Handling with or without bow is the same, only the waves coming from the bow look a little different
i never said that the (graupner) parts hachette used are rubbish, it's just HOW they made a drive of it. look at the pics of their drive built in - this looks horrible
the sealing is sandable, so i won't have any problems gluing the shaft supports or other parts afterwards
that's the reason why i didn't paint the hull by now - this would make things more difficult.
Simply to address the balance and state the fact, sorry Marki but you HAVE described the Hachette RC set as being "rubbish" and have noted below exactly what you have said via your posts on the build the bismarck.co.uk web forum:
May 21st - " Hope you dont intend to buy that AM control offered by Hachette, this is rubbish."
June 11th - "Hachette RC set was designed by the chairwoman."
June 8th - "The main disadvantage from Hachette's set are they used parts which result in a look totally different from the original."
.......This only applies to the rudders in which the chief designer for this model at Amati (Sergio) has openly and fully commented why the rudders are not scale and there reasons behind this.
June 8th - "In my opinion this partwork is suitable for advance model builders especially if you want to make a R/C model of it."
.....In which case your own comment on this (one would assume) would then make your 3 motor conversion totally unsuitable for the novice it appears you readily sell this conversion to the novice with no regard for what you know to be fact.
It simply comes down to 'each to there own' re components be it cost or spec, but as for a complex 3 motor conversion such as yours then there needs to be a responsibility on your part to make it quite clear that such a conversion is not an easy task to undertake and get right BEFORE it being sold to the novice.
I think at least we are all in agreement that the Graupner gear is good quality which ever route one goes down with this gear
The Hachette RC set may be as you describe in your eyes but Amati seem to think it fits the bill and that is where this matter is best left