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850 Brushless by canabus Admiral   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Andy Slightly more power with a brushless motor is a no go!!! Brushless motors the same size are far more powerful !!! But, the about same RPM a Turnigy L5055-700kv(500 rpm more on a 4S(14.8 volts) Lipo battery would be a good replacement. Mind you at 1600 watts( about 2 and 1/4 HP) these will used in a large boat like a 46" Vosper Crash Tender or a 46" Sea Queen!!! My move into brushless motors I have found that they are 7 to 10 times more powerful and equal to, if not better than the old IC motors!!! My Sea Hornet, Sea Commander and Huntsman run brushless motors . My Crash Tender is getting the 5055 motor, so it will be interesting to see what it will go like!!

Paper plans by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
I buy lots of plans for aircraft and boats from either eBay or Sarik etc. Most of the plans I’ve bought from eBay have been photocopies and folded on arrival. I iron my plans carefully and also store rolled in a tube. One thing to note, a photocopy especially on larger sheets of paper can be a fraction bigger than the original it’s been copied from! I tend to use plans as a reference and transfer straight lines to large paper especially if building on the plans direct, this is possibly essential when building wings and fuselages over the plans and I have also done it with boats, as recent as the veron Vosper RTTL I’m currently building from eBay plans (copies!)

Costa coffee planking! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
A big shout out to the generous staff in my local NAAFI/Costa shop who where able to supply me with what seemed like a lifetimes supply of coffee stirrers! Let planking commence! I did see on another build forum that possibly the Vosper had planks running the lenght of the deck, however ive decided to go 16cm lengths of Costa stirers instead of cutting full length planks from another wood source. This model is nowhere near acurate in scale, therfore I am happy to do staggered planks.

huntsman 46 by canabus Admiral   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi Pilot If you are using 540 can size (35-36mm brushless motor) a 3639-1100kv 800watts, 3648-1450 1600watts or a XK 3674-1900 1769 watts. All run on 100Amp ESCs, but check the maximum voltage they handle. I use car ESCs with the electric fan on top because they run cooler at slow speeds and no water plumbing required. The same with the motors no cooling. Props for these motors 37mm 2 blade or 40-45 mm 2 blade. If you go for a larger motor for a larger prop, a L5055-700kv 1600watts same ESC, but, start with a 2 blade prop about 52mm. Battery a 3-6S 5800mah or more with a C rating of 40 plus. I have used the 35mm motors in 34 to 40" boats, but, for my 46" Vosper Crash Tender I am going to the 5055. To large a prop will cause over heating of the ESC, battery and Motor. A in line amp meter(Hobbyking 9598000004-0) is the one in use. It reads the maximum amps, so for run speed amps slow speed up to maximum as a hit the throttle hard will give you maximum amps. Canabus

FIREFLOAT RTTL by jaffy012 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 22 days ago

46" Firefloat What Motor/Battery by moormedic Seaman   Posted: 23 days ago
Hello chaps. I'm very new to this but have just finished scratch building a 46" Vosper Firefloat in the old Aerokits fashion (ie all wood) to the point where I've primered it, fitted a radio and couple of motors (Graupner 600 chosen at random cos they looked adequate!) and a Lead Acid 6v 12Ahr battery. Tried it on the local canal today and two problems. 1: its underpowered...nearly gets on the plane with a fresh battery but not quite. 2: The battery only lasts about five minutes. I'm an old git and don't understand "Lipids" or the benefits of "Brushless Motors" etc and would appreciate any help or advice any of you experienced guys could offer me please on motor/battery choices to get the thing planing and running for more than five minutes. Many thanks in anticipation Cheers John

Solent Class Lifeboat "Douglas Currie" by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
I quite agree Dave, the MFA 850 motors at 4/5ths chat push her along at a very pleasing and hopefully realistic speed. Ive enjoyed this build and had alot of pleasure posting myn progress, hopefully its been enjoyed by all and if its given anyone else some inspiration, even better. Please feel free to watch my Vosper RTTL build elsewhere! kind regards simon

Veron Vosper RTTL 28" by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
The plans are lovely! Really remind me of my keilkraft days as a nipper! Obviously the model was designed when ic motors where the norm, however with the advent of brushless motors and limo batteries, it now gives us the chance to rebuild these classics from yesteryear with cheap electronics! I think motor, esc, lipo and prop shaft cost about £30, wood another £30 odd, a few odds n ends from the spares box, should have a nice vintage model built for less than £80 allowing for any minor purchases! Will start building again Wednesday, watch this space!

