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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #75 on: November 04, 2018, 09:45:38 am »

As always, Iím really enjoying your build log Brian, especially the metal work and moulding; itching to have a go myself. Keep the inspiration coming!
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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #76 on: November 15, 2018, 12:56:56 pm »

Just received the Props I ordered from Simon (prop shop ) as usual the workmanship is second to none.
really pleased. :-))
Thanks Simon

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #77 on: November 15, 2018, 01:19:38 pm »

Awesome Brian
 How's work on the drive units coming along


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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #78 on: November 15, 2018, 08:41:22 pm »

Starting to take shape Jason  :-))

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #79 on: November 16, 2018, 07:05:46 am »

Wow, that looks pretty impressive. Impressive and heavy (duty)  :-))
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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #80 on: November 16, 2018, 12:59:46 pm »

I had to look several times at those props in the first pic. They really looked like variable blade units! Its only when you see the coupling side of them you realise there isn't collar locating system to alter the blade angles. Superb casting and polishing of them, for all the world they look the real thing.

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #81 on: November 16, 2018, 01:37:32 pm »

Beautiful work there :-))
As an aside, what is the difference between
Variable pitch and Controllable pitch props ?
Worked with Stone Kamewa Controllable Pitch
Gear, but is there any difference?
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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #82 on: November 16, 2018, 04:26:10 pm »

Beautiful work there :-))
As an aside, what is the difference between
Variable pitch and Controllable pitch props ?
Worked with Stone Kamewa Controllable Pitch
Gear, but is there any difference?
Ned
Same things Ned, just differing methods of description.

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #83 on: November 16, 2018, 08:46:36 pm »

Ned...essentially a design name/theme taken up by two Companies


A VPP is a controllable pitch propeller - same concept, fundamentals - same principals - slightly different control systems


Some 45 years ago, I was involved in the Lloyds Survey on the Dutch Lipps brand manufacturedVPP's on Australian flagged Ro-Ro's


Extremely reliable......hydraulic fluid cleanliness was nearest to the Almighty......very reliable


I understand Lipps were bought out and into Wartsila Group in the late 60's?


Lipps and Kamewa were rival manufacturers of complete VPP packages


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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #84 on: November 17, 2018, 10:15:27 am »

Hi all i have done a small modification to the props, they looked a bit heavy at the back so i turned them down. If you compare the earlier photo to these last ones you will see what i mean. photo number 2 shows the small threaded hole for the 3mm grub screw that holds the two sections together. the end caps are a press fit (tight lol )
I am really pleased with the way these units are turning out.


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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #85 on: November 17, 2018, 11:38:55 am »

Morning Brian
The drive looks fantastic prop looks a lot better turned down
Are you taking orders (LOL)
How is ant getting on with your hull


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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #86 on: November 17, 2018, 06:45:44 pm »

Hi Jason, the mould is all layed up, Anth is leaving it until this weekend so it settles and cures properly.
hopefully i should have the first hull before long. :-))

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #87 on: November 17, 2018, 06:54:21 pm »

Fabulous work! They make the Marx schottels for my Seabex look pathetic %) I keep thinking to purchase a lathe,but something keeps holding me back.I think is it is fact I have had 29 years on the tools before progressing into management in the steel fabrication business.Bottom line,I hate working with metal at home <*< Far to much like a busman's holiday and view it as a necessary evil in modelmaking %)


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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #88 on: November 17, 2018, 08:52:12 pm »

Fabulous work! They make the Marx schottels for my Seabex look pathetic %) I keep thinking to purchase a lathe,but something keeps holding me back.I think is it is fact I have had 29 years on the tools before progressing into management in the steel fabrication business.Bottom line,I hate working with metal at home <*< Far to much like a busman's holiday and view it as a necessary evil in modelmaking %)


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Cheers Nigel I don't know what i would do without my lathe i am still thinking about purchasing a milling machine,
dropped a few hints to the good lady for the 25th LOL

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #89 on: November 17, 2018, 09:13:53 pm »

Here are three photos showing the progress of the mould  :-))

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #90 on: November 18, 2018, 04:13:03 pm »


Any tips for getting the gell coat to sit down?I had issues applying gell when laying up Seabex's hull.I was using an Epoxy compatible gell over Meguirs Mirror Glaze polish.It would not stay put and adhere to the polished surface(similar I imagine to trying to paint greaseproof paper).I know it can be sprayed on,but I don't have the correct gun nor a compressor with enough CFM to handle the tip size required.


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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #91 on: November 18, 2018, 06:36:06 pm »

Sorry Nigel, i don't know much about laying up moulds,  thats one of the reasons Orion Mouldings gets my plugs.

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #92 on: November 22, 2018, 09:03:31 pm »

Well not a lot done over the last week, managed to get a start on the headgear

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #93 on: November 28, 2018, 10:26:59 pm »

Hi all a bit more done on the drives headgear  :-))

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #94 on: November 28, 2018, 10:36:42 pm »

Lovely to see  :-))  only just planning a lathe myself but space is limited and not sure Iíll get a valuable return from it given limited experience. I do recall much pleasure using full size machinery albeit 44 yrs ago  %% 

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #95 on: November 28, 2018, 10:54:56 pm »

Lovely to see  :-))  only just planning a lathe myself but space is limited and not sure Iíll get a valuable return from it given limited experience. I do recall much pleasure using full size machinery albeit 44 yrs ago  %%


My old lathe gave up so I decided to go for the Warco mini lathe, not a bad lathe really it has its limitations but up to know it's ok.

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #96 on: November 28, 2018, 11:00:37 pm »

Watched that but currently only have imperial thread in stock at a good price so next up is the super mini at £599
Not sure I would really ever need the thread cutting anyway so might go with your mini  :-))  cheers Brian


Edit I see yours is the super  :-))

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #97 on: November 28, 2018, 11:07:35 pm »

This is what I meant https://www.warco.co.uk/metal-lathes-metalworking-lathe-machine/303307-wm-150-lathe.html but perhaps I should shell out some more  O0

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Re: Stevns Arctic Build
« Reply #98 on: November 28, 2018, 11:21:46 pm »

I thought thats what you meant LOL, I looked at that one but I think the super mini has a bit more going for it for the extra money, as i said i haven't been disappointed with mine.  :-))
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