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    Sea Commander restoration.
    by Colin H ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Commander)
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    Martin555
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    Hi Doug,
    I have just got around to looking at this motor.
    Boy! what a difference.
    It reminds me when I used to renovate motor cycles, the satisfaction of taking something that looks like junk and turning it in to gold.
    Excellent job well done.
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    If it looks right it probably is.
    RNinMunich
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    'Alles klar Herr Kommissar' ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Colin H
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    Morning Doug, nice to know that you are taking note of the setup. Check out this picture, there is 30mm between the top of the pick up and the rudder yolk. I'm off to Manchester today to collect another addition to the fleet. Will post pics when I get home.
    Cheers Colin.
    Just had to get pc online to post pictures, water pick up and the new addition.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    RNinMunich
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    Evening Colin,
    Nowt on the haunted fish tank so I took another look at your pics.
    Something was itching at the back of my mind!
    Looking again at the last pic it occurred to me.
    I think I would be inclined to reverse the yoke on the rudder post, otherwise it's going to be blocked by the water pickup / water tube ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Just a thought. I still get one once in a while ๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers and G'night all, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    RNinMunich
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    " is King George up and running yet"
    Not yet. Apart from acquiring some upgrade parts, wooden deck etc, I haven't progressed with 'him' yet. Have been testing motors for her though, and have some pico ESCs and RX lined up for her. I'll probably do KGV and PoW in parallel, what works for one ....!

    Life's been sort of getting in the way of modelling lately โ˜น๏ธ
    I'm now embrangled with German authorities thanks to the BREXIT mess! ๐Ÿ˜ 
    If / when GB leaves the EU, especially if it 'crashes' out, I will have to be 'Retitled' as they put it, and my UK/EU driving license will probably no longer be valid here and must be exchanged for a German one. Wonder what happens to my passport, new last august and with European Union on the front!?
    Hey ho! As Granny used to say "Worse things happen at sea!" ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Ciao, Doug
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    RNinMunich
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    Hi Colin,
    "The motor is mounted on a 16 swg aluminium tray which is adjustable for ease of alignment and removal."
    Should have known with an 'old' fox like you!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

    "but I have decided to use them for water cooling the esc mount."
    Makes sense, although during my tests of your motor, using a Graupner V30R 30A ESC (see pic for setup), I found that the only part that got warm was the diode bridge on the converter board. That's why I added the alu heat sink 'just in case'. Current draw on load in the wet stuff will of course be higher than in my dry bench tests.
    Can't wait to see her in action ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers,
    Doug
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Colin H
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    Hi Doug, is King George up and running yet, and did you get the radio set working. It was a small price to pay for your magic touch on my Taycol.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Colin H
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    Well Doug, well spotted.
    The motor is mounted on a 16 swg aluminium tray which is adjustable for ease of alignment and removal. Once the final position is achieved it will be locked in place.
    The water pick up and outlet were originally required for the diesel engine, but I have decided to use them for water cooling the esc mount.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    RNinMunich
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    Colin, looking at your photo of the motor mount / shaft alignment -
    Could it be that you should turn the motor a tad clockwise to starboard!?
    Don't want to stress the new bearings too much ๐Ÿ˜‰
    BTW: What's the water pick up for? JFF?
    Motor shouldn't need water cooling.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    RNinMunich
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    Thanks Mark ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder ๐Ÿ˜‰
    It was a challenge for an electronicals man but I enjoyed it and hope it performs well for Colin in his Commander. I also fitted ball race bearings on the shaft and modified it to run forwards and backwards off a brushed ESC, and built him the necessary converter board to wire between the ESC and motor.
    In exchange he sent me a whole battleship! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    A Tamiya 1/350 King George V, and a boxful of mini motors.
    Can't say fairer n 'at can ya!?
    All the best, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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