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awvs

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Good old "Happy Hunter"
« on: June 14, 2009, 02:17:21 AM »

Hi all,
this week I took my old Happy Hunter, cleaned her up, added a sound module and bought new batteries. Here are some pics of today's run.

Cheers
Wilhelm
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009, 03:16:25 AM »

Looks good Willie. Certainly an eye catching colour. Makes me think I should recommission my Seabex again.

John
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009, 03:31:59 AM »



Thanks John, the Seabex is a really great model. Do you have some pictures? Maybe we will see each other in Kitchener?

Best
Willie
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009, 09:10:01 AM »



Thanks John, the Seabex is a really great model. Do you have some pictures? Maybe we will see each other in Kitchener?

Best
Willie

 I put some pics of her on her a while back. Here's the thread: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14328.0
 Kitchener sounds interesting. I thought about. I don't think I have anything in the way next weekend. Its a possibility

John.
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009, 01:00:15 PM »

Hi John,
this is a beautiful looking ship and everything looks neat and easily accessible inside.  :-)) Thanks for the link and I will copy the pictures on my laptop. Have a great Sunday and we might see each other in Kitchener.

Best
Willie
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009, 10:01:34 PM »

Lovely boat and superb pics, :-))
Mark
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009, 10:04:13 PM »

Hi Willie
You model of Happy hunter is fantastic. I must one day finish mine. I think I am going to go for the Smit livery .

John
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2009, 10:09:51 PM »

Thanks guys for the nice comments.
Regards
Willie
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awvs

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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2009, 10:19:45 PM »

Hi John (cos918),
I am amazed by the quality of the ABS plastic. I did built her about 20 years ago and the plastic is still in excellent condition. Good luck finishing yours and I hope you post some pictures.

Regards
Willie
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2009, 11:23:02 PM »


I also like your model. It does show out very well with lovely pictures.

I have P/M'd you

Ken
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2009, 11:53:05 PM »

I missed this thread.
 The happy Hunter is still my all time favourite tugs of all time. Must get mine refurbished some day.

Great pictures Wilhelm.
 What functions does she have?
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awvs

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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2009, 02:26:29 AM »

Thanks for the comments Ken and Martin.

Martin, the funtions are:
1. forward, reverse (one robbe mini 400 ESC, two EF76 with gears)
2. ruddder
3. bow thruster
4. lights
5. sound (Ram 82)
6. crane: arm up-down, turn left-right
7. radar

Regards
Willie
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2009, 07:54:59 AM »

hi willie,
like others have said, its fantastic looking model.
can i ask what is moving the crane arm up and down?
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awvs

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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2009, 02:25:04 PM »

Hi Dan,
the arm of the crane is moved up and down via a thin steel cable. It works excellent. I made up a quick drawing for you and a couple of pictures. I hope this is somewhat helpful.

Best
Willie
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2009, 06:03:21 PM »

thanks Willie,
the method you've used is very simple but very effective  :-)) thanks for the drawing its much appreciated, ill try it one day on a model

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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2009, 06:52:49 PM »

looks good, though a few ounces of lead in the stern won't go amiss, she's sitting down at the bow
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2009, 08:22:30 PM »

Shoe looks OK in photo 1 & 4 Ghost.
It's just that she's doing a scale speed of about 90MPH!  ok2
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2009, 08:41:27 PM »

Hi Martin,
Ghost in the shell was right. I noticed that myself and added about 7 ounces of lead at the stern. Have a look at the picture it should be okay. Thanks for the hint.

Cheers
Willie
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2009, 09:22:06 PM »

Hi Wilie that is a lovely photo of her. Low angles all way's bring out the best. :-)) :-))

John
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2009, 09:30:45 PM »

Thanks John,
you are absolutely right. An inch lower and the camera would have been wet. :}
Have a nice weekend.
Best
Willie
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2009, 09:45:36 PM »

Hi Martin,
Ghost in the shell was right. I noticed that myself and added about 7 ounces of lead at the stern. Have a look at the picture it should be okay. Thanks for the hint.

Cheers
Willie

That pic, should be in the photo comp! O0 O0 O0

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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2009, 10:03:49 PM »


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I'm gonna mark this day on my calendar Ghostie!   :o      ok2
   
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« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2009, 11:12:31 PM »


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I'm gonna mark this day on my calendar Ghostie!   :o      ok2
  

  {-)%) {-)

now its sitting perfect :) does make a lovelly wake though
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2009, 02:53:28 AM »

Hi Wilhelm,
 It looks really great in the water. Hope to see it in person in the future. Enjoyed your company at our annual brake out the summer BBQ
and hope you can make it next year
 
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Re: Good old "Happy Hunter"
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2009, 06:22:01 PM »

Hi Gerry
and thanks for your kind words. I also enjoyed the visit with you guys from the Kawartha Club . Too bad that you and John didn't go to the Kitchener "high Point" but I did have the chance to talk to Dan again.

All the Best
Willie
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