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Old 10-29-2021, 03:37 AM
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Default Making Brass Prop Supports


My first few tries drilling Brass did not go well, so I invested in a Drill Press and new drill bits. I got 118 degree drill bits and filed off the curl. Set the Drill press to it's lowest speed, and I got nice clean holes!



I used a countersink bit to make a clean screw location. These will get evened up in length next and installed.

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Old 11-16-2021, 07:27 PM
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Default Outstanding!

Great to see someone else building this kitÖ I started it late 2020 and am still plugging away. Do you have Instagram? My whole build is on there. So far, I basically have the whole boat built, just adding details and sealing still. I have installed custom LEDs throughout and built my own kort nozzles and bracing. If you do have Instagram, my user is @rc_boat_addiction give it a look if you want and Iíd love to hear any feedback if ya got it.
Canít wait to see the rest of your build.
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Old 11-17-2021, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Jmaly View Post
Great to see someone else building this kitÖ I started it late 2020 and am still plugging away. Do you have Instagram? My whole build is on there. So far, I basically have the whole boat built, just adding details and sealing still. I have installed custom LEDs throughout and built my own kort nozzles and bracing. If you do have Instagram, my user is @rc_boat_addiction give it a look if you want and Iíd love to hear any feedback if ya got it.
Canít wait to see the rest of your build.
Cheers!

Justin
Great to see someone else building this at the same time. I like how you did your prop shaft mounts. I'm still on the fence with how I want to do mine.

Nice Insta, I've only posted a few of this build on there. I'm @birdizzo, added ya. I'm big into Vintage Losi stuff right now.
Old 11-24-2021, 04:26 PM
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thanx for the posts! iíve been using them as reference on my Shelley build! just joined insta, will post the progress on there as it happens. added you and rc boat addiction. iím jakony racer my son an i race losi off road buggies.
Old 04-01-2022, 04:21 PM
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So first bottom sheeting laps all the way over chine 1? Not to the center?
Old 04-14-2022, 02:59 PM
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very nice
Old 08-11-2022, 04:12 PM
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I have finally gotten out to my garage and started working on this. Took a different route for the Prop Shaft mounts.

updates coming soon!
Old 08-19-2022, 07:57 AM
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I finally figured out how to create some better prop shaft supports. Thank you RC Addiction and JakonyRacer for your build threads!


Using a Oetiker style crimp pliers, I was able to get a very nice bend around the drill bit.

Nice and tight fit!

I created two at the same time, and bent them at the same time, so they would be identical.


Old 08-19-2022, 08:01 AM
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I made some PROGRESS!


Got them both screwed down, and they're within 1/32" tolerance mirrors.

I plan to solder the two pieces together after I get tubes epoxied to the Hull!
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Old 08-19-2022, 08:45 AM
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no problem! glad to see your back at the build! i put mine away for the summer while we race every weekend. will pull it out in november to get back on track. although the time off gave me a spark of inspiration for the motor mounts. going to carve the mounts out of balsa, make plaster of paris molds and then cast them out of lead with steel threaded anchors. gonna be fun to move forward. the motor mounts was where i stalled.
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Old 08-23-2022, 08:33 AM
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Default Prop Shafts Epoxied!

My next step is getting my motor mounts installed then Kort Nozzles. Going to wait until everything is turning to solder the Brass Supports to the Tubes.



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