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NorStar Kingfisher by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
The Graupner 600 motor can run hot especially under load so I would suggest something like a brass 35mm 3 blade prop would be a good starting point. If you have or can borrow a Wattmeter this would help measure the current whilst holding the model in the water. There are different variants of the motor so you need to Google your actual motor details to get the correct specs. If you have a selection of props then you could just try different ones on short runs to see the performance and check the temperature. I do believe you corresponded with Robert on this site regarding his NoStar set up, perhaps he could advise which prop size he used.

NorStar Kingfisher by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 23 days ago
I installed a Graupner brushed 600 motor in my boat but am not sure the best size of prop to match up with it. How do I make a wise choice?

Motor mounting by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Well there I was with the Kingfisher motoring along on the pond when it suddenly lost power, nothing??? No forward no reverse. I could give the motor forward and reverse but no reaction. Fortunately the breeze blew the boat into shore along with me using the rudder control. Upon landing and a cursory inspection I saw that the universal nylon had broken off at the metal connection. But, upon the workbench it was discovered the motor mount had come off the hull structure. It was just totally free, it lifted right out of the hull after removing the speed control connectors. Maybe, it is time to replace the geared motor to a direct drive. Any suggestions? I use brushed motors.

Kingfishers Model boat club by scout13 Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
phone number 01406 350968 for more info Yours Scout13

Kingfishers Model boat club by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi scout13 Just to clarify the 01406 number refers to my earlier post of 17th April in this thread where I gave details about Kingfsher MBC. Dave

Kingfishers Model boat club by scout13 Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi I was sec of the kingfishers mbc Kings lynn mbc sail at leziate country club. Martin sails at Outwell on the canal bend round the church, my phone number is the 01406 on the internet if you need more info the web site we used closed down as the chaps running it retired Yours Scout

Kingfishers Model boat club by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Gerry, I'm afraid Martin left our Forum some weeks ago. 🤔 Regards Doug 😎

Kingfishers Model boat club by GerryD Apprentice   Posted: 5 months ago
Martin, Did you ever make any progress with your search? I have just moved into the Wisbech area and am also looking for somewhere to sail. I have looked at Nar Valley MBC and at the moment they seem to be the only option, but would really like something more local. Gerry

Grandpa's Kingfisher by AllenA Admiral   Posted: 5 months ago
Lovely to see it. Where can i find the Build blog?

Nor star Kingfisher by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Video now posted

Nor star Kingfisher by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
I think you have to put it on You Tube first, copy its url, then Click on Video Gallery tab, when it opens just click on submit video and away you go.

Grandpa's Kingfisher by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Nice looking boat, I'm glad you were able to post the video!

Grandpa's Kingfisher by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
See the build blog on this site

Nor star Kingfisher by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 6 months ago
I have video now to show you.

Speed controls by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
I will be interested in the results of your testing. For now, I will continue doing testing for weight balance on the Kingfisher under power at the pond. Some of you will know that the motor was installed 2.5" (6.5cm) forward from where the plans showed. (Do not ask why?)