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AndyG009

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Member No. 4374
Registered 3rd Aug 2017
Last Online 12th Dec 2017
City Doncaster
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 25
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 13
Likes Given 3
26 Total Posts
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Sub-Lieutenant
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Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
58 points away from Lieutenant!
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Forum Thread 5 60
Forum Post 2 50
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 3
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Recent Posts
Mobile Marine Xmas Market by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
I went along, bought some bits, and had some interesting discussions with some to the attendees. Well worth a visit - plan to go next year. What would be useful is a list of what stands will be there, so one could ask them to bring bits you want, and pay and collect on the day.

Another model shop to close. by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi used to servise fire alarms all over UK (mainly) East Anglia, and have been in a few oer the years, but they got less and less. The ones that seem to survive, do shop sales and internet, prbabley the only way to survive.

850 Brushless by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
Does anyone know of a brushless motor that is the equivalent of the MFA 850 Tornado ? Approximately same rpm / power (or slightly more power).

Paper plans by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
Lazer cut or cc routered, one would assume that these would be more accurate, but it still depends on the person who drew the 'master'. I know from experience that lazer / cc routering are not always 'right'.

Fairey Huntsman & Swordsman by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Thanks Jarvo

Sea Queen Spray Rails by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Anyone fitted spray rails to a Sea Queen (or Commander) ? If yes - size(s) and where ?

Another model shop to close. by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Yes, Marky used Harburn hobbies, when they were down the bottom of Leith Walk - I know they moved at some time to Elm Rowwhich is effectively the top of the Walk. Do you remember Argylle Models when they were on the High Street, just round the corner from PT's?

Another model shop to close. by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi marky No I don't remember "Central Wood Crafts", until I went to Saudi Arabia in 1978 mostly interested in Model Railways (still am). In Saudi took up flying (models that is) as a hobby - Day job was to keep a Lightning Simulator 'Flying' (proper aircraft the Lightning).

Another model shop to close. by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
I agree - many of us use the internet, I do as my local shop is limited, and the I cannot always justify the travel to Leeds (good shop in Leeds) they do about 50% on line. Years ago in Edinburgh (30 years +), I used Marionville Models, they were at Marionville (funny thing that), then moved to near Turnhouse and apparently were just as good. That apparently closed, and the company was sold - not it is manly internet based. The internet is useful, but it is nice to touch and hold when one is buying - I try to buy from shops, if I can (not just for model boats). I can see the day when all specialised 'shops' will be internet based - that will be a Sad Day................

Fairey Huntsman & Swordsman by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
Does any one have experience of models with twin motors in the Fairey Huntsman and Swordsman? (Or any boat) Would like what size the model was - what motor(s) were used and prop sizes, and was there any 'mixing' of motor control with rudder control.

More Prop Shaft by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
With the Raboesch prop shafts, does one still have to put oil (grease) in them?

Paper plans by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
How many of you have purchase paper plans ? I don't have any experience of buying from a shop, but on line (e-bay etc), you buy the plans, they arrive in a nice envelope, but when you get them out they are folded, in what appears to be a random manor, that is bad enough, but now the world has gone technology mad, it would appear that a straight line is not possible without a computer. I thought hobbies like model boats, aircraft etc. Was supposed to be nice and relaxing, then you get a set of plans (which someone has taken the time to draw), with which we plan to build our next model but someone has not been carefull enough to take the time to fold 'nicely'. Sorry but it annoys me, part of my enjoyment is creating good plans to build from and I hope I can at least present them packaged in a way that looks professional. Sorry about the rant, just opened another envelope, and the sended could only get it worse by 'cunching' up the plans for the bin.

Fairey Marine by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Anyone know where on can get Fairey Marine logo - sticker / decal ?

