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Boxerman66

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Re: Newbie just landed
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2020, 11:32:20 AM »

Well, just when you thought it was safe tho into the water!!.......
Epoxied the prop tubes in and went for the Hull Integrity Basin Trial (HIBT) in the hot tub...as you do!!
Bless my soul a leak. Saw the problem, small hole above the outer prop tube. Hole filled with more epoxy and made a web to the hull for more support. 24 hrs later HIBT no 2.... you guessed it... still leaks same place!! Canít see where so now removing most of the epoxy externally and chopping out big timber internally to determine leak location.. Happy Days..well at least the sun is shining!!
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Re: Newbie just landed
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2020, 12:19:19 PM »

Might be too late now but I would have filled around the prop shaft externally with P38 or epoxy putty before attacking the inside!

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Re: Newbie just landed
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2020, 12:20:37 PM »

Try and clean up on the outside of the hull and seal externally.
If in doubt where the outer ingress is put a drop of water inside the hull and see where it exits.


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Re: Newbie just landed
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2020, 12:29:52 PM »

Thanks guys, step earning curve...still climbing...might need a harness if it gets steeper!! :embarrassed:
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Re: Newbie just landed
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2020, 11:19:05 PM »

hi, i'm new to the forum, but noticed your posts and thought i may add my views re propshafts. Any model I have made over the last 50 years has had a permantly fitted propshaft, araldited in place.  There is no way i would try and use one more than once.  If the outward side is long, I would suggest some kind of skeg or A frame to hold it steady.

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Re: Newbie just landed
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2020, 11:34:30 AM »

Quicrun 880 ESC Brushed motor... hi guys , finally received the recommended the Dual output Quicrun 880 ESC today and see that the default battery type setting is for LiPo batteries. I have 4 NiCads!! Does anyone know / can explain the difference in the settings or the batteries  for the unit? And, presumably I am going to need to invest £8 in the programming box to change the settings. Any advice is well received. Cheers for now.
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