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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #225 on: September 29, 2019, 05:34:40 PM »

Itís only the Shannon beach launch boats that have these. They are for the launch and recovery unit to haul it off the sand
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« Reply #226 on: September 29, 2019, 05:37:32 PM »

Thanks Andy that makes sense.  On the models I've always thought that it looks good but had no idea what it was for  :embarrassed:
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #227 on: September 29, 2019, 06:01:34 PM »

Thanks Andy that makes sense.  On the models I've always thought that it looks good but had no idea what it was for  :embarrassed:
https://rnli.org/what-we-do/lifeboats-and-stations/our-lifeboat-fleet/shannon-class-lifeboat  :-)
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #228 on: September 29, 2019, 06:29:49 PM »

I don't know anything about lifeboats - so what does the cable on the bow do on the full size version?
That cable is released from the deck and passed now to the recovery team. It is then attached to the winch and hauled aboard the cradle.    Watch this video from the 3minute mark and you will see how it works....  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhxtdfako90
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #229 on: September 30, 2019, 10:47:16 PM »

First coat of smooth Hammerite . The equipment tray is 5mm clear acrylic (cut sized to order EBAY) and will look nice when the protective film is removed revealing the ESC's below.
RX aerials also mounted
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #230 on: October 01, 2019, 03:45:36 PM »

These balance lead keepers just arrived, what a simple great idea. They are specific to the number of cells, here 4s
While I'm at it you may notice I use a 2mm paxolin shim between the batteries. If I made them tight without the shim it could be a struggle to fit and remove them, just slip it in and out as required.

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #231 on: October 01, 2019, 09:30:10 PM »

Myself and Kinmel have decided to hibernate the Speedline Shannon builders forum due to the discontinuation of that brand and the model. The Facebook builders group has many photos from our Danish members (some of the last customers) with such outstanding attention to detail and the group covers both brands
Many thanks to Alan for hosting the forum for so long
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #232 on: October 01, 2019, 11:56:13 PM »

Big photo
Nearly ready to run
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #233 on: October 04, 2019, 06:06:02 PM »

Extra batteries arrived along with ESS Dual+ sound unit.
A problem I have now is that the RCplus program for downloading sound files is WINDOZE only and I'm all Mac since my SAMFLUNG went to the graveyard

Should get up to 2 hrs running from these. Despite the re wrapping they are all Turnigy and same spec


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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #234 on: October 05, 2019, 01:41:09 PM »

I've decided not to dismiss a self priming bilge pump. You just never know!
This is fed and switched through the receiver as I have abundant channels.
The RX switch is 2amp rated, the pumps is only .35 amps ish and is from experience quite efficient at only 5volts.


Both my receivers have independent 5amp supplies from their respective ESC's so no shortage of amps to run 3 servos each and any extras

Pictured awaiting a pipe reducer
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #235 on: October 05, 2019, 04:42:54 PM »

I think thatís a smart idea Andy - I think you can get sensors that can also automatically trigger it switching itself on that sit in the bottom of the hull
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #236 on: October 05, 2019, 07:41:45 PM »

Any sensor would need more water depth than the pump itself needs to prime. It will run happily dry until a vacuum is created across the intake pipe.
On the Speedline I just flick it on and if no water comes out I'm happy  :-)


The switch https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-Receiver-Controlled-Electronic-On-Off-Switch-R-C-Remote-Alt-to-Turnigy-UK/202660286894?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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« Reply #237 on: October 05, 2019, 11:30:23 PM »

Andy...the two new vertical red posts  [installed in the last few days]....are they 2.4Ghz aerials?.......


I have not studied or used this new technology  :o

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #238 on: October 06, 2019, 08:22:59 AM »


Good question, nothing technical in reply  :-)

They are pieces of wood covered in heat shrink to hold the aerial blades yes. Otherwise they would just flop about in a mess.
The wood has brass rod up the centre so it locates in a hole in the acrylic tray. These can be pulled out and laid flat if access is needed to the stern with fat fingers
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #239 on: October 06, 2019, 06:37:09 PM »

Hi Andy, nice install or the RC equipment!
Thats a neat little bilge pump, can I ask what you are using as I intend to fit a similar item in my IRISHMAN tug
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« Reply #240 on: October 06, 2019, 06:49:30 PM »

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« Reply #241 on: October 06, 2019, 06:52:06 PM »

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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #243 on: October 09, 2019, 06:14:10 AM »

Hi Andy were did you get the piano hinge for the windscreen. I have lost the details of were I got my other ones from.
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« Reply #244 on: October 09, 2019, 10:13:55 AM »

Morning John you were up early  :-)


I bought them from Leeds model Shop but they don't seem to list them online. They seem to be very hard to find but I just did elsewhere, look the same spec
http://modelshop.co.uk/Shop/Findings/Hinges/Item/Piano-hinge-304mm-long-Pk2/ITM4646


Actually Leeds model shop did an even smaller size that could be good for the corner side screen hinges. Worth ringing them. Closed to public Wednesday but open for online and phone enquiries


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here too https://www.shop4musicboxes.co.uk/music-box-piano-hinge-287-p.asp
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #245 on: October 09, 2019, 08:15:47 PM »

I lost momentum and motivation for a while but I'm back scratching  :-)








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« Reply #246 on: October 09, 2019, 11:19:35 PM »

Hi Andy thanks for the details for were to get the hinges tried Leeds Model Shop no on there so will try tomorrow will let you know how I get on. As for up early I am up 4.30 every morning life to short to lay in bed.
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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #247 on: October 11, 2019, 08:42:04 PM »

Pump is now connected up and outlet fitted to coincide with an actual one on the yellow line





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Re: ModelsbyDesign Shannon
« Reply #248 on: October 11, 2019, 08:47:41 PM »

I'm back on the hull details now.
Here the recovery bracket for the Transom. I'm using 2mm styrene for these parts which may be a tad oversize but I want them to stand out. This part is removable to aid painting.



The keel extension bracket. Recovery bracket screws are temporary until I received a 3mm head slim nut spinner

The Keel bracket is held by 2 of the screws only to the hull, the rest are cut flush






I must thank MarkT for recommending these pin vices. They are proving invaluable for this





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« Reply #249 on: October 11, 2019, 08:59:13 PM »

Lovely precise and accurate job - you must be so pleased the way this is turning out because I would be  :-))
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