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    (Pleasure Craft) Classic
    This is a aero-naut Classic and I would say that it's a second revision, as there has been changed several items, compared with the one my wife build 3 years ago. 1: The wind shield is now fixed in slots in the deck and not just glued to the edge of the cockpit opening. 2: There are now padding and leather for the seat included. 3: There are a few etched details for the instrumentation, steering wheel and step plates for the deck. 4: There are notches at the break off parts that will help in fixing the sides when gluing them in place. I used the same set-up as my wife's which is: Graupner BL Compact 260Z 1380KV with a Graupne ESC 18A FWD and REV. The shaft is replaced with a Robbe 4mm (no 1442) as the one provided is a flimsy part that will not withstand the motor set-up. Prop is a 33mm Graupner racing item. it will be running on LiPo 2S but if one need a rocket it can run on 3S. Great fun to build and performs great on the water (Motor: Graupner Compact 260Z 1380KV) (ESC: Graupner 18A) (9/10)
    (Other) Tear into
    A modified toy boat from EBAY, the original electronics has been removed and a BL set-up and 2S LiPo battery has been installed. Quick, "cheap" and fun just like a "Kinder egg" 3 things in one packaged ;-). The set-up do allow it to run on 3S but it's more scream than more power. Short video https://youtu.be/rIzBSnTaxtA (Motor: Turnigy 3800KV 2627) (ESC: 40a ESC Sky Walker) (9/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Phantom
    Bought it as partly build, and had to take it more or less apart to make it straight. Used a PU glue for the first set of planking, what a mess but it's strong. First trails on water showed that the balance was wrong so have to re-arrange the electronics. Unfortunately the trails also revealed that I had missed something with the sealing (my wife used the same materials for her Classic without any problems) so first of all I'll have to strip parts of the mahogany plating down and redo it :-( before I'll do any thing more on this model. (Motor: Turnigy D2836 1100kv) (ESC: HK 30 A Boat ESC) (8/10)
    (Other) Skimmer
    Skimmer built from Model Boat plans back in 2010 (Glynn Guest). I use a 5.5"x4.5" prop. it is hard to control as it tends to skew to the side due to the twist of the drive unit, I think I didn't gave it enough angel of the motor mount. if I was to do another one, I would add small rails on the bottom to give it just a bit more direction stability. (Motor: Speed 400 / 6Volt) (ESC: Robbe air control 819 Lipo) (7/10)
    (Racing Boat) Lightning 46
    Old school Robbe kit that I found 2 years ago.Build as intended except for the use of LiPo. I have only tested it with 2S mA >Cell but as the weight is less than half of the intended cell NiCD it performs great. The plan is to get my GPS logger on it. And also to test with 3S mA LiPo. (Motor: Power 600/19) (ESC: Robbe Rokraft 120Β΅) (8/10)
    (Other) Palm Beach
    Billing Boat Palm Beach, it comes with a 28mm Kehrer Jet, and suggested motor is a Johnson 700. I bought a adapter and used a BL motor for more power. It's good fun and the only down side is the way to control the jet drive. There are no solution in the box and I have had some challenges to come up with a stable set-up. But hey still lots of fun . Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qBwleXQQ3E (Motor: Roxxy 3656-06 1800KV) (ESC: Aquastar 120A.) (8/10)
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    πŸ“ A bit more progress
    8 months ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Not many pictures but getting a bit more done, do have a fight with bending the top part for the flybridge steering position.
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    πŸ’¬ Danish Steam.
    10 months ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Both this boat and the other one you link to is done by a member of Vallensbæk Modelskibs Klub, where I'm also a member Bernhard is the local king of detailing his boats (and trucks).

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    πŸ“ Progress on the cabin
    11 months ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A bit of slow progress, dame😑 Billing do not make it easy to assemble it

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    πŸ’¬ Cabin structure
    11 months ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    More to come 😎

    Just had a short diversion with a Lead Auditor Pharmaceuticals and Medical devices course for the last 3 days.

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    πŸ“ Cabin structure
    11 months ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A bit of progress, it's a bit of a challenge to assemble the structure as there are only a general over view on the drawing.
    But the cabin is coming together.

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    πŸ“ White Star BB"570"
    11 months ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Started on an easy build. A White Start from Billing Boats.
    As usually the build instruction is very basic, all is more ore less shown on the main drawing.

