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Old 06-18-2009, 05:22 AM
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Default Springer Tug Build!!!



I have just started on building my springer tug boat.

here's just a quick picture of the hull profile template I have been working on.


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Old 06-23-2009, 04:20 AM
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Default RE: Springer Tug Build!!!

awsome, cant wait to see more pics durin the build.
Old 06-26-2009, 03:47 AM
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stay tuned there will be more pics soon
Old 06-26-2009, 06:24 AM
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I will, can't wait to build a springer of my own one day
Old 06-30-2009, 02:24 AM
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just a few pictures of the springer tug hull, rudder and my 2:1 watercooled gearbox

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Old 06-30-2009, 06:00 AM
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Nice work, does your springer have a skeg? and or shoe for polo?
Looks like a nice robust geartrain you have there, keep us posted
Old 07-01-2009, 02:11 AM
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yes my springer does have a skeg, and the gearboxtrain is very robust
Old 07-03-2009, 05:20 AM
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i'll put up some pics of of ther deck and the cabin soon
Old 07-09-2009, 02:41 AM
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Just finished painting the hull
Old 08-08-2009, 06:53 AM
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Now i just have to paint the deck and the cabin
Old 09-17-2009, 08:26 PM
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Default RE: Springer Tug Build!!!

Hey Alex,

Ive been follow the progress of your "Springer" when is it gonna be finished?
i see it up the back of the workshop collecting dust from "cyclone Michael" lol,

Ps, we gave it a test run in the tank and your water cooling is very effective, even at slow speed

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Old 09-18-2009, 02:06 AM
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thanks for that captain windweasle
Old 09-24-2009, 02:49 AM
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some more pictures during the build
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Default RE: Springer Tug Build!!!

Looking good, when are you going to get it wet? hopfully youll post us some video
Old 09-24-2009, 04:46 PM
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it should be getting wet quite soon hopfully , Just had to fix a leak in the rudder tube [:@]
Old 09-25-2009, 08:01 AM
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All the leaks are now fixed, all i need to do is paint the deck and my tug will be finished
Old 09-25-2009, 12:10 PM
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Default RE: Springer Tug Build!!!

Springers typically weigh eight pounds to get them down to the waterline...
You need to add more batteries, or ballast.
Old 09-25-2009, 06:07 PM
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i am probs going to add alot of lead sinkerers to get the springer down to the water level
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just bought some brass tube so i can now start to make the bollards
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does any one have any idea on how big i should build my barge

ps the springer is 1:20 scale
Old 10-02-2009, 03:52 AM
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ORIGINAL: alexdrift

does any one have any idea on how big i should build my barge
36" x 16" x 5 3/4" deep.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=958022
Old 10-02-2009, 03:58 AM
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thanks toesupwa for the help and great work on your barge, what size rope should i use to make it mor scale
Old 10-05-2009, 02:59 PM
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Default RE: Springer Tug Build!!!

did you use 1/2''' ply i am looking at make one 2x 36x16x9 yours is the 18'' one right i may make one that size too
thank you for your time
Old 10-06-2009, 01:47 AM
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i used 7mm ply for the sides, front, back and i used 3mm ply for the bottom.
yep mine is 18" long
Old 10-19-2009, 09:53 PM
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hi,
may i ask what kind of motors and prop are you using for your project? i am new to the world of RC tugs and am interested in starting.

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