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Title: Slec boat kits. "Arrow" what sort of build?
Post by: Gazzalene on April 06, 2019, 01:02:23 PM
Been looking for my first kit to build.
The Fairley Huntsman was recommended as a good kit for novice BUT the style is not really what I want.
The Arrow is more like it BUT  do not know if that will be a  build for novice? Would like some sort of manual or diagram.
Secondly can anyone tell me what would be a good electric setup,regards motor,esc and voltage.
The boat is just over 25 inch by 7 inch.
do not need ballistic ,fast will do  ok2.
thanks
Title: Re: Slec boat kits. "Arrow" what sort of build?
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 06, 2019, 07:06:13 PM
Back in the day, when this was a Lesro product, we used to sell shed loads of these and its cabin fitted cousin, the Rapier (?). Often as starter models. It is a well designed model by Les Rowell I believe. The style of construction results in a tough little model, with some rather pleasing lines.
Motor wise, 540/600 size brushed or something around 22mm to 28mm diameter brushless outrunner, between 1000 and 1400Kv should do the job. 7.2v NiMh or 7.4v lipo should provide decent motive power.
Do it!!
Title: Re: Slec boat kits. "Arrow" what sort of build?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 06, 2019, 07:17:31 PM
 
I've personally built an Arrow ( wanted to! ) but I've heard good reports of the kit and materials.

Take your time, lots of trial fits, ask questions here, you'll be fine!   :-))
Title: Re: Slec boat kits. "Arrow" what sort of build?
Post by: Gazzalene on April 06, 2019, 10:23:30 PM
Think I will go for it, its a good looking boat.
Looked up LESRO and it looks like they still sell them,same price as Slec.
Are they the same kit and contents do you think?
Title: Re: Slec boat kits. "Arrow" what sort of build?
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 07, 2019, 12:12:31 AM
I think they are both the same kit.

Title: Re: Slec boat kits. "Arrow" what sort of build?
Post by: Andy M on June 15, 2019, 04:02:07 PM
There was another one, the javelin. Was it same hull, looks quite like it?
Title: Re: Slec boat kits. "Arrow" what sort of build?
Post by: Andy M on June 15, 2019, 04:20:26 PM
I based my viper full size speedboat on the javelin, but shortened to use 8 ft ply.
Title: Re: Slec boat kits. "Arrow" what sort of build?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 15, 2019, 05:43:55 PM

Hey Andy!!!!
 
 How you doing?!?    :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Slec boat kits. "Arrow" what sort of build?
Post by: Andy M on June 16, 2019, 12:24:48 PM
Hi Martin, I am doing fine, sorry I havent been on the site for a while, it does mean I have more new interesting stuff to read. I am still into boats (and planes, quads , excavators, tanks and cars!) I was considering a rorqual build but had only a side view. About 20mins after asking on here, I have a copy of the article that I never read which has the plan on it as well. Amazing. I didnt realise that they had published the plan without building the model. Have you seen one? I would like to thank you for your incredible generosity and dedication to the site, its historical preservation as well, most of these models would probably only be seen by a few people, I enjoy seeing other peoples creations, and my own models that I no longer have. My jetski is now living it up in the south of france, my little tug is in the channel islands. I had my fun making and running them, the funds went to other projects (and the wife) and the boats went on to give other people pleasure.  I still get to look at them all on here and still have more people see them too. I dont know if you have had time to see my little cars? They have actually turned out to be amazing, even if I do say so myself. I am going to try using the donor car parts in a boat, proportional steering and throttle, 5 speed levels (all proportional) for 15-20. I built a track for the cars and it turns out that the first speed range is perfect for our uses, not quite reaching full speed at end of straight. Average scale speed for a lap is 77mph so they are not slow. The battery lasts over 20 mins of fast racing. Best of all they are home made and I can make a new bodyshell moulding in about 5 seconds (not including preparation and trimming tho.) Anyone got any cheap ice cream tub lids? Again, Many Thanks for the site, its awesome.