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Jerry Todd: Hi Jerry, yes, I have heard a lot of good comments about Rustoleum paints. I work for a Display Company and we have lots of lacquer and automotive paints, and I was thinking to use them, but you guys have the experience and your suggestions will help me decide. Thank you Julian 😎
Doug: Yes, I was contemplating the idea of running the radar via small dc with a separate switch, that way I wouldn’t need to use a channel. I have been inspecting lots of different wiring diagrams to set up my electronics from Action Electronics. Looking at them I’m beginning to understand how to embrace the project and of course, you guys will give me the last word. By the way, I love your models, they look impeccable inside and out. Julian😎
What else can I add besides all of the great complements and appreciations others have left about this website. Knowledge and experience is what this website is all about. We as rookies need them both to build our models, so anything we need is right here. At first I was a bit intimidated about my build, now I can sleep with no worries knowing that some great guy will jump eagerly to answer our questions . This website is our best tool. 😎 Julian from Miami p.s. don't forget to contribute.👍
Jose Miguel: Looking at your knuckleboom crane, tells me that you are a great craft master. I will be facing soon the same situation. My crane is made in your homeland I believe. Ibercisa Estrada Muíños 25 36213 Vigo - España Julian from Miami😎
Dennis: Thank you for your feedback about the radars. I believe you have your pulleys hidden under the pilots cabin. I have very little room for that type of set up, so I think the best way is to purchase the small motor that Doug recommended without any mayor wiggling. Show me some pictures, or I believe I have seen your set up in this forum. Thank you Julian😎
Doug: Hurricane Andrew?? WOW During those years I had a small carpentry business dedicated to the selling, finishing and installing doors, so I was booked with work for an entire year. Made so much money, bought a good house, and now is paid for. Again “Gracias” for every input from all you guys. Julian from Sunny 😎Miami (The ethnic soup capital of the world).
Doug: I enormeously appreciate all of your advises that everyone has given me in this place including yours. Maybe because I come from another culture (Cuban) very much different from yours, sometimes I have said or posted something that to you, it might not make any sense. I'm sorry, I'll try better next time. Giving / receiving?: The wisest man who ever lived said: “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.” Do you believe in this principle? If so, then perhaps you have wondered what kind of giving is the most valuable. What kind of giving really produces that deep sense of happiness that eclipses receiving? or 'never exhaust' : v. ex·haust·ed, ex·haust·ing, ex·hausts v.tr. 1. To make extremely weary; wear out. See Synonyms at tire1. 2. a. To remove a resource from; deplete: tobacco crops that exhausted the soil of nutrients. b. To use up completely: a costly project that exhausted our funds. See Synonyms at deplete. 3. To discuss or treat completely; cover thoroughly: exhaust a topic. Julian😎 "There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving."
Thank you Dave and Doug. Now I understand. As you guys have notice, I will rely on your experiences to set up all the electronics. I'm still working on the structure but thinking ahead to know how to build around the electronics. Whenever I see that I'm asking dumb, irritable questions, I will stop. Hoping I will never exhaust you guys. Julian😎 "There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving."
David: According to the specs given about the motor your recommended (GH6124s) it said that it will turn 5000rpm. Isn't that a bit too fast for a 1/32 radar? Maybe I'm not understanding something here. Julian😎 "There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving."
Doug: I have seen this website. Very little information about the gears he used. But is a place to start planning the way I will build my antenna. About the servos, I found a mini servo with continuos rotation on eBay and thats another option Im looking at.👍 Thank you Julian
Hey guys!!! I'm looking on the web to find a way to build a working radar for my 1/32 Statia Relaint tug. I don't like the idea of feeding the radar movement from the bottom with a rod but rather with pulleys or a micro motor with low rpm that would fit under the radar base. (Third photo to the right). By the way, the radar base will be aproximatly 3/4"-12/16" I know you guys have,the answer to any of our rookie questions. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
First and foremost I would like to thank everyone that answered my question about fiberglassing. Your help guided me through the process and I believe that it came out very good, but still needs more work to smooth out the resin and of course I will post more progress pictures later on. The name of the tug is “STATIA RELAINT”. This is one of a fleet of four vessels built by Samakona Yards in Spain. I chose this one because of the stealth lines that has throughout the structure or just because I love how it looks. I am an artist (painter), and we fall in love with colors and shapes, so maybe thats another reason why Im building this particular one. I was lucky to find the plans and enlarge them to 33” approximately 1/32 scale. This will be my FIRST scratch built even dough I have built others from kits, but never like the experts I see in this forum. I will be open for questions, suggestions and criticism. Thank You Julian From Sunny Miami. 😎