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hi Richard, certainly a "Huntsman", just finished refurbishing one myself. Replanked the deck curving the planking around the bows was a real challenge, but three weeks later it was well worth it. Good luck with yours
Hi Andy, Due to present dates being booked we cannot unfortunately attend your open day but wish you all the best for the day and hope the weather stays dry for you. would love to attend and bring my big boat Regards Dennis, Chairman GVMBC, Suffolk
Hi, very nice model and can sympathise with you on the handling situation. I to had the same problem when i built HMS Fearless at 8'-6" long and weighing 12 stone, soon made a launch trolly and a road trailer to carry it all in. From the time i arrive at the lake it is 18 mins. to launch on my own and do not have to touch it with the same on retrieving it. If you click on HMS Fearless you will see it at the launch day.. good luck with your transport.
Hi Chugalone 100, i have an 8' 6" long model of HMS Fearless with the servo in the mast running two radars at different speeds via pully and elastic bands, works well since the launch six years ago. If you make your mast a lift of fit at the radar arm you can mount the servo in the main part of your mast, micro servo from Rapid electronics in Colchester for £4.20.. good deal and excellent. Good look with model👍😊
Very smart looking boat, like the paint scheme. I have a Huntsman that I am in the process of refurbishing, can you tell me what you used and where you obtained the main windscreen trim in chrome...looks brill.
well done, excellent detail and fine work...I like it. Idea for holding down the superstructure...I built a model of HMS Fearless and used all push fit joints to good affect, using 1" upstands...works well, no screw drivers, spanners etc, just lift off sections 😊
Great model, looks the part at speed, well done. I to had this problem when I built HMS Fearless 8'-6'' aol so I built a launch trolley then a road trailer to carry it all, sail her every Sunday...weather permitting. sounds you enjoy sailing your model as much as I do carry on with the hobby.
HI Aeronaut1, I have not got an actual post code for the lake but if you are coming from north you will be on the A14 heading east. come past Stowmarket and the next junction is for the A140 take slip road to the bottom in right hand lane, follow the the roundabout all the way round changing to the left lane as you go under A14, take Coddenham road. Keep going past vets on the right over two small bridges and just before the low railway bridge the lake is on the right. Look forward to seeing you possibly in 2016. Den. as you say happy sailing to you in 2016
HI Aeronaut1. Hope you enjoyed the video of the launch...a long time ago now....lots of improvements since then...a new video due next year. If you are ever in Needham Market, Suffolk please drop by any Sunday morning. she sails most Sundays (good weather) Den
HI xtramaths, thanks for your comments glad you are inspired. Several additions have been added since launch date.. one in particular is the ballast. Still adding all the time, latest, pump six gallons of water into tank to sink stern 2" open stern door and bring out two landing craft on separate controllers
A great day was had by all, plenty to see and Interact with. Flying display by the helicopter group,steam trains steam traction engines team boats(static). GVMBC put on a good show to convey Interest In our hobby..it worked. Looking forward to the next one In 2016, well done chaps.
HI Lubberland, glad you enjoyed the model,I have now added your details to the ongoing collection of crew that served on her.Since the launch date I have reconfigured the ballast,added several working Items all to Improve the realistic look of her.Will post more pictures soon. dennis
HI Thom, Just read your e-mail relating to your lighting requirements, If you get In touch with Kyje at component shop (Email Removed - PM Only) very helpful guy and they will make up any configuration you require 6v or 12v. you can put a voltage reducer In the line so all your lights operate from the same battery. If you have a smell space to fit your lights Into try the altra bright micro LED's they are only 2mm In size,give more light than a grain of rice and use less power. Good luck Best regards Den
HI Restin, Just a quick note...when doing your battery tray put It across the boat ..not length ways,this should sit tight against the rib forming one side of the tray and lay the battery down on Its side. Good luck, look forward to seeing It finished. Regards Den
HI Bob, thanks for your comments, since the launch I have reconfigured the ballast..now sit and performs correctly.I can sink the stern 50mm open the door and bring out the lct's on their own controls...now looks even better.Since the launch I have had sixteen people say they served on Fearless, Including the chef on the port side. Den.
HI Restin, Sorry for the delay In responding..been away for a few days. Yes the battery sits under the the two side seats, please keep me posted on the launch, any further Info you require....give me a call.
HI Restin, I to have the Huntsman the same size with a 850 MFA running from a 20amh 12v jell battery and It go's well. Position the battery correctly and this takes care of any ballast. Sits In the water at the right depth and angle and planes at the real speed.................awesome on the lake.