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    Pilot 40
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    πŸ“ Palamos fishing boat
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Rigging done & I don't know what I'll do now that my bird bath fishing boat is completed ! 😷.
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    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Jb,
    Glad it is not a whale boat as i have only got a small workshop LOL!!

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    3 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Perhaps you could design him some Tuna Martin, you're pretty good with fishπŸ˜‚

    JB
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    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I don't know what I'll do now that my bird bath fishing boat is completed ! 😷"
    I'd have thought that was pretty b****y obvious Garth!
    Some 'bird bath tuna' of course 😁
    Very nice job πŸ‘
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice job Garth
    Rick
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    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Garth,
    A job well done.

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    πŸ“ Palamos fishing boat
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Lots of little stuff added now it's time for all the friggin to be installed . I know the mast isn't straight it's not glued in yet .
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    3 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    That did not take you very long to make. Nice looking little boat.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Palamos fishing boat
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    My wife thinks that it's the best model boat I have ever made I guess I'll have to give it to her in my will
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    4 months ago by captaindoug1 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    nice job Garth
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    4 months ago by Rowen ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looks great Garth. Should be room in the bath for you both!
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Coming along nicely Garth.
    Keep it up.

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    πŸ“ Palamos fishing boat
    4 months 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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    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looks good Garth.
    Rick
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    4 months 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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    4 months 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
    4 months 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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    4 months 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
    4 months 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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    4 months 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 ?

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    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    5 months 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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    4 months 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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    5 months 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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    5 months 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
    5 months 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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    5 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Good find nice job Garth
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    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great bit of re-cycling Garth, looks really good.

    JB
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    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    5 months 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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    5 months ago by mistyoptic ( Midshipman)
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    Is looking good, hope it goes well with two motors.
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    5 months ago by Rowen ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looks good Garth.
    Tidy up your workbench but only for the next project!
    Rowen
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    5 months 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
    5 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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    5 months ago by Rowen ( 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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    5 months ago by Rowen ( 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
    6 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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    6 months ago by mistyoptic ( Midshipman)
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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
    6 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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    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looks good Garth.
    Rick
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    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    6 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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    6 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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    6 months ago by mistyoptic ( Midshipman)
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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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    6 months ago by Rowen ( 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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    6 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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