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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Flying Christine2
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice Model, I hope you enjoyed the build.
    The first Flying Christine was a converted air sea rescue launch, unfortunately it was destroyed in a storm. The Flying Christine II was the commissioned to replace it. In the 90s she was replaced by The Flying Christine III, which looks like a pilot boat design.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Stuffing box grease?
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have always used petroleum jelly

    ๐Ÿ“ ShoeString II
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, with modern esc's there is no need for a rx battery. the power comes from the BEC.

    ๐Ÿ“ ShoeString II
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    available from ebay or HAKits

    ๐Ÿ“ ShoeString II
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, I thought you might like to see the new model from HAKits 36" long all plywood construction with 3d printed fittings. she sails very well with a good turn of speed and very stable.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: F1 Gulf
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I too love the Gulf racing colours and have used them on several models.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Adolph Bermpohl
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have taken photos of the mechanism. Mounted on the side of the hull, It operates a push rod to the door.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Adolph Bermpohl
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello, I am refurbishing one at the moment and am planning on talking the mechanism out.
    I am looking for a plan for the model, can you help

    ๐Ÿ“ Site issues
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes , all seems fine for me. I'm using old windows 7

    ๐Ÿ“ 1/10 scale figures
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Jim, I use a company called real model pilots, They are mainly aircraft but do some civilian and marine figures to any scale you wish. www.realmodelpilots.co.uk

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lorelei
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I put 2 jet drives in mine which gave good performance. from a 2s lipo

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    ๐Ÿ“ Battery driven motors
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Chris, you are bang on, the 600 is a bit too powerful. The slipper launch is a fairly slow river boat, not made for racing. I recommend a 500 size brushed motor as a good option. keep the battery voltage to 6v -7.4v

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Slipper Launch
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello,
    I now have a fittings kit available on request for this model. video on www.hakit.co.uk

    ๐Ÿ“ I need help identifying/locating these fittings
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It looks like Robart quick release joint. these are normaly used in model aircraft. Available from Bobs Hobbies. Orlando.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Maiden Voyage
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great to see the younger generation getting involved. This was exactly my idea when i started to produce the small simple kits. Well done.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mast.
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I do have 3d printed masts and did include them in the kit but people said they liked to varnish a wooden mast rather than paint the plastic to look like wood. I will include both from now on. If any body wants a plastic mast just email me. Paul HAKits

    ๐Ÿ“ Plans
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have built a couple of these boats many years ago, the kit uses a plastic hull so I don't think the plans have any hull lines or formers. I will try and find them and check if you wish.

    ๐Ÿ“ union flag
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well my posting on getting the correct size flag has stirred a hornets nest. When i photographed to flags they were the correct way up and they are correct in my file but when i posted them they flipped upside down, anybody know why?
    anyway here is the flag on its staff.

    ๐Ÿ“ union flag
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello, just a little tip for people looking for realistic union flags. I needed a large-ish flag for my slipper launch, at 1/8 scale it needed to be about 4" the larges i could fine in the model shop was about 2" and cost about ยฃ4.50. I bought it as there was nothing else. I then looked on line and after several searches found small polyester waving flags. The union flag was twice the size I needed, but the seller also sold an Australian flag. so i bought that ยฃ2.99 and cut the union flag from it. Perfect๐Ÿ˜‰

    ๐Ÿ“ Norstar model fireboat.
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Colin, I have copied the plan, If you send your address I will post it out to you. Please PM me.
    Cheers Paul.

    ๐Ÿ“ Norstar model fireboat.
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Colin, the plan is half size. I dont realy want to let it go but will happily try and copy it for you.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Norstar model fireboat.
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I might be a bit late with this but i have only just seen the post. The Norstar fire boat was my second boat build in about 1976 and i still have the plan, is it any use to you?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HAKITS MORSTON
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I found for 1/12 scale lobster pots the blue beard and hair nets are about the right size, the cheap brown ones are too fine. I 3d printed a frame, sprayed it with photo mount adhesive and rapped the net around, but not stretching too tight. when dry i trimmed off any excess and spray painted the whole thing black. hope this helps

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HAKITS Morston
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    To clear some thing up, I spend alot of time in North Norfolk, Blakeney in particular. Moored there is a small open launch called the Teal.(see photos) It has a clinker built hull, I decided to model it but as my kits are designed to be easy to build I adapted it to have a single chine hull (The green boat in photo). A friend of mine liked the model but thought it would look better with a shelter, using the same hull as the Blakeney I added a shelter and so the Morston was born.(Blue boat) It is in no way a scale model but a product of my imagination. Hope this helps.
    For people not familiar with Norfolk, Morston is the next village to Blakeney.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Jet powered ski boat
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the kind comments Pete.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Jet powered ski boat
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    the jet units can be found on ebay, just search for model boat jet drive

    ๐Ÿ“ Jet powered ski boat
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I recently bought a couple of cheap jet drive units, about ยฃ15 each and was wondering what to do with them. A friend suggested i put one in my ski boat, so i shoe horned both of them in.
    sorry about the video, i can't turn it round.

    ๐Ÿ“ Machine shop
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Peter, I have a boxford lathe i would like to get rid of. It is one i liberated from a school when i worked there, it has a 3 phase motor and could do with a bit of a tidy up. I gave a donation of ยฃ100 so if i can get the same, i will be happy. Its in the Manchester area.

    ๐Ÿ“ Boat Stand
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I now have the XL boat stand in stock for models upto about 48" The same as the medium just bigger!

    ๐Ÿ“ Boat Stand
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง HAKits ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    beware of copyrights!



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