|||
Current Website Support
262
Contributors
11
Subscribers
You are Not Registered
Donate for your silver medal πŸ…
Β£10
Β£15
Β£25
Β£50
Subscribe for your gold medal πŸ…
Β£5
Β£10
Β£15
Β£20
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    Registered
    3rd Jun 2012
    Last Online
    5th May 2019
    lesfac
    Member Stats
    Stats
    Member No.#1813
    RegisteredπŸ“…3rd Jun 2012
    Last OnlineπŸ“…5th May 2019
    CityπŸ“Torfaen
    CountryπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§United Kingdom
    Gender♂️Male
    AgeπŸ‘ΆNot Provided
    PostsπŸ’¬52
    FollowersπŸ“£0
    Likes ReceivedπŸ‘37

    πŸ’¬ Send Private Message
    Members Following
    Follow lesfac
    lesfac hasn't any followers yet
    0 Followers
    Recent Activity
    No recent activity
    Petty Officer 1st Class
    Ranks Points
    Fleet Admiral 10,000
    Admiral 8,000
    Vice Admiral 6,000
    Rear Admiral 5,000
    Commodore 4,000
    Captain 3,000
    Commander 2,500
    Lieutenant Commander 2,000
    Lieutenant 1,600
    Sub-Lieutenant 1,200
    Midshipman 900
    Warrant Officer 600
    Chief Petty Officer 1st Class 450
    Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class 300
    Petty Officer 1st Class 200
    Petty Officer 2nd Class 150
    Master Seaman 100
    Leading Seaman 50
    Able Seaman 20
    Recruit 0
    79 Points Away From Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class!
    Points
    ActivityWorthAwarded
    πŸ‘ Likes (rcv'd)137
    πŸ’¬ Forum260
    ✍️ Comments224
    ✏️ Blog40
    πŸ“· Photos40
    πŸŽ₯ Videos1090
    πŸ“ Place80
    🚀 Harbour80
    πŸ“ Guestbook100
    😊 Avatar1010
    221 Total Points
    United Kingdom
    Signature
    This user has not added a signature
    Recent Posts
    πŸ“ Model Boat crew....
    2 months ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    I may have not made it clear but when I say you can make figures in Make Human they only exist in the computer (not physical items). All the programs make things on screen only but between them you can end up making a file that you can load onto a 3d printer and make the physical item.
    I had a go at it and then left it . I would now have to start the learning curve again.
    (Edit)
    I just thought you probably mean physically do the sculpting. I guess with the right skills that would work. My mistake.
    Les

    computer
    3d printer
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Model Boat crew....
    2 months ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View All
    I have dabbled with 3d printing characters for my 1/12 Severn Lifeboat.
    I have found some amazing free programs that really are of a professional standard.
    "Make Human" is a program that lets you make figures and you can change their size, age , gender and clothing before your eyes.
    "Blender" is a particularly impressive program that I understand has been used to make videos by professional movie makers. It does much more than handle making figures but it will let you import a figure from Make Human and put a skeleton inside it and then pose the figure as you require. It also lets you sculpt the figure just like using plastercine.
    Another excellent free program is Sculptris which lets you sculpt as with plastercine.
    While these programs are amazing, (The more so as they are free) they have huge learning curves to use them well.
    I wanted a figure dressed as a lifeboatman in his kit. I had a go and "sculpted" a naked figure by adding to his body to try and crudely replicate the baggy waterproof gear. I got a figure out of the exercise with 3d printing it but I know I haven't scratched the surface of what these programs can do. I would like to create a lifeboatman and then pose the figure I create to get differing poses.
    All these programs have many "how to" videos on Youtube.
    I am sure that if you become competent with these programs you could make highly detailed figures for 3d printing. However it's not easy initially. It would be great if someone made a rigged (with skeleton to enable posing in Blender) figure available that could be posed as required.
    Just to be clear my problem becomes more difficult because I don't want the clothed options the Make Human program will simply give me. I need to change the clothing.
    Anyway it's a big subject so I will leave it there.
    Attached is a picture of the figure I made.
    Les

