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    Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    1 month ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Shipmates,
    Mini update as I seem to be bouncing between two builds a the moment.
    the other is my PT boat.
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/43841#86909

    Picture of centre console in cockpit and the the other is the painstaking shaping of the outside of the cockpit to merge the seats with the bodywork and vent. Will also need to do the same on the other side.
    Sorry about the dust!

    Regards Roy
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/43841#86909
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    2 months ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Shipmates,
    Roughly fitted ESC in then add some LEDs to the exhausts' powered by a 3v battery box and switch, 'Holy Smokes Batman', originally wanted to fit them from the inside but the restrictive room meant I could not, so need to block the exhaust holes. I feed them in from the outside and glued them with expanding gorilla glue, nice and bright. Also drilled holes for cooling tubes from the rudders. (not shown)
    Regards Roy
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    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Roy, no need to apologise, i guessed that you would reply when you had a chance.
    Yes, the skegs will cause a slight drag, but considering how close the props are to each other, they're most definitely needed.

    Will
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    1 month ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Will, Sorry for delay in replying! About 1mm clearance between props a brace between stingers, (I know it will cause drag) stops the props (40mm) possibly touching under the forces applied to the stingers in turning etc. initially they where only 0.5mm apart but the brace holds them at 1mm.
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    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    How much clearance have you got between those props?
    It doesn't look very much at all.
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    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    That doesn't half look cool Roy.
    I really like that.

    Will
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    2 months ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Shipmates,
    My ESCs come without connectors, my preferred connector for this ESC is a 6.5mm Banana type as the wire are thick, unfortunately the motors were prewired with 4mm connectors which out of laziness I did not want to remove, also a 6.5 would have been too big.
    So the solution was to make an adapter (I know more resistance losses) luckily the 4mm fitted into the 6.5mm's wire socket, so we have a 6.5 female on the ESC connected to a 6.5mm male connected to a 4mm female. (made 6 of these)
    Hey presto!๐Ÿคž and one burnt finger do to carelessness while heating the shrink down.

    I know some aspects of the ESC cable lengths are important I think it could be the cable from the battery to the ESC (where the capacitors are situated) has anybody got the lowdown on this.

    Regards
    Roy
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    2 months ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Shipmates,
    And now for a boring but essential part of the build,
    yes 'the boat stand'. I just hate making these, I put a bit more effort into this one, It is designed to flex so will sit on uneven surfaces, eg grass banks etc.
    Cut ends from 11mm waterproof ply, added some foam pads, used rightangle aluminium, for sides , glued with Gorilla glue.
    Not sure if it will need more support!
    Sorry about the crumbs.
    Regards Roy
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Don't believe him Martin, he's only joking๐Ÿ˜‚

    JB
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I hope the stand was not made by the Joker LOL!!"
    Nope!๐Ÿ˜‰
    I had nowt to do with it Martin ๐Ÿ˜
    For once!! ๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I hope the stand was not made by the Joker LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Holy crumpet crumbs Batman๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Tidy job๐Ÿ‘ Does the boat flex with it Roy?๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    2 months ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Shipmates,
    Martin guessed that it was going to be a Batboat and was right.
    I got fed up with normal boats, so I thought I would do someing that was pure fun, that I could design myself.
    Still lots to do, windscreen, steering wheel, dashboard, water cooling, wire ESCs, Painting and logos.
    Regards
    Roy
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    CB90,
    That is going to look great when she is all painted up.

    The only problem is you will have to drive it slow so that other people can see it probably LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    2 months ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Shipmates,
    1.Added middle console to cockpit
    2.Connected servos to the rudders
    3.Added some filler to rear hatch cover
    4.Added aerofoil and tail fin.
    Regards
    Roy
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    The 'Bat Boat' Roy, now that's something different!,- looks like it's going to go like a scalded bat cat as well.๐Ÿ˜!

