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Tim Logan

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Mountfleet 55' MTB
« on: June 22, 2023, 08:06:46 pm »

If anyone has purchased or built the Mountfleet 55' MTB, could you please share your thoughts on the model? Thank you.
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Re: Mountfleet 55' MTB
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2023, 03:00:46 pm »

Hi I have built the Mountfleet CMB it is fairly strait forward with just a few tricky bits to look out for.
The prop shafts are very long and need supporting close up to the u/j otherwise they tend to vibrate and drum when running fast. I have mine on tank steering (independent rudder control) this gives a nice comfortable small turning circle even at speed, if you don't do this then you will need a wide pond to turn it in. It is powered by two 28/30 brushless motors on two 3600 3s lipo batteries  and goes like stink when at full throttle. Each motor has it's own battery and I get long periods of fun with it. Balance is important on this model and the front of my batteries are 1. 1/2 inches to the rear of the motor. this makes it ride (and look) right but will vary dependant on the battery weight, they are positioned either side of the hull


Working in the cabin area is tricky dependent on the amount of detail you want to do - it is quite small and not easily assessable. I would like to display a photo of mine but I am new to this forum and not too clever with computers but if you look on U tube  ref Bournville Navy day for 2023/23 you will see a video of it both at speed and close up.
Dependant on how critical you are the real boat could only carry two torpedoes or mines but not both at the same time having said that mine has both for effect.
I hope you enjoy the build I certainly did and there is no doubt that it is an eye catcher .  Doug G
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Re: Mountfleet 55' MTB
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2024, 01:26:31 am »

Doug / please accept my apologies as Zi just today saw your response. Very helpful and much appreciated. Thank you.
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