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japanese crew figuers by nutrunner Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
hi all, any of u out there have any Japanese sailors to crew my robbe torpedo PT-15 its a 1/40 scale boat, from the middle 1970s need a front gunner as well been in touch with quite a few model shops but no luck

Happy hunter by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Regarding the batteries, I suspect it was 2 x 6V ?Ahr gel cells. One for each motor. 2 x ESC and possibly the Robbe mixer. I agree with Jarvo it could have been 12v from 2 x 6v in series but it was common to use 6v during this period. Could be the space was for the ESC.

Happy Hunter by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Morning Dave, just to update you, Krick are now selling the Happy Hunter kit, I presume they bought the moulds etc from Robbe Mark

Happy Hunter by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
NPJ The Happy Hunter was produced and sold by Robbe. They ceased trading some years ago as did Graupner so you may find it difficult to purchase and the additional fittings kits if sold sold separately may no longer be available. I have seen a model built professionally for a local supplier and the kit made a superb model. It is, in my opinion, more suitable for a builder with several models experience. It's good to hear you are so inspired to take on the next challenge but this may be a step too far at present. There is a buid post at Good hunting

Happy Hunter by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
No worries mate, have the esc's got a max and min voltage??? they may not work at 6volts, if not then a set of 7.2v NimH packs will be brilliant x2 or possibly 4 packs with a Y lead for each pair, 3300mah packs are going for a good price on ebay at the moment, also have a look at component shop and hobbyking, be sure you are on the uk site to keep the postage down!!!! Wouldn't bother with lipo batteries, SLA or NimH are more user friendly. If you want the H/H superstructure try contacting Krick they now make the kit, took over from Robbe when the went bust. Are the propshafts ok??? withdraw the shafts and lightly oil them get the oil into the inner bearing as well. Mark

Happy hunter by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
The motor units are Robbe EF76 with fitted gearboxes, rated at 6 - 8volts, superb units and very reliable, did you strip and clean the gearboxes as well???? were the photos taken before you cleaned the motors??? The battery space looks to have been fitted with 4 x 6v 4ah batteries, probably giving 6v drive power, might have been 12v. Is there an ESC fitted?? that would give us the final key, apart from the red and black wire in the 4th photo is there any other wiring??? Mark

Aero-Naut Classic by Tica Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
My wife did build one back in 2013 and I can see that they did update the kit with good things. 1: The wind shield is now fixed in slots in the deck and not just glued to the edge of the cockpit opening. 2: There are now padding and leather for the seat included. 3: There are a few etched details for the instrumentation, steering wheel and step plates for the deck. 4: There are notches at the break off parts that will help in fixing the sides when gluing them in place. Choice of motor: I'll use the same set-up as my wife's which is: Graupner BL Compact 260Z 1380KV with a Graupne ESC 18A FWD and REV. The shaft is replaced with a Robbe 4mm (no 1442) and a 33mm 3 blade prop from Graupner (GRA-2299.90) as the one provided is a flimsy part that will not withstand the motor set-up. It will be running on LiPo 2S but if one need a rocket it can run on 3S. 😱 Been using LiPo's the last 5 years without any fires or explosions. They should just be treated with care, balanced when charging and not overloaded. 😎 BTW the last picture show then new vs. the old kit of the Classic

Robbe Smaragd by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Neil, your yacht still looks pretty tidy to my 'untutored' eye! So if it ain't broke ....! Suppose you could invent your own fictional pennant number if you wish. As you say, there's enough going on with the tug upgrade - which also wasn't broke! 😉 Or was it? Cheers Doug 😎

Robbe Smaragd by NPJ Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Help.............No no no, I do not want to get into competitive sailing. I just wondered how/why most/many people have numbers on their sails and I thought registering the boat was why. As my wife says, I should not think, it only causes trouble. Got enough on with the Tug! All the best to all. NPJ

Robbe Smaragd by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I am no expert on MYA but I suspect it doesn't fit into any class. it's a great scale model and sails well but those two assets don't normally go well with racing yachts. If you do wish to enter into this very competitive part of model yachting I suggest you find a local club who race under MYA rules and see what is required. I'd still restore your yacht as they are great fun to sail

Robbe Smaragd by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Neil, Well you wanted info!! 😉 I have a digital subscription to Model Boats and remembered seeing the article. I don't build yachts but can still admire the craftsmanship and techniques used. Some come in handy for other projects, e.g. winches. No idea about MYA classes, I'm not a yachter! Dave_M most likely knows. Happy over-making, cheers Doug 😎

Robbe Smaragd by NPJ Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
What are you trying to do to me....................That is a life's work! I have enough issues with the Tug and I thought that was going to be straight forward! What MYA 'class' does the yacht fit in? NPJ.

Robbe Smaragd by NPJ Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks muchly for that Doug. I will check it out tomorrow. NPJ

Robbe Smaragd by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Neil, Brian Roberts did a makeover article for the 'Emerald' in Model Boats mag a year or so ago which might help you - Afraid the only docs (pdfs) I have are in the original German🤔 Cheers Doug 😎

Robbe Smaragd by NPJ Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
I have a Robbe Smaragd Yacht. 1/10 scale. This is quite old now and could do with a ‘make over’. I would like to see some plans or instructions from the build before I start and would therefore be grateful if anyone with knowledge of this model or better still, copies of any paperwork that came with the kit contacted me. A few pics attached of this very ‘forgiving’ yacht............ All the best. NPJ