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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #375 on: March 29, 2022, 03:27:18 am »

Hi all;
I made a final draught adjustment and set as seen below for the maiden voyage possibly tomorrow... :-)
And prepared a rescue boat which will play the role by 55cm Jupiter P-550 equipped with a RS540 motor.
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #376 on: March 29, 2022, 06:48:02 am »

The big day! :-))


I'll be watching, good luck.


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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #377 on: March 29, 2022, 09:13:53 am »

I may have to get up a bit earlier tomorrow morning due to the latest weather information.
Hours of north wind of less than 2.0m/s seem to be as far as around 10:30 Am...
Thereafter,it will be 2-3m/s south by south east wind...which is terrible even for a normal sailing of RC model ships and boats
as a rule. !! At the worst,the boat will be drifting away over 2.2 km north in the middle of the lake followed by a subsequent and desperate loss dependent upon the wind speed.... <:( <:( <:( >:-o >:-o :-X :-X

Let me show you some scarce but very scared pics taken in the third trial run of 1/96 HMS Fencer under a bit rough water..over 2.0-2.5m/s wind started to blow during the run.!!
1;Overconfident test run...???? {:-{ not so strong wind though at this time...so I got her out on the water..
2;She came to repeat fierce pitching.....
3/4/5;I did not see her well enough clearly when I was operating this ship.This is not the north Atlantic in the winter for the model ship.! {-) But it looks like that for me.!! O0
   But I began to notice something strange about her movements at the same time decided to get her back home to the shore !!! The water inside the hull was well over 1 inch high composing a good ballast ... {-) {-) {-) >:-o >:-o >:-o
 I was so much scared with these pics later when I saw them.... {:-{ :o :o 8) 8)
I have ever seen a similar pic of actual escort carrier HMS NABOB ? with the pic No4.....
The operation of maiden voyage and flight always gets the modeler so nervous,doesn't it..??? {:-{
Either of which will lead to the loss of model at worst that might have been built with a huge amount of time and efforts.. %) O0

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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #378 on: March 29, 2022, 04:37:19 pm »

I think that with the way you have build the corvette that she should have no problems with waves of that size Kiyo.


This size may be a different matter


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wnmhK3lK1I&t=334s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAH1HrAzUoM&t=381s


I have ran in these conditions often, (Not the pool size waves!) and it is great adventure.


Good luck
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #379 on: March 29, 2022, 04:55:21 pm »

This on the other hand may be a little crazy :o O0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXw5e0RGFhs

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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #380 on: March 30, 2022, 09:01:58 am »

Hi Lou;
I was TESTING and looking for the best balance of the Carrier model which had as you might  know so called TOP HEAVY characteristics..!
Therefore,the Fencer model was not yet established her final and secure best balance in those days during which she came across the
terrible waves....She was so unstable especially in roll-axis in such conditions she showed additionally pitching movement as in the pics by the rough waves...!! It was consequently so dangerous for her so as to sink because over 1-inch high water had come in around the keel already ! :(( [size=78%] [/size]
[size=78%]I know very well the (RC) planes without adequate CGs are sooo unstable and dangerous in the air from my actual experience of flying the model planes.![/size] :-)) :(( O0  The ship is the same on the water,isn't it?
1/2;So dangerous conditions possibly leading to sinking if this went on and on as the water in the hull was over 1-inch high
  already...
3;This is nearly normal draft for her and stable in this time as she has gained the well balance to some extent.! O0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f-fI3S6f1E is present conditions not yet perfect... {-)

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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #381 on: March 30, 2022, 09:24:39 am »

Hi Lou and all;
It was a really really happy day under the favor of good weather for me?giving us an air temperature of 21degrees C with less than 2m/s wind though from south at around 9;00AM. Sufficiently warm for this season and cherry blossom is now in full bloom in addition to my favorite dandelions. :-)) :-)) 
The result of my Snowberry ?? Yes ,of course,I DID IT at last in a level of so and so as seen so far in my models. {-) {-) {-) :embarrassed: %%
1:Idling mode of the throttle was enough to keep a scale speed with a 380 class brushed motor.
 Some pics below contain scenes at high speed with a very slight forward throttle.
2;I set 2 lipos of 5000mAh each 2S and 3S(smoking)
3;I did not check the drain of water this time.   
Video to follow soon! ♩~♬~♫~ :-))

