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South Bavaria Scale Model Boat Builders by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Hi Krampus 😉 Even an Admiral asks permission to board the Captain's ship! Even if the 'Captain' is only a lieutenant jg! Won't be much sailing though when you come back in December 😲 Maybe my hovercraft on the ice !? 😲 Cheers Doug 😎

Sea Queen refurbishment by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi All, Good luck all you Retros. My Sea Scout renovation (and Taycol Target conversion) were enough for me in that direction. Nostalgia is fine, up to a point, but I'm trying to embrace the present and the future. Maybe it's a result of spending 30 years trundling round the world discussing with navies and shipyards and surveying ships under refit or new construction and noting the massive advancements in construction technique and installed equipment. A vastly different perspective to most perhaps, but somehow we have to go forward as well as respect the past. We all stand on the shoulders of the greats who went before us, but they showed us the way - not the destination! OK I admit I have also built/bought ships of WW2, out of admiration of their histories and those of the men who fought in them, and also admit that my first attempt, HMS Hotspur was built copying the construction techniques of Aerokits (at 14 I didn't know any better), but my next project will be modern: T45 the new Daring Class. (Saw her in the fitting out dock at BAE😊, the modules under construction in the halls were also most impressive - looked huge from the ground 😲) I also have a few experimental odds and ends in the 'kitchen': foam delta wing flying-boat, hovercraft, airship (where do I get the damn helium? Hydrogen I can produce - simple hydrolysis, but don't want to send the flat into orbit 🤔) Please don't get me wrong, and all jump down my throat, but I'm missing the progress and the connections to modern technology (e.g. 3D printing - exception: Midlife👍) which will encourage youngsters to follow in our footsteps and stand on our shoulders! 🤔 Maybe rolfman got it right; 'It's an age thing!' My challenge at almost 66 is to combine the best of the past with what is possible NOW! OK, I'm off my soapbox now 😉 Happy building (however you want do it) and always a hand-width water under your keel 😊 Cheers Doug 😎 PS I forgot to add: I am in no way denigrating the superb workmanship I have seen in various Build Blogs; for example I recently spent an entire day reviewing with wonderment Robbob's build blog, magnificent and I learned a lot. But where do we go from here?

3D printing by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Wayne, yes i agree he seems bonkers but, he has loads of Youtube videos making 3D models, Planes, as well as Hovercraft, very clued up on the computer printing and programing, have emailed him for a copy of the printer program so hopefully i will be approaching a printer to make me one of these Mark

How many is to Many by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
a REAL scary question 🤔 1 H class Destroyer and 1 Submarine KM IIA (1:72) in SLEP (Service Life Extension Programme!) 1 KM pocket Battleship Graf Spee & 1 HMS Belfast (1:128) in Fitting Out Dock. 1 Tug Southampton ca 1:50 ARTR 1 Kentish Fishing Boat ca 1:50 inherited restoration & motorisation project 1 Sea Scout restoration ARTR, built by my Dad 50 years ago! 1 flying boat ARTR 1 Hovercraft needing painting & RC gear fitting. Potential 'Plastic Magic' :- 1:350 Bismarck, USS Enterprise (The Big E), HMS Hood, HMS Ark Royal, Airfix HMS Illustrious (Invincible class) & T45 Daring 1:72 Revell Flower class corvette, German Lifeboat & S100 class E Boat, Airfix MTB, RAF Launch, KM E Boat 1:144 Revell Fletcher class destroyer. Have started collecting Micron Radio gear for the conversions. And JFF an Airship! Ready except for the Helium needed! Plus many 1:400 1:600 1:720WW2 navies plastic kits & etched parts JFF & to hone the skills I should live so long ! Help 🤔 Cheers from Munich Doug 😎

Model Hovercraft plans by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago

Model Hovercraft plans by none Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Here are some free plans for a hovercraft something different from boats I know. Click and paste the above link into your browser.

Bournville Work Boat Day by Aquaflite Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 months ago
Bournville Model Boat Club is hosting it's first Work Boat Day. Open to all with models of Tugs, Fishing Boats, barges, tankers ferries, hovercraft, fireboat etc, (No leisure craft). Purpose built concrete model boating lake. So if you any model that fits the above criteria your more than welcome. Refreshments will be available, toilets and disabled access. The Boat House, Bournville Lane Bournville, Birmingham B30 1QS. Contact Rob for more details on 07714517445 or email (Email Removed - PM Only)

Captain haddock hovercraft by saintsalvio Commander   Posted: 9 months ago
Excuse me was the post to another chat good hover anyway

Captain haddock hovercraft by saintsalvio Commander   Posted: 9 months ago
As sea gets less raged I'll launch it toward horizon and open sea ( the script was in a strange way self corrected)

Esc brushless by Ygagnon Petty Officer   Posted: 9 months ago
I am planing to build a hovercraft. I have a brushless fan jet motor with a esc Brushless I am not abel to have the motor forward or reverse on the same contrôle. The esc is sold as forward and reverse. Is it one or the other direction, not Both?

Captain haddock hovercraft by EricMB Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Captain Haddock out for a hover earlier today.... with thanks to Jerry for the video!

ordering from overseas by Derek Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Got to be careful with custom duties also. I purchased an unusual prototype skirtless hovercraft from Australia. Customs,vat etc added over £40. The finished project was worth it though.

72" 6S Brushless Power by Derek Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Don't know if Haverlock agrees but, big fast boats need big lakes with 2.4 sets I've found the range can sometimes be less than 27 or 40's. I try to keep the reciver as high as possible in the boat. A Hovercraft I have (see my harbour)has all the electrics under an alloy spine. I had range problems until I installed a receiver with an amplifier antenna. If you're building from scratch it could take a while. If you haven't tried fasty's before. Can l suggest an off the shelf ready to run joysway supermono x. Around £100 once you've bought the battery. Great fun, fast, self righting. The only problem Ive had with that is, concrete lake sides and recently the flexI shaft snapping (motor needs alignment). Shafts £3.70 ish. Cheap fun. Think Xmas present!!!!!

Weeds cutter by Derek Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
I very much doubt anything exists, it's all to do with power. Boats might be scale, but the weeds aren't, they're full size and often anchored to the lake bed. A decent size model airboat could be used for retrieval by pushing. Model hovercrafts would probably run out of battery power mid way through a rescue.

Hovercraft by Derek Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
Has anyone built the Stingray Hovercraft that Is produced In Australia and available through eBay. Wondering how It handles on water.