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Push-tug San Pedro Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 43   Photos: 67   Subscribers: 1   Views: 4258   Responses: 70   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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San Pedro Push Boat - Engine Room Fittings - Posted: 19th Oct 2016
OK, Today I received my MFA motors, I have temperately placed them on their motor mounts.
As you can see there are no wires coming off of them, but that's OK because for what they cost
I don't mind having to solder the wires on them.

Next step are the ESC's placed order today.

Oh, I received the mixer and wouldn't you know it, it's the wrong one so had to send the mixer
back to CMB to get the right one sent out. Going to have to keep the mixer it cost to much to send back.

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San Pedro Push Boat - Engine Room Fittings - Posted: 6th Oct 2016
Well I was able to order my V-Tail mixer which I'm going to use in the San Pedro Push Boat.
I was actually lucky to find it for about $20.00 versus the $69.00, I saw it for on a Website from the west coast!
It's a considerable amount of savings considering it's coming from the U.K. I mean the distance!
Next are the ESC's which I have decided to get the Mtroniks Plug-N-Play 15 Amps. Oh, shipping was about $2.51 not bad for the distance.

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San Pedro Push Boat - Engine Room Fittings - Posted: 4th Oct 2016
Well, I just ordered two MFA Motors from Cornwall Model Boats believe it or not it's actually cheaper for me to order from across the pond, than to purchase locally here in the States. I decided to go with the 2.5:1 Gear Ratio @ 6 Volts which = 6180 RPM's at max efficiency per Motor. Hopefully this is enough to power the model. The Model is going to weigh in at 21 lbs when it's totally completed!

Next thing to get are the two ESC's, I've chosen the Mtroniks Viper Marine Plug-N-Play and one Mtroniks Mixer water proof of course.

I Should have the boat in the water by Mid-November just for testing! If not bathtub trials will have to do!

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 2nd Oct 2016
The San Pedro needed it's waterline so I put one, especially since I painted the hull brown.
So I put the waterline because she just didn't look right with out one!

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 26th Sep 2016
For those of you who like push tugs, here is my San Pedro Push Boat at different views.

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 25th Sep 2016
Hi Tall Paul,
I just sent you a PM, hope it helps.
Response by Tall Paul on the 25th Sep 2016
Hi,
I searched for info about rudder throttle mixer and found some useful info, many thanks for that advice.

Many thanks also for taking the time to attach the picture.
I can see that a sub frame is needed to accomodate two motors, two esc, mixer, Rx, battery and on/off switch

It looks like i will need some special glue to glue wood to plastic, any advice ?
Response by figtree7nts on the 26th Sep 2016
I used some Cyanoacrylate Glue Zap-a-Gap Or depending where you are, I've heard Bison Glue is very good, I think this is used for plastic to plastic. and for the wood part I used Z-Poxy 30 Min two part formula.
since my Push Tug used wood and Plastic, I scuffed up where the plastic would meet the wood. use zap-a-gap for this step! don't use epoxy to join plastic to wood it wont hold. use epoxy for wood to wood.
I hope this helps!

Ed.

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 25th Sep 2016
At the present I don't have any running hardware installed!
It's basically up to the individual to setup the boat!
If you do a goggle search for a rudder throttle mixer,
you should be able to get the layout of the insides of a two motor and throttle combination model!

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 24th Sep 2016
Well the San Pedro is basically built, I just have a few fiddly things to do!
I placed Antenna's on the second cabin and aft of the main cabin just for show.
At present I'm not going to show her engine room, because it's bare no running hardware as of yet!

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 18th Sep 2016
Name plate in place, I still have the pilot house to work on!
Running lights are in place also, I decided to just to put static lights as I didn't want to run wires all over the place.

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Response by Tall Paul on the 25th Sep 2016
Great looking model.
Any chance please of a photo of internal layout of motors etc. ?

Many thanks.
Response by figtree7nts on the 25th Sep 2016
Hi Tall Paul
Thanks, I enjoyed myself building her. Her hull was challenging, and if any body ever gets the kit they'll see what I mean. she's going to weigh in at about 21lbs give or take some ounces.

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San Pedro Push Boat - Posted: 16th Sep 2016
San Pedro 99.7% Completed, I'm debating weather to put a deck in the pilot house!
See the San Pedro doesn't have a deck in her bridge, I don't know why it was left out.

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