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Old 05-25-2017, 08:49 AM
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Default Constellation 1:36 scale

I've been working on this one for a very long time, and it's still not finished.

It is the sloop of war Constellation, built in 1854, built as she appeared in a painting in 1856. The real ship still exists as a museum in Baltimore Maryland, USA.
She is 1:36 scale making her about 8 feet long over the rig, a bit over 5 foot on deck, and 5 foot tall with her ballast. Ready to sail she weights about 100 pounds; 43 pounds of that is lead shot in a 2" i.d. PVC pipe that can be removed.
She's built of white pine wood strips covered in 4oz glass, and coated in resin inside. There are no ribs or frames in the hull, just beams for the mechanical deck.
She is controlled on 4 channels of a Spektrum Dx6 tx by two HiTec winches, a mega-sail arm, and a hi-torque rudder servo, all running on a 6 volt 7 amp-hour SLA battery.
She's moved, launched, and retrieved by a boat trailer/cart made of angle iron from a bed frame.
The sails are made of DuPont Supplex cloth, with drawn on seams, glued on panels, and hand sewn bolt-ropes. The masts and most spars are white cedar, the smaller ones are white pine.
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Old 07-06-2023, 12:23 PM
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Default 3D modeling and Printing

I was about to post pictures of the 3D printed items that have gone into my model since my last post, but the forum says: "You are not allowed to post URLs until you have at least 10 posts" AFTER I uploaded the images, resized them, and typed up the entire post.

If chasing folks off the forum was your intention, you've succeeded.
Old 07-06-2023, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JerryTodd
If chasing folks off the forum was your intention, you've succeeded.
It wasn't, I guess... I think their intention was to prevent bots and spammers from filling the forums up with garbage.
It is a bit weird though because I could see the pics you posted in your first post...
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Originally Posted by JerryTodd
I was about to post pictures of the 3D printed items that have gone into my model since my last post, but the forum says: "You are not allowed to post URLs until you have at least 10 posts" AFTER I uploaded the images, resized them, and typed up the entire post.

If chasing folks off the forum was your intention, you've succeeded.
Jerry, had you been a member a few years back, you would have seen some so called R/C boat manufacturers flooding the forums with single post sales ads for their so called products. For example, one of the boats was a so called "scale destroyer". A thread was started in the general, scale and electric boat forums, a practice that was repeated for multiple "offerings". It got so bad that the "powers that be" had to take action and the ten posts before being allowed to post pictures was adopted. This was the first of three actions taken. The so called manufacturers were also banned and all of the associated threads were removed from the forum. While the ten post rule is somewhat "inconvenient" for new members, it has significantly reduced the ad threads since the "manufacturers" can't just dump ads into the forums without being a member for a while and that removes their anonymity, something they don't want to lose.

I'm sorry if you feel this action was meant to drive prospective members away but, when you know the "why" behind the action taken, it does make sense.

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