Blog 20 (Conclusion) Posted 18 Aug 2017 Have experimented with converting the jet ski into an RIB with some success. The project is not complete, but have made provision for it in the sternway. The RIB weights something around 8oz, so decided to move the LO-PO cell forward to compensate for this addition and also improve accessibility. Much to my surprise the cell fitted neatly in front of the rear bullhead, about 2” forward of the previous position. The nett result was that although the model is slightly heavier, this is not readily apparent. The waterline remains just above the water level. Have now conducted several trials in a sheltered local pool, so ventured forth onto a much larger open lake. One reason was to try to get a video of her on the water as requested by one of my peers. This has been submiited to the Video Gallery. This lake is large and deep. As there was a 10 – 20 knot gusty breeze and was apprehensive about going far from the dock. Would estimate the video speed at about 85% of her maximum, quite fast enough to exceed scale. The model performed well; even when heeled by the wind in a turn there was no water over the lee deck edge. The effect of the stabilizers is apparent, she answers the helm quickly and remains stable. In summary, a very satisfying project, one that will give years of pleasure. This is the concluding blog entry as am now moving onto a new project, a scale model of M.V. Teakwood.
Hi, another month on and things are still progressing. I have finished planking the deck and have started on the rubbing strake. I am using 3x5mm balsa for the strake and I will be staining it teak. I have bent the strip for the bow and stern, I soaked balsa in hot water for about half an hour. Whilst the strip was soaking i cut strips of masking tape and evanly spaced them around the bow and stern sections ready for the soggy balsa. Then working evenly side to side from the center point, I bent the strip and secured it in place using the pre-installed masking tape. Note work evenly from the center my first effort i worked from the center and concentrated on one side, when i went back to the otherside the strip snapped in the middle (the point of most stress) probably because the wood had Dryed and cooled by the time I went back to it. The strakes are currently relaxing to shape for a few days before I remove the tape.
[Score: 8/10] 38"/12500g fy55 Capable of 8mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 65mm) Direct Drive to a 900 12 volt (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 6Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 120 amp (5Amps) ESC - Comments: scratch built from a model boat magaze plan forgot who designed it though. it is built from balsa for the hull sides covered in a pair of the bosses tights before sealing and painting.The stern and deck are ply then painted to seal. all the deck and cabin fittings are scratch built from photoes found on line , the model is an on going projectadding fittings when i am not sailing it.
Hi All After sanding the deck, I vanished with two coats that was OK. A bit of light sanding between coats and added another coat. Check it the next day and a lot of section on the bow the veneer had lifted !!! The stern section is OK. It's the outer veneer and it's all one piece, used the same glue. Very disappointed!!!! Canabus
Hi Norm, Looking good 👍 Looks like your plan is pretty much the same as my GA dwg, no little platforms port side forward! On the other hand, here a port side pic showing them. The little square one has deck above it with railing. The round one has the same gun as you have on the port bow, 40mm single? Then come the director mount then two single gun mounts as you have. Above and between the two singles is a crane mount. Then comes the 8 x pompom. Aft of that the photo gets a bit vague🤔 There is a railed gantry running from the port fwd. pair of 4.5s back to the pompom gundeck. the gun decks are also railed. This gantry probably runs back to the stern, and is the same on the starboard side, as I have seen on the old Colossus class Vengeance in Brazil. Learned to keep my head down while walking along them! 😉 Your bridge looks a bit low? Still digging - more soon👍 Cheers Doug 😎
Hi Colin, This is what you might call a delayed response.....I always have been a little slow. About 3 years ago you posted your latest project which was to be something like the Great Eastern. While flipping through the Model Engineer Christmas Edition December 1958 I found this article. Probably too late but I thought you might like to see it. Did you ever finish the restoration?
From here, in the warm but cloudy side, 28 or 29 C for tomorrow. This weekend I'm taking the family (they are here for my kid's school vacation) to the Maryland Eastern Shore (Ocean City, etc) so I bet it will be boat eye candy. Annapolis is near here as well. Super nice. If you visit Garmisch in October, take one of your boats and visit either the Badersee or closer to the Bowling alley you can take it to the pond I mentioned to you earlier (Loisachbad, by the playground). Their website is https://buergerservice.gapa.de/de/leben-in-garmisch-partenki... They have a small snack shack with little chairs and tables, so you got the whole deal. You will love that pond and best of all, the water is clean enough to swim in case your boat goes adrift.
There certainly were 2 types of Arun,and these where very much different.Some where made of wood and the later ones of glass fibre composite.There were 52 footers and 54 footers.The sterns on some were very fifferent to others.Adrian Clutterbuck as already suggested is a good man to contact and by joining the Lifeboat Enthusiasts Society, you will gain a whole load of information.I think you will find that the superstructure supplied with most models,is for a 54 foot version. Hope this helps Mick F
Hi All, Diodes: - Trillium is correct of course, although some ESCs have a 6V BEC. Some RXs work off 3 - 3.7V for 1S LiPo operation in small boats. Not the case here. 😉 As for stability I would guess that you get what you pay for! Cheap unstable, expensive stable!? Higher current versions with a switched supply? But the diodes are the only way to achieve the situation posed in the original question. Personally I wouldn't do it for all the reasons listed above. In RHs case seems to me the port ESC fault shot the BEC and robbed the RX of it's power supply resulting in total loss of control.😡 That's what shut down the stbd motor (ESC went Fail Safe) and why I asked if the rudder still responded; "No answer came the stern reply" 🤔 Why it may have failed Dave-M knows better than I, more practice! 👍 Cheers Doug 😎
This reminds me my own Ebay experience several years ago. I bid for a car. Nice 1966 T-Bird. Everything going fine and voila, the "seller" began insisting in me sending him the rest of the money (I already paid a small deposit via PayPal) through an "escrow" service using Western Union. I noticed some elemental grammar errors on the "escrow" service webpage and also in the "seller's" writing. Different style from the emails I read from the seller before. I challenged him with paying via PayPal and he sent me an email in a quite anxious tone asking for his escrow thing. At that moment I figured out something went wrong and soon after I received an email from the real seller telling me that his eBay and email accounts got hacked and that apparently others failed into the trap. With my suspicions being corroborated, I wrote an email to the offender telling him everything was OK, but at the end I gave him a piece of my mind. I verified the original folks identity and purchased the car. Lesson: If it smells, it most definitely is s%&t.
More than a little peeved. Just received this from eBay.. . eBay Bid Cancellation Notice - Item Dear eBay Community Member, The bid that you entered for the item (302398839355) has been cancelled. You can view the reason provided for the cancellation by selecting the (bid history) link from the individual item page. Please be cautious if you are contacted about purchasing this item after the bid has been cancelled and as always, avoid paying for your eBay item using instant wire transfer services through Western Union or MoneyGram as these payment methods are unsafe when paying someone you do not know. Regards, eBay So pee'd off its unreal. Hitting the bottle, methinks 😧