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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #875 on: February 02, 2008, 10:31:04 PM »

   Nice one.  O0  Completely different.  Is it going to be armed with torpedo's or cruise missiles. ?   {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #876 on: February 04, 2008, 03:49:19 AM »

The Second (currently under construction) Springer from the toesup boat werks is coming along...

The motors have been installed in 'Douglas Corrigan'....  ;D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #877 on: February 04, 2008, 09:50:39 AM »

Red Oktober (SSS) is nearly ready for some glass over the balsa sheeting..
Its beginning to look like a Sub... erm.. Springer... no, Sub... Springer...  ::)

Now THAT's a piece of work !!!!  :o
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #878 on: February 04, 2008, 02:05:33 PM »

Dont worry guys , the Swedish Naval forces are building a Visby Corvette to hunt Red October at this very moment. :police:
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #879 on: February 04, 2008, 04:42:01 PM »

               ...Hi Guys...

I was beginning to think that you fell in the Loch, Duncan...Where Have You been ?...

My this Springer Fleet is Fair Becoming A Monster...

If all these Springers were to appear at your event, They might not all fit into Loch Insch...Do you want me to see if Loch Lomond is available....

...All The Best...Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #880 on: February 04, 2008, 07:22:42 PM »

It's getting good isn't it all these stupid, funny, sensible, strange ideas let's hope we all take to the water, and wouldn't it be good if we could all make it to one place. :)

Andy. O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #881 on: February 04, 2008, 08:15:48 PM »


We Do ...........

The Mayhem meet is being organised again this year ...  Hooray.      O0 O0 O0 O0

I've allready got a grudge match with 'No mustang Mark' on the Tug football lake.

I'm going over to Twin turbo's   8)

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #882 on: February 04, 2008, 08:31:00 PM »

You are only jealous Ken, because you couldn't keep up with me,  he he he  :D :D :D But if it's a war you and Brian want bring it on  {-) {-) {-) {-) O0 O0 O0

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #883 on: February 04, 2008, 08:37:39 PM »

Norry I`ve gainfully employed now that the snow is here in the mountains. No problem with space..Loch Ness is the reserve pitch.  Mr Andy, Loch Insh too far for you ? Sept second weekend for Highland Springer Splash-in. O0    BTW Norry not Insch...thats in Aberdeenshire  loch Insh, Kincraig,( Aviemore 6 miles)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #884 on: February 04, 2008, 10:42:35 PM »

I could be tempted to say yes it is, but it's still early so you never know, but can I come with my twin K nozzled tug? :)

Andy. O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #885 on: February 04, 2008, 10:47:14 PM »

I've just wired up my Springer tug, one of those old Tamya mechanical speed controls (so flat out or nought  ;D, well it is my "sport" model) and put all the RC in. 

Bench tested it looks like its going to go like a bomb, especially as its got a sport two bladed prop!

Re-motored it by the way, out with the Monoperm, in with a 480.  The drive sounds rather like a brand new VCR re-winding a new tape, if you can picture it!

I know an ESC would be better but this boat has cost me nothing (school was chucking the speed controller!) and I got the RC gear from Chingdevil (what a great chap he is!)

I might take it up the lake this weekend.  I'd better let the glue dry however (throttle servo was glued in on its side) and bath test it first.

Before I go mad and chuck it in the pond and kill it, what sort of handling issues should I watch for?  I know each boat is different but the hull would perform in a similar fashion yes?  All this talk of submarining is making me edgy!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #886 on: February 04, 2008, 11:03:43 PM »

Red Oktober (SSS) is nearly ready for some glass over the balsa sheeting..

Its beggining to look like a Sub... erm.. Springer... no, Sub... Springer...  ::)

thats brilliant!!!

I challenge someone to make one that submerges!   {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #887 on: February 05, 2008, 12:39:58 AM »


Bench tested it looks like its going to go like a bomb, especially as its got a sport two bladed prop!

Before I go mad and chuck it in the pond and kill it, what sort of handling issues should I watch for?  I know each boat is different but the hull would perform in a similar fashion yes?  All this talk of submarining is making me edgy!

