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    Pilot 40
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    πŸ“ Palamos fishing boat
    2 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Not a lot completed today started on wheel house & the small dog house still need to add clap boards on wheel house .πŸ˜‰ Simulated lines added to the winch also .
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    2 days ago by captaindoug1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I do not have the time at present to finish it as I have to take care of the wife and do some building on my 3D printer
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Palamos fishing boat
    2 days ago by captaindoug1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Garth when you are done I have a tug that needs to be finished if you want something to do, I will let you finish it for me and let you try it out first hand at Spencers
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    πŸ“ Palamos fishing boat
    3 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Found a wood model boat kit in the closet so because we are in a month long lock down here in Ontario Canada decided to have a go at it . It's to tiny to R/C so it will be a static model
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Palamos fishing boat
    3 days ago by captaindoug1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Garth if you remember Fred built that model a few years ago and he RC,d it also
    he got the kit from me
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Palamos fishing boat
    3 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Build log a little late but there is still a few more parts to build so I'll make sure I post progress .
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    3 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Garth,
    I think you will enjoy making it.
    It should help to pass the time in lockdown.

    Will you be starting a new build log ?

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    1 month ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I wasn't sure why my Sabertooth speed control wasn't working properly asked some robot experts on the internet & got info on dip switch settings so had a look & found that I had wired motors up the wrong way &I am surprised I didn't destroy the speed control . It's going to take a while to learn how to control model as speed control is very touchy . Please keep audio low as she makes some funny noises which I will sort out & if she's in the water I'm pretty sure that will also dampen the weird noises.
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    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Garth,
    Is the motors and shafts aligned correctly ?
    What type of couplers do you have on the shafts ?

    Dose it make the noise when in reverse ?

    Is there much play between the propeller and the end of the shafts ?
    Is there much play between the outer shafts and the inner shafts ?

    Just a few questions LOL!!

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    1 month ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Grease motor shafts & I'm sure props not hitting hull will need to do some detective work to find noise problem but I'm sure it will go away in the water like way out there !! 😊
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    1 month ago by captaindoug1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Garth did you grease the shafts and are you sure the props are not hitting
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    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    1 month ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Yesterday was a bit to chilly outside so decided to make a winch from stuff in the junk drawer & some left over plastic winch is a drawer handle modified to look like a winch thingy .Found some bollards in same drawer so painted & will install later
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    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Commodore)
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    Good find nice job Garth
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    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Great bit of re-cycling Garth, looks really good.

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    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    1 month ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Update -Fenders added, Railings installed, PILOT logo installed , bathtub check completed , waiting on 3 hatch covers ordered online yet to arrive & when they get delivered my wife Debbie will say it's Christmas time again.I need to thank a fellow club member for the PILOT letters he had also . P/S getting near time to clean up workbench too.
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    1 month ago by mistyoptic ( Warrant Officer)
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    Is looking good, hope it goes well with two motors.
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    1 month ago by RHBaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looks good Garth.
    Tidy up your workbench but only for the next project!
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    1 month ago by captaindoug1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    looking good Garth, want to finish one that I'v got started
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    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Finally got my speed control & installed . I wanted a speed control for two brushed motors which this controller was for unfortunately this speed controller is for a tank set up & the left - right on a boat is with a rudder this controller is for treads not rudders But it still will run forward & reverse which is O/K . Print called for Mushroom vents from Calder Craft & I couldn't find them so used 1/2 inch carriage bolts which look fine for me . I also found out that speed controller has no on-off & if I shut off transmitter motors take off so put a on off in the battery circuit. Waiting on spring weather & open ponds for sea trials . that's a 2019 I use to put pennies with the year boat was started in Canada no pennies so use nickels now .
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    2 months ago by RHBaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Garth, Got some 3/4” high black lettering left over from my pilot boat.
    You are welcome to enough for both sides of your model.
    If you are in the Ancaster area you can pick it up
    Rowen
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    2 months ago by RHBaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Garth,
    Doubt the ESC set-up is why you have the tank steering. Probably more to do with either the Tx or the Rx / ESC set up.
    Let me have a shufti when we next get down to Leander, think it can be easily solved.
    Rowen
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    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Well I just thought I'd put a little paint on the model & added a few more details like life raft canisters & some 1/16 rod hand rails . Waiting on a speed control called a Sabertooth Dual 2x12 controller from Robotshop.com . I tried white paint on cabin and I could see all the tiny flaws so had a can off almond and that seem to help hide miner flaws . I also need to figure out how to waterproof the speed controller maybe use Z-Poxy finishing epoxy on the electronics .
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    2 months ago by mistyoptic ( Warrant Officer)
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    Garth, looks like a nice finish and have looked at ESC on Robotshop site, Seems to be very open with a lot of components, which look like they may need air flow. Perhaps a plastic project box meant for electronics or just a lightweight plywood box, I think I would try to give it some airspace, epoxy will coat it but may not keep it cool.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    2 months ago by captaindoug1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Garth water proffing is not needed you do not get water inside any thing you build
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    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Commodore)
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    Looks good Garth.
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    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I guest I've been procrastinating for a while because rudder servo set up can be a bit of a challenge but it's to cold out so did the deed this will be my first dual rudder model .P/S made the hatch & added a pilot too . I like to have a man in control so if I mess up I can blame him .
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    2 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    This will be my second model that has 2 rudders the horns where given to me after I received the hull please post a photo of your idea central servo with two horns I'd like to see that method please .
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    2 months ago by mistyoptic ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have had similar thoughts as I am building a Pilot launch too but I am thinking I will use one servo placed centrally, with a two sided horn, each side driving a rudder with the horns mounted inwards, in a push pull situation.

    Geoff.
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    2 months ago by RHBaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The cranks look good Garth - did you make them your self ?Would echo Doug's suggestion of putting a support around the rudder sleeve to make it more robust.
    I always use a block extending from one side to the other and fastend to the hull skin and keel.
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    2 months ago by captaindoug1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Garth I would maybe add a small wood block to the rudder shaft to give it more support
    to stop the brass tube from bending
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    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    There's always a hatch to get into the model to repair rudder linkage or maybe locate a water leak so here's my method #1 mark hatch dimensions #2 Make first cut with sharp Knife on the styrene #3 put a bandage on finger before going to step#4 cut plywood under styrene #5 check to see if you can get to the rudder shafts.
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    3 months ago by RHBaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That is a great idea Garth, gives a spot for you to aim for!
    Rowen
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    3 months ago by captaindoug1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    at least you still have your finger
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    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Was a little bored today so made two captain seats for the cabin cockpit per plans used some scrap wood and they maybe a little hard to sit on .
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    3 months ago by mistyoptic ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice seats Garth, I shouldn't worry about being hard to sit on, I had a friend who was a Trinity House Pilot here in Felixstowe/Harwich and he had plenty of his own padding. He once fell off the back of a container ship into the prop wash but survived. A lovely lovely man with it. Is nice to hear about your vaccination programme, in UK we are so wrapped up in our own problems that we have stopped getting news about the dilemma around the world. Hope it all goes well for you. Regards Geoff.
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