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    Newbe Pilot Build
    by highwayman ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Leading Seaman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Pilot build
    12 days ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    Still a long way to go and not a very systematic build schedule. It had to go in the water though. as a first build for a good number of years I think I might reconsider getting an ABS constructed boat as a first. Lots of gluing issues. But hayoh onwards and upwards.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pilot build
    12 days ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    For your first build in a long time you have done a good job.
    Well done.

    You should post your Pilot boat in your Harbour with a little more information about it.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pilot build
    11 days ago by jbkiwi ( Rear Admiral)
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    Try using a small (like 3mm) artists brush and Acetone to glue it. I built a lot of early Graupner ABS boat kits (and an ABS trainer plane with ABS covered foam wings and fuselage) and that was the recommended method. Just don't let it run down the outside as it will spoil the gloss. Your pipe solvent is probably Acetone based which might be why it works. I have used the solvent pictured also (UPVC gutter/spouting solvent). Try using the Acetone on some scrap ABS or somewhere inconspicuous,- parts should fit closely,-just run a drop of Acetone down the joint, hold it in place for 30 secs and see if it sticks. My Graupner Optimist yacht is still together after 42 years,- put together with Acetone and epoxy. ABS is easy to fix if you have scraps left over,- just make a paste of ABS and Acetone and use it to glue cracks etc. If you have scraps left over from trimming etc, keep them.
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pilot build
    11 days ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the reminder. I forgot the qualities of Acetone.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pilot build
    11 days ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    I have used ladies clear nail varnish.
    Soak a bit of plastic in it for a short time and then it goes very soft and you can easily scrape of the plastic and use it as a filler.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pilot build
    11 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Looking good.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Newbie Pilot
    25 days ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    The latest not in the construction manual. Fitting the windows has to be done with the metal window frames as the clear plastic is considerably smaller dimensioned than the aperture. awaiting some Devcon 2 to fit the 3 fwd stair assemblies.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Newbie Pilot
    25 days ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    Coming along nicely.
    well done.
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Newbie Pilot
    11 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I noticed both props are RH. Should one be LH ?

    Zoom in on the photo to see twin prop rotation.

    http://boatpropellers.iboats.com/propeller-tutorials/rotatio...
    http://boatpropellers.iboats.com/propeller-tutorials/rotation/
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    ๐Ÿ“ Newbe Pilot Build
    26 days ago by highwayman ( Leading Seaman)
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    I needed something to do during lockdown, so I decided to build a boat. I have built model aircraft and the last radio controled boat I had built was using 27Mhz. A while ago. I asked a supplier to send me the Aeronaut Pilot, radio and something to put it together. That's when I discovered Revel cement doesn't stick ABS. After a while general handling of the hull was accompanied by a clicking sound as various frames and skins became disjointed. The solution was a bottle of pipe jointing cement that had been on the shelf for some time. Those joints that didn't come undone were filleted with Devcon 2 prior to a hull water test. The superstructure is next on the agenda. Fingers crossed.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Newbe Pilot Build
    26 days ago by Martin555 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Highwayman,
    Do you have any photos that you could show us of your progress so far.?

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Newbe Pilot Build
    25 days ago by Skydive130 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi there, photos speak volumes, would love to see this build as I considered this kit and rejected it when it arrived because of the abs plastic!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Newbe Pilot Build
    11 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    I made this kit last year. Most of the joints were glued with Expo super glue, the runny one, and Stabilit Express for the water tight areas. Nothing has give way yet even with a trip in a box to Hungary.
    Peter.
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