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    πŸ’¬ Fast Patrol Boat
    2 months ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi BOATSHED,
    The wooden block is screwed and araldited ti the keel and supports an Aluminium bracket designed for holding a Brushless motor in an Aeroplane, use what’s available I always say.
    The coupling is Silicon tube fitted to brass universal coupling fittings and because the way brushless run is very quiet compared to a normal Unversal Joint assembly.
    Will post it running shortly.
    Thanks for you interest. Graham

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    πŸ“ Fast Patrol Boat
    2 months ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Just renovated this one not been used of several years, I need to get back into sailing, was running on a 400 size motor now on a outrunner Mystery D2632-100 and it seems to go very well, will post it on the water later.

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    πŸ“ Older Billings Models
    2 months ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi I was unaware that the Samson and Polar Trawler had the same hull, I have had a Polar Trawler for several years, purchased as a project from that auction site β€œE” something and it sails really well, so if the Samon is the same Hull it should be a very good model. Somewhere on the site I have posted some articles about the Polar’s rebuild. Will try to find the links if I can.

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    πŸ“ Hobby Engine Factory Tug Motors
    6 months ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi I have just read your post about your tug, I am one of those who modified mine to two new motors:-
    A. Because the original gear box nylon pinion gears split and there was no way that one could get them to fix securely back on to the motor shaft, plus the fact that when initially refitted they would no longer mesh and if the motors stopped at the wrong point they would not restart they just jammed.
    B. I wanted to make the tug more manoeuvrable so fitted separate speed controllers to each motor enabling me to run one motor forward and one in reverse this with suitable rudder positioning allows the tug to rotate on its axis with very little forward or reverse motion.
    C. I was able to use a 6v 4Ah Gel type battery which gives a much greater runtime.

    As to the old gearbox I think that because the gears were split it was disposed of. Somewhere in my harbour here there should be some photo’s of the conversion. I am now using speed 300 motors with a 2.5:1 reduction position much further forward in the hull an I made extension shafts to the original fitted ones, and it all works.

    Hope this helps and perhaps explained the need to change the original setup. Graham

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    πŸ’¬ Aerokits Fast Patrol Boat
    2 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi, it's not a proper monitor on the cabin roof, but the spray nozzle from an air freshener the type that are battery powered and spray one burst every 15 minutes. I suppose that you could attach a small pipe to it and make it into a working monitor if you wanted too. Hope that this helps Graham.πŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Waveney Lifeboat 1st sail
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    it's running 2 x 50amp resin sealed cheap controllers purchased on Ebay, but the motors only draw about 15Amp maximum with the Como-Drill motors, so really anything that would handle 20Amps would work. Look on Ebay there are plenty of people selling these controllers at about Β£20. the reason for TWO controllers is to allow the motors to run One Forward and One Reverse the life boat will then turn in its own length. You could just run a single controller and rely on the rudders to turn the model. Hope that this helps "Deswelham" regards Graham

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    πŸ“ (Tug Boat) Modified Southhampton called "WYEFORCE"
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Another RTR modified motors and batteries, OK but motor drain is heavy. (Motor: 2 x 400) (5/10)

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    πŸ“ (Yacht) Yacht
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A 36R type Yacht. This is a fibre glass hull. (5/10)

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    πŸ“ (Tug Boat) Billing Banckert
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Built from a Billing Kit and named Maasbank a sister ship to the Banckert. Picture shows it at the Club Chairman's Cup night. (Motor: MFA 385) (5/10)

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    πŸ“ (Life Boat) SEVERN LIFE BOAT
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This was bought as a RTR model from a toy shop, gutted and fitted with a single Graupner 400 combined prop shaft and gearbox it runs on a AA 7.2 volt Nimh pack 3200 mAh for hours. Good simple fun. Battery is now at rear so it looks better on the water. (Motor: Graupner 400) (8/10)

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    πŸ“ (Tug Boat) Neptun
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Good little worker will run all day on a 6 volt 4 Ah battery. (Motor: 540) (8/10)

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    πŸ“ (Working Vessel) Polar Trawler
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    this is an old boat from the 1980's that gets taken out when all else in not available. (Motor: 2 x 385) (8/10)

