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    Billing Andrea Gail
    by GARTH πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ ( Warrant Officer)
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    πŸ“ painting etc. On Andrea Gail
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Went out to my hobby store & bought some paint & man hobby paint sure is expensive these day's . Because the model was never made to be a R/C boat a lot of thinking has to go into how to get into the hull to change batteries & if anything go'es wrong with the electronics you need to find a way to remove decks to get into her for repairs . Still a lot of fine details to complete but I'm almost there . I would like to post a video of her maiden voyage but not to sure how to do that .

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    πŸ’¬ Re: painting etc. On Andrea Gail
    3 months ago by figtree7nts ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Garth,

    She came out very good!πŸ‘
    Can't wait to see a video!

    Cheers, Ed
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    πŸ“ Andrea Gail continued
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Got around to the railings & some of the crane hardware . Haven't done a lot other than wiring up all the electronics had to use a older transmitter as the newer 2.4 g transmitters don't have servo reverse switch's my rudder was backward's . Made up two battery boxes for 5 AA rechargeable batteries to make 6 volts used a holder for 4 & added a single holder for the 5th battery

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Andrea Gail continued
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Garth,
    You'll probably find that servo reversing is buried somewhere in the TX programming.
    Irritating not to have a switch to do it immediately at the lake!
    I know only too well how irritating as I had the same problem on the first sea trial of my Sea Scout.😠
    Another case of 'over digitising' I'm afraidπŸ€”
    KUTGWπŸ‘
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Andrea Gail continued
    3 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    What are the measurements of your boat? If you did a kitchen sink float test, I am guessing the length to be 18”...( 45.6cm)

    What is the beam?

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Andrea Gail continued
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ron,
    Down at the beginning of this thread Garth posted-
    "the model is only 36 cm by 10 cm & was a static model that I plan on converting to R/C"
    😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Andrea Gail continued
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Commodore)
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    Hi Garth,
    If you are unable to reverse your servos using the TX then you can reverse the servos like this.
    Maybe this will help.

    Martin.

    https://youtu.be/qdGNigZY4MI

    https://youtu.be/4n1ec2w21pA
    https://youtu.be/qdGNigZY4MI
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Andrea Gail continued
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    The model is small 14 inch length X 4 inch width or as a sailor would say beam
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    πŸ“ Sink Test
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well all the thing's needed to R/C Andrea Gail are in temporary so a sink test is needed to check water line & balance . I'm using magnets from a couple of no functional P/C 's to hold down main deck . PS the guy with the fish isn't me I don't like fishing it's a very boring hobby .
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sink Test
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    So far so good GarthπŸ‘
    Agree with you re fishing, on shore or rivers at least!
    On the pier at Folkestone with Grandad was interesting though, always something going on with the Cross Channel Ferries and trains.
    Re guy with the fish.
    We went through this a few weeks ago. Photo appeared through some freak error on the server.
    Just go to your Profile/Account and delete it / change it for something else!
    Cheers, Doug

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    πŸ“ Billing Andrea Gail
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Got a handle on battery placement & all the electronic things . I will use 1.2 v rechargeable to make 6V's . Put a coat of primer on model lots of imperfections that need fixing
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billing Andrea Gail
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good progress Garth,πŸ‘
    I'm following this with great interest as I embarked on a similar project last year; restoration and conversion of an ancient Billing Boats fish cutter 'Gina 2'.
    Inherited from an Aunt a couple of years ago.
    Project on hold at the moment due to other things getting in the way πŸ€”
    Details of at least the hull restoration and motorisation are in my Blog here-
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/43305
    Pics attached of the Before and Now!
    KUTGWπŸ‘ Cheers, Doug 😎
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/43305
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billing Andrea Gail
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Commodore)
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    Hi GARTH,
    NICE .
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin.
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    πŸ“ Billing Andrea Gail
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Had to make a motor stand for the Graupner 400 brushed motor . Took quit a while to line up & glue in place .Used Brass 2 brass plates silver soldered to make a 90 & drilled holes for 2.5 mm motor screws . I have a Deans Marine speed control that's older than me but works well on 6 volts . P/S the guy with the fish isn't me & I can't edit to put a me photo in

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    πŸ“ Billings Andrea Gail
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Made a stand up as the kit one would not work as it was for a static model .Stern parts made of 6 parts I used some solid wood in this area kit had balsa blocks & I use a lot of bondo glazing & spot putty to fix all the imperfections .

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billings Andrea Gail
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Commodore)
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    Coming along nicely,
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin.
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    πŸ“ Billing Andrea Gail
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Took a few days & it's a little messy but hull cleared out . Also built a stuffing box , motor shaft & prop . Next thing will be a motor from the friendly Skycraft hobby store . Probably a speed 280 Graupner brushed motor .
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    πŸ“ Billing Andrea Gail
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    I kind of got tired of my last bill blog the fishing boat . But my son got me a model of the Billings Andrea Gail for my 70th birthday so I'm re-energized about building her the model is only 36 cm by 10 cm & was a static model that I plan on converting to R/C The model was a 2 part hull so a lot of re engineering will be needed to make room for R/C stuff . P/S I thought I'd like to build a small boat as it gets to be a hand full take them to the pond . 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billing Andrea Gail
    4 months ago by figtree7nts ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hulls coming along nicely!πŸ‘
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