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08-19-2022, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Vilante

Cheers Hubert! I ended up printing a mold,...

Cheers Hubert!

I ended up printing a mold, and I'll purchase some fibreglassing supplies to have a go at creating a part from it. I still have to epoxy and paint the mold yet thought. Hoping it...
08-17-2022, 02:58 PM
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Posted By Vilante

It's been very slow going. It's been super wet...

It's been very slow going. It's been super wet and cold here in Sydney this winter. I've also been slowed a bit mentally I think because I think she's going to be way too heavy.

I have learned a...
02-16-2022, 12:01 AM
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Posted By Vilante

That was my next move, thanks HJ.

That was my next move, thanks HJ.
02-15-2022, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Vilante

How do you guys bend a piece of thin ply for...

How do you guys bend a piece of thin ply for hatches? I have tried soaking and holding in place but it just comes back. I've also tried letting it dry in place and then covering in epoxy but it...
02-13-2022, 03:05 AM
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Posted By Vilante

Yeah that was the original intention though I...

Yeah that was the original intention though I baulked at the price of the materials. I will have to finish it and paint it either way, so might see what it weights, thought I think it's going to be...
02-07-2022, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Vilante

Well I've done lots of sealing and sanding and...

Well I've done lots of sealing and sanding and I've got the mounts for the wing mocked up. Need to find some time to blue them in etc.

I've spent a lot of time modelling up the cowl, which I'm...
01-23-2022, 06:26 PM
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Views: 27,192
Posted By Vilante

OK great. I'll make up the wings first and that...

OK great. I'll make up the wings first and that will inform the mounts.

I think I'm going to have a go at 3D printing them and seeing what they weigh.

I noticed you can make the Tosit and the...
01-23-2022, 04:25 AM
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Views: 27,192
Posted By Vilante

So you're looking for something metal protruding...

So you're looking for something metal protruding from the deck vertically and then you bolt horizontally thought that?

What about the top section of the wing? Just a rod through and some glue?
...
01-23-2022, 04:01 AM
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Posted By Vilante

Thanks Clugh!

Thanks Clugh!
01-23-2022, 02:23 AM
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Posted By Vilante

I didn't see your images last time sorry. I've...

I didn't see your images last time sorry. I've already strengthened the transom substantially and planned to use a metal plate inside the boat further strengthen the rudder mount.

Finally getting...
01-10-2022, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Vilante

Thanks Clugh.

Thanks Clugh.
11-07-2021, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Vilante

That might be an Aussie term. I mean auto body...

That might be an Aussie term. I mean auto body filler, for the low areas or gaps etc.
11-06-2021, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Vilante

It's definitely a difficult time. I'm...

It's definitely a difficult time.

I'm getting closer to doing the outside. There are some areas that are going to need filling and fixing etc, should I epoxy seal first, then bog, then paint? Or...
11-05-2021, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Vilante

While we're here.... Things have been at a...

While we're here....

Things have been at a stand still with Covid and work getting on top of my time. I did touch the boat last night for the first time in a long time, so looking to make some...
09-10-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,192
Posted By Vilante

Cheers :) Decks are going on, starting to...

Cheers :)

Decks are going on, starting to look like a real boat.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/500x375/img_1216_4e54c48d1d1d5f20f5639040702fae3fc28d96c6.jpg...
08-17-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,192
Posted By Vilante

I've been doing lots and updating little! ...

I've been doing lots and updating little!

Motor mount is done, stuffing tube is in, cooling exit lines ,are in servo mount is 90% done, turn fin is made and installed and transom all glued up...
08-04-2021, 02:57 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,192
Posted By Vilante

Currently building a turn fin, so nothing much to...

Currently building a turn fin, so nothing much to report. Advancing slowly though.
07-27-2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 187
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Posted By Vilante

Brilliant, Im sure I can do that. They seem like...

Brilliant, Im sure I can do that. They seem like such big openings in all the boats, how do you keep water out?
07-26-2021, 10:35 PM
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Posted By Vilante

Thanks HJ, It's actually not hitting on the...

Thanks HJ,

It's actually not hitting on the hole, but the side of the rudder mount itself. Looks like I'll have to try to get the threaded section longer.

Thanks again.
07-26-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,192
Posted By Vilante

Plugging along slowly here, I think I'm 1 x...

Plugging along slowly here, I think I'm 1 x stuffing tube mounted and one creation of steering fin mount away from sealing and foaming.

Is it normal to only get a small amount of left hand...
07-17-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,192
Posted By Vilante

Just realised the stuffing tube doesn't fit into...

Just realised the stuffing tube doesn't fit into the end of the strut. Pretty sure it should? It's too big.

Have emailed the supplier.

These little delays really slow things up. I've put a heap...
07-17-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,192
Posted By Vilante

I've also printed up a servo mount on my newly...

I've also printed up a servo mount on my newly acquired 3D printer. It's the same weight as a standard servo mount (which didn't fit) but custom made to fit the boat. Noting that I'm not using that...
07-17-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,192
Posted By Vilante

Well, had a very interesting experience with...

Well, had a very interesting experience with carbon cloth. I tried to put it down the tunnel one night when the kids went to bed.

What I learnt:

Carbon cloth frays like nobody's business, and...
07-11-2021, 02:55 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,192
Posted By Vilante

I think it will have to go in front of the motor...

I think it will have to go in front of the motor and the motor will have to move back. Either way I'll have to figure out the cooling lines. The timber either to the side or in the nose will have to...
07-09-2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,192
Posted By Vilante

I could also mount it above the stuffing tube, it...

I could also mount it above the stuffing tube, it would need a mount I can easily remove. The nose option might be too tight, might get hot jammed in there?
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