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Veron Huntsman 28 - Posted: 6 years ago by pmdevlin   >> Permalink
I love this video, thought you might like to share It, taken at St Helens model boat club lake, which Is Taylor Park, Prescot, St Helens, very early before anybody arrived, on a cold sunday morning!
Shortly after this video I changed the motor and prop, I never stop meddling! 😀
*Reposted - now with footage! Stephen*
Response by ianed57 on the 6 years ago
I agree about the wattmeter- essential piece of kit I'd say and yes, I too haven't burnt out an ESC since having one- a regular occurrence before!
The data logger sounds very technical- I'll borrow my daughters Garmin that she uses for running and see If that Is any good.
Response by kgildenhuys on the 6 years ago
HI There, I like what you've done with the boat It looks great.

The boat my father had was lost In time but when we sold the house I came across the plans, little bit moth eaten but decipherable.
I want to start and rebuild the boat within this this year from totally zero but don't seem to find many "parts" for It.
I Like originality In looks but love new technology built In as well.

Is It possible to ask for some pictures that I can use for reference when building please.


Response by pmdevlin on the 6 years ago
thanks for kind comments, email me (email hidden please send pm) I will provide the complete build, Paul

Crewe MBC sunday sail 11th Nov 2012 - Posted: 6 years ago by Dave M   >> Permalink
Quite a blustery but rather cold day so not that many sailors. The Three Brothers of Rye was put through Its paces and coped well with the blustery conditions.
Response by seafarer on the 6 years ago
Love the sound track! pity about the bluring but I guess that the wind had a part to play.....nice video

The Three Brothers of Rye - fishing smack - Posted: 6 years ago by Dave M   >> Permalink
Brian Clewes has now taken his new scratch built boat on Its maiden voyage. The day was fine, If cold, but the wind was just right for the event. The auxiliary motor was used to keep the vessel moving when the wind dropped but she did sail with the little wind present and responded well to the helm. This Is Brian's third large scratch built yacht, he Is really becoming quite an expert. Also makes his own sails and fittings.
Response by seafarer on the 6 years ago
Great video, well done.

Lesro Rapier- with Lipos - Posted: 6 years ago by ianed57   >> Permalink
I finally got round to trying the Rapier with the lipos I bought recently. My good friend 'Kalamunda' was on hand to drive whilst I took the video. We noticed a marked Improvement In performance- a much greater 'urgency' with the lipos delivering what the motors asked. Short of going up a prop size I think this will be about It with this boat. Thanks to the chaps on here who have encouraged me Into Lipos and given help with various matters- not sure what all the worry was now- famous last words!
This will be one of our last days at Crealy In Exeter as the management have decided to terminate our use of the water- so we will be looking for alternatives from January.
Response by ianed57 on the 6 years ago
HI Gregg- thanks. I'm pretty happy with the way she goes now and feel disinclined to change much. The motors run cool on the two 37.5 X props- and It's enough excitement for me! I could try 35's just for the experience If I could get handed props- haven't really looked.
I just need to get my head round not over-discharging the Lipos- going to experiment with visible low voltage alarms In the cabin windows!

Response by Gregg on the 6 years ago
I use a little "plug In" voltage alarm on my lipo's. It simply plugs In to the balance charge plug connector. so give you an Initial volt test,usually with a few bleeps and a set of green lights, then as the batteries drain, the led's turn red and an alert buzzer goes of as they approach low volt limit, which Is set on these alarms at 3.2v, so no damage done to the batteries.

Its a quick search on ebay, loads of sellers, cost around £2.50 each.
very useful bit of kit poolside as you can check all your lipo batteries, even after being used and left to stand, the batteries do recover a bit and possibly ready again for a further shortened run time too.

Happy sailing with your boat, the setup's brill !
Response by ianed57 on the 6 years ago
Those are the alarms I Intend to use but they seem to be taking a while to come. They are so cheap I Intend to Install them In the boat with velcro and extension leads on the balance connectors. The lipos certainly give a weight saving too.

Hobby King F1 Tunnel. - Posted: 6 years ago by Gregg   >> Permalink
Finally managed to get a fellow club member to take some video for me.
This Is a hobby King Tunnel hull boat, running a brushless motor and 11.1v 3 cell.
The weather was a bit windy, hence the rough sound, the water too was slightly choppy, any worse and I would of not run the boat, too risky flipping the hull over !

The boat Itself was yet another ebay "rescue" Item, sold by "cash converters", all I say It was a great pity the previous owner could not afford to keep It, Its a fantastic piece of kit, and so, so much fun to handle. he also did a superb job of applying a different set of decals and repainting It, so thmbs up to this guy, hope that some day he finds this site and the video clip.
Your boat Is still being appreciated and being run "as It should be - full throttle"
Response by ianed57 on the 6 years ago
Enjoyed the video- pretty heart-stopping stuff!
Response by Gregg on the 6 years ago
Its an exciting "ride", full throttle Is not for the faint hearted [ha ha]. Its a total difference to my normal sailing modes, as Im more used to "scale sailing", so being let loose occaisionally can be fun too. I think everyone should have one, a fast boat that Is, purely just for the adrenaline rush you get.

