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Sweet❤️❤️❤️Heart by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days 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 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days 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 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Trimwork being done around transom and painting of the rub railing.

Kingfisher progress by jonbliss152 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 16 days ago
Thanks for the link Dave.😊

Kingfisher progress by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Try . They list several different plans for the Kingfisher

Kingfisher progress by jonbliss152 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 17 days 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: 26 days 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 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days 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: 1 month 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 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month 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 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month 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 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month 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 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
After using my bench mounted belt sander on the chines, the glueing of the skins began this afternoon.

King-Fisher changes made by Robert Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Grandpa, If you go back through the build logs to 2009 you will find my build log for the Kingfisher. I first made one when I was a school boy many years ago and later came across the plans at my parents house and decided I would try and scratch build from the plans but with a few minor mods (dump the hard chine in favour of laminate strip). Its a great little boat and is very stable in high speed turns. On mine I made the bench seat a drop in accessory and opened up the bulkhead to aford extra space for the motor connections. I'm now running a Speed 600 on eight cells and its got a nice turn of speed. /view/23/2 Robert

Kingfisher Plans by onetenor Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Gramps.What you propose is known as a skeg and will reduce shaft vibration too.To protect the prop you could fit a cage mounted between the skeg and the hull or just a curved rod/bar mounted the same way curling round the prop.Good luck John