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ModelHover

Member Stats
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Member No. 1384
Registered 19th Apr 2011
Last Online 7th Dec 2017
City West Sussex
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 6
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 23
Photos Posted 19
Likes Received 37
Likes Given 1
38 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
LCT
Type: Naval Ship
Palaform X500
Type: Hover Craft
Palaform Griffon 600
Type: Hover Craft
Palaform Griffon 600
Type: Hover Craft
Griffon 2000TD
Type: Hover Craft
+1 More
Lieutenant
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
136 points away from Commander!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 48
Forum Thread 5 20
Forum Post 2 46
Event 8 32
Photo Gallery 10 40
Photos Response 3 3
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 1
Received Likes 2 74
264 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Gatherings by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
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

location by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
That's it. The postcode is for the 'Canal Centre and Cafe' which is good. Thanks

location by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
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 !

Palaform Griffon 600 RNLI by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
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.

LCT by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 10/10] 42" LCT Twin Propellors (2 Blade S Type) Direct Drive to a 2 x 400 brushed (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiCad (9.6v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtronics 25 ESC - Comments: Built from a free plan and build article by Glynn Guest in Model Boats mag December 2009, but modified to suit 1/16th Sherman tank which is also radio controlled. Mainly balsa and lite ply construction. Ramp operated on pulley and servo arm system. Work in progress. Still needs gun turrets and handrails etc.

Palaform X500 by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 10/10] 20" Palaform X500 Single Propellor Direct Drive Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) Batteries - Comments: Made from ABS by a kit from Palaform. Decorated in SBS Special Boat Squadron markings in the 007 James Bond style. Good on the water and very quick on smooth surfaces such as sports halls.

Palaform Griffon 600 RNLI by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
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.

Palaform Griffon 600 - Police by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
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!

Palaform Griffon 600 by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 10/10] 24" Palaform Griffon 600 Direct Drive to a Unknown Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) Batteries - Comments: As per the other Palaform Griffon 600 in my harbour but this one in RNLI markings

Palaform Griffon 600 by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 10/10] 24" Palaform Griffon 600 Direct Drive to a Brushless Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) Batteries Controlled Through Unknown ESC - Comments: Built from a kit by Palaform in Wellingborough. Made from Depron, a compressed form of polystyrene. Kits can be supplied with of without the brushless motor and ESC. Easy to built, a couple of evenings and loads of fun on water or land but not grass. This one in police makings, reflective material by courtesy of my local police force.

Griffon 2000TD by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 10/10] 40" Griffon 2000TD Single Propellor Direct Drive to a 600 Brushed Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) Batteries Controlled Through Unknown ESC - Comments: 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.

Wanted - Vic Smeed Starlet Sails by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Has anyone got a set of Starlet sails ideally with mast and boom going spare, alternatively would consider complete yacht.

Beatrice Maud by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 10/10] 48" Beatrice Maud Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 120mins Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Built up from a GRP hull to drawings, photographs and plans available on the internet

Griffon 2000 TD by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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.

Griffin 600 by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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.

Donations - Why so little?? by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Just accessed PayPal using SafarI too. No probs. Must be your end.

HMS Sultan Fun Day by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
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. 😎

Alfold Model Show by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
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. 🚤

Alfold Charity Model Boat Show by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
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 ÂA£4.00 Children/OAP's ÂA£2.50 Family (2+2) ÂA£10.00 Google the above for directions. 😊

Fireboat setup by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
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

Donations - Why so little?? by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
My vote goes to making a donation to the RNLI.

Vosper RTTL by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
My next project will be a Vosper RTTL. It has been In the shed a while and long overdue for a refit. Just need to finish the fireboat first. Would It be possible to gather up all the RTTL topics and put them In one place, such as 'Other Boats'. I have trawled through most of the posts, by using the search facility, In all the sub headings but probably missed some. Just a thought. Cheers

Donations - Why so little?? by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Selling caps Is a no, no. At the Model Hovercraft Association we have just sold off our remaining stock at a silly price just to off load them. I like the Australian guys Idea. Very often we are looking for a boating related product and cannot find It, even after using google. So, an ad In the pages would get my vote providing It was not In your face like pop ups. I also like the Idea that non members ought to be able to view all the site but have to make a donation If they want to send a message or download anything. What about contacting dormant members, I bet there are bucket loads out there who do not look at the site any more. Get them viewing and suggest a donation. 🚤

What was yout first boat? by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
My first boat was a 46' FIREBOAT which I sold about 10 years ago. I have regretted the decision ever since so have just acquired another as a rebuild project. Not selling this one.

Fireboat setup by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
That's great, many thanks for your help on this. Cheers. 🚤

Uploading photos by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
HI ModelHover, Try renaming the file extensions to ".jpg". Sometimes ".JPG" or ".JPEG"s aren't accepted. Also, If they are massive files maybe reduce the size of them. If all that fails then let me know and I'll ask you to email me one to test at this end. Thanks, Stephen Any good computer programmers out there !! I have not a clew about reducing file sizes. I am using an AppleMac and can manage quite a lot but this Is a touch too techy for me guys. I'll pass thanks and only upload If It accepts the file that I have, If It does not then I will leave well alone. cheers

Uploading photos by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
I have been trying to upload photos but get INVALID FILE TYPE. With a message that only jpeg are accepted. All my photos are jpeg. Any help welcome.

Fireboats for sale by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
If anyone Is Interested Fratton Models still have a few half built/restoration project fireboats for sale. I bought a nice 46" recently. They had about 20 or so they bought as a job lot at the end of last year. Phone Fratton In Portsmouth and see what Is left. Tele 02392 827117.

Fire Boat 34" Laser cut Window kits by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Anyone planning a window frame kit for the 46" Firefloat ? I would be very Interested.

46 In Fireboat Brushless Repower by ModelHover Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
I have been looking for suitable kit. Most brushless motors are listed as xxxxKV,how does that compare with the Turnigy 900watt motor you quoted. Are watts the same as KV ? Cheers.