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barriew

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Re: Lulonga
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2008, 04:25:29 PM »

Nick,

The light version is listed on the web site price list. Its not a lot cheaper than the normal one though :(( FLJ did try to tell me that a P94 was cheaper than 2 ESCs and a mixer, but I haven't done the arithmetic - depends on the ESC rating I guess. ok2

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Re: Lulonga
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2008, 04:25:01 PM »

Its finished - apart from the 'works'!

The 'coal' looks white because the glue hasn't dried %)

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Re: Lulonga
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2008, 05:11:42 PM »

Looks very nice. Are there any pictures of the real boat too?
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barriew

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Re: Lulonga
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2008, 05:29:52 PM »

There was no 'real boat'. Lulonga is a figment of Dave Metcalfe's imagination {-)

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Re: Lulonga
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2008, 05:55:42 PM »

Oh, I had no idea.  :D
Who is Dave Metcalfe?
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Re: Lulonga
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2008, 09:09:02 AM »

Now owns Metcalfe Mouldings, but in the past was a regular contributor of plans and construction articles in the Model Boat Magazines.

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Re: Lulonga
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2008, 10:34:02 AM »

Nice work Barrie, it's a credit to you mate......... :-)) :-))..........Smudge
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Re: Lulonga
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2008, 02:59:24 PM »

Thanks - I have now given in and decided that I do need to fit the louvres. They are built, just need painting and fitting.

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Re: Lulonga
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2009, 10:28:03 PM »

Hi, barriew,
                   very nice model. indeed.  :-))
I am preparing for my Lulonga model now, collecting materials. Your Lulonga photos are very inspirative for my work,anyway.
How did you resolve the louvres ??
Despite Metcalf fidget she has something...indescribable  . I say..she is ugly as sin ..as far away as (on the other hand) -she looks lovely...  ;)
I have two e- motors with gearbox, transmission with toothed belt to paddle wheels.
I think, I will use mixer, maybe with rudder as a help,or alternative.

  greetings, Tom
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Re: Lulonga
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2009, 05:09:45 PM »

Hi Tom,

I don't often visit this part of the forum at the moment, so I've only just seen your post. I did fit the louvres, and quite a bit of water comes out when sailing. I haven't succeeded in getting her sailing correctly yet. I have been having problems with the drive system. I am now using toothed belts, but one keeps slipping. I need to re-do the motor mounts. From what I can tell from my limited time on the water, you don't need rudders. I am using an Action combined ESC and mixer.

I moved house recently, so it will be a while before I can do anymore work on Lulonga - and then I need to find a club.

I do have a few more pictures from the build. If you would like them PM me your email address. I will also include a close up of the louvres on the model which inspired me to build my version. Mine are not quite like these!

Barrie
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rathikrishna

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Re: Lulonga
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2010, 03:38:57 PM »

Good evening Sir..may i save some pics from your postings..?.i am willing to make a like craft, myself from expanded polystrene and paper..will you allow me..? please its a request. Rathi.
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