    3d printing characters
    kit
    gear
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ’¬ 17-28 Torbay Severn Lifeboat
    12 months ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Hi Pugwash1
    Thanks for your comments.
    I am no expert in motors but I think its a given that brushless motors out perform brushed motors and lipo batteries out perform lead acid and nimh batteries. Therefore if you want a model that can pick its skirts up ang go you put brushless motors with lipo batteries.
    If your model is not meant to rip around the pond then I dont know how to look at the pros and cons of brushed versus brushless or the merits of the different battery types.
    Les

    motor
    model
    nimh
    lipo
    lead acid
    lifeboat
    brushless motor
    brush
    batteries
    brushless
    brushed motor
    brushed
    battery
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    1
    πŸ“ 17-28 Torbay Severn Lifeboat
    12 months ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View Video
    1/12 scale Severn lifeboat kit from Speedline. Creeping towards completion but still a bit to do. Absolutely beautiful day and venue. 2 1/2 years to get to this point but really pleased with it and enjoying sailing it immensly.
    Speedline Severn Class Lifeboat at Keepers Pond 02 06 2018
    ▢️

    sailing
    kit
    lifeboat
    tow
    sail
    12 scale
    speedline
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    6
    7
    πŸ“ South West Ship Show
    1 year ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    If theres a reason to rubbish it such as difficult parking or it not being very good, it would be nice to know what is being said.

    ship
    show
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Severn Lifeboat 1/12 scale
    1 year ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View Video
    I know I just posted a vid but this was such a lovely day at a lovely venue I have to share it
    Keepers Severn 05042018
    ▢️

    lifeboat
    12 scale
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    1
    πŸ“ Severn Lifeboat 1/12 scale
    1 year ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View Video
    This is a Speedline kit. its been 2 1/4 years to get this far. The build slowed in the second year but now I can sail it I think it will rekindle my enthusiasm. Theres still lots of detail to add .
    Severn Tryout Barry Model Boat Club Sunday 25 03 2018
    ▢️

    kit
    lifeboat
    build
    sail
    12 scale
    speedline
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    4
    2
    πŸ“ Clamps and such
    1 year ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    I found scrunched up aluminium foil worked well to hold parts in place while i soldered them. The aluminium doesnt take solder readily. it would also work for gluing if you are careful not to glue the parts to the foil
    Les

    glue
    parts
    clamps
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    1
    πŸ“ Sunday at Barry Boat Club
    2 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View Video
    Video of Sunday at Barry Boat Club. Camera mounted on my Perkasa
    Barry Model Boat Club 9th April 2017
    ▢️

    club
    video
    camera
    boat club
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    3
    3
    πŸ’¬ Perkasa 49 inch
    2 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Don't know how deep it is in the middle. I think there have been a couple of drownings over the years. I take a reel of fishing line with me. My plan would be to enlist some help and take the other end of the line to the other side of the lake. Lay the line over the boat. Tie a duster to the end of the line and gently pull the line over the boat. I am thinking the wet duster would grab the boat well enough to pull it in. I haven't had to try it so I just hope it works if I need to use it.
    I also thought about getting a 5 meter fishing pole off Ebay but didn't get around to it.
    But as I said most of the time the prevailing wind is towards the more accessible bits

    lake
    ebay
    wind
    tow
    e bay
    fishing boat
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ’¬ Perkasa 49 inch
    2 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    The breeze would blow it to the side. if you were lucky it would be to a readily accessible bit if unlucky it would involve a bit of wading.
    😊
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Perkasa 49 inch
    2 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View Video
    I bought an action camera from Aldi forn Β£50 and it seems to to be a bargain. Just had to try it out mounted on my Perkasa
    Les
    Perkasa Model Boat On Board recording. Blaenavon Keepers Pond 06/02/2017
    ▢️

