As the Arrow5 Clan is getting restless Springers At Warwick
There were only four springers at the show, my two Chingdevil and Lady Linda. Steamboatphil had his one there but it never got wet, there was also on on the Northampton Model Boat Club stand that also stayed dry. On the Saturday and Sunday they have a let the kids have ago time. I let them use both my springers on the Saturday and Chingdevil on the Sunday, I fried the 540 motor of Lady Linda on Saturday so she just sat on the stand smelling for the rest of the show.
Nomustangmark thought it was great fun when Linda stopped we both thought the batteries were flat, lifted the superstructure to turn the reciever off, oh look smoke! When we had finished using Chingdevil and it was out of the water the bottom of the boat was quite warm, this is what I think fried Lady Lindas motor, I am now going to fit cooling coils to both of them. I was asked quite a few time where people could get a kit for the boats, I am thinking about that one. I did give out some plans of how Chingdevil is made.
It was a great weekend, forget the loss of a motor that is only loose change the kids thought it was great fun using these boats. If we have a Mayhem stand there next year, we should try and have some more springers not just for the kids time but anytime, there was always space on the pools.
The show overall is good but it can get packed, particularly on the Friday. I am going next year need to think up a new design for a springer, might even have my other pusher tug finished.
These are the springers that were at Warwick, I know it is not a springer but the last picture is my pusher tug that is on the slipway