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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Amati Riva Aquarama
    6 months ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I built this kit some years ago but found it too small and heavy to be a practical runner once fitted with 2 motors batteries and esc etc Nice to look at for display only though
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: framework
    7 months ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    First principle for RV is to build as light as possible above the water line. This kit uses quite thick ply so very heavy. After hull planked and internally coated with a strengthening resin like polyester I I cut away much of the internal ply structure to reduce weight and give better access to internals
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Model-Tech FINNMARKEN
    8 months ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have built this kit but had to do much modification to arrive at a good sailing rc model with good access to internals. if you want I can send pics of my model and construction details. This is really a static display model so if you want it as a good sailing rc model much modification is necessary.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Re: RAF RTTL 2762 E
    8 months ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Recently making a series of models relating to the WW2 St Nazaire raid. have made Fairmile type C, Vosper MTB 74 both 1/20th scale and now starting HMS Campbeltown 1/72 , all scratch built, rc etc.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RAF RTTL 2762 E
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I find that brushless outrunners far better than inrunners as no water cooling issues and leakage issues. They are well cooled by air as entire motor spins allowing cooling vanes to give cooling needed. Also lots more torque than similar sized inrunner.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Boat Clubs and Lakes
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    St George Model boat Club in Sydney Australia is on the list. We meet every Sunday morning from about 9am at Scarborough Park, Barton St Monterey. All welcome to watch or run a model. tel for info secretary mobile 0408449271
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    ๐Ÿ“ Boat Clubs and Lakes
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    St George Model boat Club in Sydney Australia is on the list. We meet every Sunday morning from about 9am at Scarborough Park, Barton St Monterey. All welcome to watch or run a model. tel for info secretary mobile 0408449271
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dean's asr 128 kit
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    For all of my fast launch or patrol/torpedo boats I use outrunner brushless motor set ups with lipo batteries as they are much more powerful and efficient than brushed motors. This gives good scale planing speeds at partial throttle with lots of extra power when needed. From Hobbyking they are quite cheap and reliable when used correctly. As model gets bigger the brushless outrunner set up becomes much more effective compared to brushed as greatly increased torque from whole weight of motor rotating with shaft.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Jules Verne
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    is this model in video built from kit or scratch built from plans?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Jules Verne
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Wow a fabulous work of craftsmanship and attention to detail. surely a gold medal standard at any competition.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Corvette
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    The balsa is quite thick but good idea to line the inside with polyester resin either with standard glass cloth or I find it easier to mix talcum powder with the resin to a thick paste then paint on. The outside coated only with the liquid resin without glass as with the glass theres lots of very messy sanding and re finishing.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Corvette
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I also have a Chris Craft Corvette from the Sterling kit but the model was built several decades ago by an unknown person as a hull only with a glo plug motor, then sat in a garage for many years still together with the original box and remaining plans and parts. The owner died then his son found me at the St George Model boat Club in Monterey in Sydney Australia, and gave me the remaining pieces. Hull was badly damaged and some parts missing or broken. I really enjoyed bringing this quite rare kit back to life. it is powered by 2 600 heli outrunner brushless motors of 1250kv run on(2S) 7.4volt lipo batteries. I used 2 car esc's of 80amp. This combo gives great performance for a fairly large planing hull. If I use 3S batteries it is way too fast so only need 1/4 throttle for scale planing speed.
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    ๐Ÿ“ What's your thoughts
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi John, yet again a sign of the times. If the technology is there then someone will use it. Soon the technology will produce flash free and painted parts ready to assemble by a robot assembler. Why even bother to make it yourself, order it from Asia ready to run.
    I agree that the satisfaction comes from producing a fine finished article from very basic materials, the more challenge and innovation needed, the greater the satisfaction.
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    ๐Ÿ“ AME
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sign of the times, like all similar model building hobbies there are few youngsters who are interested in using their hands to create things, they are obsessed with plugging their brains into virtual worlds of video games. As we oldies disappear our models may linger on as curiosities for a while then ultimately end up in the scrap heap..unfortunately without young blood filling the ranks its extinction.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Tug St Canute...St Knud.
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Bill, I built a model of St Canute some years back, it is from the Billings kit, a very nice kit with great fittings. Originally I won the kit in a club raffle but on opening the box it was missing the fittings. But, by a stroke of luck I found a kit being sold on consignment in a hobby shop very cheap with all fittings so ended up with lots of extra wood. A quite small model but sails very well.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Graupner Jules Verne
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks, the $350 is ok but I think shipping (large volumetric)will be well over this amount, so when converting to Australian dollars total will be several thousand ....too much unfortunately. Back in the good old days of overseas travel I would have carried it home as luggage.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Graupner Jules Verne
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the advice but I checked this site and it shows that they do not have any stock of this item.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Graupner Jules Verne
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    how much do you want for one of them, will you ship to Australia, am happy to pay the freight.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Graupner Jules Verne
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    me too, but they seem difficult to find. If you find a source with multiple available, please let me know.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Replica of the Titanic
    1 year ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hard to believe that any new cruise ship is to be produced as many are being scrapped and the cruise industry uncertain for quite some time. If not iceberg it could be Covid that sinks it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ St George Model Boat Club
    2 years ago by Gt108 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Established for more than 30 years, this club meets every Sunday Morning and is a relaxed friendly group of model boat enthusiasts building and running all types including high speed, scale ships, steam power etc
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