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[Score: 8/10] 34"/1000g Fire float Mk2 Capable of 20mph and a runtime of 60mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a Graupner (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hawk (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Old kit which I renovated tried to make near as original. Quite fast with the brushless motors.
This is a old model I purchased to renovate after few months here is the completed build. Must give many thanks for all the advice and help given to me by the members of Model Boats, and thanks to all the other builds I gathered a lot of the information to the build. Tried to get a near original model but a few discrepancies as not all to scale. We’d more practice and experience this is my third build so am still learning.
Thanks again been searching all over for that info. Got my Crash Tender completed just setting up the the smaller 7.4volt lipo’s if ok will show the photos. Did find with the Hawk escs set up the forward stop and reverse settings as per the instructions and the motors worked immediately only had to go into the parameters to set the reverse. So you may have another problem on your setup and not the hawk esc
I have a hawk BL60 and when setting up left it at 2 poles as I couldn’t find the number of poles on the Graupner HPD 2920 4000 And it works ok have fitted to of these in my crash Tender and both worked fine although I find it a bit fast with the 11 volt lipos
Always listen to any advice am trying the Halfords texture grey on the decks with sea grey roof tops and light grey sides.busy with the deck and roof fittings at the moment still looking for a tow hook and lift Davit might just try to make one but getting right dimensions is the problem. Hope you putting on some photos when complete
Thanks for the confirmation on the stern light. You are very correct about the inaccuracies on the kit, found them as was going along.However as am new to the modelling field this is my third attempt am using this as a project to gain experience in the research (which should have done at very start ) and to try to make the model as close as possible to the real ones. Have seen so many variations of the actual boats am only trying to make it as near as possible for my own enjoyment .But agree the best way is start from scratch.
Some very interesting comments about the lights many thanks and especially to robbob for those great drawings, a big help to me and am sure many others.all information is greatly appreciated as am trying to get as near the originals as possible.
Many thanks, that’s the confirmation I was looking for. It just seemed unusual to me for their being two nav. lights. Am still a newcomer to boat modelling but like to get scale things right where possible.
Next query I will be fitting a 360 deg white mast light, and is there also at the front centre of the fore cabin a small white navigation light. I think it is shown in the black and white photo of the 93 at mooring.
I’ll give the halfords textured paint a try. Just tried the non slip with common salt looked good but a bit too course. Look forward to hearing what fittings you put on line. The lift davit seems to be difficult to find was planning on making it myself if nothing found. Ian
Thanks very much for all the valuable information you gave that’s my paint set up all sorted now.just this afternoon I found the SLEC website by accident and spoke to Ian on the phone, I’ve to send him a list of the parts outstanding and he will send me what he can. Am very interested in the figures you are making and would be very happy if you could send me a price for making me a set it would just finish off the model. Ian
Have started renovating old kit build of the 93/94 firefloat with no fittings. Can someone please help with paint colours, the Red and Black on hull are they both Matt. On the deck is the Dark Grey Matt non slip and are the roofs with the fire monitors the same. The rest of the roofs are they dark grey Matt or gloss. The side are they Matt or gloss light grey. Also has anyone got the main dimensions on the lift davit and the tow hook. Any other info on this build would be appreciated as am copying from two old black and white photos. The model am building is 35” long and I think 16:1 scale.
Am very interested in the correct colours also purchased one for renovation it has no vent cowls or any fittings and am about to start it. As. I wish to have it as correct to the original as possible would appreciate any information on fittings and paint schemes, didn't think the white deck on white roof seemed correct. The model I have is about 3 foot long +/-
[Score: 6/10] 24" MTB 77 Triple Propellors (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive to a MFA (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mytroniks (25Amps) ESC - Comments: Italeri Kit with triple screws running from one Esc had to fit larger rudders for better manoeuvrability
As a start the way I do it put boat in water with ammeter connected in series with battery positive . Now hold boat stationary in water and gradually apply full power to motors and take note of amps reading now get fuse just above that reading and go from there