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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2009, 02:56:27 PM »

That's up to you, matey! You've paid the membership fee now............
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2009, 03:28:16 PM »

FLJ, is it OK to put those photos of original Sentinel you sent me on CD here?

( NB. Is it OK to move this over the the build section Dicky? )
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2009, 03:39:32 PM »

If you like Martin, though I haven't started yet.  :embarrassed:
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2009, 06:24:09 PM »

FLJ, is it OK to put those photos of original Sentinel you sent me on CD here?

( NB. Is it OK to move this over the the build section Dicky? )


Only if it's of my model. The ones of the full-size vessel are copyright of Vosper-Thorneycroft.
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2009, 06:35:59 PM »

Ha! Vosper-Thorneycroft. What they gonna do about it?!!!  <*<
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2009, 07:34:23 PM »

Right I made a start this week.
So far I have installed the motors (2x550 MFA), the prop shafts and couplings, 2 rudders, 2 stabilisers and the rudder servo.

The stabilisers were a bit of hassle as Model Slipway allow for fixed stabilisers in the kit but do tell you how to install working ones.
They dont unfortunately supply the parts or dimensions to do the job. However it worked out OK.
I am just waiting for two tiller arms from Cornwall Model Boats so that I can connect it all up.





This is not going to be a fast kit.

I have to trim up the hull and cut out the free ports etc next and me and GRP dust don't get on well.
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2009, 08:53:39 PM »

At last....I wondered what had happened Richard. Good, solid start my friend..How do those stabilizer thingy's work? Not seen them before!!

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2009, 09:17:26 PM »

Hi Barry I will take another photo of them when they are connected, but basically they are extra rudders on the side of the ship that don't actually move as far as the normal rudders.
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2009, 12:07:01 AM »

Barry and Richard, here is a - rather crude - diagram of how I've set up the linkages in my Sentinel, using home made tiller arms and cranks.The photo may give you the general idea. As Richard said, the stabilisers don't move as much as the rudders, but they are quite effective. Note that all the linkages have adjustments on them, so the throws can be set up to suit, and also note the supports for the stabiliser linkages near the servo, to prevent bowing of the rods.

It's looking good, Richard. I'm looking forward to further updates.

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2009, 07:21:32 AM »

Now that is very interesting. Thanks Peter and Richard for the explanation. :-)) :-))
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2009, 10:42:43 AM »

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2009, 03:00:43 PM »

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2009, 05:33:56 PM »

Today I completed the linkage fo the rudders and the stabilizers.

Acouple of photos for Barry to give you a rough idea how they work.







Next week the fun is really going to start, this is what faces technonerd,no I dont want any advice I have a phone number.

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2009, 06:20:38 PM »

Thanks Richard. I recognise some of those Action bits...Coming along..
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2009, 06:13:14 PM »

Today I did the really dangerous part for a colour blind person, electrical gubbins.

Anyway I fitted a P94 Lite
2 No. P95
1 No. P92
All from ACTion R/c Electronics.

www.action-electronics.co.uk

Followed the instructions to the letter then took a photo of it.

I then e'mailed the photo to FLJ who checked my wiring and said " Go for it ".

So I went for it and after a couple of minor adjustments it works fine.

Does what it says on the box.

Now all I've got to do is stop John (Bluebird) trying to convince me to experiment with it.

I'm really pleased because although the wiring isn't immaculate it's the first one of my boats that doesn't look as though I've used it for serving up an Italian meal.

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2009, 08:07:44 PM »

Dicky,
Now that is a great improvement.
Even I can make out the connections.

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2009, 08:09:27 PM »


Well done Richard. You sound pleased as well.   O0

I've got my P94 to go in soon, so I know where to come now.   :-))

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2009, 02:57:28 PM »

Yesterday I made up and fitted the deck supports, these took quite a whiile as they are constructed of I beams and you have to make the I beams first.



Today I added extra E'poxy to the joints between the supports and the hull.

I then scribed in the decking and fixed it.



Enough for one day, e'poxy and glue fumes on a warm day not good.
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2009, 05:37:17 PM »

The first job was to fill any gaps around the edge of the deck, fortunately very few.

The next job was one of my favorites, the bulwark braces and the handrail.  %)

Thankfully that went quite well with only a little trimming of the braces to be done.

Now I have started on the superstructure.

I am finding this an enjoyable kit so far with very little extra trimming to be done.





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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2009, 12:08:07 AM »

Richard, a word of advice concerning the rear hatch. Try and find a way of ensuring water does not enter the hull via the hatch on the rear deck. When I built my Sentinel, I was somewhat inexperienced in such matters, and have since found that water can get into the hull via this opening. Sentinel has a respectable turn of speed, and if you stop quickly, the stern wash can come over the transom onto the rear deck, and into the hull. Had I known it at the time, I think I would have attempted to devise a way of making an internal coaming to try and prevent this happening. It would be much easier to do this while it's still under construction. I have not tried a retro fit, as it were, instead I reduce speed gradually to prevent water coming over the stern.

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2009, 09:52:44 AM »

Thanks Peter will bear that in mind.
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2009, 08:36:47 PM »

Wow, looks like rapid progress to me!

When you are building what does your doggy do?
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2009, 08:41:41 PM »

Lies at the bottom of the stairs to make sure no one creeps up and attacks me, Pointy.

Saw your reply about doggy do and it had me a bit worried until I read it properly.
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« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2009, 09:40:50 PM »

 {-) {-)

Maybe I should have put that another way!

Give him a stroke from me- and I mean the nice hand type not the medical condition!!
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #49 on: July 16, 2009, 06:30:24 PM »

Have been busy ding the upper superstructure and the wheel house roof and windows.

It doesn't sound a lot but there is a considerable amount of work involved.

This is a really excellent kit but it cannot be rushed as every part you make has to interlock with another so all the parts need to be dry fitted first before gluing to make sure everything is spot on.

The few brass etched fittings that I have fitted so far are really good quality [window frames so far ].

I think I am getting to the stage where some of the painting will need to be done soon, for example the underside of the mast before it is fitted, as it will be awkward to paint once it is fixed.









 
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