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.
[Score: 8/10] 36" 4 C'S Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor Direct Drive to a dumas 6 volt Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through hobbywind ESC - Comments: dumas 1930 runabout kit. took 10 years to built, trying to finish the hull in zpoxy, didn't work, so going to something else, a real pain,,,
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.
Model is 28” long weighs 7lbs. Hull covered with 2 oz. fiberglass cloth deck covered with 3/4 oz. fiberglass cloth and resin finished with spar varnish. Power is MACK 5045 motor and 2 6 volt x 3000 nimh packs.
[Score: 8/10] 36"/6400g Adele Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Twin Propellors (2 Blade S Type 40mm) Direct Drive to a MACK 5045 (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiMH (14.4v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through MACK 35 (35Amps) ESC - Comments: Model is from Dumas kit hull covered with 2 layers or 2 oz. fiberglass cloth and resin. Deck mahogany covered with 3/4 oz. cloth and resin, painted with klass Coat epoxy paints. Running lights and cabin light. Built with removable interchangeable bridge windscreen or windscreen with roof.
On the life boat, Had to order some black rope! Dumas uses black string. I didn’t like this so found a ship company in New Jersey. They have different size miniature rope. I had ordered some but didn’t know the size! Luckily was able to send back what they had sent me. And was able to send a sample of some tan rope back and a block that dumas sent made of plastic! I want wooden blocks! And black miniature rope. It’ll look more realistic in the long run!