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Runar Madshus02/04/2014 20:28:14
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I understand that there's a lot of you English lads that values these boat very high, so I hope I'm not getting crucified for this. Anyway, the boat was basically a wreck when I got it. A lot of rust and even a few holes here and there in the hull, which I tinned shut. The control system is homemade and is using a 433Mhz TX module and a micro controller to send serial data. The receiver is equipped similarly with a RX module and a servo. It is more or less a "bang-bang" control system with a self centering servo and reverse-stop-forward, not only to keep things simple, but also to keep in mind what kind of a control system these boat COULD have been equipped with at the time Sutcliffe Pressings made tin boats.

I'll be the first one to admit that the transmitter case isn't very stylish at the moment, but that is a relatively easy thing to change later on.

A few pictures:





And a short video also:

ashley needham02/04/2014 20:41:04
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Runar. That is indeed a lovely little boat and you have done it proud. It looks great on the water and the control system appears to be more than adequate.

I think you have done this boat up very well and in keeping with the spirit in which it was made.

Spectacular boating lake!!!! where??


mike farrell02/04/2014 20:52:14
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Nice little boat ,looks well finished but what a backdrop .I could enjoy sailing anything on this waters.Well done. Michaelwink

Runar Madshus02/04/2014 21:08:26
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I was at "Djuptjenn" (deep-pond) near Bjørkelangen, Norway.

Position (do a google search):

59.87606, 11.632891 (WGS84 decimal)

If you zoom out on the map, you will see that we have lots of small ponds and lakes like this around here.

Thanks a lot for the feedback on the boat!face 1

Chris Beadsmoore07/08/2014 13:53:21
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Hi, I am a very keen Sutcliffe boat collector, I value these boats very highly... And I LOVE what you have done to this one! Brilliant job! Now do a battleship,


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