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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #150 on: September 02, 2021, 09:22:31 pm »

Amazing work


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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #151 on: September 03, 2021, 01:25:11 pm »

gave it some color... now back down the rabbit hole of details...
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #152 on: September 09, 2021, 09:54:25 pm »

made the stern fairleads today, the bow fairlead is next..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #153 on: September 14, 2021, 08:20:19 pm »

the other end brass was started today, kind of a hard fitting to plan out, not many photos show it well, there most likely was more than one type.. but it will fit on a postage stamp, best guess, I think it will work,, still need to detail it a bit more..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #154 on: September 18, 2021, 08:38:49 pm »

did some work on the little unimat lathe, staff bases and light lenses, started roughing out the the side light brass bases, most of the final purchases have arrived, radio,sound system, LEDs and R/C switches..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #155 on: September 21, 2021, 07:09:54 pm »

still have to fit the lenses a little better, but the first test with the LEDS,, camera doesn't taking their photo, but they look nice in person, now to make the stern and forward white light staff.. have a bigger LED to light up the searchlight..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #156 on: September 22, 2021, 07:41:33 pm »

stern nav light done today...
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #157 on: September 23, 2021, 09:59:22 pm »

forward light today,, pesky little "xxxxx" this was the second attempt... still needs a bit of file work and clean-up
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #158 on: September 27, 2021, 09:12:22 pm »

the light stick is pretty much done..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #159 on: September 27, 2021, 09:15:21 pm »

Lovely work, great attention to detail.
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #160 on: October 06, 2021, 05:05:08 pm »

the 3 ESC's switches will start-up and shut-down the model, wanted to get to them with the cabin in place, added a seat for the mech/snipe in the engine room.. built a speaker pod/box and a easy removable mount for it..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #161 on: October 09, 2021, 04:36:41 pm »

more of mounting the electronics, started the coxswain cabin ..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #162 on: October 15, 2021, 08:45:53 pm »

main wiring and electronics sorted, did a test tank "thrust" test, she should run well.. nav lights all fitted out, started test fitting parts..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #163 on: October 16, 2021, 07:07:17 pm »

I'm following your steady progress eagerly! Just need more photos mate! It's too good for one a day!
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #164 on: October 16, 2021, 08:11:06 pm »

here's a couple more... can't wait to start putting it all together..
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #165 on: Yesterday at 07:51:06 am »

Is that the battery in the forward compartment, what Size are you going with?
Looks very compact in that compartment even with your 1 /16th size. Mine is 1/24th and thats where I've put my battery, Nimh though 8.4v.
Can't wait to see it all together!
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #166 on: Yesterday at 01:51:14 pm »

that's the battery for the sound system.. look back one page, the 3 main batteries are located below the ESC's.. 5200 mah ...
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #167 on: Yesterday at 04:59:14 pm »

Yes of course! I didn't have room enough to locate them where you have. In fact my model sits rather low at the stern end anyway.
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Re: RAF HSL whaleback in 1/16th
« Reply #168 on: Yesterday at 06:05:54 pm »

having built one in 1/24th way back in the nicad era I can understand about the weight issues, after the first test run I spent a great deal of time  with a dremel removing all uneeded weight,, its nice to have the extra displacement in 1/16th..
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