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That's one very busy rear end Roy. Nicely done๐Ÿ‘
    Fingers crossed that it doesn't all fly round Batman's ears on the sea trials๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿคž
    "Pond rockets" are not exactly my 'thing' either (although I accidentally turned my U25 into one๐Ÿ˜) but I really like what you are doing with this one! Hat off Sir, well thought out and executed๐Ÿ˜€
    Can't wait for the trials vid.
    Holy planing Batman๐Ÿ™ˆ (This Bat Mask is ruining my hairdo!๐Ÿค”) ๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 months ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant)
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    Well done Martin I though the fins would give it away, in this case its Batman and BatGirl 12in figures
    Regards
    Roy
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Roy,
    This is starting to look like something that Batman and Robin should be sat in.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    2 months ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    โ€ข Have taken off trim tabs and increased the angle on the transom pads re-
    affixed so they are clear of the water in their neutral position.
    โ€ข Added fixing points for servo mounting board/battery box
    โ€ข Foamed front compartment to make the boat unsinkable, also filled gaps
    between seats and cockpit sides.
    โ€ข Added ABS top to the compartment hatch to enable me to tape down the
    ABS area without damaging paintwork to provide a water tight seal.

    ๐Ÿคž After reading an article on using the rooster tail effect to lift the rear of the boat in a similar way to a trim tab. I have designed a deflector plate to hang over the props thus when the rooster effect occurs the force of the water hits the plate (riding surface) and lifts the stern slightly.

    Regards Roy
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    3 months ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi there Shipmates,
    Added a brace between stingers, I know it will cause drag but its better than the props (40mm) touching under the forces applied to the stingers in turning etc. initially they where only 0.5mm apart the brace holds them at 1mm.
    Put servos in positions. (metal geared digital 20kg)
    Added padding to cockpit seats, centre console under way.
    Added shaping to main compartment hatch (a bit like Beetle wings). filled with foam, so hatch will not sink.

    Regards
    Roy
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    3 months ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Shipmates,
    Thanks for comments, Like always you don't know how a boat will perform until its on the water, then you realise what you have done wrong or right.
    Its funny that Windermere was mentioned as I live about 30 miles away from it.
    Shame it has a speed limit of 10mph, if anyone need a big lake the one at talking tarn is 65 acres. and there is a model boat club there,
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/CalisleMBC/
    but no shelter close by.
    "Talkin Tarn Country Park lies nine miles east of Carlisle and two mile south of Brampton on the B6413 Castle Carrock road. There is a 65 acre lake set amid 120 acres of farmland and woodland. The tarn is an ideal place for active recreation or a quiet stroll through the mature woodlands."

    Note the servos were dirt cheap from Amazon at ยฃ1.99
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07W47TWY5/ref=dp_prsubs_1
    or
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07W47TWY5/ref=dp_prsubs_2

    Regards
    Roy
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/CalisleMBC/
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    3 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Wow. This will go like a water modified rocket. I hope you sail in a big pond. Lake Windermere perhaps?๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Peter.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    3 months ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Hi Roy,-Starting to look pretty mean at the business end! I have an old 40" Prather DV hull I'd like to do the same to. Used to have an OS .45 FSR in it years ago, but electric has unlimited possibilities nowadays. Just bought one of those JX servos to try as a sail winch, they seem quite a nice servo.

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Roy,

    I Am not normaly into these pond rockets, but i have found this blog interesting.
    Thank you.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    3 months ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi there shipmates,
    'Nut Screws Washer and bolts', yes there're all in the transom now.
    Had to put the bolts in backwards for the turn fins as the space restrictions inside made it near impossible to use a spanner or box spanner inside the hulls stern.
    Added side panels to the cockpit area. Build in seat started, not shown but reinforced rear access compartment.

    Regards
    Roy

    P.S. the rudders are vertical it's an optical illusion caused by my camera!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    3 months ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi there shipmates,
    Due to the propeller shaft spacing of 41 mm apart, I had to make a engine mount, and angled it to a line the two flexi shafts with minimal bending.
    I will not cut the flexi shafts until I fit the two contra rotating propellers, that are on order. 2x 40mm diameter x 18mm pitch.

    Starting on the cockpit area, I lined it with wood and built a seat also from wood, waiting for some bolts before mounting the rest of the hardware to the transom.

    Regards Roy
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    The CD's look good but there may be a skip in them when played. LOL
    Good looking build so far. Can't wait to see where the design takes us.
    Rick
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