    bargain
    action
    camera
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    10
    10
    πŸ’¬ One Twelfth Scale Speedline Severn Lifeboat try out
    3 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Hi figtree7nts,
    The reason it can pivot pretty much in its own length is because it is fitted with a bow thruster.
    In this case it's a Raboesch model
    The two main motors are Emax BL4030 brushless motors running with Hobbyking 90 amp escs. I power these with two 5 cell lipos batteries in parallel.
    The Raboesch bow thruster has a brushed motor rated at 7.2 volts and this runs through an esc for brushed motors. (I was lucky to have one ready after I converted one of my boats to a brushless motor). I power the bow thruster with a 7.2 volts nimh battery pack again left over after going to brushless and lipo batteries.
    Les

    battery pack
    brushless motor
    lifeboat
    lipo
    model
    model boats
    motor
    nimh
    brush
    esc
    batteries
    brushless
    power boat
    hobbyking
    brushed motor
    hobby
    brushed
    bow thruster
    bow
    volts
    battery
    speedline
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ One Twelfth Scale Speedline Severn Lifeboat try out
    3 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View Video
    Having installed the running gear I just had to try it out. The boat is about half the weight it should be so ballast is something I will have to add. But lots more to do yet
    One Twelfth Scale Severn Lifeboat Try Out At Blaenavon Keepers Pond 18/6/2016
    ▢️

    ballast
    lifeboat
    weight
    speedline
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    2
    3
    πŸ“ PERKASA ANCHOR CHAIN ARRANGEMENT
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    I have just made an anchor for my 49 inch Perkasa and attached it to some chain. I have sorted fitting the anchor to the deck but I could do with some advice about the chain as I don't want to mess the deck up with a failed securing method.
    The chain is usually shown in a v shaped run on the deck. What is the best method to ensure it stays in place? I am thinking small spots of epoxy on the chain? I assume superglue is too thin for chain?
    I have found difficulty finding photos on the web of the fittings for the anchor chain. Most photos seem to crop off the detail at the very front of the boat or are too far away to see the detail.
    I have seen a lot of models where the chain just lies there and it leads me to wonder what the anchor chain and rope would run out through on the real boats. I assume (maybe wrongly) that it would be necessary for the anchor chain/rope to run out through something like a fairlead? I havnt found a photo that illustrates this.
    Any help much appreciated
    Les

    advice
    deck
    deck fittings
    epoxy
    fittings
    glue
    model
    model boats
    rope
    show
    anchor
    fitting led
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Blackpool Model Boat show
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Was there any info anywhere online about what would be at this show? I did think about going but its a long way and I wanted to know about what exhibitors would be there.
    I looked but couldn't find anything

    boat show
    model
    model boat show
    model show
    pool
    show
    wanted
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    1
    πŸ“ Left Hand props and shafts
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Can anyone tell me?
    Is the screw thread in a left hand prop a left hand thread requiring a prop shaft with a left hand thread?

    It is obviously preferable to have normal running with the tendency to tighten the prop on the shaft rather than loosen it.

    If a model has two props is it important for them to be turning in opposite directions or doesn't it matter?

    Les

    crew
    model
    prop
    matt
    prop shaft
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ brushless motor
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View Video
    Hi
    I use an Emax GT4020 brushless outrunner in my 49 inch perkasa. its a single motor driving a graupner 55 mm plastic prop.
    The link below shows the boat running on a 4 cell lipo but I prefer using a 5 cell which makes it a bit faster than you see in the video.

    I think the motor comes in two Kv ratings. Mine is the 620kv.

    Using one 5000 mah 5 cell Lipo I get 40 minutes of mixed speed running including quite a lot of ripping around.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWKjv1gM93M

    Les
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWKjv1gM93M
    πŸ”—
    KEEPERS28052015A
    ▢️

    brushless motor
    graupner
    lipo
    motor
    prop
    prop tube
    brush
    brushless
    show
    outrunner
    video
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Fixing an anchor to the deck
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    I am gradually adding detail to my 49 inch Perkasa whilst also having great fun sailing it.
    I have just made the Danforth type anchor out of brass soldered together.
    I am wondering how people usually fix this type of thing to the deck. I am wary of glue as I don't want the anchor to drop off if the glue gives up. Also if you use so little as to be invisible it may not be secure enough.
    My idea at the moment is to solder two 1/16 pins to the anchor and drill holes in the deck to accept them.
    If I slightly bend the pins towards each other they would stay in place by spring pressure yet be able to be pulled off the deck. The downside is the holes in the deck being a route for water ingress.
    Other peoples methods would be much appreciated
    Les

