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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #100 on: September 14, 2013, 11:58:20 PM »

Thanks Dave, still fighting the urge for a nap in the afternoons but getting there slowly.
I must admit I was a bit annoyed when the first doctor told me on Friday that It couldn't be anything too serious then ended up at the a+e  a few hours later where I was poked, prodded, injected and sent home with enough tablets to choke a horse.
good to be back in the workshop and back on mayhem that's for sure!
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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #101 on: September 15, 2013, 09:49:50 AM »

Keel cooling cut from 2mm ABS sheet, tried acrylic first but wasn't quite flexible enough to follow the hull contours.
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« Reply #102 on: September 15, 2013, 09:52:38 AM »

Fitted to the hull.
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« Reply #103 on: September 15, 2013, 09:54:52 AM »

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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #104 on: September 17, 2013, 09:23:43 AM »

angled end caps for the cooling strips.

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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #105 on: September 28, 2013, 10:53:37 AM »

First test of the finished deck, the rear hatch has a false top that holds on with rare earth magnets, underneath is a storm hatch that screws down onto a rubber seal.


 
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« Reply #106 on: September 28, 2013, 10:54:08 AM »

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« Reply #107 on: September 28, 2013, 05:16:06 PM »

Thats looking good :) Have you thought of a name/ prototype for it yet?
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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #108 on: September 29, 2013, 12:03:39 AM »

Thats looking good :) Have you thought of a name/ prototype for it yet?

This one is to be called the Wattle as per the original and mine will be called Big Stan, a bit of a play on the Damen StanTug and maybe a bit of a shout out to the movie Big Stan (very funny)
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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #109 on: September 29, 2013, 12:29:23 PM »

The tug in the port (Holyhead) is a Damen Stan Tug called the Saint David, always see it and fancy making a model of it some day :)
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« Reply #110 on: September 30, 2013, 11:03:19 PM »

Any chance of a photo of that?
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« Reply #112 on: September 30, 2013, 11:09:25 PM »

They arent my pictures btw, i just found them
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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #113 on: September 30, 2013, 11:20:38 PM »

 
Doesn't seem to have a lot of freeboard is that normal?
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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #114 on: October 01, 2013, 09:55:53 AM »

Got the tiller arms and linkages made and fitted today.

 
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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #115 on: October 01, 2013, 09:57:08 AM »

Close up of the tiller arms, first time I've been able to machine them from solid brass.
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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #116 on: October 01, 2013, 10:31:52 AM »


That's the shortest distance from the pivot point to the link arm pin I've ever seen.

Have you tested the amount of movement when connected to a servo ?  It does look to me as if the rudder will turn very quickly for a greater distance but under a great strain on the servo motor.

Just a thought

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« Reply #117 on: October 01, 2013, 12:34:43 PM »

Thanks for your concern  Ken, looks close I know but I use the same specs on many of my other models.
Rather than setting up a connecting linkage between tillers I simply use a port and starboard servo so each rudder has its own servo, leaves heaps of power for the swing.
Also If anyone is looking for a good source of linkages I got these from a Traxxas Revo monster truck
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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #118 on: October 27, 2013, 05:26:21 AM »

A bit more done. just a few coats of grey automotive primer.
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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #119 on: October 30, 2013, 10:20:54 PM »







St Davit, ex Valiant B is a stan tug 1906, one of the final built and certainly one of the more powerful ones around.
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« Reply #120 on: November 05, 2013, 12:00:22 AM »

A big box of goodies turned up today.
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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #121 on: November 05, 2013, 12:13:57 AM »

I probably should explain my choice of radio and speedy, I find the Hitec transmitter to be one of the easiest to set up for tank style motor control. Normally most radios above 2 channel have one stick without a spring for aircraft throttle whereas I prefer to have both sticks return to centre for a boat model, so far the hitec optic 5 and 6 are the only ones I know of that already have the spring and arm in place so you only have to remove the ratchet thing and undo the spring tension.....easy no extra parts no trying to swap arms and springs.
As for the speedy, I sold a lot of these when I had my shop and never had an issue, I run them in my own boats and have found the amp rating to be correct, also they are an absolute pleasure to program using the separate programmer (following the beeps without the programmer is a pain with any brand )
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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #122 on: November 24, 2013, 06:53:09 AM »

Once again not a lot done, just some of the fiddly bits, various deck vents, exhausts, bulwark supports and the box for the firefighting pump.

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Re: Mermod's Damen Stan Tug 1606
« Reply #124 on: November 24, 2013, 09:13:32 PM »

Great Detail  :-))
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