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Hi. Been watching this build progress and the discussion. Having seen the recently posted pictures of the rudder installation it appears that your problem is probably caused by the rudder aspect. From the photos it appears that the rudder post is not mounted completely vertical. Thus when the blade is turned by the servo this will create an aileron or elevator effect on the water flow. Things behave very. Much the same in water as they do in the sir. Regards Kevin
Hi This could be the Robbe Nordenay. This was a research vessel which is well out of production but a nice and impressive work boat. If you google robbe Nordney you will see pictures of her. She was twin screw with a crane to lower a work boat. Regards Kevin
Hi Lyle. Note your comments on planing strikes or the hard chine hull. I have a 52" Veron FPB. Powered by two Graupner 900 motors. When she gets up on the plane loads of wash coming over the rear deck. Am I right in thinking that if I fit a strake to each side of the hull at the bottom of the vertical skin and flush with the bottom of it it will assist in planing and keep wash away from the rear deck. If I fit them I intend to flare them towards the bow. Regards Kevin
Hi When you research vosper thornycroft they built many warships for foreign navies, mainly in the Middle East i.e. Oman Malaya etc. if you ok on e bay under vosper you will see photographs of these vessels. It. Islikely that your model is authentic and was built for a foreign, likely middle eastern navy. Regards Kevin
Hi Jon. I wouldn't be surprised if it would make £300. I have looked around for about six years and never seen such an origional and unmade FPB kit. I have put a sound system in mine supplied by action electronics. The sound is of a turbo cat diesel and is very effective. Regards Kevin
Hi John. Interested to know what kind of offers you have had. Boaty, yes Veron did an RTTL Rescue Target Towing Launch, they featured in the black and white film ' The sea shall not have them'. This though is their fast patrol boat. I believe it's called a 'Trinity class patrol boat and some were supplied to the Trinidad and Tobago navy. You will sometimes see the model bares the name Coureland Bay'. I have seen photos on this website of her. They were built by Vosper Thornycroft in Portsmouth. If I was building her I would put two meaty brushless motors n her which should bring a sprite lay planing performance. I have fitted two Graupner 900s in mine, which give her an excellent turn of speed. These are brushed motors but are not available any more. The hull space is vast so easily accommodates batteries with space for sound system working radar etc. Regards Kevin
Hi This model is a particular favorite of mine. I am restoring one having converted to twin electric motors. Quite a rare kit but impressive when made and is 52" hull. Hull is really strong and initially made for 10/15cc engine. Cabin structure quite testing to assemble. I have totally re worked mine. Quite a rare kit and probably collectable. Would probably sell well on e bay. Fleetscale do a hull deck and running gear but the cabin would be a challenge due to its unique shape and flying bridge. An excellent find. Regards Kevin
Hi Don't know wether you solved this yet. I recently tried to bond my Dx8 to a receiver and failed. Reason my receiver battery too low. When charged bound first time. Clearly rx power is critical Regards Kevin
Hi. I am building a 35" version of the aerokits RAF fire tender. I am at the point where I need to decide on the electric motor which is appropriate. I would like the vessel to be able to come upon to the plane without to much effort and have a bit in reserve for anxious moments or sheer fun. Do you recommed a brushed or brushless motor and if so what power rating. If brushless either in runner or out runner. Grateful for any advice. Regards Kevin.
Hi Wayne I have used this bonding agent and yes it is expensive. This glue is in a technically superior league to mist products out there. I understand that it is an acrylic glue. I have even used it to bond a nod laminate metals very effectively. It is also very effective when bonding to plastics. Yes it is expensive but it is an excellent glue which out performs anything else I have used. Regards Kevin
HI I definitely recommend the Electronize FR 30 HX. I use two of these in my 52" Vosper fast patrol boat which has two Graupner 900 motors. I run both at 24 volts which the motors and speed controllers can easily handle. They are a quality esc with excellent repair back up.
The model Is from a 'Veron' kit now produced In the sixties to early seventies. veron no longer exist. She was a Vosper fast patrol boat of the Trinty class. I am currently restoring one which has twin electric. The model was originally designed to run on a single screw powered by a 10/15cc Ic engine. Copies of the plans of the model are available on e bay. Fleetscale also prosecutor an accurate drawing of the vessel along with a grip hull.
The motors power a partly refurbished Veron Vosper high speed patrol boat which was originally designed to be powered by a 10cc Ic engine. I saw one running many years ago as a youngster and wanted to replicate this performance. I decided that there would be no half measures as the hull Is 52" and made of ply. I did not want to have to up engine the boat as a result of disappointing performance, hence the 24v via 20 3700 amp hr Nimh cells Per motot. The performance Is excellent even with one 900 motor down. Regards Kevin
Thanks. Do the motors you're using accept. 24V? I would also be Interested In how they are fastened. The Graupners have four lugs to bolt onto the motor. Bracket/frame. Also do yours have Integral cooling fans or are they cooled by water or Is cooling not necessary. Regards Kevin.
Neil Another tip. While aligning the prop shaft and motor I have found It useful to use a couple of lumps of blu tack. I used on both but on the tube, place a lump In the angle created by the tube emerging from the hull and again Inside where the tube enters the hull. then press firmly Into the blu tac too hold In the desired position and apply some glue. Alternatively apply glue before Inserting tube and let the blu tac hold In position. Then make final adjustments to motor alignment Ie using shims before fixing.
Neil. I would use an epoxy resin to glue In your shaft. Something like Araldite. Use In a warm room so the glue remains thin. Setting time gives you time to make final adjustments before the glue sets.lRe you motor I would suggest using astrip of cardboard wrapped arou n d the universal joint to Immobilise It, much like a splint. Tape the card as tight as you can and line up shaft and motor. When happy you can fix the motor In correct position. Remove the cardboard splint for final assembly. I used card from a corn flake packet wrapped around two or three times. you would be surprised how rigid this makes the coupling. Hopo this helps Kevin
Looks good. I am currently re furbishing the same model. I am fitting twin screws and rudders. The motors are Graupner 900's and the running gear was purchased from Fleetscale. I am powering the motors using two twelve volt cell packs wired In series to provide 24V via 2 Electronize 30 amp speed controllers. Not far off first sea trials of the hull and running gear. I want to get this sorted before starting on the superstructure.