CG73 Port Royal Cruiser is the last Ticonderoga-class cruiser in us navy,I ordered this arkmodel kit months ago now it arrives.This is a new full kit in 1:96,arkmodel post semi kit many year ago,now it is all ready.This is first time I build a FRP kit,before this I built many plastic kits
As usual, the first step is shaft and rudder system installation positioning.Due to the relatively large size,so use the5MM shaft,The shaft tube use own bearings and stainless steel .pipes,the rudder with the Ark Original rudder.
ARKMODEL original driver is 550 with gearbox,it's a mature power but the noise is too large...To drag propeller ï¼ˆdiameter is 54MMï¼‰,I think that the 550 motor is not enough,so I purchased 775 motor.
The fiberglass hull have a feature, hull need to add support, Otherwise opening will be increasing, This has been a little expansion. Fortunately, the hull is relatively thick, both sides of the holes, countersunk head screws and wood pulled.