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Robbe Schuetze build
« on: February 20, 2007, 08:09:18 pm »

I have been told I should put my build on the forum
This could be the longest build ever as my emphysema limits the amount of time I can spend with glue, epoxy and paint.
Anyway here goes. It took me a week to pluck up the courage to cut the stern out of the moulded hull so that I could glue the correct shaped one in place. It actually leans back approx 2mm more than it should. Not to bad as the only way I had of marking it out was from the rudders which were fitted temporarily.
Fitted and epoxied in the rudders,
Fitted the prop shafts after throwing Robbes dimensions away. They wanted an extra 15 mm between the tubes and the couplings. This would have put the props between the rudders.
Fitted the motors which Robbes told me to wire up wrong, but thanks to you chaps I got it right.
Fitted the props and radio gear , esc etc and tested it, and surprise, everything went in the right direction.
Next I trimmed and fitted the deck and trimmed the hull down to deck level.
Next I have to do the decking and paint the hull.
Dont hold your breath, I'll be doing that.
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Re: Robbe Schultze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 09:12:18 pm »



Well done Dicky. Tidy work. Keep the pictures coming.

Sorry to hear about the emphysema versus the glue.  Have you considered a face mask with fine vents.  ( just for the odd occasion)    I used to work for 3M, so I use these for fibreglassing and sanding.  All them 'cigs' did me no good.


Cheers...Ken
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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 09:04:02 am »

Thanks Ken
Have tried mask ,had trouble breathing with it.
Will keep photos coming,

Richard ;)
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Re: Robbe Schultze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 10:47:56 am »

hi there Dicky - so I am not the only one who suffers from emphysema - one of the ways I get around breathing difficulties is, I have an old computer fan - which I used to blow air across the item I am gluing and painting and away from my face - I find this helps a lot.   I know what you mean about the masks - sometimes its difficult enough to get your breath and sticking something over your mouth and nose only hampers the problem.  A wee whisky dram on a night doesnt half ease the chest - sometimes better than any medication from the doctor - only trouble is (according to my wife) I am addicted to it - the whisky and this forum!

aye
KEEP THE PICS COMING MATE YOU A DOING A BRILLIANT JOB
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Re: Robbe Schultze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 01:14:19 pm »

Richard me old mate,

Sounds like you might be starting a new group, called the busted lung group, for all us gogs with the same chest problems, and yes mine is caused by to many gigs for way to long....


Bluebird,
You are dead right there mate a dram or two of a night does help, but mine are Bourbon....



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Re: Robbe Schultze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 04:18:52 pm »

Well done Richard your getting there.
looking at your build Robbe have changed lots of things from the original kit, lots more plasticard parts and resin fiitings i think. will have to get you and Bob together with myself so we can all sail together :o

KEEP THEM PICS COMING, i dont want to have the only build thread on the Schutze ;D

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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 05:17:51 pm »

Right, back again.
Had yet another hard day boat building.
First I had to spray the hull. [cough cough]
Next I had to cut out the decking which is self adhesive.
Robbe have not made it too clear where to cut and they are slightly out with the cut outs for openings in the deck. I nearly ended up with a 3mm gap between the two pieces that join next to the middle opening.
Had to wet surface with soapy water before applying decking so that it can be slid around to get it all lined up.
All going well I might start the superstructure tomorrow.

Are there any more people out there with lung problems who want to join our club on here.

Anyway must of for a small dram or two.

Richard ;)
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Re: Robbe Schultze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 05:36:05 pm »

Blimey at this rate you will be on the water next weekend, looking at this thread is spurring me on to finish mine as ive still got a fair bit to finish her off.

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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2007, 04:50:25 pm »

Hi, back from another hard day in the shed.
Today I painted the hull below the waterline.
Then I started on the bridge superstructure.
The first job was to cut the top out of the moulding to form the open bridge using the Robbe hit and miss method.
The second job was to make up the interior, decks, companionways etc. never to be seen again but at least they strengthen the exterior moulding.
Next had to cut out the bridge windows and glue in the perspex which then had to be masked on both sides ready for painting.
Next the holes for the portholes and some of the fittings had to be drilled.
At this point I feel that should anyone be doing a Robbe boat in the future they should not take Robbes dimensions as gospel.
I then painted the superstructure.
When this was dry the light fittings, mast fixings etc were glued in place.
I then decided it was time to start thinking about an early dram as the sun had never appeared let alone passed over the yardarm.
The construction gets a bit more complicated now so I think I will be slowing down.

