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John W E

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #450 on: November 08, 2016, 04:44:23 PM »




Hi there

I too would be interested to see how the stabilisers performed in a video .. due to the fact that when I built Leeds Castle, which had independent control of stabilisers which worked from a free swinging pendulum, mounted into the centre of stability axis of the model, and this pendulum has sensors on it which picked up which way the pendulum moved.  The problem being, you cannot get the model to respond and roll like a 'real' ship as the model movement tends to be too quick and jerky.  Therefore the sensor system used to over react and sometimes you could get a quick corkscrewing movement out of the model.  Other times it wasnt noticable, you could see the stabilisers working but the model not really responding. The Leeds Castle is 1:48 scale.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #451 on: November 08, 2016, 06:03:07 PM »

hi there 3rd attempt hope this works

3 photographs of the internals of the LEEDS CASTLE - first one should be the pendulum which is mounted between the 2 main drive motors

2nd one should be of the part of the electronics which basically is a heavily modified servo driver

3rd one - 2 drive servos which drive the stabilisers independently

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #452 on: November 08, 2016, 08:17:26 PM »

Joe, utmost respect to you for a job extremely well done.

In Naval parlance: BRAVO ZULU!

If I'm correct in assuming that you sail on Walpole Lake in Gosport then I look forward to seeing COVENTRY on that lake soon.

We launched our version of War Department Train Ferry No3 on that very lake today and were blessed with good weather, calm water and light winds, critical for a vessel with such a low freeboard.

Whilst discussing the stabilisers on HMS COVENTRY I'm reminded of a sad tale regarding her sinking and her stabilisers. As the ship's company abandoned ship, her First Lieutenant was almost last to leave. As he slid down the heavily listing ship's side, and being uninjured, he apparently caught his chin on a still extended stabiliser fin, was seriously injured and perished as a result.

Our thoughts go out to his and all of the families bereaved in the Falklands Conflict, especially as Armistice Day approaches.

Your excellent model should be a fitting memorial to those lost aboard the COVENTRY.

Kind regards,

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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #453 on: November 08, 2016, 11:16:23 PM »

Hi Sandy
Thanks but there seems to be some confusion Coventry was completed 18 months ago.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #454 on: November 09, 2016, 02:04:09 PM »




Sorry Joe, wrong era for COVENTRY but the sentiments still apply. :embarrassed:


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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #455 on: November 14, 2016, 06:35:48 PM »

Hey Joe, been awhile since I have been on here. Your build is amazing, museum quality. Something to be proud of for sure. Looks awesome on the water, well done!! :-))
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #456 on: Yesterday at 09:48:58 PM »

Amazing build Joe - thank you so much for posting so many progress shots. I bought somebody else's completed '42 last year with the intention of converting it to Coventry (my dad's ship, he was a survivor in 1982). Now with isolation and some spare time, I've been busy hacking off the various Batch 2 bits on the one I bought to backdate it somewhat. The more I work, the more I find bits the original builder either got wrong, or were wrong on his plans. Hey ho!
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #457 on: Today at 11:42:16 AM »


Hi Damien, hope your Coventry conversion is going well and pleased if my build log helps in any way, my daughter's father in law was one of the survivors of Coventry's crew which is why I chose her for my T42 build, I ended up building 6 war ships all around 4 foot long and they took so much storage space so I sold 5 of them at quite a good price actually, so now I just have my last scratch built HMS Brocklesby MCMV that I just could not sell.
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Re: HMS Coventry build
« Reply #458 on: Today at 01:24:07 PM »

You had to keep one Joe! I salute your resolution to be able to have sold the others  :}
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