« Reply #703 on: Mar 30, 2013, 8:34 pm »
 
http://www.ssfreshspring.co.uk/index.html

Good news for those who use the River Severn - I've watched Freshspring deteriorate from a fully functioning ship to a near hulk,  so this has to be good news :-)

« Reply #702 on: Mar 25, 2013, 2:04 pm »
 
While doing a tour of diy shops I noticed toolstation are doing bits for RNLI including recycling envelopes for mobile phones, satnavs, mp3 players, digital cameras, portable games consoles & ink cartridges. "For every items that is successfully recycled The Recycling Factory will make a donation on your behalf to RNLI" No idea what donation but I have a couple of redundant mobis & always get empty ink carts that will hopefully add a few quid to RNLI coffers.


If you don't have a toolstation near you, you can order extra envelopes from therecyclingfactory.com/rnli or tel:0800 0910696

« Reply #701 on: Mar 24, 2013, 10:03 pm »
 
All they make is a craft designed by kip, or a craft designed by kip that they cut in half and made wider!
Here they all are
Ian Brooks
Gloucester, UK

« Reply #700 on: Mar 24, 2013, 8:56 pm »
 
All they make is a craft designed by kip, or a craft designed by kip that they cut in half and made wider!

« Reply #699 on: Mar 24, 2013, 1:41 pm »
 
I suspect that as FF don't manufacture racing craft Russ has decided to buy a proven craft for his chosen formula, and then use his facilities to modify it to suit him, as there isn't really a market for racing craft.
HTH.

Cheers for that update Russ it looks like a machine that will get the adrenalin pumping in the pic on FB , I didn't realise f fish do not make any racing craft.

studlyone

« Reply #698 on: Mar 24, 2013, 1:37 pm »
 
Kip if anybody ever did a hovercraft family tree you would be right up there with Cockerell

Uncanny likeness  ;D

« Reply #697 on: Mar 24, 2013, 1:28 pm »
 
Kip if anybody ever did a hovercraft family tree you would be right up there with Cockerell

Kip

« Reply #696 on: Mar 24, 2013, 10:25 am »
 
Al, they have the F35 formula specifically designed for industrial engines.
Formed in 1995 as the F25 and I am the proud owner of the Stifkit for being 1st in the first round of the new championship.
I believe that the USA still runs F25 and it is the biggest attended formula.
Originally F25 was set up to improve craft design as no tuning was allowed. Drivers were weighed and all craft were ballasted to the heaviest driver of the day.That was up to a limit of 14 stone.
You therefore competed on an equal footing and the best craft or driver won.
F25 came about after the launch of Osprey 1 which used then available 18hp engine.
It was upgraded to F25 when that engine came out.
Very proud to be one of the F25 founding fathers.
 
Kip

implanecrazy

« Reply #695 on: Mar 24, 2013, 10:07 am »
 
The amount of work involved in designing & building a racing craft from scratch would not make economic sense.  I am surprised though that he isn't running in a formula where he could use one of FF own craft as this would be good advertising.

« Reply #694 on: Mar 24, 2013, 12:34 am »
 
Trev, its an F2 craft built by Jos Vanderhoven, powered by a GSXR 600 engine for thrust. Akrapovic is the make of exhaust silencer on one or both of the engines.
It probably won't plough in given that most of the newer designs of twin engine racing craft rarely do and its got a fair bit of rear end weight. I believe he plans to race it in both the UK and European series.
I suspect that as FF don't manufacture racing craft Russ has decided to buy a proven craft for his chosen formula, and then use his facilities to modify it to suit him, as there isn't really a market for racing craft.
HTH.
Russ..

« Reply #693 on: Mar 23, 2013, 11:23 pm »
 
Hover that does not plough in; is that not an Ekranoplan?  :D

« Reply #692 on: Mar 23, 2013, 11:06 pm »
 
Some of you may already know this information,,

  I was just reading on FB that Russ has been over the channel to buy himself a competitive F1 Akrapovič racing hover that allegedly does not  plough in!!

 Is it so he can be competitive against the UK competition ??

Sad day when the UKs self confessed largest light hover manufacturer has to go abroad to buy a hover to try to beat the UK designed machines.

« Reply #691 on: Mar 21, 2013, 10:00 pm »
 
Thats the second time Emma has been on tv in the last 2 weeks talking fish  ;) and Russ is nowhere to be seen  ::)


« Reply #690 on: Mar 21, 2013, 9:53 pm »
 
Should give them the money to get the BBV 6 now  BBV 500 back in action, anybody know anything about the Verner VM133 engine they are using?

implanecrazy

« Reply #689 on: Mar 21, 2013, 7:22 pm »
 
I hope it works out for them.