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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2015, 08:38:18 PM »


A lot of bending and filling later and we have a rounder Bow.   %)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2015, 09:17:03 AM »

I have cut out some square holes for the anchors and made the plastic inserts. The bow seems to have a slight defect so this has been re-filled to line it up.



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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2015, 09:20:23 AM »


A ridge was constructed to go around the stern.

Time to think about the 100 stanchions.   O0  these are supposed to be 15 mm high and contain 3 holes  !!  I certainly cannot afford to buy them so back to the design board.   %)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2015, 07:53:19 PM »

Today I built the stand for the boat.  It's a bit plain at the moment so I might shape it a bit more.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2015, 08:12:57 PM »

Hi Ken
looking very good


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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2015, 08:18:19 PM »


Thank you John.   I don't seem to have any shelf space to store it.       %)

Folks,  I'm still looking for 2 more  Schottle drives.  It's looking as if I'll have to get some of the housekeepers money and go to the shop.

Cheers

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2015, 11:22:58 PM »

Looking really Good Ken,

Unsure where you could get 2 schottels
Other than ebay, or maybe hobbydirekt Germany??
Could you not ask Brian/chipcase I'm sure he produced his own for
Svitzer Maltby.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #57 on: May 05, 2015, 10:38:23 AM »


Cheers matey. I am enjoying this build. So much to think about.   ok2

I know the shops that have them, it's just the finances I have to watch.  I just love price comparisons for the fun of it.                   %)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #58 on: May 05, 2015, 10:21:46 PM »


Today I has a re-work on the stand. I have lowered it by 20mm and cut a few curves into it to make it look tidy.

I've also made the support rods for the flight deck from brass tubing.

 
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #59 on: May 06, 2015, 08:07:42 AM »

Looks great Kenny.

Have you thought about what you are going to make the "catch net" (don't know the correct term) around the helipad from?

I was with my son at one of his friends birthday parties the other day. They were playing a game with one of the nylon shuttlecocks from a cheap badminton set. After having a look at it I thought at the time if cut apart and with a bit of fettling it might make a good helipad net if ever needed.

The scale could be way off but just thought I'd chuck it in while it was in my mind.



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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2015, 09:46:06 AM »


Thanks for your thoughts Alex.

Yes there has to be protruding bars to support a net.  You are right about thinking that comes next.  I would have got to it eventually.   O0

Looking at the magnified photo of the bow, I see I've done a shabby job there. Needs further smoothing, methinks.  It will eventually all be covered with epoxy and cloth so this should hide most of my mistakes.  tehe

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2015, 10:06:11 AM »

Garlic etc is sometime sold in a plastic netting that might offer the same scale or a near to it - then there is the other warship netting mentioned on other threads
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2015, 10:08:53 AM »


Good thinking Sir.

I'm going shopping with the Missis now.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2015, 10:31:48 AM »


I was talking to my lovely Wife about our future purchase and was taken to the larder .................  Look what the apples come in.

                                    8)    {-)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #64 on: May 06, 2015, 11:27:47 AM »

Result! :-))
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2015, 02:36:50 PM »

or onions - the garlic mesh is that shown on the LCMIII, with a 1/72 scale sailor on top, this is a finer mesh but essentially the same material, the onion / apple meshes are larger squares
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2015, 07:39:04 PM »


Yes I agree with that.  My mesh stretches rather too big but the idea is good, so it's off to the shops for something finer.

Today I carried on by putting in the 'net' supports. I've used thin brass rod glued into the sides all around the flight deck. it will be nice and firm by the time I get back to it.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2015, 08:07:31 PM »

ERM Ken what is our HOBBY.....dont some of the traders sell fishing nets  even a Kids fishing net would do
 
 
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #68 on: May 06, 2015, 08:32:31 PM »

And stronger as well.

Cheers Dave.  Good thinking.

While I'm here I want to put an idea to the forum.    I have 4 brand new motors type 500's from Tamiya BUT they run on 7.2 volts.  They are 35 turn each so go rather fast.

Question ..... can two be wired in series and driven from 12 volts  (with suitable fuses)  from one speed controller of 20 amps.  ????

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #69 on: May 07, 2015, 01:10:46 PM »

hi ken
great build :-)) i've got some 2mm netting if it's any good to you , have you finished the fire engine yet?




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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #70 on: May 07, 2015, 04:09:08 PM »

And stronger as well.

Cheers Dave.  Good thinking.

While I'm here I want to put an idea to the forum.    I have 4 brand new motors type 500's from Tamiya BUT they run on 7.2 volts.  They are 35 turn each so go rather fast.

Question ..... can two be wired in series and driven from 12 volts  (with suitable fuses)  from one speed controller of 20 amps.  ????

ken


Ken, your 35t motors should be lower rpm and that've greater torque than the standard ones. Running off a 12v supply shouldn't be an issue, they will be faster than with a 7.2v pack though.
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #71 on: May 07, 2015, 05:33:24 PM »

In series they will be running on 6v each.
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #72 on: May 07, 2015, 08:15:43 PM »

Use of the plastic mosquito net for nets around the hélideck
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #73 on: May 07, 2015, 10:18:14 PM »

Thanks for the offer Andy.   I now have what could be suitable netting found in a net bag containing red onions. It looks just the size of net that doesn't stretch. I will keep you posted when I fit it.
ps.  The fire engine is almost finished. I'll put up a picture in the  'other hobbies'  section

Thanks for the input Gazou.  I have been following your conversation on Scale boats in RC Groups, all about the Schottles and relevant drive systems. All good information about developments and made interesting reading.

Thanks Tom, for the information on the Tamiya motor.  As has been said they will each have 6 volts and be run in parallel.  Time will tell if they are fast enough.  It's not as if the captain want's to go water skiing.

Today was another satisfying day with the build.  I have fitted the prongs  (for want of a better word)  that will support the nets.  I have also made a new rear deck as the  'Moon pool'   'cut out'  in it, went wrong on the first piece.  We don't want any noticeable mistakes at this stage.  %)

Cheers for now,

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2015, 10:55:28 PM »

Oh no....as Ken says........'my mesh stretches rather too big but the idea is good, so........today I carried on by putting in the 'net' supports'

{-)...I don't really think members here really want to see an image of Mr Churchill in orange fishnet stockings :kiss:

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