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Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« on: May 20, 2007, 07:55:23 PM »


Hi everyone.

I have finished  (are we ever finished ? ) the Model Slipway's  'AZIZ'  and renamed her  the  'Red Pelican'.  This was the name given to her when she went to the East for that Sultan chappie.

I started her in October 2006 and must confess I have been rushing this last week to complete her.

I have taken a dozen pictures for you to see, and hope to bring her to the Gathering next Saturday. I only have a large box to build so as to protect her.   :D

Here is the first batch ............


Cheers...Ken


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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 07:57:58 PM »



Here are the second lot............   Ken

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 09:06:52 PM »

Hi Tug Kenny,

Pray tell me what type of switch gear yuou have installed next to the receiver unit as shown in picture 11?

If this is not a switch then what is it ?

And a really good build job completed I like all the detail

Richard,
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 09:23:28 PM »

Very nice model Kenny...... When are you going to bring her up to Bryn bach park, Tredegar.

                        See you soon
                                                  Jenno.

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007, 10:17:38 AM »


Hi Richard

The switch gear is on a servo and is controlled by the Skysport 6 rotary knob on Chanel 5.

By turning it anticlockwise it switches on the fire hydrant motor.  By turning it clockwise it turns on the lights  (all 16 of em !!) I am thinking of designing a way to have several switch points here, so that I can tun on the night lights only and then the deck lights as I rotate the knob.   I thought perhaps an old wave change rotary switch mechanism then I could maybe have a foghorn somewhere in the turning circle. :)

I have left off the fire pump at the moment as there is not enough time to do it properly. I am in the middle of building two  springer tugs for the meeting.  My wife says I should build the hulls for selling, but as they take a week to make, I don't think that would be profitable  ;D

I shall try and get up to Bryn Bach Park as soon as I can get away, Jenno. Thank you for your compliments. It's really nice of you to say. The postman looks in the workshop most days to see if I'm still awake, but apart from that, it's quite a lonely life.


 
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2007, 12:29:19 PM »

Hi, Tug Kenny, my next questions regarding the switch on the servo

Where did you get it from? or is it hand made? what current would it handle?

My home made jobs dont look anything as neat as that though I do tend to over build with the electrical side of things as Im used to higher voltages etc,

Richard,
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2007, 12:50:07 PM »


HI Richard

I bought it at a show somewhere.  It consists of just the top bracket with the two switches. It it screwed on top of a standard servo.  I would estimate that the switches could handle a few amps.  Try Westbourne models.  Hope this helps.


Cheers...Ken
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2007, 12:58:45 PM »

Thanks

Richard,
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2007, 05:15:52 PM »


Nice red submarine Kenny! :P

Joking aside, I hope all is well when It's all dried out.

It was a very 'graceful' departure beneath the waves though..... ;)

Regards,

-Rob
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2007, 05:45:04 PM »

Going down and coming up!
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2007, 06:21:04 PM »

what happened? Why did it try to sink?

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2007, 06:25:06 PM »

I think it was Rollover Week! Tight turn at speed, water came onto the working deck, found its way below and down she went. Hopefully not too much damage when she's dried out Ken.
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2007, 08:14:33 PM »

It was worth the trip for the sinking alone.

Could have been given a bigger trophy, though the prize of a mini sub was appropriate.

Great weekend

Whens the next one ;D

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2007, 08:32:30 PM »


                               THE PELICAN THAT SANK


I finally dried my tears and graciously accepted the "Best sinking trophy"

Many thanks to Martin & Bradders for the medal and the prize of a  SUBMARINE.  It will be treasured forever. I shall never forget my wonderful weekend at Wickstead.  It was a fantastic time, and I urge you all to come next year.

It just goes to show that you must not change the name of a ship, else bad luck befalls you !!.

My 'bullet proof' Springer was a great success and the impromptu game of football, in the poring rain, was the highlight of the year.

So much fun and enjoyment by grown men was a sight to behold. Thanks to all those that took part.  Your pictures will follow when I dry the camera out. It did drop in the wet grass during the rain storm at the previous panic moment.  (They are on the memory card but it refuses to let anyone see it.......  I'm not surprised at this !!!)



                         Here is a report on the sinking as given by the 'Pratt' Captain  .............

Colin was right about the working deck.  It is just above the waterline.  It was pouring down with rain and I decided to rush the old girl back to dock and executed a tight turn on full twin turbos.

