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    ๐Ÿ“ MFA Piranha Wanted
    8 months ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Jimbo, how much do you want for it? is it complete and would you post it to West Sussex? Thenks for your help. Biggles

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    ๐Ÿ“ Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat
    1 year ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have an Aerokits Fast Patrol Boat, what scale 20mm deck gun did you buy is it 1/24? Also I was thinking of powering mine with a Graupner 700BB Turbo motor and Nicad battery packs or Lipo batteries. My hull doesn't have spray rails, should I fit some?
    Sorry for all the questions but I'm returning to powered model boats after a long absence! Thank you for any help received.

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    ๐Ÿ“ MFA Piranha Wanted
    1 year ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    I'm looking for a MFA Piranha, used or kit, no radio needed.
    Must be postable to West Sussex.
    Thank you for any help given!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Orange Mystery
    1 year ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    Bloodaxe sail rig!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Orange Mystery
    1 year ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    Bloodaxe under sail!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Orange Mystery
    1 year ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have a BloodAxe which is very similar, I contacted the designer Roger Stollery at Guildford Model Boat Club, he supplied me with a sail plan, I also spoke to him on the phone, he was very helpful. Might be worth trying to contact him.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Looking for a Sea Queen
    2 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    Ebay 302398839355, in Godalming, Surrey, ยฃ24.86 at the moment! Good Luck

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    ๐Ÿ“ Looking for a Sea Queen
    2 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    Ebay or Model Boat Mayhem are good places to look for second hand models?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Orange Mystery
    2 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have since been told, mine is a Battleaxe Marblehead, but can't find out any further information on the web, my yacht needs new sails and rigging.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Orange Mystery
    2 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have one the same, mine was used for vane sailing at Southsea Canoe Lake and later converted to RC. I need new sails and rigging.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Veron Huntsman 28
    3 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    The model in question!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Veron Huntsman 28
    3 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sorry Haverlock, it was posted as a 28, my mistake, a senior moment!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Veron Huntsman 28
    3 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI DaveM

    Thank you for the PropShop contact and info regarding speed controllers, if you need 2 how do you control them on your transmitter? Can you pair them together?

    Sorry for the questions but I want to try and get it right without too much expense.

    Regards Paul

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    ๐Ÿ“ Veron Huntsman 28
    3 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Dave

    Thank you for your kind information.

    The Veron Huntsman 42 is 42" long, I have been looking at Tornado Thumper brushless motors as they get a very good write up, probably using 2 x 14.8 lipos and one speed controller for both motors. I have a Futaba 6EX that I can use as you do!

    I have used lipos before and have a charging bag and only charge them outside and always attended.

    I would like the props to run counter clockwise, so I will need 'handed' props, probably from the "Prop Shop".

    Any further help gratefully received, best regards Biggles

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    ๐Ÿ“ Veron Huntsman 28
    3 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI All
    I recently purchased a Veron Huntsman 42, it has twin prop shafts and rudders, I would like to convert it to brushless outrunner. Can anyone suggest motors, ESCs, propellers and Lipo battery sizes, any help gratefully received.
    Thank you Biggles

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    ๐Ÿ“ Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat
    3 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Canabus
    Thanks for all your information, any particular make of propellor, a few other people have suggested a LH three bladed brass propellor. Any particular make?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat
    3 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    A friend gave me an Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat, I'm thinking of upgrading it to brushless power. Has anyone any information on motors, speed controllers and propellor sizes. Any help gratefully received.
    Happy New Year to you all.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Lindberg CC Constellation "Lady M"
    4 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI drylander
    I have a Lindberg CC Constellation partly built, do you have any internal photos showing the motors set up and prop shafts, did you use the stock rudders or something else? Any help gratefully received.
    Great looking model!
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    ๐Ÿ“ The best small racing yacht?
    4 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    My Dragon has HouseMartin sails, but they are available from several good places including Abersoch, he supplies kits, sails and upgrade items, he's also very friendly and will give advice over the phone!

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    ๐Ÿ“ The best small racing yacht?
    4 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    Another thought, DragonForce are launching a One Meter yacht later this year. DragonFlite 95. Look on the internet for information. it looks very good.

    Good luck with your choice!

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    ๐Ÿ“ The best small racing yacht?
    4 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Robo177

    I have a DragonForce, Victoria & a Fiesta yacht, they are all very good. The DragonForce is good but the rigging is fiddly, the parts are easy to upgrade. The Victoria is a lovely yacht, it sails in light winds, lots of information on the internet about tuning and upgrades. The Fiesta is a lovely yacht, it sails really well and is great fun, the kit is quite basic but great quality. All of these yachts are sailed in the area where I live!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin Electric Set Up for Marx Chris Craft Constellation
    4 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Dave for your information.
    Regards
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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin Electric Set Up for Marx Chris Craft Constellation
    4 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks you for all your help, any suggestions on what size brushless motors I might need.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin Electric Set Up for Marx Chris Craft Constellation
    4 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for your advice Mark, its much appreciated!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Twin Electric Set Up for Marx Chris Craft Constellation
    4 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    If I ran twin brushless, one of them would need to run backwards, is this possible? I have twin prop shafts, rudders etc. I suppose I'll need 2 speed controllers.

    Any one else running a twin brushless set-up?

    Any help gratefully received.

    Thank you All.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Nimbus IOM
    5 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Keno, yes it works really well, thank you for you tip! Have a good weekend.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Nimbus IOM
    5 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Ken

    Brilliant idea, I will give it a go! Thanks for your help.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Nimbus IOM
    5 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    Does anyone have templates for deck patches for Nimbus IOM, I need to make some. Any help greatfully received. Thank you biggles

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    ๐Ÿ“ A Class Launching Method
    5 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Dave

    Thanks for your reply, very helpful, I bought a lightweight "sack trolley" from Ebay, it folds flat, I'll modify that to suit my needs.

    Happy Boating

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    ๐Ÿ“ A Class Launching Method
    5 years ago by Biggles ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Everyone

    In a moment of complete madness I bought an A Class yacht, Its extremely heavy and very large.

    The ponds I'm going to sail at both have hard concrete edges (no pontoons or slopes) to the lakes and launching and retrieval on my own would be Impossible, does anyone have any Ideas regarding a launching trolley that can be operated by one person that doesn't Involve bending down as I have damaged my leg and can't get up very easily.

    Any help would be gratefully received.

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