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Vosper MTB by AllenA Commander   Posted: 6 days ago
Seems that Vosper is well followed. This is a Vosper MTB 1/2" scale illustrated in the Model Engineer in September 1951. The detail of the six pounder is superb.

ESC POWER by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Oh yeh! Every picture tells a story! Had we known that at the beginning we would have missed out on an interesting debate 😉 Looks like you triggered the ESC's thermal cut-out. Lucky it wasn't permanently damaged. MIL Standard 217 Handbook for calculating MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) lists the two top Stress Factors as Environment - Over-temperature and Exceeding rated Voltage - Over-volts. 🤔 After that comes Component Count - the more parts the more likely it is that one will go PHUT when you need it 😡 During my recently ended career I had a lot to do with MTBF for naval ship systems, and the associated FMECA - Failure Mode Effect And Cause Analysis! Lesson learned!? We all learn from our mistakes and those of others - I hope😉 Have fun with the new ESCs.👍 Don't get any speeding tickets 😉 Cheers Doug 😎 PS having a second power supply in the system more than doubles the MTBF. BTW: Where do you buy your 4.6 cell LiPos !?😲

The suction hoses – part 2. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Interesting suggestion...perhaps not the functional torpedo's, a bit anti social perhaps. There was an Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat on eBay very recently that I was tempted by, but the bids went too high. I'm thinking something more sedate but not sure what. Maybe a cabin cruiser ?

The suction hoses – part 2. by BOATSHED Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Looking forward to seeing the fully finished Crash Tender and video of her on the water. What about a Vosper MTB with motorized torpedo's. Not exploding though.

Something you seldom see by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Sonar, try here for example;_ylt=A9mSs2... cheers Doug 😎

3 Footer on a very rare outing by Westquay Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Dave, I'm not sure what your point is. I know all that stuff about Crash Tenders and I also know that 28 knots really isn't that quick! Lifting the front third (just) clear of the waves isn't saying much compared to a full on plane. It's all academic as almost nobody gives a stuff about scale speeds. Belt your MTBs around like demented ducks, but it looks stupid on a Crash Tender, as it does on tugs and warships that are too fast as well. Indeed, most people use speedboats too fast as well. Martin

3 Footer on a very rare outing by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Martin Crash Tenders were to be used for fire fighting and as rescue craft for Flying Boats after the war. The Comet put paid to intercontinental Flying Boats so the two boats were never used for their intended service and no more were ordered. They were only intended for inshore use so range was never a consideration and the quoted speed was 28 knots. During the War the RAF had many fast recovery vessels that were much closer to the MTB and MGB used by the Navy. One of our deceased club members Brian McAllen actually worked (as a chippy) on the Crash Tenders during his service in the RAF marine branch. He made many models of Crash Tenders and all had massive Brushed motors and were very fast. They look splendid on the water and possibly because of the Aerokits versions are very nostalgic for many of a certain age. Dave

3 Footer on a very rare outing by Westquay Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Having once been the Editor of the Classic Motor Boat Association, yes, I have been at 30 knots. In my own Albatross. And faster than that in a Delta. It is like sliding down the stairs with your knees under your chin and your backside hitting every step. I've done that too. You keep talking about MTBs. I'm talking purely about the Crash Tenders. 30 mph is not that quick! MTBs were quicker. They were longer and much more highly powered. Probably why the Crash Tenders were only 2 in number and never saw real service, but they are so pretty! Martin

3 Footer on a very rare outing by BOATSHED Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
So the Crash Tenders only had a speed of 30 knots and that isn't that quick. The scramble nets were used for recovering airmen downed in the water, they had to get to them quick. Have you been on the water at 30 knot's compared to in a car it feels a hell of a lot different. British Power Boat 60 ft MTB. They were based on the British Power Boat rescue craft and were originally designed for the Royal Air Force but reduced to 60 ft (18 m) in length. They could carry two 18-inch (457 mm) torpedoes and achieve a maximum speed of 33 kn (38 mph; 61 km/h).

