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    Scamp
    Built from a Model Boats plan with balsa and lite ply, running on a 540 brushed motor and 7.2v Ni-Cad.
    (Yacht) Ardent
    This is a motor sailer built from a Marine Modelling plan. Similar in looks to a Broads sailer. has a wide beam so can withstand a lot of buffeting. (Motor: 380) (10/10)
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    This is a surface runner (ESC: MTronics 25) (10/10)
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    Built to a Mark Porter plan with further information from the Model Hovercraft Association. Constructed mainly from lite ply. Two Speed 600 brushed motors, one for lift and one for thrust. Two ESC's. Rotating radar scanner plus navigation & flashing blue lights. Painted in Canadian Coastguard Markings. (Motor: 600 Brushed) (10/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ African Queen Wanted
    5 months ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Rick, Billings are the only one I know of but there maybe an American version out there somewhere hence the request for information.
    The one in the photo is a kit from a small UK company which no one knows who it was. Unlikely to still be around but maybe the plans have survived someone's shed or loft !!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    5 months ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Many thanks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I hope it demonstrates the qualities of the craft and it is something different that alway draws in the spectators.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    5 months ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the thumbs up on the video. Model Hovercraft with both lift and thrust motors I find easier to manoeuvre. Also to slow the craft you can always decrease the airflow into the skirt which deflates it and causes more drag. This model is 40 inches long by 21 inches wide so its bulk makes it easier to control. Plus of course the brilliant pilot ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    5 months ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I thought that you might like to see this YouTube clip of the Griffon Hovercraft in action.
    See link:
    Model Hovercraft Griffon 2000TD
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    5 months ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The skirt was available through the Model Hovercraft Association but that was some years ago. I am sure if you contacted them they would point you in the right direction. The plan is on their website under Mark Porters page, or was but again I have not checked. The members there are very helpful so do asked them for advice.
    I hope this helps. Mike
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Scamp
    5 months ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, If you click on my Harbour you will see my boats, not so many now. I might build an African Queen if I can't find a ready built one.
    Cheers
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    ๐Ÿ“ Scamp
    5 months ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Built from a Model Boats plan with balsa and lite ply, running on a 540 brushed motor and 7.2v Ni-Cad.

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    ๐Ÿ“ African Queen Wanted
    5 months ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    If anyone has an African Queen model boat for sale I would be interested to hear, prefer live steam but electric powered considered. I could cope with either a scratch built or kit built. See examples in photos.

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Yacht) Ardent
    7 months ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is a motor sailer built from a Marine Modelling plan. Similar in looks to a Broads sailer. has a wide beam so can withstand a lot of buffeting. (Motor: 380) (10/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Slipway - Sentinel WANTED
    7 months ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Anyone have a Sentinel Customs Cutter for sale? Please send PM with details, location, and price. Thanks

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    ๐Ÿ“ Gwen M Model Yacht
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Has anyone built a schooner (or skipjack) named Gwen M from the Marine Modelling plan No.MAR 2556 and featured in their magazine in the July 1996 issue ?
    I am trying to ascertain the weight of the lead keel and how it is fixed. Also I am looking for photos of the interior of the cabin to show the arrangement of servos for rudder and sails.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Submarine) Gato
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is a surface runner (ESC: MTronics 25) (10/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Gatherings
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Why brave enough, Bryan? The thing I will say is that we are a great bunch of enthusiast who primarily sail for fun. We are there Sunday morning from about 10.30 but do check the website as we sometime go to a local eatery for breakfast and banter. http://www.spanglefish.com/chichestermodelboatgroup
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    ๐Ÿ“ location
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That's it. The postcode is for the 'Canal Centre and Cafe' which is good. Thanks
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    ๐Ÿ“ location
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I've no idea either. if anyone can correct it to the Canal Basin, Basin Road, Chichester PO19 8DT be my guest. Some times these website tings are not user friendly for us non-techy types !