She leaned hard a'port and dipped the decks in the water.  Once the deluge started she just filled up and the stern went under.  I could only watch, as control was completely lost, and I think I may have shouted something out.  ;)

My thanks to the lady that came over to say she knew where it was because the lights were still on under water.

My gratefull thanks to the gentleman that 'donned waterproofs' and waded in to rescue her, as shown in the picture..


I now have all the bits safely in the warm and will be   " Reviewing the situation"  as the song says.   ;D

All this has not dampened my enthusiasm and thanks for all your comments. It really is a great club of people we have here.

I can't wait for the next  "meet".


Cheers...Ken



 

 






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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2007, 09:23:27 PM »

Your a true model boater now Kenny  ;D nice to have met you and look forward to the next time
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2007, 09:26:20 PM »

I see you have not changed your name to SUB- KENNY yet!!!!! ;D ;D ;D

Let us know what still works when it dries out..

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2007, 09:43:22 PM »


      Hi All.   Good wet day.  Thanks Kenny for the entertainment, Hope all is dry and well.

       Cheers,

       John.        POLL
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2007, 09:50:24 PM »



Glad you all got home safely. It was indeed great to meet the faces behind the names.

The pictures look good on the camera. I'm really upset that I cannot access them yet  ( I promise to show them as soon as I can)

My new way home  (motorways instead of shortcuts though busy towns)   took me over 3 hours in the pouring rain. I stopped off in a motorway cafe and had a KFC dinner at 3 o'clock.   ;D   

           I saw the wood coffee stirrers mentioned by 'Tigertiger' and asked if I could have a few for my next boat ( which will be wooden and not sinkable).     I think they gave me them out of sympathy for an old bloke.  Anyway, they are smashing bits of wood and are too good for their intended task.   Ideal for model uses, I thought. ;)

I don't suppose the comment will ever leave me now, but at least I'm a happy chappy for getting into this hobby. I shall stay surface bound.  ( especially after the tongue lashing from my bride of 40 years.  I told her they were supposed to get wet.  ;D ).


Cheers...Ken       

ps  .....   lot of mail coming through tonight chaps.  What a get-together eh !!!      Great ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2007, 09:56:39 PM »

Hi Kenny,

Sorry to hear about the sinking, I hope there is no permanent damage.

Your's must shift some - flat out mine barely rolls if thrown into a turn.

Sorry I missed it all, but other things got in the way - like sorting out rainwater butts for SWMBO.

Maybe next year

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2007, 09:58:29 PM »

Ken,
Most would try and save the boat, you grabbed a camera!!  :)
Classic.
I hope she dries out ok.
Nice to met you by the way.

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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2007, 10:09:12 PM »


Thank you Wombat. 

I dare not look at it again today  (brings back too many memories  ;) )  I have been advised that it it will dry out OK.  I removed the Rx and shook it !!!.   Horrible to think that a thousand pounds was lying under the sea !!!

Bob, I put the camera down when the realisation hit me and now thats gone the way of the boat !!


I'm off for a whisky and soda now and a lie down.  I shall keep up up the log, don't you worry   ;D ;D ;D ;D


Cheers everyone

Ken
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« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2007, 10:12:20 PM »

Just remember, plenty of clean water on the Rx and servos and let them dry for a couple of days. You may find the camera and card come back to life after a while. If water has got under the SMT chips, all you can do is wait for it to dry out. If you can lay your hands on a pie warmer and gently bake them at 40 to 50C it may help.

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« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2007, 10:14:13 PM »

If you have any demin water - battery water - its better than tap water - no salts in it.

Flush with that then rinse with meths - worked for me after a sinking - all ok

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« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2007, 10:17:58 PM »

Kenny
I was sorry to see you tug transform into a sub. You are a great guy and kept laughing, well almost during the diving exhibition. If you can not get your pictures off your camera card pm me a guy I work with has the software to do it.

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2007, 12:21:55 PM »


Opened up the shed today and went in with trepidation.

All is well.  The boat dried out in the night and you will never believe it, but there is no damage.    ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

The Rx is sitting comfortably on the radiator and will be tested in a few days. The motors work and even the lights come on.   ;D

Model Slipway don't half design good boats. Can't wait to start their next one. ( Vliestroom)    8)

Unfortunately when I took some pictures, they were blurred. Methinks the 300 pound camera is water logged, so that is sitting on the radiator as well.  I have the memory card out nice and safe, so hopefully pictures will be saved.   :(

If I have a renaming ceremony back to  AZIZ will my luck change ?????

All the best

Ken


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