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huntsman 46 by canabus Admiral   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Pilot I have the Precedent Huntsman 34" hull with the 3648-1450kv, 100 Amp car ESC, 2 blade 40mm 1.4 pitch CNC prop and at present only running on a 3S 5800mah Lipo. I am still working on the cabin and that windscreen. Installed the front, rear, toilet and kitchen windows and frames today. The boat is very quick in the 35-40KPHour mark, so it's not slow. Canabus

MV TEAKWOOD by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Thinking back over this part of the project, felt it might be of interest to others considering modifying a hull to summarize my experiences: 1) Cutting and modifying a hull to a different profile seems intimidating, but using planning then care, using a simple selection of workshop tools and adhesives, it is quite within the skill of the average modeler. 2) This is the second proprietary glass-fibre hull I have used. Both required a “spindle” of bulkheads and longitudinal stringers to hold the hull rigid and to which can also be fastened the electrical / mechanical equipment needed for the model. 3) Have tried two approaches for the spindle. The first was to totally assemble it off the hull, get it as rigid as possible, fit it into the hull and epoxy into place. The second was to fit the keel reinforcement to the hull then epoxy the bulkheads and remainder of the spindle to it. That spindle remained relatively flexible until finally installed. 4) On reflection, think it is best to fully assemble the spindle, taking care to get it true and then fit it to the hull. The relatively flexible hull can then be adjusted to fit the more rigid spindle and kept true. 5) Used the relatively flexible spindle arrangement on the Teakwood and have spent many hours getting the bulwarks and deck frames leveled and lined up satisfactorily. The more rigid spindle would have helped mitigate this by ensuring the frame was accurate before trying to adapt it to the hull. Have now finished all the modifications needed to the hull and the result shows that this type of transformation can be successfully completed..

NAXOS - Fishing Boat by Zdenek Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 21 days ago
And one more: It is possible to download the plan and some lictures from the build. There are also frames, the keel and some parts, re-drawn so that you can print them on A4. It is a little unusual way of downloading but it is possible.

Fishingboat ARTUR by Zdenek Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi, I am affraid that translation from Norwegian will not help you much, should you intend to build the boat according to the plan you put there. This plan is in Czech language. It becomes from a kit produced in 80-90ties (last century) in Czechoslovakia. It was a plank-on-frame-construction and, originally, it was not intended for RC, so some adjustments of frames and internal layout will be necessary. I wish you good luck and paitience enough! Zdenek

off and running by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
keel frames and deck together ,couldn't remember if you planked in two halfs and then joined together so put it together and will plank alternative sides some fettleling and sanding to do first .

paddle tug Aid by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
hi Trillium, I have to admit to the use of advanced technology, I luckily work with some very talented craftspeople I took the book to my work where the picture was scanned by my friendly CAD technician Ricky who then used a programme to strip it down to basic lines (some guess work was needed here) deck level and keel shape were then made into a 3D line drawing ,Ricky then divided it into equal parts to get the basic frame shape then manipulated the frames using the Billings St Chanute as reference ,when we were happy he transferred it to the laser and cut it for me some of the frames didn't quite match and some tweaking was needed ,the guys at the work also enlarged the picture from the book to a working drawing with a hull of around about 30". Cheers Marky

paddle tug Aid by Trillium Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
A really intriguing choice of model, and a great example of where inspiration can be found for a scratch-built model. I will look forward to seeing a picture of the finished vessel. I notice that the book does not contain any information on the hull lines; what did you use as the source for the shape of your frames? Roy

paddle tug Aid by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Wife bought me a nice little book cheaper than the original cover price ,decided nice little paddle tug would be the next project enlarged the drawing in the book to desired size hull will be 30"(760mm)long keel and frames were laser cut will build the hull and plank then cut out for the paddle boxes ,don't know if this is the right way but it made sense to me

Fairplay V (Hegi) rebuild / refit by Radiosailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Today my Fleabay find arrived in a big box: O dear... ...Nothing wrong with the new hull, paperwork consists of some printed scans with the main drawing in just A3 format. That drawing doen't show any measurements, but partnumbers. The superstructure and wheelhouse are... well, they show 'some' patina. (cough) Since there are no other drawings of the used parts everything must be expanded to the correct size, and then made/build. Thinking about using thick foam sheet material for frames and ABS sheet for the deck, so I can speed up the process a bit. (not having to paint any wooden parts, and use epoxy for bonding) Thing is tough, I need to decide which engine, propellor, shortnozzle and battery combination will be good. (another tread over here) Let's hope that hull is as good as it looks once I'm trimming off the excessive material... it might have become brittle over the years. The plan is - as soon as the hull, deck & hardware are done - get her on the water with the old wheelhouse. Meanwhile I can build a new one using 0.2 and 0.5mm ABS sheet.

Adding superstructure detail by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
So today has been a good day of progress. spent the morning giving the superstructure a couple of coats of sanding sealer with plenty of sanding inbetween. Have then spent the rest of the day making a good start on the detailing which included most of the plasticard window frames, roof nav light housings, most of the hatches, marking and drilling the holes for the stanchions, adding a brass exhaust on the side, drilling and loose mounting the radar and a few other bits n bobs. Tomorrow afternoon should see the bulk of the detailing finished less any metal work i.e stanchions and all the roof metalwork which will be added after painting.

Superstructure built by Skydive130 Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Just finished building the basic superstructure. Dont worry about the enlarged window openings, they will be reduced in size to scale once the plasticard frames are installed along with the wiper pieces above the fore windows. I still have alot of filling, sanding, sealing ect to go before painting and adding the abundance of scale detail I intend putting on. I havnt bothered fitting the rear stowage bin shown on the plan as pictures of real ones generally show it not fitted. I also have a plan of scribing the bottom line of the superstructure to match the outline of the hull which will then have a spruce strip alplied to give a near perfect match between hull and cabin.

Huntsman fittings kit. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Dave, couldn't find a screen I'm afraid🤔 But maybe a substitute ... 😉 A positive snip at 52.95 😲 But then - gold frames!

Huntsman fittings kit. by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Novagsio Did a bit more research. SLEC inherited the original kit and a quick search revealed No window frames but liteply or 3D would be my choice. Happy building

Huntsman fittings kit. by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Novagsio Do tread carefully if you intend to use Westbourne as there has been posts on this and other sites regarding their poor service level and lack of advertised stock. Canabus has a build blog Not sure exactly what fittings you require but Reade Models may be able to help as they supported fittings for many of the kits produced alongside the Precedent range. If you are looking for the window frames then you may need to fabricate from liteply, or if you have a 3D printer source have some fabricated.

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
OK! I admit (temporary😉) defeat 🤔 Yep, it's the weight and size of the frames of conventional speakers that are the problem. That's what attracted me to 'Paul's' mini transducers in the first place. Southampton goes back on the back-burner, will settle for RX, ESC and battery upgrade for now. But possibilities noted in my Log Book. Must do a Payload Test sometime. Re Build Blogs; I think I'd better finish the Sea Scout first before this all gets out of hand! 😲 next step; fabricate new propshaft and mount the brushless. In between perhaps something on the PT 109. Have all the ingredients assembled now except stern gun; Decision: 20mm Oerlikon or 40mm? Pics on the net show both at various times. Cheers Doug 😎