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    Raf tender
    Adamcraft model, built by Grandfather in the 1950's, Repurposed and fettled to a running boat 07/2022 It is NOT a scale model, its just to represent, a 1940-50's Raf seaplane/recovery tender
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and esc problem
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    I got it on ebay, just typed in RC boat gearbox, loads came up,
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and esc problem
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Guys, for the response
    Ive bought a 2-1 gearbox, and may go with a smaller prop, currently a 40 mm triple course one, (no idea of pitch)
    i also think, theres no escape for heat in the engine room, posh word for electric motor area!! so perhaps some ventilation is required as well, so a PC fan, has been nicked, to aid in exporting heat

    steve
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and esc problem
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you for the reply,
    But if the 540 is a 4.5-15v motor, (it says that on the motor) how can a constant 12v be a problem?

    I would like a gearbox, but have no idea of were to get one, unless i make it,
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and esc problem
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi,

    Yep, its direct drive, and the prop is quite coarse, but weirdly, i was thinking more akin to a 2-1 motor to prop gearbox, to relieve the moto speed but increase the prop speed,

    but what do i know. obviously, NOTHING !
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and esc problem
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    I had problems with my first run out with the Raf Launch a few weeks ago, as i mullered the motor, and the ESc, smelt burnt, so binned both items,

    Its now running a 540 motor (4.5-15v motor)
    A 12v ESC, and a 11.1 Lipo,

    Todays running on water, was pretty sedate, at full throttle, almost disappointing! yet after 10 mins of motoring about it was down on power, so i brought her back and the motor was BURNING hot, ESC and battery seemed fine,

    Im surprised the motor was THAT HOT, as at max it was only 11.1-12v max

    So, do i need water cooling ? or a gearbox to offload some of the 540 speed to the prop ?

    and to cap off a miserable day, one of my lift vests fell of the roof of the boat and sunk !!!
    so we came home, hahahahaha

    steve
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bilge pump ?
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    I would like to add to my question about Bilge pumps. that in my RAF style launch, the water ingress problem has stopped
    One, as i filled the mainshaft tube with vaselaine, but probably more so, that i sloshed clear varnish around the inside of the hull in all compartments, let it dry, and did the same again,

    I now as of today, have NO water ingress at all,

    steve
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    ๐Ÿ“ Where are you allowed to use with out belonging to a club?
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Then take a drive up to Crawley, and i will get you into the club!!

    As your in Worthing, go to Sussex model shop, they will know were to go, as in clubs,

    ive spent THOUSANDS over the years in there, so they better help a fellow Sussex member !
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    ๐Ÿ“ Where are you allowed to use with out belonging to a club?
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    I was in the same position, as yourself only two months ago, as im an Rc plane flyer, and the winds were too strong to fly, So i refurbished my late Grandfathers boat, to a sea fairing, ok, pond muddling Rc boat
    i found a local club, (Millpond Crawley Sussex, UK) and with there website, knew what days they meet,

    I met up with said members, and with a freebie, sailed my launch with their permission, and joined the club two days later

    Now for me, as an RC flyer (and a bad one at that) i am fully aware, that insurance is paramount, and randomly sailing a boat, or whatever, without insurance, is not a very wise thing to do !

    For the sake of a ยฃ20 fee, with insurance, its a no brainer
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    ๐Ÿ“ Water up shaft..
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    I pumped vasaline into the tube on my launch, using a large syringe, i also epoxied my propeller to the shaft

    but i am a newbie to this side of RC stuff, as normally a flyer, so if ive done, or given bad advice, then i will take one on my knuckles

    steve
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hovercraft, is that a dirty word .............
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi All

    I know this is a Boat forum, and i do own two boats, as in
    an RAF tender, and a Dragon RG65 yacht (i kept quiet about and should put it in my harbour)

    But what hovercraft? as my main hobby is RC planes, so a plane and a boat combined is one, Ish,
    ive done the helicopter stuff, and its not for me,

    Ive built a hovercraft, that does hover, and go forward, left and right, but more akin to my heli flying, as basically, out of control !!

    But i have a burning desire, to build an SRN-1 and ive even bought the plans!

    Have i now been out cast to the outer edge of humanity, and into the weeds ?

    Just saying

    regards

    Steve
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    ๐Ÿ“ Raf tender
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Adamcraft model, built by Grandfather in the 1950's,
    Repurposed and fettled to a running boat 07/2022

    It is NOT a scale model, its just to represent, a 1940-50's Raf seaplane/recovery tender
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    ๐Ÿ“ First post, and question
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sadly my delipidated old model, came with a knackerd old 380 type, which i managed to burn out last week,
    Its now got a 540, with a 4.5-15 ESC, and 3s lipo,
    Its been running four an hour now in the test tank, and the motor doesnt even get hot, nor the esc now, may have a trial tomorrow

    Steve
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Taking the seaplane tender for a run.
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nice !
    Very similar to my Adamscraft sea tender, but mine is 31" long, not done as scale

    Steve
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    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Ive found the manufacture!

    My boat is most definitely an Adamcraft model, that were produced from 1947-1955, apparently very rare??
    So it fits dates wise with my Grandfather building her in the 1950's

    A link to a page describing her, and details below

    https://www.pondyachtantiques.co.uk/product-page/exceptional...

    regards

    Steve
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    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Ive found the manufacture!

    My boat is most definitely an Adamcraft model, that were produced from 1947-1955, apparently very rare??
    So it fits dates wise with my Grandfather building her in the 1950's

    A link to a page describing her, and details below

    https://www.pondyachtantiques.co.uk/product-page/exceptional...

    regards

    Steve
    https://www.pondyachtantiques.co.uk/product-page/exceptionally-rare-adamcraft-raf-sea-plane-tender-350
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bilge pump ?
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the replies,
    I did think about a windscreen washer pump, and am running a 3s lipo,. so 12v on tap,but overnight in my dreams (weird ones) i used a large syringe when the boat was back in port

    Steve
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bilge pump ?
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi all

    Does any one fit a bilge pump, in their models?, as i seem to be able to get a nice amount of water, but no fish after a 15min blast round the lake, i say nice amount of water, but more like 1/2 a coffee cup worth, but its a pig to get out, so i might have to fit a drain hole, as in dummy exhausts to let it out
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    ๐Ÿ“ First post, and question
    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the reply, and my model certainly fits within the Vosper style
    and that was mentioned at my local club, however, by the time i got home had forgotten it !!

    Ive modeled it loosely on an RAF Channel launch
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    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    There we go, Its 31.5 long, and a beam of 9"

    I had looked at Veron, and Kielkraft kits from years ago, and found similar, but never exactly the same layout

    Maybe one of you Guys will know
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    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Oh well, the pics didnt work!!
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    2 months ago by steve mull ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi to all,

    Ive just repurposed a Motor launch, that my Grandfather made, we believe in the 1950's, Attached, should be a pic off the said boat, that was given to me around 1970 (Aged 10)
    i did re vamp, around 30 years ago to get it looking smarter with the intention of water worthy, although that didn't progress much past some fresh paint

    Well now, it is, and revamped into a style of RAF Coastal patrol boat, not to any scale representation, but more of a combination of many craft, from the 1940's era
    its also fully rc, and maidened last week

    I would like to know, what the kit or boat is, as ive done numerous search's, but nothing comes up that is the exact body style, with the 4 side windows

    Regards

    Steve m
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