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    Just saying hello
    by adimike0001 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Able Seaman)
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    Spock66
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    Just an idea. Made Flower class with RC and for battery and motor/electronics access I cut the deck at a convenient point and glued Balsa strip under the edge of new hole. Then drilled 3mm pockets in balsa for - Magnet Expertยฎ 3mm dia x 1mm thick N42 Neodymium Magnet - 0.19kg Pull ( Pack of 50 ) - ยฃ3.99 from Amazon UK, glued in magnets and added tiny pieces of tin(from bean cans!) to base of removed deck. I also stuck some self amalgamating tape to edge of hole for extra seal. The magnets hold extremely well but a little slip can lift the deck edge enough to start disengaging each magnet from it's tin counterpart. Not sure if this is doable on your build, but on my Flower it withstood (totally non scale speed run!) full power on local boating lake with no leaks. Hope it gives a bit of an out for the issue.
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    adimike0001
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    Ok I will take on board any advice
    Question though
    If I attach to the deck how would you change the battery?

    I get what you mean and why
    Just canโ€™t seem to workout how I would do it without sealing off the hatch if I do attach to the deck

    Or do you mean cut coamings to where the edges are?
    adimike0001
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    I did think about it
    But thought it would be too much of a speed boat lol

    It guides along nicely
    Maybe the next one I might try a twin
    RNinMunich
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    "Part built "
    So far so good Mike๐Ÿ‘
    Shame you didn't go for an original true twin screw set up though.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS A word to the wise though!
    I would detach those coamings from the hatch decks and glue them permanently to the main deck. Only then can they properly serve their purpose.
    Namely; to prevent ingress of water to the interior!
    Your choice, your risk!๐Ÿ˜‰
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    The Bugs are on the run ๐Ÿ˜Š โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ Get out and run those Sea Trials!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    Hi Mike,

    Welcome aboard!
    You'll soon see we are all a happy group!

    Thanks, for sharing pic's of your boats!

    Cheers, Ed
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    "Fair winds calm Seas" 73's
    adimike0001
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    Part built
    RNinMunich
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    "I am sure itโ€™s a 5 minute walk to Queenโ€™s Park

    Street opposite co op? "
    No idea Mike, I'm in Munich, not far from the Ostpark๐Ÿ˜‰
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    The Bugs are on the run ๐Ÿ˜Š โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ Get out and run those Sea Trials!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    They look fantastic
    I am a complete newbie really being a driving instructor itโ€™s really awkward hours

    I do the modelling to de stress

    I have a purpose built soundproofed workshop to kit out when I get to my house
    I am sure itโ€™s a 5 minute walk to Queenโ€™s Park

    Street opposite co op?
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    RNinMunich
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    "Itโ€™s actually frames with ply sides "
    Didn't doubt that for one minute Mike.
    Very like my balsa built H Class destroyer HMS Hotspur.
    She was scaled up to 1/72 from the Airfix 1/600 kit when I was about 15. A fiddly job!
    If you need any help with the superstructure let me know.
    I built mine twice!
    First using 1/16 balsa, second (about 20 years later) using 0.5mm ply on 1/8 square obeche frames. Nowadays I might use plasticard๐Ÿ˜‰ Crew was shanghaied from my Airfix 1/72 8th Army and Afrika Korps soldiers. Cap'n on the bridge is/was a Panzer Kommandant๐Ÿ˜‰
    I also glass fibred the original weak 1/32nd balsa hull and upgraded the original tiny Mabuchi motors to a pair of Graupner 540s and added full RC during that refit.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    The Bugs are on the run ๐Ÿ˜Š โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ Get out and run those Sea Trials!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    adimike0001
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    Itโ€™s actually frames with ply sides
    It has all the working gear in
    I will take some more photos later tonight
    Got plenty of time
    My house is all but packed so running out of things to do

    Stay safe everyone
    Hope to meet you guys around July time
    Just got to work membership and I take it permission from local council?
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