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Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by Sifi70 Petty Officer   Posted: 1 day ago
That’s great, thanks for the link. I will go on there now and have a read. My Father will be looking to add a decent motor to his Crash tender from Slec. We purchased it for him for Christmas. Good luck with the rest of the build. Simon

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Thanks for your reply. I am more of a speed freak. I love the Vosper /MTB's style hulls as you can really push them to there limits, as I can also with the deep V huntsman style hulls. My Proboat Miss Geico catamaran I can run flat out even on turns. But am unsure about fitting an out runner, I have scaled down the Crash Tender to 28" and have just put in a small outrunner but very apprehensive of running her. This is because i'm unsure of overheating and catching fire. Silly rally as she is a fireboat. But as you have one in your Crash Tender with no problems, then I will finish her off and give her a run. Thanks for your help. I am watching this build as eagerly as I did your wonderful Crash Tender. I cannot wait to see the en result and some video of her on water. I'm sad I wasn't able to get along to the show this weekend.

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
That's a really good question that I really can't answer right now as I've yet to run the boat !. The motor enclosure does have quite large ventilation panels on either side which are covered in a mesh and I'm hoping that the motor will be able to 'breathe' as a result. The brushless in my Fire Boat doesn't even get warm after a long hard run and that's enclosed in the hull but has admittedly got a lot more free air around it in the motor compartment. This is not a racing boat remember, so I'll not be using the motor to it's full ability, scale speed is all I really want and expect. I'll report back when it's had some sea trials 😁 Robbob.

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
How does an outrunner fare with heat when closed in? The one you are using is goint to be even more closed in as it has a box built round it. I have been reluctant with an outrunner in a hull for this reason. I have a Miss Geico with an inrunner which is fine as it has a water jacket.

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi SiFi70. Here's the motor I'm using: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-aerodrive-sk3-3548-840kv... I'm pleased you're enjoying my build blog. Robbob.

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by Sifi70 Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi, Can I ask what motor you are fitting in there. It looks s nice job. I’d like to read up on it if possible. Your doing a fantastic job of it and I look forward to reading the updates on here. Cheers. Simon.

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
I have I think at least a dozen new and refurbs if not more, in my model boat shed that are in need of work. I am just getting over a serious health problem and operation so I do not know when I will get started. I still have my Classic Rover in bits that I haven't been able to finish because I am still not able to do the work yet. But I will get there eventually. But thanks again for your help.👍👍

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Excellent news 😁👍 No excuses now......get started on building that VMW Crash Tender. And don't forget to start a build blog too 😜

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi robbob and mturpin013, I emailed Mike Cummings and have just received a reply. He said how sorry he was to hear there were these parts missing, and if I send my address he would get them sent to me. Thank you both for your advice. I didn't think that after having the kit for so long I would not have got anywhere by contacting him. I have just sent him my details. Thanks again for your help.

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days 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: 6 days 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: 6 days 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: 6 days 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 ask...you 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: 6 days 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: 6 days 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.