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Old May 23, 2010, 08:01 AM
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Stad Amsterdam

I saw this at a show in the Netherlands, thought you'd enjoy.

Stad Amsterdam is a modern-built steel hulled clipper, used for charter tours etc.: http://www.stadamsterdam.com/content/home/index.xml

That's neat, because a modeler like M.H. Geldermans can visit the original to get all the details right!

The model is nearing completion, so it wasn't sailing yet (darn). It's in 1:32 scale, and features a removable deck like Lorenz Kaestner's HMS Leopard, so all the sail winches can be mounted below decks and easily accessed when needed.
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Old May 23, 2010, 09:13 AM
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That is a beautiful build. Great photos. Do you know the builder? You should introduce him to this site. He is quite talented.The details are very impressive. Thanks for the photos
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Old May 23, 2010, 04:27 PM
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Thanks for the photos, Pat. Very beautiful ship. Look at the depth of his aluminum(?) beam running under the deck; you need a lot of stiffness to keep the ship intact when the wind gets up, I bet, especially to preserve the watertight seal.
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Old May 23, 2010, 05:24 PM
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Actually, I think the deep beam just supports the deck when it's lifted off, keeps it from flopping. When all is assembled, I assume (forgot to look for this!) that he has something to screw or clamp the deck onto lower hull. With this done, the structure should be as sound as an integral hull and deck.

I put deep frames on my removable Foundation Franklin deck, too, for anti-flopification:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=3217656
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Old May 23, 2010, 05:26 PM
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Thanks for the pictures Pat and it truly is a beautiful model. Maybe somebody will post some pictures of the insides of this rig so we can see how it works. Pete
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Old May 23, 2010, 06:36 PM
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Pete, as I mentioned before, it's not rocket science... the winches are merely screwed in under the deck. Lorenz Kaestner did the same on his HMS Leopard, as shown in Ships in Scale a couple years ago:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...d#post10474639

But just to help picture it here ya go...
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Old May 23, 2010, 06:44 PM
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Looks pretty Kool to me!
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Old May 24, 2010, 03:25 PM
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I saw this at a show in the Netherlands, thought you'd enjoy.
Yes - thank you!

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and features a removable deck like Lorenz Kaestner's HMS Leopard, so all the sail winches can be mounted below decks and easily accessed when needed.
Except when it's in the water
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 04:44 PM
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She swims!

RC model Clipper Stad Amsterdam eerste proefvaart (1 min 39 sec)
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 05:27 PM
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She motors!
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 07:53 PM
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Yeah, that too, but so does the real one.
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 08:23 PM
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I believe for most of the video the clipper is under sail power. At about 25sec, you can see the jibs, mains, and mizzen sails luff, and the boat slows; then, when they refill, the boat accelerates. There is more wind than the wind riffles imply, which can be seen in the big heel of a sloop in the background. Given the wind and sleek hull, I'd say she'd be able to move that fast under sails alone. Most people don't realize that a large sailing ship (real one) will move faster under sail than under power; this large model may also perform the same, the skipper will have to report :-)

The only motor thrust I see is to complete the tack when the skipper uses a burst of power. The tacking attempt was not characterized by great skill in sail handling, though I l like to have more hull speed before attempting one, myself, so can't be too critical. Swinging the main and mizzen yards sooner, per real ship practice, would have been helpful.

A beautiful sight upon the water, sigh.
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 03:00 PM
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oh my...beautiful!
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 08:27 PM
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i just started to find the courage to look around here.....yikes!!!!......talk about workmanship!...thanks!.......vic
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Old Oct 22, 2010, 06:57 AM
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Fresh video from Mr. Geldermans, this one shows the innards:

RC model clipper Stad Amster Een dagje varen met de RC clipper (7 min 8 sec)
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