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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #150 on: September 09, 2015, 12:45:02 PM »

All the slots with their locking pins in place.






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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #151 on: September 09, 2015, 12:45:54 PM »

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #152 on: September 09, 2015, 12:48:15 PM »

Very cool  :-)) .


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #153 on: September 09, 2015, 09:43:56 PM »

Hi Phill


Would be very interested in an Albert kit, depends on shipping costs to the UK


Regards


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #154 on: September 10, 2015, 02:01:22 AM »

Hi Mark, as soon as I have a finished price I will let you know :)


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #155 on: September 10, 2015, 02:05:12 AM »

finished version with engraved overlays in place.




This last pic is with a 6v 4.5ah gel cel, large brushless motor, servo and a 11v lipo in the back and she still sits perfectly :)
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #156 on: September 10, 2015, 04:26:37 AM »

Very nice indeed.
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #157 on: September 10, 2015, 08:21:27 AM »

Thank's Antipodes  O0


First rudder and skeg out of the mold today.



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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #158 on: September 10, 2015, 10:43:26 AM »

Looking good Phill!
Maybe next week then?
Did you get the pic I sent you of the flex couplings I have coming? For just under AU$7.00 post free, I couldn't be bothered making them these days.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #159 on: September 10, 2015, 12:07:07 PM »

So does anyone else on here think the mast looks out of place and I should just drop it? honest opinions please.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #160 on: September 10, 2015, 12:19:12 PM »

So does anyone else on here think the mast looks out of place and I should just drop it? honest opinions please.

It does look a little funny......

I'd leave it out if I were you, if someone really wants one it's easy enough to make.
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #161 on: September 10, 2015, 12:41:56 PM »

Told you so!


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #162 on: September 10, 2015, 01:04:22 PM »


.... does make it look a bit 'bumper car' / dodgems  ish!
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #163 on: September 11, 2015, 06:38:07 AM »

Oh, it's a mast!  I thought it was a carry handle! LOL!

No, I think by not putting a mast on it will allow people to personalise the boat a bit.  The mast can be so many different designs, A frame tripod or people cab make a nice little yachtie one!

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #164 on: September 16, 2015, 02:53:22 AM »

Well, all the cost's are in, laser cutting time, plywood , casting resin's, fibreglass hull, it's all come out dearer than I would have liked for where I want Albert to sit in the marketplace but I can't do it for nothing, look's like the final price will be $450 aud, ( about 210 GBP ) It's difficult to find something out there to compare it to, not much if anything comes with all the parts laser cut and the hull consumes quite a lot of materials as even though it's not long at 600mm it extremely beamy so there is enough materials in it for a standard shape hull almost twice as long, so that's where we are with price.
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #165 on: September 16, 2015, 08:31:45 AM »

G'day Phill,


No surprises here, having been in the model manufacturing business for over 28 yrs.
That's about where I expected it to be, so I'm OK with it. Just get mine in the post as soon as possible!


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #166 on: September 16, 2015, 08:45:08 AM »

Hello Phill

Hello I do not like this mast,
The price in euros would be 280 euros, more the freight on half of the planet .................

It is going to be difficult to sell here even if he is very beautiful .
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #167 on: September 16, 2015, 08:53:28 AM »

Hi Ian, I had a good chat with a fibreglass fabricator today who claims he can get a far better finish inside and out so it might be worth waiting another week for me to take delivery of the first batch.

GAZOU, you will be happy to know the mast has been deleted from the kit (let us never speak of it again)

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #168 on: September 21, 2015, 03:23:38 AM »

Massive win today, I have been searching the web for cardboard box makers in Australia, finally found one that made a box that worked out pretty well for size but then found out that freight was going to be $130.00  :o  after this I found a local manufacturer that is only 15 mins down the road and had an overrun of boxes that were almost perfect but not deep enough, but, when you slide one over the other they are absolutely perfect  :-)) .

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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #169 on: September 21, 2015, 03:27:57 AM »

What cool boxes,  :-)) :-)) and they already had 'Albert' on them.  %) %) What a win!!  %% %%
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #170 on: September 21, 2015, 03:33:49 AM »

I have never before been so excited about about a plain old cardboard box.


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #171 on: September 21, 2015, 04:21:06 AM »

I'll be more excited once mine is at the Post office waiting to be picked up with contents!


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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #172 on: September 21, 2015, 05:07:49 AM »

I'll be more excited once mine is at the Post office waiting to be picked up with contents!


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That makes two of us, and I expect we will not be alone.  ;)
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #173 on: September 21, 2015, 07:37:22 AM »

 ok2

Somebody knows the cost of the freight for Europe  ?
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Re: Albert the tug
« Reply #174 on: September 21, 2015, 07:41:54 AM »

I think I'd be concerned about the lack of cushioning packing along the sides. If Aussie post is like UK post, it'll get the sides crushed in as its tossed about in the back of the van/sorting office.
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