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    Italeri Vosper RC conversion.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Italeri Vosper RC conversion.
    6 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Iโ€™ve been off the board for a few weeks. My daughter, Grace, came down with Covid, sheโ€™s fine, just felt rough for a few days. However, itโ€™s company policy that if a family member comes down with Covid, the employee has to be away from work for 5 days, then take a test. If negative, back to work. So, I tested negative, back to work on Monday..Tuesday, my coworker had it, we lost him for a week. Iโ€™ve been a bit busyโ€ฆ
    Anyway, I couldnโ€™t leave the house for a few days as it was possible that I had Covid, which means I couldnโ€™t go out and get the ballast and tubes I need for the Grimmershorn. So I decided to build something else for the time beingโ€ฆan Italeri Vosper!!
    Now, I have been wanting to do an RC conversion on an Italeri 1/35 scale kit for some time, but they arenโ€™t cheap, and I donโ€™t have a lot of experience with plastic models. Built a few as a kid, then found balsa and tissue and that was that. Butโ€ฆAmazon had the Vosper on sale for less than 100 dollars, and then a coupon for 20 percent off THAT!! Plus, I had the stock in my parts bin to fit it out, so I ordered it as part of my Christmas gifts and told my wife. She was quite pleased that I got something I liked and it was on sale! Yay!
    I wonโ€™t bore yโ€™all with too many details, the Italeri kit is nice and builds well. If I do another static conversion I have to learn to cut Styrene cleaner. I had a time cutting a hatch, used a frame, with a thin, fine cutoff wheel but I still melted the edges, which meant I had to clean up the edges and also use filer strips to get the hatch to look and fit properly. Thereโ€™s a build log from about 6 years ago where a member built one up, I folles his log, but I put my hatch further aft, omitted the water calling and used a higher kv motor and a 2 cell lipo vs a 3 cell. Itโ€™s single shaft, I had a 3mm shaft and tube from a kit where I had used a 4mm in its place, a small, older Graupner rudder, and a metal motor mount bonded to the hull. The hull is one piece save the transom, I used 1/8th reinforcements and plenty of epoxy at the joints..donโ€™t wanna lose that๐Ÿคฃ
    I made one glaring error, I cut the stuffing tube slot too far aft, so I applied a scab patch of plasticard inside, heated up a scrap plastic spruce with a heat gun, stuffed that in the slot, sandis it down and filled it.
    I think itโ€™s going to be a nice boat, I did a test run with the portholes taped up and the deck screwed down but not bonded. At high speed she can be a bit squirrelly, and I got a bit of water in the hull. Second run I used full throttle only in a straight line, limited maneuvers to 3/4 throttle, she handles well and much less water inside.
    Iโ€™m almost done, I have about 2-3 hours of painting and installation of a few more details, sheโ€™ll maiden this Sunday. After that, itโ€™s time to ballast the Grimmershorn.
    Cash

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    https://youtu.be/IHCb0Op30dw
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Italeri Vosper RC conversion.
    2 months ago by davidk ( Recruit)
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    I built an Italeri PT 109 several years ago and like the Vosper the quality of the parts are excellent.
    I managed to squeeze in the 480 brushed motor with esc plus enough room for a 2S 2400 mh Li Po. It looks so real at scale speed but can go a bit faster but I have to be careful I dont burn out the motor.

    Are Italeri still making boat kits as I havent seen them in the shops of late .

    Dave Keech๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Italeri Vosper RC conversion.
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looks Good Cash,
    Never too much power๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Italeri Vosper RC conversion.
    6 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I did not do the under deck modeling on mine, only the detail work in the wheelhouse where the receiver sits. The aerial wire is elastic thread found at a fabric store and then painted. I did replace the bow and stern posts with brass tubing, the plastic parts were to likely to snap off.

    A brass tube holds the mast allowing it to be removed during transportation and when placing the battery below deck. The mast and elastic cords are the last element to be put on prior to launch.

    I used beading wire to create various parts on the model, such as the radio loop on roof of wheelhouse; the grab line on the bow and other areas if you look closely in the photos.

    I created a coaming and raised the mid deck gun . The yellow velcro, aft of center gun station, holds the battery keeping it centered above the stuffing box and assists with stabilizing it in the water
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Italeri Vosper RC conversion.
    6 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Ron, your Vosper is very, very nice..much nicer than mine I think. Iโ€™m intentionally leaving off some details and simplifying my paint scheme so its less likely that Iโ€™ll break something during launch and recovery. To me, the under deck work is easy, the scale details are another matter. Nice work sir, very nice!!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Italeri Vosper RC conversion.
    6 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Here are photos of the conversion I made of this kit. Plus I got ideas from another person who did below deck conversion.
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