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john44

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hoop the loop Springer
« on: February 07, 2012, 03:08:07 PM »

Here is my little rescue Springer, prompted by David aca dbninja build of his Springer Sherman.






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Re: hoop the loop Springer
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 03:13:18 PM »

I forgot to add. The loop around the deck is servo controled to loop over or under a stricken boat and haul her in if the push wont do the job.

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Re: hoop the loop Springer
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 05:14:31 PM »

I was just about to ask that!

 Post a picture with the loop deployed please.  :-)
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Re: hoop the loop Springer
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 05:46:10 PM »

John

love your springer.. really nice job! :-))  it kind of looks back to front with the cabin aft?  though there are no rules for superstructure!

what does she weigh ready to sail?

could you please post some photos of your rescue hoop deployed?

mine ( the sherman) was built purely to rescue model boats and sea planes and i too intend putting a servo operated "crane" with a wire hoop on it to grab stricken models.

i need some tyres for mine too, where did you get yours from?

the laser cut lettering on mine was only 3.50 for the lot... great value!


when our lake eventually defrosts i might get to try mine...  though it has been in the bath of course :-)

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Re: hoop the loop Springer
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 06:37:11 PM »

Hi guys, the photo,s with the hoop deployed. Ready to come down on deck off stricken boat,
middle position to pull in boat, or setting to go under rudder when servo is moved.
low servo position to come up under rudder etc.
all these positions are adjustable by means of a rudder/servo arm.
Set the arm at the desired position for the type of rescue required.Under or over
Tighten the fixing screw and let the servo do the rest when you get the rescue boat
out in the lake to pull in the boat to be rescued.
I hope you can understan all that. {-)







 P.S sorry about the poor quality I had to use flash.

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Re: hoop the loop Springer
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 07:31:05 PM »


 Very clever Mr Bond!
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Re: hoop the loop Springer
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 08:30:28 PM »

Thank you martin :embarrassed:

David, the tyres I got from Modelzone No 09630 truck tyres,
When I bought mine they were 3.99 for a pack of 12. that was a while ago though.

She weighs in at  12lbs ready for the water.
I gave her a maiden voyage last week just to check her out.
I am running her on a 600 motor and a 40mm 3 blade brass prop.
She was actually breaking through and pushing the ice around the lake.
Great fun. One of the chaps took some photo,s of her I will ask if he can mail them to me
and I will put them on the forum.

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Re: hoop the loop Springer
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 05:29:38 PM »

John

thanks for the information... looking forward to seeing your photos of it on the lake!

wow!  12 pounds ready to sail....    thats just about what mine cost me :} 

our lake is frozen solid so will have to wait for my maiden voyage

David
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Re: hoop the loop Springer
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 05:47:19 PM »

Mine is waiting for the lake to thaw and weighs in at 7lb 14oz ready to launch.

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Re: hoop the loop Springer
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2012, 08:39:24 PM »

Mine is waiting for the lake to thaw and weighs in at 7lb 14oz ready to launch.

Ned
Is that including batteries?

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Re: hoop the loop Springer
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2012, 09:29:19 PM »

Including 2x6v4.5ah gel cells and some ballast.


Fibreglass hull and styrene deck and wheelhouse

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Re: hoop the loop Springer
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 08:53:29 PM »

Hi guys, here are some photo,s of my little Springer breaking and pushing the ice down at Westport lake on Wednesday.

Hope you like them.














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