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[Score: 7/10] 36"/1100g 4 C's Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 10mins Twin Propellors (2 Blade X Type 25mm) Direct Drive to a still thinking about it. (2 Blade X Type) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through HobbyWing for two motors (5Amps) ESC - Comments: just finished the 1930 CC runabout, bought 18 years ago, bought this dumas model cause i thought the instructions would be similar, which they are not. wrong Numbers for parts, wrong instructions, or non for a piece. i guess they want you to buy there DVD for $20. also building the hull the wood split, and did all kinds of things. had to come up with my own way to cover the hull.
[Score: 8/10] 36"/4600g 4 C'S ? NOT finished Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a dumas 540? (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through hobbywing (5Amps) ESC - Comments: It has been a pain to try to finish the sides. have tried all kinds for z-poxys and resins. just stopped the pain, by spraying with a can for clean gloss urethane. looks good not great but i'm sick for sanding and getting no better results then before. 10 years in the making dumas 1930 runabout kit. took 18 years to built, trying to finish the hull in zpoxy, didn't work, so going to something else, a real pain,,,
Hello everyone. I have recently completed a lovely Dumas PT109 which I began almost 30 years ago. I finally had time to complete the superstrucure! I really enjoyed the finished boat! The problem is that the old motors (3) make much too much noise and draw too much power. I would appreciate advice on installing the most prototypical, and quiet "engine room" as I have also installed a very nice modelsoundsinc 3 diesel engine sound! Cheers!!
Hope this works as I can't figure out how to post a video! Click on the media file and then on the download button. The file should then appear at the bottom of your screen. Spioenkop is officially a MEKO 200SAN class Frigate. I duplicated the unusual drive used in these boats in that they have CODAG-WARP; COmbined Diesel And Gas turbine - Waterjet And Refined Propellers. I have the main props motors and the jet drive on separate channels. The video clip shows the first test of this layout with the jet drive coming in after about 4sec of video and is switched off just before the end of the video. I was just so delighted that my system worked that I unashamedly ran it madly over-scale speed on this first outing....sorry!!
Hmmm, well a cursory look through over lunch shows me that the book is fine if you're a kit basher as it covers the Dumas kind of kit, but for the actual modelmaker it holds nothing but nice pics on indifferent paper. Some useful addresses in the back. That's about it. Nothing on deck fittings, etc. Martin
The Skylight windows are now painted and completed! Dumas should have done a better job. At designing the skylight on the Brooklyn! Dumas could have precut the windows. Which would have looked great! I would have cutout the Skylight windows. But was unable to! So, just painted the window frames!
[Score: 5/10] 36" RETO Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 20mins Twin Propellors (2 Blade S Type 30mm) Direct Drive to a ??? (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through HOBBYYWING ESC - Comments: dumas commander wood is not the right type, having to change alot of things in the build, the instruction are not very clear at allllll. not like the other dumas boats. up to the hull finishing, have to bondo the hull cause of all the differences from one side to another, a pain and then have to fiberglass it, this is my first fiberglassing should be fun, if anything like my other boat, it is going to be a long process, takes the fun out of building the boat.
Asheville Class gun boat model is 51” long weighs 22 lbs. hull covered with 2 layers of 2 oz. fiberglass cloth and resin. All plywood and balsa construction finished with fiberglass resin and Model Master paints. Working radar mast, turrets, desiel sound, whopper sound, general quarters sound, sierene. Power is MACK Drives 12 volt system 2 x 2 6volt 3000 nimh each drive. Very fast in the water.