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Posted by **neons** | Jul 12, 2019 @ 08:53 PM | 4,301 Views
During the peak winter month of February I decided to put a boat model together. I wanted to build it on a counter in my living room to take a break from the daily garage shop routine of repairing and retro fitting RC planes for awhile. Being a small model I could keep my work isolated to a small area. This thread here was just going to be a short time build originally just to make a display example of a general post war tugboat example. I am not concerned about making the exact tugboat Despatch N.S.

So a bell went off while I was priming the parts and looking over the instructions, The house structure ends up in one piece and fits to the deck snug over a coaming. Hmmn!! I think I can actually find room in here to make a display model and a second life as an RC watercraft. Today's electronics are so advanced. They are small and used in cars and toys along with indoor aircraft that we fly in schools and halls during the winter. I always had interest in boats. I built my first wood Comet kit sloop in 1954 at 10yoa. I have experienced 22 years of service on tugboat and other commercial oil movement vessels. I also gained an extensive USCG license some years ago before I left.. I spent 25 years on my own sail vessels and power operation also with my family. The experience also helps my modeling abilities. I still have my Exxon Empire State hat and Manager jacket here in this recent photo. 32 plus years later.

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Posted by **neons** | May 14, 2019 @ 02:01 PM | 1,814 Views
I built this model in the mid 80's when I was in a Fall River, Mass. Model Boat club. It was a beautiful kit that may still show up for sale on occasion in eBay or even here in RC Groups. I have a very large amount of postings of my model Aircraft, Boats, and club activities in the Bristol County Radio Control Club of Dartmouth, Massachusetts. I could get more exposure here in RC Groups. I took it upon myself to support my club website. So here is a link to the Emma C. Berry model schooner with loads of supporting info and plans. I will post a few of the pictures here also to see what this famous vessel of an era of fishing and private sail. The vessel is now fully restored to it's original look from the year 1866 as a Noank fishing smack. It was a gaff rigged sloop those days. In 1933 it became a schooner until about 1947. Then it went back to it's origins as a gaff sloop again.

Note that if you look also into the index of BCRCC website under - Electric Planes you will find many more posts of my aircraft along with other subjects in all parts of the hobby.

Here is a Build Log by Skipper on theEmma C. Berry

Visit the Emma C. Berry. So much more here:
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Posted by **neons** | May 29, 2012 @ 12:09 PM | 10,690 Views
Last year 4- 2011 I scratchbuilt the Kawanishi H8K2 Japanese "Emily". (Click my Avatar to find it) in My Blog. It was a 3 month project with plenty of interest..
This year, 2-2012, I have started the new build of the early version of the Martin Mars that had the twin rudder. I have the fuselage framing started. I am basing the model on Ivan Pettigrews plans.

To acces the Martin XPB2M Mariner Build Log go here:

You can contact Ivan by emailing him. Here is his email address:
[email protected]

Scale 1/20
Wingspan: 120 Inches
Length: 72 Inches
AUW: 13 pounds. as I estimate.
Wing Area: 1515 sq. in.
Wing Loading: 15.7 oz/sq. ft.
Airfoil: Eppler 197 with NACA with washout built in on outboard wing sections.
Power: Hex DT-750 brushless. MAS 10x7 with opposite rotations Nanotech 4s 5000Mah 14.8v Lipolys Turnigy 5amp UBEC.

The model will not be true scale as there are modifications on the plans that are not exact. I am going to divert from the plans some to use a mix of Depron foam and spruce wood and balsa also I am first going to upload some pictures and drawings and maybe some notes of this version Mars.

Photobucket Picture Depository

Updated: September 19, 2013

5th Annual John Nicolaci Float Fly Event
9- 8 -2013 5th Annual J. Nicolaci Flo Fly - Martin Mars Flight #2 (5
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Posted by **neons** | Jan 24, 2012 @ 12:05 AM | 10,849 Views
I started building in April-01-11. It is 2 months into the build here. The motors ar Hextronic DT-700 and 750's. The battery is a Turnigy 5K mah 40-50C 14.8volts. The motors produce under 1k watts and 69 Amps of power use. The props are APC 4 blade 10x6 pitch.The plane is at 16.5lbs. The wing is 100 inches. Fuselage is 78 inches. See the build log here: Totally built in 3 months time.

I updated 8-8-11 to 4 newer motors that were installed doubling the thrust for the Maiden flight. A lot of bang for the buck.

Photobucket Build Log Photo Slideshow:

Here is the latest video. Many others there also.
10-22-2011 Best of Emily - Nicolaci EloatFly.mp4 (4 min 2 sec)

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Posted by **neons** | May 09, 2011 @ 08:27 AM | 11,634 Views
This was an older Cub model I rejuvinated as an E-power model. It has a neat unique style of a plugin motor and battery nose module. I also made the setup for sea and land flights. Have a look at this setup. It would be very good for short nose and radial motor WWI and WWII planes with every other plane in between also.

Posted by **neons** | Mar 05, 2011 @ 09:04 AM | 10,953 Views
The plane has all the bugs out from the maiden now and it flies very scale like now. It is so pretty in flight. Very realistic look flying.
Here are the links to the Albatross. This one has all the info and the start all the way to the finish. This is in the middle of this thread.

This is a thread now defunct. It had a gorgeous Albatross by Stef. There still may be some video of the plane in here. It was a museum piece that destroyed in the maiden. I have some notes in the end also.
Posted by **neons** | Dec 08, 2010 @ 08:23 PM | 11,628 Views
I have also started to place some videos in Vimeo here:
11-13-10 Albatros Hu-16a Homebuilt Electric RC Plane (3 min 54 sec)

Posted by **neons** | Mar 21, 2010 @ 08:58 PM | 11,654 Views
I posted videos over the past few years here as I built homebuilts and some manufactured kits. I also like to do home builts just to keep busy. Many of them are posted and are all mixed in. There may be some notes under the video about the plane in question there. Have a look as it may be entertaining. I do not fly 3D flights so if you are into hovering you probably won't be interested in viewing these. Enjoy some or all.
Bob Pacheco


Use the Vimeo or YouTube links below. Thanks.

Me-109 G6 - Ground Control and Sound test
3-2-11 Messerschmitt Bf-109 Motor Controls test.wmv (4 min 57 sec)

3-2-2011 New Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 Scratchbuild Test (4 min 57 sec)
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