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Palaform Griffon 600 RNLI
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The kits are made by Palaform Ltd see website www.modelhovercraft.co.uk This one is a Griffon 600 made from deprom. Very easy to assemble. Get the electrics pack with it rather than supplying your own.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Palaform Griffon 600 RNLI
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A 600mm long model hovercraft built from a kit using Depron polysyrene. Excellent kits and extremely light, quick on the water and very quick on polished surfaces such as sports halls. Contact Palaform for further info. Just Google them. Use styrofoam paint to decorate otherwise you risk melting the polystyrene.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Palaform Griffon 600 - Police
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A 600mm long model hovercraft built from a kit using Depron polysyrene. Excellent kits and extremely light, quick on the water and very quick on polished surfaces such as sports halls. Contact Palaform for further info. Just Google them. Use styrofoam paint to decorate otherwise you risk melting the polystyrene. Reflective marking from local police - thanks guys!

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Built to a Mark Porter plan with further information from the Model Hovercraft Association. Constructed mainly from lite ply. Two Speed 600 brushed motors, one for lift and one for thrust. Two ESC's. Rotating radar scanner plus navigation & flashing blue lights. Painted in Canadian Coastguard Markings. (Motor: 600 Brushed) (10/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ Wanted - Vic Smeed Starlet Sails
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Has anyone got a set of Starlet sails ideally with mast and boom going spare, alternatively would consider complete yacht.

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Other) Beatrice Maud
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Built up from a GRP hull to drawings, photographs and plans available on the internet (10/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ Griffon 2000 TD
    8 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Built from light ply and balsa from a plan available on the Model Hovercraft Association website (under resources) www.modelhover.org it is powered by two 540 brushed motors with dedicated speed controllers.
    This model has now been sold and replaced with a newly built Canadian Coastguard Griffon 2000TD built off a Mark Porter plan but using two Graupner Speed 600 motors, one powered by a 3000 Li-Po battery for thrust and the other on a 7.2v Ni-Cad for lift.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Griffin 600
    8 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The police hovercraft is from a Griffin 600 kit by Palaform Limited. 600mm long, hence the name. it is run on a single brushless motor for both lift and thrust. it is built from depron so is very light. I use 11.1v Li-Po to save weight. Great on land too, in fact very fast on tarmac. Fantastic fun.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Chichester Canal Model Boat Group
    8 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    http://www.spanglefish.com/chichestermodelboatgroup
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    ๐Ÿ“ Donations - Why so little??
    8 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just accessed PayPal using SafarI too. No probs. Must be your end.

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    ๐Ÿ“ HMS Sultan Fun Day
    8 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Weekend 18/19th June @ HMS Sultan In Gosport. Go to website for more Info. A great day for all the family. The Model Hovercraft Association will be at this event. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    ๐Ÿ“ Alfold Model Show
    8 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have just been to the Alfold model show near Cranleigh In surrey. It Is on again tomorrow so don't miss It. I saw a 46" Fireboat go very cheap on the bring and buy stand. Check out the website for directions. Google the above. It Is signposted just off the Horsham to Guildford Road just south of Dunsfold airfield (the one they use for Top Gear). have a great day. ๐Ÿšค

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    ๐Ÿ“ Alfold Charity Model Boat Show
    8 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The above Is between Horsham and Cranleigh In Surrey. The dates for this years show: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2011
    The show Is open to the public from 10.30am to 4.30pm daily.
    At the show you will find Model Boat Displays (Static and on the Water), Trade Stands, Refreshments plus Bring and Buy Stall. You might find a Fireboat or RTTL up for sale.

    Adults รƒโ€šAยฃ4.00
    Children/OAP's รƒโ€šAยฃ2.50
    Family (2+2) รƒโ€šAยฃ10.00

    Google the above for directions.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Fireboat setup
    8 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow, that is some set up, but if you want performance I can see why he made the choice of gear. Many thanks for getting the information for me. I will price the items and decide if that is what I really want. My lake is more of a pond so it may be too quick. Cheers ModelHover

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    ๐Ÿ“ Donations - Why so little??
    8 years ago by ModelHover ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My vote goes to making a donation to the RNLI.

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