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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #175 on: December 01, 2012, 04:27:21 PM »

Mike, that is brilliant.
It is sso atmospheric with the passengers.
It will never look right on a lake or pond.
It needs the grand canal.

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #176 on: December 01, 2012, 04:46:54 PM »

Well it couldn't be more different to your last gleaming build Mike - love the weathering and all the lighting. I've noticed a trend - your builds are getting bigger and I'm quite looking forward to your next ferry  O0
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #177 on: December 01, 2012, 05:19:29 PM »


Nice. Very nice!

.... youtube.. or to cold at the moment?  ok2
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #178 on: December 01, 2012, 05:38:09 PM »

Stunner!  :o
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #179 on: December 01, 2012, 06:24:42 PM »

that does look great  :-))
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #180 on: December 01, 2012, 08:33:32 PM »

We're not worthy!  8)

Mind you...could I spoil the atmosphere a little?  I have to suggest that the people need a bit of detail on them. The boat is so life-like that the cartoon-esque figures let it down.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #181 on: December 02, 2012, 01:14:21 AM »

A real and genuine appreciation of both your skills and research Mike, It's been a pleasure following your build - nice to see a little 'out of the norm' model not only taking shape, but the way you achieved the outcome.
                        A T B and Regards, Tony.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #182 on: December 02, 2012, 02:29:35 PM »

Hello.

Well, went to the pond today, lots of snow and ice and a moderate wind. No pics or video yet as no one available to do the honours, will happen tho'.

The Gorleston, "Boating Lake", is a quite small oval affair with a little fountain in the middle and built up concrete sides.  See photo.

There were two people with rc boats, both model fishing boats, unfortunately, one of them was grossly overpowered and created a bow wave not unlike that of a Destroyer at full speed.

The Vappi really needs fairly flat water, as the full size in the sheltered Venetian Lagoon.

Due to the concrete sides of the pond and the combined effect of the wind, fountain and HMS Fishing boat, the surface was quite "choppy".

Not to be put off, I put the boat into pond and surprisingly, it floated, perfectly upright and at the correct W/L level, (surprising what a strategically placed load of lead shot can achieve).

To cut a long story short, everthing went well, sort of, apart from the fact that the wavelets on the pond were a little too much for my little boat, especially for two of the passengers.

Both of which were not holding on securely enough to prevent them from being thrown overboard, poor people, although they were recovered later, sadly expired.

Things that need sorting ... Firstly the boat is grossly overpowered, 3 clicks of throttle is more than enough and I am unable to add expo to the throttle chan to cure it.

Secondly ... Will replace the motor with a smaller 3 something one, maybe even a 2 something one. Is there a 2 something one ?

Thirdly ... Change the speed controller for one that is less sophisticated, with a far lower frame rate frequency, thus preventing the motor from singing it's silly head off.

Thoroughly enjoyed the morning tho', a model fishing boat travelling at a scale speed of 30 knots is a sight to behold.

I have absolutely nothing against the modellers that use the pond, after all, this hobby is for everyone and everything.

I, in no way would, or indeed want, to change anything at all.

This Epistle was posted purely to entertain and for no other reason

Mike.









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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #183 on: December 02, 2012, 02:49:20 PM »

Hi Mike
There was a Vaporetto on last nights An Idiot Abroad which was Venice based this week.
I think (might be wrong) there was a shot of the gangplank down and the marks that left on the deck. My brain wasn't quite engaged at the time - just the usual intermittent fault  %%
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #184 on: December 02, 2012, 04:46:35 PM »

Hi Mike
There was a Vaporetto on last nights An Idiot Abroad which was Venice based this week.
I think (might be wrong) there was a shot of the gangplank down and the marks that left on the deck. My brain wasn't quite engaged at the time - just the usual intermittent fault  %%
Dave

Don't have SKY Dave.

What a bu*ger !

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #185 on: December 03, 2012, 09:54:06 AM »

Presuming that the current motor you have is a 3 pole heres a 385 5 pole motor thats 12000 rpm on 12v:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-Motor-385-size-for-RC-Remote-Control-Cars-Boats-Standard-Size-3-Pole-/220945732760?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item3371645498
I cannot see the name of the motor you are using on the photographs so i cant find any info about it. If im not mistaken the graupner 400 motor is equivalent in size to a mabuchi 380 motor. If the same rules apply to the motor you have then this motor will be a simple screw in job.
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