[Score: 10/10] 35" TRENT Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 40mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a 700BB Turbo (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (12v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through robbe navy (30Amps) ESC - Comments: displacement (18lb)
Hi Julian My 1:32 Trent lifeboat has a similar radar housing to your model. I made my radar casing around a very small servo with the feedback removed plus the the internal pins to allow for continuous rotation. You can remove the bottom part of the servo casing to make it even smaller. Mine sticks thro the top of the radar case and I plug the radar scanner onto the serrated drive. It worked fine but I subsequently removed the electrics and drive the motor via a voltage reducer ( I make my own based on a 317 chip) but they are cheap to buy. The real problem is the noise of the cheap gearing in the minature servos. OK on the water but very noisy if you are exhibiting inside. See pics Dave
Hi Julian As Doug has already commented this is a very small coreless geared motor that reduces the revs down to slow speeds. They are incredibly small powerful and quiet. I have a stripped down minature servo in my Trent lifeboat which gives the required speed but it is exceptionally noisy, especially when used in a display environment. This motor is the best I have found on the market and is certainly suitable for your purpose. I do hope you manage to find the solution for your radar and that you share how on the forum. Cheers Dave
Hi Paul As I already have the Action sound unit (Whitby lifeboat engine sound, my model) and a 20w amp I sourced some resonators from Holland www.soundimports.eu/. They were out of stock for the initial order so I bought two lower power exciters to see what they were like. Attached to the back deck of my Trent and plenty of volume but the vibration was very visible. I have now received some 24Watt (Dayton Audio DAEX25FHE-4 Framed High Efficiency 25mm Exciter 24W 4 Ohm) similar to yours and they are attached to the hull sides above the waterline and sound great on the bench. Will be trying on our lake as soon as the weather improves but should be as good as the big 8" speaker I was using and several pounds lighter so the model will sit correctly on the waterline. Thanks for sharing this sound medium Mine are attached by 3M VHB (Very High Bond) adhesive so I am hoping if I need to move or replace I can buy some glue to re-attach Dave
Hi Skipper I have just found exactly the same problem with a LED on my Trent which I am doing some rework on. It's not a constant flicker more a random dimming followed by a couple of flickers. The electrical connection is OK and the problem was with the LED. It's in a tight space and I had damaged the leads into the LED resulting in the fault. I agree with Sonar and believe your best solution is to replace the faulty LED with another if you are sure the electrical connection is OK. Dave
Hello, Firstly is the lifeboat kit still for sale? If so, does it come with instructions as well as plans for each stage of the build? Finally, my budget would be around the £475 mark, would this be considered as a reasonable offer, obviously if not I fully understand. Thank you.
I Have been asked by the widow of one of our old members to sell this kit, it is the complete works from speedline for the Trent lifeboat at 1/12 scale. 48" long. Very little has been done to the kit so far. comprising of:- Hull and wheelhouse Handrail stanchions and kicking boards Casting set Window set Vac forming set Brass rod Screws very small nuts and bolts Running gear set Brass detail set 3 made up crew members She would like offers very near. £500. PM me if interested for contact details this would be for collection from Gravesend Kent only.
for sale,Trent Lifeboat 1/16 scale model slipways kit,with fitting kit , brand new, unstarted, only bought last year,(sale due to other projects needs funds ) ,, collection only ,,to view,, 07903765943 ***NOW SOLD ****
i have just sold my Speedline Trent it has been pick up ,gone,! it took me some time to think it over whether to sell it or not, but i am into other hobbies and i needed the money to work on them ,i might regret it when i am down the lake for a sail, nice and sunny day and a club member brings his lifeboat down, well there we go i will have to put up with it !! thank you all for the kind remarks made related to my add, many thanks **Happy sailing **