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Panart Bruma - Posted: 3 years ago by LandofDreams
This one Is such a beautiful 1:43 model boat. It's my first one and I'm having a great time working on It.

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Sheila - Posted: 3 years ago by 4clubs
Named after my wife Sheila, the yacht was purchased from the builder, as I don't do yachts, but thought I had better have one for those windy days when scale models become tricky. She behaves well, (as does the wife). Only Radio control on the rudder; the sails are set depending on the wind strength.

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Velsheda - Posted: 3 years ago by NeilHodson
Photos for Nasraf:
As promised, close-ups of the hatch seal. The rim attached to the deck Is 0.5mm mahogany. The Inner skin of the drop cockpit Is two strips of 0.5mm mahogany glued together. The outer skin and cabiln are made from 1.5mm mahogany. The curve was formed by plank bending soaked mahogany strip. The channel Is filled with Vaseline to ensure a waterproof seal.

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Velsheda - Posted: 3 years ago by NeilHodson
Maiden voyage.
One or two little Issues. Kept losing radio reception even at close range. Need to fit the satellite receiver In the nav cabin methinks.

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Response by Dave M on the 13th Oct 2014
HI Neil
Difficult to assess without a bit more Info as to type of R/c etc.

27Mhz and 40Mhz sets have longer aerials which are usually above deck but the connection at the case end can become damaged so you should check for continuity. Could also be unsuitable crystals If you have recently changed.

If 2.4Ghz your aerial does need to be above the waterline at all times. As you mention a satellite receiver this may well be your setup probably at 5Ghz. If you are using separate radio coms for the control and sat nav, could It be an Interference problem? An old and judderey servo can also play havoc with your signal.
Response by NeilHodson on the 13th Oct 2014
Thanks, Dave.
It's 2.4Ghz and a new servo.
The receiver Is velcro'd to the underside of the deck.
I'll place the satellite In the roof of the nav cabin and see how It goes!
Response by Dave M on the 13th Oct 2014
HI Neil
More than likely your aerial Is below the waterline for some time and I know from personal experience that this will cause loss of signal. Mine was In a Trent Lifeboat and still gave problems until I arranged for the receiver to be well above the waterline with the aerials pointing up.

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Velsheda - Posted: 3 years ago by NeilHodson
Construction now complete. Ready to sail tomorrow morning.

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Response by nasraf on the 13th Oct 2014
HI Neil

I tried to do a response to your 8 Sept post but It did not work so have a go on this one.

Very Impressed by your detail work, almost makes me start mine again but too far In now.

I like your brass work, Is It all yours or have you a supplier, If so I would be grateful If you would give details.

Also Interested In your gooseneck joint between mast and main boom. I have made one and kicker from brass scrap but It has turned out a bit chunky. I have not done a yacht before, so am not sure If It can be made with main boom with only horizontal movement. I have at last made a fabricated boom but have allsorts of problems with the paint I have used.

I still have to decide how to make sails and the method of sail control so would be Interested In how to do It.

I have a nice new 2.4 GHz RC kit, so Interested In outcome of your recent radio problems.
Response by NeilHodson on the 13th Oct 2014
HI Nasraf,
Brass Is mostly from Cornwall Model Boats with a few parts direct from RB (Poland) and the last remaining pulleys from Deans Marine. The 4 hand winches ate still being turned from brass stock and yet to be fitted.
The gooseneck Is hand-made from brass sheet and was about the most difficult thing as I do not have access to brazing equipment. I still need to make a kick strap as this gooseneck allows too much movement.
Sails are made from a Hospital Cotton bed sheet. The mainsail Is In 5 sections, each having a different curve top and bottom to attempt to get the correct billowing and twist.
I was surprised at the reception Issues and haven't yet ruled out a dodgy receiver (sourced on ebay!)
I'll report back on the satellite receiver placement later In the week. We have a Night Sail on Wednesday so I can test my deck lights!
Neil

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Velsheda - Posted: 3 years ago by NeilHodson
Still under construction but completed to deck level.
Built on an Alan Horne hull, the deckhouses are all scratch built from mahogany and brass from photographs.
The deck Is planked with 100metres of 2mm x 0.5mm Lime stripwood, each plank edged using a pencil to achieve the effect of corking.

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Response by NeilHodson on the 12th Oct 2014
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The planking Is sealed with 2 coats of sanding sealer. The hull Is 48 Inches.
Response by Othello on the 12th Oct 2014
Do you have some plans for Velsheda? I can't find any on web.
Response by NeilHodson on the 12th Oct 2014
All done from photos!

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Astra - Posted: 3 years ago by NeilHodson
Astra was built from an original 1927 Camper and Nicholson design model, acquired from C&N by my wife's great grandfather. Passed on through the generations, she came to me In a poor state In 2013 and I have rebuilt the deck to 1931 superstructure.
Despite being an antique, she sails every week on Needham Lake.

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Maid 'O' Plastic - Posted: 3 years ago by Kipper
The yachts getting a little brittle now, but keeping me sailing until the next boat comes off the stocks.

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Elsie & Olwen - Posted: 3 years ago by lubberland
Here's a few more pics showing my home made winch from a Lego 9volt motor unit which Is controlled by a servo and two micro switches. There's a ring on the deck line that all the sail lines are tied onto. Cheers Lubber. PS. The large mainsail Is counter ballanced by the deep hull shape right aft. Regards.

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Response by twofloats12 on the 28th Dec 2016
could you do a simple electics diagram for me as i have burn out two sail servos 😱

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" Elsie & Olwen " - Posted: 3 years ago by lubberland
A scratch built model of a Gloucester USA fishing schooner 1900 era. Pine plank on frame, 2 channel radio with a Lego 9volt drive unit as sail winch controlled each way by servo and micro switches, the deck Is planked on a thin ply sub-deck and deck openings are sealed with Vaseline. The deep keel slides up Into a box through the keel and secured with a bolt.

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Response by lubberland on the 11th Mar 2014
HI Hammer, Yes I did, a couple of years back, all built from pine off-cuts and run through my band saw.
Response by CapnJim on the 3rd Apr 2014
HI Lubberland,
A boat after my own heart! Looks really good. Like the level of detail, even If you can't see It on the water. Which sails are controlled by the winch?

How successful Is the sailing peformance with all that sail area aft?

Regards,
Cap'n Jim.
Response by lubberland on the 3rd Apr 2014
HI there Cap'n Jim, Glad you like It. The sails are all controlled by the winch line round the after deck. I'll try to post some pics soon, Cheers, Lubber.


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