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Laser Cut Cabin Cruiser from Hong Kong
« on: May 11, 2016, 06:36:51 PM »

A couple of months ago I bought one of those laser cut kits from Hong Kong advertised on Ebay. I bought it as project to build with my 5 year old Grandson. It cost me 15.50 including postage and arrived in about 10 days.
Here are the contents of the parcel - which was well packed, and the 'instructions'. The listing does state that no English instructions are provided.

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Re: Laser Cut Cabin Cruiser from Hong Kong
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 06:41:40 PM »

The quality of the wood is good, and the laser cutting. There seems to be less burnt wood than with some other kits I have seen. The only slight negative is the material supplied for the skins. It is a very strange consistency. In fact I decided to use some 0.8 mm birch ply for the sides as it was easier to bend around the bow.
A build log is available on another forum if anyone is interested.
Here is the finished model - it has not really been tested on the water as we were troubled with lots of floating blanket weed last Sunday.

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Re: Laser Cut Cabin Cruiser from Hong Kong
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 09:20:17 PM »

I have one of these as well.


What rudder, propshaft and prop did you use?
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Re: Laser Cut Cabin Cruiser from Hong Kong
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2016, 06:40:36 AM »

Propshaft was a 2mm from either CMB or Model Boat Bits - bought 2 and cant remember which is in which boat  :embarrassed: Rudder I made myself from brass rod, tube and sheet.
The prop is another story! I wanted to set the shaft angle as shallow as possible for motor clearance, so set it up with a 30 mm prop before I applied the bottom skins. When the model was finished and I was ready to re-install the shaft and prop, I couldn't get the prop on :embarrassed: :embarrassed: I have had to fit a 25 mm prop, but I think it may have contributed to the poor performance on Sunday. I may have to modify the bottom skins to allow me to refit the 30mm. The motor is an MFA 140 on 6 volts.

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The motor mount is not fixed in this photo
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Re: Laser Cut Cabin Cruiser from Hong Kong
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 06:59:10 AM »

E2V

I used the birch ply for the sides for two reasons - one, as I said, to make it easier to fit round the bow ( remember I was working with an impatient 5 year old!). Two as the supplied material is quite thick - 2mm? - and would have sat on the edge of the deck and looked quite ugly. If I were to build this again, or one of his other models, I would reduce the bulkheads by the thickness of the side material so the sides fit under the deck and inside the transom. I actually skinned the transom with 0.8 mm ply.

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Re: Laser Cut Cabin Cruiser from Hong Kong
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2016, 07:30:54 AM »


Thanks for the review, I have been debating on whether to get one of these myself. Now I have seen the end result it's off to ebay for me. :-))
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Re: Laser Cut Cabin Cruiser from Hong Kong
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2016, 08:23:47 PM »

Do you have a link to the supplier?
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Re: Laser Cut Cabin Cruiser from Hong Kong
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2016, 08:25:21 PM »

Sorry - no. He regularly lists his models on ebay. He has three or four different ones.

Barrie

This is a listing of his

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Laser-cut-Electric-radio-control-boat-V-Yacht-kit-FREE-SHIPPING-/272240125533?hash=item3f62c6a65d:g:yRYAAOSw5VFWPjKR

There's also one listed as being in London - not sure what that is - avoid?
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Re: Laser Cut Cabin Cruiser from Hong Kong
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2016, 10:15:42 PM »

Sorry - no. He regularly lists his models on ebay. He has three or four different ones.

Barrie

This is a listing of his

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Laser-cut-Electric-radio-control-boat-V-Yacht-kit-FREE-SHIPPING-/272240125533?hash=item3f62c6a65d:g:yRYAAOSw5VFWPjKR

There's also one listed as being in London - not sure what that is - avoid?


Thats who I got mine from. I have the same one as Barrie and the open speedboat.
They are a very nice easy kit for the money.


I fitted this motor, with a 2S 850Mah battery
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__2069__hexTronik_24gram_Brushless_Outrunner_1300kv.html
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Re: Laser Cut Cabin Cruiser from Hong Kong
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2016, 06:41:31 AM »

Yes - that motor would be more appropriate, but not for a five year old {-) %% {-) %%

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