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Seaplane Tender - Posted: 9 years ago by Police Boat Captain
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Its an RAF Seaplane tender, a few months old now, powered by a raboesch 400 motor on 7.2V

fast gets faster! - Posted: 9 years ago by pmdevlin
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gearbox fitted, tested today with 8.4v graupner, running on 19.2v nimh. GPS Data logger Installed, measured at 14.63mph, sound like a jet turbine!!, and this video was the slower of the 2 props tested.
Improvements with gearbox, motor Is stone cold (it Is water cooled, but was still hot as direct drive) , quieter, longer run time, esc cold, now able to upgrade from 2 blade 40mm prop to 3 blade, and possibly 4 blade, amp draw much less. Video taken at Newsham Park, Liverpool. Handling Is now difficult, as Its going way too fast, but Its great fun! and might go faster, with the motor thats been fited tonight, watch this space!!
Response by CraigRobotham on the 3 years ago
He who dare's Rodney , he who dares ! 😎 😎
Response by pmdevlin on the 3 years ago
well that was the distant memory of brushed motors!, way back when we had gas lanterns Instead of LED's 😀

Unfortunately I cant remember the ratio, I think It was 2:1 from memory. It was later converted to brushless. Has not been run for two years since the bigger brother fireboat came along. I keep thinking just put a brushed motor back In It, and have plodding speed, It looks silly doing all that porpoising, and the bigger brother can give me my speed fix 😁
Response by CraigRobotham on the 3 years ago
Maybe a little more bow weight would stop the problem , my Spearfish used to do that all I did was put lipo length ways and It stopped , but yeah If your happy with the bigger being the faster then go for It 😊

Boats at Bournville Boating Lake - Posted: 9 years ago by Police Boat Captain
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RAF Seaplane Tender
RAF Crash Tender
RAF Safety Launch
Police boat project

fasr brushed set up - Posted: 9 years ago by pmdevlin
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here Is my Fireboat after extensive testing of motors, batteries and props. Full details In "power set up".

Its about to have a gearbox fitted, this should enable me to fit a larger prop, and get longer run times, hopfully!
Response by AlanP on the 3 years ago
Its going OK as It Is Paul, stop messing with It 😁

Alan

Seaplane Tender - Posted: 9 years ago by Police Boat Captain
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This Is a video of my completed Seaplane Tender on Bournville Boating lake In Birmingham.

The boat was completed just a few weeks ago, but the weather hasn't been right for boating.

The boat Is powered by a 7.2V 400 motor and a 7.2V 1600Mah battery.

Seaplane Tender First Test - Posted: 9 years ago by Police Boat Captain
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This Is my boat a Seaplane Tender on Its maiden voyage.
It Is a deans marine kit.
In the video It Is running at about half speed which Is about scale speed for this boat.

R.A.F. Crash Tender "On Board" - Posted: 9 years ago by Fireboat
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This Is a video clip of my Fireboat at Southport boating lake In June this year.

The Idea of an on board cam was thanks to another member who submitted a video last year of their Sea Queen (see video gallery), I liked the effect so thought I'd give It a go myself. It seems to have worked?

See forum thread: http://modelfireboats.com/forum/thread.php?thread=428>http:/...

Fireboat

vigilant star test 3 - Posted: 9 years ago by gerry
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The boat Is a scratch built and started life In the shed. It Is a semiscale model at aprox 36inch, built with balsa wood.It Is full remote control and fitted with two Mtroniks Vision 600 motors one 12volt 7ah battery,one seasprint esc.
It was built as a fun boat so I could sail with my friend Peter thomas with his variuos boats.
Several things have now been added since this boat was first built, IE smoking stacks, fireing torpedoes and magnetic pickups for colecting them. Also has working radar/moving gun + a home built bec.
Flag poles and flags/compas has been added on the superstructure.
Each motor draws 6amps at full power, I have measured the speed from one point to another at a spacing of 60mtrs, and timed at 15 seconds, but this Is a bit fast for this boat as she starts to plane out of the water.
We sail her at New Brighton lake on the wirral most wednesdays. As the weather Is now a bit cool I have just purchased a simular model to this at 1:48 scale 110ft Island class USCG Patrol boat so I can look at them both In action when the weather picks up. Anyone wanting Info can contact me via this website.

Vigilant Star owned by Gerry - Posted: 9 years ago by gerry
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Here Is a video of our boat (Vigilant star) sailing at New Brighton boat lake on the wirral every Wednesday.

The boat Is a semiscale (Coast Guard Cutter), designed by Hal-Harrison In Marine Modelling. I have doubled Its size and put two 540/1 Mfa motors In, driving quanta 45mm props. She Is 36" length 8" Bow, runs of one 12 volt 7Ah SLA battery.

It Is made from Balsa/Fibreglass resin. Runs well no leaks to date. Gerry.

Sea Queen built by Robert Peberdy - Posted: 9 years ago by Robert
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This Is a video of my re-make of the Aerokits Sea Queen. Build commenced In the autumn of 2006 and It was to be a winter build project for when the weather was too bad to fly R/C elec planes. The boat was finished mid 2007 and was launched In May.

My closest water to sail on Is Lake St Clair, but one slip up and the boat's next stop would be Canada. Its seen here sailing In the confines on an ornamental pond In Wahby Park, St Clair Shores, Mi, USA. The music has been added to cover up the sound of fountain just out of picture to the right.

The supplied motor has been replaced with an MFA Torpedo 850 which has substantially more power and 3x the RPM.

A week before the video was taken I lost the prop and Its seen here running on a temporary prop while I awaited a replacement. The performance on the video Is a little more sedate than normal.

More Info & pics In the photo gallery
Response by Hugh on the 5 months ago
Liked your video,and the accompanying music👍


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