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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.
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.
Both boats are 1/24 scale The E boat belongs to a good friend. It has just had a new camouflage pattern added. The Fairmile D is scratch-built, it took nearly 4 years to build, launched in 2011. The sound effects were added for fun. The location is Albert Park lake in Melbourne, Australia
[Score: 10/10] 44" Fairmile RTTL Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 20mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a 380 (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (12v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Electronize x 3 (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Fairmile RTTL, Fibreglass hull at 1/32nd scale. 4 screws and motors, 3 speed controlers, One speed control running the inner pair of props, the other two controllers running the outer props independantly With Futaba Navy F14.
Hello from an Ossie, I am gob smacked at your detail, It Is so good I bet you have messed up and the shoe laces on the boots of the crew are done Incorrectly? ( well, I know they are wearing wellies, so It can only be that the buttons on the weather jacket are on the wrong side?) What a delight, a superb model of building and engineering. Very, very well done . See ya Lyle.