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USS North Carolina help. Motor/shaft placement

Old 10-16-2007, 08:30 AM
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I have the Swampworks USS North Carolina. I am getting ready to put in my shafts/motors/etc. Does anyone have the exact location of the exit points and rudder location? Either I have lost a page of my plans or the points are not shown.
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You have the plans? There should be a profile view and a view view that shows the hull frames from end on. Between the two views, you get all the measurements you dhould need for placing the prop and rudder shafts.

As for motor placement, that depends on a ton of factors, such as how you are planning on arming it among other things. Basically you fit them where they work and don't interfere with anything else. Hopefully at the motor end of the shafts, and connected to the shafts. ;-)

There are discussions on how to read the plans on the BDERC.com web site, and there is a knowledgebase you might find useful on the NTXBG.org web site.

The common advice given is, find you local club, in the format of your choice, and the members can help you over the rough bits. It is really good advice. There is a clubfinder on RCNAVALCOMBAT and a list of club links at the top of this forum.

Cheers,

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If you've got sections, build yourself a jig to hold a felt-tip marker & mark the points on the hull.

You could also cut holes "close" but oversize, assume you know prop locations & shafts are horizontal, install & fill in with Bondo. Sand, paint, & nobody will ever know except you.

If you're going to use oversized props, shaft angles won't be anywhere close to scale, so just go with what fits.

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I have 2 sheets of plans, 1 shows hull/super structure and the other is just super structure but none show where the shafts exit the boat. Anyone have better plans that show measurements?
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Another NC guy eh? Join this yahoo group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IRCWCC/

There are a few guys in NC who are currently active. Join this group and introduce yourself, they should be able to answer any of your questions and set up some build sessions this winter. We are now starting to get to the point now where if we get a few more guys in we shouldnt even have to travel to battle at all. We had 5guys go down to Concord, NC last weekend with 4 ships on the water(one of them hadnt been used in over a year so it had problems). So join the group and get setup with us. Im a new guy to, i just finished my USS California and its a blast!!
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I have 2 sheets of plans, 1 shows hull/super structure and the other is just super structure but none show where the shafts exit the boat. Anyone have better plans that show measurements?
Are you sure you do not have any end views/frames? Most plans do, even one sheet versions. I have attached a copy of this type of view for the HMS Erin, so you can see what to look for.

BDERC.com does, indeed, have NC plans.

Cheers,

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ORIGINAL: Wreno

Are you sure you do not have any end views/frames? Most plans do, even one sheet versions. I have attached a copy of this type of view for the HMS Erin, so you can see what to look for.

BDERC.com does, indeed, have NC plans.

Cheers,

Wreho
Note on the left-hand side, there are a couple of "targets" showing the prop/shaft locations. You can measure up/down from the bottom/waterline & in from the center line to get placement. Also, see which section contours the shafts pass between - you should be able to locate them with more than reasonable accuracy on your profile view (assuming that they're shown there, which is normal).

JM
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Yes I see the targets and if I had this view....I could get what I need. The swapworks plans I have do not show this, so I am at a loss. Anyone have a set of plans they could send me the measurments from?

Thanks for all of the input!!!
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ORIGINAL: IFlyBigAirPlanes

Yes I see the targets and if I had this view....I could get what I need. The swapworks plans I have do not show this, so I am at a loss. Anyone have a set of plans they could send me the measurments from?

Thanks for all of the input!!!
I'd get another set of plans, then - maybe more than just 1. Any set is going to cost $15-20, which is a pretty small part of the lifetime cost of the ship & hobby. Here are a couple of sources that would probably have them:

http://home.bellsouth.net/p/s/commun...pid=231663&ck=
http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com/

I'd also be surprised if there wasn't something (or a link to somebody) that could help you here:

http://www.battleshipnc.com/

JM


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