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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2015, 09:37:13 PM »

I believe that if you feel uncomfortable, maybe sitting her 5mm more will be ok. You can add her a small vinyl line above the waterline to sign the level.
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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2015, 09:39:01 PM »

Ill go home and water test her tonight and see where I want her at, I'm not sure why but a low sitting tug boat has always looked good to me! Thank you sir.


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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2015, 03:46:55 AM »

Ok I've hit a snag, was making major steam on the wiring and went to test once I was finished.....only one worked. So took it all out and just soldered resistors on the LEDS and only one still works.....are the rest blown? Or is it possible the prongs are dirty or maybe the resistor is backwards? They all had resistors when I tested the finished wiring so I don't think they're blown.








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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2015, 07:39:37 AM »

It shouldn't matter that which way the resistor is wired in.
There is a positive and negative lead to the LED.

The long lead is Positive, you didn't accidently hook them up backwards did you?


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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2015, 05:38:35 PM »

Ok Umi I got all of them working except one, it's dim....what could this be?




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2015, 07:20:26 PM »

Could be a bad LED, is it a different color, or just dim?


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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2015, 07:41:19 PM »

Just dim, not a different color though! I'm hoping maybe my soldering job is just poor cause if its bad that is a lot of cutting and refitting....

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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2015, 08:58:53 PM »


Once they go dim from excess voltage  (but not enough to blow them) they stay dim and cannot recover.

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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2015, 09:01:46 PM »

ah....man....Umi can I get a replacement? Just invoice me! silly mistakes.....On the bright side all of my radio equipment came in today! Will start fitting and finishing the hull tonight!


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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2015, 03:43:49 PM »

Welp finished the hull and still cleaning her, but got all of the electronics, rub rails and deck fitted without too much fuss. Some small tweaks tonight and adding ballast weight and she'll receive her beginning ballast weight so I can start adjusting!




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2015, 12:40:55 AM »

ah....man....Umi can I get a replacement? Just invoice me! silly mistakes.....On the bright side all of my radio equipment came in today! Will start fitting and finishing the hull tonight!


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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2015, 01:14:52 AM »

Thank you umi! Better to knock it out instead of finishing then going back for a refit  :-))
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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2015, 08:02:20 PM »

Ok folks pictures will come tonight, the hull was primed painted and got the towing bits and side mooring bits in place. the pilot house is under construction and wiring is coming along nicely! I have a 3000 mah NIMH battery its got roughly a 540 motor I think? What kind of run time am I looking at bout an hour in my mind?




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2015, 11:51:54 PM »

Hi Tex!!!!
One observation, a 540 motor isn't too big for that boat??? the instructions said that a servo could do the job, but I felt that's not enough so I use a Dumas 4.8V motor and works really fine

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXE550&P=7

Maybe a 300 is ok.

Well. that's my opinion

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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2015, 12:07:45 AM »

This is the motor, maybe it's smaller than I think! A lot of progress has been made, mainly just tidying up and finishing wiring now. My main problem is fitting "glass to the windows of the pilot house and cabin, ideas? I also have two 7.4v 2s lipo ps is im going to put together to provide power for the lights since I don't think 1 3000 mah 7.4v NIMH will do it all by itself. I'm really focusing on making her presentable, like it looks like I've put the time and effort into her! Still to come is the brass mast, that's a surprise for yall  :}




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2015, 06:06:07 PM »

Hi Tex!!!
Nice work  :-))

For the windows there is a glue called "Formula 560" from ZAP products, it's designed to glue canopies to the RC airplanes, is very strong and do not generate fumes as the CA, when it dries it is almost transparent, I used it in some of my boats and gave me good results

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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2015, 06:55:14 PM »

How do you set the glue up in the windows? Thanks I'm really proud of it so far!




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2015, 07:13:13 PM »

Hi Tex!!!
The glue looks like the common white glue, so I made the window a little larger than the frame, put the glue in the interior of the cabin where the window should rest and keep it clamped for at least a couple of hours

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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2015, 07:15:21 PM »

Awesome! Thanks for the advice! Hopefully I'll make a ton of progress tonight, tried soldering the brass railing last night and think i should have sanded the rod before soldering.... >>:-(




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2015, 04:34:45 PM »

So not alot of progress made last night, beer is a terrible mistress. But The only thing holding up moving forward is the railing, im having major trouble soldering the tiny brass rod together the solder just isnt behaving properly or binding! Anyone have any tips?




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #45 on: August 07, 2015, 05:55:31 AM »

Use a good "flux".
KESTER makes a nice  "self cleaning solder paste".
Place a dab on the two pieces to be soldered, heat your
soldering iron, clean up the tip, then melt a bit of solder onto the  tip of the iron.
Touch the melted solder to the joint, and it should "wick" into the joint almost immediately.
Note: solder flows toward the heat. So if the solder is stuck to one side of a joint,
apply the heat to the opposite side to melt the solder and get it to flow across.



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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2015, 04:00:47 PM »

Gotcha! definitely useful info Umi thank you, and my lights came in look great as always!  :-))  I'm actually thinking about "cheating" and using this awesome adhesive my local hobby store sells, holds everything stupidly strong! This weekend will be a worl wind of activity in the ship yard!




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2015, 03:27:52 PM »

The soldering took a little longer than I thought, the actual soldering didnt take long once I got flux (dumb me) it was the set up with risers and taping pieces in place that took a while. I started on the mast last night but the I can't get the resistor/wire/lead of the LED down the mast so I can solder it up, does anyone have any tips? It seems that the electrical tape is not helping, but I have to insulate it otherwise it'll arch with the mast which is doubling as the negative return.




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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2015, 05:41:01 PM »

And a little teaser on the lights  :}
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Re: Linda Carol Moran build
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2015, 12:25:20 AM »

Nice.

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