Bonython Park August 26

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Bonython Park August 26

Postby BsHvyCgn9 » 27 Aug 2018 23:49

G'day All,

A Beautiful day for some model ship operations on Sunday at the pond!!

Great to see Justin along with MV Iron Dampier out for her first run at aTF72 day ! Her second time out running and now with water ballast system fitted which worked perfectly!! Nick Atkinson had his Mega huge mega Yacht down for first test run which showed some issues with the steering setup for his triple azipod drive..... Scratchbuilder supreme Graham Hamilton had a couple of models along including what appears to be a US Civil war era ship (Savannah I think???). The usual suspects turned up too Tom, Richard and the two Bobs...(Bob Philips and Robert Turnbull), Bruce Petrie and all WITHOUT MODELS!!!!!! :dots: :dots: :dots: :dots: :dots: :dots:

With models was Scott with FFG02 CANBERRA, Chris had his Coastguard cutter and Tug, Brenton had Parramatta(I) and Parramatta(III) along, Tony had HMAS Moresby and I had CGN9 LONG BEACH and DDG53 JOHN PAUL JONES

Apologies if I have forgotten anyone......Jim was off in Hawaii playing with Hurricanes.....

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Re: Bonython Park August 26

Postby BsHvyCgn9 » 28 Aug 2018 00:12

Part 2 Some shots of some of the models out of the water....
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Re: Bonython Park August 26

Postby littoralcombat » 28 Aug 2018 09:21

Nice Report Bruce, with great pics of some great models. The lake you Guys use looks brilliant, do you suffer from pond-weed or algae there at all?
I like the drive system for the pods on Nick's Mega-Yacht, very novel approach. It is always good to see how other people are so creative in their ideas. :tup:
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Re: Bonython Park August 26

Postby Vanquish7 » 28 Aug 2018 10:21

Excellent capture of your sail day mate, and great pics.
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Re: Bonython Park August 26

Postby RussF172 » 28 Aug 2018 10:55

Nice to see another SAVANNAH out there. Mine is long gone now as she was damaged a few years ago during moving. Also did another one for a couple in Atlanta, Georgia, USA whose Great-great Grandfather was a crew member of her in 1862.
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Re: Bonython Park August 26

Postby BsHvyCgn9 » 28 Aug 2018 17:45

littoralcombat wrote:Nice Report Bruce, with great pics of some great models. The lake you Guys use looks brilliant, do you suffer from pond-weed or algae there at all?
I like the drive system for the pods on Nick's Mega-Yacht, very novel approach. It is always good to see how other people are so creative in their ideas. :tup:
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Biggest problems are rubbish, the walnut like fruit that drops of some of the trees at certain times of the year and the rampant duck poo everywhere... :crs: :crs: :crs: :crs: Its a good pond but I prefer something a bit bigger and deeper, Bonython Park is only about 3 foot deep at the iddle and a little shallower at sides which makes wake effects more pronounced.

Nick is still tinkering with his steering, he needs to increase the tension on the toothed belt....he is running a monster Trackstar 1/8 buggy servo 30.6g.cm torque.....required to turn all 3 pods at once!! :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: He is also working on a functioning fwd elevator for a little Bell Jetranger sized helicopter.

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Re: Bonython Park August 26

Postby Ahoythere » 28 Aug 2018 23:33

Hi B2, we have incoming poopers as well as water birds at our lake here in the West. I have only seen one ship hit from over head, but they do get close. We feel your pain. :no: :yes:
One day I will finish a ship.
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Re: Bonython Park August 26

Postby BsHvyCgn9 » 31 Aug 2018 08:00

Ahoythere wrote:Hi B2, we have incoming poopers as well as water birds at our lake here in the West. I have only seen one ship hit from over head, but they do get close. We feel your pain. :no: :yes:


a few years back I had a Seagull actually land on CGN9s Helo pad.... :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: I had her drifting out in the middle while speaking with someone and this gull just glides in and landed....So gave it a fright by going Full Throttle :lol: :lol:

Jim had Vampire's mast Damaged by an attack duck (think it was a duck from memory) once too......sometimes I wish for working 1/72 CIWS :ninj: :ninj:

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Re: Bonython Park August 26

Postby Ahoythere » 01 Sep 2018 04:25

Having working CIWIS would be nice, even just the sound of rotating barrels. Can’t wait to get a working VLS on my Anzac. :gunsb:
One day I will finish a ship.

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