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Re: Piscataqua river gundalow
I'm also curious about how the model will sail. Against the Thames barges, the gundalow of the same size has maybe a smaller sail area. On the other hand, she has the advantage (in my opinion) of better aerodynamics of the Latin sail. I'm not the first one to built model gundalow, but I've never seen such a floating and radio-controlled model.
Today I glued coamings and put on the deck another epoxy layer.
Against the barges where the cargo was carried in the hold, gundalows carried cargo on board. The deck could to be asphalted over to prevent damage from deck loads (e.g. coal)that that had to be moved with
s. Because I need easier access to the hull of the model, I decided to make a classic cargo space design like a barge but with the difference that it will be camouflaged as a load of wood ...
8 months ago by tomarack
Re - I still don't understand why JB needs two RXs in his boat either.
I'm supplying a free
-Doug- get it.😂) The reason I have 2 RXs is that the new compact sound unit has a main power in and a 'throttle' lead to the RX (self contained module with speaker). The 'throttle' lead is Siamesed with the ESC throttle lead then to the RX.
The other unit is a multi function module with a separate speaker, and for the throttle, it has a port for the throttle lead from the RX which then goes out a port in the other end for the ESC throttle lead.
I am using a converted Mode 2 TX (twin throttles) so 1 ESC/sound for STBD is on r/h stick (ex elev) and the Port side is on the left hand stick (ex Thro). If you plug the new unit into port no 3 (throttle ) and the other into the elev channel you get some sort of feedback (even took out the Pos wire,- still does it. Solved by using ch3 on the second RX,
Can you dig it? I didn't get where I am today by not confusing people!!😁
10 months ago by jbkiwi
40'' Seaplane Tender, new build E
A bit more fairing work and sorting out the chine near the bow. F1 and F2 need modifying to get a more gradual curve towards the bow (bit late but nothing a few
s of filler won't fix (just plastered on another batch to blend in the flare). F2 also should go back slightly as bow looks a bit 'full' at that point.
Forgot to mention earlier that the center top 'spine' (10x6) spruce is glued into the frames with keel to help keep everything straight while fitting stringers etc. This can be cut out where access is needed when hull is complete (see pics). Makes a good strong handle while working on the hull also. Chine looks like it has a slight 'hook' but it's a tropical delusion caused by the bottom getting flatter towards the stern.