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Bill D203

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1400 on: April 19, 2009, 09:38:45 PM »

Sorry Chaps. I did see Andy's Springer tug today. Only trouble he was still swiffy from drinking all that battery acid.  However you most see it for yourself. I'm sure it will be out at Wicksteed park.  Andy will be doing as much rolling as his tug.  {-) {-) {-) {-)
Come on Andy put a photo up of her on here.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1401 on: April 19, 2009, 09:44:10 PM »

Dose any one have a spare Fox F7 petrol engine so I can finish my Springer of???
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1402 on: April 19, 2009, 10:14:49 PM »

Oh all right, all right, here it is...

Makes a most entertaining noise when you go up to push our rescue boat... Kind of a crushing can sound...

Next week shall be complete with sozzled action man...

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1403 on: April 19, 2009, 10:29:44 PM »

Well aAndy I have heard of doing a BEER run but a CIDER run thats taking the Biscuit O0 O0 O0 O0




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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1404 on: April 19, 2009, 11:29:42 PM »

It must be a dutch springer Andy, and works on the (wait for it)------------------cider sea      {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1405 on: April 20, 2009, 06:08:21 PM »

Bill
couldnt you use a mini moto engine instead
just a thought
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1406 on: April 20, 2009, 07:45:03 PM »

Hi Mark
Yes but it would have to be a very large springer.  :} :} :}
Trying for a strimmer engine off ebay that Andy spotted.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1407 on: April 20, 2009, 07:50:25 PM »

I got a spare chainsaw,could use that motor
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1408 on: April 20, 2009, 10:31:58 PM »

Don't tempt him Mark - he's likely to leave the "saw" part still attached then charge round like an early James Bond %) {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1409 on: April 21, 2009, 12:17:24 AM »

Another US springer jumps the pond...

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1410 on: April 21, 2009, 01:13:42 AM »

Another US springer jumps the pond...


Just a wild thought...  %)

Isnt it about time a GB Springer made a round the Colonies (USA  :P ) trip?...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1411 on: April 22, 2009, 09:03:46 PM »

A new engine (ebay jobby) has been found and with luck it will fit. Wa Ha!!! :-))
It is 23cc ex strimmer.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1412 on: April 23, 2009, 11:54:00 PM »

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1413 on: April 24, 2009, 09:26:46 AM »

I found that engine Phil, by the way it's what he's using for the straight running, enjoy O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1414 on: April 24, 2009, 05:48:02 PM »

I have some GOOD News & some Bad news.
 Good News. The ebay engine runs just fine. And it as we speak going into my Springer.
 Bad News. Well theres not realy any. Having to remake the top.  Oh yes it will be fun??????
Opps. Will post a pic when I have the top shorted out.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1415 on: April 24, 2009, 08:13:32 PM »

Tried it out in the bath tub!!! O blow Start agian Bill . The new engine is to heavy. Got to rebuild it BIGGER.  >:-o <:( >>:-( >>:-( :embarrassed:
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1416 on: April 24, 2009, 08:18:10 PM »

Make another 2 and sandwich the three hulls togehter and have a TRISPRINGER    :-))



Stav..........getting to be just as mad as the IC chappies
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1417 on: April 24, 2009, 08:27:02 PM »

Hi Stav
Back to the drawring board again. Fingers crossed it will be done and tested by Llanberis. I don't realy ave much of a chance to get it shorted for Wicksteed park. %% {:-{ :(( <:(
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1418 on: April 24, 2009, 10:11:27 PM »

Poor Bill - you'll never make a true scale modeller!  The proper way -
Weigh engine, radio and peripherals
Find bouyancy coefficient of hull material
Calculate size, weight and displacement of hull
Construct model to specifications
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THEN SINK IT  {-) {-) {-)

Danny
(sorry - just been watching Reggie Perrin)  :-)) {-)

PS - I'm pretty sure that "the proper way" above is a load of *******s  %%
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1419 on: April 24, 2009, 10:20:58 PM »

Poor Bill - you'll never make a true scale modeller!  The proper way -
Weigh engine, radio and peripherals
Find bouyancy coefficient of hull material
Calculate size, weight and displacement of hull
Construct model to specifications
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THEN SINK IT  {-) {-) {-)

Danny
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PS - I'm pretty sure that "the proper way" above is a load of *******s  %%
Hi Danny
Yes A Few choice words was said tonight. Still I had half expected this was going to happen when i had to use another type of engine. Talking of which the lot in Italy came back with a price on a new engine Fox F7. Which is how it all started.  267 euros was /is the asking price Not Being likely!
So off to B&Q in the morn to start all over agian.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1420 on: April 24, 2009, 11:04:01 PM »

OutriggerSpring???
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1421 on: April 30, 2009, 04:51:03 PM »

Gave giantspring a go today, been on for about 2 hours with no battery loss whatsoever from the SLA's which I haven't charged since the last time I took it out. Pushed one of our bouys around a bit, then the chairmans huntsman. Chased a Model Slipway lifeboat around for a bit. Very pleased with it, but one of the Strongbow cans fell off...

Ah well I'll just have to drink some more ;)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1422 on: April 30, 2009, 05:31:44 PM »

Tried it out in the bath tub!!! O blow Start agian Bill . The new engine is to heavy. Got to rebuild it BIGGER.  >:-o <:( >>:-( >>:-( :embarrassed:
    Watching this with much interest, how big :o a Springer are you going to ?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1423 on: April 30, 2009, 05:53:42 PM »

About 5ft, it's going to have his Vectra's engine in ;)

He's mooched off to Cornwall for a week...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1424 on: April 30, 2009, 06:56:26 PM »

Is it going to be "manned" or R/C ?
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