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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
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.
[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. SOLD to a club member,
[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. Now on eBay.
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.
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!
[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, both now on eBay.
[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.
[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.
[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
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.
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.
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. 🚤
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 Ã‚A£4.00 Children/OAP's Ã‚A£2.50 Family (2+2) Ã‚A£10.00 Google the above for directions. 😊
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
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
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. 🚤
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
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.