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barryfoote

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2009, 09:06:23 am »

 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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skypoet

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2009, 06:25:30 am »

Hi,

I was wondering whether anyone has had experience with the Metcalf Mouldings fiberglass hull for this kit.  All the builds that I've seen use the 4 piece hull without any problems.  Good luck on your build!

Oliver
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ian kennedy

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2009, 10:24:03 am »

Hi Oliver,

I used the GRP hull made by ABCO many years ago( I think Dave Metcalfe took over these moulds? ) for a modified flower and to be honest the hull was quite poorly moulded with poor detail and soft edges on the plating in relation to the styrene original, although I'm sure this wasn't typical of the ABCO range i have never used one since.

My Bluebell is about 24 years old now and the hull has had it fair share of knocks and has never sprung a leak, the joint method Matchbox used was very neat and strong so i would use the hull provided with the kit if i were to build another....mind you i do have 4 already so another may cause some arguments, i think i might have exhausted the....every ones different !! line by now.

Ian
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skypoet

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2009, 08:06:13 pm »

Hi Ian,

Thanks for the information.  I appreciate that.

Years ago, I won a raffle for a fiberglass hull for the Matchbox/Revell kit.  It was made with chopped fiberglass ( not hand laid ) and it was horrible.  It was thin and miss-shapped.  I couldn't even use it.
I don't know the manufacturer, but the Metcalf Moulding offering looked tempting.

Have a good day!
Oliver
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rcboater

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2009, 02:07:53 am »

Here's a link to an article I wrote on converting the kit to RC.....

http://www.cbrnp.com/RNP/Flower/MODELS/Lessons_learned.htm
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das boot

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2009, 01:26:47 pm »

The story so far...

Got the hull sections glued together and all joints filled. Propshaft installed, rudder made from the kit one with a brass rod subsistuted for the plastic shaft, and installed. Platform for the rudder is built and glued into place, radio tray is just laid in position for the time being.
The front gun turret revolves through 45*, you can just see the mini servo stuck under the mid deck section.

Next job is to get the rear mounted anti aircraft gun to revolve.

Rich
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barryfoote

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2009, 01:31:20 pm »

I am envious Rich..

Barry
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das boot

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2009, 02:14:27 pm »

I am envious Rich..

Barry

Envious? Of what, mate? It's not round....   ;)

Rich
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barryfoote

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2009, 06:32:22 pm »

I am envious Rich..

Barry

Envious? Of what, mate? It's not round....   ;)

Rich

Sorry, I got carried away with that round thingy on the foredeck!!
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das boot

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2009, 06:46:11 pm »

Never mind mate, just keep taking the tablets, you'll be OK.

Rich


(you know the ones, those little round pills.....)   %)
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ian kennedy

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2009, 07:07:01 pm »

OH GOD, OH GOD, OH GOD...........repeat infinatum !!!!!


Ian
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amdaylight

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2009, 07:24:58 pm »

I am envious Rich..

Barry

Envious? Of what, mate? It's not round....   ;)

Rich

Sorry, I got carried away with that round thingy on the foredeck!!

 {-) O0 {-) O0 {-) O0

"Never mind mate, just keep taking the tablets, you'll be OK.

Rich


"(you know the ones, those little round pills.....)    %)"

Isn't it a "large" round tablet?

Andre

over yonder in Portland Oregon
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das boot

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2009, 08:49:02 pm »

OH GOD, OH GOD, OH GOD...........repeat infinatum !!!!!


Ian

Keep calm Ian...concentrate man, concentrate. Think calm circular thoughts....    O0


Rich
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das boot

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2009, 08:03:52 pm »

Update on K201

Ive now got the motor mounting plate made up and fitted into the hull, the coupling cut to size and assembled, and the rudder servo installed and hooked up. The hull is practically finished, just a touch more sanding of the filler on the section joints to do, the forward deck cannon rotates properly now, and rear deck mounted AA gun rotates in its mount. Photos tomorrow night...

Thanks to the generosity of Andyn for the servo and motor mount (what a damm fine chap) and the magnificently good looking, and general all round good chap Mark of MMB (he told me to say that) for the motor to prop shaft coupling, K201 is starting to look a bit like a fighting ship now.


Thanks guys,   :-))


Rich
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barryfoote

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2009, 09:02:04 am »

and will the gun turret really go "round".... :-))
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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2009, 10:20:30 am »

What's the green glue / filler you've used in the hull Rich?
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skypoet

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2009, 03:19:03 pm »

Hi Martin,

I think the "green" stuff is Squadron green putty.  They also make a "white" version. 
Of course, I could be totally wrong as I'm not doing this nice build!

Have fun!
Oliver
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das boot

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2009, 03:34:49 pm »

and will the gun turret really go "round".... :-))

Poor Ian...he'll be needing even MORE medication now!!

What's the green glue / filler you've used in the hull Rich?


Oliver is quite correct Martin, it is Squadron Green Putty, it stinks to high heaven, gives me a sore throat if I use it for too long, but it is really good stuff. Easy to apply, never goes off in the tube, dries very rapidly and sands easily. I like it, it seems to work very well on plastic kit hulls.

Rich
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amdaylight

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2009, 05:41:27 pm »


Poor Ian...he'll be needing even MORE medication now!!

Large "round" medication.  O0 O0 O0

Andre
over yonder in Portland Oregon
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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2009, 05:57:31 pm »

So wheres all the photos then ?  <*<
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das boot

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2009, 06:14:42 pm »

Ah yes...photos. It's like this, you see...as a photographer I'd make a good carpenter. I cannot take pictures to save my life, no matter how hard I try they always come out looking like some weird art form. Just take a look at the attached pic of Gladiosa as she is at the moment...

Rich
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jchk

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2009, 07:22:26 pm »

My flower installed :-

1) 6 x 1.2V GP Battery NiMH 9000mAh

2) 4 Blade 35mm Propeller

3)&4) 400 size motor & 3003 servo

Flowers in Model Pool


Thank you for watching.


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jchk

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2009, 07:33:18 pm »

Other pics of my flower(1) :



......to be continued
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jchk

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2009, 07:36:50 pm »

Other pics of my flower(2) :




.....to be continued
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jchk

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Re: Flower class build...ideas?
« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2009, 07:41:00 pm »

Other pics of my flower(3)



........to be continued
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