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Re: Guys...meet Dundee.
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2014, 12:13:33 PM »

Alligator Dundee does not sound right.  Are you sure he is not a crocodile? Isn't it something to do with teeth?
I have never understood why T Rex and family are so popular all those teeth and running around as well.

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Re: Guys...meet Dundee.
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2014, 12:26:59 PM »

To me, they are all the same...if they are hungry, and you are in the way, then whether it be an alligator, crocodile, kaiman or a dinosaur, unless you can run VERY fast, you are in heap big trouble.

And anyway, the seller described it as an alligator...  ;D


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« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2014, 01:16:54 PM »

Croc/gator who cares, nasty ***gers.  I see they are available on THAT auction site and a bigger (head only) at 28" . I saw a hippo head too but cant find it again. Lots of frogs, lizards and creepy crawlies for your fish pond or to animate !  Search for  "floating-alligator-head-decoy-with-reflective-eyes-for-pond-water-pool"
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Re: Guys...meet Dundee.
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2014, 03:39:41 PM »

There's also this:


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« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2014, 04:19:37 PM »

Oh YES ! Vac-form ?  Rubbery?  Details please.   Is it on your worktop ???? :o
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Re: Guys...meet Dundee.
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2014, 04:23:56 PM »

Calm down man, calm down! Remember the blood pressure!!


It's a scratch built, all fibreglass, job, by some guy in the States, I just happened to stumble across the photos of it.


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« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2014, 04:37:02 PM »

Right, slight fit of the vapors, sorry. Was about to write a letter to the Nessie people..er sorry Loch Ness hotels mafia .. er Tourist Board.
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« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2014, 04:42:25 PM »

Right, slight fit of the vapors, sorry. Was about to write a letter to the Nessie people..er sorry Loch Ness hotels mafia .. er Tourist Board.
They canna read mon :embarrassed:

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« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2014, 06:05:39 PM »

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« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2014, 06:35:49 PM »

They canna read mon :embarrassed:

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« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2014, 06:48:29 PM »

I am puzzled, how did they either get the croc to keep still or hold it down for long enough to get the mould?

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Re: Guys...meet Dundee.
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2014, 07:04:35 PM »

Brilliant videos, Umi...thanks for those.


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Re: Guys...meet Dundee.
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2014, 08:07:30 AM »

Well, there was this duck... %)


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Re: Guys...meet Dundee.
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2014, 09:02:59 AM »

Just been having a ponder as to how to get Dundee mobile...courtesy of VNK, I have a tiny (as in very tiny) esc and a servo for the rudder, I have a motor ready, so as soon as the tube for the cylinder (or the OtterBox, depends on what I decide to use) I can make a start on figuring out what will go where. All I need now is a battery, and that will depend on how much room I have to play with.


And before anyone says anything, I'm going to try using my Planet 2.4gHz radio...I need to see for myself if it will work or not.


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« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2014, 09:14:21 AM »

cool :-))
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Re: Guys...meet Dundee.
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2014, 01:07:55 PM »

The OtterBox has just turned up...I think this may be a better bet than a cylinder, everything fits nicely. Might have a trial fitting thisarvo...


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« Reply #41 on: September 19, 2014, 02:56:23 PM »

And so it begins...


I used the Otter Box in the shark, so after much pondering, and some extremely useful information from an old friend of mine ( Gantu ), I've decided to fit the radio/motor/battery/esc inside the head. I'll be fitting a one piece alloy flange around the sides with a dozen or so M4 bolts/nuts, and a clear Lexan top...the same as a sub's watertight box.

A trial fitting proves that everything will fit ok...in case you're wondering, the rudder and the prop shaft will be fitted through the Lexan top and attached to the servo rod/motor coupling with some of Andy's (username on here : tattooed) magnetic fittings.


Tea is next up, then I'll be off to give my flexible friend some serious stick on Cornwall Model Boats website... ;D


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« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2014, 01:07:19 PM »

I knocked up a rough template out of styrene to test fit everything, and surprisingly enough, it all fits ok. The actual plate is on order, a 3mm clear styrene sheet, which everything will be mounted on as it is in the pics. Battery fits over the prop shaft exit, a 7.4v lipo pack.


So far...so good.


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« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2014, 02:57:33 PM »

Clear top now sorted out and radio fitted. I knew it was going to be a bit of a tight squeeze, but I didn't realise quite how tight...and there's still  the battery pack to get in there somewhere.


I love a challenge... >>:-(


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« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2014, 03:22:13 PM »

Still to do list...


The fibreglass sheet for the internal flange should be here tomorrow, so that's the first job on the list.
Andy is sending me the material for the sealing gasket, that should be here in a day or two.
I still need to get the 3mm brass bolts/nuts/washers to secure the lid down.
I need to measure the space I have left over for the battery pack and get that ordered, then make up a tray for it.
I need to make a quick access hatch to enable me to get at the on/off switch.
Oh, and seal the prop shaft exit.


And this was supposed to be a quick job inbetween building the shark and the swan.... :embarrassed:


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« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2014, 09:31:49 AM »

How about hanging the battery underneath in its own dedicated box, hatch downwards, wired through an epoxy seal into the head. Easy access and keeps the weight low..you also dont need to break your main seals too often.
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« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2014, 10:05:42 AM »

Hmm...thinking outside the box, eh? (see what I did there...clever, huh?)


Something like this, skip?

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« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2014, 12:02:37 PM »

Yup, better box though!
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