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Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Brianaro, many thanks for that. i am about to go and check that out. As well as my old 70's wooden Precedent Huntsman, I also have an MFA Spearfish still in the box not touched yet. I had one back in the 80's with an Irvine 61 in it and it was a great fun boat. I did plan to do the same again with it but with the constant banning of using IC engines on the ponds around area's in the UK I suppose it will end up brushless. I know they are if not faster then IC now but the cost battery wise, now being retired the funds aren't as easily found now. The sad part is I still have 2 new SC 91's, 1 new SC 61 and a Irvine 120 all still new, never been run. I think there might also be an Irvine 61 that has no box. As well as a Zenoah 26c all pimped up in purple only run in ready to be put in a boat. Shed full of both engines and boats, some boats still new in the boxes still waiting to be built. Hopefully I will get to build them before I pop me clogs.

Tarpon hardware help by bj8healey Apprentice   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Gordon I restored a tarpon about 2 years ago, I received it in a very bad state, holes cracks all over the boat, I put a 457RE385 motor 6-15 volts MFA combo drills, tried it with a 12 volt much to fast I run it with 7.5 volt still fast, a 6 volt would be ok, the tarpon is not the best boat on the turn it does roll a bit, the photos on the water is with a 7.5 volt powering the motor, hope this helps. Cheers Dennis

Anteo 2 Tug by Dick Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks for your replies I've purchased mfa 2-1 500/550 motor.has pulley drive to drive shaft pulley

Motors by Ianh Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Don't know what happened MOTOR COMPARISON Model Number Caldercraft CEM 900T MFA Torpedo 850 Nominal Voltage 12v 12v Operating Range 6-24v 12v Type Brushed Brushed Current Cons No Load 0.4A 1.9A Current Consumption Max Eff 5A 10,8A Stall Current 20.3A 40A RPM at Nominal Voltage 3000r/min 9778r/min Prop Caldercraft 75mm The Motor I am putting in this Sea Queen is a Torpedo 850. This is due to the Caldercraft motor only manages just above walking pace.

Aerokits/Jotika Sea Queen by Ianh Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi This is being built from the Jotika Sea Queen Kit. The kit is quite comprehensive but I need to check the fittings supplied as some of the look a bit small for a 1:12 Boat. Also decided to change the Motor from the existing Caldercraft to an MFA Torpedo 850 as I believe the Caldercraft Motor only manages walking pace. First thing was to built a building board. I need this to also cope with a VMW 46" RAF Crash Tender.

Mixer by teejay Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Doug I am using 3 mtroniks viper marine 15 ESC,s and 3 MFA RE-380-Pole DC Motors all have been tested singularly at low speed and connected to 4mm propeller shafts and 30mm propellers and all went well

MFA Piranha Wanted by Biggles Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Jimbo, how much do you want for it? Is it complete and would you post it to West Sussex? Thenks for your help. Biggles

MFA Piranha Wanted by Jimbo Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
Did you get the Piranha kit you wanted as I have one to sell ? Jim

Renovating my Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat. by boaty Admiral   Posted: 5 months ago
I had an MFA Spearfish in the mid 1990s and it was powered by an MFA Marlin or should I say underpowered. The Marlin was a good motor but was not really suitable for fast craft such as a powerboat or fast service launch like an M.T.B. I understand that MFA did an 850 which was for fast scale type models but in the end I put an Irvine 25 I.C in the Spearfish. At the time there was a motor called a Buhler which I think was Swiss . I used one😁 in my Perkassa running on nicads which performed very well. For the Aerokits P.T boat there are a lot of suitable brushless motors around and running on lipos will certainly give you all the speed you want.😁 Boaty

landing craft by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
I built this from scrap wood i had lying around i bought the tanks from china the motor is a 850 mfa with a speed controller powered by a 11.1v 5000 mah battery still in progress 😉

A return to the hobby! by Ianh Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Guys The Jig is finished for Sea Queen, I have designed it in such a way that the 46" RAF Crash Tender that I have as kit from VMAW will use the same jig.. Will be fitting to MFA 850's on this as the original had two props. Built one of these many years ago fitted with a Taplin Twin sold it when I moved to South Africa.Not allowed to run IC Boats at the 2 clubs I belong to My wife must never know how much my hobby costs

MFA Piranha Wanted by Alfie Seaman   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi, Biggles there's one on model boat mayhem type in MFA Piranha and click on the model boat mayhem link. Many thanks, Alfie

1/48 Flower Class Corvette by Mikep Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Preparing to build a 1/48 scale WW2 Flower Class Corvette, just recieved the hull from Fleetscale excellent quality also purchased from them was the prop shaft, prop, and stuffing box and rudder. The materials and craftsmanship on these are priceless. The motor is a MFA/ combo drills 12v D.C. pt No. 457-RE800 and I plan on using a Viper marine 40 amp Mtroniks speed control perhaps a little overkill.

PT 109 upgrade? by camyaj Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
My 1/24th Schnellboot 5' was running on 3x850 mfa motors changed to 1 x Turnigy 3648 1450kv outrunner operating on a 3s lipo. . more than enough speed even with the outer props just freewheeling

Mahogany in Scale by Wingcoax Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi Guys, I thought you might like to know that the BMFA have a national centre which is going to include a museum. Although it may be all aircraft at the start it may include other genres as well.