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    7 Photos ยท 22 Likes ยท 11 Comments
    Boat Length
    28" (71.12 cm)
    Boat Weight
    1kg (35 oz)
    Battery Type
    NiMH
    Battery mAh
    2Ah (2,000 mAh)
    Run Time
    1+ hrs
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Graham93
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    Strip built kayak based on plans from the book "Strip built Sea Kayak" by Nick Schade. Built at 1/6th scale using traditional full sized strip building method.

    All propulsion and steering by means of paddle (no prop!), with some assistance from the rudder. Original paddle motion was with motor driven mechanism, subsequently replaced with microchip controlled servo mechanism.

    Kayaker is known as Katie!

    Detailed blog is here: //model-boats.com/blogs/111166

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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Graham93 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Jacko,

    There are many ways to achieve the desired motion. My original mechanism used a motor drive for the stroke and a servo to tilt the mechanism for steering with the paddles. I put the electronic/servo solution together as I wanted to improve the movement making it look more natural and less mechanical. It includes a servo to tilt the paddle from one side to the other so the paddler is leaning into the stroke. There is also a servo to feather the blades as they enter/leave the water as in full sized practice.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jacko ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    did mine with 2 servo's
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Graham93 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Hermanโ€™s,

    No I havenโ€™t reached that figure yet, maybe one day.... The 93 is a reference to my first boat as shown in my avatar.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Graham93 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Cash,

    The kayak is surprisingly stable in a breeze. I think it is so low on the water that most of the breeze goes over her head๐Ÿ˜†

    The rowing boat is a different matter. The slightest breeze knocks it off course so it needs constant attention to row in an (almost) straight line.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Graham 93
    What a piรจce of art!!!!
    Hopefully thรฉ 93 doesnโ€™t stand for your youthness
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    That...is so COOL!! youve done a beautiful job on the kayak proper and the mechanics. I built an old Graupner Tina a few years ago, and while it worked, it struggled in the breezes we get here in Texas. Didnt think of adding a mixed in ruddder till well after I traded her off. Anyway, that boat makes me really appreciate your work. Bravo, sir!!
    Cash
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Graham93 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks everyone for the likes and comments. Phil, there's a lot more kit on my Scullduggery rowing boat! ๐Ÿ˜
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง PhilH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi what a brilliant model there is a lot of kit on that boat ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Phil uk
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
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    You have designed a very complex and interesting servo set up!
    The Kayak work is also excellent.
    Barry
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Captain)
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    This is AWESOME Graham!!!! A tough project beautifully realized.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง johnf ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well done. A really demanding project!

    Dr John F. Leeds and Bradford. BBC. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š



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