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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Hovercraft => Topic started by: Al Smart on September 22, 2018, 04:38:02 PM

Title: Model RNLI Griffon 47td
Post by: Al Smart on September 22, 2018, 04:38:02 PM
 
Hi all,

I am looking to build a model RNLI hovercraft (Griffon 470td) and I was wondering if anyone has any drawings

I have been to Griffon, but because of the age they couldn't help me much, so the next step has been to contact the RNLI museum and I am still waiting to hear back from them.
By the way i think this is a great site!
Title: Re: Model RNLI Griffon 47td
Post by: Neil on September 25, 2018, 07:12:14 PM

I asked both the Hoylake and Morecambe lifeboat stations which have the hovercraft and both gave me exactly the same answer.


"we don't have any,try contacting Griffon directly"


as the RNLI WILL NO LONGER supply plans for any of their current lifeboats, that is the only direction you can take, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Model RNLI Griffon 47td
Post by: Klunk on September 26, 2018, 03:45:09 AM
ok. first off join the model hovercraft association. lots of help on tgeir dedicated site. also on Facebook.
second the only model hovercraft shop is palaform http://shop.modelhovercraft.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=59
they do a Griffin 600.
third, and I cannot find any links at present....mark porter did a free plan of the Griffin 2000td. this was the single engine version of what you are looking for. I'm sure the plans are out there, but i cannot find them.on a smart phone.
Title: Re: Model RNLI Griffon 47td
Post by: Klunk on September 26, 2018, 03:50:47 AM
http://www.john-tom.com/hover/mark_porter_plansSmall.pdf
found the manual with dimensions
Title: Re: Model RNLI Griffon 47td
Post by: grendel on September 26, 2018, 08:12:52 AM
I seem to recall that there is a hovercraft museum somewhere - portsmouth? (Drew Pritchard went there for one of his antiques programs once) maybe they will have plans you can get copies from.
https://www.hovercraft-museum.org/
Title: Re: Model RNLI Griffon 47td
Post by: Neil on September 26, 2018, 09:10:32 AM

good work guys....I would never have known where to start looking.....


I was asked to ask because I regularly go to Morecambe and hoylake/new brighton by Moxy,aka Chris Warrilow on here, but never got anywhere from the two stations, and as such gave up.
Title: Re: Model RNLI Griffon 47td
Post by: Al Smart on September 26, 2018, 06:09:18 PM
Hi guys,  this is all a great help and more places to try, thank you so much.  I am really keen to try the RNLI hovercraft if I can, so I have more forums and emails to try.  I will keep you all informed.


Thanks
Title: Re: Model RNLI Griffon 47td
Post by: al2612 on September 26, 2018, 10:40:27 PM
Hi Al  - Was considering a hovercraft as my next project check out link below - some interesting info and free plans for guidelines to a build


http://www.rc-hovercraft.com/rchovercraft/infoframes.html
Title: Re: Model RNLI Griffon 47td
Post by: al2612 on September 26, 2018, 10:45:01 PM


http://www.rc-hovercraft.com/rchovercraft/infoframes.html

Trying to attach link again  ?  seems the faint line above works  the link but does not show actual address - sorry not a computer whizz just copied and paste
Title: Re: Model RNLI Griffon 47td
Post by: grendel on September 27, 2018, 05:10:49 AM
http://www.rc-hovercraft.com/rchovercraft/infoframes.html
Title: Re: Model RNLI Griffon 47td
Post by: Klunk on September 27, 2018, 05:24:01 AM
I have a part built 1/10 Griffin at the moment. originally conceived as a brushed lift motor with brushed power im now considering altering it to total brushless with a fan lift. was reading somecarticles on it the other day
Title: Re: Model RNLI Griffon 47td
Post by: jaymac on October 16, 2018, 01:04:38 PM
might be of interest
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOVERCRAFT-STUNNING-RC-SRN6-SCALE-MODEL-RADIO-CONTROL-RARE-BOAT-SHIP-UNIQUE/323501924532?hash=item4b5237a0b4:g:J2sAAOS (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOVERCRAFT-STUNNING-RC-SRN6-SCALE-MODEL-RADIO-CONTROL-RARE-BOAT-SHIP-UNIQUE/323501924532?hash=item4b5237a0b4:g:J2sAAOS)
Title: Re: Model RNLI Griffon 47td
Post by: TomHugill on October 16, 2018, 08:15:52 PM
might be of interest
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOVERCRAFT-STUNNING-RC-SRN6-SCALE-MODEL-RADIO-CONTROL-RARE-BOAT-SHIP-UNIQUE/323501924532?hash=item4b5237a0b4:g:J2sAAOS (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOVERCRAFT-STUNNING-RC-SRN6-SCALE-MODEL-RADIO-CONTROL-RARE-BOAT-SHIP-UNIQUE/323501924532?hash=item4b5237a0b4:g:J2sAAOS)


Nice but waaay overpriced.