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hama

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Mini tugtowing
« on: July 24, 2008, 10:57:59 PM »

Did some tugtowing for the first time, now I understand how fun you guys and girls must have at your competitions. But this was a tiny tow with a tiny tugboat based on the Revell kit of Lucky IX?? As I made it into a Moran tug I call her Lucky Moran! Isn't that a little bit funny or am I totally lost in translation here? Anyway, here are some pics of here tow.
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Re: Mini tugtowing
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2008, 12:38:24 AM »

looks good :) also looks in similar scale as well
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Re: Mini tugtowing
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2008, 07:12:35 PM »

I agree with Ghost, it does look good, congrat's. now you're hooked (or towed !!!!) Keep going, now all you need is a chum with another tow on the stern-----oh then the fun really begins
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Re: Mini tugtowing
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 09:50:41 PM »

Thanks! Yeah, I better get my friend a smaller tug because I reckon the Happy Hunter he is building might be a bit oversized!!!
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Re: Mini tugtowing
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 10:56:40 PM »

the happy hunter isnt all that big, :)
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Re: Mini tugtowing
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2008, 11:32:15 PM »

Hama ,what about the little (tug500) model from Lawrie and Jackie at Model Slipways .I have one and they are nice and small

this is the one that they have at the shop,a bit dusty.
will post a few pics of mine soon
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Re: Mini tugtowing
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 08:34:31 AM »

The new ETV Waker kit may also be worth considering...

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11472.msg107617#msg107617



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Re: Mini tugtowing
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2008, 04:54:10 PM »

Hmm interesting ,could have a whole fleet in a shoe box . Whats the best price on the kit and any idea on the conversion for rc.
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Re: Mini tugtowing
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2008, 12:24:00 AM »

Hi Hama, nice photo's.

I just received my box with the Lucky today (she sure is Small!)and am looking forward to building it.
Being bitten by the micromodelbug after reading about some Rc-controlled versions on several sites, i want more than to just glue it together.
I am planning to motorize it, 100% rc is one (several) step(s)  further, but i could use some information on the type of motor, gears etc, used.

Gr. Matteo.
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Re: Mini tugtowing
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2008, 12:51:26 PM »

The Deans Marine Site used to show how to strip down a servo and use the motor for propulsion and the electronics for speed control.
I used this system on a plastic kit once and it worked well.
I just cant remember how it was done, but it wasn't hard!!

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hama

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Re: Mini tugtowing
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2008, 07:45:13 PM »

Hello and thanks for the comments!
I think I have described this little boat and its propulsion in the thread "Revell Lucky tug" in the Working boats section. Even talk a little about stripping a servo I think. Please let me know if I can be of any more assistance, I'll be happy to help if I can.
Cheers, Hama.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=8414.0
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