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dodgy geezer

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EeZeBilt RAF Crash Tender
« on: September 07, 2009, 10:10:54 am »

I've just put up the first tranche of pictures of the test EeZeBilt Crash Tender. 20" of balsa, cost about 3.50 + glue and propshaft so far. Find it at http://modelboats.hobby-site.com/RAFPics1.html

There's a fair bit wrong with it, but that's what test builds are for....
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Re: EeZeBilt RAF Crash Tender
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 01:31:18 pm »

I never built a Crash Tender, but those photos certainly brought back the memories, such as the first EeZeBilt I built (when about 10) and glued the two keel pieces too close to get the prop shaft between them.

Deep joy! >>:-(

Geoff
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Re: EeZeBilt RAF Crash Tender
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 02:21:14 pm »

Nicely done dodgy geezer. Keep us updated.
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Re: EeZeBilt RAF Crash Tender
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009, 03:02:58 pm »

I never built a Crash Tender, but those photos certainly brought back the memories, such as the first EeZeBilt I built (when about 10) and glued the two keel pieces too close to get the prop shaft between them.

Deep joy! >>:-(

Geoff


Funny you should mention that. This model was made with the standard eezebilt gap of about 1/8" for the propshaft, then I looked to find one to buy and settled on a Hobbies one that was 1/4" wide. So I also had to do what you did when you were 10, and cut a bigger hole.....

You'd have thought I would have learned by now....


.... Keep us updated.



Ahh, Martin...there are so many things to do at once.  I have to find appropriate low-cost hardware, paints, batteries...Should we use expensive balsa glue, or cheap and common PVA which may come apart in water..... Do I start a steam launch before finishing the Crash Tender...

I hope to see a small Chris-Craft coming in the future (not from me) - that should be spectacular in polished mahogany...

And the Australians are coming onto the scene. I have just come back from my local model shop, where they showed me some of these imported models - http://www.centuryuk.com/Products/Balsa+Wood+Kits - all complete with prop, motor and glue, addressed slap at the old eezebilt market. They said this was a resurgent area, so you may see an increase in junior modellers come Christmas... Now we just need to get all the councils to put back the old boating lakes.....
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Re: EeZeBilt RAF Crash Tender
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 04:10:09 pm »

guildford surrey still have theirs and very well attended on a sunday morning.
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Re: EeZeBilt RAF Crash Tender
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009, 11:58:52 pm »

And the Australians are coming onto the scene. I have just come back from my local model shop, where they showed me some of these imported models - http://www.centuryuk.com/Products/Balsa+Wood+Kits - all complete with prop, motor and glue, addressed slap at the old eezebilt market. They said this was a resurgent area, so you may see an increase in junior modellers come Christmas... Now we just need to get all the councils to put back the old boating lakes.....

The PACIFIC BALSA MIRAGE BOAT KIT looks interesting!

 http://www.centuryuk.com/Products/Balsa+Wood+Kits/item3986?startPos=
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Re: EeZeBilt RAF Crash Tender
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