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fairmile d
Fairmile by Sparkman Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
This beautifully madden boat has been kindly donated to our Club (Aldridge Model Boat Club ) by the former Chairman of Rugeley Power Station Model Club, looks great on the water and has a static display .Thanks again Brian Rogers

RE ads90's Vosper Firefloat by ads90 Commander   Posted: 24 days ago
Dave There were only 2 Mk 2 Firefloats built, No.'s 93 and 94 and they had a very different hull at the stern to what my model has. The superstructure could have been modified quite easily but certainly not the hull, so I am certain that it is not one of them. The stern is very reminiscent of the 'Fairmile' design but I have looked at these but nowt turned up. The number on the side of mine '1104' is I believe related to the Marine Craft Unit 1104 at Bridlington which possibly also may have been an ASR.

what shall we make with this! by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi Paul Just spoken to Bill and he says it was a scale hull for the Fairmile D known as dog boats. Designed for long range use in and around Norwegian waters. See All types of armament fitted and could also do minelaying.

MTB385 & MTB623 by reilly4 Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Vosper 73ft Type 1 MTB - Scratchbuilt. Now running two brushless motors and NiMH batteries. Photos previously posted. 1/24 Scale Fairmile D MTB623 belongs to a good friend. This boat was also featured in a previous video with my Fairmile D. The lake was a bit choppy with realistic sea conditions.

Twin motor control problem by reilly4 Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
John, Before you get any more ESCs here are a two basic things to try. 1. At the water's edge (on the stand) start the motors (both). Check their rotation. Then lower the boat into the water and see what happens. Either it should continue in the forward direction or it will stop and then go into reverse. Separately 2. Plug ESC into one radio channel and plug the other into another channel. This is a test - each ESC will be totally independent. Also we don't want use the BEC. I have had problems of a similar but slightly different nature with my Fairmile D previously, except that one of the motors would just stop after 15 or 20 seconds. Now I have each ESC running off a separate channel on the radio and the two channels are mixed so there is a master and slave channel and I use the single throttle stick to operate it. It works fine.

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by boaty Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Excellent boats with great scale performance. I like the Fairmile Ds as they are good subjects for modelling and at static displays they always attract a lot of attention. Boaty😊

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Very impressive 👍 well done both. Great looking location as well.😎

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Super on water shots. Look very realistic. Thanks for sharing

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by reilly4 Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Both Fairmile D boats 1/24 scale and are scratch built. They have both been about 6 years in operation. MGB623 is an MGB, flying the Norwegian flag and belongs to a good friend. Mine is MTB741. It is powered by 2 Graupner Speed 700 12V motors with NiMH batteries. The 6 pdrs and 20mm guns can rotate. It has a balsa planked hull and fibreglass skin. Decks and superstructure are also balsa. Guns are from tinplate and brass.

RAF rescue launch shape by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Marky, don't know where you saw that (Eagle Eye😉) but IF correct then so is your maths👍 BUT: if correct then 20" x 24 = 480" or 40 feet?? Pretty small rescue launch! 😲 Then again; wadda I know? Taking 68feet as an average of the various HSL versions (excluding the Fairmile) 68x12=816, 816/20=40.8 scale. Therefore at 30" the scale would be ~27:1. Cheers Doug😎

RAF rescue launch shape by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Which version of the HSL is the plan supposed to represent? 63, 64, 67, 68, 73, or even 115 feet - Fairmile version! Without knowing that we don't know what the original scale is before enlargement. Basically: if you enlarge the model by 50% (i.e x 3/2) the final scale will be 2/3 of the original scale. E.g. if the original scale is 1:30 expanding by 50% would give a scale of 1:20. Happy enlarging, Cheers Doug 😎

Schnellboot & Fairmile D by reilly4 Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Thank-you. We use car drive belts to assist with launch and retrieval of the boats. They are easy to carry about, maintain their shape in the water and don't slip from under the hulls. these belts are about 900mm long so you won't have to bend far when launching.

Schnellboot & Fairmile D by andyhynes Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
Excellent boats. i have scratch built a vosper 510 1/24 scale known as the long boat. Im also building a 73" vosper 379 which has become a bit of a project? Its a bit big and i am not looking for trying to sail it in my local pond. last time i tried it i nearly chucked myself in the pond to the delight of some onlookers.

Schnellboot & Fairmile D by manyboats Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Thought it didn't look like UK, but more like Perth WA foreshore!

Schnellboot & Fairmile D by reilly4 Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Thanks. The location is Albert Park lake in Melbourne, Australia. The Schnellboot now has a brushless motor, and my Fairmile D has 2 x Graupner 700 12v motors.