Saturday, 31 January 2015

Pegasus Evo Build

I've finally got the motivation to get my Evo build started.
As you can see I've done the initial fitting of the hardware, and have made a start on the bulkhead templates. Once those are done I'll then start on the radio linkages to the engine.
I'm also going to be using the fantastic Holger gearbox for the first time, and as you can see I've had to make some new carbon plates to allow me to use horizontal engine rubbers.
So as soon as another shaft tube comes, the post office managed to bend this one , I can really get going and will get the epoxy out for the first time in 2015.
Thanks once again to Dave at Prestwich Models for my new boat.
If you want one, follow the link. 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

British International 2015

This year the British Internal at Billing Aquadrome, Northampton will be part of the inaugural iMBRA League. We'll be there and we hope to see lots of our European friends racing there too.

More information will be available at facebook.com/BritishInternationalEnduranceRace and modelboatracing.co.uk


Thursday, 15 January 2015

2016 IMBRA World Championships announced




The International Model Boat Racing Association (IMBRA) have announced that their 2016 World Championships will be help in the wonderful Spaarnewoude, Holland. It's a lake many of the European FSR-V racers are familar with and a great place for boatracing.


14.01.2015 

Fellow racers,
 
After months of talks and planning, the committee at iMBRA are pleased to announce that the 2016 iMBRA World Championships are to be hosted by the newly formed Dutch Modelboat Federation (DMF) at the wonderful venue of Spaarnwoude, Netherlands between the 16th and 26th August 2016.
 
Lots of work has already taken place to ensure that these championships will be a success, and we at iMBRA will be doing everything within our power to make sure it is as good as it should be. We will be supporting the organisers with help in getting people, equipment, and resources that are needed, which means we will be asking attending countries for their help.
 
As more information becomes available over the coming weeks and months we will be updating you all, both on our website and the DMF website as well, and on our Facebook pages.
 
If there are any countries that have been waiting for the announcement of the World Championships before requesting or returning membership application forms now is the time to get them back to us, as we will be making our decisions on membership shortly.
 
Finally we want to thank the Dutch Modelboat Federation for putting themselves forward to host in 2016, and we are all looking forward to making the 2016 iMBRA World Championships a great championship.
 
Kind Regards,
 
The iMBRA Committee and the DMF

 

Monday, 12 January 2015

Grand Prix de France

The 2015 season begins in just three months and we're all busy planning what international races to go to.  We've had some good times at French races in the past, and have never raced at Saulxures before. So we're heading there in June and think you should too!

We'll let you know when the registration forms are online.

For previous years results check the gp-france-fsr.com website


Tuesday, 30 December 2014

KEPS T2 Evo

I'm sure that we've all been planning our new boats for 2015, so I thought I share some pictures of something I've been working on.

It's a revised KEPS T2 with some ideas that I've wanted to test and find out if they improve performance.

Its not quite finished, but there's not a lot more to do. A big thanks goes to Andy Brown for sending all the hardware I needed.

Martin

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Circuit Racing National Finals 2014

Eventually I've managed to get some time to put up a few photo's from the Nationals quite a few weeks ago (Hopefully Phill will get some of his pictures up as well). It was a great event,  as per usual, made even better by the fact that I manage to win the 3.5cc Hydro class with 4 wins out of 4- 1600pts. The boat was finally going how it should have done in Germany at the worlds, thanks to some re-engineering of the turn fin sponson to give it some more strength, and trying an Andy Brown CMDi prop.

I'm looking forward to next year all ready.

Martin

























Thursday, 23 October 2014

Hannover 3.5cc Winner!

 
It's a bit late but here is a photo of the winning boat and very happy driver. A perfect weekend and the boat worked great every race!
 
Hannover is a very long drive for a weekend race but it is well worth it. The facilities are excellent, the lake is perfect and the hospitality is great. A good World Championship venue!
 
 

 
A Huge thanks must go to my mechanic Phill. he done a great job getting me in the water quickly (and without braking my rudder this time!) and kept me awake until the finish!
 
Now, which races shall we do next year!