Sea Queen Prop Shaft by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Jarvo The prop shaft that you mention is the type I was looking at, Deans Marine was at Mobile MarineModels yesterday, unfortunately they did not have the 18" prop shaft or would have bought. Will look at changing angle though. Thanks

Sea Queen Prop Shaft by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Boat is still pile of its parts. Moving motor to rear, I thought that would increase the shaft angle, though it will shorten the length of the shaft? The Sea Queen is I think 46", kit, overlander 5045, 6250 mAh 3S LiPo, Fusion hawk HV 60 esc (not sure but this might be better with 80 or 100), [expect power about 400W], prop 45 / 50 / 55 mm (not sure which to start with, might start with 45 mm). Been looking at a shaft from Deans models.

Christmas Ads On TV by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Maybe I just misunderstood the ad, but I was under the impression that Paddington recognised the names, and 'they' were 'returning' the presents. At the end they watch a family open the returned presents. I might have got it all wrong - then again...................👍

More Prop Shaft by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Has anyone had experience of Deans prop shafts, the 'sealed' type? The one that I was loking at was coded 8018.

Prop Shaft Grease by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
What grease does one use in prop shafts ? Years ago (30+), I used special silicon grease (could get it from work, when it date expired - no I never understood that, but it did mean that I had a ready supply of 'out of date').

Sea Queen Prop Shaft by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Am in process of building a Sea Queen, but not with supplied motor, will be fitting a brushless. Based on the motor and the voltage it is likely to be about 400 watts output, which is about 5 times the supplied output. My concern is the supplied prop shaft which is 18" long and 4 mm dia. is there likely to be 'whip' in a shaft of that length ? Was considring a larger diameter, but that brings in the problem of obtaining propellors M4 and M5 are common. Or can one get prop shafts with centre bearings. What have other people done ? Or are my fears unfound, I remember the days when prop shafts were mild steel not stainless and bent easily.

Sea Queen Prop shaft by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi all Have purchased a Sea Queen kit, and after getting info from this site plan to fit a brushless motor and Lipo's. Have been advised to change coupling from supplied, for one that will take the power - comments please. Also is there likely to be problems with more power going through the long M4 prop shaft ? I would rathersolve problems now before boat is built, so any help would be useful.

Huntress - Rudder by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I have no problems, currently as I have not built the model. Just working on the plans. My concern was that one has to have effectively a hole in the hull for the tiller arm to enter. Just not sure how I am going to do it yet. Was looking for advice, if someone else had built this sort of setup.

huntsman plan by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
As Zdenek says, you can get a set of effectively any of the original Fairey boats form Charles Lawrence, there is a General Assembly drawing and a Hull Lines drawing. Some of the Hull Lines drawings have been prepared by Alan Burnett for modellers in the past. They look to me like they are scans of original drawings to myself. If people wonder why they are at 1 : 12 scale, simples the originals way back in the 1960's when some of them were drawn, in the days when we used 'real' measurements. They are 1 inch = 1 foot (2.54 mm = 304.8 mm)

Huntress - Rudder by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
A Fairey Huntress has a Rudder system where the Rudder, and the Rudder 'post' are outside the Hull, located on the transom. With the operating arm going into the hull. Has anyone had experience of this sort of set up on a model ? I know that the normal way round it is to fit a Rudder in the usually way, i.e. through a tube located through the keel.

Prop Shaft Angle by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
This might sound a silly question, but what happens if the prop shaft angle is changed. The main reason that I want to do this is to shorten the actual length of the shaft. I note in most of the full size Fairey boats that the shafts are at a much steaper angle than most of the models - is there a reason for this ?

Chris Craft Corvette by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi there Do you have copies of the pictures, as I would like to include some of the features in a model that I am in the process of planning. A much modified Sea Queen (3/4 size) effectively a Sea Commander but with changes. Particularly like the Cockpit controls. Regards Andy

Aero Kit - Sea Queen by AndyG009 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Have purchased a JoTiKa Sea Queen kit, and have considered changing the supplied motor for something that gives a bit of speed. Has anyone out there got any ideas that might help me - motor / prop size combination. Also has anyone had experience of this kit and got any comments on issues ! Thanks in advance