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gwa84

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ww2 d day landing craft
« on: March 04, 2009, 02:01:46 AM »

hi could anybody point me towards plans or a kit for a ww2 d day landing craft i know it sounds daft but ime looking for something like the landing boats in saving private ryon not a lot to go on but ya never know what other know lol
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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009, 08:19:16 PM »

hi and thanks for the links would you think this one would be suitable for ferly fast rc conversion

http://www.modelhobbies.co.uk/shop/italeri-50ft-landing-craft-with-crew-soldiers-p-638.html
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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009, 09:25:10 PM »

  Mach 2 do an LCT6 of which the RN had two. Expensive but a superb kit. Hannants has photos of the kit contents.
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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 02:38:34 AM »

Both Trumpeter and Italeri make an LCM(3) in 1/35 scale.  The hull on the Trumpeter kit is a little deeper, so there may be a little more room for RC parts.

I converted the Trumpeter kit to RC a couple of years ago.   Here's a link to a picture on our club website:
http://www.marinemodelers.org/gallery/military/LCM.jpeg
I used two standard servos for the power plant, connected to a Y cable, so I could use a cheap 2 channel radio.    I build my plastic RC conversions as sealed models, so I used a 2.1 Ah NiMh battery, and just built it into the hull under the well deck.  I figure that by the time it wears out, the model will be as worn out as well.   The cargo well deck is sealed, so it doesn't matter if any water gets into it.

Note that the LCM(3) was not used to carry Sherman tanks-- it was found that the tanks were a little too heavy for the boat.  The LCM ws designed to carry a 30 ton tank, which was about the weight of early Shermans, but by 1944 the tanks were pushing 40 tons.  (The LCM(6) was an LCM3 with an additional 6 feet of length amidships,  which increased the boat's displacement enough to let it carry Shermans.)   The LCM3s used at Dday would have been carrying troops or lighter vehicles, such as a halftrack, truck, etc.

I used a Sherman in mine because I found a nice diecast motorized model, I was thinking about launching it via RC at some point....
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gwa84

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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 12:20:44 PM »

thanks for the reply very helpful what size motors would you run in one of those and battery a layout shot of yours would be excellent if you could get it

thanks
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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 11:02:53 AM »

Hi,
Been reading all your comments and i have just acquired a set of two in 1/96 scale from David http://modelwarshipsuk.informe.com/forum/aircraft-carriers-and-amphbious-f18/fearless-intrepid-landing-craft-revisited-lcu-mk9-t991.html
I know its a different forum and you may have to register but it is worth a look. He has converted both of them to RC pictures are there as well.

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gwa84

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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009, 02:03:39 AM »

thanks a take a look at that  :-))
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rcboater

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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 06:17:50 PM »

Like all of my plastic model converions,  I used standard servos for the plower plant.   If you take a servo apart,  you can connect the motor directly to the prop shaft, and use the electronics of the servo will act as a simple reversing speed control.   

So,  I have two standard servos connected to the prop shafts, and I connected the two servos with a Y cable into the throttle channel.  I use a 2.1 AH 6 volt battery to power it all.  I use a cheap 2 channel RC unit- one designed to be used with regular batteries.



thanks for the reply very helpful what size motors would you run in one of those and battery a layout shot of yours would be excellent if you could get it

thanks
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2009, 11:24:18 PM »

Here is a quickie how to on Pat Matthew's website.

:)

http://www.geocities.com/patsmodels/lcm3/
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gwa84

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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2009, 06:31:03 PM »

thanks lots of useful info on their
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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2009, 06:09:55 PM »

Here is another useful bit.

http://www.mhsd.org/model/howto/servo.htm

Centering the potentiometer  to match neutral on your transmitter is
key to getting fwd/rev out of this type of set up.

Once the potentiometer is set, people often cement that in place to prevent
it from shifting later.
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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2009, 07:48:21 PM »

cool thanks for that excellent haw to
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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2009, 12:25:32 AM »

Isn't Speedline Models planning to release a 1/16 scale kit?
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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2009, 12:23:43 AM »

Oooh--- I hope so.  I have a 1/16 scale Tamiya RC Sherman just waiting for a ride..... 

Scratchbuilding an LCM in 1/16 is on my "to do" list-- that's oen reason why I bought the 1/35 scale plastic kit.    If Speedline did a kit, I might actually get the model built!!

Isn't Speedline Models planning to release a 1/16 scale kit?
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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2009, 01:31:59 PM »

Hi Guys

Check out the following link of my LCM in 1/15th scale....

Si

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1398.0
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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2009, 02:55:38 PM »

SimonO your Photobucket links don't work, have you moved anything in Photobucket ?
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Re: ww2 d day landing craft
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2009, 07:54:35 PM »

Oops, sorry guys..

Please see the new link below to my LCM3 folder... the first few shots are of my LCM3 with my mates Tamiya Sherman on board (they didn't carry a Sherman during D Day, but they did carry them when used on the Rhine crossings, No waves?)

Regards

Si

http://s136.photobucket.com/albums/q196/sifromdevon/LCM3/
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