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Tom Jenkins 120/11/2018 10:09:08
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Hi,iam new to modeling and in the process of building a sarik fairey huntress.Iam not having any problems with the woodwork side of things.I need a bit of advice on the electrics,which would be the best to get the boat on the plane.Tom
Dave Milbourn20/11/2018 11:30:27
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Here are two alternatives, taken from the article. I've used both and they are fine. huntress wiring diagrams.jpg

The Fusion ESC is the 30A version, obtainable from Cornwall Model Boats. The motor comes from Hobbyking and the Lithimon 234 monitor from Dawnmist Studios, while the other equipment is all from Component Shop. I fitted a 1.4" dia x 1.5" pitch 3-blade bronze prop from Protean Design.

Dave M

harry smith 120/11/2018 11:32:18
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Hi Tom

Check out Dave Milbourn's built and electrics on this site.

His is the kingpin on this boat as he design the kit.


harry smith 120/11/2018 11:33:49
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Hi Dave

I see ewe are straight on it !!!


Dave Milbourn20/11/2018 12:27:53
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We crossed in the post, Harry.

Just to make the point that Sarik did not seek my permission to market pre-cut parts for Huntress and I've not had the chance to check out the quality, so if their parts don't fit correctly then it's not down to the design. The plans are spot on.

Dave M

Paul T20/11/2018 14:10:22
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Not double checking the parts and build before issuing the kit is a foolish thing to do, who holds the copyright?


Tom Jenkins 120/11/2018 14:50:47
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Hi Dave, thanks for the quick reply very helpful.The sarik model is fine but the ply is a bit on the thin side.Your huntress looks great cheers Tom.
Dave Milbourn20/11/2018 17:04:06
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I don't want to debate copyright in this Forum, Doc. Apart from the fact that it's MTM's own forum, copyright law is very, very complicated. We'll leave that particular worm safely in its can, shall we?
As for checking the parts and building a model from them I always do that, but the parts from Sarik haven't been made using my CAD files and therefore I can't speak for their accuracy.

Many thanks for your kind comments. There are many more Huntress photos here **LINK**

Dave M

Colin Bishop20/11/2018 17:32:06
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You don't say where you are but there is a Huntress which was adapted for RN service on display in Portsmouth Dockyard No 4 Boathouse.

Dave reckons it is disfigured by the extra controls added by the Navy but it is still a real one!


Tom Jenkins 121/11/2018 19:06:11
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Hi Colin,I owned a huntress a few years back,and sold it to a friend of mine it now lives in Ramsgate.There is also a swordsman there that is slowly rotting Tom.

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