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CraigRobotham

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Member No. 3075
Registered 19th Oct 2014
Last Online 10th Jan 2019
City Ipswich
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 7
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 16
Photos Posted 40
Likes Received 31
Likes Given 50
64 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Gipping Valley Model Boat Club
Since: 19th Oct 2014
Harbour
Bullet made by Joysway
Type: Racing Boat
MFA Piranha
Type: Racing Boat
Sea Witch Sammy
Type: Other
MFA Tracker
Type: Naval Ship
+3 More
Commander
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
169 points away from Captain!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 56
Forum Thread 5 15
Forum Post 2 32
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 60
Photos Response 3 30
Video Post 15 45
Video Response 3 51
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 6
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 50
Received Likes 2 62
431 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
MFA Piranha by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Boatshed , Yes all MFA seem great boats . As for the Spearfish I have a Thumper Overlander in mine 2nd hand and cheap . If you want the wow factor in yours look to fit a Leopard brushless in runner as the result is fantastic . Look it up on YouTube couple of films of one ripping round a pond 👍

MFA Piranha by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Yeah MFA made lovely boats , I have two Piranha's a Spearfish & a Tracker . Check out my Harbour they are in there .👍

Coalville Model Boat Show by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Wishing all fellow members attending the best of luck and have a great time . Awesome show 👍

PS. Waverley by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Great to see a model of this Old girl , I got to spend a day on the real one as an organised trip with our boating club . Was well worth the time and money , absolutely fantastic seeing all the inner steam workings . Very well done

PBR MKII by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
These are originally an I.C kit 1/6 scale , there is a company in Germany still making them believe they are called MHZ. I think I've scene them in 1/8 and 1/35 scale too . Also other builders have used water jet drives on films I've watched . This one is running on brushless motor normal prop and direct drive as all my boats have so far . Keeps the cost of spare parts down %uD83D%uDE0E%uD83D%uDC4D

PBR MKII by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
Cheers Des , was worth the effort for sure . Nice seeing you today as well mate . 👍

PBR MKII by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
Thanks Figtree ,Will try and get another film done in the summer .... if we get one that is 😎

PBR MKII by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
Cheers Andy , yes she goes well and I get about an hours run time . A lot of people have commented how nice it looks drifting when in a turn . Certainly a wake maker . 😎

PBR MKII by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
This film was taken on our home lake at Needham Market . Originally an I.C powered boat I have converted to single brushless motor on a direct drive 48mm prop , single rudder . Powered by 2*5000mah 4 cell lipos . As you can see I am very pleased with its performance . 😎

HMNZS Canterbury, HMNZS Waikato, HMNZS Taranaki by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
These look fantastic all together like that , job well done 👍

PBR "PIBBER" VIETNAM RIVER RAIDER by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
This boat has now had a brushless motor fitted and single prop . Running on 2 * 5000mah Lipo 4 cell batteries . Goes very well , will try to get a film on come summer 😎

American Enterprise by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
Looking good , would be great to see a film of it once operational 👍

HMNZS Royalist by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
Wow , job well done Sir 👍

Puffy lipos by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
You might find this an interesting read 😊 http://www.tested.com/tech/502351-rc-battery-guide-basics-li...

Tug Sinks Duck In Viscious Attack by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
Give me the Rum and I'll kiss the Duck 👍

mfa spearfish by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
What a great bit of luck ! . I have an Overlander Thumper brushless running on a 4 cell lipo in my Spearfish, give's me an hour of skipping round the pond . If you want it to be a missile though I have seen Leopards motors fitted in them . Have a look at my Harbour pics . Also check out Youtube for inspiration . Happy Boating 👍

MFA Spearfish by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
I know what ya mean Derek , I have two MFA Piranha's and an MFA Tracker as well as this Spearfish all great boats

M.F.A Tracker by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
Cheers Father , hope to get a film of Nam boat on soon 😀

Bullet by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
Absolutely Neil :-)

Guestbook Post by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
A must to join for anyone Into model boating , the knowledge base available and friendly crew / members Is something you just can't do without . No matter young or old there Is a place for you here 😀

M.F.A Tracker by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
Cheers Dave , yes I have converted all my boats and my sons to brushless with lipos now . just so much better :-)

M.F.A Tracker by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
This Is my M.F.A Tracker . When originally purchased It had the large and heavy 850 motors In It and old electronics , after a close call with a fire on board I decided to refit her out with modern Brushless motors and over rated Escs powered by Lipo's . Works out a 1/3 rd the weight 3 times the speed and run time over an hour . So a great result Oh yes , sound effects donated by nearby Tug 😊

Bullet by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
Joysway Bullet Brushless RTR Deep Vee Water cooled 2815 Outrunner brushless motor. 50A water cooled brushless ESC Top speed: 45 km/h. Powerful 37g rudder servo. CNC aluminium alloy rudder. Shaft drive system: 3mm flex cable drive. Twin blade nylon propeller. Length: 740mm (29.13"). Beam: 180mm (7.09"). Weight: 1140g (2.51lb) (Model only). Hull materials: ABS Injection moulding Get about 35 minutes out of a 11.1 v 2200 mah lipo But most of all good fun 😊

Bullet made by Joysway by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
[Score: 9/10] 29"/1100g Bullet made by Joysway Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 35mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 25mm) Direct Drive to a Water cooled 2815 Outrunner brushless motor (2 Blade S Type) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 50A water cooled brushless ESC w/BEC (50Amps) ESC - Comments: Great little boat for blowing the cobwebs out 😊 would score It a 10 but takes a bit to control on steering

H.M.S Fearless by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
Yes , remember It well . Was an amazing day & everyone commented on the standard of detail . Definitely the Jewel In the crown at the club . One very proud son 😊

fast gets faster! by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
Maybe a little more bow weight would stop the problem , my Spearfish used to do that all I did was put lipo length ways and It stopped , but yeah If your happy with the bigger being the faster then go for It 😊

fast gets faster! by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
He who dare's Rodney , he who dares ! 😎 😎

fast gets faster! by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
Great performance , what we talking about RPM of motor and gearbox ratio's wise ?

'Petrel', a Lesro Sportsman by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
Lovely looking boat , well done

Springer at Crealy by CraigRobotham Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
Fantastic , well done young Lenny 😊