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Author Topic: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN  (Read 23386 times)

Stavros

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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #100 on: February 19, 2017, 05:22:33 PM »

Well an engine mounting had to be made...I already knew I needed a gap of 5mm between the bottom of the motor to the hull so this was drawn on the plywood as the bott line of the side cheeks of the mount.
I used a plastic shape finder(cant remember it's name) to get a rough idea of What I wanted and then divided the dia of the Motor in half so I could use a compass to scribe what I had to cut out








Now I built up a casting box so I could pour the resin into







Testing it was the correct height





Obviously if I simply just poured resin into this all I would get is a oblong box...so the Motor was wrapped up in insulating tape and Vaseline was rubbed all over it and also the casting box,This was done to stop everything sticking together and also to get the Mounting out of the casting box.





The white stuff is simply Sticks like the proverbial...this was used to stop any of the resin escaping out between the motor and the casting box


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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #101 on: February 19, 2017, 05:32:20 PM »

Mounting as it came out of the casting box








I them sanded down the new mounting to clean it all up







I was very lucky and found a Half round bracket in th egarage that fitted the bill so I then simply drilled the new mount and inserted an allen headed bolt in from underneath and simply put a nut with a spring washer on it...YES I will cange it for a nyloc nut later





The whole affair was simply screwed to the hull ...mission completed














Oh my work was inspected this afternoon by Bethan





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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #102 on: February 19, 2017, 05:38:26 PM »

I like the idea, no baby walker, just sit inside and sail round!!!!  warm and dry, probably fall asleep. Job done!!!!


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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #103 on: February 19, 2017, 05:57:55 PM »

Is that an (very) early Drummond lathe behind?


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Stavros

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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #104 on: February 19, 2017, 06:03:02 PM »

Well spotted that man...and it's still in use today...thats what i have been using to turn my bits for this build.Cracking piece of kit.Could be available for sale soon




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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #105 on: February 19, 2017, 06:05:30 PM »

Cracking build Dave, love that motor mount. :-))
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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #106 on: February 19, 2017, 06:47:15 PM »


superb motor mount Stavros,  and an excellent idea.


I think that could be incorporated into any motor. you need to patent that one, before someone else makes money on it.


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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #107 on: February 20, 2017, 07:39:35 AM »

Brave man using that motor on direct drive Dave.


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« Reply #108 on: February 20, 2017, 07:54:04 AM »

My motto is Bob you dont drive  a ferrari flat out everywhere


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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #109 on: February 28, 2017, 09:00:20 PM »

So I started with the electrical instalation so a new servo piece of plywood was made and extended to cover the motor so I could mount all of the gear out of harms way


The first to be placed on the mounitng board was the Esc....all the electronics being used are ACTion





I decided not to use the ACTion distribution board and use a car blade type fuse box to feed everything but to use an ACTion bec obviousy to feed the esc and reciever......The components placed on the board are a P98 High power esc,an ACion 93 Multy controller a ACTion Amplifier and a P100 Noisy thing





An illuminated rocker switch was also installed ...this will control a 40 amp car relay which when switched on will allow power to be fed to the fuse box etc





Pic of where the relay....all the power cables have been encased in some proper electrical sheathing and had the ends heat shrunk...............all the auxillary wireing will be encased in this as well,should keep Mr Milbourn Happy





Having run out of cable I decided to do i job Ive been putting off for months ....the bullwarks...unfortunately every single one is different so I cant mass produce then ARGHHHHH...so I needed to assertain the correct angle of the deck to the side....nothing I have would do this so I had to make on...a very simple tool....2 pieces of brass bar with a nut and bolt through it ............nothing beats simplicity in my mind.





Proof of the pudding 2 bullwark supports made....simply using some lite ply and some thin planks glued on edge to the support





Between some of the support these vents will be simply glued to the sides of the hull







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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #110 on: February 28, 2017, 09:31:02 PM »

Aw bless, your Bethan is a sweetie:O) Has she seen your boats before? Lovely work with a good tidy electrical set up.
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« Reply #111 on: March 01, 2017, 09:34:42 PM »

Let the fun begin oh what a right chore the Bullwark supports have turned out to be,each one has to be individualy made,oh the joys of boat building,mind you if it was so simple it wouldnt be fun would it.
I have managed to get down half of one side of the hull in an afternoon so I hope by tomorrow to get the other side done,one of the most sattisfing well it was to me was being able to mount by vents to the side of the boat nad aslo the coaling scuttles....mind you they do say little things please little minds HA HA.


A section of the sides with the supports and Gnv vents attatched to the hull sides





Coaling scuttles fitted







I also fitted some of the posts as well





Primer was applied to make them look the part







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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #112 on: March 02, 2017, 01:46:19 AM »

Dave your going great guns on this.........are you intending to rUn Phil over with this at Wicksteed  ? Or are you putting the kids in it there???
 
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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #113 on: March 02, 2017, 07:26:34 AM »

BOTH  ;) {-) {-)


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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #114 on: March 02, 2017, 04:21:51 PM »

Dave,
Have you trialed the motor/prop combination on the water?


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Stavros

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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #115 on: March 02, 2017, 10:41:08 PM »

Not yet waiting for a ACTion bec to come back into stock then Ill let the beast loose on the lake....think it is long enough to get up to warp speed


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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #116 on: March 03, 2017, 01:54:16 PM »

So scuba suit for me if I have to catch that thing..... O0 ...love the motor mount Stav
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Re: Tid Tug 164 Build Models By Design...The BIG UN
« Reply #117 on: March 25, 2017, 07:21:16 PM »

I fit the motor into a cradle of filler or resin or shaped wooden block with cable ties (2 of) moulded under the block and around the motor. You can make a groove for them to fit through so they can be replaced. It is easy to get motor out for repair/ replacement, just hold retaining tab in cable tie open to slack it off.
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