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Old Mar 04, 2003, 09:36 PM
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'Big Gun' model warship combat

Hi All,
Check out our site for info on radio controlled model warship combat in Australia.

http://www.ausbg.org

We sail 1:144 scale warships and do battle, Allies against Axis fleets. We also have convoys that have to be protected.

We fire 1/4" ball bearings from specially made Co2 cannons and try to sink the enemy - yes, the ships really do sink!

Good fun

There are also links to other big gun clubs around the world.

Come aboard and join us.
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Old May 19, 2008, 07:19 AM
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Beginer?

Hey mate just went 2 hobby show and found out bout u guys

I really want to build a boat.
i have already built 2 rc planes. How much do you think i would pay for say a HMS lion fiberglass hull and 3 turrets

I can easily get and figure out the rest of the equipment.

I already have a radio (HITEC ECLIPSE 7) and i was wondering would it be suitable?

If you have any hulls and guns i would be interested in purchasing them (within reason)

Thankyou
Dizza 212

PS: i know it wuld be best to start with a transport or something but id rather have just the one ship mainly because of expenses
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Old May 19, 2008, 08:59 AM
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Re: 'Big Gun' model warship combat

On May 19, 7:19 am, Dizza 212 <Dizza.212.39n...@rcgroups.com> wrote:
> Hey mate just went 2 hobby show and found out bout u guys
>
> I really want to build a boat.
> i have already built 2 rc planes. How much do you think i would pay for
> say a HMS lion fiberglass hull and 3 turrets
>
> I can easily get and figure out the rest of the equipment.
>
> I already have a radio (HITEC ECLIPSE 7) and i was wondering would it
> be suitable?
>
> If you have any hulls and guns i would be interested in purchasing them
> (within reason)
>
> Thankyou
> Dizza 212
>
> PS: i know it wuld be best to start with a transport or something but
> id rather have just the one ship mainly because of expenses
>
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If your lat/long in the profile are correct, you're in luck! The
Australian Battle Group is very active near you. See:

http://www.ausbg.org/ for information about how to contact them.

One of the good reasons for building a transport is that you can have
something to shoot at between battles. Let a friend run it around -
after a couple of times, chances are pretty good that they'll want to
build their own, armed ship, to be able to dish back at you! Plus,
everything you learn from the experience of building the transport can
be put into the warship & make it that much better.

As for cost, I like to refer to the "Everything Costs $150 Rule" (in US
$):

$150 for a fiberglass hull
$150 for a radio
$150 per turret for armament
$150 for a CO2 system
$150 for misc. parts

Adding that all up ($150 x 3 for turrets), a HMS Lion should cost
about $US1050. Of course, some items may end up costing less
depending on how much work you want to do yourself, vs. having done
for you. Where an already-built ship is concerned, I wouldn't expect
to pay much less - the builder will have spent a fair amount of his
own time building it, which has some value that should be added in,
too.

Your 7-channel radio should work just fine. Check local rules about
surface vs. air frequencies. Here's how the channels might be
allocated:

- Forward/Reverse
- Steering
- Rotate forward turrets (mechanically linked)
- Rotate aft turret
- Fire forward/fire aft
- Elevation/depression for all turrets
- Pump on/off

Options: Using an automatic water-sensing pump, or just letting the
pump run full-time, saves a channel. Separate channels for firing
forward/firing aft can be handy sometimes (lets you fire both at
once), but costs a channel. Separate elevation forward/aft is more
flexible, but can be more than you care to deal with operationally.

By all means, contact AusBG. They'll help you get started & give you
plenty of battle chances. Be sure to tell them who sent you!

JM

Old May 20, 2008, 03:10 AM
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Still begginer

Ive found lots of info on building your own turrets
How much does it cost for pressure testing?

And do you have any articles on how to build one i know how the breech and all that works So i could design my own just as a test and then one for a ship

Where can i get all the fittings for guns?
Do the gus need to be pressure tested?
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