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Linda Carol Moran build
« on: July 11, 2015, 01:34:50 AM »

Welp she came in! So far last night I got the hull and stand completed, a slow start but I'm gettin there! She will follow the original Moran color scheme (fingers crossed I get it right) and have LED lights for the mast, nav and deck lights supplied by Umi, they are of great quality and I highly recommend! I used Testors plastic model glue for the initial hull seam and with the fiberglass tape down the center, was this proper? Does anyone have any ideas on how to get a metal gear off a motor? I've thought of a couple ways but I'm scared too much violence will damage the motor. I welcome all questions and critiques, hope you enjoy my build!




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2015, 04:42:53 AM »

 
"slow start" = Good start!
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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2015, 08:10:01 AM »

Hi CaptTex
First make sure it is not part of the shaft ,you do not say what size it is, if there is room wrap a wet rag round the shaft between the gear and the motor do not let any moisture in to the motor and then warm the gear with a gas torch DO NOT GET RED HOT , then try and tap of the gear , or pull of with grips , it's hard to try and give you some pointers when we ca not see the set up ,this is my opinion others will have different ideas .
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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2015, 11:30:40 AM »

Do you need the gear ? If not use a hack saw and cut carefully in to it. go down till you touch the shaft . a diagonal cut is best front to rear. With the gear weakened it will come off .


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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2015, 06:24:46 PM »

No I do not need it, the only reason its on there is because i salvaged the motor from another RC. Thanks for the advice! I'll give both a go!




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2015, 03:32:36 AM »

Ok well hit a little bit of a snag tonight, finished the hull and put in the stuffing box with support and sanded down the hull ready for the keel strip (no leaks thank god!) However I've hit a little problem, the circuit board pictured is the "brain" of the whole operation, however it occured to me on the helicopter it came off of, the throttle is 0-100 in one direction not 0-100 in both forward and reverse which is what I need! Any pointers? Until I get the electronics figured out and put in I can't move forward! For reference the equipment came off of a MJX FX 45 helo.






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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2015, 04:56:24 AM »

I was looking over the hull just a few minutes ago, and notices some deforming down the keel and also where i put the stuffing box support, I'm thinking its the glue?






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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2015, 03:15:01 PM »

The keel strip has been fitted, the cabin is constructed and bondo has been applied to even out the seems. Along the keel strip I have also applied bondo, which will be sanded down and to correct form to hide the damage the glue did. Holes for the lights have been cut out, and I'll begin soldering electric parts soon. Electronics will go into place once I get the new reciever/transmitter/esc/battery, so for now I'm making her aesthetically pleasing!


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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2015, 06:26:22 PM »

Good Start.  :-))

Yes, too much glue can be a hazard.
But it sounds like you have manged to find a suitable filler.


Pick up a an Mtronik ESC from Harbor Models over in California.
That should work well for you. You can plug it directly into your reciever, and the BEC
will eliminate the need for the small reciever battery.
http://www.harbormodels.com/site08/main_pages/speed_controls.htm

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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2015, 08:13:59 PM »

A diamond cutting disk (cheap as chips on ebay) for a rotary tool like a dremel is the best for getting the gear off the motor shaft. Carefully cut between the teeth almost but not quite down to the shaft. This will relieve the pressure and it should pull away with a pair of grips.

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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2015, 08:25:50 PM »

Thanks you guys! On tap for tonight is most likely fittings for the flood lights and starting the wiring so I can prepare it to be connected to a switch and ultimately to the battery. Might give the motor thing a go, we'll see how brave I feel  :-) , also sanding and completing the cabin, maybe even the rub rails on the hull! It seems however that I'm missing the rudder tube, gonna have to fabricate my own i suppose!


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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2015, 04:47:36 AM »

Welp finished the deck lights, sanded the cabin and did some more work on the hull. The deck lights took forever, but turned out rather nice under a magnifying glass and filler! Attached a resistor and ran a test the lights will give her a good glow! On tap for tommorow finish the wiring and install the lights, put on the rub rails and hopefully the cabin roof and prime it!




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2015, 09:38:10 AM »


Hi Tex,

Following this with interest.   :-))

Could you raise your picture size up to 100k which would make them larger please.  These old eyes are having trouble appreciating them.

cheers

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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2015, 01:20:11 PM »

Of Course Kenny, I'm posting on my iPad so still getting the hang of it! Got a wedding this weekend so might not make any progress until Sunday evening.
 
 
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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2015, 05:18:00 PM »

Capt Tex,


Lookin' good  :-)) . I'll be watching your progress also.


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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2015, 06:42:44 PM »

Thanks guys, definitely ready for her to be on the water!




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2015, 02:25:34 PM »

Got the lights installed and almost finished the wiring, since this one piece of the ship is taking so much time I've decided to concentrate my efforts on her. After the wiring is installed I'll cut port holes and place clear plastic bh ind them so there is "glass" and the light behind the LEDs will shine through! Then the stairs, roof and doors/hand rails then I'll move on. My inexperience is clear in these pictures!




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2015, 04:49:12 AM »

Alright folks, made a good amount of progress! Continued cleaning up the hull and installed the rudder tube and assembled/primed the rudder. Continued work in the cabin and cleaned it up, as well as fitting the servo. Next up is wiring the lights and beginning work on the wheel house and other details.


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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2015, 05:30:35 AM »

 :-))


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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2015, 09:17:56 PM »

Congratulations, it's very interesting the modifications you are making
I made my Carol years ago, I made her exactly as the instructions said, really enjoy her sailing

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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2015, 09:26:25 PM »

Escipion do you think sitting her lower in the waterline would be ok? Thanks guys I'm fixing to start work again, ordered the remains electronics today!




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2015, 09:38:13 PM »

Hello Tex!!!!
When she made her first sail, I had to add weight mostly in the stern.
In my Carol the water only covers the waterline. Although she is small, she have no problems even when there are bigger boats sailing. I believe that, as the real tugs, sitting lower will depends where she will be sailing.

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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2015, 09:57:23 PM »

Congratulations, it's very interesting the modifications you are making
I made my Carol years ago, I made her exactly as the instructions said, really enjoy her sailing

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Your Carol looks great  :-)) .


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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2015, 09:59:18 PM »

Thank You Mark

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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2015, 08:53:42 PM »

Well mostly protected ponds and estuaries, no heavy waves or anything of the sort so no reason to have her sitting high in the water, but when I see videos of tugs like her in real life they sit relatively low. I have a friend that has a 12 ft kayak hes gonna let me push around  %% , hoping she looks good under way and in pictures! I also bought a turnigy reciever switch so i can control my lights on my transmitter, but im wondering how do I assign that function to one of the switches (its a fly sky 6 channel).




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