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andyn

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Stingray - small and fiddly version
« on: September 06, 2011, 07:50:09 PM »

I always loved Stingray and have been after one for ages, so now I've got two. The Matchbox one is absolutely tiny, only 13" long and with absolutely no usable space inside it to speak of whatsoever. The other model I'll be getting in the next couple of weeks doesn't suffer this problem, It's 3 feet long and like a cave, and I have several ideas for working bits on it.

After ripping it apart you can see how little room there is inside this one, I'm using 40mm pipe for a WTC, but can only get 13cm of it in there, and seeing as i need a good 80mm of it for servos the motor and batteries are gonna have to be out in the wet stuff...

I'm determined not to spoil the looks of the model outside, so all the linkages are gonna be as small as possible and out the way. Unfortunately the Ratemaster won't do anything but splash water around, so the inside is gonna have to be painted silver to hide a prop in there. Also, I was going to have the Sting missiles firing, but I need the space to put batteries in, so the big one will have to have them.

Here's where I am after a couple of hours work....

Andy :-)






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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 10:11:50 PM »

Well somebody got ask ,where the hell do you find a 3ft stingray? <*<
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 10:13:52 PM »

Interested in this as well. Always loved Stingray as a kid :-))
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 10:30:39 PM »

Westway Aircraft Models. It don't come cheap though, it's 389 with postage... Beautiful model though.
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 07:08:03 PM »

Was gonna do a bit more to it today, but got a bit sidetracked finishing this off %)







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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2011, 01:46:49 PM »

Well somebody got ask ,where the hell do you find a 3ft stingray? <*<

I have loads of photos of my paint job on a 3 footer wot I did for my mate about 4 years ago if anybody is interested? Its the one on youtube running slowly underwater in a swimming pool.
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2011, 02:02:38 PM »

Yup, post em up :-))
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2011, 02:13:22 PM »

Westway Aircraft Models. It don't come cheap though, it's 389 with postage... Beautiful model though.
389??!!! That's nearly a month's wages at Windless's rates! What will H say when that toy arrives, anyway?
See you at Glackcool Noggle Show to count the bruises...................
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2011, 02:29:58 PM »

Month?  MONTH!!!!!?

Try a years wages!!!!
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2011, 09:32:23 PM »

Westway Aircraft Models. It don't come cheap though, it's 389 with postage... Beautiful model though.
Why did you have to post that.... get away temptation!!!! O0
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2011, 10:02:27 PM »

Why did you have to post that.... get away temptation!!!! O0

Beat me to it :-))



It is gorgeous though 8)  second only to XL5 in my all time favourite Anderson creations

Arrrgggghhhh!!! Andy - did you have to post the link :kiss:


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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2011, 10:14:05 PM »

Or even :  CLICK HERE

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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2011, 10:40:20 PM »

That's this one Bob :-))

To be honest, little overpowered models are just as fun as the big ones, take our subsonic for example (no advertising here, promise ;) ) I've never had so much fun with a model. At Wicksteed I completely flattened and recharged nine batteries 3 times, a total of 13.5 hours... No wonder I don't get paid {-)
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2011, 03:51:53 PM »

Been busy at it again, fitted the pushrod snake into the end caps and built a shaft and support (well it's so small you can hardly call it a shaft....), made up a very stubby coupling, the WTC plate is made and everything stuck on. To give you an idea of the size of this thing those servo's are 7.5 gram and the Rx is a Futaba Micro 3 channel....

To fit everything in, I've had to remove the case on the receiver and a load of heatshrink on the ESC.

Next up is drilling a load of holes in the front end cap for the ESC and battery connectors, then servo linkages. Then the end is in sight...

Andy :-)







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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2011, 09:42:46 AM »

I will post the paint job on the bigger Stingray on another thread later today, just a taster....

'small and fiddly' coming on nicely :-))
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2011, 09:44:42 AM »

Wow....

If mine turns out half as good as that I'll be very happy

Andy :-)
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2012, 11:12:43 AM »

Is AndyN still a member on the forum? Have a few questions about this build
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2012, 11:56:41 AM »

Yes he posts as 'unrecognisable Andy' now.

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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2012, 11:59:29 AM »

cool thanks :) Ill see if he notices this on otherwise i'll drop him a PM


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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2012, 01:49:33 PM »

I think he sold it on though.

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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2012, 02:26:33 PM »

Still 'ere, ello guv %)
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2012, 05:28:07 PM »

Having inappropriate thoughts about one of these kits
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CC-LEE-Atomic-Submarine-STINGRAY-with-light-and-motor-driven-fun-kit-1-/190645536236

Think a couple of 3.7G micro servo brushless motor etc should be able to make a fun dynamic diver
Any thoughts?
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2012, 06:49:24 PM »

I would concentrate on the seawolf first.

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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2012, 08:04:15 PM »

WoW ive always wanted a Stingray and always thought i would have to scratch build it , good to see someone does a 3 foot kit of it  :-))
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« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2012, 07:12:14 AM »

I would concentrate on the seawolf first.

Yes I know, but you know how the mind wanders.... be gone shiny ball syndrome!  :embarrassed:
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