Veron Vosper RTTL 28" by surfacesub Seaman   Posted: 28 days ago
How refreshing to read this thread. I built this kit in 1959/60 and from memory powered by a 1.5 c.c. E.D. diesel. Radio control I used a Reptone single channel unit for the rudder only. We had always had some sort of family boat on the river and not being able to be on board the RTTL was very frustrating for me. Sadly I sold the model as my training/career took hold. To this day I wonder if she has survived the test of time. She had a unique (highly illegal) ID number 2945. If any model boat enthusiast stumbles over my motley attempt at this Veron kit I would be very interested to hear? Good luck Skydive130 and enjoy the building experience!

vic smeed plan by big-tone Petty Officer   Posted: 29 days ago
hi looking for a vic smeed vosper 68ft R.T.T.L plan its the one with the two rear cabins I have the facility to copy at work if I could borrow or even purchase if anyone has a spare copy thanks in advance tony

So, off we go! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Having finished the Solent (see separate build thread) it’s time to make a start on the Vosper RTTL. Have built the basic box as per the plan which everything will hang off eventually. All nice and square so far!

RSS P71 Sovereignty by cormorant Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Almost complete Veron kit based on the Vosper 110' fast attack craft built for the Republic of Singapore Navy in the early '70s. Fitted with a Shockwave 2 sound system I propose to fit ultra bright LED to the main armament to represent muzzle flash to sync with the sound system.

Veron Vosper RTTL 28" by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Skydive, if you do as good a job with this as you have with the Solent then its sure to be a great model. Not many of theses built now, something different Mark

Veron Vosper RTTL 28" by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
So, once I have completed my Aerokits Solent built (My other build thread details this build) from plans I have started to look to my next project. I have sourced a set of plans for the Vintage Veron Vosper RTTL 28" from ebay. I shall bring this up to date with modern electrics and will be using the same electric brushless set up as per the Fairy Huntress featured in the latest issue of "Model Boats" I have sourced the motor, ESC, LIPO and other standard electrical bits from Hobbyking and have ordered the required wood from SLEC. I shall loosly base the model on the example that can be seen at the RAF Museum Hendon. Watch this space once building comences in the next 2-3 weeks!

Hull painting and trimline by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
After over 24 hours of paint and laquer setting time, have this morning before bed (on nights) added the white trim line and RNLI flags. As I said in a previous post, adding a thin white line between top red and blue is not seen on the real thing, however I feel it gives a nicer finish and therfore is staying! RNLI flags at the stern are probably not on the orginals either? at the end of the day, this is never going to be 100% scale, but my interpritation on the classic lines and if I am honest after 30 years of building RC Aircraft ect, I have enjoyed building this as much if not more than anything in the past. Simply because it started with a set of plans and a set of inacurate templates and the hours are starting to pay off in what I hope will look good on the water, that moment is at worst only a couple of weeks away? I have ordered some smaller gold lettering for the name as the stuff I have is too big and will look stupid, that may well arrive today? Once the rubbing strake has been fitted this week the hull will be all but done apart from the deck fittings. Stanchions almost finished, will finish those tonight at work. Ive started thinking ahead to my next project? I was considering the plan featured in the Nov Model Boats Mag "Fairy Huntress 23", then i stumbled upon a set of plans and templates for the old Veron Vosper RTTL 28 inch which I bought. This being made of balsa and ply I consider it to be about the same weight and performance when finished to the Huntress. So on that note I will be including the same electric set-up as the huntress. This means going back to Brushless and LIpo, a subject I am more than familiar with. All electrics ordrered from Hobbyking and will collect on Tuesday as I live 3 miles from them! Reasoning behind this model is I am in the Military and like Military stuff, thefore prefered over the civillian Huntress!! I shall base my Vosper on the example displayed at RAF Hendon.