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>> Home > Tags > lake

My first boat!! by NickW Seaman   Posted: 2 days ago
I popped into Huddersfield Society of Model Engineers, they have an outdoor swimming pool for the boats, cater for rc trucks etc and have a working train for visitors to ride on bu it's the boat part that i'll be getting involved with. There is one closer to me but it's a lake and quite first sail will be Saturday when i'll join the club :-)

Huntsman blowing the dust off by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
yeah Gautby Dave, its such a great lake, just the location, you have to be alert!

First post... by WorcesterModelBoatCl Seaman   Posted: 13 days ago
Yeah it's been run a fair few times its very powerful and could easily emulate the final bluebird act (the crash) took a lot of getting right but I have access to some very technical facilities for testing to which I'm very grateful as it saves alot of time. I have started no.2 which has a custom EDF to replicate the ret roar and water dispersion out the back but also a huge watercooled brushless motor to get her upto speed quicker. They draw alot of attention when they come out to play I spent 18 months getting mine spot on. It comes out to play every so often just not an everyday lake visitor.

First post... by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi Wayne It's not that clubs have anything against fast models and IC, more that the local council and residents object to the noise and pollution. The result is sailing waters are lost for all and new waters are difficult to find. I am speaking from personal experience of just such a situation where a non club member raced an IC boat when the club were not present and the council withdrew permission following complaints from local residents. There are clubs where IC's are permitted and the off shore power boats use IC. I believe Fleetwood may allow ICs but I am not sure and apologise if this is not the case. Darren our club fast expert has achieved speeds nearing your 75mph using brushless/Lipo and self piercing props. He makes it across our lake in about 2 secs. I will mention you when I next see him and ask if he wants to contact you to discuss your project as he also designs his own boats. Keep us posted with your progress. Dave

Motor upgrade by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
personally, I prefer the transmitter bleeps to programme, I'm probably the only person in the world that will say this! I have used these esc's a number of times, amp rating is over egged, as with all turnigy stuff, but I doubt that will worry you. Its just my opinion, but I would have normal/mid start, soft start is very soft and slow, but with the card it should be easy enough to test at the lake, and change to suit. Now you have brushless motors, its like using old 4 stroke fuel with a v12 Ferrari, time to go lipo!!😁 yippee!👍

Manx Model Boat Club by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Mark Their website says "On weekends when we don't have an organised event, you can find members having a sail on Sunday mornings at Silverdale Glen lake starting at 10am." Beautiful island and very friendly people. I still have relatives living there. Dave

RN Outpost Munich by RNinMunich Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
This is not actually a club, just me! A recently retired Naval Comms engineer who has lived here for 31 years and occasionally sails his 1:72 136cm HMS Hotspur H class destroyer and/or 1:72 107cm Type IIA U26 on the lake in the Ostpark (East Park) near me in east Munich. It's pretty big with an island in the middle so it's figure 8 shaped. In summer there is a powerful fountain as well, so caution if you don't suddenly want to find you are piloting a 'Flying Boat' 😉 Site is very convenient, right next to the Biergarten 👍 Tx one hand, beer (or wine?) in the other. In retirement I'm looking forward to refitting my fleet; 1 destroyer, 1 U Boat, 1 tug ca 1:50 almost serviceable, 1 inherited Kentish fishing boat - restoration project!; 1 Pocket Battleship (Graf Spee 145cm) and 1 cruiser (Belfast 125cm) fitting out with electronics. Both 1:128. Ark Royal, Hood and Bismark at 1:350 are in the planning stages. Happy modelling Doug RNinMunich😎 If you are ever in Munich ....

Graf Spee by RNinMunich Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 5/10] 58" Graf Spee Twin Propellors (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a 600 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Graupner Navy V30R (30Amps) ESC - Comments: It's a Graupner premium line ATR! ;-/ Wanted some 'quick fun' while working on more complex constructions (HMS Hotspur H Class Destroyer 1936, 1:72 and Type IIA U26 also 1936). Didn't work out that way! On first test of motors and ESC I discovered that the shafts were so badly fitted that they were binding ;-( So back in dry dock for some hull surgery! That's why some inputs are missing above. Plan is to gradually add functions and special effects; lighting, gun controls, magicians Flash Paper for gun flashes. Maybe fired using my old glow-plugs!!?? Now I'm freshly retired I have more time for this ;-), as long as Gisela doesn't drag me off around the world too often ;-) I also have HMS Belfast from the same series (approx 1:128) also awaiting fitting out. More soon - don't hold your breath please ;-) In the pipeline is some 'Plastic Magic' with Ark Royal, Hood and Bismark all to 350 scale ca 70-80cm. Sorry been in Munich for over 30 years don't think in inches any more (except when buying mag wheels for the chariot!) Cheers, and as my German boating friends say 'Immer ein Handbreite Wasser unterm Kiel!) = I wish you always a hand-widths water under your keel. PS How do I add a Sailing Location to the profile?? I sail on the lake in the Ostpark near me in Munich. Very convenient, right next to the Biergarten! 😎

Free Fire boats by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
These boats are still up for grabs if anyone is paying a visit to the Lake District. Alan

RAFCrash tender by garibaldi Seaman   Posted: 1 month ago
Had one myself when of similar age in mid sixties (now 65). Model was by Keil Kraft of Canvey Island, Essex. Completed mine in 1965, fitting a Frog Marine 3.5cc engine and boy did it go! Sailed it mostly on the boating lake at Southchurch Park, Southend, Essex, and also once in the sea at Oostvorne in Holland, where I nearly lost it. I passed it onto my nephews in the 70's, not sure if they still have it, but if they do, I will pin photos. Meanwhile, have pinned photo of real thing.😎

Perkasa 49 inch by lesfac Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Don't know how deep it is in the middle. I think there have been a couple of drownings over the years. I take a reel of fishing line with me. My plan would be to enlist some help and take the other end of the line to the other side of the lake. Lay the line over the boat. Tie a duster to the end of the line and gently pull the line over the boat. I am thinking the wet duster would grab the boat well enough to pull it in. I haven't had to try it so I just hope it works if I need to use it. I also thought about getting a 5 meter fishing pole off Ebay but didn't get around to it. But as I said most of the time the prevailing wind is towards the more accessible bits

Perkasa 49 inch by BOATSHED Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
That's a bit more than a pond, it's a gi,normas lake. Wouldn't want to wade in that. How deep is it😱.

Perkasa 49 inch by tidtug Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Good video lovely lake but how do you get your boat back if it conks out.

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.

Edward . M. Cotter by GARTH Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 8/10] 39" Edward . M. Cotter Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 70mm) Direct Drive to a Johnson (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: The real fire boat is stationed in Buffalo New York . This fire boat visits Port Colborne on Lake Erie every year for Canal Days & because the model boat club I'm in sets up a display at the museum in town I decided to build a scratch build of this boat I used the prints of the Sequin Midwest tug for the hull & Internet photos for details. I used the tops of Lepages glue bottle to simulate the Monitor on the decks I'm real proud of them.