Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down

Author Topic: World record at Coniston Speed Week  (Read 6727 times)

Arrow5

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,883
  • Location: Scottish Highlands
World record at Coniston Speed Week
« on: November 12, 2012, 08:56:41 AM »

Just catching up with news from the Lake Districts annual speed bash, now held on Coniston Water.  The Peters & May unlimited hydroplane  U-11 broke the world 1 kilo record for prop driven boats at 176mph with one pass at over 180mph.  J.W.Myers driving.  To what it looks like onboard at those speeds go to http://.www.h1unlimited.com/2012/09/11-peters-may-to-england./    Edit: link doesnt seem to work, google it.
Logged
..well can you land on this?

Arrow5

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,883
  • Location: Scottish Highlands
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 09:50:26 AM »

Just catching up with news from the Lake Districts annual speed bash, now held on Coniston Water.  The Peters & May unlimited hydroplane  U-11 broke the world 1 kilo record for prop driven boats at 176mph with one pass at over 180mph.  J.W.Myers driving.  To what it looks like onboard at those speeds go to http://.www.h1unlimited.com/2012/09/11-peters-may-to-england./    Edit: link doesnt seem to work, google it.
      One or two clips on Youtube but not the onboard one.
Logged
..well can you land on this?

essex2visuvesi

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,146
  • Location: Finland, England, Finland!
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 09:58:43 AM »

correct working link
http://www.h1unlimited.com/2012/09/11-peters-may-to-england./

oh and I want one of those :D
Logged
One By One The Penguins Steal My Sanity
Proud member of the OAM  (Order of the Armchair Modeller)
Junior member of the OGG  (Order of the Grumpy Git)

Arrow5

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,883
  • Location: Scottish Highlands
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 10:18:07 AM »

Thanks Essex, thats the one.  One or two on Youtube from the shore, very impressive.
Logged
..well can you land on this?

Lancejsy

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 52
  • How much!!
  • Location: Jersey in the channel Islands
    • jerseymodelboats
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 01:25:44 PM »

Great link gentlemen worth taking a look at.
Thank you
Lance  :-)) :-))
Logged

PierreRoemer

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 23
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Babenstuben
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 07:19:34 AM »

I was hoping for a new RC world record... it is still held by Joerg Mrkwitschka using nimh-cells. 
Logged

Arrow5

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,883
  • Location: Scottish Highlands
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 09:00:32 AM »

Tell us more Pierre.  Where and when etc, with pictures or a link if possible.   Is there an event for straight-line speed?   The Indianapolis club in USA used to hold such an event in the 1970s.
Logged
..well can you land on this?

PierreRoemer

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 23
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Babenstuben
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 10:05:44 AM »

This is what I found (a.o.)
http://www.drcwebservices.com/lasaw/pictures2006.htm
The pictures above showing Joerg and his record boat. After a few searches on the internet I couldn't find something faster than his RC Boat. I am not sure if theoretically this record can ever be broken... perhaps using quantum-physics  :-)) .
 
 
Logged

Arrow5

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,883
  • Location: Scottish Highlands
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 10:40:18 AM »

The hydros I saw in the 70s were all nitro powered outrigger "Crapshooter" hulls using very high nitro content fuel, 60% in some cases.   Highest speed  was high 90 something , they didnt make the magic 100mph mark.  There is a famous Youtube clip of an electric model on a public park that they claim was worlds fastest. They got one, (I think they said 130mph) run in before being moved-on by the police.  Another Youtube clip showed a rocket propelled rigger going VERY fast on UK lake but it destroys itself on a second run.   BTW Pierre I was in your area last week for ten days on holiday, GAP.
Logged
..well can you land on this?

Arrow5

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,883
  • Location: Scottish Highlands
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 11:01:23 AM »

The Youtube rocket boat is "the fastest model boat in the  world. The final cut." 

http://youtu.be/D0Kfl1kqTXA
Logged
..well can you land on this?

PierreRoemer

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 23
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Babenstuben
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 11:20:59 AM »

Did the rocket touch the water?  :}
Officially this is the fastest (I could find):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA3y_gyX3m8

Personally, I am happy with 40MPH  :-) .
 
PS Hope you enjoyed your stay! Did you take an RC Boat of your's with you? 
 
Logged

Arrow5

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,883
  • Location: Scottish Highlands
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2012, 04:26:01 PM »

Yes that electric one was the one that the police told to pack-up. Very impressive speed, frightened the ducks !!!!    No boat with me this time but Red Oktober was up the Zugspitze to Rifflsee then had a sail on the Eibsee a few years ago. (see Red Oktober`s world tour in Springer Tugs section)  I always enjoy trips to Bavaria , and the beer. {-)
Logged
..well can you land on this?

