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Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« on: December 09, 2016, 10:08:35 PM »

Took the plunge with a different build.  Incidentally has anyone else built on of these, Ive been looking around and cant find any build blogs to my knowledge......but everyone can be wrong !

Kits arrived today,  awaiting delivery of the recommended motors.....may see if space for a sound unit too..
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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 11:57:33 AM »

On opening the box.....
Nice quality laser cut plastic sheets....just 1 minor drawback, the sheets need a little sanding to remove the melted edges where the laser has done its job. unsure if to sand first before removing from sheet or just sand edges once removed..

* Forgot to add. the last photo shows the depron plan for mounting the keel and ribs too, so to ensure all is inline before adding hull side pieces.
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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2016, 08:49:36 PM »

Ive started assembling the hull frame. Ive tried 6 times to attach photos but to no avail, dont know whats going on with the thread, each time I attach, it uploads, then comes back as a blank screen.
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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2016, 08:57:15 PM »

Hopefully, images below !
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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2016, 09:05:58 PM »

Would someone kindly say if these images are any better/clearer.... am playing with an image resizer, to get images down to forum limits. be a bit troublesome till i hit the right spot !
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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2016, 09:48:17 PM »


The images need to be increased to 150k to fill the screen.   Your last batch were to low.  ( in kilobytes ).

Hope this helps

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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2016, 10:44:38 PM »

Hi Ken,

Many thanks.

been a while since I last put some posts on this site, so lost the plot with image sizing.

will try a rev the next batch up a notch.
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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 04:19:37 PM »

So whilst waiting for the hull frame to dry fully. I had a start on the main cabin. All parts fit very snugly, with interlocking tags on almost all items to both aid fit but ensure correct location too. The main cabin has a nice decal to depict the cotrol panel, the underlying plastic panel has been laser cut to allow light from below to shine up and illuminate the components.
Led's are supplied in the kit bag, all you need to add are the resistors....dependent on what voltage battery you run [thats why not supplied in kit].
* last pic also shows  a "hook", 2 others on hull frame, so to aid securing of cabin when sailing.  *
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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2016, 09:11:18 PM »

Pics are far to small to view...why not use Photobox that will automatically resise the pics ready to upload saves the flapping around.


Would love to see the pics but cant make out the detail





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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2016, 09:19:38 PM »

I tried photobox originally, pics still came out oversize for this website, so searched for alternative.
will try revising settings again, then once ok, will do all the pics again before posting new bits.
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2016, 09:29:06 PM »

If you look through the photos resising section you will see that I explained how to do it...all you do is copy and paste form photobox to the site and the pics work superbly....none of this resisng yourself




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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2016, 09:08:48 PM »

here goes again.
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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2016, 09:16:51 PM »

gregk9

The hull frames & stringers ... ["Nice quality laser cut plastic sheets"]     look very sharp  :-))....& straight........so whilst other talk of image resizing, I was wondering what type of glue you will be using on the plastic surfaces?

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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2016, 09:56:51 PM »

Hi watching with interest as I fancy one myself. Looks good upto now.
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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2016, 03:55:57 PM »

im currently using the one recommended by the kit manufacturer, which is  "UHU Plast Special", as the plastics used are "abs". This glue comes in a30g bottle with fine long nozzle, allowing you to roll a nice line of glue along a joint. the glue "melts" the plastic together, giving a very good strong bond, tack dry in a minute, fully dry in about 5mins.
When I assembled the framework. I applied glue to all surfaces I could reach. waited 24 hrs then turned over and did the other sides of all the joints, before returning it to its depron jig to keep it square.
The cabins have pegs and holes to aid fitment, all pegs sit flush with outside, except for the front angled panels, where a minor bit of filling is required.  but russhing the gun here, more pics to follow guys ! O0 :-))
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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2016, 04:38:28 PM »

stern pic shows addition of supports.
motor mounts pre drilled including pair of holes with adjustment slots !
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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2016, 11:52:22 PM »

heres a picture out of the instruction booklet, depicting how the cabin interior should look, yes all seats tables and cabinets supplied too.
plus picture of underside of cabin... comes complete with securing hook to hold cabin on to hull whilst sailing.
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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2016, 11:55:52 PM »

images of dash panel from above and below. just so you can see how its been cut to allow an led bulb to shine upwards and illuminate all the instruments and switches..
the lower cover not fitted to dash so I can add the lighting later.
 
Incidentally, both cabin floors are held in by screws so they are removeable if need arises to either reaffix a window or add crew perhaps?
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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2016, 11:44:40 AM »

Looks like a very well thought out, complete kit. Watching with interest.
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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2016, 08:22:47 PM »

Me too! Been watching this kit for awhile, please keep the pictures coming!
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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2016, 11:27:46 AM »

Sorry for delay, but ive split my activities on this build, so as to accomodate some of the items having sufficient time to dry fully before proceeding.
So, Ive now part attached one of the hull sides [which is why i had to leave to dry]. Built the forward shelter. Started on interior and given you a shot of what the control panel may look like, by shining a temporary light from below...
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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2016, 11:33:04 AM »

part of the rear cabin...one of the desks. and one seat... please excuse seat as not fully dried, so edges not sanded to give more rounded corners... 10 pieces for each seat! a work of art, especially when you put one piece in back to front....but hey, my first seat and it soon lets you know as other parts then wont link in.
I have also had the motors arrive, opted for Graupner 400 speed's, as im still waiting for the aero nauts to arrive, but being as i will need the shortly to align the drive train, something had to go in.


The control panel looks really good. im glad theres so many windows, so people will be able to see it.
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« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2016, 04:24:00 PM »

Right, after a short delay sorting some Christmas stuff out, plus allowing sufficient time for these hull side to fully dry out before even checking out the finished job so to speak. Here it is with both hull upper sides attached.
Next challenge is to bond on the two lower halves.....

https://img2.brain4.photobox.com/934057121de561aba73c6a22a6ca584e6b32806db5ffa711bf166382a244146c27e6c202.jpg

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Re: Aero Naut Pilot Boat
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2016, 09:34:25 PM »

see if these images are any easier to view..
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« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2016, 09:41:49 PM »

Now for a bit more... Ive started to attach the lower hull sides. As per instructions, starting at the bows.. so this will take a few takes, allowing for the glue to dry at each stage, simply to ensure the side skins fit as snugly together and as close to the inner frames for support as possible too.
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