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    ๐Ÿ“ Kraken & GPL 1000 at Mayhem 2022
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Kraken, with a 29cc Tiger King engine, and a GPL 1000 with an OS21 on a gearbox on the lake... at the same time! Is that sensible? Mayhem 2022



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    ๐Ÿ“ Riptide Stealth at Mayhem 2022
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    29cc Zenoah powered Stealth trying to stay in the lake at Mayhem 2022



    ๐Ÿ“ Straight running at Mayhem 2022
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Who would have thought running a boat with no RC would be so much fun? Some 'straight runners' at Mayhem 2022



    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boat Mayhem 2022
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    SMBC were at Mayhem 2022... here's a video of the scale boats on & off the water.

    ๐Ÿ“ Stevenage Model Boat Club - open day 2021
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    open day 2021 had 2 sessions - IC + fast electric in the morning, scale + sail in the afternoon...



    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMBC videos
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well... Despite the cold weather, it was good that Stevenage Model Boat Club members were able to get back to the lake & sail some boats today...

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMBC videos
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Bob. Hope youโ€™re back on the water soon. Itโ€™s been a long time

    ๐Ÿ“ SMBC videos
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well, it's been 6 months since the last video at SMBC... but we're back at the lake tomorrow with Scale & Sail (if it's windy) and socially distanced on the lakeside... so hopefully we will have some footage to share of the boats, maybe even some new boats? in the meantime here's a link to the last video I did. Enjoy

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 3 x GPL ic boats at Stevenage
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My yellow boat was a couple of seconds in front of the action so didnโ€™t get involved. First time for a long time we have had 3 of the same boat on the lake. So 10 mins of โ€˜competitiveโ€™ fun. And we didnโ€™t lose any cameras off boatswhich sometimes happens. ๐Ÿ˜ Yeah pity about the shows... always looked forwards to them. ๐Ÿ˜” SMBC has stopped sailing now till we see how Govt guidelines change, so time to do some repairs etc. Will post some video of my RAF Firefloat- you havenโ€™t seen that. It is 99% finished. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 3 x GPL ic boats at Stevenage
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Was very lucky... just clipped the tail of the white GPL and took a small chunk out with the prop. So prop on orange HPL want in the best nick after๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ 3 x GPL ic boats at Stevenage
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    3 GPLs on the lake at once, all with different engines, 2 with onboard GoPros, 1 unfortunately with a battery that was about to fail...

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    ๐Ÿ“ SMBC - Aquacraft TS3 tunnel hull
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    On the lake Aug 02, Aquacraft TS3 is powered by an OS21X nitro outboard... eventually flips on a turn ๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMBC back at the lake with some fast boats...
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Kevin. I havenโ€™t seen the owner of that vessel recently but I recall he said it was running on a brushless motor as used in motorised skateboards powered by 12v SLA battery with a 60mm prop. Hope this helps

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMBC back at the lake with some fast boats...
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hey Rob. Swapped the ESC this morning and it all worked. Had a spare 50amp one in the spares box to test with but this canโ€™t be used in anger. So the 90 amp one is either dead or reprogrammed itself to be lazy and not spin the motor. Might have to buy a BIGGER one as a replacement ๐Ÿ˜†

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMBC back at the lake with some fast boats...
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Actually 3 Vospers if we include the RAF Firefloat mk2 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMBC back at the lake with some fast boats...
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    2 Vospers Pete. 1st was electric. 12v SLA, brushless, 60mm prop. 2nd was IC with an Irvine engine.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMBC back at the lake with some fast boats...
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hey Rob. Itโ€™s an MZ12 TX. Telemetry says battery ok (BEC from the ESC). Itโ€™s water cooled ESC and I could see water coming out of the outlet ok. Didnโ€™t appear hot onshore. Motor connectors all present & connected. RX output worked as I swapped connectors round. Nothing is seized. Iโ€™ll hook up a different ESC tomorrow and /or motor.
    โ€˜Filmingโ€™ for the videos - I have a Canon camera on tripod with a GoPro on top for wide shots. Plenty of footage to play with. One of the other boaters sticks a GoPro on his boat to add to the mix. We swap files via wetransfer. Neat.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMBC back at the lake with some fast boats...
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Kevin... there were 2 Vosper boats in the video... 1st was electric powered by a brushless motor & 12v SLA. 2nd was an IC boat with an Irvine engine. Which were you referring to?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMBC back at the lake with some fast boats...
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Rob. I have 2 9.6 Nimh in series. havenโ€˜t looked at it today. Busy editing! Will investigate tomorrow to see if I have hit a lock switch on the TX somewhere. Graupner MZ Hott.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMBC back at the lake with some fast boats...
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Kevin. It is a great boat. Iโ€™ll pass your comments on to the owner. Cheers Steve

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMBC back at the lake with some fast boats...
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Rob. Water is very low at Stevenage. At least 1foot lower than normal. If you watched the video there are some brief glimpses of my RAF 46โ€ which I have almost finished now. At long last! I used the same motor/ESC combination as you and on its 2nd Sunday out ran very well for 10-15 mins. Came back in to tweak TX to get the fire monitor working and boat completely stopped after that. Scratching my head as to what happened. Prob ESC???

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMBC back at the lake with some fast boats...
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thx for the compliments. Thereโ€™s usually something that didnโ€™t go to plan but we donโ€™t always catch it on video. I didnโ€™t include the tug rescue of the tunnel hull (both mine) as I try keep the videos down to a sensible length. Check out our videos from last year.

    ๐Ÿ“ SMBC back at the lake with some fast boats...
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Week 2 of back at the lake, with 2 big electric and a handful of fast IC boats... thrills and spills...๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rear deck test
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Robbob, now you've asked...๐Ÿ™„ I have been 'distracted' with other projects - wasn't feeling confident about the skins for the 46" boat, didn't want to mess up, so I bought a Sarik semi-kit for MTB379 to practice with, and that seems to have gone OKish. Back to the Fireboat in the new year after a few other boat repairs, so hopefully the build log will pick up. The 34" boat, I burnt out the motor some how๐Ÿค” so fitted a brushless + 2S Lipo. Goes very fast!

    ๐Ÿ“ The BIG St.Albans Model Show
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Rob. Great video showing the huge range of model / engineering skills that exist in our local area. Hope you get a lot of โ€˜viewsโ€™ and it inspires some of the younger generations. Steve

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sabre Canard on the SMBC lake
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Cmb 90...

    ๐Ÿ“ Sabre Canard on the SMBC lake
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Early days testing one of our memberโ€™s Canard on the lake... will probably go faster...๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ Stevenage MBC IC boats
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Busy Sunday with 6 members bringing IC boats to the lake. Onshore & offshore footage of the thrills and spills using GoPro cameras on the boats.

    ๐Ÿ“ Joysway ARTR Mad Flow
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Joysway ARTR Mad Flow running on 3S Lipo at Stevenage MBC with on-board GoPro camera

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: WTC/Sub Driver.
    5 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin... just found your blog. Looks good๐Ÿ‘. I picked up a pre-owned Gato similar to yours so interested in your progress. Did you make the end caps for the WTC? I'm planning on turning some from 'plastic' rod, on my lathe



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