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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2012, 10:53:28 AM »

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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2012, 12:33:00 PM »

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

Only too well. But it's a terrible habit, and I try to ween myself away from it.

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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2012, 05:57:07 PM »

 
 This was scratchbuilt by one of our Members.

 
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2012, 10:01:30 PM »

Try this.....


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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2012, 07:39:11 PM »


 This was scratchbuilt by one of our Members.

 
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I have been sent the Picture by Big Ada and have converted it to a suitable size.

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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2012, 09:01:33 AM »

Well I won one on ebay for $12... came to just over 20 with shipping  :embarrassed:   I'm sure someone bids for me while I am sleeping lol

Add 1 small brushless motor, 3 micro servos and away we go... maybe
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2012, 10:02:53 AM »

Not to sure and I am no expert on Stingray models but advise you to check if you have bought the same model. The matchbox larger version I believe is the one being converted by Andy is 13 inches long whereas some model kits on Ebay I think you will find are 10 inches.So will be even more of a squeeze !
 
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2012, 11:15:41 AM »

There isn't much you can't convert these days, with the small radio and batteries readily and cheaply available.
 
However these very small models are extremely fiddley to work with, and the novelty of having something very small soon wears off once you realise you can't see the thing 10 yards out!
 
I'd advise caution running the motor in the wet, it will corrode over time unless you're extremely methodical about drying it out after each session. Some people use WD40 sprayed in after a run, that's designed to get rid of moisture.

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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2012, 01:51:34 PM »

Probably all a long time gone but!!

Does anyone know the whereabouts of any plans or kits of Stingray that isn't a miniature but say 2 foot or so long  at a reasonable cost and convertable for radio control

It would give this oldtimer something to keep him busy this winter.
 
Many thanks in Advance
 
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2012, 01:54:37 PM »

Plans are kicking about- basically a three view- you print them off then enlarge them to the size you want on a photocopier etc.
 
Regarding kits, it depends what you regard as reasonable I guess.

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« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2012, 04:24:44 PM »

Many thanks
 
I appreciate that self build may be the only way. I mentioned reasonable cost as it would appear  a Comet or Japanese kit although not as large as I'd like have become collectables and very pricey for what they are.
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2012, 05:34:52 PM »

There is a kit available in the UK, which is 32" long. That's an ideal size IMO, being big enough for a bit of presence on the pond, but not so big as to be difficult to transport

Very nice kit, extremely accurate, and the price is 330.

http://studio2models.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=13522157

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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2012, 06:43:45 PM »

Once again and many thanks.
 
I note that Studio2 models  now say they are making the kit suitable for radio control  I have just emailed then to confirm this and on their reply will take it from there.
 
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2012, 07:03:31 PM »

Well if you take a mosey over to the sub drivers forum, you will see a build thread of that boat. The builder worked a trade with Dave Merriman, Dave got a kit, and in return is making WTC for it. As there are a few special requirments for this model, I dare say it will be available for interested parties in due course, but it's still in the development phase as I type this.

Science fiction and fantasy boats do present a special challenge to the modeller when trying to make them work.

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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2012, 07:42:16 AM »

Well the CC lee model has arrived and its quite cramped inside.  I think its still a viable option but my inital plans simply will not fit.  I need to find some even smaller servos.... im thinking about linear servos like those used in the smaller RC helis, but not sure if they have enough power.
When I have something more concrete to report I'll start a new thread if anyone is interested
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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2012, 01:17:34 PM »

The linear servos will be strong enough provided you make a low friction seal outside. Hobbyking sell some nice linear servos, and they're cheap. Worth having a look at how Dave Merriman used them on the 1.5" subdriver he produces.

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Re: Stingray - small and fiddly version
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2012, 11:49:11 PM »

 
Many thanks for the info re Studio 2 Models and the informative thread on subdrivers forum its a super model. I took the plunge and placed my order last week !!
 
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