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    Hi Roger, no worries using the idea, that's why I put it up, as many people have had the same problems I've had with the Chinese stuff,(with planes and boats) As long as your tubing is a good tight push fit it should hang on ok, but if you can fit those really small zip ties, just place the zip locks at 180 deg to each other and they should be fine. You can also experiment with the ties for any fine balance required, -leave them only just tight enough to be able to move them, and move them round alternately 30deg at a time to see if there is an improvement (if it's not way out). If you can get 2 small ties on each end 180deg apart, you have more balancing opportunities. I've balanced 46 diam outrunners like this. You also need to check the shafts, - rolling them on a flat surface with a light behind is a good way to spot any bowing,- doesn't take a lot to cause vibration (gets worse the higher the revs). You might need to manipulate the silicone a bit on the splines if it's been in a tight coil, as it can cause a small vibration initially,- usually sorts itself out though. You could fill the inside gap up with silicone (or a piece of smaller tubing) which might stop it twisting on hard starts if you have a powerful motor, but it's probably not necessary if you use the thick tube . Cheap as chips to experiment with, and once you have the size, you can cut a bunch of spares for the tool box. Hurts nothing if it breaks. If you hear it squeal just back the throttle off, it will be the silicone slipping (automatic throttle control ๐Ÿ˜) Good luck with the experiment. JB
    1 hour ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi guys!, Bit of an (overdue!) update... CABIN: So i made the cabin, which i remade as I wasnt happy with first attempt, the new version much better, next step is to add a door which will be able to be opened/closed, eventually I will add detailed interior with lighting, for now im just working on the hinges! BULWARK SUPPORTS/RAIL Finally completed all the bulwark supports, Ive also added a rail (pics to follow). REAR HATCH/COVER/BENCH The rear hatch cover is the access point for the rudder controls. I made the hatch & cover using ply & for the bench I used some planking, I decided to make the bench in 3 separate pieces to allow it to be removed with ease for access to hatch. I just need to finish trimming the bench & give a good sanding! PORT HOLES These port holes will be used on the front cabin & were made using a rubber grommet which I sliced in half then fixed a copper washer to the topside, i just need to add some clear perspex for the glass. Ive also made the Freeports for the deck along with the rope/anchor holes etc, pics to follow.
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    Sebastion I am still waiting for a reply to the private messages I have sent to you. Please get in touch ASAP. Cheers Colin.
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    I will make it to the best of my ability. I will make parts a few times until right, it tends to hold me up sometimes. I'm not a perfectionist by any means but I have to satisfy myself at least. im certainly not a rivet counter. I must say though I do stand in awe at some of the creations made by our fellow modellers.if I can be half as talented I'd be happy. I served my apprenticeship in the Sheffield steel industry and qualified as a master patternmaker. Using mahogany.pine jelutong, metal and fiber glassed resin for patterns and models.mind that was a few years ago now. Thanks for your help once more, regards Rogal.
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