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Jun 26, 2012, 10:18 AM
SSMA #01M9382, AMA #137824
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This is the one I've been working on for the last year and a half on and off. Its a Pram Dinghy from RCM plans (April 1991 issue).

Its constructed from Sintra PVC and mahogany. Its big! Probably 1/4 scale. Kermit's hand is connected to the tiller arm, which is controlled by a servo which is hidden under the seat. So, it looks like Kermit is busy sailing the dinghy.

She's named "Miss Piggy" of course! Here's my build thread on RCGroups: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1275629

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Jun 26, 2012, 01:51 PM
made of fire and pop rocks
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Originally Posted by BudE.
Neat!!! For a moment I thought it was down here in FL.!! Where in the world did you get such a model as that? Amazing

Bud
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Originally Posted by hiljoball
I have no details. . .it is a scratch build of a local club member.

John
dude motorized a floating alligator Decoy

here ya go $38.98 from Amazon

just build up a hull to go under the head, perhaps a springer tub hull. give it enough ballast and water proofing so the head sits over top of the hull and flush to the water line. the abdomen and tail section follow behind..

now... take it to Dock talk or something, this is Sailboats
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Jun 26, 2012, 07:03 PM
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A Small Web Album of EC-12s from last Saturday.
Just regular-old club racing:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7967875...7630304525682/
Jun 27, 2012, 08:23 AM
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A few pics of my MM in action:











I also have some vids, but since this thread appears to focus in pictures, I didn't post these.
Jun 27, 2012, 10:30 AM
Boomer1
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Solo
Please feel free to post your videos. No problem.
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Jun 27, 2012, 12:30 PM
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Solo
Please feel free to post your videos. No problem.
Boomer
Roger that. Here are 2 of my favorite ones.


A bit of everything, downwind, upwind:

Sailing with the Micro Magic last weekend in may 2012 (longer clip, HD) (2 min 24 sec)



Sudden gust pushing the boat forward at a nice speed:

New speed record for my Micro Magic? (HD version) (0 min 27 sec)
Last edited by SoloProFan; Jun 27, 2012 at 01:34 PM.
Jun 28, 2012, 01:56 AM
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Henk where do you sail this boat?

Henk.
Jun 28, 2012, 02:41 AM
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Henk where do you sail this boat?

Henk.
Next thing people start thinking all Dutch people are called "Henk"


These vids and pics were shot in Emmeloord.
Jun 28, 2012, 07:16 AM
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Thanks Henk.
Jun 28, 2012, 09:08 AM
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You want to buy the house on the pics?

Or do you own a MM as well?
Jun 28, 2012, 11:16 AM
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It is a nice location! No I don`t have a MM buikding a Springer tug but i was looking for a sailboat but can`t make up my mind yet.
Jun 28, 2012, 03:06 PM
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I agree, I do occasionally dislike the wind conditions, sometimes it shifts constantly, but it's just the right size for a sailing boat in MM size, and it's easy to get the boat in and out of the water.

I can really recommend the MM as a sailboat. It can sail really well, and with some smaller rigging, also in stronger winds, for even more action. Also a big benefit of the MM is that there is a lot of experience with it, so it's easy to find an answer when you have a question. On "Marktplaats" quite often second hand boats are to be found, I got mine from there as well, and am still very happy with it.
Jun 29, 2012, 04:57 PM
Tobias (aka glider hangaround)
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Two pics from the training yesterday...
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Jun 29, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Racing MMs, right?
Jun 29, 2012, 05:36 PM
Tobias (aka glider hangaround)
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Yes! The class is growing here in Sweden now, we have 153 registred boats now. We only need to get some more training going locally...


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