This is Maxine, a 1960' aerokit Sea Queen 😊 She has been stripped down, hull repaired along with top sides. New brushless motor/lipos etc. Goes quite well and pretty stable as you can see.She is sailed on Wibsey Park lake in Sunny Bradford.
Bought as a wreck off ebay . stripped down,repaired hull and top sides. re positioned the propshaft. Re painted. New Brushless motor/ Lipos etc. Goes quite well for an old girl, Believed originally built in the 60's. Ill try to upload a video of her strutting her stuff on Wibsey Park lake in Bradford. Edit: I've managed to upload a video of her in action on u tube ,see link below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn7LxmND-8g
HI , sorry for the late reply , life keeps getting In the way ...lol. She has 12v system Installed (she needs a lot of ballast so a 12v battery helps). she Is running on 2x MFA motors at 6:1 ratio and 2 x viper marine 20's each running separately.I haven't got round to fitting a bow thruster, A nice boat to build and you can do a little or alot to her , I have seen some with operating cargo doors and cranes,(a bit to Involved for me ) She does weigh alot when finished, I purchased a sack cart and manufactured a cradle to transport her. It would be nice If you open a blog so we can see the build ........Take care..............................................Les
Bought of ebay part built .re worked all the stern and smoke stack areas. rc to go In soon ..moving turrets working lights etc.. If I was to do the model again I think I would plank the deck as Im not happy with the finish I have .....who knows If I get fedup I may have a go at re doing It later this yr
Just finished this over Christmas. All lights work ,the deck Is done with timber strips. just to rig up rc. All the rigging detaches from the masts so I can gain access to the battery n the running gear. Lashings of Lead used as ballast. Talk about top heavy....... Think I will weather her and get her smoking .....later
Bought this part built with prop propulsion . but Im converting It to paddle power. im using a 600 motor with a 50/1 gearbox to power It , but I think I will have to change the setup as the noise Is too loud ,even though It will Eventually It will have a 'Dixi' sound system Installed .
Built as a display model . I started this mid 70's then kind of carried on late 80.s when I broke my ankle . the first plank on frame Id ever encounted. ......Wow what a learning curve ......not perfect by any means but ....its ok
This boat looks the biz when Its going full tilt , The bow wave looks awesome !!! Twin motors Independently controlled ,turning circles pretty good for her size . Saying that , I do need to transport her by a sack cart ....lol
Built this In early 70's . I couldn't at that time afford rc or an engine so It was a display model until around 2000. Now, one of 18...............I'm going to have to stop , or get a bigger house ......
This Is the first post Iv put on any site so ......here goes. I have 18 boats ..................Yes 18 , and Im still married lol ! Love this boat , just going through a re fit , power wise etc, just was not powerful enough. and too clean . so decided to try my hand at weathering . a bit daunting building something "pristine '' Ish then trying to make It better by roughing It up .