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Hi Andy, I bought and made the kit in the early 80's and I have 2 55mm Props fitted. Its name is the City of Birmingham and after speaking to other Solent owners I changed the Superstructure (port hole location and doors) Regards Alan
I have a problem with choosing the motors for this boat. The lifeboat I built in the early eighties and upto today it had 2 x Deceperms fitted(6volt). One of these now as developed a fault and it is far too expensive to buy a new one,soI have decided to go down the route of fitting a couple of MFA850's only to discover that these love the amps and thus could burn my P94 ESC. I would like to stay on the brushed side as I have the techobots sound generatormand this connects to the P94. So which motors should I choose?
I bought and built my Huntsman back in the late 70's. Decided last year to refurbish her. She is powered by a T600 brushless motor, 2 11.1 v lipos these are positioned midships, x50mm prop, tends to start bow down but when on the plane she looks a beautiful sight. I must say of all the boats I have this is the favorite one.👍
Built in 1981 and the cabin superstructure refurbished a couple of years ago. The original motors are 2 decaperms that are getting very hot now. Brushes changed in one of them which now seems to be lazy. It is now time to change these for a more modern type of motor. Because of the distanse from the hull to the middle of the shaft a 850 straight shaft to propeller shaft will not fit. I've decided to fit 2 bearing blocks to the underside of the mount and fix a pulley gearbox to the prop shaft. The decaperms where 2.75:1. What would be the best ratio for my new setup? olly49
HI to all. There Is a safe way and then there Is an Idiots way of charging Lipos. Guess which way I charged my Lipos? I now have several model planes and 1 much loved 6 metre yacht that have been burnt to a crisp. Many boats of smoke damage that will take forever to repaint and clean. Several thousand pounds worth of damage to my garage and the upheval this will cause whilst all the repairs are being done. We where very lucky that a fire door saved the house. Thankfully no one was hurt. So please, please choose a safe way of charging these LIPOS. 😭
[Score: 10/10] 46" Fairey Huntsman Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type) Belt to a EMP 50/65 (2 Blade S Type) Powered by LiPoly (22.2v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hifei Swordfish 120amp ESC - Comments: Wooden Hull, built In the 70's. Used to have a Merco 61. On a tooth belt 14T and 16 T pulleys.
HI to all, I was the person who bought the Surfury off ebay last week. The hull Is sound but very very heavy, the superstructure Is slightly broken and crazing, so a little need of gel coat paste. Going to put a brushless In It Instead of the OS Ic engine thats In It at moment. Would have liked maybe a mould from It, so to make a ligther hull.
HI to all. Just purchased a RTTL 2753 boat off ebay. Having looked at lots of photos I see that the superstructures are grey, but mine Is Black. This boat was built In the 60's and detail on this boat Is Ike the builder had either been on this boat or he was close to her In the ports. She has a name on the stern " Black Javelin" any body heard of her?