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>> Home > Members > olly49
Registered
22nd Feb 2009
Last Online
30th Apr 2018
olly49

Member Stats
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Member No. 545
Registered 22nd Feb 2009
Last Online 30th Apr 2018
City Telford and Wrekin
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 1
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 18
Photos Posted 6
Likes Received 5
Likes Given 2
20 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Fairey Huntsman
Type: Pleasure Craft
Chief Petty Officer
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
1 points away from Sub-Lieutenant!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 8
Forum Thread 5 40
Forum Post 2 36
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
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 2
Received Likes 2 10
99 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Numbers and lettering for solent by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi, This is the size of the numbers on my Solent.

Solent class lifeboat by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
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

Aerokits Solent Lifeboat by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 9 months ago
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?

Griffon2000 by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 9 months ago
hi, I'm in the middle of making the Griffon, what thurst motor did you use and how did you mount it? Regards olly49

motors by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 11 months ago
In my Huntsman I have a T600 brushless.👍

Richards 48" Swordsman by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
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.👍

Richards 48" Swordsman by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
I have a 46" and I have a T600 Brushless on 6S lipos. This boat really moves. I built mine in the 70's had an IC engine in then. 😊

Aerokits Solent Class Lifeboat by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
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

Dangers of charging LIPOS by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 years ago
Many thanks for all your replies. I used a Fusion balance charger, except on this occasion I walked away from the charger. Will now charge In a bag outside Regards

Dangers of charging LIPOS by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 years ago
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. 😭

Aerokits Crash Tender by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 years ago
Hi, I have been told that the superstructure should be Bs631 Is this correct? Or should It be BS697?

Fairey Huntsman by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 years ago
[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.

Surfury by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 years ago
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.

Mast-RAF Crash Tender by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 years ago
HI to all. I would like to rebuild my mast on the Aerokit Fire Tender. Does anyone have some photos please of this Item? Many Thanks olly49

This Is a John Smith boat by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 years ago
Hi, Did you used to be a member of Telford model boat club?

RTTL 2753 by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 years ago
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?

Solent lifeboat crew by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 years ago
Hi, I have a 1/12 scale Silent lifeboat In City of Birmingham livery, could someone tell me where I can purchase some crew for this boat please? Regards olly49

Solent lifeboat crew by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 years ago
Hi, I have a 1/12 scale Silent lifeboat In City of Birmingham livery, could someone tell me where I can purchase some crew for this boat please? Regards olly49

Solent lifeboat crew by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 years ago
Hi, I have a 1/12 scale Silent lifeboat In City of Birmingham livery, could someone tell me where I can purchase some crew for this boat please? Regards olly49

paint by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 years ago
HI to all. Could some one tell me which paint they used? for 34" Aerokits Fire Tender. Just purchased some new decals and would like to give the old girl a new lick of paint. Regards Olly49