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Old 08-14-2013, 08:14 PM
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I've come up with a couple of options so far.

Half round balsa. Which would have to be glassed.
Half round from Plastruct. Which is kind of short at 14", would have to piece it to together.
Hard wood dowel cut in half on band saw.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:43 PM
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I made a little progress today. All the parts and wood came in.
So I started work on the wheelhouse.



Once it was all rough sanded I started to fit it to the hull.


I started looking at the arrangement and may end up gluing the wheelhouse on and have the engine room and smoke stack cover the only part that comes off. This will help with water intrusion.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:45 PM
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Of course the rear deck will have to be removable to access the motor, and steering arm.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:50 AM
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Looking good Wayne. Keep on keeping on.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:48 PM
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Just a little progress.


I have also decided to have the entire wheelhouse removable.
For normal operations the engine room top will be held on with magnets and this is where I'll install the switches. Pop it off, turn it on, pop it off, turn it off. Easy.
For service to the motor, coupler, servo and esc the entire wheelhouse can be removed with a couple of screws.
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:06 PM
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Wayne,

You really like thise earth magnets. They obviously work well for you.

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Old 08-20-2013, 01:10 PM
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Yes I do, they are super strong.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:44 PM
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The boat bug bit you big time,like they say "you can't just build one" looking good Larry
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:47 PM
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You got it correct Larry. I've pretty muched stopped fly altogether in about the last year. Pretty much all boats now with my daughter.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:38 PM
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Just a little bit done this evening.
Sanded stuffing box to promote a good bond and glued it in using Hysol. I'll let that sit overnight and work on mounting the motor.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:38 AM
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Are you going to use a reduction gear in the drive line ? You could swing a bigger prop by using one. I am using one in the ORCA Larry
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:44 AM
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The picture is kind of an illusion. I should maybe only go a 1/4 bigger on the prop.
right now, direct drive.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:46 AM
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I was able to swap the motor mounting plate around to give me access to the mounting screws. I then cut a 1/4" ply plate to fit in between the stringers. Once the Hysol is dry I'll put the other two screws in place and the motor is done.


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Old 08-21-2013, 04:11 PM
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This plate will hold the servo.

And this plate will hold the ESC
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:17 PM
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This place might have what you're looking for. http://www.cowlesproducts.com/protekto_wheel.html
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:21 PM
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That might work, I'll take a look around and see if I can find some locally. Thanks for the info.
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If you can't find it localy ,Ebay has it . http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_saca...und+trim&rt=nc
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:36 PM
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Does anybody have any idea if the Mtronics 25a ESC will be ok for the motor I have?
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:43 PM
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800 Direct Drive Motor from MFA Como Drills
Top RPM: 5167
Runs on 12 Volts
3 Pole
Maximum amperage draw: 5.28amps
Will efectively propel a 36" deep vee boat with a 2" prop Can also turn props up to 3.5 " @ 2500 RPM
Motor mount included.
Overall Length: 4 1/4"
Can Length: 3"
Can Diameter: 2"
Drive Shaft Diameter: 1/4"
Drive Shaft Length: 1/2"
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:15 AM
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Wayne,

Here's some other trim, wood, on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

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Wayne,

From what you describe about your motor the ESC should be fine. If you want to protect the ESC, put a 20A or 25A auto fuse in the positive leg of the ESC. If you exceed that amperage the fuse will blow instead of your ESC.

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Thanks guys, that's the one ill plan on buying.
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Originally Posted by rblubaugh View Post
Wayne,

Here's some other trim, wood, on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

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Thanks Bob
I keep forgetting about the dollhouse stuff.
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Anchor pocket thingy done.
Almost.

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Gotta put the anchor someplace.
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