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Armidale Class Patrol Boat

1/50 scale model of HMAS Bundaberg

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Peter Fitness05/08/2010 00:23:29
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Hi Steve, welcome to the forum, and thank you for your kind comments.
HMAS Bundaberg has been the most enjoyable build of my relatively short model boat building career, chiefly because of the challenges it has produced. I have definitely learned a lot during its construction, but the ultimate test will be its on water performance. This test is not too far away, perhaps even today so - watch this space
Meanwhile, the RIBs have been painted and mounted on their davits, although the tie downs and lifting hooks have yet to be attached. 

Peter Fitness05/08/2010 05:45:53
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Well, today WAS the day, Bundaberg had her sea trials and came through with flying colours. She handled beautifully, and looked marvellous on the water. She really does handle a chop like the full size boats. I'm ecstatic
My wife came along for moral support, and took the photos.  

HvyCGN-905/08/2010 08:59:39
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Look's good mate! How was performance on 6 volt? Was She planing !!
Cheers Bruce
ashley needham05/08/2010 23:18:24
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Looks good.
I recon the aim should be to get a picture of yours just cresting the wave like the full size `un.
My camera has a "burst" or "action" setting whereby it will take up to 15 shots very quickly, as long as the button is helf down..This is the sort of thing you want, take it to the sea and take...however many shots you need to get THE RIGHT ONE! Some cameras allow selecting individual frames from a video clip (even better), if at lower resolution.
It has to be done. You know it. what a picture to have blown up and hanging on the wall !!
All that hard work..immortalised in inky paper.
Peter Fitness05/08/2010 23:42:21
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Bruce she flies, no problem at all on 6 volt. Any faster would be unrealistic.
Ashley, my camera also has "burst" capability, but my wife was using it and she has trouble turning it on, let alone using some of the more advanced capabilities 
I will have one of our club members drive the boat on Sunday, and I will try for some "action" shots. 
HvyCGN-906/08/2010 03:03:55
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Sweet mate! better 2 have 2 much grunt than not E'nuff!! Looking fwd 2 some more pic's!!
David Wooley09/08/2010 20:03:15
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Hi Peter just picked up on your big day . Excellent  , good pictures as well .
Dave Wooley
David Meier10/08/2010 08:52:23
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It is a real credit to you Peter, it looks fantastic.
I'm with Ashley here. I want to see at least half the hull out of the water . An 11.1 volt LIPO battery should do the trick.

In anticipation.

Peter Fitness10/08/2010 23:45:40
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Thanks Dave W and David M.
She had her first club outing last Sunday, but I didn't get any more photos. We're off to a static display next weekend, and the following weekend we have a Brisbane club visiting, so I will try for more photos then.
STASSEN CHRISTIAN10/11/2010 19:12:28
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hi Peter,
i live in belgium, your model of the armidal is beautiful.
i want to construct this boat.
where can i find this plan ?
thanks for your help.
sorry for my english.

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