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yacht - Posted: 1 year ago by lesliebreame
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i thought that power should give way to sail !!! you can have a lot of fun boating without spending much. this little Americas Cup yacht cost me a fiver in the flea market and after fitting a rudder servo it is brilliant fun !! Les Breame
Response by Dave M on the 1 year ago
Yacht sails great. The power model owner needs educating regarding giving way to sail! Plenty of room for both models on that water without sailing in close quarters
Certainly a bargain at a fiver
Dave

Miss England 6 - Posted: 1 year ago by Novagsi0
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Miss england boat with homemade sound unit copied from Alan Bond's design, but modified for V8 sound. Scratch built to represcent the water speed boats that ran on conistan water with seagrave.
Response by lesliebreame on the 1 year ago
very nice. where is the pond ? probably a 1000 miles from Devon !!!
Response by Novagsi0 on the 1 year ago
Bournville boating lake. -West midlands
Response by SimpleSailor on the 1 year ago
Hi. Nice boat. Can you tell me what the sound unit is?

Balsa Boat 1970's made to Model Boat plans. - Posted: 1 year ago by Novagsi0
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Old boat of my fathers built from scratch in balsa wood, and fibre glassed inside. Use to run a small diesel engine, I took over it and initially put an Orbit 805 motor in then later a better spec model car motor 545/550 water cooled. Finally I swapped it for a 1.25cc glow engine and this video demonstrates the speed with the glow engine. Was almost too fast for the hull, tight turns caused it to nose dive, and plane/wobble badly on its side. Great fun and cheap to run.
Response by RNinMunich on the 1 year ago
Hmmm! Not an awful lot to see at that speed with only 240p 🤔
get an HD camera, or try a decent smartphone 😉
Response by Novagsi0 on the 1 year ago
That video was from 9 years ago and that was the camera on the latest phone for the time. Since power boats are banned at our pool this is the only video i have of the model running, sorry.
Posted for posterity. MY other boat 26cc kawasaki engine was same time pre IC's ban.
Response by RNinMunich on the 1 year ago
Aha! Understood, shame 🤔
Cheers Doug 😎

NB - Posted: 1 year ago by Novagsi0
mdlbt.com/32769   >> Permalink
Ramura Hull - wooden boat from 1960's use to have an Ohlsson and rice engine but now runs Kawasaki 26cc Flymo engine.
New homemade carb and also tried running on glow fuel and a glow plug, instead of petrol and the electronic ignition.
Not used any more IC engine's banned at our POOL.😱
Response by manyboats on the 1 year ago
Trying to reply to your query about Huntsman power plant, cant find the right place.... anyway cant give you a sensible answer as I dont know. It's an old brushed motor given to me. Will operate up to 24 volts and I'm running it on 14. I think its just right.
Cheers

Perkasa MTB - Posted: 1 year ago by SimpleSailor
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Hi

Just want to share the launch of my 24th scale Perkasa torpedo. After various attemps it goes fast and in a straight line. Anyone tried making depth charges?
Response by SimpleSailor on the 1 year ago
Thanks for the info. I thought maybe something like vinegar and baking soda in the DCs them might make them produce loads of bubbles. Making them blow off at a certain depth would be interesting. As for RC on the torp, looking at maybe a tethering system so it homes.
Response by RNinMunich on the 1 year ago
Baking soda triggered some old memories, who else remembers the little plastic subs we used to get in Cornflakes boxes? 😉 I once toyed with the idea of making a bigger version, ca 10 -12 ". more important 'stuff' got in the way. Forgot all about it .... until now 😉

Yep, off the bat I could imagine a couple of ways of triggering them; there are loads of mini pressure switches on the market, or a simple diaphragm at one end of the can coupled to a micro switch or mechanical trigger.
Adjustment would be very sensitive due to relatively small changes in water pressure in the first foot or so of wet stuff. Any deeper would be a waste of time, unless you only want to entertain the fish😲
Might also go off on the surface if the can hit the water diaphragm first😡
Whatever, lot of work (and expense?) for a one way trip🤔
Anyway, with my 1/72 scale DCs, approx. 12x5mm, I would need to resort to nano technology. But we should never stop dreaming!
I've seen model patrol boats launching solid fuel missiles from the stern deck so 'Nothing is impossible' - that's maybe why I drive a Toyota😉
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by marky on the 1 year ago
oh the memories of fighting my brothers for the subs I think the five of us must have lived on cornflakes (other breakfast cereals are available) so we could have one each ,if memory serves I think there was also a baking soda stingray ,not sure if this was a freebie with cereal I seem to remember it being bigger.

