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« on: February 14, 2015, 08:58:45 AM »

What do reckon, boys n' girls...am I on the right track with my Springer? Anything I should alter?

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2015, 09:09:17 AM »

Looks really nice Rich.
At rest she should sit a little bows up to help with nose diving.
Best to have the tops of both batteries facing out board for best balance
trim and ballast as sla's are lighter at the top.
Get it in the pond lad  :-)) :-)) :-))


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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2015, 09:21:43 AM »

Thanks Ned..I've still got make the trays to hold the batteries, so I'll turn them as you suggest. She went into the bath yesterday for tests...on a pack of knackered nimh cells, it was trying to climb out of the bath and empty it at the same time, surprised me how much oomph it's got!


I'm not sure about that cabin though...it looks too big to me. Might revisit the drawing board...


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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2015, 09:48:07 AM »

Very nice rich, why not build a couple of different superstructure/wheelhouse assemblies
So you can have a change. I am curious as to what the servo/micro switches will be used
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2015, 09:53:03 AM »

Thanks John,


I'm thinking of building a Motorflote cab for it, like you say, I can have two different cabins for it. The drawing board is calling...


The servo/microswitch is for the horn...a B&Q door buzzer. Very simple, very loud, very cheap...bit like me really.  %)


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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2015, 10:12:18 AM »

Excellent build.  Looks very neat inside. As a personal preference I would have mounted the Rx vertically with the aerial pointing upwards inside the removable superstructure. Better reception and range.

Love your idea for interchangeable superstructures.  Almost like having a second tug.   :-))
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2015, 10:19:55 AM »

Thank you, Bob...


I take your point about the rx placement, I've heard this before. In my 'Natalie Jane' tug (a much altered Southampton rtr tug) the rx (another Planet) the rx is right in the depths of the hull, it lays in the keel, and I can sail that right across our local lake without any problems. Maybe I'm just lucky....


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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2015, 10:28:35 AM »

Neat job, Uggett, but does the whole deck lift off and leave the top edges of the GPR hull bare? BTW I just lurv the microswitch but where do you put the key in to wind up the motor?
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2015, 10:35:02 AM »

Well, thank you sire...praise from the master.


The deck's not fixed down yet, just waiting on some styrene square section from Cornwall Model Boats to arrive, then I can get it done and dusted.


You can't beat a good microswitch...as us old dinosaurs always say. I lost the key to the motor  <:(  so Milbourn will have to be pressganged into towing duties. I have a piece of breadcrust on a piece of wire strapped to his beak as a tuning aid...


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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2015, 11:50:26 AM »

I lost the key to the motor  <:(  so Milbourn will have to be pressganged into towing duties. I have a piece of breadcrust on a piece of wire strapped to his beak as a tuning aid...
Oh, yes! A photo of that would take pride of place on the wall of my workshop!
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2015, 01:05:06 PM »

What will the micro switch switch?
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2015, 01:14:38 PM »

What will the micro switch switch?


The servo/microswitch is for the horn...a B&Q door buzzer. Very simple, very loud, very cheap...bit like me really.

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2015, 01:19:49 PM »

The u-33 noisy thing lol

The inert one may have something to say lol
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2015, 01:23:24 PM »

Oh, yes! A photo of that would take pride of place on the wall of my workshop!
DM


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Your 'umble servant...


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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2015, 01:24:52 PM »

The u-33 noisy thing lol

The inert one may have something to say lol


Fear not, E2V...mine is considerably more basic than The Grand Master's version.


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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2015, 03:37:24 PM »

Fear not, E2V...mine is considerably more basic than The Grand Master's version.
Rich
A springer is no place for a full sound system, but all the world loves a cheapskate.  :kiss:   B&Q, indeed........... >>:-( ..........and hurry up with that photo, you oaf!
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2015, 03:46:36 PM »

They don't come much cheaper than me...only the lass who haunts the railway station car park after dark.


As per Ned's instructions, I've changed the batteries around and wired them up, made the frames to hold them in place and installed them. Next up...the installation of my superior horn sound system.


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('spose I'd better dig Milbourn out and find him a crust to follow...)
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2015, 03:49:45 PM »

Don't forget the bass reflex system to project the f**t that it emits {-)

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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2015, 03:53:26 PM »

Cough splutter...f**t indeed! My horn is the horn of all horns...hit the microswitch, the buzzer sounds, and the back door opens. Beat that, Mr Inertia!


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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2015, 04:33:58 PM »

Iris Recognition access hatches ?
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« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2015, 05:31:24 PM »

They don't come much cheaper than me...only the lass who haunts the railway station car park after dark.

Good heavens, is she still there? Give her my regards won't you....
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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2015, 05:47:07 PM »

Funny, she did mention your name...said she's still waiting for that cheque you said was in the post. Three years ago... %)


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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2015, 06:01:32 PM »

 :-))    {-)
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« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2015, 06:14:25 PM »


Same Hull different Tops.





The Copter Rotor Blades spin via a Micro switch using the outer throw of the Rudder Servo.

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« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2015, 09:59:04 PM »

Bit smart, Len...love the water scooter version, very different.


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