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    Sky Diving, if at first you don't succeed, give up.
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    Springer Tug
    Scratch built tug with bits leftover from my Puffer build
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    scratch built puffer getting there πŸ˜‰
    My Swordsman
    First run in 15/20 years not to bad
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    Been gathering dust, time to go sailing!!!!!!!!!!
    Old Swordsman or Huntsman ?
    Purchased many moons ago in a sorry state, the wiring was a bit of rats nest, I tided it up and and ran it for a while then forgot about it. I have now restored it to its currant state but have not sailed it yet. Not sure if its a Swordsman or Huntsman and have no idea whose kit it is, I did have an Aerokits RAF Fire Tender and it seems to be the same sort of kit or maybe Veron? Fitted with MFA torpedo 850 and two 2200 mah lipos.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 3D Printed Tug.
    12 days ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That's how they came off the printer, just removed the brim
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    πŸ“ 3D Printed Tug.
    12 days ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Freelance design for 3D printed tug,all stl files created by PeterSripol here is a link to his channel on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaIjdgTiP0o&list=WL&index=2&...
    My version will be printed at 75% giving a hull length of 22 inch, beam 5 3/4 inch (558.8 mm x 146 mm). hull printed in five sections and glued together Files are free on Thingiverse.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaIjdgTiP0o&list=WL&index=2&t=734s
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer WI-FI DIY Camera
    24 days ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Marky, yes indeed I didπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer WI-FI DIY Camera
    24 days ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin, already on itπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer WI-FI DIY Camera
    24 days ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin, I'm a bit old fashioned and like do as much as I can, you can buy this sort of thing but it's more rewarding to do it yourself rather than throw the drone away, it can record and you can use it for fpv, it will make rescue work easier 'cos I can see what I'm doing😁😁
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    πŸ“ Springer WI-FI DIY Camera
    24 days ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have an old drone I no longer use so I thought I would try and use the camera without the motors and body to make my own wi-fi camera for my boats. Photos show what I used from drone plus printed a case for the pc board. Short video recorded on my phone with camera app on my pond with INCA moored up by my bonsai tree and a trip to Freeman's Falls.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer Tug
    25 days ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Inkoust, looks like fun, need more springer's in the club.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer Tug
    26 days ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you MartinπŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Springer Tug
    26 days ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A short video of maiden voyage of my new tug,sorry about camera work, plus my tug next to another tug from my club Stevenage Model Boat Club.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer Tug
    26 days ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks JeffπŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ Springer Tug
    28 days ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Scratch built tug with bits leftover from my Puffer build
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    πŸ“ Springer Tug
    28 days ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Now painted not going overboard with detail this is just a fun boat,Viper marine 15 speed control, 1 1/2 prop, cut down large brass rudder, more than 3 1/2 pounds lead ballast, will be adding nav lights, maiden voyage set for Sunday 2nd February weather permitting 🀞😊
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    πŸ“ Springer Tug
    1 month ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Almost ready for paint, all white parts 3d printed, ( I know it's cheating but if I bought a kit it would have plastic mouldings) that' my excuse anyway!😁😁😁😁
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer wheelhouse
    1 month ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    No I used Tinkercad sliced in Cura and a cheap anet a8 printer πŸ˜€
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Springer wheelhouse
    1 month ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I know it is but it's cold in my shedπŸ˜†
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    πŸ“ Springer wheelhouse
    1 month ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I'm a lazy bugger so I printed this wheelhouse on my 3d printer😊
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    πŸ“ Springer hull
    1 month ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Basic hull finished dry fit motor, shaft and prop, plus rudder. Blue painters tape great for holding hull bottom, better than clamps for 1/16th ply.
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    πŸ“ Springer Tug
    1 month ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Building this tug with wood left over from my Clyde Puffer, more info as I go along. Building to Springer spec 18 inch's long 8 inch's wide.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: clyde puffer
    2 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A bit more detail getting there, not the best but it's all scratch builtπŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
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    πŸ’¬ Re: clyde puffer
    6 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    First trial on open water 8 lb lead ballast, still more detail work to do but couldn't resist trying out, goes well, excuse video sailing and filming without falling in the lake😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: clyde puffer
    6 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She floats but is going to need a fair bit of ballast
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    πŸ’¬ Re: clyde puffer
    6 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A bit more done on my Clyde Puffer, soon ready for paint 3d printed barrels and funnel, brass rudder, (barrels will be painted)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: clyde puffer
    7 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Brass props are expensive try a range of plastic props to get idea size and pitch then go brass!!!!!!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: clyde puffer
    7 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes I should give details just wanted to get back to the build, scratch built plank on frame with wood I have to see how cheap I can build it. No plans as such just side elevation and photos off the net so not true scale 31 inc long 8.5 inch beam some detail from my 3d printer, planks ripped from softwood and pickled until I could form the bends and left to dry before fitting, electric power and will fit brass prop after sea trials. This is the first boat I have built since I was 16 years old now 73!!!!!! been into model aircraft but this is more relaxing at least they come home in one piece.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    πŸ“ clyde puffer
    7 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    scratch built puffer getting there πŸ˜‰
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    πŸ“ Brushed to Brushless upgrade
    10 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for your input DodgyGeezer I mainly fly aircraft and all fitted with brushless motors the main question is speed controller as I would need forward and reverse.
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    πŸ“ Brushed to Brushless upgrade
    10 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This thread has been taken over for general chit-chat and is no longer relevant to my question.
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    πŸ“ Brushed to Brushless upgrade
    10 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    πŸ“ My Swordsman
    11 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    First run in 15/20 years not to bad
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Old Swordsman or Huntsman ?
    11 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    First run,😊 sorry about video quality I was filming with one hand and controlling with the other
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