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lindberg blue devil destroyer
« on: September 04, 2006, 07:58:47 PM »

hi everyone just bought the blue devil destroyer kit from lindberg wondered has anyone built this kit if so any hints / tips on building ,converting to r/c ,how does it sail etc. just finished trumpeter kit of the sovremanny class detroyer maiden voyage on wednesday cant wait! many thanks scott
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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2006, 09:49:03 PM »

Are you going to run her on 1 or 2 shafts,
I ran mine and Sovremini on 2 Shafts.

Bob
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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006, 08:26:23 AM »

going to run her on two shafts with two speed controllers  just using cassette type motors through scratch built gear boxes
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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2006, 08:58:10 AM »

There is an interesting review of this kit if you follow the link  http://www.quuxuum.org/rajens_list/shiprevs.html

I did find but have lost the link with a recent pc crash a web page of a guy in the USA who has converted one to R/C. He did mention some fit problems.

Hope this helps
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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2006, 11:55:41 PM »

I used 2mm Graupner shafts with prop-shop smallest props, still had to reduce the voltage to 4.8 though.
I used 2 reciever packs connected in parallel via a "Y" lead, this provided just the right ballast too,

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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2006, 05:34:14 AM »

Hey Bob,

Your Russian Destroyer must be different to mine as the one I have is spelt Sovremenny...


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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2006, 06:13:28 AM »


Roy, Scott's must be a different destroyer as well.... :D
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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2006, 04:26:29 PM »

im just a common hard working lad from newcastle upon tyne theyy div'nt teech us to speel up here but for the record mine is a sovremenny class destroyer kit from trumpeter . ;D
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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2006, 08:27:15 PM »

And dont speak russian, and it had been a long day.
but
WHO CARES, I dont, heheheeh


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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2006, 08:42:02 PM »

I used the equipment from a r/c motor cycle and twin Tamtech motors(and it worked!)

The kit isn,t quite right as there only a few with twin rudders,one of which was  USS Little which I used for my model which had a cracking camouflage pattern
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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2006, 03:26:57 PM »

Bob,

Maybe you better have a cup of coffee mate and your spelling lessons will come back to you.. ;D ;D


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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2006, 09:49:54 PM »

Lots of coffee, and long days at the keyboard.
This working from home isnt all its cracked up to be. Hence the number of times I log in on here for a break.
Should have known better though, she still isnt finished, some kit bashing still to do and is sitting 3 feet away from me now!!!
Must get a big bucket of interest for her or or she will be getting sold on uncompleted.

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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2006, 12:23:40 AM »

Try visiting (joining) this group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lindyfletcher/

and poke about in the photo gallery for some ideas!

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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2007, 07:36:10 PM »

Here's a link to my Fletcher.  There's photos and a link to some night running with the running lights on:  http://www.subpirates.com/viewtopic.php?t=2767

Power is a pair of Johnson J250's in series and direct drive and an old 5-cell 1700mah nicad pack that was laying around.  Too fast but loads of fun.

If you want more information let me know and I'll post it.  Oh, and I second Pat's suggestion about joining the Fletcher Yahoo group.  Nice guys there.

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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2007, 10:01:24 PM »

 :)
Hi Scott

i did some research on this model way back in the mid 1980 the Lindberg kit  is  U.S.S. Melvin pennant number 680. This ship was scrapped in 1974 if i remember the kit instructions  tell you  paint the model in Green's and browns this is not correct the ship was painted in measure 21  overhaul navy blue  hence the ship was called the blue devil. You should find on the transfer sheet  a blue devil figure try to keep down the weight  when converting to  r/c operation and i would only sail in light conditions  hope this helps.

Stan   ;)
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Re: lindberg blue devil destroyer
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2007, 04:18:56 AM »

Punctuation aside, Stan's right about the sailing attributes of this boat.  Keep the weight centered, low and a bit forward as the stern is very low.  At speed the stern is below the waterline and wake!  Be careful in the turns as well.  She leans in the turns.  It's a fun boat but don't get too crazy with it.  It's a wet one so put some foam in it just in case.  There's an Yahoo group for the model and it's not a bad idea to join it.  Nice group of guys.
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Lindberg 'Blue Devil' Fletcher Class destroyer
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2007, 03:05:11 PM »

I was thinking of getting one of these - anyone built one?

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Re: Lindberg 'Blue Devil' Fletcher Class destroyer
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2007, 03:18:10 PM »

Here one I saw yesterday.
Throw away the motor and gearbox in the kit!
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Re: Lindberg 'Blue Devil' Fletcher Class destroyer
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2007, 08:37:34 PM »

  Try Googling it - apparently it needs a lot of work to produce an accurate model.
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Re: Lindberg 'Blue Devil' Fletcher Class destroyer
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2007, 10:00:23 PM »

The builder, chap in the blue hat, said that he had to add a 1/4 inch to the depth of the hull to get the right profile.

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Re: Lindberg 'Blue Devil' Fletcher Class destroyer
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2007, 01:53:11 AM »

I was thinking of getting one of these - anyone built one?

There's a Yahoo! group dedicated to doing just such a thing:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lindyfletcher/

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Re: Lindberg 'Blue Devil' Fletcher Class destroyer
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2008, 02:44:47 PM »

I did one of these... fond memories of my first build and I used the in-the-box greabox, props, shafts and rudders... for a day or two anyway. Then I was always replacing the stripping cogs or forcing the cog on the motor shaft to engage the other cog properly (Did I meantion cog stripping?]

You are supposed to be able to place a cam on this gearbox and this cam pushes against a long bbar that connects all the turrets. So in theory, as it sails every so often as the gearbox moves the cog to the right place, it nudges the cam which nudges the bar which nudges the turrets a bit to one side, next time it's to the other...

It's 3ft long but looks small 'on the water'. The full deck is removable but fix that and take the superstructure off instead. Some of the parts are OK but some need replacing. That US 'dockyard' shop has a 'etched' conversion kit for it which I think should make a great difference.

Serach youtube as some guy has put a ferrari engine in one and its like a speedboat around the lake. Guys! why is it always bigger or faster?
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Re: Lindberg 'Blue Devil' Fletcher Class destroyer
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2008, 03:00:24 PM »

Maninthestreet you have a PM.
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Re: Lindberg 'Blue Devil' Fletcher Class destroyer
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2008, 04:30:24 PM »

Man inthestreet...go Tamiya. The Missouri, Bismark..any of the 1/350th scale kits are nice and easy to build and modify to r/c.

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Re: Lindberg 'Blue Devil' Fletcher Class destroyer
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2008, 04:49:50 PM »

man in the street,  I have built one and threw away all the kit innards and replaced them with unit that was built for me by FLJ Dave of Action electronics, if you go to his site and look there you will find the unit and reccomendation setup, I followed this, fitted it and everything worked well first time and stills runs A.OK   I never decide what I am going to put in my boats now, I just ask Dave and go by his advice.   bigH
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