thickest rod I am using is 2mm. Do you think this product suitable and do you have any other views please ? Yours studiously !😉

GLORIOUS cygnus gm 33 by skiboo Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
some more done all electrics complete lights etc motor paired uprx tx leds all 12volt pre wired