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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #382 on: March 30, 2022, 01:29:54 pm »

Hi all;
I have made a video to show you clearly how my Snowberry actually did a job today as a maiden voyage. %%
Enjoy her movements.! I am ,of course,still making some improvement about her maneuver and function.
https://youtu.be/qwkX4Uvasks

Anyhow,it was a good day in the morning.!!!!
Though my efforts to improve this model will still continue as far as she could run on the water as I do expect . :-)) O0

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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #383 on: March 31, 2022, 07:15:32 am »

Glad to see it running so well Kiyo


I am not certain but she may be riding just slightly deep in the bow but is is so slight that it is hard to tell.


Thanks for sharing


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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #384 on: March 31, 2022, 01:45:46 pm »

Hi Lou;
I'm so glad to have your favorable comment on my post of maiden voyage.
I also have felt the same impression with you of the water line along the hull.....It seems slightly higher over water line at the stern than bow...I noticed this point by some pics later while I did not when operating the ship,though... {-) :embarrassed:
So I will rearrange the balance shortly for the second trial run in the next week. :-))


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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #385 on: March 31, 2022, 06:49:10 pm »

From the picture its more than likely the bow wave makes it look nose heavy, the wake generated is also always quite big, so not an issue.




If you do not seal the apertures in Fencer then you have to expect water ingress, you have to imagine what these apertures are, straight through, rooms, a wall further back a hanger deck opening, then create boxes or clear boxes that prevent water ingress in case you take her out in weather that suddenly turns.
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #386 on: April 01, 2022, 07:35:50 am »

Hi warspite;


Thanks for your comment. %%
As for my Fencer,I did a intensive sealing on potentially risky apertures [size=78%]around the hull [/size][size=78%]already before the trial runs  EXCEPT a service hatch for a rudder post[/size]
where was a bit loose to seal as I thought it OK from the previous weather information forecasting a calm wind.... {-)
Now she has been completed fully two years before and well balanced for a flat top,so she is sailing so so ,no to say perfect .! :-))
Next year I possibly would get a full-span time in my life whenever I intend to do,I will seek for the better balance I expect it should be...And glad if I can afford to let you know it by the videos!! {-) O0 Since I made this carrier as a working model. O0 :embarrassed:

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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #387 on: April 03, 2022, 07:37:39 am »

I originally intended to go for the 2nd trial run today as the weather forecast had said yesterday that wind would be north 1.0m/s,fine weather in the morning which was the best for the trial run for this scale ship.....Therefore I got up earlier and took the breakfast,and went out of home to find RAINING ALREADY !!!! >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( <:( <:( :o :o
Instead,I made a tiny work to set the third aerial line and painted as shown below. {:-{ :((   {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #388 on: April 05, 2022, 12:28:52 pm »

Hi all;
 Today I made a very tiny but indispensable equipment for the corvette and her role on the water.
Yes, SONAR is,but a bit humble though... {-) %%  But it's OK as she is just a working model to sail on the water.
Revell did not pay much attention to this important equipment for a corvette... :((
And this is detached normally on the water in my model... :o :embarrassed: {-) {-)
1;materials
2/3;assembled
4;painted
5/6;Installed near the bow



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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #389 on: April 05, 2022, 06:16:31 pm »

Now your corvette can not only protect you from lurking submarines but tell you where the fish are as well! :-) :-)) 
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #390 on: April 05, 2022, 07:42:21 pm »

HI KIYO very nice job an very detailed very well done  :-))
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #391 on: April 06, 2022, 06:51:07 am »

Now your corvette can not only protect you from lurking submarines but tell you where the fish are as well! :-) :-))


Hi Lou;
Thank you for your joking comment ,but it is really true,isn't it.. %%
Frankly speaking,I am afraid my Snowberry be caught by something like a fishing line in the water or other invisible stuff at the sonar that is protruding from the keel largely.. {:-{ :(( {-) 

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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #392 on: April 06, 2022, 07:12:14 am »

Hi Chris;
Nice to have your comment.
You are making an exceptionally big but detailed model,aren't you ?
You are also doing very neat and courteous jobs even in the inside of helicopter.!! :-))

