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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2016, 09:24:52 PM »

Yes the tube is plastic, I did have reservations about using it but it should be ok with care, the shaft only bears each end in a brass bearing and has ample clearance in the tube, it will also be enclosed in a skeg and I'll leave the shaft in place as it's build in.
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2016, 11:04:18 PM »

Looking very good. Like the idea of sorting the motor mount before you sheet the hull  :-))
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2016, 02:28:29 PM »

Yes fitting the motor was easier, but it was more by luck than judgment.

made the rudder today quick and simple laminated styrene, roughly cleaned up, I'll leave overnight to harden and then I'll sand to a profile,  I like this type better than the brass plate ones.
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2016, 04:53:56 PM »

It is a nice way to do the rudders you can get a good profile and you can get some lift into it :-))
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2016, 10:00:11 PM »

Another useful tip for future projects. It's looking good Joe :-))
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2016, 11:16:36 PM »

...like others on here, I'm learning from your postings.

Progressing well  :-)

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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2016, 03:47:39 PM »

Got the hull clad and started fitting the skeg, and thought I'd better make a stand to make it easier to work on, also got the deck roughly cut out I'll fit the rudder assembly next white it's still easy to get to inside.
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2016, 03:53:41 PM »

Looking very neat and tidy Joe :-))


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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2016, 09:19:47 PM »

And a rapid build as well.
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2016, 05:19:41 PM »

Got a fair bit done this weekend, fitted the rudder and servo, deck, spray rails, combing etc. so that's the hull ready for priming, next is the cabin/cockpit assembly, the hull only weighs 375 grams so I'm hoping it will float about right with the 4000mAH lipo I'll test that as soon as I get a few coats of primer on.
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2016, 06:01:12 PM »

All looking very neat and tidy Joe.


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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2016, 06:05:00 PM »

Very nice.
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2016, 07:11:11 PM »

By criminy Joe, have you been given a weekend pass to increase your modelling time? Super progress.
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2016, 10:57:17 AM »

Hi Joe
I little tip add a short piece of silicone fuel tube between the rubber tube and the operating arm of the rudder on the shaft for safety.
If the operating arm comes off you do not lose the rudder!!!
 
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2016, 11:23:35 AM »

Thanks, that sounds a very reasonable thing to do, it's all been removed while I completed the hull, when I put it back in I'll do just that. :-))
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2016, 04:30:35 PM »

Made a good start on the cabin/cockpit today, I had already cut out the sides and bulkhead a while ago when waiting for the hull ply, and so far my plan to make the whole assembly removeable seems to be working out fine, I put masking tape around the combing while doing the structure it stops the glue sticking to the deck, and provides a clearance for paint,, I fitted a capping over the combing in the cockpit area and the cockpit sides etc. is suspended from that, I believe in the Aeronaut Diva the cockpit stays in place, it dose seem to be coming together quite fast, it's one of those builds where you add a few strips of wood and a couple of bits of ply and it looks like a lots been done, but I'm quite pleased with her so far.
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2016, 05:50:17 PM »

Looking really good, like the door framing very cool.
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2016, 07:47:06 PM »

You should be pleased Joe, though if you work any faster, you might scorch the wood with the friction of your rapid movements %% Keep a damp cloth near at hand just in case! Looking lovely and I agree with Colin about the door frame, nice touch.
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2016, 02:35:19 PM »

Thanks for you comments,
Fitted the hold down magnets, with hind sight I should have done this job before fitting the cabin roof but they work well, the 4000 lipo fits snugly under the cockpit floor, then finished the cockpit and fitted the upper cabin roof and some grab rails so now for a paint job.
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2016, 07:06:52 PM »

That is really fast work Joe, and good timing with the weather for spraying.

Just noticed on your latest posting - the way you have incorporated, into the stand, ready made hand access by way of the arched bottom on the cradles - it's another one of those "now, why didn't I think of that" ideas - great work Joe. :-))

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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #45 on: May 05, 2016, 10:32:55 AM »

I made a steering wheel for her, as said in previous threads soldering is defo not my strong point but it's passable if you don't look too close, just got to get some paint now and do a paint job, then replace all the running gear etc. then I'll have a go at making the aft bench seat and the captains chair, a first for me so that should be a bit of fun.
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2016, 12:42:52 PM »

Soldering looks good to me mate  :-))
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2016, 06:28:21 PM »

Looks pretty good to me too :-))
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2016, 07:12:02 PM »

Can't fault the soldering...or any of the build, come to that.......cracking little boat... :-))
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Re: Diva scratch build
« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2016, 11:18:44 PM »

Amen to those sentiments.
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