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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: More Progress
    3 days ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As part of the plan in the raid this Vosper would successfully launch two special torpedoes at water control flood gates to the dry dock , the โ€œcageโ€ was to push the anti torpedo net out of the way so they could be launched over the net , where they run and sunk by the gate and to later blow by a timer causing major damage that was repaired but delayed the use of the docks . It is sad that on completing the mission and then picking up wounded and survivors in trying to make an escape only to be hit with gun fire and sunk with only two survivorsโ€ฆ..
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: More Progress
    3 days ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It really is a mess ,there is a reason I only got back views of the poor crew โ€ฆ.๐Ÿ˜ฌ.. I am still figuring out how to do pattern paint on a warship ,,,I have much to learn ..as to research I had only the on photo in โ€œVospers in Action โ€œ book and even that in my opinion shows her still being fitted out and only front on viewโ€ฆ.In the end I had to guess and to trust the instructionsโ€ฆ.I am the mess in the middle โ€ฆshe should look good underway and at a distance, just donโ€™t look close .I am really looking forward to getting both Vospers out and the schnellboot at the pond this weekend and will post video if all goes well โ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ More Progress
    3 days ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Having completed Vs1,I turned my attentions to Vs2โ€ฆthe special Vosper made for the great raid of St.Nazaireโ€ฆagain I beg forgiveness for my poor attempt she is not a follow the out of the box nor a true to life scale buildโ€ฆbut it is the best I can currently accomplish. I hope to sea trial both Vospers this weekend.So I will upload a few more build pictures and try to patently wait to get to the pond .
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Italeri Vospers
    12 days ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Both Are 1/35 scale kits โ€ฆ.I have in my stash of kits Trumpters 1/200 scale Bismarck and HMS Rodney , I hope to add to that HMS Hood , and others โ€ฆbut first need to clear up a couple of older kits / projects for years ago โ€ฆone a 1/32 scale PT boat and an old ABS Robbie Hull that I would like to some day complete as an armed trawlerโ€ฆIf health and a bit of good fortune come my way I dream of a few other projects like a WWI Q ship โ€ฆbut I think that will end up being almost a total scratch build , something I am far from even starting never mind the space and tools neededโ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea trials for Vosper 1โ€ฆ
    12 days ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As you stated below I installed screws in the deck that did not use the kits or their locations โ€ฆ.along with RTV โ€ฆ.as to access I us the hatch just behind the open bridge , any major work will require the decks removalโ€ฆI try to keep water access to the inside of the hull to a minimum via hatches and the like until my skills or means improve with waterproofingโ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea trials for Vosper 1โ€ฆ
    13 days ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have made good progress, have for the most part completed the standard MTB ,,,I do beg forgiveness if my attempt is not up to what is fitting โ€ฆ.I up date with a few photos , the plan is if a current health issue can be addressed and resolved with satisfactory out come I plan to take both the Vosper and schnellboot to the pond and have a go around โ€ฆ.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Second Sea trials โ€ฆ.
    22 days ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Boat is running very good , I can get about 25 good solid minutes of general usage with a few high speed runs , before bring her back in before it is just rudder control โ€ฆI will continue to add and adjust details but over all I am very happy with it. I will now focus on my 2 Vosper MTBs โ€ฆthey should prove to be interesting having to re evaluate my motor choice with one not so powerful and fast โ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ More picturesโ€ฆ
    22 days ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Some of these have been posted in my schnellboot build ,I bring them over to keep them all togetherโ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ A step back โ€ฆ.
