thanks Dave i got a seaking 120a watercoold brushless ESC by Hobbywing which handles the power well. Same motor as before got a 38m 2 blade prop looking for a 3 blade. i was originally useing the 12v battery to run the motor but it was no good now use a lipo which i have installed under the deck in front of the motor.the large battery is running the watercooling pump and is also the prefect weight for ballast.NO problems with the salt water as i have got stainless steel, brass and copper fittings and a good flush threw the cooling system with fresh water. might be some time before i can put up a video because the council is draining the pool next week for the annual winter maintenance which is a bummer as there other suitable ponds handy. cheers Allan
Hello, after a winter recess, started the inners furniture, Motor mount, Battery Box and Rudder servo box, plus a dab of paint here and there inside, i have found that a dab of paint inside does help with maintenance, especially when you loose something inside the hull, it tends to be more visible and things are easier to locate. One of the pics shows the Basset Lowke deck ventilators, these were a gift some years ago found in an auction house. Purchased at the time for a few coppers.. The hull has a coat of paint now, and can be Tank Tested.. Many Thanks Muddy.
Hello, I,m afraid Lorraine has gone to Davy Jones Locker. Over the winter time i was unable to attend the workshop because of the cold. When I re emerged after hibernation, found the keel had twisted. Tried to correct this but it was to no avail. There was only one thing left to do, she was cut up.. Sad but never mind.. Lesson learnt, make the construction more rigid before taking a break. Thanks to all the comments posted, appreciated.. Now returned to the Tarpon.. Many thanks to all. Muddy
[Score: 5/10] 32" Exuberent DH 142 Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive to a Graupner 700 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) Batteries - Comments: She is a model of the original boat which was lost with skipper March 23rd 1983 off Portland. I had been building the static model since she was launched in March 1981 then ceased build when the tragedy took place and took my friend, the skipper. I recently moved to Burnham on Sea and joined Sedgemoor Model Boat Club and I was inspired to proceed with the build as an RC Model. Wish me luck !!!👍😊 The original boat was a Cygnus GM32. The hull and wheelhouse mouldings were supplied by Cygnus Marine Newlyn, Cornwall, as was the hull for the model. The boat was self built in Dartmouth by the owner/skipper as a Crab Potter. On completion she fished the waters off Dartmouth Devon during the summer months and then off Weymouth during the winter where she was subsequently lost en route for Dartmouth loaded with pots to transfer fishing activities back to home waters. She was a marvellous little sea boat and performed well in rough conditions. It is still a mystery until this day why she floundered. I hope her memory and the Skippers will live on through my model.
Access is good, club members can park at the lakeside , others must use the public car park about 75 metres away. The lake is open to everyone 7 days a week. Unless you have access to the clubhouse, you will need a second boat to rescue your model if it breaks down. Members have use of the clubhouse which has toilets and a kitchen, public use the leisure centre about 200 metres away. We meet every Sunday morning in winter
Finished the structural work and painted the partially assembled model. Environment Canada has advised winter is now officially half over, so have decided to suspend further efforts on the detail components and focus on repairs and upgrades to my fleet in anticipation of the forthcoming sailing season. Readers may recall concerns over the weight of this model and stability. The final trial test showed the performance at 7.2 volts was satisfactory and that using two 5,000 mA NiMh stick cell sets in parallel gave a running duration in excess of a hour. After trawling E Bay found a source of 10,000mA NiMH C size cells. Unfortunately the seller would not advise the weigh of these cells, eventually decided to purchase some for a trial. After the usual delivery period the cells arrived, so made up a 7.2 volt set using plastic 2 x 4 C cell battery holders. The total weight of the assembly was 8 oz less that the two stick cells! If the duration works out this will contribute significantly to efforts to minimize weight. Think the effect on stability will be little as it was good during the earlier tests.
Hello Grandpa, The grp hull is almost certainly a 'Cheverton Crusader' class yacht designed by David Cheverton. If you want to see many photos and a set of lines, go to the Cheverton website. (Google search) I have sailed on one owned by a good friend, a lovely yacht that really sails well. If you decide not to proceed with the model, let me know as I think he should make a model of 'Pentoma' as a winter project! All the bast, Lemmerhengst.
My grandson Michael helped me build this kit last winter. We had fun researching existing tug boats of the era, and upgrading some of the details. After the bath tub test, I changed from direct drive to a 3:1 ratio motor to keep it running at a scale speed.
Hi, this is my last model, thames siling barge on its maiden voyage,October 2, 2016. Preparation for construction of barges - Fall 2013. I have not chosen according to what plans I will build. I bought plans for TSB Lady Daphne, finally I chose but I have other plans. On the Internet I found an information plan barge "Champion class" from H.I.Chapelle. Even though I had prepared and cut out the ribs on the LD (1:28, Loa 98 cm), I finally began to build a "Champion". Loa 110 cm. More photos and a description to> http://barge.homeunix.org/index.php/home < It still remains to be done many details - winches, dinghy, and more. Also, set the the sails just sewn just for a test.Everything I wanted to finish through the winter Tom
That could well have been a solution. However, a trial I ran this morning has established the minimum axial length for the rudder. With a 40mm length and greater, straight line sailing was very good, with 35mm it now tends to wander away from a straight line. So one of my winter projects will be to make two new rudders 40mm long. Thanks to everyone who provided input into this quest. Roy