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Too Powerful Brushless ? by BOATSHED Admiral   Posted: 17 days ago
Thank's RNinMunich, Dave M, canabus, reilly4. for the information you have added in your post's. That will be very helpful for me with a couple of boats I am hoping to get set up in the future with brushless motors. An Aeorokits Sea Commander, Sea Queen and an MFA Spearfish.

Too Powerful Brushless ? by canabus Admiral   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi I found this PDF on Graupner motors. Also the Hobbyking site shows the specs on a large number of their brushless motors. I am looking at replacements for two Graupner speed 600 7.2 volts for a mate. I found a D3530/8 1700kv on Banggood with the same 5mm shaft and more grunt, less weight(74 grams against 192 grams)and about a third the price!!! I am going to install one in a Sea Commander(34") with a smaller 2 blade 32mm CNC prop on 3S Lipo 3300mah to test it out. Canabus

Too Powerful Brushless ? by canabus Admiral   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi All I am using Hobbyking 3639-1100 and 3648-1450kv motors in that size boats(Sea Commander, Precedent Huntsman and SG&K Gentleman's Runabout). 60 Amp ESC with either 3 or 4S Lipo batteries. Props 2 blade 40mm 1.4 or 1.6 pitch. The motors are a straight change over and the only change to the ESC is the low voltage setting for the 3S and 4S batteries. Canabus

Bella Ragazza by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
So here’s another partially built Riva Aquarama, my second project and Plan B after Ciao Bambina ran into stringer difficulties. I started this one on 14 April 2016, and had only 16 days, none of which meant full time working on the boat but merely an hour or two available some evenings and at weekends, to finish this before a friendly “Boat Race” at Coate Water in Swindon with a few friends. Not much in the way of rules for the event, just bring along an RC boat. I didn’t get it finished in time, and since the event, which is the last picture in the post, I have only been able to spend a few more hours, mostly spent planking small mahogany strips over the hull and fore deck. I will be moving this Project 2 forward in between phases of work on the Sea Commander (Scrumpy 3), which is a kit build and is going well after around 6 hours work so far.

Ciao Bambina by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
So here’s my partly completed Riva Aquarama, to be named Ciao Bambina, a scratch build from plans, with laser cut marine ply as the base structure. I started her in April 2016 and got to the stage of balsa wood stringers as per the plans and got into a real pickle, breaking pretty much every strip and gave up after six days of struggle. I then focused on Plan B, which was Project 2, a smaller Riva Aquarama, and again a scratch build, for an event planned with friends at the end of April 2016. I’ll come back to Ciao Bambina once I have completed my Sea Commander and the smaller Riva I think. The stringers will be made with laminated 3mm strips Okichi or similar, which is the way the Sea Commander has been done, so I have learned something from the experience. Balsa doesn’t really work on a big stringer! I will update as I progress the project.

Ciao bambina by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 1/10] 34" Ciao bambina Twin Propellors Direct Drive - Comments: This is Project 1, a scratch build Riva Aquarama from Plans, with laser cut marine ply as the basis for the bulkheads etc. Started on 5 April 2016 and in the space of 6 days got to stringers, which is where it all seemed to go wrong. Try as I might I couldn’t get them to bend around, using balsa wood and various techniques. I left it to one side to concentrate on Project 2, and haven’t picked it up since, hence the poor rating I have given it. It will be finished at some stage, probably after I have completed my Sea Commander and the other Riva boat. I will update with more pics as I go along.

BellaRagazza by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 2/10] 26"/1000g BellaRagazza Twin Propellors (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a Turnigy D3548/4 1100kv (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 6Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Turnigy Plush 60A ESC ESC - Comments: Ok, so this is Project 2 of 3. Started as a scratch build from plans purchased from John Toms as I recall back in March 2016. Yes, I know, should have finished it by now, but I have been busy with life and work and all that jazz. The photo shows where I got to within a month. Progress has been painfully slow since and mostly about planking the hull and fore deck in tiny mahogany strips. Painstaking work too. I will be picking this up more in between my Sea Commander work, probably while glue/paint is drying etc. It should be nice when it’s finished.Update, I managed to add some more planking to the hull while waiting for epoxy to set on Scrumpy 3’s hull. . Some more photos attached.

Scrumpy 3 by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 2/10] 34"/1500g Scrumpy 3 Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 40mm) Direct Drive to a CEM750S (2 Blade S Type) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 6Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtronics Viper Marine 25A ESC - Comments: I’m building an Aerokits Sea Commander from the kit by Jotika. It’s early stages yet, so some details are missing but I have added all I can at this stage. I will update as I go with latest photos and progress. Update, work is going’s well, not much time spent over the last couple, of weeks, but have progressed to fix the first bottom hull skin. Photos attached to show progress, see Build Blog for more details.

Aero kits 34” Sea Commander and Scale enquiry by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Ok, so I’m thinking about fittings, which is probably a bit premature to be honest considering build progress to date, but then the issue of scale rears its ugly head. Please can the experts among you tell me what scale the Sea Commander is/appears to be? Anyone with one and has figures that look good, what size are your figures, life belts etc.? Thanks again for your help in advance.

Aero kits 34” Sea Commander and Model Boats Mag June 2012 by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Boatshed, it would be great if you do have it. Scanned eBay again after Allen’s post and no joy. Email is Chris.harding4@hotmail.co.uk if you do have it. Thanks.

Aero kits 34” Sea Commander and Model Boats Mag June 2012 by BOATSHED Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi, I don't know if I have a copy of that one. I have loads of old Model Boats mags. I will check out tomorrow and if I have I will get it scanned for you. But not too sure if I do have that one.

Aero kits 34” Sea Commander and Model Boats Mag June 2012 by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Damn, turns out it’s the August 2012 mag, poorly described by seller. The search continues then.....

Aero kits 34” Sea Commander and Model Boats Mag June 2012 by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Allen, I’ll check that out now.

Scrumpy 3 (Aerokits Sea Commander) by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Michael T. I’ve been advised they cause issues with flat/down spots on the hull etc, so trying to avoid using them. As for working/building in the kitchen, it’s work done in the garage and brought into the kitchen for photos as the light is better there. 😉

Scrumpy 3 (Aerokits Sea Commander) by mturpin013 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Good progress for 6 hours work. Why are you avoiding the use of brass pins? and finally how do you get away with working/building in the kitchen? Michael T👍