Good evening |Martin doon there - cos it's night time there isnt it my mate....by you are doing well on this build.
Can I make 2 comments Sir;
Looking at the photograph showing your propellers and P brackets side view; I noticed that the bushes on the P brackets - leading edge or the face that is going to face the flow of the water when moving forward is still square - should this be shaped similar to a bullet to ease flow through the water?
2nd - looking at the linkage support inside the hull where you have the 2 brass supports P38 stuck to the transom - can we not think of some form of plywood shelf - this would support these pieces of brass rather than the P38 as when the P38 really goes off hard.....it may become a bit brittle and if your model takes a bump on the flap - it may snap these off....food for thought my mate.....but hey its definitely looking GOOD!!!
It's 9:30pm to be exact and after a rotten day at work, my arms are ready to drop off - too old for this sh#t.
Comment 1. The P Brackets have been filed down to more like a bullet as you once suggested that I should do. See the area where the paint is missing. It's been filed down roughly at a 45 degree angle. Do you think I should decrease the angle (that is, take off more paint) and attempt to flare even more - your thoughts please....On the weekend, I'll see if I can take a couple of photo's from a better angle of the P Brackets.
Comment 2. I have taken a straight on shot of the linkages inside the hull but it looks messy (starting to get proud of my work - on an ego trip). Beneath the 2 Brass supports, I epoxied a length of 6mm square hardwood to aid alignment and support. Firstly, I epoxied in the brass supports with a reasonable filler around them before applying P38. The brass supports fitted into the 8mm transom by about 6mm was then back filled with more epoxy then only a light smear of P38 - This can be seen on the last photo above transom shelf.
Do you believe I require more support to the brass mounts?? Maybe a piece of brass or wood from the Brass support close to pivot point back down at a 45 degree angle and epoxied to the transom.?????
Your thoughts and comments are most appreciated as it will aid me in making a better model :)
Martin doon under