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Bob Abell10/01/2010 09:44:02
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Very nice model, Dave
 
Well done..........Bob
Southern sailor10/01/2010 10:17:39
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Dave,
I agree, a very nice model and looks like an interesting project, particularly the power plants which I believe are water jets. Does the model have a good top speed?  ie are the jets worth the cost?
Brian
 
Bob Abell19/01/2010 09:15:16
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Dave
 
We would like to see a few action shots, please!
 
When the ice clears of course!
 
Bob
Dave nicholls19/01/2010 11:04:20
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Bob
 
Scale of moonraker is 1:25, Length 1470mm, Beam 284mm, approx weight 8.5 Kg.
Its the worlds fastest Mega-Yacht, sea trials near Norway recorded speeds up to 124Km/h.
Motors fitted to yacht produce 11560 hp, center motor is a gas turbine with 4600hp.
It cost 15million DM in 1992 built in Norway.
I have fitted 3 Graupner 700bb turbo neodyne motors to make it move.
The cost to me at present is around £1000.00, which includes F14 navy hand set.
Having retired very recently i am converting my garage into a workshop with heating so i have more room for this fascinating hobby.
At present looking at Virgin Atlantic Challenger, looks very fast & very smart.
Regard.
Dave
ashley needham21/01/2010 19:33:53
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The Virgin Atlantic challenger is an awesome thing. Having seen one on our pond charge around at a fair lick (water jets and all) I was minded for something largish and so bought the Fantome..mainly because its a tad cheaper, ok a LOT cheaper.
 
You cant beat a large boat for looking good when going fast on the water..its a bit more realistic in its behaviour than a light RtR go-fast, or similar .
 
Ashley

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