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Slowly does it. by fid2b Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
All getting involved now! I suspect it looks worse in the pictures because the prop thrust will definitely pass over the rudder although perhaps not ideally. And I don't have a cardan shaft, just a uj because as I said, simple appealled for a part time hobby as this is to me. My aim was to see if I could form the wooden hull like my Dad did on the fireboat cos I always admired the shape but of course I would like to finish the job eventually 😀

Slowly does it. by fid2b Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
Ah well, thanks for that! I think you and Sonar are quite right, and no doubt better qualified to comment. Certainly the motor could be lower but I hesitated about moving it forward because of the weight distribution which I thought would be better at least halfway or more aft. As for prop sizes, again I am largely guessing what might work, on the fireboat I have a fifty mm z two blade which seems to work well without the motor getting hot but that has a slower, torquey motor, so smaller will probably be appropriate with the 750s. In truth I'll leave it as it is until I can trial it, probably a few years away, and if it is a disaster then I can still change it then😉

Slowly does it. by fid2b Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
Mines a bit more than that! In all truth I am no a boat designer so I just look at things in a practical way and while I absolutely agree with what you are saying I also know the old fireboat works ok for me. The other thing I wonder is with a short, light at the bow boat and all the weight aft of the centre could the prop thrust tend to lift the whole boat as much as push the front down? Like I say, just thinking aloud rather than speaking from experience!

Slowly does it. by fid2b Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
I would tend to agree! The more it pushes forward the better of course. But I largely copied my 36" fireboat and to get the prop dia options up to about 50mm it needs quite a angle. I didn't want to complicate the drive line either as my main interest was in forming the hull, just to see if I could really. I suppose the proof will be in the sailing!

Futaba Attack 2ER by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Hughie Success. Glad you found the problem and you can now solder the wire to the aerial and get the Fireboat on the water. Happy sailing Dave

R.A.F. Fire/Crash Tender by tidtug Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
A real good project for someone .I am amazed how many of these Fire boats keep popping up they must have been very popular.

R.A.F. Fire/Crash Tender by deepdiver Petty Officer   Posted: 9 days ago
I parched this model of an R.A.F. Fire/Cash Tender as an impulse buy, with the idea of restoring her, I am only selling due to me having started the Mobile Marine Lady “T” She is 34 1/2 inches in length and 10 inches in beam, comes with an E.S.C and Electric motor (may benefit from a brushless set up), there are some fittings but you would need to locate replacements. I am asking £30.00 and I would like to see her go to some one that has the time to put into restoring her to her best. Due to the size and weight it would be best to collect this boat. I am just outside Brighton Sussex Fred (Deep Diver)

Futaba Attack 2ER by Hugh Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
I have installed a Futaba Attack 2ER receiver plus 2 servos in my fireboat. Both lights are 'on' on the transmitter, and there is the correct voltage coming from the battery supply to the receiver. When I plug in the servo ,the servo moves a bit. However, the transmitter has no effect on the servos. I have checked and rechecked the connections. The aerial was cut, but I have joined the parts together temporarily. Can anyone give me any advice? Cheers Hughie

Hydrofoil by sonar Admiral   Posted: 11 days ago
fireboat plan Here .

Hydrofoil by Stour-boy Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 11 days ago
I intend to use the boat as I haven't seen any hydrofoils on the pond but plenty of fire boats. Are there any plans available? Steve.

Hydrofoil by Stour-boy Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi shipmates, has anyone ever made a hydrofoil for a model boat, I have got a wooden fire /sea rescue boat single screw which to me seems about right for a hydrofoil system. So where do I start ????? any ideas ? Steve.

34" Vosper RAF Fire boat 1/16th scale. by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 13 days ago
Glad you like it, unfortunately, just had a message from Ethrow club, that they are banning fast electrics boats, after a number of complaints from public, about wildlife being harried by someone sailing their speedboat at them. I am not one of them try always to run in empty water, when at all possible. Need to check what they class as fast, or head to local canal and its weeds for my next speed rush.

34" Vosper RAF Fire boat 1/16th scale. by BOATSHED Commander   Posted: 14 days ago
Really nice boat, love the speed.

3 Footer on a very rare outing by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Martin Crash Tenders were to be used for fire fighting and as rescue craft for Flying Boats after the war. The Comet put paid to intercontinental Flying Boats so the two boats were never used for their intended service and no more were ordered. They were only intended for inshore use so range was never a consideration and the quoted speed was 28 knots. During the War the RAF had many fast recovery vessels that were much closer to the MTB and MGB used by the Navy. One of our deceased club members Brian McAllen actually worked (as a chippy) on the Crash Tenders during his service in the RAF marine branch. He made many models of Crash Tenders and all had massive Brushed motors and were very fast. They look splendid on the water and possibly because of the Aerokits versions are very nostalgic for many of a certain age. Dave

Couplings by Westquay Captain   Posted: 15 days ago
Boatshed, I would say the Taycol would suit the Sea Queen better as it's more of a cruiser. The Fire Boat needs some ooomph to get it on the step, as they say. If you have a brushless, use it in the big Crash Tender. The beauty of the Taycol coupling is that it simply works. It cannot NOT work. Been in my Crash Tender for 53 years, doesn't look even slightly worn! As to electronics, I just don't trust ESCs, whoever makes 'em and with Taycols you need somebody who understands lecktrickery, which ain't me, but Doug's an electrical man. You can see him trailing wires when he goes for a stroll. I have bought some supression condensors, but no idea where to put 'em! Cheers, Martin