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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Pleasure boats, Sports, Race, Power and Leisure Boats: => Topic started by: Jim Pinner on April 01, 2019, 09:27:58 pm

Title: Virgin Atlantic Challenger II
Post by: Jim Pinner on April 01, 2019, 09:27:58 pm
Hi from a new member.
Iíve just finished a 4yr build of a 1/12th Severn class lifeboat details of which are posted under the appropriate section.
So needed a new project, so Iím restoring a 25yr old Virgin Atlantic Challenger II that my dad scratch built and doubled the plans size. Therefore this is now 52 inch long and a 17 inch beam and weighing in at 7.5kg excl batteries.
I will post some pics once Iíve worked out how to, please be patient.
Title: Re: Virgin Atlantic Challenger II
Post by: Taranis on April 01, 2019, 09:51:55 pm
Welcome aboard Jim  :-)) 
I'll start you off . Gallery is ready
Your other build https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,62738.0.html
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Virgin-Atlantic/i-TV3vPkn/0/4babfc17/X5/27FD6184-5001-45A7-B692-8570946B037F-X5.jpg)
Title: Re: Virgin Atlantic Challenger II
Post by: Taranis on April 12, 2019, 09:39:18 am
How's it going Jim ?
Title: Re: Virgin Atlantic Challenger II
Post by: Jim Pinner on April 12, 2019, 10:35:10 am
Hi Andy, well Iím awaiting the motors and ESC and the props and shafts from the Prop Shop. Currently prepping the brass work for the new ladder, re made the aerials and will shortly be rubbing down the hull in preparation for fibreglass lamination and a respray
Title: Re: Virgin Atlantic Challenger II
Post by: Charlie on April 12, 2019, 11:27:17 am
Do you guys remember the Virgin Atlantic Challenger 1?
Title: Re: Virgin Atlantic Challenger II
Post by: Charlie on April 12, 2019, 11:36:58 am
Jim - does your model have the same type of rudders as per the original? Often wondered what the advantage of this design was.
Title: Re: Virgin Atlantic Challenger II
Post by: Jim Pinner on April 12, 2019, 03:14:51 pm
Currently no it doesnít and Iím awaiting my new props from the Prop Shop to see if I have the room to be able to replicate the original design. If not then it will have to be the conventional type.