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I asked this months ago, but Ill put it back out there just in case someone has a dead project. I need a very very cheap (free would be good!) project for a friend who is getting over illness. He cant afford a model, has pretty much no funds, and has always wanted an aerokits Fireboat. If I can get my hands on one, Ill refurb it with him, I have pretty much most of the running gear etc. He likes military, so a PT, MTB etc would do. If you have such a thing just lying there waiting to go in the bin, can I please have it! Not for resale profit, but to make someone very happy Thanks Paul
Following on from previous posts in the fireboat and sunderland thread.... Ok Doug, like I said nice model for the bucks, I much prefer the grey scheme to my blue/yellow, but mine was a deal so went with it, its my second. The cat has a tendancy to tip stall at lower speeds, and will not recover, there are things you can do, these are the main ones, read that link on rc groups👍 If water flying, the floats are too low, they need raising as much as you can, prob an inch, and angling upwards, or they snag on the water. If your tx allows it, dial in rudder and aileron mix, it stops the tail dropping in turns, looks better, and helps prevent the tip stall get cog correct with battery placement, pretty easy to do do range check when rx is installed, the position you will have it (not much room in the fuse) can be blinded by the battery. I have a cheap orange stabilizer one in mine, it really really helps! both ailerons need a few mills upward attitude, this helps with the tip stalling, and landing, its something to do with creating washout, too technical for me😋 the lights you see on mine are hobbyking light set, apparently the v2 you have has better lights with a plug, detrium dont usually have these there is a design fault, the rear stabiliser has a small twist, some fix this, I didnt bother I could go on, but the link is a good read as it helps with hints how to fly now you need somewhere to fly it, its fine off grass sand and water, oh, check for waterleaks prior to flying, the step under the fuse is a weak spot, change the cheap metal pushrods for nylon or plastic when you can, they rust real easy, there are easy mods to stop the rods flexing, particularly on the elevator, I fitted a second rod so I have one either side of the elevator, and dial in rates, you dont need much throw with this big lazy bird👍
ha ha! well done! ok, read that rcgroups link, its invaluable. Dynam (parent company is detrium) they make real nice airframes, but they are somewhat budget when it comes to quality control, but a little work, and they become nice models. Maybe we should start a new thread? I will👍
The typical application would be shaping the model in polyurethane foam and then cover it with several layers of polyester resin (the most common resin used with fiberglass to build hulls). Also surf boards used to be "shaped" by hand and layered as I mentioned. So for bonding, any polyester resin, expoxi like glues (two components).
My friend bought a damaged Marblehead sailboat. He is not sailing it in competition, only as a fun R/C sailboat. He wants me to put a thin birch ply deck on it and make the repairs needed on the rudder post area. Does anyone recognize the material used for the deck? See the golden brown coloured photos. The boat originally had an iron shrink material used on aircraft models. After I know the material, then I can determine the adhesive to use for attaching the birch ply deck. Thanks!
Oh Jeez! What have you started?😉 Just found a Dynam Cat version 2 in USAF livery in a German model shop and ordered one!!!!!!! What are the essential mods you mention? Mods to the elevator or aileron horns ? Saw a YouTube on this!! How do you fancy a trip to Munich to teach me how to fly it????😉 Long time since I flew anything (except a Victor tanker simulator at RAF Marham!!) It's future operating base will be the Ostpark lake in Munich, pics attached. Complete with Biergarten 😉 Thanks again for the info Paul, cheers Doug 😎
Hi Paul, just back from bowling training, averaged 207 was happy with that 😊 I don't know about scratch build or not but here on the site is a wonderful video of a flying Cat model. Title was something like 'Not quite a boat ...' I have the Airfix 1:72 kit of this plane and was considering trying to measure it and scale it up to make plans for a working model!!! Cheers Doug 😎
Keep your hair on Dave 😲, we were just curious, and as a British site it's not wrong (let alone quite wrong) to wonder why foreign symbols are used. If one is going to use the rank titles ....... As I had surmised it seems Stephen just used (partially) stylised symbols (or whatever he could find back then!). Nothing wrong with that either. Yes we are modellers, and most of us are scale modellers where great importance is placed on accuracy of detail 😉 The reason for introducing any such such symbols, whatever they may be, is glaringly obvious. Pax vobiscum, cheers Doug 😎
If we were associated with the RN then the ranking system would follow their system. We are modellers and it is quite wrong to compare service ranks with those used by the site. I do believe Stephen introduced the present system to help promote the site and encourage members to post blogs / pics etc.
Hi Steve The two models of your skimmer we have in our club both have two rudders. Others have built from scratch but all have moved to two rudders as this gives the best control. Our lake is large and perhaps on a smaller lake one rudder may be OK.