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I have used Speedline windows on a 1/16 the slipway Trent Lifeboat. Although expensive they are a very accurate product and give a first class result. You might also talk to Adrian at Speedline about the stanchions Issue as he may have a solution.
[Score: 9/10] 7" !/48th Diana Capable of 9mph and a runtime of 15mins Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive to a NTM 2600KV micro (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 1Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Turnegy (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Prototype of a tiny model that flies! Twin prop Huntsman version to be Introduced soon by Speedline as a detailed scale kit. Thats me photo shopped Into the boat.
[Score: 8/10] 20" CR1700 Club Racer Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 5mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 35mm) Direct Drive to a 1700kv C3530 (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 35 amp Turnigy Marine (35Amps) ESC - Comments: Developed as a club racer for Speedline Models with view to providing an up to date racer along the lines of a Club500. Handles brilliantly and a joy to drive. Run time on a 3600mAh lipo Is about 8 minutes.
Knightcote Model Boat Club. Film Is of boats David Pledge and I have developed -- to be sold as kits soon. The Diana and Huntsman are tiny and powered by micro brushless motors. CR1700 Is a new brushless club racer. See us at the Warwick show this week!
Where are you based? If you like and are willing to trust me, I could buy what you want from Adrian ( he Is the only source for the Turner figures as he has bought the tools and stock from George Turner -- and also happens to be a friend of mine ) and send them on to you after you have paid me for the parts and postage. If this Is OK with you let me know your address and I will get a cost for you. My direct email Is (Email Removed - PM Only) so contact me on that. Good luck, Tom.
I'll get some pictures when I next see It as It Is kept at my Mums place In the NE where the lake at the Tynemouth club Is big enough to take It given Its speed and size. If you are blowing fuses, make sure you haven't over greased the shaft. I did that once and really only a light greasing of the Inner shaft and some light oil on the bearings Is all that Is required. Also try a smaller prop. You may not get any reduction In Speer as the motor may rev faster and at lower amps. I've just taken the 50mm 3 blade brass props off mine and put 45mm 2 blade plastic racing props on and she runs faster and smoother. Hope this helps.
It Is a "Model Slipway" Kit and Is listed on their web site ( www.modelslipway.com ) as Yorkshireman as this was the sister tug. The basic kit costs about A£270 and running gear, bow thrusters, fire monitors and radio gear costs about another A£250. The kit Is really for those with modelling experience as It has a few challenges for the Inexperienced. Hope this helps
I used the extremely good drawings In the plans sold on the model boats magazine shop web site. As you say, easily copies at staples so can even be used as a template when copied. Good luck with your project.
I agree, that's why my 46inch Is kept In Tynemouth where ther Is a large lake compared to my local club In Warwickshire. Still It gives me the excuse to have multiple models of different sizes and my Derek old mum loves the Idea she keeps my boats for me In the NE. Too muh Information ????
I went on the Saturday morning. Long queue to get In. They should have charged A£4 Instead of A£3.95 to speed up the process. Overall a good little show. Some good trade stands and some fine displays of club members boats. I'll go again next year If It's on.
Deans do a range of raf launches under their fast launches section. They do a 1/24th fire boat within this for about A£120. I built one of these a couple of years ago. Not the best quality kit In the world but with some skill and rework makes a good model. I put a 18owatt 1100 kv brushless od 7. 2 volts and a 35mm x prop In mine and It flies. Let me know If you need any Info on these boats.
Hi, I have 4 Fire Boats all painted the same. For below the waterline I use Ford Burgundy car paint spray from Halfords. Although most boats were painted In a red coloured antI corrosion/ barnacle resistant paint which when new was almost the same colour as red primer, sea water actually turned this paint to a wine colour. Many members at my club have agreed the Burgundy Is a good shade. I also use Halfords black spray paint for upper hull. For the super structure I use Halfords grey primer and the roofs are white -- appliance white from Halfords Is very good. For the decks I use hum roll RAF blue no. 96. I then spray with a light coat of clear coat(Halfords again) to give a satin finish. Hope this helps.
This has been the best site for almost everything to do with model boats. I re-entered the hobby about 2 years ago and new nothing of the major developments over a 40 year absence. Being a Fireboat nut, joining this site was a natural and gave me more Info than I needed at first and encouragement to branch out Into scratch building, tugs other Aerokits models and more
[Score: 10/10] 38" 37.5 foot Seaplane Tender 206 Capable of 11mph and a runtime of 45mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a 2x NTM 2826 1200kv 250 w (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 10Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 2xHobbyking 30 amp Car (30Amps) ESC - Comments: Scratch Built from Model Boat mag plans. A pleasure to build and sail.
[Score: 8/10] 38" KAWKAB Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a 2xNTM 2836 1800KV 438w (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (14.8v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 2xTurnegy 35amp Marine (30Amps) ESC - Comments: Model Slipway kit with brushless power for speed and overall performance. Handles wonderfully.
[Score: 8/10] 34" Thorneycroft 67 foot HS ASRL Capable of 9mph and a runtime of 40mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a 2 x Graupner Speed 600 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Graupner Navy 30N (30Amps) ESC - Comments: Deans marine kit modified to more closely resemble real boat. Working lights, rotating gun turrets and Action P100 noisy thing sounds. Looks great on the water and despite being a frustrating build because of quality, Is now a firm favourite.
[Score: 7/10] 20" RAF Vosper RTTL Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 20mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a 2 x Graupner Speed 400 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Graupner Speed Profi 23R (20Amps) ESC - Comments: Based on one of Model Slipways budget kits, modified to resemble actual boat and with twin props. Finished In Tropical livery with Graupner figures painted In RAF colours
[Score: 6/10] 16" Victory Models Fire Boat Capable of 8mph and a runtime of 20mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a 2 x AX1806 2100KV Micros (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 1Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 2x Turnegy 18amp car (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Serious fun! Given to me by my Grandfather In the early 1960's, lately converted to radio control. No room for rudder or rudder servo so tank steered via Micro V Tail mixer. Brushless to keep weight down and provide excellent speed controller response.
[Score: 7/10] 23" Deans marine 1/24th Scale Fireboat Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 35mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 35mm) Direct Drive to a KD 2213 1050KV 180w (2 Blade X Type) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Turnegy 18amp Car (15Amps) ESC - Comments: First boat built on return to the hobby after a 40 year gap. Good for re-entry but wouldn't do a Deans marine kit again.
[Score: 8/10] 34" Aerokits 34 Inch Fire Boat Capable of 13mph and a runtime of 35mins Single Propellor Direct Drive to a Kd 2217 1050KV 220w Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Turnegy 60 amp Marine (25Amps) ESC - Comments: Renovated from hulk In 2010. Shown here alongside Its 46 Inch cousin.
[Score: 10/10] 46" Aerokits 46 Inch Fireboat Capable of 13mph and a runtime of 20mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a 2 x Turnegy SK 700W 1100KV (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (14.8v) 8Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 2xTurnegy 120amp Marine (70Amps) ESC - Comments: Working lights and fire monitors, plus aAction P100 Noisy Thing with 15 w amplifier. Wouldn't want to go much faster.