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Trimaran USV by analyst Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 hours ago
@figtree7nts - yeah as much as possible i will minimize the weight. i think only the weight of a 3hp motor will be the primary consideration and the rest(electronics) will be minimal. speaking of electronics, can you share a simple layout for the needed electronics on this one? I'm a total noob and until now I'm still at lost on what specific items to buy aside from the motor. prop and shaft will be fabricated locally. I already have Rx from the Taranis Tx. All i want for now is for her to run wirelessly for about 100 meters for trials before i consider putting telemetry and cameras. I'm confused of; what size of servos should i use? How many servos? What size and type of battery? Do i need an external antenna? if yes, what type? Hope to have some recommendations from the members. a layout would be much appreciated. thanks in advance

"The Crew" by Ballast Lieutenant   Posted: 16 hours ago
Here are the "Crew" all members of Star Trek and their Oil Skins are made from Marigold Gloves! ("when they're finished!!!)

Clinker Potting and Crab Boat by sonar Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Here is another model I have started a while ago. Still a long way to go and lots of lobster pots to make. The wheel house is just about done now and asking the members where would be the best position for it.. Stern or bow. The hull is 49 inches with a width of 16 inches. And will in due course be low in the water. Seeing as I have started this thread I will post more as and when I make the parts And again all the parts are recycled so the cost is low.

1/12scale SPEEDLINE Trent lifeboat kit by modeltugman Admiral   Posted: 8 days ago
I Have been asked by the widow of one of our old members to sell this kit, it is the complete works from speedline for the Trent lifeboat at 1/12 scale. 48" long. Very little has been done to the kit so far. comprising of:- Hull and wheelhouse Handrail stanchions and kicking boards Casting set Window set Vac forming set Brass rod Screws very small nuts and bolts Running gear set Brass detail set 3 made up crew members She would like offers very near. £600. PM me if interested for contact details this would be for collection from Gravesend Kent only.

Guestbook Post by sonar Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
The website has been of great interest and useful to me as a starting point for modeling. Been modeling for just a short while and have received some good advice . Not the sort of website that is so over busy as you can follow posts and blogs at a slow and informative pace. All the members are friendly and helpful. A great all round forum for modeling.

Tyne class lifeboat by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
I see you sail with Colwyn Bay and I am sure one of the members there will know how to get some video on the site. The model is a credit to your skills. Dave

Design bits by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi Bellman I found this on u-tube which may help https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Zdv0xVFuh60. There are other posts on U-tube that also cover this topic. For the benefit of our members who may not be so savvy on your CLR and sailing boats Wikipedia explains https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Center_of_lateral_resistance. Hope this helps but I hope some more knowledgeable member will post their own method of calculation. Good luck and please post details of how you decide where you place your keel and balance. Dave

Vapor REOCIN by NelBaxter Seaman   Posted: 22 days ago
Steam "REOCIN" Hello Sres .. Serve this writing also of presentation, I am from Santander (Spain) and amateur to the modeling naval RC of sail, but for nostalgic reasons I would like to construct to me the model of the steam REOCIN, that was constructed by the shipyards CUNLIFFE DUNLOP -GLASGOW, about 1873 and was owned by the Royal Asturian Mining Company sailing with the flag of Belgium. My question is if any members of this group could provide me with news of how to get me on the plans of the aforementioned boat. Thank you in advance, I take this opportunity to greet you, very sincerely. Nel Baxter.- P.D. Sorry for the translation, but not knowing the English language do it

Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show by jtdavid Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
hi, i have been today met a few members of colwyn bay club where I sail, had a great time spending money😁 and looking round the museum. there are some real old barges there👍. the model boats were also very nice to see. saw a fantastic aircraft carrier. there wasn't much sailing on the water as it was windy. david

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

Crew just ordered by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
OK, every boat should have a Crew, So I just ordered three crew members to start...

from the Philippines by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Sorry I am UK based but we have active members in many countries including Australia and the USA. Hopefully one or more will see the post and suggest some stores or suppliers Dave

Motor upgrade by colindavies Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 28 days ago
Thanks for that Dave, 'll go for the D2836 then, one of our club members uses car esc with reverse as they tend to be cheaper, the price seems to go up if you mention marine.😎

RAF rttl D2763 by teejay Seaman   Posted: 28 days ago
HI members this is a request for help My father served on RAF RTTL D2763 in the 1950s as a wireless operator , there were only five of these boat built in Germany (D prefix on boat number) and there parent station was RAF Sylt although this boat was operated from an town called list. I have searched for some time to find drawings and plans to build a scale model of this boat and found very little . can any one help thank you all for the terrific responses hare is the information I have from http://www.rafboats.co.uk/Thes e craft were built in Germany at the Krogerwerft Yard at Rendsburg. Their "D" prefix brought about their nickname - 'D'-Boats. They had mixed RAF and German civilian crews, with three of the four Deckhands and one of the two Mechanics being German (and sometimes the Coxswain), the Skipper along with one Deckhand, two Fitters, the remaining Mechanic and W/Op were all RAF. Operating from the island of Sylt off Denmark, D2762 and D2765 worked out of Hornum, D2763 and D2764 from List, with D2766 acting as relief boat to cover for any boat out of service. The numbering sequence accounts for the missing boat numbers in the RTTL Mk.2 fleet. With a length to beam ratio of 7:1, their sleek design was very different to any other boats in the Branch, more akin to the Wartime 'E' Boat, with flared bows and rounded bilges and powered by high speed diesels. Their construction also differed with double skin mahogany shell planking, (outer layer laid horizontal, with a diagonal inner layer) bolted to welded steel skeletal frames and keel. Decks were steel with a timber sheathed foredeck. Superstructures were fabicated from steel using snap-head rivets. The hull was subdivided into six watertight compartments, a Forepeak, Crews Fo'csle, Skippers accomodation, Engine room, Sickbay and Galley and finally the after-Tank Space and Tiller Flat. The outfit and finish of these craft was of a very high standard, making them well liked by their Marine Branch crews. They were all initially fitted with winches for Target Towing, these were subsequently removed as the boats duties were confined to Range Safety and ASR work well out into the North Sea. Their duty roster was one day at sea, one day on standby in harbour and the third day off duty. The Ranges covered a large area extending seawards from the island of Sylt. Five 7th Class buoys were laid for use as foul weather moorings, three outside List harbour, one off Ellenbrogan at the Northern tip of the island and the Southern one near Hornum Odde lighthouse. The craft had relatively short lives with the RAF, with all five being disposed of by 1961. D2762 and D2764 were sold to private owners in 1960, and the other were handed over to the Federal German Navy in 1961. They were subsequently used as ASR craft.

from the Philippines by analyst Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 28 days ago
@ballast - thanks sir! if time permits I'm sure i can be knowledgeable with the help and advice from the members of this forum. After all, it is my pleasure to serve 😊