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71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« on: October 29, 2021, 02:19:42 am »

Hi guys,


I Decided to start a new thread for my build as my previous thread have broken links to all the images :(


...sooo to kick it off, My electric board is pretty much done, but I'm going to be adding a P103 Parallel Power Board to bump up the capacity for longer run times.


Here's a few pics, I've done a dry test & connected everything up & ran it as I would for a good 40+ mins constant, everything seems good (touch wood!) the 2 step up converters barely get warm which is a bonus! will add some vid tommoz, I have to say, the BIER sound module is a top notch piece of kit, its a lot more than just a sound module! ..takes a little getting to grips with the software as there's hundreds of options for lights/fans/sounds etc!


Will take some vid tommoz, I'm pretty happy with the outcome, took a while to complete but worth it i think, Next on the agenda is to complete my second take on the stack (my 1st attempt was good, but the stack was slightly too large! so i made a start on a new one.


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Test #1



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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2021, 06:30:55 am »

Nothing beats Perspex for mounting electronics.  O0
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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2021, 06:55:02 am »

Nothing beats Perspex for mounting electronics.  O0


indeed!


the perspex i used was clear, so gave it a coat of black from the underside, did the trick! :)

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2021, 10:00:37 am »

Oh yes it does, Paxolin (Tufnol - SRBP or F) isn't subject to static charges.


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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2021, 02:52:12 am »

Wheel almost done, made from scratch using wood & some thin brass rod, gave it a coat of stain/varnish going to give a couple of more coats & tidy it up with a little sanding :)


Last pic has an AA battery in view for size comparison,







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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2021, 10:42:19 pm »

Electric Board/Box complete :)


Finally finished my electric box :D


i made this box using bits of ply & Perspex, I also decided to fit a 12v fan to the case that i had laying around to help keep the temperature inside the case low. The fan is connected to the Beier USM-RC2 module & I have programmed the module so the case fan operates at 60% & it will also automatically switch off if there has been no signal from the TX after 1 min. It will automatically turn on again as soon as there is a signal again from the TX (Such as forward on throttle or light switch etc). I decided to use pluggable terminal blocks, these are pretty neat & will allow me to insert/remove the electric box with ease :) The two servo extension wires you see are for the Rudder servo lead & the main power switch which i will be fitting somewhere above deck but hidden for easy access to turn the model on/off, I will probably fit the power switch under one of the engine room hatches.

Next the Agenda, is to cover the deck with some filler & also some UPOL Dolphin Glaze as recommended to me by someone in the know! & get it ready for painting along with the hull.





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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!) (Updated: Electric Box Complete!).
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2021, 10:55:05 pm »

oh yeh, also heres new diagram as ive added a P103 and made a few other tweaks etc!


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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2021, 08:25:21 am »

That's a flipping micro pc  %% %% %%

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2021, 08:25:30 am »



             Impressive design, implementation!    :o
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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2021, 09:10:54 am »

lol cheers guys :)


when it comes to electrics/wiring i have OCD i think! even though i will very rarely see it as its tucked under the deck, i still want it to be neat & tidy lol :D

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2021, 11:13:48 am »

Like the self destruct plunger on the top.. :}

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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2021, 05:22:23 pm »

Like the self destruct plunger on the top.. :}


i actually felt like self destructing at times while trying to make it! lol

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2021, 07:08:48 pm »


Why two BUCK 24v converters? 


NB: If you still have the images from the previous thread Daz, I'll happily re-add them for you.  :-))


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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2021, 07:26:50 pm »


Why two BUCK 24v converters? 

NB: If you still have the images from the previous thread Derek, I'll happily re-add them for you.  :-))


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im using 2x mist units so decided to use 1 converter for each mister :)

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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2021, 12:56:11 am »

....'images from the previous thread Derek'....
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do you mean DAZ.... Martin?
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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2021, 01:00:40 am »


Why two BUCK 24v converters? 


NB: If you still have the images from the previous thread Derek, I'll happily re-add them for you.  :-))


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i do have them, but no idea what ones are missing from which post etc & i have lots (100's) of images :(

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2021, 01:01:06 am »


Why two BUCK 24v converters? 


NB: If you still have the images from the previous thread Daz, I'll happily re-add them for you.  :-))


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i do have them, but no idea what ones are missing from which post etc & i have lots (100's) of images :(

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Re: 71" (1.8m) TID Tug Build (Cont'd!)
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2021, 12:45:58 pm »

Deck is now fixed in place & added the coaming, the coaming was fixed in place by screws & also some Titebond III wood glue. The coaming will be covered in Body filler/dolphin glaze when i do the deck to give it a nice finish & watertight seal.






so she's now ready for the deck to be filled using this stuff:



Big Boy Ultra Fine Body Filler



& then i will use this to finish off:



I also fit some Ferrules to my cable ends for the pluggable terminal blocks, I bought the tool from Ebay, and have to say it works perfectly, i tested out the fit by trying to pull the ferrule off with force using a pair of pliers, no chance! it was well & truly fixed on, the crimp tool kit cost just over 14 and that was with 1200 connectors of various sizes (AWG 10 through to AWG22) delivered!





So next will be filling the deck & finishing it off so i can then get on with the Superstructure build! :)

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« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2021, 01:05:30 pm »

Finished the new stack!


The old one was slightly too big so i remade it & now its exactly true to scale, i just need to complete the top/bottom of it & the details etc!


The one on the left is the OLD one compared to the new one on the right side :)


They were both made using planking & some plumbing tube for the centre with wooden/plastic discs as spacers.



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