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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...part 2
« Reply #425 on: April 18, 2015, 12:21:15 PM »

Right, here we go again...the infamous Motorflote, part 2.


Started on the fitting out of the cab interior, and with that done, I glued the front panel into place. George insisted on helping, although he wasn't tall enough, so I had to find something for him to stand on.


Quick spray job of the front panel in a bit, then I can drop the window glazing panels into position.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #426 on: April 18, 2015, 12:28:52 PM »

Just noticed the post above mine...well done, Jon, and welcome to the Motorflote owners club.  :-))
My first one was double size, and proved to be  a right handful...it had a mind of it's own. I notice you've modified the stern...mine turned perfectly (when it decided to obey a tx command) without any modification.  It remains to be seen how this one behaves when it's let loose in the water.


I really ought to get my skids made up, I guess...Andy ('tattooed' on here) sent me a huge bundle of various wire last week, so there's no excuse for not doing them. Thanks Andy, much appreciated, my friend...
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #427 on: April 18, 2015, 01:05:38 PM »

Perishin' seagulls get everywhere...
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #428 on: April 18, 2015, 04:44:23 PM »

Steven Seagull has finally found a nice comfortable place to perch himself and watch the world go by...and share George's sandwiches.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #429 on: April 18, 2015, 04:49:39 PM »

But of an odd Molly there Rich
Molly's normally stand with legs at 90 degrees to the body.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #430 on: April 18, 2015, 05:14:42 PM »

Ah, this is a Sussex version, Ned...cross between a seagull and a parrot.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #431 on: April 18, 2015, 05:24:57 PM »

Got it {-)
When we were wreck sweeping off the Sausage Coast
Working out of New haven, we had a tide gauge on the
pier at Eastbourne and there were a few odd shaped birds
seen around the piano bar on the pier.


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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #432 on: April 18, 2015, 05:26:44 PM »

We specialise in them down here... ;D
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #433 on: April 18, 2015, 07:11:57 PM »

looking good mate :-))  the carrying box is all made for it i'll put some other goodies in it before i put it in the post
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #434 on: April 18, 2015, 10:18:29 PM »

Apologies for the delay in answering you, mate...I was...how can I put it...distracted?  Thanks mate, you're a true star...
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #435 on: April 18, 2015, 10:28:44 PM »

So Come on for goodness sake lets see it in the water ....well the test tank at least   :-))
 
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #436 on: April 18, 2015, 11:52:59 PM »

Patience, my good fellow...patience.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #437 on: April 19, 2015, 12:10:17 PM »


More progress on the 'Flote...front cab panel sprayed and fitted. Next up is to fit the glazing panels into the window openings, install the lights, and then the cabin roof.

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #438 on: April 19, 2015, 11:21:38 PM »

Steven appears rather quiet this morning [and motionless] U-33  :o...has he eaten all of Georges sangas?  >>:-(.....................

Just a thought...if the bird has been hanging around those Piano Bars for too long it may be an it  %)...or even a Stephannie it :kiss: :kiss:........Derek
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #439 on: April 19, 2015, 11:46:30 PM »

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #440 on: April 20, 2015, 04:55:11 AM »

Steven appears rather quiet this morning [and motionless] U-33  :o ...has he eaten all of Georges sangas?  >>:-( .....................


If Steven has ate all Georges butties does that mean we are gonna have a "PoopDeck".. {-) {-)  or is that what the barrel is for.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #441 on: April 20, 2015, 09:26:26 AM »

I think Steven may be getting some company later on...he's lonely there all on his own.   <:(


George is quite happy, he's got the window panels fitted in his cabin at last...although the builders yard did make a bit of a cock with the lighting conduit, so I'm having to redo that...much to my annoyance.  >>:-(


Now for the roof panel and the handrail around the front of the cabin.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #442 on: April 20, 2015, 01:27:33 PM »

Well now I see George in the driving seat, all it neeeds now is a coat of blue paint and a light on the roof and it will  go whizzzing through time and space... {-) {-) {-)
 
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #443 on: April 25, 2015, 10:22:40 AM »

Just a quick update on the 'Flote...it's on the back burner for a while, I must get X9 finished and operational for the Norwich Sub Weekend before I continue with it.


But fear not gentlemen, once the X craft is patrol ready, I'll be finishing the Motorflote. As they say in all the best places...''watch this space''.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #444 on: May 16, 2015, 02:41:33 PM »

Ok, Motorflote fans, you've been waiting patiently for this, so here it is....today she got her bum wet for the first time. She's been sat in the bath for over an hour, and I'm pleased to report that she hasn't taken on a drop of water. I did try a brief motive power test, but the batteries need a charge, but she is more than capable of completing a full 360 degree turn in the bath without touching the sides.


What has really surprised me is the amount of weight she's going to need to get her down to the plan water line...she floats well above the water line, so I'm thinking of swapping the battery packs for bigger capacity ones, maybe even putting in a couple of those long gel cells, one each side.


And so..when she's dried off, I'll take a look at getting some more weight into her. But I'm well happy that she floats, and floats dry.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #445 on: May 19, 2015, 04:10:50 PM »

The end is in sight...roof fitted, nav lights on, George is in residence and already feeding the seagull...I need to make a 1/12th scale slice of bread yet.


Rope locker is made, just needs painting. Roof mounted searchlight to do, horns to fit, and a bit more painting to finish off. That's tomorrow's work organised...



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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #446 on: May 19, 2015, 04:16:12 PM »

Don't forget the boards for the nav lights {-)

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #447 on: May 19, 2015, 04:20:56 PM »

Fear not Ned...all made, and will be painted and fitted tomorrow.
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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #448 on: May 19, 2015, 04:28:27 PM »

I would expect nothing less from a man of your colibri  %)

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Re: The infamous Motorflote push tug...
« Reply #449 on: May 19, 2015, 04:31:44 PM »

Well, thank you sir...it's a Zippo, but near enough.  ;D
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