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63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« on: August 17, 2017, 01:59:34 pm »

Hi i was wondering if any can help me please.I got this boat this week off flea bay for the grand sum of 26.00 i have managed to sort out the damage update pictures to follow.It is 63 inchs long can any one please work out the scale you guys know a lot lot more than me and you know how to work out the scale.Second question is would you put twin motors in to it and twin rudders or i have a motor from a kids large electric scooter and batterys to match i.e scooter is the one you see the kids useing in skate board parks but electric and has loads of power but question is what esc would i use??And which ever way you guys think is best way to go motor wise how far in would you mount shafts?.last thing does any one have plans i can buy i have a friend at a printer that can enlarge them once i know scale,if any one lives in stoke on trent area and want to chat boats and have a coffee let me know (wife makes coffee as mine is crap)thanks mike 
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 02:03:56 pm »

heres pictures
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 02:39:51 pm »

1/6 scale I would think.
Plans at 1/12 should be easy to find.
Most probably a member has a set
1/6 squirreled away.
Fit the biggest and best power train
you can and they race around the lake
like they are on rails.


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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 03:44:25 pm »


yes you are right Ned........the FH 31 was, as the monica 31 on the end of the name infers, the boats were 31' loa so 1;6th scale.


what a beast.


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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 08:12:00 pm »

thank you so much guys will update photos soon as looking a lot better already
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 08:19:13 pm »

would you go twin screw or single ?

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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 07:57:29 am »

Hi Boat
The original boats were 31 and 1/2 foot with twin Perkins Diesel P6354 motors and twin three props.
Personal I would go twin motors, drive shafts, twin props and rudders.
This is a site with Huntsman pics. https://get.google.com/albumarchive/116493500049865636778?source=pwa

Another source would be the guru Dave Milborne on the model boats mag forum site.
He has built a number of these .

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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 10:00:45 am »

thank you so much dave milbourn has messaged me he is emailing some plans to me which i thought was very kind of him twins it is  :-))
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2017, 08:55:33 am »

update after a lot of steaming with a towel and micro wave got top of boat top untwisted one more days work on hull and it will be fibre glass and resin time for hull 3 coats thinned 50/50 then flat back and high build primer time here photos styrene around windows as i am going to paint them and plank and stain rest of top of boat deck hull will be painted
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2017, 09:00:13 am »

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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2017, 09:03:55 am »

when roof was fixed in postion top became twisted so steam and clamps to untwist
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2017, 11:02:33 am »

Hi Boats

The plans can be resized at the printers at 182% which is within 2 mm of the required size 877mm(34.5") to 1597.96mm(63").

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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2017, 02:11:38 pm »

She has a lovely look about her with that low superstructure and built up waist  :-)) She will look a dazzler on the water.
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2017, 07:24:48 pm »

HI Boats, at that size can i suggest that you plank the deck, as per life size, big job but it would look sooooo good.


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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 02:57:32 am »

starting planking top of boat some will hate it some will be ok with it but we build boats how we want them.Why am i starting planking now well waiting for resin and tissue to come plus once top done it can go out of the way until the rest is done
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2017, 03:02:55 am »

glue i am useing on planks is called D4 great glue wood glue fully water proof when dry but like most pva glue can be wiped off with damp cloth when still wet, drys in 10 MINS and sticks like to a blanket 7 a litre bottle
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2017, 09:23:41 am »

Your model, your choice, looks brilliant.  Where did you get the D4 pla???
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2017, 02:01:02 pm »

I got it from flea bay its does dry in 10mins but lets you move thinks in to place and a 7 a litre bottle not to bad sticks very strong i use some to join 2 pieces of wood together left it for an hour could not get them apart they broke either side of glue section.I used masking tape to hold planks tight and by the time you cut more planks first lot dry  :-))
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2017, 02:11:24 pm »

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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2017, 09:57:10 am »

well one side of top of cabin planked got to sand it then stain then varnish 3-5coats once thats done paint white styrene and windows in the carry on with the rest
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2017, 10:14:05 am »

Hi Boats
Are you doing the aft cabin and deck the same as the forward deck?

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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2017, 02:58:35 pm »

yes bud aft will be oppsite heron bone so from top looks like diamond and the deck half way down switch it the styrene getting painted same colour as hull.the cabin what do mayhem think styrene painted or plank? I would like peoples input on it i want it different but not silly
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2017, 09:07:04 pm »

HI Boats, Plank all the decks, bit late but you could have the cabin roofs painted with the decks only planked like the real boats, but still a superb job so far


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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2017, 06:41:05 am »

thank you mark  :-))
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Re: 63 inch fairey huntsman 31
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2017, 09:15:04 am »

Planking on cabin roof done forgot to say the D4 glue has a shelf life of 6 months but my god is it fast drying and holds strong.Got infill to do between cabin and deck going to put a strip of wood along side window fixed to deck that way i get a lip to fit cabin into and stop splashing getting into hull.The boat is 1/6 scale any ideas on size of seats so i can build them please resin hull next week then flat and prime can get deck planked and stained :}




























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