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This large container ship just sailed in front of my hotel window, towing a tug boat, or so it appeared. But why? We are in Dobh, Ireland where the final boarding of passengers were taken aboard the Titanic. A lot of history in the waters of this Harbour in front of our hotel.
My wife and I are looking forward to visiting Ireland for the next two weeks. Could be a bit wet says the forecasters, but we will not let that dampen our spirits. Dublin, Dingle, Cobh, Belfast, Helen's Bay, Giant's Causeway, plus a few more stops. Letting the train take us around the countryside so we can relax and enjoy the scenery.😎😎
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08lfc1r#play The lady being interviewed, Corinna Bauer, PhD, is my daughter. She is a research scientist in neurological studies of the brain of blind people. Very busy, busy, lady
This boat is 16" it would mean a pretty small motor, speed control, which is a bit much for a small hull. I have no problem bringing my other sailboat in to my feet. It could be modelled as a sloop moving about with sails furled.
I was given this kit at a yard sale recently. A 1953 Comet kit which has been seen here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showatt.php?attachmentid=4564365&d=1326946678 Will the new mini rc gear suit this boat ? The kit wood is all there, but I will make duplicate parts keeping the originals.
I will be interested in the results of your testing. For now, I will continue doing testing for weight balance on the Kingfisher under power at the pond. Some of you will know that the motor was installed 2.5" (6.5cm) forward from where the plans showed. (Do not ask why?)
I saw Robins digging for worms just three weeks ago, but not now. We have returned to Artic influenced weather systems again with minus temperatures all this next week. So if you are out there enjoying your favourite pond, think of us. 😎
I know it was built in 1959 as the DPW tugboat "Enmore". It was named T.A.2 until 2009. Does anyone know anything else about this type of tug? I got the information from this website: http://tugfaxblogspotcom.blogspot.ca/2016/06/eastern-tug-roundup.html
[Score: 8/10] 24"/1200g Sweet❤️❤️❤️Heart Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type) Geared to a Graupner (2 Blade X Type) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: 18" of Ice covers the pond so much of the information requested must remain blank. The boat has only seen the bathtub ! No leaks. Stable and balanced. Paint is acrylic, clear-coated wood is mahogany. This is a Nor-Star Kingfisher kit with some alterations and added details. Looking forward to posting a video of the boat running on the lake in April after the ice leaves.
You have seen it being built. Now it is done. A Nor-Star Kingfisher kit but with some scratch building too. Because of the motor being longer than how the kit was originally designed, the second bulkhead was altered. I am running it with two 2400 Ni-MH 7.2 batteries, a Futoba servo, on a 2.4 GHz Spektrum.
[Score: 8/10] 18" Michael Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (3 Blade) Geared Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: I use two 2400 Wolf Pack battery sets one one each side of the hull to add ballast plus, B-B shot is glued in the hull for weight too. My grandson helped to build and paint it thus the vessel named Michael The boat was too fast with a direct drive so it was replaced with a 3:1 geared reduction. Runs much better more scale speed. The first motor made it look like a speed boat, which was dangerous if my grandson were to sail it.
The stuffing box is packed with axle grease; the rudder is mounted awaiting control arm; motor mount is secured as is the motor. The motor had to be moved causing some redesigning issues ( for the purest) this could cause some questions, but I think with some planning the outcome will be respectable.
Sanded off the K 3 and will apply filler tomorrow. Installed prop shaft assembly and short skew. Removal of extra threaded sectionpast prop will to done too. Must make rudder and install it, the rudder will extend out past the stern.
Glad to have a staple gun on hand as it came in handy to close up the chine seams where my clamps could not reach. The staples get removed once the glue dries. Any suggested filler material along the seams?