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cormorant

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Member No. 3630
Registered 27th Dec 2015
Last Online 27th Jun 2017
City Worcester
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 151
Photos Posted 67
Likes Received 92
Likes Given 48
169 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 10th Mar 2017
Harbour
KD Perkasa
Type: Other
Pilot Boat by Aeronaut
Type: Working Vessel
Stormy Weather
Type: Yacht
Captain
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
20 points away from Admiral!
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Forum Thread 5 105
Forum Post 2 302
Event 8 16
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 60
Video Response 3 15
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 18
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 48
Received Likes 2 184
780 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Captain   Posted: 2 days ago
I got mine from Jotika. He actually supplies the trade with this and other kits. Not cheap but it finishes the boat off nicely. http://jotika-ltd.com/Pages/1024768/index.htm. If you telephone and ask for John, the proprietor, I am sure he will help.

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 22 days ago
I am so sorry Ed. It was in no way meant to be a criticism. I just wanted to give Matthew as much information as possible. Steve

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 22 days ago
Thanks Ed and Matthew. The cafe serves food all day from cooked breakfasts to lunchtime carvery and all things in between. There is also ample free parking. Steve

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Captain   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi Tintin I also look forward to your build blog and time lapse. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdJwdKWjLv2tEaiLqWnGJw should take you to my youtube channel and one of the videos shows my pilot boat helping with some ice breaking on our lake. Steve

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Captain   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Ed Three LEDs were supplied, two for the bow lights and one for the searchlight. The remainder I had to purchase but they cost next to nothing on ebay. Steve

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Captain   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Tintin The motors were recommended by Howes Models when I bought the kit, together with the three bladed 35mm brass props. Motors fitted no problem with plenty of room for all the other electrics. Don't know how the price compares with Graupner but I am pleased with the performance. Hope this helps Steve

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 28 days ago
Great. Thank you. Steve

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 28 days ago
Excellent. Can you tell me what boats you are bringing please? Steve

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi Colin We will be starting at 10 and finishing about 6, depending upon weather. Steve

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by cormorant Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Nick Yes, I was very pleased with the final model and its maiden voyage. It looks particularly good with all the lights on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pTQgjg8ZuY&t=3s Just a reminder, be very precise when positioning the hull skins and don't use too much glue as the ribs will show through. Best of luck. Steve

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Hello Doug At last I have got around to sending you my Dx6 set up, which allows to control motors and rudders on the same stick. I am currently only using it on my Aeronaut Pilot Boat but it will turn in its own length. I must admit it was very much trial and error, but once I activated the V-TAIL in the WINGTAILMIX menu things started to happen. I thought the best way would be to send you pictures of the various menu settings which apply and you will then be able to tweak to your requirements. See how you get on but please come back if you need anything further. Best of luck Steve

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Yes, but are you attending? Please tick the appropriate box top right hand corner of first post if you are.

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Thank you for the kind thoughts Ed. I'm sure there will be plenty of pictures and hopefully a movie. Steve

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by cormorant Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Our recently established, but rapidly expanding club, https://www.worcestermodelboatclub.co.uk/ is holding its first open day at Cob House Country Park, Worcester Road, Wichenford, Worcester WR6 6YE. Our stand will be part of a Vintage Vehicle Day, organised by our hosts http://www.cobhouse.org/event/vintage-vehicle-day As well as a static display, there will also be the opportunity to sail on the lake, which adjoins all the amenities of the Mayfly Cafe. Parking is free and the cafe overlooks the lake. http://www.cobhouse.org/mayfly-cafe/ For more information please visit our website or contact us at www.worcestermodelboatclubuk@gmail.com

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Best picture yet from the website of the Singapore Navy museum. I have (cheekily) emailed them to see if I can get any more ino.

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Doug and Dave. I'm actually on holiday in the village of Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast, just down the road from the parish church. I spotted the memorial stone (picture attached), in the cemetery. A bit of history for you navy buffs. Steve

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Luckily our club chairman has offered to help/advise and even do the job for me! I would be more than happy to help set up you DX6 if you can wait until next week when I am back from holiday. I need the Tx in front of me to refresh my memory and I can then let you know the settings. I would be interested to see some pics of your destroyer. Steve

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Ok, thanks. Yes, the original did have two shafts and I have succesfully used my Dx6i radio mixer on other models. I guess I'm just nervous about messing up a beautifully built hull by drilling holes in it. Steve

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Gentlemen, thank you for all you help. As you said Doug, a tedious business, but I have collected a few more photos to assist in the build. In the meantime, I am considering whether or not to put two more shafts in and have two/three motors instead of the existing one. My initial thoughts were to replace the existing motor with a single brushless as I didn't want to cut any holes in the hull. I'm not looking for really high speed, just scale, or perhaps slightly above. In which case, is there any benefit from having two motors instead of one?

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug and Dave I have just looked at http://wikivisually.com/wiki/User:Derekbridges/sandbox/Singa... and understand now where the confusion may have arisen. Unfortunately, the links to my boat come up with 'page does not exist'. Steve

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Thank you Dave. Just realised who you are! Looking forward to meeting at the pond when I get back from Norfolk. Steve

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Never gave it a thought. A good plan!

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Not yet. The closest so far is the attached picture and the link https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Independence-class%... The boat in the picture, although headed Sovereignty, is showing pennant number 71, which is RSS Justice.

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks John. I wasn't too far out then. Maths was never my strong subject.

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
My latest project is a 1/24th part built model of an Independence class fast patrol boat of the Singapore Navy, RSS Sovereignty. The boat was built by Vosper. The model is 52" long ( the real boat 110' = 1/24 scale?) with a wooden hull. The problem I have is lack of plans/drawings and detailed photographs. A build blog would be fantastic. Can anyone help please? Steve

KD Perkasa by cormorant Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 49"/2200g KD Perkasa Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 35mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 55mm) Direct Drive to a Turnigy 1250 outrunner (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper Marine (10Amps) ESC - Comments: I acquired the boat as an unfinished project, consisting of a decked unpainted hull and basic superstructure. Early replacement of lead acids with Lipos increased the speed and I think she looks really good on the water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwOalFnRjPw

Working out scale by cormorant Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Thank you Rob. I have book marked the page for future reference. Steve

Working out scale by cormorant Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Thank you all for your help. Steve

Working out scale by cormorant Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Oh, if only I could see it that easily. Thanks Wayne.

Working out scale by cormorant Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
I am completing a Pilot boat which has been built from plans by Vic Smeed. The plans indicate scale as 3/4 inch - 1ft The boat is 34 and a half inches long. As I am a mathematical no hoper, can anyone help with the scale e.g. 1/25th Thank you. Steve