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.
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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?
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
[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
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