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    πŸ“ (Pleasure Craft) Dumas Cobra
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    American kit bought on that Auction site and refurbished. (Motor: Inrunner 540 size) (8/10)

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    πŸ“ (Working Vessel) Celia
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Small fishing boat from an old kit with a performed hull. (Motor: 540 Size) (7/10)

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    πŸ“ (Tug Boat) Smit Nederland
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is another boat purchased on that well known Auction Site about 12 months ago and it has been extensively rebuilt and re-motored. it now performs as it should. (Motor: Twin Decaperm) (8/10)

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    πŸ“ (Tug Boat) Dolfijn
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    In the process of being built, will add more information later (Motor: Johnson 600) (5/10)

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    πŸ“ Waveney Lifeboat 1st sail
    5 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is the first sail of this boat its running two geared Como-Drill 2.5:1 motors and seems to be OK with it current setup.

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    πŸ“ (Life Boat) Waveney Lifeboat
    5 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Built from a fibre glass hull but not yet finished sailed for the first time today and was very good. (Motor: Comodrill 500) (8/10)

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    πŸ“ (Naval Ship) Matchbox Corvette
    6 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is an old Matchbox plastic kit that has been modified from a display model, and runs very well at what seems a realistic speed, it is ballasted with 2 x 6volt 4Ah batteries. (ESC: Model Car type) (9/10)

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    πŸ“ (Pleasure Craft) Huntsman
    6 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This boat was built in 1975 and as been modified many time but with modern batteries and motors it is now performing better than ever. it was built from President Kit and has a plywood type hull so is quite heavy by todays standards. But I get a lot of pleasure running it. (Motor: Johnson 600) (ESC: 50Amp solid state) (8/10)

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    πŸ“ Huntsman on Sunday 17th March Cwmbran
    6 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI Some new photos of my Hunstman sailing at Cwmbran this Sunday morning, running on a 11.1 volt Lipo with "a wait for it" 55X 2 blade prop through a 3:1 reduction gearbox on a Johnson 600.
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    πŸ’¬ Maggie B a modified Southampton
    6 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI Geo, The answer to that is YES but I just used Vasaline to reseal it, and it seems to work I've had no water in side yet.
    Graham

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    πŸ’¬ Maggie B a modified Southampton
    6 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI Geo,
    My Southampton is a couple of posts below yours you can see from the photos that I separated the two halves and this allowed me very good access to the hull, I've fitted two 400 size motors with 3:1 reduction gearboxes and it performs very well on 6v, I also am using 2 ESC's so she will now turn in its own length.
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    πŸ’¬ Maggie B a modified Southampton
    6 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI Really like what you have done with the superstructure have you kept the same motors, or have you changed them. I to have a modified Southampton but had to change the motors and gearbox because they gave up the ghost and failed in a big way.
    Graham

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    πŸ’¬ Old RTR Southampton Tug.
    6 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI Ewan,
    I found them at a boot sale, you sometimes can find them at charity shops.
    Regards Graham

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    πŸ“ Becker rudders
    6 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI Mike sorry First jpg is upside down will resend now.
    Graham

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    πŸ“ Becker rudders
    6 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI Mike
    Can you do anything with this drawing its saved as a jpg file so you might be able to down load it. it would give you some idea of size and construction all parts on the Billing one or brass but it might be possible to use some other material.
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    πŸ“ Becker rudders
    6 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI Mike,
    Here is a photo of my Bekker Rudder, as supplied with the Billing Smit Nederland Kit as you can see I have not started using them yet, the blades are Solid Brass about 6mm thick shaped like an aerofoil equally about the center line difficult to photograph, so the photo is plan only the rule should give an idea of size and the cutting board will also help. if you still have a problem with sizes I might be able to make a CAD Drawing of the parts but that will take some time. My CAD skills are rusty at the moment.

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    πŸ“ Becker rudders
    6 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI Mike, Have been out most of the day (Mothering Sunday) and only just found your reply, will take some photos tomorrow an post them during the day, I was hoping to get it done tonight but its a bit late now.
    Regards Graham

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    πŸ“ Becker rudders
    6 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI Mike if it helps I will take some photos later of my pair of Billing Rudders with a ruler close so you can get an idea of the sizes.
    Graham

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