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09-10-2021, 08:26 PM
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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
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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: 148
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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
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Views: 15,900
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
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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: 148
Views: 15,900
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: 148
Views: 15,900
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: 148
Views: 15,900
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: 148
Views: 15,900
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: 148
Views: 15,900
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?
...
07-09-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 148
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Posted By Vilante

I could get it right up in the nose but I'd have...

I could get it right up in the nose but I'd have to route out some timber to get it lower in the chassis.

It would mean it's right next to the motor. Cooling would be tricky but could go either...
07-09-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,900
Posted By Vilante

It looks like this will have to be the layout. To...

It looks like this will have to be the layout. To get the batteries in the ESC will have to go toward the back with the servo. It will mean running wiring fair way but not sure how to avoid that/
...
07-08-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,900
Posted By Vilante

This is what I'm thinking for the bend in the...

This is what I'm thinking for the bend in the stuffing tube. Is this gentle enough?...
07-07-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,900
Posted By Vilante

I ended up breaking an o-ring, doh! Got the other...

I ended up breaking an o-ring, doh! Got the other one on but took a little chunk out of that too. On enough to mock it up etc but will have to get new rings and try again.

This is the mounting...
07-06-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,900
Posted By Vilante

I can't for the life of me get the cooling jacket...

I can't for the life of me get the cooling jacket on the motor. Any tips? The o-rings just seem too big, but checked it's the correct cooler etc.
07-05-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,900
Posted By Vilante

PS - What grease do you use for your shaft? Can I...

PS - What grease do you use for your shaft? Can I just buy general marine grease or does it have to be RC specific?

I was going to get a little to use on the water jacket as I understand they can...
07-05-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,900
Posted By Vilante

Thanks for the conversion. That's the first one I...

Thanks for the conversion. That's the first one I ever memorized because may Grandfather would only ever work in inches so I had to learn :) I loved working with him, he was a carpenter and builder....
07-05-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,900
Posted By Vilante

This is the brace I made for the batteries to fit...

This is the brace I made for the batteries to fit under. The hull is so short top to bottom that I figured aluminium was the only way to get some strength in there without adding too much weight....
07-02-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,900
Posted By Vilante

Thanks for all this HJ, you're a bloody legend! ...

Thanks for all this HJ, you're a bloody legend!

I'm not using a light ply, it's just basswood rather than beech. I'm sure it's not quite as strong but it's not balsa in the centre, it's timber....
07-02-2021, 03:51 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,900
Posted By Vilante

I can't see your image HJ. This image shows...

I can't see your image HJ.

This image shows the different deck pieces per the plan. The red sections are split where I've drawn a white line, as the centre section dips down at the front. The red...
07-02-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,900
Posted By Vilante

Is there any reason you couldn't use a single...

Is there any reason you couldn't use a single sheet for the decking?
06-28-2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,900
Posted By Vilante

Brilliant, thanks for that HJ, awesome...

Brilliant, thanks for that HJ, awesome information. You're right, I can probably get away with the dog for now (I have one) to get it lined up.

I'll ask some opinions but there are some examples...
06-28-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,900
Posted By Vilante

Cheers HJ. I've got a flex drive. I think...

Cheers HJ.

I've got a flex drive. I think I'll have to buy a prop to make sure I've got it for/aft correctly. Now to figure out a good starting prop!

I'll be sealing with epoxy, just thinking...
06-28-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,900
Posted By Vilante

PS - When you mount up the strut (looks like I'll...

PS - When you mount up the strut (looks like I'll have to create something to mount it to internally) how do you seal it up before knowing your strut is the right depth/angle?
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