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my springer ''getting'' there
« on: August 06, 2008, 10:19:38 am »

hi all   this is my springer getting there slowly but shorly ;)( have been buzy on other projects(boats of course!)                                             

constucted out of 6x1 floor board (pine)

1.5mm ply for the bottom  2mm styrene deck & balwarks /coamings/ push knee's

will post more when get more done
regards ray
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 12:25:00 pm »

Not styrene knees surely ?  Not going to push anything ? ???   Needs lots of drainage holes/scuppers too. Nice build , 1" sides tough !
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 09:58:08 pm »

update on my springer   started  the wheelhouse  (as ive finished my other project i should have more time on this one now :) ) regards ray
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 10:20:03 pm »

Looks really good Ray, nice superstructure but, plastic knees, tiny drainage holes, the rough boys on our lake would have it sunk in 5 mins, guess you you are not going in for Springer wrestling  {-)

That looks like a big prop, what motor are you putting in or is it a secret  {-)

Alan
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008, 10:41:13 pm »

update on my springer

That is looking very 'sharp' Ray... nice...  O0
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 07:37:44 am »

Great shape, forget styrene kness, use off-cuts from hull sides material. More scuppers on transom. Nice wheelhouse, congrats.
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2008, 08:05:00 am »

please post plans for your deck. this one:
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 02:13:41 pm »

Looks good - sturdy little hull.
Is that the grease nipple on the shaft for future lubrication? Pressure type fitting?
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 08:56:04 pm »

hi all   i have 1inch coamings all round the deck  the top is a tight fit!  the 'plastic knee's ' are 3mm styrene  (there good enough for what i want

to do with it  :)  the prop is 50mm the motor is a  540 style    /      mike the grease nipple is for greaseing the shaft  (i do mine after every run!) &

had no probs with shaft wear etc (ive got the same on all my other boats  O0

weeds  i have no plans for the wheelhouse (i just draw out the shape & then if i like it i cut it out O0

regards ray
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2008, 11:31:09 pm »

Hi Ray
Where do you find the grease nipples - a solder style mounted on the shaft?

Ran my tug at Doug's - no sign of water this time so perhaps not coming up the shaft - and can't access the rudder tubes to check them.
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2008, 02:35:48 pm »

this could be a option for powering my springer {-) {-)
regards ray
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2008, 01:20:12 pm »

Turbo 800, hmmm another sub-springer in the making eh? ::)
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2008, 07:19:30 pm »

 im useing a 540 motor really ;D i just tryed this one in for fun! {-)  it was a 900 bb torque  motor
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2008, 07:48:38 pm »

im useing a 540 motor really ;D i just tryed this one in for fun! {-)  it was a 900 bb torque  motor

Help out a newbie here..How is a more torquey motor going to make a difference, if you are keeping the propeller the same?
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2008, 10:15:35 pm »

hi weeds im not going to use this 900 motor in the springer (the motor is suited for larger boats with a bigger prop ) the tito nero has these motors in  regards ray
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2008, 10:47:28 pm »

For "torquey" I usually read slower revving.
You can only spin a propeller so far before it starts slipping (cavitating) and produces bubbles and the current draw
goes through the roof! Scale boats usually need slower motors and if i remember my Faraday's law (or is it Maxwell
equations or Henry's deduction or Mrs Betons cakes?!?)  efficiency charts show that the lesser and thicker winds in
a DC motor, the higher the output revs and higher the current consuption . The more winds the less the revs &
current.... they're both proportional to each other....er... efficiency and loading come in there somewhere and so
efficiency ...... right hand and left hand laws ... and Archimedes!......
...... I wish I'd paid more attention in college!  :(
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2008, 09:45:25 pm »

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« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2008, 12:22:03 am »

Want a torquey, 'slow' brushless motor setup?
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=12857.msg125325#msg125325

I remember someone burnt this brand of motor  a year ago. If you want to buy it, which i doubt, there's the thread about it.. type "xcelorin defective" in rctech's search engine and it's the first of the search results.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric-road/220083-losi-xcelorin-brushless.html
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2008, 06:45:51 pm »

hi all a small update  the upper steering postion & nearly ready for painting   'soon' :) regards ray
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« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2008, 01:39:36 pm »

hi all   a bit more done   some  'colour' added   & the motor installed & battery trays
regards ray
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2008, 03:39:37 pm »

Almost ready for a test run!

Coming along well!
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2008, 03:58:19 pm »

Yes very smart :-))  Kinda like Norry`s  all-round bulwarks.  Stout push-knees, meant for business. Bike tyre rubber ? Good idea. Pics on the water soon ?
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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2008, 09:16:42 pm »

  hi mike  /  arrow5    the rubber is solid moulded  latex or something?? it come from canada     it will be a while before on the water shots  as i try to allmost finish my models before testing them :-))  regards ray
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Re: my springer ''getting'' there
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2008, 06:49:18 pm »

apart from a ladder & some small 'bits & pieces' ive finished my springer   ( maybe a mk 2??)      regards ray
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« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2008, 06:50:46 pm »

a few more pics
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