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Author Topic: Perkasa to Brave Swordsman, a long overdue conversion.  (Read 7496 times)

unbuiltnautilus

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Re: Perkasa to Brave Swordsman, a long overdue conversion.
« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2018, 11:16:24 pm »

She is indeed a little cutie, I look forward to blasting round the lake with my old JJC Proteus Gas Turbine sound unit upsetting the locals %)
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Re: Perkasa to Brave Swordsman, a long overdue conversion.
« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2018, 11:20:52 pm »

Small problem..the forward superstructure is 1/8" off centre. I was aware of the issue with the old superstructure and thought I could fudge it. It has become very noticeable..to me anyway...since marrying the two parts together. The big problem, I built the superstructure tight on the current flange, so moving the whole thing sideways 1/8", while still retaining a tight fit, will be a bit of a job. So have been sidetracked onto a quickie project over the last couple of weeks................
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Re: Perkasa to Brave Swordsman, a long overdue conversion.
« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2018, 09:16:13 pm »

There's no harm in that, it gives you time to relax and think about how to do it, or just to gird your loins for a possible horrid job of adjusting and repair. It's good that your club has workspace, that is a dream arrangement for me  :}
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Re: Perkasa to Brave Swordsman, a long overdue conversion.
« Reply #53 on: May 11, 2018, 02:02:30 pm »

Well, we are not quite working there yet. Still at the final stages of preparing the middle bit of the building ( workshop ), and getting to know our new neighbours. Still our first open day was a rip roaring success, so onward and upward!!
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Re: Perkasa to Brave Swordsman, a long overdue conversion.
« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2018, 02:26:33 pm »

Hi unbuiltnautilus

I bought an unstarted Precedent Perkasa kit 49 and  1/2 inch kit today, so I will be checking on our post.
No drive line, rudder, anchor, railings but the vac torpedos are in the box with the booklet and side and top view plan.
I like you CAD work I use the same idea with Manilla folder.
Very handy for getting boat frames the same on both sides.
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Re: Perkasa to Brave Swordsman, a long overdue conversion.
« Reply #55 on: May 11, 2018, 02:45:57 pm »

You cannot beat old school CAD! Good luck with the model. Keep it light and it may well run with a twin version of my single shaft set up.
I do prefer the bigger version of Perkasa, but practicality got the better of me ( for once!! ) and I opted for a club members 37" model for the project.
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