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    Wedico Christina...or not
    by Cashrc ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor, shaft rudder etc
    4 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Got a bit more done with my Christina conversion. I decided on a brushless motor, and almost went with one of my faves, a 36mm outrunner thatโ€™s rated at 1700 kv. Thatโ€™s the same motor in my Acapulco, and the same type, but different manufacturer, in my PT15. I had an older Supertigre โ€œ.10โ€ outrunner rated at about 29 amp, 320 watts and 2-3 lipo, sheโ€™ll turn at 1250kv. Itโ€™s a nicely built motor, and if I donโ€™t like how the boat runs on 2 cells, I can install a 3 cell pack without scaring myself, bystanders or assorted ducks half to death๐Ÿคฃ
    I went with a 4 mm shaft and tube, and a Romarin/Krick rudder thatโ€™s packaged by Caldercraft. Once all that was sorted out, and the mount and braces installed, I added the coaming to the deck and Stabilitโ€™ed it to the hull. Oh, just before that I added a ply battery/electrics floor, using some large aileron stock to support it in the vee of the hull, and also gave it more gluing area.
    Once I sort out the rudder servo mounting, Iโ€™ll start sanding, detailing and painting the cabin and wheelhouse.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Wedico Christina...or not
    8 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. I like to keep my bench busy, and Iโ€™m pretty well done with the Mini Jupiter, so I felt like doing one more somewhat simple boat before I start on a โ€œwinter projectโ€. I have a couple of kits that I have bought or traded for that fit the bill, but I kept coming back to a fairly rare kit by Wedico-the Christina. The Christina is a..well letโ€™s be frank, sheโ€™s ugly..at least to me. Her lines are all wrong, sheโ€™s powered by a stock 280 type motor, has a 2mm unthreaded shaft with a push on or glue on prop. I think the reason sheโ€™s rare is that the kit wasnโ€™t a big seller. Now, the hull has decent lines, and the bottom of the hull looks a lot like the contours of the Robbe Paula III I built, and the deck fits pretty good already, before trimming. Thats most of what Iโ€™m going to use from the box. The manual states for more performance the builder can use a 540 class motor and a suitable shaft and tube. Well..I got those. The rudder is too small, the hardware is..meh, so thereโ€™s that. Anyway, a few week ago I was looking at the hull, and thought that this might make a good pilot/RAF rescue/USCG/whatever boat...so thatโ€™s what Iโ€™ve been doing the past 2 days. At first I was building up the cabin and superstructure to look somewhat like a USCG utility boat, but then I moved the bridge forward, and she looks like a rescue boat, maybe a caricature of an older RAF rescue boat or police boat, so thatโ€™s where the bridge is now. I had to make filler pieces to allow the bridge to set on the upper deck properly because of the angle I had originally built in, but it works. Itโ€™s built of 3/32 and 1/16 sheet balsa. I think I made the windows too big, and I have to figure out some sort of control panel, but Iโ€™m on my way. Weโ€™ll see where she goes..
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wedico Christina...or not
    8 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Good start Cash. Sounds like a bit of a Hybrid. Any idea what you will call it. Something like Johnny Cash`s Cadilac?๐Ÿ˜
    Peter.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wedico Christina...or not
    8 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,

    It is good to see you are keeping yourself busy.

    I like the fact that you are doing your own thing and making a boat as you go along.

    I personally would make the Bridge/wheelhouse more streamlined to blend in with the hull.
    It is just a suggestion.

    Martin555.
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