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>> Home > Tags > port

Graupner Elke HF 408 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 hours ago
Good stuff Allen👍 Look forward to the sea trial report; design speed etc. >>>>> odd that works but if you type 'less than' symbol it and everything after it vanish on posting! Weird 😲

Graupner Elke HF 408 by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 hours ago
Problem solved for the moment with insertion of correct battery. Battery arrived this morning, ordered yesterday... great service! Power Sonic PS 630 ST 6v 3.4Ah £7.75. Readings (average) 6.05V, less than 1.7 amps, less than 10 watts. Will update after maiden voyage. Thanks again for all your help. ps site does not appear to support less than symbol.

finished by dragon Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
Thanks Dave sailed at Southport on Sunday went very well ill take photo next time

Bulwarks and deck supports by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Thanks Fred, you did pass on the information thanks, and I have read the builds. Thought I would post my build on this site as I have had a lot of help from people here. I am going to try to give a bit more detail of the build, bad bits and all. Alan

Graupner Elke HF 408 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
On reflection Allen, maybe you should try her on the lake before you change props? Looking at your photos again - she might look a tad daft if the prop is any smaller 😉 if you still think she's too quick maybe try a 30mm with less pitch? Look forward to the maiden report 😎

Bulwarks and deck supports by deepdiver Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Alan P I do not know if 1 if I have pasted this on to you via another forum or 2 if you have seen this post from another forum,7930.... Liking your build👍 Fred

Bulwarks and deck supports by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
The next stage was to smooth out the Bukwarks so that a deck support could be fitted around the hull, the washports and rope hawsers were cut out, if I was to do this again I would cut these out after filling the bulwarks. P38 was used to smooth out the Bulwarks, this really was a labour of love, lots of filling and sanding. For the deck support around the hull I used 3mm lime (Ikea blinds) two layers to give 6mm support glued with Araldite. The rest of the deck supports were then glued in place, I think it was at this stage that I added the two battery placements after having the hull in the bath to work out were they had to go.

Bondo the keel! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Doug, The Brooklyn Tug will be my last model from Dumas. Their QC is really bad, they give you a very well drawn blue print of the model. then give you sub standard components to build said model! I just noticed there's going to be a difference of 1/2 a millimeter. In port and starboard Bulwark thickness. This won't be seen to others. But I'll know it's there! I must press on..... I really wish they would have stayed with the fiberglass hulls!

Deck Beams and Anchor Port's by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Evenin' Fred, just got back from shopping & car-wash, -3C° and still snowing 😡 so no sailing for a while😭 Thinks; must chuck my hovercraft together 😉 Re: marking out - use a medium tip red felt marker and it'll show up on anything (except perhaps red satin pyjamas!!😲😁) If you've got a mini-drill (Dremel or similar) just whiz the paint off where you need to glue with a mini sanding disc. No great shakes, we've all had to do it, especially with renovations. Cheers Doug 😎

Deck Beams and Anchor Port's by deepdiver Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Doug Good point👍 I have just made more work for myself😆, my thoughts behind it was that I could see my fixing marking's when I started fitting the cross beams for the rudder servo and speed controller. All the best Fred

Graupner Elke HF 408 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Wow! So much done in 3 weeks! Brilliant 👍 Look forward to the Maiden report. Love the woodwork, nice job. Inspiration for my Danish cutter refit😉 Would have thought that a 320A ESC is a bit overkill for a 'plodder'!? But, if was 'in the box' ... I'll be putting a 10A mTronik in my cutter, with a modified Taycol Target, ca 6A max (I hope!) Nothing doing here at the moment, everything frozen over and it's snowing again 😡 Cheers Doug 😎

Deck Beams and Anchor Port's by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Fred, More haste, less speed! It's not a race. Glad to see that you're making progress, but I would have waited to paint the inside of the hull until it was fitted out. To make sure that the internal fittings stick and STAY stuck. 😉 Good luck, Doug 😎

Deck Beams and Anchor Port's by deepdiver Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Sorry for the delay in posting, as you see I have now fitted new deck beams along with cutting out and fitting box's around the anchor port's, I have also painted the inside of the hull, next job is to fix some new cross beams for the new decks to sit on.

happy hunter by liamduck Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi spitiresooty, on the starboard side there is a staircase from the bridge deck down to the fore deck near the crane. on the port side there is a ladder from the roof of the bridge down to the bridge deck. This ladder is fixed to the bridge wall in front of the portside funnel. Hope this helps.

Michael by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Dumas kit Carol Moran, renamed Michael for my first grandson.My first build, learning how to make those brass railings each post being soldered following a paper pattern. Some customizing at the request of my grandson with added port holes, and deck features. He helped to paint it.