    deck
    glue
    sailing
    tow
    sail
    drill
    anchor
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Choosing a lifeboat kit
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    I am thinking about making my next boat a lifeboat.
    A Severn, Tamar or Trent. All appeal at 1/16 or 1/12 scale.
    I can see kits at Model Slip way and at Speed line. The speed line kits are much more expensive.
    Can anyone comment on building any of these kits and the pros and cons?
    Is it worth buying the more expensive kit?

    build
    kit
    lifeboat
    model
    boat building
    scale model
    trent
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Anyone understand this?
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    No its a brushless motor.
    I cant think where the current is going if the motor isn't using it.
    Les

    brushless motor
    motor
    brush
    brushless
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    1
    πŸ“ Anyone understand this?
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    I have just been out running my Perkasa happily blasting up and down the lake at full throttle for about half an hour until the battery cells went low and the ESC cut the power. As I was advised and since proved if left for a minute the battery comes back up again and I can usually tootle back to the side. I waited and sure enough got some headway but probably rushed it a little and the cells went low again and it stopped before I got it to the bank. I then found it wouldnt move after waiting and I had to wait for it to drift to the side.
    Upon investigating I found that the two 30 amp fuses in parrallel had blown. I cant understand how the fuses are ok blasting up and down but blow in a low voltage and low throttle setting.
    I replaced the fuses and everything works as it should.
    The only thing that occurs to me is if the ESC actually sinks power to prevent movement but that seems unlikely.
    The ESC is a 160 amp Aquastar

    Any ideas?
    Les

    lake
    esc
    voltage
    battery power
    battery voltage
    aquastar
    fuse
    battery
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ What sort of glue
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    I have made 4 cleats for my Perkasa. I made them In brass and basically the bottom of them Is a 22mm x 8mm rectangle. My Inclination Is to use 2 part epoxy but I am not sure If It will bond metal to the hull permanently.
    Can anyone recommend a glue to holdΒ the brassΒ to the painted deck?
    Thanks In advance.
    Les

    deck
    epoxy
    glue
    hull
    paint
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ 49 Inch Perkasa fixed after burnout
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    View Video
    Following burning out the motor by fouling the prop on a polythene bread wrapper I fitted a new 160 amp speed controller and got a bargain motor from Giant Shark. it is an Emax GT4020 which cost about Β£14. I realised what a bargain it was and went back only to find Giant Shark have ceased trading. The video shows the boat running on a 4 cell Lipo, it goes a bit quicker on a 5 cell that I have. I am really sold on Lipo power as Dave said I would be. I have just ordered a 3 cell Lipo for my crash tender
    KEEPERS28052015A
    ▢️

    lipo
    motor
    prop
    speed controller
    bargain
    show
    video
    giant shark
    crash tender
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    1
    3
    πŸ“ Playing with fire?
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Thanks for the advice.
    I wont risk it.
    I was running the boat on two 7.2 volt Nimh in series and this is what prompted me to wonder about using the Lipo.
    However I did find that compared to the old brushed motor, the brushless motor makes quite an Improvement on only one 7.2 volt Nimh battery. I have a pair of 4500 mah Nimh and I thought why not put them in parallel to get 9000 mah at 7.2 volts.
    With this configuration there was a noticeable step up in performance over a single battery which was a bit of a surprise because I was only expecting longer running time. I thought theoretically its 7.2 volts on one battery or two in parallel but there is a noticeable difference on two.
    Anyway I'm a happy boy now.

