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Paularai

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2011, 08:48:11 am »

Hi Paul

Good to see a fellow modeller building a Finnjet, I buit a 1:100 scale Finnjet from scratch, mine is electrically powered although I have a Wren MW54 2 stage turbine in a MHZ No Mercy powerboat, pictures of my Finnjet, Turbine and No Mercy below.

I have given much thought to installing the turbine in a Finnjet but really feel that the heat issues at that scale are probably insurmountable, other issues would be floowing sufficient exhausts throug slae stacks and reducing the current 22,000 rpm output of the gearbox at full power.

What are you powering your model by?

Would be interesting in discussing the idea of Turbine installation in scale boats with anyone who has considered it?

A link to Finnjet build http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v226/paularai/#!cpZZ3QQtppZZ20












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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2011, 09:49:33 am »

This Finnjet sure is a handsome looking craft ok2 ok2 ok2 ok2 ok2

Thoughts are germinating in my head 8) 8) 8)
Carl

Paularai

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2011, 06:01:21 pm »

Video link for test of Turbine, I think you would agree a difficult piece of kit to instal in a scale model!

http://www.youtube.com/user/paularai#p/a/u/2/_DBylU7fDyY
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2011, 12:47:32 am »

That's fantastic!!! :-)) More pictures PLEASE!!!
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Paularai

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2011, 08:52:54 am »


Thanks, The only pictures I have at the moment are old ones from when i was building her, I feel inspired to get some updated photos and a video of her in the water.
 












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lifeboatpaul

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2011, 06:06:07 pm »

Finally had the maiden voyage this morning, all went very well and It handles beautifully , a tight turning circle , good turn of speed - too much really and very manoeuvrable with the bow thruster.

The balance needs sorting out as it was a bit heavey in the stern even though I moved the batteries forwards as far as they would go , so I Will need to relocate forward some of the other items.

I have put a video of it on youtube think is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omvKTuV6QkE  

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Cargo

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« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2011, 07:08:19 pm »

Impressive  :o
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KaMeWa

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« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2011, 07:39:23 pm »

So, the "turbine" is actually a smoke generator with a fan on it....?  :embarrassed: Nice scam...  {-)
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2011, 10:14:28 pm »

Hi Paul
Nice to see her on the water. I like all the working extras on her you have. I see what you mean about beening a bit stern heavy as the duck tall was under water.

John
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Paularai

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2011, 08:34:15 am »

Nice work!

Do you have any pictures of how your stabilizers work? Are the on a gyro?

Would be good to arrange a meeting of pepole with model ferries, anyone interested?
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2011, 06:53:07 pm »

Once again, the idea of a small 1/100th tug (or several) crosses my mind.  :-)

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wartsilaone

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2011, 09:30:05 pm »

I have contemplated the Yorkshireman in the sort of scale. It would fit in well with my north sea ferries and warships as a Falklands tribute.
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2011, 09:07:23 pm »

Topic split  by request. New topic titled  "Ferry meet".

Peter Fitness,
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lifeboatpaul

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2011, 08:02:52 pm »

Went to the south west model show yesterday and sailed the GTS Finnjet and the floating dock , It was very windy and a bit of a hand full in the wind but was able to keep control most of the time using the bow thruster, here are some pics of it docked.

Paul.
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wartsilaone

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2011, 08:22:50 pm »

NICE! :-))
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nick_75au

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« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2011, 02:02:40 am »

Just imagine showing up to New Brighton with that ;D

Excellent work, Nice EDF  :-X


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pugwash

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2011, 02:31:57 am »

Well done Paul  it looks really good.

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wartsilaone

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2011, 02:37:08 am »

This ferry looks as good in port as it dose on the open water.
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2011, 06:20:42 pm »

Hi Paul - good to meet you on Saturday. Congratulations for braving the hurricane and getting her on the water. I took a fair few pictures myself and will post a few on here later....

Excellent dock too - atmospheric, detailed and functional with it.

Looking forward to reading the article in MMI soon,,,

Carl

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« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2011, 10:38:02 am »

Hi Paul
Finnjet looks great on the water and to see her in that model dock was the best. Cant wait to see her in the flesh.

John
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2011, 08:21:10 pm »

Just to let you all know there is a wright up on this Finnjet model in this month November  Marine modelling international.

John
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wartsilaone

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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2011, 10:06:08 pm »

Thanks John. Being a ferry fan I like this one. I'll have a little peek.

Ali.
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Re: GTS finnjet -maiden voyage
« Reply #47 on: November 06, 2011, 11:15:04 pm »

Cheers for the 'heads up' John - will keep an eye open for this one  :-)) :-)) :-))

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« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2011, 08:32:49 am »

I never noticed this thread before, here are some photos I took of it at the Southern Model Airshow this year, Dave.  :-))
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« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2011, 08:16:44 pm »

Lifeboatpaul,  Hi, I have just found your piece on GTS Finnjet,  I have allso read the article in (Marine Modelling International)  I think that they really do not do you justice, After seeing it perform  at (Mayhems Wicksteed model show)  in November, it was  wonderfull to Here it and see it sail .  I throughly enjoyed the show but that piece of sailing made my day, I managed to video tape the complete  demonstration in HD I think people would enjoy it. But i dont know how to upload it. and risk loosing other tape.  I need some one to show me or i might be able to put it on a dvd. It came out well.
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