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BlueWotsit

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Vosper MTB
« on: May 03, 2006, 06:22:07 PM »

Im tidying up a PRECEDENT kit of Malaysian K.D.PERKASA, which has been built as a Vosper "Brave Borderer" attack craft.

As built originally this kit has a single shaft, whereas I now want to install a further two shafts.

Does anyone know the positioning of the two outer shafts in relation to the existing original centre shaft on this model.
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Re: Vosper MTB
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 10:43:34 PM »

Hi,
I have scratch built a Brave Borderer, I will look tomorrow to check the placing, but my failing memory tells me the props sit inline with the centre prop.
As a matter of interest, I have mine set up to manouver on the port and starboard motors, and when full speed is required, the centre motor kicks in at full revs - no speed controller, just full on. I use a single electronise esc for the p and s motors.

Ian
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Re: Vosper MTB
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2006, 09:05:49 AM »

Hi Ian

Thanks for that, and the tips.

I was a little concerned that the built in single rudder would not be sufficient enough, and of course using the twin motors is a good solution. I was going to use Electronize myself, along with Torpedo 850 motors.

What scale and size did you make your ship, do you have any photos you can post

cheers
Andrew
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Re: Vosper MTB
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2006, 09:30:20 AM »

Hi,

I have found my origional plans and a perkasa booklet that I can mail to you if you send your address to my e mail: iank@mcintosh.tc

I would be grateful if you would return these when you are finished - there is no rush.

if you look at www.geocities.com/furnessmbc you will find a couple of pics of my Borderer on the water alongside a perkasa. I think the speed looks about right for the scale.

By the way, i use an electronize switching unit to kick in the centre motor.

The 3 motors are electronize 545 low drain. I get about 20 mins from 6v 4a lead acid for port and starboard motors, and 7.2v 4a nicads for the centre motor.

Ian
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Re: Vosper MTB
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2006, 07:31:20 PM »

The pics look great, how did you decide on yellow tips for the torpedo ends, the ones that came with mine were red

What scale is your model ?

I like the scratch built yacht on the website, is that one of yours or the other members ?

Andrew
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