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>> Home > Tags > hull

Trimaran USV by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 hours ago
Hi analyst We have a section All Things RC that shows basic RC set up. For the boat you will need two servos and given the size I would go for large heavy duty type servos. One will control the rudder(s) the other the engine throttle. As you are wanting endurance and you have a large model a 12v SLA with a UBEC to reduce the volts to 5/6v. Have a look at / for a selection of what is available. Radio wise you may want to consider the Taranis long range receiver as this will give you the range you originally mentioned and certainly more than the standard X8 receivers. The aerial should be as high as possible and as far away from any interference as possible (sparks from the ignition). You cannot extend the aerial length but as you are into amateur radio this is something you will understand. Video is another matter. I believe 5Ghz is the common allocation and I suspect this will be line of sight which may be a problem on a sea going vessel in rough seas or round an inlet. The hull looks good and I look forward to seeing how you progress Dave

Dr. Louise by Commodore-H Petty Officer   Posted: 20 hours ago
[Score: 10/10] 31" Dr. Louise Capable of 12mph Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a Robbe (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through Viper (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Scratch built admirals barge Wood hull. Simple model easy to transport and operate. At top speed much too fast, half of boat lifts out of the water surprising and fun

Clinker Potting and Crab Boat by Ballast Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Thanks for your mail Robert and I look forward to the hull arriving. Your Clinker Crabber is a typical south east coast beach boat like the ones in the picture from Hastings invariably had a foremast and mizzen mast. The foremast was for carry hauling gear and lights and the mizzen had a sail to assist the boat to lie into wind and tide when hauling pots. Notice the simple wheelhouses. They were lovely old boats with loads of character as your is. My profile picture is the boat I am building.

Clinker Potting and Crab Boat by Ballast Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Sonar, it's me again!!! Are you making parlour pots or inkwells ? I've been making inkwells out of champagne cork wire!!! I need a full string of 35 pots so there's a lot of celebrations needed because I've only made 8. I might crack a bottle when the Springer Hull arrives !!!😊

Springer tug Hull by Ballast Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Alan W Spencer 55 Priory Gardens Burnham on Sea Somerset TA8 1QW. Your going to love this ! We have a PayPal account that we use for Ebay , which we will use for you, what are the details we type in ? I would actually prefer to send a cheque that you could clear and then send me hull.

Springer tug Hull by sonar Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Pm Received and one sent

Springer tug Hull by Ballast Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
I would still like this springer hull. I tried to send you a PM but it was undelivered. Please reply on here and I will send cheque foe post an donation !

Fiberglassing by Trillium Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
I have read on this forum and others that fibreglass has no strength and am puzzled by these comments. Fibreglass is commonly used for building the hulls of full-size boats, including lifeboats, which implies that it has considerable strength. Admittedly, their hull walls are much thicker than on a model boat, but the strength is there. I have seen a fellow model boater take a hull made of balsa, which had been coated with fibreglass and bang it on the edge of a table, with no damage. As we all know, you can poke a finger through untreated balsa. Finally, some data is provided on wikipedia that fibreglass impregnated with polyester resin has a tensile strength of 8000 pounds per square inch. So some clarification of the 'no strength' comments would be appreciated. Roy

Springer tug Hull by Ballast Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
I'd love one please. Can you let me know location !😉

Springer tug Hull by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
P.M. sent

Trimaran USV by analyst Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
Initial output for a Trimaran USV. This is the product of the local boat makers here in my AO. Their craftsmanship is good. Still waiting for the side hulls. I'm contemplating on putting a 3hp motor inside. I will update the blog as soon as the parts gets available. 😁

stripping paint by Mataroa Captain   Posted: 3 days ago
Heres more pic of work im stripping paint off the hull bring it back to the wood

Clinker Potting and Crab Boat by sonar Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
I noticed the same the wheelhouse was a little to low. But I worked on the wheelhouse when it was on floor and at the time it looked right. Eye level and it disappears into the hull. The figures will be 5 1/4 to 5 1/2 inches tall and the scale then looks about right

Ayton Cross by sonar Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 43" Ayton Cross Twin Propellors (4 Blade 65mm) Direct Drive to a Engel EPX 1236 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries Controlled Through Component Shop ESC - Comments: A lot more information to add when it has ballast and pond tested. The motor mounts were home made and laminated into the hull they are removable so as to use the complete set up on another vessel. Bow thruster and korts and shaft fitted Not removable The electrical setup is as per the plan above.

Clinker Potting and Crab Boat by sonar Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Here is another model I have started a while ago. Still a long way to go and lots of lobster pots to make. The wheel house is just about done now and asking the members where would be the best position for it.. Stern or bow. The hull is 49 inches with a width of 16 inches. And will in due course be low in the water. Seeing as I have started this thread I will post more as and when I make the parts And again all the parts are recycled so the cost is low.