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ciw2932

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Seabex One - Graupner
« on: April 13, 2006, 05:38:04 PM »

Hi, I am just returning to the wonderful world of models after a break of several years.

I am 60% through a static model of Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Challenger II built from plans in an old copy of Model Boats.This model wetted my appetite and looking for a project to keep me going for the next 18 months or so I have decided upon the Graupner Seabex One.

I opted for Seabex due in part to its overall size (1450 x 260mm) but mainly due to the number of toys on board, helicopter, deck cranes fire nozzles etc. To me (at the moment? :)) the fun is in the build rather than the sailing so I am looking forward to adapting the model to become unique - lots of great ideas at the moment but transferring the ideas to operational systems will be the challenge.

I will endeavour to keep some sort of photographic journal of the build, but would be great to hear from anybody else who is working on this to share ideas and solutions !!
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paul K

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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 01:55:39 PM »

Been looking at this one myself - I like large ones !!!! am very tempted by this one as you can have many working features.

Have a look at www.themodeldock.co.uk they are setting up a Seabex One Club may be of some use.

The full size Seabex One has a new owner and has been renamed VSO Venturer. If you search for VSO Venturer on the net loads of sites come up with details of her operations and where she has been working.

Hope this helps I will be interested in any photos of the build and how to get the crane working.
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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006, 08:31:32 PM »

THE ONLY THING PUTTING ME OFF THE SEABEX, IS THE SMALL CORT NOZZLES, THEY ARE VERY FLIMSY , AND YOU NEED 4 OF THEM, ONE GOOD TWIG IN THE WATER AND YOUR ?25 OUT OF POCKET.  >:( >:(
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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2006, 08:57:18 PM »

those schlottle droves are pretty durable, they are not as weak as they look, and most twigs float on the surface, well above the prop units. 
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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 05:41:48 PM »

hi there i new to this site. I got a seabex1 part started.i want to make her all sing and dancing. tried to find vso venture on the net but could not find any photos
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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 08:28:26 PM »

Tried Googling Venturer came up with nothing.
Not much under Seabex One either
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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2007, 10:46:42 PM »

yer that the same photo i found but i did find several good photo of a model one, i have more if you want them
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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007, 10:51:38 PM »

I have a Seabex One sails well, loads of power running on two six volt batteries, very happy with it........


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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2007, 10:57:07 PM »

that neppie sitting next to the bex is sitting very low!
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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2007, 11:08:02 PM »

I would say she is heading for the sea bed Ghost, the bow is almost under water level with some strange green liquid on the hatchs.

from the pic it doesnt look promising, but that might just be me.
always fancied the Seabex but the price of everything once built put me off a little.

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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2007, 11:22:21 PM »

green hull diffrent i was thinking of going for black as the main hull is red and red on red just don't look right
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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2007, 06:23:29 PM »

that neppie sitting next to the bex is sitting very low!
Seeing as the Seabex is a diver support vessel, maybe she's going about welding up a holed hull plate or two before the neppie sinks....I think the crane may have just lowered dewatering gear, or so one would hope!
They need to deploy some containment booms before the green stuff goes awash, too.
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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2007, 06:33:59 PM »

as for the neppie here all the photos i found on the net , it not my seabex mines not even water tight yet
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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2007, 08:46:05 PM »

Hi
I bought a graupner seabex one and a billings calypso both part built(nothing above the decks),I.m going to do the seabex kit first would like to make it all singing and dancing to.I have run yachts and fast electrics before but this is the first time for scale boats for me
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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2008, 01:20:22 PM »

Hi
as the seabex uses two speed controllers are there any cheaper ones than the graupner navy v40r as these are expensive to buy I,m sure someone has tried others and could let other people know if they are any good
regards captain morgan
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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2008, 01:57:30 PM »

Hi there,
There is lots of differant makes of speed controllers available
that are cheaper than the graupner speed controller
If you look in the electronics section there is plenty on offer.
I would check the rating of the motors you intend to use
as 40A I think is a bit high for the seabex so you
may be able to use smaller rated ones and then it may save you
some money

Colin
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Re: Seabex One - Graupner
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2008, 08:25:51 PM »

Try the mtroniks range.

[url]http://www.mtroniks.net/[/url

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