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Richard7
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 20
31st Mar 2018 12:03  
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Hello everyone, I am a new member I joined last week, I did write a post about my current model, the Billing Boats St Canute. However I am not sure if I posted this correctly, basically I am having a problem with fitting a M500 to this kit, did anyone see this? I have 3 other boats that I have completed Billing Boats, The Norden, Boulogne Etaples and the Aero-Naut Diva. I started boat building when I retired in 2016.....I look forward to hearing from you chaps....Richard7

mturpin013
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 48
31st Mar 2018 17:37  
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Not sure I can advise on your issue but it would be good to see your fleet and I'm sure someone will come up with some suggestions and welcome to the site

Richard7
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 20
31st Mar 2018 19:03  
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Hello, please see attached photos of my fleet todate, the Billing Boats Norden is a static model, the other two are fitted with Radio control...


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2056
31st Mar 2018 21:55  
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Hi Richard, Re fitting the M500 see my answer in 'Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute'. Nice fleet, good work 👍
Your 'Norden' is very similar to the Billing Danish Fish Cutter on my renovation list! Cheers Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Richard7
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 20
6th Apr 2018 15:09  
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Hi Doug, that old Billing Boat kit that your going to refurbish is the larger kit of the Norden. Before I purchased the St Canute that was my second choice, but I think its a difficult boat to fit radio control etc., so I went with the St Canute. Over the last few days I have been making space for the M500 motor, I have attached some pictures of the final result, the motor top shaft alignment is pretty good. In hindsight I should have gone with the M400, but hey-ho its done now, what do you think? Cheers Richard


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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2056
6th Apr 2018 15:20  
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Looks pretty neat 👍
Are you going to reinforce the joint in the keel as well?

I have a selection of micro and pico RC gear so installing in the cutter 'Gina 2' shouldn't be a problem. Motor and battery might be 😲
Pic shows roughly what she should look like! Hope mine turns out a bit neater though.
Cheers Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
kmbcsecretary
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Forum Posts: 210
6th Apr 2018 17:50  
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hi richard doug is correct about that joint below the end of the prop shaft, you really need to place some ply strengtheners to either side of the joint as this will be a high stress area and as it is at the moment it is a weak point.
ron


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