    23 days ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have spent a bit of time getting both hulls ready for a water test either fabbing up needed parts as I waited for the over the counter parts to arrive. After completing the required install of a rudder and motor I was delighted at the power that the motor put out โ€ฆ.I have since had time to think about my choices and now getting something a bit less hot โ€ฆ.I am still trying to understand the calculations for motors and batteries for a given hull . I will say this my first choice I now feel would not have ended in a good outing I can only imagine what the damage would have been to flip this model at speed would have resulted โ€ฆ.๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜–. I include a few pictures of my efforts
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    ๐Ÿ“ Italeri Vospers
    29 days ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Starting a separate blog for the pair of Vosper MTBโ€™s that I am building , I got the special built kit of the St. Nazaire Vosper and a standard MTB of the same period. During a slow spot in my Schnellboot build bot kits have come together quickly , but the finer details of matching motors ,ESC, batteries and props takes time if you are not using pre-matched units . I donโ€™t claim to know anything as to what I am putting together other than what I can study or see on line โ€ฆso if you see any issues please point them out I would much rather learn the easy way than finding out the errors the hard way . In a fit of lazy I ordered a propeller shaft and rudders ,, but where they are now proving to be slow in arriving, my impatient drive to build I went ahead and made both rudder and propeller shaft with stuffing box using my limited scrap brass pieces . So at least one boat is moving toward the water maybe even for this summer or early fall โ€ฆand not the six year build that the schnellboot took.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Second run โ€ฆ
    1 month ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Spent the evening before changing out radio, and adjusting issues โ€ฆ.have most solved and now left with making the wiring neat and final control trimmingโ€ฆ6 years of build off and on and she is now on the water โ€ฆI am hoping the two Vospers I am building to chase her will be done sooner โ€ฆ https://youtu.be/LGuKmiZoZYM๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘. Now just have to learn how to run her โ€ฆI had a friend at the helm for this โ€ฆ.I am still a bit heavy on the controls and the feel for the steering.
    https://youtu.be/LGuKmiZoZYM๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Video ?
    1 month ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Loaded this to YouTube โ€ฆ https://youtu.be/Z-CTe_zByl8. https://youtu.be/d7DlgG2SUTE
    https://youtu.be/Z-CTe_zByl8.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Took video ,,,but files are to large to post here โ€ฆ
    1 month ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    So will try posting a few screen shots โ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Well We did not sink โ€ฆ..butโ€ฆ
    1 month ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The maiden voyage was good for the most part , given this is my second boat I have ever gotten into the water it went well. A couple of issues was one was using a stick radio set up for flight and not surface and two was the throttle settings was not right โ€ฆSo after a short run and a few bury the sterns due to more throttle/power backwards than forwards it was back home to evaluate and correct. So one was to install a surface radio that I had ordered for the Vospers , now need to get another receiver, and after a bit of YouTube figured out that the ESC โ€˜s if reversing them did not work that maybe programming them would โ€ฆ.problem solved โ€ฆhad gotten a car programming card some time ago so I tried it having nothing to lose and have a boat card on its way . I got lucky โ€ฆit worked set the throttle up and next test will be tomorrow afternoon ..
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    ๐Ÿ“ Next stop Maiden voyageโ€ฆ..
    1 month ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have finished detailing for the time being and one final trim out then hoping to go to the local pond to see her run for the first time โ€ฆ.most of what I have done , know comes from the postings here and what is posted on YouTube. I am very grateful for all the efforts that those here and those that post on YouTube โ€ฆI have no clubs anywhere near me , the closest to me is a fast boat group and most of their meets are out of state to me , as to a scale model group the next closes is about mid state and they post more along the lines of sail, than motor craft โ€ฆAgain Thank You all for the resourceโ€ฆ

