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Speed controls by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month 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?)

Kingfishers Model boat club by Westquay Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks, Dave. I see their website is now up for grabs in that "domain for sale" way. But I'll try those numbers and see what happens. Cheers, Martin

Kingfishers Model boat club by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Martin Kingfishers MBC are not listed in our club sites so it's possible we have no members from this club. However they did ask Mayhem to list their club in 2008 with the following details "We are The Kingfishers Model Boat Club. We meet on the third Monday of the month except December in Sutton Bridge We sail in Long Sutton on Wednesdays and Sundays We are just off the A17 just in Lincolnshire with members from Linc's, Norfolk and Camb's, for more info contact 01406 350968 or 01945 584241. It was 9 years ago so this may not be current but a polite phone call may elicit the current position. There is another post from 2012 suggesting "Spalding club meet on Sundays behind the NFU offices in Springfields If not The Kingfishers Model Boat Club meet in Sutton Bridge and have the use of a lake in Long Sutton and one in Sutton Bridge. Good luck and I am sure you will find somewhere to sail. Dave

Kingfishers Model boat club by Westquay Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Good grief! Is there NOBODY in the Fens with a wish to meet up and sail for free on one of the hundreds of bodies of water we have round here? What a sad state of affairs. Kings Lynn is TOO far away. Kingfishers was a possible, but no response. And that was also a bit of a trek. I give up. Martin

Kingfishers Model boat club by Westquay Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi all, can anyone tell me if Kingfishers still sail at Sutton Bridge or Long Sutton. Looking for a local club. Failing that, how about anyone in the Fens (near Wisbech) getting together on the Well Creek and just sailing...FREE! PM me if interested. Martin

Sweet❤️❤️❤️Heart by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 4 months ago
Trimwork being done around transom and painting of the rub railing.

Kingfisher progress by jonbliss152 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks for the link Dave.😊

Kingfisher progress by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Try They list several different plans for the Kingfisher

Kingfisher progress by jonbliss152 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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.