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>> Home > Tags > eezebilt

eezebilt site by jacko Captain   Posted: 20 hours ago
morning hope its some help enjoy http:// style='background-color:yellow;'> History, Plans,

New to Forum by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 1 day ago
"..Are any of the clubs focused on non RC models?..." Some people make the small EeZeBilts as static models - see here:

New to Forum by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
"..., however I have built from some plans. I build small models, 10" is my biggest and most are under that..Usually I draw what I want to build, make templates, transfer to balsa, and build.." Have you seen this site? Provides free templates for exactly the kind of models you make. See the illustrations.... http:// style='background-color:yellow;'> While clean surfaces are the correct way to make solder flow and stick properly, you will find that plumber's Acid Flux will give you a successful solder joint on pretty much any surface, no matter how dirty...

CNC boat kits...? by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 15 days ago
Not much point uploading a .pdf, unless it has some unusual conversion software. CNC machines work off G Code. The work area is critical for model boat work. Typical parts are long and thin. The eShapeoko I am building is a nominal 1m x 500mm, which lets me do a 36" keel piece. I would like to put out G Code for cutting the EeZebilt boats, but am not sure how to standardise it so that many CNC machines will be able to use it. Different CNC controllers seem to use subtly different G Code commands...

CNC boat kits...? by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
I'm doing the eShapeoko - I wanted a more rigid machine for general purposes, and I liked the fact that you could specify the X and Y axis lengths. For cutting model boat parts you rarely want something as wide as 1 foot - but you often want items of length greater than 1 yard. The eShapeoko has standard sizes as extreme as 15 inches by 60 inches, and can easily be extended. I've gone for 18 x 36 inches - should be fine for EeZebilts... One of the things that's a bit annoying with GRBL is that it doesn't currently do tool radius compensation. I'm using an arduino with grbl as well, and if I cut my plans as drawn they will all be a tool radius out. I am currently looking to use a 0.5mm tool so the effect will be small - but if you know of a better driver interpreter...?

Older Billings Models by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
@Richard7 ".... Your chat reminded me of my early school days (late 50’s) when l used to spend my paper round money of the “Keilcraft boat kits” (May have got the kit name wrong), the boat l recall was called the Mermaid, does anyone out there remember these early kits?..." At least one person does. http:// style='background-color:yellow;'> Look for http:// style='background-color:yellow;'> Or http:// style='background-color:yellow;'> Or http:// style='background-color:yellow;'> They are actually going from strength to strength, with 10 new EeZeBilt plans issued over the last several years as a fan homage to the original 7....

How to RC small boats? by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
There's no great need to dismantle a servo to get motive power - nowadays you can buy model motors that are not much thicker than a typical boat propshaft, and speed controllers the size of a thumbnail. Usually for about a pound. These small drones have really helped in this regard. This one, for instance, is 0.6cm diameter by 1.5cm long - Your biggest problem will usually be rudder control - there will be little room for a servo and tiller right at the stern of small boats. For an EeZeBilt I recommend a closed loop system which lets you relocate the servo anywhere convenient - see http:// style='background-color:yellow;'> The EeZeBilt Terrier below is 10.75 inches long...

define a model boat by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Many of my models are models of models - the Sea Princess, for instance, is a half-sized Sea Queen. In some cases EeZeBilt boats are actually made larger than their originals - so a double-sized Curlew or Triton is a 2:1 scale model of a model rather than a 1:2. Very recursive...

Fire crash tender by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
What size? http:// style='background-color:yellow;'>

Free plans Inc Tamar lifeboat plans by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Here is a video of a test run of an EeZebilt Tamar...

Boat shaft connectors (which stuffs to use and which is good) by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
1 - I concur with figtree7nts. You don't want a long length of unsupported floppy tube transmitting power. You will see that my illustrations show the unsupported tube to be very short. 2 - You also want thick tube to transmit power. if you have thin 2-3mm tube that will easily kink. I make my own connectors at the ends of each shaft to bring the internal tube diameter up to about 6-8mm. 3 - If you want to try a quick fix for what you have, I would suggest putting a small piece of wood or plastic inside the unsupported section of your tube, which will stop it collapsing when it is twisted. This may work if the torque is not high. And it's a quick, cheap thing to try. 4 - if you want to try making your own, you could get something like this - check the correct shaft size - or this: and then buy a length of something like this - checking the diameters that you need, of course... Here is a similar Eezebilt to your craft. It's the OSA Missile boat. You can see that the unsupported length of silicone is short, and this boat at 32 inches takes quite a lot of power...

Boat shaft connectors (which stuffs to use and which is good) by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
I am not sure that you mean 'latex'. The most usual soft tubes are silicone rubber. Not neoprene, as it is usually too stiff. There are all sorts of universal joints available. Here are some metal ones from Ebay: These are surely too strong for small boats, however. The Eezebilt range are typically 30-50cm long and I use silicone rubber joints on brushless motors there quite satisfactorily. You just need to be sure that the tube wall thickness is sufficient - typically 3-4mm. Here is a picture of the Eezebilt PT Boat (50 cm long) motor connector, with a picture of it running. You will see that it can go at a reasonable speed. See http://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>

Taycol supermarine dimensions. by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
General dimensions and instructions here - http:// style='background-color:yellow;'>

Carry case. by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Compartmentalisation is easy too - here is a 40" box with a separate section for the radio and a lift-out drawer for the masts, etc... Just pop-rivet a few off-cuts in. This is an EezeBilt OSA Missile boat.

Carry case. by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Heavy - and hardboard swells if it gets wet... I prefer Correx - see here http:// style='background-color:yellow;'>