Cheers Marky

schumschimmer - Posted: 1 year ago by lesliebreame
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after sellotaping the windows and fitting new electrics it went better !!!
Response by RNinMunich on the 1 year ago
Hi Les, you may be right - if you want to build a drag boat with reactor power! New NATO designation HBN (Hydrofoil Brick Nuclear!) 😉
Just look at some of the fast hydroplane ferries in use - took one a few years ago from Porec in Croatia to Venice - nice! None of them have a displacement hull. A deep V would probably work pretty well, as long as the hull flattens out towards the stern.
There are reasons why the fast ferry builders choose the hull forms they do. Ask me how I know! 😉 Cheers Doug 😎
Response by lesliebreame on the 1 year ago
how you know!!!?
Response by RNinMunich on the 1 year ago
😉 I knew that must come!
30+ years wandering around the world to various navies and shipyards.
Including Intermarine and Fincantieri in Italy. Two of the most prolific builders of fast ferries, huge cruise ships. As well as all sorts of naval vessels from fast patrol boats to ski-ramp aircraft carriers. Similar to the old RN Invincible class.
Somewhere in my vast and dusty archive I have the GAs and specs for a new (then!) fast ferry design from Intermarine.
Used to like visiting these two; Intermarine in Sarsana, just south of La Spezia at the south end of Cince Terra and north end of Tuscany and just round the corner from the Carrera marble quarries.
(That's where the name comes from, not Porsche or the model race cars😉) Also Fincantieri in Genoa further north. Lunches and dinners were good 😜 Cheers Doug 😎

schumschimmer - Posted: 1 year ago by lesliebreame
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Gordon bought this hydro from Ebay and fiddled with it lots to get it going. So we went to Ilfracombe pond for a test. It went jolly well to begin with until a large input of water through the windows made it unstable and the result you can see !!! After we recovered it and dried it out it went lovely as you will see from a later video. Les Breame
Response by Dave M on the 1 year ago
Looking forward to the next video, an on board camera would be very interesting!
Dave
Response by RNinMunich on the 1 year ago
make sure it's waterproof 😡😉
Response by John on the 1 year ago
Oh dear! Good job it was shallow water.

SeaBoard - Posted: 1 year ago by Krampus
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I came across this cool concept a week ago while at the beach. Not even there you may escape from the mean marketing folks.
Response by RNinMunich on the 1 year ago
So ein Sch..ß! The last thing you want on holiday.😡 Ugly looking thing :-(
The aircraft banner reminded me of the 90s in Rio. Light aircraft used to tow even longer banners along Ipanema and Copacabana and round Sugar Loaf into Guanabara Bay.
Made we wonder what the whole shebang looked like from up there. So I took a bubble chopper flight from the heliport, in the Laguna behind Copacabana, along the beaches, over the city and up to the Corcovado, where we circled the massive statue of Christ. Unforgettable! 😊One of the few days it wasn't shrouded in fog👍
One of the perks of working on the carrier Minas Gerais (ex RN Colossus class) in Rio harbour 😊 happy days.
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by Krampus on the 1 year ago
You bet. A shocking experience, especially after driving several hours to the destination and spending the big bucks for the hotel next to the beach. But still funny.
Response by RNinMunich on the 1 year ago
Hi Krampus, don't know why but suddenly I thought of your advertising boat, then my eye fell on a digital photo frame and it hit me how to recreate your 'Ad boat' 😉 see attached pics. Temporary mock-up on my Sea Scout.
These digital photo frames run off 5V DC, so attach a simple 5V regulator to the boat's main supply to feed it. A one chip 3 legged item - no rocket science!
Pics you want to display on a USB stick plugged into the photo frame.
set the frame to 'Slideshow' launch the boat and Awaaay you go!
cheers Doug 😎

Sea Breacher - Posted: 1 year ago by Dave M
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Video of the Sea Breacher trials in 2012 at Boundary Park Lake
Response by Captain-Steve on the 1 year ago
Thank you for the video of seabreacher dave....looks great.... running on 11.2 volt must make a big difference as it was nowhere near that fast when I tried it.....its now in bits and I'm going to update it to 22volt and brushless with a 150volt esc ....should be fast or blow up 😱
Response by rolfman2000 on the 1 year ago
Are these models still available ? If So, where from, as I have trailed the web searching for "model sea breacher", with no success. Cheers, Dave W 😊
Response by Captain-Steve on the 1 year ago
Hi ...the model is scratch built.....don't think you can buy them...seems to be based on a gnat aircraft design with fins instead of wings and powered by a waterjet.......well it should be when I get it put back together 😁

DAMEN STAN 4207 - Posted: 1 year ago by RHBaker
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This video supports my concluding blog, # 20.
Response by rolfman2000 on the 1 year ago
Lovely to finally see it on the water. A credit to you. Best wishes, Dave W 😊


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