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    4 Photos ยท 15 Likes ยท 14 Comments
    8 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder
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    Old Lindberg Plastic kit approx scale 1:125 (5/10)
    2018 refit, Brushed motor + gearbox removed, 2 Brushless motors + 2 controllers fitted, Transmitter setup to enable tank steering.
    I have taken steps to help prevent my Fletcher from sinking, the addition of foam + several full height bulkheads and re-purposed zip lock plastic bag sealed to the hull.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Naval Ship) Fletcher
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Do my eyes deceive me or was that a ship imitating a submaribe?
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    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Lew,
    Now that is extreme weather, good to see she made it back to the bank.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Commodore)
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    Checkout this link if you want to see a wild run of one of these Lindberg Fletcher's. Our small pond is only about 100 meters/yards across but the bigger nearby Lake Seminole is home to some bigger and faster full sized boats.

    About this video... SSMBC member Jim built this Fletcher some years ago (also ran it at the last meet). A while back he took it out to the big lake on a cold windy day. He had everything sealed very well and got it back after running through this "Nor'easter". Enjoy!

    Lew
    Florida, USA


    https://youtu.be/e2MNklwhKos?si=zwm0VWAN4XyU_YP9
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    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    Building mine Iโ€™m playing with motors. Iโ€™ll use brushed n two controllers Iโ€™ll servo the gun position
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Thanks for the explanation Steve.
    "The spring couplings are a home made item", exceptional, very good.
    That's why I've never seen them before.
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Alessandro,
    The spring couplings are a home made item, no particular reason for this design except ease of production.

    I am quite happy using brushless motors they are slightly more efficient than brushed.
    Outrunner brushless motors like the ones I have used in this model I like due to them having a good amount of torque.
    Really I am happy using either brushed or brushless they both work.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Isaac,
    I have heard horror stories of other plastic conversions "going to the bottom" to avoid this I have added some foam into the hull also I have a plastic zip lock bag siliconed into the hull to provide some degree of water resistance.

    I personally like my boats to be able to take on "heavy" conditions.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Hi Isaac. Why? What happened? What problems have you encountered?
    I ask you because in the future, if I have time, I would like to transform a (low-cost) plastic static model into a dynamic RC model.
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Thanks so much for the explanation Steve, it's all clear to me now.

    The choice to put a waterproofing bag is very cool.

    I saw you used spring joints, I've never used them. Is there a particular reason?

    I understood that the gearbox caused many problems and therefore you redid the setup but let me ask you a question: do you prefer brushless motors to brushed motors?

    I hope you will be able to make some videos in the future so I can enjoy them.
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    My experience with plastic model boats has been like the Titanic.

    Interesting model for calm waters.
    ๐Ÿ‘

    Isaac
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Alessandro,
    I do still have this model and she is operational.

    My kit originally came with a single brushed motor driving a gear box to drive 2 shafts using one motor.

    The gear box gave quite a bit of trouble and eventually I removed it and installed 2 Brushless motors.
    The 2 speed controllers are to give independent motor control.

    If you look carefully (zoom in) at the 2 photos, one shows the model with a single brushed motor and gearbox, while the other shows the 2 brushless motors.

    Unfortunately there is no YouTube video of her yet.

    I hope this helps.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Hi Steve, I know it's been a long time so if you can't get back to me don't worry.
    Hope you still have this beautiful RC model.
    I'm not sure I understood this sentence correctly: "Brushed motor + gearbox removed, 2 Brushless motors + 2 controllers fitted".
    There were two brushed motors and did you replace them with brushless ones?
    If yes, why?
    Also there was a gear reduction and you gave it up in the new setup?
    If so why?
    Do you have a You Tube video of the Fletcher?
    Simple curiosity, because from your answers I will have a lot of useful information for me.
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    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Hi Griss,

    Yeah that's quite right.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Griss ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Lindberg blue? Devil Destroyer if i remember rightly



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