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Friday's Child Fairy Huntsman 31 Print Booklet
Author: steve-d   Posts: 4   Photos: 16   Subscribers: 0   Views: 377   Responses: 8   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
Cooling coil - Posted: 13th Dec 2018
Started making a cooling coil for the motor.
Should I solder the coils together? Would make a neater and more stable installation.


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Response by Donnieboy on the 13th Dec 2018
All the cooling coils I have seen,do not have the coils soldered together.On all the ones I have weren't soldered.They all provide the cooling very well.
New bits - Posted: 12th Dec 2018
Right, just been given some nice bits.
Brushless outrunner FUSION 3535/05 1500kv
ESC Top Edge 60A water cooled SC060B
Plus a coupling.

So now to go shopping.
Which make of Lipo3 and from where?
What type and size of brass prop?
Where to buy silicon wires and the fancy gold terminals?


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Response by Rookysailor on the 13th Dec 2018
Hi Steve, The lipo situation is I always use HobbyKing, a good choice and very fast delivery, regarding prop and size, on my huntsman I use a three bladed prop in brass 30mm M4, and silicon wires, loads of places but I always use The Component Shop, hope this is of some use to you😉

cheers Peter
Sanding done - Posted: 21st Nov 2018
Most of the sanding is now done and the not so easy task of getting the propshaft and tube out (M3 so not really man enough).
Bought loads of bits including the grab rails I've fitted.
Bollards, cleats, capstan, anchor, chain, instruments,nav lights etc all boxed up ready to fit after paint.
Also the crew has arrived from China.

But, I have failed to find a VHF 'White Stick' style antenna anywhere....anyone seen one in any of the catalogues?


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Response by RNinMunich on the 22nd Nov 2018
Hi Steve, many real IMM rod antennas I worked with were not tapered.
So any metal / plastic rod of suitable diameter painted white would do.
The relatively short (1m) whips are not always tapered either.
If you go piano wire & heatshrink you could put a nice sweep-back into it by lightly bending it back while shrinking. When cool it will hold the shape.

Here's a link to the supplier we most often used for the professional 'stick' (we called 'em rod) VHF IMM antenna, with a drawing.
Memory playing tricks on me🤔it's actually about 141cm top to bottom.
Cheers, Doug 😎
Here's a simple 35" stainless steel whip, also not tapered
Response by steve-d on the 7th Dec 2018
Just found an answer to my antenna 'White Stick'.
At work we use a WD40 type fluid and the can comes with a tube you can use with the nozzle.
Some new cans came in and they have nice white tubes...result.

Response by RNinMunich on the 7th Dec 2018
Shucks! Mine are all red 😭
BUT; just found some 1 and 2mm white styrene tooob in the stash 😊
Guess they'll do for my T45, Belfast and Illustrious.
Thanks for the prompt Steve1
Cheers, Doug 😎
Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 - Posted: 21st Oct 2018
This is a refurb. I built her from MM plan 1061 many years ago and recently found her in the loft so she has likely been up there for 19 years. The basic construction is OK but the paint is peeling and large chunks came off when I tried to pull her out of the carry cradle.
She had no name and was in a basic colour scheme but I plan to now paint and detail her as Friday's Child which is registered Southampton and lives in Yarmouth IOW.

I've started sanding but it is going to take a while.

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Response by CB90 on the 22nd Oct 2018
They are a great looking craft, I am restoring one myself, please be aware that red paint may contain lead, so wear a mask while sanding.
My restoration is of a old Fibre glass hull I intend to install twin rudders and motor shafts and go brushless, I am building the superstructure from scratch with some help from old plans.
I want to have a swordsman type cabin.