3 Footer on a very rare outing by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Don't know of a film but ... "Dog Boats at War: Royal Navy D Class MTBs and MGBs 1939-1945 By: Leonard C. Reynolds (author) Paperback ISBN13: 9780752450452" Built of plywood and measuring 115 feet long, powered by four supercharged petrol engines and armed to the teeth with heavy weapons, the 'D' Class Motor Gun Boats (MGBs) and Motor Torpedo Boats (MTBs) were better known as Dog Boats and played havoc with enemy shipping in home and foreign waters. During three years of war they engaged the enemy on more than 350 occasions, sinking and damaging many ships. "Dog Boats at War" is the authoritative account of operations by the Royal Navy's 'D' Class MGBs and MTBs in the Second World War in Home, Mediterranean and Norwegian waters. As well as drawing on official records - both British and German - the author has contacted several hundred Dog Boat veterans whose eyewitness accounts add drama to the unfolding story. £17 at Smiths 😉 cheers Doug 😎

Miss Geico 29" by BOATSHED Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
It is surprising just what you can get a Crash Tender to do. They can be very fast and also handle very well on the water. Those Vosper hulls are amazing. That's why they were used for the fire tenders and MTB's etc. But then the Fairey hulls like the Huntsman and Spearfish also handle very well at speed.

Using old motors by Westquay Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Doug, I have a Supermarine Special, a Double Special, 2 Targets, a Meteor and a Standard. Also a Basset-Lowke, an SEL, a Frog Revmaster, a Frog "red bomb, and a Multum, not to mention Marxes, Mabuchis and Kakos, loads of them! In fact I'll use one of the old but unused blue Mabuchis for my sail winch idea...threaded rod, microswitches for one way and tother, all mounted on a stick of ally. I also have over 50 open framed slot car motors from the golden age of model car racing. So, plenty to choose from! The Supermarine (when I find it again) is out of and will go back into my 53 year old Crash Tender, which I really must finish. I had it new when I was 11. The Double Special is an an Aerokits MTB. Martin

Muddys Tarpon by Westquay Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Understood Muddy, I have been lucky to find some old motors and get them very cheaply, plus one came with my Crash Tender when I was 11 and one came with an MTB a neighbour gave me. Good luck anyway. Cheers, Martin

Fireboat or similar by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Dave, I took him out for a couple of hours today, he has a small "shop bought" boat that he converted to a gun boat. I had my 3 foot fireboat, and we got talking, he would love a pt, mtb, Fireboat or similar, so I've got to find a "in need of big repair" project! Paul

How many is to Many by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
a REAL scary question 🤔 1 H class Destroyer and 1 Submarine KM IIA (1:72) in SLEP (Service Life Extension Programme!) 1 KM pocket Battleship Graf Spee & 1 HMS Belfast (1:128) in Fitting Out Dock. 1 Tug Southampton ca 1:50 ARTR 1 Kentish Fishing Boat ca 1:50 inherited restoration & motorisation project 1 Sea Scout restoration ARTR, built by my Dad 50 years ago! 1 flying boat ARTR 1 Hovercraft needing painting & RC gear fitting. Potential 'Plastic Magic' :- 1:350 Bismarck, USS Enterprise (The Big E), HMS Hood, HMS Ark Royal, Airfix HMS Illustrious (Invincible class) & T45 Daring 1:72 Revell Flower class corvette, German Lifeboat & S100 class E Boat, Airfix MTB, RAF Launch, KM E Boat 1:144 Revell Fletcher class destroyer. Have started collecting Micron Radio gear for the conversions. And JFF an Airship! Ready except for the Helium needed! Plus many 1:400 1:600 1:720WW2 navies plastic kits & etched parts JFF & to hone the skills I should live so long ! Help 🤔 Cheers from Munich Doug 😎