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lifeboatpaul

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GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« on: March 06, 2011, 06:47:56 pm »

Been busy over the winter building this 1.5 m metre Gts Finnjet , it had its maiden voyage today which was very short indeed as his has a leak on the port stabiliser housing.
Paul.
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 07:13:28 pm »

Paul a really nice looking model - any more pics.
Geoff
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 08:11:29 pm »

Love it, been watching the full size Baltic ferries for a few weeks on Tallinn and Helsinki port webcams.  Great subjects for scale.
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 09:04:31 pm »

Hi Paul
Great build. Have you seen the 2 Finnjet web sites. I have done a working model of her in Finn Lines 1977 version 1:400 rc. My friend Paul has done her in 1:100 and that will be my next build. Love to see some more photo of her. Hope you get the leak fixed.

John
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 09:25:56 pm »

Excellent work there Paul - good to see another ferry take to the water (if only briefly at this time!!!!)
Good luck with fixing the leak!!!
Carl

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2011, 12:22:12 am »

Nice ship  :-))
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2011, 12:51:56 am »

Can we see the rest of the ship please   O0 O0
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hama

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 06:48:17 pm »

Wow, great model. :o Agree with others, please show more! O0
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2011, 12:48:08 am »

Nice  :-))very nice
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2011, 08:50:53 am »

Paul, has she been on the water again ?   Is it a commercial hull or all scratch built ?  Any build pics ?
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lifeboatpaul

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2011, 04:48:27 pm »

Hi , I intend to re float her again on sunday and will post some pics , the hull was a deansmarine mercandian president hull ( modern car ferry) that I lenghtend by about 450mm  , cut out the stern tube exit and fairing and altered the bow to a More rounded profile .

I have written an article with  the build pics for Marine Modeling International magazine (MMI)  so I cant really put to much on here at the moment , but I will definitely put on the pics of the proper maiden voyage.

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hama

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2011, 03:34:44 pm »

Interesting, will look forward to more pictures.
About the Mercandian President, I´ve found her on Loyalhanna´s site but not on Deans Marine? Perhaps you bought hull only and that´s possible even if they don´t have the kit anymore?
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lifeboatpaul

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2011, 10:01:25 am »

Hi,
 The Mercandian President was bought as a hull only from Ron Dean , it is a prototype hull at the moment and not listed , however he does have one finished on display in his showroom  if ever you get to go to one of his open days.

Regs Paul.
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2011, 07:50:44 pm »

Hi Paul
Do you know what month your artical will be printed.

John
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2011, 10:27:09 pm »

Hi Paul
Do you know what month your artical will be printed.

John

Good call!!..yes that would be nice to know.
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lifeboatpaul

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2011, 09:06:57 am »

Hi Paul
Do you know what month your artical will be printed.

John
Hi , I haven't sent it in  jet , its wrote-up but just waiting to take some pics on the water this morning for the re-maiden voyage!
I have a video of the turbine running up on test in the garage that I will upload on to youtube and post the link on here.

Paul.
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lifeboatpaul

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2011, 09:31:16 am »

Hi ,

Here is the link to youtube-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SM8bl8pAdM

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2011, 10:22:11 am »

HOLY COW :o :o :o

I was going to ask (whist watching the vid) whether it was a sound system or if the boat was actually powered by a jet engine turbine............

THEN YOU REMOVE THE SUPERSTRUCTURE AND THERE IT IS......IN ALL ITS GLORY!!!! A FULLY WORKING GAS TURBINE JET ENGINE!!!

Incredible!!!!!!!

Hats off to you Sir  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Carl

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2011, 11:08:29 am »

DAAAAng..!!!!

Does she do scale speed ..or do you have to hold her back.?
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hama

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2011, 12:35:21 pm »

Thats the coolest thing I've seen! Wish I could see her sail.
Congratulations on a very spectacular model!
Hama
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2011, 01:06:16 pm »

Wow !  Not only but also :o !!!! Brilliant O0
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2011, 01:37:51 pm »

awesome  :-)) cant wait to see a vid of it sailing
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2011, 05:12:02 pm »

The ledgen has arisen from the ashes of Alang. That is so cool. Does the Gasturbine power the props or does it power an generator that power eletric motors.

John
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2011, 11:17:58 pm »

Wow! I´m amazed.... COOL!!   :-)) one of my long-living dreams proved to be actually plausible... :D

What is the turbine you are using? Tailor made or commercially avilable? How about the heat issues....? And transmission...?

Respect, Sir!  :embarrassed:

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2011, 07:37:01 am »

What a beautiful model  :-)) :-)) :-)) Having been overtaken hundreds of times in the Baltic by the original, your video had me shouting out loud in pleasure - much to the wife's concern  :embarrassed:
I take my hat off to you sir  O0

MikeK
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