RC Scale Boating Enjoy rc scale boating? Talk about it here.

Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Reply
Old 09-24-2011, 01:38 PM
  #301
blizard05
 
blizard05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: plymouth, MA
Posts: 1,037
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.


Quote:
ORIGINAL: Larry_AK

Nice job! You make me want to build a boat.
You going to build a crab boat or a drager?? Larry B
blizard05 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 04:15 PM
  #302
Apismelifera
 
Apismelifera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Schenectady, NY
Posts: 188
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.


Quote:
ORIGINAL: wayne d

Here is one with a tall exhaust.
In the picture in post 298 you can see the exhaust is smoking a little, and the dark spots on the masts nearby. Didn't notice that in the three previous pics in post 297. I think that what's most important is how it looks to you. It's your boat, build the way you want it to look. Don't forget the primary reason for doing this is to have fun!
Apismelifera is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 04:36 PM
  #303
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Thanks John,
It's always nice to get other guys thoughts. In the end though your right. Do what looks good to you.
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 11:27 AM
  #304
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

GPS dome built and mounted.
The second picture is how it started, a cap from the bottle of CA Activator
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Mj24715.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	56.9 KB
ID:	1666052   Click image for larger version

Name:	Gb90084.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	93.4 KB
ID:	1666053  
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 12:40 PM
  #305
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Bollard made using 3/8 and 1/8 brass tubing with a cap soldered on.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Sq47410.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	65.4 KB
ID:	1666058  
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 05:03 PM
  #306
rblubaugh
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Danville, IN
Posts: 806
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

The only thing I noticed about your exhaust stack is the ones on the boat pictures were pointed about 30 degrees outboard rather than directly aft. Maybe yours is too and it just doesn't show in the picture.

Your boat is looking super!

Bob
rblubaugh is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 05:24 PM
  #307
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

The tip is turned about 30 degrees.
I tried to get to the pond today but we had showers on and off all darn day long[:@].
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2011, 10:54 AM
  #308
Apismelifera
 
Apismelifera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Schenectady, NY
Posts: 188
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.


Quote:
ORIGINAL: wayne d

I tried to get to the pond today but we had showers on and off all darn day long[:@].
What, no bilge pump?
Apismelifera is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2011, 11:44 AM
  #309
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Hey John
Hope I don't need one.
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 06:31 AM
  #310
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Today looks like the day. Not a cloud in the sky. But it is south Florida and showers can pop up any time. Ill shoot for around 3pm after my daughter gets out of school so she can video it.

Stay tuned.
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 11:35 AM
  #311
QuickLTD
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Valrico, FL
Posts: 138
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

It's 3:35.. I'm waiting patiently over here..   lol.
QuickLTD is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 01:22 PM
  #312
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Here are a few shots.
The picture uploader is not working very well today.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Ge96726.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	129.6 KB
ID:	1667102   Click image for larger version

Name:	Bw72358.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	126.0 KB
ID:	1667103  
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 01:24 PM
  #313
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Few more.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Vs55726.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	85.8 KB
ID:	1667106   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ez83681.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	110.2 KB
ID:	1667107   Click image for larger version

Name:	Lj23925.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	102.0 KB
ID:	1667108   Click image for larger version

Name:	Gb90877.jpg
Views:	32
Size:	101.5 KB
ID:	1667109  
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 01:28 PM
  #314
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Couple more.
Video will be next, have to upload it to youtube first.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Sq45592.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	116.9 KB
ID:	1667110   Click image for larger version

Name:	To44713.jpg
Views:	15
Size:	101.6 KB
ID:	1667111  
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 02:12 PM
  #315
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Couple more.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Us54973.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	109.3 KB
ID:	1667132   Click image for larger version

Name:	Rm38010.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	82.2 KB
ID:	1667133  
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 02:16 PM
  #316
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Video in a few
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 02:52 PM
  #317
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Well it runs but not without a few problems. I had bought 2 chinese speed controllers for the lobster boats and decided not to use them. So I went ahead and used one on this boat. problem being is sometimes it won't go forward or reverse. I guess you get what you pay for. No more chinese for me.[] I'll start looking for a Traxxas XL5 like I used on the lobster boats.
Other than that it runs great. Its not a power house by no means and in the video I once had it full throttle. Although that could also be the ESC.
All in all I'm very happy with the way it turned out. I still want to add a few details like a lifeboat and life rings, ETC ETC.
I'll find another ESC and then make another video.
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 03:05 PM
  #318
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Here is the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnfb-PZ376U
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 03:28 PM
  #319
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

I was just looking at the traxxas ESC that I used in the lobster boats and found out that it would not be large enough. So the search in on. I'm needing/wanting a 12v ESC. anybody have any ideas? Of course without spending my daughters college fund.
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 05:19 PM
  #320
QuickLTD
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Valrico, FL
Posts: 138
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Looks good on the water.  Well done. Speed looks great to me as well.
QuickLTD is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 05:32 PM
  #321
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Thanks Quick.
I'm pretty happy with it.
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 02:27 AM
  #322
blizard05
 
blizard05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: plymouth, MA
Posts: 1,037
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Look for an ESC that wil take 12-14 cels ( 1 cell=1.2 volts)
blizard05 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 07:34 AM
  #323
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

Here is the other little problem that I ran into.
The throttle on the transmitter.
Because there is no detent on the throttle, I was having a hard time finding the neutral spot between forward and reverse.
So I put on the thinking cap (that hurt) and decided I could somehow make a throttle plate so that their would be no question where neutral was.
Here is what I came up with. Its simple yet crude. Two pieces of 1/16 ply laminated together. Then I found out that the screws holding the stick were not long enough.[:@]
Off to ACE Hardware for some longer ones.
And here is the final product.

BTW: I changed the ESC last night to the other ESC I had bought from china and it seems to work OK. Time will tell.[&:]
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Qo40575.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	119.6 KB
ID:	1667361   Click image for larger version

Name:	Us53348.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	113.6 KB
ID:	1667362   Click image for larger version

Name:	Yt61642.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	135.4 KB
ID:	1667363  
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 07:59 AM
  #324
QuickLTD
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Valrico, FL
Posts: 138
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

You're going to show up at that lake one day and realize you have created "Fussell's Navy".  You already have the Dauntless for air support.  Looks like it's time to build a Catalina or a Grumman Duck for search and rescue work
QuickLTD is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 09:11 AM
  #325
wayne d
Thread Starter
 
wayne d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: stuart, FL
Posts: 1,282
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.


Quote:
ORIGINAL: QuickLTD

You're going to show up at that lake one day and realize you have created ''Fussell's Navy''. You already have the Dauntless for air support. Looks like it's time to build a Catalina or a Grumman Duck for search and rescue work
LOL,
I don't think the wife would go for that.
wayne d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:12 PM.