No... not like a "Bomb"... Like a Submarine..  {-)

Yes, Springers Submarine at WOT... actually, at quite a lot less than WOT... Unless of course you have the weight / waterline waaaaaay back..
They also roll allarmingly, to the stage of the decks getting water on them.. but i have yet to see one roll over.. yet..
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #888 on: February 05, 2008, 08:55:50 AM »

I could be tempted to say yes it is, but it's still early so you never know, but can I come with my twin K nozzled tug? :)

Andy. O0
  YES, my Visby is stretched and twin motor. All variations of Springer welcome to come to Loch Insh.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #889 on: February 05, 2008, 11:23:11 AM »


Bench tested it looks like its going to go like a bomb, especially as its got a sport two bladed prop!

Before I go mad and chuck it in the pond and kill it, what sort of handling issues should I watch for?  I know each boat is different but the hull would perform in a similar fashion yes?  All this talk of submarining is making me edgy!

No... not like a "Bomb"... Like a Submarine..  {-)

Yes, Springers Submarine at WOT... actually, at quite a lot less than WOT... Unless of course you have the weight / waterline waaaaaay back..
They also roll allarmingly, to the stage of the decks getting water on them.. but i have yet to see one roll over.. yet..

thanks Toesup, I think the coaming on mine needs sealing  ::)

Mine rides with the bows quite high, as I'm not done ballasting it yet.  I put some lead and some old ship rivets from PS Waverley in the bows to weight it a bit, so I suspect shipping water might not be too big an issue going ahead. Astern might be a problem though.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #890 on: February 05, 2008, 10:21:04 PM »

I just bath tested the boat, and I'm still recovering  :o

basically the combination of a 480 motor running at full speed all the time and a two bladed prop from a Piranha kit has made this boat insanely powerful and fast.


it did its best to pull me in to the bath  {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #891 on: February 06, 2008, 12:53:06 AM »

I just bath tested the boat, and I'm still recovering  :o

it did its best to pull me in to the bath  {-)

Thats strange... A Springer at WOT usually makes all the water get out of the bath...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #892 on: February 06, 2008, 06:19:57 AM »

errr...wot is WOT? 
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #893 on: February 06, 2008, 07:51:31 AM »

Hi Boatmadman, WOT = Wide Open Throttle. I believe this is more common with the fly-boys  :o Not what we scale sailers aere used to  ;)

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #894 on: February 06, 2008, 07:51:48 AM »

errr...wot is WOT? 

Wide Open Throttle...  :D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #895 on: February 06, 2008, 07:53:49 AM »

Good early morning Toesupwa  O0 Seconds apart  :)

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #896 on: February 06, 2008, 08:53:20 AM »

Red Oktober (SSS) is nearly ready for some glass over the balsa sheeting..

Its beggining to look like a Sub... erm.. Springer... no, Sub... Springer...  ::)

thats brilliant!!!

I challenge someone to make one that submerges!   {-)
    no problem Willit, go to Putfile and look for Arrow5.  In fact in some circles it is known as "doing an Arrow" !  Agreed I didnt mean to go under but that is the second time... >>:-(
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #897 on: February 06, 2008, 05:12:26 PM »

Red Oktober (SSS) is nearly ready for some glass over the balsa sheeting..

Its beggining to look like a Sub... erm.. Springer... no, Sub... Springer...  ::)

thats brilliant!!!

I challenge someone to make one that submerges!   {-)
    no problem Willit, go to Putfile and look for Arrow5.  In fact in some circles it is known as "doing an Arrow" !  Agreed I didnt mean to go under but that is the second time... >>:-(

OOPSS!!!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #898 on: February 06, 2008, 10:38:22 PM »

tested it with the RC too.  The tiller arm needs extending ( not enough throw), and the rubber couplings got to go and be replaced by a Huco one.  It refused to stop the prop shaft being jettisoned when astern is engaged.  On the plus side the speed controller performed well!

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #899 on: February 07, 2008, 01:18:47 AM »

...and the rubber couplings got to go and be replaced by a Huco one.  It refused to stop the prop shaft being jettisoned when astern is engaged.

*Speechless*  :o :o :o

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