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Aerokits Fairey Swordsman - Posted: 8 years ago by john saunders
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First trials of freshly restored 1970s Aerokits Swordsman rescued as a wreck from ebay (I was the only bidder It looked so bad....!) earlier this year. Was diesel powered and had loads of lead ballest glassed Into hull which had to be cut out and replaced with new ply with the rest of the structure lightened and stiffended with new ply. Now fitted with Turnigy 600 Typhoon Brushless and 90A Seawing ESC and 55 min Graupner prop. Handling Is excellent and turns really well using a small size Graupner rudder with fast acting large angle Hobbywing servo. Joined my collection of 34 and 46 Fireboats, Sea Hornet, Sea Queen and Commander, all restored over the past 3 years. Aerokits have come Into their own with clean and quiet brushless power we could not dream of In the 1960s
Response by r1950 on the 7 years ago
love boat

RIB at Crealy - Posted: 8 years ago by chrislang
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A short video of my car boot RIB at Crealy, Exeter yesterday

Chris

Vintage Yeoman boats at Crealy - Posted: 8 years ago by ianed57
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Yeoman Minx and Wavemaster restored by Kalamunda, filmed at Crealy near Exeter. These boats were originall produced by HMM and were, I think, designed by Les Rowell In the fifties.
The boats were found on ebay and brought back to life.
Response by figtree7nts on the 3 years ago
A pleasure to watch video, and clearly two very nice antique boats! 👍

Springer at Crealy - Posted: 8 years ago by chrislang
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This was the first try at driving by my 8 year old grandson Lenny and only the second time the boat has been In the water.

Chris
Response by BillD203 on the 7 years ago
nicely done young sir.
Response by CraigRobotham on the 4 years ago
Fantastic , well done young Lenny 😊

aerokits - Posted: 8 years ago by froggyt996
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Aerokits Sea Queen & Swordsman at Fleetwood Classic & Vintage Model Boat Days

Thanks to John Lockett for the footage
Response by froggyt996 on the 7 years ago
Its just a good old Merco 61 glow motor
Response by BillD203 on the 7 years ago
Look great and taking that choppy water well. Nice one 😎
Response by Chris B on the 7 years ago
Great Video, what a beautifully balanced boat, It just cuts through the chop, It must be a real pleasure to have It one the water 😊

Sea Queens at play - Posted: 8 years ago by froggyt996
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Several IC old Aerokits Sea Queen's at pla on Fleetwood lake

New motor & battery test at Crealy - Posted: 8 years ago by chrislang
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34" Fireboat
I tried out my new motor arrangement, ( Graupner speed 600 8.4v motor with a single 9.6v battery pack as recommended by dbninja ) In my Fireboat today. A bit choppy but all went very well at just above half throttle then I began to get braver and added on the power to be met by clouds of smoke and a truly blown ESC. ( See FORUM under Hong Kong ESC ) The new Fire Monitors by Peter HS93 also worked fine using a Vauxhall Astra washer pump, I'd hope to get pics but the sudden halt Intervened!

Regards Chris
Response by RogerS on the 6 years ago
HI Chris - great looking boat. Can you tell me where you got the monitors please - see my first message on the site.
Many thanks.
Roger S.
Response by chrislang on the 6 years ago
HI Roger
My monitors were kindly produced some time ago by another member of this site who was unfortunately at the last request unable to make any more. You might like to have a go making suitably scaled down versions In the method shown by Pete Harvey on his 46" Fireboat restoration on his website ( link In the 'Useful Links' part of this site ) my Initial effort was to try drilling out some white metal fittings- this only proved the soft cheese Is probably a more suitable material!
Water Is pumped to the monitors using an ebay sourced Astra windscreen washer pump which works fine on my 9.6v setup.
Good luck
Chris
Response by chrislang on the 6 years ago
HI again
Just to mention that Monitors for the 34" boat are available separately from the 'Online Shop'section of this site. ( Don't think they are working however )
Chris

Aerokits 46" Fireboat - Posted: 8 years ago by froggyt996
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Areokits 46" Fireboat with Brushless motor running on 19 volts Nimh batteries
Response by tidtug on the 7 years ago
Just one word WOW

Astec Vosper 73' ASRL @ Creally - Posted: 8 years ago by chrislang
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My Astec 35th Scale Vosper 73' ASRL @ Creally yesterday
It has a JP Power 480 motor driving a 25mm 3 blade prop. Powered by a 6v 4Ah LA battery with a RadioLink 2.4ghz RX. and a 15A Mtronics ESC

Also a bit bow heavy until the power / speed comes on.

Regards
Chris

Fireboat @ Creally - Try 2 - Posted: 8 years ago by chrislang
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Happy new year to you all.
The weather having turned a balmy but gusty 9 degrees here In the sunny south. I thought I'd try my 34" boat again today.
Now somewhat lightened and with a new speed 600 motor and 9.6v Ni-Cad battery pack. she ran considerably better but Is still somewhat bow heavy. As I have only restored her from an ebay purchase I'm not fully aware what might be causing the weight In the bow area but perhaps will try some weight further aft before attempting frontal surgery. Any Ideas welcome.
Best Wishes
Chriis
Response by aprestney on the 7 years ago
Hi" there, " You have a very nice boat there "
I also own one like this. I try to keep the wieght from
the middle to the back of the boat. My set up Is two 7.2 volt @4600mah side by side under the larger compartment lid and switch from one battery to the other. But keep them both In when sailling.! Also running on speed 600 motor. my set up keeps the rear In the water and keep the bow nicely out at speed . But also the boat should sit evenley on the water when It Is not running.Try this Before you attempt to butcher your model . Good luck 👍 And a happy new year !


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