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I recently required a smoke generator (ultrasonic Type) it is not in working order but I have rigged it up to test and bypassed the circuit board powered by 2 X 12 volt batteries and managed to get the vapourising unit to function, and the 12 volt fan motor with a separate supply to also work. With some work to replace the 12v to 24v converter CN6009 it should satisfactory. This unit appears to be a DIY job but very similar to MMB Foggy Smoke Generator which is available. Note the component required CN6009 I have sourced on ebay. Soon as it arrives I will set it up and test its suitability for a 1/24 scale TID tug boat model I am building. Problem might be size of smoke generator and other components required to fit in the hull in addition to a 12 volt 9ah battery scooter battery, there aint much space. There are smaller smoke generators available which burn oil (fan powered) which I have in one of my other models (Blazer Tug Boat) which is OK with no wind and close up but at any distance hard to detect if any smoke is being produced. The Oil recommend for this unit is Baby Oil which smells OK but I have wondered if I could use another oil based fluid which would produce more smoke (Any suggestions)?
Just completed a restoration of a 73 inch Torpedo boat 3 props 3 rudders. Transported the boat to ifield Mill Pond with my batteries and trolley. assembling boat for use! when guess what? I forgot my remote. silly me, had to pack up and return home, some 20 miles. moral of this story. always make sure you have got everything. (Preparation)
I built mine a couple of years ago. The wood is good quality and the metal fittings dont take much cleaning up. My fireboat runs of a brushless motor running of lipos batteries and performs well. I used auto paints regards the finish. and very pleased with it. It performs a good as my 49" Perkasa which runs of two brushless motors with the lipos wired in series.
Excellent boats. i have scratch built a vosper 510 1/24 scale known as the long boat. Im also building a 73" vosper 379 which has become a bit of a project? Its a bit big and i am not looking for trying to sail it in my local pond. last time i tried it i nearly chucked myself in the pond to the delight of some onlookers.
[Score: 9/10] 50"/6000g vosper 510 Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 45mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 60mm) Direct Drive to a leopard 5055 530 KV (4 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 6Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through hawk 60 amp x 2 (50Amps) ESC - Comments: This boat was scratch built by me, and was based on the same power set up as my 49"perkasa. Two Hawk fusion 60amp ESCs with 2 11.1v lipo batteries connected in series = 22v. I have had no problems with this power set up, very good performance