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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #175 on: September 15, 2014, 08:31:38 PM »

Whale, I didn't think it was meant to be a shark......


Something fishy going on here.......


Ok I have my coat on already......
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #176 on: September 15, 2014, 08:32:04 PM »

Nah, the eyes have it!! %% %%
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #177 on: September 15, 2014, 09:53:47 PM »

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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #178 on: September 15, 2014, 09:54:11 PM »

But mine's not a scale shark...

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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #179 on: September 16, 2014, 07:56:40 AM »

Today is 'get the creature painted' day, but before I do, I'd like some advice:


Do I leave the  lower nose piece on? Or do I leave it off?


Your comments, please chaps...

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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #180 on: September 16, 2014, 08:56:06 AM »

leave it on  :-))
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #181 on: September 16, 2014, 08:59:08 AM »

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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #182 on: September 16, 2014, 10:31:51 AM »

2-0 so far, then....


Masked up and first coat of paint on. Still a bit breezy outdoors, so I'm spraying indoors in the Mark 1 cardboard spray booth. Windows wide open, fan set to hurricane force...you can see why I'm divorced.   ;D


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #183 on: September 16, 2014, 12:27:50 PM »

Well, boys n' girls...here he is, resplendent in full mating colours, and now sporting his new eyes (11mm dia instead of the original 22mm dia ones I'd fitted).


There's a couple of small areas I can see of where the paint bled under the masking tape, but I put that down to him banging into ice floes in the cold Arctic waters.


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #184 on: September 16, 2014, 01:58:38 PM »

Looking good  richard , like the colour scheme,  and you will be able to keep your eyes on it, pete
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #185 on: September 16, 2014, 02:18:02 PM »

Thanks Pete..I'm actually pleased with the way it's come out. The lower part of the nose is yet to be sprayed, I'm trying to mask it up to look like an open mouth full of teeth, but I'd probably be better off sticking my own on there!

Once the paint has gone off hard, all I have left to do is to reassemble it with the radio box, and then it can go in the bath for trimming/ballasting.

And this was supposed to be a 'cheap and simple project'... >>:-(


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #186 on: September 16, 2014, 03:51:56 PM »

Aha...I knew I'd seen these somewhere. They will save a lot of work if I can get hold of some..


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #187 on: September 16, 2014, 05:48:26 PM »

I know where there is a set Rich, Uckfield. I noticed them them last weekend while I was looking for something else.
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #188 on: September 16, 2014, 06:26:35 PM »

Now that may well be worth a trip up there...cheers, Ian.


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #189 on: September 17, 2014, 12:08:28 AM »

hurry up and get it wet!!!!!! :} :}
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #190 on: September 17, 2014, 07:26:18 AM »

hurry up and get it wet!!!!!! :} :}


If he's going up to Uckfield today to pick up those teeth he would be driving right by my house, he could bring willy the whale with him and dunk it in my pool to trim him up.......


While he's here he could then help with trimming my bloody Ohio at the same time hint hint.......
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #191 on: September 17, 2014, 08:21:56 AM »


Hoping to complete final assembly today, need to fit the r/c box and then trim the bolts down some, they are far too long at the moment.  I should have done them earlier on, but I totally forgot about doing it... :embarrassed:


Teeth are on the way, so keep your fingers well clear... ;)


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #192 on: September 17, 2014, 10:44:48 AM »

Just need to swap the length of angle alloy for a flat piece, and we're done, apart from the under nose section and the teeth.


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #193 on: September 17, 2014, 10:50:51 AM »

Rich, has that parcel turned up that you want me to pick up?
If so I'll pop down later and bring the flat strip with me.


Looking at it, is there some slight paint bleed on the rear whit patch?
 
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #194 on: September 17, 2014, 10:57:42 AM »

It's just that second arrived mate...that'd be grand, see you later. Oh, and there's news from Ron re the radio boxes.


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #195 on: September 17, 2014, 10:58:43 AM »

Just a bit of paint bleed, but I'm not that worried about it, it won't show in the water.


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #196 on: September 17, 2014, 11:10:22 AM »

Ok see you later then, I may have arms like an orangutan after lifting this damn sub in and out the pool trying to get the trim right.
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #197 on: September 17, 2014, 11:23:26 AM »

That's why I'm now building smaller boats, mate...although I may be able to balance better if my knuckles are dragging on the ground.  ;D


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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #198 on: September 17, 2014, 02:28:48 PM »

Ready and waiting for the teeth to arrive, then I can glue it on...


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(yes, I know it looks odd, but I had to take the pic upside down, then rotate it)
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Re: cheap and simple RC sub/dorsal fin project
« Reply #199 on: September 18, 2014, 08:48:34 AM »

Thanks to Ian (IanPAL) I now have a sensible alloy hold down strap for the radio box...thanks mate, much appreciated.


Two more jobs to do, and then it's bath time...first I need to attach the front lower cone (and the teeth when they arrive) and secondly I need to alter the rudder linkage, it's a bit fragile I think. They should be done this morning, then thisarvo it can go in the bath for a trimming/ballasting session, then charge the batteries and hopefully tomorrow I can take the beast down to the lake.


Thanks again, Ian..

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