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    (Fire Boat) aerkits crash tender fire boat
    just removed Ic motor(os 20) and fitting out with electrics. yet to try on the lake, but seems to have power enough in the usual test tank will update run time and speed when have had a sail will take some pics as well of intereior layout (Motor: speed 600bbturbo) (ESC: mtroniks viper 10) (5/10)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Fire Boat) aerkits crash tender fire boat
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Since doing all that I haven't had chance to do any more due to personnel circumstances , Arthritis in hands is now a problem in doing small detailed things . I did sail the boat but was disappointed as did not get up on plane , needs Brushless motor I think to give more power

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    ๐Ÿ“ Wherry town penzance
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    pond is open at all times but can have weed on it at times

    ๐Ÿ“ Steam engine
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Twin cylinder oscillating steam engine , make unknown flywheel is between cylinders which makes it unusual and i believe rare.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AWLB PENLEE
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hey Ron, yes i am aware of Falmouth lifeboat, but the the one i have depicted is my local boat Penlee , stationed in Newlyn harbour, Which is west of Falmouth

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RAF Seaking
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Helicopter is held suspended on sewing invisible thread

    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Seaking
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The addition to the Lifeboat diorama , The RAF Seaking Rescue Helicopter

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AWLB PENLEE
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you Alan im in process of moving house so models are on hold

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AWLB PENLEE
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thats looking good,

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AWLB PENLEE
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Cheers

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AWLB PENLEE
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Doug, toilet tissue and PVA glue mixture works well, can form into whatever shape wanted allow 24 hours to dry then paint , well worth messing about with , and cheap too

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AWLB PENLEE
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Marky

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    ๐Ÿ“ AWLB PENLEE
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    During lockdown i built airfix lifeboat , then decided to have a go at a diorama , made this using a base of polystyrene, wave patterns with kitchen foil and toilet roll tissue , PVA glue , acrylic paints , for first attempt im quite pleased , please do comment

    ๐Ÿ“ RNLI during lockdown
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    What to do during lockdown , well ive resorted to airfix , for now anyway

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Mk2 RTTL 2771
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Stunning job well done

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ British Power Boat Co.Type 3 Hants 7 Dorset
    10 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you for your comments Ian will try put some more on when have time

    ๐Ÿ“ British Power Boat Co.Type 3 Hants 7 Dorset
    10 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    RAF High Speed Launch, speed 400 motor,Mtroniks Viper 10,ESC. 7.2v 3300Mah, model is 22".Scratch built, from photos and my own drawings scaled down and modified from my aerokits fire boat, I get about 15 minutes on the water running time on full speed.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Sea Queen
    10 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    nice one

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ spoilt rotten
    10 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks like could be Aerokits Sea Hornet, nice job well done

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Sea Queen
    10 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    What have you done with the Gannet

    ๐Ÿ“ aerokits 34"
    10 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    built sometime in the sixties originally powered by 3.5 cc diesel, then glow motor as in pics OS 20 Max. now converting to Electric. Speed 600BB, Mtroniks Viper 10 ESP, 7.2V 3300ma NIMH. as yet only tank tested seems to have enough power, hope it gets up on the plane.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ no 94
    10 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI Frank I have built model of jolie brise from plans I got from France made few years ago as static model, I have made uo a false keel that I can fit as and when I get round to making sails, have provision for steering via chords running thro the deck in tubes to the steering servo, as yet no thought as to how to install sail winch as have only small openings where hatches fit. you are right about her being pilot cutter and winning fastnet 3 times, she was however built by Monsieur Paumelle in 1913, I hope at some time to get her on the water.
    Regards Chiffs

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ no 94
    10 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    is that a model of jolie brize in the background

    ๐Ÿ“ (Fire Boat) aerkits crash tender fire boat
    10 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    just removed Ic motor(os 20) and fitting out with electrics. yet to try on the lake, but seems to have power enough in the usual test tank will update run time and speed when have had a sail will take some pics as well of intereior layout (Motor: speed 600bbturbo) (ESC: mtroniks viper 10) (5/10)

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Noisy Motor
    10 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI there guys, I am just in process of renewing prop shaft in my 34" fire boat, have for years run it with Ic engine, as not permitted on most sailing areas now Im converting to electric, I have removed the shaft and tube (badly worn from Ic engine use) all I did was firm grip with pliers on the tube twist to dislodge glue and filler then knocked out of the hull from inside.
    my intention is to use a speed 600bb for power any comments on power set up would be helpful, my boat weighs in at 2268grams.
    Chiffs

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ installing cooling tube
    12 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    dennis I have fitted several cooling tubes for both Ic engines and electric motors found that best position is just behind the prop but to the starboard side within the arc of the prop throw, hope this solves your problem

    ๐Ÿ“ raf high speed launch
    12 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    first time on the water for my latest build, 23" model of british power boat co. 68ft type 3 hants and dorset raf high speed launch,
    power is speed 400 driving 35mm three bladed prop, 7.2volt 3300mha nimh planet 2.4 ghz radio,
    scratch built, I used scaled down drawings from my aerokits plans then gave the frames more shape to replicate the curves of this boat, the forward section where diaganally planked.
    then sides and bottm as normal with sheet ply, deck is teak planks.
    I sail on the rotary pool at penzance.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ british power boat co. hants and dorset ,range safety launch
    12 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    hI there tall paul yes battery was fully charged but I think boat is over propped with 35mm three blades, Im going to try two blade 32.5mm and see if get better duration with same speed

    ๐Ÿ“ british power boat co. hants and dorset ,range safety launch
    12 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    hI all here couple of pics of my range saftey launch and british power boat co type 3 hants and dorset 68ft high speed launch. the range safety launch is powered with speed 400 35mm 3 blade prop, 7.2volts 3300mah gives me about 10 mins run time, the hants and dorset as yet not fitted power plant, thinking to go brushles but dont no enough about size to go for yet.

    ๐Ÿ“ batteries
    12 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    thanks batt44 I have tried 6volts but no good boat wont plane, the prop Im turning is three blader and I believe its 35. the set up Im using is good boat looks good planes but have only short duration,
    peter my boat is scaled down from aerokits fire boat with my own drawings for safety boat superstructure,
    thinking maybe to build another one as plug to produce a grp hull. or poss build in balsa instead of ply to reduce wieght.
    but for all that will try a 7.2 battery of higher mha
    cheers chiffs

    ๐Ÿ“ batteries
    12 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง chiffs ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I am running my 23" range safety launch with speed 400 motor viper 10 esc with7.2 volt1500mah saddle type racing battery, I am only getting about 8 to 10 mins running time would like to get longer can anyone suggest suitable battery to do this bearing In mind need to keep wieght tI a minimum.
    Chiffs



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