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Novice Build: Vintage Model Works 46" RAF Crash Tender by andyhynes Petty Officer   Posted: 11 hours ago
I built mine a couple of years ago. The wood is good quality and the metal fittings dont take much cleaning up. My fireboat runs of a brushless motor running of lipos batteries and performs well. I used auto paints regards the finish. and very pleased with it. It performs a good as my 49" Perkasa which runs of two brushless motors with the lipos wired in series.

Another crash tender by andyhynes Petty Officer   Posted: 11 hours ago
Yes, i know what you mean. I have six boats now running of brushless motors. Its all about have space, i need a bigger shed or i will start selling them which i dont want to do.

Graupner Hectoperms x2 for sale by RallyeSport Seaman   Posted: 11 hours ago
I have a pair of excellent condition Graupner/Marx Hectoperm 12 volt electric motors for sale. They were installed in an Imara Tug I have just purchased, but are far too powerful as a pair for the tug! Open to serious offers, as I know these are as rare as hens teeth. Sold as a pair or can split. Thanks in advance Dean

Handed props by onetenor Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
You could do as I did and bought a matched pair of handed motors😤 😁

Handed props by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Simple answer is yes, you need to wire the motors so the props both rotate in the correct direction. I usually use a wetted finger behind (stern) the prop to feel the wash of air when rotating in the forward direction. if you can feel it from the front (bow) side it needs the wires swapping on that motor. I suggest you also check that the tx channel is set in the normal as against reverse setting before you start as some ESCs run slower in the reverse direction. Hope this helps and if you find my post helpful please tick the like box as it helps others find the post Dave

Sweet ❤️ ❤️❤️ Heart by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
You have seen it being built. Now it is done. A Nor-Star Kingfisher kit but with some scratch building too. Because of the motor being longer than how the kit was originally designed, the second bulkhead was altered. I am running it with two 2400 Ni-MH 7.2 batteries, a Futoba servo, on a 2.4 GHz Spektrum.

Handed props by Rochdaleblue Seaman   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi guys need a little advice, I am finishing off a US Coast Guard Boat with twin props one left and one right handed, my question is if they are handed do the motors have to be wired up diferently i.e. One wired minus to plus and so on.

ELENA ROSE by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
all ready to go new paint & varnished added new leather seating windscreen made from a plastic salad bowl 45mm 3 bladed brass prop 850 brushed motor powered by a 11.1 5000 mah lipo O and new cowls from the model shop 👍

FALCON 2 by Sparkman Seaman   Posted: 12 days ago
Have you a picture of the motor fitted or what numbers are on motor

wardrobe by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Fascinating. Clockwork rules. I am truly surprised the motors are still working after so many years. I too hope we see a video Dave

wardrobe by philpjuk Seaman   Posted: 14 days ago
Recreation of a boat built when I was 14/15 55 years ago,used a clockwork gramophone motor with the rudder couples to an eccentric on the spring box to make it sail in a lazy "S".the original lifted in the water but did not plane properly so seeing if 55 years later I have learned anything!.

blowing the dust off the fireboat by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Paul There are lakes either side of Boundary Park. If you refer to the one over the other side of the A50 road, I believe it is privately owned and people have to pay an annual fee just to walk their dogs. Possibly also used by a fishing club. Going the other way, towards the motorway I understand this may be council owned but you are allowed to walk your dog. Either way you are unlikely to get permission as the local properties all fall in the £1M plus category and they are likely to object. Just a bit of background, the lakes were all created when the M6 was constructed with the sand dredged. They are all fed from ground water and are not fed from streams other than some overflow channels from adjacent lakes. Makes for nice clean water but subject to weed growth due to chemicals in the ground water table. You are very welcome to come with your boat, please send me an e-mail so I can be sure to be present Dave

Model Riva Sportsboat by JohnM Apprentice   Posted: 16 days ago
4ft model Riva Aquarama sports boat for sale, as featured in 'Model Boat' Sept. 2011. Mahogany build. Immaculate. Radio controlled. Twin electric motors. All batteries, controls etc. Hardly used due to bereavement. Based in Coventry UK. £300.

Michael by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 18" Michael Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (3 Blade) Geared Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: I use two 2400 Wolf Pack battery sets one one each side of the hull to add ballast plus, B-B shot is glued in the hull for weight too. My grandson helped to build and paint it thus the vessel named Michael The boat was too fast with a direct drive so it was replaced with a 3:1 geared reduction. Runs much better more scale speed. The first motor made it look like a speed boat, which was dangerous if my grandson were to sail it.

CLYDE PUFFER by agoodboater Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
For sale is my Clyde puffer 1/24 scale approx , 33"long and a beam of 9", f/g hull, it is similar to the Mountfleet Highlander fitted with motor and ESC also a simple smoke😁 unit , needs a little tidying up , cash on collection only, *****now sold ***