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First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« on: August 25, 2006, 10:38:22 am »

Been 30 years since I made my last working model. Things have changed a bit since then.
Have nearly completed 1:72 PG 65 Saucy, still need to varnish the hull and tidy up inside.
Obtained most of the running gear from Deans Marine.
Kyte motor
6" prop shaft with oil filler
3 bladed brass prop
Marine 5 speed controller
1,4A 6V nicad battery
Universal prop shaft coupling
Existing kit rudder bonded to smaller rudder with resin
Futaba 2 channel radio.
Wasn't sure about the weathering but then thought what the hell I can always repaint.
Now need to try it in something larger than a bath.
                               
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Re: First attempt for a long time
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2006, 12:07:03 pm »

One of my club members built one a number of years ago, he sailed it a couple of years ago at our club open day, it looked superb on the water and sailed very well.

Sold the one i was building in my builds section, found it very fragile....so as long as your careful with it you'll be fine.


Post some pictures when you do sail it for the first time!


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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2006, 04:08:16 pm »

Hi Voyager
Putting some more pics on as flash seems to have altered the colours a bit. These are earlier as you will notice by the mess.

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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2007, 09:26:33 pm »

Heres boat on maden voyage.

Richard ;)
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2007, 09:28:38 pm »

Two more ;)
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2007, 10:29:01 pm »

Hello from Veracruz, México
Great job, maybe a little bit of weight to make more stable at windy seas, a lost one because of that.
Best regards :D
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2007, 10:34:27 pm »

Hi Godo
Thanks for remarks.
She is in fact ballasted with lead to the correct weight and waterline.
Did originally have a little to much weight in the bow , so moved some to the stern.

Richard ;)
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007, 10:44:02 pm »

Hi Voyager
Putting some more pics on as flash seems to have altered the colours a bit. These are earlier as you will notice by the mess.



I saw some desk lights and mag glass in one picture, did you try with just them and no flash .Ive found flash on models not very good and that you don't get the same problems without with just desk lights that you would have got with film.You may have to just hold still a bit longer. Peter
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2007, 10:50:27 pm »

Will try that.
Not to sure about holding the camera still for longer.
Need several whiskys to stop the shakes or it could just be my age. ???

Richard ;)
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2007, 10:53:52 pm »

Give it a try I find it a lot better...same boat about holding long time.but film for digi camera is cheap I just take loads till I get one right. Peter
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2007, 08:14:15 am »

Richard some digital cameras have what they call "white balance" if you can adjust that on your camera it will compensate for the tungstan lights
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2007, 08:44:06 am »

But I haven't got any tungsten lights Bob.

Richard ;)
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2007, 01:42:30 pm »

But I haven't got any tungsten lights Bob.

Richard ;)

Ordinary light bulbs are tungsten lights.

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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2007, 04:18:51 pm »

Yeah I know that but BobB wanted to show off so I thought I would humour him .
He doesn't remember a lot these days so you have to let him have his head when he does,
It's probably down to the fact he's been 65 for too long. ???

Richard ;)
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2007, 04:26:11 pm »

My wife has been 29 for 35 years so why shouldn't I stay at 65 for as long as I like  :P by the way Richard like the look of your Corvette hope mine comes out half as good as that I been building it for about a month now , but must admit I'm not good with plastic kits .
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2007, 04:30:19 pm »

If you get stuck Bob get in touch with one of us youngsters and we'll put you right.
What motor etc are you using?

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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2007, 04:38:09 pm »

Volvo S80 opps sorry senior moment ................  Speed 400 to start with
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2007, 04:47:21 pm »

I ot all my bits from Deans Marine and they were spot on.
The only thing I've changed is the battery. They suggested 6V nicad which was fine, but I felt it needed a little bit more on a windy day so I am going to try out 7.2 nicad
Have only run it in the tank so far but definately gives more oomph.

Richard ;)
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2007, 06:30:43 pm »

Hello Richard,

My 1/72 corvette was powered by a mabuchi 385 motor direct driving through a Huco coupling. The speed control was a Bob's Board and I used a 1400mah 7.2v racing nicad pack.

It was good for over 30 min sailing time. I usually got bored before the battery went flat.  ;)


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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2007, 06:41:49 pm »

I have a Deans Marine Kyte motor. Great motor,
Marine5 Esc
7.2V nicad that I have borrowed from my Subaru [Tamiya] Left running in tank it lasted about 2.5 hours

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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2007, 08:36:17 pm »

Richard,

If you got 2.5 hours in a tank no wonder I got bored before the nicad went flat :o. I used to run the Graupner smoke generator off it as well. Will dig out the CD and post photos of mine.

Is the marine 5 a MTroniks ESC, I have used their buggy ones before in my various Tamiya cars and buggies. Which Subaru have you got?

Clive
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2007, 09:33:36 pm »

Hi Clive
The Marine 5 is a Deans Marine one made for their boats.
While the corvette was in the tank I was working on my schutze,
1:10 Subaru impreza the old one.

Richard ;)
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2008, 12:41:52 am »

DICKY D, It's great to see another Corvette on this thread, Fine job on the weathering!!

Cheer's
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2008, 12:07:09 pm »

Thanks Franklin. There are in fact several on here, O0
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Re: First attempt for a long time [Flower class corvette]
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2008, 02:36:53 pm »

Hi Richard
              Nice model O0 good to see them weathered :). Matching U Boat and Gato next ?? {-)

Regards Rob
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