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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2015, 05:14:47 pm »

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A P94 is better than two separate ESCs and a mixer for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the ease of connection and setting up.
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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2015, 06:03:55 pm »

Thanks Dave. In thinking about it, you are right as it would be much simpler. In reality, the simpler, the better and it does cut down the number of places to look if it all goes pear shaped.

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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2015, 09:22:29 pm »

OK, so I put all thoughts of electronics aside for a bit and I have the stern roller made ... I think ...



It is made of a piece of acrylic towel rail someone gave me "just in case". I picked this instead of metal as there should be no corrosion of any kind, it paints well and fiberglass resin sticks to it.

Now I need to cut the hole, then slot the tapered ends of the end bits so they fit over the hull sides. Some filling and sanding should see it soon done. As I read in another thread, I am treating each bit as a sererate project and when all the little projects are done, the big one should be as well.

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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2015, 11:56:30 am »

This is where the roller will go ...



Quite a bit of clean up and fiddling to do but it should look ok in the end.

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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2015, 12:52:00 pm »

First rough fit ...



A bit of fiddling to do and some filling and then on to the next bit.
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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2015, 01:26:16 pm »


You've 'bit the bullet' now Tom!
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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2015, 01:31:30 pm »

Martin, I now have no choice ... gettr done or gettr very wet!





Fitting better now.

The roller is centered both horizontally and vertically at this point.

Time for another think of the watertight box I need to do before I glue anything in.

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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2015, 01:57:16 pm »

The black line on each side is about where the deck will be ...



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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2015, 04:58:56 pm »

The final bit for today ... the solid block of wood that will help fill the gap, and there will be two long screws from the outside, through the bulwark and into this piece. The whole works will be fiberglassed in and it should be rock solid.




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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2015, 08:50:34 pm »

After a bit of fiddling around ...



Pretty darn straight.

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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2015, 10:03:01 pm »

Props have arrived, so once the roller is done I can start on the drive line.



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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2015, 04:48:26 pm »

Sanding and filling to do, which I will do a bit at a time,  but the roller is in place, warts and all.




I think it will look fine once it is all filled and sanded and painted.

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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2015, 01:13:33 pm »

This will do for now ...



I will clean it up and finish it when I finish the hull.

Time for some main deck supports and under frame, as well as the drive line.

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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2015, 07:52:37 pm »

I have been delayed do to an illness, but will be back at it in a week or so. I am still busy "thinking" about everything that needs to be done.

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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2015, 12:35:42 pm »

I have managed to make a rope walk and do a bit of experimenting.

Thanks Brian for the info.



A couple of the ropes I have made so far.



Now I need to learn to splice ... Youtube will be my friend on that one.
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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2015, 05:08:20 pm »

Here is a great WEB Site for Rope Work, including splices.

All illustrations are animated.

http://www.animatedknots.com/indexsplicing.php


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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2015, 06:19:00 pm »

Coming along nicely. And if it will load I have included a PDF on how to splice ropes :-))

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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #42 on: September 20, 2015, 06:26:24 pm »

Downloaded straightaway on my system - I'm still on XP  :embarrassed:
 
Thanks for sharing Brian  :-))
 
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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2015, 07:58:30 pm »

Downloaded straightaway on my system - I'm still on XP  :embarrassed:
 
Thanks for sharing Brian  :-))
 
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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2015, 09:10:28 pm »

Bonjour,


My friend Didier, great modelist, has also built his rope machine and offered me a few meters for one of my boats :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h7LHmlnRzY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avVTMzQOKl8
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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2015, 12:26:09 pm »

Thanks for that link Brian. It downloaded here just fine.

Those animated pages are very easy to follow as well.

I need to go and get some supplies but will have a go at the splicing during the week.

That was interesting seeing the video of the other style of rope machine. I assume that it is the second motor with the single hook that actually twists the rope when the tension is right.

Cheers

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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #46 on: September 22, 2015, 08:57:06 am »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M5mo2I2c0Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaHQUvG8jzA

A couple of videos on how full size rope is made, the first is the longest rope walk in the world, existing since the late 1600's, Chatham Dockyard.

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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #47 on: September 22, 2015, 10:09:58 am »

Forgot to add this...how to splice an eye into a rope.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeYBkMCQ8WY

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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #48 on: September 22, 2015, 10:51:07 am »

Thanks for the videos Brian ... they went well with my morning coffee.

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Re: Dumas Mr Darby - My build
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2015, 04:45:47 pm »

I have finally got something done but no pics just yet. Both prop shafts and stuffing boxes are made and assembled so now I need to make the rudders, locate them, and then I can do a final location of the prop shafts and epoxy them in place. It should be ready to go in the water in about ... oh ... a year or so.

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