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HULLTOM

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Heller Smit Rotterdam
« on: March 17, 2009, 09:11:20 PM »

Has anyone else built this model? Going to have a go at one myself after much deliberation. Does the model come with a stand at all? Hope someone has info on this,cheers :)
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andyn

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Re: Heller Smit Rotterdam
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 09:41:34 PM »

Got the revell Smit Houston, its sister ship. I'll post my setup if you like
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HULLTOM

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Re: Heller Smit Rotterdam
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 05:25:50 PM »

Got the revell Smit Houston, its sister ship. I'll post my setup if you like

Hi mate,yeah that would be great :)

Thanks for the links Xtian :)
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andyn

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Re: Heller Smit Rotterdam
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 05:40:28 PM »

Righty then...

I used:

  • Two flat topped 140 motors, 1 each from Barry at Mainly Models
  • A Hobbyzone Firebird Commander battery, 6 from Barry
  • 27mhz reciever
  • Ripmax Xtra Air 14 esc
  • Eflite S75 Micro servo





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andyn

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Re: Heller Smit Rotterdam
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009, 07:38:59 PM »

About bread bin legnth and about as wide as the metal part of the toaster...

33 x 10? x 16 cm
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HULLTOM

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Re: Heller Smit Rotterdam
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2009, 08:08:35 PM »

Exellent model,thanks for posting the pics. Was it straight forward to build?  :-)
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andyn

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Re: Heller Smit Rotterdam
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 08:35:41 PM »

Yes it was very straightforward to make, took a little while to make because I had to find some suitable propshafts and props, but StemboatPhil sorted me out with those. The battery I used brings it down to the scale waterline with no ballast needed. Doesn't like big waves, stays perfectly stable in them but as the back deck isn't glued on, water comes over the bulwarks and floods into the hull. Used the kit rudders, which provide ample steering, but needed to flood the rear of the hull around them with silicon grease to stop water ingress. Is actually the most stable boat I have.

On that setup, it aquaplanes %) You do have a throttle stick for a reason though...
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