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    FORD DPA
    by jacko ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Lieutenant)
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    ๐Ÿ“ inner bits
    9 hours ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    well looks like I can get most bits inside just need to shortin the prop shaft, and sort rudder (home made 1) with speed controller on order... once i have all bits, then i'll use velcro hook and loop tape to fix bits, smarten wiring
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    ๐Ÿ“ into the belly of the beast
    5 days ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    gluing the bits together but ! .with internal size of 8" x 3.25" max where will i fit motor, shaft, receiver, batterys wish me luck
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: into the belly of the beast
    2 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    As has been said sure you will find items small enough to go into the build yet powerful enough to run the build.
    Rick
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    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    We know you'll figure it out 'Jonah' ๐Ÿ˜
    Say Hi when you get spat out again!๐Ÿคž
    If you need any help (which somehow I doubt) re mini/micro motors & RC gear let me know.
    I've got loads in my stash and specs / sources in pdfs and links in my archive.
    SFSG with the sticking.๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ even more bits of wood
    12 days ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    now the hard part start buy sticking part 1 to p2 to p3 and so on till no more bits left then panic as I remember ๐Ÿคž ๐Ÿ˜ญ that i had a few more bits to cut out and then them starky โšก bits that needed to be fitted before gluing the last few bits ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ more wood
    13 days ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    I now have a big bag of cut wooden parts, need to get some 1/16 balsa for the curvy parts than out with the glue and stick bits together, wheels needs to be printed photos as and when
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: more wood
    12 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Can't wait to see the 'curvy parts' Jacko! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    Oh dear! Slapped wrist again ๐Ÿ˜ญ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: more wood
    13 days ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    So construction is imminent. Sounds like a real car factory with parts all being delivered 'just in time'. I look forward to your updates,

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: more wood
    13 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Jacko,
    " wheels needs to be printed photos as and when "
    Why not have a trawl round the RC car/truck sites?
    I'm sure you can find some suitable wheels (and drive train parts) there.
    Or with your skills, why not 3D print some rims?
    Then buy some RC truck tyres, to give better traction than the hard 3D print plastic.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ sticking bits together
    21 days ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    needing to glue bits of wood at 90 deg I printed some of these
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    ๐Ÿ“ FORD DPA
    22 days ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    and so it starts
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: FORD DPA
    12 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Itโ€™s a Ford huh? fix or repair daily, fix (or another word๐Ÿ˜‰) on race day etc, I worked for Toyota for 20 yrs,- same thing there Cash, "sorry sir, it will have to come from Japan" (3wks) or Aust 2wks etc, - especially for imports. Had that problem myself having 2 older Toyotas.

    Ford service here was diabolical,- you could walk into their main city branch parts store and get totally ignored (we'll help you when we can be bothered attitude) always had a bad name for service here. They had a bell on their counter, but people kept hanging on it for service, (because there was none) so they removed it. All staff were hidden, (or hiding) behind partitions.

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: FORD DPA
    12 days ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Itโ€™s a Ford huh? Be careful, something you need will probably be back orderedโ€ฆI work at a Ford dealer, at the back parts counter. Ask me how I knowโ€ฆ..๐Ÿคฃ
    In all seriousness, this is a cool project. I used to do rc cars back in the day, dabble in them still. I have a couple of friends who still race rc dirt oval and crawlers, if you get in a bind for something in the car side of this project, give me a shout. We can probably direct you to something that will work.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: FORD DPA
    13 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Awaiting developments with great interest Jacko.
    I do hope that yours isn't Leaky though!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Will you build this one as proper duplex drive?
    I guess you can paint it any colour you like -
    AS LONG AS IT'S BLACK!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Have fun, cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: FORD DPA
    21 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Looking forward to this one Jacko.
    Following with interest.๐Ÿ‘
    Regards Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: FORD DPA
    22 days ago by redpmg ( Commodore)
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    Presume this is from the Willy's MB (Jeep) that Ford & GM also produced during the war. See it was the predecessor to the DUKW - developed by Ford and an outside team based on the MB and Fords GPW version. Read it was not very successful as it floated well but tended to get stuck on landing as it was very heavy - Wikipedia calls it the GPA - nicknamed the Seep........

    Was a shame though that a small company got done by two big ones with influence & political clout taking over most of the building ...........

    Should make a very interesting build though - will be following it closely - very different .

    Will you be building it as really amphibious or water borne only?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: FORD DPA
    22 days ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looks like an interesting build. Is this the smaller version of the standard DUKW. I shall follow the build with interest, but I feel sorry for that poor Norfolk Keel that's languishing somewhere and crying her eyes out saying 'please build me'.

    Cheers, Nerys
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