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    (Another) Crash Rescue Tender Restoration
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    πŸ“ (Another) Crash Rescue Tender
    10 days ago by neilw ( Leading Seaman)
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    Decided to spend some money with Slecuk. New prop shaft, motor, coupling and ESC arrived this morning. Assembled the motor mount yesterday, impressed that it all fits, but only just. The supplied flexi coupling is quite long, but is a narrow diameter so doesn’t interfere with anything. There isn’t space to fit an oiler forward of the bulkhead so that will have to go in the next section behind the bulkhead.

    Just need to fit a pair of longitudinal bearers to secure the motor mount plate. Next to find suitable locations for the water cooled ESC and LiPo.
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    πŸ“ (Another) Crash Rescue Tender Restoration
    12 days ago by neilw ( Leading Seaman)
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    As I seem to be working on two models at the same time I thought I'd attempt the document the Crash Tender Restoration. It was the purchase of this one that led me to this site.

    This one was also found by my wife, this time on FaceBook Marketplace for Β£35. so a quick trip to Paignton meant I'd bought another boat.

    I suspect it is an old Aerokits 34" model, the panel pin heads are obvious in a few places. The hull was in decent condition, there was a dent each side soon disappeared with West + micro balloons.

    I pulled the prop shaft out and found that is was a 3.67mm dimeter shaft with plastic bearings that had an O/D of 6.28mm, the outer tube had an O/D of 8mm. The plastic bearings had a lot of wear but rather than try to source replacements I thought I'd replace the outer tube and prop shaft. Thinking I'd have a major job to remove the tube it was a very pleasant surprise to find that I could just twist it with a pair of pliers and easily slide it out. The rudder tube also came out very easily.

    I've painted the hull withe Hempel Multicoat just to get all a uniform colour to see of any fairing is required. Seems to be a decently built hull requiring little work, so hopefully I'll make some progress on it when I'm waiting for paint or glue to dry on the Perkasa build.
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    11 days ago by neilw ( Leading Seaman)
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    Running out of space - the larger restoration project takes up space and time, and when it is varnishing time the workshop has to be dust free so can’t work on the models.
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    11 days ago by westward ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What only two I’ve five projects on the go at once boats trains and automobile
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Another) Crash Rescue Tender Restoration
    12 days ago by mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Keep bringing them back to life!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Another) Crash Rescue Tender Restoration
    12 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "As I seem to be working on two models at the same time ..."
    Some folks are gluttons for punishment Neil!
    Welcome to the clubπŸ˜‰
    So far so goodπŸ‘
    Be nice to fit twin shafts, as per original though.
    What you are doing reminds me of the ELCO PT Boat restoration I started some (too many) moons ago.
    Cheers, Doug😎
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