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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #100 on: August 16, 2015, 10:29:08 AM »

sun visor nearly sorted.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #101 on: August 16, 2015, 10:30:33 AM »

The sun visor from the back showing some laser kerfing.
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #102 on: August 16, 2015, 10:35:06 AM »

I spotted the deliberate mistake mate. But Albert is coming along nicely. I hadn't realised you could set the laser to only cut part way through, I just assumed it would 'burn' all the way out the other side.

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #103 on: August 16, 2015, 10:36:33 AM »

A quick check in the test tank with a couple of 8.4v nimh's in the back and she sits perfectly :)




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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #104 on: August 16, 2015, 10:40:41 AM »

Hi Brian, i can set it to lightly engrave paper if I need to or cut through up to 25mm acrylic, for the kerfing I ramp it up to full speed on a medium power setting, dropping it down to about 19% power and it would cut right through.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #105 on: August 16, 2015, 10:45:43 AM »


'It's alive!   Alive I tell you!'
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #106 on: August 17, 2015, 12:15:09 AM »

I don't know about alive yet but at least it floats :-))


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #107 on: August 17, 2015, 10:40:59 AM »

G'day Phill,


The sunvisor looks like it could be a candidate for some 1.5mm or thereabouts. Would you like me to send a sample of my stock here for a trial fit?


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #108 on: August 18, 2015, 01:15:16 AM »

Cool, send her down Ian, cheapest I can get 1.5 here is $100 plus freight, I will see how yours works out and look at getting a sheet for the others.




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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #109 on: August 18, 2015, 03:13:52 AM »

Will be in the post today. I've also included a smaller piece of 1/32 Coachwood aircraft sheathing plywood dated 1942. This came from the Commonwealth Aircraft factory in Victoria, long after it closed down. A company called Mister Plywood happened upon a pack of this ply many years ago, and was selling it off at a reasonable price. It did have some minor water damage ( rot ) to one side, but didn't affect much of the sheet. Just wish I'd got another sheet or two, as they don't make quality ply like this these days!


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #110 on: August 20, 2015, 06:09:28 AM »

Todays progress, master for the towing bitt ready for casting in urethane and the false engine cover modified to take a 6v 4.5 ah gel cell.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #111 on: August 20, 2015, 06:12:16 AM »

A view from the front showing how a gel cel would sit, the shaft is currently overlength and  just there for looks.



The motor shown is a standard 550 just to give an idea of size, the finished shaft would be much shorter allowing the motor to sit further aft.
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #112 on: August 20, 2015, 07:00:35 AM »

Looking really smart Phill!
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #113 on: August 20, 2015, 08:39:05 AM »

Everything is so clean neat and tidy. It looks as though Albert could take a bigger motor as well.

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #114 on: August 20, 2015, 09:02:24 AM »

Thanks guys, Brian I am still undecided about motors, mine will be brushless simply because I like the efficiency/economy but I'm not sure what size just yet, Albert is being built on an unemployment imposed shoestring budget  so I have to get it right first pop.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #115 on: August 20, 2015, 09:38:19 AM »

A quick shot with the hatch and it's cover in place



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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #116 on: August 20, 2015, 09:39:50 AM »

The coaming in place that locates the wheelhouse and stops water getting into the engine room.

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #117 on: August 20, 2015, 10:10:53 AM »

Is she going to have a single head post Phill at the bow?

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #118 on: August 20, 2015, 11:04:48 AM »

Trying to work out how to squeeze one in.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #119 on: August 20, 2015, 01:22:07 PM »

This is a great build one I am watching with bated breath but I never knew how big it was until i saw that 550 in it. Sizes don't register with me but that did and I must it looks great too  ok2
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #120 on: August 21, 2015, 10:36:11 AM »

Cap rail drawn, cut and in place, the idea is it will be over length and trimmed as necessary.



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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #121 on: August 21, 2015, 10:37:05 AM »

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #122 on: August 21, 2015, 11:36:48 AM »

Genuinely love seeing each update to this thread.
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #123 on: August 21, 2015, 12:45:10 PM »

He does look cute. I can see this appealing to young girls as well as boys.

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #124 on: August 21, 2015, 12:46:56 PM »

Thank's guys, I just have to keep the price down.


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