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I spent 2 hours of solid surfing and found one other picture (which was of lousy quality and therefore no use). I hate to be beaten by things like this. One limiting factor is that the Independence class ships are all being replaced with new Literal variety of ships. RSS Independence has already been replaced by a new RSS Independence Literal class of ship. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I have sent a mail to a friend of mine who lives in Singapore and is a Royal Fleet Auxiliary officer, to ask if he can find any info. I'll let you know when I hear from him. Again, apologies, Dave W
Oh dear Rod. Sorry to hear of the problems with using a "so called expert"... I understand the lack of control when you put all your hard work in someone elses hands and you get let down. Best of luck with the Mk 2. Look forward to seeing a "Pukka" job of a hull photgraphed for all to see very soon. Best wishes mate, Dave W
I was told any brushed esc over 25amps by the guy from SH Grainger. Well, that's what he sold me to pair with the 850's he sold me at the International Model Boat Show at Warwick last year. I decided to go brushless after that, so, motors and esc's are sat in a box in the garage, so I don't have any practical knowledge, sorry. Just what I was told. Best wishes, Dave W
Very interesting model. But I fear not a lot of use on here as this is a United Kingdom based model boat forum. And I think shipping to the UK will put it out of the reach of many (If the price hasn't already £525 over here). Best of luck with your sale on eBay. Kindest regards, Dave W 😊
Wow. That is some serious work on a serious size mould. I'm looking forward to seeing the first hull come out of it. The interior mould is going to be a pain, ad unless you have some good shots of the actual craft, it's going to be hard working out what goes where. And allowing for all the mechanics to fit inside. It's coming along well Rod. Best wishes, Dave W.
Hi Paul. I know what you mean about needing a purpose around illness or disability, as I have a degenerative spinal problem which I use models to give me a sense of purpose. I'm just sorry I cant help with a model, but I hope someone else on the site may be able to help out. Best wishes to you and your mate, Dave
Hi Martin. A quick search on the interweb gave me this. Although not finished at time of writing the page (Autumn 2015) he may well be closer now. http://www.nigancraft.com/model-boats/norfolk-wherry Hope you have luck with your endeavour. Kindest regards, Dave W
Hi Rob. Yet another great "How to" post on your Fire boat. That looks a good method of making the scramble nets for A very scale looking boat. I will probably try your method to mak mine for my 34" version, as the knot method is far too fiddly for my liking. I have worked out that if your scale boat was 22mm between the joints, mine will need to be 16.5mm which will give the right look. Many thanks for the methodology. Kindest regards, Dave W.
I've watched this blog from the start, and will see it to the end. I am still enthralled with the build as I have loved Fireboats since I was knee high to a grasshopper 😊 Thanks for many handy tips and insights into the build. Also the introduction of modellingtimbers.co.uk, which I am sure will be a well used source from now on. 😀 Best wishes, Dave
Alan, I don't think you need to be old to do that. At least 3 others here seem to done that, as have I. Personally, I hate getting old, but there ya go, we can't do anything about it. So long as you didn't drink the sealant, you'll be fine. We all learn with age, and experience, so stuff must get better (even if we don't 😁). Cheers, Dave. 😎
My use of lipos involves drones (racing and camera), fpv fixed wing long range aircraft, and boats (mostly reasonably fast electrics). And my charging regime is to number all my similar cells, so all can be rotated, evenly used and charged. I normal charge twice, then balance charge the third. This has kept all my cells with even capacitance and in good condition. I say that, so far (touch wood) that I haven't managed to puff or blow any packs.
One 34" Fireboat One 34" Huntsman One 34" Perkasa One 28" Huntress Now she wants me to get rid of them all if possible, as I don't get out enough to sail them since my spinal condition worsened. But my normal reply to the question of how many models one bloke should have is... How ever many he has at the moment... plus one 😎
Great video. A nice selection of different boats. Are you open for new members, as i live in Kidderminster, and would love somewhere to sail my craft. Is that County Hall lake ? Kindest regards, Dave W.
Hoping to get there this year. Love the venue. Sadly, it all depends on my health & money situation. Last year I ended up in Hospital the day before, which ended with me being horizontal for 3 weeks. Hoping things are better this year. If they are, I may bring my camera drone up, and if allowed by the authorities, take some footage to go on the forum website. Nothing too spectacular, as my insurance wouldnt cover it otherwise...LOL. Fingers crossed guys, Best wishes, Dave W