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Bob Abell29/06/2009 12:01:10
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Anybody out there, made the Billings kit of the above speedboat?
 
I would appreciate some feed back please
 
Bob
Bob Abell29/06/2009 14:26:36
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Thanks to Modelboats Magazine!.......................It`s all described nicely in the kit review section...................from start to finish
 
Bob
Paul T29/06/2009 18:13:38
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The Slo mo Shun is a super boat and I am very pleased that you are thinking of building it....what scale will you use?........something big I hope, say 1:12
 
 


Peirre built one a while back and posted some photos.
 
I have got a set of plans, if you want them I can email them to you
 
Paul



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Bob Abell29/06/2009 18:44:15
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Hello there, Paul
 
There`s a build of the Slo Mo Shun model on this website and would you believe it?
 
It hasn`t got a driver!.......tut tut
 
There was a programme on the telly about the full size boat some time ago and I was interested then.......but it was probably during one of my big ship projects....so the idea just faded away
 
In the top picture, it has two drivers?
 
Bob
Paul T29/06/2009 19:01:09
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Have a look at www.lesliefield.com/boats_teams/1950_u27.htm it covers the boat with two drivers.
 
Paul
Bob Abell01/07/2009 11:20:20
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Thanks for posting the Slo Mo pictures in your gallery, Paul....................nice to see the different colour schemes
 
The model looks to be the size I`m thinking about............it also looks...IC?
 
Bob
Paul T01/07/2009 13:36:29
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If you fit IC where would you sail it?
 
Paul (feeling slightly smug)
Bob Abell01/07/2009 14:15:52
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I`m ain`t going down route.........me ol` Fruit!
 
That black and white model I posted a picture of, a few weeks ago, had the latest Graupner motor in and is about the same size as S M S X 2...............and the builder is our resident expert........John Goddard.............should be a good starting point
 
We have another expert on brushless motors too.......he made the Aqua Riva speedie boat
 
Happy days are here again!.......................Tral!........Lal!........Lar!
 
Bob
 
PS Colin`s a bit quiet of late????
 
 
Paul T05/07/2009 08:24:44
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Re your problem selecting a suitable motor.
How about looking at the problem from a different angle…..for instance just how fast do you want the model to go ....scale speed or as fast as possible....given the potential light weight of the finished model you might not need such a huge motor.
 
Another thought is that with a bigger motor more battery power and hence more weight will be required (and space within the hull) there is a trade off between power pack size and motor size....I know its an obvious statement but I have found that re-examining fundamental questions can sometimes solve a problem.
 
Lastly how shallow an angle can you install the prop shaft at and can you use a surface piercing propeller.
 
Just some thoughts that have probably already occurred to you.
 
Paul
 
Another thought have a word with Dave at Action he has access to some fantastic motors from down under have a look at this  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRcDsCpqidY there is a photo on page 7 of the Barrel Back thread
 
 

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Bob Abell05/07/2009 09:00:29
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Thanks for that, Paul
 
I know what you`re on about...suppose scale speed is the right way to go........................I`m thinking about building the model, above water...model aircraft style..............balsa and solar film!!!!
 
I`m also thinking of just building the kit ....................as the kit looks lovely!
 
Still thinking....there`s no rush...it`s summer still!
 
Don`t fancy finishing the model...mid winter either!!!
 
Is your BB progessing lately?
 
Bob

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