Old LARGE Aerokits...


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status  Runner
date entered  24/01/2012 11:22:58
description  I thought I would add a few pictures of MY boats...

...if only to keep up with the Jones's - and the Barnes's...!

So - here is a picture of my two 4-foot long Aerokits models...

In the late seventies - both these kits ( 4mm ply frame construction - 1.5mm ply hull skins ) were around 27.
That is equivalent to a price of around 230 now - in real terms - with regard a weekly wage..! Both models are runners - in that they could be sailed tomorrow, but they are both going to be completely refinished and refitted.

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I removed an 850 motor from the large Sea Queen cabin cruiser...
...and I have plans to fit a nice Taycol 'Super-something' into her, instead...

I will then fit one of my 'period' radio sets - solid Futaba quality and reliability - despite the 37 year age...

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The Crash Tender is 850-powered at the moment - and is to be repainted and refitted.
I MAY try an 11-pole 900 motor instead !

These are pages about the TWO real boats that these are modelled on...

http://www.asrmcs-club.com/boatswebsite/gallery/93ff/
http://www.asrmcs-club.com/boatswebsite/gallery/94ff/

I will fit 8-channel Futaba F-14 radio ( expanded to 120 functions ! ), add some working features - and I shall sort out the various mistakes and anomalies that have been built into her...!

I shall also make internal rearrangements - so that TWO batteries can be fitted at once - for longer sailing times...

 
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These models are BIG...
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...the tail ends ( aeroplane terminology )
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and the noses - they are two pictures long !
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...a neat rear deck - but look carefully...! ! !
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850 motor installation with oiler-adapted shaft...
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...and servo-operated working fire hoses !
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...the radio I have removed from the model
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This is the transmitter I shall use...
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keven64  18/07/2013 20:47:33
I now have a brand new - un-run...
...Taycol Double Special motor - in it's box.

...to power the Crash Tender

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keven64  25/01/2012 00:27:53
If you don't have a telly...
...'cause your eyes are always too busy looking at what you are drawing or building...

...then what is the obvious thing to do with a big TV cabinet...?
Use it as a stand - for two big model boats !

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keven64  24/01/2012 20:17:06
...I do hope YOU are talking boats !

There are the murmurings of a tamiyaclub boat meeting - in the summer, I imagine...

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SRB Bloke  24/01/2012 19:59:17
Slowly the boat boys are taking over Very nice work mate.. you guys need a big meet up... to see who's is the biggest

keven64  24/01/2012 15:10:48
sarge' - you're a clown

Steve - it planes, but needs neither the 850 nor a 900...
...as it could do it with a nice period 'daddy Taycol' motor...

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SteveAdair  24/01/2012 13:26:44
Nice boats both, my dad is seriously in to his Model Boats, especially large scale fast patrol boats. The Crash Tender will go with a 11-pole 900, I bet it planes !

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sgt.barnes  24/01/2012 11:42:21
Nice TV cabinet ! The MFA motor looks wrong in that tender. Shame you don't know anyone with a period motor you could stick in there

 

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