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Capt Podge

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #75 on: May 16, 2020, 02:53:36 PM »

That's a really neat installation job Joe, you've come a long way in a couple of weeks.
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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #76 on: May 16, 2020, 06:41:34 PM »

Coming along nicely Joe, always neat and tidy.  I hope the finger is healing nicely.

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #77 on: May 16, 2020, 06:53:08 PM »

That's a really neat installation job Joe, you've come a long way in a couple of weeks.
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Ray.


Yep and me - lovely job very neat and tidy which harder said than done 👍
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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #78 on: May 16, 2020, 07:24:22 PM »


Thanks guys always appreciated, yes the finger is healing well Greg much quicker than I had thought seeing as virtually all the skin on the top of the finger had been torn and nearly peeled off, I just pushed it back in place and put several plasters round it, should probably have had stitches really but hospital is the last place I want to be at the moment, but it's knitted back together nicely. :-))


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #79 on: May 18, 2020, 04:02:59 PM »

While waiting for some bits to complete the running gear, I thought I might as well bond the deck down, as it doesn't restrict access, and it's not a favorite part of the build there is so many areas to spread the epoxy I always get the feeling it will start to set before I get all the clamps and tape in place even though I used 30 minute epoxy, I don't know why it's never happened yet, I also started to cut out the cabin parts after getting a rough idea of the shape from the unusable die cut ply parts that came with the hull, I use the word ply very loosely it's flakey and brittle how anyone would have been able to build a decent model from the load ***$$$** is just beyond me it would have put a novice builder right off that's for sure. well on to another non favorite job cutting out the windows in 1.5 mm birch ply.




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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #80 on: May 19, 2020, 04:44:27 PM »

Made a start cutting out the windows it's hard going with a scalpel but is a lot neater than my scroll saw would do, had to rest my hand after one side, so I fitted the access upstands.




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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #81 on: May 19, 2020, 05:15:22 PM »

Cracking on with it Joe, despite the injury, and looking good.

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #82 on: May 19, 2020, 10:15:39 PM »

Looking good Joe, just wish I hadn't started mine now coz your methods are so much better.
Still, it is what it is... just finished laying the deck planking - what a mess!
I'll put a couple of photos up on my build log tomorrow  :-))


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #83 on: May 19, 2020, 10:56:57 PM »


Thanks guys,  Ray we may do things in different ways but there's nothing wrong with yours you've done a cracking job especially when you consider what you started with, my hull was a clean sheet so to speak.


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #84 on: May 19, 2020, 11:08:31 PM »

Thanks Joe, you're analysis is correct. Just feeling a bit naff today... I'll bounce back tomorrow after a visit to our allotment, which always seems to lift my spirits - talking of spirits, I'm off to crack a bottle of whisky open now  O0 ;)


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #85 on: May 22, 2020, 01:52:06 PM »

Finished cutting out the windows and thought it was a good time to cut the "glazing" and pre fit to each window as snugly as I could the margin between for the glazing in the window frames is quite tight, after a lot of tidying I found the die cut frames were not that bad all the grain break out was no the waste side so that saved me some more cutting out so now the glazing has been packed and marked till after painting.
so now I've been making and preparing the components for the cabins structure, if I've marked everything right and glued the fillets in the right places it should assemble on the hull ok, we'll see, the last bits for the running gear came so was able to complete that and test it always nice to hear everything burst into life, so another dip in the tub and I dare not touch the throttle she would have leapt out the slopey end of the bath one things for sure I won't need a 3S lipo, the 4000 2S lipo used for the test was more than adequate.


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #86 on: May 22, 2020, 03:05:44 PM »

Good job on them window frames, should look good as a finished article.  :-))


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #87 on: May 22, 2020, 03:14:38 PM »

Hi Joe. You're certainly motoring on and it's looking very nice.

Once on the water you might have to revise your thoughts on the battery. I've got a Huntress 23 which is smaller and lighter and whilst it goes pretty well on a 2S it could do with a touch more speed now and then so I'm going to move up to a 3S. Depends on what revs you get out of the motors though for the voltage.

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #88 on: May 22, 2020, 06:19:51 PM »


You may be right Chris, A lake is a lot different to a bath tub what with wind and waves etc. but I got an idea that there was a lot of thrust even holding on to the hull I only chanced half throttle which turned the bath into a violent caldron, the 4000 2S lipo is being sited under the cockpit floor there will be room for a 3S if necessary.


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #89 on: Yesterday at 03:54:17 PM »

After preparing all the cabin components it was time to assemble and glue in place and with a fair bit of satisfaction it all went together nicely, she's now looking like a Huntsman, the air scoops will be operational via a void formed by the cockpit sides thus allowing air into the hull, the two corner gussets in the forward cabin are partly for bracing plus under them will be the hold down magnets,


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