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Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 hours ago
I agree with Rob, Mike Cummings is such a nice guy he has been so supportive with my build sending me copies of drawings I may need without even asking, he even sent me a Christmas card. Keep up the good work Rob

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 hours ago
As far as I can remember it was from them at the show. I think they were on one of the club stands with a few boats showing the wording on the side of model boats Families Need Fathers. I will try emailing the VMW website tomorrow. Thanks for you input.

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by Joe727 Captain   Posted: 22 hours ago
Like your build, coming along nicely. I like your alignment method, always had some trouble with this. On my current build I used a short piece of brass tubing, same length as the coupler. It was 3/16" ID and fit tightly over the two 3/16" OD shafts. Worked well for alignment. Keep up the good work. Joe

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 hours ago
Did you buy the VMW crash tender directly from VMW or from a dealer at the W&W show ? Either way, I'm reasonably sure that if you contact Mike at VMW he'll sort you out with the missing bits. There's no reason to be dissappointed then, and the quality of the kit exceeded all my expectations and I bought my kit secondhand from an eBay seller but VMW gave me full after sales support just as they would have done if I'd bought it from them directly. If you don't don't get. Oh...and if your'e wondering, I have no commercial interest in VMW, they are just really nice guys 👍 Rob.

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
I have looked at the bag of white metal fittings and I do not even have the mast it shows. Trouble is I bought it so long ago now at the show, didn't get a receipt when I paid for it so I cannot exactly do anything now. Too long ago.

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
I have just visited their site again and they do not show much to do with the boats they have for sale. All I see is the 46" RAF Crash Tender and the Police Launch that just has a picture and no other information. They show no prices, I was also under the impression that they had several models in their list for sale. I do have the 46" Crash Tender I purchased at Wings'n'Wheels about three years ago. I din't find their site that informative other than for the Crash Tender. My kit doesn't even have the windows and decals that is says and shows in the descriptions. I'm very disappointed really. I will get round to building it one day though. As I will the 34" I bout back in 1994 from Aerokits.

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Dave. The boat won't be finished in time for the show but it will be there anyway. The kit is made by Vintage Model Works not VMB See here: Go right to the bottom of the page. They've not got around to doing a full description yet....I expect soon though. Give Mike Cummings a call for more details. Rob.

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
It's coming along nicely Robbob. Hope you get it finished in time for the model engineer exhibition. I still can't find it on the VMB website. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
The prop-shaft, coupling and motor mount that I ordered from ModelBoatBits has arrived so it seems a good a good time to make up a supporting wedge for the mount to fix to. I do have a rigid brass motor alignment aid that I used when building the Crash Tender but do you think I can find it in the workshop?....nope! 😡 I expect it will turn up when I need it least! 🤞 Not wanting to waste time I used a length of heat shrink tubing over the motor coupling to make it as rigid as possible, a trick I had seen done elsewhere, and this enabled me to position the motor on its mount in the desired position and measure the angle that the mounting wedge needs to be made to. I used an offcut of beech that I had in the workshop which I cut to size and then shaped it on the rotary sander that I bought in Lidl, fantastic piece of kit !!. The wedge was then drilled to take the nylon motor mount and also the fixing screws that pass through the beech block, through the balsa base of the box and into the ply reinforcing plate that I put in during early construction of the hull. After cleaning up the hole through the keel the prop-shaft was keyed with some abrasive, smeared with some epoxy and then pushed through to mate with the motor coupling. I used the excess epoxy resin around the shaft inside the hull and used some packing tape to stop it running out when I inverted the hull to seal the lower end. A quick spin on the motor confirmed that the alignment was spot-on and the hull set aside while the epoxy set. The next step will be to plank the deck.

Slow going ... by BW3 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 days ago
After building the mine laying rails I then purchased scale German mines , only to find out that they are 4mm wider than the rails on the boat, ...what to do , cut the mines (8) down and rework the base and wheels to fit the boats rails or move the rails wider ..... moving the rails ... slow going , found that the motors I have are more aircraft/drone use per the esc, , no reverse .... Hobbyking does have esc that will work , still need a couple of servos and a radio , just not sure if a 6 Chanel land/ boat radio or get a large channel stick radio would be better ... as always $$$$ is an issue . Work on the messy table as I fit cut and replace fittings and supports ... Smooth sailing to all... Bill G

Ardent by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 36" Ardent Single Propellor Direct Drive to a 380 - Comments: This is a motor sailer built from a Marine Modelling plan. Similar in looks to a Broads sailer. has a wide beam so can withstand a lot of buffeting.

March'71 by Sakibian Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 18"/500g March'71 Capable of 9mph and a runtime of 10mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive to a 180 brushed motor (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 1Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hnadmade by arduino (30Amps) ESC - Comments: The BEST thing about this one is, she's very smooth on the run. Decent power, makes it more fun. When it turns with speed, gets down like a bike. So that's the time when it leaks a tiny amount of water. Bcz it's not waterproof on the deck. Can take 2s-3s Lipo. Bcz the motors are 3s rated only. Have a plan to change them into better Mabuchi ones.

Reassembly by Joe727 Captain   Posted: 2 days ago
Continuing on, I finished mounting the light bar, all lights are functioning. For some reason my iPad does not like LEDs and they don't photograph when lit. Made an exhaust stack out of brass tube, mitered the top, soldered and painted. Hull dry now so I mounted the superstructure onto the hatch, reinstalled the tow bits, switch and batteries, RX, motor, etc. Getting close to sea trials, maybe this week schedule permitting. Cheers, Joe

Weight Too Much! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Captain's Log: After careful consideration. I have decided to use only one battery at a time! This being 6.5 lbs. is way too much weight. Her bow is too low to the waterline. She get's thrown off by the weight. So, one battery at a time will be used! Now, having lowered the volts. From 12 volts to 6 volts is a problem. See her main motor and smoker. Are 12 volts each! So, now I have to replace. The main motor and the smoker. To a 6 volt system! This is not so easy. If any of you are familiar. With Dumas and Harbor model products. You know this ain't cheap!😭 Luckily, I will be selling both parts. Together next month! As both parts are in new condition! I will then order a 6 volt main motor and Smoker! Oh, each battery will give me about 1.5 hours of run time! And that's not bad at all..... NOTE: I'm only losing $10.00 on the resale of her Motor and Smoker!

Smoke generator by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
What can’t be seen is the small motor & fan inside the large tube.