OK here we go again, almost there the finish line is in site!
after a recent trip to the local model shop i picked up a few odds and ends not only for the springer but also for my huntsman build,
Items purchased for the springer
6" m4 prop shaft,
40mm 2 blade prop (was going to go with a 38mm 3 blade brass but wasn't prepared to pay £8 for it given its for my daughter !
ABS motor mount
** these 2 i already have:- 20 turn high torque motor/ notice there's a 2nd motor a its a spare 600BB i have i will test motors and decide what will work best in the boat.
27 turn mtronics forward and instand reverse esc
** Already have as spare:- water proof/high speed and high torque servo
First job was to install the prop shaft, expoy it in place, then fit the motor mount to line up with the shaft, at this point i expoyed in the motor mount since it was sitting on a slight curve of the hull i felt putting a flat plate in wasn't worth the effort, but to secure the mount down fully it was also bolted through the hull, and the holes on the hull filled and repainted and sealed.
Next was to get the servo in the right spot so i build a shelf for it to sit in, then built up the rudder post hole so its above the water line easy job.
OK last job was a test run in the bath to check for leaks easy to fix now then later once the deck as been sealed down, and I'm pleased to say no leaks in the hull and the shaft didn't drip either, and it wasn't greased up yet!
Now a question on ballast, i was under the impression from the start this thing was going to be extremely boyant, i fitted the deck and super structure on and let it sit, it was already back heavy so clearly all ballast i add with have to go to the front and center, my questions this, did any of you ballast the model and if so how much weight am i looking to add? reason i ask is that ballast is not cheap and lead is quite hard to obtain here, so I'm forced to buy the white metal fishing weights and need a rough idea how much i need to purchase, and no i don't have anything heavy to stick in the hull i checked everywhere for odd items i dint mind risking in the bath, other then LA battery's I'm not prepared to stick in to guess the weight!
any help will be useful on this one