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Graupner GR 65 Yacht newbie. Can't get in!
« on: August 31, 2019, 11:08:42 PM »

Just bought my first RC yacht. Might be a stupid question but how do I get in to install the receiver etc? There is a clear cover over the sail servo and also the rudder servo, these appear to be stuck down with a black adhesive trim. Do I just peel this off and then glue it back on?
The badly translated instructions don't mention this at all. I've done a fair bit of model making over the years but not on yachts.
Any help would be much appreciated.
I've attached (I hope!) 2 photos showing these covers.
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Re: Graupner GR 65 Yacht newbie. Can't get in!
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 08:14:19 AM »

Yes it should peel off, not sure if it will stick back down though.
I use insulating tape on my hatch,  renew everytime I seal it down and never leave it sealed up in storage !
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Re: Graupner GR 65 Yacht newbie. Can't get in!
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 08:05:20 PM »

Thank you Grasshopper,
I'd decided that was the only solution but was reluctant to go ahead without a second opinion!
Both covers came off without any damage. As you suggested insulation tape is probably the easiest fixing to use.
Now to get stuck into attempting a better translation than the one supplied. The English instructions even have one page with 5 photos and text missing that is there in the German copy.
It is headed "Der Mast", I never did German in school but even I can guess what that is all about! %)
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Re: Graupner GR 65 Yacht newbie. Can't get in!
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 08:24:41 AM »

Better than any tape maybe the use of patches covering the hatch completely with an 8mm overlap all round to seal to the deck.
I have quickly graduated to Fablon sheet cut to size, this can easily be smoothed to ensure a good seal and discarded after every outing. Much better than any tape for reliability?
As grasshopper says don't leave it sealed, make sure inside hull dries out.
Enjoy.
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Re: Graupner GR 65 Yacht newbie. Can't get in!
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2019, 11:53:41 AM »

Thanks Old Man, another good idea. That's what I like about forums, there is always someone with another way of doing things.
I knew that I was keeping those 3 rolls of Fablon in my workshop for something! One white, one black and one clear. Perfect O0
I had a real boat up until last year and I was thinking how it would sound when having it's 4 yearly safety checks carried out if I told the examiner that the hatches were secured with sticky tape! %%
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Re: Graupner GR 65 Yacht newbie. Can't get in!
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2019, 12:56:49 PM »

When you cut the Fablon leave a smell tab extra on one end, this can be folded back on itself and used for easy removal avoiding paint scratches whilst trying to grab the seal?


I also found it easier to position the hatch cover on to the Fablon before fitting to the hull?
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Re: Graupner GR 65 Yacht newbie. Can't get in!
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2019, 08:28:29 PM »


I tend to use radio box tape on my yachts which our fast electric lads use as it is clear and does no leave any residue on the hull?


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Re: Graupner GR 65 Yacht newbie. Can't get in!
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2019, 06:52:34 AM »

I tend to use radio box tape on my yachts which our fast electric lads use as it is clear and does no leave any residue on the hull?


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You might be surprised by the ease of Fablon?
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