Model boats - at night - Posted: 6 years ago by Gregg   >> Permalink
Some of our club members [including myself] giving our boats a run on the club pool just after dark.
Boats Included are : Fishing boats, trawler, Tug, Lifeboat, sports cruiser and patrol boat.

Appologies for the background noise, but thats the traffic on the M6 toll.
Response by CraigRobotham on the 4 years ago
Great seeing night sails , whole different effect to the models . Nice one 😊

Mersey Class Lifeboat - at night! - Posted: 6 years ago by Gregg   >> Permalink
Sorry just a short clip, but better than nothing. Will try and get a better clip soon.
Response by hydroman on the 6 years ago
great stuff, when I get my own boats back In the water I will get some video's with my new onboard waterproof minI cam.
mark b

quick voyage around Poole lake - Posted: 6 years ago by sharpy1071   >> Permalink
Taken this morning 14/10/12 at the scale day with a keyring camera on my Veron Fast patrol boat. First video taken at sea by myself!! Good fun, enjoy.
Response by Dave M on the 6 years ago
Nice clear pics. I have several versions of these cameras. They all work well but some are very difficult to get going as the small lights Indicating the function are very difficult to see In sunshine.
The slightly dearer veho muvI type has small switches to select and I can use this reliably every time. I wish I had taken mine with me yesterday as the weather was really good and I could have gotten some good shots of all the boats on our lake. 😀
Response by sharpy1071 on the 6 years ago
HI there thanks for your kind comments, I bought this camera from Hobby King for about £20.00 last xmas, It works really good In aircraft as well. On Sunday I thought I had It switched on, and then sailed through the fleet for about 45 minutes, but no I had press the button twice, hence switched It off. The batteries were getting low when this was filmed thats why the shortness of the film, I was just concerned to get the boat back before I ran out of electricty. For a bit of cheap fun I would recommend one because you can see your lake from a different angle, If any of you fly that Is really good fun.Thanks Brian
Response by ianed57 on the 6 years ago
I'm always In favour of cheap fun!! 😁

Noisy Motor - Posted: 6 years ago by neilmc   >> Permalink
Hope this Is not considered Inappropiate to post this video here as the majority of videos are about baots on the water (hope mine will make It one day) - but would like DaveM (Fleet Admiral) to have a look see.
Response by neilmc on the 6 years ago
HI Ian

I've posted more Information In the Hobby Chit Chat forum which In short carries a BIG THANK TO YOU and your suggestion of twisting the tube to see If It comes free. You'll see why I went for this option when you read the other post. 😁

Response by ianed57 on the 6 years ago
Just glad It worked out- always a bit worrying recommending possible destruction! I've got another ebay rescue- Maycraft Mercury- which I shall have to tackle this job on.

Response by chiffs on the 6 years ago
HI there guys, I am just In process of renewing prop shaft In my 34" fire boat, have for years run It with Ic engine, as not permitted on most sailing areas now Im converting to electric, I have removed the shaft and tube (badly worn from Ic engine use) all I did was firm grip with pliers on the tube twist to dislodge glue and filler then knocked out of the hull from Inside.
my Intention Is to use a speed 600bb for power any comments on power set up would be helpful, my boat weighs In at 2268grams.

Lesro Rapier - Posted: 6 years ago by ianed57   >> Permalink
Second decent run with this boat- rather sedate I think. At the moment It's drawing 33amps (stationary, 16.5 amps each motor) with both motors running from a 12v Nimh pack. I want to get each motor running off a separate LiPo and then I could probably Increase the prop size- still well within the esc rating and the motors are very cool after a run at the moment. It seems a bit back heavy and I'd like to get It running flatter- so will try moving the batteries more amidships.
Response by Dave M on the 6 years ago
HI Ian
See you are making good use of the wattmeter 😀
Like the video and agree the balance could benefit with a bit more weight amidships.
Listening to the video sound suggests your motors are not developing full power so I suspect the NiMh's are not capable of delivering the amps required.
You could try smaller props with the NiMh's to see If the performance Improves, could be your motors are working just below the optimum.
Response by ianed57 on the 6 years ago
Dave, I found that the Nimh batteries were dropping off to around 9v at full power when measured with the wattmeter and this Is why I want to go for Lipos, one on each motor. At the moment I'm taking everything from one pack and I think this Is the limiting factor.
When I get my Lipos I will stick them In the middle and try larger props, probably 40mmS types to begin with, having measured what's going on with the wattmeter first. It may be that the existing props will do better If the batteries are delivering up what the motors want. You're right, there Is still plenty of headroom with this setup.
Just got to rake up the cash for two largish capacity Lipos!

The wattmeter Is a splendid purchase- I'd say essential for this type of thing.

Anyway, glad you liked the video- she still looks quite good toodling around at that speed.

All the best...Ian

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