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mike_victoriabc

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1175 on: September 03, 2008, 02:09:27 PM »

Looks like you have fine-tuned the plans and have these cut so as to strengthen the box - are you able to post photos of the next steps? I'm hoping to start two hulls - planning on a Robbe 600 with gearbox drives in each. Your thoughts on those?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1176 on: September 03, 2008, 03:22:04 PM »

Looks like you have fine-tuned the plans and have these cut so as to strengthen the box - are you able to post photos of the next steps?
....planning on a Robbe 600 with gearbox drives. Your thoughts on those?


Yes Mike, as i only use 1/4" ply for the sides and 1/16" for the bottom, the insides needs strengthening, escecially the bottom (inside keels), the towing bitts and the knees. The Springers i build dont get treated with 'kid gloves' out on the pond..  :o
I will be showing the next stages too... as i think the propultion systems will be 'firsts' for Springers..  O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1177 on: September 03, 2008, 04:51:28 PM »

I think the propultion systems will be 'firsts' for Springers..  O0

Is it an 'Estes Rocket' springer???

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1178 on: September 03, 2008, 06:00:17 PM »

I think the propultion systems will be 'firsts' for Springers..  O0

Is it an 'Estes Rocket' springer???


Well...  ::)

Sort of.. something like that... ish... possibly...  :-X
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1179 on: September 03, 2008, 06:20:03 PM »

How about a Zenoah springer  {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1180 on: September 03, 2008, 09:14:31 PM »

Ooh Ooh a estes rocket springer,Ooh a zenoah springer  ??? you guys have lost me .
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1181 on: September 03, 2008, 10:48:35 PM »

Estes Rockets are a brand of rockets that use small solid rocket motors, usually good to about 1500 feet which means they are lost due to the fact that after about 400 feet you can't see them they are so small (12" to 30"). This springer would go very fast but not for very long.  ::)  Zenoah is a brand of small two stroke weed eater small chain saw type ignition type motors that were originally used in large scale RC aircraft. They have been completely redesigned from the weed eater motor but that is where their roots were. This Springer would be completely over powered and may flip over form all of the power. :D

I hope this helps.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1182 on: September 03, 2008, 11:01:10 PM »

A Zenoah springer would last about 2 seconds from stratup, if it even lasted startup.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1183 on: September 04, 2008, 01:19:54 AM »

Why would anyone build a Zenoah springer or a Estes Rocket springer?


=   because they could {-)
whether they work or not its fun fun fun (expensive but fun I think)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1184 on: September 04, 2008, 07:43:05 AM »

My guess is that we will see it squirting along on uTUBE soon ::) and it will be called Hamilton {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1185 on: September 04, 2008, 12:45:46 PM »

   ...Hi Duncan...

How many Springers are you expecting at your Highland Splash -In next Weekend...

I am planning on bringing up 4 maybe 5...

We are l;ooking Forward to a Nice Day Out In the Highlands...

...Best Regareds...Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1186 on: September 04, 2008, 02:20:49 PM »

Hi Norry and all Springerites,  Well sad to say the local model flying club is totaly disinterested so I`ve more or less given up on pushing it.  HOWEVER I think we should have a 2 day Hielan` Fling in any case. The water is ours to do what we like , with a choice of most of the mile long loch and a nice sheltered little lagoon for harbour operations.  I wanted a Springer only do so as not to intrude into the established Federation or other mainstream model boat events. The seaplane event is 25 years old next year so maybe if we treat this event as a recce for a proper event next year with full boat participation. Please do come and let anybody with a spare weekend know that they will be welcome. We can muster about 6 or 7 Springers for a bash-aboot. A Thames barge and a lightship for towing. Anybody else got ideas or want to come to sail and/or discuss potential of a popular  easy accesable area of the Highlands will be welcome too.  Camping,hostels, B&Bs, hotels all grades galore. Bar and restuarant on site.  Might turn into a Scottish Llanberis  ::)     Local by-law ; no dogs on beach , sorry.   Loch Insh Highland Splash-in, Sept 13-14 , 2008. (not this weekend Norry but the following one ) for the ladies check www.lochinsh.com
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1187 on: September 06, 2008, 07:54:33 PM »

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1188 on: September 06, 2008, 09:59:37 PM »

Started work on the 2 GRP hulls I got from Norry (thought Stavros might try and pinch one !) secret design soon to be revealed as I progress a little further (building one for Mrs Steamboat so allowed more time in workshop) :angel:
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1189 on: September 14, 2008, 12:34:40 PM »

Here is my latest build , not finished yet (details, details) but the daughter is happy with it.
Have changed the ESC to a Himark blue and removed the extra connectors that adapted the borrowed one in the hull. Motor is a direct drive designed for 11000 rpm at 12v so around 5500 rpm at 6v. Ive found that to be perfect for the 40 mm Raboesch props
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1190 on: September 14, 2008, 12:50:08 PM »


Another excellent fun boat, just what the Springer tugs are all about.  O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1191 on: September 14, 2008, 08:27:54 PM »


That's very original, Nick. Great. O0

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1192 on: September 22, 2008, 11:22:25 AM »

Did any Springers get to Loch Insh?... or didnt 'it' happen?...

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1193 on: September 22, 2008, 12:55:32 PM »

  ...Hi Toesupwa...

It didn,t happen...

We were planning on going up to see Duncan anyway but that fell through due to Wee Harry,s health at the time...

We are still,planning a wee trip up to that area later in the year...Duncan wants to get some pictures of "RED OKTOBER" with his own Springers....

....Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1194 on: September 22, 2008, 01:16:39 PM »


That's very original, Nick. Great. O0
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I wonder who is going to be the first to build an Italian "Rivera" type Springer?




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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1195 on: September 22, 2008, 06:12:45 PM »

Well volunteered....
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1196 on: September 22, 2008, 06:28:03 PM »

My next Springer is going to a Dr Who Springer....
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1197 on: September 23, 2008, 02:07:21 AM »

And so the Toesup Boat Werks (Large Volume Springer Division) starts construction..

May i present the 'J' and 'O' type Springers...  :D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1198 on: September 23, 2008, 03:13:54 AM »

Look out he's put a torpedo tube in one of them  :o :D ::) either that or he's trying for the moon. I knew it, I said it before a rocket powered springer

Andre {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1199 on: September 23, 2008, 08:53:39 AM »

Jet or Maglev drive?
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