|||
Current Website Support
89
Contributors
15
Subscribers
You are Not Registered
Donate for your silver medal πŸ…
Β£10
Β£15
Β£25
Β£50
Subscribe for your gold medal πŸ…
Β£1
Β£3
Β£5
Β£10
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    12

















    Followers
    Pilot 40
    by GARTH πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    πŸ“£










    Click To
    Follow
    10 Posts 24 Comments 0 Photos 55 Likes
    Most recent posts shown first   (Show Oldest First) (Print Booklet)
    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    3 hours ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Flag
    View All
    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.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 7 Views
    2
    2
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    43 minutes ago by RHBaker ( Lieutenant)
    Flag
    That is a great idea Garth, gives a spot for you to aim for!
    Rowen
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 3 Views
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    2 hours ago by captaindoug1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    Flag
    at least you still have your finger
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 6 Views
    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    6 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Flag
    View All
    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 .
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 30 Views
    9
    1
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    6 days ago by mistyoptic ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    Flag
    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.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 29 Views
    3
    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    11 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Flag
    View All
    Well before long this may be finished just kidding worked on the rear cabin entrance took a while & a little finger glue but got it made just some body filler to go . I have to confess when ever I build from plans I always see a little fault in my construction , a panel that's not the same length than it's opposite side is. But I'm not a master builder & it's not noticed at a distance so I'm just happy to get it done .One other think I'd better slow down because it looks like Canada will still be in a semi lock down until September because of slow vaccinations .
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 44 Views
    5
    3
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    10 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Flag
    I've made two doors that need to be installed in the rear entrance that will be able to be opened I hope .
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 36 Views
    2
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    10 days ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
    Flag
    Looking good GarthπŸ‘

    JB
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 37 Views
    1
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    11 days ago by captaindoug1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    Flag
    Garth where is the door way how do you get into the cabin or do you keep the captain on duty all the time
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 43 Views
    1
    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    18 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Flag
    View All
    Not a lot happening today a little snow shovelings & a little wine to warm up, so glued the roof on and I must say it took a while to build aft cabin parts lots of angles So now I'm committed once roof on must continue .
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 57 Views
    3
    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    21 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Flag
    View All
    Happy New Years to all on Model Boats Website I think it's already a new year in Australia . Not a lot happening in Hamilton it's all virtual so Started to build the Pilot 40 cabin & started on the Vodka should be finished by the time models done !
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 70 Views
    7
    4
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    20 days ago by Ron ( Commander)
    Flag
    Have you tried the De Sousa Wine Cellars, Beamsville, Ontario http://desousavineyards.com/
    They have an excellent Port. Well worth the price; check them out.
    http://desousavineyards.com/
    πŸ”—
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 65 Views
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    20 days ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Flag
    The motor mounts are designed by a fellow in the model boat club first name Doug but I think he wouldn't want his name published he's very shy .Great idea but there was a lot of changes required to line motors up to prop shafts & I also had to find a way to hold motors in place & make a way to remove from the motor stand if either motor failed some day
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 63 Views
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    20 days ago by captaindoug1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    Flag
    Garth I like those motor mounts who came up with that idea
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 65 Views
    1
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    21 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
    Flag
    Hi Garth,
    Now she is starting to look like a boat.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 69 Views
    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    1 month ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Flag
    View All
    Today I was waiting on the big snow fall in this area so decided to start on the cabin frames . I us wood most of the time in may builds but a lot of guys say if you start using Styrene your going to the dark side guess that's where I'm going Because the cabin on the Pilot 40 has a lot of angles
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 81 Views
    7
    2
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
    Flag
    Hi Garth,
    I have been on the dark side for many years as i use a lot of plastic from Ice cream tubs and Yogurt pots in my builds.

