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    HMS Victorious
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    4 months ago
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    HMS Victorious....Circa 1941.
    Based on a Fleetscale hull.Scale 1/128.
    I started her some 5 years ago and it really has been a long job because of other projects which I prioritised.Thus it has been an on and off project.Still a lot to do in most area’s,so she is a long way off being finished with a lot of errors to rectify and modify.
    Front lift goes up and down.
    Rear turrets all turn.
    Has a water steam smoke effect boiler.
    Working bilge pump,plus more.
    I also want to get the lifting crane to rotate, any ideas anyone, space is not at a premium?
    Started on the Island only recently.
    Had a trimming sail just prior to lockdown.She weighs a ton πŸ€”
    This lockdown has boosted work much to the wife’s annoyance πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Will try to keep on top of this project now.
    Regards Bill


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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    WOW She is quite a size.
    On wonder she weighs a ton.
    You have done a fantastic job so far.
    I look forward to future updates.

    As for the lifting crane how about a 360 servo with limit switches fitted and operated using a pot on your Transmitter.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice BillπŸ‘
    1/128! 160cm. Same scale as my Graf Spee, 145cm.
    Shame we don't live closer to sail them together.
    I'd have to beef up my Flak battery first thoughπŸ˜‰

    Ref rotating crane:
    Can't you use the same mechanism as you used for the gun turrets?
    For the guns on my destroyer I just used an old servo with a cog mounted on it.
    Smaller cog on the turret shaft to extend the travel arc to +/- 120Β°.
    Motion transfer from X to Y turret by 1to1 pulley.
    Use a hollow tube for the pivot axis and you could also fit a small winch motor underneath, drum on a slow geared motor, and run a twirl cord through the tube to raise the jib😊
    Operate via Left Stick or pot as Martin says.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Lovely build Bill, I have really fancied building a carrier, but size is the problem, have to limit myself to 4 foot and under but it doesn't stop me from drooling at your photo'sπŸ˜‹ hope you have many friends to help you launch such a beast😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    4 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice looking, any photos of it in the water?
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    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Gents.
    Thank you for the kind comments and thoughts on crane.
    I will be investigating the ideas,which are sound.
    Such a wealth of knowledge on this site πŸ‘πŸ‘.
    Sorry Ron I didn’t take any on the trim test as it was all a bit rushed,but I do have one somewhere I will dig out and post.
    Roll on normality.
    Bill
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    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I was unable to find the picture I thought I had of her in the water so today I put some water in the grand children’s Paddling pool and put her in for a soak and moved some weight around to balance things up a little.
    Not the same as on the pond but better than nothing.
    Take care and stay safe everyone.
    Bill.
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very majesticπŸ‘
    That's an innovative and effective looking crash barrier you've given her Bill.
    But shouldn't it be more up the sharp end? 😁😁
    😎
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    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­β›΅πŸš€
    As always Doug you raise a smile πŸ‘
    Bill
    PS.
    Sorry Doug forgot to say great picture of your Graf spee πŸ‘
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    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    If I can spread but a little happiness ...
    ere I shuffle off this mortal coil😊
    (Alas! Poor Yoric ... he's shuffled already!πŸ€”)
    😁😎
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    1 month ago by ToraDog ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    So well done. Beatiful work of a gallant ship.
    GoBilda servos might serve you for your crane. fully proportional, they are capable of 300 degrees of rotation with a servo expander. Out of the box they give around 200 degrees or more, depending upon your radio.
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