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Genesis by MouldBuilder Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
[Score: 9/10] 38"/3000g Genesis Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 35mm) Direct Drive to a 3674 2074KV (2 Blade S Type) Powered by LiPoly (14.8v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hoddyking 125A Water Cooled (25Amps) ESC - Comments: I bought this boat to give me some running time whilst I complete a major overhaul of my Patrol Torpedo Boat and build my Police Launch kit. I plan to try it for the first time next week in my local river. I would like to thank Doug (RNinMunich) for all his help to get the boat connected electrically as I have not used brushless before and needed to complete quickly. The boat is on it`s way Doug. Note. It is faster than 24km/h. Ran out of options. The instructions say 55km/h.

Renovating my Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Brushless motors are fantastic, but you mat still find that prop will not be workable with a brushless. You may still need to experiment with props of different types and sizes. Unless you find someone with the same power set up and they can tell you the prop size that it works well with. I even found that rudder sizes made a difference on how the boat performed on the water. They can act as a brake and even cause the boat ti dig in on turning. Any way good luck and happy boating.

Renovating my Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat. by MouldBuilder Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days ago
Thanks Boatshed. I have now purchased a brushless motor which I am making a mount for. I have a feeling that the lack of speed will be dramatically improved. I hope the hull will stand up to this dramatic improvement in power.😊

Renovating my Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
You say the MFA motor was strong but slow ?? Have you tried changing the prop and trying different sizes. I put a 4 bladed on a small version of a Crash Tender that I have built and it was a failure, I have since changed it to a smaller 3 bladed prop and it is better but now have 3 different sizes to change to and see if they perform better. I know they are not cheap., all 3 came to just over £35 but the first one I tried made a very big difference. You could even try smaller nylon props as they are a lot cheaper. I know they do not look authentic but when on the water they cannot be seen. If you have her on display at home you can always change the prop back to the nice brass one just for show.

Renovating my Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat. by dennisw Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
Hi mouldbuilder. I have never had any problems using stainless shafts you may need a oiling point if using a long time. check this web site.

Renovating my Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat. by MouldBuilder Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Dennis. I have already purchased a brushless motor which will improve the performance significantly, I hope. One of my concerns for this change was whether the prop shaft could handle the four fold increase in RPM. The shaft is around 12" long. I am considering whether to make a nylon/acetal bush and push it up the shaft approximately half way to try to eliminate shaft whip should it occur. Is this thought to be necessary or am I concerned about nothing.😊

Renovating my Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat. by dennisw Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
see build blogs on this web site 👍 ignore my last blog about aerokit site.

Renovating my Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat. by dennisw Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
I would change motor to a brushless motor & speedcontroler-see aerokit web site

Higgins PT Boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
Not me, never heard of 'em til now, but here are the specs and a pic😉 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huckins_Yacht_Corporation Happy Huckin', Doug 😎 Technical Specifications Lindsay Lord, a commander in the United States Navy who was stationed in Hawaii during the war, examines wartime PT boat design in his "Naval Architecture of Planing Hulls" and records the Navy's planing hull research and findings. This is the most complete source of information on PT boat hull design and construction, and provides hull test data as well as detailed analysis and comparisons of the various PT boat designs. U.S. Navy Technical Specifications of the Huckins PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo) Motorized Torpedo Fast Boat: Crew: 11 Length: 78 ft (23.77 m) Beam: 19.6 ft (5.97 m) Draught: 5 ft (1.52 m) Displacement: 42 tons Machinery: 3 x Packard 12-cylinder gasoline engines delivering 1,350 horsepower each to 3 x shafts. Surface Speed: 40 kts (46 mph) Range: 0 miles (0 km) Armament: 4 x 21-inch (533mm) torpedo tubes for 4 x Mark 8/13 torpedoes, launchers arranged as inline pairs along port and starboard sides. 1 x 37mm OR BOFORS 40mm Dual-Purpose cannon fitted on forecastle. 1 x 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft cannon at stern 4 x 0.50 caliber (12.7mm) anti-aircraft, air-cooled heavy machine guns in dual mounts (2x2), one emplacement amidships and one forward, offset to starboard. Optional 0.30 caliber machine guns, mortar launchers, rocket projectors and additional 20mm cannons (and captured 23mm anti-tank guns) as required/available. Ship Class: PT 95 Number-in-Class: 18 Ships-in-Class: PT 95-102; PT 255-264 Initial Year of Service: 1942[23]

Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat by MouldBuilder Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
Hello Canabus. Please can I take you up on the pdf files of the plans for my boat. I have an A0 printer so should be able to print them full size. I have looked all over for the originals without success. I am learning a lot as I go and wonder, looking back, if I have made a mistake. I bought the 3648 1450kv motor, yes, the beast. Just cannot help myself!!😁 Now that I understsnd these motors a lot more, I realise that it is an outrunner. Do you think I need water cooling and if yes, how is this done when the main outer can is rotating.😊🤔 Thanks.

Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Peter, we are all 'Standing on the shoulders of Giants'! Folks like Canabus, Dave_M and Jarvo, to mention but a few, showed me the way last year. Couple that with my insatiable desire to know 'How Things Work'! and here we are 😉 The Robbe should give you years of trouble free service. Have fun, Doug 😎 PS the 20A rating of the other charger is 'marketing blurb'! No one charges at 20A, unless they are into pyrotechnics and demolition😲

Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat by MouldBuilder Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Doug. Finally found the Robbe on Amazon for £42 plus delivery. I took your advice and ordered it as it appears to be the only one left anywhere. I will leave the battery until I get nearer to the re-launch. I also purchased the monitors and balance unit. There is no point in starting from total scratch. Thought it safer to follow your lead. Thanks. 😊Peter.

Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Maybe we need an Enigma machine 😉

Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Doug, Here is the coded message that Steve's ship send of using flash Morse "#T#TTT ##EE 5#E ##E #TG## # 7# S". This is all it says. I'm an amateur radio operator...

Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Peter, seems a bit pricey to me. For me two disadvantages- 1 Only a titchy 2 line display for setting up and reading the batt status, can't put much info in that, 2 External DC supply only. The Robbe version I use can be either 12V DC at the lakeside, or mains at home. Personally I wouldn't buy it for that money, but that's just my opinion and wadda I know😉 Surprised about CMB 😲 I always thought it was a real shop! Ciao, Doug 😎