    I have skipped the original 3mm shaft and added a 4mm from Robbe incl. a 3 blade Graupner racing prop as used in my Classic.

    I'll be using a 1100KV Brushless motor with a 2S LiPo.

    The basic of the hull is now done.

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    πŸ“ Older Billings Models
    11 months ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That is a BB Samson II, using the same ABS hull as Sea Star and Polar and as you state from the late 80's- beginning of the 90's.

    DMI and BB were competitors in the 60-80's and the wooden model names are often mixed up, between them. This at least in Denmark.

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    πŸ“ Older Billings Models
    11 months ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    πŸ‘

    BTW it is not German but Norwegian

    Use Google translate it's not perfect but give you an idea about it

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    πŸ“ Older Billings Models
    11 months ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Happy new year to you to

    I would believe that the Samson is DMI Samson http://www.radiostyrt.no/forum/modellb%C3%A5ter/byggeprosjekter/51973-dmi-samson

    The yacht could be BB Neptun (I have a complete kit and a copy of the drawing on stock), Sea Star or Sea King both is with ABS hull.
    It could also be DMI admiral.

    But I don't recall any DMI / BB yachts that was to be painted yellow.

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    πŸ’¬ aeronaut classic
    1 year ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have the following setup in my Classic: Graupner BL Compact 260Z 1380KV with a Graupner ESC 18A FWD and REV. The shaft is replaced with a Robbe 4mm (no 1442) as the one provided is a flimsy part that will not withstand the motor set-up. Prop is a 33mm Graupner racing item. it is running on LiPo 2S but if one need a rocket it can run on 3S. Great fun to build and performs great on the water

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    πŸ“ HELP needed re: Graupner Neptun
    1 year ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have a nearly completed Neptun, but is also missing the cranes.

    I have just done the hatches with tie downs.

    As I recall the scale is approx 1:87 (H0) but please check if that is correct.

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    πŸ“ What Li-po?
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It's a great old-timer ( it was my boy dream back in time, BTW s... I'm getting old 😱)
    Stay with 540's and go for LiPo's, for the difference in weight vs capacity you will get a very long time on the water.
    But you need to get a proper high quality balancing charger to take care of your LiPo's.
    I have changed to LiPo's in almost all my models.

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    πŸ’¬ Ready for the first test on water
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A became a very short test πŸ€” The wind came from the worst possible corner today and were too strong so the model leaded over due tot he wind so not worth risking it too much, there will be another day 😎

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    πŸ“ Vivace Patrolboat
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well not finished yet but ready for the first water test, first test in the bathtub is promising but the pool is closed due to some breakdown, but hey they promise 15°c tomorrow so we will enjoy some bread and coffee at the lake and get it tested 😎
    BTW changed the 2.2Ah LiPo to a 5.2Ah to get a better balance, weight is now 762g.

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    πŸ“ Vivace Patrolboat More progress
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Some more progress during the last days.

    I was not totally good with surface of the stocking so I gave it at thin layer of P100 and cleared the surface with 120grid paper.

    I soaked the spray-rails for a few hours and pined them to the hull and left the to the next day, then glued them with 2K epoxy.

    The total weight is now 562g, GG estimate that the perfect weight would be 800g.

    Hope to have it watertight before April 7th, as we have the monthly day at the indoor pool at that date.

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    πŸ“ bad day at blackrock
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Damn to read 😑

    My nephew of 5 year at the time, was diagnosed with the big C in his brain back in 2015, and it brought the family in close, we all joined some family time in Houston and would not trade those 10 days for any thing 😎

    I'm also the proud and humble owner of a Armindale Patrol ship build by a nice chap in Helsigør Denmark. This was handed over to me when he had to attend to his last sea trip due to the big C 😭 and I'll treasure this model to the end of ...

    Keep the thoughts bright and clear, and remember to appreciate the good times with all those you enjoyed the good times with 😎 and don't forget to tell them that πŸ‘ Many people do win the fight πŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Now done with the Hull
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well done goofing around with the stockings 😁 (wife is ready to have me submitted to the loony bin 😎 and back to building, this is my first time with nylon stocking and epoxy. Think it looks great. Now one just have to wait for the epoxy to cure.

