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sharpy1071

Member Stats
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Member No. 1819
Registered 8th Jun 2012
Last Online 2nd Jan 2018
City Dorset
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 2
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 13
Photos Posted 109
Likes Received 25
Likes Given 4
104 Total Posts
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Harbour
Riva Aquarama Special (Glorioso)
Type: Other
Inga IV
Type: Yacht
Commander
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
24 points away from Captain!
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Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 16
Forum Thread 5 25
Forum Post 2 26
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 100
Photos Response 3 45
Video Post 15 60
Video Response 3 12
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 125
Blog Response 3 93
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 4
Received Likes 2 50
576 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
R/C Gear by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
The servos look like early Sprengbrook. Sprengbrook radio was considered above average in quality and reliabilty made in England but no longer about.

Voyager by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Good to see my old boat on water, glad your happy with it. Our pond is beginning to weed up again so it would not have had much use down here!!

Robbe San Diego by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi thanks for interest in San Diego. Yes I would go to Bath to deliver her. There's a Park and Ride on the A4 near to the A39 junction on the west side of Bath as a suggestion. Brian

Robbe San Diego by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
I want £250.00 for her, it cost nearly £400.00 to complete and no I have not sailed her on the sea as it is nearly always too rough on the south coast. I am also an O.A.P. and need the funds, thank you Brian.

Robbe San Diego by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi I live in Bournemouth 142 miles away! Bit further than I thought to go halfway, I look into courier if you want. Brian

Robbe San Diego by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi there, just got back, yes it can be posted or couriered but would prefer to meet half way or similar. Whereabots exactly do you live town name will do? Brian

Robbe San Diego by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi there thanks for the interest in the San Diego. She is actually just white and blue. Her dimensions are 52" (1320mm) long, 9.25" (235mm) width and 15" (385mm) high. Hope this helps. away now will answer on Monday any more enquiries, thanks Brian.

American Enterprise by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Thank you figtree7nts. It is a great looking boat there is no doubt about it, wish it were mine, handles very nice at speed and slow.

Robbe San Diego by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Thank you figtree7nights, up for sale now!! It's stupid on 4 cells, mad on three but behaves very well on two. I sail it mainly on three cells as I have more 3 than anything else.

American Enterprise by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Thank you, yep put it on the water and another ESC packed up! Replace the ESC and it went very well but need adjustment of the batteries. Now it goes on the plane at a very scale speed. No need to go to fast as it is a working boat after all. Will try and get a video but it has gone home now so I will ask the owner to get one.

Dumas American Enterprise by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Maiden voyage of American Enterprise on Poole Park Lake 10/2/15. Leopard 4074-1400kv x 2 Mystery 100a ESC x2 all watercooled. 4 cell lipo 6500MA. Went very well until one brand new ESC packed up! Second one to do this, bit iffy I reckon. Turns a treat and very scale like in running.

Robbe San Diego by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
HI there, the motors are Leopard LBP 4074-1400 with 100a ESC's of off EBay using metal u/j's to the drive as supplied in the kit by Robbe. Brian

Robbe San Diego by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Another winter project for myself this time. Twin brushless motors/ESC's all water cooled. Interior and deck lights got some figures for deck then onto the lake when the weather breaks.

American Enterprise by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
A winter project for a friend who hasn't the resources to build, so I helped him out. nearly ready for the lake. Twin brushless motors/ESC's all water cooled and a few interior exterior lights.

Motors for a Robbe San Diego by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
Thank you Derek for that info I did look at the Turnigy motors having had them in aircraft and them being reliable. That sounds about right combo doubled up would make it go. My Riva has outrunners with a cooling mount on each and cooled ESC's. The inrunners with jackets look good but way over power I think, to high a Kv making them more suitable for racing machines. Thanks once again, brian

Motors for a Robbe San Diego by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
HI there, new project: Robbe San Diego super yacht. I want to put twin brushless in her, has anyone done this on this forum? If so would they be kind enough to assist me in letting me know their set up and performance. Or, could anyone advice me. I am thinking 500 watts per motor similar to my Riva. The boat is going to weigh about 5kg. Its 1250mm long by 250mm wide. Thank you in anticipation, Brian

Weymouth & Portland MBC Open Fun Day by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
Good day out went from Bournemouth. Happy friendly group of guys and their partners, I was made to feel welcome and asked to go again, thank you, Brian.

Inga IV by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
Took Inga out last night after years break for her stillest evening we've had for weeks so It mostly motored around the lake! did catch a bit of wind a couple of times.

Veron Fairey Huntsman 28 by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 3 years ago
Finally got It on the water again. New coupling from HK. Way to powerful, goes uncontrollable at speed with just prop In water!

Veron Fairey Huntsman 28 by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
First trip out 100Mtrs coupling broke, calmest day for weeks took an hour to get back!! Built from plans supplied by Colin Smith. 38/32 brushless motor, 125A ESC, 4 cell lipo. When It went It went! Motor, ESC and motor mount water cooled. I will get a new coupling and try to get a video of this hope we have some more calm days.

rivarama by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
Yep all the frustration In the build slides Into oblivion when you see videos like this well done you'll get a lot off attention from this one, I like It, Brian

rivarama by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
Hi, good that's It then If your happy, It will certainly perform better on calm water so you will get a good Idea of Its potential. I'm pleased for you go and enjoy!! brian

rivarama by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
Thank you for letting me know the result, It Is all a great experimentation, but helps If you get of to a good start. I'm pleased that you are satisfied, but It might be worth different props. Have you a watt meter that will read In the boat and save results so you can see what power Is being consumed for best performance? Placing In water and holding on Is a good way but not perfect. I trust the water system Is running OK as well, Brian.

rivarama by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
ESC's 50a Hobby King, Motors BL2820/07, Props 40, Brian

rivarama by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
I have put a schematic drawing on this build blog.

rivarama by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
Riva water system, hope this Is easier to understand

rivarama by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
HI thanks for your Interest, Yes I used brushless outrunners on an aluminium mount. I used Hobby King water cooled ESC's using two separate Inlets with two seperate outlets. The ESC's have four nipples so the water run Is thus: In through the scoop on one side of the boat onto one side of the ESC and out through the other side to the second ESC then out of this ESC to the scale outlet on the boat; repeat this on the other scoop and the other side of the ESC to the other outlet. I put the ESC's close together In the centre of the boat, this way If one side block the other will hopefully still work to keep the ESC's cool. The motors get get warm but not hot the ESC's remain cold. I have run this set up for up to 15mins with no problems, Poole Lake Is a brine so It Is Important to flush every time I have put a T junction In both sides and use that with a syringe. orry to be a bit long winded , If you can't understand my dribble contact me and I will try a drawing or photo, Brian

riavarama by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
www.john-tom.com has the plan on this site, Brian

riavarama by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
HI there I got the plan of the Internet, just downloaded and took It to a plan printer who printed It out. I will try and find It again and send you the link, Brian

Aquarama by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 5 years ago
HI there, I got my hardware from www.gianhien.net, they have several models In different scales look at my build blog for my 1/7 scale Riva on this site and you will get some Idea of what you get, 21 day delivery from receipt of money sent Western Union. Quality good but not excelent, as long as you keep It waxed It will last. Hope this helps, Brian