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Hi guys, I started my aeronaut pilot last week and have made some quick progress so have decided to make a build log! All my updates are on youtube as I have been filming time lapse videos as i go along so i will be posting the links as I post the videos. Any questions or similar please feel free to as as im sure I will have a few to ask myself! Yours Tintin😊
Hi cliff Now I understand. It's always interesting to see how other modellers connect their drive shafts and I hope this solution works for you. The model is looking good and the detail will certainly add to the character. As you are making most of the fittings I do hope you will keep posting your progress. Dave
Thanks Martin, I had already seen the Kent screens on Keith's site but the largest he does is only 10mm which is too small for my 1/12 scale model so I ended up scratch building one. I'll be posting a blog update on that shortly. Rob
Hi Bill. Congratulations on your first posting...don't be shy. Being a larger model, at 1/12 the scale, the detailing is probably easier as a result. Now get back to that corvette and get a build blog going 😁 Robbob.
The aft cockpit deck has two drain holes on the real boat that discharge through a pair of outlets on the transom if the boat takes on any water in the cockpit well. On my model the drains are not connected to the outlets, that’s taking the scale accuracy a bit too far 😜, nevertheless I don’t want a couple of holes in my deck letting in water so I need to fill them in with some drain gratings. I made these from some 10mm thick wall brass tubing and some 2mm brass rod. First I filed three narrow slots into the end of the brass tube about half the thickness of the brass rod and soft soldered them into the slots. The rod was then filed flush to the top of the tube to flatten the profile and form the grating slots, and the overhang filed flush with the tube sides. I used a pipe cutter to separate the finished piece from the brass tube and then repeated the process for the second fitting. The grating needs to be blocked so that It doesn’t let water through and I did this by forming a disc out of black plasticard the same diameter as the tube bore as a stopper and filling the base with epoxy to form the seal, the finished drains were then glued into the deck panel flush with the planking. I used some 1.5mm brass rod bent and fashioned to form the handles for the hatches and these were fixed with epoxy through holes in the panel. Another brass feature on the deck are the rivets around the battery hatch, these are actually some domed rivets with a 2mm head and 1mm shaft that I bought online from RB Models (Poland) along with some other excellent items from their range of ships fittings. www.rbmodel.com Finally the deck panel and main hatch cover were sprayed with several coats of satin lacquer. The panel will need some further work to incorporate the towing hook stays and I’ll cover that in another posting.
The last few images . I still have a fair bit to do yet more deck lights winches and tidy and touch up all the paintwork. But for now I will set it aside until I have all the running gear sorted. Then start posting on this thread again.. Hopefully it will be all finished soon and sailing about. In the meanwhile using the very same hull for another build While not disturbing any of the fixtures and fitting on the deck..
[Score: 8/10] 24"/1200g Sweet❤️❤️❤️Heart Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type) Geared to a Graupner (2 Blade X Type) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: The boat can be seen on YouTube, https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=eanimqiOh54 No leaks. Stable and balanced. Paint is acrylic, clear-coated wood is mahogany. This is a Nor-Star Kingfisher kit with some alterations and added details.
I've been building this Billings kit for some years now. [laid the keel in 2007 !!] but I'm slowly getting there. I've just recently joined this Website so not sure if this is the correct place to post some pictures of this build plus a yacht and steam launch. I'll start here anyway and no doubt someone will advise me for future postings.
Your post inspired me to build one. Have just cut out the frames for this one from the pdf files. Will make it as a simple RC craft for our club steering competitions. I've drawn up the rest of the plan in Illustrator using a capture from the plans on the page you mentioned. Will therefore be keeping an eye on your progress, so long as you keep posting.
There are plans to release an app update. Since iOS 10, Apple changed how they handle push notifications, so currently that feature is not working on Apple devices. Since the last version of the app they also released a new programming language, so the new app will be built in Swift and from current tests it looks to load pages faster. The app won't be ready for launch for (I suspect) another two months yet. Meanwhile, the existing app has seen a few improvements as part of the overhaul. Posting via the app is much more reliable now and you can also post more than 4 pictures like with the website. When the new app is launched I'll let everyone know. I hope, for most, it'll automatically push the update to peoples devices anyway. Thanks, Stephen
Hi Alan. Good advice as always from you my friend 👍 but I had already taken this into account with a 'note to self' in an earlier blog posting to avoid double powering the receiver. The second battery that you see in the picture is a 6v pack just for the lighting circuits, I will be charging this on a separate changeover charge/operate switch. The receiver power switch that I have already has this function built in. Rob.
Thought I'd give you all a teaser announcement 😊 The website is long overdue a heafty upgrade from its current format, including lots of behind the scenes updates to the server. I'd like to get this done over the Xmas hols, and so far things are progressing well but I'll hold out on a launch date as it's still an awful lot of work. In summary; - The whole website is moving to https and will use secure connections throughout, including the apps. So all traffic will be encrypted including usernames, passwords, stored cookies, everything. - No more flash plugins required. Flash is currently used in a couple of areas and will be replaced with HTML5 which is much cleaner, lightweight and in line with future standards. - Upload limits will be gone. You'll be able to upload as many files and photos as you like per post, along with this, a new media viewing interface has been crafted. I say media, as files are also acceptable everywhere, not just in the forum area. - Full Emoji support. Smileys will be replaced with emoji's, this is especially important for the mobile apps where smartphone entry typically can include emoji. - New posting interface across the website. Creating new posts will be cleaner and standardised across the website. - Profile pages will be updated, again, with a much cleaner design, focus on member rankings, recent posts and harbour boats. - Retina support, mainly for people viewing on macs, iphones, ipads - many graphics have been updated and will show in their full resolution glory. - Goodbye to the legacy server version. This isn't something anyone will notice, but to upgrade all the server code to more compatible modern standards is the majority of the upgrade work. Thanks to everyone for your continued support in keeping this website going! 👍 Stephen