    Martin555.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 79 Views
    1
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    Flag
    View All
    " using Styrene your going to the dark side"
    Welcome to the backside of the moon GarthπŸ‘
    DON'T PANIC!!
    Just take it steady, use sharp craft knives, fine files and abrasives and DO NOT use any glue or filler that generates heat!!
    Apart from that it's a doddle. Didn't you ever build any Aurora or Revell kits as a kiddywinky?
    Same stuff😁
    Bon chance mon ami.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 80 Views
    3
    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    1 month ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Flag
    View All
    Filled in hole where shafts go through hull and used bondo glaze & spot putty now need to sand to a smooth finish .
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    3
    1
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    Flag
    Hi Garth,
    Can it be that you have two identical left hand props there?
    Was that intentional or just what was in the bits box?
    I would have expected one LH and one RH to even out the torque roll effect.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 80 Views
    2
    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Flag
    View All
    The last few days I've been working on motor alignment . This is a very time consuming endeavor to make sure coupling is lined up with motors & props shaft. Once that's completed the gluing is required . I used 15 minute epoxy & some Gorilla glue & now have to wait till its set .After that I'll need to epoxy prop shaft to hull another day
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    5
    1
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
    Flag
    Keep up the good work Garth.

    Martin555.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Flag
    View All
    Worked on motor mounting I wanted to be able to remove motors if there is ever a brake down so used a 1/4-20 brass screw & a insert in the motor lower mount . I know this was a club project & I'm hoping no one gets upset with me working on the project
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 89 Views
    5
    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Flag
    View All
    The club I'm in started a project last year before all the problem started & it's been idled & it kind off looks like Ontario Canada aren't going to have vaccines for everyone until September 2021 so to keep my sanity I will be carrying on with the Pilot 40 today made up the stand-offs for props & that was very difficult must have burnt my fingers 5 times .I know the photo of the props in the hull look a little off but it temporary . Club made the Hull now it's time to get running gear in. Cabin also needs to be built .
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    9
    10
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    Flag
    Infinitely MartinπŸ˜‰
    😎
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    1
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
    Flag
    Moose Droppings, better that being in the Brown Stuff.
    LOL!!
    Nice one Doug.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    1
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    Flag
    View All
    "hope club members aren't mad at me for taking on the project . "
    They should be happy someone has taken on the tricky bits for them Garth.
    Gotta be worth at least a tin of 'Moose Droppings'πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹
    Keep it up, and stay safe🀞
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    2
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Flag
    View All
    The props & motor installation Are turning out to be a little time consuming . Had to make the motor clamps so that they could be removed used a 1/4-20 brass screw & a insert so that top portion can be taken off hope club members aren't mad at me for taking on the project .
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    3
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    2 months ago by brokey2 ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Hi Nerys .. no the hull was built by club members from the plans over several months time on saturdays roughly monthly (scratch built) ... about an average of ten members per session helping .. there is supposed to be a draw to see who gets in when the time comes .. Garth has volunteered to work on installing shafts, props etc .. covid 19 has made it to difficult to get together to finish the project .. also only a little work gets done at a session (about 2-3 hours at a time) hull was fiberglassed after building it .. should be a great model when finished ..brokey
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    1
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    2 months ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
    Flag
    An interesting project, I take it the hull was provided by the club and there are a number of members building their own versions of the boat. A good looking boat that should perform well, I imagine a lot of people will follow your build with interest.

    Nerys
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    1
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    2 months ago by brianupyonder ( Warrant Officer)
    Flag
    looks good will be nice when finished
    brian
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    1
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    2 months ago by mistyoptic ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    Flag
    Will be pleased to follow your build, a blog does add so much more interest to a project. But it also helps you keep sane as you say and absorbs the mind to the exclusion of everything else. (My wife says!)
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    2
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    2 months ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
    Flag
    Thats going to be an awesome task to keep you occupied during covid, but looking promising.
    Keep it up shipmate, cheers Colin.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    2
    πŸ’¬ Re: Pilot 40
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
    Flag
    Hi Garth.
    Looking good so far.
    This should keep you out of mischief for a while LOL!!
    I will be following this build.

    Martin555.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 88 Views
    1


    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy
    Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info