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Author Topic: Matchbox Kit: Flower Class Corvette PK-901 K80 1/72 scale  (Read 12794 times)

warspite

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Re: Matchbox Kit: Flower Class Corvette PK-901 K80 1/72 scale
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2006, 08:45:42 PM »

Oh nooooooo!!!, not that weight question again, right gentleman all go get out your conversion tables,

There's an idea - as well as a sub glossary why not have a conversion section (could use the steam section! ;D ;D ;D)
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Re: Matchbox Kit: Flower Class Corvette PK-901 K80 1/72 scale
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2006, 09:04:15 AM »

You will want about 5 to 6 pounds ballast including the battery.
Ballast to the water line
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Re: Matchbox Kit: Flower Class Corvette PK-901 K80 1/72 scale
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2006, 09:06:33 AM »

never mind conversion tables stick to good old imperial measurments and you don't need to convert  ::) ::)
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ambernblu

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Re: Matchbox Kit: Flower Class Corvette PK-901 K80 1/72 scale
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2006, 09:09:33 AM »


.... this is really confusing though innit? Is that 5 or 6 pounds in old money - or 5 or 6 pounds of sugar?  ;D
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Re: Matchbox Kit: Flower Class Corvette PK-901 K80 1/72 scale
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2006, 12:00:17 PM »


I only gave it to you in pounds because I could not convert it to kilowatts !

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Re: Matchbox Kit: Flower Class Corvette PK-901 K80 1/72 scale
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2006, 12:16:49 PM »


  ;D  ;D
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Re: Matchbox Kit: Flower Class Corvette PK-901 K80 1/72 scale
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2006, 05:25:40 PM »

The entire thing should weigh 6 pounds.  It will float nicely at waterline, just needs the weight distributing to float level and look good.
Going back to the propshaft - this must be one of the few times when 6" is better than 8".............
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Re: Matchbox Kit: Flower Class Corvette PK-901 K80 1/72 scale
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2006, 08:23:44 PM »

For what it is worth I built two matchbox corvettes some years ago. They were both equiped with 6v monoperms and used 7.2 v  1.2 amp hr ni-cad battery packs.Speed control was achieved using Electronize esc's built from their excellent kits.
I fitted both models with identical receivers and crystals and controlled them both using a four function transmitter.Right hand stick controlling one corvette and left hand stick controlling the other.
 A little difficult at first because the camouflage patterns were too similar
Unless you sail in very calm conditions it is sensible  to make sure that the models are thoroughly waterproofed.I built false plasticard sub decks beneath the main decks.These were fitted with tight fitting lids.
The after superstructure was fitted over high combings.A bit of extra work but these mods kept most of the wet stuff outs and I was able to sail in quite rough water.
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