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Model hovercraft plans by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
No Doug I don't use a dumbphone I'm not clever enough.😊 I've seen Hovercraft plans in some of the on line plans services such as Outerzone Pocket Aeronautics etc . Have a good Google Good luck👍 Oh ! by the way I think a skirt is essential. Some rubberised/plasticised THIN fabric is the best stuff to use or if not👍 oiled silk if you can get it.🤔

Model hovercraft plans by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Mornin' John, Just left click on the Adobe icon so the Media Gallery opens with the larger icon. Left click on [Download], top left corner of the media gallery window. Windows will then ask you if you want to Save or Open the file. left click 'Open', your pdf reader will open it. You can then save it to wherever you want. If you are using a 'Dumbphone' - I don't know🤔 I don't! Cheers, Doug 😎

Model hovercraft plans by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Can't open that PDF Doug

Vickers Vedette 1/96 scale by f4u7 Seaman   Posted: 3 days ago
Many thanks for your kind words, I've not sailed her yet, only test tank and had to up the water line a little bit for more stability, I also scaled up the plans to true 1/96 as the plan is around 1/100, the 1/96 fittings I bought from fleetscale were out of scale to the plan, and using the 1.1 water line length noted in the magazine article.

Vickers Vedette 1/96 scale by Glyn Seaman   Posted: 4 days ago
A very nice execution of the old Model Boats free plan. I still have those plans (somewhat tatty after all these years) as well as the MB magazine they came with. How does she sail? Best regards, Glyn

SA Valour Class Frigate by Glyn Seaman   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Joburg-sailor! Brilliant model - nice to see something from our part of the world. As a matter of interest, did you develop the plans yourself and where do you sail her? I was glad that they decided to use the pennant numbers from the old President-class (Type 12) frigates, F147 having previously been that of the President Steyn. Best regards, Glyn (from Centurion)

Emma C Berry Schooner by alan20 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 days ago
Scratch built from old kit plans but planked and fibreglassed rather than balsa sheeted as in the original. Modified to fit a removable keel. Winch and continuous loop sail control fitted under deck.

Aft cockpit deck by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
I first cut the base material to size allowing a card thickness all round for final clearances. The lower deck has a number of features in it that need to be measured. I took dimensions from the plans and marked out the base. Again following the upper deck which has a mahogany boarder I cut and planed a further amount of 6mm x 1.5 strips of material. I started by outlining the mahogany boarders, Some years ago I made a mitring device for picture framing which has come in very handy for doing the corners. Having all the pieces cut they are then glued and temporally pinned in position until set. The next job is to prepare all the edges with black card and then measuring each plank across the width starting from the centre line. I must take into account how the planks sit against main access hatch and the battery hatch opening however, all seems to look good but until each plank is positioned and glued with its caulk divider it’s difficult to tell. When preparing each plank I first cut each piece oversize with wire cutters then using the disc sander I trim square one end, then place in position and mark for final length and finish again on the disc sander giving each plank a nice push fit Because lime planking varies in colour across a batch I numbered each plank across the deck varying the pattern of colours as I cut each to length. Next I cut a number of card pieces to length and start to glue (using Aliphatic glue), plank, followed by card filler across the half width, then repeat the other side. Finally the battery hatch and main access hatch are treated in the same manner. Next comes the finishing , I use a very fine grade on my belt sander (I attach a block on the underside of the main access deck to control the sanding process) to remove the majority of excess irregularities followed by an orbital sander for a fine finish. If there is any staining by the black card residue I simply remove it with a pencil rubber. Next I put the nail holes in again using the jig I made to ensure uniform spacing and then gave a coat of sanding sealer. Final finishing will be done as a complete assembly. Preparation of the side panels is the next process before final assembly

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Bright colours ,my kind of ship.better news on the plans they realized the weight and price of postage was wrong and had another guess ,weight 16.5lbs and postage of £46 +a few pence .why dont they just weigh the drawings and carboard tube its not rocket science,could drive to Lincoln and back for cheaper than latest postage quote especialy when postage for a mamod engine from the same company is just over a tenner .Cheers Marky😊

Model hovercraft plans by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Mzee, this any good? Skirt is essential to reduce lifting power needed to something practicable. This plan includes building instructions, also for the skirt!👍 It's pretty plain but I guess you can use some fantasy / imagination on the superstructure😁 Cheers, Doug 😎

Model hovercraft plans by Mzee Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 6 days ago
Many thanks Boaty Dave. I will certainly follow your leads. Having had to give up all flying I'm trying to maximise use of all their 'innards'. So far two Skimmers and a part made Lippisch boundary layer "plane" so next in the odds box is the hovercraft. I'll geep you all in the loop on this.

Model hovercraft plans by boaty Captain   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Mzee Re hovercraft, it may be worth looking at information around models by the late Ray Malmstrom. He was an ace when it came to designing unorthodox models and another source would be the Plans Handboook. I remember this in the mid 1960s and there was plenty to choose from as they had a special section on such. This included anything from hydroplanes, prop driven racing cars and hydrofoils etc. Another source could be the Eagle Annual from around the same period. Though the Eagle was a comic, the Annual did have articles around the latest technology of the day. Even if you could not obtain the Annual itself I am sure there would be archives on the Internet. Hope you have success with your venture, it sounds exciting. Boaty😁😎

Model hovercraft plans by Mzee Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 6 days ago
Is it a boat; is it a 'plane? Having made a very simple hovercraft back in 1954 (I think!!), I am now thinking of making another but need some assistance from anyone who has gone into this fascinating aspect, in the form of drawings and whether or not a skirt is necessary. My first model was Baby Bee powered and free running - R/C wasn't as miniature then as it is now!! Pic shows the models I left with friends when we left Kenya in 1963 - the hovercraft is on the left next to the c/l flying saucer!

Bustler class tug by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Thanks for that,the folk who do the plans are going to get back to me ,they are aware the postage is wrong and are going to sort things out at their end. Cheers Marky👍

Bustler class tug by bugler Petty Officer   Posted: 10 days ago
I jave the general arrangement plan of the Bustler class tug, but I do not have the lines plan. I am aware that these can be purchaed togther for about £14. I am not aware of how good they are, the GA that I have is original supplied from the builders archive many years ago. I have dealt with the Universit of Glasgow previously for plans, they hold the vast majority from the Scottish Shipyards and the North East, but I found they are quite expensive even for digital copies. If you search the Model Boats plans and then tugs, they are listed there. Otherwise try the Uni of Glasgow, they are extremely helpful but expensive. I would copy my GA plan for you if I had the facilities, my nearest big copier machine is a couple of hours away. Best wishes