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Simprop Zaunkönig (Wren) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Spin off from " Re Sea Rover by Wingcoax" ! This ain't a boat, so do I have to convert it to a float-plane to qualify for help here!!?? i know some of you guys are experienced fliers. 👍 After an exchange about batteries and glow plugs etc I dug my old Zaunkönig (Wren in English) out of the cellar and she was in a pretty sorry state Pic 1 🤔 Have now cleaned it up a bit (judicious use of Cillit Bang and a fine mesh scouring pad!) and she looks much more cheerful. Pics 2 and 3. Original Wen Mac/Cox 0.49 long since removed (still kicking around somewhere) and I would like to electrify it. Any advice on motor, prop etc would be extremely welcome. Purists will note that I have extended the top plane, from original 410mm to 615mm! This is an attempt to improve the glide characteristic and above all dampen the incredible roll rate! A gentle bank could suddenly turn into a twinkle roll so fast you couldn't count 🤔 Mod never tested due to move to Germany, new career, new lady, and the demise of many IC flying fields. I have loads of mini and micro servos, pico RXs (yes Dave, some 35MHz!) so they aren't a problem. But what motor, prop, ESC, battery? Have thought of Micron radio for a combi RX/ESC or a mini ESC with one of my pico RXs, but have no idea for motor and prop! Original prop is 15cm diameter. Pitch ?? Total weight of all the bits you can see here is 156gm. Would be nice to get a bit of history into the air. All contributions gratefully received 😉 Cheers Doug 😎 PS: she doesn't need to be a 'rocket' just tootling around would suit my flying skills!😉 PPS: plan in background is HMS ARK ROYAL (WW2) scale ~1:192.

Re Sea Rover by Wingcoax by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Oh yay! Calcium carbide, producing acetylene gas! Used to use them on Scout Camps, stank the tent out 😡 To think that they were once the headlamps on motors! 😲

Re Sea Rover by Wingcoax by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Yep, they also got pressed into service! I think Grandad started sponsoring my batteries when he realised why his bike lamps were always so dim 😉

Re Sea Rover by Wingcoax by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Mine were all Ever-ready (which they weren't🤔) and I made a simple balsa battery box for them, also with brass strips for contacts. Hotspur's motors were also the rattly 6-12V Mabuchis. Seemed to me then that they made ALL e-motors! 😎

Re Sea Rover by Wingcoax by philpjuk Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
And these bike lamp batteries,(I remember halfords selling tins of carbide!).

Re Sea Rover by Wingcoax by philpjuk Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
I think they were smaller, we just used to just strip the motor wires and wrap them around the flat strip terminals.We would use any battery that didn't sink the boat!.

Re Sea Rover by Wingcoax by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Wow! You had the 'posh' version of the Bell battery with screw terminals! Mine only had brass strips and I was forever cleaning them with Brasso 🤔 Granny & Grandad used to help keep Hotspur running. She got most use when visiting them in Folkestone anyway. Near where I lived, RAF Cosford, I had nowhere to sail her! By the time I got around to glowplugs, Simprop 'Zaunkönig' and a little heli from Great Planes, the reliable 2V SLAs from Yeasu and similar had appeared. Just found the bits of Zaunkönig in the cellar, looking very sorry for herself! 😲 Time to think about upgrading to a brushless!? Advice from the experienced flyboys welcome! Cheers Doug 😎 PS The 'manky hanky' sounds familiar, I had used mine to clean the terminals of the wet cells Dad had fitted in our Sea Scout 😲 And they were 'WET'!

Re Sea Rover by Wingcoax by philpjuk Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
Batteries!, always a problem in the 50s on "paper round" money, used to cadge,"borrow" or steal batteries for our boats.Used to be able to buy a cheap kit and even a cheap Japanese motor (coupled to the prop shaft with bicycle valve tubing) but it would be unused for weeks until I could afford a battery, and then they did not last long.Used to borrow batts from my dads bike lamps,my grannies gas stove lighter and the door bell!.Also use to be able to remove cells from the "winner 120" batteries from my dads sky queen radio as the HV cells used to discharge first.This was the downfall of glowplug motors,we could start them at home but on getting to the pool the tall 1.5v battery would be flat.My dad showed me how to locate good cells on duff car batteries by putting a load on them and measuring the voltage across each cell,we then emptied the acid out into mums washing up bowl and sawed the good cells out,refilling them with acid filtered through a handkerchief!,this worked a treat for starting glow motors but my hankie and the pocket I kept it in suffered!I eventually sorted the power problem by using a clockwork motor removed from the family gramamphone to fit an autochanger.

Re Sea Rover by Wingcoax by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Of course, fingers faster than brain again! 🤔 Abraços y bom noite, Doug 😎

Re Sea Rover by Wingcoax by Wingcoax Petty Officer   Posted: 9 days ago
PS Portimao

Re Sea Rover by Wingcoax by Wingcoax Petty Officer   Posted: 9 days ago
Sorry, no pics.

Re Sea Rover by Wingcoax by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi, Sounds good, but where are the pics?? Oh how I remember the Lantern batteries big square lumps with two conical (or comical?) springs on top. And the flat pack 'Bell' batteries which no one used for bells! These were the staple diet of my 1/72 HMS Hotspur when first built in the mid sixties. No RC, just set the tiller, hidden under a depth-charge rack on the stern, and let her go. Often had to be rescued by Mum and I walking 100yds of fishing line around the lake🤔 Ooops! Sorry madam 😲 Pics show her on sea trials in Radnor Park Folkestone ca August 1966. Captain must have been just 15! Last pic is how she looks now - currently undergoing complete engineering refit. Cheers Doug 😎 PS Portimoa!! Nice place to live. I remember the market hall on the harbour front well, and the great fish restaurants on the other side of the inlet😋 "I'll have that one please - grilled" delicious.

SEA ROVER by Wingcoax Petty Officer   Posted: 9 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 30" SEA ROVER Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a Mabuchi (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through N/A (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Model was Sea Rover, built about 50 years ago with my father on the living room floor. Power was a Mabuchi 6/12 volt running on two PJ996 lantern batteries or two 4.5v bell batteries wired in series. Well before R/C. Finally gave ot aay to neighbours son and switched to aircraft for 40 years. Now living in Portugal and glow fuel hard to get so changing back to water craft.

Aerokit Sea Scout 'Jessica' Renovation by Westquay Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
Scout, sorry, Scout. It's not the most common one and I have a Sea Rover so I got confused. Probably by the pink If you have to take the sander to it you could go from pink to off-white. Just sayin' Martin

Aerokit Sea Scout 'Jessica' Renovation by Westquay Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
So that Sea Rover is actually pink!? I thought it was off white, which would be fine. Pink?......Hmm, your boat, but..... Maybe the fact that it was for your daughter could be overlooked by now? Off-white is nice Martin