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    3660kv speed boat
    Well I purchased a hugely powerful brushless motor, (before I realised it was over the top!) so paired it up with something that might handle it!, 4ft long, fibreglass hull, 150amp esc, first water trials sucked a 12v 5amp (what I had at the time) dry in 4 minutes! Put an ammeter on it and it’s drawing 40amps! It’s all trial and error and learning on the way!
    SHB Triton Harbour Master
    Harbour Master, my first experiment with sensored brushless motors, ultra quiet and smooth very successful
    First scratchbuild Clyde Puffer
    My first (Not including the Mastman Bantam Tug) scratchbuild!, really enjoyed this one and I know there’s no such thing as a finished boat, I’ll continue to adorn it, it’s maiden sail was really successful only thing I have changed is the rudder throw from the servo it needed more for tighter turns
    Lesro Sportsman II
    Lesro Sportsman II Nearing completion, going brushless with a 2000kv, & 90a ESC, water trials on Sunday :-)
    Bantam Pusher Tug
    Bantam pusher Tug, Hull from Mastman, work in progress!
    Brushless Launch
    My first dabble with brushless power....
    Amsterdam Tug
    Amsterdam Tug, decoperm 6v motor
    Aeronaut Princess
    Aeronaut Princess, brushed motor, annoying propshaft whip at low revs! Will get round to sorting it, too many other projects
    MTB patrol boat
    Vosper thorneycroft MTB, twin prop with mixer
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    Al Khubar tug
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    Waveney class lifeboat 1:12 scale, twin MFA Torpedo 850’s
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    Trent class, twin MFA Torpedo 850’s
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 3660kv speed boat
    1 month ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    While I’m still sorting out the running, problems to solve now are, it won’t turn at full pelt, assuming the rudder servo isn’t man enough, so will update it to a metal geared hi torque one, and the motors getting very hot, thinking of adding air cooling as well as the water, Added a flying bridge for no other reason than I fancied it :-)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 3660kv speed boat
    2 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It’s a brushless 3660 3600kv loads on eBay less than Β£20, definitely needs Lipos!, and they need a high current draw rating, at least 50c
    I’m using a 3S, and it rockets the 4’ boat along!, it also needs a decent water cooling system as gets warm!
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    πŸ“ Dual ESC & Mixer
    2 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have 2 of the Action-Electronics P94’s and they work great, a neat package containing 2 20amp ESC’s and a rudder mixer, problem is there so erratic in their availability, anyone aware of an alternative?
    I’ve used separate ESC’s and a forge electronics mixer, works but not as neat...

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    πŸ“ 3660kv speed boat
    2 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well I purchased a hugely powerful brushless motor, (before I realised it was over the top!) so paired it up with something that might handle it!, 4ft long, fibreglass hull, 150amp esc, first water trials sucked a 12v 5amp (what I had at the time) dry in 4 minutes!
    Put an ammeter on it and it’s drawing 40amps!
    It’s all trial and error and learning on the way!
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    πŸ“ SHB Triton Harbour Master
    2 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Harbour Master, my first experiment with sensored brushless motors, ultra quiet and smooth very successful
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Lesro Sportsman II
    2 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Decided to revamp the colour scheme, I think it’s looks a lot better!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aeronaut Princess
    3 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Best I could come up with! Dr Who apparently :-)
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    πŸ“ First scratchbuild Clyde Puffer
    3 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My first (Not including the Mastman Bantam Tug) scratchbuild!, really enjoyed this one and I know there’s no such thing as a finished boat, I’ll continue to adorn it, it’s maiden sail was really successful only thing I have changed is the rudder throw from the servo it needed more for tighter turns
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Lesro Sportsman II
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Maiden voyage!, nearly lost it :-)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Lesro Sportsman II
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/lesro-sportsman/25...

    There’s an article on it here...
    https://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/lesro-sportsman/25966
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Lesro Sportsman II
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well maiden voyage semi successful, no chance of a video it flew!, too much speed, to course a prop, chewed through a 12v 3.3ah battery in about 4 minutes...
    So, new prop on order, same diameter much less course, rearranged batteries to use 7.2v, and added 4 of them in parallel to give me 14ah.
    Will also add a couple of chines to the Hull for stability

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    πŸ“ Lesro Sportsman II
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Lesro Sportsman II
    Nearing completion, going brushless with a 2000kv, & 90a ESC, water trials on Sunday :-)
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    πŸ“ Noodle Jet Boat
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi John, yes, there isn’t a huge amount of swivel on the buckets, was thinking of putting a mixer in rather than a rudder?, I suppose it’s just trial and error....

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bantam Pusher Tug
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes a mast is an option!, I’m using it as a bit of a test bed, it has magnetic electric connections now, so as lights work simply by placing the superstructure on the hull, they double up as a way to secure it, will carry on adding detail, next is some railway sleepers to the front for pushing 😊
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    πŸ“ Bantam Pusher Tug
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Bantam pusher Tug, Hull from Mastman, work in progress!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Operating horn
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I used an action electronics P13 in my Al Khubar tug, it’s own 6v battery and it’s loud enough, not ear splitting, but audible..
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/p13-foghorn-hooter.html
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/p13-foghorn-hooter.html
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Brushless Launch
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It’s a Aquastar 1750kv motor, a Turnigy 90a ESC, running on 12v 5.0 amp NiMh battery.
    I’ve been avoiding LiPo, partly because I’ve got dozens of NiMh battery’s, and partly because it looks like black magic!, just not got the time to distract from my other projects to get into it yet, but I will at some point. This one is a bit quicker than I expected to be honest.

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    πŸ“ Brushless Launch
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My first dabble with brushless power....
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    πŸ“ Veronica
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Can’t recommend Mastman enough, had loads of bits from him, if he’s not got it listed just ask, he’ll make it!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Re: Aeronaut Princess
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just ordered a figure for the boat!, looks like Dr Who will be driving, will post pics when he arrives!

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    πŸ“ Noodle Jet Boat
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I’ve decided to realise a plan I have in my head, I’ve seen a craze for building β€˜Noodle Tugs’ based on the swimming aids you find at the pool, and want to see if I can incorporate jet drives :-)
    As with most projects start with a sheet of ply and see where it takes you, so I fitted the Noodle, shaped the transom and fitted a couple of jet drives, still lots of detail yet to be thought through but it will either work or it won’t!
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    πŸ“ Amsterdam Tug
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Amsterdam Tug, decoperm 6v motor
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    πŸ“ Aeronaut Princess
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Aeronaut Princess, brushed motor, annoying propshaft whip at low revs! Will get round to sorting it, too many other projects
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    πŸ“ MTB patrol boat
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Vosper thorneycroft MTB, twin prop with mixer
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    πŸ“ Nordkap
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Boats Nordkap Trawler
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    πŸ“ LT100 Fishing Boat
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    LT100 Fishing boat
    LT100 β€˜Formidable’
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Clyde Puffer. Scratch Built.
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Decided to make my first scratch build a puffer as well!, not to the standard of yours, but I’m enjoying it :-)
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    πŸ“ Al Khubar Tug
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Al Khubar tug
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    πŸ“ Waveney 1:12
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Waveney class lifeboat 1:12 scale, twin MFA Torpedo 850’s
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    πŸ“ Trent 1:16
    4 months ago by Shopper ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Trent class, twin MFA Torpedo 850’s
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