    Les

    advice
    brushless motor
    lipo
    motor
    nimh
    run time
    brush
    brushless
    brushed motor
    brushed
    volts
    battery
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Playing with fire?
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Having updated my old 34 Inch crash tender to run on brushless and nimh batteries, I am wondering how It would go with lipo's. (I was really pleased with the difference lipo's made on my perkasa.). The crash tender has a 60 amp Seaking ESC rated as suitable for 3 cell lipos. The motor Is good for 5 cell lipo's.
    I have a 4 cell lipo and my temptation Is to try that and perhaps limit maximum throttle on the transmitter. Has any one tried using an over rated battery or know If meltdown would Immediately occur?
    I know the right thing Is don't do It but I just wonder how much lattitude there Is with these things.

    brushless motor
    lipo
    motor
    nimh
    brush
    esc
    batteries
    transmitter
    brushless
    crash tender
    battery
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Advice please on replacement brushless.
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    I was thinking a new motor was going to be about Β£80 but I looked on Giant Shark and bought a GT4020 out runner for less than Β£14. I tried it out today and it seems excellent value for money. it does come with an 8 mm shaft though which might cause coupling problems for some as I haven't seen any 8mm couplings anywhere. (I made an adapter). I have found that the speed controller runs it noticeably faster one way than the other. At first the better motor speed was reverse for the boat. I swopped 2 wires on the motor then the better motor speed is forward for the boat but the transmitter joystick is reversed. I will see if the forward/reverse setting on the speed controller addresses this.
    My final issue is the cut off voltage of the esc. it cut out in the middle of the lake. I did fit the warning beeper but with my hearing I have no chance. I haven't seen a parameter to set on the esc. Obviously it is better to go to low power before stopping

    advice
    lake
    motor
    pt boat
    speed controller
    brush
    esc
    transmitter
    brushless
    voltage
    giant shark
    coupling
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Advice please on replacement brushless.
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Thankyou both for your quick replies
    It looks like another motor then. 😟
    The ESC settings on the Aquastar 160 amp esc are
    Default Settings:
    - Battery Type > Auto Detect
    - Operation Mode > Forward with pause then Reverse
    - Acceleration > Medium
    - Forward Limit > 100%
    - Reverse Limit > 50%
    - Drive Frequency > 16KHz
    - Rotation Reverse > Normal

    What is the drive frequency? I have the choice of 16KHz or 8 KHz
    Its amazing how difficult it seems to be to get useful information. There were no instructions at all with the ESC or the programming box. Just a set of specs on each.

    advice
    instructions
    motor
    brush
    esc
    brushless
    programming
    aquastar
    rotation
    battery
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Advice please on replacement brushless.
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Can antone offer advice on this please?
    Having burned out my speed controller when my boat picked up a polythene bread wrapper, I am busy trying to get It going again.
    The motor Is a brushless EnerG C50-20 and the burned out controller was a maytech 80 amp. It ran very nicely and the 30 amp In line fuse lived happily without blowing. (Until I picked up the bread wrapper)
    I have just bought a 160 amp Aquastar speed controller from Hobbyking. The motor will run but Is blowing the 30 amp fuse and sounds rough I Increased the fuse to 80 amp which Is what the motor Is rated at. The motor runs rougher In one direction than the other. The speed Isnt settled and the motor hunts around. Also more worryingly If I give the motor full throttle It starts smoking so It wont last long like that.
    I fear that the motor may already be damaged by the Initial mishap
    Can anyone tell me If there are any Issues using a speed controller with a large capacity compared to the motor?
    I would like to understand If what I have set up should run. Should any speed controller run any motor provided the loading Isnt exceeded?
    I suspect that the motor Is Kaput but I have a nagging worry that the new speed controller could have an Issue.
    Expensive lark this Isnt It?

    advice
    brushless motor
    motor
    speed controller
    brush
    brushless
    hobbyking
    hobby
    aquastar
    fuse
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ’¬ VOSPER PERKASA 49 INCH KIT PART 2
    4 years ago by lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Flag
    Well Sods Law Rules. Took it to Cwmbran boating lake for its 3rd sail on Sunday and it picked up a polythene bread wrapper around the prop which had the effect of causing the prop nut to tighten on the prop tube clamping the prop shaft and I fried the esc. I have ordered another esc and I am hoping the motor is ok.
    A big thankyou to Cwmbrans duck feeders

    boating
    kit
    lake
    motor
    prop
    prop tube
    vosper
    esc
    sail
    prop shaft
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share


    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy
    Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info