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Mowe 2
« on: July 13, 2017, 02:02:26 PM »

Hi,

Looking for a first, entry level RC boat, any opinions on the Aeronaut Mowe 2 please?


Its cute and cheap but although photos can be deceptive, I fear it might be flimsy.


Hopefully I am wrong but comments welcome
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 05:26:25 PM »

Hello Keith

I have build one look here http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,57540.msg601657.html#msg601657

I can defiantly say go for it, it is easy to build, it sails good and it is not flimsy.
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 09:03:54 PM »

Ah that is brilliant tica, what a fantastic log of the build , and a very impressive build it is.  Well done


You have convinced me.  Thank you for replying  :-))
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 09:58:33 PM »

Welcome to the forum Keith.

Isn't this just the best example of how this forum can help, and sometimes without spending hours delving through the archives to find other builds!

Enjoy your build and perhaps do a mini blog just to show how you got on, as you may have found some new ideas and tips on construction that will further enrich our community.
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 10:43:12 AM »

Thank you for the welcome ballastanksian.  I am so pleased i joined the forum, its such a wealth of information.


My boat is on order, cant wait to see inside the box although I may not commence the build for a few weeks yet.


I'm not sure anyone would want to see my build efforts, haha, maybe after I've build a few models and acquired a bit of skill  :-))
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 12:15:41 PM »

Here is my effort on an Antje II that i bought from lady on eBay


I made a few mistakes in the build and there were a few bits missing, and I cant get the accessory kits now.


I doubt if I will sail her but Im reasonably pleased with a display model
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 12:47:08 PM »


I'm not sure anyone would want to see my build efforts, haha, maybe after I've build a few models and acquired a bit of skill  :-))


No, please Keith.  It is important to others starting out to see a First Build as a step by step sequence.
We all need a start point to learn from.  I am sure you will get plenty of help from others on Mayhem if you have questions or come to a halt -  We all do at times.  Go for it.  I will be watching with great interest.

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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 07:17:50 PM »

OK Bob, will do. 


Probably in a few weeks there will be a post title , 'Look what Ive done ... HELP '   :-)
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 07:10:54 PM »

Hello Keith

I'll be looking fwd for your build log, as others have already stated it is important for the hobby that the beginners show their builds including their mistakes, so other may avoid doing the same ones.

We had the yearly Open Pool day at our model club today and my Mwe II and mrs. Tica's Classic were used as examples that a novice can build a nice looking model for a fair amount of cash.

BTW: I'll post pictures from the open pool day later.

Happy Modelboating
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 10:51:32 PM »

Well my kit arrived today so watch this space  :-)
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2017, 07:39:45 PM »

I'll get a pack of Hobnobs in:O)
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2017, 05:52:07 PM »

Ive opened up my Mowe 2 kit and I have to say, as a beginner I am extremely impressed.


Its a simple boat, thats why I chose it but the kit is ideal for someone starting out.


Its well, and colourfully presented. 
There is a little instruction handbook, extremely well illustrated and explained, and I have to admit that for the first time in my life, I have read the book before starting the job  :-)


There is a lot in the box, clearly numbered and beautifully cut.


They even give you some glue, some sandpaper and the bits to make a sanding block.


The only daunting thing, but am sure its just me being cautious, is that a couple of the template sheets are less than 1mm thick so careful handling needed I think.


I cant start this just yet but in maybe a week I will post again
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2017, 10:49:42 PM »

It looks an impressive kit keith. I'll keep an eye out for your next post. Good on you for breaking the universal 'Man'nerism of not reading the destructions before starting  :-))
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2017, 11:07:01 AM »

Made a start with the small bits that were drifting in the bottom of the box namely the anchor and the steering wheel.


Didn't wish to lose or damage them.  They're so thin that they released themselves from the template sheet.


I wondered why they weren't just in one piece but the finished effect of layering is quite pleasing
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2017, 05:34:17 PM »

A little work on the keel today.


I'm impressed at how much thought has gone into this kit by the manufacturers and also love the layering technique.


The keel is made up of a veneer, then the main parts that show you exactly where to leave space for the prop shaft and the rudder shaft, then another veneer on top to complete.


Ive chosen to fit the Bow at this stage while the keel is lying flat.  The book tells you to fit it later but I always seem to have a problem getting glue-in parts vertically plumb.


Ive read ahead and I don't see a problem so fingers crossed.


A bit of soldering to do before the next stage ......  something Ive never done before in my life :-/
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2017, 10:10:24 PM »

Well thats my first ever attempt at soldering.


Not particularly a masterpiece but I think its tight and sound.


I did think that the wires were a little heavy duty for the size of the motor but they did come with the kit.  [size=78%]Comments anyone ?[/size]
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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2017, 12:48:17 PM »


The wires are fine Keith.  Just the size I would have used, as you can never be too sure what current they are likely to demand.   ;)

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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2017, 01:51:12 PM »

Hi Ken


the motor doesn't have any indication of positive  / negative terminals.


I have a wiring diagram that refers to a red dot indicating the positive.


No red dot on this one.  Does it matter ?



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« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2017, 11:47:49 AM »


They can be connected  ANY WAY AROUND.

It's which side you connect the positive too that makes it turn clockwise or anti clockwise.

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2017, 10:03:45 PM »

Thanks Ken, everything helps me at the moment  :-))
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2017, 01:51:05 PM »

Bit of progress with the hull of the boat.  this is a sheer delight to assemble but I have to say that the stringers were a faff.


Had to use my pin-pusher to hold them in at the bow, and just left the pins in anyway.


No regrets about fitting the bow whilst the keel was lying flat.  At least I know everything is straight, plumb and square.
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2017, 01:56:50 PM »

And a bit of painting and staining of the wheelhouse and the deck.


I haven't decided on colour scheme just yet but I do like a bit of natural wood look on boats, and the wheelhouse will be white for sure, just an undercoat at the moment.


The wood stain is Ronseal Brushing Wax, colour beech.  Just lying around in the cupboard.  A couple of more coats then when its dry I'll yacht varnish it.
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Re: Mowe 2
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2017, 02:51:26 PM »

Hull sides now in place but rather testing to achieve.

R[/size][size=78%]einforced [/size]with some[size=78%] cloth [/size]type[size=78%] [/size]material, this causes the thin veneer to be bendy and floppy.[size=78%]

[/size]The instructions recommend using tape to hold in place but Ive again resorted to my pin pusher.[size=78%]

[/size]Fitting the inner skin (see last picture below in this sequence ) will strengthen and stiffen I think.[size=78%]
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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2017, 03:04:02 PM »

Not sure why I have those [size = % ] things in my posts above ?[/size]
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« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2017, 09:22:37 PM »



If you want to, then you can alter any text or remove text markings within half an hour of transmitting.  After that time it becomes fixed in stone.

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