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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2008, 12:36:01 PM »

motor wires soldered up.

The wire is 240v 13A domestic electrical wire, and given that the motor will pull less than 5A it is more than ideal
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2008, 11:32:12 PM »

motor wired up :)
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2008, 10:02:38 PM »

TUT TUT TUT NO FUSES WHEN WILL YOU LEARN


Probably when it catches fire




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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2008, 07:18:29 PM »

I see your point Stavros, and when get a couple of crimpo spades a fuse holder will be installed,

as for the boat, her deck is now painted, along with the superstructure, all she needs now is plating on the two hatch covers, a full set of railings and two sets of canister life rafts.  should be on the water soon
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2008, 08:19:23 PM »

well this is Miranda as she stands now, all she is awaiting is her railings and life boat canisters. :)
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2008, 08:25:31 PM »

I very much believe one should look after models to protect them from "dock rash" but putting them to bed?

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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2008, 09:20:16 PM »

dock rash, Gemini and Celestia already have that, thanks to hard wooden stands, is there a cure?
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2008, 09:34:15 PM »

hi goast yes there is a cure. I have got hold of a load of this blue foam. Its U shaped so it clips over the wood.

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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2008, 06:46:05 AM »

Good stuff that blue foam. I had some as packing with something delivered at home but I can't remember what!

The other solution is - of course - the ubiquitous foam used as pipe lagging. It comes in several sizes and can be found complete or split along its length. The latter type may also have a "sticky joint" for closing it up, which is an advantage for some applications but a nuisance under other circumstances. The lengths I purchase are either black or grey and cost a few centimes per metre.

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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2008, 04:04:53 PM »

railings done, this super structure is having life rafts.
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2008, 08:05:53 PM »

with the ship all set to sail, it just needs good weather at the lake now,

can anyone tell me why Hitec servos don't have the same travel as Futaba ones
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2008, 01:35:14 PM »

Miranda has sailed :)

initial glitches were due to antenna being on bottom of hull, not taped up, that is now cured, and Miranda sailed well. seemes to be about as stable as Gemini, her stablemate
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2008, 03:19:41 PM »

decals on
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2008, 03:32:52 PM »

Very nice Mr Onassis Ghosty.
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2008, 03:36:19 PM »

lol, i like that DD
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2008, 03:38:46 PM »

Congratulations! Now you need to hire a captain or two to be able to sail your fleet, and you'll be fleetmanager!
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2008, 03:45:37 PM »

sailed well :) once the glitch was cured
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2008, 07:09:17 PM »

apart from minor details, such as anchors and chains, and a deck repaint, next major job is to redo her superstructure to change her appearance, her new superstructure is probably going to be something similar to Nord Icelandia
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2008, 10:49:36 PM »

Looking good. You seem to spit these boats out like a production line and they all look fantastic. But one question though. Where do you keep them??? you must have heaps of storage around your place.

Regards David
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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2008, 10:51:14 PM »

At this rate Ghost you will have to buy an estate just to go to shows O0


Want to buy one



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Re: MV Miranda - new addition to the South Sands fleet
« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2008, 11:57:40 AM »

i'll need more than an estate, probably a sherpa or tranny van
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