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Commodore-H

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Member No. 4122
Registered 14th Mar 2017
Last Online 19th Sep 2017
City Pottstown
Country United States
Boats in Harbour 7
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 11
Photos Posted 19
Likes Received 17
Likes Given 21
18 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
TASK FORCE-50, York/Lancaster
Since: 6th Sep 2017
Harbour
Sprinkles
Type: Working Vessel
Milkshake
Type: Pleasure Craft
DEFIANCE
Type: Naval Ship
Dr. Louise
Type: Racing Boat
+3 More
Sub-Lieutenant
Ranks Points
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
54 points away from Lieutenant!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 56
Forum Thread 5 5
Forum Post 2 22
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 21
Received Likes 2 34
146 Total Points
United States
Recent Posts
Huge liner model from 1929 by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
I have a firing gun on my asheville class gunboat. I live in the u.s. and i use the powder for the flash pan of blackpowder gun. It is readily available. You need very little and it makes a nice bang with flash and smoke. I wad it with a tiny piece of paper towel and ignite it with a glowplug. The barrel is spring mounted so it recolls back when fired to complete the effect. You need to careful when building and operating this type of thing.

Huge liner model from 1929 by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Flash paper guns

How many is to Many by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
You can never have too many boats

Shamrock Fast Police Boat by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
great work. I find that thrift stores are great sources of materials. Toys are available for very low cost, even a broken toy car may likely have a nice usable steering wheel and the tires make nice fenders.

Motor Mounts by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Ok, move the motor back a little, you don't have to follow the plans they are actually guide lines so you can change what you like to adapt to a situation. Make the shafts a little longer. The piece of wood you are mounting the motor on looks a little thin to me. Try something a little thicker and bevel the bottom of one side to match the hull contour.

Recovery vessel by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
A recovery vessel is a good idea but a little complex. If your boat is stuck in weeds the second boat may do the same. A simpler solution, if the boat is not too far from shore, is a fishing pole and line. You can cast a fishing pole pretty far without much trouble. You need a liitle weight , keep in to a minimum and equip your line with a non-damaging hook. A dull treble hook with no barbs works well. Cast near and beyond the stranded vessel and work it over till it catches, then reel it in.

Shamrock Fast Police Boat by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Excellent work. Just the kind of thing I like. It's more fun and challenging this way. What was the 0.05 for? Did you remember to buy the light bulb?

Counter Rotating Props by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Make sure they are opposite pitch:-)

Counter Rotating Props by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Props Props Props turn outward

Sprinkles by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 32" Sprinkles Twin Propellors (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a electrofly 600 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through mtronics ESC - Comments: Latest boat still under construction is Coast Guard PWB. There was a kit at one time but mine is scratch built. When finished it will feature working; running lights, searchlight and rotating beacon as well as operating water monitor and radar.

Proboat Volere by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Thanks guys for your thoughts. I looked at the YouTube video and yes, that is the way I think it should run, with the bow lifted out of the water instead of plowing like a tugboat! I looked at other videos and yep, there's the giant bow wave again. So I am wondering now if the one in the video is version 2. It's still too cold where I live, Pennsylvania, USA to run any boats. I do have a new prop on hand so I can try that first when the weather cooperates. Looking at the Proboat website, I saw two interesting new models. One is a PBR,(was showcased in film Apocalypse Now) that's not released yet. It is powered by twin water-jets. That is one that has been on my build list for a while. So now maybe I will just buy it. The website says it has operating lights and provision to make the forward turret rotate. Sounds good to me. The second is a race boat also powered by a water-jet. I am primarily a scale boat builder but I always wanted to give water-jet propulsion a try. Cheers

Proboat Volere by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
I have proboat volere. It performs pretty well but, it makes a big bow wave and really doesn't get up and plane like I think it should. Has anyone performed any modifications? Bringing the voltage up by one cell o 9.6volts helps a little as does adding a little weight to the stern. Speed control is huge, and I know, can easily be replaced by a tiny mtroniks unit. Any other experience or ideas out there? 😁😁😁😁😜😜😜

Milkshake by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 15"/500g Milkshake Capable of 15mph Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 20mm) Direct Drive to a robbe (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiCad (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through mtronics ESC - Comments: This little guy was built about 40 years ago. It is based on a ABS hull that was part of a Sterling kit made many years ago. I used the hull and just made up the rest. Originally it had a hedge clipper motor now it has a robbe motor and runs on 8 2/3 aa batteries. It is one of my favorites runners because it is little and really fast and maneuverable. Generally runs rings around other boats Currently it is on it third refit.

DEFIANCE by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 60" DEFIANCE Capable of 5mph Twin Propellors Belt to a Mabuchi (surplus) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries - Comments: This an Asheville class gunboat. Hull is fiberglass and was purchased. Everything else is scratch built. Operating features include radar, lights, smoke, rotating forward turrent and anchor

Dr. Louise by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 24" Dr. Louise Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type) - Comments: Purchased on eBay as a complete wreck. Totally done over and ready to go but haven't sailed it yet

Dr. Louise by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 45" Dr. Louise Capable of 5mph Twin Propellors Direct Drive to a Falcon Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries Controlled Through Graupner ESC - Comments: Was originally a kit but highly modified. Operating features include two operating radars, lights (mast head battle lights searchlights, running lights. Forward gun rotates and fires live black powder, barrel is spring mounted and recoiled. Sound effects, horns and battle station alarm. Exocet missile launcher fire bottle rockets.

Dr. Louise by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 31" Dr. Louise Capable of 12mph Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a Robbe (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through Viper (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Scratch built admirals barge Wood hull. Simple model easy to transport and operate. At top speed much too fast, half of boat lifts out of the water surprising and fun

Orca by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 32" Orca Capable of 3mph Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a Scratch built (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through Viper (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Scratch built Orca from movie "Jaws" Built from one 2 x 4! " We're gonna need a bugger boat" seeing my models people often ask if its a kit, and how much does it cost. Here I am holding the kit, one piece of wood, price $1.85 Here is the Orca in its carrying case. I found that this kind of carrier works well for me. It allows me to carry the boat in one hand leaving the other free to open doors, etc .It also makes it easy to put the boat down and pick it up again and protects it during transport.