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Mark T

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2020, 06:53:15 pm »

I like the way you have boxed off the openings for the props - very tidy job  O0

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2020, 08:26:06 pm »


Cheers Mark, I've found this is a good way to keep the epoxy where it's needed.


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2020, 09:05:40 pm »

They certainly do look cool. I'm using the Raboesch Maintenance Free in all my builds.

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #53 on: April 27, 2020, 09:12:21 pm »


Great progress Joe! Tidy work as usual. I swear by the boxed in resin approach for stuffing tubes etc.


As for sticking to one project at a time; that ain't happening sadly  <:( I have too short an attention span.


Re testing models, Joe makes his hulls so well that he takes them water-skiing before finishing them- Honest  %)
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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #54 on: April 28, 2020, 06:25:27 pm »








Re testing models, Joe makes his hulls so well that he takes them water-skiing before finishing them- Honest  %)



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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #55 on: May 01, 2020, 04:57:34 pm »


So I've been waiting for some brass tube a 4mm id.and a 3mm id. so I can make a new motor aligning tool and for the rudder tubes, like a numpty I've used imperial rod for the rudder stock without checking the size, so it was too tight for the 3mm tube my first thought was to drill it out ( well that wasn't actually my first thought ) >>:-( <:( >:-o   but decided it would make the wall too thin but found the answer, drill out small bits and use as bearings and use the 4mm as the rudder tubes, as a plus it provides a good space for some grease.


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #56 on: May 01, 2020, 05:12:17 pm »

Not only is that a good save.......its actually a very good way of making rudder tubes and shafts.  I bet they are water tight with the grease in Joe I think I might adopt that idea!

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #57 on: May 01, 2020, 05:16:26 pm »

Nice neat installation there Joe.  And some good lateral thinking on the rudders.  I keep meaning to sort my bits and pieces of tube and rod to save me from doing something similar.  So far I haven't, but next time...  %%
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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #58 on: May 01, 2020, 06:15:31 pm »


Thanks for support guys as they say "necessity is the mother of invention" but I think Mark is right I will also make rudder shafts like that in future.


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #59 on: May 06, 2020, 03:41:32 pm »


A little more done yesterday, fitted the rudder tubes and bracing,  made and fitted the motor beds but thought I would wait for the fast epoxy I have on order rather than bond them with 30 minute that I already have that I mostly use for deck bonding.
It might slow up for here I managed to jamb the little finger of my right hand in the car door this morning (don't ask) and split the end of it from side to side so my hand is a little compromised at the mo,  {:-{




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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2020, 05:21:45 pm »

Great work on your rudder installation Joe, really neat - sorry to hear about your pinkie, just as you were getting on well - hope it heals ok and doesn't hamper your progress too much.


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2020, 05:23:05 pm »

Ouch!  :((    At least there's no blood on the boat, it's a devil of a job to get out if it soaks into wood in a visible place. Take it easy Joe and keep the painkillers handy, no point in suffering.  We can wait for the build to progress - we're not rushing off anywhere at the moment!


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2020, 05:52:24 pm »


Thanks guys,  The wife came out of Asda I got out the car to help load the shopping closed the car door and my little finger was still in it,
It was one of those things that you just cannot believe you just did,
:(( twenty years ago it would have been a bruise now my skin is like parchment paper it just tore.   <:(


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2020, 05:52:57 pm »

Did that - at a Mayhem get-together! Not a bundle of laughs, unless your surname is Abbott.....
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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #64 on: May 06, 2020, 06:02:03 pm »

Hope it heals soon  <:(   Lovely build to follow  :-)

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2020, 06:37:49 pm »

Get better joe  - nice job on the rudders  :-))

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #66 on: May 07, 2020, 11:43:16 pm »

Ouch Dave..... >>:-( ...in OZ we have an ex-Prime minister with a surname of Abbot & I am sure he has been called many such *&@#$! names  >>:-(


Is that Mercurochrome or the other?.......hope it is healing OK....


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #67 on: May 10, 2020, 01:41:05 pm »

Hi Joe,

Build going well I see!  Tell me, where did you get the P brackets from please?

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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2020, 02:09:45 pm »


Hi Joe,  I bought the Raboesch prop shafts with exposed shaft section the "brackets" come with them they have three legs you cut off the legs not required ie to make an A frame or a P bracket, here's a pic.




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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #69 on: May 11, 2020, 04:58:01 pm »

Not a bad day today, managing to keep the finger clear I got a bit done, motor beds in and the rest of the bulkheads the edge of the hull is a bit wavy at the moment where I had to push the sides apart to correct the beam measurements once the hardwood deck bearers are fitted I should get a fair line along the edges.


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #70 on: May 11, 2020, 05:51:51 pm »

Hi Joe, is part of the edge being pushed in by the front edge of the stand or is it a trick of the camera?


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #71 on: May 11, 2020, 07:31:56 pm »


Hi Ray,  the stand ends at the chine and the hull is very rigid there, it's the thin wall between the bulkheads that's a bit wavy, I think the deck bearers will sort it out, the hull has been stored unsupported somewhere for forty odd years and needed to be spread apart to the correct beam, I think I'll fit the deck bearers next to stabilise the top edge of the hull.




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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #72 on: May 11, 2020, 07:41:47 pm »

Ah yes, I see what you mean now.
Good idea of yours with regards to the deck bearers which should make a big difference - good thinking  :-))


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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #73 on: May 14, 2020, 04:43:37 pm »

The deck bearers fitted now the top sides have a nice fair line though, also made the tiller arms and installed the rudders, next I have to decide the layout of the components and what battery to use, I'll most likely use a 5000 mah 3s lipo mainly because of the power to weight ratio.




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Re: Hunter's moon build
« Reply #74 on: May 16, 2020, 02:41:48 pm »

Rudder servo fitted and running gear all coupled up, I've marked an estimated water line copied from a photo and with a battery similar to the one I'll use I gave her the first float test which was quite pleasing as she sat in the water just above the water line, if any thing I'd say my initial water line could be a little higher so I've got some scope allowing for the cabins etc., waiting for some connectors and servo extension leads to finish the set up but of course couldn't wait to temporarily connect the motors and rc to try it out and even with a 2S lipo those twin 600s sure do roar, so with a 3S lipo I don't think getting up on the plane will be a problem but we shall see.


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