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Bob Abell21/12/2015 08:51:56
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Santa Thomason and his overworked charge hand, Bob the Elf, in the ModelBoat section of the Grotto, wish all our little friends and Kevin's here in Wonderland......A very Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year

We hope the new Zumwalt project takes off and do hope, some of you will join in

Don't be put off by the exotic proposed material selection and the triple double row brushless motor drives........We will offer plan B

All the best, boys

Paul and Bob

Paul T21/12/2015 11:28:29
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Merry Christmas to everyone.

The elf appointed charge hand obviously has ideas about the Zumwalt project that I know nothing about and seems to have access to funding larger than the National Elf Service

I am worried by the infinite number of motors that you are thinking about, the problems of which are elf explanatory.

What is the mysterious Plan B?

Bob Abell21/12/2015 13:02:29
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Nice reply Santa.....I knew you would rise to the occasion!.......With suitabell Christmas banter

Notice on my photos, that there are handrails on the deck after all

The motor drive could have a fan powered blower feature, similar to the Bluebird model, I posted a few weeks ago

Just to give it the unknown power plant sound......If it needs it, that is!

I've got four brushless motors waiting in the wings......Complete with Captain Bob's secret control system......Which defies logic and common sense!.........But works quite well.......Wink wink, elbow elbow, nudge nudge ......know worra mean, Captain

Any further thoughts on the proposed project, My mate?

Anybody out there thinking of joining us, on this exciting awesome venture?

Bob

Paul T21/12/2015 17:33:06
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Dear Santa

The handrails were used during the construction phase to stop workers falling off, when the ship set off for its sea trials all of the temporary safety equipment including handrails were removed.

When the ship is at sea the crew never go onto the forward deck and only the hanger team will go onto the rear deck, unlike older warships everything on this ship is done from inside so the crew don't have to go outside.

I don't want to dampen your enthusiasm but the model will only need two motors and there wont be any spare space inside the hull for Abell motors, blowers, warp drives or any other fancy propulsion system.

The ships power plant is known ...see below

  • 2 × Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines (35.4 MW ea.) driving Curtiss-Wright electric generators
  • 2 × Rolls-Royce RR4500 turbine generators (3.8 MW ea.)
  • 2 × propellers driven by electric motors
  • Total: 78 MW

The only unusual thing about the ship is that the electric can either be used in propulsion or the weapon system (look up rail gun)

Paul

Colin Bishop21/12/2015 17:56:41
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No phasers then?

Colin

ashley needham21/12/2015 18:29:36
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Firstly, before this becomes an extension of the Zummy project, yes merry seasons greetings and so forth, Trevor has suggested a tinsel sail Sunday after xmas, up for that.

Colin, daft as it may seem, you may just be wrong there... several ships in the Falklands had laser dazzle systems (allegedly) and the yanks are working on high power lasers. Apparently there is a system which combines 5 (or so) commercial welding lasers to give a hefty output..

Ashley. Live long and pro​sper

Bob Abell21/12/2015 18:45:27
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Paul

My motor drive reference was really a light hearted leg pull

This thread is really a Merry Christmas message thread for jocular banter etc

Bob

CookieOld21/12/2015 19:07:03
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Merry Christmas Lads .

Best Regards Davewink

Colin Bishop21/12/2015 19:16:02
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Merry Christmas from all of us at Model Boats - the card is on the home page!

Lots of activity on the Forum at the moment so keep up the good work - I might even post some photos of my workshop....

Colin

Paul T21/12/2015 19:24:59
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Ashley

Re laser weapons **LINK** and **LINK**

Bob

What did one snowman say to the other snowman?

Dave

Merry Christmas gift and a happy New Year party

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