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Hi All,

I have not moved over to the "Dark Side", but don't tell anyone but I putting together a yacht kit!

.... I'm not proud of myself and I will need councilling but I wanted a nice nerve settling model for the 1st Mayhem weekend 

This is a blog of my build.... I mean a yacht, how hard than be to build?!?!? Hah!  ::)
Well, lets have a go.

Martin  ;)
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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007, 09:06:12 PM »















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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007, 09:09:23 PM »









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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007, 09:10:53 PM »









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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007, 09:12:20 PM »

Reply #2

Are you sure they should have been glued together Martin ???


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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 09:16:04 PM »

Never sure of anything Peter ! ....  ::)















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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007, 09:20:52 PM »

Are you building this in REAL time

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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2007, 09:32:13 PM »

No but it has only taken me a week - unheard of for me!
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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2007, 09:49:05 PM »

Pardon my ignorance but what is the ruler screwed to the servo for ?  ::)
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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2007, 09:53:10 PM »

 Now keep Bradders away or he will lose the mast..He He

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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2007, 10:03:07 PM »


Hi Shane,

It's a sail arm servo - http://www.modelyacht.org/sailservo.html

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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2007, 10:04:33 PM »

Not bad Martin, but mine only took five days, including spraying the hull! The longest bit was waiting for the wood primer to dry!!

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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2007, 10:11:39 PM »

I see now Martin  you have "Jerry rigged" the ruler as the arm on the servo !  I am having a dumb moment tonight and it seems everything I do or try to do is wrong for some reason  >:(
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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2007, 11:01:34 PM »


Ah ! It's your turn now then!  ;D


I see now Martin  you have "Jerry rigged" the ruler as the arm on the servo !  I am having a dumb moment tonight and it seems everything I do or try to do is wrong for some reason  >:(
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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2007, 11:07:52 PM »

Thanks  for that, they look good . I may get one for the wife ,,,,,good swap... no I'm after something to keep heir busy when I go to the lake and she has always said she likes yachts.

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« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2007, 11:16:40 PM »

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Ah ! It's your turn now then! 


Quote from: Shane on Today at 10:11:39 PM
I see now Martin  you have "Jerry rigged" the ruler as the arm on the servo !  I am having a dumb moment tonight and it seems everything I do or try to do is wrong for some reason 
 
 

My turn !!   More like my way of life mate ! ;D ;D
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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORY yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2007, 10:22:33 AM »

Just curious Martin but are the bottles filled with the liquid on the floor to be tied underneath for ballast......... ;D ;D ;D



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Re: Thunder Tiger VICTORIA yacht build - Ideal for non yachtsmen!
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2007, 08:33:18 AM »

Just a thought

When you glue in the radio tray it needs to go in solid.
The torque from the sail arm is considerable.

First time I did this the radio tray came adrift when I was on a pond. all I knew was that she would only steer in one direction :-\, as rudder servo was not static anymore  :(

Next time I scored the inside of the hull for the glue to have something to bite on.

No problem since then.  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2007, 12:55:07 PM »

Another quality product from Bob at Amerang!

I used to work for a model shop a while back, we stocked nearly everything from Thunder Tiger, great products which are well built and cheap in the spares department. I'm getting the urge to buy another sail boat, did have my heart set on a Graupner, now i've seen thistho  i'm undecided ???
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« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2007, 02:54:50 PM »

I just ordered a Monsoon 900 to give it a try. The price was too low to resist, and the shipping costs even more so (they are shipped from Ningbo)
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« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2007, 03:54:35 PM »

I just ordered a Monsoon 900 to give it a try. The price was too low to resist, and the shipping costs even more so (they are shipped from Ningbo)

Hi Romain

I will be interested to know how you get on.
There is a long thread on one of the other sites about monsoon 900.
Caiser (the seller) does not seem to know his A55 from his elbow. And the boast shipped to US have all been damaged, but folks seem to think the hull is good quality.

The Triumph 800 is let down by a very fragile mast and the sail winch running above the deck. The lines seem to run off the winch as well.

And before Stavros comes on the A55 is not the expressway from Elsmere Port to his neck of the woods.  ;D
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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2007, 04:02:54 PM »

BTW

I am a Thunder Tiger Victoria abuser.

I have had it out in near tyhoons when people won't even go out.

I have smashed down to the water umpteen times, and she just pops back up. I have run her keel bulb headlong into rocks.

Every ferule on the booms has come loose but only needed re-glueing. NB abraded alu first.
Every knot has come undone, but been CA'd.

But nothing has broken. Except after two seasons of abuse, the sail arm servo gave out last week.

The old model does not have the ply re-infocemnt around the keel support. But mine shows no sign of fatigue. I think this was done because some other models had cracks at this point.

I think the Victoria is pretty indestructable, takes lots of abuse and is good value.

And as she gets older she will no doubt become my 'rat boat'/winter hack.
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