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    Palaform Griffon 600 Model Hovercraft
    From a kit manufactured by Palaform. Constructed from Depron in just a few evenings. Comes complete with skirt and optional electrics pack. Extremely light and manoeuvrable on hard surfaces and water, not grass. It weighs 83 grams including the battery and electrics. Available on the internet from Palaform Ltd. https://modelhovercraft.co.uk/ocart/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=53
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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) See YouTube video :https://youtu.be/EbE5aEcJodM
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    πŸ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    8 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have the MB Vol 47 554 one thanks but the other would be great.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    8 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    See My Harbour with extra photos etc.
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    πŸ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    8 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Speedline Models do not exist any more so Deep Dive subs are no longer available unless someone knows different ? Mine is the HFM version before Speedline took it on when HFM closed its doors.
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    πŸ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    8 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The project is not going to happen for a while whilst I gather the info I need and find tine. I have number of other projects (not boat ones) ahead of it to get the bench clear. So maybe one day I will get it on the starting blocks.
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    πŸ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    8 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    My hovercraft are already built so I am unable to show you how to build one.. There are lots of guys on Facebook who do that. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ModelHovercraftAssociation/
    or join the Model Hovercraft Association
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ModelHovercraftAssociation/
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    πŸ“ Palaform Griffon 600 Model Hovercraft
    8 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    From a kit manufactured by Palaform. Constructed from Depron in just a few evenings. Comes complete with skirt and optional electrics pack. Extremely light and manoeuvrable on hard surfaces and water, not grass. It weighs 83 grams including the battery and electrics.
    Available on the internet from Palaform Ltd.
    https://modelhovercraft.co.uk/ocart/index.php?route=product/...
    https://modelhovercraft.co.uk/ocart/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=53
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    πŸ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    8 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I had not really thought about one. Perhaps not best show my awful building skills eh!
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    πŸ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    8 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for the photos. I saw the video on YouTube when i was searching but there are not many build photos on the internet. The kit I have is for the Deep Dive VI rather than the VII. I assume that they are very similar.
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    πŸ“ HFM Deep Dive VI
    8 months ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Does anyone have photos of the above showing a completed pressure vessel, that's the box with the electrics in. Or any build photos that might help. Thanks.
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    πŸ“ Plans for Billings African Queen
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for the kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed working on it.
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    πŸ“ Plans for Billings African Queen
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes some weathering is called for but after I have enjoyed the "as new" look for a while. Thanks again for your help.
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    πŸ“ Plans for Billings African Queen
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Doug,
    Whilst I wait for a suitable steam plant to be sourced I have restored the African Queen to it's original Billings electric version using the plans you kindly posted on here. I am awaiting a Union Flag, two figures (Charlie Allnut and Rose Sayer) plus making the oxygen and hydrogen bottles. A little light weathering and she is ready for her maiden voyage.
    Mike

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    πŸ“ Marine steam engine wanted
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The photo shows the dummy one that is part of the billings kit which I plan to ditch in favour of a real steam plant. Apologies for any confusion. Mike
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    πŸ“ Plans for Billings African Queen
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Doug,

    You are a star. Many thanks. I need them to restore a Billings African Queen that has seen better days.
    Cheers Mike
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    πŸ“ Plans for Billings African Queen
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Does anyone have the plans for a Billings African Queen. Photo copies will do. Happy to pay copying costs and postage.
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    πŸ“ Marine steam engine wanted
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The question was "anyone have one for sale" and not a problem with one as it does not yet have one. Another problem is that GayLC lives at the complete opposite end of the country but thanks for the thought. πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Marine steam engine wanted
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Does anyone have for sale a marine steam engine with upright steam boiler, preferably gas fired, suitable for a Billings African Queen?
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    πŸ“ Griffon Hovercraft - Canadian Coastguard colours
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You can Google photos of the actual Canadian Coastguard hovercraft. Here is a video of the Hovercraft Museum shot in 2016 .https://youtu.be/9ERmbOsHZN4
    https://youtu.be/9ERmbOsHZN4
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    πŸ“ Griffon Hovercraft - Canadian Coastguard colours
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    One of the survivors is at the Hovercraft Museum at Lee on Solent. Really big when you get up close.
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    πŸ“ Griffon Hovercraft - Canadian Coastguard colours
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Rip stock. Members of the Model Hovercraft Association could get them from the person who made them to suit the scale plans but I don't think that is the case now.
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    πŸ“ Griffon Hovercraft - Canadian Coastguard colours
    1 year ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Here is the video of the Hovercraft I mentioned. https://youtu.be/EbE5aEcJodM plus a photo.
    https://youtu.be/EbE5aEcJodM
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    πŸ“ African Queen Wanted
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks πŸ‘πŸ‘ I hope it demonstrates the qualities of the craft and it is something different that alway draws in the spectators.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I thought that you might like to see this YouTube clip of the Griffon Hovercraft in action.
    See link:
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scamp
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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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    πŸ“ African Queen Wanted
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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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    πŸ“ Model Slipway - Sentinel WANTED
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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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    πŸ“ Gwen M Model Yacht
    2 years ago by ModelHover ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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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