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aeronaut classic by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
I am also upgrading the prop shaft, I have purchased a 4mm shaft to use that has a decent outer casing. All other boats I have built the side chine rails have all bee 1/4 x1/4 inch rails. I am just so disappointed with some of the substandard use of certain parts. I just feel for the price they are cutting costs to up their profits on the boat. I have built a few of the older AeroKits like the RAF crash tender, Sea commander, Sea Queen and Sea Hornet as well as the Precedent Fairey Huntsman, and these all have a substantial set of side rail to fit and even the bulk head pieces are a much better thickness of ply. I would just not recommend the Aeronuat kits to anyone myself now. I was just going to fit a standard Gruapner speed 400 motor in but still unsure. I was thinking maybe a brushless may just be a bit overpowering her. but as I say still unsure, I may put in a brushless yet who knows. Keep us informed on here as to you progress I am keen to see your finished model. I suspect yours will be finished well before mine as I have shelved the build for now. Happy modelling.

New bits by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Steve, The lipo situation is I always use HobbyKing, a good choice and very fast delivery, regarding prop and size, on my huntsman I use a three bladed prop in brass 30mm M4, and silicon wires, loads of places but I always use The Component Shop, hope this is of some use to you😉 cheers Peter

Huntsman by Biscuit Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 10/10] 48" Huntsman Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 60mm) Direct Drive to a Irvine 60 (2 Blade X Type) - Comments: A friend gave me this half built in 1978, it has sat in my loft till 2 years ago when I decided to throw it away as it was all twisted and the hull had been built all wrong, but I thought I would have a go at trying to finish it off. The wood had dried out so had to replace a lot of it but this is how it turned out, it’s a great rough water boat and fast too, one of my favourites.

Brushless motors (again) by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Steve I started with the Hobbyking 3639-1100 kv in my Huntsman with a 2 blade 40mm prop, 3S 5800mah Lipo and a car 60 Amp ESC. Upgraded to the 100Amp car ESC and a straight change over to the 3648-1450 motor. All from Hobbyking. Good units and have no problems. Also a the price will not break the bank book!!! Note, change the uni-joint to metal as the plastic ones will not handle the power and break. Canabus

Brushless motors (again) by steve-d Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Again, as not wanting to nick someone else's thread. Huntsman 31 currently has a geared (belt) brushed motor which was probably quite a good spec. many years ago. I don't remember how quick it was but having watched brushless boats running this morning in Southsea I have decided now is the time for change before I start painting. I've been reading various threads and gleaned some info but it is still a minefield. Whilst this boat (original) is twin screw I am not yet ready to go that far so will stay single screw. A thread suggested 3639 -1100KV which is fine as a spec. but there are a zillion different makes and models for that spec. Cornwall models seem to offer 6 or 8 so I am looking for more specific advise for make and model of each piece of the power system...motor, ESC, battery, charger. I'm not going to say 'money no object' just that I don't 'need' to buy bottom spec. I suspect there will be as many different suggestions as 'Cornwall' have motor makes but something good will come out of it. Many thanks Steve

Who's at the helm? by steve-d Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
I need a helmsman for my Huntsman 31 in 1:12 scale. All I'm finding is dolls house dolls or gnarley fishermen in sou'westers. Need a man or woman in casual cloths. Any thoughts? thanks Steve

Painting by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Except on Rivas and the like Martin😉 (and restored Sea Scouts of course😁) Both my pics were taken from Huntsman 31 For Sale ads. Rather like the curved planking, but would be a devil to do! Planks would have to be pretty thick to stop 'em warping while trying to curve 'em 😲 Way to go Steve 👍 Joggle jiggle, what's it matter so long your mojo works 😁😁

Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
They are a great looking craft, I am restoring one myself, please be aware that red paint may contain lead, so wear a mask while sanding. My restoration is of a old Fibre glass hull I intend to install twin rudders and motor shafts and go brushless, I am building the superstructure from scratch with some help from old plans. I want to have a swordsman type cabin.

Painting by steve-d Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
I have a Huntsman 31 model I am refurbishing. The paint is peeling off from age, the muppet who painted it only applied one coat (Me), the Humbrol enamel was probably too thick for the fine grain of the birch ply and spruce. I am planning to start with cellulose sanding sealer as it is nice and thin so should get a good key into the grain. So.. What paint should I use over the sealer? Some parts of the ply I want to look like teak deck planking so first I think I need a stain. Then line in the planks with fibre tip pen followed by what type of varnish? Some of the spruce needs to look like mahogany so do I stain it or use some sort of paint? Thanks Steve

Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by steve-d Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
This is a refurb. I built her from MM plan 1061 many years ago and recently found her in the loft so she has likely been up there for 19 years. The basic construction is OK but the paint is peeling and large chunks came off when I tried to pull her out of the carry cradle. She had no name and was in a basic colour scheme but I plan to now paint and detail her as Friday's Child which is registered Southampton and lives in Yarmouth IOW. I've started sanding but it is going to take a while.

window/windscreen material. by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Perspex is a bit brittle if the Huntsman screen is curved, but my last Perspex that thin came from a picture framer who had quite a stock of it. Worth a try. Martin

window/windscreen material. by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi chaps l need some clear plastic/perspex for windows. some .75 to 1mm. anybody out there know where l can get it from.l need it to replace the broken screen on a Huntsman. JimDogge.

Fairey Hunsman renovation part 3 by ChrisF Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi That boat will look great when it's finished. The hull of the Huntsman 31 is the sleekest of the lot. I'm looking to build an aft cabin version in the near future but at some point would like to build a Sport version. As per part 1, yes the scale of 1:11 is a bit strange, will have to ask Dave Milbourn how that came about.

Chine Spray Rails by Will-I-Am Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
I have a modav Huntsman 31, which heels over quite a lot on turns even after slowing down. I was looking at the chine spray rails at the rear of the boat (see picture) they do not dip below the outgoing angle of the hull as shown on the plan (see picture). Would a triangular fillet located under the existing chine strip to simulate the plan for a length along the hull from the transom improve the heeling over in turns?

Modav Huntsman 31 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Aha! Now I've learned something too👍 Thanks William Actually I've been busily changing all my 'frayed' 😲 plastic props for cast brass ones. Cheers, Doug