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supersonic

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Huntsman Build
« on: June 26, 2007, 11:30:41 PM »

HI GUYS

           New to the forum. Seems to be alot of interest in the Huntsman. So I thought i would put some pics up of my build. Ending in a You Tube first launch video , which can be found on you tube and search for Huntsman Launch. The OOPSS at the end is purely pilot error , which bent the rudder and reduced the prop size. Your comments welcome.
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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007, 11:46:19 PM »



Welcome to the forum, Supersonic.

Had a look at your video.  She certainly moves well in the water. Very impressive. Well done

Here is the site location, to save typing and searching.

           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1TclYiwI-8



 Cheers...Ken
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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 09:05:44 AM »

Very nice
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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 09:07:10 AM »

Well - that takes me back a good few years! We sailed the prototype on Danson Park, near Sidcup, in June 72. Looked just like that. I remember this dippy woman coming up to John Rudd, who was holding the transmitter at the time, and asking "Did you make that?". He seemed to spot something gleaming in her eye and quickly nodded in my direction. "No - he did". Turning to me she said "Cor - you ain't half clever! Will you marry me?" I took one look at the infant in a baby buggy with her and politely declined! Thanks, John.
Are you going to fit the windscreen and mast? It makes a lot of difference to the looks of the model.
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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 09:20:31 AM »

She looks great on the water, the nice thing about IC Fairey cruisers is you can use them at sea, the deep vee design copes nicely with a little chop, even jumping the chase boat's wake is no problem. This is useful as I imagine there are fewer and fewer inland venues where you can use them. Did it hit the landing stage at the very end of the video?
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Re: Huntsman wake jumping
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007, 12:40:35 PM »

They used to be able to press on a bit.....
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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007, 01:40:43 PM »

That is a wonderful picture. Here's my old Aerokits model Swordsman, the photo on the right shows it just after landing;
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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2007, 04:04:00 PM »

She looks great on the water, the nice thing about IC Fairey cruisers is you can use them at sea, the deep vee design copes nicely with a little chop, even jumping the chase boat's wake is no problem. This is useful as I imagine there are fewer and fewer inland venues where you can use them. Did it hit the landing stage at the very end of the video?


No, only damage was the bent rudder & prop.I was watching where a multi racer was about to chuck his boat in and grounded on a
stone just under the water.
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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2007, 04:09:44 PM »

Well - that takes me back a good few years! We sailed the prototype on Danson Park, near Sidcup, in June 72. Looked just like that. I remember this dippy woman coming up to John Rudd, who was holding the transmitter at the time, and asking "Did you make that?". He seemed to spot something gleaming in her eye and quickly nodded in my direction. "No - he did". Turning to me she said "Cor - you ain't half clever! Will you marry me?" I took one look at the infant in a baby buggy with her and politely declined! Thanks, John.
Are you going to fit the windscreen and mast? It makes a lot of difference to the looks of the model.
FLJ
Hi FLJ,I am in the process of testing a range of different perspex to get it right . The screen in the kit is rubbish !
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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2007, 04:15:56 PM »



Welcome to the forum, Supersonic.

Had a look at your video.  She certainly moves well in the water. Very impressive. Well done

Here is the site location, to save typing and searching.

           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1TclYiwI-8


Thanks Ken,I am a bit thick when it comes to computers

 Cheers...Ken
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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2007, 06:12:16 PM »

Hi Supersonic

Wecome to the forum

That is a nice looking boat in and out of the water. Where do you run it? I know some places are a bit touchy regarding IC boats

The other Brian

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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2007, 06:33:43 PM »

Hi Supersonic

Wecome to the forum

That is a nice looking boat in and out of the water. Where do you run it? I know some places are a bit touchy regarding IC boats

The other Brian


I live in north yorks but have joined the keighley &district model club so Ican sail on keighley tarn, west yorks
we can run ic only on saturday ,mon,wed &friday cos on other days they scare the ducks !!!
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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2007, 03:49:34 AM »

Gents,
This is probably a daft Q, but does anyone know who actually designed the Huntsman?
She's gorgeous.
Any idea where I might get a kit?... or even better, a plan?

