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HI Bob, thanks for your comments, since the launch I have reconfigured the ballast..now sit and performs correctly.I can sink the stern 50mm open the door and bring out the lct's on their own controls...now looks even better.Since the launch I have had sixteen people say they served on Fearless, Including the chef on the port side. Den.
HI Dennis, That's a great model you've built there. I was posted to Fearless Amphibious Beach Unit In 1967. I was the BARV driver/mech. with 2 divers and a sergeant commander from the Army (REME Corps) with RE engineers and RCT machine operators with 3 Michigan fork lifts plus a detachment of Royal Marines. I left her In Nov. 1970 for my demob.
HI Lubberland, glad you enjoyed the model,I have now added your details to the ongoing collection of crew that served on her.Since the launch date I have reconfigured the ballast,added several working Items all to Improve the realistic look of her.Will post more pictures soon.
HI xtramaths, thanks for your comments glad you are inspired. Several additions have been added since launch date.. one in particular is the ballast. Still adding all the time, latest, pump six gallons of water into tank to sink stern 2" open stern door and bring out two landing craft on separate controllers
HI Aeronaut1. Hope you enjoyed the video of the launch...a long time ago now....lots of improvements since then...a new video due next year. If you are ever in Needham Market, Suffolk please drop by any Sunday morning. she sails most Sundays (good weather)
HI Aeronaut1, I have not got an actual post code for the lake but if you are coming from north you will be on the A14 heading east. come past Stowmarket and the next junction is for the A140 take slip road to the bottom in right hand lane, follow the the roundabout all the way round changing to the left lane as you go under A14, take Coddenham road. Keep going past vets on the right over two small bridges and just before the low railway bridge the lake is on the right. Look forward to seeing you possibly in 2016. Den. as you say happy sailing to you in 2016
Thanks Sandy It Is seriously fast two 1400kv motors running on 4c 5000mah lipos 90a watercooled esc I have just sold It as I am nearly finished building another Perkasa with the same running gear the deck fittings & armaments are from Battlecraft I will post some pictures soon regards Bob
My first boat was a crash tender when I was 9, built It with my dad or helped. I had a ED Hunter 3.45cc In It. No radio control just free runner. Mainly In circles till she run out of diesel fuel. Then we built another 6, dad gave them away to all sorts. Milkman his work mates but kept one for my younger brother. he had a Taycol standard In It. I used to get the job of taking the accumulator round to the Lewisham model centre In Lee High Road to have It charged.
RC Titanic II Landing Craft - Posted: 4 years ago by Peter47
Found this Dense block of foam, floating In local Ashton Canal, whilst sailing other boats with my brother, whilst rescue a stuck boat from the reeds, In 1996 was temporarily on the dole at the time, struck by her Landing craft shape on turning It over plus realised I could carve It like wood, later using my bits box, after carving a couple of box shaped groves, for battery, motors and rc equipment, literal rammed a prop shaft, and rudder shaft through hull, and fashioned some balsa sheet Into superstructure suitable camouflaged , I had a "US Army Vietnamese River Craft" of sorts and with Its 1 1/2 to 2" thick Hull virtually unsinkable, hence Its name :-). Here she Is In 2000 sailing at Ethrow Park. May In the future alter her superstructure, she makes a handy towing barge for both mine and my brothers Tug Boats, and If rc left connected can even act as rescue boat If they pack up or get weeded up :-) - Have delete this from You Tube and replaced with slightly clearer version, but It seems to be still working here mysteriously, may cease working eventually, new version above :-)
RC Plastic TID Tug Kit - Posted: 4 years ago by Peter47
Purchased this from Ashton Model Shop at It closing down sale, what a sad time that was, been used using It man and boy, Airfix kits were 2 old shillings 10NP to 12s and 6d (62.5NP) Boeing Superfortess, mind you pocket money was 5/- (25p,) then when old enough got a Paperboys job 13 shillings a 6 day week (65NP), extra for Sunday. Back to the TID she sailed brilliantly all session at Ethrow Park. That Is until run down by my Brother David's yacht, even though I'd moved It to what I thought was safe distant, power giving way to sail etc, when he tacked straight Into her, tried to dodge but TID not the fastest of the mark. He swiftly got the rescue boat out and after two attempts we got It back, a quick rush to parks gents and a blow over of ESC and receiver with electric hand drier, soon had her running again, but still need a scrub to rid her of lake silt :-)
My scatch built 200th scale model of a KVG V class Battle Ship, the Duke of York. Based 0n 1/720th Revel plastic kit, 30 years old. First sail after a "refit" after being laid up In Garden shed for 10 or so years, fortunately was not as damaged as the Bismark store In same shed, as It was In a drier part of a leaky shed, just replaced some decking (with plastic sheet), added some missing small armament, lockers, Gun directors, Walrus Sea Plane etc I'd left of earlier model. She was original powered by 4 - 540 size motors, running 2mm Props (.50p each those where the days), upgraded her to run two on just twin props (4mm), leaving outer pair as dummies, may re connect at a later date. Brought her electrics upto 2.4 Ghz standard. Sailed well very steady on this her first sail after refit, at Ethrow Park.
34" Vosper RAF Fire boat 1/16th scale. - Posted: 4 years ago by Peter47
Shop bought model given to me by my family Xmas 2012, from Kitshack at first they Inadvertently order their Internal kit for use with a Fibre glass hull, but kindly sent me complete kit for a small extra charge, and told me to keep the cut down bulkheads and keel etc, so may utilise them In another model. Pity they seem to have moved on to pasture new these days. This Launches first sail at Ethrow Park, 2013. Still fitting out, at first stable but disappointedly slow on 3 blade prop, powered by a Johnson 600, but after a loan of a 40mm twin bladed nylon Prop, of she went at ssspppeedd, final session Is when we re tried her with original tweaked 3 blader, not quite as fast but an Improvement,even better when we changed It for an opposite handed similarly tweaked prop, as we realised ESC was set up to run better that way
Glad you like it, unfortunately, just had a message from Ethrow club, that they are banning fast electrics boats, after a number of complaints from public, about wildlife being harried by someone sailing their speedboat at them. I am not one of them try always to run in empty water, when at all possible. Need to check what they class as fast, or head to local canal and its weeds for my next speed rush.