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'VOYAGER of the SEAS' RC Cruise Ship - Posted: 2 days ago by Dom of Essential RC
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Paul Chilcott built this stunning floating replica of the 'Voyager of the Seas' in under 12 months. The hull was carved from a single block of blue foam. The detail on this cruise ship is remarkable and even features a climbing wall, 'flow rider' and outside cinema just as the full size vessel. Commentary provided by Steve Dean.

MS Voyager of the Seas is the lead ship of the Voyager-class of cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean International.
Length: 311 m
Capacity: 3,138 passengers
Yard number: 1344
Cost: US$650 million
Tonnage: 138,194 GT; 108,654 NT; 11,132 DWT
Crew: 1,181 crew
Response by Brightwork on the 2 days ago
That is gorgeous!!
Response by AllenA on the 2 days ago
Absolutely stunning.
Response by rolfman2000 on the 5 hours ago
I saw it, and spoke to Paul the builder at the Warwick show last week. Its a truly amazing model, which you never seem to run out of details to see. A real credit to an amazing builder. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

VMSS - Posted: 3 days ago by Brightwork
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Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society Victoria BC Canada

FeiLun FT-011 HIGH SPEED Ready to Run electric Racing Boat - Posted: 4 days ago by Dom of Essential RC
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Been flying planes for many years and never thought to try boats until very recently. Just tried out the Feilun FT-011 and thought it was awesome for a first time single hull boat. Fairly quick, good run time and the fact that it will self right if it flips is a big bonus. Could not flip it myself despite some full speed tight turns but think it probably would if jumped some waves. You would expect for a relatively cheap outfit that the seals might not be perfect but after the first run there was virtually no water inside. 5.5 minute running time as well which seems decent for a 4S2200 pack. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to taking it out on the water again soon. Filmed with the Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Pro camcorder.

Ayton Cross by Alan Read - Posted: 8 days ago by Dave M
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Just seen this video of An Ayton Cross tug. The radars can be seen, stationery on this model.

TSS Manxman - Posted: 9 days ago by davidhgreatbatch
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A winters day sailing down the club waters today
Response by Dave M on the 9 days ago
Brings back memories of past voyages on the real ship from Liverpool to Douglas. Sails well and nice detail

RSS P71 Sovereignty - Posted: 12 days ago by cormorant
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Almost complete Veron kit based on the Vosper 110' fast attack craft built for the Republic of Singapore Navy in the early '70s. Fitted with a Shockwave 2 sound system I propose to fit ultra bright LED to the main armament to represent muzzle flash to sync with the sound system.
Response by cormorant on the 9 days ago
I like the microswitch idea. If I have enough channels I usually use a Rx operated switch
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-receiver-controlled-swit...
Response by RNinMunich on the 9 days ago
Many thanks for the Turnigy tip👍 much cheaper than the 20 quid Action /Component Shop version 😉
I hated wasting channels, and multi-channel sets were horrendously expensive😡 so many many 🤔 moons ago I made my own 4 function switch decoder for my destroyer, home made PCB, a few 5V CMOS chips, driver transistors and 5V 5Amp relay outputs. Pics 1, 2 & 3. Gave 4 functions Nav lights, Signal Lamps flashing, Whoop Whoop siren, and smoke unit from one proportional channel. Still seems to work 30 years later!😊

Around the same time I added a winch for the crane on the stern deck and also made a home cooked PCB with a simple forwards / backwards motor driver; again CMOS chips, driver TRs and relays. Pics 4 & 5.
Pulled in well but there was no free-run mode on the winch so it needed something like a tin o' beans on the hook to run it out 🤔 .
Lovely smelly etching for the PCBs 😆 Ferrous oxide!? Or was it ferric chloride? Never did like chemistry, I was a physics man. But it worked😊

Most of the bits were sort of 'lying around' at work😉
BTW: if anyone needs CMOS or 7400 series TTL chips I still have pretty good stock!
Nowadays it's all plug n play and such things are miniaturising so fast one day they'll disappear up there own whatsits!
Back then half the fun was doing it yourself and squeezing the utmost out of a 2 or 4 channel radio. Happy days? 🤔
Cheers Doug (AKA Rambling Man😁)
Response by cormorant on the 9 days ago
Superb! I wouldn't know where to start.

One of my first boats was an Aerokits Crash Tender powered by a Frog 2.49cc diesel. The radio was single channel, one press of the button for right rudder, 2 presses left rudder, press and hold for throttle.

Day at the pool - Posted: 19 days ago by Tica
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Vallensbæk Modelskibs Klub has access to a indoor swimming pool once a month during the winter months.
Her are some of our members boats.

Fast Patrol Boat - Posted: 27 days ago by lesliebreame
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At Ilfracombe pond is Bob Burrows Vintage Model Boat Co kit of the Fast Patrol Boat. Bobs made a nice job of it and has brushless motor with Lipoly batteries. Forward / reverse control was nothing special on maiden voyage and came close to a good sinking !!!

Huntsman 34 "John" - Posted: 1 month ago by Novagsi0
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First run on the water, was not pushing it just checking temps and drive. The batteries were at about 25% down on top speed when I decided to make a video. The Tornado 850 motor and 60A speed controller seem well suited to the job.

Bob the Duck - Posted: 1 month ago by EricMB
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A challenge by the late Bob Hutton to build a paddling R/c Duck - shown here on his maiden voyage on Mary Stevens Lake, Stourbridge, West Midlands.
Response by lesliebreame on the 27 days ago
brilliant !!!les
Response by AllenA on the 26 days ago
Superbly Quackers! Brilliant EricMB.


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