I to have the Volere and cured the bow wave by adding spray rails. I used 2mm square white plastic trim purchased from my local hobby shop. Stuck them on with iso from the bow along the line of the white paint for about 150mm long. The boat now planes fantastically and has increased speed. On reflection I would run the spray rails full length of the hull to improve the authentic.
Hi Graham Thank you. It's amazing how the apparently cheap and cheerful stuff works. Since my original post I have been trying Wilko's Heavy Duty All Purpose adhesive. It's a spray on contact adhesive and costs £5 for a 500ml can. Tests show that it sticks like the proverbial and doesn't affect the plasticard. Steve
1 JUL 17 - Using a borrowed Lisa M yacht hull made by German manufacturer Krick and the cockpit of a scratch built I made earlier (now defunct), I'm now working on this new vessel. For no logic reason, I decided to use Jamaican Rasta culture for inspirational purposes. Just something different for may flotilla. Water tested with a 30A Mtroniks "Tio" controller, a 500-series motor, a 10.8 NIHM battery and a 40mm propeller. A winning combination for this boat. I added spray rails and just painted the hull in yellow
Wound the spare trawl onto the drum. Used an old washing bag that you put socks in! The material was soaked in PVA glue and orange poster paint. I have added some rings and sewn some thin thread in green and added some of the warp string too which I have frayed. Sprayed the whole thing in hair spray to hold together!
First sea trial of "Mi Nuh Biznizz" (meaning "I don't care" in Jamaican slang). All plastic built using an altered Krick Lisa-M hull. Work in progress. Pretty wet run. Needs some spray rails, that's for sure 🤔
Decided to advance LI-PO plans and try a 4S 4000mAh pack. This weight of this pack reduced overall model weight by 8 oz, so it is now 9.6 lbs, close to the original target. Was also to slide the pack further sternwards until it touched the inner face of the RIB slipway, about 2.5” from the stern. The effect on the waterline was limited; the model now sits slightly higher with the waterline remaining level. Slowly increased the speed of the motors to assess the LI-PO performance. There was a significant improvement. There is no need to use “ full” power as it probably exceeds max scale speed. As the model accelerates the bow lifts exposing an area of the red bottom paint. The wake streams down the side of the vessel and curls off the spray rails. She looks very realistic. The attached picture is at part speed. The model is totally controllable, the influence of the centre fins is noticeable as the heeling is not pronounced unless extreme manoeuvring is tried. After 90 minutes of use decided all original objectives for the model are now accomplished. She looks and performs well. The next task is to tidy up the temporary wiring and fit the LI-PO properly. Will also have to re-route more accessories through the voltage reducer fitted for the bow thruster so the LED lights are not overpowered. Have also bought a small r/c controlled child’s jet ski toy with the intention is using the drive and control system in the RIB. It will require much mutilation of both the jet ski and the RIB to work them in together, but think it can be achieved. My next blog will tell.
I was banished to my motorbike shed by 'Er Indoors',where I set up a small folding workbench on one sidewall with tools discretely hidden behind the bench top when folded and plenty off 'Plastic Magic' to cover my bike when spraying.I call it the man cave now..... By the way Marky, I use the Musselburgh Lagoons from time to time,maybe bump into you sometime!
Hi Doug,as long as I cover any plants with polythene to protect from overspray the wife is happy she's also allergic to tomatoes so its only me who eats a little paint now and again no different than chewing lead soldiers as a wee boy Cheers Marky
Hi Marky, That's the way things go when inventive people get together! 👍 Yep, 'Stuff' has a habit of accumulating, I think it expands at midnight when there's a full moon! Or a major conjunction or summat😉 Welcome to the club 👍 Greenhouse for spraying - great idea 👍 if the toms don't ripen you can always give em a quick blast of carmine red 😉 Cheers Doug 😎
This topic went in a strange tangent ,being new to this addiction I set up in the spare bedroom its incredible how much I have accumulated in such a short time ,and how suddenly folk need to use the spare room I think its a subtle plan to make sure I tidy up and don't expand to far. already in the kitchen (general fabrication)and the greenhouse (spray booth)
OK, here is Serenity on my workbench! I told you the workbench is a mess. My other boats are on a table I found while taking my daily walk! the last picture is of my Barges. I've got one last Barge to spray.... My problem is if I tidy up, I'll misplace my things! Oh, and my area of toys! Believe it or not. I have found each and every toy I have on the dresser... Except for the Controllers.... And my Volere.
Hi Figtree, 'Ahoy sailor'! Lot of rain this last week (saved dragging the garden hose out at least!) now sunny and around 20°C, 30°+ forecast for tomorrow and next week 😎 So I can get some spraying done outside 😊 How's things in your neck of the woods? Cheers Doug PS DHL say my new airbrush and compressor will arrive this afternoon 😊 Can't wait to check it out!