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    πŸ“ 34" RAF Crash Tender Windows
    2 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks to those who have replied..did see these laser cut windows many tears ago on Ebay..should have got some at the time...hopefully someone has a set they dont needπŸ‘πŸ‘

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    πŸ“ 34" RAF Crash Tender Windows
    2 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi All
    Looking for set of windows for the 34" RAF Crash Tender...have search the WWW but failed to find any...someone was making them a while back..does anyone know of a supplier.
    Thanks in advance
    Mike

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    πŸ“ OLD STAMPING GROUND?
    2 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    As far As I know Andrei g a .member of Liverpool Model BoatClubthereare no plans to relocate to Walton Hall Park...we are well set up at Newsham Park

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    πŸ“ MERSEYSIDE MODEL BOAT ASSOCIATION
    4 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    We are pleased to announce the formation of the "MERSEYSIDE MODEL BOAT ASSOCIATION"


    The association is made up of the following club LIVERPOOL MODEL BOAT CLUB HOYLAKE MODEL BOAT CLUB ST.HELENS MODEL BOAT CLUB CROSBY MODEL BOAT CLUB OWLS MODEL BOAT CLUB COLWYN BAY MODEL BOAT CLUB


    The first official Association Clubs "open-day" is at Liverpool Model Boat Club on the 17th April other dates are :-
    St.Helens Model Boat Club 22nd May
    Crosby Model Boat Club 17th July
    Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club 24th July
    Southport Model Boat Club 11th September
    Hoylake Model Boat Club 9th October


    There will be a "Best on Stand" and "Best on Water" on the day (association clubs only)


    Other clubs and individuals are welcome to our "Open Days" and should contact the host club for further details


    For further details you can contact me via the forum or go to www.liverpoolmodelboatclub.co.uk website for my contact details
    Mike Broadbent
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    πŸ“ ROBBE PT-15 TORPEDO BOAT KIT AT ELLESMERE PORT TODAY
    6 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    Could the person who bought the Robbe PT-15 Torpedo Boat kit.....PM me

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    πŸ“ AEROKITS 46" FIREBOAT.........A TROUBLED PROJECT
    7 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    Well starting to get there all the skins are on the hull, and the bow has been filled with Balsa block....I am hoping that this method has worked It looks like It has.
    May not post for a while....but you never know.

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    πŸ’¬ AEROKITS 46" FIREBOAT....A TROUBLED PROJECT
    7 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Guys
    I have used 5mm shafts on the Fireboat, did use 4mm shaft in a Mantis and the brushless motor shook the thing to bits.
    So its 5mm shafts from now on.

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    πŸ’¬ AEROKITS 46" FIREBOAT....A TROUBLED PROJECT
    7 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Alan
    The shafts I have, have got a bearing in the middle so hopefully it will be ok
    I am considering fitting a ballrace at the motor end of the shaft, see how things go after sea trials.

