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Author Topic: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....  (Read 4914 times)

rathikrishna

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ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« on: May 22, 2011, 10:51:05 AM »

Good After noon all of my Friends...it was my long dream to realize this craft, after seeing the XBOW ship, named Bourbon Orca..and my dream was delayed by some of my health probs..but now its time to do something..so i decided to go with my craft..
as usual, it was made out of thermocol..from plans based on real scale..but i reduced its tail a little to add a pulling device, to tow a big second barge...
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rathikrishna

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 10:53:02 AM »

its fully in to thermocol, and scaled almost in to 1:35 th..
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rathikrishna

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 10:56:31 AM »

motor taken from an autorickshaw, wiper , reworked for 9 volts...prop made from alum, sheet and the nozzle from a simple PVC pipe...
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rathikrishna

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 10:58:20 AM »

the rudder is driven by a toy gearbox, via a tape belt...
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rathikrishna

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 11:00:47 AM »

the entire super structure is made of drawing paper...water proofed...
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rathikrishna

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011, 11:04:23 AM »

painting was carried put by brush, all with enamel paints...
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rathikrishna

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2011, 11:07:21 AM »

i have to wire the control systems for this craft...by now i managed to wire the ESC and local oscillator for the TX..
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rathikrishna

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011, 11:11:06 AM »

and sure..i will shoot a video, soon, and i know she is far powerful, with this big motor..but i need someones help to go to the river or pool side, and need some help to shoot the video...i will try for that...
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Arrow5

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011, 11:28:15 AM »

OOOOH, going topless now are we ? Show us your tattoo.
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..well can you land on this?

ayrshire andy

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2011, 12:50:38 PM »

 :o
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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2011, 02:41:08 AM »

Good result
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farrow

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2011, 01:04:11 PM »

Nice one
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MikeW

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2011, 01:45:13 PM »

Good looking boat. How does she perform on the waitet?
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rathikrishna

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2011, 09:33:09 AM »

Sir, sorry for the delay in reply..she is too nice and powerful in water..as her's wiper motor pumps her in to torque...i will post a good video soon...i need someones help for that..please..
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TugCowboy

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2011, 11:27:27 AM »

Nice looking model, would love to see how she handles on the water. What help do you need with the Vid?

Alex
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rathikrishna

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2011, 03:22:14 PM »

rain is started here...so i will shoot a video soon...
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rathikrishna

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2011, 03:30:07 PM »

final pic showing the PWM based speed cont...
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rathikrishna

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2011, 03:30:58 PM »

while second one, inc the RX 2B toy receiver...
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rathikrishna

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2011, 03:31:57 PM »

pics shows the smoke generator...
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rathikrishna

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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2011, 03:33:20 PM »

yes sure..rain started..and water...sure the video...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04xn-Cmt858
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rathikrishna

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2011, 03:35:13 PM »

and yes a nice pic...
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deadwood

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Re: ARGYRA..its my XBOW tug....
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2011, 06:42:15 PM »

Hi Krishna,

a nice little low budget model.

Unfortunately, I couldn't watch your YouTube video because my (ISDN) bandwidth here at home is too low for that.

How did you cut and smooth the Styrofoam hull?
Did you carve it from block, or just level bread and butter layers (though the photos don't indicate the latter technique)?
What kind of filler/putty did you use which wouldn't melt the foam?

You wrote you were using a plan.
Did you work the hull after a body plan or just from elevation and decks of a GAP?

Did you solve the excess torque issue of the installed wiper motor?

Is it monsoon season now in India? Probably bad model boating weather, eh?

Regards
Ralph
 
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