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RTTL 2769 by Rex3644 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
[Score: 5/10] 35"/2800g RTTL 2769 Twin Propellors (3 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive to a 2 x 540 (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese twin feed ESC - Comments: As a direct result of refurbishing a scratch built 1960s 2754 ,and having the plans to hand,I decided to build two superstructures. 2754 was so impressive I have now built the hull and fitted Motors Drives and rudders. i decided on twin prop set up sit was truer to scale.

Vosper RTTL 2754 by Rex3644 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
[Score: 10/10] 35"/3000g Vosper RTTL 2754 Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 25mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a 600 brushed (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese 320 amp ESC - Comments: Scratch built from plan (Vic Smeed) in the mid 60s by my brother in law I have been aware of this model from the mid 90s sitting on a top shelf in disrepair in his workshop in Wales. Being a reasonable frequent visitor l had looked at the hull of this model and at the end of march on a weekend visit I offered to take the hull and separate deck home with me. I obtained a set of plans off eBay an set about renovating the hull fitting the portholes and keeping as many original bits as possible.Some new deck vents and motor vents were 3d printed by my nephew. The Davits made from plasticard and plastic tubing sadly succumbed to damage during transit so again the 3d printer was put to use deck scuttles an cabin vents were also made Whilst making the super structures and mast I decided to make two of each with the veiw to making a sister vessel but this will be finished in white more on that to follow. 2754 was duly completed ready to return on our summer trip to see family again. We ran the boat on the Teifi estuary to complete a most enjoyable refurbishment and now my great nephew will have the joy of powered model boats having been brought up with yachts both large and small

Miss Canton by Cozwhy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 24" Miss Canton Single Propellor Direct Drive to a Midwest - Comments: Old wooden kit refurbished with fiberglass coated hull.

Gotham City by Cozwhy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 36" Gotham City - Comments: Northwind 36/600 Refurbish

Miss Maryland by Cozwhy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 24" Miss Maryland - Comments: Huson 24 Sailboat wooden hull. in progress refurbish

Pilot Boat by MouldBuilder Captain   Posted: 21 days ago
Winter approaches again so what better than a new project, go along with the other two yet to be completed. I have excuses. Honest!! This new one is a bit different again. No wood at all this time. It is the Aero-naut Pilot Boat. I thought it didn`t look too much of a task but I think I will have to re-assess as it is tricky in parts. I have assembled the hull frame, which although the parts are rather loose fitting until glued went ok. I have, however, stumbled slightly on the next stage, to fit the hull skins. The instructions suggest to cellotape them in place prior to glueing. Not as easy as it sounds as considerable bending of the parts is required to get them to fit, too much for the tape. Does anybody know of an easier approach please. The ABS is extremely difficult to hold in position when trying to tape it, which incidently, does not hold anyway. Should I warm up the skins or will this distort them and give a rippled finish. Any help here would be appreciated.🤓 I will continue with the refurbishment of the Patrol Torpedo Boat for now as I have been trying to manipulate the sides of the Pilot boat into place for hours, no, days!!.😡😤

Fitting by MouldBuilder Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Well, best laid plans and all that. Things have not gone too well. I managed to transport the boat in pieces to Hungary as planned. That is where the plans changed slightly. The plan was to have a trial on the river by the end of my holiday. I was rudely interupted by beautiful weather so I spent a lot of time in the river myself instead. I have started to assemble the superstructure and completed the radar, which turns rather realistically when under power. I have added coloured LED`s to the navigation lights. I have mostly completed the painting and laquering. I assembled the hand rails but still have to paint them. I started to look into the electrics but had to stop when I found that the pump I purchased was not suitable for purpose. I put the pump under test and it only appears to work if fully submerged. Not really useful for a boat. I will search for a replacement.🤔 Just a small note, I have now found that the superstructure has warped slightly during painting. I fitted it really closely before painting but now it has twisted slightly. Very disappointed but never mind.😤 As I am now home until Christmas, there will be no further progress until then. I may not be able to trial until April as our river is often frozen at Christmas. Well I could not help myself and bought another kit. This next one is different and should be easier. It will be a Pilots boat. At the same time, I will now continue with the PTB refurbishment.🤓