PierreRoemer

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 23
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Babenstuben
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2012, 06:20:42 PM »

Good to hear you like the Bavarian beer  :} . Next time you pay a visit and I 'll put one 'Paulaner' extra (or two) in the fridge for you!!! 
Logged

Arrow5

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,883
  • Location: Scottish Highlands
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2012, 08:35:55 PM »

Weissbier , of course.   I don't mind if I do, Danke !
Logged
..well can you land on this?

w3bby

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 773
  • Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2012, 07:00:20 AM »

Yes that electric one was the one that the police told to pack-up.

Don't think so..... That video is from Legg Lake in the US and shot during an official SAW event. The record is as with full size boats, over a measured course, electrically timed and with the average of two runs in opposite directions. Both NAMBA and IMPBA run a number of SAW events each year.

barriew

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,014
  • Location: Thaxted, Essex
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2012, 07:55:31 AM »

Is there an event for straight-line speed?   


Both the BMPRS and the MPBA Fast Electric section hold straight line speed events on Branston Water, Staffordshire - the home of the Burton & District MBC.


Barrie
Logged

Arrow5

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,883
  • Location: Scottish Highlands
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2012, 08:50:47 AM »

You are right W3bby, my mistake. <:(          BarrieW, any reports or pictures from that Burton and District MBC  event ?  What speeds are we getting this side of the Atlantic ?    The tethered hydros are very rapid, what about R/C.
Logged
..well can you land on this?

PierreRoemer

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 23
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Babenstuben
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2012, 08:56:23 AM »

I wonder if there are kits on the market to get started... I like the concept of fast boats on the water (, Bavarian Beer and lots of Bavarian Women  :-)) ).
Logged

barriew

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,014
  • Location: Thaxted, Essex
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2012, 09:00:06 AM »

Here are this years Fast Electric results - http://www.mpba-fes.org.uk/saws/saws2012.htm
I can probably find some I/C speeds from the years I was a member of Burton MBC.


Barrie


I've checked my back issues of the BDMBC newsletters and can' find anything. However, I'm sure there are members of BMPRS on here who will be able to fill you in ;)
Logged

w3bby

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 773
  • Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2012, 09:29:52 AM »

Saw records from the US.

NAMBA

IMPBA

PierreRoemer

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 23
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Babenstuben
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2012, 11:21:46 AM »

Is there anyone on this forum that also actually builds these SAW-boats? Looks fun to me!
Logged

Arrow5

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,883
  • Location: Scottish Highlands
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2012, 01:10:00 PM »

I wonder if there are kits on the market to get started... I like the concept of fast boats on the water (, Bavarian Beer and lots of Bavarian Women  :-)) ).
     Lots of kits for "fast electric" but I dont think any in the world record category, Crapshooter (USA) used do kits.  One member on here is producing very nice F1 style tunnel hulls for Zenoah petrol engines.  Looks fast, goes fast, not exactly cheap way of starting in model boating.  How about a Springer with a beer barrel barge to get you started ?
Logged
..well can you land on this?

Arrow5

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,883
  • Location: Scottish Highlands
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2012, 01:24:12 PM »

Pierre,  Modell Werft  magazine in your country has a full build article on the Springer kit by Aeronaut .   It will get your feet wet.   Of course you must also make a barge for the beer barrels !
Logged
..well can you land on this?

PierreRoemer

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 23
  • Model Boat Mayhem is Great!
  • Location: Babenstuben
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2012, 01:25:12 PM »

I already have a bait-boat loaded with beer when I go fishing  ;) . Is there any kit on the market you know of, for the 2845/3D from Leopard Hobby. I apologize for starting the opposite way... first bought the motor, should have first picked out a nice boat of course. What is the fastest type of boat anyway? (apart from the rocket-type  :} )
PS Thanks for the suggestion... I know of Aeronaut. I just checked their website and noticed the 'Manta'... it is a roundnose I believe.
 
Logged

Arrow5

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,883
  • Location: Scottish Highlands
Re: World record at Coniston Speed Week
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2012, 01:45:15 PM »

Astec models in the UK supply free plans that include scale or semi-scale hydroplanes including round-nose types. Easy build.   Worth a look for fittings too.  The "rocket boat" is/was an  "outrigger". 
Logged
..well can you land on this?
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up