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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2013, 06:28:55 PM »

 Hi guys!!!!
Itís been a lot since Iíve been here.
Thank you very much Tony for your words, here in Mťxico we use to say ďyou made me feel like a PeacockĒ, I really appreciate your words.
Let me tell you I have some family problems, so canít dedicate enough time to the hobby, but there is some progress. A friend of mine found some 3/8Ē copper elbows, so I made the vents with them and they look more in scale than the ĹĒ. Made the cabin vent and by now applied two coats of varnish to the cabin, deck, handrails and stairs. In the pictures you can see as far as she is by now, the only thing is that Iím waiting the varnish to dry, so the handrails, stairs and roof vent are not glued yet.
 
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2013, 06:34:59 PM »

Looking really impressive.
Please keep us updated

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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2013, 04:38:45 PM »

Hello!!!
Thank you for your comments Ned
A little more of advance
First I fixed the life- savers with a line of brass, to the main cabin. Those life-savers are from Robbe, and made the red color with 3M adhesive vinyl
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #53 on: July 16, 2013, 04:43:16 PM »

Then fixed both benches, the control panel and the motors control

I believe the next step is to finish the roof and some little details in the cabin  :-)

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THe roof
« Reply #54 on: August 05, 2013, 04:15:52 PM »

 Hello!!!!
At last I made more building than the average
Decided to build the  cabins roof, made the handrails (mahogany), there is a long piece of wood in the borders (Donít know what is it for). The plan doesnít say anything about a horn, but I feel itís necessary, so I made an aluminum one. The plan does say about a bell, here in Mexico, time ago I bought some of them in a handcraft market, believe the people use them for baptism celebrations, as a souvenir, It looks like it was made for the boat.
What is missing? the situation lights (the plan doesnít mention them, but I believe she should have  them), and  maybe a  front light
 
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The cabin
« Reply #55 on: August 05, 2013, 04:34:10 PM »

 Hello!!!!
I continued with the exterior of the cabin, made a handrail for the stairs, the plan doesnít  include them, but thought it convenient. I saw another guys pictures of his boat and he include a couple of poles, they look nice so decided to make a couple of those, made them with bamboo brochette sticks, they look very nice made a brass supports and install them. In the stern part of the cabin place a chain, it looks nice
I have a problem, in the front goes a metallic defense (bumper), and I donít know how to make it, any advice?, the plan mark the use of duck tape, but believe I sold put something more realistic.
What is missing? two little flag poles and part of the electronics, if everything goes well, this weekend she could make his first trip
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #56 on: March 27, 2015, 05:12:10 PM »

 Hello!!!
Sorry guys, forgot to end this story, by now she is almost finished, took her to the pond in October 2014, she navigate very well, no bad habits, the only problem was I use a couple of 1500 Mah piranha Nicd batteries, each one supports only 15 min, never built a two engine boat so didnít took that in mind, next time Iíll try with a Lipo.
Sorry about the pictures, I took them with my old Cellphone

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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2015, 05:17:49 PM »

A last picture about the electronics

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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2015, 11:06:14 PM »

That's some interesting geometry on the rudder linkage.
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #59 on: March 28, 2015, 11:06:07 AM »

That's some interesting geometry on the rudder linkage.
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Unless in the photo it is full to port instead of in neutral position, if not as you say Mr M
Interesting.


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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #60 on: March 28, 2015, 11:11:21 AM »


A curious situation indeed.  The servo at it's  'half way'  point,  is it not. ?

I should like to see pictures of the movement either way !

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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #61 on: March 28, 2015, 03:43:48 PM »

Perhaps the lake has a clockwise one way system {:-{
Seriously though the rudders must be hard a port in
the photo.
Lovely model . A credit to the builder.

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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #62 on: April 13, 2015, 07:21:18 PM »

Hey guys, you are right, didn't set up the servo by the time I took the picture, the arm is at 90 degrees in relation to the servo ant the main ruder arm is 90 degrees too
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2015, 07:22:39 PM »

Hi Guys!!!!
I had the opportunity of going to the pond this weekend and took my Yoda's with me, this time I took my camera, send you so good photos, sorry, couldn't take a video.

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