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Sweet❤️❤️❤️Heart by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 8/10] 24"/1200g Sweet❤️❤️❤️Heart Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type) Geared to a Graupner (2 Blade X Type) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: 18" of Ice covers the pond so much of the information requested must remain blank. The boat has only seen the bathtub ! No leaks. Stable and balanced. Paint is acrylic, clear-coated wood is mahogany. This is a Nor-Star Kingfisher kit with some alterations and added details. Looking forward to posting a video of the boat running on the lake in April after the ice leaves.

Sweet ❤️ ❤️❤️ Heart by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
You have seen it being built. Now it is done. A Nor-Star Kingfisher kit but with some scratch building too. Because of the motor being longer than how the kit was originally designed, the second bulkhead was altered. I am running it with two 2400 Ni-MH 7.2 batteries, a Futoba servo, on a 2.4 GHz Spektrum.

Kingfisher Progress by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Trimwork being done around transom and painting of the rub railing.

Kingfisher progress by jonbliss152 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks for the link Dave.😊

Kingfisher progress by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Try http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/ . They list several different plans for the Kingfisher

Kingfisher progress by jonbliss152 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi all, Has anyone got info on where you can source the plans or a kit for a Kingfisher? I'd love to have a go a building one but don't seem to be able to find a scrap of information on the model. Cheers Jon

Kingfisher progress by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Ron You seem to be progressing well. I doubt if the motor placement will cause a problem as there is plenty of room to place the battery aft to obtain the correct waterline. You may need to consider opening a hole in the middle former to allow the battery to fit at the optimum position. I suggest you do a quick test float to see where your battery needs to fit. If the wood is still untreated you could wrap the hull in cling film whilst testing Dave

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
The stuffing box is packed with axle grease; the rudder is mounted awaiting control arm; motor mount is secured as is the motor. The motor had to be moved causing some redesigning issues ( for the purest) this could cause some questions, but I think with some planning the outcome will be respectable.

Kingfisher progress by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Last time I looked the plan clearly showed the rudder well clear of the stern. The prop shaft was much further forward than shown in your latest post. The problem is the rudder post will be too near the transom stern to allow you to fit a linkage to your servo. You need to mark on the hull from the plan where the rudder should be fitted and fit it then adjust the prop shaft to the correct position. Not sure how much room you have between the prop and hull but one solution would be to remove the propshaft and bearing then cut the prop tube and skeg so that there was enough space for the rudder and refit the bearing and propshaft. The alternative is to unglue the prop shaft assembly and move forward to give the space. I believe you used the plans to set the slot in the hull so it should all fit. Sorry probably not what you wanted to hear but your present layout doesn't allow for rudder control. If you wan't to discuss please send me a pm and I will offer any further help you require Dave

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Sanded off the K 3 and will apply filler tomorrow. Installed prop shaft assembly and short skew. Removal of extra threaded sectionpast prop will to done too. Must make rudder and install it, the rudder will extend out past the stern.

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Tell me! What do I do next? Is K-3 to be sanded flush, if so, this would cause a broad flat area. Is it to then have a 1" strip of fibreglass tape applied? OR ???

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Glad to have a staple gun on hand as it came in handy to close up the chine seams where my clamps could not reach. The staples get removed once the glue dries. Any suggested filler material along the seams?

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
After using my bench mounted belt sander on the chines, the glueing of the skins began this afternoon.

King-Fisher changes made by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Grandpa The wife and I were admiring the Toy Barn, you made for your Grandson's Birthday. I'm sure he'll be very happy with it, Job well done. 👍

King-Fisher changes made by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Planning to use my belt sander for chines to match the bulkheads as shown in the plan. I do other woodworking such as this toy barn, which I just finished for my grandson's birthday next week.