I'll go along with with that, I to noticed he had to have several attempts to get it right. The people with a simple pillar dril or hand drill have a very difficult job, an engineering collegue of mine said it is tricky even with a proper engineering shop to do it in.
I too have noticed the trend to jump ahead and get the bits for the three motor set up,I think a lot of people are going to struggle and wreak the hull. This conversion is not for the faint hearted. I have noticed most of the questions are from people who have not tried to do anything like this before and are gettinginto difficult by going off at a tangent with modifications way beyond their capabilities. The German guy does tend to encourage people to buy the stuff he sells, this can lead the novice into territory they havn't the experience to get out of. We think the instructions are pretty good if you follow them.
Some of the questions are entertaining to say the least. But everyone has to start somewhere, help is usually a click of the keyboard away. Difficult bit is deciding which bit of advice is the best one to take.
Haviing run down anyone who wants to depart from Hachette R/C instructions Sam has decided to leave as long as he can his options open by marking as he planks the position of the prop tubes in relation to the slots in the frames. We assume Hachette has a cunning plan to do this at the appropriate time if not we have.
Interesting the way the build is not going on the .co.uk site, looking at what he has done before he has departed from the instructions more than once. I thought the object of the site ( buildthe bismarck.co.uk) was a step-by-step guide to building the bismarck, this guy is way behind on the issues and looks like he has not done anything for some time. I have not checked on his Titanic site to see how that went to guage what he has doen before.
There seem to be a mass exidos to jump ahead and spend £150 ish on r/c gear way before anyone has had the chance to see what Hachette offers. For the novice theirs may be the best option but as with most things there is more than one way to do it. This point has escaped the attention of quite a lot of builders.
there now off soap box and about to take cover