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Vickers 38

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Trent class lifeboat
« on: April 27, 2018, 05:30:32 PM »

hi all Iím in the process of building a 1/12 scale lifeboat and Iíve hit a bit of a snag with the trim fin on the rear of the boat and was anyone on here hit the same snags Iíve got a few ideas but not that great any idea will be great thanks lee
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Re: Trent class lifeboat
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2018, 06:43:11 PM »

What snags have you come up against? You didn't say. What is the problem with the trim tabs?


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Re: Trent class lifeboat
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 07:30:16 PM »

Hi John Iím gonna try and make them from scratch. It the size and how to fix them to the boat. Lee
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Re: Trent class lifeboat
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 08:57:15 PM »

Hi lee, I made mine from brass sheet, I also shaped 15mm brass angle to fit the stern at the tab position
Left and right, yes they will be handed. The tabs are 60mm long,45mm tapering to 35mm, deep.
Soldered to the shaped angle, 35mm goes to the inside.
I strengthened fixing positions to accept 10mm brass screws.
My trim tabs are fixed not moving.
You can make the tabs bigger if you want but the above are to scale.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Trent class lifeboat
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 08:55:25 AM »

Morning John thanks every so much thatís a great help Iím not gonna have moving one go with the fixed thanks for all your help and information regards lee
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