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    Aeronaut Jonny
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sun's out, Jonny's out
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Small update, I got Jonny out in the kiddy pool to and got the motors tested, also go more work done on deck fittings.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sun's out, Jonny's out
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Awesome work! And the multi gang winch is very cool! Excellent Westeind!๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sun's out, Jonny's out
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Coming along very nicely Ww ๐Ÿ‘
    Particularly like your winch. Brillo.
    Lucky boy with the sun.
    Here in Munich winter has returnedโ˜น๏ธ
    2ยฐC in the morning when I get up, hail, sleet and gale force winds ๐ŸŒช๏ธ during the day. Ugh๐Ÿ˜ 
    Maybe 5 mins sunshine in between rain deluges.
    Happy testing,
    Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Build continues
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have not gotten much actual building done on my Jonny, but I did get the hull painted and about 90% of the hulls electronics in and tested. So far everything is working out well, with the exception of the belt and timing belt pull that I have had to order again.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Build continues
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Now, that boatโ€™s got guts! Awesome work Wedtwind!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Build continues
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    A nice color scheme, I like it.๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Build continues
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looks snazzy. I really like it.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Looks like you have lots of access to the electronics and mechanisms.


    now, how many channels are you really going to use here? You will be running out of fingers.๐Ÿคฃ


    Isaac
    ๐Ÿ“ Aeronaut Jonny
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi all, I started a new build during Christmas and I'm just about ready to start painting the haul so I figured its a good time to get the build log going.

    I've had this kit for about a year now, purchased from Bauer in Germany along with with the recommended equipment including their Schottel Drive system. The plan is to have the two Schottel drives, a bow thruster, one working Anchor (possibly two in the future of off the same winch), a sound system, two working radars, working spot light with pivot in pitch and yaw, always on nav lights and interior lights, RC working main winch and manually operated bow and side winches, tow separate working fire monitors able to rotate individually, possibly a smoke generator and final an auto bilge system This comes to a total of 18 RC, unfortunately I only have 16 available so we will have to see what ends up in the ship๐Ÿค”.

    So far I have the drives and bow thruster all fit and ready for assembly. I then built up the frame work and made the holes for the fire pumps and bilge. then had to build the lower deck house so I could fit the deck in the right place on the ship. Once the deck was dry fit I cut the scuppers then glued the deck down. I then set to work making the deck splash proof by installing and extending the kits coaming. I also add a drop floor under the aft hatch that I'm hoping will allow me to keep the water that gets on the deck from leaking down into the haul. Now I've got the Bulwark stanchions and handrails just about complete. I also started work on some of the deck items as I need the locations to work out some of the modifications I'm working through.

    I hope to start painting the haul soon, I'm going to try brush painting this ship as I was able to find some nice paints at an Art supply store and I don't have much access to a place to spray paint in the winter. I do think I will spray on the primer first and hope it helps absorbed some of the brush marks.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut Jonny
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Westwind ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Isaac

    I'm using a FrSky system its a bit pricy but I use it for my helicopters and planes. I can combine two 8 CH RXs to get 16CH and redundancy so if one fails the other will take over. my setup is and X10S radio and two RX8R Pro receivers. I think you can get up to 24 channels with their newest systems.

    As for the drive system I'm using the recommended setup from Bauer Models, see link below. the plan is to use two forward only running ESC and Two 360 deg servos. Through mixing on my radio I will get forward speed above mid point on my throttle stick and when below mid I plan to have the 2 Schottel drives rotate 180 Deg in opposite directions and apply throttle to the motors thus driving the boat backward I will have to use a V curve in my throttle set up, and I will have to program a Mix into my steering channel that will allow this and still provide left and right steering capability. In theory it should be possible, but if not I will have to get ESC with forward and reverse functions and limit the steering to 90 deg left and right.


    https://www.bauer-modelle.com/epages/Bauer_Uwe46269592.sf/en_GB/?ViewObjectPath=
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut Jonny
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Warrant Officer)
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    How are you planning to control it?

    transmitter, receiver, servos...



    Thanks


    Isaac
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut Jonny
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง PhilH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Johnny
    Great job really coming on well,you have done some good work there .
    Philuk
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut Jonny
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
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    It looks like you are coming right along with Jonny.
    Keep the pictures coming, I will enjoy watching
    your progress.
    Barry
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut Jonny
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Fantastic Westwind! Keep those pix coming!
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut Jonny
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Nice boat, good luck to you. This will take a while๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut Jonny
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Wolle ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Westwind
    Great ship, I'll sit on the sofa right away. Where are the chips?


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