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    ๐Ÿ“ Details and paint โ€ฆ
    1 month ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Slowly getting things sorted โ€ฆlooking forward to the maiden voyage and see what she can do โ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ The photos
    1 month ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Lol forgot to add these โ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Italeri Vospers โ€ฆ
    1 month ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Having about a couple of weeks in which I put aside my Schnellboot I started first one then the second of Italeriโ€™ Vosper kits the 77 and the St Nazaire 74 boats โ€ฆI have worked them to the point of subassemblies for paintingโ€ฆand will soon configure a brushless motor and ESC . After the all the issues with the Schnellboot build โ€ฆin part to many starts and stops over the last few years I will keep these simple to a single motor and rudder.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bench Testing and second water tests completed..
    1 month ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Happy days , I had a bit of trouble getting the radio to work and it required me to call in a friendโ€™s help โ€ฆbetween the two of us we got it figured out ,,,I had missed wired the 3 ESC โ€˜s On switchโ€™s ..polarity is important โ€ฆโ€ฆSecond Water test with full electronics operating reveled water linking past the center prop shaft ..addressed with both RTV and with CV glue โ€ฆit also reveled a slight list of about a quart bubble to Starboard. All in all a great day and hope to have the maiden voyage soonโ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Slow going โ€ฆ
    2 months ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Understood , details and touch I should have been more specific, as to bits and pieces I had not installed due to other major components and work that I needed to do , and chipped paint of the brass fabโ€™d replacements etc etc ..She will look the part of a war wore boat for sure. Currently have a radio issue with my Turnigy 9x โ€ฆwas never a fan of stick radios on a boat โ€ฆand this has me scratch my head as to why I lost bind and canโ€™t get it back but will have a friend over soon to help , tho he is an avid Helicopter flyer โ€ฆdonโ€™t make he a bad guy ..lol โ€ฆ.So to keep me from getting to frustrated I have started the next conversion to RC โ€ฆItaleriโ€™s Vospers MTB and the the special St.Nazaire boat โ€ฆpictures and new blog soon .
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    ๐Ÿ“ Slow going โ€ฆ
    2 months ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Adding bits of detail and touch ups โ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rails
    2 months ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Not kit and not totally to photo realโ€ฆ.but best I can do given what I have and can doโ€ฆshe will look fair at 9 feet away or 90 knots โ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Details โ€ฆ
    2 months ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The stern 37 m gun and crew will swing 180โ€™ โ€ฆ..the quad 20 m anti aircraft will rotate 360โ€™ in either direction , the bridge will be manned as will both torpedo tubes with crew and last the torpedo doors are operational โ€ฆI may at some point split them to independent operation but currently they open and close together , I also may redo the rudder system to include the Lurssen Effect but now have all 3 rudders locked together โ€ฆI may add led lights also โ€ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Well itโ€™s been some time and a lot of life โ€ฆ.
    2 months ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    After some very painful and unhappy times I have finally gotten back to my project she is almost ready for trim out and water tests . I am looking forward to her first maiden voyage at a local pond . I am having to scale back my expectations due to limited skills and my physical limits โ€ฆshe will never win at a show , nor pass a navy inspection for an orderly crew and ship . So I include a few photos of the current state and lay out .
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Progress, at least something good from this forced lockdown
    2 years ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes I did give some thought to that , ...I have given controlled rotation to the aft and mid-ship guns , but felt the forward gun would be much harder to get both gunner and gun to rotate and still be water resistant. I am also watching how the weight is being placed . Thank You for your interest ..BW
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    ๐Ÿ“ Torpedo Door Credit..
    2 years ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I must give credit to where credit is due, I found this on a short YouTube posting by A Greg Frost .....he is due all ...the others I found posted I found a bit more of a challenge for linkage that I could not do easily . ...The best part is if down the line I want independent door operation, it is easily done but for now they are Y cabled to one channel.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Progress, at least something good from this forced lockdown
    2 years ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well things have been very slow either due to tight budget or health issues but progress has been made and so just final trimming and the last major build problem of getting my torpedo doors to open and close has been solved. Many Thanks to builders on YouTube that share their solutions to how to make work. Once I have everything fit ,trim and work ,I will start setting up for water trimming and testing. She will see the water this summer ...๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Slow going ...
    4 years ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    After building the mine laying rails I then purchased scale German mines , only to find out that they are 4mm wider than the rails on the boat, ...what to do , cut the mines (8) down and rework the base and wheels to fit the boats rails or move the rails wider ..... moving the rails ... slow going , found that the motors I have are more aircraft/drone use per the esc, , no reverse .... Hobbyking does have esc that will work , still need a couple of servos and a radio , just not sure if a 6 Chanel land/ boat radio or get a large channel stick radio would be better ... as always $$$$ is an issue .
    Work on the messy table as I fit cut and replace fittings and supports ...
    Smooth sailing to all...
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Rudders and Propellers
    4 years ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello TeeJay,
    Looks like we are building the same boat, yours looks great and I want to Thank You for asking questions that I had not given thought to , will enjoy following your build and look forward to seeing the first runs ..

    Bill G.

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    ๐Ÿ“ RC....mixers? And other unknowns..
    4 years ago by BW3 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ok...
    Currently trying to build a Itaieri Schnellboot, ...but am questioning if what little I think I know to be correct/ workable... I have amassed the following :
    3- Hobbyking ST3007 1100KV brushless motors each direct drive to 32mm plastic props.... (2 right hand drive and 1 left hand drive props... swapped over leads on on motor to get it to run as yet untested the left hand prop)

    3- Turnigy nano tech 3s 3000mh 25-50C Lipo ( Have got a balance charger and board , flame proof charge bag , battery voltage check/ alarm units, and will check and charge them await the only local help I have in RC / lips battery a helicopter flyer who has no experience with RC boats )

    I just read the post on WTail mixer and wonder if I need that or if my current unkowning idea to just connect all 3 ESC โ€˜s together to one channel on the radio , again was give Eflite Blade SR HP6DSM 2.4GHz to try out ,Will this unit work or do I need something else , currently will/ can use all 6 channels but would / could use more if I had them ... last time I had anything to do with RC was a a kid/ teen and back then you had ground radios and flight radios and the two should not be mixed .. Ok please advise , how far off am I or am I still within range of keeping it simple ?

    Thanks All
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