    Regarding the Rudders....aghh I bought them.. ☺️ ☺️

    HI Dennis
    The flush scoops are used by the racing guys, and come twin or single type I have used twin type as both the motor and the ESC are watercooled.
    I got mine from PMB products Warrington they have a website. I am hoping they work but I did consider using a 6volt water pump and may still go done the route.
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    πŸ“ AEROKITS 46" FIREBOAT....A TROUBLED PROJECT
    7 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    Next came the power train, this is 2 800watt brushless motors, mounted on watercooled motormounts, 2 x 60amp Seaking ESC's. it was decided that fitting the prop shafts, motors, rudders would be easier before the side skins were fitted...this advice came from fellow club mate Les Harvey and how right he was..( me being a Aeromodeller for 50 years I am still learning about boat building)
    Also a chat with the late Peter Henshaw he convinced me to use flush water scoops, as opposed to the original brass tube type.
    Hopefully the pictures tell the story, bytheway the plasticine was used to make the wedges , and though the picture shows a fexible coupling, I made a solid coupling to get the shafts lined up.
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    πŸ’¬ AEROKITS 46" FIREBOAT....A TROUBLED PROJECT
    7 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Dave and Alan
    Well you are both right apart from the bulkheads and cabin sides etc., but as I what to keep the FireBoat I think the work I will have done worth it in the long run.
    Thanks
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    πŸ“ AEROKITS 46" FIREBOAT....A TROUBLED PROJECT
    7 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    Well on closer inspection of the bottom skins due to IC fuel attacking the plywood it was starting to de-laminate, I had 2 options patch or fit completely new skins. After much soul searching I decided to go for option 2 "new skins"....so it was of with the skins 😱
    Having removed the skins other problems came to light, namely the chine stringers were not fitted well by the original builder. So it was of with the stringers 😟
    Next having checked the rest of the hull and on further investigation the original keel was not in good condition, this been attacked by IC engine fuel so it was down for replacement...the advantage of this was it could be made in one piece, not like the original which was in 2 pieces.
    After all that...the new skins were replaced the only thing different from the original the skins finished at the 1st bulkhead. As I am going to use Balsa block for the bow. With the bottom skins on it was time to look at fitting the prop shafts, rudders and motors.
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    πŸ’¬ AEROKITS 46" FIREBOAT....A TROUBLED PROJECT
    7 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Dave
    Thanks for the advice, and without giving to much away as this rebuild has been going on for sometime all be it a bit slow...all will be revealed over the coming days... πŸ˜€

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    πŸ“ AEROKITS 46" FIREBOAT....A TROUBLED PROJECT
    7 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    With all the original paint removed, the flaws in the hull are to be seen, were the patches of paint have not come off, after the hull had been sanded. The next stage was to attack the engine room, as mentioned this was originally IC powered boat....and the only way to do this was with a "hammer and chisel".. 😈
    Having taken out the motor mount....this is when this project became a "Troubled Project".... 😭
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    πŸ’¬ AEROKITS 46" FIREBOAT.........A TROUBLED PROJECT
    7 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Paul.....I hope I don't have the same motor problem, mine are similar to yours... 😯

    Looking to have it in the water in March for a test on the motor set-up....then hopefully "full steam ahead to the finish"

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    πŸ“ AEROKITS 46" FIREBOAT.....A TROUBLED PROJECT
    7 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    Well the first job was to remove the original paint work, normally this would have been done with the good old paint remover "Nitromors" which works well but can be very messy....but after an e-mail from a fellow club member he recommended this stuff....at first I thought it to be a "bit of a joke".
    Anyway after a bit of internet research...he was right...the stuff is Fairy Power Spray, and can be found in most Supermarkets, its expensive but its very user friendly, and it does not smell.
    I all I use 3 bottles of the stuff and cost me Β£10.50.
    Having got the original paint off a few flaws in the hull showed up but at this stage nothing to worry about....HOW WRONG WAS I... 😭
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    πŸ’¬ AEROKITS 46" FIREBOAT.........A TROUBLED PROJECT
    7 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Guys

    Thanks for the comments, as you will see over the coming weeks etc., how this became a "Troubled Project"

    If any of you are at the Ellesmere Boat Show, I will have the FireBoat on display...in its current state.. 😰

    So if you are there I'm in the Liverpool Model Boat Club
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    πŸ“ AEROKITS 46" FIREBOAT.........A TROUBLED PROJECT
    7 years ago by Flying-Flea ( Leading Seaman)
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    This project started in November 2012, after spotting this on Ebay, my daughter bought for me as a birthday present. Picture was taken on its arrival and to be honest it looked fine and first thoughts were encouraging.

    It was felt that with a repaint (removal of the original paint first) and some rework of the engine bay. it had been I.C. powered originally, and some other reworking it would be a pretty easy short "project"

    HOW WRONG I WAS.... 😭 😭

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