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« Reply #393 on: April 06, 2022, 09:24:56 am »

Hi all;
It was a really really happy day not only for me, but also for my Snowberry as she made a smoking sail successfully.!! :-))
The weather was fine,21degrees C, south wind at about 0.5m/s which are sufficient for smoking test.
And cooling water drain was also tested to be fine ,though it was not clear enough in the pics... %%
1;Smoking conditions at speed
2;Smoking at low speed
3;Waves ripped sharply by the bow at speed... a kind of scale realism?which I like to see on the water. {-)
4; whole view at speed
5;At speed with smoking
6;At speed..attention to the waves and wakes at the bow and the stern
7; At speed
8;At low speed with smoking seen clearly
9;" You did a very good job today and congratulations for a safe return" {-) %% :-))
  If I installed the sonar at the keel,she would have possibly been damaged largely by the steps of the shore... {-) O0
Here is the video. %)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbBa5pesCNg
 
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #394 on: April 06, 2022, 09:26:12 am »

Hi Chris;
Nice to have your comment.
You are making an exceptionally big but detailed model,aren't you ?
You are also doing very neat and courteous jobs even in the inside of helicopter.!! :-))

Kiyo


HI Again Kiyo  yes i am building my HMS TIGER an yes its big but i love big model an getting it all to work if possibe like my seaking heilcopter an at the moment im waiting for the tiny motors to arrive from china so i can fit one in to work the tail rotar an i also want to fit the red flashing 2mm led on the tail top an a white led faceing backwards as a running light i think they are called an also fit in a hinge so that the tail will swing round for storage like the real chopper an it will also protect the rear rotors from getting broken in transport  but back to your ship i think its one of the most detailed snowberrrys ive seen as my boaty m8 has one in his living room an its a lovely model but i dont think his sails like yours very well done indeed
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Chris will look in again soon  :-))
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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #395 on: April 06, 2022, 10:47:42 am »

Hi Chris;


Thanks a lot for your kind comment on my Snowberry. :embarrassed: %%
By the way,let's take care of health each other for enjoying happy boating hobby. :-))
I like slow speed like this pic even in my life. :D


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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #396 on: April 06, 2022, 06:12:46 pm »

Looking very nice Kiyo. I am glad you are happy with the handling and speed.


As for fish I have a story about my corvette when it was new.


When I built my corvette I polished the prop to a high shine. I was running in a fairly clear lake on a sunny day and having fun when I saw a shadow following right behind my boat. I thought I had snagged a weed or something but did not see any loss in power. I brought the boat in for a closer look and when I slowed down  close to shore a fairly large fish that had been attracted by my prop darted away! It had been following me all over the lake like a fishing lure! If I had been dragging a hook I think I could have caught it. It was kind of big though so it is probably just as well that I didn't.


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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #397 on: April 06, 2022, 07:27:20 pm »

I had a shoal of fish following my Deans Motor Gun Boat around at a show at Brighton Marina nearly thirty years ago - it had a shiny prop shop prop on and they followed it everywhere I steered it.
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« Reply #398 on: April 06, 2022, 08:30:46 pm »

"I had a shoal of fish following my Deans Motor Gun Boat around at a show at Brighton Marina nearly thirty years ago"

Our club attended an event years ago and one of our more talented members was quite good at converting small operational submarines from model kits. they had a large tank of water at the event that they had stocked with small fish, I forgot why. But at any event we were allowed to sail our small boats in this pond for people to watch. When he put his sub in the water the fish started following it like it was their long lost mother! No matter where he went from the deepest to the surface a whole school would follow him through every turn and change of depth. Only when he stopped completely would they loose interest.  But as soon as he started up again they would start following right behind like the Pied Piper. It was great fun to watch.

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Re: Revell Flower class corvette Snowberry 1/72 restarted
« Reply #399 on: April 07, 2022, 03:41:39 pm »

Hi Lou and Dave_S.


Thanks a lot for your really really  interesting and funny stories from your experience. {-) {-) {-) :-))
Anyhow RC boating is really really happy to do on the water in the nature,outdoor activities so as to enjoy extra and unique experience
like you shared here. :-))


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