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https://youtu.be/KRT8-mfjY6E Just uploaded another running video! :) not too exciting but gives away the stage of completion XD, a few more videos coming soon, and hopefully the build part 3 in around a month when I've compiled all the footage! t
[Score: 9/10] 30"/4000g Aeronaut Pilot LKBM 04 Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 50mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a Graupner 600 speed (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through MTroniks (40Amps) ESC - Comments: Took me 7 months to build. Has twin esc so I can control each prop individually, twin rudders, a sound system, horn, working anchor windlass, 4 individually controlled lighting setups (cab / dashboard lighting, navigation, pilot and search lights), spinning radar etc. She gets up well on a plane, probably a bit over powered!
Thanks guys! And yes AllenA I was surprised too! Funnily enough when both props were working there wasn’t too much difference in top speed, probably around 2 or 3 mph however the acceleration was much faster with two as was the stability! (And yes my minor spelling typo!😂 missed that one!) and thanks John, I’m really looking forward to putting the deck on! The rubbing strake and some fenders have just arrived so time to make some progress, however I’m am going away tomorrow on an army cadet camp (don’t worry I’m in the Navy section!! 😂) so will not be able to do anything for a week. Anyway I’ll try and make some more progress and look forward to reporting back again! Hopefully some running in the next video! Yours T
Ik not completely sure my self but I think you’re on the right track! I’m pretty sure it roughly means the petrol racing boats that whine and go really fast so disturb all the others and are dangerous!
Here we are! I have just finished Part 2, it’s more narrative as a time lapse of the electrics would have been rather dull! I used a text to speech converter for the voice as no one likes the sound of their own voice! 😂 hope it’s informative/interesting. https://youtu.be/Zdjn0Zf1DfI Yours T
Thank you very much! I think I will call aeronaut as the rubbing strake is included in every picture and my mother is a lawyer who advised me to just ask for them to send me one on the grounds of misrepresentation, (I know it says optional in the instructions but you only get the instructions after you buy the boat!) Fingers crossed. Thanks T
sorry to post again just checked the instructions and it says that the rubbing strake is optional but not included!? i find this very annoying as the kit is hardly cheap and is missing quite a lot like the grease/silicone tubing for the rudder waterseal. I was wondering how to make/ where to get a rubbing strake? thanks t
Hi guys, I started my aeronaut pilot last week and have made some quick progress so have decided to make a build log! All my updates are on youtube as I have been filming time lapse videos as i go along so i will be posting the links as I post the videos. Any questions or similar please feel free to as as im sure I will have a few to ask myself! Yours Tintin😊
hi guys, i have just finnished my hull with all the electrics and its all watertight etc but no rubbing strake was included in my box?! was this the same with yours? if so where did you buy yours? Thanks Tintin ps i have put a video on youtube etc but will post all the links on a build log im starting soon!
Hi, I have an LED which when I plug in just flickers randomly even with no flicker unit, I have tested the same equipment with other LEDs and they are all fine. This is very annoying as it is a search light! Does anyone know what he problem is / how to fix it?
[Score: 5/10] 39" Victoria Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 100mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 40mm) Belt to a Graupner 600 Speed (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtroniks viper Marine (15Amps) ESC - Comments: She is a 100cm long barge like ship, weighs too much to carry around easily so she doesn't see as much use as one may hope. She has a draught of around two inches and a bow thruster. This is complemented by a working anchor windlass and lights.
Thank you very much for the speedy reply! Yes I have purchased some LED's off Ebay, ended up with 10 of each colour as thats the minimum you can buy! So plenty to spare if anyone wants a couple. I have also got an electro magnet which I intend on gluing (or sticking somehow so it doesnt warp the side) to the inside of the boat just above waterline. I will operate it on a seperate channel where i can turn it on and off using a turngy switch. This way i can come along side the model jettys that I have which have metal in them and attach on. I have been greatly admiring your photos cormorant! If you have a chance anymore videos of her running would be amazing! When i start mine in a couple of weeks I am going to do a time lapse and a stage by stage review until she is finnished and post it on youtube I think, only because there is very little of this boat on youtube. Anyway, many thanks for the help! Tintin