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Edna May ll - Posted: 2 years ago by shavings
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First run in test tank
Response by figtree7nts on the 2 years ago
Hi Shavings,
Great job before you know it, you'll be launching her on her maiden voyage!
Response by RedRider on the 2 years ago
Love that setup mate!
Response by shavings on the 2 years ago
Thank you red rider, didnt turn out bad for back of fag packet designing, still having trouble making a good poker type burner but will get there in the end.....Roger

One Twelfth Scale Speedline Severn Lifeboat try out - Posted: 2 years ago by lesfac
mdlbt.com/22606   >> Permalink
Having installed the running gear I just had to try it out. The boat is about half the weight it should be so ballast is something I will have to add. But lots more to do yet
Response by figtree7nts on the 2 years ago
Hi Lesfac, Great looking boat can't wait to see it when it's finished! one question what kind of setup do you have? see I'm in the market for a twin screw tugboat and I love the way your boat turns on it's axes!
Response by lesfac on the 2 years ago
Hi figtree7nts,
The reason it can pivot pretty much in its own length is because it is fitted with a bow thruster.
In this case it's a Raboesch model
The two main motors are Emax BL4030 brushless motors running with Hobbyking 90 amp escs. I power these with two 5 cell lipos batteries in parallel.
The Raboesch bow thruster has a brushed motor rated at 7.2 volts and this runs through an esc for brushed motors. (I was lucky to have one ready after I converted one of my boats to a brushless motor). I power the bow thruster with a 7.2 volts nimh battery pack again left over after going to brushless and lipo batteries.
Les
Response by figtree7nts on the 2 years ago
Hi Les, fantastic job on your lifeboat! I'm thinking I'd like to build a pilot boat, maybe the one from aeronaut. as long as the model is made of plastic I'm good anything else and I'm lost! hope you don't mind but I think I'll put a bow thruster in mine also.

Try New Skills 1 - Posted: 2 years ago by trynewskillsnow
mdlbt.com/22527   >> Permalink
This is another step forwards!
All the electronic parts arrived last week! The good news is they are all working and I knew how to assembly thanks to the info I found in this website!
Response by figtree7nts on the 2 years ago
Great job, it's coming along nicely!
Response by jarvo on the 2 years ago
Sanding always BL@@@Y sanding, what ever happened to self leveling paint, nice job with the glass cloth, what weight cloth did you use

Mark
Response by trynewskillsnow on the 2 years ago
Hi Mark.
To be honest, I don't know. The company I work has supplied the resin and the fibreglass cloth. They told me that is the best one for what I need, so I believe at they said. I will try to find out what is the weight cloth and let you know!

Thanks,
Robson 👍

new steamer - Posted: 2 years ago by shavings
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Finished my first boiler with home made engine and reversing valve small leak on main steam valve still to cure but other than that all is well. Am I a happy bunny!
just got to fit it in boat and its off to the pond
Roger
Response by trynewskillsnow on the 2 years ago
Work of art!
👍 👍 👍
Response by figtree7nts on the 2 years ago
Great job, what I wouldn't give to put in a steam engine in Serenity!

Toby Tug (previously a seaport workboat) - Posted: 2 years ago by EricMB
mdlbt.com/22495   >> Permalink
Crane story part 3! Now that the jib raised and lowered, I had to tackle rotating the turret. I canibilsed a radar setup I'd made (again from helicopter parts after a crash!) to rotate the turret. Video of the radar motor in operation shown.

Toby Tug (previously a Seaport Workboat) - Posted: 2 years ago by EricMB
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Here's a video of the crane in operation on the lake
Response by EricMB on the 2 years ago
Hi there, yes I replaced the motor with a 345 ekectronize but it was too powerful for the boat (too big a bow wave!) and gave too much interference on the speaker with the engine sounds, so I reverted to the original setup. It pulled the tanker (and stricken tug!) ok..
Response by jarvo on the 2 years ago
So you stayed with the standard prop as well??
Response by EricMB on the 2 years ago
Yup, three blade plastic prop on the two part prop shaft. I modified the prop shaft with an additional oil filler tube for lubrication tho.. Kept it quieter!

Toby Tug (previously a Seaport Workboat) - Posted: 2 years ago by EricMB
mdlbt.com/22453   >> Permalink
Here's a video of the inner workings of the crane - video of operation on the water to follow...
Response by figtree7nts on the 2 years ago
Did you purchase the crane like (RC) or did you make it (RC)? if you made it (RC) great (RC) engineering!
Response by EricMB on the 2 years ago
I didn't know you could buy a crane like this! No, it was mechanised from scratch. Lots of head scratching.. I'll post some photos in a bit.

Toby the Tug - Posted: 2 years ago by EricMB
mdlbt.com/22449   >> Permalink
This is a video of my little Toby Tug (a seaport workboat in a previous life) very generously given to me by Bob Hutton from Stourbridge Model Boat club. It's shown at Bournville Tug Day yesterday (5th June 2016) on a Tug Tow of a 10 ft tanker - two small tugs giving it a try, when calamity - the front Tug got swamped by another (not very well-behaved) passerby and capsized - leaving Toby to pull both boats back to shore.. Enjoy!
Response by figtree7nts on the 2 years ago
Great salvage job, well done!

aquacraft atlantic - Posted: 2 years ago by saintsalvio
mdlbt.com/22236   >> Permalink
Finished the repairs took to a beautiful fountain in a dream park to test it
Response by saintsalvio on the 2 years ago
What eagle eye? Yes I was too concentrate in this first test that I leaved it at home "on the dock"! Hoping to do another test with crane and ON THE RAGED SEA WAVES!
Response by figtree7nts on the 2 years ago
Oh, ok I thought you lost your crane at sea!
Response by saintsalvio on the 2 years ago
Noo thanks god; but I was testing the way to tranport by car the baby ( with a 500 lottle space at disposition) and the global stabilization of the floating line of the boat too

Try New Skills 1 - Posted: 2 years ago by trynewskillsnow
mdlbt.com/22153   >> Permalink
This is taking more long than I expected, but is teaching me more time spent on the job, more relaxed we stay!

😎 😎 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 2 years ago
Hey, it's coming along nicely, waiting patiently for the next installment! question is this the same boat from your last video?
Response by trynewskillsnow on the 2 years ago
Hi figtree7nts!
Yes, this is the same boat from last video!
The next step I'm going to put some fibreglass inside.

I bought the motor RE-540 from MFA. I really don't know if that is the right motor for the size of this boat, but...we keep going!

👍 👍
Response by figtree7nts on the 2 years ago
I'm assuming this is going to be a twin screw, Right! if it is this boat is going to have a lot of power! oh, you can ask about the RE-540 MFA on the forum, the guys on the forum have a lot of knowledge! and they can help you decide how to outfit your boat. good luck!


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