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Title: Stingray ?
Post by: john54 on July 18, 2007, 05:27:34 AM
Hi Everyone
Just out of interest has anybody made a working stingray model from the 60s t.v puppet show (troy tempest)?
Apart from the one that was used on it!
 Cheers

John (new member)
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: Shipmate60 on July 18, 2007, 06:16:57 AM
There is a working model of this in Portsmouth, it is some 3 feet in length and there is a video of it on Myspace.

Bob
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: Guy Bagley on July 18, 2007, 08:50:50 AM
i saw one about 2 years ago at the warwickshire show in november.... nice model too
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: gary r uk on July 18, 2007, 10:27:37 AM
guy
phil has 1
gary
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: BobF on July 18, 2007, 12:41:35 PM

Hi john54,

I have a second hand part built glass fiber Stingray, that I bought on ebay.

It came with the hull and top mouldings, but no rear spinner, and the fins have been fitted in the wrong place (now removed)

If interested its for sale, as I am coming to terms with the fact that I have far to many part built boats to ever finish in my life time.

Regards Bob
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: Bunkerbarge on July 18, 2007, 01:10:23 PM
Bob,  Could you tell us a bit more about it, size, what's included, how much you want for it etc..

I've been looking around for something like this for awhile as well but only seem to keep coming up with resin or toys.
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: john54 on July 18, 2007, 04:13:14 PM
Hi All
Thanks a lot for all the replys.
Selling my dateline storm (brushless 5800kv!) on e*bay & looking for something less leary and interesting like a nice m.t.b or a stingray.
As i need to slow down a bit! Looks like i have been beaten to it.
Again thanks for all the replys & info

Cheers

John
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: DavieTait on July 18, 2007, 04:23:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a76S3QzMtg

Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: Shipmate60 on July 18, 2007, 05:31:58 PM
This is the Pompey one.

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRPqTtEUjA8&mode=related&search=

Bob
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: john54 on July 18, 2007, 05:46:18 PM
Cheers for the link Well worth thinking about now.
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: BobF on July 30, 2007, 08:35:32 PM
HI all,

Well as I can't post pictures on this site, (cos I'm thick) I took my Stingray to Goole on Sunday so Portside II could take a photo or two for me.

Sadly he was away on holiday, so still no photos !

I will try and sort out how to do photos in the next couple of days.

The length of my Stingray is 38 inches, and it has a prop shaft, motor and rudder fitted. In my opinion, it requires a complete start from the beginning rebuild, ( although it was never finished in the first place) so should be considered as a set of mouldings with holes in.

I do want to sell this model as it should be on show, so if any one wants to make an early offer, they may get lucky.

Bob


PS, I believe it may be the same version as the one featured in Model Boats over many years.
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: Bunkerbarge on July 30, 2007, 09:08:50 PM
Bob,

I may be interested in making an offer if I had an idea of what you had or even what you were hoping to get for it.

We haven't actually got a lot to go on as yet so I'm hoping that you can provide some information or, even better, pictures etc.
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: BobF on July 30, 2007, 10:52:05 PM

Hi Bunkerbarge and others,

Just had a thought.
If you are interested, then if you send me a PM with your e mail addy, then I can get my wife to send a photo that way.
Bob.
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: 17-21 on August 01, 2007, 07:59:12 PM
this is my stingray, 3ft long and is RC, Its only a surface runner and steerer's like a pig ??? ??? so will need to sort it.


Phil.
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: Bunkerbarge on August 01, 2007, 11:06:19 PM
She looks good though Phil.

Is it a scratch build, kit, shell, etc?

I really fancy having a go at something like that.
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: 17-21 on August 02, 2007, 07:23:20 AM
its all GRP, it was bought for me as a present, with all the RC gear in it, i must get round to sorting it out so as it will turn better I was thing of putting a jet unit in it.


Phil.
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: uboatbuilder on August 16, 2007, 10:41:59 AM
Im in the process of converting an old matchbox toy ( approx. 12 inch. long) almost done apart from trying to keep the "cabin" watertight whilst removable   >:( >:( >:((proving trickier than first thought) so I havent tested it yet but im hoping it will dive ok (dynamically) but its still theory at the moment.

Grant

Can post pics of what ive done.
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: 17-21 on September 09, 2007, 08:47:22 PM
off to find the metal fish O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: 17-21 on September 09, 2007, 09:02:39 PM
ok troy we will find it.
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: 17-21 on September 09, 2007, 09:04:00 PM
 O0 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: Bunkerbarge on September 10, 2007, 07:54:53 AM
That looks absolutely superb.  If you ever get fed up with it let me know!!

How did you sort out the steering then?
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: 17-21 on September 10, 2007, 08:00:03 AM
Well its still not right, the main problem is the 2 rear fins!! they make stringray run in a straight line, so next plan is to fit 2 motors with shafts and do away with the rudder and use a mixer.

Phil.
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: tigertiger on September 11, 2007, 02:08:26 PM
Well its still not right, the main problem is the 2 rear fins!! they make stringray run in a straight line, so next plan is to fit 2 motors with shafts and do away with the rudder and use a mixer.

Phil.

What about Korts, or

Jet drives fitted amid ships, but not facind directly rearward, but angles slightly outwards,
Less efficient forward propoulsion but she would turn well.
Title: Re: Stingray ?
Post by: Andy_k on September 11, 2007, 06:45:32 PM
 Ahh sweet childhood memory's  ;D looks fantastic O0  me wants one know   :'(