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Sterling American Scout - Posted: 2 months ago by Mikep
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Sterling model American Scout 50 1/2” long 7” beam weighs 15 pounds. Harbor Models smoker.

solar - Posted: 2 months ago by lesliebreame
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Members might like to view my experimental solar powered "BOAT " More like an aircraft carrier !! No batteries carried even for the radio. Brushless motor running from 24 cells giving 12volts. Slightest shadow will stop it.The panel i made myself by buying individual solar cells from Ebay and soldering them up.The cells are sandwiched between glass which makes it quite heavy and next project will have no glass but the cells are VERY fragile.
Response by reilly4 on the 2 months ago
A nifty experimental boat. What about a back-up battery - charged by the solar panels. Gives a bit of continuity. 😎

Or to use Elton John's words for the boat's motto

"Don't let the sun go down on me"
Response by lesliebreame on the 2 months ago
I wanted to demonstrate that a vessel could move due to the power of the sun alone.Introducing a battery would confuse the issue and sceptical people would claim that it was the battery doing all the work !! Cheers

ASR 64 ft RNZAF HSL W1. R/C vid 3 - Posted: 3 months ago by jbkiwi
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British Power Boat 64 ft RNZAF HSL scratch built 36" R/C model with twin systems including sound. Brushless 2000kv w/cooled (pump) in-runners, 30A car ESCs, 2200mah 2s LiPos remote lights etc. Started off in 1940, new with the RNZAF and had many modifications over the years till decommissioned, including machinery reduced to twin 671 Greymarine GMs (from the original 3x 500hp Napier Sea Lions) which were finally removed around 7yrs ago and replaced with a single 650hp GM Detroit 8v92T1 (still does 20 knots in its latest configuration ! - see this on the photo gallery of this model) This boat is in far better condition than the ex Phil Clabburn restoration of HSL 102 (he didn't have much to start with) and the hull has never had any major rebuild apart from being glassed to the W/L. Even today there is no way most people would pick it for 80yrs old. Those hulls never age! (ie some of the beautiful 'Whale Back' conversions still around)
Response by Donnieboy on the 3 months ago
nice running model.Good job.To be that close to a great place to run must be nice.
Response by jbkiwi on the 3 months ago
Thanks for the positive comment, and yes, it''s a great pond, part of the Gulf Harbour development on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula in Auckland. It is home to the Gulf Harbour Radio Yacht Club, the members having built the jetty, and they race a number of times a week. I am about 15 km away in Red Beach but its worth the 15 minute drive on a day such as this one.

ASR 64ft R/C VID 2 - Posted: 3 months ago by jbkiwi
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Boat is Scratch built 36" British Power Boat 64ft High Speed ASR Launch which belonged to the RNZAF. The launch was one of the 22 built and was shipped to NZ in 1940. It was the only one of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. Model has twin motors, ESCs, sound units etc. Has remotely switched water pump for water cooled brushless 2000kv in runner motors and remotely switched lighting. Uses 2x 2200mah 2s LiPos for drive and 1 1800mah LiPo for the pump (also a separate battery for the LED lights. Boat is built with strip planked balsa on ply frame and fiber glassed. Deck is ply, wheelhouse is varnished balsa. The colour is as it was for most of its time in the RNZAF . Took about 5 years on and off to build and finished it last year. (please ignore the time date - can't get rid of it .
Response by jacko on the 19 days ago
nice to see on board action

MV Rhapsody - Posted: 3 months ago by davidhgreatbatch
mdlbt.com/46282   >> Permalink
Sea trials of my 1/15 scale model of a Freeman 32 Mk1 river cruiser
Response by Donnieboy on the 3 months ago
Nice job.Especially when you have the real boat to take the measurements.Then you know it is right.
Response by reilly4 on the 2 months ago
Nice model, it would be even better if it got up on the plane. It appears to be a bit underpowered.

M.V. Rhapsody - Posted: 3 months ago by davidhgreatbatch
mdlbt.com/46281   >> Permalink
1/15 scale scratch built model of my boat (Freeman 32 Mk1) Rhapsody.
Response by MouldBuilder on the 1 month ago
Superb. Really nice detailing. Hope I can do half as good as that.
Very nice video.😊

"IMARA" Tug Steam plant - Posted: 3 months ago by Novagsi0
mdlbt.com/46094   >> Permalink
Test run on compressed air of "IMARA's" tug steam plant.
Response by lesliebreame on the 3 months ago
very nice !

Patrol Boat Riverine - Posted: 3 months ago by SGray
mdlbt.com/46004   >> Permalink
Proboat Aplha - ready to run.......model of Patrol Boat Riverine used by US Navy, Vietnam between 1967-72. Basic 1/18 scale able to attach small action figures for added dimension, model always look better with crew.

Great starter....already looking at larger scale military kits and really impressed with Deans Marine product range, unfortunatly little options to explore in Australia....so have to order most stuff in....vids will get better with experience...stay tuned.😉

Clyde Puffer - Posted: 3 months ago by lesliebreame
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At Illfracombe pond last week . Have made an automatic feed water system for my coal fired Puffer and went to the pond to try it out. I think it needs bigger capacity pump as there was very little water in the boiler after 3/4 hour running. Gordons hydro is beating me up as usual !!! Les Breame
Response by lesliebreame on the 3 months ago
If you go to page 11 video blog and half way down there are 2 better videos of the Schumschimmer taken last year on its first voyage [ for Gordon that is ] I think he bought it on ebay . Its very light made of thin plastic carries a brush-less motor and modern batteries both of which i dont know the details but could find out if you wish.The smallest leaf or twig causes it to come off the foils which is why in the video you see it reversing to clear them. Les
Response by lesliebreame on the 3 months ago
Correction on details of Hydro. Gordon tells me the boat is Japanese from the 1980's made by Gunze Sangyo . It has the original Mabuchi motor and mechanical speed wiper controller [gets very hot ! ] . The hull is fine glass fibre not plastic.
Response by reilly4 on the 2 months ago
Thanks for the info on the Hydrofoil boat.

"IMARA" - Posted: 3 months ago by Novagsi0
mdlbt.com/45780   >> Permalink
Only 2nd run of "IMARA Tug", my lad did the shaky video. (O well)
Nice model lots of ballast, batteries, MARX Hectoperm motor for huge power reserve. Running on electric but Cheddar Proteus steam plant also fits in instead with ABC boiler control. plan for the future to try this never run not even on air yet!
Response by MouldBuilder on the 3 months ago
Super looking model.😊
Response by Novagsi0 on the 3 months ago
Illumination night ready for Bournville lights added and working.
Response by Donnieboy on the 3 months ago
great job on the model.Runs nice too.Nice to see lots of lights.Will look great at night.BTW anybody check to see if the Canada geese had their passports.


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