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It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« on: October 12, 2011, 06:45:00 pm »

After putting off the installation for weeks dreading breaking or setting fire to something I finally bit the bullet and installed all the electronic/mechanical bits into my Revell Corvette hull.

Having previously put the hull together, installed propshaft and rudder and sealed with fibreglass I had "water" tested it and confirmed that it at least floated and didn't leak....now the tricky bit.

I've never tackled anything like this before and reading the conflicting instructions on the ESC and receiver didn't help....(Which are you supposed to do first "bind"the receiver to the transmitter or "setup" the ESC?)....So I just did the receiver bit first and the the ESC...I got lots of flashing lights and in the end after changing channel leads around got the rudder to move left/right and the prop to run forwards/backwards.....after several attempts at running "setup" on the ESC I even got variable speeds out of the motor in both directions....What a relief, no explosions or fires...Now I can get on with the interesting bits of the build....

Here are a few photo's of the final installation, probably all wrong but at least it now works :-













Just one question :- The receiver ariel lead seems very short (Planet 2.4 GHZ), should I extend it or fit a longer one? or is it OK as it is?.

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Alan
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Re: It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 06:51:56 pm »

Dont touch antenna it is the right length.

It should be above the water line how ever.

How does the boat float water line wise with the battery that far forward ?
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Re: It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 09:22:32 pm »

The battery certainly helps weight distribution but I have had to add more lead both forward and aft in order to get the ship to ride at a suitable depth.....Still more is needed but I am loath to add any more at this time until I have the final weights for the superstructure etc....All lead is currently just positioned with "Blu-Tac" until final amounts are known.

Thanks for the antenna info, I'll leave well alone.

Alan
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Re: It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 11:13:09 pm »

What scale is the revell corvette ? One of their newer models ?
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Re: It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2011, 11:48:28 pm »

Hi NickKK the Revell Corvette was originally made by Matchbox. Its now out of production but is still available in some model shops. The scale is 1/72.

Good luck with your build AlanT, I must must get mine finished one day.

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Re: It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011, 07:51:27 pm »

I have progressed with my corvette build:-



Hull painted/satin coat plus all RC and running gear installed/tested/working.

Stern Detail :-



Stern access to rudder controls :-



Main access beneath combined bridge/superstructure area. :-



Rear of main one peice access cavity showing battery charging nodes, (covers to be constructed) :-



A lot of tidying to do and lots more construction, but great fun.........

Regards

Alan
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Re: It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2011, 07:02:18 pm »

All looks good to me...I'm way behind with mine but there's no rush, as you say great fun, what's your next project?  :-))
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Re: It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011, 02:56:08 pm »

I managed to do some further work today on the bridge area....



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Alan
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Re: It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011, 11:00:54 pm »

finished my Corvette today...Now onto the "sea" trials......



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Re: It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2011, 11:43:50 pm »


Good luck with the sea trials Alan,
With the weather forecast for this week,
your a braver man than me.
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Richard  :-))
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Re: It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2011, 11:00:33 pm »

finished my Corvette today...Now onto the "sea" trials...

Regards

Alan

I'm impressed :-))

Your Snowberry looks really good...one question..how much ballast did it need?

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Re: It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012, 04:56:18 pm »

At long last I managed to hold my "Sea trials" today. Wonderful weather at the  Cheddar pond, light winds, sunny and 3 Degrees C.....

Boat performed faultlessly, I was very pleased with the result, and now that the maiden voyage is over I can concentrate on building my next boat, Nautical Marines, Dark Biter.....

A few photo's from today :-





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Alan
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Re: It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012, 05:13:05 pm »

Alan,
Would you consider doing a complete build thread of the Dark class as no-one has shown this model as a full build.

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Re: It Works!.....Revell Corvette
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 09:06:27 am »

No Problem Bob....Happy to do one, although my boat modeling experience is limited.

Model Boats did a good review of the kit , I think in last years March or April eddition with Dave Abbott reviewing. Excellent Article.

I will start a new thread in a day or so.

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Alan
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