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fairmile d
Twin motor control problem by reilly4 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month 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: 2 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: 2 months ago
Very impressive 👍 well done both. Great looking location as well.😎

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Super on water shots. Look very realistic. Thanks for sharing

Fairmile D - MGB623 and MTB741 by reilly4 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 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: 3 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: 3 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months 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: 10 months 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: 11 months ago
Thought it didn't look like UK, but more like Perth WA foreshore!

Schnellboot & Fairmile D by reilly4 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months 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.

Schnellboot & Fairmile D by manyboats Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
They go so nicely.... where is the location?

Schnellboot & Fairmile D by reilly4 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
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

Fairmile RTTL by muddy Captain   Posted: 1 year ago
[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.

Fairmile D by Damon Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
That has to be one of the very best boats I've seen, It must of taken hours It was worth It, thank U for showing the photographs 😎