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    πŸ’¬ Vivace Patrolboat
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Back from Penang. Nose job done and filler applied.
    I'll go for a epoxy and nylon stocking setup as dope is hard to get in DK, and it is smelly compared to this epoxy.

    So watch this space 😎

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    πŸ’¬ PBR "Cannedheat"
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I think that I'll take it easy on the first trails, as the size (kv) is a choice of overkill 😜
    But let us see what happens 😁 I have not been able to locate any video of a Deans PBR on the water.

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    πŸ’¬ PBR "Cannedheat"
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Your right but on the other hand on saved from the scrappy 😎 and I paid a fair "very low" price for it.
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    πŸ’¬ Vivace Patrolboat
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Basic structure glued together and the "planking" is done.

    "Nose job" is next and then some sanding has to be done.

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    πŸ’¬ Vivace Patrolboat
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    And then to the build 😊
    I'll being using UHU Holzleim Wasserfest for this build.
    Bottom plate in 1,5mm ply and the 3mm stern is cut. The longitude support strips is being glued.
    And the engined "room" is done.

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    πŸ’¬ Vivace Patrolboat
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The Turnigy 3800KV 2627 fits directly on the jetdrive without any modifications needed. Please remember to keep that small spacer made of GF, between the motor and the drive.

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    πŸ“ Vivace Patrolboat
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Started on a new "in between" model boat Vivace drawn by Glynn Guest.
    I'll use a Chinese jet drive as designed by GG but with a minor modification 😁 Which is a BL Turnigy 3800KV 2627 running on 2S LiPo. (as I also did on my NQD Tear into Pro Mod.)

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    πŸ“ PBR "Cannedheat"
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I acquired a partly started Deans PBR "Cannedheat" it's a pre 2011 kit as it had the old instruction.

    First step was to contact Deans for a updated build instruction which was mailed to me within a day πŸ‘

    The kit was started, meaning many pieces was cut out including the hull, this was not done that good, so I have had to fix some issues on the way to make everything fit.
    I have chosen to fit a BL motor, same setup as my Classic, instead of the 385 type recommended in the kit.

    BTW this is the last time I buy a started kit without being able to go though it in real life, it takes too much time and effort to recreate all the mishaps.

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    πŸ“ Too Powerful Brushless ?
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Regarding propshop and other possibilities you could look up protean design on Facebook. He has some nice items.

    And I would stay on 4mm shaft as you will get the largest range of props to choose from.

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    πŸ“ Too Powerful Brushless ?
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    HI there

    With that setup you are trying to make a boat fly :-)

    Several members of my local modelboat club is running the same setup as I do with my Classic. And that is a Graupner Compact 260Z 1380KV for the Classic 2S is more than enough and 3S will still make the Queen fly over the water. So a 1100KV on 3S with a 3 blade semi racing prop will do a great job.

    You could also cut down on amount of "S" on your existing setup and program the ESC to slow start.

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    πŸ“ Graupner Elke HF 408
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    PM with link send 😎

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    πŸ“ Graupner Elke HF 408
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Allen

    I believe that I do have the full instructions and plan with my half build kit of Elke, I can dig it out and check it out, and if they are there, I can take some pics of it if you need it ?

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    πŸ“ (Pleasure Craft) Classic
    2 years ago by Tica ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is a aero-naut Classic and I would say that it's a second revision, as there has been changed several items, compared with the one my wife build 3 years ago.

    1: The wind shield is now fixed in slots in the deck and not just glued to the edge of the cockpit opening.
    2: There are now padding and leather for the seat included.
    3: There are a few etched details for the instrumentation, steering wheel and step plates for the deck.
    4: There are notches at the break off parts that will help in fixing the sides when gluing them in place.

    I used the same set-up as my wife's which is:
    Graupner BL Compact 260Z 1380KV with a Graupne ESC 18A FWD and REV. The shaft is replaced with a Robbe 4mm (no 1442) as the one provided is a flimsy part that will not withstand the motor set-up. Prop is a 33mm Graupner racing item. it will be running on LiPo 2S but if one need a rocket it can run on 3S.

    Great fun to build and performs great on the water (Motor: Graupner Compact 260Z 1380KV) (ESC: Graupner 18A) (9/10)

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