Emerald - "Round the Word" ocean racing yacht. by East-RN Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Purchased new in kit form, from Robbe. 1998. Specifications:- Overall length: 1380mm. Overall beam: 360 mm. Draught: 300 mm. Mast height: 1800 mm. Overall height: 2200 mm. Standard sail area: 80 square dm. Sail area with Genoa: 94 square dm. Total displacement: 12 kg. Ballast: 8 kg. Scale: 1:10 Control Robbe Futaba F14 Marine transmitter / receiver. Channel 1 - Rudder servo. Channel 2 - Spare. Channel 3 - Genoa sail servo. Genoa switch module - fitted between the stick potentiometer and the transmitter channel 3 Socket. (Reverses the Genoa sail servo for Port or Starboard tack.) Channel 4 - Main sail servo. Channel 5 - Auxiliary 3 position switch - up position. Channel 6 - Auxiliary 3 position switch - down position. Receiver channel 5 - Mono Memory relay module. To drive the Blister motor out, to raise the Genoa Sail Clew. Receiver channel 6 - Mono Memory relay module. To drive the Blister motor in, to tighten the Genoa Sail Clew. Recently recovered from the back of the shed, where it has been in hibernation. Now I am retired and have some free time, it is under a review and refurbishment. New paint on the deck and upper hull (above the waterline). Solid state relay modules added, to replace the micro switches, operated from a cam on a servo (replacing analogue channel 2 with on/off channels 5 and 6). Pictures show the sea trials after the 10 year hibination. The Genoa Module had failed in the carbon potentiometers. No replacement available, so found a local electronics repairers, who changed the potentiometers for £10.00. The carrying cradle was designed to hold the sails, and secure the yacht while rigging at the waters edge. Also acts as a dry dock, while working inside the hull. When the repaired module is fitted, and the Genoa sail is operational, I will post detailed video of the Genoa sail winch and Blister motor and their operation while sailing. Genoa Sail Pictures added.

Gina 2: A Messy Business - Hull Restoration by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Evenin' Ed, It was my objective from the outset to convert her to RC. That's why so much effort to stabilise and strengthen the hull😉 Having done that the next stage is to figure out how much load she can carry and how to fit motor and shaft. To keep her 'true to type', i.e. horizontal shaft parallel with the keel, I may have to go to pulley or gear drive 😲 The shaft runs very close to the keel! Proposed motor is the Taycol Target field coil motor that I took out of the Sea Scout 26 years ago refurbished and converted to run forwards and backwards. See pics. Cheers, Doug 😎

Re: Donnieboy's Gina 2 by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
I may get it ready for the water again but I'm refurbishing a ship for a friend of mine and powering up a model for my daughter and her husband.My Gina 2 I can take the full deck off to gain access to the innards.This is a great help.

New Member by Richard7 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi Doug, that old Billing Boat kit that your going to refurbish is the larger kit of the Norden. Before I purchased the St Canute that was my second choice, but I think its a difficult boat to fit radio control etc., so I went with the St Canute. Over the last few days I have been making space for the M500 motor, I have attached some pictures of the final result, the motor top shaft alignment is pretty good. In hindsight I should have gone with the M400, but hey-ho its done now, what do you think? Cheers Richard

firefly by KEN0191 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 6 months ago
this model was built1959 by my brother its based on a thames cruiser similer to the dunkirk little ships built from plans and is planked over frame consruction ive just completely refurbished after it fell into disrepair due to damp storagefound some pics of boat prior to recent refit you csn model is down inthe bows due to an intake of water hence the the refit ken0191

Guestbook Post by MouldBuilder Captain   Posted: 6 months ago
I have been a member of the forum for just over a week. I have to say that the help given by members is without limits. I am so pleased that I found these people. They enjoy the hobby and have no problem in sharing their knowledge and experiences even when they are busy with their own projects. I built a Patrol Torpedo Boat many years ago and wanted to refurbish it. The changes in the hobby which have taken place in the twenty years since I built my boat have surprised me. My project has grown from just tidying up the deck to a complete replacement of the motor and control. I now know that I can continue with the improvements knowing that there is a freindly helping hand just a few clicks away. My thanks to you all, and in a few years time I hope to be able to help others.😊 Peter. Paignton, England.

Patrol Torpedo Boat by MouldBuilder Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
[Score: 6/10] 40"/3800g Patrol Torpedo Boat Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 45mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a MFA Marlin (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Futaba (5Amps) ESC - Comments: I built the boat many years ago. I am about to embark on a full refurbishment. I intend to re-paint and add all new guns and deck items.

Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat by MouldBuilder Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi. I have just joined the forum to try to learn, and possibly help, although I consider my knowledge to be `limited`. Many years ago I bought the Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat. More than 30 years I think. Ten years later I decided to build it. I think the construction is ok, except for the Captains view being blocked by a turret. The boat runs well, although a little slow. It has a 12 volt MFA Marlin motor running from two 6 volt batteries in series. I have several items that I would like some advice on but they can wait for a while whilst I prepare the boat for a refurbishment. I intend to replace all of the fittings with new and possibly try to improve the performance. The boat is driven by a 35mm diameter propellor with quite a heavy pitch. My question for today is whether a change in motor to a MFA Torpedo 850 would be wise. There is only one motor. Thanks.😊