Many thanks.
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2007, 08:23:12 AM »

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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2007, 01:26:24 PM »

Did anyone see those Huntsmans in the James Bond film last night BBC2 "To Russia with love."?
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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2007, 01:38:54 PM »

Did anyone see those Huntsmans in the James Bond film last night BBC2 "To Russia with love."?

I'm being picky here Martin, but what you saw on FRWL last night was a Fairey Huntress, which was the Huntsman's predecessor, a very similar design but most Huntsmen were slightly longer.
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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2007, 01:39:53 PM »

there was  a 'real one'  in weymouth in 2006, we spotted it whilst at the show- there were a few models too !!!!!
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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2007, 01:46:34 PM »

Where they all Huntress's? 2 of them had different window configuration...
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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2007, 01:48:57 PM »

Sure did.... and recorded that scene.

A couple of pics of the Round Britain 1968

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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2007, 04:36:53 PM »

Where they all Huntress's? 2 of them had different window configuration...

You're right about that Martin, but I was trying to keep it simple. A few boats were involved in the FRWL scene, three Huntress, at least one the long cabin version, which explains your query. There were also at least two Huntsman 28s, but I think these were the camera boats, and the Bond boat was a Huntress 23. I wrote a long post some time ago about the entire Huntress/Huntsman/Swordsman/Fantôme series, explaining all the varying lengths and other permutations, and it's a long and complicated story. I thought it was on Mayhem, but perhaps it was on the old MB forum, when you get to my time of life with a bus pass on the horizon, it's all a blur anyway. If it wasn't on here, do you want me to try to find it? Someone asked who the original designer was, and the original Huntress 23 hull was copied from a design by legendary fast boat man Ray Hunt (get the connection?) who designed most of the US Bertram range, and it was adapted by Richard Fairey, son of the founder of Fairey Marine here in the UK. Later Fairey boats were evolutions of the original 23 foot design.
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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2007, 04:42:39 PM »

Peter Twiss was also involved in that scene. I belive he was acting as instructor and also driving one of the boats.

He was also in Sink the Bismark flying a Fairy Swordfish, bit of a change from breaking the Air Speed record in 1956 !!!!!

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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2007, 04:45:17 PM »

If you look at picture "groupe" you can tell the differenceby the bow shape as well

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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2007, 04:59:41 PM »

In the group picture 009 & 808 are Huntsman 28's and 707 is a 31.

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Re: Huntsman Build
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2007, 05:12:01 PM »

The Fairey Boat Company story is a long and honourable one but I only know about from the venerable Precedent kits.
If you could dig up that post about the various Faiery boats, that would be great.

What do we think of the free plans in this months (August 2007) Model Boats Magazine?
GTM also do a kit of the  Swordsman - http://www.georgeturnermodels.com/index.php?page=shopping&shop_cat_id=9

.... must build one one day..... it's a sort of "right of passafe" for model boaters!

Martin.
PS. Still haven't seen a true scale one yet... unless some knows better!
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2007, 06:54:31 PM »

The Fairey Boat Company story is a long and honourable one but I only know about from the venerable Precedent kits.
If you could dig up that post about the various Faiery boats, that would be great.



I'll see if I can dig it out, give me a day or so. All the Fairey boats were a delight to drive, so responsive you barely had to breathe on the helm to turn them. In their heyday I was working for Lotus, and one company in the Group was Moonraker Power Yachts. We made Moonraker 35s (obviously), Marauders, Mysteres and several others, good boats all of them, but not in the Huntsman/Swordsman class when it came to handling. We quite often took Fairey boats in part exchange, usually from someone whose family had outgrown it and needed something more capacious. Everyone wanted to 'test' the trade-in, it was like getting into a decent sports car after being used to something lumpen like an Astra or Escort. Happy days, just about the only sailing I do these days in in cross-Channel ferries.
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