Richard ;)
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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2007, 04:47:26 pm »

Spent hours in the shed but dont appear to have done much.
Have fitted the windscreen.
Made up all the handrails and fitted them and the ladders.[all brass]
Fitted the bridge decking
Fitted the supports that the mast will be attached to.
Sprayed the bridge.
I am now ready to start on the handrails,[ that should slow me up.]
I just hope Robbe's dimensions have improved.
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Re: Robbe Schultze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2007, 08:20:45 pm »


You're going like a train Dicky. Nice bit of 'spraying'

It is true that a lot of time spent, sometimes doesn't show, but it is worth it.  ;D

Have you completed the internal electrics yet, or do you leave that till later ?


Cheers...Ken
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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2007, 08:46:31 pm »


You're going like a train Dicky. Nice bit of 'spraying'

It is true that a lot of time spent, sometimes doesn't show, but it is worth it.  ;D

Have you completed the internal electrics yet, or do you leave that till later ?


Cheers...Ken
Hi Ken
Haven't tidied up electrics yet as I am not sure if I am going to stick with the 9.6V nicad or go for a 6V lead acid battery. The amount of ballast and the position of the ballast and battery will depend on which way I go.
It is however all wired up and has been tested. All OK.

Richard ;)
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2007, 09:05:50 pm »


Funny you should mention ballast with the lead batteries.

I have made a parallel set of guides which run half the length of the boat, for this very reason.

My idea is to slide the battery to balance the boat after all the topside is completed.  When I find the optimum position, then, I can mark its final resting place.  I have room for two if necessary. ;D

I have tried the 'bathroom test' and the Aziz appears very buoyant. I got the feeling that if I had two boats, I could stand on them  :D


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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2007, 09:08:40 pm »

You're braver than me Ken. I'm not into extreme sports.

Richard ;)
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2007, 09:41:02 pm »

My one runs on a single 6volt 12ah SLA and with just the battery it ballasts it down to the water line near enough perfect.

running time flat out continuous use is around 2hours 45 minutes more then enough for me as i poddle it around the lake and leave it sat still for a while then move it and sit again so i usually get around 4 hours out of it.

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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2007, 09:47:10 pm »

Jay
Did you get my message on your build.

Richard ;)
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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2007, 04:34:20 pm »

Another hard day in the shed.
Concentrating on the bridge superstructure at the moment.
Have been doing handrails etc and the weapons control platform.
Didn't think soldering was my strong point now I know its not. :-[
Having said that ,it's not going to fall apart.
Next job is the funnel.

Richard ;)
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2007, 09:54:43 pm »

Richard,
There do seem to be a lot of differences from the old kits.
Not all of them improvements though.
BUT
You are doing a superb build, keep up this rate and we might just have 3 on the water mid march when I am due home again!!

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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2007, 10:30:32 pm »

Dicky did you enjoy doing the soldering and are you happy with what you have - if so, then its perfect to the rest of us on this forum  :D  Keep up the good work and keep the pictures coming,

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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2007, 04:42:11 pm »

Reckon Martin is taking the p**s .Because I moaned because he put this thread under tugs, he's altered my heading. :P

Richard ;)
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Re: Robbe Schuetze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2007, 05:20:40 pm »

Didn't do alot today, was busy this morning.
All I did was the stack and got a few bits ready for tomorrow.

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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2007, 08:17:59 pm »

Hi Dicky,

I really like the build of your minesweeper,Has that kit been out long? I have lost track of what was released over the last 5 years.

One last question do you intend to sail it to scale and run it aground like the full size one? ;D

Sorry couldn't resist that last question, LOL

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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2007, 09:05:13 pm »

Hi Clive
It is one of Robbes old kits which they discontinued.
They then revamped the kit and brought it out again sometime last year.
The one they ran aground was a newer one,this one was built in the sixties.
Thanks for the comments.

Richard ;)
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Re: Robbe Schultze Build ( it's a Warship! )
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2007, 10:37:00 pm »

Please, I beg to everyone who are in lung trouble, I beg,  to wear an industrial range protective mask.
Sincerely
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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2007, 06:52:00 pm »

Didn't do much today.
Was going to start on the mast but found that the bag with all the screws and screw eyes has not been supplied with the other fittings.
Westbourne tell me I should receive them tomorrow.

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