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these days you can get any paint MIXED In a can.even two Pack If you want It.I have had BS numbers In all kinds of paint type's the lenth of time that models spend brteen re paints Is normally not that long also there Is no need to put a top clear coat on like you do with some types of paint It Is also Cellulose Is less harmlessmt o use . Peter
This Is part of a restriced document I recivd It also confirmed what we had pulled of a few original vosper plans BS631 was just a primer colour as It wa used the white roof tops and under a lot of the other paints the roof tops where currex smoth white! so differnt docs say different things I think the typed document came out after the firsr re fit. http://coachpainting.info/bs381c.html PETER
the delay look's like one Is not set crectly to nutral I make a short extension lead up with the red wire taped up that way you can plug the speed controlers In with there bec BUT one at a time when they are both set then plug both In with the short extension In one lead, much easeyer to set them up leave the mixer out till both are set then put the mixer In. I found this the best way and have set a few up , not used the astec but used the ACt-something one and the very goood hunter one. Peter
you can watercool outrunners by cooling the mount, when they heat up and you stop running the heat wells towards the front of the motor so does need cooling ,good motor, are you fitting two ? hear are two watercooled In a 46" boat belonging to a friend during tests, the extra wires are for the data recording and gps
I use two futaba 9cs and the newer or last of the 9c and have never flown one uses the JetI system 2.4 with feedback and the other uses the futaba 2.4 modual , plus several smaller futaba 6ch sets all 2.4 and a few of my old JR 40mhz sets converted to 2.4 but never needed the extra bits to set up brushless controlers. peter
Dave M WHY do you need (exponential and end point adjustment together with dual rate) we never have I have run several different types of brushless speed controlers and set up plenty In boats for people all you may need Is end stop agustments. peter
a single drive with a thumper from overlander (when they get them back In stock) will go well also as I poste on Mayhem twin motors make the go very well the first run was recorded at 22MPH without a sinle tweek or swop of props on cheap Giant cod motors. so they go well , Ill find the model number of the thumper. peter
will you bring It to New Brighton when the Illegal swans go on the lake, there Is a sign saying no feeding swans but old F*rts come along wirth several loaves of bread and ruin It for the boaters , 😭 not like there Isint a lake for the swans 50ft away, 😁 so I think It Is one of the best things I have seen In boating for a long time and I wish I could build one. 😛 Peter
if you want a small 12/24 Inverter global village do one that Is small allso If you look on ebay there are hundreds I got a couple and had them tested by an electronics expert, he put them on a scope under load and set he was very suppriesed how good they where, also some of the voltage regs that step down from 33v to 3,3v variable they where very stable
sorry I hadent spotted the pictures of the Inside It seems to be a 600 type motor with brass blocks to watercool around the brush gear the speed controler Is very good just change the motor to a 900, you can get them on ebay from "Lukethemonkey" they are a bit tatty looking but are the same batch as are being sold for 3 times the price. If you email them they will give you the price for your boat, they DO sell them and have done for some time.or contact http://www.lesromodels.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_... they sell the kit and will sell you a fitting kit but I would PM the chap who Is on hear at the Vintagemodelworkshop. Peter
if you can fit the running gear first as If It Is very old It Is sometimes a good Idea to change to a M4 shaft and tube with new bearings also fit and try the motor that way you are not damaging the outside fitting motor mounts etc can you post a picture of the Inside and people on hear may be able to help Identify the motor, the fittings are not a problem these days as there Is a chap advertising them on hear and they are made as the originals where made also you can get the correct stickers when you are ready, If you are going to change motor go brushless you can still use any type of battery with them and they are more efficent. Peter
Please say you are going to do the 40" pt boat , It Is one I built when very young er nearley 50 years ago and never got It sailing properley (because of the poor Ic motors of the day ED Racer) and would like to put twin screws In It (or triples) the 34 " fire boat you are bringing out are you doing a twin screw version? Peter
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No It's ok I have his details, I am going to use him for my next build.every one I have heard who havbe use them are very happy I spoke to him at Haydock, seems a nice bloke I hope he gets plenty of work. Peter
Just a note about the speed controlers, at the time It was hard and expensive to get high powed speed controlers, so these where moded by Instead of the one fet It had four and they where water cooled, at the time they would take any motors you chucked at them Bulers 700bb pimans drill fan motors etc. Peter
I use electronize units and have for a very long time,note the cover that was the norm years ago, this boat was fitted with trin 700bbs but because of the weight (a lot more than an Aerokits) It just had a big fan tail, these got It up on the plain with a Gel sell so nicads would have Improved It dramaticly, but at the time 1400 or they may have been 1700 scr's sub C where about as good as they got. so a 4.8amp dry cell was used I tried D type but they just got hot (so did the gell) but I got them for free at the time, It made a good steering boat, It was fitted with a Hunter mixer and was fun to play with, felt like a cheat on a tight coarse. HA HA. Peter
this boat was built over twenty years ago, It was a Norstar kit so very similar and for a 1/12th kit It's just a bit bigger,anyway hear are some pictures If you want any more Info just get In touch or PM me. peter