Saturday, 13 September 2014

New builds at the lake.

Over the past week or so there have been quite a few new builds on the lake, so I thought i would give you a run down of them.
First of all there was Mark Jarvis with his tug.

Mark's Tug

Tranny Bag
But of more interest to me personally was the tranny Bag that Mark had, I'd ask one of the other members about one of these the back end of last year and he had said they were about £30+ (I think), but Marks bag from Hobby King was only £7+ and the postage which makes it very interesting.
Mark advised to make sure you order from their UK warehouse and not the International warehouse as the postage would cost more than the Bag.
I've ordered one myself and will publish my findings and bring it to the next meeting, when I get it of course.

Next new boat on the lake was Eric Presleys 10 hatch coaster, very nice build as usual by Eric, and I know about this Model Slipway kit as I've had one for a few years!.

Sits nice on the water, this was the first time out so Eric was still working on the weight to get it onto the waterline and stop the cavitation at the stern, hence the roll of lead on the deck just at the back of the hatches.

Next on the table was Rob's Tornado 80, he had had this one at the lake a few days previously to test it for water tightness and brought it back with a refit of a brushless motor, receiver and better batteries, which balanced the boat better and brought the bow up more!.

 As you can see its a bit nose heavy on this picture.

Name's Bond, James Bond!.

As the following video shows, its alright now and going like a bomb, not too much speed at the moment as Rob's getting used to the speed of this craft.


Last but not least another flyer, This is another new member with a boat that he's taken the i/c engine out and installed a big water jet propulsion unit run by a big brushless motor.

 And here it is, too fast to get a video of it with my small camera, perhaps next time!.

I thought you couldn't had a reverse on a water jet boat, but this is how you do it with this servo controlled scoop!, still what I know about these high tech things I could get on the back of a stamp, there again they are too dear to be writing of them these days.
The last club meeting if you didn't manage to get there was a talk by Michael Street on the trials and tribulations of getting his Submarine to float right and rise and submerge properly, will try to get a picture on the water for you next time he's out.
Good talk and plenty of chances to ask questions on this subject and the In's and Out's of  Ni Cad batteries!.
There again catch Michael at the lake if you want to know anything else about this subject as it's not my thing.

The small boat and transmitter on the kitchen shelf there is the boat to be used by all entrants in the Commodores challenge this year, see the tab at the top above the Red Boat to see the details of this event.

Well that's it for another day, off for a wash and brush up and down to the lake with the faithful hound for a bit of lunch and check out the scene on the water today!.

Next Event
1000hrs 14th September,  Sunday,    Commodore’s Challenge   Landing Stage
 See Tab at top of Blog for details of this years challenge!.

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