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rshermanking

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dark class
« on: October 31, 2010, 06:37:04 PM »

hi guys i thought i show you some pictures of my dark class that i bought from nautical marine models , still not finnished but i just had to try her out on the water.

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Re: dark class
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010, 07:06:25 PM »

She looks good.
What is powering her?

Bob
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rshermanking

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Re: dark class
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 08:08:54 PM »

hi bob she has two 32-35 1450kv  brushless motors on 40mm two blade hydro props on 8.4volt per motor, which gives me around 20 minutes of
run time at continuse full throttle.
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Re: dark class
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010, 08:13:45 PM »

was going very well , what speed controls are you using please ? jon
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tony52

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Re: dark class
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 08:26:23 PM »

Hi,
Thought this may be of interest on the real craft.
 
http://www.bmpt.org.uk/other_boats_history/Dark%20Class/index.htm

Anyone know if Dark Clipper is still in existence in Malta? Item shows her beached in 2001.

I have one in the shed, a Hydrafibre semi kit from the 1980's. Hope to revive interest in the model some day. Unfortunately the Hydrafibre offering was not the best.

The Nautical Marine Models kit is far superior and you are making an excellent job of the model.
Tony.

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rshermanking

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Re: dark class
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010, 08:43:13 PM »

was going very well , what speed controls are you using please ? jon


hi triumphjon she is running two ez-run 60amp forward and reverse programable.


       robert
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rshermanking

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Re: dark class
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010, 08:56:24 PM »

Hi,
Thought this may be of interest on the real craft.
 
http://www.bmpt.org.uk/other_boats_history/Dark%20Class/index.htm

Anyone know if Dark Clipper is still in existence in Malta? Item shows her beached in 2001.

I have one in the shed, a Hydrafibre semi kit from the 1980's. Hope to revive interest in the model some day. Unfortunately the Hydrafibre offering was not the best.

The Nautical Marine Models kit is far superior and you are making an excellent job of the model.
Tony.



hi tony the first thing i did when i got her was to join their forum so i could find out as much information i could about the class.
as for the dark clipper according to the forum she was usd as a rader becon on malta for a number of years.


hope this helps     robert


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Re: dark class
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010, 12:02:01 PM »

Dave Abbott has built this kit and it will be appearing in model boats soon. He also has a wealth of info on the dark class, ad he helped nmm with the history on it.
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tony52

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Re: Dark Class
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010, 09:44:27 PM »

Dave Abbott won the 2003 M.E.E. Gold Medal with Dark Adventurer P1101 scratch built. Anyone got any photos of this model? This model was once on the Luton clubs gallery.

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Re: dark class
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tony52

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Re: dark class
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2010, 10:25:47 PM »

Thank You Christian, what an excellent model it is.

Tony.
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Re: dark class
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2010, 09:01:45 PM »


If you can get to the International Model Boat Show at Leomington Spa, Dave Abbott will have a new Dark Class model on the Luton Model Boat Club stand.

This is a new model just completed as a kit review for Model Boats Magazine. It was on the lake this morning for it's first outing. Goes like 'stink'.

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Re: dark class
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2010, 02:04:38 AM »

SAunders ROe designed and built this boat and yet there's next to no mention of this boat. Since there appear to be no surviving examples of this class this very accurate scale model is a very unique, valuable source for detail and design features. This must be the heaviest 72 foot mtb or mgb ever built.
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