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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #75 on: February 02, 2012, 06:44:36 PM »

PICSFEAST LOL
sprayed the topdeck colour,just need to lacquer it all now but a couple of the edges of masking tape lifed so just gotta tidy the lines up then clearcoat it all.
Cant wait for the vinyl to be done now hehe






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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #76 on: February 02, 2012, 06:49:52 PM »




pics of canopy to follow
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #77 on: February 03, 2012, 02:29:48 PM »

all clearcoated now and baking
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cuppa

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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #78 on: February 03, 2012, 04:02:24 PM »

Really nice work.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #79 on: February 03, 2012, 04:04:55 PM »

Thank bud,got some new pics now will post them shortly
 :-))
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #80 on: February 03, 2012, 10:45:19 PM »

managed to get some pics now its all clearcoated in the sun




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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #81 on: February 03, 2012, 10:51:14 PM »

Guys need your help,im looking at the screen,its currently alloy mesh,right do i leave it as is or shall i paint it black or leave it and make a CF vinyl surround


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gwa84

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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #82 on: February 04, 2012, 02:41:27 AM »

i would paint it unless its got a protective coating as itle just rust and go white and horid  :-))
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #83 on: February 04, 2012, 01:12:32 PM »

Hi james will more than likely paint it,iv siliconed it in now and jus waiting for it cure as iv got a couple of ideas i wanna try 1st
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #84 on: February 04, 2012, 01:12:46 PM »

Boredom has started while waiting so started sorting out the hardware and installing it,started off by running a tap done the blindnuts to clear the paint etc,sorted out the neoprene seal round the radio box and started installing the servo mounts,servos and bellows etc.





Also installed the large bore wateroutlets in the outboard cowl

More pics to follow
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #85 on: February 04, 2012, 01:21:31 PM »

more pics of overall look minus the vinyl




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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #86 on: February 04, 2012, 04:04:03 PM »

having a good day on this build
installed engine temporary to cut flexishaft,installed strut,flexi and flex saver
Also fitted the radiobox lid temporary to make sure it fits still after all the layers of paint have been added and the neoprene seal,all bolts have rubber o rings aswell so should be watertight.





Also shot through the mesh screen with engine installed,this should provide enough airflow through to engine and round the pipe.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #87 on: February 08, 2012, 09:32:31 AM »

Hi guys
sorted the screen now by painting it black and added some CF vinyl to finish it off




Some parts arrived aswell,fuel filter and venturi also installed the fuel bag


Exhaust  silicon and and hoop cowl locks also arrived,so did test setup of exhaust,false outboard cowl,need to remove again for setting everything up in the radio box.





Next job is start sorting out the electrics,but waiting on ubec and radio
Also still waiting on the vinyl,should off been done 2 days ago
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #88 on: February 08, 2012, 10:05:48 AM »

Started on the electrics, the power to all will be
Flightpower EON X lite, 2100mah, 3s, 25C  lipo and weighs only 169g
Iv modified it by adding rx plug soldered on with the 3mm bullets,this will go to a switch then to the 5A UBEC then to rx, but should make for long run times without having to worry about the rx pack failing
The steering servo is 1/5 21kg MG high torque digital servo
The throttle is 9kg,standard size,MG high torque digital servo (abit over kill i know but will do for now for testing)
Throttle servo will be connected to failsafe in the event of a failure
Radio is Flysky TX & RX also installing a voltmeter to rx



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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #89 on: February 08, 2012, 01:35:04 PM »

installed external antenna mount in radio box lid,adde the lipo rx pack with velcro to hold it in place
Made some alloy supports for the cooling pipes that fasten down with the RB lid and keep the pipes tidy and in place
 
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #90 on: February 09, 2012, 06:31:38 PM »

Hey Guys the vinyl finally got finished and was able to pick it up and add to the hull.
Not exactly as i planned but close enough.






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cuppa

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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #91 on: February 09, 2012, 09:17:33 PM »

That is really nice.
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2012, 11:53:28 AM »

Cheers bud :-))
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2012, 11:54:28 AM »

Ubec arrived and managed to install it and set the servos up ,i used old tx and spare rx for now till new flysky radio arrives.

short vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2nVYHpDAuo
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #94 on: February 16, 2012, 05:12:30 PM »

Well guys 6mths from design to finally finished project and now shes ready to run,just add fuel/oil and pond
Hope you like




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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #95 on: February 16, 2012, 05:19:34 PM »









Wanna say big thanks to La-tiff (bodyguard boats), Joe petro (zippkits),Dave marles (prestwich models) & Mr parks (RCMK)
and everybody else who advised with this build.
Thanks Guys
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #96 on: February 20, 2012, 04:30:11 PM »

Hey guys
managed to finally fire up the engine and test the cooling system and everything seems to be working,1 thing i have got is a vibrating sound so gonna check everything back over and make sure iv tightend everything properly,ill find the culprit and sort it before going any further and running it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmUAkn_7zLE
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #97 on: February 20, 2012, 05:20:17 PM »

looking good dont worry about vibration they all vibrate like mad when running on the bench thers no resistance from the prop  :-))
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bulldog1966

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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #98 on: February 20, 2012, 05:28:55 PM »

well done you got the 23cc pullstart to work as james said dont worry bout the vibration they all do it as long as you have no radio interferance just add to water mate and your good to go
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Re: 46" Gas F1 Tunnel 2011 build
« Reply #99 on: February 20, 2012, 05:51:49 PM »

Cheers guys
iv checked everything again to make sure and as i thought i have locked everything down
so now its a case of going to a pool and running it in properly and start the setting up then once bedded in see what shes capable of  :-))
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