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Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
So do I Chris 😲

Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1 by ChrisF Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Canabus - I bet Dave had a fit when he saw the spelling of Fairy on those instructions!! Chris

Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1 by ChrisF Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
The hull of the 31 is much sleeker than that of the 28. By changing the superstructure you will have a Fairey Huntsman 31 Sport. Not many of these were sold as most 31's had the aft cabin.

Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
i think he's also on Model Boat Mayhem. A Full Mayhemer! 😎

Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1 by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi It's probably a Precedent hull. Check out the model boats mag forum site. They have a guru on the Huntsman !! Dave Milbourne. Canabus

Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1 by Brianaro Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Good thinking. If it helps, The Fairey Owners Club has a lot of info and reference pictures on these boats and Charles Lawrence wrote Fairey in Context and Fifty Years of Fairey Raceboats (that is right). The original boats I’m told were painted with International Paints Oxford Blue 105 and White 905. I purchased these from a yacht chandlery.

Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1 by CB90 Admiral   Posted: 15 days ago
I was lucky to be able to get myself a fibre glass hulled Fairly Huntsman 31 this is a model of the 31 ft Huntsman which converts to a scale of 1:11 which is a bit of a strange scale, the superstructure is in a poor state, so I am thinking it could now be changed to a 'Fairly Huntsman 28' which I think looks better. Huntsman 28 The model 34 in long is close to 1:10scale at 34.6in Some History Four Huntsman 28's took part and competed in the 1969 Daily Telegraph / B.P. Round Britain powerboat race. A Huntsman 28 'Fordspeed No 909' entered and completed the London - Monte Carlo race in 1972. Also the same boat set a new class speed record of 51.271 mph on Lake Windemere, in October 1973. The hull is a deep V with single chine and spray rails. The construction was of laminated mahogany, the hulls were cooked in an oven to cure the glue. The twin engines were placed mid ships. Dimensions LOA: 28' 10" (8.8m) LWL: ~24' 10" (~7.6m) Beam: 8' 9" (2.66m) Draught: 2' 6" (0.76m) Displacement: 8160lbs (3710kg)

The Crew(s)!! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Apropos 'chasing another boat' Donnie, Up to now I've only tried her with a 3S LiPo. See vids in my Harbour Post. Just acquired a 4S 😲 hope the motor survives the next sea trial. At the moment a 2832 / 1000kV is fitted. JFF I also bought a 3750kV. If that don't rip the shaft out it should mean she'll catch almost anyone 😉 Wasn't my original intention with the renovation but now I'm curious! 'Pushing the envelope' 😁

Exciters/transducers by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Neville, where did I get Neil from?😲 Sorry can't help with balance point cos I don't know the boat. All I do is trim out in the 'Domestic Test Tank' for best balance along the waterline. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS I forgot the oilers😲 I only bother to fit them in fast boats with high revving brushless, like I did with my Sea Scout renovation, see 'Jessica' blog. For scale 'plodders' I don't usually bother. Just pull the shaft now n again and use a plastic syringe to inject some oil or Teflon grease.

At Last The Sea Trials!! Munich 25.05.18. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Another Flashback - to 25th May at the Biergarten / lake in the Ostpark, Munich. Trials vids can be seen here on YouTube. Pt1: First run with a 3S LiPo. Pt2: 'The competition / residents'! Pt3: 'Final run', the Bier was getting warm. They are also posted in the Video Gallery with some info on the batteries I tried and resultant performance. I think all the effort was finally worth it 😊 Now working on a PT Boat refit for the Pacific Theatre as PT109, and the renovation conversion of an ancient Billing Boats fish cutter from static to RC. Cheers, All, Doug 😎 PS Filmed in 1080p. With thanks to my GF Gisela, the Camera Girl.😊

Inspiration for beautiful boat builders ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Generalising again Martin? Dangerous 😲 Canabus is just one example of the excellent scratch builders here. Robbob is another magnificent example. To name but two! Also, many of us, Colin-H for one, me for two😉, are heavily into Renovations, usually without even plans, so that is also like scratch building. Often more fiddly than a new build. Like my Gina 2 cutter for instance. BTW: I've often wondered why your Boat Harbour is empty!? Any pics available? Cheers, Doug 😎

Gina 2 Billing Boats Fish Cutter - Restoration & Conversion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
You're dead right Hammer👍 This is my second renovation / upgrade and the third, a 28" PTB is also already started. I must be nuts! But then, that's a prerequisite for model boaters ain' it!? Following your 'mechanical engineering' with great interest and awe! Cheers, Doug 😎

Gina 2: A Messy Business - Hull Restoration by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Evenin' Mike, Glad you found it interesting😉 The details of the motor conversion are in my Sea Scout renovation blog but the essentials are- All modern ESCs provide a DC output in the form of pulses which are rapidly switched on and off ( several thousand times a second). That's what you can see in the scope pics. The scope timebase (width of one horizontal division) is set to a little less than 1msec so you can see how fast the pulses are switched and how the pulse width (ON time) varies. The inertia of the motor keeps it going during the few milliseconds of 'Off' so the ratio of ON pulse to OFF determines the speed of the motor. The signal from the TX varies this ratio by varying the ON pulse width of the ESC output in proportion to the throttle stick position. A Bridge rectifier is simply 4 diodes arranged in a square (see pic) so that it has 4 terminals; +, - and two AC (~). When an AC signal is applied between the two ~ terminals a DC voltage of constant polarity appears at the + and - terminals. The rectifier sees the ESC output as an AC signal and produces a DC output at the + and - terminals. All I do is apply that constant DC voltage to the field coil of the motor, thus creating a constant magnetic field as if it was a permanent magnet. This means doing a small mod to the motor to separate the field coil from the brush gear and rotor (armature) coil. 3rd pic shows normal wiring of the coils in series. Meanwhile the varying pulsed voltage goes to the brush gear (and thus armature coil) driving the motor just like a normal 'can' motor. No rocket science just a neat trick 😉 The scope just shows the varying pulse train from the ESC to the motor. Zero Volts is on the horizontal centre line of the screen and shows when the voltage pulses are positive (upper part of screen) or negative (lower part of screen) and the motor reacts accordingly. The slight overshoot is probably due to the reaction time of the diodes but the motor doesn't notice that - it's too 'lazy' 😉 Here endeth today's seminar 😁 Hope it's demystified things a little. Cheers, Doug 😎

Gina 2 Billing Boats Fish Cutter - Restoration & Conversion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Evenin' Mike, guess you're right 🤔 Bit of a departure for me I admit, and after I'd cleaned all the crud off and realised how shoddy and weak the hull was I wondered if I'd bitten off more than I can chew😲 However progress has been made😊 I hate to be beaten! See next update 'Motorisation - Come What May!' You'll recognise the topic from the discussion on dies and threading silver steel prop shafts😉 I'm multiplexing this project with a PTB renovation and refit! Like most boat modellers 'a glutton for punishment'. Cheers, Doug 😎

Windows, stoopid question. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi John, I wondered about cutting slits, BUT figured the steel would be very very hard and my Dremel cutters wouldn't manage it, (my other cutter is for bricks an' such), AND the damn things have no dimples, they are hex nut shape 😭 Figured I'd screw up my drills trying to put a dimple in it🤔 Recovery system On Hold till I get my cutter and PTB renovations 'on the road'. Cheers, Doug